Saturday, May 23, 2020

Living the Quarantine Life

Hi everyone,

I hope you are doing okay.  I think I'm now on week 8 of working from home!  The time is flying.  Thankfully, the Boston area hit their peak in late April.  We appear to be on the downward trend.  I'm just praying that we don't get hit with another major outbreak this fall/winter.

The only advantage of the pandemic is being able to stay at home with my family.  I've basically worked my entire life.  When driving to work, I'd often dream of the days I could stay in my pj's all day and be home when my girls got home from school.  Although my girls are doing school at home, it is still nice to spend this precious time together.

To help document the pandemic, I created these two layouts using CTMH's 'Let's Stay Home' stamp set and Photoplay's 'Living the Quarantine Life'.

The paper pack comes with some journal cards that help document this experience.  My plan is to make 2 sets of this LO and have each daughter fill out the notes and select the pictures. I doubt any of us will ever forget this experience!

Here is a close of the CTMH 'Let's Stay Home' stamp set.

The stamp is available at my CTMH store .

And, if that was not enough, CTMH came out with these two new Covid stamps sets.  I just can't get enough of these!  The first one is called 'The Great Indoors'.

Here's a look at the second one-- it's called 'On Repeat'.

I'll receive the new stamps next week and I can't wait!!

Lastly, I was asked to make a few of these kits for my crafty friends. If you'd like a kit, then please let me know or see the 'Kits' tab.

Thank you for stopping by and stay healthy!
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Monday, May 11, 2020

NSD Quarantine Cards-- CTMH

Hello everyone,

CTMH has a number of bundles available for National Scrapbook Day (NSD).  Although NSD has come and gone, the kits are still available.  Here is one of the kits using the Quarantine Covid stamp kits.

My favorite part of this kit is all the Toilet Paper references.  Who would ever believe that it would be so hard to find TP?  Every time I go to the grocery store, I'm on the look out for it.  Stores limit 1-2 per family.  But even with that, it is hard to find.

Here is a close up of the card kit.  I used some of the Blue Skies paper to jazz them up a bit.

Any way, I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.  If you can, spread some cheer and send more cards.

Thanks, Maureen

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Friday, May 8, 2020

CTMH Aurora

Hi there,

how are you holding up?  It's week 6 for me working from home.  They are turning part of my office into a Covid-19 unit for some of our patients.  So, I'll be working from home for a while!!

During the last 2 decades, I've worked from home. It has mainly been for 1 day per week.  Doing full time was a lot harder than I thought.  I miss talking to people and my routine.  I look forward to when we'll be on the other end of this!  Please stay safe.

Anyway, I've had some extra time on my hands.  I just completed this 6 page LO kit.  It will be ready to ship out on 5/15.  Please pre-order yours!

Thank you for stopping by,

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

CTMH Blue Skies-- 8 page LO

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  Massachusetts is still on lock down and tomorrow marks my 5th week working from home.  Typically, I work 1 day per week off.  Now, I'm doing 5!  I thought I'd love it.  But, I loose track of time and miss talking to people.  Here's hoping we are back to our old lives soon!

During this strange time, CTMH has kept me busy.  They have been coming out with kit after kit and new line after new line!  The products are incredible.

Below is an 8 page LO that I created using CTMH's Blue Skies line.  The colors are bright and vibrant.  They make you want to run out and fly a kite or do something fun:)

First the first LO,  I used CTMH's Cricut Everyday Moments.  The circles are so much fun!

Here's a close up of the second LO.  This page was easy because the paper had the title 'Wonderful' right on it.

The 3rd LO was inspired by a sketch I found on pinterest.  If you haven't noticed, I like triangles, circles and squares.  This LO has a triangle, quilt pattern.

For the last LO, I used up all the scraps I had.  Can't wait to fill this page with fun pics!

This 8-page kit is pre-cut and includes instructions.  It will available on May 10th.  Order yours today!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

CTMH Tommy-- Blast from the past!

Hi everyone,

I had some old Tommy paper and accessories that I had set aside years ago.  My goal was to create a 2 page kit that crafters could assemble quickly.

Well, it is done at last!

I created the title using one of CTMH's cricut cartridges.  I also cut an anchor, circles, triangle pennants, and arrows.  I had some extra wooden shapes and added them as well.  To give the LO a nautical feel, I added some beige twine.

I only made 10 of these kits.  So, don't miss out and orders yours today!

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Sunday, April 12, 2020

CTMH Yesterday and Today Sentiment Cards


One of my customers asked that I create some symphathy cards.  It seems like we are always in need of these cards:(

To create the cards, I used the Yesterday & Today paper line.  Here are the cards:

For the first card, I was inspired by a fellow consultant.  I loved how she added some blues to this line.  I used the 'Yesterday & Today' stamp and die set.

For the second card, I also used the Yesterday and Today Stamp and die set.

For the third card, I found an old Damask embossing folder.  This worked perfect with the paper.  The stamp set is Melisa Esplin's 'Life is a Journey'.

For the last card, I used another stamp set from Melisa Esplin-- love her!

I'll be offering this card set as a kit.  It will contain 8 cards-- 2 of each design.  

If you'd like to purchase a kit, then please click the Kit tab at top of page.  Please also see the stamps used below.  If you purchase 2 of these stamp sets, then the pre-cut kit is free!  I have these stamps in stock.

Thanks for stopping by and stay crafty!

Stamps used:

Yesterday and Today
Life is a Journey
Sentiments by Melisa Esplin

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CTMH Yesterday & Today

Happy Easter!

The sun is shining and Covid-19 is showing signs of retreat.  It is time to rejoice-- there is light at the end of the tunnel.  I'm so happy:)

Anyway, I'm here to share a kit I created from CTMH's Yesterday & Today paper line.  This line is vintage and can be used to document your family's story.

Here is a closer look at each page.  For the first page, I randomly drew some circles.  I have bunch of Creative Memories cutting circles and these are perfect for tracing.  I also added some saffron pops of color to break it up.  

For the second LO, I used the March SOTM and stamped a title.  To give these LO's some dimension, I used the Yesterday & Today Foil Die Cuts.

For the last LO, I was inspired by Brenda Rose's LO.

Each kit is pre-cut with instructions in color. It includes a sticker sheet, foil compliments and Cricut cuts.  To order a kit, click the kit tab at the top.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Monday, April 6, 2020

CTMH-- These Are My People

Hi again,

With Covid-19, family and friends are important now more than ever.  During this outbreak, my 17 and 22 daughters watch movies and play cards with my husband and I.  I hope to continue this tradition long after the virus ends.

In honor our loved ones, I created this 2-page LO using CTMH's 'These Are Our People'. 

The colors of this line are very versatile.  Here's a look at the LOs.

To give these LO's more color, I splattered some black ink from my shimmer pen.  I then stamped some paint splats.

If you'd like to order this kit or paper pack, then please click  Here for my store or see the Kits tab.

Thank you for stopping by and please stay safe!

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

CTMH Seas The Day

Hello, I hope you are all healthy and safe. This pandemic is scary and surreal! I can't wait to be able to shop, go out to eat/movies and meet up with friends and family.

The only upside of this virus is that it gives me time to create. In the past, I'd day dream about staying at home and crafting all day.  I just never thought it would happen under these circumstances:( Here's a kit I made using CTMH's Seas The Day.

This line is perfect for documenting all of your beach and summer time fun! 

If you like this paper or want to order a kit, then please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by,
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

PP-- For The Love of Summer

Hello everyone,

I told you'd I would be back again.  This time, I am back with Photoplay's For the Love of Summer.  This line is fun and whimsical!

My crafters asked that I created some summer/vacation Layouts.  Below is what I came up with:

To make the titles pop, I used American Crafters Chasing Adventure line.  I also splattered paint in the blank parts of design.

After completing this kit, I added my own pictures.  They LOs went well with my youngest daughter and mine summer get-away to Cape Cod.

 I only have a few of these kits available.  Please see the tab called Kits.

Thanks for stopping by and keep crafting!
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