Tuesday, June 1, 2021

CTMH SOTM Blog Hop-- June 2021

 Hello,

Welcome to the CTMH June SOTM Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Kim's Blog, then you are on the right path.  Should you get lost along the way, then please see Melinda's Blog for a list of the participants.  This blog is just one big circle, so follow along.

 
The June SOTM called 'Outdoor Borders' is a cute set with 9 stamps.



This SOTM can be used to create both scrapbook LO's and cards.  For my project, I chose to do a LO of my daughter at Girls Scouts camp.  With Covid, 2019 was her last year at camp:(  She has had so many memories at this summer camp.  She will surely miss it.

To complete this LO, I also used the National Scrapbook Month stamp set.  That sentiment works perfect when describing the Girl Scouts' mission.

For the paper, I used the May/June Mix In paper line.  I am in love with this lines-- it's simplicity and versatility.  

Here's a close of the SOTM sentiment, stamped in Sapphire ink.


During the month of June, the SOTM will be available for only $5 if you spend $50. Or, earn it for free if you are a VIP.  If you don't have a CTMH consultant and would like this stamp set, then please let me know or visit My Store.

Next up is the talented Miss Carrie!  Be sure to visit Carrie's Blog and all of the consultant's blogs.

Thanks, Maureen

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

CTMH Hillside Cottage 6 page Scrapbook Kit

Hi everyone, I'm back again with the last 2 pages of the Hillside Cottage Scrapbook kit.

To be honest, I wasn't sure about this paper line, but after working with it, it is now one of my favorites!


And, I decided to add a door for another one of the LO's.  Using a Flip-Flap, the door opens and you can put more pictures behind it.


Here's a look at the page with the door open.  So cute!!


















Here is all of the pages


This kit will be shipping next weekend.  I'm only making a limited amount, so be sure to order yours soon.

Thank you for stopping by,
Maureen

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

CTMH May and June New Product Blog Hop

 Hi,

Welcome to the CTMH May and June New Product Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Gina's Blog, thn you are on the right path!  Should you get lost along the way, simply click HERE for a list of all the CTMH participants.

If you haven't seen the new catalog, then check it out.  There are 3 new paper lines and lots of stamps and dies!  I recently visited a farm where you could pick your own tulips.  My dream is to someday visit Holland in the spring.  With Covid, the local farm offered a great alternative.

Here are the LO's that I created. 



For the first LO, I cut our some Tulips on my cricut using CTMH's  Flower Market and Hillside Cottage Cricut files.  To give the page more dimension, I blended in some Yellow Tim Holtz inks with my CTMH Stencil Pack #1.  I then, flicked on some Paprika Shimmer.

For the second LO, I decided to cut out a house and make the windows and door with pictures.  I have some nice family photos to use on this page.


I just love the lively colors of this line.  I plan to do a third LO set for this line and to offer it as a pre-cut kit. Please be sure to check and see what I've created.

If you don't have a consultant and would like to order any of the new items, then please see My Store.
Next up is Haley.  Please be sure to visit blog and all the other consultant's blogs.

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Let's Get Sketchy-- May 2021

Hi everyone,

I'm back again, this time with a Let's Get Sketchy sketch for May.

I hosted an overnight crop this past weekend.  As part of the weekend, we do a sketch challenge.  So, I had the crafters use this sketch.  The layouts came out awesome!

For my LO, I used Photoplay's 'Fern and Willard' paper line.  I pretty much stayed true to the sketch.  But instead of doilies, I stamped some cirles.  I also stamped some stitching in white.


We hope you will play along with us this month.  Check out the posts on the LGS Facebook page x.

Thanks, Maureen




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Monday, May 3, 2021

CTMH National Scrapbook Month Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the National Scrapbook Month Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Gina's Blog, then you are on the right path.  Should you get lost along the way, then please click HERE to see a list of all the participants.


To honor National Scrapbook Month, CTMH created a beautiful line called "You Are Enough".  The colors are rich and colorful, with gold accents.

For my project, I scrapbooked my daughter's senior prom.  When we went shopping, she was drawn to blue dresses.  The first page documents the dresses she tried on.  The second page shows the one she chose!  

To give the LO some extra touches,  I applied some blue ink to a small plastic bag and applied it directly to the paper. Next, I splattered on some Black and Sapphire inks using my CTMH Shimmer Brushes.


Here are some close ups

If you'd like to order this line and do not have a CTMH consultant, then please see my STORE.

Please be sure to visit all of the consultants' blogs.  Next up is the talented Haley-- Blog.

Thanks for stopping by,
Maureen


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Monday, April 12, 2021

CTMH In This Together LO

Hi, 

I know, I'm on fire!  

Here's a quick LO using CTMH's 'In This Together' paper line.  This line is still available on my CTMH Store.  So, if you missed, grab some now while it's still available!


I just love the colors of this line.  If you end up with extra sheets, just turn it over for some non-covid patterns.

Check out some of these cute sayings:  'Like a Good Neighbor, Stay Over There' and 'What Day is It?.  Here's a close-up.


Please be sure to scrapbook these memories, however painful at times.  We will hopefully look back at these crazy times and laugh!

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen


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CTMH Stamptacular Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the CTMH Stamp-tacular Blog Hop.  If you've come here from Kim's Blog, then you are on the right path.  Should you get lost along the way, then please go to Melinda's Blog for a list of all the participants.


 

I have been meaning to use my 'Kitchen Gnome' stamp and die set.  So, I broke it out and love it!!
This set retails for $33.95, but is only $25 during the Stamp-tacular sale!


This stamp goes perfect with the 'Eat, Play, and Love' paper line. I can't wait to create more cards with this set!

Last week, I created this ensemble of get well cards. All of these stamps used, with the exception of the rainbow die set,  are currently on sale.  Be sure to load up now to take advantage of this sale!

Listed below is another card kit using many of the stamps on sale.  Check out the sentiments on the last two cards-- so funny!


If you want to purchase any of these stamps and don't have a consultant, then please visit My Store.  All of the stamps used are listed below.

Next up is Kathy Burrows.  Please see here great artwork:  Kathy's Blog and all the other consultant's blogs.

Stamps used:











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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Carta Bella Farmhouse Christmas

Hi again, just getting caught up on posting!

Today, I'm sharing a LO using Carta Bella's Farmhouse Christmas.  I know what you are thiking-- I don't live in the country!  But, this paper works for city celebrations as well.  After all, who doesn't love buffalo check, tractors and red barns!


Using this paper line, I documented the last Christmas before the Pandemic-- 2019.  Who would have guessed that we'd be socially distancing in 2020!  

For this LO, I used my Simple Stories wood paper and splattered some Black ink from my CTMH Shimmer Brush.  For the wreath, I used CTMH's Flower Market cricut collection.  This is a must have cricut collection.

Lastly, to give the LO more dimension, I brought in some wooden shapes, enamel dots and Jute twine.

Well, it certainly wasn't Farmhouse Christmas, but it all worked!



Thanks for stopping by,
Maureen



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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Carta Bella School Days

Hi everyone,

When I saw Carta Bella's School Days paper line, I immediately thought about my 8 years in parochial, Catholic grammar school.  I thought of school uniforms, Crayons, Chalk Borders, Penmanship-- everything.

I had planned to use this line for my own retro photos, but decided to use it for my daughter's 2021 HS senior year.  Despite the retro vibe, it still worked!


To give the LO more dimension, I inked on some numbers in Yellow Saffron CTMH ink.  I then splattered some Sapphire Blue ink using my CTMH Shimmer brush.




If you look closely a the photos, you'll see our little dog (Leo) and Baby Yoda.  Abby needed some tutoring!

Thanks for stopping by,
Maureen


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Sunday, April 4, 2021

CTMH Get Well Card Ensemble

Hello again,

One of my crafters requested some Get Well cards.  I created the ensemble by using the Daisy Meadows line by CTMH.  I also used a number of stamps that are currently on sale called Stamptacular!


Today, I'll show 3 cards in in detail and tomorrow, I'll showcase the last 3.

For the first card, I used the 'Daisy Meadows' Scrapbooking stamp and die cut.  I paired it with the sentiment.  The stamp/die set is on sale for only $25.














For the second card, I used CTMH's new 'Build a Rainbow' Die set.  This set is a steal for only $9.95.














The third card is one of my favorites.  CTMH has a new line of stamp/die sets called Besties.  This one is called Olivia and it is adorable!  This set is also on sale-- only $10 for the stamp and die set!














If you'd like to purchase this pre-cut and pre-stamp card set, please click HERE  If you'd like to purchase these discounted stamps/dies, then please click HERE for Stamptacular Sale.

Thanks for stopping by,

Maureen

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