Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CTMH SOTM Blog Hop-- October

Hello and welcome to the CTMH SOTM Blog Hop.  We have over 70 participants this month!  If you've come here from Michelle's Blog then you are on the right path.  Should you get lost along the way, then click HERE for a list of participants.

October's SOTM, Home for the Holidays, features a set of 7 images that are good for both scrap-booking and card-making. Most of the stamped images can be cut using CTMH's Art Philosophy and you know what that means-- less manual cuts:)

For this blog hop, I choose to create 2 holiday cards.

I created the first card using CTMH's new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  I choose to make a card with snowflakes cut out.  I backed the cut out snowflakes with a blue B&T.

For the polar bear, I stamped it using Black Archival Ink and used Art Philosophy for the postage stamp shapes.

For the second card, I used Art Philosophy for the ornament shapes.  I then heat embossed it using CTMH's new silver embossing powder.

The white overlay is from CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.

I hope you enjoyed these cards!  If you would like to order this stamp, but don't have a consultant, then please visit my website.  Next up is Jen Patrick.  Please visit Jen's Blog and all the other consultants on the hop.  Thanks:)

CTMH Supplies
Paper:  Snowhaven
Stamp:  October SOTM; Artfully Sent Stamp set for sentiment
Inks:  Archival Black; Slate Ink;
Other:  Small Bling Flourish; Metallic twine ()

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

CTMH-- Scaredy Cat-- Halloween Kits


A few weeks ago, I was lucky to attend a CTMH event called Thriving/Striving in order to celebrate 30 years of CTMH.  Lynn Como earned the event and that meant that me and 25+ consultants got to spend time with Kristina Widtfeldt and Lynn Como!!

At the event, I created and designed the first LO below.  Lynn Como designed the second one.
 For the LO above, I cut out the spider and webs from Artbooking-- so spooky!!

The LO above was created by Lynn Como.  To cut out the tree, we used the CTMH Artbooking cartridge and hit 'fit to page'.  I love how it came out!

I'll be having this kit available for our Oct 25th crop in Norwell MA.  The kits are pre-cut with instructions.  To have the kit for the Oct 25th crop, please order by Paypal below by October 15th.

If you can't attend the Oct 25th crop, then you can order the kit-- please select the second option.

Thanks, for stopping by, Maureen:)


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Monday, September 15, 2014

CTMH Pathfinding Accordion Book-- Workshop/Kit

Hello, I posted this accordion book a couple of months ago, but it was missing some stamping and personal touches.  Last weekend I was able to complete the book.  I will have this kit available for the October 25th Crop in Norwell.  The kit will be pre-cut and come with instructions.  I tried to keep it simple:)

The price for the book is only $22 if you attend the crop or place an order of $30 in CTMH products. Otherwise, the book is $30.  (Sold out)

All of the material is CTMH, with the exception of the chipboard accordion book and the aqua ribbon.  The chipboard book is discontinued, but I was lucky to pick up 20 albums.  So if you love this kit, please be sure to order before they are gone!

Here's a picture of one side of the accordion book.  Each side comes with 7 pages for a total of 14. To make it easy, I used the coordinating Pathfinding Chipboard shapes and stamped a few sentiments.

 For the outside of the book, I used more Pathfinding paper and chipboard shapes.

 Above is the other side of the accordion book.  I just love how it came out.

Below are some close-ups.

 For the side of the accordion book, I stamped Thankful from the Pathfinding WOTG.

I hope you like this book as much as I did.  Please be sure to sign up below or on the classes tab in order to get yours!

Thanks for stopping by and scrap on:)


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Halloween Cards and Treat Bag-- Class 9/20/14

Hi, I finished up my Halloween cards last weekend.  I also made a little treat bag with CTMH's Quick Treat bags-- I love how it came out!  The kit came with little stickers to put on the candy.. so cute:)

 Here's a look at the Halloween ensemble.  I'll be teaching this set at my next crop on 9/20/14.  Get 3 cards and the treat box for $13.  And who says 13 is unlucky:)
Love this witch card.  The stamp set is a bit retro. I used one of CTMH's new punch to punch out the chevron border.
I designed this card with my 2 nephews in mind.  It's spoooooky!
 This is the first Halloween card that I made a couple of weeks ago.
Here's a close up of the treat bag.  It is filled with 'Bulls-eyes'.

I hope you can join me on 9/20.  Please email me or sign up under the Classes or Kit tab.

If you can't join me, then order this cute kit for only $13.

Thanks for stopping by and scrap/stamp on!

CTMH supplies used:

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Friday, September 12, 2014

CTMH-- Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge AVAILABLE. Free Shipping and No Tax!!

Well, after months of waiting its here!  I just ordered my Artfully Sent Cartridge yesterday.  If you order through me, I will cover your shipping and tax, a savings of $13!  Please see Paypal button at end of this post.  Interested in the Stamp of the Month, then get that for only $5 extra, no shipping or tax!


Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is “just because”! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.
Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – 12″ × 12″ White Daisy Cardstock Pack
Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009).
250 card pieces + 150 small projects = 400 unique projects from 700 images
Assortment of envelopes
A total of 25 themes, cut from 50 different keys in different card formats.
BUT wait – you can do more than just traditional cards!!
Beyond Cards
There are so many ways to use these “cards”…and to use them on many different projects.
Layouts – cut pieces of image & attach to a page, use overlays as part of page!
3D papercrafts, Home D├ęcor, Invitations, endless creative options…



50-5×7 card bases and 50 liners – some with tabs.  These cards are the most intricate of the cards on this cartridge.

Find sentiments or images that coordinate with bases and/or liners.  The icon images are used to bring color to the cards.
Build-a-Scene 5×7 cards, in three different card styles. Backdrop Cards, Swing Cards and Tri-Fold Cards.



50-4×6 sleeves and 50-5×7 cards.  Create a card that fits a photo or they can be sized DOWN…3 ½” is perfect for gift cards.


50-5×7 and 50- 4 ¼ x 5 ½ cards.  Cheerful sentiment are cut into the base:
Birthday wishes, Sympathy, Words of Gratitude, Friendship, and more.

BASE Function
Includes a font, which includes upper- and lower-case alphabets, numbers, and several punctuation marks and symbols.  7-4 ¼” x 5 ½” and 6-5×7 envelopes.  EACH envelope has a coordinating liner.

Pocket Key
50-4×6 and 50-4×3 cards that you can use with Picture My Life system or make standalone cards, tags, and card fonts.  A wonderful add-on to any gift!
If you'd like to order this cartridge through me for no shipping and tax, please pay through Paypal below. Don't miss out on this great deal! Thanks, Maureen

Order with or without the Stamp of the Month (SOTM).  Remember, no shipping or tax-- a savings of over $13.00!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CTMH-- Trick or Treat Sweets Card

Hello,  I'm trying to get ahead of the game, so I created 2 Halloween cards.  My next two crops are 9/20 and 10/25.  I'd like to offer a Halloween card class at the 9/20 crop.  Looks like I better get cracking:)

The design for the first 2 cards was loosely based by CTMH's Snowhaven card kit on page 76.  I just love that diagonal look!

To get the diagonal look, I simply cut the B&T (ivory with small dots) at an angle and the cut an orange strip at an angle and stamped 'Frightfully' on it.  Next, I kept the angles going by using washi tape and other pieces of patterned paper.  Once I got going, it was easy!

Here is the cat one and he is 'Frightfully Cute'!!
To create this card, I used 2 stamp sets.  The cat and Frankenstein are from the 'Trick or Treats Sweets' stamp set.  The sentiment is from the 'Halloween Greetings' stamp set.  (I'll be working with the 'Halloween Greeting' stamp next.)

Below was my sample card, so its a bit crooked, but equally cute:)  I colored in the Frankenstein with CTMH's new Shin-Han markers.

This weekend I'll be attending a local CTMH seminar for consultants hosted by Lynn Como. We'll be making Halloween cards and LO's. Stay tuned for more 'Frightfully' fun and cute projects.
Thanks, Maureen
Paper: Scaredy Cat (X7185B)
Stamps: Tricks or Treat Sweets (B1460) and Halloween Greetings (D1605)
Embellishments:  Sunset Chevron Washi Tape (Z2005); Metallic Twine (Z1921); Slate Diagonal ribbon (Z1989); Purple Shimmer Trim (Z1919).
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