Friday, October 31, 2014

CTMH-- SOTM Blog Hop

Hi, welcome to the SOTM Blog Hop.  This month we have close to 80 CTMH consultants participating!  If you've come here from Sheila's Blog then you are on the right path.  Should you get lost along the way, then you can find a complete list Here.

The November Stamp set contains 15 pieces.  I was inspired by the cards in the catalog-- I just loved the bouquets!  I changed it up by cutting out a 'Pocket Card' from the new CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  Pocket cards can be used for project life scrap-booking but people use them to make cards as I did and to embellish their scrapbook page or to make little books.

Well, to me this stamp step screams happy, vibrant colors.  With that in mind, I choose to use CTMH's Confetti's line which is so festive.

I cut out the enjoy pocket card using Thistle card-stock at 5.5 inches.  Next I matted the back in white card stock and stamped the leaves/foliage in olive. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  If you don't have a consultand and would like to order the SOTM for only $5, then please visit my Store

Next up is Michelle.  Please be sure to visit her Blog and all of the other consultants.
Thanks, Maureen

CTMH Supplies:

Stamps:  November SOTM
Inks:  Canery ; Thistle, Crystal Blue (); Olive (); Pixie
Paper: Confetti
Other:  Thistle; Bling Gems; Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

CTMH-- Oct SOTM 'Home for the Holidays'

Hello, we had our first ever 12-hour crop yesterday.  We offered our crafters 2 make and takes.  The first one was the Owl for 'Happy Owl-a-ween'.  Below is the second one from CTMH's October SOTM 'Home for the Holidays'.

With all the preparations needed to run a 12 hour crop, I had little creativity left.  I am an avid follower of a fellow CTMH consultant, Aaron Brown.  Her work is absolutely stunning!  Here is her blog.  Once you visit Aaron's blog, you'll become a regular and sign up to follow her.  Anyway, she created this cute card and Julie recreated and taught it to the crafters yesterday.  Everyone loved it!!  Thank you to Aaron:)

This cute stamp is still available for only $5.00 through the end of October 31st if you purchase $50. Please email me or shop my store. Thank you for stopping by!
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

CTMH-- Happy "Owl-o-ween"!

Hi, my friend Lisa and I are holding a 12 hour crop on Saturday.  Wow, there is sooo much work!  I always knew that paper crafting was a labor of love, but now I really know!  I still love it though:)

Here is a card that I designed for one of the make/takes.  Its the August's SOTM.  I purchased a few extra stamp sets because I just love this owl!  Here, I stamped him on CTMH's Slate paper for the body, Thistle for his arms, and Sunset for his hat.  If I could do anything over, I'd dry emboss the beige circle to add some dimension.
This stamp set can also be decorated for birthdays as well. 

If you missed out on this stamp set and must have one, please contact me.
Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

CTMH-- Yuletide Layouts for 11/15 & 12/6 Crop

Hi, with Christmas and the winter holidays approaching I decided it was time to scrap my pictures from last year.  These kits will be available for the 11/15 and 12/6 crops in Norwell MA.  If you can't make those dates or live long distance, I can mail the kits to you.

I fell in love with CTMH's Yuletide line, especially the first LO on page 62 of the catalog.  But, I wanted to change things up for the second LO.

Below is the LO that I changed.  I added some Yuletide stickers, Cranberry striped twill ribbon, shimmer tape, and some CTMH cricut cartridge shapes.

Here is a close up of one of the LO.  My daughters are standing at the gate to Boston Public Gardens, home of 'my little ducklings'.

Love the saying 'Be Calm & Shine On'.
Here's Abby posing with the little ducklings-- so cute!
The next LO was taken directly from the Yuletide WOTG.  I absolutely love this LO-- no changes here!
CTHM's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge was use to cut all of the cricut images-- circle date, Christmas photo mat, and postage stamp.
Here is a look at page 2.

 If you would like a pre-cut kit with directions, then please see Paypal options below.
(Please note that the prices include shipping, tax and other embellishments not contained in the Workshop On The Go (WOTG).

Have a great weekend.
Thanks, Maureen

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

CTMH-- Lifetime of Happiness Card for WCMD

Hi today is World Card Making Day (WCMD).  To celebrate this special day, I created a card using CTMH's 'Lifetime of Happiness' stamp.  The stamp is featured on page 52 of the catalog and is a great deal at $13.95.  Of all the cards in the catalog this was one of my top 5.

So, I tried to re-create the card.  It took me a little bit to get the leaves right, but got it!  I just loved how it came out.

Here's another view.

For my card crew, we'll be making some Thanksgiving day cards at the 10/25/14 crop.  So, if you haven't signed up and want to go, get moving.  More Thanksgiving day cards to come:)

Thanks, Maureen

Stamp:  Lifetime of Happiness (C1589)
Paper:  Pathfinding (X7186B)
Inks:  Glacier (blue); Honey; Sorbet; Autumn Terracotta; Olive; Dessert Sand; and Sunflower.
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