Thursday, November 28, 2019

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Happy Thanksgiving!

On Friday, CTMH will be having a Black Friday sale!!!  The sale starts at 5 pm EST and will end at 4:59 pm EST the next day.

The Cyber Monday sale will begin at 5 pm EST and end at 4:59 pm EST the next day.

Both sales will feature new and retired product up to 50% off, along with exclusive items available for the sales only.

Be sure to shop early as the items will sell out.
Thanks, Maureen

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

PhotoPlay-- You Had Me At Paper!


It's no secret that I love all things paper and ink!  So, when a paper line has cute sayings like "I have too much paper-- said no one ever!", "I'm in a 12x12 step program", and "Addicted to Paper", I just had to have it. 

When scrap-booking, you meet so many wonderful women.  You tell them about your kids, job, and life.  They become your friends.

In this day and age, its important for women to stay connected and to let the creative juices flow.  We have so much on our plates-- house, kids, jobs, etc.  Many times we put ourselves last and feel overworked and deflated.

I am very happy that paper crafting has given me a way to stay connected and creative.  This LO documents my passion.

Here is a closer look:
In 2018, I attended a 'She loves Color' event in Wisconsin.  There I met the very talented Cythea of Doodle Bug and the hilarious Vicki Boutin. 

Here's so photos of two crops that my scrapbook partner and I ran.  It's so rewarding to see all these women enjoy their time together.

Please remember to stay crafty and connected!
Thank you for stopping by, Maureen
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Carta Bella Fall Break


I saw a scrapbook blog challenge to use fall colors and I recently found this picture.  Of course, I lost the blog's name, but hey I got a page done!

The LO uses Carta Bella's Fall Break line.  This line came out in 2018 and I fell in love with it.  It even has some red trucks!!  I'm saving the trucks:)

The picture is of my youngest daughter.  We were shopping and saw this cute display.  Much to Abby's chagrin, i made her pose for me!

To stretch myself, I tried some techniques-- splattering painting, cutting out a picture frame. I tried to mix it up by using different textures-- acrylic words, staples, chipboard, and bling.

If you notice, I did not fill in the year.  It was obviously taken in the fall, but what year?  I hate when this happens!  I just have to ask my daughter.

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Fall, Maureen
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Christmas Card Class Ensemble

Hi again,

Over the last few days, I've shared cards using the Holly Jolly and Cedar & Pines paper lines.

Below are all the cards.

I'll be teaching this class on Saturday, November 16th, at 2pm.

If you'd like to join me, please sign up for the class or order a set to go.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Monday, November 11, 2019

CTMH Cedar & Pines Christmas Cards


Here are more Holiday cards!  This time I used CTMH's Cedar & Pines paper line.  This line is very classic with rich colors.

The first card (shaker) was made using the Holiday Cheer Tag and Ornament kit.  The second one, with the wreath, was also made with the Holiday Cheer kit. 

The last card was made using the Cedar Pines Card-making stamp, nutcracker.

I also created a little gift box.

I hope you enjoyed these cards.  All of the supplies can be found at my CTMH store.
Thanks for stopping by,
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

More CTMH Holly Jolly Cards

Hello,  I'm back again with Christmas cards using the CTMH Holly Jolly paper line.  This line is fun and festive.

The cards showcased below were made with CTMH dies.  The first one uses the 'Buttoned Up' thin cut stamp.  The second card uses the 'Custom Ornament' thin cut.  A fellow CTMH consultant, Karen Lee Howard, designed the ornament card. Once I saw the colors, I just knew I had to make it!

Both of these sets are available through December or as supplies last.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Holly Jolly Card Kit


I've been having fun creating Christmas cards!  The first set used CTMH's Holly Jolly card kit with a cute ELF.

Below are two cards with this adorable Elf.  It brings me back to the years when my youngest daughter believed in Elvis the Elf.  Each night, I'd hide the Elf and Abby would find it the next morning.

Of course, I scrapbooked all of Elvis the Elf''s shenanigans:).

If you'd like to order this set, then please visit my store.  This set is only available through December or when supplies last.  Don't miss out on this set!

Thanks, Maureen
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Holly Jolly LO


The countdown to Christmas is on!  Here's a LO from 2017 that was waiting to be scrapped.

I used CTMH's Holly Jolly paper line.

For the first page, I used CTMH's new Cricut offering called 'Complete Creativity'.  I used it to create the entire first page, including the photo-mats! I love the circular writing.

Here's a closer look at the first page:
For the second page, I used the title 'Merry Christmas' from the Cricut cut.  I then popped up some of the houses to match my gingerbread theme.

You can purchase any of the CTMH cricut lines on my store.  Once at my store, just click on the link at the bottom to get to the Cricut page.  

Thanks and thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Photoplay For the Love of Winter


In 2015, the Boston area got hit with multiple snow storms.  At least four storms occurred on Sundays with no school/work on Mondays.  We got so much snow, they started to dump it in the ocean!

Below is a LO I created to document all of this snow.  I used Photoplay's 'For the Love of Winter'.  I just love the browns, blues and beige colors.

I found the title on Cricut Design Space.  I love it-- Let it Snow, Somewhere else!

Check out all of snow in these pictures.  Let's hope 2020 is not like 2015!

Thanks for stopping by and keep crafty!

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

CTMH-- Every Little Thing 4-page Scrapbook Layout

Hello and happy fall!

CTMH came out with its new holiday catalog in mid October.  Two of the paper lines Hawthorne and Every Little Thing recently retired.

Below is a Layout kit that I designed.

The first pages was inspired by the Fall catalog.  To cut the wreath, I used the CTMH Flower Market cricut cartridge.  CTMH's two new colors were used for the wreath-- Julep and Wisteria.

Here is a closer look of the first layout.

For the second layout, I found a sketch on Pinterest and just imaged what the second page would look like.  Using CTMH's 'Strokes of an Artist, stamp, I stamped some spats.  Here is a closer look:

Although retired, the 'Everything Little Thing' paper line is available on line only. If you'd like to order a pre-cut kit, then please see my KITS tab and order yours today!

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

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