Thursday, July 24, 2014

WOTG Details and Autumn/Winter Schedule

As you know, WOTG is usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month and guests are welcome anytime after 6:30 to work on their projects.  It's a free workshop for those who have purchased the kit. (additional papers may be required to complete projects and are available for purchase as necessary).  

What is the "KIT"?  CTMH offers a Workshop on the Go (aka WOTG) which usually includes a level 2 paper pack, a "D" sized stamp set designed to coordinate with the kit, a WOTG assortment, an accent and a color brochure... all at a discounted price.  

Do you have to buy the WOTG kit to attend?  Heck no... but you will need to buy a level two paper pack and perhaps a few extras.  Be sure to check this blog for "Shopping List" for the coordinating WOTG that you are interested in. There will be a "Shopping List" of coordinating products with links to my OBA for a looky lou. You can find the July WOTG shopping list here.  Each kit will have a similar posting.

FYI, any WOTG kit can be worked on at any time... so you are always welcome to participate when it suits you.  The cool thing is that I like to do more than just the two layouts in the brochure and I also like to tweek them, so keep that in mind... and always feel free to participate in a WOTG that has already been worked on... 

I love love love the WOTG as it's an easy way to get a lot of scrapping done using a theme and it's always fun to scrap with others and it's an amazing way to get several layouts done in a short amount of time.  And there's usually something new and fun to try, so it's exciting to learn something new.  And it's always fun to do with a couple of other people.  And how wonderful is it to have 3-4 (and sometimes there are 5-6 layouts) at the ready?!?!?!?

Also, you are not limited to what I have created... you are certainly welcome to create your own version as well or switch up the papers as they work better for you.

So that being said, I invite you to try out a WOTG and see how amazing it is for you.  Also, if you have participated in the WOTG class and have loved it, comment below and be entered in a contest for a half priced WOTG kit of your choice of current kits.  Drawing to be held at the end of August!  

Introducing the fall and winter WOTG Time Line.

Many of your are planners and would like to know when WOTG kits will be featured so here's the Autumn/Winter Scheduling information.

August 26th : Timberline
*** Bonus Crop Saturday September 20th SeaSide
September 23rd: Chalk it Up
October 28th:  Scaredy Cat (not a WOTG)
***Bonus Crop Saturday November 22nd Pathfinding
November 25th  Yuletide Carol
***December 30th (alternate date) Confetti Wishes
***Bonus Crop Saturday January 24th Snowhaven
January 27th Something new from the seasonal expressions

So think about trying a WOTG and joining me for a night of creativity and fun each month!  Can't wait to get started!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Washi Wonder

Have you joined the Washi tape craze?  It adds fun and easy elements to all of your projects and CTMH has really nice washi tape. 

A few of my favorites are on the retired list... so get them before July 31st as that's the last day they will be available.

Z1817 Slate Polka Dot washi tape $4.95
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth  washi tape $4.95
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain washi tape $4.95

Here's some samples using these fun products... 


How do you learn to use Washi tape?  My best advice is to just play with it... One night at shoebox cards, Dulce brought over her whole collection and 5x4 index cards and just let us play.  What a fun time with had... 

Here's a great tip... if you want a white or solid background, simply put the washi tape on a white strip of cardstock!  This is a great way to use up an scrap white strips left over from trimming edges.  

Here's some other ideas to use Washi tape!  I love love love washi tape.  I have experimented with lot's of different kinds of Washi tape and have to share that CTMH tape is a great value and coordinates well with other CTMH products.

New and exciting Washi tape coming up in the new idea book... 

**15 yards of 1/2 inch wide adhesive backed paper tape
Z2002 Topiary Striped Washi Tape $4.95
Z2003 Black Arrow Washi Tape $4.95

**15 yards of one inch wide adhesive backed paper tape
Z2004 Lagoon Heart Washi Tape $7.95
Z2005 Sunset Chevron Washi Tape $7.95

And something new and exciting... 
Z2052 Magnetic washi tape dispenser it holds one inch wide of washi tap or two 1/2 inches washi tape.  And when you buy more than one dispenser, they magnetically connect.  How cool is that!!  

So what new item are you most excited about!!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Jubilee Workshop on the Go

It's July... and it's a perfect time for the Jubilee WOTG.  It's the perfect theme for Fourth of July County Fair or picnic type event!  It sports the colors cranberry, topiary, indian corn blue and honey!  

This was not my favorite kit at all... but I have to say that after working with it for a while... and thanks to some lovely scrapbook artists as well... I am thrilled with the layouts!  Special thanks to fellow consultants Andrea Sherman and Lynn Como for the artistic inspiration!

Here are the layouts we will be doing for WOTG (Tuesday July 29th).

WOTG is a free workshop with the purchase of a WOTG kit or level two paper pack.

this is not the full layout... but it is my favorite!!

Not all of this layout is showing Love blue and green!!

Love this rustic feel (Pam says it's her favorite)

I love this b&t paper (blue and green !!  yeah baby!!)
I am hoping to get one or two more layouts done but am thrilled with this so far.  Would love to have you join us for this creative class! (fyi additional cardstock maybe required to complete layouts)

Here's the shopping list::

Purchase either ...

G1076 Jubilee WOTG  which includes Jubilee paper pack, Jubilee wotg stamp set, 3 sheets of additional cardstock, Jubilee assortment, durable triangle studs and instructional brochure $29.95


X7181B Jubilee Paper Pack $9.95

Other items that coordinate with this package:

X7181C Jubilee complements $4.95
Z3004 Jubilee assortment 5.95
Z1928 Durable Triangle Studs $3.95
B1440 Fancy Fair 9.95
C1582 Made from Scratch 13.95
Z2116 Cranberry Ink 
Z2130 Indian Corn Blue  ink
Z2162 Honey Ink
Z2155 Topiary Ink
Z2114 Cocoa Ink

LMK if there are any questions!


Embossing Folders

Do you love the new embossing folders!  Me too!  It's a great way to texture and dimension to a layout or card.  And it's super fun!!!

Currently CTMH carries five super embossing folders... Stripes, Quatrefoil, Damask, Dots and Chevrons.  Which one is your favorite?  

Here are some great samples using the embossing folders:

This delightful card (stamplifted from Patricia Manhire) uses the quatrefoil embossing folder.  

As does this fun bee card... 

This layout uses the chevron embossing folder and love that long strips can be created for use on layouts. 

Here the chevron is used under the initial.. Love that dimensional look!!!

have you seen this video?  It has some great tips for using the embossing folders. 

The new idea book has four great new embossing folders!!!





They are very fun looking and hope that everyone is looking forward to trying them out!!!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fabulous New Jewelry...

Last fall new designer necklaces were a huge hit in the new idea book... and they were in the shapes of circles and squares... faux gold or faux silver

And great style sheets... and delightful charms.

I love love LOVE them!! they are fun to make and even funner... yes I said FUNNER to wear!!!

With the new idea book, two new shapes were announced... ovals and rectangles!  This girl is so happy and excited because I am a type 2 (energy type) and the shape of the oval is a perfect shape for type twos!!

And also this year a bracelet has been introduced... can't wait to show you all of the totally cool stuff!!!

Are you interested in making your own necklace?  A Jewelry workshop is in the works!!!  Look for it in August during a Saturday crop!  it's quick, fun and easy!!!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fun Stuff!!!

One of the perks of being a CTMH consultant is being able to get new products at a great price... 

Here's some of the fun stuff that you will get to see at the open house!!  are you coming... I have a really great idea so you will want to come and check back for more information...

This bundle included 12 markers (there are 24 markers) and five fun stamp sets that are lined images... for coloring!  How fun is that!! (really liking the star burst one that says great job!!!
Marker bundle
 We have new markers!  it's so exciting!  what pretty colors... They are dual tipped.. a wide chiseled edge and a fine tip as well.  
Marker colors
right now, my fav is the peacock green...  The other colors will be:

warm gray
pastel peach
light orange 
pastel green
vivid green
sap green
cerulean blue
marine blue
peony purple
and tender pink

Here are three of the five new colors... Flaxen, Thistle and Glacier.  (The other two are canary and pixie, a yellow and a pink)

I just love the color thistle... think it's going to be my new favorite color!!

So much fun!  and so much more to come!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I have been playing:)

Here's a fun project that I have been working on... Inspired by Vicki Wizniuk

It's a lovely Mini Album using Lollydoodle paper pack scraps and stickease. The album itself is made out of a 12x12 sheet of cardstock.

All I can say is that it was super fun to create!!

This is the cover:)

The rough measurements are 5.5x4 and it's adorable...

This is the first open peek

Here it is open.. love the little owl in the pocket <3

Opened Flaps!

The view from the back

This was a super fun project.... wonder what other kits would look like as a mini album.... All the possibilities...