Saturday, July 28, 2012

Organizing my inks

Here's how I order my inks for the new skinnier core version:

*I put the inks in the color order I wanted... putting three sets on one side in a color order and the basics on the other side made sense to me.

*Then I typed up the colors in word and printed them out on regular copy paper.  
*Next the words were cut out and adhered to the side of my ink caddy.  
*Finally, clear packing tape put over the paper to keep them secured.

Tower of ink organization
Email me if you would like to have the list of colors in the order this order.  (


Some WOTG tips to share with you!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shoebox Card night Creations

The fourth Tuesday night is Shoebox cards... we each design a card and then teach each other.  What fun!

Anita Whitson

Diane Bowman

Diann Droste

Dixie Allen

Dulce McFadden (inside)

Dulce McFadden (outside)

Lori Charbonneaux

Lori Charbonneaux 2

Roxxy Zilk

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mini Chipboard Album

This album was so fun to put together!  

My unfinished projects from convention are slowly coming together... I loved having so many wonderful projects even if I didn't get them completed... LOL... too busy talking I guess:)  

Wanna make this fun project?  Let's get together and play... here's the things you will need to order to make this darling book... and don't worry... there will be lots of left overs to make other projects:) And you may already have some of the supplies.  Order only what you need.

Z1719 Dimensional Elements Album Pages $4.95
C1521 Approved Stamp Set $17.95
XXXX Paper Pack (available thru me $3)
Z1764 Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes $5.95
Z1779 Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet $4.95
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim $4.95
Z1802 Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon $4.95
Z1754 Black and Grey Sparkles $2.95
Z2173 Slate Ink $4.25
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Z341 Memory Book Mini Glue Dots $7.50
Z1151 3-D Foam tape $5.95

Workshop date Friday August 31st at 7:00 pm  RSVP by August 24th.

Stampin' Diva 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Workshops on the Go

Last year we had 8 WOTGs and they were all scrapbooking with an extra curricular activity on the side.  And we had fun with them!  Great layouts, techniques and use of papers.  Now, we still have eight lovely WOTG with bonus projects as well.  (and there's more, so read on)

There will be a Scrapbooking workshop on the go on the first Tuesday of each month, along with two bonus days for WOTGs so we can get all eight of them... Here's the schedule of events.  These are the ones that I will feature for the respective months, but you can come and do any wotg you want.  

August 7th                        Victory

September  4th               Moonlight                                            
Bonus  Avonlea Sept 15
October  2nd                   Pear and Partridge          
November  6th                Scholastic                            
December  4th                Flirty                                                
Bonus Dakota Jan 26th
**January   8th                 La Belle Vie   (note date change)                        
February  5th                   Clementine

Here are the colors used in each kit.  

AVONLEA (slate, A off-white, A teal, A green, Chocolate, colonial white)
CLEMENTINE (champagne, saddle, cashmere, sorbet, creme brulee, new england ivy, twilight, colonial white)
DAKOTA (barn red, black, pacifica, whisper, crystal blue, colonial white)
LA BELLE VIE (black, bamboo,LBV mauve, LBV pink, sweet leaf, colonial white)
SCHOLASTIC (cocoa, outdoor denim, champagne, ruby, chocolate, saddle, cashmere, colonial white)
FLIRTY (goldrush, F raspberry, F yellow, bamboo, ponderosa pine, colonial white)
MOONLIGHT (black, goldrush, slate, smokey plum, autumn terracotta, sweet leaf, colonial white)
PEAR & PARTRIDGE (cashmere, olive, cranberry, desert sand, new england ivy, smoothie colonial white)

New this year, there are 5 additional WOTG... There are two card wotg and two home decor wotg and one Cricut wotg.  How exciting is that!  

**Let's start with the Cricut WOTG.  It's called Spellbound featuring items for a Halloween party for eight.  It includes the following:

a level two Spellbound paper pack
a Spellbound cricut workshop stamp set (C)
sunset baker's twine
foundry clips
six jump rings
and instruction brochure
G1040 $32.95

There are two decor WOTG:

**Next is the WOTG Scroll Album kit (G1042)

Scroll Album workshop stamp set (C)
7 1/4" Wooden Spool with 4 feet of Kraft paper
10 buttons (3 twilight, 3 chocolate and 4 sunset)
1 yard of chocolate grosgrain ribbon
2 12x6 printed canvas sticker sheets
and instruction brochure
G1042 $35.95

**WOTG Advent Calendar (G1044)
my creations cubby
advent calendar workshop stampset
15 sheets of cardstock (5 sets of 3 sheets kit exclusive colors)
bitty sparkles
2 sheets of 12x6 dimensional elements in color-- frame sheets
and instruction brochure
G1044 $44.95

There are two card WOTG: creates 15 cards

Pear and Partridge Card WOTG (G1043)
P&P card workshop stamp set (C)
2 P&P B&T duos papers
4 card stock sheets (cranberry, colonial white and 2 cocoa)
15 colonial white cards and envelopes
Red glitter gems (108 pieces)
5 yards of tan twill ribbon
and instruction brochure
G1043 $29.95

Avonlea Card WOTG (g1041)
Avonlea card workshop stampset (C)
2 Avonlea B&T Duos papers
4 card stock sheets (slate, smokey plum, chocolate and avonlea off-white)
15 colonial white cards and envelopes
Slate Epoxy bubbles (108 pieces)
5 yards of grey organdy ribbon
and instruction brochure
G1041 $29.95

These are so exciting!  I can't wait to do them and share them with you... I have the scroll, but it's not complete yet, but will post photos this weekend... on this post, so check back.

Are you getting excited about all of the new stuff?

2012 Spirit of CTMH winner, Karen Pedersen

Each year, CTMH acknowledges one consultant for their passion for CTMH.  Karen has been an inspiration to many people and has shared thoughts and ideas with all of us.  Congrats Karen for the passion you have and that you have shared with all of us.  

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cricut Artiste Collection

Studio J update

Studio J
By now, you should have received an email from corporate regarding changes to Studio J. All content on Studio J will now be available to everyone as the membership option is being retired. There will be  LOTS of information coming forward so watch for updates. Beginning today,  current Studio J members will get an email detailing the program going forward. It is in your best interest to stay abreast of all of the changes.

One new and exciting change is the Express packages... it's live now, so go check it out

Techniques learned

  • make pleated ribbon out of ribbon tabs
  • rotate a page
  • crop My Stickease images
  • camouflage with a text box
  • change the color intensity of a B&T design

    CTMH now has Express Collections that are basically complete for you... just change the titles and add your photos.  Check it out... you might like it!  Layouts are just $6.95 now... Free Personal consultations are available upon request... I would love to show you how.... just ask:)


  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    CTMH New Idea Book thoughts...

    Greetings and Salutations!!!

    It is so exciting to announce the New CTMH idea book!  We (Consultants) look forward to the unveiling of the new idea book each year... knowing that there will be great surprises in store.

    There's so much to tell... and a few changes... so hold onto your hat... it's going to be a blast... 

    *** New Consultant Kit... "Essentials" includes everything to meet your crafting and career needs... valued at $130 retail... this kit can be yours for just $49!  Amazing!!  And can you believe this, while supplies last you will also receive the 2012 Convention Bag that is a perfect for Scrapbooking. 

    Gotta have this bag????

    Interested... go to my OBA and click on opportunities. I'd love to have you join my team!

    ***COLOR color COLOR color COLOR...
    One of the best things I love about CTMH is that it's so easy to coordinate papers, markers, inks and embellishments.  There are a lot of new and exciting changes to CTMH's Color Line... 

    We now have skinnied down the core color palette and yet, it's expanded all at the same time. We will have 40 core colors (plus white daisy, colonial white and kraft papers) And we have some new colors to welcome to that core... Please welcome:


    The new core looks like this: (inks are dye based)

    *Basics            *Enchantment            *Adventure             *Whimsy
    Black                Smokey Plum              Gypsy                       Twilight
    Slate                 Outdoor Denim            Pacifica                    Crystal Blue
    Whisper            Indian Corn Blue         Lagoon                     Sky
    Cocoa               Ponderosa Pine          Topiary                     Juniper
    Chocolate         New England Ivy         Pear                         Sweet Leaf
    Saddle              Olive                            Honey                      Buttercup
    Cashmere         Goldrush                     Sunset                      Creme Brulee
    Champagne      Autumn Terracotta      Cotton Candy           Sorbet
    Desert Sand      Barn Red                     Holly Hock               Blush
    Bamboo             Ruby                           Cranberry                 Smoothie

    Also, cardstock will be available in White Daisy, Colonial White and Kraft papers and WD and CW will also have inks and reinkers.

    We have new mini pigment inks available in sets of 10 in each of the four basic groups.... Basics, Enchantment, Adventure, and Whimsy for $19.95.  Just a reminder... these are pigment inks.  They are not reinkable.  

    Another new and exciting product are the alcohol based markers.  ** So excited about theses.  There are two markers, a lighter and a darker shade. They work on regular cardstock... with the dye based inks and the marker lines did not show.  

    I used these and was surprised at how easy they were to use and how good my flowers came out.  I used the light color and scribbled over the flower, then came back with the darker color and highlighted areas.... then came back with the lighter color and blended them in.  

    So, the markers are now sold in a two pack, one core color and one lighter or darker tone.  The two pack is just $5.95 and is a great deal.  80 markers in all.

    New Kits coming out are:
    La Belle Vie
    Pear and Partridge

    And there are some exclusive cardstock colors that are only available with the kit.  ie Avonlea has extra colors, Avonlea off white, teal, and green in it's color palette.  Avonlea is my favorite new kit.


    second set

    New Cricut Cartridge... ARTISTE Collection 698 new images (the square and circle are repeats) This new cartridge sports themed projects, interactive cards, awards and more.. From Robots and spooks to weddings and valentines, cupcake liners, invitations and party favors will coordinate and quickly come together for any celebration!  Includes a step by step assembly book, three "D" sized stamp sets, and three 12x9 sheets of coordinating dimensional elements. Z1790 $99.  

    Be the first on the block to get your new Artiste cricut collection!!  Book a show in August and get it for half price!  Definitely a must have for any Cricut user!!!

    Well, I guess that's a good start... more stuff to come tomorrow!  Keep coming back for more sneak previews... 


    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    July Hostess Club Photos

    This is the layout we did tonight... I loved how it turned out!!! Tulip, grey wool, mischief, stamp set best things.  Dulce is the hostess!!! An order will be placed on Friday... LMK if you want or need anything...
    using Mischief and tulip... I really had fun with this layout

    inspired by the new idea book page 77

    page 2

    Dulce McFadden

    Roxxy Zilk

    Spring and Summer retiring list

    An order will be placed on Friday so let me know if there is anything you would like to order asap... these items will be around while supplies last or till July 31st.  (some items are already gone... so hurry up and order)

    Retiring Product
    (not included in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book)

    ·         The following products are scheduled to be retired from the CTMH product line and are not pictured in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.
    ·         All of our How-To Books have been retired and are sold out.
    ·         BULK items, when retired, are usually available while supplies last. If there are items that you need, it is suggested that you order early.

    Paper Packs/Stickease/Complements
    ·         Cruisin’ Paper Pack                                           X7154B
    ·         Cruisin’ Complements Foil Images                      X7154C
    ·         Elemental Paper Pack                                        X7141B
    ·         Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements   X7141C
    ·         Footloose Paper Pack                                        X7151B
    ·         Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements   X7151C
    ·         Lucy Paper Pack                                               X7149B
    ·         Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons                  X7149C
    ·         Roxie Paper Pack                                              X7140B
    ·         Roxie My Stickease Assortment                         X7140C
    ·         Sonoma Paper Pack                                          X7143B
    ·         Sonoma My Stickease Assortment                     X7143C
    ·         Superhero Paper Pack                                       X7152B
    ·         Superhero Complements Rub-Ons                      X7152C
    ·         Typeset Paper Pack                                          X7139B
    ·         Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes               X7139C

    Workshops on the Go

    ·         WOTG Cruisin’ Kit
    ·         WOTG Florentine Kit
    ·         WOTG Footloose Kit
    ·         WOTG Lucy Kit
    ·         WOTG Pemberley Kit
    ·         WOTG Stella Kit
    ·         WOTG Superhero Kit
    ·         WOTG Victory Kit

    (Cardstock, inkpads, and reinkers are all included. Check your Idea Book for part numbers.)

    ·         Amethyst
    ·         Baby Pink
    ·         Brown Bag
    ·         Dutch Blue
    ·         Garden Green
    ·         Garnet
    ·         Grey Flannel
    ·         Grey Wool
    ·         Heavenly Blue
    ·         Holiday Red
    ·         Key Lime
    ·         Lilac Mist
    ·         Moonstruck
    ·         Pansy Purple
    ·         Parchment
    ·         Petal
    ·         Spring Iris
    ·         Sunflower
    ·         Sunkiss Yellow
    ·         Sunny Yellow
    ·         Taffy
    ·         Tulip
    ·         Vanilla Cream
    ·         Vineyard Berry

    Other Cardstock
    ·         Colonial White 6-pack    X5901
    ·         White Daisy 6-pack        X5900

    ·         Clear Cards 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
    ·         Clear Cards 4-1/2”

    ·         Quick Pic Album-Dark Chocolate                        Z1406
    ·         Quick Pic Album-Dark Cranberry                        Z1405
    ·         Quick Pic Album-Outdoor Denim             Z1404
    ·         Snapease Album System 12x12             Z4110

    ·         Bitty Brads Basic Assortment                 Z1367
    ·         Bitty Brads Metal Assortment                 Z1368
    ·         Bitty Buds Assorment                            Z1690
    ·         Bottle Caps                                           Z1691
    ·         Canvas Badge Buttons                          Z1397
    ·         Clear Sparkles                                       Z1104
    ·         Color Ready Irresistibles- Lots of Dots    Z1261
    ·         Comic Badge Buttons                            Z1688
    ·         Dimensional Elements-Ornaments          Z1337
    ·         Heirloom Assorment                              Z1635
    ·         Hinges                                                  Z1402
    ·         Mini-Medley Accents-Honey                   Z1488
    ·         Mini-Medley Accents-Pacifica                 Z1698
    ·         Mini-Medley Accents-Sunset                  Z1338
    ·         Mini-Medley-Tulip                                   Z1320
    ·         Photo Hangers                                      Z1403
    ·         Ribbon-Designer Pink Collection             Z1384
    ·         Ribbon-Sw. Lf. Stitched Grosgrain (bulk) Z1383
    ·         Seaside Wooden Shapes                        Z1693 (sold out)

    My Creations Products
    ·         My Creations A-Door-Ables                    Z1321
    ·         My Creations All Sorts Mini Album          Z1224
    ·         My Creations Cube                                Z1152
    ·         My Creations Mix & Mingle Album          Z1334

    ·         Craft Tray                                             1764
    ·         Distressing Kit                                       Z1299 (sold out)
    ·         Dotto Dots Dispenser                            1766
    ·         Dotto Dots Dispenser-Refill                    1767
    ·         Double Scrubber                                    Z1163
    ·         Euro Personal Paper Trimmer                 Z338
    ·         Euro Replacement Blades                      Z339
    ·         Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring            Z340
    ·         Microfiber Cloth                                     Z1006
    ·         My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set             4275
    ·         Shoulder Tote                                        Z4204 (sold out)