Friday, August 30, 2013

Just play...

Since it's so hot out... it felt like a good day to just play.  So, I pulled out my dream pop scraps and played.

The starburst card from yesterday was still fresh in my mind, and I wondered what it would look like in other colors... 

used some flowers that had just been sitting there and some bling

The starburst card just fascinates me...Thinking this just might be a staple card with every kit... Look for more of them... and try some with left over scraps that coordinate:)

This darling card also uses dream pop scraps... not sure which one I like the best.  the middle one has yellow scallops under the pink square.  

The scallops were made with our new scallop punch (Z1851 $17.95) found on page 133 of the Autumn Winter Idea Book. I love the tiny scallops ... it almost feels delicate:)  

Anyway... hope you have time to "Just Play" this weekend!!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Making a Wedding card...

A friend's son is getting married this weekend... so it's time to make a card:)

Saw this delightful card... called a sunburst or starburst card on Susan Williams Blog and have been excited to try to make one...  Well, today is the day.

One of the best things about making this card is that it's a great way to use up scraps... and it also helps that CTMH's background and texture papers are double sided:)  

Start with about 6 strips of B&T 1.5x4 and cut them diagonally.  At 1.25 inch from the bottom of the card, draw a line.  put lots of adhesive above the area and then place the triangles around it.  Anything below the line needs to be trimmed.  The triangles will hang off the end of the card. After the area is covered, trim off excess edges.  

Add a strip of cardstock, ribbon or shimmer trim to cover the rough edges and the drawn line.

Add bling and greeting as desired.

And Ta Da!  it's a lovely card!

Lovely card...
The flowers (page 50) were cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge .  It's a super cartridge for the scrapbooker and card maker. Cricut cartridges are found on page 56-61 of the CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  

Get any of the three Cricut Cartridges for half price when your gathering reaches $250 in sales:)  Woot Woot!!

Contact me for available dates for gatherings!  Ask me about having a flip flap party!   

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Drumroll Please!!!!

The number one item in the new CTMH Autumn Winter Idea Book is... 

Simply Amazing
It's the new ArtBooking Cricut Cartridge!!!  

Woot Woot!!!  Are you surprised?? LOL!

The Artbooking cartridge was used to cut the Honeycomb stencil and then it was used to sponge color on white cardstock.

Love the sponge look
Here's some past projects you might remember seeing ... all using the new ArtBooking Cartridge...

My first ArtBooking Layout:)
Surf's up layout

And of course the lovely Mini Album!

And here's a New Great Layout!!  

Two of a kind... everything cut from one button
Ta Da!!! That's the top 10 list of Exciting things found in the new CTMH Idea Book!  Thanks for keeping up with me... it's been a lot of fun sharing cool fun things in the new idea book! What's on your wish list?  

Stay Cool!!!

Sept WOTG, Laughing Lola

Laughing Lola will be the feature of WOTG for September!!  If you love Purple, You will love Laughing Lola!  It's so bright and vibrant.  It reminds me of chalk drawings.  Rich and beautiful!

Layout one completed.
here's my version of page two... altered colors but totally luv it!
WOTG will meet on Tuesday September 24th and we will create at least three two page layouts.  (some additional paper may be required) and have a groovy chat while we do it!
The workshop is free with the purchase of a WOTG kit. 

Shopping List:
G1065 WOTG Lola: includes Laughing Lola paper packet (X7170B), Exclusive LL "D" stamp set, 4 extra sheets of cardstock, LL Assortment (Z1854), Black Hemp (Z282), and the Instructional Brochure. $29.95
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Pack $9.95

Additional items that coordinate:
X7170C Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements $4.95
**Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment $5.95
**Z282 Black Hemp $2.25
C1563 Cityscape $13.95
C1556 Paisley Perfect 13.95
Z1862 Mini Medley Accents Black Collection $5.95
Z2105 Black Ink $5.25
Z2195 Lagoon Ink $5.25
Z1912 Corner Rounder $7.95

**items are included in the WOTG value package.

This should be an fun fun workshop!  Come and join us.  Please order by September 10th to attend the free class.  

Contact me to place an order or join us for Hostess club Tuesday Sept 10th and place an order that way... or hope on over to my website and join the one of the parties :)

Monday, August 26, 2013

#2 Fabulous and Fun Frames!!!

These new frames are FABULOUS!!! Find them on page 71 of the new CTMH  Autumn Winter Idea Book. Along with other Decor Products, the Flip Stand Album, the Hinged Display Tray, the Display Tray and coordinating Elements.

X1865 Designed Decor Colonial White Frame $26.95
The Colonial White frame can be purchased by itself or as a kit!  (Z1911 for just $35.95).  Page 73.
These are the pieces to the kit (also includes the frame) $35.95

Z1880 Designed Decor Black Frame $26.95
It's so fun that they are Easily Changeable and they look amazing!!

The first time I saw this frame, the thought of Hostess Club jumped in my head.  Easy to rotate hostesses and add new folks!  So exciting!!
How cool is this.. and it coordinates with the room too!!
This will work well for hostess rotation!!! How fun is this!! and it coordinates with my basement!  

Another option would be to use it to hold Christmas Cards... and maybe a menu planner for the kitchen...Chore chart.... How about Family Home Evening...  and of course Photos would be awesome too! 

What other things could we use the frame for?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

#3 WOTG New and Improved

Workshop on the Go... aka WOTG, has really proven to be an amazing value and one of the top sellers in the company.  And Now, with the introduction of the new CTMH Idea Book, it has become an even better value by upgrading the exclusive "C" stamp set to a "D" sized stamp set and by creating a new and improved instructional brochure.  It's value retails around $35 and so the price of $29.95 is Awesome!!!

Workshop on the Go features a level two paper pack, additional cardstock, a new and improved instructional  brochure, a "D" coordinating stamp set, and accents. It's a great deal. 

These workshops are designed for everyone to create on their own.  But what fun is that... So each month there is a WOTG class scheduled for those who like to create together. And it's free, with the purchase of the kit. This group meets on the fourth Tuesday each month and create at least two 2 page layouts... though it's usually more. (Additional cardstock may be purchased to complete more layouts).  

Many ladies in Hostess Club will order the WOTG and create up to four layouts in a month's time.  It's a great way to add scrapbook pages for layouts.  Not interested in the whole kit and caboodle...  no worries. Just purchase a level 2 paper pack and any extras you want and come and join us.

The WOTG are found on pages 23 Laughing Lola, 29 Sarita, 35 Proplayer, 41 Baby Cakes, 47 Huntington, and 53 Frosted.  Not a Scrapbooker... be sure to check out the Card making kits on pages 68 and 69 as well as the design decor kit on page 73.  

The August kit featured is Proplayer.  September will feature Laughing Lola.  There will be a shopping list of all things that coordinate with each kit around the first of each month.  

While one kit is featured, anyone is welcome to come with any kit to work on.  Samples might not be ready for other kits though.

Anyway... Here are the layouts for Proplayer.

Wow... It was so much fun putting together these layouts... Thanks to Wendy Bergeron (a fellow CTMH consultant) for the inspiration!!

Love this one!!!  (slight variation from the guide)
and here are more pages... 

This one uses the coordinating stickease:)

Thought this layout could easily be adapted to CF for Graduation pages
Just finished this fun first day page
This was just a delightful page to create!
Love the just play page and will probably adjust  or add something for the right page... 

Another layout will be coming soon... hope to see you at WOTG

Friday, August 23, 2013

Random cards...

Today is Card share... here are some of my favorites over the last year... Enjoy!!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

#3 They're Back...

One of my all time favorite things that CTMH created was the "How To" books. And then they went away.  But the Good News is... They're Back!!! Woot Woot!!!
Love love love the How to books!!!
Cherish, Imagine, Reflections and Magic are all Scrapbooking "How To" books. These Books give step by step directions and picture cutting directions, as well as tips and tricks along the way.  

sample layout found in the books
This layout from Tommy is based on the Cherish Layout from above.  Note the page on the left has been rotated and something have been adapted... but it's clear that the page was created using the Cherish book!!
This layout also uses flip flaps
I love these inspirational books... and it's amazing how different a page can look just by changing the papers.  I often refer to these books when a looking for an idea.  
New look
And now, these books are back as spiral bound books. The Great News is now they are an even better deal!!!  They are just $14.95 before shipping and tax. Look for these favorites on page 141 of the Autumn Winter idea book.  

ScrapBooking "How To's" are $14.95
Cherish 9038
Imagine 9039
Magic 9040
Reflections 9037

Card "How To's" are $14.95
Wishes 9041
Originals 9036

So which ones do you have?  What is the best thing about them?  

And of course there are the new publications.. "Make it from Your Heart"  volume one and two.  I love these 48 page volumes are a great supplement to the workshops on the go. They are just 7.95 and are also found on page 141 of the Autumn Winter Idea Book.  

Get your copy today!! Definitely a must have for every scrapper or card maker!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Number Four is Shimmer Trim in New colors

Back to the countdown... 

Shimmer trim is not a new product, but we have two new colors this fall. It is wonderful and super easy to work with.  It's five yards of 1/2 inch glitter trim and is available in four colors. Each roll is just $4.95 before shipping and tax. 
Love love love shimmer trim!!!
These can be found on page 121 in the new Autumn/Winter idea book.  
 Z1848=red, Z1849=bronze, Z1809=black, and z1799=silver.

a little sparkle can be a bright spot!!

The best part about Shimmer trim is that is adhesive-back so it's super easy to use.  I use my piercing tool to peel the back off.

The red, black and silver trim were a perfect addition to the proplayer page posted last week, so it's back this week with an update.

how fun is this!!

close up

And here is the bronze shimmer trim on a Christmas card.  The card is gorgeous with the addition of the shimmer trim and the new Frosted Paper pack!!
love the soft feel of this card.

Look for more Christmas card with the New Frosted paper pack.  There is a Frosted Card WOTG (G1063) found on page 69.  This card uses cashmere and juniper ink, a square of barn red, as well the bronze shimmer trim. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August Hostess Club Creations...

What a fun night!  Lots of creativity... Thanks everyone for coming and playing! Here's the original layout. 

Diane's layout using later skater and the family photo stamp set.
which one is your favorite? Oops... forgot to take a photo of Pat and Tami's layouts... and will post them when later. 

Dulce's layout using Moonlight
Roni's layout using Claire
Kelly's layout using footloose
Melani's layout using Scholastic

 It's amazing how the same layout can look totally different... 

Upcoming Events

Hi Hi!  

Wanted to share the schedule of upcoming events.  Hope to have lots of fun ladies in attendance:)

Tuesday August 20th Free Hostess Club... come and check things out... 
This is what we are doing tonight... it's not quite finished... 
Tuesday August 27th WOTG Proplayer 
one of three layouts
Tuesday Sept 3rd Shoebox Cards
my creation for show box cards

Tuesday Sept 10th Hostess Club
Monday Sept 16th Creative Card Class  Circle card workshop
            (we will make 2 sets of 5 cards) $12   RSVP by Friday Sept 13th.
Tuesday Sept 24th WOTG Featuring Laughing Lola (order by Sept 10th)

Tuesday Oct 1st Shoebox Cards
Tuesday Oct 8th Hostess Club
Saturday Oct 12th All Day Crop 9 am to 9pm $10 room for 8 please rsvp.  includes lunch 
               (Project to be announced.)
Monday Oct 14th Creative Card Class to be announced
Tuesday Oct 22nd WOTG Baby Cakes (Order by October 8th)

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Monday, August 19, 2013

# 5 New Hostess Exclusive Stamps

Extra Extra... Hostesses now get more bang for their buck with the new Hostess Rewards Stamp sets!! At CTMH, We truly love our Hostesses and love to Spoil them with lots of goodies!  

It's Always wonderful when Hostess Rewards are improved!  This year, CTMH has added an extra bonus for our Wonderful Hostesses.  The hostesses can use their SPC (Select Product Credit) to save more on exclusive stamp sets that are only available through January 2014 for a discounted price!!!  Woot Woot.  

Check the idea book for the stamp sets and samples, pages 6-9.

Love love love the new Hostess Exclusive stamp rewards!

D1558 Washi Wonder is my favorite hostess set.  The retail price would be $17.95 and since it's an exclusive reward, it's available to hostess for just $10 in select product credit... it's a saving of $7.95!  
Washi Wonder is my  favorite Hostess stamp set (D1558)

Another stamp sets are A1148 Quick Cards- Bright All Night for just $4 in SPC. 
quick and easy... totally love it Bright All Night (A1148)
This layout features Family Photo (B1433)

Other stamp sets to choose from are:
C1568 The Party is On for $8 SPC
B1434 You Only Live Once $6 SPC
B1433 Family Photo $6 SPC
A1142 Friend $4 SPC
C1560 Wintry Wishes $8 SPC

Nice variety of stamp to choose from, or get them all!!!

Lots of choices and great prices!  There are lots of open dates for holding a show as well! Book your show today!  The Flip Flap Party is a fun and new twist on the Home Party and the guests will be amazed at what they learn.  Schedule a gathering today!!

Here's Kristine with even more thoughts and ideas for the Exclusive Hostess Stamps!

Want to know more about hostess rewards, check the idea book p 4-5 or contact me for more information.  I am excited about doing more gatherings this year... When is a good time for your Gathering.  (Also, my house is available for gatherings).

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Number 6 is My Crush Albums

The Fed Ex Man delivered this morning!  So excited to see them in real life... they are better than I even imagined:)

Number six... It's the My Crush Albums.   Z1856 Bluebird, Z1855 Modville.  They are found in the idea book pages 63-67.  

These darling Notebook Albums are perfect for teenagers, vacation memories, everyday life, and more.  It's portable size and easy to take on the go.

these are basically notebook sized and contain 60 pages 
They are a hardcover, spiral bound and have preprinted pages, ready for photos and journaling bits and fun stuff.  They retail at 12.95 before shipping and tax.  

looks like lots of fun to play with... can't wait to get my hands on these... 
There are darling little kits full of bits and pieces to add to the My Crush Album... My Crush Besties, Best Day Ever assortment coordinate well well the Modville album...
My Crush Memories and My Crush Favorites coordinate with the Bluebird book.  

The assortments are just $4.95 before shipping and tax and can be used in regular scrapping as well as card making too! 

Assortments include 16 journal spots, 4 sticker sheets, 2 alphabet stickers, and 4 envelopes
What a great assortment... and they are double sided (Journaling on one side and fun design paper on the other.  Also, the My Crush Books would be a great place to add any bits left over from other projects... 

Here's a sample of what's found inside a Crush Album.

And of course fun stamps to coordinate the look.  

Lovin the Reel Life Stamp set...
And here's a video of Fancy Melissa sharing her insights on My Crush Books.

Consider the Crush books as another option for your scrapbook needs.  It's super fun and is quick and easy... just add photos and adhesive and the memories come alive:)
Here's a sample of a crush book

Have a Super Stampin Saturday!