Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Hi Hi! 

Hope this Autumn season is enjoyable!  Crunching leaves, crisp weather, amazing colors... 

CTMH News:  The Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide is live!  Woot Woot!  Lots of fun items in there.  I love the Christmas Washi Tape!  What's your favorite item in there? 

Check out the Holiday Gift Guide and my blog for artwork... there is also a linky blog hop to see lots of artwork from the Holiday Gift Guide!  so check that out... click on link and then click on the squares to go to another blog!

Bonus!!!  When an order reaches $100, receive your choice of a free starred item from the gift guide:)  Woot woot!  Gotta love free products!  

Looking for Hostesses... Check out the new gathering... it's all about flip flaps and is a 30-40 minutes packed full of great ways to get more bang for your buck with Scrapping!  

There is a charge of $5 per guest.  Each guest will leave with a set of flip flaps and a new excitement for scrapping!  Now that the cooler weather is here, it's a perfect time for a party!

***Want to create 3-4 layouts a month... Think about joining hostess club and ordering the WOTG.  Each month, there is a featured WOTG and there are 3-5 layouts created using that kit. (additional cardstock may be needed).  

So by coming to hostess club and completing one layout and ordering the WOTG, you can create 4-6 layouts per month.  Doing the math... that's 48-72 layouts per year if all of the layouts are completed.  Wowsa!!! One of my customers was amazed that in 2 months, she created more layouts with me than she had all year.  That's pretty awesome!!

Studio J is an amazing way to scrap digitally!  I would love to help you get started!  Schedule a free private session with me to help you get started!  And it's great that Studio J layouts integrate nicely with traditional scrapping!  

***Do you have a wish list?  Send it to me and then give my information to the gift givers... Makes shopping for you easy!  and it will be gift wrapped for you as well.  Bonuses will be given for orders over $50 

$50 receive a free SOTM
$75 receive a free ink pad or marker set
$100 receive a free paper pack (and bonus item from the gift guide)
*Bonuses are cumulative.

Here's the November Agenda:

Tuesday November 5th is Shoebox Cards!  It's a fun night that of card making!  Join us for this free event.  It starts at 7:00 pm at my house.  

Tuesday November 12th is Hostess Club: Dawn is our hostess.  Doors open at 6:30 There will be a lovely 2 page layout for each attendee to create.  It's a fun way to get lots of get excited about scrapping again!

Monday November 18th is Card night... Creating ten (two sets of five) Christmas cards.  Class is $10 or free with a $35 order.  Please rsvp by Friday November 15th.

Saturday November 23 is a free crop 9am to 9pm.  please bring your own lunch or possibly a potluck or even order a pizza together.  RSVP please.  this is a great day to come and finish up any projects that were missed or need to complete.

Tuesday November 26th will be WOTG featurning Huntington. This is a free workshop with the purchase of kit.  (Additional cardstock may be needed) 7:00 pm

Tuesday December 3rd is Shoebox Cards

Tuesday December 10th is hostess club.

enjoy the lovely fall!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Huntington... Three layouts in One

Oh My Goodness!  You have to see this!  Three layouts in the one... Special thanks to Lisa Stenz for her creative genious... I borrowed her idea! 

Anyway... this is great!  we start with this layout... 

It's the layout from Laughing Lola... looks amazing in Huntington too!!  The directions can be found in the Make it from your heart 2 pattern four.  (this layout has been slightly modified) Do you have this great instruction book?  It's just $7.95 and has 18 scrapbooking patterns and 12 card patterns!  It's a great deal!!

This is one page
So then I cut that layout vertically at six inches and decorated the back (using the back side of this layout to build on).  This layout uses two 6x12 flip flaps, plus some assorted small flip flaps here and there.  It's amazing who many photos can be used on this "ONE" layout!!

So this is pages 2&3
This is layout one open... 

page 4

This is the second half of the Laughing Lola layout.  This page was cut at 4 inches from the top and uses a 4x12 and an 8x12 flip flap.

page 5&6

And like before, the inside pages are built on the back of this layout.  Do be careful to make sure that the pages are being built in the correct direction as the bottom flip flap is attached at the bottom and will be technically built upside down.

Also, be aware when cutting the flowered paper so that they going the "right" direction. 

This layout also uses the Stickease and the Huntington Collection.  

So... what do you think?  It's amazing isn't it?  Flip Flaps are amazing!!  I would love to show you and your friends who to use flip flaps and am currently booking Flip Flap parties!  Contact me to day to set your date!!

How fun!!!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Huntington is the next WOTG

Hi Ladies...Here's a sneak peek at the next WOTG!!   It is going to be amazing!  One layout is completely ready to rock and roll!  Love this color palette...   Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, Cashmere, Champagne, Cocoa, Desert Sand, Olive and Slate!!!

Then I discovered Lisa Stenz amazing work and was totally inspired!  Thanks Lisa for all your amazing artwork!

And we will be using lots of flip flaps!!  Woot Woot... 

The one on the left is using the two 6x12's and a few other flip flaps.  The one on the right will use an 8x12 and a 4x12!!  This layout is so amazing!!  

The Huntington WOTG will be on Tuesday November 26th at 7:00 pm.  Please have your kit/supplies ordered by Friday November 15th.

Here's the Shopping list:

G1069 Huntington WOTG $29.95... 
            *X7174B Huntington paper pack
            *Dsized Huntington WOTG stamp set
            *4 additional sheets of cardstock
            *Z1881 Huntington Assortment
            *Z1753 Sparkles Brown and Tan Assortment
            *Instructional Brochure
X7174B Huntington Paper Pack

Additional Options:
Z1881 Huntington Assortment   $5.95
Z1753 Sparkles Brown and Tan Assortment  $2.95
X7174C Huntington My Stickease Assortment  $4.95
C1555 Count Your Blessings $13.95
D1550 Happy Autumn $17.95
Z2104 Barn red ink $5.25
Z2114 Cocoa ink $5.25
Z2123 Goldrush ink $5.25
Z2137 Olive ink $5.25
Z2171 Saddle ink $5.25
Z1325 Flip Flap 12 inch assortment $4.95
Z1747 Flip Flap small assortment $3.95

Join us for a night of fun and creativity!  

VCBC Scrapbook Retreat

Hi Ladies! It's that time of year again! Yep Village Creek Bible Camp Autumn Scrapbook Retreat! It starts on Thursday Oct 31 and goes till Sunday November 3rd.  

The good news is, there is still plenty of room!  And it's a flexible schedule, so come when it works for you.  

We scrap from dawn until dusk... or is that dusk until dawn... no matter, it's all fun!  

And just a reminder to check out the VCBC online party on my website if you want to order from CTMH and Support VCBC... 15% of ALL sales go to VCBC. Even if you are unable to attend the retreat this time, this is a great way to show support for them!  The party will stay open through November 4th and items will be shipped directly to you.  Also, VCBC will get the hostess rewards.  Woot Woot!!

Here's a list of classes that I will be teaching:

Flip Flap Presentation (it's $5 to attend and participants receive a set of 12 inch flip flap assortment) ** This class can be repeated as necessary. ** bring a notebook and a pencil for this to write down great tips.

Treat holder that holds a tea bad or a ghirdelli candy (free)

3x3 thank you card using a fun technique (free)

And if everything on the TO DO before VCBC list gets done, there will be an ornament class too.  

Can't Wait to see ya'll!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Video Wednesday!!

CTMH makes some fabulous and informative Videos... Check here on Wednesdays to catch up on all the current CTMH Tutorials!! 

Here's a couple ...

Do you have your ArtBooking Cartridge yet??

Here's a great idea to use any leftover products... Love the idea of Mixing and Matching!!

So many craftable containers!  So many possibilities!!!
Be sure to visit my website and join the party when you find something you want or need!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Baby Cakes WOTG

The fourth Tuesday of the month is Workshop on the Go.  This month's theme is Baby Cakes.  There are four layouts this month... Hoping to do another one ... Love doing five layouts for a kit!!

Anyway... here are the layouts we did tonight... 

I always like to do something unexpected:)

I often do just a paper layout... Compliments can easily be added as desired.
Kelly finished two layouts, Dulce finished one and I think Shannon said she completed four!  Woot Woot! (she worked on proplayer tonight) We missed Roxxy tonight and hope that things are better for her tomorrow!  

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Holidays from the Heart Linky Blog Hop Day Five

Today's card is using the A1151 Lot's of Love stamp set... I love so many elements in this stamp set... I love the string of hearts, the doves, the letters and I especially love the mail box!!

This card is a 4x3 and I love this size!  And making 4x3 sized cards (actual size is 4x6) which is a great size because there are six cards in a 12x12 sheet of card stock!  How cool is that!!!

Hope you are getting excited about the possibilities in the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide. I have lots of gift guides.... lmk if you want one:)  

Feel free to Join the Party by ordering online from the Holiday Gift Guide

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Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group. Just enjoy the show!
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Holidays from the Heart Linky blog hop day four

Today I have lots of scraps and I love making the sunburst card that fellow consultant, incredibly talented Susan Williams shared!  And so here's another one of my favs in the Sparkle and Shine papers... Christmas Cheer is from the Sparkle and Shine dimensional elements! And of course the Red Glitter tape adds a touch of class!

Here is another card using Proplayer and the dimensional elements from Sparkle and Shine:) 

And just a couple of other Samples to share!

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Holiday From the Heart Linky Blog Hop Day 3

The items in the Gift Guide are way fun!  Look what I created today!!!

These were created using the Trim the Tree set and the Holiday Washi Tape.

Here's some close ups... 

3x3 card
3x3 card
Wonder what I will create tomorrow?? Be sure to stop back!!!


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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Holiday From the Heart Blog Hop Day Two

Here's today's project!  It's a card using the Sparkle and Shine Workshop on the Go stamp set.

This is the same design from Shoebox cards with monsters... and loved how adaptable this design is.  The middle star has been scored and popped to make it 3-D.  The corner stamps are used as chevrons and a bit of bling to add some sass.  

Items used are:
D1577 Sparkle and Shine WOTG stamp set
X7176B Sparkle and Shine paper pack
Z1812 Sparkle and Clear Florish
D1574 Take Note (Cricut Bundle)
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Z2105 Black ink
Z1751 Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment (cranberry)
Z1311 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Loved making this card and how versatile it is!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Holidays from the Heart Linky Blog Hop

This is so exciting!  This is my first Blog Hop! 

So Welcome and enjoy the Art from the Heart featuring items 

My creation is features the Juniper side of the collection.  Finding inspiration by Fancy Melissa's Washi tape tree and created my own version.  Then came the layout... It uses the Juniper and Whisper background and texture papers from the WOTG, as well as Sparkle and Shine Washi Tape collection and the Sparkle and Shine Complements. 

This is such a beautiful layout and it looks better in person.

Left page

right page

Other layouts for WOTG are 
very similar to the wotg guide... just switched out paper

Now check out other amazing artwork in the Holidays from the Heart Blog Hop!!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tomorrow's the big day!!!

That's right... the Holiday Gift Guide goes live!  So many fun things in there!

***Plus there is the additional bonus of when an order reaches $100 there is an extra bonus of receiving a starred product from the Holiday Gift Guide!  Woot woot!

***As an added bonus from me, receive a bonus ... your choice of selected stamps.  It's a great time to start creating gifts for the holidays!

What's first on your Holiday Wish list?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Saturday Crop Project

Once a quarter, I host a crop... it's $10.00 and includes a meal.  The crop starts at 9:00 am till 9:00 pm. There's still room if you would like to attend... It's a great way to finish up projects, and enjoy the day.

Here's the projects for tomorrow: The kit uses half the Spellbound paper pack with additional cardstock.  Each layout is quite fun and quite different:)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October Hostess Club Results

What a fabulous evening!  Lots of great layouts and snacks!  Here are the results from tonight's class...






Sophie... this is her first layout with me:)


Village Creek Order

With the Village Creek Scrapbook Retreat coming up, there is now a special gathering order for it. 15% of all orders received will go back to Village Creek and they will also receive hostess rewards as well. 

To place an order, simply go to my website, Join the "Village Creek Bible Camp" gathering and place your order. The order will come directly to you.

Also, if you are unable to attend Village Creek this year, and want to support as well, feel free to order as well.

Thanks for Supporting Village Creek!

The order will stay open till Monday November 4th.

October Hostess Club

Hostess Club is always such a fun night!  Lots of creativity!  Lots of chit chat!  Here's the layout we are using tonight...

This is a fabulous layout focusing on edges and finishing touches.  This layout includes sponging, direct to paper, and stamping.  

The second page easily allows the addition of a 4x12 flip flap over the journaling. Using the flip flaps is a great way to use the double sided papers that CTMH is famous for.

Another great thing about hostess club is that this layout is just the design and guests are welcome to choose papers and cardstocks that appeal to them!

Guests are always welcome... Just let me know you are coming and bring your basic supplies, including scissors, adhesive, cutting tool and blocks if you have them.  

Bonus... those who purchase $50 or more, can also purchase the SOTM at the discounted price of $5.

Sometimes there is another bonus as well. It does change each month. This month, it's your choice of a used stamp set of your choice.  Always love a bonus!!

Melani described Hostess Club as "It's just FUN to play!" Club... come and check it out if you get the chance!  Join the fun... Wonder what Nicol is getting with the Hostess Rewards?

Gotta run for now!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween Cards

So last week was shoebox cards and I was designing a Frankie Card and had tried to use patterned paper first...but didn't like it in conjunction with the stamps I chose... so I switched to purple and loved it!  

Well today, while cleaning things up, I discovered the circles flipped over look really cool.... so ta da!!! An accidental card... 

Saturday Oct 12th Crop!!

Hi Ladies!  It's crop time again!  Please RSVP to come! My house 9am to 9pm $10 includes one meal. We will be having ham sammies.  Room for 8!!!

The special project will be Halloween layouts and kits will be available.

Also, feel free to stop and shop... great deals on stamps, kits, and other scrapping materials... (shopping is free!!)

This is a great day to get any projects completed, work on Christmas cards, catch up on any missed projects etc.  Hope to see you there!!


The Holiday Gift Guide is coming...

The new Holiday Gift Guide is here... and items can be ordered out of it starting October 15th!! Special Rewards when ordering $100 in CTMH products, you can choose one of the starred items in the guide book for free!  Woot woot!!

Here are some of things found in the new gift guide... 

2 new sets of Washi Tape.... 
what fun!!
Love these embellishments.  the string comes in a square and needs to
 be carefully popped out.  I will show you how.
Love this little album... gonna use it for my Galena Girls trip:)
So I saw Fancy Melissa's card of a washi tape Christmas tree and I totally loved it... so I did my own version!  thank's Melissa for the inspiration!!
Love the Ho ho ho "M" sized stamp!
More great fun items to come! Come back soon!