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... 


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Great Make and Takes

At Convention, we had made some fun "Make and Takes"!  They are quick and fun and I would love to show you and your friends at a little get together! 

Scaredy Cat (4x4 card)
 This is such a fun and quick card... and it's fun too!!
Pathfinding (2.5x4 tag)
 This one has some fussy cutting, but is so adorable!!
New Haven (reg card)
 This one uses the corner rounder in lots of ways!!  and a little bling adds a special touch.
Yule Tide Carol (3x6 card)
Love how the glitter tape is used in this darling card! and This is such a fun size card... easy to put money in this one!!

Which one is your favorite? Which one would you like to do? contact me for more information!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New colors

Out with the old... and in with the new... 

Good bye to the following colors... 
Twilight, Crem Brulee, Blush, Sky, Buttercup (Buttercup.. it's hard to see in this background)

Welcome to the new colors:

Thistle, Flaxen, Glacier, Canary, Pixie

What's your favorite current color and what's your favorite new color?

Do you have a favorite color combination?

My favorite current colors are twilight and slate... I am going to miss twilight... 

and I would have to say that my favorite new color is Thistle! It reminds me a past favorite color Heather... and I love it!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Save the Date for my annual Open House

Hi Hi!!  

My open House will be Tuesday August 12th!  Save the date!  There are so many wonderful and exciting things in the new Annual Inspirations!  So stop by and join us for the evening!!


When: Tuesday August 12th 7:00 pm

Who: Scrappbookers and Card makers!!

Why: To get your new Annual Inspirations book and check out the new items and so much more

Where: My house!  LMK if you need more info!!

It's always a treat to see the new and exciting things in the idea book!!

More details to follow!!


July Hostess Club photos

Hi Hi... Love Hostess Club nights!  Tonight was especially fun because of the fun layout we did!  We were missing lots of lovely's though... 

The club girls received their new Annual Inspirations Idea Book!  And they are so excited about it!!  

Next month August 12th will be the Open House!  More details to follow on that... but be sure to save the date!!

Also, there will be changes to Hostess club for the new year... Each hostess will receive rewards based on their own orders. The ladies were excited to hear about that:) 

So tonight's Layout was REEL Fun:) Tee hee... thanks to Alicia Pettus for the inspiration tonight!!  Loved your layout!!  Thanks to Pat for sharing her thoughts for the title!!!

Here's my layout... Kind of funny, but I realized later that it was quite patriotic... that was a happy accident:)  LOL

This was such a fun layout!!!
Notice the stamped arrows, are trimmed with black glitter tape.
it's been cut in half the long way.  

Pat's Layout:)

Tami's Layout:)
Dulce ran out of time, but will post it when she's finished because it was very fun:)

The view finder is an 11 inch circle (from the artiste cartridge) and we cut out the rectangles 1.5x1.75 and corner rounded them.  Lots of fun stamp sets used... E1030 Handwritten Print Alpha (that's a new one from the new Annual Inspirations)  D1530 CAC Kudos, D1578 Flight of the Arrows, D1540 In the Background, and B1431 Reel Life.

Hope to see you in August!!  


Monday, July 7, 2014

Cards on the Go:)

So, one of the new programs is called Cards on the Go... (this is my name for it)  but it's making 10 cards... two sets of five cards using the bulk cardstock, a fun stamp set and of course Bling.

D1616 Have a Happy Day, Thistle, Whisper, and Pear ink & Seaside paper
These are great everyday occasion cards.

Each month, a bulk B&T paper will be used to create a 10 cards workshop featuring a stamp set and bling.  

The class for just making the cards will be $7.  

Add the stamp set for just $17 (special price for class)

And add the bling for just $5.

You choose how much to spend!  

Sounds like fun ... doesn't it!

We will be doing this set of cards as the first class:) 

So the options are:
A) I want it ALL $25 
B) BLING and cards please $12
C) Just the CARDS please $7

Monday August 18th will be the first class... Classes will be on the Third Monday of the month... at 7:00 pm.

Here's a tip to go along with class... 

When you get your "Bling" ... 

Be sure to turn it over

 and then rub it from the back side as that helps keep the adhesive on the bling.

Thanks to Tabitha Deuso for sharing this great tip at convention!!

Please RSVP by Aug 1st if you plan to attend and lmk which class works best:)

As an introductory special, if you sign up, you can bring a friend for free to the card class... (bling and stamp set will be extra).

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fundamental Paper packs!!!

Have you tried the Fundamental Paper Pack?  This fun paper packet has 20 (2 sets of 10) sheets of  the most versatile paper. It features the same design on both sides, one side had a glossy resist patter.

In 2013 there was only one set of this delightful paper pack... the basic color group!  Yep you guessed it... Starting August 1st, it will be available in all four color groups!  It's really exciting and a fun way to add some pop to your layout!  

And check out the contest in the video below!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The New Cricut Cartridge

The new Cricut Cartridge is called Artfully Sent and is designed for card makers!  

Card making has never been easier or more fun!  With the newest Cricut collection you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all.  

Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them or combine several cutouts to create your own pop up scenes.  Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions-- even if the occasion is "just because"!  

There are 700 images on this cartridge and of course it includes a font!  And guess what... there are lots of ways to use this cartridge in scrapbooks and mini books and all kinds of other ways!!

Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.

The cricut collection includes 3 D-sized stamp sets, one with Sentiments, one with letters and the one with frames all to enhance the card making pleasure:)  Also, it will include one 12x12 pack of White Daisy cardstock to help you get started right away!

This cricut collection has a retail value of $120.00 and can be yours for just $99!!

Here are the cards we created at convention:)

This first one is sweet and simple, but as you can see, it makes a swing card. The black wreath image is cut on the cricut as well.  Always love a little bit of bling too!!!
This card has the sentiment cut into it and different colored cardstocks are placed strategically behind it and then a yellow cardstock insert conveniently covers them up on the inside.

This card is really glacier (new blue) not grey
And this card uses the items cut from the cricut to decorate the outside as well as the inside below.   The pink cards stock covers the sentiment.  What fun!!
Looks like fun right!!  Thinking about having a key of the month card class featuring cards created with one key.. 

You will love love love this new and amazing cartridge!!

Woot Woot!


Enjoy the video...


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Let's start with the paper packs

Its' so exciting.... just not sure where to start... but thought that the kits would be a great place to start... so, here goes... 

The first kit is called Chalk It Up and is one of my favorites.. the color palette is: Black, Champagne, Flaxen (new color), Lagoon, Sorbet and White Daisy. As you can tell, it's the back to school kit.  There are chipboard complements and puffy stickers (these are so much fun!!) 

This layout uses the paper pack Chalk It Up and the stamp sets,
C1600 Happy Birds and E1030 Handwritten Print

The black paper has a chalk board feel to it ... you will love this amazing set of papers... I especially love the black sheet with the white stars on it!!

There are also lots of fun stamps sets that can coordinate with it!  

Number two kit is called Scaredy Cat.  Yep, it has a Halloween feel to it, Only one sheet is totally Halloween and the other papers support it, but are basically B&T papers.  Love this color palette... Black, Colonial White, Pear, Slate, Sunset and Thistle (new color). It has coordinating kraft sticker sheets and the Scaredy cat assortment is way fun with resin stars in sunset, thistle, and black and four pewter metal shapes.

The pattern papers are great and whether or not you are a Halloween lover, you will find this set to be a fan favorite!  Again lots of adorable coordinating stamp sets, one that has a super cute Frank!!! Gotta love that one!!

**This kit does not have a traditional WOTG, but know that this will be a fun workshop anyway!!!

The Autumn paper kit is called Pathfinding.  Here's the colors it includes... Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, Champagne, Chocolate, Colonial White, Glacier (new color), Gold Rush, Lagoon, Olive.  This harvest rich color scheme totally feels like Fall and you will enjoy delightful chipboard complements as well as the Pathfinding assortment... it's a 10 piece set of wooden and cork shapes with adhesive backs.  

There is also a Card Workshop available with a fabulous wood grain stamp!! There are some great new background stamps including words and bamboo...Love it!!

Next is the Christmas theme... it's called Yuletide Carol.  The color scheme is Black, Champagne, Colonial White, Dessert Sand, New England Ivy, Ruby.  What a rich color palette!! The complements are a stickease assortment and a yuletide assortment that is perfect for this elegant paper kit and lots of beautiful stamp sets to coordinate with it.

Next it the Snowhaven paper pack.  This lovely paper pack features an interesting color palette featuring Black, Cranberry, Glacier, Whisper, White Daisy.  The complements are coordinating chipboard pieces as well the 10 piece Snowhaven assortment.  This is such a lovely paper pack and there are some great stamps sets that coordinate with it too!!
This paper packet is does not have a WOTG included with it, but will create three layouts upon request.

Also, there is a card workshop available with a darling stamp set!! There is paper doll set in this section... I know there are a few paper doll lovers out there.  Be sure to check them out!!

How about a fun kit!  The Confetti Wishes kit will fill this request!  It's totally fun and fabulous!! The colors are Canary (new color), Crystal Blue, Lagoon, Pacifica, Pear, Thistle, Whisper, and White Daisy. As you can imagine, this is a party themed kit and it's bright and cheery!!  It has fun sticker sheets and the Confetti Wishes Assortment includes resin squares (love them) and velum shapes!

There are some super fun stamp sets that easily work with this set, great birthday stamps and banners and just plain fun stamps.  

Another great new kit is Brushed and it has more of an ethereal feel to it... very springy!  And I love it!!!  The colors are... Black, Canary, Cranberry, Flaxen, Hollyhock, Juniper, Pear, Pixie (new color), and White Daisy.  The kit features vellum stickers and the Brushed assortment, 8 metal flowers that have adhesive backs. 

There are lots of great stamps with this kit, flowers, butterflies, birds, and more... 

Another great kit is Wanderful... perfect for vacations and travelers!  There are delightful sticker sheets, and love love love the Wanderful Assortment that is a ten piece set that includes, epoxy shapes, embossed metal shapes and painted metal shapes.  Great coordinating stamp sets, including Here We Go... and totally love this stamp set... all of you will want to get this one!  

And the last kit in this book is called Seaside.  It's a great kit and I love the blue polk-a-dots and the water image on the back of it... there is a great paper with an oceanic background too.. and love it!!!  The complements are coordinating stickease and the Seaside assortment are gold antique shapes with adhesive backs.  

This layout uses the Seaside kit and the stamp sets C1600 Happy Birds
D1600 Here We Go and E1030 Handwritten Print

I love all of the kits!!  and I am so excited to share them all with you!  Will post photos later tonight with what I have!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Shoebox Card Club

Hi Hi... 

We had a lovely night of card making tonight... and though the group was small, it was perfect!  We hope to see our other members next month... (Tuesday August 5th)

Here's the creations... 

I just love the free to be me paper pack

8 in napkin fold... and cut envelope

Just a stinkin cute card with the tissue box

Can you believe we made 10 cards from an 8.5x11 B&T paper... Melani
brought directions for each of us and away we went!  Each card was different
and this pic doesn't do it justice... 
It was a very nice evening!  Thanks to everyone for coming and awesome cards tonight!!

Note to Self... buy these items before July 31st

hey ya'll.... so excited to tell you things about the new idea book... but first things first... 

There will be some price increases.... 
****and here's the good news, take advantage of July and get them at the old Lower price... 

here's the list!!!

Faux Leather Albums $24.95 to $29.95 with no memory protectors included 
Ink pads $5.25 to $5.95 
Ink refills $4.25 to $4.95 
Archival Black Exclusive Inks $5.95 to $7.50
Sponge Dauber $3.95 to $4.50
Watercolor Pencil $22.95 to $26.95
Piercing Tool Kit: $5.95 to $6.95
Sanding Kit $3.50 to $4.95
Edge Distresser $2.50 to $3.95
Ruler $9.95 to $11.95
Stitch Guide $12.95 to $13.95
*Bonding Memories Glue $6.95 to $7.95
Organizer – Small $12.95 to $14.95
Organizer – Medium $16.95 to $19.95
Organizer – Large $22.95 to $24.95
My Acrylix Organizer $12.95 to $14.95

Contact me today with your wish list!!!

The Whole Month of July ...

Will be new fun and exciting things found in the new Annual Inspirations idea book!  

Hope you are excited to see the new idea book and all of the fun things in store for you!  

The Annual Inspirations Idea Book will go live August 1st 2014 through July 2015 with two Seasonal Expressions (one in December and one in April)

There are lots of new and exciting things in the idea book, included scan codes... do you have a Q&R app on your phone?  Be sure to get one for when you have the new idea book in your hands.

Here's a brief over look at things you will find in the new idea book and each day, there will be posts that go into more detail!  So be sure to stop back often for more updates and be sure to come to the Open House (date to be determined)

*Designers Creation Line
*Four new Embossing Folders
*Return of Embossing Powders
*A new Score Board
*Five Fresh New Colors
*A new Cricut Cartridge (Artfully Sent)
*A brand new kit line called A Cut Above (no cutting required)

and so many more things, I can't wait to tell you all about them!!

So today... let's talk about the Cut Above Kits.  Here's a great video that will get you all excited about these amazing kits

Four card kits, Thank You and Happy Birthday and two Holiday card kits.  The treat bags are Halloween or Christmas themes.  And the stamps sets are interchangeable for the treat bags... also the thank you and the happy birthday set and also the holiday card kit stamp sets will work for either stamp set!  

The kits then become refillable... meaning that additional paper kits can be ordered without having to buy the stamp set!  Woot woot!  

Well, that's all for today, but check back tomorrow for more updates!