Friday, August 1, 2014

It's Finally August... Blog Hop time!

It's so exciting!  August is Finally here and it's time to share some of the great new products coming out in the new CTMH Annual Inspirations!  Be sure to scroll down and click on any tile to check out fabulous creations.




So Let the ideas flow!!

I Love Love LOVE the Workshops on the Go! So... here's the WOTG for September!  It's called Chalk It Up (G1081)!  and it's a back to school kit!  Great colors and Great layout and Great stamps!  Oh my!

This is the third layout that goes with the kit... I wanted to post this one first as it's new and unique.  


Lots of fun new products on this layout.

I loved the lagoon paper in this kit!  Loved this circle paper.  This is a fun layout that uses a lot of new products.  The letter set is E1030 Handwritten Print and it's amazing! It has both upper and lower case letters as well as numbers.   I have really enjoyed using this alphabet set.  

The Striped Twill Ribbon (Z1988) is a fun addition to this page... and the pleating looks really great with this fun ribbon!  Glue dots are the secret to the pleating!  The ribbon comes in the WOTG kit (five yards).  I like how the ribbon ties the layouts together.

The Chalk It Up assortment (Z3009) is one of my favorites... it 49 puffy stickers and it's just plain fun!!! This layout has some black accents ... I used the black marker to color in the white part of the glasses to make them look like sunglasses... 

And of course the Black Arrow Washi Tape (Z2003) adds a perfect touch to this layout.  The tape was mounted on white cardstock  and then applied to each layout.  **Please note that there is 12 inches of arrow pattern before it repeats.  

So This Workshop will be held on Tuesday September 23.

Here's the first layout... 




This is the first layout using the WOTG guide with a couple of extra things added.  Notice the star explosion in the lower right... that's using a stampset called Great Job (C1588). It's stamped in archival black and then I used the new Shinhan markers to color in the different points.  I did color the stars in twice so it had a richer color.  I like the light touch these markers offer.. and find that it's easy to layer colors without pushing too hard.

This layout uses the Artbooking cricut cartridge to cut the calendar and the photo mats accent. I cut them out of black cardstock instead of the B&T paper and added sorbet and flaxen cardstock behind the cutouts. I opted not to do the notebook edges.  Also, I did use the Chalk It Up Chipboard (X7184C) assortment.

Love love LOVE the Chalk It Up Assortment!! 


And here is the second layout... very similar to the WOTG guide. I chose to use solid lagoon cardstock for the background and cut up one sheet of B&T paper so then I have an extra sheet of B&T paper left for another layout.


I did something fun with this layout and used the new Triangle Border Punch (Z1997).  Notice the middle bottom left and the right side of the right page.  This was done by punching the background cardstock and then adhering flaxen cardstock behind it.  My rub and remove eraser (Z1207) sure came in handy with that trick.

I loved the ribbon from the first layout and so it was added to this layout as well.  There was also a bit of color switch up too... I added a quarter inch of orange trim at the edges of the B&T papers and made the photo mats using flaxen cardstock. Did I mention that it was fun to embellish using the Chalk It Up assortment and that I LOVE this embellishment!  I could have used two of these!!!

Also, I made my own back ground stamp on the right page by using a larger block and putting the numbers from the Chalk It Up WOTG stamp set.


Then the stamp was inked using lagoon ink onto the lagoon cardstock. These numbers are a bit lithe so do use a light touch when stamping... 




And here's the results.... made random stamping go very quick... maybe six stamps to do 2/3 of the page. 

Here's another layout ... using the bulk paper... It was inspired by Laura Lee Ryan... 


This layout features frames and stars cut from the Artbooking cartridge.  It also features the new washi tape Lagoon Hearts (Z2004) which is new and Smoothie striped washi tape (Z1923) both of which are one inch wide. This was a fun layout to do.


So lots of new and exciting things on this blog post today... Any of these items on your wish list???


16 comments:

  1. Absolutely love your first LO!! I'm working with this kit tonight. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  2. I love how you made your own B&T paper to go with this kit ... I think I have some scraps left of the kit to try this on one more layout. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. thanks for your comment Lavendersage... I think we sometimes forget to do that now that we have such great B&T papers, but it a great resource!

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  3. Great layout. Love the colors!

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  4. Wow, you have been busy! I love how you used the new punch and created your own background! The Chalk It Up Assortment is definitely on my wishlist.

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    1. Thanks Lauren, I did like how the new punch worked with this set! LOVE the assortment too.. just it wasn't clear!

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  5. Love the radom stamping on the layout - such a fun way to give a little umph to plain cardstock! Thanks for sharing your beautiful layouts!

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    1. Thanks Paige! I do agree that it's fun to spice up the cardstock!! thanks for your comment!!

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  6. These are fun layouts! love how you use the stamp to make the background :)

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    1. Hi Helen! Thanks for your comment... I really enjoyed this kit!!!

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  7. Great layouts Diane! I especially love the one with the circle B&T paper!

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    1. Thanks Pam! I think that's my favorite too!!!

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