Thursday, February 11, 2016


I love the new expressions and here's the first kit using the new workshops your way!!

It's called Charlotte!  and it's soft and subtle and very nice.  I really enjoyed working with it.

Here's the three layouts from the workshop!  

Also there is a PML page and a set of cards to go with it!  (will be posting those later)

The new kits are packaged a little differently... the paper packet consists of 12 sheets of b&t papers.. (2 sets of 6) double sided.

The WYW (Workshops Your Way) includes:
X7205B paper packet
X7205C complements
3 extra sheets of cs (1 black and 2 whisper)
Z3197 Black and Gold ribbon
Z3203 Treasured Puffies
G1104 $26.95

All of these items can be purchased separately as well.. 
My favorite is the Treasured puffies!!

Another new feature is that the instructions for completing the projects is available online!!  There are couple of ways to find them... go to my OBA (Online Business Account)
go to products (select workshops) 
Choose the kit, click on layouts, then click on THIS GUIDE.

or click here and it will take you to the kit and you can click the download button.
It can be printed out or just used via your phone, ipad or computer for quick reference.
Also, easy to do from home!!

With this kit, CTMH also introduces Thin Cuts!  It's used to cut out stamped images on your cuddlebug or big shot.  

The stamp set C1641 Springtime wishes coordinates with thin cuts Z3201 and the Charlotte kit!  Makes it super easy to use Z3132 watercolor paints to color and then cut them out with the thin cuts.

It was quite easy to use the paints, and the thin cuts to create a lovely card.  The paint dried quickly too!!

Consider joining us for our next adventure with Penelope in March (Tuesday March 8th)

Also, we will have a crop on Saturday March 12th 9am to 9pm!! $10 please rsvp.  Includes lunch.


February Hostess Club

Welcome February!!  Hoping that it's an early Spring!!

For February we are working on the Charlotte Kit!  Featuring the new Workshops your way!

Here's the hostess club layout that we did tonight...

This layout is very soft... but I really like it.  The bulk B&T paper has very subtle flowers on it with a little bit of sorbet.  This would be great for weddings, babies, black and white photos, and family.  

This layout was inspired by Lynn Como.. and also, I used the leftover sticker for the word lovely... and added a few more stickers here and there for fun.  

Here's Theresa's version of this layout!!  with Pics!  Nice job Theresa!!

and here is Pam's Layout!  She loves these quick layouts!!

Next club will be Tuesday March 8th!!  We will be working with Penelope!!  

See you then!!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Februay Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone!  Hope you are doing well!!  I am so excited to share this month's cards with you!!  And thanks to everyone who comes and shares their talents with us!!

Well, after missing the first Tuesday due to weather... we met on Monday!!  Yeah thanks everyone for adjusting your schedule to come.  Hopefully the weather in March will be much better and warmer!!

Next class will be Tuesday March 1st!!

Here's my card... Inspired by Stamp N Fun Debi

This card features a favorite retired stamp set D1548 Whoo's your Valentine and a loved favorite D1482 Love Life.  Cranberry and black.. simply elegant!! And a little bit of Black Shimmer Trim add some sparkle.  (side note.. the shimmer trim was cut in half).

And here's what everyone else did::

Anita taught us to do a standup word/letter card and I love how it's cut out and is still strong enough to stand up on it's own!  It was fun to bling it up!  (with lots of great bling)!!  
Wow can't wait to try this will different letters.. like MOM or DAD!!  What fun! 
The card base is 3.5x10.5 and scored at 3.5 and 7.  The letters were cut out of B&T paper and then mounted onto another piece of cardstock with a slim outline and then adhered to the card base.  Important to note... the base is not cut to give the card more stability.

Dulce's fun card was quick and easy.. but super cute and had us all giggling as we put on the fun googly eyes.  The teeth are a pennant border punch, but teeth could have been made out of triangles, square and half circles.  the card size is 4.75x6 and scored at 3.5.  Would be fun for valentines day... or halloween or birthdays... 

Julie's delightful card is a slide up!!  and when the heart tab is pulled, it reveals messages and the jar stands up.  We tinted the jar with chalk to give it a blueish appearance and used a silver sharpie to color in the lid.  The hearts were punched out and glued.  Darling!!! We made a slit 1.5 from right edge cut from 1.25 to 3.75 and move to 2.75 from right edge and cut again 1.25 to 3.75.  Cut across the 1.25 between the cuts and fold tab in half and add additional tab to attach to inside slider.

Lori wasn't able to join us, but brought cards for us to do and the most amazing cookies.. maybe green apple jolly ranch cookies.. I loved them and want the recipe!!  anyway... we had two choices... pink or purple and the purple people were appreciative!!  LOL...  Love the chevron print and the doily!  So clever!!

Melani's card was a bit challenging... we had to slit our cards starting at the half inch mark and cutting .25 to 4 every quarter inch (19 slits) and then weaving .25 inch strips of paper/cardstock through according to directions.  may glue ends down and also put a bit of glue in the middle of the front to hold down the longer ones.

I did the one for Lori and so created this one after for myself.  I really enjoyed this card!

Roxxy's card was quick and fun.  the paper comes uncolored and we added chalk to the paper for a pop of color, added some lovely ribbon, a fun butterfly cutout and a few sparkles for an elegant card suitable for most occasion... birthday, love, thinking of you or even sympathy.

Roxxy also brought the most amazing cupcakes... made out of chocolate in wonderful flavors (raspberry, salted caramel, cafe, lemon, almond).. I may or may not have had three of them!  they were divine!!  almost too pretty to eat!  LOL!!

Shannon was unable to join us as well due to a sick child... but she sent her card as well. Julie shared a fun story about the texture... Shannon was at Julie's house and discovered her embossing folders... and played on the floor with them for an hour or so... we all had different textures on our cards, but had the same embellishments.  I loved the heart washi tape!  The inside greeting ... and it lead me to you.  So sweet!!

Well we had such a great time and thank you all for coming and sharing your creativity, your stuff and your time!   
Have a great February!
See you March 1st!!