Monday, July 30, 2012

Christmas In July

I wanted to clear out some of my scraps so I used Freshly Made Sketches #45 to create this A2-sized Christmas Card.

The ornament shape was cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge using the layers and shift functions set at 2 1/4" (images are <Ornamnt1> and <Square2> p. 33.)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Bamboo Cardstock, Garden Green Cardstock, Chocolate Cardstock
Stamps: Holiday Cheer
Ink: Chocolate
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Corner Rounder, Border Punch (SU), Colonial White Waxy Flax, Sparkles-Red, Pink, Purple

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mojo Monday 251 - No Stamp Version

I was cleaning my scrap room and came across this older CTMH paper and coordinating MyStickease, Twitterpated. I knew once I saw it I had to make a no-stamp greeting. It probably took me longer to photograph and load the card then to actually make it!

I used MojoMonday sketch 251 again for this card but changed up my measurements from the first card:
  • Finished Card Size = A2 (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
  • Chocolate Mat = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Left Panel = 2 14" x 3 3/4"
  • Right Panels = 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" 

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Colonial White Cardstock, Chocolate Cardstock, Twitterpated Level 2 (retired)
Stamps: none!
Ink: Chocolate Marker
Other: Twitterpated My Stickease (retired), 3 D Foam Tape

My First Blog Award-The Liebster

I opened my email yesterday to so see that Stacy has so kindly awarded me the Liebster Award! What an honor and a great way to start my Friday. Please take a moment and visit Stacy's blog,, and check out her awesomeness!

Here's a little about the Liebster...

About the Award
in German—“liebster” means “dear,” from the verb “lieber” [to love]“. The Liebster Blog Award in essence is all about recognizing worthy bloggers with less than 200 followers (or was it subscribers?), and raising their blog visibility. In other words, spread the love.  I am assuming that most of the blogs I read probably have more than 200 followers, so I did my best to recognize some bloggers that I feel more certain don’t have over 200 followers and are deserving recipients. I hope I don’t offend anyone if I was wrong, and they do have 200+ followers. Also, there is no obligation to continue this award.  If you don’t want to participate, I won’t think anything of it, and I won’t stop following your blog.”

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

My five nominations are....
  1. Rachel Ventura -
  2.  Karen Day -
  3. Jennifer -
  4. Debi Barber -
  5. Danielle -
Thank you ladies for always giving me inspiration with your fabulous work! Now it's your turn...choose one of the following to post on your blog and then choose your five nominees to share it with!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mojo Monday 251 ~ Birthday Version

It's been a few weeks since I've played along with the Mojo Monday sketch. Man, does it feel good to be creating again! Do you think it would be wrong to play hookie from work to keep creating??

Anyway, today is a card I made for my son's 9th birthday (which is today!!). The paper is a retired CTMH set, You Rock. I love this set for creating boy cards...especially ones for my rockin' kiddo! I used my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the cupcake out. The coordinating stamp set was the perfect finishing touch for this sweet concoction.

I used a double layer of foam tape to adhere the cupcake and add depth to the card. For the flag I used my marker to curve the paper and give it a feeling of movement. Here are my measurements for this standard A2 card (I got a little crazy with the 16th's):
  • background paper: 5 7/16" x 4 1/8"
  • left hand panel: 4 1/16" x 2 5/16"
  • right side panels (2): 2 13/16" x 2"
Thanks for checking it out and I hope you enjoy! Now I'm off to get cookies for his summer camp friends to enjoy!

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, You Rock (retired)
Stamps: Cricut Art Philosophy Celebration, You & Me (retired)
Ink: Outdoor Denim, Olive, Goldrush Marker
Other: Toothpick, 3D Foam Tape, Cricut, Durables - Square

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

7 Days Left...

While the launch of the new Idea Book Aug 1 brings some fabulous new products from CTMH it also means we must say goodbye to some of our favorites (sniff...sniff). These items are ONLY available through July 31 or while supplies last. So, bottom line...if you've been holding off now is the time to get them before they are gone! 

I have linked each item to my website so you can see them for yourself. If you have any question please let me know. If a link does not work that is most likely because an item is sold out.

 If you would like to order any of these items you can contact me or shop online 24/7 at

2012 CTMH Retiring Product List

Paper Packets/My Stickease/Complements

· Cruisin’ Complements Foil Images--X7154C

· Elemental Paper Pack --X7141B

· Elemental Complements DE-- X7141C

· Footloose Paper Pack-- X7151B

· Footloose Complements DE--X7151C

· Lucy Paper Pack--X7149B

· Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons-- X7149C

· Roxie Paper Pack--X7140B

· Roxie My Stickease Assortment--X7140C

· Sonoma My Stickease Assortment--X7143C

· Superhero Paper Pack--X7152B

· Superhero Complements Rub-Ons-- X7152C

· Typeset Paper Pack--X7139B

Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes--X7139C

Workshops on the Go

· WOTG Cruisin’ Kit

· WOTG Florentine Kit

· WOTG Footloose Kit

· WOTG Lucy Kit

· WOTG Pemberley Kit

· WOTG Stella Kit

· WOTG Superhero Kit

· WOTG Victory Kit

   (Cardstock, inkpads, and re-inkers are all included)

· Amethyst

· Baby Pink

· Brown Bag

· Dutch Blue

· Garden Green

· Garnet

· Grey Flannel

· Grey Wool

· Heavenly Blue

· Holiday Red

· Key Lime

· Lilac Mist

· Moonstruck

· Pansy Purple

· Parchment

· Petal

· Spring Iris

· Sunflower

· Sunkiss Yellow

· Sunny Yellow

· Taffy

· Tulip

· Vanilla Cream

· Vineyard Berry

Other Cardstock

· Colonial White 6-pack X5901

· White Daisy 6-pack X5900


· Clear Cards 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”

· Clear Cards 4-1/2”


· Quick Pic Album-Dark Chocolate--Z1406

· Quick Pic Album-Dark Cranberry-- Z1405

· Quick Pic Album-Outdoor Denim--Z1404

· Snapease Album System 12x12-- Z4110


· Bitty Brads Basic Assortment-- Z1367

· Bitty Brads Metal Assortment -- Z1368

· Bitty Buds Assorment --Z1690

· Bottle Caps-- Z1691

· Canvas Badge Buttons-- Z1397

· Clear Sparkles--Z1104

· Color Ready Irresistibles- Lots of Dots--Z1261

· Comic Badge Buttons--Z1688

· Dimensional Elements-Ornaments--Z1337

· Heirloom Assorment--Z1635

· Hinges-- Z1402

· Mini-Medley Accents-Honey--Z1488

· Mini-Medley Accents-Pacifica --Z1698

· Mini-Medley Accents-Sunset -- Z1338

· Mini-Medley-Tulip-- Z1320

· Photo Hangers--Z1403

· Ribbon-Designer Pink Collection--Z1384

· Ribbon-Sw. Lf. Stitched Grosgrain (bulk) Z1383

My Creations Products

· My Creations A-Door-Ables--Z1321

· My Creations All Sorts Mini Album--Z1224

· My Creations Cube--Z1152

· My Creations Mix & Mingle Album--Z1334


· Craft Tray--1764

· Dotto Dots Dispenser--1766

· Double Scrubber--Z1163

· Euro Personal Paper Trimmer--Z338

· Euro Replacement Blades--Z339

· Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring-- Z340

· Microfiber Cloth --Z1006

· My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set-- 4275

RETIRING Stamp Sets:

A Flitter --A1108

A Game -- A1113

A Holiday--A1115

A Sip--A1109

A Timber --A1110

A Twinkle--A1107


All Decked Out--D1308

Always Remember--A1095

Angel Sent--A1099

Authentic-- D1401

Baroque Alphabet--E1006

Bundled Buddies--C1472

Captured Moments-- C1423

Childhood Portrait --D1373

Father Christmas-- D1449

Fill in the Blank-Holiday -- D1493

Friendship Alphabet-Large--E1016

Friendship Alphabet-Small--C1401

Fright Night --B1359

Giggle Caps--D1136

Giggle Lowercase--D1137

Gnome Garden--C1470

Happy Clusters-- C1471

Harvest Home--C1419

Holiday Cheer--B1381

Holiday Commentary--C1379

I Believe --C1427

John 3:16-- B1394

Joyful Jar-- B1393

Live Inspired --C1408

Live Your Style --D1499

Made with Love--D1387

Month by Month --C1425

Nature’s Gift--C1424

Party Animal --D1437

Party Pennants -- C1429

Rustic Alphabet--E1002

Rustic Numbers--D1267

Save the Date-- D1386

Say it in Style -- D1283

Snow Days--C1420

Snow Flurries-- D1384


St. Nick --B1356

Tag the Occasion-- B1362

Tannenbaum -- B1361


The Present -- D1436

Unscripted-- C1465

Winter Joy –C1468

Yep, it's a long list but I've previewed the new book and am super excited!

 If you would like to order any of these items you can contact me or shop online 24/7 at

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sympathy Card

Nobody likes making these types of cards, including me. But the unfortunate reality is we need to. And, in light of the recent events in Colorado I felt the need to make one today. For this card I used Freshly Made Sketch #44 as my inspiration.

I really like the simplicity of this sketch and felt like it was a perfect way to offer my condolences for this unfortunate situation.

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Amethyst Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: Card Chatter-Sympathy, Simple Memories
Ink: Petal, Twilight
Other: 3D Foam Tape, 5/8" Organdy Ribbon with Satin Edge

Inspiration Sketch:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Introducing Our Newest Addition

Last week CTMH held their annual convention in Dallas. I wasn't able to go but I did have a chance preview the new Idea Book that goes live August 1! I am so inspired by the new artwork and products. It truly is amazing and I'm so happy I chose this company to work with!

My club members will receive a complimentary copy of the newest book when it's released. If you would like to get your own copy I will be happy to send you one August 1 when the Idea Book goes live. I do ask that you pay $5 shipping. In exchange for shipping I will include a $5 gift certificate for you to use on your next order so your book is actually FREE! Please email me today to reserve your copy!

Introducing Our Newest Addition:

There are so many fabulous changes coming and I can't wait to share them all! I don't want to ruin all the excitement just yet but I will give you one spoiler and new product alert...drum roll please...

I have the pleasure of introducing CTMH's newest addition: a brand new Cricut cartridge called Artiste! I just placed my order (one of the fab benefits of being a consultant) and I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival. It has 700 exclusive images including themed projects, interactive cards, awards, and amazing 3D projects. It has everything from robots to weddings and something for every holiday! If you like throwing parties this cartridge is a must with invitations, party favors AND cupcake liners! There is even a project reference chart and separate step-by-step assembly book. AMAZING!

Here's what's included in the Artiste Collection:
  1. Cartridge with 700 exclusive images including themed projects, cards, font, shapes, cupcake liner, accordion and rolled flowers and a multitude of 3-D boxes, purses, and other items
  2. Three new coordinating D-Sized stamp sets
  3. Three sheets of coordinating chipboard shapes (with speech bubbles, a mini-album, and lots of banner shapes
  4. Project Reference Guide
  5. Step-by-Step Assembly Book
And, here's a link to all the images!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July Stamp of the Month

It's time to "Live Out Loud" with this month's stamp of the month! This 8 stamp set is a great addition to your sentiment stamp collection and works well for both scrapbooking and stamping.

Check out this fantastic artwork from the CTMH Art Department:

See something you like and want to recreate? Go HERE and scroll down for specific project for step-by-step instructions.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It's Perfect Pairs Time!

After 2+ days without power I'm glad to be back online in the cool air! I'm a bit behind in postings so bear with me as I collect myself and get back up to speed...

During July, get a free paper packet and coordinating accessory with every qualifying online purchase!

Place an online shopping order of $75 or more during July and receive a paper packet and coordinating embellishment FREE—it’s a Perfect Pair! Which specific paper packet and embellishment you receive is based on the date you place your order:

July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) 
July 6–10 Dreamin' Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633)  
July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) 
July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment  (X7137C)
July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C)
July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C)
July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR  
Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease®
Assortment (X7146C)

This offer is valid July 1-31, 2012. While supplies last. Additional shipping/handling and tax may apply. Discounted products do not count toward a qualifying purchase.

Go HERE to order.