Saturday, January 11, 2020

Holidays Reimagined - Valentine Day's Cards

These cards were part of my first video collaboration with a group of very talented CTMH ladies. The challenge was to take any holiday products and turn them into something completely different. So with Valentine's Day coming up soon, I decided to use two Christmas layouts from the Complete Creativity Cricut Collection and use a few images to turn them into Valentine's day cards.

Let's look beyond these Christmas layouts and see what we can do. From the single layout, I took the heart and blue doily and from the double layout, I took the wreath and red bow.

Here are the finished cards, if you'd like to see more details on the assembly, please watch my process video.  You will also see a variety of projects created by fellow consultants!  



This was a really fun challenge, thank you for stopping by.  I hope we've inspired you to create something beyond the intended theme. 

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Spruced Up Workshop

Love the look and feel of this paper collection, it's cosy and warm. This 6-page workshop will keep your memories burning bright. From staying at home by the fire to celebrating the New Year and enjoying a winter wonderland.

The •READY•TO•GO•PROJECT•efile is now available, see purchasing options below.


Supplies

Tools: Paper trimmer, Ruler, Pencil, Versa Mat, Scissors, Edge Distresser, Watercolours and Medium or Large Round Waterbrush & Clear Shimmer Brush Z3293
  • Spruced Up paper packet + Sticker Sheet: X7253S (QTY 1)
  • Spruced Up Die-Cuts X7253E (QTY 1)
  • Spruced Up Wood Shapes X7253F (QTY 1)
  • Cardstock: Mink(QTY 6), French Vanilla (QTY 1), New England Ivy (QTY 1), Julep (QTY 1), Sangria (QTY 3), White Glitter Paper (QTY 1) and Espresso (QTY 3
Inks: Z2829 Espresso, Z6516 Sangria, Z2835 New England Ivy, Z4189 Intense Black
  • TRI-BLEND markers: Z2478 Earth Brown Blend & Z2475 Brown Grey Blend
  • Stamp + Thin Cuts: Spruced Up – Cardmaking Z3633
Let's take a closer look!
If you like to get inky this is the layout for you, from good old paper tearing to ink distressing this layout is has it all!
Winter Layout

This layout is all about Celebrating the New Year, it's easy to put together with all those awesome Die-Cuts and Cricut pieces.
New Year's Layout
If you love snowy winter days, you'll love this layout. 
Winter Wonderland Layout, Snowflakes
You will need a Cricut Design Space account to access this efile to cut this project. When you place an order on my website; you'll receive the assembly guide plus the Cricut efile completely FREE. The file will be sent by email to you shortly after you place your order. Please allow 12 hours.

The assembly guide includes the cutting guide, Cricut Design Space link and helpful tips. Want this assembly guide for FREE order your supplies today and I will email you a copy. Another way to get this assembly guide for FREE is to join my Team.

Just want to assembly guide, click HERE to purchase it for only $10.00, this is available to all.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Julep Snowflakes - Christmas card set

Here is one of my signature cardmaking set, I love the simplicity of the white embossed background and the beautify Julep Glitter paper. This set makes 14 cards two of each design.  
The •READY•TO•GO•PROJECT•assembly guide is now available, see purchasing options below. 
Here are the supplies you'll need to complete this project:
  • X254 White Cards & Envelopes value pack 
  • Z3518 Snowflakes Embossing Folder 
  • Stamp Sets: C1810 Holiday Trimmings & D1283 Say It In Style 
  • White Daisy CS (QTY 3) 
  • Z3506 Julep Glitter Paper (QTY 1 sheet) 
  • Embellishments: Z4194 White & Gold Ribbon & Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems 
  • Adhesives: Z3033 - Adhesive Runner, Z3441 Tombow Glue & Z1151 3D foam tape
  • Thin Cuts: Z4236 Winter Flurries (retired) or use a Cricut snowflake image

  1. Want this assembly guide for FREE? Order your supplies today and I will email you a copy.
  2. CTMH Consultants, you can purchase the assembly guide for only $10 and offer this workshop to your own customers. Click HERE
  3. Join my Team and you'll get full access to all my assembly guides for FREE!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Cedar & Pine One Sheet Wonder

I've always wanted to try a One Sheet Wonder card set, here is my version using the beautiful Cedar & Pine paper collection.
The set makes14 individually designed cards using one single sheet of pattern paper.  The •READY•TO•GO•PROJECT•assembly guide is now available, see purchasing options below.

Here are the supplies you'll need to complete this project:
  • X254 White Cards & Envelopes value pack 
  • X7251B Cedar & Pine Paper Packet (only one-sheet)  
  • White Daisy CS (QTY 4) 
  • Stamp Set: M1259 Mini Merry & Bright 
  • Thin Cuts: Z4033 Be Merry (retired), Z4309 Shaker Window & Confetti & Z3348 Scallop Border (retired) 
  • Z3365 Gold Glitter Paper (QTY 1 sheet) 
  • Embellishments: Z4054 Gold Embellishing Thread & Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems 
  1. Want this assembly guide for FREE? Order your supplies today and I will email you a copy.
  2. CTMH Consultants, you can purchase the assembly guide for only $10 and offer this workshop to your own customers.  Click HERE 
  3. Join my Team and you'll get full access to all my assembly guides for FREE!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Cedar & Pine PML Card Set

With the launch of our Christmas catalog, this is my first of many Christmas card set options.  Please coming back this month to see the others. I'm in full production this week and next week.  
I wanted to start with a simple yet elegant option using these really pretty Picture My Life (PML) cards.  These are normally used for pocket scrapbooking but they also make very quick and easy cards. This is a no stamping option.  The addition of the Gold Foil makes them so regal.

This baker's dozen workshop is elegant and festive.  They are all uniquely designed to create one of a kind cards. The •READY•TO•GO•PROJECT•assembly guide is now available, see purchasing options below.


Here are the supplies you'll need to complete this card set:
  • Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames
  • X254 White Cards & Envelopes value pack 
  • X7250E Cedar & Pine Picture My Life (PML) cards set 
  • Z3365 Gold Foil Paper + scrap piece of Glacier CS
  • Z4054 Gold Embellishing Thread
  • Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
  • Z3033 Adhesive Runner
  •  Z679 Liquid Glass
  • Z1151 3D foam tape

  1. Want this assembly guide for FREE? Order your supplies today and I will email you a copy. 
  2. CTMH Consultants, can purchase the assembly guide for only $10 and offer this workshop to your own customers.  Click HERE 
  3. Join my Team and you'll get full access to all my assembly guides for FREE!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Every Little Thing - Extravaganza Presentation Artwork

I am super excited to share with you the EVERY LITTLE THING paper collection, the following artwork was part of my Extravaganza presentation at the North American CTMH Convention.  This was on my CTMH  bucket list for sure and it all came true this past July.

First up are these cute cards using the Z3538 Some Kind of Wonderful  + Thin Cuts

Here are a few assembly tips & supplies you will need to complete these cards:
  • X7224B Paper Packet
  • Z4310 Shaker Window Foam + Acetate
  • Z4189 Intense Black Ink
  • Z3521 Vellum Die-Cuts
  • Z3566 Julep Sequins & Z4304 Silver Sequins
  • Z3567 Julep ribbon & Z3570 Wisteria ribbon
Standard size card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • top piece is 1/4 smaller
  • the accent pieces are 4 1/4 x 2
CTMH cards

Interactive Shaker + Gatefold cards

Here are a few assembly tips & supplies you will need to complete these cards:
  • X7248B Paper Packet
  • Z4310 Shaker Window Foam + Acetate
  • Z4189 Intense Black, Julep & Wisteria  Ink
  • Z3521 Vellum Die-Cuts
  • Z3566 Julep Sequins & Z4304 Silver Sequins
  • Z3506 Julep Glitter Paper
  • Z4309 Shaker Window + Confetti
  • Z3519 Stitched Circles Embossing Folder
  • D1890 Sweetest Birthday Wishes
Card size 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 
  • cut one 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 CS piece (back piece) - accent colour 
  • cut one 5 x 10 white CS piece and fold in half
  • cut two 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 pieces, score in the middle 45-degree angle 
  • glue these piece to the backside of the white card base
  • then add the 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 accent colour to cover these up at the end
  • band, cut one piece 1 3/4 x 12, wrap around the card and glue together
  • add the shaker piece to cover the seam
CTMH shaker cards

Single Layouts
Here are a few assembly tips & supplies you will need to complete this single layout:
  • X7248B Every Little Thing Paper Packet
  • X7248E Picture My Life Cards
  • X7248C Complements
  • Z3543 Hawthorn Wood Shapes
  • E1046 Months by Melissa Esplin
  • Z4189 Intense Black
I asked my team to provide me with some pictures for some of the following layouts. When I saw this picture on Facebook  I was drawn into the post written from a very proud Mama.  This layout was created using one photo and one awesome post.  So when you think you can't or don't journal go back to some of your Facebook post because you do!! Thank you, Jennifer!

CTMH scrapbooking layout

Here are a few assembly tips & supplies you will need to complete this single layout:
  • X7248B Every Little Thing Paper Packet
  • X7248E Picture My Life Cards
  • X7248C Complements
  • Z3314 Black & White Dots
  • E1046 Months by Melissa Esplin
  • Z3519 Stitched Circles Embossing Folder
  • Z3366 Foil Paper
For this layout, I mixed in a few other colours:  Peacock, Glacier and Lagoon.  This tile was done in Design Space. Using the negative part of the strip and backing the words with black CS. If you do not have the ADLERY Font you will need to replace it in the Design Space file.  I get these Fonts from DAFonts.com but sadly they are not shareable.

Here are a few assembly tips & supplies you will need to complete this single layout:
  • X7248S Every Little Thing Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
  • X7248C Complements
  • Z3521 Vellum Die-Cuts
  • Z3314 Black & White Dots
  • D1876 Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Z3519 Stitched Circles Embossing Folder
  • Z3553 Acrylic Hearts
  • Z3507 Julep Glitter Gems
  • Z3506 Julep Glitter Paper
This next layout features the paper the way it was intended to be used.  Showing off the beautiful flowers and butterflies.  I used both the thin and regular 3D foam tape to add dimension to both Sticker and Complements.  I used the embossing folder with vellum and cut out a few butterflies with both vellum and Julep glitter paper.
CTMH Butterfly Scrapbooking Layout

Here are a few assembly tips & supplies you will need to complete this single layout:
  • X7248B Every Little Thing Paper Packet
  • Z3314 Black & White Dots
  • Z3519 Stitched Circles Embossing Folder
For those of you who are looking for a more masculine option, this layout is for you. Again, the photo was provided by my SBB Natalie.  When I saw this picture I thought OMG, I don't care which paper collection I get, I'm going to make this work.  The silver foil was embossed and distressed with stay-on ink, it creates this more rugged look.  Please note:  the MX wheels used are SVG and not shareable, I've replaced them with the CTMH gears in the Design Space file.
Here are a few assembly tips & supplies you will need to complete this single layout:
  • X7248B Every Little Thing Paper Packet
  • Z3566 Julep Sequins
  • Z3506 Julep Glitter Paper
  • Z3553 Acrylic Hearts
  • Z3508 Julep Shimmer Brush 
  • Z4245 Opaque Matter Texture Paste
  • Z4247 Palette Knives
Texture Paste Scrapbooking Layout

This last single page was done with texture paste mixed with Julep shimmer brush, by mixing the two together it creates a nice Julep tone. The words were cut using the Cricut machine and various Fonts. To give them more dimension cut 4 to 5 times and layer them together.  This project is not included in the Design Space file.

More cards
Here are a few assembly tips & supplies you will need to complete this single layout:
  • X7248B Every Little Thing Paper Packet
  • D1877 Every Little Thing Scrapbooking Stamp Set
  • G1189 Every Little Thing Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
  • Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames & Z4259 Stitched Square Frames
  • Z4189 Intense Black
This is a clean and simple set using white cardstock, mixed with the Butterflies for You stamp set.
 This second set features the PML cards and black cardstock.
This last card set was complete with the new Build-a-Plaid stamp set, this is an amazing set as the possibilities are truly endless.

Double Layouts
So back to my teamies photos When I saw the colour if this gown I knew exactly what to do.  This layout was done with the Stitched Flowers, I added dimension by doubling up on the flower petals and cutting in between the stitched parts.  The circle is the small flower, which was cut and shaped.  I'm in love with velum again.  O used the Border and Doily Thin Cuts with vellum paper to give it this really soft look.

From glamour to Boyish Adventure, this layout features the vellum and the embossing folder.  A little texture paste on white cardstock then splattered with black paint. I incorporated the journaling within the layout element.  Thank you, Pam, for sharing your handsome boys with us.

This last layout is using several stamp set
  • Stroke of an Artist
  • Build-a-Plaid
  • Every Little Thing 
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
This last project is a simple art decor item.  I cut four pieces of white cardstock, white is more forgiving for this application.  Mitted the corners to create a frame. Then I used a page from an old dictionary for the background piece.  I used a few shimmer brush colours, Julep, Mint & Wisteria on the vellum butterflies & leaves
I really hope I've inspired you to create your very own beautiful projects with this lovely collection.

Here is the Design Space Link  for some of the artwork, please note some images were replaced with CTMH images, since some of the images were SVG and not sharable. The FONTS using for layout two (single page) is Hey Pretty Girl. If you don't have this Font you will need to click the link to download.  Lastly, the FONT used for "MX" is Adlery 

Thank you 









Saturday, August 31, 2019

Cricut Affiliate - Breaking News

I'm so excited to share, as you know I LOVE my Cricut and my CTMH Cricut images, they are so easy to create with and lots and lots of my •READY•TO•GO•PROJECTS• use all of the CTMH cartridges.
Up until today, the older CTMH cartridges were not available.  This is why I'm over the moon excited about this new affiliation program.
As a CTMH consultant, I now have a Cricut affiliate link!!!!!!  That means, that all CTMH collections are available for purchase - please use my affiliate link below:


Single images are available FREE with your Cricut Access subscription - if you don't have a subscription please use my link to subscribe.
Available September 1st, CTMH will release a new Cricut collection only available through CTMH consultants - That's where my link comes in, you will need my affiliate link to purchase!!!
Do you need the newer machine like the EXPLORE, if it's time to upgrade you can purchase that too through my link. Need new mats, blades, vinyl, infusible ink, heat-press, T-shirts, the list goes on, I'm linked to those items too. 
I think this is a match made in crafty heaven, I appreciate your support and know that I'm just a message away from any questions you may have, happy craftin'