Sunday, August 31, 2014

CTMH September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Here we will be featuring the September SOTM, Family Is Forever. If you have come here from Justine's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.


This month we have over 80 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the Family Is Forever stamp set and other great CTMH products. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


I created this beautiful double page layout using the new Pathfinding paper pack and the sketch from the MIFYH vol.01 p. 34-35.

You can use the Artiste cartridge to cut out this cute Barn Red heart and give it some dimension with 3-D foam tape.


You can also use that same heart and the coordinating stamp image. Look for colored outlined on the stamp set carrying sheet for all the details.  The small flower image was used to create a unique pattern paper using Glacier cardstock and Glacier ink.


The following is the list of supplies used for this layout:
  • September SOTM - Family Is Forever
  • Bronze Shimmer Trim 
  • Printed Cork Circles
  • Artiste cartridge
  • Pathfinding paper pack
  • Cardstock:  Glacier, Oliver, Colonial White and Champagne
  • Inks:  Barn Red, Chocolate and Glacier

Now "Hop" on over to Lela's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun projects! Remember, the  September SOTM is only available until September 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

CTMH - New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring the new products from the Annual Inspirations catalog.


If you have come here from Carol's Blog, you are on the right path! This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using NEW and other great CTMH products on their blogs. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

For my first project, I couldn't wait to get my hands on these cute Designer Buttoned Bags. Clearly the design options are unlimited. By simply adding a few stamped images and this great yo-yo, this project was done in a jiffy.

This owl is so much fun to dress up, a little layering and stamp masking and there you have it!


Products used:

Designer Buttoned Bag 
Scaredy Cat paper
Scaredy Cat Assortment
August SOTM - get it while you still can!!!
Slate and Sunset ink
Artiste - Cricut cartridge p. 50 cutx2 at 1-1/2"

I love Halloween, so once the Scaredy Cat paper pack was opened; I just couldn't stop. Here is a quick and simple layout using the Scaredy Cat Complements, they match perfectly with the Kraft cardstock.

Using 3-D foam tape on our Complements really makes them stand out.  Simply add Baby Power to the back side of the Complement to cover the existing adhesive and then add 3-D foam tape.



Products used:

Scaredy Cat paper
Scaredy Cat Complements
Black ink
Black Shimmer Trim
Sparkles Black Flourishes
Artbooking - Cricut cartridge p.83 cut at 3-1/2" (real dial)


Now "Hop" on over to Haley's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

PML mini album - Avonlea

I really love how fast this album came together, this is a wonderful way to use up your stash.  So take out those leftover Complements and embellishment and put them to good use.  You only need eight 4x6 PML card and washi tape.

ctmh project life mini album
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Products used:

  • PML Avonlea cards
  • Avonlea Complements
  • Washi Tape: Slate Polka Dot and the Juniper one from the Sparkle and Shine Christmas kit.
  • Trinkets Wooden Shapes
  • Mocha Pearl
  • ProPlayer Assortment
  • Stamp sets: Washi Wonder and Avonlea scrapbooking workshop

Friday, August 1, 2014

PML mini album - Skylark

This is a great way to use up you're PML cards, this cute mini album is made with 4x6 cards and washi tape. If the card does not suit your needs, simply use other cards and alter them.  Cover up sayings cut up other images to use as embellishments. You get the idea.

Cover
page 1 & 2
page 3 & 4
page 5 & 6
page 7 & 8
page 9 & 10
page 11 & 12
page 13 & 14

The small tag on page 14 was cut up from a small PML card to cover a title I didn't want. Starting from the inside attaching each pages to the other. Then added a piece on the outside. The trick is the keep them all straight, I just lined them up on the versamat using the grid as my guide.

Products used:
  • PML Skylark cards
  • Washi Tape:  Chocolate Woodgrain, Lagoon Houndstooth & the Juniper one from the Sparkle and Shine Christmas kit.
  • Trinkets Wooden Shapes
  • Mocha Pearl
  • Stamp sets:  Simple Memories, reel Life, Washi Wonder and Picture Perfect