Archives for October 2015

Having a little fun!

I had a little fun playing with the Mojo Monday sketch and the Stamp Ink Paper Color challenge and I created these two cards:

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Here’s the sketch and color challenge:

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Some great inspiration for the above cards.  Colors translate a little differently.  I used Chocolate, Pixie, and Cotton Candy.   I had some gold striped vellum that I’ve been dying to play with.  I love how they turned out.  I checked out the Heart2Heart challenges and saw the “Boo” challenge so I kept the sketch, changed the colors/stamps and created this:

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Love our Fundamental papers (used the basic combo) with our shimmer trim!  Here’s a little fun for your Halloween night!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Same background, different cards

I wanted to show you how you can take the same background on a card yet make different cards from it.  I have three examples to share that I made with the Nevermore paper and B1488 Pumpkin Chevron stamp set.

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Card 1:

SIP 19 Boo

Card 2:

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Card 3:

Creep Treats Shaker

You can see the same background on the front of the card.  By changing the images on top of it, you get three different cards.  This makes your creating faster, simpler, and easier!!

Don’t forget it’s the last 2 days to take advantage of:

  • It In the Bag – free tote when you join CTMH as a consultant (and a free opportunity gift/starter sampler cards from me)
  • S1510 Twinkle – Stamp of the Month for October
  • Free stamp set with $50.00 – see Give-Aways
  • Zoe Express Collection in Studio J – we’ve done all the work – all you have to do is add pictures and journal!!
  • Zoe Express Collection

Thanks for stopping by!!

Last 3 days – Specials ending and Discounted products

It’s the last three days of October (where did the month go?) and these specials are ending. Don’t miss out!!

It’s In The Bag: This is a recruiting special where you get a free tote bag large enough to hold our 12×12 post bound albums! Yeah!!

1510-maincarousel-cc-usHere’s what is in the new consultant kit:

15-ai-new-consultant-kit-md-us_ca wmContents of the New Consultant Kit Include:

  • Zoe B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK369, qty 1)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385, qty 1)
  • Whisper Cardstock (X5929, qty 1)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770, qty 1)
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2164, qty 2)
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2641, qty 2)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173, qty 2)
  • Aqua Shimmer Trim (Z3086, qty 2)
  • Grey Enamel Gems (Z3089, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® So Many Smiles (C1619, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® In Review (C1622, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® My Story (B1482, qty 2)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254, qty 1)
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • 2″ × 6½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty 2)
  • 3″ × 3″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1006, qty 2)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 2)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Round Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1, 25 per pack)
  • Annual Inspirations (WC1161, qty 10)
  • Holiday Expressions (WCS1161, qty 10)
  • Cardstock Color Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Petite Perks™ Tribal Circles (W2032, qty 3)
  • Idea Book Postcard (W1129, qty 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1)

(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

Items shown represent contents of New Consultant Kits ordered between August 1, 2015 and November 30, 2015. Contents are subject to change without notice, and change regularly based on product and collateral availability. Shipping and handling and applicable taxes apply

There is a new Straight to the Top (STTT) program to support you in the first 90 days.  Your training is online with support from me through phone calls, helping you with your first gathering, and a FB group where we share business ideas and creativity.

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Read this for more thoughts to consider. 

I have been with CTMH for 15+ years now. I love to scrapbook, make cards, and paper craft. CTMH has been with me for 3 different moves actually helping my transitions to communities easier. I’ve earned 3 incentive trips (a paid vacation for 2!!) when I’ve been able to work the business (20+hours a week). I’ve been able to support my addiction to paper when I’ve been on my own. The biggest blessings are the friendships and people I’ve come to know both as fellow consultants and as customers.



Come and play with us!!jointoday

Stamp of the Month: S1510 Twinkle is an awesome set to get for $17.95 0r $5.00 with a purchase of $50.00 or more

S1510 Linda Creates Collage

Give-away for October goes away.  Get this stamp set FREE with an online order of $50.00 or more!!  Place your order and I’ll mail it to you directly!!  With S1510 and this set, you are ready to get your Christmas cards made!!


Clearance Product.  There are now two sections for product that has been retired and for discounted product now called “Clearance”! Yes!! These products look to be anywhere from 25% off to 60% off!!  Love a deal!!  Check it out!!


Studio J – Zoe and Sangria  Express Collections.  Each month, CTMH will offer a special Express Collection.  In October, you have access to 2 – Zoe and Sangria.  Zoe, the first collection shown, will expire on October 31, 2015.Zoe Express CollectionSangria Express collection

Sangria will be here for November.  Don’t miss out and start your projects now.  If you’ve started a project, the project will remain in your projects for 90 days.  I offer free classes on Studio J.

Wow – there is a lot of specials going away in a few days.  Don’t miss out.  Thanks for stopping by,


Creepy Treats Shaker Card

This little stamp set B1488 Pumpkin Chevron, has this super cute candy jar on it and I thought it would make a great little shaker.

B1488 Pumpkin ChevronHere’s how you make a shaker:

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Here’s the card I made and I mounted the shaker on it.  “Creepy Treats” comes from D1669 Tasty Terrors.

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I fussy cut the little candy corns and made them look like they were falling out.  They are colored with our ShinHan Touch Markers.

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I used the quatrefoil embossing folder on the slate panel for textures.  Dry embossing adds so much more to a card.

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“Creepy Treats” is from this fun Halloween treat set:

01587fc4-fae2-418b-9911-cf9e2a3e6964Closer look at the jar:

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You can see the white beads to create the  noise along with the prisma glitter.  I  “Wink-a-Stella”-ed the glass jar parts that were not cut out.   I also used some black glitter to make it more fun and hide the candy corns which are stamped inside, on the back panel.

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When you tip up the card, the black glitter goes down and you can see the candy corn! Super fun.  =)  Thanks for stopping by.




Christmas Love

One of the nice things about S1510 Twinkle is it’s versatility for Christmas cards.  While it features the string of lights, I made this simple card “Christmas Love” using just one of the stamps!

S1510 Images

Cut a panel of Sapphire (although it looks purple no matter what color corrects I did) to start the card.  Cut a white panel, use a nesting circle die to cut out the circle (keep the cut out).   Emboss (dry) with the dots embossing folder.

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Stamp “Christmas Love” on the cut out circle in Sapphire Ink.  Use 3D foam tape to raise up the white panel.  Tape down the “Christmas Love” circle directly on the Sapphire panel so that it will show through the white panel.  Adhere the white panel.

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Add a few strips of the blue shimmer trim (love because the adhesive is on the trim!) up in the top left corner to balance out the card.  We’ll have this card in the Come and Play Card Buffet.

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Want this set?  It’s the Stamp of the Month.  You can purchase for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $5.00 purchase.  Don’t forget to check out the Give-Aways for October!  You can get a free stamp set with your purchase.  Thanks for stopping by.




Me and My Box

Sarah Grace loves boxes and believe it or not, the Nevermore paper is awesome for my building girl’s boxes!  I created “Me and My Box” layout and I have to print the pictures for it  now.

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SG can turn any box into a haven of different options for play.  I love to listen to her as she plays.  The slate background and texture paper in the Nevermore pack is “steampunked” with images of contraptions and gears – perfect base papers for this theme.

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I used a number of different CTMH Cricut Cartridges in Design Space.  I love Design Space for this because you can layout the entire two pages and images you want to cut.  They don’t have to be from the same cartridge and you can save the file!!  If you don’t know how to do this, I can teach you.

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I used clear gems to great the “insides” of the lettering which is from the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.

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The gears are from Artiste.  With the 3D foam tape coming in regular and thin for thickness, you can create a cluster of images in different heights for more dimension!

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I sanded the papers down to get a distressed look using our Sanding block (comes from the Sanding kit).

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My only stamping is the saying “So many reasons to be happy”.  This reflects SG’s joy in having a box to play with!  It’s really amazing how it’s the simple things in life which can provide so much happiness.  Thanks for stopping by!


Steampunk Boo Shaker Card

Here’s the last card we’ll make today at our Nevermore Workshop: Steampunk Boo Shaker:

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I used some thin dies for cutting out the Eggplant panel, both the front and the circle for the window,  from Simon Stamps.  I used B1503 Steampunk Scoundrels from CTMH:

Steampunk Scoundrels


I stamped Boo on a white panel that’s under the Eggplant panel so it would show through the transparency window.

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I added the inside fun – beads, glitter, and confetti before adhering the Eggplant panel to the top of the 3D foam tape.  Don’t you just love the gold stars from the Gold Fundamental Collection?  I found some gold star confetti to put into the shaker.

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My sentiment is from the Nevermore Compliments – cute title.  I stamped and fussy cut out the spider.  I gave the spider some dimension by bending the legs and gluing them closer to the spider so it would look like the spider is walking over the title!

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Here’s a picture of the gold fundamentals – you get a lot of mileage out of these embellishments.  The gold sheet is full of different basic shape stickers:

Gold Fundamentals

Here are the Nevermore compliments.  I really enjoy that we have a variety of different types of embellishments.  There are transparencies, chipboard, and stickers in this combo.

8c4f9634-fd8d-491d-ada5-5917da85a296Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Bunch of Challenges!

It’s been pretty busy the last 4 weeks with travel to vend at crops. Last night, I got a chance to look at some challenges and play! Fun!  My first card comes from a Tic Tac Toe challenge done by Stamp Ink Paper:

SIP 19 Boo

Challenge: SIP-Tic-Tac-Toe-19-800-791x1024My next card was from the Mojo Monday:

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Then I wandered over to Freshly Made Sketches and loved their simple sketch:

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While I already entered one card into the Heart2Heart Cricut Capers, I realized all these cards work for this challenge as well!  I used CTMH’s Cricut Artbooking to cut all the images out to work with B1488 Pumpkin Chevrons:



B1488 Pumpkin Chevron

Just having so fun!  I’ll post more on the cards later.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great, creative day.


Autumn Harvest

I love fall and made this card using Harvest Wreath, D1662 – taking both the fruit and sentiment “Autumn Harvest” from this set.  I adore the new colors we added added to the Enchantment color palette…they are really amazing colors for fall.

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I cut the window out from the Cricut, using Design Space.  When I was checking out the weekly challenge, I realized this card would fit one of the “Heart2Heart Challenges” – Cricut Capers.  I linked the card to this one.   A couple of my customers asked to learn to make sky backgrounds using sponges and inks.

AH 2 wmPart of the window inspiration was to be looking out a Harvest Moon.  I added some Wink of Stella to the moon to make it glow.  I feel so blessed when I get to see one!    I distressed both the Pomegranate panel and the window with our sanding block which is in our Sanding Kit.

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I stamped “Autumn Harvest” in chocolate ink and the fruit in a variety of different colored inks.  I confess – all the new colors: Poppy, Pomegranate, Fern, Eggplant, and Saffron. Aren’t they just rich and pretty?!  I distressed the sentiment with Pomegranate.

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I fussy cut the fruit out and clustered it together around the sentiment.  When you get a close up, you realize just how awful my fussy cutting is!  Move the paper, not the scissors – tip of the day!  I need to follow my own advise.  Here’s the wonderful stamp set:

D1662 Harvest Wreath

Thanks for stopping by to look – Have a fantastic day!


Peace and Joy

I had a customer ask to learn do do sky backgrounds with sponges and daubers so I created this card, Peace and Joy, for the Come and Play Card Buffet.

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It involves masking by using a circle that you lightly tape down for the moon and sponge around. The mask prevents the ink from getting into areas you don’t want it to.

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You add more ink and go over areas you want to have the darker color; less ink and go lighter when you want it lighter.  Trees are done in Black Archival Ink. I did them in both first and second generation stamping to create depth in the scene.   The sentiment “Peace and Joy” expressed what I wanted about a serene night scene.  It was stamped in Sapphire ink to make it more soft and subtle.

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Inside the card, I stamped the trees and another sentiment.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Inside the card, I stamped the trees and