Retirement with No Worries

Retirement with No Worries

It’s been a long time coming to have fun retirement set and it works so well with the No Worries paper.  This is the No Worries Cardmaking Stamp Set that you’ll need to create the three cards that are shown in the CTMH Workshop Your Way guide.  I love any stamp set that comes with dies!

You an see how they match up to the stamp images making stamping and cutting out super easy.   See how the glass and starfish are cut out with the stamping done.   Have very clean cuts looks great.

Use the zip strip and the burlap ribbon to add layers to your card.  Add the awesome sequins that have the wood pattern on them.  Use 3D foam tape under the images to pop them up and to add more dimension.  Anyone retiring would love this card!  You’ll want to stock up with this ribbon and sequins because they will work beyond the No Worries collection and soon (August 31) they go into retirement.  =(

June is a jazzy month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1706 – Hello Foxy is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 7 Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Join My Team and you will receive an album FREE, valued at $29.99.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.   Add the album in and that’s $240.00 for $75.00.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
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  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Enjoy this Retirement card.  Get yours today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and a Workshop of your choice if your order is over $50.00.








City Side Walk Workshop Your Way

City Side Walk Workshop Your Way


I love that City Side Walk can be used in several different ways because Christmas.  This wonderful lay9out is a snow or outside layout.   This paper has many wonderful patterns in the pack and can be used for all of the different holiday celebrations!


From Hanaka to getting your Christmas Tree, from Christmas Morning to a trip to New York City to see the sites, or a road trip to relatives, City Side Walks is it.  This paper pack and matching embellishments/stamps will only be available through December 31, 2016 when the Holiday Expressions retires!


The Workshop Your Way has directions you can download to make three layouts and the above cards!

Thanks for stopping by!




Get some Magic with Magical

Magical is the featured paper kit for this month. It’s perfect for our trip down to Orlando FL where Convention was at. While we did not do Disney this go around, we stayed at the Disney Coronado. July 16th is the CropTastic time for this month. Magical will be the Workshop Your Way. Hope you’ll come and join us!
g1108 Magical WYW wmIncludes Magical Paper Pack:

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Magical Compliments:

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Magical Sequins and White Twine:

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You can make the following four layouts and cards:

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When you purchase your Magical Worshop Your Way from me, you’ll get a colored copy of the cutting and assembly directions for the workshop.  You can download it for free.  I like having a hard copy to work from and provide this for free for my customers.   Here’s some addition artwork from Magical:
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Note how they used a sheet of the paper pack from Magical in the lamp!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more on Magical!





The 3rd Workshop Your Way layout with the Florence Collection is called Brilliant.

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Use White Daisy cardstock as the base.  The white background really sets off the colors in the Florence papers, don’t you agree?  I feel the warmth of the colors coming out.

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Using the Florence Compliments (included on the WYW collection), you use “Brilliant” to create the title and clusters of embellishments.   I don’t think I highlight the importance of putting the different elements in the Compliments together to create “clusters” in different areas of your layouts (or any crafting project).  There are different textures and background materials used in the compliments to give you variety which works well for clustering.

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Try to have at least three clusters, spread between the two pages of the layout.  When I add pictures to the layout, I’ll add more clustering.

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You will still be able to create more with the left over paper after the three layouts.  More to come on this!  Some of the cards you’ve seen posted this month are easily made with the scraps.  Tomorrow’s card will show you a great use for your scraps.

PicMonkey Collage

I have to tell you, we’ve created some amazing things at Convention!!  I’m so excited to have so much to share when the new Annual Inspiration is released!!  I love learning and if you watch my Instagram account, you’ll see some of the fun things we are learning!  Speaking of Convention, I have my customer appreciation which ends tomorrow (Sunday).

Convention Customer Special Collage

Don’t forget about the Flash Sale!  Be sure to check it out.  Ends on Monday at 5PM EDT.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a brilliant day!



Florence WYW Layout 1

The more I play with Florence, the more I like it!  This is the first layout from the Florence WYW (Workshops Your Way).

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The Florence WYW kit comes with the Florence Paper Pack, Florence Assortment, Florence  Sequins, and the Rose Gold Foil Trim for $26.95 (before s/h/t.  $31.00 cash/carry).

Florence Collage

The left page looks like this:

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The “Unique” title is from the page of Picture My Life cards.  We all know someone who is unique in their own right so this layout will work for just about anyone.  Right page like this:

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I really love copper.  It’s my favorite metal.  I’d have all copper cookware if we had unlimited cash resources!!  Florence initially did not speak to me but the copper accents, which is what the rose gold looks like to me, sure did. The Rose Gold foil tape and the Florence Compliments rock for copper:

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Here’s a close ups of the elements of the pages:

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Using the PML cards as a title and being able to spread out the Florence Compliments to finish off the page allows for a fairly quick and easy layout.  No stamping required.  The Florence sequins add the bit of bling you need.

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When you purchase the WYW’s from my website or home store, you’ll get a copy of the WYW cutting guide and directions, in color, FREE.  You can download from my shopping website here.  I’m a person who likes the cutting guide on hand, not the computer. So rather than print them yourself, get your WYW from me and get the colored copy free (on nice paper).

Don’t forget tomorrow is the Friday Flash Sale from CTMH!  Check at 5pm EDT.  Thanks for stopping by.


Penelope Videos for the Workshop Your Way

Here’s four Penelope videos showing how to do the Workshop Your Way, if you want to follow the instructions provided (Download Guide)!


How to use the layout guide to create the 3 layouts (Download Guide)

How to use the card making guide:

How to use the Picture My Life (PML) sheet:

It’s nice to have choices on this.  My friend Barb Ottman created this very nice video showing you just how versatile the Penelope Paper Pack is and what other CTMH papers work well with it to create your own layouts:

Here’s a list of the papers she collected to use:

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Charlotte Workshop Your Way Cards

Just wanted to share the cute cards you can make with the Charlotte Work Your Way (WYW).  The guide shows you how to cut the paper and make the cards.

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You do need to purchase the stamp set if you want it to look the same (and in this case the Thin Dies – no fussy cutting!!).  Otherwise you can modify to use stamps you already own.



I stamp first, then use to the dies to cut.  Using the watercolors and a dryer brush, you get more defined strokes along the petals:

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It’s another way to use your watercolors for coloring on the cards.  You can get the brighter color, more defined white space for highlights.  It’s nice to have options on how you can use the watercolors.   Experiment and have fun!  Thanks for stopping by to my corner of the internet.



Workshops Your Way (WYW)

Here are some quick videos to show you how to use the Workshops Your Way from CTMH.  I enjoy having more paper to make more pages, the extra cards, along with all the embellishments.  You can access the cutting guide from my shopping website from the same page each Workshop Your Way is on:

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Here’s the videos showing you how to do use the cutting guides:

A video to show you how to do the layout assembly:

A video showing you how to assemble the Picture My Life page:

The last video demonstrates how to do the cards if you want to complete those with the extra paper:

The great thing about the Workshop Your Way is that you can come during the CropTastic time at my house each month or you can do them on your own.  You can change anything you want on the pages!   Tomorrow is CropTastic!  You can view future dates on my calendar.  Thanks for stopping by!