Friday, November 30, 2012

December SOTM Blog Hop - All Year Cheer

Hello and welcome to the December blog hop.
 Hard to believe that 2012 is quickly coming to an end. 
I hope the year has been a good one for you 
and yours. 
If you have arrived here from 
Carla Ironside's blog
 then you are right on track.
 Enjoy hopping through to see what everyone has created. 
This month's set is called All Year Cheer and it is so fun!
Don't you just love all the great images for calendars, 
scrapbooks or cards all through the year. 
Here is the card I made

I saw the sunburst idea originally on Pinterest and thought 
it was so cool. There is a great tutorial 
on how it is done HERE that I followed to make this card. 

I love how it came out with the bright papers from
the Flirty paper pack. 

Supplies Used

SOTM Set All Year Cheer
Flirty Paper Pack
Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Bitty Sparkles
Exclusive Inks in Black and Goldrush
Goldrush Alcohol Marker
And here are the cards made by the rest of my swap group.

Thanks for stopping by. Now hop on over to 
Annette Green's blog
 to see what wonderful things she has created. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

November SOTM Blog Hop ~

Hello again and welcome to the November Stamp of the month
 Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from 
Katy Taylor's blog 
then you are on the right track and enjoy the hop. 
There are mopre than  50 consultants showing us 
their awesome ideas for using
Capture the Date 

 This great set lends itself to so many things; 
scrapbook pages, calendars, journals and so much more!
However, since I am in a swap group that makes cards 
using each of the SOTM sets I had to figure out how to 
use this set to make a card. That was a bit of a challenge 
for me, but this is what I came up with. 
 I wanted to make a birthday card for a milestone birthday. 
But since I make multiple cards for everyone in my group 
I realized that not everyone would need a birthday cards for a 21 year old. 

That's when I decided to make it a spinner card when the sender 
could choose which milestone by turning the circle. 
Below is a photo showing all of the options I made. 
It's kinds a fun twist I think.
 Supplies Used:
la Belle Vie Paper Pack
Black Tulle Ribbon
Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Black Exclusive Ink
Gems from the Boutique Assortment
Black Brad
And here are the cards made by the rest of my group. 

 I just love working with these awesome creative ladies!!
Now hop on over to
 Doreen Guilfoyle's blog 

To see what great artwork she has to share. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

October SOTM Blog Hop ~ Very Merry Christmas

 Hello and welcome to the October SOTM blog hop.
 If you have arrived here from 
Katy Taylor's blog  
then you are on the right track, enjoy the hop.
 There are more than 50 consultants sharing their wonderful ideas and 
awesome artwork using this month's set.

Very Merry Christmas

 This is the card I made for this month's swap.
 As usual I was assigned a paper pack for the swap.
This month I was assigned Clementine. While I love the Clementine 
papers I had a hard time seeing them as "Christmasy".
 According to the rules of our swap we are supposed to at least
 use one of the B&T designs. Admittedly, I used the bare minimum on this card. 
The blue design on the top is from Clementine. The rest of the card uses two
 of our new colors, Ruby and Slate. I embossed the Slate piece of cardstock 
with a snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder and then sanded it
so that the white core shows through. I love that effect!
 All of the shapes were cut on The Cricut. I finished it off with a bit of bling
and some Slate dotted ribbon. A Very Merry Christmas indeed.  

Supplies Used:
October SOTM set - Very Merry Christmas 
Clementine Paper Pack
Ruby Cardstock
Slate Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock 
Ruby Exclusive Ink
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder
Distress Kit
Slate Polka Dot Ribbon
Black and Grey Sparkles 
Artiste Cricut cartridge 

 Now hop on over to
 Krista Ritskes blog 
 and see what she has created. 
See you next month!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Clearance SALE!!!!

I just celebrated my three year anniversary with CTMH! 
I really do love working with and for this company!
 The only downside is that in that time I have collected A LOT of STUFF.
 With the release of the latest idea book I decided that it was time to do some purging.
 I must admit it was hard to let go of some of my favorite "friends"
 but I need to make room for the new stuff so...

 and let me know if you would like to give any of my "friends" a new home.

Friday, August 31, 2012

September SOTM Bloh Hop ~ Fall Favorites

Hello everyone and welcome to the September SOTM Blog Hop. 
If you have arrived here from Jen Patrick's blog you are on the right track. 
Keep on hoppin' though, though there are more than 50 consultants 
in this hop showing you their beautiful artwork so enjoy!

Before I get started on this hop I want to apologize for not getting my pics of last month's project up until today. August was a crazy month for me, living in three cities in two states out of a suitcase for 5 weeks kind of throws a wrench in the crafty plans. If you would like to check out my project 
using Baroque Borders click HERE.

Now for this month's project using this awesome stamp set, Fall Favorites. 

I have loved coloring since I was a little girl, and I still find it very relaxing to bring an image to life with COLOR! This set is perfect for coloring. It was also perfect for trying out our new alcohol based markers. If you like Copic markers you will LOVE these. They come two to a set so you have a light and a dark shade of the same color for less than you would pay for ONE COPIC...isn't that awesome!!

So, here is the card I made 

I was assigned the Pear and Partridge paper pack this month.
 I honestly kind of like when I get assigned papers and stamps that you wouldn't think of together, I enjoy the challenge. For this card I used the leafy B&T paper from Pear and Partridge and added New England Ivy and Goldrush cardstock to make it feel more like fall.

Don't you love those swirly designs and that shaped window? 

This card and wrapper are both cut using the new Cricut Artiste cartridge 
(these were cut at 5 1/2 inches in case you are wondering).

Here is the inside card, the back is blank for writing on. 

And here is a close up of the coloring. I am not an expert, but I do love how easy it is
to shade and blend with our new markers. I can't wait to get them all!

Supplies used:
Pear and Partridge paper pack
Chocolate cardstock
Goldrush cardstock
Artiste Cricut cartridge
Antique Copper brads
Creme' Brulee marker set
Autumn Terracotta marker set
Ruby marker set
Juniper marker set
and 3 Copics (blues and brown)

Now hop on over to Gina Brandstetter's blog to see what she has created.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August SOTM Blog Hop -

Hi folks and welcome to the August SOTM Blog Hop. This is the first hop of the brand new Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book. If you would like a copy click on the Request A Catalog tab above and I will send you one.

If you have arrived from Tamera Pope's blog you are on the right track. This month I am not at home so I will be adding my artwork a little late, please check back to see what I have done using this month's SOTM set and the new Artiste Cricut cartridge.

This month's stamp set is called Baroque Borders, isn't it gorgeous!

 Here is my card, sorry it took me so long to post the picture.

 Supplies Used:
Pemberley paper pack
Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Exclusive Ink in Desert Sand
Ribbon from Pear and Partridge WOTG kit

Now hop on over to Shirley Pope's blog to see what she has created.  Happy Hopping!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Retiring Colors, papers, etc

There lots of things retiring after this catalog (Aug.1) including 25 retiring colors so if you need stamp pads, markers (all the current markers are retiring), re-inkers etc to finish projects get them now. Most of these colors are only available in cardstock as a part of a shade pack but the shade packs are retiring too so get them while you can.

 There are also four of the current paper packs and their coordinating embellishments that will be gone after Aug. 1

Footloose (wood shapes are already gone)

 Here is the list of retiring colors.

Grey Flannel
Grey Wool
Brown Bag
Vanilla Cream
Baby Pink
Sunkiss Yellow
Key Lime
Heavenly Blue
Lilac Mist
Holiday Red
Sunny Yellow
Dutch Blue
Vineyard Berry
Garden Green
Spring Iris
Ponderosa Pine
Pansy Purple

Order what you need NOW!

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