Monday, April 16, 2018

Framed with H2H...

This week's H2H Challenge is FRAMED...I love this challenge because you're going to see so many takes on this...I have a feeling!

I decided to use a PML card (Pocket Scrapbooking - CTMH style) to make a recruiting card I'm sending to a sweet lady who has displayed interest in joining my CTMH Team...April is a FABULOUS month to do so by the way!

This card is using one of the FREE stamp sets a NEW Consultant gets when they reach the Straight to the Top Level 1 in their first 30 days. The pre-printed PML card from Gimme Some Sugar made this card come together sooooo easily!
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And...by adding a little SPARKLE to the heart using my Clear Shimmer Brush, the card goes from ehhh to OMGSH...lol. The arrow and squiggly line under the Bashful heart are from this month's SOTM - Color Your Life... 
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And, I even added a sweet little sentiment (LOVE the brushstroke that comes with this stamp set...what a GREAT way to visually close that sentiment off!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to head on over to the H2H Challenges Blog and see what the other DT Members created.



Sunday, April 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Creative with Cards

Welcome to this month's CTMH Technique Blog Hop featuring artwork from CTMH Consultants! This month's technique is getting Creative with Cards!

If you've come from Michelle John's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping until you've seen all 12 Blogs!

I want to share one of the layouts that is included in my Gimme Some Sugar Layout Workshop. I love to use the PML Cards that come with each Paper Packet to add sentiments, jounaling blocks and embellishments to my layouts...if you're a regular follower of my artwork, I hardly ever use anything as it's intended...lol

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Here are some close-ups of my layout...I always us the photo Placeholders we're able to get as Consultants to show my workshop attendees where their photos will go, along with the dimensions. ***another PERK of becoming a CTMH Consultant***
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I tied a bow using the Peacock Stitched Ribbon that comes with the Gimme Some Sugar WYW - LOVE the feel of this ribbon...it's so soft and ties so easily! I brought over the Gimme Some Sugar Complements and Cork Shapes from the left side to balance the two pages...


Well, you've reached the end of the line...if you started here or haven't seen them all, hop on over to Melissa's Blog to keep on hopping!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Join MY TEAM with April's FAB FOUR special...

TAKEN FROM CTMH'S BLOG...

Get Four Free Stamp Sets!

With the Fab Four monthly special, April is the perfect time to become a Close To My Heart Consultant or add new members to your team! New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in April will receive the May, June, July and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! (That’s an extra $71.80 retail value added to an already incredible New Consultant Kit!)

Close To My Heart is a direct sales company that offers a wide array of papercrafting products, with special emphasis on scrapbooking and stamping. For more than 30 years, founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton has been a leader in the industry, making many significant contributions to these arts, and making Close To My Heart a premier resource for individuals wishing to enhance their artistic talents and pursue a successful business opportunity. Close To My Heart’s Independent Consultants enjoy a generous compensation plan, which rewards them for promoting our innovative and beautiful products to help every crafter celebrate relationships, share memories, and preserve the moments that matter most.

What Does the Close To My Heart Opportunity Have in Store for You?

Join our community of Consultants and start enjoying these rewards:
  • 22% base commission on product purchases and sales, with the potential to earn even more! Learn more.
  • Opportunity to make money doing what you love: crafting!
  • Flexibility to earn extra income while working your own hours.
  • New Consultant Kit full of product valued over $200! Learn more.
  • $50 in CTMH Cash immediately upon sign-up.
  • Free Consultant website so your friends can shop with you online!
  • Opportunities for other exciting incentives, like trips, crafting products, and more! Learn more.

Ready to become a Consultant? Let’s get started.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Birthday Bash with H2H...

Welcome to this week's H2H Challenge featuring anything and everything BIRTHDAY!!!


I have a good friend who had a birthday last week and I totally missed out on giving her a card so I made this quick card to give to her this week!

I love the colors...the stars...and of course the CELEBRATE sentiment from this month's SOTM, Color Your Life...the stars came from the soon-to-be-retired Stargazer...

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Here's a close-up of the stars (stamped in Raspberry, Pixie, Blossom & Bashful)...I added dots using my Journaling Pen and some Bashful Pearls for some embellishment. The word "celebrate" is stamped in Pewter Ink and fussy cut using my Micro-Tip Scissors...

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you'll stop on over at the H2H Blog and play along with us this week...only "rules" are that you have to use at least one CTMH Product and it needs to fit our BIRTHDAY BASH theme!


Friday, March 23, 2018

DIE-NAMITE Interactive Cards with Thin Cuts...

Taken From CTMH's Blog...

Creating Interactive Cards with Thin Cuts!

Let’s get crafty and use those Thin Cuts we’ve been talking about all month long on some fun interactive cards!
Today we are going to walk through making this astronaut in orbit card, since it is the harder of the two to make. Once you’ve got that one down, making others like it will be a breeze!
Prepare and Cut.
To replicate our card exactly, you will need the following pieces:
  • 1 standard card base
  • 4″ x 5¼” Pacifica planets paper (Stargazer paper packet)
  • 4″ x ¼” Poppy striped paper (Stargazer paper packet)
  • Trimmed zip strips to use as accents (Stargazer paper packet)
  • Astronaut die cut from White Daisy cardstock, stamped with Archival Black ink, painted in watercolor (Stargazer Thin Cuts)
  • Aliens/monsters die cut from White Daisy cardstock, stamped with Willow ink, pupils colored over with black marker (Monstrous Halloween Thin Cuts)
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Place the 2½” circle die (the largest one in the set) ¾” from the top of the planets paper and centered, left to right. Attach it with washi tape to keep it in place as you run it through your die-cutting machine.
Step 2. Cutting the moon.
Once you’ve cut your first circle, use the inside circle to make the moon.
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Flip the 2½” circle you just cut out over, to the side of the paper that looks like the surface of the moon. Attach the 2″ circle die to it with washi tape and run it through your die-cutting machine.
Step 3. Attaching the planets paper.
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On the backside of your paper, add thin 3-D foam tape as shown here. You will need a small piece of foam tape near the circle to allow the movement later but make sure it isn’t too close to the circle or it will not work! Attach this piece to your card front.

Step 4. Adding the penny.

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This step is pretty simple but also requires accuracy. With your card resting on a flat surface, gently tuck your penny (or flat button) behind the planets paper about half way. Be careful to not bump your card, the penny is not attached to anything at this point.
Step 5. Prepping the moon.
With your penny in place, it’s time to prepare the moon for attaching.
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Flip your moon over to the planets side of the paper and add thin 3-D foam tape to the center onlyand attach it to the card. Don’t move the penny.
Step 6. Attaching the astronaut.
Remember our floating penny? Carefully attach a small foam dot to the center of it, between the two papers. Remove the adhesive from the top and attach the astronaut you’ve previously prepared.
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Step 7. Embellish!
Add your sentiment, aliens, and all other embellishments to your card to finish it off!
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I can't wait to get home and create my OWN Interactive cards using this FABULOUS technique!!!!