Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cross Stitch Wishes Blog Hop....

Welcome to the first and the last SOTM Blog Hop....First of the NEW YEAR....last for this Idea Book!!!

If you've come from Wendy's Blog,I know you've been AWED at her fantastic creativity!!!!

This stamp set was hard for me because I'm no a "cross stitch person" but I came to LOVE the little arrow and the heart!  Here's a standard-size card I made using some of the Sparkle & Shine Paper (no longer available) and some of the FABULOUS NEW Washi tape that will be carried over into the NEW Spring Idea Book.

Here's a close-up...

And here's a peek at the inside...

Thanks for hopping by...keep on hopping to Krista's Blog and see what fabulous project she has to share!  Don't stop 'till you get back around to where you started.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sparkle & Shine with H2H...

This week's challenge at H2H is to use CTMH's Sparkle & Shine colors (Ruby, Juniper & Slate) and some SPARKLE on your project.

Here's what I came up with...Sparkle & Shine colors and some Red Shimmer Trim for the SPARKLE!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holly Jolly Christmas...

Just a little Christmas Card I made using the Frosted WOTG Card Making Kit (LOVE the stamp set that comes with it!!!)...and it's on the RETIRED LIST so if you want it, you'd better hurry!

I chose to use products with traditional Christmas colors...Ruby Chevron Ribbon, Green Glitter Paper, Sparkle & Shine B&T (thin Ruby strip of B&T to the left of the Ribbon and the holly berries), Frosted WOTG Card Making Kit (Bamboo snowflake B&T), Kraft Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock and some hemp.  I used White Daisy Ink to random stamp the tiny dots all around the edge of the Kraft Cardstock.

Did you know that this CUTE holly can be found on the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge...and our Glitter Paper cuts with such ease!
I pop-dotted the sentiment for dimension...
And here's the inside...

Here are the products I used (links are up above)...


Thursday, December 5, 2013

This way...

If you're a regular reader of my Blog, you know how much I {{{LOVE}}} CTMH Cricut Cartridges AND the CCR (Cricut Craft Room).  This card is a perfect culmination of the two!

I used Laughing Lola Paper Packet, White Daisy Cardstock, Sparkles Clear Flourishes, and Base & Bling Floral Accents

I pop-dotted the White Cardstock with the arrows cut out to give it some dimension. 

What have you done with CTMH Cricut Cartridges and the CCR lately!?!?!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tags, Tags, Tags...

Just in time for all your Christmas gift wrapping, CTMH is offering FREE downloadable tags!

You can download from my website here, save to your computer and print!  You don't even have to save to your computer if you don't want...how easy and CUTE is that!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

You've been framed with H2H...

This week at H2H, we're challenging you to use "frames" as your inspiration. 

Now...this challenge can be interpreted all sorts of ways but from the very get-go, this project has always been about Christmas and some cheap $1 frames I got from Michael's dollar-bin.

Take a look...

I've had these frames for a while and bought them because I love how ornate they were and how cheap!!!  I mean who can pass up $1 frames!?!?!

I took off the back of the frames so I make them into magnets...It was unbelievably easy to remove the backs...
added some magnet sheets I had lying around...
Adhere the decorated focal piece to the back of the frame...
Adhere the magnet sheet to the back...
Use a layered snowflake as the "O" and voila...
Here are some close-ups...

I used several products that are on the retired list and will be GONE December 31st or when they run out...whichever comes sooner!  You can head over to my website or click on the picture to take you directly to that product...better get 'em now before they're gone for good!




Don't forget to go check out the other Design Team members' blogs and what "frame" inspiration they have to share!  Also, you have 'till the end of December to play along with this challenge as well as any other challenge in the weeks to come!  You can link up over at H2H's Blog!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Special Care Blog Hop...

It's December which means, in CTMH SOTM Blog Hop terms, that it's time to show off December's SOTM which is "Special Care"!

Here's a look at the stamp set...cute, huh!?1?!  I can see lots of layouts and cards and tags and anything else your little heart desires made with this stamp set!!!

If you've come from the very talented Melissa Laverty's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you get back around to where you started!  If you're starting here, thanks for stopping by and here's what you do....check out all the lovely artwork by some very talented CTMH Consultants, leave a comment then hop to the next blog.  By the time you've hopped all the way around, you will have seen over 50 pieces of artwork featuring this month's SOTM.

Here's what I created with the stamp set...a card for my QT!


Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to hop on over to Mary's Blog and see what she has to share!

Monday, November 25, 2013

You are SERIOUSLY Awesome....

I can't get enough of the CCR and CTMH's Cricut Cartridges!!!!

At a Scrapbooking Retreat a few weeks ago, I had a chance to play and made this card using some retired Later Sk8r paper from CTMH which is totally inspired by this one pinned on my Cards Pinterest Board...

Here is a close-up and a peek at the inside...

This one is going to my SERIOUSLY AWESOME Freshman in college.   I think some cold hard gift cards will adorn the inside...what do you think!?!?!?!

Additional Products Used:
Kraft Cardstock
Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon

Thursday, November 21, 2013

You light up my life...

You only have a week and a half left to get your hands on this super cute stamp set...Illuminate.

Here's a very simple card I made using Surf's Up Paper Packet, Black Shimmer Trim and  Base & Bling Red Jewels. I found inspiration for this card {{{here}}} on my Pinterest Board.

I clear-embossed the sentiment "you light up my life"

Here's a side view...I pop-dotted the sentiment a little

Here's a better peek at the inside...using Ruby Chevron Ribbon to bring the red over to the inside of the card...

You can see some more artwork of mine {{{here}}}} and then keep on hopping through to see 50+ other Consultant's blogs and what they did with this stamp set!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Game On with H2H...

This week over at H2H, we are challenging you to use a game to inspire your project.

If you're a reader of my blog, you probably know what game I was inspired by...SOCCER!!!

This is my oldest son when he was about 15 during one of our Select Soccer games in Arlington.

here are some close-ups of my layout using Artbooking Cricut Collection and ProPlayer Paper Packet which is PERFECT for these pictures!

I pop-dotted the soccer pennant as you can kinda see here...
And here's a close-up of my baby...{{{{LOVE}}}} his smile!

You have 'till the end of the month to link up your game-inspired project...let's see what you've got!

Here's a look at the key that created it all...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Gratitude Challenge with H2H...

This week at H2H, we are challenging you to use "Gratitude" in your project.   That can be anything your little heart desires.  And...tell us why you project exudes "gratitude".

I've chosen to do a wreath using the Huntington Paper Packet.  Thanksgiving, to me, is all about being grateful for what you have.  Now...you don't have to wait 'till Thanksgiving to express your gratitude, it's just a season that it becomes more apparent...we slow down and realize what we have and why we are thankful.

Here's my project...

Here's what you need...
  • 12" Styrofoam wreath
  • lots of leaves...I think I cut about 120 but only used about 85
  • straight pins
Separate your leaves into piles and score down the middle of each leaf to add dimension...start pinning from the BOTTOM left so you can overlap the leaves so the pins don't show.
Here's a close-up...

Now...get your thanking caps on and show us some gratitude projects!

You can link up over at H2H...you have 'till the end of the month!

If you have the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge, you can access my CCR file {{{here}}}.  If you don't want the CCR file, the leaves are cut @ 2-1/2".