Saturday, May 31, 2014

Kaboom Blog Hop...

Thanks for joining us again this month for the SOTM Blog Hop...this time featuring over 50 Consultants.

Here's a peek at the stamp's so Summery!!!

If you've come from Susan's Blog, you're on the right track!  Keep hopping around 'till you get back to where you started.  If you're starting here, I'll see you when you get back :0).  If you get lost along the way, Melinda has a full list of bloggers {{{here}}}.

I went with a RED, WHITE & BLUE theme for this stamp set but with words like "Celebrate" and "Party" and "FUN", you can do whatever your little heart desires.

I used Kraft, White Daisy & Honey Cardstock together with Timberline Paper Packet

Here are some close-ups and a peek at the inside...

Here's what the inside looks like...put the red glitter trim under the Honey Star border for a little sparkle...after I stamped the "let's Celebrate" on White Daisy Cardstock, I took my micro-tip scissors and cut around the image leave about 1/16" looks more finished this way and is harder to mess up the cut.
Sometimes I don't want the starkness of some of the colors so I add White Daisy Ink using the direct-to-paper distressing technique.  Here's a close-up and a look at the difference...(click on the image to see it bigger)...can you tell a difference!?!?!
Thanks for hopping by!  Your next stop is Mary's Blog...go leave her some LOVE!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rediscover Beauty with CTMH...

There are only a few days left to get your FREE download of these adorable and versatile images.

You can use them on cards, layouts, tags...the possibilities are endless.

I chose to make a card using the Free To Be Me paper packet that is only available for a few more days as well.

Here's a look at the paper die for!

Monday, May 26, 2014

So Very Nauti(cool) with H2H...

H2H has chosen a GOOD challenge this week!  It's all about water, sunshine, anchors and anything else that the word "Nauti(cool)" brings to mind.

I've been wanting to use some of the FREE cuts from my NEW Cricut Design Space and this anchor is one of them!

I chose to use CTMH's Free to be Me paper packet since it'll be gone in less than a week!  I love how Summery the colors are and the embossed cardstock is simply FABULOUS!!!  I pop-dotted the card front with 3D Foam Tape so I could add some gold sequins underneath.

Here's a peek at the inside...I used the retired Tommy Boy WOTG Stamp Set.  I added some more gold sequins to the inside for a little 'somethin-somethin'...

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to head over to the H2H Blog and link up your Nauti(cool) projects...we can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

May Specials coming to an end...

You've Got A Friend - May 2014 SOTM

Free to be Me Paper Packet

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - Flowers...

I'm sooooo excited to be the starting point for this month's USE YOUR STASH Blog Hop!  The Lord knows that I have TONS of stuff in my stash that I need to be using...don't we all!

There are ten bloggers participating this month which should give you lots of ideas for your stash!  After you've seen what I have to share, you'll hop on over to the next blog and keep going around 'till you get back here!

Are you ready to see what I grabbed from my stash...

I chose to use one of my FAVORITE retired paper packets from CTMH, Emporium.  I love this paper because, at the time, I had three boys.  It's always hard to find flowery patterns that aren't too feminine.  This paper packet, with it's Cocoa, Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf, is flowery yet masculine.

I've been wanting to make one of the "Box Cards" that are so popular.  I bought my svg file from SVG Cuts...super GREAT deal and soooo easy to cut with the NEW Cricut Explore and Design Space!

Here is the card's designed to fold flat and fit in an envelope (svg envelope file comes with the purchase) and can be mailed, if needed.

Here's the card all folded out...I added some of my Opaque stash to the centers of the flowers for dimension!  The "happy birthday" comes from my go-to stamp set, Belated's a MUST HAVE for Birthday Cards and for procrastinators like me...helps to have that little "belated" insert I can use if
Here's a side view of the flower layers....
Here's a top side view to show you how it comes together!

Now hop on over to Wendy's Blog and see what product from her STASH she's used up!
Here's the full list of stash users!

Katy Donaldson Taylor {{{you are here}}}
Wendy Kessler  ----next stop
Janet McCormick
Casandra Bennet
Theresa Morrow
Joy McHargue
Judy Faye Garner
Shirley Ross
Adeline Brill

Friday, May 16, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches - EXCITING news...

I have been hiding a little secret for TOOOOO LONG and now I can finally BURST!!!

I've been chosen to be a DT Member of Stuck on U Sketches (SOUS)!!!!  If you haven't heard of this international Challenge Blog, you are missing out!

SOUS offers three challenges each week:
  • Sketch Challenge
  • Project Life Challenge
  • Die-Cut Challenge
I've been chosen for the Die-Cut Design Team which means my Cricut will be chirping a whole LOT MORE!

My term starts in June so be sure to check back here or head on over to the SOUS Blog and follow so you won't miss out on any of our Challenges...most of which have a PRIZE package that goes to one lucky participant!

To hold you over 'till June, I made this cute little 'card' to commemorate this joyous occasion.  All the images are cut using CTMH's Artbooking Cartridge and cut with my NEW Cricut Explore and the FABULOUS Cricut Design Space!  

The card measure 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" (not counting those cute little stars and hearts exploding from the "S"...
I used Free To Be Me paper packet that is available only during the month of May...see below for more details!
Get your hands on this CUTE Paper Packet for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 or more.  Remember...this special is only good for the month of May!

Purchase this stamp set only during the month of May for $5 with a qualifying $50 order.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Banners with H2H....

This week over at H2H Challenges, we want to see your BANNER projects!  Banners to me can mean several different things...I chose to showcase a banner made from a zip-strip from Balloon Ride.

These are both Easel Cards using an svg file I purchased and cut using my Cricut Explore (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that thing!).  Cutting an easel card has never been EASIER!  The Crystal Blue pieces are from Balloon Ride and the flower is cut from Skylark.  I added Colonial White and Kraft Cardstocks.

I also cut the word "Mother" from the Brown & Tan Glitter adds a little sparkle to the card.  A few retired Heavenly Blue Sequins also give this card the pizazz that every Mother deserves!

Here's a second banner on this one...wanted to show that Sorbet-inked Canvas Badge Button (sadly retired but I stocked up!).  I also copied Amie Kiger's Glitter twisties...LOVE this little detail!   This one has the "Mother" on the inside and I still added sequins.

Here's a close-up of the flower...LOVE layering all the cuts!

Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to check out the other DT members and their Banner projects.  And...don't forget to link up your next Banner Project to the H2H Challenge before May 31st!


CTMH products used:
X7180B - Balloon Ride Paper Packet

X7177B - Skylark Paper Packet
Z1830 - Brown & Tan Glitter Paper
1388 - Colonial White Cardstock

Z1375 - Kraft Cardstock

Friday, May 9, 2014

NEW Product Collections...

CTMH has come up with some FABULOUS "Product Collections" with savings of $5 and $10 depending on which one you chose! 

Take a look and take your pick!  You only have 'till July 31st to take advantage of these collections so you'd better hurry.

Z2140    Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2135    New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2170    Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162    Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2147    Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks™ Pad
A1155    My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Japanese Blossom
A1157    My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Island Greetings
1778      My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner
Z1782    My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber
Z1038    My Acrylix™ Organizer

(Retail $70.30  - you save $5)

Z4139    Medium Organizer
Z4137    Craft Boxes
Z1924    Dot Embossing Folder
Z1925    Chevron Embossing Folder
Z1852    Stitch Guide
Z1114    Piercing Tool Kit
Z1294    Sanding Kit
Z1204    Bone Folder
Z1380    Spray Pen
Z1039    Create-a-Shade™ Pearl Paint

(Retail $76.05 - you save $5)

Z2193    Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195    Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
B1442    My Acrylix™ Belated Birthday
D1584    My Acrylix™ Big Hug
Y1003    2" × 2" My Acrylix™ Block
Y1009    2" × 3 ½" My Acrylix™ Block
X254      White Card and Envelopes Value Pack
Z1922    Pink Glitter Paper
Z1702    Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment

(Retail $78.25 - you save $5)

Z2173    Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2118    Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad
C1574    My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself
E1028    My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet
A1159    My Acrylix™ LOL
Y1006    3" x 3" My Acrylix™ Block
1512      Bonding Memories™ Glue
Z679      Liquid Glass
Z1279    VersaMat™
Z1977    Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack
Z4114    Memory Protectors™ 4" x 6" Flip Flaps™
Z1939    Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment

(Retail $142.10 - you save $10)

X7182B  Timberline Paper Packet
X7182C  Timberline Complements
Z3005    Timberline Assortment
X7177B  Skylark Paper Packet
X7177C  Skylark Complements
Z3000    Skylark Assortment
1512      Bonding Memories™ Glue
Z1977    Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack
9038      Cherish™ Scrapbook Program
Z1151    3-D Foam Tape
Z1851    Scallop Border Punch
Z1912    Corner Rounder
Z1979    Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
Z1768    Metallics Markers
Z1708    Sparkles Flourishes
Z1918    Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1930    Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1825    Keyboard Kraft Alphabet

(Retail $143.40 - you save $10)

Aren't those AMAZING deals!!!  

And...the best part is ALL of those will qualify you for May's SOTM which will cost you only $5!

And....during the month of May, you can add one of these Free to be Me paper packets for only $5 with every $50 you order!  It's WELL WORTH it!!!

Remember...make it a PARTY by ordering $150 (retail value) and get $25 FREE PRODUCT on top off all these other goodies!!!  Ask me for more details!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Simply Inspired by Free To Be Me Blog Hop...

Welcome to this month's Blog Hop featuring CTMH's National Scrapbook Day Special, Free to Be get this CUTE paper packet for only $5 with a qualifying order.

If you've come from Dana's Blog, you're probably still in AWE of her project but'll need to keep on hopping 'till you get back around to where you started.  

For my project, I wanted to do an envelope/card combo I saw on Pinterest.  I used CTMH Kraft envelopes that I got for SUPER cheap here.

To open you just slide the Baker's Twine off the envelope and pull the right side...the WONDERFUL thing about this gold polka dot Vellum is that you can put glue dots behind the dots to tape doesn't show through!
The card inside is postcard style so it doesn't open...card and envelope are standard size but you could totally do this for any size and shape of card!  I used my FAVORITE alphabet Hopscotch...such a versatile fun and funky stamp set!

Thanks for hopping by...keep on going to Diana's Blog and see what she has to share!