Monday, October 15, 2018

Paste-fully Creative - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP featuring our NEW Texture Paste

We have 18 Consultants participating this month so it will be FUN, QUICK & FULL of Inspiration!

Let's get started! If you've come from Valerie's Blog, you're on the right track...keep hopping around 'till you back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME!!!

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I created a heart template and used the transparent matte to go over the heart edges to create a subtle heart on the back ground of this Boutique B&T...




Thanks for stopping by...your next stop is wonderfully talented Shirley Ross!


H2H Sketch Challenge...

Yayyyy...my FAVORITE part about any Monday is H2H Challenges...and THIS TIME we have a wonderful CTMH Sketch for you to try!

Here's my take on the sketch...which is originally a 2-page spread but I used to make this one-page layout featuring my daughter and a couple of pictures taken with SnapChat...

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I used the Boutique line fo bring out the pinks and girly little flowers....





I hope you'll stop by the H2H Blog and check out the other DT Members and what they've done with the sketch...and if you're inspired, I hope you'll play along with us!



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Color My Heart Color Dare #311 WINNER....

Woke up this morning to find out I was the DIAMOND WINNER of the Color My Heart Color Dare #311 - let's recap my card...


Please go check out the other WINNERS for this challenge and play along with Color Dare #311...it's a beauty!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Beautiful Together...

I {{{love}}} finding extra ways to use my CTMH stamps! And...this month's SOTM, Thanks & Giving, is a perfect example!

Here's a look at a layout I did using the backside of the heart image in Thanks & Giving to make a background for these beautiful kiddos...
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The Boutique line coupled with Sugar Plum and gold sequins is heavenly...and I used the Shimmer Brush to add a little sparkle to that one heart!
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I am STILL LOVING...and STILL USING the Thin Cuts - Decorative Borders on almost EVERYTHING I create these days...LOVE!!!
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And, I hid my journalling as always...

I posted a video showing you how versatile this stamp set is by stamping with the backside of a couple of images. It can be found on my FB VIP Group! If you're not a member yet, order anything from my website and I'll add you!

Thanks for stopping by...have a GREAT rest-of-the-week!


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mini-Album Tutorial...

I made a FRIGHTFUL little mini-album from one 12x12 sheet of B&T and some scrap Complements and embellishments from the NEW Hello Pumpkin line...I got so many questions about it so I decided to make a video showing you how to make your own!

Here are the pictures of the one I made...








And...here's the video showing you how using the BOUTIQUE line...instead of sewing down the middle, I show you how to use liquid glass...enjoy!


Monday, October 1, 2018

Thanks & Giving SOTM Blog Hop...


HAPPY OCTOBER, everyone! After getting a TASTE of Fall last week, I am so ready for cooler temperatures, crisp air, leaves falling and NO MOSQUITOES...hehehehehe.

Well, you all know what October 1st means...a NEW Stamp of the Month from CTMH...and this one is all about Thanks & Giving!



To give you TONS of inspiration this month, I am joining 23 other consultants and we are going to overload your Pinterest Boards with cards, tags & layouts! The hop is one big circle so you should hop until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME! If this isn't your first stop, you should be coming from Vickie's Blog and if you get lost along the way, you can always see a complete list of participants {{{here}}}.

Now...let's get on to the FUN stuff! I made a layout using Boutique (I know...I'm still hooked on the soft colors even though Grateful Heart would totally go with this set!)...I added the new Watercolor Impressions (A NEW FAVORITE) to add some background color to the white base...




I used zip strips, the washi Complements and a string of Gold Sequin Ribbon for the side...


Those adorable little flowers come with the Thanks & Giving stamp set and I inked them up with SURGARPLUM ink and Charcoal as the outline image...ADORBS!!!


I just LOVE how that fringe makes this layout...it's made using our NEW Thin Cuts - Decorative Borders...you guys, the borders this come with are VERSATILE and if you HOST A PARTY, you can get this for 50% off with a qualifying party!!!


And...here is the picture I need to have printed in 4x4 format...and if you notice, I hid my journaling on the pull-out tag which was made from one of the PML cards. This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago for my mom's birthday...those other two people are my siblings (in case you couldn't tell...lol)



Thanks for stopping by...I really appreciate see all your faces :0) Don't forget to leave some love and then head on over to Michelle's Blog and see what she has to share!




Hello Pumpkin with H2H...

Thanks for visiting me for another H2H Challenge...this week's challenge is a color one and it's GOOD!!!

Here's a look at the colors...if you don't have these exact CTMH colors, it's all good...just use a CTMH stamp or some paper on your project to qualify your submission!



And...here's a look at my card using the NEW Hello Pumpkin line which is perfect for Halloween or even a Fall-ish pumpkin like this one using the Hello Pumpkin-Cardmaking stamp set...



Thanks for stopping by! And, don't forget, you have the entire month of October to play along with us over on the H2H Blog.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Full of Miss-Chief...

As some of you may know, we have this little girl in the midst of a BUNCH OF BOYS...lol..well, she definitely can hold her own and this layout displays just that!

I used the NEW Hello Pumpkin line from CTMH which is supposed to be predominantly Halloween but as you can see in this layout, you can totally make it not so...


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Here's a close-up...

I used the Stitched Alphabet to hide the word "SCARY" on the Lagoon-colored PML to the right of the photo grid...the title is made using Erin's Hand (a NEW favorite of mine)...

And...I used the NEW Thin Cuts - Shaker Windows & Confetti to make various circles...everything else is Hello Pumpkin paper & Complements...


Here's a look at the products I used...all of which can be purchase on my website {{{here}}}






Tuesday, September 25, 2018

So Proud...

I absolutely LOVE doing sports layout but by the time you're finished with a kid's High School activities, you feel like you will die if you see another orange & blue page...am I right!?!?! Coupled with the fact that our 2 oldest are pretty much back-to-back High Schoolers but I LOVE how this layout came together.

It is one I made for my Extravaganza presentation this Summer in Vegas and, believe it or not, it's using HALLOWEEN paper...our NEW line, Hello Pumpkin.

Take a look and let me know what you think...
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And...I used the NEW stamp set, So Proud of You for the "title" if you will. To make it non-Halloweeney, I covered all the black lines of the B&T with Bluebird Cardstock...believe or not, it wasn't that time-consuming...

Thanks for stopping by...keep on coming back as I share more artwork from EXTRAVAGANZA as well as some FABULOUS new artwork!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Color My Heart Color Dare #311 - Boutique Tent Card...

I was able to stow away in my craft room this weekend and get some CREATING done...one thing on my check list was create a card using the current Color My Heart Color Dare. The colors can be found in CTMH's new line, BOUTIQUE, which I have had on my table for weeks creating things with it!

I also wanted to play AGAIN with my NEW Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts (LOVE these things)...the result is TWO cards with different elements, equally FUN and GORGEOUS...



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As you can see from this photo...this card doesn't 'open' and is meant to display on a desk or something. And...the Loose Sequins in Gold coupled with the start confetti that is a result of die cutting the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts makes these shaker windows mesmerizing...


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On the first card, I also used the Thin Cuts - Decorative Borders to create the tassels! The first card, I used two pieces of acetate that come with the Shaker Foam & Acetate. For the second card, I used one piece of acetate and then cut a 3x3 piece of Gold Polka Dot acetate from the Gold Fundamentals and I opted to use the Peacock Stitched Ribbon which both are currently in the CLEARANCE section of my website (GO GRAB THEM NOW...such a good deal!!!)


And...I did a video showing how to make a tent card...BUT....it's sideways...lol. I know...I know...one who does video tutorials SHOULD know how to record....hahahahahaha. Well, to my defense, I checked to make sure the video was going to record the right way...something must've happened before I started to record that changed it back. 

If you'd like to watch sideways, here you go...sooooo sorry! Also...please go check out the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog and play along with the current challenge...the colors are sooooo pretty!


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Just Treats & Thin Cuts-Decorative Borders tutorial...

Happy FRIDAY-EVE...makes the day go by faster when I view days in terms of the weekend 😁

I have been LOVING the September SOTM - Just Treats - because:

            #1 it's ADORABLE...the sentiments are fun and funky!
            #2 it's VERSATILE...there are several sentiments for various occasions!
            #3 it's FABULOUSLY sized...I love that it has smaller images that can be used as well!

I have also been LOVING our NEW Thin Cuts-Decorative Borders...which led to this card AND a video tutorial!

This card also uses 'Tis the Season Paper Packet and our NEW Watercolor Impressions stamp set...

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Here's a closeup of those tiny little images that I LOVE...can you see that tiny little double stitch around the edges...those are the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts...
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Here's a look at the inside...SUPER SIMPLE yet effective - used a zip strip and brought those CUTE little trees into the inside and added some tiny stars inked up in Canary...
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My new favorite THIN CUTS...Decorative Borders

Here's the how-to video...have a GREAT weekend!