Monday, November 29, 2021

Deck the Palms Blog Hop...

Happy last week of November and first week of December! Now we can talk about all things CHRISTMAS (or at least

I am joining a few CTMH Makers bringing you a Blog Hop featuring the Deck the Palms Special that is happening right now on my website. The paper packet features both tropical and Christmas designs, while stickers, stamp sets, accessories, and Thin Cuts can be used to make your projects more tropical or more Christmas—it’s up to you! Save on the complete collection of items when you purchase them in the Deck the Palms Product Bundle!

If you've come from Haley Dyer - the Inky Stamper, then you're on the right track...keep hopping around until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME!

Now...let's take a look at a super simple card I made using the Deck the Palms Cardstock, Paper, Card Front Thin Cuts, and Christmas Stamp and Thin Cuts...

Don't forget that the Deck the Palms Special is going on NOW until the end of December BUT if you want that Paper Bundle FREE, you can become a member of my Stamp, Paper, Scissors CTMH Team. Click here for more information!

Thanks for stopping by! Head on over to the Scrappy Chicks Blog to see what Danielle has to share...I know you'll LOVE IT! 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

A FREE Card Pattern, No Occasion Required with CTMH...

shared from ctmh's blog

A FREE Card Pattern, No Occasion Required!

A handmade, heartfelt card can brighten anyone’s day no matter the occasion (or lack thereof 😉) and we’ve got three for you today, all made from the same pattern!

Making its original debut in our Laughing Lola Workshops on the Go® cardmaking guide years ago, we paired this timeless pattern with several different paper designs and stamp sets to create multiple unique cards, each with their own distinct look and flair!

The beautiful fall-themed card, above, was made using the Mix-in paper packet (from our November–December catalog) and the Months of the Year—November stamp set. Below, we took a more festive approach with our Deck the Palms patterned papers and Wonderland—Cardmaking stamp and Thin Cuts.

For our last card, we paired the flat pattern with the Candid Moments paper packet and Cardmaking stamp and Thin Cuts to create an “any occasion,” “any time,” card that will still dazzle its recipient. This card uses the same flat pattern as the previous two, we just changed it up a bit by rotated it 90 degrees!

With most card patterns, it’s possible to get an entirely different look simply by rotating them. When you throw different paper designs and color palettes in the mix, the possibilities for creativity increase exponentially!

Cards made from this Laughing Lola pattern are incredibly easy to put together, come together quickly, and still look great! Not only is this card pattern easy to put together and customize, but it’s also a great pattern to use if you’re looking to make a lot of cards in one sitting.

Download the pattern, here.

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For even more timeless cardmaking patterns, check out our cardmaking how-to book, Make It from Your Heart™ volume 4. If you love the free patterns on the blog, you’re sure to be blown away by the beautiful, one-of-a-kind, patterns in this book!


4¼” x 5½” Thankful Card (Vertical)
D2006 My Acrylix® Months of the Year—November Stamp Set, X9034 Mix-in Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6531 Mocha Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6515 Paprika Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6521 Sundance Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2828 Toffee Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3316 Gold Shimmer Brush, Z4054 Gold Embellishing Thread, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

4¼” x 5½” Warm Wishes Card (Vertical)
Z4337 Wonderland—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts, CC11212 Deck the Palms Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z3274 Clear Sparkles, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

4¼” x 5½” Thinking of You Card (Horizontal)
Z4394 Candid Moments—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts, X7275S Candid Moments Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock, Z6505 Carolina Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6521 Sundance Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z3274 Clear Sparkles, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Nov-Dec 2021 Catalog Blog Hop...

Thank you for joining us on this lovely Thursday evening. We have a LOT of NEW Product to show you from the Nov-Dec 2021 Catalog from CTMH.

If you are coming here from Show and Tell with Michelle, you're on the right track! Keep hopping around until you've seen all nine CTMH Makers. If you're starting here, WELCOME!

If you know me and my family then you could've guessed that I would be using Candid Moments since my babies are featured on Page 9 of the Nov-Dec Catalog. In fact...I made that layout (tweaked just a bit) and also used the Candid Moments Scrapbooking Workshop Kit to make three more two-page layouts to feature more photos from our beach trip a couple of years ago. are the layouts from the Candid Moments Scrapbooking Kit (tweaked a little as well)...if you love the patterned paper I used for the Layout base on this one, it's an EXCLUSIVE to the Candid Moments Scrapbooking Workshop Kit (that's one of the reasons I always buy the kits - to get the

This layout is pretty much from the Workshop Kit except I chose to do the circles a little different...I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that ombre patterned paper.
This layout was inspired by a fellow-Maker Brenda Rose - I love the circle stencil from Stencil Pack 2 in the top left and bottom right. I also added some Sundance Shimmer Brush splatters to add some shimmer and shine to this layout.  

Thank you so much for stopping by! You will now head on over the Haley Dyer, the Inky Scrapper Blog to see what NEW PRODUCT she is sharing!

Remember that this catalog is good through the end of December and we've been selling out of fan-favorites lately so hurry and grab what you want before it's all gone!

Find a complete list of blogs here

Monday, November 15, 2021

Silver and Gold Technique Blog Hop...

Thank you for visiting my blog on this GLORIOUS Monday evening...the Monday before the Monday before Thanksgiving to be exact. 

I am last on the list so if you're coming from Tamara Sandwisch's Blog, you're on the right track AND you're almost done if you started from the beginning. Don't worry if you didn't, this order will take you all around until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME! A complete list of hoppers can be found on Melissa's Blog

So...I took this challenge as I could choose between Silver & Gold so I chose to use our Silver Foil Patterns Paper (online only) coupled with the wintery Wonderland Collection...

Here is a closeup of that SILVER FOIL adds that extra SHINE to this layout!
Can you see those tiny Snowflake Loose Sequins and those snowflakes from the Wonderland Sticker Sheet and Wonderland Scrapbooking Stamp Set...LOVE all the layers and dimension (even that snow flurry at the top right of the photo)...
I added a felt tree from the Wonderland Felt Shapes on top of the stamped tree/title combo from the Wonderland Scrapbooking Stamp Set...

Thanks for stopping by...head on over to Melissa's Blog to continue the hop if you started somewhere in the middle.

You can check out the process video for this layout and watch how I added color to the Silver Foil Patten Paper...

Friday, November 12, 2021

Deck the Palms and JOIN MY TEAM...

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! I'm excited to be 8 hours away from a be in my loungewear all day-type of weekend​...what about you guys 😍

During the month of November, CTMH is having a special featuring the DECK THE PALMS Collection. This Collection is full of tropic patterns, stamps and embellishments AND ALSO has an option for Christmas-themed Tropics. I don't know about you but sometimes TEXAS in December can mimic the tropics 😂

Not only can you purchase this collection (as a bundle and save money or ala carte) BUT you can also get the PAPER BUNDLE FREE!!! That means that if you sign up to be a CTMH Maker as part of my Stamp, Paper, Scissors Team, you will get the GORGEOUS Patterned Paper + Sticker Sheet AND the FABULOUS Cardstock with that UV Coating! 

You can check out the collection on my YouTube channel where I walk you through all the products. 

You can SIGN UP TO BE ON MY TEAM {{{here}}}...I'd love to have you!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Happy National Vanilla Cupcake Day...

Let's celebrate National Vanilla Cupcake Day with a CALORIE-FREE cupcake that is SUPER CUTE!
We have the CUTEST new Thin Cut that can be found in the Core Catalog...Cupcake Card Thin Cut...AND since it's in the Core Catalog, that means it's around for longer than 2 months (hoping it won't sell out and it will make it all the way around the calendar until August 2022)...

Here's a closeup of that Mocha Glitter Paper I used for the frosting and the Shimmer Trim I used for the sprinkles (if you're wondering an easy way to do that, my process video can be found below)...
Don't you just LOVE all the dimension in the cupcake wrapper - I used the Mix-Ins (Nov-Dec) and the light side of Papaya Cardstock for the 'ridges'...let me tell you - our NEW Adhesive Sheets made this SUPER EASY to adhere down (watch my YouTube video below to see how it's done)...
And of course, I had to finish off the inside with more sentiments from the For All Occasions stamp set...

Thank you for stopping by!

I hope you'll go enjoy the "real thing" today - after all, you have an EXCUSE!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Holiday Cards Blog Hop...


Can you guys believe that!?!? Well, if you haven't already started your Christmas cards, let us help! I am joining eleven other CTMH Makers to bring you a blog hop featuring Holiday Cards. If you've come from Stefani's Blog, you're on the right track...keep hopping around until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME!

I love the natural feel adding some jute from my stash gives this card. As far as the pops of red from the Patterned Paper - you can see I used zip strips then strategically cut strips from the word B&T and adhered to the back of the open slits I wanted the words to show through...

Thanks for stopping by! This is the end of the hop but if you started somewhere in the middle, you'll want to continue on to the CatScrapbooking Blog to see them all.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Created to Shine SOTM Blog Hop...

Repeat after me...I CANNOT BELIEVE IT'S NOVEMBER...truly!

But...that means HOPEFULLY cooler weather (you're never promised that in Texas) and THIS ADORABLE SOTM from CTMH! 

I am joining 10 other CTMH Makers to bring you ideas for the November SOTM - Created to Shine. If you're coming from my friend, Haley Dyer, the Inky Scrapper, you're on the right track. If you're starting here, WELCOME! You'll hop all the way around until you get back to where you started and if you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list at the bottom of this post.

I decided to play on the lightbulb aspect of this card and I pulled out my Distress Oxides to make a watercolor look for the lightbulb "lights"...

I used the packaging technique to apply the Distress Oxide colors to my front card panel (you can check out the process video below)...
And then OF COURSE I had to finish off the inside of the card with that ADORABLE heart border that is also a part of the SOTM...

Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop is Gina Brandstetter...head on over and see what she has to share!