Monday, September 1, 2014

#30 Years of Happy - Simply Inspired...

Welcome to the Simply Inspired Blog Hop featuring September's 30 Years of Happy promotional stamp set!!!

This stamp set was made to celebrate National Stamping Month AND it's a part of our ongoing celebration of CTMH's founder, Jeanette Lynton's, 30-year anniversary of bringing us wonderfully made stamp sets and paper crafting goodies!!!

If you've come from Krista's Blog, you're on the right track...

Here's a little something I made to mark pages in mini-albums or my planner as you will see below!

I just cut a bunch of scraps of B&T, stamped the images I wanted and decorated with Shimmer Trim, Silver Sequins, Mini-Staples and some Flamingo Dots.

Thanks for hopping by...your next stop is Denise's Blog.

Don't can get your hands on this stamp set only during the month of September!  And you get it for FREE with a qualifying $30 order!

SG Blog Hop - Hipster...

Welcome to the Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop for September. If this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link.

I chose to use a sketch from one of the newest get five 2-page layouts for under $3...I love the straight lines of this layout.

I used some retired Irisistibilities inked in Lagoon Ink for a frame for my Base & Bling Free Thinker sticker.  I also added my Mini Calendar only $2.95, this stamp set is gettin' in work!  By adding some Gold Sequins and a little tiny red enamel heart to mark the date the photos were taken, some much needed bling was added!
I used the Chalk It Up WOTG stamp set to add the "Life is Good" sentiment...and the Gold Shimmer Trim brings out the metallic glasses!
Another Irisistible frame inked in Lagoon Ink...another Base & Bling Free Thinker sticker (the red polka-dot pennant) and some more Gold Sequins to carry the theme over to the right page.
The chose to use some retired Later Sk8r B&T (you can still get the PML cards here) and some of the Paper Fundamentals Cardstock (Basic Colors) to add some pattern without taking away from the photos.

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out. Next on the hop is (enter the next blog in the list here, last person link back to SG), leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store.

The winner will be drawn on Monday, September 8th which leaves you one week to leave a comment. 

Your next stop is Cicily's Blog...make sure you hop to everyone's blog and comment for your chance to win!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

PML with Family is Forever...

This month's SOTM Blog Hop features over 60 Consultants...

If you've come from Sarita's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping around 'till you get back to where you started.  

I decided to make some PML cards using the stamp set and Pathfinding Paper Packet. I think these will be perfect for family get-togethers!

Here are some close-ups of the individual cards...

I used our NEW Thin 3D-Foam Tape...just enough dimension for the tight pockets...

I used some retired resitibilties to add the brackets...

I used the "FAMILY" portion of the stamp to random stamp all over this house shape that was created when I cut a bunch of houses out for another stamp set...LOVE finding uses for all the "left-overs"!
One of our NEW M-size stamp sets this year is the Mini Calendar only $2.95, it's a GREAT deal!!!
This is perhaps my favorite card...I love the washi I used and the little cork chevron circle from the Pathfinding Assortment...

Thanks for stopping're next stop is Lori's Blog...go show her some love!

Don't can order this stamp set for as little as $5 during the month of September!!! If you don't have a consultant, you can shop {{{here}}} to find all these wonderful CTMH goodies and lots more!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

#tbt CTMH Style - Chantilly....

I loved these layouts then and I love them still...

 You can find the original post {{{here}}} with lots of photos.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's Your Day Wedding Card...

I attended a wedding a couple of weeks ago and of course had to make a card for the happy couple! 

When I make cards for occasions such as these, I usually try and make the colors match their theme.  Her colors were Chocolate, Ivory & I broke out the CTMH colors to match: Chocolate, Colonial White, Sorbet and I threw some Glacier B&T from the NEW Seaside Paper Packet and some flowers left over from this project!

The honeycomb paper is from our Whimsy Fundamentals's cardstock weight with the same design on both sides, one side with glossy pattern and the other with a side that can be inked (like I did here)...after sponging Desert Sand Ink all over it, the white spaces in between the honeycombs became muted and fit the colors of the card more.
I used the new stamp set, You Mean the World to Me (a MUST HAVE if you ask me!!!)...and added a flower center cut from the Brown & Tan Glitter Paper.  It cuts like no other glitter paper in my Cricut Explore.

I added my new FAVORITE product...CTMH's Thin 3-D Foam Tape...I can't sing enough praises for this product!  As you can see in the photo below, by adding it between the flower layers, it gives just enough dimension without having my flower stick up too much!