My CTMH Creations

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sparkle & Shine cards

A couple of cards that I made, yesterday, at my November All-Day crop...forgot to add these two cuties to last night's post.  Both were made w/ the Sparkle & Shine paper line....which, by the way, is only available for another 45 days (while supplies last).

Not crazy about this one w/ the win some, you lose some...
But, then this little guy just kind of came to me....a couple of scraps, one stamp and it's just darling.  Plus, it would be a good one to mass produce!  You know what I mean?  There just aren't enough hours in the day for all of our Christmas cards to be works of art.  Plus, most of them are going to hit the garbage or (with any luck) the recycling bin in a few weeks anyway.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Frosted Frame & Cards

One would think that I would have had ENOUGH, ALREADY of the Frosted paper line...but, nope!  I am still lovin' it...

Actually for this 'count down to Christmas frame' I mixed Frosted with the new Sparkle & Shine from the Holiday collection.

If you'd like instructions on how to make one of the 'countdown to Christmas' frames...check out this post from last year:

This card was made with the Sparkle & Shine Washi tape that stuff!

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland...oldie but a goodie!  You know how you have those left over pieces of paper, from a paper packet or kit, that you just can't bring yourself to toss?  The ones that you love so much ... the ones you tell  yourself you'll use again at some point.  Well, today I did it...I made a goal for myself ...break out that Winter Wonderland packet and USE IT ALREADY!  And I did...yeah, me!

I made this cute little 'count down to Christmas' frame for my nieces...whom I can't wait to see in a couple of weeks, at Thanksgiving!!!!

I even made a couple of Christmas cards...and I STILL have more paper to use.  I am bound and determined to use every last scrap....Pinterest scraplifting, here I come!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sparkle & Shine cards

We had a fabulous crop this weekend!  There is nothing better than spending some down time with a group of wonderful women...laughin' & scrappin'.  I wish I could say I got everything done that I had planned, for the weekend.  I think I had a record low on the productivity scale....BUT I still had a great time.  It's hard to be disappointed when you come home and your cheeks hurt from 48 hours of laughing!

I did, however, get a chance to work with some of the new products from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide.  I made the Season's Tweeting Gift Bag kit
And because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the stamp set that came with the kit....I threw together a couple of cards.

How CUTE is this owl?!?  And that Ruby Chevron ribbon...

Products used:

Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet - X7176B

Sparkle & Shine Assortment- Z1860

Sparkle & Shine Dimensional Elements - X7176C

Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape (3-pack) - Z1907

Ruby Chevron Ribbon - Z1846

Slate Twist Ties (20/pack - 7" each) - Z1864

Preserve the Pizazz

Family history is fun, especially when you add colorful papers and embellishments! There are so many ways to protect your pedigree and make it fun at the same time. Watch the video to learn how to turn a kraft pocket album into an attractive family history book.

Artbooking Made Easy - Episode #7

You’ll fall for the Cricut® Artbooking collection when you see what it can do for your autumn-themed projects. Its festive overlays, borders, shapes, and other autumn-themed pieces will give your layouts and cards just the warmth they need for this chilly season. Watch the video for great ideas on using the cartridge!

Burst of Creativity

I love the CTMH video tutorials....and I am so excited to see that my 'all time' favorite series, ART ATTACK, is back!!! 
Check out this short & sweet 'how to' video - on how to make a burst of sunshine on your cards with fun Background & Texture papers.

Artbooking Made Easy - Episode #6

Making home d├ęcor is easy with the Cricut® Artbooking collection! Watch as various icons, shapes, and titles from the cartridge are used to make adorable pieces of artwork perfect for all the nooks in your home.

Craftable Containers

Thanks to the My Creations® line of products, you can make great projects from the outside in! These stampable, markable, craftable albums, bags, and ring boxes make the perfect packaging for the special projects and gifts you place inside them. Watch the video to get ideas for your own crafty containers.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy! - Episode #5

Using just 2 Halloween-themed keys, you can make truly terrifying (and terrific!) mini works of art. Get great ideas for your own creepy creations in this video.

Background Stamps

Don't let the title fool you; background stamps are for far more than just background designs. Transform pieces of cardstock into attractive embellishments for your layouts with just a few easy techniques!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I've Got A Crush On You! Contest...

You could win one of CTMH's new Crush books.  Visit, Jeanette Lynton's blog HERE and watch the video.  Leave a comment on Jeanette's blog, YouTube, or on CTMH's FB page, by the end of October 31, 2013...and you could be 1 of 20 winners!

CTMH Crush Books & Accessories...HERE!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tools of the Trade!

The right tool can make all the difference in your artistic scrapbooking, especially in the details. See the tools we have to offer to enhance your creative experience, and then try them out for yourself!

Small Organizer - Z4138 - $12.95
Pigment Ink Foam Insert - Z1898 - $14.95
 Dauber Foam Insert - Z1897 - $14.95
Check this of my favorite CTMH consultants.  Whom, by the way, is CRAZY creative...


Simply Stitch It!

Feeling a little wary of adding stitching to your papercrafting? Did you know it doesn’t require a sewing machine? Our new stitch guide makes stitching simple to do—and the look it gives is simply stunning! See it for yourself in this video.

Use with our piercing tool for creating various stitch patterns, borders, and shapes. 3" × 15".

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Artbooking - Episode #4

Check out the latest episode in the 'Artbooking Made Easy' video  series...
Spooky Halloween Layouts
It’s easy to make your spider webs stand out, full moons float, and black cats bounce off the page with the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Learn a few sweet techniques for using the Halloween-themed keys in this video.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Artbooking - Episode #3

Check out the latest video from the 'Artbooking Made Easy' series...

From grilling to swimming, camping, and road-tripping, your summer has been full of adventures. Show them off with the help of the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! You can make unique and fun mini-albums with the touch of just two summer-themed keys. Get some sizzlin’ ideas by watching the video.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Spellbound Scrapbook Bundle

Spellbound Scrapbook Bundle
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Bundle Includes:
  • Paper Packet
    • 12 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (3 Black, 4 Sunset, 4 Slate, 1 White Daisy) (not shown)
      6 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos® Papers (2 each of 3 double-sided designs)

  • Mini-Medley Black Accents
    • 2 frames
      4 photo corners
      4 photo clips
      8 buttons (2 sizes)
      12 brads
      12 Bigger Brads

 $12.95 (+tax/free shipping)  Shipping US Locations ONLY!

Mischief Scrapbooking Bundle Sale!

Close To My Heart - Mischief Scrapbooking Bundle 
ON SALE NOW - Just $14.95!

Bundle Includes:
1- Mischief Paper Packet - 12 sheets
(6-12x12" B&T Duos (patterned) Papers; 6-12x12" Cardstock Sheets)
1- Midnight Felt Shapes (10 adhesive-backed pieces) 
1- Mischief Complements (4-5x6" Rub-on Sheets)
1 - Haunted Assortment (15 piece embellishments)

Shipping Cost: $4.95 - Priority Mail (2-3 days)

 Mischief Bundle ($14.95 + tax/ship) - Shipping US Locations ONLY!

 Add the Spellbound Paper Packet - for just $5 more!
12 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (3 Black, 4 Sunset, 4 Slate, 1 White Daisy) (not shown)
6 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos® Papers (2 each of 3 double-sided designs)

Mischief Bundle + Spellbound Paper ($19.95 + tax/ship) - Shipping US Locations ONLY!

Even more Base & Bling

Parker is attending his first, non-family, birthday party this afternoon...and to say that he is SUPER excited, would be an understatement!  The party is for a little girl (Rivka) from his Pre-K class.  I made her a head band & ring from the new CTMH Base & Bling line...and then decorated this skirt purse that I found at Walmart earlier in the week.  I hope she likes them!

The "R" was cut with CTMH's Art Philosophy.

Here are some of the products that I used to make these items:

Check out the entire Base & Bling collection on my website, HERE!

Express yourself with your very own wearable crafting projects! With the Base & Bling line and Sarita textiles, you have just the right ingredients for showing off your creativity. Watch and learn for yourself how to craft and adhere flowers from the Base & Bling fabric necklace kit to complete your own beautifully embellished necklace!


Z1905 - $14.95