Sunday, May 13, 2018

CTMH Central Park 8 Page LOs

Hello,

Whether you are a mother, daughter, caretaker or aunt-- Happy Mother's Day!

Every year, my husband and daughters ask what I want for Mother's Day.  Besides chocolate and flowers, I love to have the afternoon to myself to craft:)

This afternoon, I was able to complete my Central Park LO kit.  I designed 8 pages.  The colors are so vibrant and will go perfect with summer, birthdays or just hanging out.




































Here's a close up:
For the first LO, I splatter some CTMH blue water colored paint.  I then cut out some images using CTMH's "You are Here" Cricut cartridge.
 For the second LO, I did some fuzzy cutting to make the color pennants.  The pennants were from the PML sheet.  Next, I cut some random circles.  I splatter some blue CTMH water colors on this LO as well.  And to make things pop, I used 1/2 inch of CTMH's Silver Foil paper.  I just adds a little interest.

 I was inspired by the Seasonal Expressions 2 book for this next LO.  I added a 4x4 flip flap so that I could add more pictures and journalling.


For the last LO, I was inspired by a sketch I saw on Pinterest.  I did some more fuzzy cutting on the pennants.

Well, I'm happy with the LOs.  I want to spend a day in NYC's Central Park or one of Boston's parks and fly a kite or just people watch!  Very inspiring colors.

This kit will be available starting on June 1st.  You can either purchase the entire kit pre-cut or buy the cutting guide.  If you spend $25 on my website, then I will email you the directions for free.

Please see kit tab to order yours today!
Thanks for stopping by,
Maureen

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

CTMH-- Gimme Some Sugar LO

Hi everyone!

CTMH has a new seasonal catalog coming out on May 1st.  I can't wait to show you all the good stuff!  I've been busy:)

Today, I'm going to show you some LOs from CTMH's Gimme Sugar paper line.  This line is only available until April 30, so if you haven't purchased this line, then get to it!

For my workshops, I normally create my own.  For this line, I used a file from a fellow CTMH consultant Kelly Fitzgerald Baxter.  Her work is absolutely amazing.  Below are tree 2-page LOs.



































Here's a closer look at the LOs:
This is my fav!  Love the doily circles.

The second LO is super cute too!  I love the apron.  All these cuts were using the CTMH Cricut cartridges

Here's the third LO:

Well, I hope this has inspired you to get the Gimme Some Sugar line before it is no longer available!

Thanks for stopping by,
Maureen


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PhotoPlay Paprika LO #2

Hi, I'm back again with another LO using PhotoPlay's Paprika line.  As I mentioned, my oldest daughter is sort of a hippy chick!  So, this paper kit is coming in handy!


For the LO, I used a sketch from Pinterest. I also used a bunch of CTMH products-- starting with inking all of the paper edges in Dessert Sand. Next, I used a 5X7 flip flap and golden arrow.

Here's a close-up.

Ta-da-- the flip flap!























Thanks for stopping by.
Maureen


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CTMH Adventure Fundamental LO

Hi, last July we traveled to my parents' homeland-- Ireland.  I had been to Ireland over 15 times, but it was the first trip for my daughters and husband.

Rather than scrapbook the trip using a variety of green colors, I decided to use CTMH's Adventure Fundamental line.  The Fundamental paper lines can fundamentally help document any of life's happenings, whether it be a vacation, an anniversary, a wedding, or school event.

In addition, the Fundamental colors go with CTMH other paper lines that are featured in the annual catalog.

Below is a LO documenting our horse-back riding adventure in Oughterad, Connemara Galway.



The first step of the LO involved splattering some green paint on the white card-stock LO base.  I then layered the pinkish toned patterned paper and added some Emerald circles.  I topped the LO out by using the 'Happy Moments' complements, along with the Adventure Ribbon pack and Gold Pearls and Shimmer Trim.

 Here's some close-ups of the LOs.




















The Adventure Fundamental line and 'Happy Moments' Complements are still available. Don't miss out on these versatile line.

Thanks, for stopping by, Maureen
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Monday, April 16, 2018

CTMH Birthday Cards

Hi, I'm here to share 2 birthday cards that I made recently.  I used the 'Gimme Sugar' paper line.  The colors are nice and soft, but can be popped up by using CTMH's Juniper or Tangerine.


For the first card, I used the Stamp of the month called 'Birthday Time'.  I found the design on Pinterest and just changed up the paper.

For the second card, I used a recently retired 'Happy Birthday' die set.









I also used another the 'Beautiful You' Stamp and die set.  This set was featured in the annual catalog.

Well, I hope you  enjoyed these cards.  If you need any of these retired products, please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

CTMH Postcard Perfect Scrapbook LOs and Cutting Guide

Hi, back again, I told you I'm creating stuff like crazy!

The first Saturday in May is National Scrapbooking Day  (NSD).  Of course, CTMH came out with a stunning new line called 'Postcard Perfect'.  This paper line screams of summer, vacation and everything sunshine fun!  I had so much fun using this line.

Here's a look at the first LO:



For the LO, I first started by flicking some paint on the White Daisy card-stock base.  Using CTMH's paints are ideal for this technique because the colors match the CTMH color palette.  Next, using CTMH's 'You Are Here' Cricut Cartridge, I cut out the Vacation, Here We Come, flipflops, and 'Eat, Beach, Sleep, Repeat' banner.  I just love this cartridge!!    Please note:  CTMH will no longer be carrying the physical cartridges, so be sure to get yours while available!

In addition, the paper pack comes with patterned vellum sheets.  So, I took out my We R Memory Keepers Tearing Tool and tore it up!

Onto the next LO:



Using the CTMH 'You are Here' Cricut Cartridge, I cut out the Paradise title, sun, tag, and vacation date.  All the rest of the elements are from the paper pack.

I couldn't stop here, so I also created a 6-inch flip flap.


CTMH has a digital Cricut set called "Hello USA".  This set is awesome and contains all the States.  Since we travel to Florida often, I cut out the Florida State shape. 

For the Flip Flap base, I took Sorbet CS base and overlayed it with the patterned polka dotted vellum.












This 'Postcard Perfect' pack will be available for sale on May 1st.

If you love this line, then you can order it from me.  Any customer who places a $25 order from me will receive this cutting guide for FREE.

Want the cutting guide only?  Then the cost is $6.50.  (Please note, you will need the CTMH 'You are Here' and States cartridges.  If you don't have them, then I can cut them for a charge of $5, plus shipping.)


Thanks so much!
Maureen
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PhotoPlay Paprika

Hi, so sorry I've been ignoring my blog!  The funny thing is that I'm creating a ton of stuff-- just not posting it:(  I will get back on track.

Here is a quick LO that I did using PhotoPlay's Paprika line.  My oldest daughter is a sophomore in college and she is a 'Hippy Chick'!  I think she should have been born in the 70's versus the 90's!  This paper line really captured the essence of Shae.


For the LO, I used CTMH's white daisy card-stock and flicked some yellow paint all over the base. If you don't like plain white LO bases, then take out your paints and just flick drops on paint on. The technique is so simple and so worth it.

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

CTMH Easter Cards

Happy Sunday! 

Guess what...it's only 35 days until Easter!  So, its time to get a move on those Easter cards.

To inspire you to create, below are 4 cards that I made to celebrate the holiday.

































For the first card, I used the X stamp. The 'Easter Animals' stamp is on page 62 of Seasonal Catalog.
To color in the bunny, I used my Copics markers.  For the sky, I daubed some blue ink for the sky.


















For the second card, I used last year's stamp of the month.  I really liked this stamp-- I have 3 extras!  Gail Cross' card was my inspiration-- I love how she used the diagonal embossing folder and then cut out a diagonal shape to stamp the sentiment.



Rather than color this bunny in, I stamped it in black and then paper pierced the ears and dress.

















The next card, I used the Mini CTMH stamped called 'Easter Basket' (M1199).  These mini stamps are a steal at only $2.95 each!
And, because I love vellum, I used some for the sentiment.



















For the last card, I used a sketch from the new CTMH Card sketch book.

Here, I layered paper for the background and simply stamped on vellum.   I also used the CTMH border die and cut out a silver foil border.



















Well, I hope this is enough inspiration for you!  Let's get going and bring on spring:)  I'll be teaching these cards on Saturday, March 3rd.  Please see "Kits" tab to sign up.

Thanks, Maureen
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Monday, February 19, 2018

CTMH Chelsea Gardens Two 2-page Layouts

Hi, I'm back again!  I told you I get lots of crafting done on a long weekend:)

Here is two 2-page layouts using the CTMH's Chelsea Gardens.  I attended a CTMH retreat in Arizona this past Fall and we were lucky to use this new paper line.  The colors are soft, but you can give it a kick by using darker grays and adding the black CTMH compliments.  The LOs are perfect for spring-- which will be here soon!




































Here is some close-ups of the LOs:

Its hard to see on this photo, but I added some vellum. I just can't get enough of vellum-- its turning into my go to craft item.



I'll be teaching this class on April 24th in Abington, MA. Please join me if you can.  If not, you can also sign up for a kit. Thanks, Maureen
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

CTMH Stargazer LOs

Hi, I hope you are enjoying the long weekend!  I love having an extra day off because after I do all my errands and cleaning I can scrap:)

I finished up three 2-page LOs using CTMH's Stargazer line.  I had so much fun with this whimsical line!  I love all the primary colors.

I created the LOs so that they could be used for both boys and girls.

































Here is a closer look at the first LO.  I found the sketch on Pinterest and loved the triangles.  To make the circles, I just traced different sized circles, easy peasy!















For the second LO, I cut out some hexagon shapes from the Artistry cartridge.


















For the third LO, I cut out a globe using CTMH's We Are Here Cartridge.  I stamped the title using 'Stargazer' scrapbook stamp set and the "A New Adventure" (B1565) "The World is Yours to Explore", "Reach For the Stars, and "Go For It:.  Both stamps are must haves!
Here's a closer look at the last 2 pages:

















I hope you liked these LOs.  I have loads of pictures that will go with this paper line.

To order your pre-cut kit with directions, please click HERE.  The kits will ship out in March and I'll be teaching this as a class on April 14th.

Thanks for stopping by:)
Maureen

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