Archives for July 2012

Sympathy Cards

It seems like lately I have unfortunately been needing to send a lot of sympathy cards. This is always a hard time when a friend looses a love one whether it is for a human or a companion animal. I wanted the cards I designed for those that have lost loved ones to be subtle and delicate enough to be sent with a sympathy gift (visit here for a place to find a good sympathy gift). Here are a couple of cards I designed.

In this card I used CTMH A Blossom stamp set, sweet leaf card stock, lagoon card stock, dotty for you paper and sweet leaf and lagoon ink.

For these two cards I used some scraps along with CTMH colonial card stock, blush ink, indian corn blue ink and 4 my friends stamp set.



Fall/Winter 2012-13 Clubs and Workshops


Below is a preview of what I will be offering this fall to coincide with the new catalog.  I will be having an open house so you can come preview some of the new products as a Scrapbook Club on August 21st at 6:30.  You will be able to create a Scrapbook layout like we will be doing in the club. I will not be charging anything for this event, so be sure to save the date.   

1)     Scrapbook Club – I will be holding this the third Tuesday of every month starting officially September 18th at 6:30 pm.   We will create a 2-page scrapbook layout each month.  In return you will need to commit to purchasing $25 in CTMH product.  This will be a six-month commitment whether you attend or not.   Each month we will rotate who will be the “Host” and earn $25 in free product.  Please let me know if you are interested in participating as we need six members.

2)   Workshops on the Go – as you look through the new catalog you will see there are a lot of great workshops!  I will host one a month and the dates will be determined later.  The way these will work is you will have to purchase the WOTG prior to the scheduled date.  We will then get together to assemble the workshop.  I will have all the inks and stamp sets that are listed to use on the WOTG.

  • September we will do the Avonlea Scrapbook kit
  • October we will do the Moonlight Scrapbook kit
  • November we will do the Advent Calendar Kit
  • December we will do the Pear & Partridge card making Kit and/or Scrapbook kit
  • January we will do Dakota Scrapbook kit
  • February we will do Clementine Scrapbook kit 

3)    Workshops – I will also be hosting a workshop each month where we will be making different craft items.  

  • Card work shop – we will create 10 cards for different occasion
  • Recipe/Photo box workshop
  • Gift Tag work shop – we will make 25 gift tags for Christmas
  • Frame workshop

If you know anyone who may be interested in attending please feel free to pass this information along or let me know and I can send it to them directly. Please let me know if you wish to participate and any of the above events so I can reserve your spot.  



New Arrival Cards

My brother and his wife just had their third child, so I knew I needed to put my new passion to work.  I designed a card for them in a girl and boy theme.  It was fun using CTMH stamp set New Arrival.

It has been so much fun creating cards for the various occasions that arise in life rather than running out to the store to buy one.  I look forward to the next occasion….

New Idea Book preview

I was planning on posting this two days ago but it is hard to find a few minutes to sit at the computer and type with ten month old.  I was able to spend some time looking at the Fall/Winter 2012 idea book and I am so excited!!! My wish list is a mile long.  I will try and give you all some of the big highlights.

  • There is a new Cricut cartridge called Artiste!!

  • There are 62 new stamp sets – 10 coordinate with the Art of Philosophy and 15 coordinate with Artiste.
  • There are 6 new colors – Cashmere, Champagne, Saddle (browns), Whisper & Slate (greys) and Ruby (red)
  • New Markers – two of each shade which are alcohol based
  • Pigment inks in small squares which will come in stacks of 10
  • Cardstock will be available as individual colors in packs of 24 sheets no more shade packs
  • 52 new accessories
  • 5 new My Creations
  • 8 Scrapbook Workshops On The Go (WOTG); 2 card WOTG and 3 home decor WOTG

Phew, I think that covers most of the new things.  Are you excited yet???

I wanted you all to know that they are discontinuing some of the inks so if you want any of the following colors be sure to order before then end of July.

  • grey flannel
  • grey wool
  • brown bag
  • parchment
  • vanilla cream
  • amethyst
  • baby pink
  • heavenly blue
  • key lime
  • lilac mist
  • sunkiss yellow
  • taffy
  • dutch blue
  • holiday red
  • moonstruck
  • sunflower
  • sunny yellow
  • garden green
  • petal
  • spring iris
  • tulip
  • vineyard berry
  • garnet
  • pansy purple

I should receive my catalogs next week.  You will be able to start purchasing the new items August 1.  I am working on the workshops and clubs I will be offering starting in August, so be on the look out for an update on that in about a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions

July’s perfect pairings

July CTMH is running the Perfect Pairs campaign. The way it works is place any order for $75 and you will get the paper pack that is being offered during the week your offer is placed. See below for the paper packs and compliments which are being offered through out July.  So take advantage of some of these retired papers as they will not be around long.  To place an order just click on the line to my online store on the right and it can be delivered to your door.
July 1-5:  Mischief paper pack & Midnight Compliments:
July 6-10:  Dreamin paper pack & Harvest Charms
July 11-15:  Fanfare paper pack & Fanfare Level 2 Assortment
July 16-20 Lucky paper pack & Lucky stickease
July 21-25 Mayberry paper pack & Mayberry Stickease
 July 26-29  Sophia paper pack & Sophia Stickease
 July 30-31 Believe Paper Packet and Holiday Pockets  OR Wonderland Paper Packet  and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (CTMH will send you one of these, you don’t get to choose- sorry)

Recipe Box

After finally figuring out a way to baby proof my craft room, I was able to start working on some projects.  My first item was I have been wanting to work with some of the CTMH My Creations.  I decide to design a recipe box.  My favorite color is purple so I knew the Sonoma paper was going to be my choice.  I had a lot of fun with it.  I started by inking all the edges with petal.  Then I cut and adhered the paper to all the sides and the inside.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the three roses on top using Petal and Smokey Plum card stock.  I also cut out four leaves using Olive card stock.  

Birthday Cards

Making Cards can be so much fun and it makes for a much more personal gift for the person receiving the card.  Here are a couple birthday cards I created.

This card was a design I used for my nephew. I used some scraps of paper I had around and then used the CTMH Daisy white ink to stamp on the red card stock. I used the Look who’s… Stamp set.

This card was created using CTMH Dotty For You paper and Card Chatter – Birthdays stamp set.

This card was created using CTMH Dotty for you paper

July Stamp of the month

Wow, where does the time go?  I can’t believe we are already into July.  With the new month means there is a new stamp of the month available.  You can purchase this stamp set which is only available in the month of July for $17.95  or if you spend $50 you can purchase it for $5.


You can purchase it or any other items directly from my web site at


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