Monday, October 13, 2014

Masking Tape Technique & Color Challenge

This week over at Heart2Heart there is a color challenge using Desert Sand, Cranberry, Goldrush, and Lagoon. I have been wanting to try the masking tape technique for awhile now and thought this would be the perfect time. I really enjoyed the technique and I think the card turned out okay for my first try. I will definitely be using this technique again soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Thank You & Treasure Life Stamp Sets - Close To My Heart 
Desert Sand, Goldrush, Lagoon, Cranberry, & Black Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Desert Sand, Lagoon, & White Daisy Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Painter's Tape
Scotch ATG

Monday, September 29, 2014

Favorite Embellishment with CTMH Seaside

As I stated before, I have fallen in love with the Seaside paper pack. I have been creating with it all month. Today, I am going to share my all-time favorite embellishment, Natural Hemp. I love all kinds of embellishments, metal, buttons, ribbons, sequins, bling, but I must say that my go to embellishment is hemp. It literally goes with everything and when I have a spot that needs a little something extra, I know I can always add some hemp. I know it isn't in the current catalog, but I stocked up in advance so I should have enough to last until it come back (hopefully!). Check out other great embellishments this week over at the Heart 2 Heart blog. 

Seaside Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Seaside Greetings Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Natural Hemp - Close To My Heart
Durables - Close To My Heart
Desert Sand & Glacier Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Desert Sand & Colonial White Cardstock - Close To My Heart

Scotch ATG
Glue Dots
Pop Dots

Monday, September 15, 2014

Seaside by CTMH featuring the Spray Mist Technique

I am seriously in love with the new Seaside paper pack!! I have created so many things already with it (more posts about that later). Today, I wanted to share with you my favorite technique (currently, anyway), Spray Mist. I used the White Daisy reinker and the CTMH spray pen along with a little water to create this fun splatter look. It was so easy added a lot to the layout. I have a really hard time embracing the blank space on my layouts so this simple technique helps to add a little something to that space. Check out other great techniques this week over at the Heart 2 Heart blog. We will be making this layout for our club gathering on September 27th at 4:00 PM. We would love to have you join us!

Seaside WOTG Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Twine - Close To My Heart
Enamel Stars - Close To My Heart
Desert Sand, Pear & Glacier Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Kraft, Pear, Glacier, & Colonial White Cardstock - Close To My Heart 
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart 
White Daisy Re-Inker Close To My Heart 
Spray Pen Close To My Heart 
KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Scotch ATG
Glue Dots
Pop Dots
Seaside Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thinking of You with CTMH Skylark

When I first saw the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book from Close To My Heart. I didn't really care for the Skylark paper. I'm nit sure why, I just didn't think it was my style. However, after seeing it in person and getting a chance to create with this paper pack, it has quickly become one of my favorite paper packs! It seems to be my go to paper pack whenever I need to create a project. I guess the colors just work for me. When I saw the sketch for this weeks challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, I immediately reached for the Skylark paper pack. Below is my creation and the sketch for this week. We would love to have you join us.

Skylark Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Sweet Leaf, Desert Sand, and White Daisy  - Close To My Heart 
Say It In Style Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Sparkles - Close To My Heart
Lagoon & Desert Sand Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Red, White, & Blue!

Around our house, red, white, and blue are a constant color scheme. Our home is decorated with all things patriotic! We have always been a very patriotic family and are extremely proud to be part of this great nation. When our son told us he was going to be a Marine at the age of five, we were not surprised. We are incredibly proud of the wonderful young man he has become! We were able to visit him in Washington DC last summer where he is stationed at 8th and I, Marine Barracks. He is a ceremonial marcher and we really enjoyed getting to watch him march in the Friday night parade at the Barracks. These are a few pics of that night. I created this layout for the Heart 2 Heart challenge this month. I used the stitch guide to hand stitch the stars with Cranberry waxy flax. I also added the red shimmer trim for a little sparkle.

Fanfare Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Dimensional Elements Stars- Close To My Heart 
Red Shimmer Trim - Close To My Heart
Stitch Guide & Cranberry Waxy Flax- Close To My Heart
Cranberry, Pacifica, Outdoor Denim, and Sky Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Pacifica, Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, and White Daisy Cardstock - Close To My Heart 
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart 
KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Scotch ATG
Glue Dots
Pop Dots

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CTMH Picture My Life Card

I am loving the new Picture My Life by CTMH. One of my favorite packs is Skylark. Using this weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, I created this card using one of the cards from Picture My Life. It was so simple and easy to put together and I love the finished project. The sketch is below. We would love to have you join us this week. Thanks!

Skylark Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Skylark Picture My Life - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Lagoon, Desert Sand, and White Daisy  - Close To My Heart 
Lagoon Zipper Lace, Sparkle, & Skylark Assortment - Close To My Heart
Desert Sand Ink Pad - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 

Into the Wild with CTMH Timberline

The CTMH Timberline paper pack is one of my favorites. Having three sons and a husband that love to go camping, fishing, hunting, and hiking makes for a lot of outdoor pictures for me to scrap and more bug bites than I care to remember. :) Anyway, I absolutely love these papers for all things outdoors. I created this layout for my club gathering but I thought it would also work perfectly for the Heart 2 Heart Great Outdoors challenge this week. We would love to have you join us!


Timberline Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Chocolate, Honey, Ponderosa Pine & Lagoon Ink  - Close To My Heart 
Chocolate, Twlight, Bamboo, & Colonial White Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Artbooking and Artiste Alphabet  Cricut Cartridges - Close To My Heart 
Catch You Later & Timberline WOTG Stamp Sets - Close To My Heart 
Triangle Durables & Topiary Chevron Ribbon - Close To My Heart 
Pooh Alphabet  Cricut Cartridge
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

Friday, June 13, 2014

CTMH Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring List

As we get ready for all the exciting new products that will become available on August 1 with the release of our new annual catalog, we must also say goodbye to some of our favorites. Here is the Spring/Summer 2014 retiring list. These products are now available while supplies last or until July 31, so be sure to get them at before they are gone. 

Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring list

Item # Description
Z1789 Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed
Z1832 Spinner
Z1843 Irresistibles™ Frames
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1858 Irresistibles™ Hexagons
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
X7170C Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
X7171C Sarita My Stickease® Assortment
X7172C ProPlayer My Stickease® Assortment
X7173C Babycakes Complements Canvas Shapes
X7177C Skylark Dimensional Elements Complements
X7178C Ivy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
X7179C Ariana Dimensional Elements Complements
X7180C Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
X7181C Jubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
X7182C Timberline My Stickease® Assortment
X7183C Lollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
Z1039 Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1835 Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
Z1961 Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892 Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894 Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z1895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
Z3002 Ariana Assortment
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
Z3004 Jubilee Assortment
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
Z3006 Lollydoodle Assortment
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1702 Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751 Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1826 Hollyhock Zipper Lace
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1343 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Cranberry
Z1344 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Hollyhock
Z1345 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Black
Z1348 WIP 12x12 Album- Chocolate
Z1911 Designed Décor Frame Kit
Z1874 Base & Bling Necklace
Z1875 Base & Bling Cuff
Z1876 Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877 Base & Bling Rings
Z1878 Base & Bling Headband
Z1195 My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6
Z1647 My Creations® Card Box
Z1797 My Creations® Bracket Frame
Z1868 My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
Z1870 My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
X1404 TrueFitFolios(5)
Z1820 For Always Textiles
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1970 Skylark Textiles
Z1971 Jubilee Textiles
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker
Z2400 Marker Set: Twilight
Z2401 Marker Set: Crystal Blue
Z2402 Marker Set: Sky
Z2403 Marker Set: Juniper
Z2404 Marker Set: Sweet Leaf
Z2405 Marker Set: Buttercup
Z2406 Marker Set: Creme Brulee
Z2407 Marker Set: Sorbet
Z2408 Marker Set: Blush
Z2409 Marker Set: Smoothie
Z2410 Marker Set: Gypsy
Z2411 Marker Set: Pacifica
Z2412 Marker Set: Lagoon
Z2413 Marker Set: Topiary
Z2414 Marker Set: Pear
Z2415 Marker Set: Honey
Z2416 Marker Set: Sunset
Z2417 Marker Set: Cotton Candy
Z2418 Marker Set: Hollyhock
Z2419 Marker Set: Cranberry
Z2420 Marker Set: Smokey Plum
Z2421 Marker Set: Outdoor Denim
Z2422 Marker Set: Indian Corn Blue
Z2423 Marker Set: Ponderosa Pine
Z2424 Marker Set: New England Ivy
Z2425 Marker Set: Olive
Z2426 Marker Set: Goldrush
Z2427 Marker Set: Autumn Terracotta
Z2428 Marker Set: Barn Red
Z2429 Marker Set: Ruby
Z2430 Marker Set: Black
Z2431 Marker Set: Slate
Z2432 Marker Set: Whisper
Z2206 Reinker Blush
Z2210 Reinker Buttercup
Z2260 Reinker Twilight
Z2267 Reinker Crème Brulee
Z2294 Reinker Sky
Z2106 Stamp Pad Blush
Z2110 Stamp Pad .Buttercup
Z2160 Stamp Pad Twilight
Z2167 Stamp Pad Crème Brulee
Z2194 Stamp Pad Sky
Z2500 Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133 Marker Tower
1271 Cardstock12x12Buttercup
X5640 Cardstock12x12Blush
X5666 Cardstock12x12Twilight
X5754 Cardstock12x12CremeBrulee
X5761 Cardstock 12x12 Sky
X5936 Whimsy Cardstock Combo
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Packet
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
1514 Tombow Adhesive
1515 Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311 Circle Punch 1 1/4
Z338 Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit

A1130 Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
A1143 Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144 Birthday Cheer
A1145 Flowering Thanks
A1158 Doodle Signs
A1160 This Is Good
B1407 School Is Here
B1411 Greek Alphabet
B1425 Stitched with Love
B1426 Pick a Posy
B1446 Some Bunny
B1447 A Mother's Love
B1448 My Hero
B1451 Enjoy the Little Things
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1510 Merry & Bright
C1524 Words of Comfort
C1555 Count Your Blessings
C1563 Cityscape
C1572 On Holiday (Australia Only)
D1483 Glory To God
D1514 Just a Number
D1551 Swirls Around
D1557 Candyland
D1564 Maximum Power
D1583 Unicorn Dreams

BULK251 Bulk Baker's Twine- Grey
BULK296 Baker's Twine Hemp
BULK298 Clear Acrylic Flowers
BULK301 Laughing Lola B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
BULK302 Sarita B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
BULK303 ProPlayer B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
BULK304 Babycakes B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
BULK318 Embossed Metal Badge Buttons (5/8")
BULK319 Metal Flowers (1/2")
BULK320 Teal Acrylic Flower (12mm)
Bulk322 Skylark B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk323 Ivy Lane B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk324 Ariana B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk325 Balloon Ride B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk326 Jubilee B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk327 Timberline B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk328 Lollydoodle B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk329 Skylark WOTG Brochure
Bulk330 Ivy Lane WOTG Brochure
Bulk331 Ariana WOTG Brochure
Bulk332 Balloon Ride WOTG Brochure
Bulk333 Jubilee WOTG Brochure
Bulk334 Timberline WOTG Brochure
Bulk335 Lollydoodle WOTG Brochure
Bulk341 Ivy Lane Cardmaking Brochure
Bulk342 Lollydoodle Cardmaking Brochure
Bulk339 1/2" Pink Acrylic Flowers (12mm)
Bulk340 1/2" Teal Resin Flowers (12mm)
HB1059 Hostess Collection 1
HB1060 Hostess Collection 2
HB1061 Hostess Collection 3
W1127 B&T Duo Sampler
W1128 Gathering Invite
CK141 Consultant Kit US
CK141AZ Consultant Kit AU/NZ
CK141C Consultant Kit - Canada
G1072 Workshops on the Go® Skylark Kit
G1073 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Kit
G1074 Workshops on the Go® Ariana Kit
G1075 Workshops on the Go® Balloon Ride Kit
G1076 Workshops on the Go® Jubilee Kit
G1077 Workshops on the Go® Timberline Kit
G1078 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Kit
G1079 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Cardmaking Kit
G1080 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit
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