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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 www.lhicks.ctmh.combefore 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 W365 Craft Fair Banner