Sunday, May 31, 2015

We all scream for ice cream: Ice Cream Dream


It's a new month and you know what that means! Stamp of the Month blog hop time!

If you're coming from Lauren's blog- you're heading in the right direction.  If you're just starting the hop here... that's ok too!  You should circle around and be able to see all the great artwork.

This month we are featuring this great summery set called "Ice Cream Dream". 
As always, our stamp of the month set is available for one month only June 1-30, 2015.  This set sells for $17.95, OR grab it for only $5 with a $50 purchase!

This month I paired the cute Confetti Wishes paper with this stamp set.
I opted to put part of the sentiment on the outside... and then on the inside I stamped " & that's the same kind of thing"
Because all of the CTMH stamps are clear, it's so easy to ink up only a portion of a stamp at a time.  Make sure you clean it THOROUGHLY before inking up the second portion and stamping it in another location. 
I stamped the ice cream sundae on the white cardstock square.  The ice cream cone was stamped on another scrap, colored, cut and stuck in place. 
I used a journaling pen to make a border around the square piece. 
Supply List:
Ice Cream dream stamp set
Shinhan Touch twin markers in the following colors:
I also added some white cardstock from my scrap bin.
New to alcohol markers?  Here is a great video by another consultant demonstrating how to color with our Shinhan markers.  Click here
Now head on over to Peachy Lamb's blog to see what she has created!

Friday, May 29, 2015

June Kit of the Month and July pre-order

Spoiler Alert:

If you've pre-ordered the June card kit of the month... and don't want to ruin the surprise... don't scroll down ;)

If you just can't wait to see what you're receiving in the box- just keep reading!

PLUS: the July kit of the Month pre-order is at the bottom of this ... yeah... you're going to want to scroll down ;)

First of all- these are the stamps used on all 4 cards:  Dizzy Circles.  If you pre-ordered the kit with stamps- you will be able to use your stamps to create your cards, the kit includes a list of suggested colors for ink.  If you ordered the kit without stamps, your stamping is complete.  When your order the stamp set you get a slight discount on the overall kit price.  without stamps: $15 but with stamps is $25.  This stamp set retails for $13.95 plus shipping and tax.. not bad!

Now on to the cards:
The kit creates 4 different cards. 
Card 1: 
Card 2:
Card #3
Card #4  This shirt card was created by cutting shapes from the Artiste cricut cartridge.
I used the "celebrate" sentiment from the stamp set on the inside... this makes the card very versatile.  It could easily be used for birthday, Father's Day, retirement etc.!
If you love what you see... you won't want to miss the July cards!
July's Card kit by mail will use this stamp set:
Lifting Spirits
basic kit $15.  Includes pre-cut supplies, pre stamped images, embellishments and misc. items to complete your cards including full color instructions.
Full kit $25 includes basic kit plus stamps
Ink colors and other tools not included but a list is provided in your kit to help you determine what you'll need.
REMINDER:  Kits ship the first week of the month.  July kits ship the first week of July.  Pre-order required by June 15th so supplies can be ordered/prepped. 

July Kit options

Monday, May 25, 2015

Vintage CTMH

I have tons of artwork to show... and most of it is scheduled to post over the coming weeks... in the meantime, here's the next installment of my sale.  Thanks to everyone that has made purchases thus far, I really appreciate you helping me dig out of my huge inventory pile.

Here are two links of previous posts.  You can add any items from my blog to your cart... and make one payment.  I do take alternate forms of payment- just ask.

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Here are a few more "for sale" items this week... 

Chantilly "buttons"  - fabric covered self adhesive embellishments.  $4

Seam binding ribbon- full roll.  This fun seam binding ribbon is easily dyable using a dye based ink pad and sponge.  Allow to dry before adhering to a paper project.  $5


USED stamps:  A Game  $5

Used A Posy stamp set

3x3 die cut envelopes.  Pack of 10.  Great for stamping/ decorating.  3x3 sized cards can not be sent through the mail but work great in gift bags. $3.50

5x7 diecut envelopes.  one full pack of 10 plus a partial pack of 3 more.  stamp /decorate/ assemble.  Great for mailing 5x7 cards.  $4.50

Thanks for stopping by.  I have a ton of artwork ready to post so stay tuned for that!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Vintage CTMH for sale

Last week I posted a Vintage CTMH sale here on my blog.  I am working at cleaning out my space... to make room for new items of cours ;)

Here is a link to that sale and what is still available.  (click the blue link)

This week I'm posting a few more items.  It takes a while... so I can only do a few at a time.

REMINDER:  shipping is included for USA shipping.  I do not currently ship international as I don't have time to fill out customs forms at the Post Office.  Thanks for understanding!

1)  Huntington canvas shapes (original package had 10... only 4 in this set)    $1.75

2.  paper flowers and butterflies.  I believe this to be a full pack but I have not counted them.$5.50


3.  copper style decorative metal brads.  $4.00

That's it for this week...  I will keep adding each week when I have time.  You can combine several items into your ard, and click "view cart" in the upper right of my blog.  If you order 2 + items at once... I'll add a bonus gift in your package!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Orange you Sweet: CTMH Taste of Summer

Wow.. I sure have LOVED working with this paper pack this month.  There's still time to purchase your own Taste of Summer paper pack.  Click here to order the paper for $8.95 or the coordinating stamps for $17.95.

A lot of people tell me... "boy I love that paper, but just don't know how to use it in a layout".  If that's you- then here's a great way to use this paper even when you're not sure how!

I have created a variety of page kits with this paper pack and sell them on my facebook page.  Email me by clicking here if you're interested in purchasing a kit without visiting facebook.

Here are two recent releases from this month, both using the Taste of Summer paper pack.

All of my page kits sell for $9 plus shipping.  $4.50 to ship 1-2 kits or $5.50 to ship 3-5 kits.  I track kit purchases and once you've purchased 10 the 11th is free.  Also, i'll hold kit orders through the month to see if you find more to buy and save on shipping.
I create kits in limited (under 20) quantities and never remake the same kit more than once.  This allows me to bring fun new kits out more often.
All kits come with pre-cut pieces, and embellishments/ titles as shown.  Occassionally some items may be slightly different than that shown (for instance, the paper flowers on the Orange you Sweet layout will all be in the same colors, but sizes/ shapes may vary slightly)
Hope you love these great kits using the Taste Of Summer paper pack!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Deconstructed books... cards

The last two days I've posted my layouts for the upcoming June classes.  Today I'm wrapping up the June project posts with the cards.

these classes occur in SW Michigan on Saturday June 13 at 2:00pm
or Monday June 15 at 6:30pm

Kits can be ordered and will ship the week I teach the classes (I will prep all of my kits at one time, then ship those that need to be shipped).   To create the 6 cards, the kit cost is $20.  This includes the For her crush book, card parts, pre-stamped images etc.  Email me if you have questions or want to sign up by clicking here.

Monday, May 18, 2015

deconstructed book class... layout 2

Yesterday I posted a layout for my upcoming class in June.  Today I am posting the second layout.  Tomorrow I'll start posting the cards.

As a reminder:  this class occurs in SW Michigan on June 13 at 2:00pm or June 15 at 6:30pm.  $18.00 creates the two layouts shown (this one and the one posted yesterday.)

Need a kit mailed?  For $22 I will mail your kit to you the week I teach the class.  Email me to order

Check back tomorrow to see the cards!
All of the June projects were created using pages from the "for her" crush book in the Seasonal mini book.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

June class- Deconstructed books

I thought  I would pop in to share some photos this week of my upcoming June classes.

If you are in SW Michigan (Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek specifically), I am offering these classes in person on June 13 at 2:00pm or Monday June 15th at 6:30pm.

Today I'm showing one of two layouts (watch for the other tomorrow)
I can't take credit for the designs... My June projects were actually a class I took at a regional Close To My Heart training event for consultants.  I just loved them so much that I am offering them as a class to my customers. 

The layout class is $18 and includes the layout shown here and the one that will post tomorrow.  If you're interested in attending... just send me an email by clicking here.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

CTMH Blossom page kit

Here's a recent page kit release that was posted on my facebook page.
I love the Blossom paper pack...  the kit comes with all pre-cut papers, a sticker sheet, sheet of sequins and a full color photo of the layout with general directions. 
$9 each kit... Add $4.50 to ship up to two kits... or $5.50 to ship 3-5 kits.  Mix and match page kits to get discounted shipping.  To find more visit my facebook page by clicking here.
Email me to place an order for this kit!  click here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vintage CTMH for sale

Updated 5/18


If you're a long time crafter like I am... you can probably understand when I say... I have TOO MUCH STUFF!  

I've decided to post a few items here each week for the next month or so to try to clean out a room in my basement so it can do more than store old product.

So here's my first few "destash" items.  I've set up the paypal links to only sell exactly what I have available.. but i'll come back and update each night if items sell during the day.

Item pricing includes shipping anywhere in the U.S... At this time I do not anticipate shipping internationally.  It's very difficult for me to get to the post office to fill out customs paperwork as I work full time in addition to my CTMH business.

If you order more than one item... and I ship them together- I'll add a bonus gift to your package to account for shipping.

So this weeks random assortment:

6x6 envelope template  SOLD

unopened hard plastic template to create 6x6 envelopes.  Trace, score, cut and fold.  Create one of a kind envelopes using your fancy paper.

$4 includes shipping.

Metal brads (I did not count but I believe this is full or very close to full)  $4

Finishing files:  slightly used.  Front of package has my initials (TKG)  $3.50

white brads - full pack (in photo.. bottom right brad looks damaged but that is a rip in packaging)  $4

Hollyhock twill ribbon.  length unknown but this spool is nearly full.  $4

Foundry ribbon slides.  Only 5 left in package.  $2.50

 Cloud 9 stamp set:  limited edition. SOLD

Dino stamps, retired, used. SOLD

You can use the "view cart" cutton on the right hand side of my blog to finalize your order.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Taste of summer: National Scrapbooking Month Special blog hop

Welcome to MAY!  Otherwise known as National Scrapbooking Month.

If you're coming from    Krista's      blog, you're headed in the right direction.. If you're just joining the hop here on my blog- WELCOME.    You'll find the next stop on the hop at the end of this post.

This month CTMH has designed a FABULOUS paper pack (that I adore!)

It's called Taste of Summer and is full of 6 fun fruit patterns (double sided... so actually 12 designs)
You receive 2 each of 6 different designer papers for 12 total sheets.  At $8.95... that's a GREAT DEAL!

For those that are big time stampers- they've also designed a stamp set that coordinates, and is also available for only one month.  The stamps are $17.95

Here's a fun card I designed using the Taste of Summer paper and stamp set.
Supplies used:
I can't wait to hop along with you and see all the other artwork!
Now head on over to   Tracey's  blog to see what she created!