Saturday, January 23, 2016

Kids Valentine Card and printable

It's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day and school parties...

I was perusing pinterest this morning and found a REALLY adorable card that I just knew I could re-create using the  CTMH Artistry cricut cartridge.  My plan to design a card in 20 minutes worked... sort of.

I started by finding this light bulb and sort of "heart shaped" light bulb filament:
I cut a 3x4 white rectangle.  I cut the light bulb in Canary Yellow at 2 1/4 inch.  I cut the filament in Cranberry at the same size.
I stuck them to my paper.  It looked so boring I didn't even take a photo.
I drew a black box around it.  It was slightly better. 
I wanted it to say "you light up my life"
Couldn't find a stamp.  Thought about printing it out and adhering it down with adhesive.  That sounded time consuming and not as pretty as what I'd hoped for.
THEN..I did this:
I designed a printable with everything I wanted.... INCLUDING space for my die cut light bulbs!!!
You can download the FREE printable by clicking here.  You'll print it on 8.5x11 white cardstock.
The card outline prints in blue and the other lines are black.  SO cut along the blue lines.  If you have the fiskers trimmer that CTMH carries (click here to see it) then it has a wire along the blade.  Just line the wire up over the blue line and you'll get great cuts.
Add your die cuts!!  See how cute it is!!
I finished this in about 30 minutes start to finish since I had started doing a lot by hand before designing the printable.  THEN-  I needed to go shopping to find something to attach to it.  3 hours later I arrived home with 32 glow bracelets, and some groceries ;)
See the glowing sticks?  All that running around and my son cracked the bracelets and started the glow...  3 weeks or so before Valentine's Day.  Good thing I only put these 2 together so far!
Where to find glow sticks:
I bought the bracelet size at Dollar Tree 8 in a pack for $1
If you don't have a Dollar Tree nearby or need a lot... you can get them on Amazon... 100 for $8.49 with free shipping for prime members.  It's a pretty good deal and you save on gas. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

New year, new products, new YOU...


I have openings on my team and I'm currently looking for a few crafters to join my team!!
Whether you scrapbook, make cards, or just love paper crafting in general.. CTMH is the place for you!

With low quarterly minimums of ONLY $300 - it's never been easier to start your own business!

Investment: $129 plus shipping and tax
Includes: $445 retail value

New Consultant Kit

Contents of the New Consultant Kit Include:

  • Charlotte B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK377, qty 2)
  • White Daisy Cardstock Pack (1385, qty 1)
  • Champagne Cardstock Pack (X5931, qty 1)
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2164, qty 2)
  • Champagne Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2174, qty 2)
  • Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2172, qty 2)
  • Black & Gold Ribbon (Z3197, qty 2)
  • Treasured Puffies (Z3203, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Woodland Romance (D1683 qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Springtime Wishes (C1641, qty 2)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254, qty 1)
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 6½" (Y1010, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Block 1" × 3½" (Y1002, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 2" (Y1003 qty 2)
  • Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 2)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1, 25 per pack)
  • Annual Inspirations (WC1161, qty 10)
  • Seasonal Expressions (WCS1162, qty 10)
  • Cardstock Color Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Windblown Petite Perks™ (W2033, qty 3)
  • Idea Book Postcard (W1129, qty 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)


Ready to join?  Click here for more details and to sign up.  THEN once you sign up watch for an email from me within 24 hours which will include links to information.  If you are on facebook- friend me and I'll add you to my team page reserved for my downline. 

* no requirement to pre-purchase stock
*no requirement to hold parties
*run your business as you see fit... clubs, classes, parties, crops... Any way you choose!
* Free website
*CTMH covers credit card processing fees
*free artwork images, class ideas and training provided
*team facebook page

February Card Class

These 3 cards are part of my February class in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area of MI.

The card on the left uses the January Stamp of the Month
The middle card uses the February stamp of the Month- Balloon animals
The card on the right uses a new Get Well themed stamp set (the black border is made of  a bandaid stamp... some people were asking what that was  but it's easier to tell in person than in a photo)
Local class:
February 13 at 2:00pm
February 15 at 6:00pm
Kits available by mail, ask for details. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

page layout kits for sale

EDITED TO ADD:  The layout kits each create ALL THREE 2-page layouts.  Sorry for the confusion for those that contacted me to ask.  So one $25 kit creates all the pages shown and I have 3 full sets.  Thank you!!


I"m going through and doing a deep clean of my workshop space... I'll be offering a few things here for sale that are from past classes.

Today I'm offering the last 3 layout kits from my fall retreat using the Fundamentals line of products.

Here are the layouts:

All papers are pre-cut.  There is NO STAMPING on these to worry about.
Includes the papers, Fundamentals Enchantment sticker pack, gold fundamentals embellishment pack and full color photos of the pages.  There are no step by step instructions but the pages are fairly easy and do include some tips and hints for each page along with the full color of the full 2 page layouts and close-ups on each page.

These are some of my FAVORITE layouts from 2015! 

Kit:  $25 ( plus $5 shipping for long distance) 
Three available.

Fundamentals layout kit

Saturday, January 9, 2016

January card kit by mail and February pre-order

Finally got my directions printed and kits ready to ship so here's this months sneak peek!  Technically I showed this peek earlier in the week when I made it my cover photo on the blog.

I used the stamp set below on these cards... the monkey is from Cricut Artistry
February kit pre-order!
The February kit will use the following stamp set:
I'm changing my options... I have VERY FEW people that purchase the stamps along with the kit so I'm only offering the pre-stamped kit option.  Making this switch will allow me to put together kits quicker because there are less options to track and sort. 

This kit is $12 for pick up (local customers) and $15 for the kit plus shipping (for long distance/ out of town)

Feb. kit by mail

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

National Papercrafting Month blog hop


January marks National Papercrafting Month at CTMH and this month we've got a great set of Picture My Life cards as our promotion.  These cards were designed to coordinate with our Everyday Life Planner, but this blog hop will show you some other fun ideas and ways to use them!

If you're coming from Michele's blog... you're heading in the right direction... but if you're just starting here at my blog that's ok too!

I chose to use one of the designer cards instead of a month (see the photo above... the card deck has the name of each month on a card which would be fun for scrapbooking or tracking birthday lists in your planner)
Here's my card which would work for wedding, anniversary, Valentine's Day etc...
Hope you like my cute little (easy) card!  I did trim the 4x6 card down to 5x 3 3/4 to fit.
Next up is Tammy so head on over to see what she has created!