Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Thanksgiving PL Mixed Media Card

This is a very simple mixed media card that I made recently.
I will warn you that I used some retired and non-CTMH product, but you could easily recreate this with CTMH product.  I just used what I had handy at the time.

My inspiration for this card came from Kristina Werner and her Holiday Card series.  Be sure to check out the blog post and video.  She has some great tips in there.

I started my card by embossing a 3x4 piece of Desert Sand CS with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  I then inked the raised parts of my CS with my Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs.
Another option would be to use a CTMH ink for this.
I used the retired stamp set C1372 (Grateful Hearts) for the images that are random stamped on the upper half of the card.  I random stamped the images on Sunset CS in Versamark Ink and the heat embossed with Zing! Gold Metallic Powder.  I could have used Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, but I don't currently have that embossing powder.
To get that fine line of embossing on the edge of the Sunset CS, I just swiped the edge of my Versamark Ink Pad over the edge of my CS, applied powder and set it with my heat tool.
I blended some Distress Ink: Fired Brick onto the edges of the Sunset CS, but also could have used a CTMH ink and blended that in also.
I punched the tag from CTMH Sunset CS and then did the same process for the sentiment.
I stamped the sentiment from one of the hostess rewards stamps B1454 (Thanksgiving Wreath)
in Versamark and then heat embossed with the Zing! Gold Metallic powder.  
I once again blended some Distress Ink Fired Brick in from the edge of the Sunset CS.
I put it together and then finished in with a mini staple.

This was a fun card to make and I can't wait to use it in my PL album during the week of Thanksgiving!

Be sure to check out these products and many more on my website or contact me to set up your own gathering (in person or online) to be sure to be able to earn hostess rewards, such as the great Thanksgiving Wreath stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a crafty day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Artfully Sent: Candy Corn Kisses Card

It has all sorts of cards and PL cards on it.  This PL card was actually cut down from a card.
I cut it as a card with our Black CS and then just cut it down PL sized (4x6).
I backed it with strips of White Daisy CS (which also comes with the Artfully Sent Cartridge), Sunset CS and Honey CS.

I absolutely love this card and love that I could adapt this cut to fit in my PL album.

Be sure to shop on my website at for the full selection of CTMH products.  Buy $50 or more worth of product and be sure to pick up our wonderful Stamp of the Month: Home for the Holidays for only $5!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!  Stop by again for more projects made with this fabulous cartridge!


Monday, September 1, 2014

A Challenge Answered: Dryer Sheet Technique

I decided to participate in a challenge for one of PL card groups.
The first week challenge was to create a PL card using the dryer sheet technique.
It's been a few years since I created anything with this technique.
And this could easily be converted into a card.  I may actually add this to the front of a card.

The technique is quite simple.
Stamp and color (if desired) on your cardstock.
Glue the used dryer sheet to the front of your cardstock (over the entire piece of cardstock).
Sprinkle glitter over the top and tap off excess glitter.
That's it.  It's that simple.

For my card, I chose to stamp images from Polar Bear Holiday (C1557) in Black Staz-On ink (z888) since I was going to color with our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. (Colors used: Warm Grey-z2467, Carmine-z2448, Vivid Green-z2466, Tender Pink-z2464 and Cerulean Blue Light-z2449.  I also used the Colorless Blender Marker-z2469).  I used prisma glitter to sprinkle on the top.

I hope you enjoyed this peek at a new card using an old technique.

Please be sure to check out our new SOTM for the month of Sept: Family is Forever.

This darling SOTM is only available in the month of September for $17.95 OR only $5 with a $50 purchase.

And don't miss our fabulous campaign for National Stamping Month:

 Receive an exclusive C-sized Stamp Set, #30years of happy FREE with a $30 purchase of stamps!
What a fabulous month to stock up on your stamps!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Another Reason I Love My Job

There are so many reasons to love being a CTMH Independent Consultant.
Someone just recently asked me how long I've been a consultant and I realized my 8th Anniversary as a CTMH Independent Consultant is just around the corner.
Next month to be exact.
Time sure does fly when you are having fun and enjoy what you are doing.

Yesterday, I had a very happy mail day!
I received this in the mail from my upline, Margi Gilbertson.

I had won a challenge on our team and this was my prize.
And I sure was happy with the beautiful cards and wonderful stamp set.
But more important, I felt blessed to be such a great team of consultants that are constantly finding ways to encourage and support each other.
We have a wonderful FB group for our team!
Margi is always there for us, answering our questions.
She really cares about our success.

I have met some wonderful and caring people while being a CTMH Independent Consultant and Supervisor.
I have never been a business builder and had a super huge team.
I have worked my business and have some wonderful customers
 (many of who I also get to call friends), but I am happy with where my business is and lucky to be blessed with the team that supports any type of consultant, from business builder to hobbyist.

I love my job for many reasons.
Rewarding relationships with other Consultants is one of those many reasons.

Thank you again Margi for your support of our team!

Thinking about joining CTMH as an Independent Consultant?
I would love to have you on our team.
Contact me for details.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

What a Hoot to Celebrate a Birthday

I wanted to use the What a Hoot SOTM for something non-Halloween.
After looking at the SOTM and seeing the party hat, I decided to create a PL card using a card sketch from Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1.
I also used the NEW paper pack, Confetti Wishes for the background and to paper piece my owl and Heartfelt Birthday Wishes for the birthday sentiment.
I used the following ShinHan Touch Twin Markers for coloring the sentiment: 
I used some retired product for the eyes of my owl, but the Grey and Black Epoxy Bubbles would work well also.
I popped the owl and his party hat up with our 3-d Foam Tape.  For this project, I used the thinner roll and used my micro tip scissors to cut the tape.
I love our micro tip scissors since they are non-stick and don't gum up like other scissors when cutting the foam tape.

To color the sentiment, I started with my lightest color and worked my way down.
I used a slight circular motion where I combined two colors.

Hope you enjoyed this colorful versatile version of the SOTM: What a Hoot!
Remember, What a Hoot is only available in the month of Aug. so be sure to shop for yours today!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Welcome Annual Inspirations 2014-2015

August is here and that means that you can now shop from the NEW Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 Idea Book!

There is so much jam packed into this Annual Inspirations book!

And for the month of August, be sure to take advantage of the Picture Perfection promotion.

And while you are shopping, don't forget to check out our darling Stamp of the Month: What a Hoot!

And here's a quick pocket scrapbooking card that I created with the SOTM and some new papers and markers:

Products used (CTMH):
Marigold and Lavendar ShinHan Touch Twin Markers

The more I play with the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers, the more I love them.

Be sure to check out all the great NEW products in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book on my website!

Thanks for stopping by & have a crafty day!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mini Distress Ink Storage using CTMH Organizers---UPDATED

I have many customers that love the new mini distress inks from Tim Holtz, but were trying to figure out storage for them.
When looking at our pigment inks, I realized that they were approximately the same size as the mini distress inks.
I got a small organizer and pigment inks foam insert and tried it out.
Sure enough, the inks fit perfectly in the insert.

So if you are looking for storage for mini distress inks, this is how I will be storing mine.  This stacks perfect with my other organization and is one container instead of the 3 I would need with the new Ranger storage for mini distress inks.

UPDATED: I did find out that you can stack 2 foam inserts in one small organizer, which gives you room for all the mini distress inks and extra space for some CTMH pigment inks or other small cube inks that you may have.

I hope you enjoyed this idea for storage!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a crafty day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Sneak Peek Using a Sketch

I'm back with a sneak peek of some new products!

I decided to use a sketch that is up for Project Lifers, but can easily be adjusted to use on cards too.  
My example is a PL card, but I would love to make a card from this fun sketch.

Here's my card:

Products used (All sold by CTMH):
What a Day Stamp Set (Convention stamp set available only to consultants at convention)
Chalk It Up Paper Pack (available Aug. 1)
Chalk It Up Assortment (heart-available Aug. 1)
Light Orange and Peacock Green ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available Aug. 1)
Black Opaques (retired, but similar to Black Epoxy Bubbles-just trying to use up my Opaques)

And here's the sketch that I used as inspiration to create this card:

This sketch was created by my good friend, Treasa Cimorose, who was also one of my guest designers earlier in the month.
You can find Treasa's blog here and Unscripted Sketches here or here.
Unscripted Sketches will be more focused on PL cards, but I plan to use their sketches personally for both PL cards and Cards.  You can easily use these sketches for either.

Here's one example of how I used a Make It From Your Heart Card Sketch and made it into both a card and a PL card.

Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek of some new papers, markers and embellishments.
I can't wait to show you more of what I've been busy creating.

Thanks for stopping by & have a crafty day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fun in the Sun

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!