Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CTMH Projects

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I have to tell you, before I continue, if you plan to come to my CTMH Open House this Sunday (Feb. 24, 2-4 pm at my house) you may not want to look at the pics on this post! It is some of the things I have made to show at my open house!!  But, if you don't care if you see them ahead, then feel free to look at the pictures!!
OK, with that said....the first thing I want to show you is a card I made.  I will try to link the CTMH products in the post that I used.  My LOVE card is made using Black, White and Twilight cardstock.   The black and white print squares are our new For Always Textiles.  Two of our Spring/Summer collections have the textile packs available.  Each pack comes with 3 different prints.  The letters for the word LOVE are cut on the cricut using the Art Philosophy catridge.    Edges are inked with Twilight.  I used Sparkle Flourishes on the bottom.  The sentiment on the inside of the card is from one of the stamp sets that comes with the Art Philosophy cartridge.

The next project is the 5x7 Display Tray.  It is black and is a lot of fun to work with!!  These would make excellent gifts!   I used the Buzz and Bumble paper pack.  It is,  I think, my favorite of the current B&T paper packs!  Some of the things I used on this project are: Burlap Ribbon, cocoa stamp pad, Wooden Badge Buttons (which I inked with the cocoa stamp pad!), and the February Stamp of the Month Home Sweet Home.  I used the cricut Art philosophy cartridge for the flowers, and the Artiste cartridge for the zig zag and the leafy stem.

My last project is another card I made.  For this one I used the Claire Paper Packet, and some Champagne cardstock.  The inks I used are Black and Outdoor Denim.  The little girl I made using the Paper Doll stamp set.  I stamped her clothes on colored cardstock and cut them all out.  I added a little bit of Liquid Glass to the glass of lemonade! 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you saw something you liked while here!  Be sure to go to my CTMH website and check out all the neat things in our Idea Book!  www.scrappinwithj.ctmh.com
Come back real soon!  (and leave me some comments before you go and tell me what you think of my projects!)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Something new for me!

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!
 Today I have to show you something new I tried.  I am pretty excited because it is something I NEVER thought I would do, let alone enjoy!  Digital Scrapbooking!!  CTMH offers StudioJ, which you can link off my website HERE!  If you have never tried digital scrapping, this is a good time to give it a whirl, because for the month of February all 2 page layouts are only $5 each.  And it is sooooo easy!  You can do a lot of different things, even change the colors!  I have a lot to learn yet, but given time I think it could be just as fun as regular scrapbooking.   If you decide to give it a try, when you go to purchase your layouts, be sure to join one of the open gatherings on my site, as the purchase of layouts goes towards Hostess Rewards for a gathering hostess!  And...don't forget the layouts are on sale through the month of Febraury!!
Here is one I did.  Remember, I have only done 5 so this is a beginner attempt!
I also did one without embellishments, so I can embellish it when it arrives and will have the dimension of the embellishments!  I will post BEFORE and AFTER pictures of it when I get it done!  But in the mean while, here are my other 3 layouts.

Thanks for stopping by today, and if you get a chance, go check out Studio J and give it a try!  You can create a layout to play and see if you like it without having to purchase any, and be sure and SAVE them so when you go back they will still be there!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book

Hello everyone!  And HAPPY FEBRUARY!!  Today is the day the new Close To My Heart Idea Book goes into effect!!  It has several new paper collections that are perfect for all of your paper crafting needs!!  And the book is full of inspiration!  Ideas all over!!  You can view the new Idea Book on my site:  www.scrappinwithj.ctmh.com  You can even place an order on the site if there is anything you see you would like and it will ship directly to you.  And...I have started an Online Open House, so if you place an order online through my site, click to JOIN the Online Open House and you will be entered for a chance to win a prize!  I will choose an random winner from all orders placed through my Online Open House between today and Feb. 8th when the open house closes.  The prize is a CTMH current Paper Pack of your choice (value $9.95)!  So, what are you waiting for....go grab a cup of tea and check out our new Idea Book HERE!
Thanks for stoppin by!