CTMH Fast & Furious

I came across a really cool quote recently:

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“I love you to the moon and back” is something we say to each other in our family.

Frequently.

We’ve personalized it even further to include “and everywhere inbetween” to make sure we leave no place left out. It all started when my daughter asked me if there were places inbetween earth and the moon.

I suppose there would be- buildings, mountains, birds, clouds…air… You can never be too literal when kids are involved.

So, to leave no stone unturned, we’ve broadened our definition of this phrase.

It’s pretty deep when you really stop and think about the implications of the quote above. That’s why I love it so.

It’s the absolute truth.

My children don’t understand what it means yet, but they will. And yes, I’ve read it to them. I’ve watched for their reactions and the confusion is plain on their sweet faces.

It inspired me to create a layout using it.

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Disclaimer: Please, pretty please, try to look past the poor, blurry quality of this picture. I’ve tried a few times to take a clearer picture- to no avail. I don’t know if this pic is as blurry as I think, or if it’s because my vision is weakening.

Maybe my phone is due for the trash can.

Anyway, this is the best I can do, for now. My apologies.

I typed the quote using my computer, then printed it out and adhered it to CTMH Daisy White cardstock. I created the title using CTMH Handwritten (alpha stamps) and Blush, Saffron and Thistle inks.

Next, I trimmed my photos to 3×3 inches and adhered them in a random, haphazard manner on the page. I cut the moon using my Cricut, then stamped stars around it in CTMH Whisper ink. I also stamped the truck in CTMH Thistle and Saddle inks. I fussy cut the purple truck (CTMH Fast & Furious) and the (Saddle) wood box for the bed of the truck and adhered them together. Next, I stamped the hexa “tread” with CTMH Basic Black ink. I covered the wheels with black buttons out of my stash.

Lastly, I stamped planet earth with Staz-On ink and fussy cut it out. While it dried, I stamped it again and fussy cut the banner out, flipped it and traced it onto scrap CTMH Sweet Leaf cardstock. (I wanted the banner blank). Once planet earth was dry, I used my ShinHan markers to color in the oceans and pennant portions of the banner.

Most of the products used in this project are available to purchase on my website. Find my website here. (Fast & Furious is retired, I believe). If you have any questions or need help, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Thanks for visiting with me today! TGIF- enjoy your weekend!

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CTMH Skull You’re Invited

I am seriously climbing the walls these days. Just when I think both my daughters can go back to school, my younger one proves me wrong. She has a cold…I think. And the flu. And she had an allergic reaction.

The flu is coming out two different places.

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I’ve been trying to go grocery shopping for two days and it has yet to happen. My shelves are bare. Today isn’t looking good anymore, either.

And I’m going cray-cray.

Please Lord, make this week less painful, somehow. There’s no school Friday again, which means a long weekend. And, the phone call I just got from Panago with the $5 credit on our account doesn’t count. Nice surprise, though!

It must be because we haven’t ordered from Panago in months. I love their sauces. Especially the jalape├▒o ranch sauce. Yum.

I haven’t scrapped in months, either.

Just kidding. It’s been a week exactly. I’m going through withdrawals. I want to play so badly!!!

The last project I created was the card below, which was the result of scrap lifting a card over at SG.

Good times. It’s a fond memory now.

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I wanted to have these cards- which are technically supposed to be invitations- completed by tomorrow. Six of them.

Obviously they’ve not gotten done. Neither are my valentine’s.┬á See them here. Oh, I hope I’ll get time soon. Playing at night isn’t really doing it for me lately. I just want to do it during the day.

So, what did I use on the card above?

Close to My Heart products, of course. The houndstooth stamp along the bottom of the patterned paper border is a background stamp. I used bits of scrap Seaside patterned paper and Peacock cardstock. With a few cuts from my cricut, I added a hexa background and skull die cut, for a homespun twist on Monster High.

If you didn’t see it at first, don’t worry. I cut the skull to appease my children, who are hell bent on a MH themed birthday, but I’m not crazy about the idea.

The cute little bow is a puffy sticker, also CTMH. It also comes in two shades of pink and silver. I’m slightly in love with them.

Sigh.

Reality beckons. I wish my poor child would stop coughing. She’s going to hack out those lungs yet, I’m sure.

CTMH Live Your Life

Welcome to another Monday! My kids are under the weather today, so we’re spending the day all cozied up on the couch, watching our favorite TV shows. It’ll make a long day of boredom for mom, but at least we’re working on getting better.

(You know your go-go-go kiddos aren’t feeling well when they crash an hour before supper and sleep until an hour before bedtime. Two days in a row. And, they go to bed without a fight. Both nights.)

Today, I just wanted to remind you that this months’ special promotion ends with the closure of this week.

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For only $10.50 CAD AND 56 cards total (20- 4×6′ cards and 36- 3×4′ cards), you can get the beautiful Live Your Day PML cards. Use them with your CTMH 2016 daily planner (planners gotta plan!!), or make your My Crush albums dazzle with these gorgeous journalling cards, OR…the list goes on. Use your imagination! There are many ways to use them, and none of them are wrong!

You’ll also find coordinating products such as our Everyday Life Planner, page protectors and super cute washi tape on my website. Visit http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh.com> shop online> special promotions to see more, and to start your shopping!

Want a sneak peek at these wonderful products? Look no further! To start, our 2016 planner pages are on sale!┬á Regularly $18.95, purchase this product for only $9.48! That’s half price! Don’t miss out.

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Our gorgeous planner album retails for $13.25. Notice the stunning gold foil design on the front cover? Not only is it beautiful, it’s strong and durable, made from dense paperboard. It’ll last a long, long time!

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Keep your pages in tip top shape with our 4×3′ memory page protectors. They come in packs of 10 and retail for $7.95.

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To put that perfect finishing touch on the pages inside your planner- or any project of your choosing!- add this sweet and simple printed washi tape.

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Find my website- these products and so much morehere.

I’m so glad you dropped by and spend some time with me! I’ll be back again soon. Say hi, I’d love to hear from you!

Look Whooo Jillibean Soup + CTMH

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I’ve been playing along with Scrapbook Generation recently- I’m loving how interactive their Facebook group has become! If you haven’t already, head on over and check them out. I promise you’ll have a lot of fun!
This layout was created from one of the many challenges and inspiration posts that are regularly (maybe even more than regularly!) posted.

I used a mixture of Jillibean Soup and CTMH on this layout. The title was created using my Cricut and the circular embellies were punched with my CM circle punch. (I’ve had this punch for as long as I’ve paper crafted. So, that’s for like eons!)

Join me again soon for a sample of birthday invitations I’m making for the twins’ birthday, which is just a few short weeks away.

6 years old here we come!!

Till next time!

CTMH Cutie Pie Cupcake

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Creative Scrapbookers’ January sketch inspired this layout of eating out with the grandparents. They treated us to dinner in order to celebrate the twins’ birthday back in 2012.
Rather than use circles, I swapped them out for cupcakes, which I stamped with Staz-On ink then shaded in using my ShinHan markers. I also dug deep in my stash, and pulled out some old Jillibean Soup patterned paper, making sure my CTMH cardstock coordinated with the colors found in the patterned paper. I stamped on the Whisper cardstock with Whisper ink to give it a slight pattern and some depth.  The title came from the Cutie Pie stamp set, once again.
Thanks for dropping by! I’ll be back again soon with another layout and a card.
Till next time!

Heartstrings Valentines

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Just dropping in with valentine’s I’m making for the twins’ school classes. I stamped the cupcakes with permanent ink then colored it in with my ShinHan alcohol markers. On the flip side, I’ve stamped Happy Valentine’s day with the Heartstrings stamp set. (The front side is stamped with Cutie Pie).
Everything here is CTMH- including the washi tape!
Stay tuned for the finished product, which I’ll share in the near future.

CTMH Seaside Om Nom Nom

Hello, friends! I thought that I’d pound out this post while I wait for my daughter to finish her gymnastics class this evening. It’s a kill two birds with one stone sort of evening- keep myself entertained and let her burn off some steam. I think it’s a fair trade!

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I have another layout to share today. I found another fantastic sketch to inspire my creativity, and once again, you’ll find it saved to my Pinterest, specifically my Fave Sketches board.
A couple days after the twins’ 2nd birthday, I caught the eldest twin chowing down on strawberries leftover from a fruit platter. As you can plainly see from the pictures, she was remorseful. Very remorseful.
I used up a lot of scrap papers here- Lollydoodle, Seaside, and Ivy Lane. The title was created using the Hopscotch alpha stamp set. Because, as you can plainly see, she’s screaming it without saying anything at all. I may or may not have heard “mmm mm mmm” while she was eating. Same thing, right?!

Oh- and before I forget- CTMH is unfortunately retiring their digital sap booking service called Studio J.

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It seems that digital scrapbooking is experiencing a decline in usage, and as a result, CTMH has decided to discontinue their own online scrapbooking service as of April 30, 2016. If you’d like to learn more, order prints or create online, head on over to my website before it’s too late! You can find me here.

I’ll be back again soon with more goodies. I hope you join me again!

CTMH Noted

Good morning, friends! We’ve plunged into the deep freeze the last two days, brrr! We’re hunkering down to hibernate today! We had to venture out in the cold weather yesterday, so today we’ll stay in. Hopefully it’ll smarten up for school tomorrow!

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As with my previous post, this layout was also inspired by a sketch. Find it saved to my Fave Sketches board here.
See the blank navy squares? They aren’t supposed to remain empty- I plan to fill them up. Since my girls learned to talk, I’ve recorded the sweet, silly and goofy things they’ve said over the years to my Facebook. Thank goodness for the On This Day app, because those very things I recorded over the years sometimes pop up in my news feed. The plan is to take those quotes and put them in the blank navy boxes. It may take a while, but I’ll eventually get those boxes filled. Patience is key!
Once this one is completed, I’ll be creating one of my other daughter. Stay tuned!

CTMH Cutie Pie Birthday Card

Hello again, dear friends! I’m dropping in today with a card I created using a sketch that I found on Paper Issues Facebook group page. It’s part of their January sketch challenges. You should check it out- their page is full of fun activities that’ll keep you crafting and entertained! (Type Paper Issues into your search bar on Facebook and you’ll find them easy peasy).

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My daughter is going to a birthday party tomorrow, so I created this card to give to her friend. I used CTMH Balloon Wishes for the message at the top of the card (stamped with Outdoor Denim ink), as well as Cutie Pie SOTM (retired).
To color in the cupcake image, I turned to my CTMH Shin Han markers, and for a little extra Bling,  I used purple glitter glue to create sprinkles on the icing. You’ll also find a Pink Flamingo adhesive dot in place of the cherry at the top of the cupcake.
Please join me again soon! Enjoy your weekend! (TGIF lol)

CTMH Flakey Friends

I decided to treat myself to a total self-care day, so after picking up a gallon of milk and throwing a load of laundry into the washer, I scrapbooked. I figured I deserved it! How do you practice self care?
I’ve had a layout sitting on my desk for the last week, and finally completed it today. I started with this sketch as my inspiration:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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I used my Cricut Explore to cut the title and snowflakes. I stamped the white strip of cardstock in Whisper ink, using CTMH Flakey Friends (retired). I dressed up the title with some glitter (Martha Stewart) and traced around the snowflakes to create depth.
Join me tomorrow for another layout!