CTMH Kitchen Traditions Cut Above Kit

Getting back to you took way longer than I anticipated. Life. It’s a wonderful thing, isn’t it?

Here’s what I wasn’t able to share with you earlier. Remember this layout?

I created it using a mixture of Whimsy and Basics Fundamentals. The coordinating Whimsy complements and our stamp of the month, Bloom & Grow, made sneak appearances, too.

Since it’s been so long, you may not remember the post where I shared the Gimme Some Sugar layout and the promise I made in that post. View it here.

The coordinating set to Gimme Some Sugar comes from the Kitchen Traditions Cut Above kit! Available as a set or separately, preserve your cherished recipes and their authors in this stunning collection.

The price may seem daunting, but it’s worth every penny. It’s actually a great deal for all you’ll get with it. Aside from the recipe cards (sixty 4×6 cards), page protectors (10), stickers (2 sticker sheets) and Bashful Everyday Life album, you’ll also receive the coordinating stamp set, which on its own is over $20! Great value, if I do say so myself.

Kick off National Paper crafting month with CTMH Love Letters. It comes as a kit and includes flower die cuts, rose gold accents, sturdy chipboard letter bases and letter stickers. Choose any letters you want; purchase 5 and get the 6th free! OR, join my team and it’ll be added to your consultant kit- whichever kits you choose! I think that’s great incentive for joining!

Thanks for your patience and joining me today!

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CTMH Black Friday Sale

I used some new paper in this layout! The heart patterned paper is from the adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet. They’re currently on sale this month, too! Get it while it’s hot. 40% off the entire suite; 30% off individual items. November 30 is your last chance to snag them at such a great price.

If our Cut Above line is more your speed, check this deal out!

Also, purchase either of the The Story Begins baby boy or baby girl kits, and receive 30% off one of our scrapbook albums!

Happy Black Friday!

This sale ends at 11:59 pm MST TONIGHT, so don’t miss out!

CTMH Smile Layout

Hello friends, this will be a quick post (again) because life is going to interrupt very shortly (again). 


How often do you use journaling cards in your layouts, and why do you use them? Is it quick to create, easy to work with or another reason? Maybe it works best with a particular sketch you found.

I used journaling cards here simply for that reason- I figured it would work the best with the sketch I’d chosen as my inspiration. (It cane from Pinterest, by the way). 

I also created my own journaling card using CTMH stamps and ink. I completed my layout with extra stickers from the Adventure Cut Above Kit I used here.

CTMH Adventure Cut Above Kit

Hello friends, welcome to Thursday. How is your day treating you so far? I hope its a good one for you! Its survival mode day for me, meaning I headed out for a walk, got home and bawled my eyes out (this year has been so tough…grieving hasn’t terminated yet. Actually, it never will. But, I’ll eventually learn to deal with it.) Then I got up, purged my daughters’ bedrooms (throwing out two garbage bags full of trash. Yeah, I know. The best part? I only cleaned up their dressers and night stands. My children are like their father- they have to keep every.single.thing. I’m a purger. I always have been. I don’t get the need to keep everything! My kids cry when I suggest donating toys they don’t play with and clothes they never wear. My husband gets downright mad at me for trying to  sell things we rarely use and haven’t looked at in the 6 years we’ve lived in this house. The struggle is real, folks! Are you in the same predicament? How do you deal with it?

Now, I’m binging on food and sitting in front of my computer attempting to type out a blog post. I hadn’t intended to start out my blog post that way, but there it is. No point in hiding behind my emotions. Its part of being human. And, part of grieving I suppose, too.  (My children are going to be doing their own version of grieving when they get home from school and see what all I’ve thrown out.) I’m not sure I’m looking forward to it. I hope they don’t notice everything that’s gone.

I thought I’d share a layout I created using the new Adventure Cut Above Layout kit. You’ll find this fun kit in the new Annual Inspirations catalog. If you’ve never used this kit before, and have no idea what I’m talking about, you’re going to like what I have to share with you.

The idea behind this kit (and the card kits that come in the same line- Cut Above)- is ease of creating and simplicity. Images are included in the kit showing you what the traditional layouts and pocket style layouts could look like when you’re done creating. (I tend to follow what the pictures depict. I’ve always been a rule follower. When I bake, I need a recipe. When I scrapbook, I need a template to follow. If I don’t have it, I’m totally lost and draw a blank. I can’t move on until I’ve been given direction.) The card kits and layout kits are super simple to put together. All the materials you need to create either project is included in the kit. They’re also pre-cut so there’s no fussing and guessing what size icons and elements should be. They are also a breeze to assemble- the cards and layouts themselves will literally take you no longer than 10 minutes from start to finish. So, if you’re into speed scrapbooking, for any reason, this is the route to take!

All the kits come in different themes- there’s baby boy and baby girl ones, Adventure (as in travel), like the one I played with, and more. Head over to my website to have a look! Which is your favorite?

The best part about these kits?! They’re affordable AND there’s always odds and ends left over for other projects! How cool is that? Pick one of these bad boys up for just $19.00 CAD. (The card kits are typically $9.00 CAD, not including the cost of shipping).

Above is how the kit looks when it arrives on your doorstep. Below is how it could look after you’ve played with it some!

I like to combine a traditional layout with a pocket style layout when I play with these kits. The only struggle I have with the pocket style pages is that I have to fill the backside of the page protector with pictures of the same orientation as the front side (Side A). Often, the pictures that follow the first ones aren’t the same orientation! I don’t have a picture of it, but in this particular case, I got smart, and just filled the flip side (Side B) with journaling cards, and moved on to whatever I wanted to scrapbook next. It bothers me that I couldn’t utilize that space the way I wanted, but I’m relieved it isn’t wasted space. There’s my silver lining!

Thanks for joining me today! I’ll be back again soon to share a sneak of the Holiday Expressions catalog (which happily arrived on my doorstep yesterday) and a special project I’ve been working on!