CTMH ALittle Bit of Pun

It’s absolutely impossible to see in the first Layout, but I used one of the A Little Bit of Pun stamps as a background element in the top layout. I used Bashful as the background colour as far as the stamping is concerned, which is why it appears invisible. It’s very light in nature. By the way, I tried zooming in on the areas I stamped, but I still couldn’t see it. It is there, I promise, and it looks really cute. I used The ‘you’re one hip square’ stamp from the stamp set.

In the bottom layout, the stamp work is way easier to see. Using the bottom portion of the ‘I like you a whole watt’ stamp, I created a border by stamping repeatedly along the top portion of the photo/journal mat. I cut a scalloped oval with my Cricut, and stamped the entire image with Pewter and Crystal Blue Ink. The oval is inked with Glacier ink using a sponge dauber.

In both layouts, I paired the Fundamentals papers with the SOTM; Basics and Whimsy are showcased in both layouts.

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I Thought…

I mixed a lot of papers to create this layout. It’s all left over paper from other projects, honestly. The title had already been cut- it’s been in my ‘left over Cricut cut outs’ box forever. The stars were meant for another project but were too big. They worked well here. The Beary Christmas Paper is left over from making samples for my next kids workshop. I’ll share that in the near future. The rest is bits and pieces that have been floating around for awhile and needed a home.

It took me quite awhile to complete this layout. I think it was nearly a week. Normally I pump them out at a much quicker pace. The design on this one kicked my butt, but it feels good to have it done. I’m proud of it!

My daughters told me this subject was a creepy one. I think that’s why I struggled. Creating a layout about something falling out of your head is harder than I anticipated! Thank goodness that’s the only picture I have of that sort!

Pumpkin Carving

I moved away from strictly CTMH in this layout, and included some SU patterned paper I had in my stash. CTMH skylark complimented the paper well, and it was perfect for more Halloween pictures!

Each of the kids had a go at unpacking the pumpkin, but they’re their fathers daughters, and both wound up gagging over the look and feel of it’s innards, so Mom had to finish. 😏

CTMH Silver & Gold Halloween

Silver & Gold isn’t just for Christmas! I used Side B from the bulk paper pack to create a Halloween 🎃 inspired double page layout.

The title and embellishments were cut with my Cricut. Same with the year in the bottom right corner of the journaling block. I finished off using the zip strip and some washi tape.

Using CTMH Zip Strips

I’m sure I’ve covered this topic before, but a refresher never hurts.

Need a way to use up that stash of zip strips? Arrange them in a pattern on your page then place your photos next to them. Layer your title and embellishments overtop, and you’re finished!

Morning at the Fire Department

I think this was my most favourite field trip to chaperone. Both my girls went the same day- one class after the other. I rode to the fire department with one daughters class, waved bye to her when she left, and waited until her sisters class arrived. I rode back to school with her class when the tour was over. I spent the entire morning at our local fire department 😊

Lots of retired products here today, mixed with some stamping and journaling cards. I matted two journaling cards together. First, I trimmed the larger one down because 4×6 was too large for my plan. Next, I matted the ‘Love’ journaling card over the other. To finish, I added a couple dots around the page.

CTMH Products are Versatile

I used some of our new cardstock on this layout, and I just realized I should create a project to show you just how versatile it is! If you remember, our card stock now comes in two shades, right in one sheet! One side is slightly darker than the reverse side. Unfortunately here, I did not use both sides of the sheet. I’ve made a mental note to do that in the near future.

To highlight the fact my children were shopping for glasses in this layout, I cut a couple glasses out using my Cricut. I filled in the lens portion of the glasses with my Liquid Glass, and added some Bitty Sparkles for a bit of bling. The bottom portion of the layout was matted with Whisper card stock. I cut the title from Poppy cardstock and adhered using liquid glass. (Our liquid glass is very versatile, too!) The hearts are puffy stickers that retired long ago.

Speaking of retiring products, there’s just over one month left to enjoy the goodies in our current Holiday Expressions catalog. Come January, a new Holiday Expressions will grace us with its presence. Head over to my website in the near future (or now!) to stock up on the current products in this catalog. I’ll be placing my December order within the first couple days of the month. If you’d like to add to it, please let me know! I’m looking forward to all the new goodies to drool over in the New Year!

To visit my website, copy this address into your browser and click search: http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.ctmh.ca. You can also comment below and I’ll get in touch with you asap!

Spa Date

Face masks are the perfect cold day activity to keep the twins occupied. They recently just found another one lying around the house, so we got that done, too.

I created a simple title using CTMH stamp alphas. This set is called Handwritten. The rest of the papers I used are all retired.

Using CTMH Zip Strips

To create this clean and simple layout, all that’s needed is some CTMH zip strips and cardstock. Arrange your design into a grid, and voila! You’re done! The you’re special element has been floating around for quite some time…it finally found its home on this layout.

Products used

– Thistle cardstock X5976

– Black cardstock 1386

– White Daisy cardstock 1385

*- Silver & Gold Paper Packet (zip strip) X7226B

*Note: the other two zip strips came from retired paper packets- Little Dreamer and Charlotte

CTMH A Little Bit of Pun Layout

Brr what a chilly afternoon it is! I just walked to the school to pick the kids up, and I nearly froze to death! My ears and cheeks feel wind burned, and my legs are like frozen drumsticks. A storm is blowing in, and of course it would need to start making its way into our area just when I needed to leave the house. My husband told me it was beautiful earlier today. Just my luck. Oh well, when I leave the house next, it’ll be in my car. Luckily I won’t have to walk very far.

My kids tell me every so often that other kids make fun of them because they’re nerds. They’re nerds because they dress fairly eccentrically. I tell them to be proud of who they are- they are experimenting with their idea of fashion, and no one should make them feel silly for exploring what makes them feel good. Other than clothes, jewelry makes my girls feel good, too. They take after their mom- I love sparkly and pretty things just as much as they do. An outfit isn’t complete without some sort of jewelry around your neck, wrist or on your ears.

This picture of Miss A makes me smile. She loaded on the jewelry and she looks perfect. Even with her messy bed head hair. Most of it came from her grandparents- a few things even came from her great grandmother. That alone makes it extra special.

The stamp set I used to create the title came from a CTMH stamp set that hasn’t been released to the public yet. Its an upcoming stamp of the month (December’s, so stay tuned), but I thought it would work perfectly here! Wouldn’t you agree?!

Products Used

S1712 A Little Bit of Pun My Acrylix Stamp Set

-X5954 Pewter cardstock

-Z2849 Peacock Exclusive Ink

-X5958 Peacock cardstock

-1385 White Daisy cardstock

-Z1375 Kraft cardstock