CTMH Scaredy Cat Halloween Layouts

Good morning! This is my second attempt. I don’t know why I’m having so much trouble with blogging this time around! This platform just doesn’t want to cooperate with me! GRR! Maybe the universe is telling me now is not the time for blogging. Well, universe, I’m going to anyways….cause I like it.

I’m super excited about today’s post because I can finally share the good stuff- the stuff I’ve wanted to share for a long time. Layouts! Housekeeping posts are boring; project-filled eye candy posts is where its at. They’re my favourite! I’m sure they’re yours, too. You can’t share the boring stuff without sweetening it with the good stuff. So, today is our day.

Don’t panic. I know that we’ve just welcomed summer into our lives. I have moved on from the baby-toddler stage of my children’s lives to the school-age toddler-age of their lives. Previous to this layout, the twins had just started Junior Kindergarten. Just thought I should catch you up on our lives. (This is also 4 years in the past, too. The twins are now 7 years old). Gaaah- weren’t they adorable?! A lot of work (still are), but super duper cute  (and still are, LOL).

While I was creating this layout (and the next one I want to share with you), I couldn’t help but think that I need to beef up on Halloween products from CTMH. I’m not a huge fan of the creepy, scary aspect of Halloween lines, but I see (now), how important they are to documenting our kids’ halloweens. I found myself wishing that I had some halloween stamps to go along with the paper that I had on hand. Fortunately, the paper that I used (some of it) is halloween themed. I guess I know what to do when the next Annual Expressions comes out! Add that to the bucket list, alongside school themed stamps and papers! What are your must haves?

Luckily, Ballet Safari was perfect for highlighting the twins’ halloween costumes (in 2013); for the rest, I used my Cricut to cut the title and bats. Those bats are pretty cute, too. I coloured the giraffes in (Safari Ballet) with my ShinHan TouchTwin markers, then fussy cut them before matting them on black card stock and fussy cutting again. It was a lot of work, but well worth the effort. I like the effect- they jump off the page better now than they did before I did this.

I’ve fallen hard for a clean, minimalist design as of late, and here’s evidence of it. I also really like doodled lines on my layouts, too. And, still true to nature, my designs are linear. That’ll never change. Which is ok, because I’m totally ok with it. I think its because I’m fairly ‘black and white’ by nature; this fits well for me. Going crazy and blurring the lines is chaos for me. I adore the look, but can’t achieve it myself .

We were lucky this year. It isn’t often my husband is home early enough from work to join us as we go trick or treating, but this year he was. We even convinced him to dress up, too. He went as ‘static cling’. I love it! LOL I can’t remember if I dressed up or not. If I did, there is no pictorial evidence of it.

Once again, the title was cut with my Cricut, which I layered overtop some scrap CTMH patterned papers cut into pennants. I stamped some stars in various shades of ink. (Its a CTMH stamp, but the set it goes with has lost it). The rest of the stamping comes from a set that is not available to purchase unless you’re a new consultant and have reached certain sales levels. (Which my wonderful downline has done! She doesn’t think she’ll use it, so she gave it to me. I love her!)

Stay tuned for more layouts (maybe cards) in tomorrow’s post!

Products Used:

Happy Halloween layout

– Cricut

-CTMH Scaredy Cat (retired)

-CTMH Urban (retired)

-CTMH Eggplant card stock X5774

-CTMH Ballet Safari A1180

-CTMH Kraft card stock Z1375

-CTMH White Daisy card stock 1385

-CTMH Black card stock 1386

-CTMH Shin Han TouchTwin markers (available to purchase!)

Trick or Treat layout

-CTMH Urban  (retired)

-CTMH White Daisy card stock 1385

-CTMH Black card stock 1386

-CTMH Scaredy Cat (retired)

-CTMH Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2805

-CTMH Peacock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2849

-CTMH Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2823

 

 

CTMH Hello Foxy SOTM

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I did- I scrapped with a dear friend for a bit on Saturday afternoon, and then more dear friends, our children and pets took in the Pets in the Park event in Edmonton yesterday. The highlight for me was meeting Jann Arden. So cool! (It will be scrapbooked one day. Just sayin’!)

If you  can remember back to last week, I mentioned I had some housekeeping items to take care of, and I got around to one of them before the weekend trashed my plans. The last one I’d like to share with you (for now), is this:

The picture above is a graphic of our stamp of the month, called Hello Foxy. Its super adorable, and I’ve made some really cute cards and layouts using it! This stamp set is just $6 (Canadian), when you make an order on my website totalling $50 (or more). Its like our gift to you for making a purchase and being loyal customers. I want you to feel special. Why wouldn’t you want to get a good deal on a quality set of stamps to create with? Here’s just a sample of what I made using this wonderful stamp:

 


Excuse the unedited version of this picture. I think I deleted most of my previous projects over the past couple weeks, and this is all that showed up in my gallery when I uploaded it. You get the idea, though. I absolutely love that I’m able to color most of the images in this stamp set using my ShinHan markers. Watercolour pencils, pencil crayons and watercolour paints would work, as well. Aren’t the foxes adorable?! They’re my favourite part- so is the floral wreath. I used both those stamps the most when I created with it over the last two weeks. You’d enjoy it, too. I know you would!

Once again, this stamp set is marked down to $6 when you make a $50 order (both online, and when its placed with me); regularly, its over $25! ($27, to be exact.) Talk about big savings! The worst part is, there’s just a couple days left to claim it for yourself, and then a new stamp set will take its place! So, don’t miss out. Live with no regrets. 😀

For now, this will be all the housekeeping I will share with you, but don’t fret! I’ll be back at it again at the beginning of July with more specials! Stay tuned for all the deets! Tomorrow, I’ll share my latest layout with you. I hope it inspires you.

CTMH Cut Above Scrapbook Kits

Long time no see! My world turned upside down a few months back, and I’m just beginning to resurface. I’m still hurting deeply, but I’m taking the good days along with the bad. I know what needs to be done to weather this storm, and so far, it’s been working. #fitnessforlife, amirite? And, of course, using my me-time to create is also in my plan to rebound. 

In April, Close to My Heart is sharing a wonderful way to scrapbook using the Cut Above line. It makes your crafting a breeze because everything is done for you. That means there’s no measuring or cutting, or playing around with placement. It has already been done for you! Find all the stickers and die cuts you need to decorate your layouts, and assemble it easily using the included instructions. 

Set aside 15 minutes in your day to create. That’s doable, isn’t it? The best part of this deal is that it’s just $9.50- half price! Talk about time saving and affordable! Whether you’ve got babies in your life, or a special someone, creating with these kits will be a pleasure. 
I’m collecting orders for these kits right now. Message me to reserve yours. This deal expires on April 30, 2017.

Spin Layout

Hello everyone! It’s a slow day here, so I’m taking the time to drop in and share a layout with you! 

I just realized it’s been quite awhile since I dropped in last. Last week, we spent time with my in laws so my husband could go hunting for deer. Deer is scarce this year, but luckily get found his muley (mule deer). We will have wild meat now until next November.  Yum!

The layout above was created with Recollections and CTMH cardstock and Momenta patterned papers. I created the pinwheels using my cricut. 

Enjoy Layout

HI everyone!

I’ve got another layout from Monster Jam back in 2012. Here, I snuck in pictures of all of us. I used Recollections patterned paper for the base, then layered various papers under my pictures. I cut the title with my cricut, and used a variety of ephemera and embellishments to finish up my page. 

Monster Jam Layout

Hello friends! I have another layout to share with you today! 

This was honestly  one of the most funnest days. My husband, his buddy, my brother in law and myself took in the show at Castrol Raceway, and it was a blast! 

I had to get a picture of Grace Digger in this layout. My husband loves Grave Digger! 

I cut the title, skull and crossbones using my cricut and ctmh patterned paper, and layered it onto the background patterned paper. I layered the pictures along the right hand side in a single column, then matted and adhered 3×4 inch pictures to the left of that. 

To complete my page, I stamped and fussy cut some images and stamped directly onto the page. 

Stay tuned tomorrow for more Monster Jam layouts!

Peaceful Layout

Just  wanted to drop in really quick to share another layout with you.

I began by creating a watercolor background, then layered my matted photos ontop of it, on the right side of the page. I added stickers, ephemera and stamping to complete my page.

Make it Monday

Hello friends, I’m currently pounding out this post at swimming lessons, but at least I’m getting it done. Ha! 

Last night, I threw together one of my favorite slow cooker suppers together- chicken divan. The only person in the house that dislikes it is my husband- and, that’s only because he dislikes cooked broccoli.  This recipe is nutritious and packed full of protein. To make it yourself, find the recipe here.

*Note- I can’t find the recipe I used from Company’s Coming online, so I chose one that sounded delish. Enjoy!

Try New Things PML Layout

Good morning, friends! 

This is the first time all week there hasn’t been something planned or on the go. I’m elated I have the chance to spend a few minutes with you and share another project!

This layout sure makes me pine for frost- free days! I created this layout to mimic a PML (Picture My Life) or Project Life layout, without using the proper page protector for it. So, you’ll notice the page is divided equally into your sections- three along the top and three along the bottom.  In the first column on the farthest left of the page, I used PML journaling cards to embellish, title, and create a spot for the eye to rest from the bright and vivid colors in the pictures. 

I added another (third) journaling card to the top far right on the page for some journaling. (Also, because the top most photo was cut to a 3×4 inch size.)

Lastly, to complete the page, I cut a trio of hearts using my cricut and adhered them to the centre of the page.

Free! Pony Rides Layout

Welcome to the start of a brand new week! 

I used up more scraps to create this layout. There’s a mixture here of CTMH, Jillibean Soup and My Minds Eye. I cut the title using my cricut, as well as the little pony. The rest, I stamped and fussy cut!