Always Cuddle Time

I really love Bashful paired with the neutral tones of the Basics Fundamentals collection. I couldn’t help choosing it for this layout of Miss M. Pink is her colour.

I used Cats Meow again for the title on this layout, and I added the negative portion of a die cut I had lying around, as well.

I’m hoping to have new goodies to showcase in the very near future, but it’s becoming painfully obvious that mail has slowed down due to the Christmas rush. I’m sitting on pins and needles over here!The goodies I’m waiting on will be available to you beginning in January. They are all out of the new seasonal expressions catalog, and they’re all stunning. If you have little boys in your life, there’s a collection for you. If you need a great gift idea, there’s a fantastic recipe album in there for you. There’s also the calendar that’s available this month. We’ve got a new travel tote and coordinating accessories, as well! I won’t have that in my order because I’m not ready to order it! I wanted my obsession- Paper- instead 😊

I hope you like it just as much as me! Stay tuned!

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Cats Meow

Happy Monday. Good morning all!

I thought this kitty stamp set from CTMH was puuurfect for a layout of my Gregory. Freddie is there, too, because he’s teaching Gregory to share Moms lap 😉

I kept the colour palette neutral as a way to pay homage to my late kitty. I used more Basics Fundamentals, and paired it with some of our new Pebble cardstock. I stamped all the images and title using Pewter ink.

Products Used

– Pebble Cardstock X5955

– Pewter Exclusives Ink Z2832

– *Basics Fundamentals Z3353

– Cats Meow D1727

* If you’re wanting the Basics Fundamentals, it’s on back order for a couple more days. They should be back in stock on the 13th.

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.

CTMH Beary Christmas Mini Album Workshop

Have I shared anything using the festive Beary Christmas paper? I don’t think I have- and we’re so near Christmas! I can’t believe I haven’t done that yet!

I am planning a kids Christmas workshop that I’m holding in January. Christmas is such a busy time, I thought it would be wise to hold off on CTMH events until things slow down again. Unfortunately, waiting so long didn’t help me- some of the items I wanted to use in our workshop are sold out! Boo. So, I used some extra complements I’ve got kicking around. My plan is to let the kids go to town on what I have here, along with the Beary Christmas paper. Its the festive holly-adorned paper in the background of each of these mini layouts. I paired it with extra sheets of miscellaneous CTMH patterned papers I had kicking around. The kids will be able to use whatever else I didn’t use to complete their pages.

Tomorrow, I’ll share a Christmas card I made using Beary Christmas, and then in the next week, I’ll start sharing projects I made using this month’s sotm (A Little Bit of Pun).

Keep in mind, the sotm the month, Beary Christmas and some of the other suites I used to make these pages (Jack, for example) retire at the end of December. If you want to add them to your stash, make sure you order them before December 31! The sooner you do it, the better. Products are flying off the shelves!

Becoming a CTMH Consultant

I was asked yesterday if I am a CTMH rep. I am, and the conversation turned to becoming a consultant. I thought I’d take the opportunity to share more about becoming a consultant today.

It’s really easy to sign up. It’s also a lot of fun. If you’re passionate about paper crafting and you’re looking for a way to share it with the community at large, this is the perfect solution. It’s also a great way to earn a little extra cash, either for spending money to support your habit, or to help make ends meet. I get to do what I love daily, and share it with the world at the same time. Do you want the same?

Joining the CTMH family is a good idea any time. When you sign up, you’ll receive all the materials you need to start strong.

In addition to the fabulous items you see in the picture above, your upline is there to guide, encourage and support you, and there is a vast listening library found on your website dashboard to help you along the way. The entire CTMH community is vital to your business- there are a TON of groups on fb to inspire, help you and possibly even buy extra supplies off your hands. Wink, wink. Just saying.

What’s an upline? They are your support system and guidance counsellor. They’ll help you and answer any and all questions you’ve got. Even ones you hadn’t thought of.

Why be a consultant?

– share what you love using quality, beautifully designed products that speak for themselves

– earn 22% commission (and more as you add to your team) and “CTMH” cash to spend on your favourite products

– travel! Earn incentive trips and learn how to transform your business by going to the yearly convention

– earn Straight to the Top incentives and recognition for your hard work by placing qualifying orders in your first three months

– Qualifying orders of $150 or more gives you even more fantastic gifts! Those are called Hostess Rewards

– Get all this and more for only $95.

If you’re in Canada, message me. I’d love to chat more about joining our fantastic team. If you live outside of Canada (in the USA or Australia and New Zealand) find a consultant near you. They’d love to talk with you about this opportunity, as well!

Beary Christmas Tunes Card

I have more Christmas card kits available. These ones were made using extra Beary Christmas paper. I paired this paper with October’s SOTM, Christmas Tunes and the holly came from another (retired) CTMH stamp set.

For an extra touch, I used my MS glitter glue to colour in the holly berries and my Shin Han markers to colour in the holly inside the wreath. I couldn’t help but think of my watercolored paints while I coloured it in…I may do that the next time I use Christmas Tunes!

I have a set of 5 cards available for purchase. It comes in an unassembled kit; everything you need to create them is included, and everything has been stamped, coloured and cut for you. Just put them together!

I’ll ship everywhere. I accept PayPal and cash/cheque from my local peeps.

$10 + the cost of shipping (CAD)

CTMH Whimsy Grow

Last months’ special at CTMH was a great one. I bought myself a couple of the Fundamentals bundles- Basics and Whimsy. Both absolute favourites of mine.

Here, I used some different sheets of Whimsy, coordinating embellishments and left over Thistle cardstock to put this page together.

I repeatedly stamped the apples then fussy cut them and arranged them on the green patterned paper.

I managed to find a bunch of extra pictures that need to be scrapped from another (or a continuation of the original) glitch in my picture saving adventures. There’s another large chunk of time that’s missing up until July of this year. That’s when I switched back to an iPhone. Hum. Makes me sad all over again, but what can you do? I still have pictures to scrap and memories to live over again. This picture from junior kindergarten is one of them.

Miss A used to have a picture like this one, but I’m not sure where it disappeared to. I think it hung on her bedroom door for a bit there. I found miss M’s mixed up with pictures of my own from many, many moons ago. I’m not sure how it got in there, but at least I found it.

I have more new stuff to share, so stay tuned 😊

CTMH Through the Year 2018 Calendar

Calendars is a thing with my family. They don’t do them every year, but it has been done in the past. Making calendars. I’ve always thought it was a unique and creative gift at Christmas time.

As far as I know, my family isn’t doing one this year. But, Close to my Heart is! And I’m uber excited about it!

Sold as a kit, you’ll get everything you need to create a 12 month calendar. That means you’ll get paper, embellishments and stickers along with the calendar itself and photo cards so yourself or the recipient can add pictures later.

But, that’s not all. Our Christmas present to you is taking 20% off the total when you purchase this kit. If that’s not incentive enough, when you add the stamp of the month to your kit (which coincidentally coordinates with the items found in the kit), it’s just $6. Regularly, it’s $23.

So, how much is the calendar kit? Without the additional stamp, the Through the Year 2018 calendar kit is $50 CAD. When an order reaches $50 the shopper qualifies for the stamp of the month. Its $6.

Sooo…purchase the kit (there’s your qualifying order), and add the stamp of the month (the stamp add on to the kit, and the current SOTM) for $6. Purchase the stamp set on its own for $23.

I can’t help but think what a great gift this would make. Don’t you agree?! I’m positive aunts, grandparents and parents would just love a handmade gift such as this.

This fantastic deal is available all month long. It’s expires December 31, 2017. Message me to reserve yours.

CTMH Art Philosophy

I have one more Halloween layout to share. I try to get into the festive spirit and dress up along with my kids. Sometimes what I envision doesn’t work out (like this year), and other times, my costume remains undecided until the last minute.

I came up with the smartie pants idea as kids were walking up to my door. I inhaled a party size box of smarties and pinned them to my pants. If I’d had my glasses as this point, I’d have taped the bridge too. I didn’t get them until later, though.

This is another layout that parted ways with CTMH. Slightly. The cardstocks are both CTMH, but the patterned paper came from another company. SU, I think? I’m not certain anymore.

I typically always cut my layout titles using CTMH art philosophy (Cricut). The glasses are another Cricut cut.

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. 😏