Monday, December 28, 2015

Charlotte layout using my new Cricut Explore Air!


This layout was inspired from the December 17. 2015 Make it from the Heart blog post at with snowflakes.  I wanted to make something similar with flowers with the new paper pack, Charlotte, for my board swap with fellow CTMH consultants.  I also was able to create the layout with my new Cricut Explore Air!  This was the first project I designed on Christmas!  It was nelatively easy once I had all of my CTMH cartridges linked.

2: 12x12” White cardstock (1385)
2: 11.5x11.5” Sorbet cardstock (X5751)
2: Charlotte B/T with Slate Flowers (X7205B)
2: 4.5x6.5” Pear cardstock (X5764)
1: 2.5x4” Pear cardstock (X5784)
2: 4.25x6.25” White cardstock (1385)
Art Philosophy cartridge to cut flowers (Z3171)
Artiste cartridge to cut “Spring” (Z3170)
Artbooking to cut “Fever” (Z3169)
Treasured Pufflies (Z3203)
Black Fundamental Assortment (Z3104)
3D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Rocket bag with Pop Rocks

Designer Creations Buttoned Bag (Z2053)
Charlotte Paper Pack (X7205B)
White cardstock (1385)
Black cardstock (1386)
Black stamp pad (Z2105)
Honey stamp pad (Z3162)
White Daisy stamp pad (Z2163)
To the Moon stamp set (B1507)
My Anchor Thin Cuts (Z3202)
Patch of Sky Flair (M1136)
Warm Grey ShinHan marker (Z2467)
Light Orange ShinHan marker (Z2455)

Just add Pop Rocks!!!

Arrow in my Heart

5.5x8.5” Charlotte B/T for card base (X7205B)
5.25x4.25” Charlotte B/T ( Arrows) (X7205B)
3x4” PML card from Charlotte Paper Pack (X7205B)
Black and Gold ribbon (Z3197)
To the Moon stamp set (B1507)
Black stamp pad (Z2105)
Sorbet stamp pad (Z2164)
Charlotte Compliments (X7205C)
Treasured Pufflies (Z3203)
Chevron Border Punch (Z1998)

Prickly Hug card

5.5x8.5” Charlotte B/T for card base (X7205B)
Artfully Sent cartridge for card base (Z3168)
5.25x8.25 Charlotte B/T for  inside of card (X7205B)
Sorbet cardstock (X5751)
Pear cardstock (X5784)
White cardstock (1385)
Black stamp pad (Z2105)
Sorbet stamp pad (Z2164)
Pear stamp pad (Z2197)
Stuck on You Thin Cuts (Z3200)
Stuck on You stamp set (C1643)
Everyday Life Perfect Plan Roller stamp (Z3212)
Black Fundamental Assortment (Z3104)
Black and Gold ribbon (Z3197)
White and Gold ribbon (Z3189)
(Small flower inside from scraps making bag)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Kickin' Up the Card Kits!

I love the CTMH Card Kits, and I consider it a personal challenge to make something besides the cards shown in the catalog!  I made an easel card and a shaker card out of the new cards in the CTMH kits.  The CTMH Artistry cartridge was used for both cards.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Congratulating a boy...Urban Style

I used the Urban paper pack and the stamps from the Workshop On The Go to make a masculaine card that can be used as a congratulatations-type card.

Mermaid tag

Although I did not use CTMH stamps, I did use all CTMH papers and accessories.  And I love the way this tag turned out!  I could not find the right saying to go along with this pretty mermaid, and I had seen the quote on Pinterest.  I called Viva Las Vegas Stamps and asked if they had anything like it.  The girls looked and couldn't find anything close, but loved it and put the quote on their next plate of stamps!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Baby cards from old CTMH paper

Sangria card

I used a Tissue Stamping technique ( to stamp the flowers and leaves for my card.  I think this card will be perfect for an anniversary or wedding.  The CTMH Sangria papers have some of the new CTMH colors. I love how rich and vibrant they are!

Friday, September 25, 2015


Here's my altered CTMH canister. I did not have the new pint container, but I did have a pint of Grater's ice cream!  (Why on earth would we sell empty containers when you can buy them at WalMart with ice cream inside?!) I used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the nose (heart), mouth (acorn top with stem trimmed off) beard, mustache, and hair. I colored the round silver durables with blue and black Shin Han markers. I used our retired rosette ribbon  and lots of adhesive!

Doughnut Treat Bag

Use Slate Designer Creations Paper Bag as your base.  Cut the doughnut (Canary cardstock) and frosting (Zoe bulk B&T) from Artistry at 3 3/4." Adhere frosting and use the reverse side of the sprinkles to glue into the open spots. Cut the banner from Artistry at 1 3/4" from canary cardstock and Zoe B&T. Stamp sentiment from Treats of Friendship (C1616).  Save the inside of the circles from the doughnut and frosting and the inside of the banner to embellish the 12" x 12" layout.  Use the coral shimmer trim to embellish. Just add doughnuts to the treatbag now!!!

I had Sew much Fun making this card!

This card was inspired by a card on Pinterest by Chan Vuong at
The scissors were cut from black cardstock at 1 3/4" using the Artistry cartridge.  The scissors have silver foil tape covering a portion of them with a bitty sparkle colored with the black Shinhan marker as an accent. 
The green polka dot paper was cut at 3" x 2 3/4," the Zoe bulk polka dot paper is cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4," and the canary cardstock was approximately 1" x 5 1/2."  Stamp the black stitching from the Zoe WOTG stamp set across the top and down the right side of the bulk Zoe paper.  Cut from the middle of the left side toward the center approximately 2 1/2" and fold the sides back.
The tape measure was stamped on the canary cardstock in black ink.  This stamp was from D1635 Assorted Edges.
Cut three tags at 2 1/2" (glacier), 3 1/2" (sorbet), and 3 3/4" (glacier) from Artistry.
Cut "sew" at 1/2" from slate cardstock with the Artistry cartridge.
Stamp the stitched tag (Packages, Boxes, and Tags D1664) in black ink on the smallest glacier tag.
Stamp "FUN" (Zoe WOTG stamp set) in black ink.
Adhere the "sew" letters on the tag and tie Flaxen Thick Twine on the tag.  Pop dot the tag to the card.
For the inside tag, stamp sentiment from the Opportunity stamp set (consultant business builder set) in black ink.  Layer tags and tie with the Flaxen Thick Twine.  Use pop dots to adhere.

Hello, my dear Quilting Friends!

This card was inspired by one on Pinterest at Lynn Put at the
Use slate cardstock for the card base. Cut 1 1/2" squares from Zoe B&T papers and from coordinating Whimsy Paper Fundamentals.  Cut some squares in half diagonally and others in quarters diagonally. Use both sides of all of the papers.  Arrange in a quilted pattern on white cardstock by starting at a corner of the white cardstock.  Trim white cardstock and mount on glacier. Mount your quilted pattern on the front of the card and place a Green Enamel Triangle in the center. Embellish the card with coral shimmer trim. Cut the banner from white cardstock using the Artistry cartridge and stamp "Hello" from the Artsitry stamp set. Pop dot the banner on the shimmer trim.  

Sunshine layout

This layout was inspired by Tina Lovell at (Blossom kit). 
Use white cardstock for the left layout base. Cut the following for the left side: 
  • 5 1/2" x 12" Kraft cardstock
  • 3:  5 1/4" x 3 3/4" white cardstock
  • 4" x 10" green Zoe B&T with polka dots
  • 1" x 10" Zoe Bulk B&T houndstooth paper
  • 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" Zoe Bulk B&T
  • 2 1/2" x 4" Zoe Bulk B&T
  • 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Zoe Bulk B&T
Emboss two of the 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" white cardstock pieces with the Dot Embossing Folder. Use one positive side and one negative side of the embossed cardstock pieces. Use water color paints on the other 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" white cardstock piece. Stamp sentiments (Zoe WOTG stamp set) in glacier ink and sorbet ink. If you stamp on the cardstock (not watercolor cardstock) when it is still damp, the stamps sort of emboss the cardstock!  Use the sponge dauber and sorbet ink to edge the arrow piece (inside of the banner from the doughnut treat bag in another post) and stamp the center of the arrow using canary ink.

Use white cardstock as the base of the right layout. Cut the following for the right side:
  • 3 3/4" x 10" Kraft cardstock
  • 7 1/4" x 10" Zoe Bulk B&T polka dot paper
  • 1" x 10" Zoe Bulk B&T houndstooth paper
  • 2: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" white cardstock
  • 2 3/4" x 8" Kraft cardstock
  • 2:  2 1/2" x 3 3/4" white cardstock
Emboss two of the 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" white cardstock pieces with the Confetti Embossing Folder. Use the positive emboss side of one and the negative embossed side of the other piece. Embellish layout with doughnut holes (circles from the doughtnut treatbag in the other post), antique gold triangle, Zoe assortment, and Zoe Compliments.  

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tea-Bag Folded cards

I used a variety of items for these cards, but here are the items for the last card:
Heartstrings Paper Pack
Teal Gittler Tape
Scappol Embossing Folder
Gold Gem Bling
Slate Striped Twist Tie

The tea-bag paper folding was inspired from the Spring 2015 issue of Card Maker magazine.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Stickey Boy celebrates a birthday on a Tri-fold Card

I love Stickey Boy; and if you are a CTMH consultant that's been to a corporate event, you probably have searched for your own!  I actually borrowed this stamp from another consultant.  I also used Banner Wishes (B1438) for the sentiment.  The Hopscotch paper in the Seasonal Expressions 1 is my favorite paper pack!  I aslo used the Hopscotch compliments and assortment to decorate the card.  Our new Shinhan markers were used to color Stickey Boy.  The twine and Junebug puffies add a little extra.