Friday, August 30, 2013

Subway Tidings:

I would like to share a video featuring the September Stamp of the Month.  What wonderful ideas on using tihs versitile stamp.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Each month CTMH is offering a new free printable download.  This month is adorable.  Just a Note or Hello notes you can print on copy paper or card stock.  Use them in the for notes or add them to your scrapbooks and crush books.  Here's the link to this months printable.  Rediscover CTMH!
Happy scraping!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Close to my Heart Idea Book Blog Hop

I am so excited about CTMH’s new Idea Book.  Today is the first day to order all the new wonderful CTMH products available.  This Idea Book is jam packed with new beautiful paper, embellishments, home d├ęcor items, wearable craft projects, and yes, a brand new Cricut cartridge calledArtbooking. 

The project I will share with you today will use the new My Reflections Paper pack called Sarita (X7171B).  This paper pack uses Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Goldrush, Gypsy, Cotton Candy and Colonial White.  I used one of the scrapbook page layouts from the new Make it from Your Heart Vol. 2 (9042) how-to pattern books.  All of the shapes where cut using the new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (z1906). The first picture shows the page cut and layered with no stamping.  I wanted you to see the difference a little stamping and ink can make to give your layout unique character.

Now with stamping:

Here are the details of the layout. First I did a little splattering of ink using Gypsy reinker with a tooth brush and Lagoon reinker with a stipple brush.

I did a little stamping using One-Way Boarders (C1561).

Stitching from Stitch Wonder (C1564).

Here is a close up of the embellishment cluster. I cut a title, an elegant shape and a spiral flower. I added a metal flower shape with the work live on it from Base andBling Word Accents (X1882), a Teal acrylic flower from Base and Bling TealJewels (Z1891) and sprinkled a few of the new Aqua Dots (Z1853)  They accent perfectly with the Lagoon paper.

If you don’t own the Quilling Tool (Z1795) yet, it is a must have for the spiral flowers to take shape.  I also use mine to help curl the petals back for a more realistic look.

I hope you will take a look inside the new Idea Book.  You can shop at

Have fun hopping!

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