Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall into CTMH's Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

Today's video highlights two keys from the Artbooking cartridge.  Jill also mentions looking beyond the grouping of the images.  For instance, as she points out, the arrow overlay and photo mat (containing an arrow) would be great for Valentine's day.  But it would also be great for any occasion that needs highlighting -- prom, summer, a special award or accomplishment.  While we're at it, the tree can be used in a family tree page or a generational picture.  It could symbolize Spring cut in greens and vibrant colors.

So let your imagination go and enjoy where it takes you.  Make sure you jot down notes, though, so you'll be able to remember later!  ;)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Introducing the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide from CTMH

The Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide is a supplemental booklet valid from October 15th (THAT'S TOMORROW!) through December 31st, 2013.  Within the booklet you will find Christmas paper and corresponding Scrapbook Workshop on the go, Christmas stamps, and washi tape.

You will also find everyday items such as a mini album, everyday stamp sets, non-seasonal washi tape, and accessories.
The great news about this Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide, is that for every $100 retailed -priced products you purchase from the Guide OR the Fall/Winter 2013 Idea Book, you will get a starred item (found in the Gift Guide) FREE!

Several items in the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide are only available while supplies last, so be sure to place orders for your favorites early! "While supplies last" products include:
  • Sparkle & Shine Assortment (Z1860)
  • Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack (Z1907)
  • Workshops on the Go® Sparkle & Shine Scrapbooking Kit (G1071)
  • Season's Tweetings Gift Bag Kit (Z1913)
  • Season's Tweetings Gift Bags (Z1914)
  • Sparkle Holiday Shapes (Z1910)
  • Party Washi Tape 3-Pack (Z1908)
  • My Creations® Hip Pics Album Kit (Z1915)

 Meanwhile, there are several items in the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide that will be returning for purchase in the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book. Those items include:
  • Sparkle Chevron Shapes (Z1909)
  • Charming Chevrons Stamp Set (A1150)
  • Banner Wishes Stamp Set (B1438)
  • Hip Pics Album (Z1956)
  • 1/2" Ruby Washi Tape
  • 1/2" Metallic Silver Washi Tape
  • 1/2" Honey Triangles Washi Tape
  • Chocolate Wood Grain Washi Tape
In the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book, the washi tape will be sold as individual rolls rather than in 3-packs. The 1" Juniper and Cotton Candy polka-dot washi tape rolls are not carrying forward.

TOMORROW, go to to shop!

Meanwhile, stayed tune for some samples using the products in the Gift Guide!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Remarkable Wreath Workshop Breakdown

It's been awhile since the workshop and I thought I'd share with you the cards in more detail.


With Spring comes new growth and color.  Chantilly paper was perfect for this season and is accented with Sweet Leaf and Buttercup cardstock.  The Wreath was stamped with Sweet Leaf ink (leaves) and Cotton Candy (flowers and bow).  The card may look familiar if you look in the Wishes card program book on page 27 -- I've modified Lucky Layers.  Sparkles add a touch of whimsy.


The leaves have fallen off but there are plenty of flowers still around in summer.  This card features Sarita paper packet and accenting colors of Gypsy and Twilight.  The bow is Cotton Candy.  Make it from Your Heart Vol. 2 is where this pattern comes from and can be found as pattern #24.  Sparkles are added to, well, make it sparkle!


Huntington paper packet brings out the colors of Autumn wonderfully.  The leaves of this wreath were made by sponge daubing three colors randomly -- Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, and Barn Red.  Another Make it from Your Heart Vol. 2 pattern here -- #28 -- along with opals gives the card just the right look.  All papers were sponged with Barn Red ink.


Finally there is Winter.  Frosted paper packet and color combinations make this a soothingly warm card.  Notice the background circles?  Those were made from the new Stitch Guide (Z1852)!  I love that you can make circles, stars, chevrons, and more with this tool.  And where did this pattern come from?  Take a look at page 89 in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book and you will see a similar card.  I took that Make it from Your Heart Vol. 1 pattern #20 card and made it my own!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Lindsey Creates Studio J Layouts

Remember I told you Lindsey and I biked across California in the Spring?  Lindsey captured some of her memories with Studio J.  I only helped her with technique, and access to the pictures.  She did the rest!

These are the first two days of riding.  Not too shabby for an 11 year old!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Correct Time for Holiday Workshop!

Please don't come until 1pm on Saturday13612 Poinsettia Dr, Poway 92064.  It is right across the street from Midland Elementary on Midland Drive.  If there is no parking the the clubhouse lot, you can park at the school.

Hope to see you Saturday between 1 and 5pm!  :)