Monday, August 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Passionate about Pockets

Hello and welcome to CTMH's Technique Blog Hop. This week our featured technique is "Passionate about Pockets".


If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Melissa's Blog as she has the complete list. If you came here from WITH ALL MY HEART & SOUL you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

Did you know we now have Pocket Plus page protectors? It's awesome. They are 1/3 or 1/2 page memory protectors that allow you to add extra photos but still use it as part of your layout. I decided to test them out and absolutely love how it turned out. Something different and unique to add to the pages.






 And here is a closer look at the Pocket Plus pages. As you can see I put the embellishments on the outside of the plastic. Again, something different. I also made tabs for even more fun.




Supply List:
Pocket Plus Pages Design 4
Magical Paper Pack
Magical Complements
Marker Alphabet Stamp Set
Cranberry & Black Cardstock
Cranberry Ink

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to place an order for any of these supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is back at the beginning with Melissa from HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on September 15th as we will be featuring our new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. Have a great day!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

New Products Blog Hop - Annual Inspirations

Hello and welcome to CTMH's New Products Blog Hop. This week we are featuring our awesome new Annual Inspirations.


If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Melinda's Blog as she has the complete list. If you came here from MY CREATIONS WITH MICHELLE you are in the right place. Now on to my project: 

So there are quite a lot of new products in the Annual Inspirations. At a first glance you might feel underwhelmed but fear not! CTMH has a plan! There are are actually lots of possibilities with the new lines and this catalog is meant to be a basic reference book. All the paper in here can be used for year long themes and different varieties of occasions. The new Holiday Expressions that will go live September 1st will have your themed paper packs. :) 

Anyways I started playing a bit with our products and new colors. Before I got my new paper I made this page to showcase the new Adventure palette by using our watercolor paints and mixing to try and get the new colors.




Next I tried out the new Enchantment fundamentals and our new French stamps. Yes, We now carry some translation stamps! It's so exciting!



Here are a couple layouts I made using a wide mix of product to test out the beautiful new heart thin cuts! I absolutely LOVE these hearts! Notice that beautiful blue-green color? It's our color of the year, called Sea Glass. It is a stand alone color that doesn't fit into any palette but is beautiful on it's own!




 
Supply List:
new
supplies
*Sorry I am super busy today and will edit this later!!!

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to place an order for any of these supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Michele from EVERGREEN MEMORIES. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.
 

Have a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Picture My Life Fun

Hello and welcome to CTMH's Technique Blog Hop. This week our featured technique is "Picture My Life Fun".


If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Melissa's Blog as she has the complete list. If you came here from CATSCRAPBOOKING you are in the right place. Now on to my project:




Supply List:
Kaleidoscope Paper Pack (Retiring Soon)
Calypso Complements
Gold & Silver Overlays
Beautiful You PML Cards (Retiring Soon)
Cotton Candy & Pear Cardstock (Retiring Soon)
White Daisy Cardstock
Gold Embossing Powder
Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set (Exclusive Stamp)
Sweetheart Stamp Set (Exclusive Stamp)
Pink Shimmer Trim (Retiring Soon)

All Items marked Retiring Soon will retire at the end of this month!    

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to place an order for any of these supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Cathy from SASSY CREATIONS. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on August 15th as we will be featuring another technique. Have a great day!

Friday, July 1, 2016

July SOTM Blog Hop - From the Notebook

Hello and welcome to CTMH's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This week our featured Stamp of the Month is called From the Notebook.


If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Melinda's Blog as she has the complete list. If you came here from HEARTFUL STAMPER you are in the right place. Now on to my project: 

 

Sorry for the poor quality photo. So I needed to finish up my Georgie scraps and I found that it matched well with some of the scraps I had left from the Happy Times paper pack. Done deal. Lol. This is a very basic, quick and easy page to put together. I must say that the stamp of the month this month is quite versatile and will work well with MANY different types of projects. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it.

Here is a look at all the stamps offered in this set:


Supply List:
July Stamp of the Month: 6$ with a 55+$ purchase
Georgie Paper Pack (RETIRING AT THE END OF THE MONTH)
Georgie Complements Pack (RETIRING AT THE END OF THE MONTH)
Happy Times Paper Pack (Retired)
Glacier Extra Thick Twine (RETIRING AT THE END OF THE MONTH)
Grey Enamel Gems
Title Letters & Pink stick not CTMH 

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to place an order for any of these supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Gina from GINA'S LITTLE CORNER OF STAMPINHEAVEN. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on August 1st as we will be featuring our next SOTM Purr-fect Halloween! Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CTMH's Technique Blog Hop - Color Your World

Hello and welcome to CTMH's Technique Blog Hop. This week our featured technique is "Color Your World".


If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Melissa's Blog as she has the complete list. If you came here from SASSY'S CREATIONS you are in the right place. Now on to my project:



Adult coloring is all the rage right now and CTMH is no fool. They included a great collection of stamp sets that encourage coloring. I think we might be seeing even more in the new upcoming annual catalog. (Eek!) I decided to use the Lovely Garden stamp set to create this cute little girl with the garden hose, hoping to duplicate my daughter in the photos. I used the Shinhan Markers to color her in. Then I just had to add the sunglasses from the zip strip of the Calypso paper pack.

Supply List:
Happy Times Paper Pack (retired)
Whimsy Fundamental Sticker Pack
Charlotte Complements (retired)
Calypso Paper Pack (just the sunglasses)
Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Lovely Garden Stamp Set
Happy Times Stamp Set (retired)
Bronze, Turquoise Blue, Cherry Pink & Barely Beige ShinHan Markers
Colorless Blender ShinHan Marker
Smoothie, Pacifica & Fern Ink
Black Momento Ink
Calypso Sequins
White Daisy Cardstock
Journaling Pen       

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to place an order for any of these supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Catherine from CatScrapbooking. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on July 15th as we will be featuring another technique. Have a great day!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

CTMH's Technique Blog Hop - Let's Interact

Hello and welcome to CTMH's Technique Blog Hop. This week our featured technique is "Interacting".We are focusing on artwork that has a type of element that "interacts" with us. Whether it be flaps, windows, moving embellishments, etc.


If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Melissa's Blog as she has the complete list. If you came here from SASSY'S CREATIONS you are in the right place. Now on to my project:


I know the lighting isn't very good, sorry about that. So I made this layout as a title page for my Across Canada album using the new Magical Paper Pack. It's hard to tell but the background page is the white triangle B&T page. The interactive part of the layout is the little car that moves across the map. I cut a slit in the page protector and sewed two buttons together to make it a sturdy moving piece. Here is a close up:


 

So I had originally planned on making a layout with old product and a layout with new products. Because sometimes I feel like everyone just gets caught up in the new and forget to use up the old. That is why for the next few blog posts I plan on challenging myself to doing a layout with the old and one with the new.

Let's face it we all have scraps or even full packs of old paper packs from CTMH that you just love and want to use on projects but you keep on using the new stuff and that's fantastic because our stuff is AWESOME. Problem is though sometimes we just need some ideas on ways to use old product. Here is a fall layout I made using our old paper pack called Claire.


I had A LOT of photos of our time at the pumpkin patch and so I needed to find an alternative to making the layout look too crowded. I didn't want to make more than a 2 page spread so I used 4x6 flip flaps and used the FUSE TOOL to cut and fuse the pockets to make them 4x4. Then I made a fun interactive "book type" on the right hand page. My 2 year old just loves this layout.

Here is a closer look: 





I also had a great time coloring in the stamped images to make this page. :) I cut slits in the memory protectors for the flip flaps to slide through. I preferred that look instead of gluing them to the outside of the pages. You can read how to cut slits in your pages in THIS blog post. You can also view another interactive layout I did for Easter. Here's a quick look at the page.



Supply List:
4x6 flip flaps
Magical Paper Pack
Magical Complements
Canadian Celebration Stamp Set
Adventure Canada Stamp Set (retired)   
Claire Paper Pack (retired)
Pick O' Patch Stamp Set (retired)
Brown enamel gems (retired)
Picture My Life - My Story
Various ShinHan Markers
Random Buttons
Fuse Tool (not CTMH)

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to place an order for any of these supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Michelle from SHOW AND TELL WITH MICHELLE. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on June 15th as we will be featuring our Color Your World Technique! Have a great day!

Friday, May 6, 2016

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to CTMH's National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop. This week our featured promotion is called Happy Times.


If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Melinda's Blog as she has the complete list. If you came here from KRISTA'S CRAFTY CORNER you are in the right place

Here is a look at all the stamps and beautiful paper offered in this set:



For this month only if you spend 70$ you can add the Happy Times Paper Pack to your order for FREE! Or buy it at retail value at 17.95$. The stamp set is 21.25$. Isn't this set fabulous and a great way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month?! I absolutely love it! Plus there are fantastic free workshops provided by Tina Lovell and Michelle Snyder I can email to you for FREE. Just send me a message at kirstendesorcy21@hotmail.com. Now on to my project:




I did the original workshop by Tina Lovell (featured below) and still had over 5 full sheets of paper left and a bunch of scraps. So I made this lovely 2 page layout for my wedding album. (I'm really determined to get this album done this year lol). I also wanted to test out the waterpaints on the Gold resist PML cards. Isn't it gorgeous? And super fun too. Just a tip if painting on the cards don't use too much water or it will run everywhere. I wiped my extra off with a baby wipe and it ended up blending together to make a very soft and beautiful card. I love it.




I also made this cute card for my Mom for Mother's Day! :)


Supply List:
Happy Times Paper Pack (new product)
Happy Times Stamp Set (new product)
PML Gold Resist Cards (new product)
Gold Shimmer Trim
Gold Sequins
Glacier & Pomegranate Cardstock
Glacier, Canary, Pomegrante, Fern & Smoothie Ink
White & Gold Ribbon
Pink Enamel Gems
Fundamental Basics Complements
Metallic Markers
Gold Glitter Paper
Gold & Silver PML Overlays
Watercolor Paints
Journaling Pen
Gold Embossing powder 

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to place an order for any of these supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Jeanie from CLEARLY CARDS. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.


Order your Happy Times Stamp Set and Paper Pack ASAP! Have a great day!