Monday, August 25, 2014

CTMH Hip Pics Mini Album

This was a fun little album to make. I attended an event hosted by Close To My Heart in Richmond a few days ago and this was one of the projects we got to do. 

It was really easy to put together - really good since I don't have much use of my left hand right now. 

A little bit of stamping, the paper was all pre-cut for us and all the pieces included in the Wildwood Assortment don't need any cutting.

 I just need to add photos to the pages with the white boxes. The Seaside papers were slid into the tops of the other pages and decorated. I will definitely be doing another one of these mini albums.

Sorry for the poor lighting in the pictures - I took most with my cell phone and there is a skylight in my craftroom that makes it hard to get good pictures on my phone.  

z1956 My Creations Hip Pics Album $9.75
z1920 Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape $8.75
 z2040 My Crush Wildwood Assortment $5.50
x7192b Seaside Paper Pack $10.95
b1456 Born to Roam stamp set  $10.95

CTMH Cricut Artiste Diaper Card

We had a new baby born into the family last week so I finally got to make this Diaper Card that is on my CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge.  So cute!  

All the shapes and sentiments are from the Artiste cartridge.

I cut two of the "It's a Girl" sentiments - one in white and one in Blush and layered them so it would stand out from the label.  I added glitter to the bottom of the sentiment too.  The diaper pins were cut from some scraps of gray cardstock and also covered in glitter.  I cut the pin heads from the Blush scraps and added Liquid Glass to give it a 3-D look. 

I used one 12x12 piece of cardstock for the Diaper, the sentiments and the pin heads with lots to spare for another project. 

Just fold the two flaps under the cuts on the front to close it.

Love how the scalloped circle card fits inside the Diaper.  

Artiste Diaper Card - page 64 of CTMH Artiste Cricut Handbook

Diaper & Scalloped Circle cut at 5" Relative Size
Diapers Pins & Heads cut at .5" Relative Size
It's a Girl Title cut at 1.5" Real Dial Size

Tag - page 61 of CTMH Artiste Cricut Handbook cut at 2.5" Real Dial Size

Congrats sentiment - page 62 of CTMH Artiste Cricut Handbook cut at 1.25" Real Dial Size

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CTMH Masculine Birthday Card

I made a birthday card for my husband yesterday - he's a car guy -  and I had just bought a retiring stamp set last month from Close To My Heart that had muscle car stamps so I whipped this up real fast while he was at work.  I had to keep it simple - my wrist is still sore so I wanted something that was fairly easy for me.

CTMH products used:

Maximum Power stamp set (retired)

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for Happy Birthday sentiment inside card.   z1906  $109.00 CAD

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - $6.50 CAD each
  • Cerulean Blue Light  z2449
  • Warm Grey 4  z2467
  • Pastel Peach   z2460
  • Light Orange   z2455
  • Marine Blue  z2458

Chevron Embossing Folder  z1925  $9.75

Layout adapted from Originals Card Confidence Program (9036  $16.50 CAD)
  • Terrific Triplets

I had bought him a hat for a gift and realized when I was finished with the card that the colours matched. 

Paper was all from my stash - Grey, Red & Black.  

Visit my Close To My Heart website to purchase products used here & "Like" my Facebook page to be entered in a giveaway for a CTMH Balloon Talk (retired Stamp of the Month) stamp set.  I will be doing the giveaway when my page hits 50 likes.  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CTMH Annual Inspirations is Here!

I received my order at the end of June with my new product from the CTMH Annual Inspirations catalogue.  I LOVE the new paper packs that they have now!  I ordered two of the Workshops on the Go Kits.  I can't wait to make them.  Waiting on my wrist to heal a bit more before I try any cutting.  Here's a bit of a preview - I took the pictures with my phone and the lighting wasn't great but I was too excited to wait and re-take them.

The Annual Inspirations is a full year catalogue and there will be two smaller seasonal catalogues available also this coming Winter and next Spring.  View a pdf copy here

New to CTMH are Shin-Han Touch Twin Art Markers. Alcohol based - great for blending. I will post some pictures soon. I can't do much with my left hand but I can still colour with my right!

New Stamp Set - Your Own Kind of Wonderful  D1627  $19.75 cdn.  I will be using this set with the Brushed Paper Pack. So pretty together.

I added some new ink pads to my collection -  new colours Glacier & Canary.  Check out the catalogue on my website to see proper colours.  

Workshops on the Go Seaside
G1089  $32.95 cdn 

Workshops on the Go Brushed
G1087  $32.95 cdn

August Stamp of the Month - What A Hoot
Available August 1-31, 2014
$5 with your $50 qualifying purchase or $19.75 cdn

I also added one more of the scrapbooking program books to my collection. This book Magic is full of instructions to create beautiful layouts with interactive features on every layout.  

9040  $16.50 cdn

Check out my Close To My Heart website for more fabulous items.