Thursday, August 22, 2013


Don't you just {love} papercrafting, scrapbooking and/or cardmaking? Twice a year, to launch each NEW Idea Book, I host IT'S A {PRETTY} PARTY! What is it you ask? Well, it's a crafty open house to showcase all the fabulous new products available!   And, there's usually a {pretty sweet} special! Since the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book went LIVE, I've been busy prepping for my Open House, which was held this past Sunday.  If you haven't already 'LIKED' my Facebook page ~ CTMH - pretty paperie sweets ~ remember to do so as all Event details are always posted there.  

As a little {thank you} to those that attend, we usually make somethin' {pretty}!  Here's a sweet 3x3 card made with the NEW Babycakes paper pack ... I just {heart} these little cards!

And, with a new month comes a NEW Stamp of the Month ... and it's so cute! It's called A Chocolate Affair and the FAB news is you get it for FREE!  

*No additional tax will be applied for the free stamp set. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the stamp set ($17.95). Offer valid August 1-31, 2013.

So, August is definitely a sweet time to shop—when you place an order of $50 or more during August, you’ll receive the August Stamp of the Month set, A Chocolate Affair (S1308A), FREE!* This D-size stamp set with a retail value of $17.95 includes 16 images and sentiments that will have your friends salivating over your chocolate layouts and cards. Make every project a treat with this must-have set. Plus, on my website, you'll find the artwork that was created with the stamp set to re-create yourself! Take a peek at mine ...

Well, if you didn't make it out to this one or take advantage of the {pretty sweet} specials, then be sure to keep it in mind next time in early Spring!  

Click on the photo below to visit my website to browse all the great new products!

SUPPLIES: {LOVE IT} 3x3 card
Papers: CTMH Colonial White, Sunset Cardstock, CTMH Babycakes
Ink: Chocolate & Sunset
Stamps: You Only Live Once (B1434), All the Details (D1555) & Eclectic Edges (C1450) (retired)
Embellishments: CTMH Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems (Z1333)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

{Birthday Wishes}

Here's another quick card I thought I would share in the CTMH New Product Blog Hop. Click HERE to link back to my first post and the blog hop list. 

This sweet card was made using the new Laughing Lola paper pack.  I really {heart} the paisley pattern! The Whisper cardstock was embossed with an embossing folder. The Laughing Lola B&T Duo paper was cut into squares and rounded on opposite ends and adhered to Black cardstock. I also added a strip of pattern paper from Stella and a strip of pattern paper from Laughing Lola, just the flip side. I embossed the sentiment {Birthday Wishes} from the 'Just a Number' stamp set on Smokey Plum cardstock with white embossing powder.  Then, it was adhered with 3-D foam tape over a few strands of Grey Wool baker's twine.  

Thanks for hopping on by ... enjoy all the FAB projects!

Papers: CTMH Smokey Plum, Whipser & Black Cardstock, CTMH Laughing Lola & Stella (retired)
Stamps: Just a Number (D1514)
Embossing Powder: CTMH White (retired)
Embellishments: CTMH Grey Wool Baker's Twine

Thursday, August 1, 2013

CTMH NEW PRODUCT BLOG HOP! - {Love} me a Mini!

Welcome to my blog! Thanks for joining me and other CTMH consultants as we share layouts, cards and papercrafting projects with NEW products from the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book!  Oh ya, it's LIVE today! Have you had a chance to take a peek on my website? Here's the link - {pretty paperie sweets}.  

If you've been following me over the past few days for Teaser Time, you've seen some FABULOUS sneak peeks of my FAVE products ... and today is no different!  

A True Thank You (M1029)

You may remember CTMH releasing this cute new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set earlier and donating 100% of the profits to the Red Cross to aid tornado victims in Oklahoma. Well, if you {loved} this Mini then be as giddy as I am because there are seven more MINIS now available! 

Take a peek at these 3x3 cards ....

Top - A Little Gift, Santa's Greeting, Heartfelt Birthday Wish & Dotted Love
Bottom - A True Thank You, Baby Carriage, Single Snowflake & Tree Delights

I just {heart} how they turned out!  Simple to make too! Each image is stamped on a 2 1/2" circle cut with CTMH Cricut Cartridge - Art Philosophy.  Then assembled with a 1" strip from a few of the new papers - Laughing Lola, Sarita, Pro Player, Babycakes and Frosted. And, embellish as you like ... really they are FAB for a piece of Washi Tape, paper piercing, watercolouring or leaving as is! Definitely, my new FAVE go-to stamp sets!  

Thanks again for hopping on by and enjoy viewing all the projects!

This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters. Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group.