Archives for June 2016

Long Way Home Last Chance

It’s a LongWay Home from Florida where I spent the last 14 days with family and my CTMH Consultant family!  It’s also the last day of June and your last chance to get the great Stamp of the Month, “The Long Way Home – S1606” .  Here’s the

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This layout is made with Florence Paper Pack (all supplies below).  Summer time is the time for trip but we use our cars every day.  So this set can be used for some many different events.  Get a new car, driving to work (DC traffic is crazy), washing the car, doing a car wash as a fund raiser, and those infamous road trips.

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Of course, those road trips for great memories and you need to be the keeper of those memories.  Use the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to make this awesome minibook!  What a great way to savor those fun moments in life when you got away.

The Flash Sale items are still up for grabs.  Don’t forget to check them out along with the clearance items!


Looking for  a few moments to get away?  Need some space and time to work on your memory keeping, cards, or other crafty projects?  My home space is open for crafters from 12-6 on Tuesdays and 12-9pm on Thursdays as well as 2-3 Saturdays.  I’ll give you the gift of time and space for free!  Come and join me.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!




Happy Birthday!

It’s a Birthday Card.  Haven’t shown one in a bit and we have such great birthday stamps!  We are getting to the end of June and of the Florence Cards!

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This card features the Florence paper pack, along with the Bunch of Love Stamp and Thin Cut dies.   I like having the dies when I’m making a card or two.  So easy to pull out the set and dies, whip out a card and you’re done.  No fussy cutting or computers!  I still prefer my Circut for mass production.  =)

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Use the water color pencils to color in, going over them with a wet brush to smooth out lines.  We have awesome water color paints, brushes, and you can use your reinkers to get the same look!  Awesomeness to have a variety of avenues to get a water color look.

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Add some sequins and white shimmer take and you have a great card!  Who doesn’t have a birthday around the corner to give this card to? Thanks Jen L for the great inspiration.  I love my CTMH sisters.  It’s such a great community for support and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!





Florence Circle Card

Circle Cards are unique and fun to make and receive.  Here’s one featuring Florence and the stamp set D1689 Firework Fun.

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Both are available from the Seasonal Expressions 2.  Firework Fun inspires a circle card:


You can easily create a circle card by using CTMH Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy (retiring July 31, 2016).   The stamping and cardstock used for the base are Poppy.  Nice and bright, fitting for fireworks.


Thanks to Janice H for the inspiration for this card!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!






Convention Customer Special Ends

Today is the last day to take advantage of my customer special of having your shipping refunded to you while I’m at convention.

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Don’t miss out on my customer special!!  Get a better deal and shop at the Flash Sale and the Clearance!  You can go wrong with being able to take advantage of layered customer specials!!

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Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events.  There is a crop in July at Temple Solel.  There are crops at my house.  I’m looking for hostesses for July and August.  Be the hostess and get a special gift from me.   You can do this at your home or do a book show/online show.   Thanks for stopping by!




The 3rd Workshop Your Way layout with the Florence Collection is called Brilliant.

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Use White Daisy cardstock as the base.  The white background really sets off the colors in the Florence papers, don’t you agree?  I feel the warmth of the colors coming out.

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Using the Florence Compliments (included on the WYW collection), you use “Brilliant” to create the title and clusters of embellishments.   I don’t think I highlight the importance of putting the different elements in the Compliments together to create “clusters” in different areas of your layouts (or any crafting project).  There are different textures and background materials used in the compliments to give you variety which works well for clustering.

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Try to have at least three clusters, spread between the two pages of the layout.  When I add pictures to the layout, I’ll add more clustering.

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You will still be able to create more with the left over paper after the three layouts.  More to come on this!  Some of the cards you’ve seen posted this month are easily made with the scraps.  Tomorrow’s card will show you a great use for your scraps.

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I have to tell you, we’ve created some amazing things at Convention!!  I’m so excited to have so much to share when the new Annual Inspiration is released!!  I love learning and if you watch my Instagram account, you’ll see some of the fun things we are learning!  Speaking of Convention, I have my customer appreciation which ends tomorrow (Sunday).

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Don’t forget about the Flash Sale!  Be sure to check it out.  Ends on Monday at 5PM EDT.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a brilliant day!