AME (S01E16): Celebration Layouts

There are heaps of life events that deserve a little recognition, and the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge has got just the shapes you need to preserve them with pizazz! Watch the video to kickstart your own ideas on how to document all those stand-out moment with the help of the celebration-themed keys from the cartridge.

2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book

The gorgeous NEW 2014 Spring/Summer CTMH Idea Book is available now.  Email me for your own copy today!

CTB (S02E12): Party Favor Flavor

If you’re in the market for some new party favor ideas, look no further! With the kraft ring box and some eclectic embellishments, you have exactly what you need to make great party favors with flavor. See the ideas presented in this video, then go create your own!

On Cloud Nine

The National Papercrafting Month is here and CTMH is offering a wonderful splash of color in a cardmaking kit with my favorite CTMH color, Lagoon!  Not only that, you get a sneak peek and a chance to use new products from the 2014 Summer Idea Book.  And guess what?  New shimmer trim comes in my favorite color!  Also spied new washi tape and lumpy doodads (self-adhesive Triangle Studs)

There are two ways to get the adorable Cloud Nine cardmaking kit: Purchase it for just $15 (retail value $46) with a minimum qualifying order of $35 during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month. Or get it FREE when you enroll as a new Consultant in January and submit total personal sales of $300 or more*. Create 10 cute cards (2 each of 5 designs) using three sneak-peek accessories from the upcoming Idea Book, a new D-size stamp set, and exclusive papers.

AME(S01E15) : Elegant Mini Albums

The Cricut® Artbooking Collection knows sophistication, found on pages 46 and 47 of its booklet. You’re invited to watch as the graceful pages, borders, overlays, and more chic shapes from the elegance-themed keys of the cartridge add some creative class to projects. See the video for your first tasteful touch with these keys and the elevated works of art they produce.

CTB (S02E10) : Swirlin' Shapes

Close To My Heart shows you how to make a photo focal point on your layouts by swirling shapes made with our Cricut® cartridges.


The Babycakes Scrapbooking kit is the perfect way to show off the new bundle of joy with all of the photos you've taken.  The kit includes the Paper Packet, Stamp Set, Assortment, Bronze Shimmer Trim, and Instructional Brochure to help you create two 2-page layouts.

Use the Babycakes kit and the new My Creations Kraft Pocket Album to create a wonderful brag book to give to any new Grandma and Grandpa.  

CTB (S02E09): Subway Speak

Say it with subway art! Make a tile using this fun technique and the My Creations™ 6" x 6" canvas display from Close To My Heart.

Antarctic Negatives

Most of you know I am an oceanographer and adventurer, as well as a memory preserver and crafter.  Steve Meltzer wrote an article that hits home with everything I love.  The Antarctic is a place of wonder and adventure.  Just look at the folks stuck in the ice for so long this Christmas.  Preserving the history of exploration and science from that foreign part of the world is important to understanding both the environment of Antarctica but how humans can live and interact in such a harsh life.  Conservators working to preserve that history came upon negatives that they believe to be 100 years old.  Imagine finding something like that in your attic!  You can see more of the photos here.

Cross-Stitch Wishes

Do you remember cross-stitching as a kid?  We would work on small projects to pass the time.  Many of the women in my family were talented with fabric and thread.  Celebrate the stitchers and seamstresses in your family with this month's SOTM called Cross-Stitch Wishes.  Cute cross stitch stamps can be used alone or as a template to cross-stitch on your cards and pages.  Available January 1-31.