Artistic Adventure Mini-Album

Sturdy boards.  Heavy duty three rings.  Kraft cover that soaks up ink or makes a good background color.  These are all the pluses and more that I found while working with the CTMH My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album for my roomie gifts for convention.

I don't usually scrapbook in such bright colors, so these albums were a fun change of pace.  The size is great, 8" X 8".  Not too big and not too small.

The Disney Cricut Carts helped with remembering the location where the convention was held, Disneyland Hotel.  I actually used all three CTMH cartridges in making the pages for the book (Artbooking) and all of the non-Disney elements for the book (Artiste and Art Philosophy).


These cute little tickets and license plates are from the Disney Cricut Cartridges.  I added these on the inside pages.

Disney Mini-Album

Everyone knows the iconic Mickey from Walt Disney.  Three simple circles can mean so much. In my world, those circles can represent the H20 molecule of water.  But our crafting convention this year was in this representation's backyard.  We stayed at the Disneyland Hotel and had a glorious (although exhaustingly fun!) time.  One of my roomies, Heather, put together this really fun album in the shape of Mickey!  I don't see "H20", I see Mickey.  Can you see him?

Each page inside is filled with even more goodness...stamped pages, interactive elements, and lots of bling!  While at Disney properties, hunting and counting Mickey's is a fun game.  Can you count all of the Mickeys?

Glitter Gift Card

Sometimes a project just needs it. You know what I am talking about. It's shiny, happy, sometimes get stuck to your cat. Luckily, we can get this great shiny effect using CTMH glitter paper without all the mess. And even better, it is easy to cut on the Cricut! 

 This card is a nice gift card size, 3" X 3".  The sentiment was stamped on a cut-out from the Cricut.    The Artiste Cricut Cart makes many different sizes of different envelopes and can make them small enough for this card.  

Check it out, See...SHINY!


 A tradition with convention are charms.  I love to seek out a charm that will remind me of each convention that I attend, and share with my roomies.  This year, my upline, Gail, surprised us with a princess pumpkin and castle!  Awesome, yes!

Glitter Paper

Lovely Spring Box


Sometimes I find a little treat or surprise that I want to give to a friend or loved one.  I want to wrap it up, other times I need something a little heftier like a little box.  But sometimes boxes can be so boring, and industrial looking. 

Enter the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge!  You can create a cute box using cardstock and our awesome patterned B&T paper.  Top the box off with great rolled flowers which are really easy to make.  This box, using the Skylark B&T and Kraft CS was created by Denise from Inspired by D.  She was my roomie at convention this year.


  Don't forget the quilling tool and larger adhesive dots!  The quilling tool will help you roll the flowers and the larger adhesive dot will help you hold it all together.

Jubilee Wall Art

Use the Display Tray and the Jubilee kit to create a fun Home Decor using your photos as the spotlight.  Bling it up with the Jubilee Assortment and Complements.

Double check your Wish List

The new CTMH catalog, Annual Inspirations, arrives next month and it is jam packed with lots of new products and inspiration.  Before the current catalog retires, make sure to get what is on your wish list.  Several items are retiring; others are increasing in price.

The following items are retiring, but are still available, while supplies last.

Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
Teddy Bear Birthday
Birthday Cheer
Flowering Thanks
Doodle Signs
This Is Good
School Is Here
Greek Alphabet
Stitched with Love
Pick a Posy
Some Bunny
A Mother's Love
My Hero
Enjoy the Little Things
Remarkable Wreath
Merry & Bright
Words of Comfort
Count Your Blessings
Glory To God
Just a Number
Swirls Around
Maximum Power
Unicorn Dreams

Irresistibles™ Frames
Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Irresistibles™ Hexagons
Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
Sarita My Stickease® Assortment
Skylark Dimensional Elements Complements
Ivy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
Ariana Dimensional Elements Complements
Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
Jubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
Timberline My Stickease® Assortment
Lollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Base & Bling: Teal Jewels, Black Jewels, Red Jewels, Pink Jewels, Purple Jewels
Assortment: Laughing Lola, Babycakes, Sarita, ProPlayer, Skylark, Ivy Lane, Ariana, Balloon Ride, Jubilee, Timberline, Lollydoodle
Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection

Ribbon and Washi Tape
Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Harvest Baker's Twine
Burlap Ribbon
Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Hollyhock Zipper Lace
Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Jute Ribbon
Lagoon Zipper Lace
Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape

Base & Bling 
Necklace, Cuff, Hair Clips, Rings, Headband

My Creations® Card Box
My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
Textiles: For Always, Sarita, Skylark, and Jubilee

Inks and Markers
Alcohol Blending Marker
All Exclusive Inks Marker Sets
Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Marker Tower

Tombow Adhesive and Refill
Circle Punch 1 1/4"
Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Piercing Tool Kit

Buttercup, Blush, Twilight, Crème Brulee, and Sky
Whimsy Cardstock Combo
Laughing Lola, Sarita, Skylark, Ivy Lane, Ariana,
Balloon Ride, Jubilee, Timberline, and Lollydoodle 
Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed

Workshops on the Go®
Skylark, Ivy Lane Ariana, Balloon Ride,
Jubilee, Timberline, Lollydoodle
Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit

The following items are retired and are no longer available.
WOTG Ivy Lane Cardmaking Kit
True Fit Folios
Blush 12x12 Cardstock
ProPlayer Paper Packet and My Stickease Assortment
Babycakes Paper Packet and Complements Canvas Shapes
Create A Shade Pearl Paint
My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6
My Legacy Faux Leather Album - Dark Cranberry,  Hollyhock, Black
My Legacy Work In Progress Album
Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
My Creations® Bracket Frame
Designed Décor Frame Kit
My Legacy D-Ring Album - Cocoa Damask, Slate Circles
My Legacy Post-Bound Album - Cocoa Damask, Slate Circles
Blush, Buttercup, Crème Brulee, Twilight and Sky Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads
Blush, Buttercup, Crème Brulee, Twilight and Sky Exclusive Inks Re-Inker
Gypsy, Honey, and Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Marker Set

The following items will increase in price in the next catalog.  Get them now, and save money!

Sponge Dauber: $3.95 => $4.50
* Watercolor Pencil: $22.95 => $26.95
* Sanding Kit: $3.50 => $4.95
* Edge Distresser: $2.50 => $3.95
* Ruler: $9.95 => $11.95
* Stitch Guide: $12.95 => $13.95
* Bonding Memories Glue: $6.95 => $7.95

* Organizer – Small: $12.95 => $14.95
* Organizer – Medium: $16.95 => $19.95
* Organizer – Large: $22.95 => $24.95
* My Acrylix Organizer: $12.95 => $14.95

* Leather Albums: $24.95 to $29.95 and NO memory protectors included
* Exclusive Ink Archival Black Ink: $5.95 => $7.50 
* Exclusive Ink pads: $5.25 to $5.95
* Exclusive Ink reinkers: $4.25 to $4.95

Embossed Dragonflies


Grungy cards are fun to make, and distressing embossed cards make things look grungy.  Here, I used our embossing folder on B&T paper covered with washi tape and stamped images, and lightly distressed with Desert Sand ink.  The dragonflies were stamped, cut out, and popped with 3-d tape.

Puzzle Embossing

Technique Junkies has another fun embossing technique called Puzzle Embossing in their August/September 2012 edition.  Emboss cardstock using the CTMH Chevron Embossing folder.  Carefully cut the cardstock into 5 pieces, keeping the pieces in loose order.  Lightly ink each piece withe a sponge or the direct-to-paper technique.  Keep the pieces in order and return them to their place after inking.  After inking, flip the pieces over, keeping them in the same order.  Tape all of the "puzzle" pieces together.  Place adhesive on the back of the taped pieces and glue to another piece of cardstock.  I wrapped them with Teal Shimmer Trim, before adhering to the card base.  The flower was created with a scalloped circle punch and Skylark's Assortment.

Picture My Life Easel Card

Picture My Life is a great, versatile product from Close To My Heart that can be used in PML scrapbook page protectors, on traditional scrapbooking pages, and on handmade cards.  CTMH offers many sets that coordinate with our traditional scrapbook lines.  In this card, I used the smaller Skylark cards (4" X 3") to decorate the front of an Easel Card. 

Front of the card when it is closed.  This is what someone would see when they pull it out of the envelope.  An embossing folder and Desert Sand ink created the popped up dots.

The easel card is not just a card, but can also be set up to showcase as artwork.  A Zip Strip is attached along the bottom, and the scalloped edge helps keep the card upright.

The PML cards can be stamped on or used as journal cards.  I stamped and cut out a dragonfly and attached here.

Twist Ties Card

Adding different textures to cards can make them interesting and dimensional.  The upper part of this card is stamped in a darker ink on Kraft, while the Whisper cardstock strip was stamped in Slate.  Aqua Dots and the Skylark Assortment add dimension.  The Happy Birthday and banner from Banner Wishes is popped up using 3-d tape.

 Twist ties are a fun addition to a card, and this one has them aplenty.  I took 14 twist ties and cut them in half.  Add a TON of adhesive to the card base to make sure the ties will stick really well to the card, lining up the ties so the diagonals match up. The top part of the Twist ties can be uneven, because they are covered by the strip of stamped cardstock.

Make sure to add enough adhesive to hold down the twist ties along all edges.

Jubilee Scrapbooking

Display all of those July 4th photos using the Jubilee Workshop on the Go kit.  Try out the Durables Triangle Studs and Jubilee Assortment to bling your Summer pages.  

Circus Alphabet

This funky stamp set works for many different projects.  Two difference alphabet fonts make this very versatile.  The upper case alphabet can be colored in to match any card project, or photos on a scrapbook page.