Protect Your Surface

CTMH offers two mats to hep you protect your craft work surfaces: the VersaMat and the All-Purpose Mat. The VersaMat has two sides..a self-healing side for cutting and measuring and a cushion side, on the opposite side, for stamping and piercing. It is great for using as a cushion while stamp, for measuring spacing for exact placement, or for use with our piercing tool. The All-Purpose Mat has a non-sticky, heat resistant side and a sticky side that lays facedown on the table to insure that it does not move while working on messy projects. It is easy to clean with water and cloths. Both mats are lightweight and easy to transport to a workshop or crop. 

Check out this video showcasing the VersaMat and All Purpose Mat.

Artfully Sent

Great news!  The Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge is now available.  CTMH worked closely with Provocraft to provide an awesome new set of 700 images to make 250 card pieces and 150 other small projects, for a total of 400 unique projects.  The cartridge also has a great assortment of envelopes and a new alphabet!
Included in the collection are three D-size stamp sets full of sentiments and a pack of 12" X 12" White Daisy Cardstock so you can get going on making cards. 

You can get your hands on this great collection two ways.   The whole package is $99, but you can earn it for 50% off!  Contact me to get your hands on the Artfully Sent cartridge!

Confetti Wishes


September is my birthday month, and one of our new kits is the Confetti Wishes kit.  Celebrate your birthday with this fun collection.  Make decorations, banners, cake toppers, invitations, and treat boxes using this great kit.


Fold Out Technique

CTMH has a useful product called Hook and Loop Tape.  I love this!  The card above shows one way to use these little dots.  The little tab at the top holds one side of the hooks, while the other is on the card base.  When you unhook the tab, the squares fold down.  You can stamp little messages or images, or even put little photos on each square and give it for Grandparents Day.


\Celebrate 30 years of happy stamping in honor of our founder and CEO, Jeanette Lynton. She created a fun stamp set of 30 images, one for each day of September.  When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month. Hurry over to my website today. This only lasts for the month of September.

Family is Forever

In the genealogy world, the difference between a genealogist and a family historian continues to be debated.   Many believe a genealogist is only after the facts.  The dates and descriptions you can find in vital records at the court house or census records from the federal government to follow a genetic line of ancestry.  Family historians, on the other hand, are the researchers who look beyond the statistics and want to know the story beyond government records at every day life within their community.  Perhaps the stories come from the newspapers, or verbally handed down through generations, or when looking at the photographs.

This month's Stamp of the Month reminds me that we can celebrate that family history through our photos in our scrapbooks.   Writing the stories behind the photos help preserve them in context.

Connections can also be celebrated through correspondences with our family, using the Stamp of the Month to create beautiful cards.  I've found many interesting details in my family's old letters, sometimes written in beautiful cursive, other times in hasty scribbles.  
No matter how you use it, this month's stamp will help you remember that Family is Forever.