Sneak Peek!!

Today I have a sneak peek into some of the new products that will be available in the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book {2/1/2014}!!

CTMH: Ariana & Timberline

Let me start with the paper….There are a total of SEVEN new collections in the new Idea Book, and this card features two of those new paper packets!! The woodgrain comes from the Timberline Paper Packet, and the green pattern paper comes from the Ariana Paper Packet.

Now the floral stamp set…this stamp set is a new hostess exclusive stamp set, A Mother’s Love. That is another great perk of being a hostess…exclusive and discounted stamp sets!! The sentiment comes from an oldie but a goody, A Friend Like You Stamp Set*. The inks used for this card include: Petal Exclusive Ink®*, Smokey Plum Exclusive Ink®, Olive Exclusive Ink®, and New England Ivy Exclusive Ink®.

CTMH: Ariana & Timberline

Using a Corner Rounder to round off the edges and adding a Natural Hemp* bow completes this rustic card!


This card is based off the current sketch at the Retro Sketches Challenge, and is linked to their blog for the most current challenge!! And….since this card is made with NEW product from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book it also fits in great with the current challenge at Addicted to CAS.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check back soon for more sneak peeks into new CTMH products!!


{*= retired items}

Remembering Warmer Days

I’m kicking off 2014 with a scrapbook layout and a 3D project.

CTMH: Sarita~ Created by Kelly Janes {CTMH Independent Consultant}

This scrapbook page was made using the Sarita Paper Packet*. I started with a Desert Sand Cardstock base, adding a layer of Outdoor Denim Cardstock, and then a layer of Sarita B&T paper. The B&T paper used on this page are once again cut from the SAME SHEET of paper since Close To My Heart’s B&T Duo®’s are double sided. Finally, I added my two photos {from our January 2012 cruise…. proving I am WAAAAY BEHIND ON MY SCRAPBOOKS!} matted in Colonial White Cardstock.

 I started next with the embellishments {which in my opinion are the most important part of any scrapbook page}. You may notice first that there are Aqua Dots randomly placed around the page, and I added Slate Striped Twist Ties above and below the photos. I also added a pennant of Sarita B&T paper in the upper right hand corner of the page with a layer of Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape {LOOOOVVVEEE Washi Tape} and a word charm from the Base & Bling Word Accents {which is on the Retiring Items List} . The title of this scrapbook page was cut in Lagoon Cardstock and Outdoor Denim Cardstock using the Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge and CCR to weld the letters together. {Scrapbook page inspired by this sketch}

CTMH: #projectaday 3D

The next project was made using the Chantilly Paper Packet {retired} and the paper gets it shape from the Artiste Cricut® Cartridge. This 3D card holder may look familiar from a previous blog post…If you missed that blog post you can view it by clicking here.


Scrapbooking is my first papercrafting love so this club was a lot of fun for me! I love making cards, but I love the memories that are involved in scrapbooking. Just looking at these pictures and remembering the fun that we had on this cruise…I love being able to capture that on paper!


{*Note: All the paper used to make the scrapbook page is included in the Sarita Paper Packet except for the Desert Sand Cardstock}