Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - All that Glitters!

Welcome to April's Use Your Stash Blog Hop - All that Glitters!  If you came from Sheila's Blog you are on the right track! 

I decided to make a welcome home sign for my daughter who is almost done with her first year of college at Washington State University!  She'll be home in just 18 more days and I couldn't be more happy or excited to have her back for the summer!  
WSU's colors are crimson and gray so I used those for the glitter pieces and added some of our patterned Paper Fundamentals (Adventure and Whimsy) for the balloons.  The red paper is from another manufacturer but the rest is CTMH Glitter paper.
Plain black cardstock seemed a little too bland and a full sheet of glitter paper was too much but strips of .5" and .25" of Black Glitter paper alternating in the background gave interest and grounding without overwhelming.  Love it!

I keep every little scrap of my glitter paper because sometimes small jagged pieces work great for bits of backing glitter like I used on the balloons here.  The string is some adorable silver baker's twine I picked up a while ago.  It frays like crazy but I love the metallic look!
Here is a side angle so you can see some of the dimension.  I have a deep set 12x12 scrapbook frame I use for my 3-D home decor projects.  I keep my projects in an album and pull out the theme or holiday sample I want to use and then pop it into the same frame.  

I used all CTMH cartridge cuts for this piece - mostly Art Philosophy and Artbooking.  Here is the Explore Design Space file if you are interested in cutting one of these cuties for yourself!

Now hop on over to Janet's Blog and see what glittery creation she has made to share today!


Thanks for stopping by today! Stay crafty my friends!

Paige

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What came in my $150 Grab Bag - Quick video!

I made a quick video showing my $150 Grab Bag divided up between retired and current product to give you an idea of the proportions of each in the big box.  I'm happy with what I received - lots of fun products and several current items that were on my list to buy!

If you are receiving this via e-mail you'll need to click out to my blog by hitting the highlighted blue title at the top in order to play the video.


Right after I made the $35 Grab Bag video I cleared out my craft room (that was a HUGE job) so I could build and install a new huge Ikea Kallax wall storage system.  I'm still in the process of rearranging everything and pulling it all back into my craft room from my daughter's room where I stashed it.  She is home for the summer from WSU in 21 days so I have my deadline to get everything put away!  I think I might need to purge a bit too - 7+ years as a consultant and I have an enormous stash!  Wish me luck in getting everything back in on time!

Stay crafty my friends!

Paige

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wa-hoo! My First Grab Bag Arrived!

I received my first $35 Grab Bag from Close to my Heart's new April promotion!  I was so excited I made a video to show you what I received for my $35 - the Grab Bags are totally worth while and I hope you'll take the plunge and take a chance!

Close to my Heart is even going to be giving sneak peeks at the products included in Grab Bags!  You'll be able to check out the hints at their facebook page and of course I'll be sharing here and on my page as well!

Enjoy this video!  If you are getting this via e-mail you'll need to click out to the title of this post and watch the video off YouTube or my blog.  I can't wait for my next Grab Bag to arrive!


Did you like my video?  It's the very first time I've been brave enough to tape myself too - LOL!  Like that messy craft room?  My hubby just bought me a big Ikea storage wall that we'll be putting up to try and tame the mess!

Stay crafty my friends!

Paige

Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Exrpession 2 Blog Hop!  Today we have a group of 40+ CTMH Consultants sharing projects made with brand new goodies from our just released Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea BookIf you came from Tina's Blog you are on the right track.  This hop is one big circle but if you get lost along the way you can find the full list of participants by clicking HERE.

Our new B1478 Ice-Cold Summer stamp was first on my list to get from this new Seasonal Expressions 2 book!  I paired it up with our new Blossom Paper Pack and added a tag using our new Hostess Rewards set, Tagged with Love.









I created a quick video to show you the steps to creating a realistic glass of lemonade with this stamp set.  It took me several tries to figure out the exact procedure so I thought I'd save you some time and create a video!


When you are ready to place an order for your new Seasonal Expression 2 goodies you can shop my site and get a FREE new SE2 book added to your order!

As promised, here is the Design Space File to recreate this card:

Now hop on over to Lucy's Blog and see what she has created for us today!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty my friends!

Paige

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Deal A Day Promotion - Get your grab bags AND Seasonal Expressions 2 starting today!

This month CTMH has a fun Deal A Day promotion EVERY DAY featuring grab bags full of current and retired CTMH goodies.  Each day at 2PM Pacific Time a new bag will be offered!  To qualify for one of these bags you simply have to purchase one item of your choice from our current Idea Books- the Annual Insiprations book or the BRAND NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 that goes live today!  Once you place an item in your cart the Deal of the Day will come up!  These are while supplies last each day so if there is one that hits your price point go for it!
The timing of this promotion is a perfect way to grab some deals and some of the fabulous new products in our new Seasonal Expression 2 book!  PLUS you can get a SOTM for $5 if your purchase reaches $50 including the grab boxes AND you can order a new Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book to be added to your order for FREE!



What is included in the grab bags? It’s a big surprise, but this much we will tell you: grab bags will feature a mix of current and retired product. Five grab bag tiers will be available at random times throughout the month, but not all grab bags within a given price point will contain the same product. The price tiers are as follows: 

• $35 USD/$55 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $70 USD/$75 CAD value!) 
• $50 USD/$65 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $90 USD/$92 CAD value!) 
• $75 USD/$85 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $140 USD/$145 CAD value!) 
• $115 USD/$125 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $240 USD/$250 CAD value!) 
• $150 USD/$160 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $325 USD/$335 CAD value!)


This promotion is only good for OBA orders so get ready to shop at:


Let me know if you have any questions on the promotion or products in our new Seasonal Expression 2 book!  

Stay crafty my friends and get lots of good deals!

Paige

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Typed Note

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  Today 60+ CTMH Consultants are featuring the April SOTM Typed Note.  If you are coming here from Sarita's Blog you are on the right track!  This hop is one big circle so if you keep going you'll eventually come back here but if you do get lost along the way, a full listing of all participating blogs can be found HERE.

I just about drooled over this set when I saw it for the first time in our Annual Idea Book.  I had been wanting a typewriter stamp and the sentiments that are included cover so many occasions! I thought a secret message card would be fun to create for my daughter - she gets a lot of my creations now that she is in college and requires regular doses of happy mail.

I used our Artfully Sent Cartridge to create this pop up card by deleting the icon used on the card and writing a message with the Artfully Sent font using my Explore and a Slickwriter marker.  After the Explore wrote the message, I filled in with the Turquoise Blue Shinhan marker.  I tried my hand at shading using layers of ink on the left side and removing color on the right edge of the letters with the Colorless Blender Pen.
I combined our Yuletide Carol papers with our Seaside paper pack - love the fun pop of blue and polka dots against the vintage feel papers.  A scattering of Silver Sequins and some of our Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon and the card front was done!
I chose thin pop dots to attach the typewriter image as I don't like the inside to be too puffy on Pop Up cards.  I prefer to add the thicker pop dots to the outside of the card instead.
As a bonus here is the Cricut Explore file to make this card using the Artfully Sent cartridge!  

You can get this stamp set for just $5 with any $50 order during the month of April 2015 - take advantage of our upcoming Deal A Day campaign and get some seriously discounted Grab Bags full of current and discontinued products along with the BRAND NEW products from our Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book that is live tomorrow AND grab this fabulous stamp for just $5!

Shop here to get your goodies!



Now hop on over to Jean's Blog  to see what she has created for us!

     


Saturday, March 21, 2015

March Use Your Stash Blog Hop - Being Green

Welcome to the March edition of the Use Your Stash Blog Hop - It's Not Easy Being Green!  If you've come here from Sheila's Blog you are on the right track!
I'm ready for green growing things and happy days which made me think of our old Spendor paper pack - I love that grassy paper and thought doing an Easter egg scene with hard to find green eggs would be a hoot!  I pulled out two new stamp sets - Hopping By (the eggs) and Rain or Shine (the clouds) and a group of green family Shinhan Touch Twin markers.  I was even able to use some SUPER old Heavenly Blue B&T paper and my Martha Stewart fringing scissors!

Hopping By - D1633

Rain or Shine - D1634
Now hop on over to Shirley's Blog and see what she has created!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Paige

Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Choose Happy

Welcome to the March SOTM Blog Hop featuring "Choose Happy"!  If you've come here from Krista's Blog you are on the right track.  This hop is a big circle of CTMH consultants so eventually you'll come back here but if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list of participating bloggers here.

I wanted to showcase the fun frames that come with this set so I decided to create a waterfall card and have the words from the set form a sentence as the frames flipped.  This was my first ever waterfall card but it was so easy and fun to put together that I'll be making more of these in the future! 
Interactive cards look best when shown in motion so here is a quick video that shows you how the frames flip up and the phrases become a sentence.  If you are getting this via e-mail, you'll need to click the title of this post to visit my blog and see the video.

To place an order for your March SOTM, visit my shopping site at:



Products used:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Now hop on over to my lovely friend Jen Rubio's Blog and see what she has created for us!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Stay crafty my friends!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Artfully Sent Birdcage card


This sweet little card was re-sized to fit a standard envelope and was inspired by my fellow CTMH consultant Melanie Brown.  It's so easy to add to any of the cards in Artfully Sent by pulling a few embellishments for this cartridge or if you work in Design Space or in Cricut Craft Room - pull them from other linked carts!

If you haven't purchased our amazing Artfully Sent cartridge, visit my shop at www.Paige.CTMH.com to pick yours up today!

This was one of the many projects offered at the February Card Buffet.  Don't miss out on the March session!

March Card Buffet
Thursday, 12th March from 12-2PM
Friday, 13th March from 6:30-8:30PM

Friday, February 20, 2015

Operation Smile "You're the Bomb" card

Who wouldn't love a card that is full of compliments?  This adorable card was inspired by an entry in the "You're the Bomb" Operation Smile blog hop I recently joined (see post here).  I just loved the way our new watercolor stamp Brushstrokes was used in conjunction with the limited time "You're the Bomb" set - only available through March 31!

Don't miss out on the Operation Smile "You're the Bomb" stamp set - it is truly adorable and $3 of each purchase will go to help fix a child's smile.  You get a cute set AND the feeling of doing something good all in one!

Order your set today at 

PS - this card was part of the February Card Buffet - there is so much creativity packed into 2 hours of unlimited crafting fun that I know you won't want to miss the March class!  Mark your calendars now!

March Card Buffet!
Thursday, 12th March at 12-2PM  OR
Friday, 13th March 7-9PM

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Happy Hello with the February Stamp of the Month

This card design is based on one from the February SOTM blog hop.  What a great way to use up some scraps of paper!  I started by laying down where I wanted the top strip and then lightly drew a pencil line to show me where to stamp.  After stamping up the design I simply laid down a sequence of 6x.5" strips of paper and trimmed away the excess.  A few lines of faux stitching with one of my favorite stamps and you have a quick and easy scrap eating card!

This is one of my many, many cards that were available at the February Card Buffet.  If you didn't get a chance to attend the February class, mark your calendars for the March sessions on:

March Card Buffet!
 Thursday, 12th March from 12-2PM or
Friday, 13th March from 7-9PM!

Stay crafty my friends!
Paige

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Fun for February 19th Card Buffet 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM

I've made a quick and easy set of 4 different St. Patrick's Day cards for Thursday's card buffet. A few quick stamps on the inside with 4 leaf clovers and the sentiment "So lucky to have you" and boom you are done!

There is still space in the card class and I'd love to have you stop by!  Class is just $15 for 2 hours of unlimited crafting fun!  Call (425)260-6965 to get directions and come on over!

Paige

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Better with a Friend Card - February 19th Card Buffet 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM

I really love the way this one turned out!  Coloring with the Shinhan Touch Twin markers is fast and fun!

To make this card and more come to our February Card Buffet from 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM and have some creative fun!  Class is just $15 for 2 hours unlimited crafting!

RSVP by call/text to (425)260-6965 or message to Paige@Stampologist.com! 

For all the details on this class see my post here:
http://www.stampologist.com/2015/02/february-card-buffet-thursday-19th-feb.html

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hot Air Balloon Card - February 19th Card Buffet 12-2PM and 6:30-8:30PM


This sweet card was scraplifted from a friend and former CTMH consultant Karen Day.  There are several optional sentiments you can use on this card to customize for what you need during the February 19th Card Buffet!  

To RSVP you can send a message to Paige@Stampologist.com or call/text (425) 260-6965.  Hope to see you on Thursday!

Paige

Carry On Ladybug Card - February Card Buffet - Thursday, 19th Feb from 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM

This adorable card was inspired by a fellow consultant's post on facebook.  She used the Year Noted kit to create these adorable ladybugs and I just had to run with the idea!  In this card I'll show you how to customize your stamping by bending our acrylic stamps to create the arrow frame.  

Make this card and more at the February Card Buffet on Thursday, 19th February from 12-2PM or 6:30-8:30PM.  It's just $15 for 2 hours of unlimited crafty fun with everything pre-cut and ready for stamping and assemble!

To RSVP:  e-mail Paige@Stampologist.com
or call/text (425) 260-6965

For full details on this class, click out to my original post here:

See you Thursday!

Paige
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