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14 February 2013

New Product Blog Hop for Spring/Summer 2013 CTMH Idea Book

Thanks for stopping by my SCRAPI TRACI blog after checking out Jen Patrick's fabulous artwork during this CTMH Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book New Product Hop.  

This new Idea Book is filled with so many treasures! I am a huge CTMH addict and a very happy one with so much fun stuff to play with over the new few months.  Deciding what to create for this hop was so difficult and focusing on one item was just too hard.  I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with too because there are so many new items that I can't wait to play with like the new Kraft Container, the Clear Pillow Boxes, both Small and Large Paper Creations and the 6"x6" Canvas Display.  I could go on and on but I will just stop and show you the following, which are three different projects that I wanted to showcase, all listing the new products being used:

1). Later Sk84 One Page Snow Layout - I thought the splashes of white on the Later SK84 design was perfect for snow with the Slate, Pear and Lagoon cardstock and inks.  I sneaked in a little bit from the "Dotty" pack because I loved the lagoon polka dots with this paper and the NEW Washi Slate Polka-Dot Tape and the NEW Buttercup polka-dot Chantilly Textiles.  I was dying to use the NEW Spinners and Wheel of Life stamp set and I thought it was fun with this layout. I finished it up with the Canvas Letters, inked black, and the Black and Grey Assortment Sparkles. The stamp set I used is the Snowflakes stamp set that coordinates with the Cricut AP.

2). Chantilly Two 2-Page Layouts - I loved planning with Chantilly so much that I go carried away and came up with two layouts, both of which I will now use for my March layouts. Besides the NEW Chantilly paper, the layouts feature the NEW Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements, NEW Chantilly Assortment, NEW Pink Glitter Gems, NEW Blush Small Floral Chantilly Textiles (see top right on 2nd layout for flower) and NEW Hollyhock Zipper Lace (also 2nd layouts).

3). For Always "Family" Bracket Frame - My frame features the NEW black polka-dots For Always Textile, NEW Black Shimmer Trim, NEW Girls Rock stamp set (flower top left and bottom right) and Black Glitter button from the NEW Black Assortment Buttons. The "Family" is stamped with the Trinity Alphabet and everything is cut using the Cricut AP Cartridge. For full details on this frame, click here. Inspired by fellow blog hop contributor Wendy Kessler and CTMH consultant Kathy Skipper.

Thank you for looking. I hope you like my artwork and take a moment to leave me a comment, which are so fun to see!

Now, on to Melissa Robinson's blog to see what beautiful artwork she has come up with for this blog hop!

If you do not have a Close To My Heart Consultant and are interested in getting your hands on all the fabulous new products from this Spring/Summer 2013 idea book, click here to get started.

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12 February 2013

New Fun CTMH Clearance Items Posted

It's a fun day when CTMH lists new clearance items in the "While Supplies Last" section of our websites.  There are some great deal, like the beautiful Flirty paper packet from the last Idea Book for only $3.50.  Besides the beautiful paper, you get lots of cardstock, which is a deal in itself!  Plus, gorgeous designer red ribbon and newprint rub ons (which are some of my favorite products!
Above is
 one of the layouts I did using the Flirty paper to see what great pages this paper can make! Click here for others.

To take advantage of these great deals, click here!

Also, don't forget to check out Studio J Digital Scrapbooking if you haven't yet to take advantage of the February special - only $5 for a two page layout.  Registration is free - you can play with as many layouts as you like. You only have to pay once you order and if you order at the end of the month, you'll save in shipping!

Check it out for yourself here.

11 February 2013

February "For Always" Layouts

My February "scrapbook" workshop features the "For Always" paper, My Stickease, My Assortment and the Sparkles Clear Flourishes Small for three 2-page scrapbook layouts - $30.

"For Always" Layout above also includes black glitter buttons, honey cardstock and the "For Always" WOTG exclusive stamp set. I intentionally left off a title so it can be personalized as desired.

The layout above also includes bulk clear flower from the Claire My Assortment.

My February "card" workshop features the "For Always" Workshop on the Go card kit as featured below, for 15 total cards, 5 of three designs - $34.

Workshops are scheduled Wed., Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m. and Wed., Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m..

03 February 2013

My Creations Bracket Frame with Gorgeous "For Always" Paper

This month my workshops will be featuring the gorgeous "For Always" paper from CTMH's NEW 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book!!  Here is a project I've made for next month's Sip 'N Scrap with the My Creations Bracket Frame.  

I cut the "For Always" Floral paper with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge at 10 3/4" with the Fit To Page setting and then traced and cut out the inside mat area with my craft knife. The edge of the photo mat is 1/4" strips of black cardstock. The "Family" flag shapes are cut at 1 1/4" inch for the black mat and 1" for the white daisy and letters are stamped with the "Trinity Alphabet" stamp set.  Under the "family" flaps is a strip of the Silver Shimmer Trim.

The inside white daisy base is cut at 9" x 9" (with a piece of chipboard also cut at 9" x 9" for the backing). The double mat is the back of the floral "For Always" with slate and white daisy cardstocks in the center.

Here are closeups of the embellishments:

On the top left, I cut a AP flower in the slate (so easy to make with my new CTMH Quilling tool). The flower shape is cut with the AP and stamp is from the new "Girls Rock" stamp set. The third flower is made using our new "For Always Textiles".  All I did was punch a 1 1/4" cardstock circle, then used the template to trace four circles on the fabric. I folded each circle over twice, using a little liquid glass, then pieced all four together on my circle template. I finished it off with the black tulle and some bling!

On the bottom right is a matching flower from "Girls Rock" stamp set, an AP cut flower with the Handwriting themed "For Always" paper, a black glitter button from the new Buttons Black Assortment, and a fun shape in slate cardstock with the AP cartridge.

Thanks to CTMH Consultants Kathy Skipper and Wendy Kessler for their beautiful Bracket Frame artwork inspiration!

Make sure to check out all the fun new products or view the online Idea Book on  my website by clicking here. Want a hard copy of the NEW IDEA BOOk?  I'd be happy to send you one. Contact me at