Friday, July 25, 2014

The Much Anticipated Annual Expressions is coming soon!

Introducing Annual Inspirations, our new Idea Book!!

This 194 page catalog is loaded with a year's worth of beautiful papers, embellishments and other creative supplies. Come see it for your self at my reveal party next month.

Come check out the new annual Idea Book including 9 new paper collections, a new Cricut cartridge, 5 new Picture My Life programs, new jewelry and home decor items plus lots of great new embellishments. 

Sneak peek at the new Pathfinding paper!

Everyone who comes will get a free copy of the new Idea Book ($6 value), a chance to win a door prize and will make a fun project with new products. Bring a friend to receive a special gift from me. You will also have chances to earn tickets for a mystery hostess drawing.

Date: Monday, August 25
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm
Place: My house in Arnold, MO (I'll send you the address when you RSVP)

This party is free, but please to help me plan.

Hope you can make it,

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Get Distressed! Tools to add some distressed detail to your paper products

Want to take your paper projects up a notch? Distressing is the best way to make your project come together and look professionally made. Almost every project I do uses one of the forms of distressing shown in this video. It doesn't look complete until something has been torn, inked, sanded or scratched. Some how roughing things up a bit makes all the pieces come together into a cohesive look.

What is your favorite method of distressing? Share your thought in the comments below.

Happy Creating,

Monday, July 21, 2014

Skylark Card Kit Details

On Friday, I posted about the new Skylark card kit. Today, I wanted to show you a few details about the cards in the kit.

Edge treatments always make a project come together. For these cards, a little sanding on the solid cardstock brings out the white core. In addition, sponging with Chocolate ink softens the white and B&T paper edges.

A little foam tape on card 3 & 4 under trimmed bird and blooms adds dimension. 

This butterfly on this card was stamped twice. Once on the underlying White cardstock piece and once on a scrap of lagoon paper. The lagoon butterfly was trimmed and the wings folded up. It is attached to the card with a little Liquid Glass at the body only so that the wings are above the paper. The stamping on the white cardstock creates a shadowed look. 

Here are close up pictures of each of the cards:
Skylark Card 1

Skylark Card 2

Skylark Card 3

Skylark Card 4
Skylark Card 5
I only have 5 of these kits left. Ready to order? Click this link!

Be sure to review the list of additional items needed to complete the cards. These products can be purchased on my CTMH sales website ( The stamps, inks and tools will also be available for your use at my August workshops.

Don't forget to post pictures of your Skylark projects to win a size M stamp set of your choice. Details of this contest are in this post --> LINK

Keep Creating!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Get them while you can...

Don't forget that all of the current paper collections will retire at the end of this month. In addition, all retiring items are now while supplies last, so order while you can. What is your favorite?

Use this LINK to see all the retiring items.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

New Kit - Skylark Kraft Tri-fold Cards!

This new kit is for 10 Kraft trifold cards and envelopes. You will make two each of the five designs shown above. 

Each kit includes:
  • 10 Kraft 6" x 6" Cards and Envelopes
  • 2 Sheets Skylark B&T and 3 sheets of solid cardstock (White, Lagoon, and Chocolate)
  • Embellishments
  • Full color instructon sheets

Be sure to review the list of items needed to complete the cards. These products can be purchased on my CTMH sales website ( The stamps, inks and other tools will also be available for your use at my August workshops

I'd love to have you join us,


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