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During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cricut Artbooking Endless Summer Layout

Look at the super easy and fast layout quickly done with CTMH's Cricut Artbooking Key!  I love how easy everything is resized on Artbooking for you automatically.  No craft math!!!!!  All we had to do was cut everything to 11" (which is the size of the lace overlay) and everything is autosized for us.  Dana Simone-Kurtz made this cute page kit for me, and it was perfect for the picture of the kids in the pool (or the pool steps, that's as close as Kennedy gets)!  

Check out the TITLE.  That effect is done by cutting the title in one color cardstock then with two other colors sponge daubing straight sections one shade to the next, from darkest to lightest.  I recommend working actually from light to dark because you can always go darker, but you can't go back :)
For more Artbooking samples follow me on pinterest and watch for CTMH's video tutorial series Artbooking made easy.  And to get your OWN artbooking cartridge call me at 760-712-7033 or head to to order now!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happier FALL with Huntington

Okay, I can't believe I'm saying this, I fought it until the bitter end but here it goes everyone....
HAPPY AUTUMN!!!!!!!!  There I said, okay, now that I'm over it finally I can get into the crafting mood for it.  CTMH's has given me the perfect papers to motivate me with Huntington!  So let's get crafting!!!
I'll show off some of my goodies later this week, but for now here are some amazing artwork created by CMTH's design team, and images of the papers lets get crafting and then head to my website to pickup your own Huntington papers and matching accessories!

And Happy Fall!!!!!!!!!!!

Huntington paper pack

Huntington My Stickease

Friday, September 20, 2013

October 5th - POWAY all day event

Santa's Workshop

The CTMH elves (Denice, Linda, Heather and Dana) have
been busy creating holiday gift ideas, cards and projects
to help you get started on the soon to be here
"Holiday Season." (fall holidays will be covered too!)
We'll have many projects to choose from!

There will be four stations each with an instructor.  Stay all day or just come for a while.  You choose which projects you want to make.  Each project will have a small fee ranging in price from $1-$5.
You'll pay as you go. Please plan to bring 1's and 5's. 

This is a great way to get those inexpensive cards and gifts made early for family, friends and co-workers.

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Poinsettia Mobile Park
13612 Poinsettia Drive
Poway, 92064
1:00 - 5:00pm

We’ll have seasonal treats and drinks!

Remember to bring your basic supplies: scissors,
adhesive, foam tape, and glue dots.
Lots of fun to be had by all!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Thursday Studio J Love from Guest Designer Rose

Guest Designer Rose is back to share some fun new layouts for your viewing pleasure today!
Surf's Up Paper is perfect for the beach
I love how Rose changed the base page color of this Wings paper from Black and Green to shades of Pink.  Its just a simple CLICK in Studio J.  Head over to to start now!
This retired L8tr Skater paper pack was one of my favorites while we carried it in PAPER, but now that it lives on in Studio J I'm THRILLED!!! because I can use it over and over again for my daredevil shots. 

 Way to go Rose, Thanks for sharing your great layouts with us!!!!!!!!!!!

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E03): Summer Mini-Albums

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tube Wreaths

Tube Wreath Directions (September's Workshop)
(1) 10” circle chipboard covered w/cs (the reason for covering it is in case you see between the tubes)

Punch 2 holes for hanging ribbons ( I recommend doing this after you have hot glued your cones on chipboard)

3 patterns of paper – (4) 6" x 5"  
  * the paper that you want to be the outside needs to be the back when you     roll…roll like cone and glue (glue short side to long side)

Place cones around wreath to determine rough spacing; remember to leave room for play once gluing begins because there will be shifting. 

5 ½ “ circle to cover center (I skipped this step on wreath when filled with paper roses) / then layer & decorate.  When applying the center shape try foam tape to give a raise look, it also makes it easier to adhere to each of the tubes.

For additional fun try squishing/pinching the cones and tipping them all on their sides as you glue them for a different look OR making it oval shaped.

For other samples you can check my pinterest account  for my samples, as well as others I’ve found – (under Fall fun is where the original inspiration came from (& once I got started I couldn’t stop myself lol).
Fun themes besides holidays:
·         Sports teams (We did Oregon Ducks)
·         School – pencils in between tubes were super cute
·         Kids character themes
·         Clubs/organizations

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday Studio J Smiles

 Kennedy fell and sprained her ankle last night so not a lot of crafting time or new smiles around our house today, so I was showing her some of her layouts of our favorite days...then I thought maybe they'd brighten your day too!  Happy Thursday!

Monday, September 9, 2013

NEW clearance items

HURRY to my website!!!! NEW clearance items have been added to "WHILE SUPPLIES LAST page! Stuff for $0.85, paper packs for $1.75!!!!!! It's Madness!!!!!!!!!! HURRY!!!!!!! These items will NOT last long!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E01) Getting Started

1st Edition of the Brand new series lasting 9/13-4/14 to help inspire and show you the easiest ways to use our newest innovation -- CTMH Cricut Artbooking.  If you haven't gotten your own Artbooking, no problem, watch the video...then head to to order! 
This month, a purchase of the Artbooking set, would qualify you for the Nat'l Stamping Trio stamp set (which is Three additional stamp sets for just $10 dollars)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Workshop Sept 10th - Registeration extended!

1st workshop of this fall in NEXT TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10th!!!!!!!!!!!!  Please let me know ASAP if you are planning on attending!  I am going to be showing you all how to make a rocking fun, easy wreath that you will for SURE want to duplicate for gifts and for every occasion!  I've already made several myself.  Because I'm sooooo late getting this out, I'm extending the signup deadline to this SUNDAY...please let me know though as soon as you can.   This is a great project for T'weens and up too.

Out of Town, no problem...this is a great/easy project for mailing!  We will just need to add the postage onto your class fee

Contact me today at or 760-712-7033 to register!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Nat'l Stamping Month 2013 Special Trio stamp set

You KNOW YOU WANT THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Be sure to JOIN: my online gathering " 29 Sep 2013" when ordering for a chance to win a free stamp pad!!!!