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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Its August 1st!

Good morning Crafters! Are we ready for a new season with awesome new products?! I am! Click HERE to look at the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book!

This season is going to be full of surprises from CTMH. Our first is a FREE Stamp of the Month! August 1st-August 31st you can get the SOTM FREE with a $50 order! This month's stamp is so yummy too.



Here is what I did with the stamps. I found my pictures of my youngest son K eating an Oreo Cookie for the first time. He was such a mess!
Supplies used:
Chantilly Paper Pack
Chocolate Cardstock
2" Scallop Circle Punch
1 1/4'' Circle Punch
Canvas Badges
Chocolate Ink
Lagoon Ink
White Acrylic Paint
Spray Pen
Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint
Thickers Letter Stickers

I love experimenting with sprays, mists and paints on my layouts. This layout features "splashed milk" made by mixing water, Create-A-Shade Pearl paint and a bit of White Acrylic Paint in a Spry Pen and then sprayed directly at the 12x12 base for my layout. I love the way it turned out!

Close up number 2. I stamped the cookies from the stamp set and cut them out to add them to my embellishments.

Also for the Month of August, I am going to be featuring artwork using the new Babycakes paper pack!

Supplies used:
Babycakes Workshop on the Go Kit
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Lagoon Ink
Buttercup Ink
Sunset Ink
Slate Ink
Corner Rounder

Have an awesome day Crafters!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Online Release Party!

Are you ready for all this Crafters! There is sooooo much going on this season with so many new products, projects and ideas. You will all be able to get ALL the details on August 1st when the books release. The Online book will be located on my OBA, I will post a link the day of.



Lets start with the paper. There are 6 new Paper Packs plus 4 returning from last book. All have assortment packs, Workshop Kits and more. (In-Towners: Watch for Workshop Dates!)

Babycakes Paper Pack
Color Pallet:
Chocolate
Slate
Buttercup
Sunset
Lagoon
 
Huntington Paper Pack
Color Pallet:
Barn Red
Cocoa
Champaign
Desert Sand
Olive
Goldenrush
Saddle


Frosted Paper Pack
Color Pallet:
Frosted Grey
Frosted Turquoise
Champaign
Colonial White
Slate
Whisper
Twilight
Crystal Blue
 
Sarita Paper Pack
Color Pallet:
Lagoon
Outdoor Denim
Colonial White
Goldenrush
 
Laughing Lola Paper Pack
Color Pallet:
Black
White Daisy
Laughing Lola Gold
Laughing Lola Purple
Lagoon

ProPlayer Paper Pack
Color Pallet:
Black
Slate
Pacifica
Ruby
 


Returning Packs: Chantilly, For Always, Surfs Up, and Tommy Paper Pack plus assortments and accents.

A brand new Cricut Cartridge Bundle will also be available! Plus, you can still get the Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges.

The Artbooking Cricut Cartridge features 700 images with Fonts, Mini Books and Layouts.
The Bundle- $99 for....
1 Cartridge
3 coordinating My Acrylix D-Sized Stamp sets
3 12"x9" Dimensional accents

The How-To Program Books are back! All of them! Each book focuses on a specific scrapbooking subject for both Layouts and Card Making. Plus a new Make It From Your Heart Vol 2! I am so excited Crafters. The books are amazing! So many layout ideas, templates, tips and techniques for making your layouts stand out. Watch for project inspiration posts too.
Make It From Your Heart Vol 1-$7.95
Make It From Your Heart Vol 2- $7.95
Cherish How To Scrapbooking Program- $14.95
Imaging How To Scrapbooking Program-$14.95
Magic Scrapbooking Program-$14.95
Reflections How To Scrapbooking Program-$14.95
Wishes Card Confidence Program-$14.95
Originals Card Confidence Program-$14.95

CTMH's newest product is really exciting. Jewelry kits and accessories! Now you can use CTMH products to make beautiful head bands, hair clips, necklaces and more!


 
 
There are 4 different Textile packs to choose from, 5 different Base and Bling packs, plus metal accents and strong adhesive strips and rounds to make sure nothing will fall off!
 
The Fabric Necklace kit comes with everything you need to make this necklace (left photo) for only $14.95! (Watch for the Workshop Crafters!)
 
Now on to the fun stuff! CTMH has a bunch of Accessories to stretch our creativity!
 
The My Creations Kraft Pocket Album! I cant wait to get my hands on it! Coordinates with the new Artbooking Cartridge to create unique pages to show off your favorite photos or moments.
 
New Home D├ęcor Kits!

 
One of the newest additions are Hostess Stamp Sets! When you host an Online or Home Gathering and your sale totals reach $150.00 you have the option of getting special stamp sets that are ONLY available to Hostesses! If you are interested in hosting a Home Gathering (Tucson Az Crafters) or Online Gathering email me at lillypadcrafts@gmail.com and I will get you set up :)








 Its Giveaway Time!
Ok Crafters here we go! As a THANK YOU to my Online Crafters I'll be sending one lucky Crafter a goodie pack full of CTMH products from past Idea Books! All you have to do is submit your email to follow my blog and leave a comment about what you want to get your hands on first from the new Idea Book! Don't forget to tell your friends so they can enter too!
 
One entry per person please :) Winner will be selected using random.org 
 



You have until July 31st 11:59pm MST to enter :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

One week to go!

Just a little over one week until the New Autumn/Winter Idea Book releases! Who wants a sneak peak???


I just love it! Its the FREE Make and Take for my In-Town Crafters! The sample features a new B&T paper from the Babycakes paper pack and the "Love This" Stamp set.

In-Town Crafters! 2 days left to RSVP for the New Idea Book Release Party! Food, goodies and all new crafts supplies! Bring a friend to earn an extra ticket!
 

Online Crafters! Don't forget to set your calendars for my Online Release Party! July 26th at 6pm. I'll show off a bunch of the new products and release my all new schedule just for you! There will be a give away too!


Can't wait to see you all there :)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Welcome...Little One

Morning Crafters!

I have another layout for my personal albums to show you this morning.

I used another sketch from Kathryn's Sketch Challenge last week. This layout shows off the first moment photos after our youngest son was born. It is a "moment" layout, meant for the pictures to tell the story-no journaling required :) I pulled papers from my stash to coordinate with the colors in the picture. All of the pieces have been inked with Slate Exclusive Ink from CTMH. The "Welcome" banner is made from the same paper used for matting the base and all the layers. I stamped Welcome with Slate Ink and the Chocolate Alphabet Large stamp set. I also used small teal tile alphabet stickers from Pebbles to ad color, the subtitle and date. The embellishment clusters are also pulled from my stash. They came from another paper line but matched perfectly with the colors in the layout. Then, to add some sparkle I placed a few grey pearls.

If you would like the sketch for this layout visit Kathryn's Blog!

Happy Crafting everyone!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A note from me :)

Hi Crafters!
I have been taking some "ME" time with my crafting and working on the technical side of CTMH. I entered a challenge on Kathryn's Blog and WON! I cant wait to play with the punch and chipboard mini set! I think this one will be just for me :) I will post some for you all to see :)

Classes and Workshops  have been put on hold for the time being. All of the information for all of my events have disappeared from my hard drive. I plan to work through July to have everything ready again to kick off the new Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book. I am hoping to have a schedule posted by the last week of July. I am very sorry for any inconvenience Crafters. I will have everything back up and running very soon.

Mark your calendar! July 25 from 6-8pm is the Autumn/Winter Idea Book Release Party! I invite all my In-Town Crafters to come join the fun! I will have a small Make and Take, all of the information about the new and oh-so AWESOME Idea Book! All FREE for you! Please email me to reserve your spot so I can plan number of kits and snacks. lillypadcrafts@gmail.com

I'm on Facebook! LIKE my page for updates on promotions and specials and share your artwork with other Crafters! https://www.facebook.com/LillyPadCrafts

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Need some inspiration?

Look on YouTube! Seriously. I love going to YouTube for layouts and other paper crafting videos. One of my Favorites is Kathryn Kreiger from Kathryn Scraps. I love her layouts and often she has sketches available so you can recreate the layout for your own albums.

This week, she posted a layout a day and had a challenge to go with each sketch. I found myself wanting to create a page for my own albums so I decided to participate this time with the "When Hippos Had Hair" sketch. I had so much fun creating this page. It features a photo of my husband and youngest son when he was still itty bitty. Dad was supposed to be putting him to bed.

The layout is complete except for the journaling (I will add that in a bit). I used papers from my stash to coordinate with the picture. I also used my 2" Scallop Circle Punch and 1 1/4" Circle Punch to help create embellishments to match. You can find the sketch and enter your own layout on her blog.

Thanks Kathryn! I had so much fun putting this layout together! Cant wait for your next video :)

Have a great day Crafters!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

News: While Supplies Last

Hello Crafters!
I just wanted to stop by and let you know that there are new items added to the While Supplies Last list! Once this stuff sells out its gone!

Click here to shop now!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Project Inspirations: A Different Spin



Check out this video from Corp! Shows you how to use the Spinners and coordinating Stamp set!




Thursday, May 30, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month Layout 30-Left

Good morning Crafters! Today, I wanted to show you a layout I did for my boys a little ways back. Its one of my favorite pictures of my kids together.
Layout Information: The information for this layout can be found on pg in the Reflections Scrapbooking Program Book.

The papers for this layout were pulled from my stash to match the colors in the photo. I wanted to focus on the colors and designs in the chair my youngest is sitting in. I was lucky enough to find animal stickers that were similar, and I repeated the printed circles in the design as well. The letter stickers are "jewelry box" by Thickers.

See you all in the morning!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month Layout 29-Right

Good morning! Just a few days left to our National Scrapbooking Month Layout Event. We started with our NSM Dream Pop Paper Pack and finished off with this Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book Paper Packs. Today I have the second Outdoor Denim/Hollyhock layout.


Supplies:
White Daisy Cardstock
Outdoor Denim Cardstock
Hollyhock Cardstock
Slate Washi Tape
Love Life Stamp Set
Slate Exclusive Ink
Buttons Clear Assortment
White Cotton Thread
Piercing Tool Kit
Edge Distresser
White Gel Pen

Layout Information: You can find the information on pg 123 in the Reflections Scrapbooking Program Book.
 More coloring with the Gel Pen.
I distressed all the edges to expose the white core.
I love the 2 together!

See you all in the morning!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month Layout 28-Left

Mornin' Crafters! Today I have a color combination I put together. It was inspired by the Strawberry/Mint/Outdoor Denim combination used earlier.

Layout Information: You can find the information for this layout on pg 29 in the Reflections Scrapbooking Program Book

Supplies:
White Daisy Cardstock
Outdoor Denim Cardstock
Hollyhock Cardstock
Slate Washi Tape
Love Life Stamp Set
Slate Exclusive Ink
Buttons Clear Assortment
White  Cotton Thread
Piercing Tool Kit
Edge Distresser
White Gel Pen


See you all in the morning!


Monday, May 27, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month Layout 27-Right

Good morning! Just a few more to go! Today I want to share the second Buzz and Bumble Layout. I love the way they came out.

Supplies:
Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go Kit.
Buzz and Bumble My Stickies Assortment
Sunset Exclusive Ink
Cocoa Exclusive Ink
Creme Brulee Exclusive Ink
Blending Pen
Sponge (for adding Cocoa ink to distress)
Irresistible Chipboard Embellishments (or any of that sort)
Wood Buttons
3D Squares
Adhesive
Paper Trimmer

Layout Information: The idea for this layout came from the layout on pg 52 of the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book. If you would like the sketch I used please send me an email :)





See you all in the morning!



Sunday, May 26, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month Layout 26-Left

Good morning Crafters! Only a few more left. Today I am featuring Buzz and Bumble. I love the feel of this paper pack. I think the images are adorable and the colors are so warm and cozy.


Layout Information: The layout was Scrap-lifted from the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book on pg 52. I would be happy to email you a sketch :)

Supplies:
Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go Kit.
Buzz and Bumble My Stickies Assortment
Sunset Exclusive Ink
Cocoa Exclusive Ink
Creme Brulee Exclusive Ink
Blending Pen
Sponge (for adding Cocoa ink to distress)
3D Squares
Adhesive
Paper Trimmer

The Workshop On The Go Kit comes with an adorable stamp set that coordinates with the Paper Pack. I stamped a few of the images in Cocoa Ink and colored them in with the ink pads and my Blending Pen.
See you all in the morning!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month Layout 25-Right

Hello Crafters! Today I have the second Claire layout.






Layout Information: The recipe for this layout can be found on pg 18 of the Reflections Scrapbooking Program book.

Supplies:
Claire Paper Pack
Claire Canvas Assortment
Paper Trimmer
Adhesive
3D Squares

Have a great day!

Friday, May 24, 2013

A True Thank You - Oklahoma Tornado Relief Campaign

Due to the recent tragic tornadoes in Oklahoma, our Main Office has released a stamp set early from the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book to raise funds for the victims.

A True Thank You Stamp Set for $2.95 (recommended block: 2x2 inches)

Set of 1
This stamp set in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book is available for early purchase. One hundred percent of profits from sales of this stamp set from May 23 to June 30 will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid tornado victims in Oklahoma. 

If you would like to make a donation, please click HERE.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims.

National Scrapbooking Month Layout 24-Left

Good Morning Crafters! Today's layout features the Claire Paper Pack. I fell in love with the paper pack as soon as I saw it. The measuring tape and button accents were adorable and I love the Canvas shapes that coordinate.

(photo)

Layout Information: You can find the pattern for this layout on pg 52 in the Reflections Scrapbooking Program book.



 

Supplies:
Claire Paper Pack
Claire Canvas Assortment
Paper Trimmer
Adhesive
3D Squares

See you all in the morning!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month Layout 23-Chantilly

Good Morning Crafters! I have the second Chantilly Layout for you today. It features the same stitched border as the one from yesterday.

Supplies:
Chantilly Paper Pack
Chantilly Compliment Dimensional Elements
Chantilly Assortment
Cocoa Ink
Lagoon Ink
Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp (This stamp set is only available in the Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go kit)
Acrylic Blocks
2" Scallop Circle Punch
Tape Runner
Paper Trimmer

Both Layouts together:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month Dream Pop Layout 22-Left

Good morning Crafters! Just a few more days left of May and our National Scrapbooking Month 2013 Event. We got a total of 21 layout from Dream Pop. Today's layout features the Chantilly Paper Pack.

Supplies:
Chantilly Paper Pack
Chantilly Compliment Dimensional Elements
Chantilly Assortment
Cocoa Ink
Lagoon Ink
Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp (This stamp set is only available in the Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go kit)
Acrylic Blocks
2" Scallop Circle Punch
Tape Runner
Paper Trimmer

Layout Information:
This layout is my sketch. If you would like a copy please email me.

The Chantilly Paper Pack has to be one of my favorites for this seasons Idea Book. I love everything about it and I love creating with it. Today's layout features the blues, yellow and greens in the pack. Using the full Workshop on the Go kit, I used the Lagoon Cardstock as my bas and added some simple stitching around the edge to create a border without using more paper. Then I went off my sketch and added the papers. All of the edges were distressed with the edge distresser and then inked with Cocoa ink. I embellished with the compliments and accent packs. And just to add some soft color and pop, I punched some circles with my punches and layered a few on the page.

Tomorrow's layout will also feature the Chantilly Paper Pack. See you all then!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Summer Fun party Supplies!

Hi Crafters! I wanted to share with you my take on the May Stamp of the Month. This month features adorable pinwheels and bold stars. I thought it was perfect for a Summer Time Fun Themed birthday party for my son's 6th birthday.

For the Invitations, I stamped the largest 2 pinwheels in Outdoor Denim and Pear Exclusive ink. The stars were stamped in Outdoor Denim and Sunset. I cut everything out by hand and layered them on to each other. I built my card base using the standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base in Outdoor Denim and printed out the party information on white printer paper. The sentiment came from the stamp set too. I layered it on with 3D Squares to add dimension.


These are the party favors that all the kids will get. They are Pillow Boxes cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge at the largest setting. I splattered coordinating paints on the white box to help tone down the brightness of the white. I also added the same pinwheels and stamped the tag with the Love Life stamp set. The finished product measures approx 5 1/4 x 7 3/4.



You can get your May Stamp of the Month for just $5 when you order $50 or more. Click HERE to order yours. Remember, this stamp set is only available until May 31st 2013 so get yours before its gone!