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Saturday, August 1, 2015

CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection - Gift With Purchase!

Happy August 1st!  Yes, this is my third and final post for today!  The first one has the links to the select new CTMH products that are available one month earlier than the launch date of the new catalog. You can find that post here.  

The second one showcases the new Zoe paper packet that I used for a cute Owl Mini-Album. 

You can find that post here

Which brings me to the really important part of this post....  How to receive free stuff when you order the new CTMH/Cricut Artistry Cartridge Collection! (Click here to see all the images.)

CTMH Artistry Cartridge Collection

The newest cartridge includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you'll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter!

Collection includes:

1 – Cartridge (700 images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)

3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets

1 – Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack

When you place your order through my website you will also receive FREE Stuff from me! You do not need to put these items in your shopping cart because they will be sent directly to you from me in Arizona. The Artistry Cricut Collection will be shipped from CTMH in Utah.  If you wish to purchase the August SOTM or any other items from my website, please do so!  They will be shipped from CTMH with your Cricut cartridge.

CTMH August SOTM $5 with qualifying purchase

With every CTMH/Cricut Cartridge Collection purchase I will automatically send the following items to you:

1 - Owl #1 Chipboard Book kit (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") - this post has the photos of the unfinished book, which is how it will arrive.  It has 17 pieces of kraft chipboard die-cuts for pages, covers and an owl to decorate and bind as you desire. ($4.95 value plus the postage = $10.70 value)

And for those of you who would prefer to buy the Artistry Digital Collection, I am offering the same great gift!
Cricut Artistry Digital Collection
Contains the same shapes, stamp sets, and cardstock as the cartridge collection. The only difference is the 700 images are accessed using an online code rather than a physical cartridge.*

*Available only for use with Cricut® Explore™ and Cricut® Explore Air™.

With every CTMH/Cricut Cartridge Collection purchase from my CTMH website, I will automatically send the following items to you:

1 - Owl #1 Chipboard Book kit - this post has the photos of the unfinished book, which is how it will arrive.  It consists of a 17 piece kraft chipboard die-cut kit - pages, covers and an owl to decorate. ($4.95 value plus the postage = $10.70 value)

Any of the CTMH/Cricut Collections purchased from my website will receive this special, limited time offer.

At the beginning of the check-out process, a "Join One of Beverly's Gatherings" prompt appears.  Please Join the "Artistry Celebration" Gathering.

Thank you very much for your business. I appreciate it.

Zoe Owl Album - Lots of Pictures

Isn't she adorable?  I love mini albums and this one was very easy to make because I used a pre-cut chipboard base kit.  I traced around pieces of cardstock and patterned paper and cut them out for each component of the album.
Enamel & Glitter Triangles Used for Eyelashes
As soon as I saw the new Zoe patterned paper packet from CTMH, I knew it would be perfect for this cute Owl album.  It came together very easily using Yes Glue to adhere the paper to the chipboard. The patterned paper eyes were cut with a 1" circle punch. The black chipboard pupils are included with the owl album. The beak was covered with washi tape from the Carnival pack and adorned with an Enamel Triangle.

Chipboard Album Components Covered with CTMH Zoe Paper 
After completing each page I made two holes with the Crop A Dile for the binding.  The Glacier twine is strong enough for two-hole binding this sturdy little book.

Polka Dots Made Shiny by Covering with Liquid Glass
I used the same twine for the stems of the flowers.  The "flowers" are actually intended to go beneath the eyes on the owl's face.  

Kraft Chipboard Pieces for Album
Here are the pieces of the album prior to decorating and assembling.
Different Shapes and Sizes of Inside Pages
Having a variety of internal pages makes the book more interesting because you get a sneak peak at what is coming up in the book.

Inside Front Cover
The zip strips from the paper packet make a nice frame around the 5 x 7" photo on the inside of the front cover. My favorite adhesive for photographs is 3M's ATG 1/4" acid free tape. All of the chipboard and paper I used are acid free, too.
Mini Book Bound with CTMH Glacier Extra Thick Twine
The chipboard page on the right is a rectangle that I cut to make a little shorter. The patterned paper was cut to the size of the original chipboard page.  I wanted to have some paper stick out on the end to cut with a scallop punch for an additional decorative edge that would somewhat mimic the page underneath.
Journaling Done by Child Adds a Cute. Authentic Touch
By assembling and binding the pages once they were completed I could choose the order that made the most sense to me.
CTMH Cricut Artistry Diecuts Stamped in Sorbet Ink
Some of the stamped images are from the August Stamp of the Month Set called Framed.
4 x 6 photos cut a little to fit pages
Remember that to see more detail,you can click on any of the photographs.
Washi Tape and Cricut Artistry Die Cuts on Hidden Pocket
I didn't want my journaling to show since my daughter's journaling is what I wanted people to mainly read. Because of this, I hid a little slide-out card behind a pocket made from cardstock and decorated it with lots of cut up washi tape and a few stamped die cuts.
Inside Back Cover With Zoe Assortment Gem
Some of the small titles came from the negative cuts from the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  I try to use every scrap in my scrapbooking!
Back Cover

There is more information about the chipboard book kits on yesterday's post located here.

Thank you for visiting today!


2015-2016 CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book

Good Morning!

This is a short post to let you know which select items can now be ordered from the newest Idea Book. All of the remaining items in the catalog will be available when it officially starts on September 1st.

August 1 Releases for Customers:

The 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations book is still active but some of the items are being discontinued and will not be available once they are sold out or retired on August 31, 2015, whichever comes first.  Please visit here for the most up-to-date list.

Stamped Image from August SOTM Framed

If you would like to order the new Idea Book and Catalog, please visit my website here.  If you would like to receive the NEW Idea Book for free, please read this post to find out how.

There will be another post today about how to receive free goodies from me with the purchase of the newest CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection and a post with an adorable owl mini-book that I made using the Zoe Paper Packet.

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Chipboard Album Kits - Owls

I am always looking for cute mini albums that are easy to make but still have a wow or Awww factor.  These adorable chipboard owls do that and are inexpensive to boot!  Each of them comes with a front cover with an owl shaped edge, 4 inside pages in different fun shapes, a back cover that measures about 8 1/2" wide, and the various die-cut pieces to personalize an owl for your book.  Each of the book pages and covers are 5 3/4" high.  They can be bound in a variety of ways; coil bound, book rings, ribbon, binding tape, etc.  The chipboard is acid-free and cut in the USA.

 The owl sets have a minimum of 15 pieces of ready-to-decorate chipboard (covers, pages and owl) pieces.  Each set is $4.95 and shipping is a flat rate of $5.75 in the USA. There is no limit to how many you can purchase for the flat-rate shipping price!

 Owl #1 has an entire post devoted to it here.  The post shows the mini album with lots of pictures, journaling and ideas for completing your own wonderful mini-book using the chipboard pieces.
 Owls 1 and 2 come with black chipboard pupils.  Owl 2 has a black beak, also.  She/he is a sort of sideways facing owl.  But since owl's heads can turn almost all the way around (just kidding, it is something like 270 degrees) you have to look at the wing placement on this owl to realize it is a sideways owl.

 The main differences between the sets are the different interior pages and the owl's eyes, wings, and feathers.  You can buy more than one set to mix and match the way you like your owl best!

 You may want more pages for your album. I've got you covered my friend!   A bonus kit with eight shaped pages!  Take a couple of pages from this kit to enhance your owl book or use it as a stand-alone mini-album.  Don't you love having choices? And the really totally cool, awesome thing about this bonus book - add-on, is that it, too, is only $4.95 and ships for the same flat-rate shipping.

Enjoy creating your own mini-albums. Just the way you want them.

Please purchase your books through PayPal below.  Thank you!

Choose the style in the drop down menu that you would like and then click on the picture of the owl underneath to go to PayPal.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

View a CTMH Idea Book For Free!

There are several ways to receive a CTMH Annual Inspirations Book and Catalog. One way is to buy it from my website. But this post is about how to view the Idea Book for FREE.  So please check out the list below. One of these is bound to work for you!

  • View it online here
  • Download the PDF from here
  • Host an Online Gathering from anywhere in the USA and I will mail it
  • Host a Home Gathering and I will deliver it to your house
  • Become a consultant and receive TEN of them (with the new August kit)
  • Purchase one of the CTMH Cricut cartridges from my website and let me know you'd like a catalog and I will mail it to you at no charge
  • All of my customers from the previous year who have purchased at least $50 worth of products will be sent one upon request at no charge - email me:

There are Seasonal Expression mini-catalogs available throughout the year. The current catalogs are good through August, 2015.  New Idea books and a Holiday Seasonal Expression will be available on September 1, 2015 for customers. New consultants who join CTMH will receive the 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations and Holiday Seasonal Supplements starting August 1, 2015.

And in case you would like to see some of the products that CTMH offers memory keepers - please watch this short video about why we do what we do.  I think we can all relate to the joy that papercrafting brings us and to others, as well.

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hip Pics Album - Lots of Photos!

This is a different kind of Pocket Scrapbooking. The mini Hip Pics kraft chipboard album from CTMH has eight white pocket pages which holds 16 - 6 x 4 pictures viewed in 3 3/4" square windows. The album is approximately 6 1/2" x 5 1/4" and is spiral bound to lie flat.
The album is very easy to fill.  It lends itself to simply sliding photos into the pockets and making a few notes. Or one can dress it up as much as she/he wants. Click on the photos to see more detail.

Because of the small size, it is a great way to use lots of scraps of cardstock or patterned paper and stray embellishments and die cuts.

Since I don't like to put away my leftovers from other projects this was a good excuse to use them up rather than have to tidy up!

Most of the papers are from the Chalk It Up paper pack.  Some of the thick chipboard shapes are from the same collection's Complements pack.  Many of the die cuts are from the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Collection.

Some of the words are segments cut from the larger rolls in each of CTMH's washi 3-roll tape packs: Carnival and Boardwalk .  These are being retired and are "while supplies last".

I mounted most of the pictures on scrap pieces of cardstock cut at 4 1/4" wide so they wouldn't slide around in the pocket.

The picture above, on the right-hand side, was mounted on a piece of patterned paper on the outside of the pocket.

Both of the pictures above were adhered directly on the pocket pages. This makes it even easier to scrapbook because the pictures tell the story.

Even though there are no pockets on the inside covers, I used those surfaces, too.
CTMH My Creations Hip Pics Album

This is the blank cover left unadorned just to show what the album looks like prior to putting one's own personal touches to it.  I'd love to see how you decorate your album!

Thank you for visiting today!