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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!

Monday, July 27, 2015


After a wonderful, amazing, long trip to Europe and a short week-long trip to a little bit cooler area of Arizona, I am back!  And ready to get back to papercrafting!

The first thing I made upon returning was this Hello card.  I love stamping and it always makes me feel like I can make something usable fairly quickly when I make a card.  The background stamps are from the Assorted Edges set, stamped in Pacifica Ink

The Hello sentiment is from the Cricut Artfully Sent Collection set.  I stamped it using Versamark ink and embossed with Silver embossing powder.  The inside of the card is simple:

It was stamped with black ink using a retired stamp set.  Which brings me to the most important part of this post.  Sorry for the lengthy lead-up!  CTMH has announced the list of retiring items.  Unfortunately, some of the items have already sold out.  Items are available here while supplies last.
Some of the retiring items are six of the CTMH Exclusive ink and cardstock colors.  If you need to replenish your stock or have been waiting to get a re-inker, please order them before they are gone! As always, please let me know if you have any questions.  It is good to be back and I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for stopping by today.