Tuesday, July 31, 2012

After Makin the Cuts - Mini Album Done

The other day I posted the first cuts , see prior post..here is the end product.. so handy to have a cartridge that will do mini album pages..CTMH Cricut ARTISTE cartridge.

the finished album ...........

CTMH Become a Consultant August 2012

Join my team August for $ 49.00 and get a free Tote bag. Best bang for your buck. Sign up by clicking join my team on the right hand side of the blog. Training, advice, newsletter and an abundance of help. Email me with all your questions. First ten people to sign up will have their name entered to win a free stamp set.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Here are the first cuts with the new cart for the mini album pages. I cut at 5 1/4" on chipboard that was a little heavier than cereal boxes. It's like the cardboard on the back of a writing pad or the pieces you get in shipped boxes sometimes. I save all this cardboard.

I used a new sticky mat so there was no movement and a new blade. My speed was low and pressure high, blade was set at six, and multi cut function was on "2". no problems. I then reset all my dials to cut the Scholastic B&T paper.

So now it's all cut I can decorate which will be my next post.

You could bind with zutter as well, or those o ring clip things......

Keep posted for my next post of the completed album, which is for my bestie's birthday gift who's son gradded this year..

you need this cartridge for sure so email me to order ktbrandt@telus.net
you won't be disappointed 

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Stepping Up Your Stamping

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Playing with my Memory Box Dies- MB Ornament Die

Christmas in July - Start your cards now. Love Memory Box Dies, very intricate and portable. Yes believe it or not I use other stuff too.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Masculine Clementine

One of our new paper packs is called Clementine. I used it for Dad's new BBQ pages. The burlap, also a new product, really "manned" things up. Order these products from me starting Aug 1/12.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

CTMH Autumn/Winter 2012 Sneak Peek

Here's a quick sample of the new papers, card making workshops on the go , and home decor kits...enjoy. Available to order from my CTMH website August 1, 2012






 La Belle Vie


 Pears & Partridge

Card Workshops


 Pear & Partridge

Home Decor

Scroll Album


Dakota Joy Fold Card

A peek at one of the new paper packs coming out August 1, 2012.  CTMH DAKOTA Beautiful paper!!!
Stamp set used was the one that comes in the WOTG kit. Colours are Barn Red and Pacifica.

H2H Challenge WATER FUN

It is beach season and a fun excuse to do some stinkin cute layouts and cards. Head on over to H2H and submit your artwork.  http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.ca/

In this layout I used the Footloose paper along with Lagoon and Sweet Pea card stock. I pieced the patterned paper to give it a funky look. I used green brads, cork alphabet and matching CTMH inks. Stampset was the Footloose WOTG set. Simple layout and a great way to use up scraps.

Keep Calm & Scrap ON

Saturday, July 21, 2012

CTMH Cricut Artiste Card

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and a little glue.

New = CTMH Cricut Artise Cartridge
Old = Sophia patterned paper
Borrowed = green ribbon
and a little glue.

This card was cut using our new cartridge, then cutting a matching shape from our CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Idea Book available August 1/2012

Would you like a free Idea Book ?
Place a $ 50.00 order on my CTMH website by clicking  here , your order will be shipped directly to your door and I will mail you an Idea Book.

or you can preorder the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge by July 31st by sending me an email at ktbrandt@telus.net, and I will mail you a free Idea Book.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

There's a new Cricut Cartridge in Town :)

Another great cartridge from CTMH that you can order August 1/2012
$ 99.00
one cartridge, 3 co-ordinating stamp sets, chipboard elements, over 700 images, take a look for yourself

Become a Consultant for $ 49.00 and receive a Free Tote in August.

Yes it is true ... $ 49.00...read on............................ to sign up click  click here

There are two new Consultant Kits available today! The first one is the “Essentials Kit” and is only $49! It includes all of the items shown in the photo below and is worth over $130!

Essentials Kit includes: a Read Me First Letter, Current Idea Books (qty. 3), Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5), Customer Order Forms (qty. 5), Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471), Autumn/Winter 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1115), Cello Bags (W1152), Petite Perks™ Nature's Delight Incentive Stamp Set (W2023), Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes (X7155C), Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit (G1045 ), My Creations® Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322), Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet (Z1777), Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111), Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2173), My Acrylix® Glamour Lowercase Stamp Set (D1522), My Acrylix®Perfect Fit—Frames Stamp Set (D1527), 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006), and a 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009). (Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

Receive this super cute tote as well in the month of August .............

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

50th Cruisin Card

I saw this card awhile back on google images and I can not remember who designed it. So credit to you  . I now have a reason to make it for my dear friend Stewart's 50th birthday. We will be camping and golfing for his 50th. I love this Cruisin paper and wanted to let you know that it won't be in the next idea book if you wanted to order some, don't delay. I jazzed up an envelope too. Happy Birthday Stewie!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Line Line Circle Square - H2H Challange

I am very excited to be on the H2H Design team for this 6 month term. My first design is made using all CTMH products : Stella Paper , Kraft card stock, chocolate and lagoon inks. Buttons and circle dollies from the Bohemian assortment. Stamp set used was 4 My Friend.

This week your project must include 2 lines, 1 circle and 1 square. These can be embellishments, images, etc... So grab your supplies and get busy, post your artwork on http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.ca

 Get crafty, post your creation online, and then copy and paste your direct URL into Mr. Linky, below.
As a reminder here are the updated rules/guidelines for our challenges:
* All links must be to artwork that fits the challenge for the week and contain Close To My Heart products. If it does not include CTMH products, the link will be removed.

* All links must be directly to the specific post with the artwork for the challenge. To do this, compose your post, publish it and then click the title of the post. This should take you to a page that has only that one post on it. This is the page we need a link to - not to your whole blog. If the link sends us to your entire blog, your link will be removed.

* Your blog post MUST mention that you are entering the challenge at H2H and link to our site. If you don't mention H2H in your post, your link may be removed.

* Please consider turning OFF word verification for your comments as it makes it much more time consuming for our DT members to leave you comments.

Happy 21st Birthday Jordan

A card for my son's girlfriend. I used the Bo Bunny Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pack, Tim Holtz Butterflight on the edge dies, and the Willow Drangonfly and Vivienne Butterfly Memory Box Steel Dies....lottsa fun.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Finished Goods - Hero Arts & Sizzix Newbies

A card I made using the Hero Arts Sizzix stamp & die cut set. They are super easy, the images cut out perfect first time.. great for scrapbookers just trying stamping and die cutting as there is no frustration as they are easy to line up and cut. I suggest using  a sticky note to hold die in perfect placement.

One Page Layout - Super Cute for a Girl Page - BFF
layout is from CTMH Cherish Book

just add photos, two 4x6's, and one 3x3

I used all CTMH cardstock and CTMH Kraft paper.CTMH Ink. Simple Stories - Simple Basics was my choice for the patterned paper, adding some clothespins and hemp. These die and stamp sets are easy peasy and gives great results......