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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Just for FUN! November Campaign

40% off Just For Fun!

I take this pretty seriously actually. But, saving money is FUN!

November 2017 is the month to acquire your Fundamental Collections.


Look at all the gorgeous coordinating loot you get for $22.11!
  • 1 – Fundamental paper packet (24 sheets of double-sided designs)
  • 1 – Complements Accessory packet (glitter, vellum, kraft, stickers all to match)
  • 1 – Coordinating Ribbon pack (4 rolls of 3 yards each. 12 yards total!)
This is SERIOUSLY a great value. How FUN!
Here are the Collections:
Adventure Fundamentals Bundle

Basics Fundamentals Bundle

Enchantment Fundamentals Bundle

Whimsy Fundamentals Bundle
 Be sure to grab your Stamp of the Month too, Through the Year, for $5 when you reach $50 on your order. Click HERE to check out the Bundles closer up.

#Scrapbooking #Cardmaking #MixedMedia

Friday, September 29, 2017

BEWITCH-CRAFTING Layout

BEWITCH-CRAFTING on Lake Moraine in the Fall!

Bring on the Witches!

I created this two page layout specifically for a Retreat that I am honored to be invited to vend at. Instead of table favors, I offered to create a photo booth for the hostess, Nichole. With that in mind, I wanted to feature the memory keepers themselves enjoying the weekend with their crafty friends. Too often we don't include ourselves in our scrapbook memories. 
Techniques I used:
Dry Embossing and Wet Debossing with the CTMH Rose Embossing Folder
Ink Splatting with CTMH Spray Pens and Reinkers

Supplies I used are all CTMH except the witch hat image:

Techniques: Dry Embossing with the Rose Embossing Folder.
Wet Debossing with Inks: Use a Black Ink Pad, Rose Embossing Folder, and a Rubber Brayer. Coat Brayer with Black Ink from stamp pad and cover the inside of your Embossing Folder that is RAISED. Place paper on the UN-Inked side, close the Inked top and run it through your Cuttlebug or BigShot as normal. CAREFULLY remove your Debossed piece of paper as not to smear leftover ink from the top. Repeat for additional pieces.
Love these Cricut Cut Images?
You can see all of CTMH's Cricut Collections Here:  CTMH Cricut Collections




Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Witch Hat Gallery CTMH Papercrafting Style

Oh My! "Witch" Hat to Wear Today?

What could be better than a Witch Hat Gallery?


Instead of table favors, I offered to create a photo booth for my lovely Retreat Hostess, Nichole, at We B Scrappin's White Eagle Fall Retreat. She decided on a Halloween theme much to my pure excitement! What a great opportunity for me to craft CTMH's President and Founder, Jeanette Lynton's, paper Witch Hats. Boy did I run with this and had so much fun. They are sure to be put on display right on my fireplace mantel for years to come.

All materials are CTMH past and present Halloween papers. Want to make your own? Here is Jeanette's Blog entry giving the instructions: Jeanette Lynton Paper Witch Hat Tutorial
I used my CTMH Cricut cartridges pretty heavily for these hats. Our Cricut Collections are superior on the market offering a font on every cartridge, above average number of images, wonderful image variety. The value is incredible. You can see our collections here: 


Want to join us on a crafty retreat? Message me for more info. or follow my Facebook Business Site @FlourishingHearts for Event Postings.
I hope you are BeWitchingly Inspired!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Technique: Epsom Salts + Ink + Water = Pretty Feathers and Leaves

"Wild At Heart"

New technique and beautiful Stamp of the Month, You Are Blessed

What can be better than that?

I absolutely love September's Constant Campaign, From The Heart, shown in my previous blog entry, and September's Stamp of the Month, You Are Blessed.
You know I am picky so this doesn't always happen in the same month.
To celebrate, I'm sharing a technique to feature colorful feathers and leaves on a
Scrapbook Page I created using the Stamp of the Month.
I used Watercolor Paper, my Stamp Pads (Lagoon, Raspberry, and Pansy), the Medium Round Watercolor Brush, and some Epsom Salts. You can also use Kosher salt.
Squeeze the lid of your ink pad into the pad so that when you open it you have a nice amount of ink on the inside of the lid. You will pick up this "Lid Ink" with your watercolor brush using the lid as a palette. Brush each of your watercolor paper feathers and leaves with the intensity you like keeping in mind they will lighten up as you add water and the salts. Once all of your pieces are painted, squeeze a nice amount of water on your items so that a bit of "pooling" occurs. Add your salt to these "pooled" areas and let them dry overnight. Brush the salt off once dry. The salt will have pick up some of the ink color creating a pretty speckled effect. Use this technique for smaller items like these or as a larger background to your page or card.
Featured CTMH Products Used: 
Ink Pads: Lagoon, Raspberry, Pansy, and Black Archival
Paper: White Daisy, Lagoon, Pansy, Black and Silver and Gold Paper Kit
Images: Cricut Artistry and Cricut You Are Here Collections
Stamp Set Featured: September 2017, Feel So Blessed*
*Stamp set available in September 2017 ONLY. $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 outright.
Get stamp set: HERE: You Are Blessed

Monday, September 18, 2017

From The Heart Double Stamp Set In Action

September Constant Campaign

From The Heart

Double Stamp Set


Needing a bunch of thank you cards to include with my downsizing efforts on *Poshmark,
I turned to the September Constant Campaign, From The Heart, double stamp set. I created a nice supply of 3x3 Thank You cards using this beautiful set. Don't be afraid to cut your stamps to make them what you want. You can simply "put them back together" right on your block.  I cut the flower on the front of my cards off from the sentiment so that I could cut, color and pop them on the front of the cards. I just need to add it to the bottom of the sentiment on my block to bring it back to the original.  This gorgeous stamp set is available only in September. You can get it HERE. Remember it is a Double! 


 Supplies Used: ShinHan Markers, Memento Archival Black Ink, and Foam Tape

*Curious what Poshmark is? It's a mobile app. where you can sell your unwanted clothing and accessories. It's easy to use, and I've been able to "downsize" some of my nicer clothing and accessories at 80% vs. 50% at consignment. Check it out if you are curious. Here is my referral code:  TQRPV  My Poshmark Closet as an Example

Friday, September 1, 2017

Falling For You Wreath

Falling For You Oh Beautiful Wreath!

Up on CTMH's Official Blog Make It From Your Heart

I am just totally in Love. I may have to update my FB status (LOL)!
Project uses Cricut You Are Here and Cricut Flower Market Collections and
the Falling For You Workshop Your Way Kit.
Pick up a grapevine wreath at the LSS with a coupon and you are in business.
Check out the blog because the sizes are provided to make your life even easier.

Click HERE to get your shopping cart started for this beautiful project.

#DIY, #Papercrafter, #Scrapbooking, #MixedMedia, #Cardmaker, #FallCrafts