Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Prickly Pear Cards

Hello All!

I hope you're having a fabulous week! I would like to share these fun Prickly Pear cards with you today!
I made these for the Consultant Creative Showcase at Convention as well as for my September Class!
I really LOVE this paper! There isn't much time to order from the Expressions 2! So make sure you order ASAP before your favorites are gone forever!
I love my watercolor paints! These cute cactus and flowers are perfect to use with watercolors! 
I had so much fun blending and matching colors! If you have never tried the watercolor paints you will have to order them and give them a try! I promise you will love them!!
I used three different PML cards to create four of the five cards below! Why waste them or not use them at all when you can create beautiful cards!

Each card is standard size.

Here is the shopping list:

X7221B Prickly Pear paper $9.95
Z3325 Prickly Pear Gems $3.95
Z3338 Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamps + Thin Cuts $29.95
Z2852 Poppy ink pad $7.95
X5963 Poppy cardstock $14.50
Z2809 Tangerine ink pad $7.95
Sea Glass cardstock (retired)
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50
 Z899 Black Memento ink pad $7.95
Z3132 Watercolor Paints $12.95
Z3188 Paintbrush set $8.95
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam tape $5.95
Cricut Art Philosophy (Retired)
Z3285 Stamp set from Cricut Flower Market Collection $99

Please visit my website if you would like to order these products or view our new catalog online!

Have a blessed day!
Happy Creating!

Liz
 



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Prickly Pear Layouts

Happy Tuesday, Friends! 
 
I am excited to share my Prickly Pear layouts with you today! There isn't a lot of time left to order these products and other items from the Expressions 2 catalog! Last day to order is August 31st! Make sure you order your favorites before they're gone!
I created these fun, happy layouts for the Consultant Creative Showcase at our CTMH Convention in June. I am also using these for an upcoming scrapbook class. These were so much fun to create and I just love the bright colors from this paper packet! I hope my layouts inspire you!

Layout #1 has a softer look. I added a little more Sea Glass.

Layout #2 is simple and sweet.

Layout #3 is fun and bright!

Here is the shopping list:

X7221B Prickly Pear paper packet
X7221C Prickly Pear compliments
Z3324 Prickly Pear sequins 
1385 White Daisy cardstock
X5751 Sorbet cardstock
X5779 Poppy cardstock
Z2060 Thin 3-D foam tape

*Layouts were designed from a couple of our CTMH how to books. 

If you would like to order the products listed above or view our catalogs, please visit my website:

Thank you for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you! Please say "Hello"!
Have a GREAT day! :)

Happy Creating!

Liz

Friday, August 4, 2017

Do More of What Makes You Happy Card

 Hello and Happy Friday! I hope you have a fabulous, crafty weekend! 
I am so excited to show you my first card using the new products from the BRAND NEW Inspirations catalog! You are going to LOVE looking through this catalog! All the new products are going to "WOW" you!
I wanted to use a lot of new products on one card! I used the new thin cuts, Bashful cardstock, Bashful glitter paper, Bashful pearls, Whimsy Fundamental paper, ribbon, Beautiful You stamp set, and Basic cardstock.
I am in love with all these fun new products! They work so well together!


The roses are one of my favorites in the new catalog! They are so fun to play and experiment with! You will enjoy creating several colors on these roses!

Here is the shopping list:

 Z3384 Beautiful You + thin cuts $27.95
C1685 Inspire stamp set $13.85
Z3350 Whimsy Fundamentals paper $19.95
Z3364 Basics Ribbon Pack $10.95
Z3348 Scalloped Border thin cuts $9.95
Z3349 Ribbon Border thin cuts $9.95
Z2825 Mink ink pad $7.95
Z2826 Heather ink pad $7.95
X5947 Mink cardstock $14.50
Z3369 Bashful Pearls $3.95
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Z3360 Bashful glitter paper $6.95
Z2819 Bashful ink pad $7.95
X5941 Bashful cardstock $14.50
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50
Z2810 Blossom ink pad $7.95
Z2812 Raspberry ink pad $7.95
Art Philosophy Cricut Collection (Retired) 

If you would like to purchase the products above, please visit my website @

Thank you for stopping by! Please leave me a comment! I'd love to hear from you!

Happy Creating!

Liz
 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The NEW 2017-2018 CTMH Catalog goes live TODAY!!

Hello Peeps! I am so excited to announce that our brand new CTMH Inspirations catalog goes live TODAY!! You're going to love all the brand new products and gorgeous papers!!
Want a FREE Catalog? Place any order of $40 or more and I'll send you a brand NEW catalog!


Here's a few NEW Products you will find in the new catalog!
Here's the color of the year! A gorgeous soft pink color called Bashful!


New Basic Colors!


Workspace Wonder Stamp Pad Carousel!


We also have have a BRAND NEW Cricut Cartridge Collection!!
"You are Here" has 700 images and is perfect for vacations, traveling and more!


You can order these wonderful products and more here on my website:

Have fun looking though the catalog online!

Have a blessed day!
Happy Creating! :)

Liz

Monday, July 31, 2017

Best Wishes Card - Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #223


Hello Crafty Friends!
I have been invited by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to be a guest designer for their Sketch #223. I am very honored! 
 
Here is the Sketch Challenge #223. My card was designed from their Sketch. 


I encourage you to participate in their Sketch Challenges. They have some amazing Sketches and it's always fun to try new designs and challenge yourself! 

When I was asked to be a guest designer and saw their Sketch, I knew exactly which paper and stamps I was going to use for my card. Since it's Summer time the No Worries papers are perfect for what I had in mind.
I am sad to see these gorgeous papers and stamps retire soon!

I used the rustic wood grain paper from No Worries for the background of my card. For the clouds I used a cloud stencil. You can also create your own by cutting different size half circles and sponge them onto your paper. I used Glacier ink and a round sponge to add  color and softness to the clouds. I then stamped the palm trees in Sapphire ink using the No Worries - Scrapbooking stamp set on top of the clouds. I used a few Compliments from No Worries and added them to the bottom of the sentiment. I stamped the birds in Cashmere ink and added some sequins. I loved the White burlap ribbon on the side of the focal point. It really added a little more rustic to my card. Be sure you order your No Worries products before they are gone on August 31st! You can shop here: lizjohnson.closetomyheart.com


Here's the shopping list:

X7220B No Worries paper packet $9.95
X7220C No Worries Compliments $6.95
Z3322 No Worries Sequins $3.95
Z3323 White Burlap Ribbon $4.95
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50
X5775 Sapphire cardstock $14.50
Z2848 Sapphire ink pad $7.95
Z2875 Cashmere ink pad $7.95
Z2841 Glacier ink pad $7.95
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Z1151 3-D foam tape $5.95

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Please leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by! YOU always bless my day! 

Happy Creating!

Liz



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Prickly Pear "Hi There" Card

Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog today! I am so excited to share a
fun card I created for the CTMH Convention Consultant Creative Showcase that was held the end of June! This was such a fun and colorful card to create!
I will post some of the other cards and layouts that I shared at the showcase at a later time.


I love to save my scraps, especially the ones from the paper packets! You can create many beautiful projects by using up some of your leftover scraps! 
Here I used strips of paper that I had leftover. I used wider and smaller strips. Just play with these and you'll be surprised what you come up with! The possibilities are endless!
I used the water coloring paints on the cactus and small flower at the top. I had fun mixing the colors to match the paper!

Have fun creating your own special type of cards!

Here is the shopping list:
X7221B Prickly Pear paper packet $9.95
Z3324 Prickly Pear Sequins $3.95
Z3338 Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamp - Thin Cuts $29.95
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50
Z3132 Watercolor Paints $11.95
Z3188 Paintbrush set $8.95
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam tape $5.95
X5789 Sea Glass cardstock $14.50
z899 Black Memento ink pad $7.95
Z2852 Poppy ink pad $7.95
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (retired)

If you would like to order these products, view the catalogs, check out the
consultant opportunities, and more on my website @ lizjohnson.closetomyheart.com

Thanks for blessing my day! Please come and visit me again soon! I'd love to hear from you!
Please let me know you stopped by!

Have a blessed day!
Happy Creating!

Liz



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Little Dreamer July Card Class


Hello All!
I am thrilled to announce my July card class! Join me locally on July 26th @ 6:30pm at my home
to create these cute cards! You will make a total of 10 cards! (Two of each design) Customers and CTMH Consultants can receive my pre-cut card kit for FREE with a $40 CTMH order on my website!
Consultants can also purchase my cutting guide and full color instructions for $7! Please email me @ lizann85@outlook.com if you're interested! The cutting guides will be ready in two weeks!
I used some PML cards from your paper packet to create these! Why not use them up if they're sitting in your bag! Lol

 The sunburst card is still one of my favorites! 

Here's how I made the sunburst part of my card:
First, cut a 5 x 2 3/4" piece from white cardstock or another piece that matches. But you won't really see this piece. Second, measure half way to 2 1/2" and make a small mark. This will be your starting point and panel. Third, cut 1 1/2" pieces from 4 different palettes. Cut these corner to corner so they look like a triangle. Take the pointed end and glue to the center where your mark is. Mix your colors like seen on my card. Glue your papers on so that your papers are over the edge of your panel. After you have glued all of your pieces on, take some scissors or a paper trimmer and trim all edges. You have now created a sunburst card! Now to add the larger panel cut a piece of matching cardstock at 5 x 3 3/4". Glue the sunburst to this piece and glue to your standard size card. I like to take the bottom of the panel and add stamping like the one I did above or add ribbon or shimmer trim! So fun!!

Shopping List:
X7219B Little Dreamer paper packet $9.95
Z3321 Little Dreamer Glitter Gems $3.95
Z3189 White and Gold Ribbon $5.95
Z3335 Little Dreamer Cardmaking and thin cuts $26.95
X5770 Glacier cardstock $14.50
Z2841 Glacier ink pad $7.95
X5769 Thistle cardstock $14.50
Z2840 Thistle ink pad $7.95
Z2895 Lagoon ink pad $7.95
Z2809 Tangerine ink pad $7.95
Z3024 White shimmer trim $4.95
Scalloped circles AP Cricut Collection (retired) 
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50
Z1151 3-D Foam tape $5.95
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam tape $5.95
Z3318 Basic circles $12.95
X5785 Lemon cardsock $14.50
You can order these products and more on my website @
Thank you for visiting my blog today! Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by!
Have a blessed day!
Happy Creating!

Liz


 





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