January Promotions: Celebrate National PaperCrafting Month!

Happy New Year!!!

Here are CTMH January Specials:

To celebrate National PaperCrafting Month...

...get the exclusive Cloud Nine cardmaking kit for $15 (retail value $46) with a qualifying purchase* of $35 (excluding tax and shipping) or sign-up as a Consultant** during January.

Create 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs) using the materials in this exclusive cardmaking kit and some basic supplies. The Cloud Nine cardmaking kit offers you a sneak peek at 3 new Spring/Summer2014 Idea Book products: gold polka-dot washi tape, teal Shimmer trim, and Durables triangle studs! It also includes a new, exclusive D-size stamp set and an instructional guide for creating 10 cards. 

The kit includes:
  • 1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
  • 1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
  • 1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 – 9" × 9½" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
  • 1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  • 1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim
  • 1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs
  • 10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
  • 1 – Instructional Brochure

*Qualifying products include: Products from the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book and Stamp of the Month (both full retail and discount price)
**New Consultants who enroll in January will receive a FREE Cloud Nine cardmaking kit when they have submitted total personal sales of $300 by the end of a new Consultant’s first full quarter.

Stamp of the Month

Only $5 with purchases of $50 (or more)! Or you can purchase them at regular price of $17.95!

Tip, tip: If you have a purchase of $35 and get the Cloud Nine CardMaking Kit, you'll be at $50...then, you can add the SOTM for only $5!!!

Shop with me here ---> http://lilian.ctmh.com
To sign up as a CTMH Consultant, click HERE.

Have a great week!!!


New Catalogs coming soon!!!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!! I had a merry and busy one for sure... =)

Winter just got here last week, but CTMH is getting ready to unveil the new Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book & Catalog very, very soon (February 1st)!!!
There are lots of new awesome, amazing, beautiful products! One of them is the new Picture My Life Scrapbooking program:

If you would like to receive a new catalog for FREE, to see all the new products...just join one of my Clubs - Monthly or the Kraftie Kits - or purchase $50 or more at my CTMH shop (http://lilian.ctmh.com) and I'll send you one!
It's like Christmas all over again! =)


Artbooking Made Easy: Wintertime Layouts

I love these layouts! Have to make some one of these days!

To purchase the Artbooking Cricut Collection, click HERE!

And if you purchase any Cricut Collection from me before December 31st, you'll get a new D-size stamp from my stash for FREE!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Artbooking Made Easy: Friendship Layouts (S01E13)

Some cute layouts in this video!

To purchase you Artbooking Cricut Collection, go to http://lilian.ctmh.com or click HERE!
If you purchase any Cricut Collection from me before December 31st, you'll get a new D-size stamp from my stash for FREE!!!

Thanks for watching!


December Kraftie Kits of the Month


I have 2 new Kraftie Kits of the Month available for purchase!

And here are some of the layouts you can create with them!

Click HERE for the full details and to purchase them!
Or go to my CTMH shop ---> http://lilian.ctmh.com


December Promotions

Last month to purchase exclusive products from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide! 
You'll have until December 31st.
Some items are marked with a "star" icon. That means that for every purchase of $100, you can choose one "star" item for FREE!!! You can order from the Gift Guide and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book.

Join CTMH and get a FREE Picture My Life product (with a qualifying minimum sales)!!!
More info HERE!

December Stamp of the Month - Special Care:

Only $5 with a purchase of $50 or $17.95!
Start shopping here ---> http://lilian.ctmh.com

And don't forget to check out the Kraftie Kits of the Month at the end of the week! More Kits available for purchase!



Retiring Items

Some items will be retiring soon...they are on a "while supplies last" list! So grab them while CTMH still has them! =)

Click HERE to check what's available!

Stamp set: A Touch of Fall (Petite  Perks) and Inkadinkado

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Artbooking Made Easy: Festive Mini Albums

These mini albums are really cool!
But I'm not able to post the video here for some reason...

Check the video on Jeanette Lynton's blog and you'll also be able to see some pictures of the albums!

Thanks for stopping by!



Kraftie Kit(s) of the Month

Hello everybody!

Some crafty news...
I'm going to start offering a Kraftie Kit of the Month (or 2...or 3...) the first week of every month!

And the best part is...if you purchase $150 or more within 6 months, you will receive $25 in free products!

Check out this page ---> Kraftie Kit(s) of the Month for more details!

Some kits will be Close to My Heart Workshops on the Go® Kits, some will be my very own creations, using CTMH products!

The first kits are:

1. Workshops on the Go® Frosted CardMaking Kit

2. Polar Pals Card Kit
You don't have to be local to purchase the kits!
But if you're local, you can join me at Vernon Hills Hobby Lobby to assemble your kits at no extra cost! Check the Monthly Classes/Workshops that I offer!

Hope you get Kraftie!!! =)


Picture your Life...

You've got to see this! If you like Project Life and CTMH products, you're gonna love this!!!

Picture My Life™ is a new product line that will be available in the Summer/Spring 2014 Catalog! 

The eight new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs feature themes based on some of our most popular paper packets, plus two brand new paper packets. Each individual program features 122 double-sided, designed cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors™ to hold creative combinations of these cards and your own photos. You get 44 – 4" × 6" cards (2 each of 22 designs) which come in 14 vertical and 8 horizontal designs. You also get 78 – 3" × 4" cards (3 each of 26 designs) which come in 10 vertical designs and 16 horizontal designs.
Would you like to win one theme for FREE?
Join my team from November - December 15th, 2013 (and submit qualifying personal sales)*!!!

*Consultants must submit minimum qualifying personal sales of $300 by March 31, 2014. If you reach the qualifying sales for before January 1, you will receive your free Picture My Life product after January 1.

If you're just a "kit-napper" (want products with a discount), you can choose the Essentials Consultant Kit ($49) or if you would like to start your own business, you can choose the Master Kit ($99).

To find out more about Picture My Life™, go to my CTMH website (click HERE).

To sign up as a consultant (and for more info), click HERE.


November Classes/Workshops

Click on the post title or the link below to see the new classes for November/December!

The Leaf Studio: November Classes/Workshops: These are the upcoming classes at Vernon Hills  Hobby Lobby!

If you would like to sign up, you can e-mail me at: theLeafStudio@gmail.com

If you're not local, but would like to purchase the kits, the "Buy Now" buttons are on the right side of the blog...or you can check the Kraftie Kit of the Month page first and see how you can earn free products!.


Damask Divas Blog Hop: Huntington Pocket Album

Welcome to the Damask Divas Blog Hop!

If you came from Latisha's Blogyou are in the right place.
If you have jumped here and just discovered our Blog Hop, feel free to check the list at the Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of Blog Hop participants. 

We're featuring the Huntington Paper Collection this month. 
I love the autumn colors in it! And I had so many ideas for this Blog Hop: scrapbook layouts, cards, place cards, candle ring...you name it! But then, I decided to use this new Kraft Pocket Album from CTMH.

My family usually goes to an Apple Orchard every year. So, I thought I would slide the pictures in the pockets, and maybe some small ones outside the pockets plus some journaling and embellishments...just like what you would do with My Crush™ Books (an upcoming project).

For the Pocket Album, I actually used the "leftovers" from my Huntington WOTG Scrapbooking Kit. I completed the two 2-page layouts, and I was still left with lots of paper for future projects...
After I decided where I wanted the pieces of paper, I simply used Mod Podge® to adhere them on the cover. Then, I used my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut some embellishments (flourish and flowers) and added them to the cover. I also added the Bronze Shimmer Trim on the spine.
detail of the cover:

I'm still working on the inside...but here's a peek:

stamp: The Best Things (C1503)

Your next stop is Tracey's Blog...hope you enjoy our Blog Hop! 
And don't forget to check the monthly specials HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


November Promotions: SOTM and Holiday Gift Guide

Now, through December 31st, you can order exclusive products from Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide!
Some items are marked with a "star" icon. That means that for every purchase of $100, you can choose one "star" item for FREE!!! You can order from the Gift Guide and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book.

And don't forget the November Stamp of the Month: Illuminate.
It's only $5, with a purchase of $50 or more.

To shop, go to http://lilian.ctmh.com!


Video: Designed Décor Frame Kit

Another lovely video showing how you can display photos on this Frame...

To purchase the Frame Kit, click HERE.



Artbooking Made Easy: Everyday Layouts

I'm loving this series of Artbooking Made Easy videos! So many great ideas and projects!
If you would like to purchase the Artbooking Collection, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Artbooking Made Easy: Fall into Artbooking Video

One more video with ideas on how to use the latest Cricut Artbooking cartridge from CTMH. I love the tree!

To purchase Artbooking or any other Cricut Collections, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Would you like to win a FREE mini stamp?

All you need is a purchase of $20 (or more) and I'll send you a FREE mini stamp called "A True Thank You"! (it will ship separate from your order since it's offered by me)
So, go to http://lilian.ctmh.com and shop before October 31st!

You can also join the "Oktoberfest" gathering before checkout for a chance to win another mini stamp set!!!


It's here!!! The Holiday Gift Guide

It's here!!! The Holiday Gift Guide - Holidays from the Heart is online!!!
To view the seasonal products, go to:


...and start shopping!

Some items are marked with a "star" icon. That means that for every purchase of $100, you can choose one "star" item for FREE!!! You can order from the Gift Guide and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book.

And check back for some inspiration using the new products from the Gift Guide! I'll be posting some projects in the coming weeks!

Thanks for stopping by!


Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide

Coming on October 15th!!! The Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide! With exclusive products for the Holidays...washi tapes, albums, stamp sets, papers, gifts, etc...

Plus, get a FREE "star" product for every order of $100 or more!
Stay tuned!


Huntington Level 2 Scrapbook Layouts

This is what you can create using the Huntington Paper Packet and the Huntington My Stickease® Assortment:
Start shopping at http://lilian.ctmh.com!

And don't forget to join my "Oktoberfest" Gathering before you checkout, for a chance to win a free stamp!


CTMH October Promotions: SOTM and Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide

The Stamp of the Month (Scandinavian Whishes) is only $5 with a purchase of $50! Or you can purchase it a regular price ($17.95) HERE!

Don't forget to check out the Holiday Gift Guide starting October 15th!
Lots of Seasonal goodies are in this mini catalog...and the best part of it...you can get FREE products with a qualifying purchase of $100 or more! For every $100, you can get a FREE product (anything marked with a "Star").
Purchase from the current Autumn/Winter Idea Book & Catalog and/or from the Holiday Gift Guide to qualify! You have until December 31st!

AND...would you like a even better deal?
Join my Team for only $49 (plus tax/shipping) and get all those products with a discount!
This is what's included in the Essentials Kit:

If you would like to join, click HERE for more info! Or click HERE to join!



Video: Simple Summer Mini-Albums

Another Cricut Video to share! I love making mini-albums!

Check this summer mini-album out!



Birthday Cake Banner

This is the cake banner I made for my son B! He just turned one this past Saturday!

And no, I did not make the cake...I placed the banner and the dinosaurs on it, though! =)

I used the Washi Wonder Hostess Stamp Set from CTMH, different color ink pads, monogram stickers from DCWV and baker's twine.
I'm also entering this banner in the "Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with Strings" Challenge at H2H CTMH Challenge Blog. I just love that song, don't you?
OK, you might have noticed...there aren't any brown paper packages...
I guess my song should go like this..."White Paper Banners Tied Up with Strings..." =)

Have a good day!



H2H Top Ten! (and addict...)

I just saw it a couple of hours ago...I'm in the Top Ten at H2H CTMH Challenge Blog! And addict...'cause I was able to play in all the challenges for the month of August!

This is the card:

Thanks so much for choosing my card!!!


Video: A+ School Layouts using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

I'll be posting a series of videos from CTMH: "Artbooking Made Easy". Artbooking is the newest Cricut Collection, and if you're a scrapbooker, you'll love it!!!

If you would like to purchase it, go to my CTMH Shop.


Video: Cricut Collections

If you have a Cricut, this video is for you! 
It shows the 3 Cricut Collections that CTMH has.

And I'll be posting more videos from CTMH, showing off some artwork made with the Cricut Collections!

To view the shape index from each cartridge, go HERE.
To start shopping, click HERE.



Babycakes Level 2 Layouts

Here are some 2-page layouts (by CTMH) that use the Babycakes Paper Packet and complements (to purchase, go HERE):

Aren't they pretty?
Have to find some time to scraplift... =)


New Clearance Items!

New clearance items are available ($1 to $12.50)!
But shop fast! Some of them are already gone!!!

Click HERE to shop.


Video: Stamp Set Trio

I have been busy lately...trying to figure out what to do for my son B's birthday party...so, not a lot of new stuff to share. =(

But I'll start posting some videos from CTMH that I like...and the first up is about the new Stamp Set Trio created especially for National Stamping Month!

With a purchase of $50 or more, you can buy this stamp set trio for $10!!! And, add another $5 and you can buy the Stamp of the Month, too!!!

Go to http://lilian.ctmh.com to shop!


Ombre Cake Card

When I saw this challenge at Moxie Fab World (Tuesday Trigger: Honoring Ombre), I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to use!!! The problem was making the card...but I did it!

I used the generational stamping technique to achieve the ombre look on the cake layers (I cut the "layers" out and adhered them with foam tape on my cake base). I stamped a woodgrain doily for the cake and added a bow pick. Then, I added some glitter gel to the frosting.

I also curled the ends of the banners for some more dimension and added some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies from CTMH:
A Chocolate Affair (retired stamp set)
WOTG Huntington Scrapbooking Kit stamp set
Chantilly Dimension Elements (bow)
Chantilly patterned paper
Stardust Glitz glitter gel


Dinosaur Thank You Card

I was able to make two cards today for a CAS-ual Fridays Challenge:

First up is this cute dinosaur!

I stamped and heat embossed the dinosaur in red. Then, cut it out and adhered it with foam tape.
The sentiment was stamped three times (generational stamping) and some grass was added, too.

Dinosaur and grass (Stampin'Up! - I know, I know...not CTMH but he's a cutie, isn't he?)
A True Thank You (M1029-Close to My Heart)
embossing powder (Ranger)
Memento Paris Dusk ink pad
VersaMark watermark stamp pad

Thanks for stopping by!


CTMH September Promotions: National Stamping Month

It's National Stamping Month!
And to celebrate it, CTMH has a special stamp set trio called "You aAre My Happy"! You can buy it for only $10 with a qualifying purchase of $50!
For more info and a video, click HERE.

And don't forget the Stamp of the Month (SOTM): Poster Tidings.
Available for $17.95 or for $5 with a purchase of $50!

Go to http://lilian.ctmh.com to shop!