Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Love this Paper

Ask any scrapbooker/paper crafter and I bet 99.9% will say they love their paper!!!  I am guilty of maybe being a paper hoarder - it takes nerve to cut into a new sheet.  I am absolutely in love with every single one of the new paper packages ready for you in the Annual Inspirations CTMH Idea Book 2014-2015.  There are 9 new packages to choose from - but why choose just one?

 Chalk It Up - features a colour palette of lagoon, sorbet, flaxen (new colour), champagne, black and white.  Rich patterns including chalkboard, geometric and arrows highlight this package.

Confetti Wishes - this paper is cute, cute, cute.  Happy Birthday wishes, canary yellow geometrics and stripes and polka dots are featured on this paper package.  Colour palette is canary yellow (new colour), crystal blue, lagoon, pacifica, pear, thistle (new colour), whisper and white daisy.
 Pathfinding features autumn terracotta, barn red, champagne, chocolate, colonial white, glacier (new colour), goldrush, lagoon and olive in the colour palette.

Pattern papers offer a variety of acorns & leaves, geometrics and leaf pattern.  Although it is certainly focused on fall the double sided patterned paper allows for a variety of uses.

Scaredy Cat is just cute not spooky.  This paper is great for a variety of projects.  The paper has stripes, geometrics, line and dots and spooky patterns.  With a colour palette including black, colonial white, pear, slate, sunset and thistle your layouts and cards will pop.

Snowhaven is quite simply a darling paper package with colours including black, white, cranberry, glacier and whisper.  This paper is focused towards your winter layouts and cards but again the double sided paper provides for other uses.  The patterns are polka dot, snowflakes, geometrics, stripes and shadowed print.

Wanderful is great for your travel layouts and cards, with patterned travel patterns, maps, geometrics and polka dots.  The colour palette is black, colonial white, crystal blue, flaxen (new colour), gypsy, honey and smoothie.

Brushed - such a sweet flowery paper package with canary, cranberry, flaxen (new colour), hollyhock, juniper, pear, pixie (new colour), white daisy and black as the featured colours.

The patterned paper has a water colour effect, polka dots, large flower pattern, geometric, small flower pattern and leaves.

Seaside just makes me want to go on vacation.  It is such a great paper package with muted colours of desert sand, glacier (new colour), lagoon, hollyhock, pear, sorbet and white daisy.  It has polka dot, stripe, sea pattern and geometric patterned paper.


Last, but certainly not least is the beautiful Yuletide Carol.  This patterned paper is simply too good to describe.  It is very retro - old fashioned Christmas with wonderful paper.  It must be seen to be appreciated.

The colours of champagne, colonial white, desert sand, new england ivy, ruby and black are featured in this paper package.

All of the new 9 paper packages have coordinating complements and assortments to enhance and complete your projects.



Saturday, 2 August 2014

Annual Inspirations - Are you Ready?

The new Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 Idea Book does not disappoint.   Jeanette Lynton, CEO and founder of CTMH is celebrating 30 years in business and this book is simply fabulous.  This idea book is BIG - 193 pages of big with wonderful new paper packages, new colours in the 42 colour pallette, great workshops on the go, card kits, base and bling jewellery creations, home decor, Shinhan Touch Twin Markers... the list goes on and on.

So, in my next few posts I'll highlight some of my "must haves" I was able to purchase early during the consultant preview period.

Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets - Wow - these are a fantastic deal available to hostesses only, discounted from retail price.  There are 10 sets to choose from.

I loved them all but my "must have" was Better with a Friend #D1608 a set of 5 images for only $10.00.

Aren't these sassy classy lady images great?

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - These are alcohol markers with a broad and fine tip and come in 24 colours.  These markers can also be purchased with hostess rewards.

I paired my first two favourites in these great cards.

You might notice I also paired my new favourites with some old favourites, including Ariana paper package, organdy ribbon, adhesive pearls, and dimensional elements.



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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.