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Happiness Lives Here

Well, any papercrafter is always happy when there is new and adorable paper to be had, right?  Well, enter one of the new paper packs from CTMH!  Happiness Lives Here!  This is just one of NINE paper packs that is available to you RIGHT NOW from CTMH!  (and that doesn’t count the papers that are retired but still available!)

This paper is a whole bunch of sweetness!  Pinks and blues, almost a country-ish feel to it!

As you may know (or not, if you are new to my blog and/or CTMH), you have many different options when it comes to a paper line!  Let me show you just some of the goodness that you can get with this paper pack!  (Each title is linked to the shop, so you can easily add it to your cart!)

Paper Pack                                                                                                                                 


     Paper Pack with Sticker Sheet                   


Coordinating Cardstock                                                                                                          

  Embellishments: Wood Shapes                                   

PML Cards


Cricut Cartridge

(Image coming soon!)



Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts

Scrapbooking Stamp

Scrapbooking Workshop Kit

Cardmaking Workshop Kit



All that goodness!  Isn’t it fantastic?!?!  This week I will be showing you some fun creations using this great paper pack!  There will be a few challenges shared along the way!  Make sure to check back each day!


I hope you enjoy your crafty time, and that you are making sure to schedule some for yourself at least once a week!!



Isn’t it Punny?

Now, I don’t know about you, but I LOVE puns! And CTMH has come out with a FANTASTIC set of punny stamps! They generally do pretty good with them, but this one, is so much ‘riskier’ than they normally do, and I LOVE it! (Did I mention that I love it yet?) And it’s pretty fantastic that I can show them off AND play in this week’s H2H challenge!

I used the Seas the Day Cardmaking workhop, which means that the stamp set also has dies! AND, to make it even better, it’s beach themed! Now, how could you go wrong with this? I don’t even know! These cards are adorable, the puns are funny, and I can see so many cards being made with this set! (Not just the ones in the workshop!)

I didn’t even do much changing on these cards!

I only added a bit of shading behind a few of the images, to help them pop!

There are some fun, older techniques on these cards, that I forget to use, all the time!

I didn’t even change much on the cutting! Only a smidge to help conserve paper, because I want to make more cards!

And check this out! This is the first of the White Daisy that they want you to cut the die cuts from. It is the exact same size as they have (this is not an adjusted cut) If you count all of the things needed (12 shells, 8 anchors, 4 hearts, 4 crabs, and 4 whales) you can see that I am only short by 4 shells! So, you can either cut into the 2nd sheet of white daisy that they include, or you can find a piece of white daisy from your stash that is large enough to cut 4 shells from!

I am going to do a youtube live on putting these together on Thursday, 3/19! It would be fantastic if you joined me on the video! I know you will LOVE having this workshop! You can find my YouTube channel here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure you go and see what the other ladies have made for the Punny challenge over at H2H, and you can play along too! The challenges are always open until the end of the month!

CTMH Items used:
Seas the Day Cardmaking workshop
Smoothie Ink
Sapphire Ink
Mink Ink
Mint Ink
Liquid Glass
Mini Glue Dots
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
Paper Trimmer

Case File: CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2019

I’m sure that by now, you have seen the CTMH book, with all the fun products that we have, just teasing us with fun, spring papers! I know many of us are very much in the middle of winter weather, right now!

Today, over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog, we were challenged to CASE something from the book, but we were able to put our own twist onto the project. So, I thought I might have some fun with it!

So, I decided to go with one of the cards from the I Heart Us Card workshop (which is actually called Workshops Your Way® Lucky Friendship Cardmaking Kit) I went with this for a couple of reasons. 1. I like the paper. 2. It was an easy card design 3. I wanted to show that you can use those card designs (which come with a cutting diagram!) with any other papers and/or stamps, as well!

So, I started with the card design as shown, using the I Heart Us papers. It does call for black glitter paper, but I decided to stick with the sapphire cardstock that I used for the stripe down the middle.

I then reached for the Sticky Notes stamp set. I stamped with some Archival Black Ink, and colored with the water color pencils and the small round water brush.

I then decided to use the Feels Like Home paper pack (well, just two designs from the pack). Like with the first card, I decided to stick with the cardstock for the strip and the sentiment mat, in this case, Charcoal cardstock. Again, stamped with Archival Black Ink and colored with the watercolor pencils and small water brush.

I have two secrets to put cards like this together. The first is to flip the papers over to the back side, and use bits of washi tape to hold all the pieces together. Then I will essentially be gluing just ‘one’ piece of cardstock to the front of the card base. The second is to use liquid glass to attach said ‘one piece’ to the card. This allows for some wiggle room, to make sure that it is lined up straight and has even borders all around. These two secrets help make this card design SUPER easy to put together!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope that I have inspired you to case something out of the book! I would love to see what you create with this in mind!

Remember to stop over at the H2H challenge blog to see some other fun examples, and to join in on the challenge!

Lovely Layers – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop! This month we are all about Layers, layers, and more layers! Check out how many layers of hopping we have for you this month! Today you should have arrived from Marciava’s blog , but if not, that’s ok, it’s a big circle, and you will get back around to her!

Isn’t this just the cutest layout? It is my favorite layout in the whole workshop that I have coming out on Monday! There are So Many Layers! But, it’s so easy to put together!

This great title bit is combined from the cut apart page and the compliments for the Something Fierce paper pack. They are strung together with some fun Mink Twine. The banners that hang over the photo spots aren’t glued down, so that you can still get your photos in there! However, if you are putting this together with your photos already on it, you don’t have to worry about that part!

This adorable pink dino is another part of the cut apart page. I popped him (her?) up on some foam tape to give it a bit more dimension. The sentiment is part of the compliments pack. Add a few sparkles and you are ready for all the happenings!

This dino, like it’s dark pink companion, is part of the cut apart sheet, again, popped up on some foam tape. The little flag and hearts are all part of the compliments pack.

This little spray of hearts and sparkles continue the line from the lower left corner, and are all part of the compliments pack. Below it you see some of the fun papers and even some of the compliment borders! Adding a few more sparkles to the whole spray of hearts finishes off this fun page!

What do you think of this page? Like I said at the beginning, I am LOVING this page! It is just so fun and bright! Even if the dinos are pink, this page could easily be used for both boys and girls! I think the only thing that I might do differently, is maybe add some pewter sponging on the edges of all of the pieces. What do you think? Would you leave them as is, or add some ink on the edges?

Leave me a comment below, and let me know what you think! Do you have photos that would be perfect for this layout? I would LOVE to see them! Share them with me over on my facebook page! After you leave a comment, hop on over to Haley’s blog to see what fun she has come up to!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it!

~ Michelle