Friday, July 18, 2014

Explore Rocamadour - Skylark Layout

The Skylark collection is by far my favourite kit in the CTMH Spring/Summer Idea Book - I have used it on dozens of projects.    I plan to share a few more of them here on the blog before this kit is retired July 31st!     Be sure to order Skylark before then if you want to get this collection before it is gone.   I find the colours are perfect for a variety of photos - but in particular outdoor photos.      This layout is one I put together for our Europe scrapbook (The photo/trip dates back to 2006!  The Europe scrapbook is a continuous work in progress!)   The location in the photo was one of the highlights for me of our touring of the French countryside - an amazing town built into the side of a cliff.    Absolutely breathtaking!   

Materials Used:
CTMH Skylark paper collection
Arrows & file tab cut with CTMH Cricut cartridge - Artbooking
CTMH Paper Fundamentals - Basic Collection (glossy embossed cardstock - LOVE!!)
CTMH Trinkets Wooden Shapes
CTMH Aqua Enamel Dots
CTMH stamp set - Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet
White Alphabet Stickers - from my stash

Crush your Summer Memories

I have the perfect summer memory keeping idea for you.   Capture all of your summer memories in a quick & easy album.     This is also a great summer project for your pre-teen or teen!  Like a summer journal - but better!

I have picked up a few of these books and accessories and my daughter and I are working on these at the lake - - no stress scrapbooking!     I'll be posting pictures of some of my completed pages here on the blog. 

Join the fun with me!   Give "My Crush" a try!   Check out the "My Crush" books and accessories available HERE.   And until July 31st - put together everything you need to complete your album - and I'm offering you FREE bonus product with your "Crush bundle":

My Crush Kit - Includes a My Crush Book and My Crush Assortment Pack (journal cards, stickers, alphabet stickers, and envelopes) of your choice as well as: a roll of decorative washi tape and a glue pen for just $27.35 Cdn plus tax & shipping & get a FREE journalling pen! 

My Crush Premium Kit - Includes a My Crush Book, My Crush Assortment Pack of your choice as well as: a roll of washi tape, a glue pen and an embellishment pack for just $32.30 Cdn plus tax & shipping & get a FREE journalling pen and a FREE small assortment of flip flaps!   

EMAIL ME to place your order for your Crush bundle & bonus products.   

Want to know more?  Check out CTMH's You Tube channel to see the My Crush books in action:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Roomie & Team Gifts - Bag Tags

As is tradition, I made little gift bags for my team members, roomie, and special friends at CTMH's recent convention.    Gift bags were filled with various Convention survival goodies and I also made each person one of these little bag tags for their Convention bags.    One side of the tag is their initial (it is helpful to be able to identify which bag is yours when all 1000+ consultants have the same bag!), the other was a printable quote I found online.    Paper is Jubilee, stamp set is Framework Alphabet.    I laminated & then decorated the jump ring with some retired CTMH ribbon from my stash.

You could easily make something similar as a little gift idea (i.e. luggage tag, backpack tag for your kids, etc.).  

I thought they turned out pretty cute & I think the girls liked them too :-)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New CTMH Starter Kits available NOW!!

Everyone loves a deal, right?   Well - this is the best deal on craft supplies you are going to find!  

When you join my CTMH team in July - you choose your own great product kit worth over $400 retail  for just $109 Cdn!   These are ALL NEW products, not yet released for purchase (will be released to the public on August 1st when we launch our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book!)   Let me do the math for you  . . .  that is almost 75% off the regular price!   Are you kidding me!?!?  

You choose your kit based on your primary interests: scrapbooking or cardmaking.

So what exactly does it mean to be a member of my CTMH team?   Well - that is totally up to you!   Maybe you are a hobbyist who loves CTMH products and simply want to buy your supplies at a discount.   Maybe you & your friends get together regularly to craft and you'd like to start a CTMH workshop club.    Maybe you are interested in earning a little extra money and think that turning your favourite hobby into a business would be a great idea.    Whatever the reason for your interest in this deal - there is a place for you on my team!   

Want more info?  I've got you covered:

Find out what is included in each of the Starter Kits HERE.

Read my Frequently Asked Questions on becoming a Team Member HERE.

Want to hear what CTMH has to say about joining?  Check out their super informative video presentations HERE.   

Still have questions - send me an EMAIL!   I'm happy to chat with you!   

Ready to sign up?   (I'm telling you - getting this box of goodies on your doorstep is better than Christmas morning!!)     Join my team HERE.   

CTMH Convention 2014 Recap

What a great week in Anaheim for this year's CTMH Convention!   So much fun, as always!   I've had a week to process all the information and ideas & my head is still spinning!   So much creative inspiration.   As most of my blog readers know - I have had a bit of a creative hiatus this spring while recovering from major surgery . . . well, Convention was exactly what I was needed to get the creative juices flowing again.    So - watch for new artwork very soon.   In the meantime - here are a few random photo highlights from Disneyland:

This year's Convention theme: The Artistic Adventure
All dressed up for the Awards Banquet with one of my CTMH teammates & good friend, Brandy.
The amazing CTMH Executive team at Awards night - Kristine, Brian and Monica.
I loved this year's classes - both business & creative!   So many great presenters & ideas.
Our fabulous accommodations - the Disneyland Hotel.
Happiest Place on Earth!
View from our hotel room - Downtown Disney.
A fun evening with Brandy and Susan. 
Enjoying the excitement of general session with friends Julie, Melanie, and Brandy.
Love staying at the Disneyland Hotel!  
Always a highlight of Convention - Q&A session with CTMH CEO Jeanette Lynton.
One of my favourite CTMH bloggers - Fancy Melissa.   We met at my first Convention 5 years ago in Washington DC & it is always great to see her!   
Me & Mickey
Team meet-up - two fantastic ladies - one of my uplines Pam and teammate Brandy.
CTMH through the years - we celebrated 30 years of business this year.
My favourite part of this year's Convention was having FOUR great ladies from my Creative Canadians team there as well!   Here I am with Gillian, France, Sherry, and Lorna.  From all accounts, they had as much fun at Convention as I did and will be back again next year :-)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

CTMH Convention & Retiring Items

Wow - what a day!   I have the new CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book in my hands and let me tell you - it is full of GORGEOUS products and artwork!

You'll have to be patient - it is not released to customers until August 1st!  But let me promise you - it is worth the wait :-)

In the meantime - be sure to stop by my website and check out the list of RETIRING ITEMS - these goodies are all going away forever July 31st (or while supplies last) - so get them before they are gone!

Leadership Day - CTMH Convention 2014!

Fantastic day!! Amazing Leadership Day at CTMH Convention - full of information & inspiration & getting crafty with all new products!   Followed by a fun Greenhearts team meet-up at the Tiki Bar & then dinner out at Rainforest Cafe with friends.      Time for bed  . . . we've got a BIG day tomorrow!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Hey all!! It's been a while!! I'm hanging out in Disneyland this week for CTMH's annual convention & can't wait to share all the excitement! I just spent four perfect days in the theme parks with my family - today is a day of rest, lol - and then looking forward to 4 great days of CTMH fun & excitement! Watch my twitter feed for the most up to date news @carlacreates and I'll try to post daily updates here on the blog and on my FB page 'Carla Creates with CTMH'.   

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Sharing today a Let's Get Sketchy sketch-inspired layout!    My last one as a design team member (at least for a little while).   I've decided to take a break from the responsibilities of a design team.   My real life has been interfering with my crafty life for a while now and I was having trouble keeping up to deadlines, etc.    So for the time being - I'll just be creating for me - and that is OK too!!     I have absolutely loved being a part of the Let's Get Sketchy team - it is a great group of girls and Brenshevia is fantastic to 'work' for!   I hope to return there at some point when I get my life back in order :-)   I do love their sketches so I'll be playing along as a participant when I can in the meantime!   

And now for the sketch & my page.   This layout I'm sharing features the super fun Free to Be Me collection from CTMH.    This fun kit is available only until May 31st!!   Just $5 for the whole kit with purchases of $50 or more during May!   (Run - get yours now before it's gone!)

And here is the sketch:

Materials Used:
CTMH White Daisy & Juniper Cardstock
CTMH Sunset Ribbon
CTMH ink - Juniper
CTMH stamp set "Feathers" (my new fave!  Love this set)
Wood Veneer Alpha - Studio Calico

This is a great sketch with lots of the white space that I adore on my pages!   

Thanks for stopping by!  I feel very disconnected from my crafty world lately - I haven't had time to read or follow my favourite blogs in ages!!  One day soon, my friends!!   

Take care,

Friday, May 9, 2014

Messy, But Oh So Good

Happy Friday!

Some crafty inspiration to kick start your weekend featuring CTMH's new Ariana & Balloon ride paper collections:

Materials Used:
CTMH Ariana paper pack
CTMH Balloon Ride paper pack
CTMH Harvest Twine
CTMH metal brads (retired)
Simple Stories Alphabet Stickers

This layout was recently published in Get Inspired Volume #3 digital magazine.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dive Right In

A great new multi photo sketch to share with you from Let's Get Sketchy this week!

My take on it using the (retired) Tommy paper collection & canvas stickers from CTMH.  Alphas were cut using the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

And the sketch:

Have some fun with this one!  Be sure to link up at Let's Get Sketchy - you have a chance to be featured and/or win a great prize!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

You Left an Imprint on my Heart

A new layout to share - this is the featured layout from the new Skylark Workshop on the Go, with a few modifications to work with the photos I had.   I think CTMH's 'lagoon' is my favourite colour and I love the pop that adding the pink paper gives the photos!   

Materials Used:
CTMH Skylark Workshop on the Go Kit (includes Skylark paper collection, Cardstock, Skylark accessories, twist ties and Skylark stamp set)
CTMH Dream Pop paper
CTMH Paper Fundamentals UV Coated/Embossed Cardstock

An exciting month!

April has been such an exciting month for my Close to My Heart team "The Creative Canadians"!   We have seen a huge amount of growth thanks to a great special going on NOW!      We've had a number of great women join the team because this deal is simply too good to pass up!   Close to my Heart is giving away FREE Cricut collections (valued at $99 each) to anyone who purchases the CTMH starter kit by April 30th.

The kit itself is priced at just $99 which is an amazing deal in itself!   So for under a hundred bucks - - you get a grand total of over $400 in great products.    No joke!!    And no obligations - if you decide after you sign up that being a consultant isn't for you - simply walk away, no questions asked.

Want to know more!?

Click HERE for more details.

Want in on this great deal?    Click HERE to see what all is included in the kit and then sign up before this offer is gone!


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