National Scrapbook Month – Taste of Summer (International)

Welcome to a Taste of Summer Blog Hop!


There are 37 international contributors in this hop. I hope you have lots if fun and are inspired by the artwork being shared. If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore you are in the right place. If you loose your place along the way you can head to the complete list of hoppers here at Melinda Everitt’s Blog 

Given how cold it is getting here we just might be wishing it was summer  but we have lots of cosy opportunities to put the vibrant and fresh colour of this palette to our summertime photos. For more inspitation simply follow along on the blog hop. For even more follow the #ctmhtos tag on twitter and Instagram. This paper pack is pretty awesome and can be collected from your consultant today for just $12.95. No order minimums, no constraints! Woohooo!!!


I hope you are a little inspired by this layout!

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Almost 12 months ago (I seriously cannot believe it was that long ago) I was enjoying my second Tatse of Summer for the year on the oasis of Cancun. I knew the fresh and vibrant colours of this paper packet would be just right fro a couple of photos from my Booze Cruise Tequila party. Here is what I came up with using scraps of the Taste of Summer packet after doing 5 layouts and some cards following guides provided by CTMH! (Ask your consultant about the patterns for the layouts in the promotional material.) My point here is not only is this packet colourful, it goes a long way!

I have stamped the oranges and limes using pigment inks.

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From here the two colours need to blend. Light over dark may mean your light ink will pick up the darker colour and vice versa. Take care if you do not wish to have colours mixing on your little ink pads.

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I find these the best to get a nice blend of colours. Take care as you do this as cross contamination will occur – if you do not want your creme Brulee to turn green use a dauber to do this. I pat 2-3 colours onto the stamp. I stamped the image onto scrap white and then fussy cut. I always make more than I need as when I come to arrange them I prefer to have too much rather than not enough. I have used a variety of pigment inks to complete the fruit on the layout.

20150506_073334I stamped the glass with whisper and coloured it and the bottle with buttercup ink using secondary stamping. I used a heavy layer of liquid glass on each item to get a good rounded glassy look. If you are lucky you will also get a bubble in the right place.  I did these on spare cardstock and cut them out when they were perfectly dry. Liquid glass is good to cut!


Taste of Summer paper packs and the Coordinating stamp set are only available while we celebrate National Scrapbook Month. Be sure to contact your consultant today to find out what she has planed for NSM and order your paper and stamp.

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CTMH have also brought us a special stamp to coordinate with this paper packet. It is available this month only for $27. Don’t Miss out!

NSM stamp set

For your next step in the hop please hop along and see what Darlys has for you has in store for you.
Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment before you move on!

Shopping list
The following CTMH products have been used in this layout.
Z2500 Whimsy Exclusive Pigment inks set
Z2501 Adventure Exclusive Pigment inks set
B1478 Ice-Cold Summer Occassions
D1647 Documenting Moments
White Daisy Card stock
3D Foam Tape
Liquid Glass
The following items will appear automatically with any purchase from the online store
CC1038 Taste of Summer Paper packet
CC1039 TOS Stamp set
I also used the alpha set from a previous campaign NLA.

OMG ….Deal of the decade!

CTMH sure know how to celebrate an anniversary! OMG!! I am a bit excited to tell you about this! There is no better time to party!! Book your gathering in person or online and reap the rewards!

We have been celebrating their 30 years in the industry, we have just celebrated the 5th birthday of Studio J and now we celebrate 10 years of their signature  My Acrylix Stamps with the Deal of the Decade!

For Australian Readers! This is so exciting…..

 (If you are located elsewhere you will need to hunt out a CTMH consultant in your country.)
thecreativeheart.ctmh.com.au Shop online for this special deal.

Shop online now for your Deal of the Decade Stamp sets! Click this image to find out more!


Ever since I began with CTMH I have been impressed by the quality of My  Acrylix clear polymer stamps, the designs and the price point. I am now even more pleased to share with you this Deal of the Decade! You can’t go wrong at this price – now is the time to shop for those stamps that might have been out of your budget or just on your wishlist. Grab your Annual Inspirations, check through the green section and see what you can list! Book and host your own gathering to get even more!

My personal wishlist includes Delightful Ditty Instruments, Season of thanks backgrounds, Lifetime of happiness (great for card making) Happy Autumn, Noel (will make a fab addition to my xmas stamp collection) Reason for the Season, Bodacious Banners, Nursery Charms, Rainy Day….Yes, in spite of what my customers think I do not own every stamp set!  What is on your wishlist? Let me know in your comment below!

I could save $100’s of dollars if I whittled my list down to the must haves as opposed the would likes and set a budget. Here is an example. If I have a budget of $200 (a Christmas gift to myself)  I could buy what I really like from the new Seasonal Expressions 1, and get the Stamp of the Month (total $80) and then pick a dozen C or D sized sets!!! (totaling $120)  Wohoo How much fun would that be??? If I also hosted and a few freinds made purchases I could also get anything from $30 and up to several 50% Off items for being the host. To find out about host rewards click here. You can host in person, or online. Let me tailor a gathering to suit you.

So what is the catch with this deal?

Place an order of Regular priced items totaling $75 or more. That is it!

Once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. You will be eligible not only to get Stamp of the Month Cutie Pie for $5 but ANY C or D sized Stamp set from the Green section in our Annual Inspirations book for just $10 each.

Yep Any C or D Sized Stamp  (from Annual Inspirations Idea Book) and As Many as you like! Just $10 each after reaching the qualifying order level.

Now for something extra

My gift to you! If you place an order online by Dec 5  I will personally put something in the post to go under your tree! When ordering, be sure to join my Online Host Draw to be eligible. You could win the host rewards to spend on items such as new Seasonal Expressions stamps and Papers. (more to come on those in another post!)

Your Loved One needs a Santa shopping hand? No worries!

Do you need to have a hand to get your partner doing good shopping for you? No problem. Just email me your personal wishlist, then ask your partner or family member to email me nenifoofer@gmail.com and I will organise it all for you. For your order to be under the tree I will need to order it by the end of this week Dec 5! No Promises but I will do my best.

So jump online and place your order, or contact me to organise your personal ordering or arrange to host your own gathering (complete form below)  so you are assured of getting host rewards as well!

Woo Hoo – it is all very exciting! Keep your eye out for posts and hints about Sticky Boy too!

The Creative Heart – Jen