Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I am a little behind in my postings.    This is a project that I did for Jill Rancourt  - The Scrapoholic for her Close ToMy Heart review. She sent us a package of CTMH goodies and set us free to try them out and share with you all.

Pics are first:

I have used CTMH stamps in the past and have a couple of sets.  I really like them. They take the ink really well and give a great smooth clear image. This project is the first that I have used their papers.  I really love this set of patterned papers.  The bright colors are so perfect for a "Mickey" themed album or mini-book.  My only complaint was that I really wanted to use the patterned paper on the back side just as much.  It was a tough decision.  I kept the scraps so that I could maybe to a small 6" x 6" layout.  I will probably purchase their products, but I am trying to clear out my extensive collection of papers right now until I am gainfully employed again.  But they are definitely on my list.

Some of the other products in the package are other 12 x 12 sheets of double sided paper.  I really like the colors and the coordinating patterns.  On this project I used my Cricut with Design Studio.  I cut the book at about 5-1/2".  Of course the dimensions aren't exact due to Mickey's ears.  The CTMH paper cut like butter, no problem.  Sometimes other patterned papers are too thin to cut without getting drags or tears. I didn't have one bad cut.  This is a really good quality pattern paper. I used cardstock from my stash, sorry I don't have brand names to give you, but it was very easy to find matching colors.  Even the difficult red shades were not a problem.  I'm sure that CTMH has coordinating cardstock, but it was nice to know that I could match with my existing paper stash.  The Bingo Style letters have been in my stash for a long time.  They didn't even have a label left on the package to be able to give you a brand name.  The distressing around the edges was done with Color Box Pigment Cat's Eye - Chianti.  I do not have any CTMH ink pads at this point, but I would definitely buy them in the future.  My sister has used them and likes them.

When you get a minute, you need to head on over to Jill's Blog:  Or you can contact her at  She is also on,, or

 I am still working on finishing some projects and will hopefully have them posted by the end of the week.