Saturday, June 28, 2014

Disney Team Cricut Layout

So I'm here in Anaheim, and I'm spending the week with my team learning about CTMH, stamping, scrapbooking, and basically having a grand ol' time. 
I want to share with you today my entry to this year's layout contest. CTMH asked us to make a two page layout of our favorite CTMH moment. I used quite a long list of materials (all CTMH except for the gold thread) to create my two page layout filled with all the things I love...handmade cricut flowers, bling, washi tape, glitter... It's one of my favorite things I've ever made. I'm going to frame it and hang it in my scrapbook room when I get home. 
I put so much time into this layout. I built the background out of 3/4" pieces of Timberline Woodgrain B&T. The black sparkly background was pieced from Black glitter paper and Shimmer Trim, then hand stitched with gold thread. I made the Mickey heads in Cricut Craft Room just welding together our basic Art Philosophy Circle. The yellow B&T papers came from Sarita and Babycakes. I cut a stencil using Artiste for the title and painted it with white acrylic paint for the title, which I then outlined with a black fine tip pen. I added washi tape accents and banners, and then stitched over them with more gold thread. Ooh - and I added that painted polka dot background using our dot embossing folder. Just paint the raised side and press onto your project for a fun effect!
Now asking us to choose one favorite CTMH moment...that's like asking a mother to choose her favorite child. I've had some really amazing experiences with CTMH, from teaching at Extravaganza to going on a Caribbean Cruise. And all of that was wonderful, but the thing that makes me love CTMH isn't awards or recognition. It's connecting with my team and all the awesome consultants who I've only met because we share a love of papercrafting with CTMH. So I chose pictures of my team from one of our convention trips, and wrote some truly mushy (but absolutely true) journaling about how much I love spending my time with my team.

While we've once again this year whooped and hollered for new papers, screamed over new stamps, swooned over the sweet projects, and I even won all the new embossing goodies at general session...again this year my favorite times at convention are definitely the moments I get to spend connecting with my team, meeting my online consultant friends, and just being with people who love CTMH as much as I do. 

Thanks for making me love my job, CTMH Family!


Nancy Ball said...

Wendy, I was happy to see your layout at convention. The wood grain was stunning and your artwork never disappoints. I had hoped to meet you while at convention, but couldn't seem to find you. I wanted to say, "Thank you for the continued inspiration".

Wendy Coffman said...

Oh I wish we could've met, Nancy Ball! I've always got a hug for another stamping friend. Maybe next time? Hope you had a great time!

Haley D. said...

Your journaling brought tears to my eyes! I couldn't agree more with how CTMH touches and enriches our lives beyond paper and stamps. Your layout is amazing too!


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