All-Purpose Mat Tips & Tricks By CTMH on My Craft Channel.

Hello My Crafty Friends!

Item highlight of this week, is the All-Purpose Mat! 

I was constantly, cleaning my work surface, more like scrubbing it with more elbow grease then my pots and pans, to get my glue, ink and what ever else is stuck on there off. Then I came across this neat little, 15 x 20 non stick mat. I am not sure why this wasn't in my craft room sooner, but now that it is....i am thinking wow won't this be great for my kids to use when they are crafting, eating, brushing their teeth, or what ever messy activity they are doing?!?! Seriously, I have thought that. :) 

So this past Monday on My Craft Channel CTMH was shinning bright with a really awesome video talking about a variety of uses for this ALL Purpose mat. If you want to watch it Click here --https://goo.gl/f77kKf

Some Key points on this must have tool:

  • Wipes clean easily, 
  • heat resistant up to 240° Fahrenheit, 
  • non-slip underside for work surface grip.

Some ideas on other uses:

  • Water look
  • Kissing
  • Paint Drops
  • Paint Pallet
  • Marble Effect
  • Base for creating embellishments
Water Look

This gives a nice soft background. Ink your mat (the more ink the better for color) add water with your spray pen (Z1380 set of 3) press your card into your mat. 

Apply ink to your mat, spray with water using your spray pen. Press your stamp (solid image works best) into the ink on your mat. Apply inked stamp to your project. With this, a little bit of water goes along way. You can see this in the balloon on the image below.

Paint Drop Bubbles:
Apply your ink to your mat, spray with water using your spray pen. Using your paint brush set (Z3188) pick up the ink water mixture. Let it drop on your project. Allow this to dry completely. Add some Liquid glass to the paint drops (Z679). You now have a bubble effect on your paint drops.You can see these next to the balloons in the image below.

Marble Effect
Very similar to your water color look, however you are just going lightly lay your project on to the ink water mixture and remove quickly. Using your craft heater (Z555) heat your project for that marble effect. This works great on die cut images from your cricut. you can see this on the card stock behind the friends sentiment. 

Base for creating embellishments:
Using your liquid glass make drops as big or as little as you like. When they are dry, you pop/peel them off to create your own embellishments. You can add ink these to give them some character. 
Try your hand at titles or names with the liquid glass, when dry peel off and add to your project. 

Paint Pallet:
Add ink and water to your mat, then using your paint brush set, color in detailed stamped images to get that watercolor painting feel. You can see this in the flowers and dragon of the image below. 

To purchase your mat, and or any of the other amazing tools in this info guide, please stop by my website --> http://danyellwagner.ctmh.com/retail/category.aspx 

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Thank you for checking things out. 


Let the Fun begin....

W.O.W. This the only word to sum up this paper packet. I received this in the mail and could not get over the colors. Perfect for my baby layouts, my toddler layouts and my big kid layouts....This is what I came up with...

Little Toes Layout: 
CTMH Cricut Artbooking Pre-designed Layout. Zoe Paper Pack.
For the Cut frames and title, I used the Zoe B&T paper. The Base is Glacier Cardstock and the boarder is white Daisy Card Stock. The Embellishments are from the Zoe Compliments set. The top border is the zip strip from the B&T paper, complimented with pre-cut vellum cut outs, from the Zoe compliments packet. 

Here I used the sorbet Cardstock, the Zoe B&T for the Banner cut and the Title cut. From the Zoe Compliments I used the vellum stars in the lower right hand corner. 

Hello Sunshine Layout!

I added some Glacier twine to the photo mat. For the title I used two stamp sets. The Sentiment is from Rain or Shine (D1634) and the back ground is from Brushstrokes (C1608) in Canary...the heart is stamped three times and is from Doodle Designs (A1170) I added a journal box from the Zoe Compliments package. 
The right side, I add just a bit of the Glacier twine to pull the design from the left page over. I added the numbers 1 - 4 to the 3x3 picture mats (found in the Zoe Compliments package) and later used the Journal Box from the left page to write about those. I doodled with my Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen around the photo mats, for so much needed character. I am really happy with them.  

ME & YOU Layout.

I dig a little into my stamping how to and use some masking techniques to give these layout some flair. For the Love your More, I stamped Love in Sorbet ink, and you more in Slate. The arrow is also stamped in slate. For that flair, you will see some sequins in the lower left & upper right hand corners. 

I used Documenting Moments stamp (D1647) set for both pages. Some fussy cutting and inks used are canary, sorbet, glacier and slate. I added a zip strip from the B&T to compliment the pages theme. Lots of sequins. 

Some more mask stamping and embellished banners to compliment the Banner from the Zoe Compliments package. 

Thank you for looking, I hope I  have inspired you to get some papercrafting done! 

Here are list of supplies I used, click on the link to order that item directly from web site. When you order the Zoe paper pack and Zoe compliments, I will send you the gutting guides for the Hello Sunshine and Me & You layouts for free. Just simply email me at DanYell81@live.com Subject Line Zoe Layouts with your order confirmation#. 
Thank you! 

Find the You & me Layout on Ebay

Glacier Ink Z2641


Hello Zoe!

Introducing the Zoe Cardmaking Workshop!
The cards from the Zoe cardmaking workshop are perfect for sending a smile across the miles and letting someone know you care.
You will use the color photos, card patterns, and cutting diagrams along with the materials list and assembly tips to create your own cards (5 each of 2 designs).

Workshop will be held at my Home Studio on 8/30/15 from 2pm - 4 pm

You kit will include the following items precut:

BULK369 Zoe B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack 2 Sheets

X5770 Glacier Cardstock 1 Sheet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock 1 Sheet
Z3089 Grey Enamel Gems 1 pack
Z3086 Aqua Shimmer Trim 1 Pack
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape (12.5 ft)
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack 10 Cards & Envelopes

You will have unlimited use of the following items to complete your cards during the workshop:

C1619 My Acrylix® So Many Smiles 
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad 
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad 
Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad 
Y1000 1" μ 1" My Acrylix® Block 
Y1002 1" μ 3½" My Acrylix® Block
Y1003 2" μ 2" My Acrylix® Block 
Y1006 3" μ 3" My Acrylix® Block

Each Kit is $21.80 
Please RSVP by 8/14/15 to Danyell81@live.com 
Subject:  Zoe Workshop
Payments will be made via Paypal, please provide your Paypal address, the number of kits you want. 

Out of Town, or can't make the workshop, No problem i can mail you your pre-cut pre-stamped kit. 
Please Email your order to DanYell81@live.com
Subject: Zoe Workshop to go
Payments will be made via Paypal, please provide your Paypal address and the number of kits you want. 

Want the kit, and the stamp set, No problem, I can mail you, a pre-cut kit with a new stamp set C1619 My Acrylix® So Many Smiles 
Please email your order to Danyell81@live.com
Subject: Zoe Workshop to go With Stamp set
Payments will be made via Paypal, please provide your Paypal address and the number of kits you want. 

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