Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Why use a Pattern Book?

 I am a fan of a pattern. For me starting with a sketch, map or pattern takes part of the thinking out of it. If I have a pattern to go by then my brain only has to think about colors, stamps and embellishments- the fun stuff! 95% of my projects start with a pattern. Most of the time I use one of the CTMH How to Books. Sometimes I look at Pinterest or a website with sketches on it. The think I love about The CTMH pattern books is that they are full color with measurements. They also give tips and trick on techniques as well. The older books are card or scrapbook specific, but the newer ones are combos.

Take a close look at both of these cards, even thought they are both completely different they are the very same pattern. When you work with a pattern, never be afraid to rotate the pattern to fit what you need.
This pattern comes from the CTMH Make it From Your Heart V. 2 book and good news! YOU can win a copy by leaving a comment on this blog post- details below!
 This pattern is also in the book! Like I said the later How To books are combos of cards and scrapbook!
 Take a look at my leaves, I used a sponge technique to stamp them on Kraft Cardstock. I love the look of ink on kraft paper, it gives a very rustic look. Later this week I will have directions on how to create these leaves.

Now for the GIVE-AWAY!!

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me where you find inspiration for projects. 
One random winner will be drawn from the comments to win a pattern book and sponge set.
Open to all, Winner announced on 11/16
Place an order of $40 or MORE on www.kaaronbrown.ctmh using the November Mystery Hostess Party during the week of November 8-14 and I will send you FREE a pattern book and package of daubers.
Every order placed in the Mystery Hostess Party will be entered to win the hostess rewards.


Tammy said...

Aaron, I agree! I have ALL of the CTMH pattern books. I almost always use some sort of sketch or Pinterest for inspiration when I am creating. I love how I can look through the CTMH pattern books to find pages that will work with the pictures I want to use for a layout.

I love your Sangria paper layout withe the leaves. I think I will have to try creating it when my paper arrives. :)

Please don't include my comment in your drawing. I've already got the prize and it would be great for someone else to win it and see how wonderful they are.

Jeannie said...

Those leaves are gorgeous! Looking forward to your post on how you created them.

I prefer a pattern and ctmh paper packets since it all coordinates.
But I love to follow talented consultants like you Aaron who have an eye for colors & details to make the final project polished.

Please do not include my comment in drawing also as would like another person to win too.

Unknown said...

Beautiful ideas. I would love to have this pattern book.

Maria said...

I find ideas on pinterest

StampNScrapJunkie said...

I love having patterns as a backup. Sometimes I wing it but there are times I will draw a blank. I'll visit Pinterest or favorite blogs for inspiration.

Kay E said...

I could not make anything without the ideas in the idea books. I don't find myself the least bit creative, but when I use ideas from other sources, I feel like I can make something that isn't a total mess. I love your fall leaves!