Friday, September 19, 2014

Play time with Artfully Sent

I finally made a bit of time to play with my Artfully Sent Cartridge.  I first cut a slider card....I used my Explore and boy does it cut great....

 The butterflies can be used on another project...if I can remember where I put them....I believe they may be buried somewhere on my desk..I so wish I were a neat crafter, but I am not ;)  The next cut also shows the  "scribble rose" card  I used the Paper Fundamentals in Thistle.   

This next card I copied a card made by Courtney Lane Designs.  

I love how this turned out and it only took me 15 minutes to make..that includes the cutting.  One tip though stamp your sentiments before putting the card together!! 

Would you like to get this cartridge for will LOVE here to order

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Monday, September 15, 2014

It is HERE in My Hands

It is is is feels like Christmas morning and my birthday all rolled into one. I got my Artfully Sent cartridge!!!!  I cannot wait to play with it.  

If you are excited about this and want one of your own click here!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014


Oh my oh my it is a happy day...the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge is here...jumpin for joy and doing a happy dance!!  

It is here finally you can order your Artfully Sent Cartridge.  Click here  to get yours.   Woohooooooooo

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cricut® Artfully Sent Coming Soon

We are told it will be available mid September and boy am I excited to get my hands on it!!  The bundle will include the cartridge with over 700 images, 3 D size stamps sets and a pack of White Daisy cardstock.  With this Collection, you will be able to make handmade masterpieces in no time at all! Choose from cards with sentiments, cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring 400 card designs with more than 25 card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasion—even if the occasion is “just because!”  It includes pop-up cards, scene cards, sentiment, swing cards, sleeve cards and pocket cards. All this for $99. 

I will let you know as soon as it is available so keep checking back!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Baby Gift Bag

I follow Joy's Youtube channel at Obsessedwithscrappin .  She made the cutest baby gift bag and so I just had to make one too.  

Mine I geared for a boy because there are 3 young ladies at church all expecting boys.  

All of my cuts came form the CTMH Artbooking cartridge and I was able to save this project with my Explore  and Design Space, so I can make more.  I think I may play with different colors next time.   

The next project I cased from Joy was, her mitten card which is made with the CTMH  Artiste Cartridge......I pretty much copied her's exactly...why change something that is perfect!  The paper is Snowhaven.......I love this paper!!

 You can also get the instructions for these items on her blog Obsessed with Scrapbooking

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

#30yearsofhappy National Stamping Month Blog Hop

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! 

This blog hop is to show you what you can do with these amazing stamp sets.  20 consultants are participating so pull up a comfy chair and a cup of your favorite beverage and hop...hop...hop along.

If you are coming from Lela Norris's Blog you are on the right track:)

Here is a card I made using this cute stamp set.

I used the Hostess Reward Stamp set D1608 Better with a Friend and colored the image with my Shinhan markers.   I stamped one of the images from the #30yearsofhappy with our Ranger White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  The rhinestone stars are from a set that was in the Holiday Mini Catalog in 2013, so they are not available, but they were just perfect so I had to use them! 

Thanks for hopping by:)  Now hop on over to Donna Digby's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

September 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is Family is Forever, a set of 7 stamps. This is such a cute set! 

If you have come here from Terry Ann Diack's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Miranda's Blog and start from the beginning! This month we have close to 80 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go.....

Here my artwork I made:

I heat embossed the flower randomly on Daisy White cardstock with white embossing powder.  I then used 2 of our new colors to sponge ink over the embossed design.  It resists the ink so that the flowers pop.  I then cut a banner and stamped the sentiment and adhered with foam tape and applied sequins to give it a bit of bling:)  I am loving our sequins!!! 

I used the following products:
S1409 Family is Forever stamp
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
1385 Daisy White Cardstock
Z264 Thistle Stamp Pad
Z2641 Glacier Stamp Pad
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad
Z891 VersaMark Stamp Pad
Z2068 Ranger White Embossing Powder
Z2013 Silver Sequin Assortment
Z697 Sponge

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Now hop on over to Catherine Nowak's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Chalk it up

I had some Chalk It Up Paper and used it to make this card....

I also used the new teal glitter paper and cut my banner using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I stamped the sentiment with the Glitter Glam stamp set
I love this fun paper.

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More Graphic Technique

I am loving this simple dramatic technique.....I whipped up some more cards and I used the September SOTM to make them.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Graphic Stamping

I am taking the Stretch Your Stamps 2 Online Card Class and if you want to learn some wonderful techniques presented by amazing artists this is the place.  Day 7 was Graphic Stamps and Debby Hughes taught a simple but wonderful technique that I had to try.  This technique is perfect for making a bunch of cards.  Here are the cards I have made.

I used our new ink colors and the Glitter Glam Stamp set to stamp the "graphic" collage.  The stamp sets I used for the sentiments were, My Happy, Guiding Heart, Glitter Glam and May Stamp of the Month You've Got a Friend, sorry it is not available.  I used the following embellishments, Aqua Dots, Flamingo Dots, White Enamel Stars and Silver Bling Gems.  

These were so fun to make and I love how they turned out.  

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