Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Home for the Holidays, a set of 7 stamps. This is such a cute set and is perfect for the holidays!  It also coordinates with our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and I LOVE my CTMH Cricut cartridges!!!.

If you have come here from Lalia Harris'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.....

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas...and I am all ready to tag my gifts now!  Here is what I made.....

I absolutely LOVE this bear...he is so stinkin CUTE!!

I used the following products to make my tags:

S1410 Home for the Holidays SOTM
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Z2163 Daisy White Cardstock
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
Z2641 Glacier Ink Pad
Z2170 Ruby Ink Pad
Z2137 Olive Ink Pad
Bakers Twine in Cranberry and Olive, which is no longer available :(

Thanks for hopping by....
Now hop on over to Judy Faye Garner's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)

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 yourself....you will LOVE it....click here to order

Thanks for hopping by;)

Monday, September 15, 2014

It is HERE in My Hands

It is here...it is here...it is here....it 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!

Thanks for hopping by:)

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

Thanks for hopping by:)

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:)