Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch Birthday card

Hello!!  I started using this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch  For a Birthday card  I need to make for "Papa John" who just turned 55!!  It did take a little life of it's own after I really got into it further.  I have a hard time with Male cards anyways so I just went with it! lol Here is the sketch-

But here is where I ended up!! 

I used Products from both the December and January Birds of a Feather kit.   Don't you love that chevron "Glitz" Paper?  It was GREAT for a masculine card?  The Prima Postmarks came in handy for the "Birthday" sentiment ( they were in the Dec BOAF kit)    I also the thickers for the Numbers 55.  Stamps and wooden buttons are from Close to my heart.  The "Happy" sticker is an older one from 7 Gypsy's I had.  

Thanks for stopping  by!

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'

Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Minds Eye meets Close to my heart Artiste!

Hello everyone.  Yes I know Christmas is over BUT I have a huge family and we will still be catching up with one another and celebrating through the New year!   
I needed to make a gift card holder and a ornament box. So I used my Close to my heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge to cut out this little box and the little purse.   The paper, chipboard, and ribbon are using the December Birds of a Feather kit.  

I love the My Minds Eye "All is bright" collection which I used for both of these. Super easy and add a personal touch to those last minute gifts.
Hope your Holiday season is Happy and Safe!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Deconstructed Sketch No. 82

Playing along with the Deconstructed Sketch and made this card.   Have lots of "Winter" type paper out thanks to my December Bird of a feather kit so I changed up from the Holidays and made this a Birthday card that I need for January.  

Here is the sketch

This time I used the Basic Gray "Aspen Frost" collection from BOAF.  Love those Flocked rub ons and the paper that can be versatile when needed.
Sketches are a great way to get those creative juices flowing when you need to!!  Join in on the sketch challenges!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

My Minds Eye Christmas layout

I recently signed up for the Birds of a Feather monthly kit.  The December kit featured the MY MINDS EYE "All is Bright " Collection which I love!  Here is a Layout of my son Dominic all dressed up at for the  "Winter Ball" at my work.  This picture was perfect for this collection.  

I used the paper, chipboard elements, buttons all from this collection.  And the thickers that came with the kit were great to add the year.  I have some more Christmas pics I plan to scrap as well!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pear and Partridge Christmas card

This is one of the cards from the CTMH Pear & Partridge Card Workshop on the go!!
I did change it a bit and here is what I came up with .

I just made some "cut" changes from the WOTG and added using the Cricut cartridge Artiste to cut out the stamped image shape.  Are any of you tired of making Christmas cards?? I am getting there!! lol :-0

Thanks for stopping by!!  Happy Holidays!!

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Gift bag

I just love decorating a gift bag with all of my scraps that are left from scrapbooking and card making!!  So I buy the "plain" ones and Personalize it for Gift giving.
Here is one I used CTMH Pear and Partridge Papers, stamps and the Artiste Cricut cartridge too to cute out the image that is stamped on and for the cute little bow!!

Easy to do with scraps and gives it that extra special touch!
Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Snow flake Christmas

Here is a card that  I wanted to change up from red/green thing I had been doing for weeks now!  (Because I love the Pear and Partridge Paper from CTMH !! lol). So I pulled out Brown and light Blue and made this Snowflake card.

I used a retired CTMH background, as well as CTMH seam binding ribbon, a Dimensional snowflake that I added some glitter and Sparkles.  
Felt good to change it up a bit. Now if I could just get motivated to wrap presents!! UGH!! Not my favorite thing to do!

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gift Cards Galore!!

I am really pumping out the gift cards now!! Look out!! lol  I am finding that my kids and some other family members want gift cards but I want to at least give it to them in a "pretty" holder.
Here is another one I made.

Again I used my "fancy" Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut out the gift card holder.  I really love this cartridge. It is a must have!!
And the Artiste cart also cuts out that DARLING Little bow as well!  
Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gift card Holder

I hope you are all ready for the Holiday seasons and hopefully finding time to be Crafty!!  

Today I wanted to share with you a gift card I made using the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Super easy just like I want it to be!!  I love to "craft" every day even if its just for a few moments here and there.  So I love a quick and easy project so I can get my "fix" for the day! lol :o)   

Here I used all CTMH products :

Pear & Partridge paper PackSparkles & RibbonSeveral cuts for the shapes from the CTMH cricut cartridges ( Art Philospy and ARtiste)And the Perfect Fit Holiday Stamp set

So there you have it.  Super easy ! Please let me know if you have any questions!!
Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas wishes

Only 15 more days until Christmas!!  Woohoo!  I am excited since I am getting a new SCRAPPY room with a new  Desk and more for it!  Can't wait to organize and feel Creative.  
But in the mean time until Santa comes I am plugging away at more Christmas cards and gift cards. Here is a 3 1/2 by 8 card I created that I wanted to share. 

This came together easily using all the Close to my Heart Products that coordinate!  Pear & Partridge Paper pack. And  I love the "IN COLOR HOLIDAY DIMENSIONALS".   That is the Banner that says Christmas Wishes.  And the little green snowflake button.  CUTE!! And I added twine bows on each side and some sparkles.  CUTE!!  
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Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Gift card

I am working on some gift cards as well as Christmas Cards and thought I would share one with you.   I used the ARTISTE CTMH Cricut cartridge to cut out this gift card.  Also cut out the cute BOW from the Artiste cartridge as well.  Added bling and a bird from the Pear and Partridge rub ons.   Pear and Partridge paper used.  All Products by Close to my heart.   Simple cute and easy to make!!

Please let me know if you have any questions or need to place an order!!
Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Cards to share!!!

Hello ! Well I shared my Christmas Card File box a week ago or so but I didn't share the cards inside yet!  

I  made three different types of cards to go inside the box.  All using the Pear and Partridge paper pack.  Added some Pearls and Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon to some as well. 

Here are the stamp set used:

So are you working on your Christmas/  Holiday cards?  Hope these simple Cards have inspired you?   Please let me know if you have any questions about products!!  

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Stamp of the Month

During December, get your crafty hands on the exclusive CTMH December Stamp of the month:

Year Round Cheer for only $5.00 with your qualifying purchase. 

With an order of just $50.00 you can get this stamp set for all year round use for just $5.00!!

Order stamp set at $17.95 separately. 

Visit my website 
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Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

It's a Sketch Challenge this week at H2H!

This week from H2H we are challenging you with a sketch challenge!  Here is the sketch .

And here is my version of this sketch making a  3 1/2 x 8 card for Christmas but of course!!

Using all Products from Close to my heart of course for this card.

I used Close to my hearts all ready for you Cards in this size (C1738 ) I add the Pear and Partridge Paper pack for the base layer of paper.   I also used the "Giving and Sharing" sentiment from CTMH Dimensional Elements in Color for Holidays ( Z1772).  The Stockings are from the Awesome Pear & Partridge Glittery Rub ons!  (X7162C)  Love them !! They go on smooth and have 4 sheets of rub ons in the set.  I topped it off by silver embossing the Sentiment from the stamp set PERFECT FIT -  HOLIDAYS and snowflakes.  Adding some silver trim, glitz gel and sparkles gave it some  Holiday sparkle!

So come on and join in our sketch Challenge at  H2H and remember to use Close to my Heart products !

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin' 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Card File box Holder

 Working on lots and lots of Christmas cards here!!  I decided to use the Artiste Cartridge to make a Holder for some of my cards I am making.   This is too cute!! And easily holds 5 cards and envelopes when cut at 6 inches.  Comes together quickly and makes a great gift!!  

I used the Christmas Pear and Partridge Paper pack.  Also the Perfect fit Holiday stamp set and the Chocolate Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon to accent.  I will be sharing the cards with you as well next time!!

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Little Christmas Tree Box

Well we are done with Thanksgiving so it is on to the Christmas season!!  

I had out my ARTISTE Cricut cartridge making TONS of cool stuff and wanted to try this little tree box.  TOO easy and Cute!!!  I used the Pear and Partridge Paper pack to cut it out.  And isn't that little Birdie Too cute from the PERFECT FIT HOLIDAYS  $9.95 B1412 stamp set.  I used my CTMH blending pen and ink pads  to color the birdie in and it is all ready for some goodies to be put in!!  Added some pearls for some bling.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stella notepad Box

I had time to play "quite a bit ! :-)" over the weekend!  Want to share a few of my latest creations with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge Exclusive through Close to my heart!

Here  is a "Note pad box" I made and I love the little "buckles" on the corners!!  The Paper is the STELLA paper pack and the Stamp set is "JUST FOR  YOU"  $9.95 B1398.  I love this stamp set!! The shape is cut out by the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and I love how you can stamp each "petal" a different color.  I also used Mocha pearls, ribbon and our Baker's Twine to  embellish.  Inside is a notepad and a few card like the one shown.  

Thanks for stopping by!!! 

Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'

Friday, November 23, 2012

Little Flirty Box

I know alot of you are catching those Black Friday deals!! 

 Have fun with that!  I may do some internet shopping but can't see doing the Store shopping.  <<< shudder >>>  too many crowds for me!

I wanted to share with you just ONE of the cute little boxes you can made with the  New Cricut Cartridge from Close to my heart ARTISTE.  I have made a few and they are darling!! 

Here is one I used that is the flower topped little box using the Flirty papers and topped with some Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes.     $5.95 Z1718 for 24 shapes

I love that they can be"colored" and there are so many different ones in the pack.  We now have the garden shapes and the fall Arbor shapes available!  Too cute!

Let me know if you have any questions!!
Happy scrappin' & stampin'

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving from My family to Yours!!  


And here is a slice of "Pie" I have to share with you! This "Pie" holder is cut from the Close to my heart Artiste Cricut cartridge! Love this cartridge! I also cut out the "rosette" for the top from Artiste Cricut bundle! I used the paper pack Clementine and embellished with some of the CTHM burlap ribbon, wood buttons, mocha pearls and cut some of the flowers from the Patterned paper from Clementine for the layers of flower embellishments. Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, November 19, 2012

H2H Christmas Challenge

It is right around the corner and H2H challenges you to make something for Christmas or the Holiday season! 

 I am making cards, little gifts and gift card holders in preparation!
I am sharing a Gift card Holder I just finished that I cut out with the Close to my Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I made a band for it as well and decorated and stamped.

Take a look of the outside:

And here is the inside:

All Close to my heart products used:
Pear and Partridge Paper
Artiste  Cricut  cartridge
Art Philosopy Cricut Cartridge
Perfect Fit Frames Stamp
Christmas Melodies stamp (retired )
Wooden buttons, waxy flax, and glitz glitter

Join us at H2H and share your creations!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

H2H Challenge- Time to be grateful!

This week on  H2H we  challenge  you to scrap something that shares your "Gratefulness".  It can be a card, layout or paper creation!!

I choose to use my Artiste Cricut Cartridge to make this cute little box!! It came together so easy!!   All products are close to my heart!!  I plan to put a sweet treat inside for one of my friends!  I stamped with the " A little Thanks" stamp set  (D14444)  inside the sentiment that says GIVE THANKS.
The pumpkin is from the "So grateful" stamp set  (B1395)  I also used Close to my hearts NEW BURLAP RIBBON <<--------- Love it!  And cut out a Rosette for under the pumpkin with  the new Artiste Cartridge.  Thanks for stopping by!!

And be sure to play along at H2H and share what you create!!  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Flirty Swing card

I just can NOT get enough of these swing cards!!!  

The "cut" is on the new Close to my Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge.  There are NINE to choose from for the "center" and we have many stamps that "fit" right in the swing middle image.  LOVE IT!!
This one is using the CTMH Flirty Paper pack that are beautiful feminine or fall colors!!   I can't wait to work some more with this paper pack!!!  The stamp (Birthday Wishes) is from ONE of the THREE stamps sets included with the Artiste Cricut cartridge Bundle!!  And it fits right in the center of this swing card!!  

I also used the "Birthday Card Chatter" for the inside.   The Balloon and candle are also from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge Bundle.    I Left some space by the candle so I can add an age once I give the card.   
Thanks for stopping by!!  Please let me know if you have any questions or want some Close to my heart products!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

H2H Photo inspiration challenge!

Come join us at H2H for this weeks challenge!!  Take a look at this photo and let it inspire you to create!!

I am getting into The Holidays mode and have started on Christmas cards. So I used Pear and Partridge Papers which have the browns and greens and as Much as I love that cute owl I used the bird in the PERFECT FIT Holidays (B1412) stamp set. 

Can I just tell you how much I love the  "S" Swing card cut out option on the NEW ARTISTE CTMH Cricut cartrdge?   I really do!!  I cut out this cut with that option and there are NINE other shapes for the center.  And the PERFECT FIT FRAMES (D1527) has four stamps that fit the Middle of these (and lots of other things as well~!)   These two stamp sets are MUST haves in the Catty!!

Thanks for looking and if you have any questions let me know~~  
More SWING cards to come soon!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Stamp of the Month and SPECIAL Info~~

The November SOTM is the  Capture the Date stamp set!  This stamp set is so'll come in handy more times than not!
 Here's what the set looks like...see how many sizes and types of numbers you get...not to mention the months and the cute little journal card too! And...guess can be cut using the Cricut cartridge!

The stamp of the month ties in perfectly with our 

November Special!!

When you purchase $50.00 or more and buy the November Stamp of the  month you can get another stamp set for 50% off!!

That is a HUGE savings!!  Time to get that stamp set you have been eyeing and has been on your wish list!!!  

Visit my website for more information!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Banner with Close to my heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Well my mom is getting Married November 4!  We just had her bridal shower and here is the banner I made using all Close to my heart products!   I am happy with the way it turned out and she LOVED it!

CTMH Products used:
Banners cut out by ARTISTE Cricut cartridge
Burlap ribbon
Waxy Flax
September SOTM
Leaves & Alphabet cut out by Art Philiospy Cricut cartridge
Almond Glitz
Water color brush to color in pumpkins and scarecrow

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Please let me know if you have questions or need some products!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

H2H Challenge - Pumpkin week!

This is a PERFECT challenge from H2H this week.  Make something with Pumpkins for Fall or Halloween!
Well my mom is getting married in just a few weeks so I made these cute little pumpkins as party favors for her bridal shower!   I used the Close to my heart NEW cricut cartrdige Artiste!  This cartridge also have TONS of cute little 3D treats, boxes and more to create!  So much that you just have to check it!  Go here for more info!  Artiste  

I placed little mini candy bars in the inside.   I used our burlap for the stem and waxy flax for tying them closed and adding some embellishments   The leaves are also cut out using the Artiste Cricut cartridge!  So much fun to be had!!
I also used my cuttlebug to emboss the pumpkins.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to Create and share with us at H2H !

( I need to give credit to the blog I found these cute lil' pumpkins on !   Visit to see more awesome ideas!~)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Flirty Card

Had a few minutes  to stamp today and needed to make a card.  
 All Close to my heart products used.

Paper- Flirty Paper Pack, Kraft cardstock
Stamps- Love Blooms (Flower and leaves)
NEW Artiste Cricut Cartridge- Image Shape and border
Embellishments -  Sparkles, Glitz glitter gel 
I took a peak at MOJO Monday for some sketch inspiration this week and "started" using the sketch with some changes.

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

H2H Challenge!!

We challenge you this week at H2H to make a card with a  NUMBER on it!!  

This was right up my alley since my niece is turning 7 and I needed a card for her.  I pulled out all Close to my Heart products and started to create!  

The NEW FLIRTY paper pack from Close to my heart was perfect for her as she is a girly girl!!  I LOVE the new Close to my heart ARTISTE Cricut cartridge and ALL the cuts and stamps are from that  cartridge.  Don't you just love the cupcake!  And the sentiment is perfect.   All these stamps used (cupcake, sentiment, and the star burst behind cup cake) come with the ARTISTE Cricut collection!! 

So Please join us by making a card with a NUMBER on it and sharing it on H2H!  Please be sure to use your Close to my heart products!

Please let me know if you have any questions or want products!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Stamp of the Month!

During October, get your crafty hands on the exclusive CTMH October Stamp of the Month: Very Merry Christmas for only $5 with your qualifying order.

You will notice all of the images are outlined in red.  The red lines are not
 part of the actual stamped image.  The red lines indicate that a 
coordinating shape is available on the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  Such a fun 
stamp set for the upcoming holiday season. 

Contact me today to get your October Stamp of the Month so you can get ready for the Holidays~!

Monday, September 24, 2012

H2H Christmas/Holiday Challenge!

This week with H2H we are challenging you to make something for the Holidays!   I choose to decorate a gift bag and add a small 3x3 card to go with it.  All of the products are from Close to my Heart.

Close to my Heart Products used:
Pear & Partridge Paper pack
Remarkable Wreath Stamp set
Designer Ribbon Green collection
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge used to cut:  Bird, Circle, Decorative Circle, Scallop border.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to play along with us at H2H!  Can't wait to see everyone's Holiday Creations!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Christmas Card with NEW CTMH paper

I have been super busy lately like most moms with a new school year and sports.  So I was so happy when I found some time to play with Mojo Monday Sketches !  Here is my Christmas card using this weeks sketch and all Close to my Heart products.

Products used: Close to my heart 
Pear and Partridge Paper pack
CTMH Cricut cartridge- Art Philosophy for the Bird, Circles and Scallop Circle
Mocha Pearls
Say it in Style stamp set  for "Christmas"

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 10, 2012

H2H Challenge - Create a "BIG" card

The Challenge this week on H2H is to make a "bigger" card.  Bigger then the standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.  I love cards of all sizes and had been  looking at a tutorial on splitcoaststampers I wanted to try.  It's called a circular side step card .  I started my card base as a 8 inch circle so my finished card is 8 x 4.  I used the Close to my heart paper  La Belle Vie for my card. 

Products used for my card are all Close to my heart unless otherwise noted:
Card Word Puzzle stamp -  Flower and Thank sentiment
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge-  Pink doily  and thank you sentiment shape
Sparkles, bling gems and Flutter Butterfly paper shapes
* Gray doily from Michaels

So join us over at H2H and make a "Big" card with Mostly Close to my heart products and be sure to share with us!!
Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dakota Birthday Card

I am lovin' this new paper from Close to my heart- Dakota!  Who am I kidding I love all of the products from Close to my Heart but anyways...............  I needed to make a birthday card for a teenage boy.  Hard huh?  I know!  
But with these papers I didn't go "cowboy" style but I felt it looked masculine and a little rugged so I am pleased with the outcome. 

I love the wood grain, hounds tooth and Bandanna papers in this pack.  I decided after looking at Vicki's card that it was a perfect layout for my card as well.   And I lifted it and tweaked it a bit.   I added some of the circle studs - Love 'em!  And a chipboard star inked just a bit.  Used "Just a Number" Birthday greeting sentiment.  Thanks for stopping by!!