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!!

Clearly the Best: Bend It, Curve It, Stamp It

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September News from Close to my Heart!

National Stamping Month
Every day is cause for celebration!
The brand new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book

September marks the official end of the golden days of summer and the beginning of autumn, with little golden treasures of its own. Whether it’s enjoying the turning of the leaves or the crisp fall breezes, autumn seems to bring with it countless opportunities for relishing the everyday moments that make life wonderful.

This year, the National Stamping Month stamp set gives you the images you need to do just that. The aptly named It’s Your Day stamp set is a double set of D-size stamp sets—two sets in one envelope—that helps you commemorate those simple, everyday moments. It includes 48 images, consisting of phrases, borders, and more.

You’ll also be delighted to know that many of the images coordinate perfectly with our new Cricut® Artiste cartridge for even easier stamping, cutting, and layering! At the start of a season that marks the beginning of school, holiday celebrations, and family time, the It’s Your Day stamp set is a must-have to document the wonderful autumn days.

The It’s Your Day double stamp set has a retail value of $35.90, but between now and September 30, the It’s Your Day set can be yours for just $5 when you place an order of $35 in full retail products. Our National Stamping Month double-stamp set offer is for a limited time, so act now to make sure you get a set of your own to celebrate every wonderful day of autumn and beyond!

Stamp of the Month: Fall Favorites
The best pick of the patch!
September 2012 Stamp of the Month: Baroque Borders

Find some of your favorite fall images in this adorable new stamp set. With a fun-loving scarecrow, plump pumpkins, and a Cricut®-compatible tag, you’ll find plenty of uses for this month’s Stamp of the Month set. Remember that it can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase. This is a pick of the patch that you'll want to take home!
Cricut® Artiste—It’s a Party in a Box!
Artiste jump-starts your party preparations
Join my Team in August and receive an adorable Close To My Heart bag for free!

The brand-new Cricut® Artiste cartridge knows how to party! Fifty themed keys with over 700 shapes including cute cards and 3-D projects galore add up to a staggering number of party favors, invitations, and decorations, all at your fingertips when you have the Cricut® Artiste cartridge!

As one example, take a look at the coffin-shaped treat boxes above. If you’re planning a Halloween party—or if you just want to make Halloween treats with a spooky flair—these coffin boxes are a snap! Here’s how to do it:

First, gather these materials:
  • Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
  • C1462 My Acrylix® All Hallows Eve Stamp Set
  • Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
  • 1243 Goldrush Cardstock
  • Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad
  • Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad
  • Z1701 Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment
  • Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
With your Artiste cartridge in place, load your Cricut® machine with kraft cardstock and cut the coffin by setting the size dial to 5 1/2" and pressing the “3D Object” feature key, then press the “Eek” key, which is the sixth key in on the bottom row. At this size, you can fit two coffins per 12" × 12" sheet of kraft cardstock.

Thanks to the brilliant coordination of elements on the Artiste cartridge, you’ll cut the lid to the box at the same size setting for a perfectly coordinating size and fabulous fit! Press the “Shift,” “3D Object” and “Eek” keys. Two coffin lids will fit on a 12" × 12" sheet of kraft cardstock at this size.

Next, before folding the coffin, stamp the diamond pattern image from the All Hallows Eve stamp set several times with Desert Sand ink on the coffin lid. Stamp the cobweb and spider images in Black ink. Follow the easy instructions on page 58 of the assembly booklet to put the box together.

Next, cut a 1/2" × 2 1/2" strip of Goldrush cardstock for each coffin and stamp the “Beware” sentiment on the strips. Trim a pennant edge on each strip and then attach it to the lid of your coffin using 3-D foam tape.

Finish your coffin by attaching a Black Sparkle over the spider’s body. Ooo! After filling the box with your treats, wrap the coffin lid to the base using a few inches of Black baker’s twine. Give to your favorite goblin or ghoul!

This is just one example of how the Cricut® Artiste cartridge can help make preparing for all of your parties and celebrations even easier! Check out the brand new Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit (page 14 in the Autumn / Winter 2012 Idea Book) for another great Halloween-themed party idea using this fabulous cartridge.

So visit my website today to Start Shopping!  And let me know if you have any questions!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Time for a Mini Card Challenge @ H2H

This week is all about mini cards!  We will challenge you to create mini cards smaller than a standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card.   Please use mostly Close to my heart products for this challenge!  
My "smaller" card is usually a 3x3 card.  I already had out my Close to My heart New paper "La Belle Vie".  And needed to make a few Thank you note cards so here you go.
The first one uses  the NEW Black stripped Grosgrain paper and the NEW Rosette Ribbon! Too darling!!  I added a sparkle in the center of each "rosette".  Black Hemp tied on the side for a "cinched" look.  And stamped Thank you with Card Word Puzzle sentiments.  Cute and easy!  

My second card is similar to the first mini card but I switched up the Focal image and used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the scallop.   In the coordinating stamps that come with the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge is this cute " Thank you " sentiment.  I stamped the Thank you two times. Once in Black on the scallop for the matching thank you stamp and again I stamped it in Blush for the center and popped it up on a pop dot.  Again super easy and all Close to my heart!!

At H2H, we love to see what YOU create, so let's go! Post your creation on your blog and link it at     H2H!  AND don't forget to check out our Design Team's blogs by clicking on their names each week.
Thanks for stoppin' by and Happy Scrappin' & Stampin'!