Friday, September 30, 2011

Grandest year yet

Several days of gloomy weather last week made me create this card, to brighten the day. Lots of fun colors!
Hope your weekend is very colorful!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

More lost Halloween cards

More from the Halloween cards submitted to Paper Crafts. The above card uses the Color Ready Kraft boarders (I painted them with green paint) these are on the "while supplies last" shopping list from Close to My Heart

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Etsy Store Sale

I am having a Sale over at My Etsy Store-------> look in the side bar for the link.
Mini Albums and Mini Album Kits prices have been cut in half.
I NEED more can one person have a whole room for Scrapbooking and not an inch left to put anything?

Milk cap

Not to long ago I was at the local antique store, one of my favorite things to do is stroll through the isles of the store and look-I almost never buy anything, but I love to go non-the less!
This trip I did buy something, a bag of milk bottle caps! I used one in this card that I think really made it fun! I love that it says Morton Texas, that is less than 50 miles from here!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Love U

The CTMH Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy, is full of SO many wonderful shapes--for this card not only did I cut out the heart, I also cut out the circle dollie! To finish off the card I added a great cork letter from Close to My Heart.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Believe Workshop on the Go

When Saturday, Oct 8, 2011
Description Believe Workshop on the Go Class
Date: October 8, 2011
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House Please
RSVP & Pre pay by Sept. 26
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive

Cost: $29.95
Believe Level 2 Paper Pack
Believe stamp set
Chipboard stars
Olive Mini Medley Accents
Workshop booklet and CARD Instructions
($35.00 including tax and shipping)

Add On Suggestions:
My creations card box (z1647)
Holiday Pockets (Z1486)
Red Sparkles (Z1326)
Countdown stamp set (B1390)
Total $52.75 (total including shipping and tax $61.63)

Friday, September 23, 2011


The typeset canvas stickers from Close to my Heart are just wonderful, and work well with the current trend of ABC's and 123's this season. For this card I used the flash card as the focal point and added some flowers and leaves cut with cricut and stamped with coordinating stamp sets.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The lost halloween projects

Most of you know that I do a fair amount of submitting to Paper Crafts magazine, well because of the amount of time it takes to publish a magazine they call for projects a odd times of the year.
The point being that I found a whole picture folder full of Halloween project that have never been on the blog. The down side to that is that some of the products I used from Close to My Heart are retired, but maybe they will inspire you to create something anyways.
These projects feature the Hooligans product line. You can find a few of these items still available in the "while supplies last" section from Close to My Heart

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shape Cards

The new Cricut Cartridge from CTMH has a lots of great shaped cards, and I think this shape is one of my very favorites! I used the piercing tool to make some stitching marks on the outside edge of the card, which I think really highlights the shape of the card.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Book Review-Outlander Series

By far, these are the BEST books I have read in a very long time! You can read all the descriptions about the story here.
I am head over heals in LOVE with Jamie Fraser, in fact I am sure that no man could ever live up to him--ha, ha I say that as if he is a real person and not a character in a book!
This book is filled with Sottish history, and I enjoy history of all kinds, but my knowledge of Scotland and it's history was very limited. So ever so often I would have to Google battles or kings to find out who or what happened.

These books are thick, 900 pages or more per book-but don't let that sway you from reading it. The are worth every page!! And you will learn something about history as well a read a love story that will make your heart flutter!

The author loves a cliffhanger!! And there for after book one, I couldn't stop thinking about what happened, so I HAD to read book 2. Well the end of book 2 was worse, and I sat in the chair crying, I don't mean a few tears, I mean full fledged sobbing...... so I immediately downloaded book 3!! I am not real good with waiting.

The end of book 3 left everyone safe and happy, there for I decided it to be a good stopping point for the time being. (Not that I can even stop thinking about the characters)
There are 4 more books after these in the series, and the author is currently writing the what she says to be the last book in the series now due out in 2013. So I am going to read the next books a little slower, like I said I am not great with waiting and a cliffhanger that required me to wait for a year may just kill me!!

I will warn you, there are some pretty gruesome battles described, along with some sex and rape. I think these scenes are meant to make you relate to the characters and love them even more-it worked.

If you have read these books, email me, I would love to chat about them (I am almost positive that everyone in my house is very tired of hearing about Jamie Fraser, they just don't get it)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sonoma Workshop on the Go

Sonoma Workshop on the Go
Class Date: October 1st
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House
Please RSVP & Pre pay by Sept 19th
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive

Cost: $29.95
Sonoma Level 2 Paper Pack
Sonoma stamp set
Pewter Mini Accents
Round Sponge
Workshop booklet and instructions to make 6 cards
($35.00 including tax and shipping)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tiny Paint Card

I found these mini paint cans at Micheal's back around Valentines day, and hadn't got around to using them till now. I covered some chocolates and stamped them with sentiments from the Blue ribbon stamp set. Fun little gift!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

You did it!

A fun and easy card using the Typeset paper, stamps and embellishments from close to My Heart! I think this would be a great card for graduation, all A's on the report card or even a job promotion!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

100% Awesome!

While at convention in July I only snapped a few pictures of Artwork, because I ordered the Convention CD. This card is one of the ones I took and I just fell in love with it. I cut out the fun ticket shape on the Cricut using the Art Philosophy cartridge. I paired it with a cardboard circle accent and a wooden button.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

10 things

10 Birthday wishes for someone!! How fun! I used the Typeset paper pack and the 10 things stamp set from Close to My Heart! For the inside I used the Lucky workshop on the go stamp set and the numbers from Month by Month set.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Silly Bands

I had this package of Letter themed Silly Bands that had been hanging around for awhile. I don't even remember why I bought them, sure it was for something important :)......
I decided to use them in a treat bag with a bag topper. I used the fun Typeset canvas stickers to accent the bag topper.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Taffy Treat

Late last month was my Dad's birthday. Here is a little sweet treat and the card that I sent him.
I found the old fashion taffy at World Market here in town.
I created a slip cover for the box to dress it up some. I use the Typeset Canvas stickers-so fun to use and they add a great touch to any project.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stamp of the Month Class Tonight

Stamp of the Month Class Tonight!!
at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by the morning of so I can have can have your supplies ready

Come on over and get your Fingers Inky! Each month I will feature a card using the Stamp of the Month. All of the supplies you need to create the project will be included.

At the end of the class we will have shopping time and each person in attendance will need to place a order of at least $9.95.

This is a great way to build up your supplies and make a great project!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Good Times

This month the Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart-Limited Edition is great for Scrapbooking, as well as card making!! Here is a fun card I made using the tag stamp from the set. One of the great things about that tag is that you can cut the shape using the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Inspired by...

When I saw the below card in the current issue of Paper Crafts, I knew I wanted to recreate it using the new Chipboard numbers from Close to My Heart-I have a cousin turning 32 in a few weeks, this will be the perfect card.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Paper Bag Pocket using Pair-a-Phrase

Happy Labor Day Everyone!
Today I have a video for you! Last week I posted this project using a paper sack as a pocket, I had several request for how to make the bag, so here you go.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge gift bag VIDEO

Here is a video on how to make the small gift bag from the CTMH cricut cartridge.
Have a great weekend!
ETA: to answer some of Karens questions-
There is no standard to set the dial at, you can cut whatever image you want at whatever size you need. If you are using a 2 part image then you need to leave the dial at the same size for both pieces, the very smart people at provo craft have figure out all the details so that the cut correctly.
As for the boarders-I am guessing what you are saying about tricking the machine is correct, unless you have the gypsy then you can manipulate the shape sizes.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

FREE Cricut Class Tonight

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011
Free Cricut Class
at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by the morning of so I can have can have your supplies ready

This will be a monthly class where I show you how to use the new Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to My Heart along with the match stamps! 

So come on and join the FUN (and get that Cricut out of the box) It’s 100% FREE to come!