Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thank You!

Here's a sweet thank you card using the A True Thank You stamp which you can purchase, starting tomorrow, for just $2.95!  I also used the Stitched Together stamp set which I am beginning to love the more I use it!

Products Used:
Artbooking cartridge, pg 75, Photo Mat 2, cut at 4.25", real dial size (tag)
Stitched Together (flowers and border on tag)
misc cardstock
1/2" circle punch for centre of flowers

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Swing Card

This swing-card was so easy to put together once it was all cut out, using our Artiste and Artbooking cartridges - gotta love quick and easy!

Products Used:
Artiste Cartridge, pg 52, shfit Accent 3, cut at 5.5" (card); pg 48, card, cut at 2.5 (circle)
Artbooking Cartridge, pg 65, Title (celebrate); pg 65, Border and shift Border (star explosions); pg 64, Border (star border); pg 87, shift <wish> (wish)
Chicken Wire Cuttlebug embossing folder
A Chocolate Affair - August stamp of the month (cake) - watch for a special deal to be announced in August regarding the Stamp of the Month!
Perfect Fit - Birthday
Black ink
scalloped circle punch

New catalogue starts in just 2 days (August 1st)!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Stamp of the Month for July


Just a reminder that the July Stamp of the Month is set to retire after July 31st so if you are wishing to get this, place an order for $50 and get it for $5 or just order it for $17.95!  Either way, it's a great deal!

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Welcome to the Neighbourhood!

Here's a card that I'm going to give our new neighbours to welcome them to the neighbourhood ... 

Products Used:
Art Philosophy cartridge
Pg 61 font cut at 3/4" and 1/2" for the black borders
Pg 42 tag shift cut at 3.25 (I think) for the house tag
Burlap ribbon, ends cut off and then cut in half lengthwise
Black ink
SU You're my Type for the sentiment
Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder

Also, just a few reminders:

new Autumn/Winter catalogue starts next week - August 1st! - so if you are wanting any of the retiring items, July 31st will be the last day to place an order for those and many of them are gone already.

The Let's Get Patriotic sets will not be available after July 31st so if you are wanting those, please order them before then.

The 1/2 price Work the Workshop canvas decor special will also end on July 31st - place an order before then and get the canvas kit for only 19.95!

Have a great day!

Friday, July 26, 2013


Playing around today and was inspired by the card in the new catty ... here is my version

Quick cards - Bountiful Season
Burlap ribbon (used the edges trimmed from the ribbon)
Chocolate ink
Desert sand ink

old CTMH paper - sorry, I don't know what it's called
Artbooking {real dial size}
ribbon: cut at 1/2" pg 44 shift icon
grateful: cut at 1" pg 72 title
mini glue dots

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday meets Artbooking!  I'm so loving this cart!!!!

Products Used:

Artbooking pg 86 Border 1" [real dial size]
Happy Birthday embossing folder
SU! Scalloped border punch

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Buzzing with Good Wishes

A friendly little card meant to cheer someone up or it can be a birthday or congratulations card as well!

Products Used:

Quick Cards- Bumble Bee
Washi wonder (an upcoming Hostess stamp set, available August 1st)
Chocolate ink

Have a great day!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Black and White Christmas

This was an attempt to get the background to fit the whole card but while I failed in that endeavor (though not giving up!), I did salvage it to make this lovely Christmas card.

The inside says "Happy Holidays"

Products Used:

Art Philosophy cart, pg 62 cut at 2.25
Perfect Fit - Frames
Black ink
Perfect Fit - Holidays
Silver Shimmer Trim (I didn't use ours as I'm still trying to use up what I have before buying more but it looks the same from what I can see!)
Artbooking cart,  pg 66 cut at 5.5 shift overlay (trimmed just a tiny bit on each of the long ends to make it fit the 5.5" card front)

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Live the Sweet Life

This was a fun card ... my colouring skills need some upgrading but I think it turned out sweet ... not sure what's up with the camera at the moment but this is as good as it gets for now.

Products Used:
Stitched Together
Sweet Life (this month's Stamp of the Month set)
Autumn Terracotta
Desert Sand
Sweet Leaf
Liquid Glass

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Age is just a number ...

Age is just a number ... yours will remain unlisted

Ha ha!  Loved making this card but the camera doesn't like it much - looks way better in real life!

Products Used:

Just a Number
Artiste pg 55 cut at 1" accent 3
Distressed Backgrounds
Desert Sand

Have a great day!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Christmas in July!

I've been hearing Christmas ads all over the place and couldn't figure out why but then clued into the saying Christmas in July!

Ok, that must mean it's time to start working on Christmas cards but it's way to early to even think about those yet so I started out simple (though it's 23 weeks away for those who are keeping track, lol)!

These two were quick to put together and I quite like how they turned out!

Products Used:

Perfect Fit - Holidays
Art Philosophy - pg 23, Tag @ 1.5" for the belt buckle
Square Lattice embossing folder
Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder
Gold Stickles

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lovely Fabulous You card!


While waiting impatiently for my new Artbooking cart to arrive, I found a youtube that I loved so decided to try to re-create the card and it was an 'aha' moment for me too 'cause it made me think about the cuts on the cartridges differently too.

Anyway, here is the card:

Products used were:

Whisper ink
Fabulous You stamp set

Art Philosophy:
Pg 33 4" card
Pg 67 3.5" shift font layer
pg 67 shape10 at 2.5 and 2.75"

Liquid pearls
Memento black tuxedo ink

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Save those Pennies!

I did a technique I haven't done in years and thank goodness we hadn't gotten rid of all of our pennies yet!  I did a spinner card and it was so much fun!

Products Used:
Artiste cartridge
Pg35 banner shift accent 4 - .70 and .80
Pg 32 flower accent 3 - 2"
Pg 46 button shift accent 1 - 3/4"
Pacifica ink
Just a Number
A Flowering Bunch (retired)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hello Sunshine!

Another new Artbooking card!

Products Used:

Artbooking cartridge 'sunshine' Pg 52 shift title cut @ 3/4"
'sun background' Pg 52 real dial size shift overlay cut @ 5"
'hello' cut @ 1"
Pg 39 border cut @ .50
My Sunshine (retired)
Autumn Terracotta

Have a great day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

I Scrapped ... and it was SO Easy!

I haven't scrapped in a long while, particularly paper scrapbooking!

The new Artbooking cartridge is simply amazing and this page came together very quickly!

I'm gonna love this cart!!!

Here's the page:

Products Used:

Artbooking cartridge
pg 82 overlay @ 11"
      Photomat 1 @ 11"
pg 83 allstar @ 11"
pg 79 arrow shift border @ 11"

Square Lattice Embossing folder

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Artbooking - First Project!!

First project made with the new CTMH exclusive Artbooking cartridge, available August 1st!  If you want it too, give me a shout!

It may seem that it is all geared up for scrapbooking but here's proof that it will totally work for cards too!

Products Used:

Artbooking cart
pg 49 @ 1.5 sweet
pg 50 @ 3.25 icon giraffe real dial size
Pg 51 @ 1.5 title little one real dial size

Desert sand for the giraffe edging
Swiss dots embossing folder

Have a great day!

Artbooking Booklet!

Here's a copy of the CTMH exclusive Artbooking cartridge booklet that is popping up all over the internet - I've put it into a handy-dandy pdf file so that it is easier to print if you want.

Mine arrived just the other day and I can't wait to see what I end up creating with this fabulous cart!

If you want your copy, let me know!  It is available to order August 1st!

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sweet Little Bird

Playing with my Cricut some more and found a card in one of our catalogues that inspired me so here's my quick attempt ...

I used the Art Philosophy cart, pg 43 for the card, shift, cut at 4".  The bird and wing were cut at 2", using the shift key.  I then stamped the bird using Diverse Backgrounds and stamped 'Wishing You Well" from the Say it in Style set, using Desert Sand.  I then 'stitched' using a Tombow marker (992).  I punched some greenery for the bird using the Martha Stewart punch.

Have a great day!

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Slice of ...

I've been having some fun with my Cricut lately, trying out some new things - here I made this slice of cake which could be used for any number of events!

I used the Artiste cart and cut the cake at 6".  The flowers were cut at 3" and rolled.  I edged 2 of the flowers with Gypsy ink to give the flowers more pop.  The greenery is a Martha Stewart punch.  I then added black ribbon around the edge of the top of the cake box.  I used a stronger adhesive to hold it together since I don't want it falling apart when it is filled with something delicious!  LOL!

This could be fun filled with birthday candy or a special anniversary gift ... whatever you wish!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Another Father's Day card

Yes, I know Father's Day has come and gone already this year but I just love how easy the Artiste cart makes creating wonderful cards and I couldn't help myself!  Plus this is just another example of easy peasy!  This would also make a great birthday card or co-worker office celebration card ... let your imagination run free!

The card was cut at 5-1/4", the tie was cut at 5-1/4" and the Happy Father's Day was cut at 1".  There's even a pocket that I could have cut out but didn't in this case.  Also, I think next time I make this (which I will!), I will emboss the tie!

I used Distressed Backgrounds to stamp over the Happy Father's Day cutout to bring it out more and I used mini-glue dots to hold the collar down.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hello Ladybug!


I was just looking at a lovely book called Cricut Expression by Cathie Rigby and loved, loved, loved the ladybug card - this one I've made using my Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut carts from Close to My Heart!

I really love how it turned out!  I might add some glitter to it still ... 

Art Philosophy:
black hello - 1"
black 'j' - 1"
black circle -1-3/4"
black circle - 1"
red circle - 1-3/4"

green grass - 3/4"

I used a hole punch for the 6 - 1/4" circles.

Birds and Swirls embossing folder

Have a great day!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Stamp of the Month for July is ... Sweet Life

It's July (finally warm and sunny!!) and the livin' is easy ... and this month's stamp set is Sweet Life!

If you place an order for $50 in product, you can get this lovely set for just an additional $5.00!  If you want just the set, it is $17.95 which is still a great deal!  Remember it is only available until July 31st!

I'm looking forward to doing some playing with this set - it will give my colouring skills (or lack of them!) some practice!

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Work the Workshop


Sorry that I have been MIA all week - busy work week with, just for fun, a bit of a medical emergency thrown in!

Anyway, here is the latest special from Close to My Heart ... good through the end of this month ... it looks like a great deal to me, especially if you are looking for a one of a kind home decor item that is totally personalized!

Have a great day!


50% off Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit

July 2013 Constant Campaign: Work the Workshop
Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required! From July 1– July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.
Shop online or contact me to place your qualifying order and take advantage of the savings today!
*Offer valid July 1–31, 2013 while supplies last. No qualifying purchase needed. No limit per order. No refunds or adjustments on product already purchased.

Here's a link to see what you get with your kit!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Card Class - Finally!

Happy Birthday Canada!

We finally had our For Always card class and the ladies did not disappoint!  As always, they are so creative and put their own twist on the cards ... here is just a sampling of the cards ... well done ladies!

I should have taken a picture of the wonderful gluten-free cheesecake that was brought but I was too busy eating it to remember to do that!  LOL!  I did also make some yummy cookies for the class - truly simple - 2 ripe bananas, 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal and I added some craisins.  Mash, mix and put 12 blobs on the parchment covered cookie tray.  Bake for 12-15 mins at 350 F and voila, yum cookies!  I threw the rest into the freezer and if I ever just feel a craving for something cookie-like, they will be there!

Anyway, sorry, got side-tracked ... if you'd like to purchase the For Always cardmaking Workshop on the Go, (or the scrapbooking workshop on the go kit) you have only until July 31st.  After than, it will just be the paper pack that is available for the next catalogue period (to Jan 31st).

Have a great day!