Friday, June 27, 2014

So Excited!

Getting lots of exciting news coming out of the Annual Close to My Heart convention being held at Disneyland this year ... a new Cricut cartridge 'Artfully Sent'!  (see youtube below) which will be available sometime in August (waiting on Provocraft to supply it so no firm date yet) ... new alcohol markers in 24 colours that are refillable and are being supplied to us from a company that is tried and true, ShiHan markers (a close competitor for Copic markers) and very reasonably priced ... lots of new Workshop on the Go kits and paper packs ... embossing powders are back ... pre-cut card and treat bag kits ... 5 new ink and paper colours and oh so much more!  Can't wait to share it all with you!

If you'd like a copy of the new catalogue, please let me know and I'll get it to you when I get it in.  There will be a cost of $4.50 per catalogue but if you place a minimum order of $50 after August 1st, I will reimburse this cost to you.

Reminder also, that pricing in the new catalogue is going up for Canadians so if there is something you'd like in the current catalogue that is being carried over, now is the time to get it.  You can shop 24/7 from my online store.  If the item is on the retiring items list, order now to avoid disappointment.

Have a wonderful day!

ps if you reading this via email, you'll have to go to my blog site to see the youtube :)

Tri-Shutter Card and Lollydoodle

Hello again - today's card is called a tri-shutter card and I used an svg file which I purchased from here and used it in Design Space - I also used the Lollydoodle Cardmaking kit stamps and paper to decorate it - it's pretty simple at the moment so I might still glam it up a bit.  I also used Cocoa ink.

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Big Hug

Love this card (lousy picture though, sorry!)!  Saw a similar card on Facebook and thought that I could certainly recreate it with our wonderful Cricut carts and I think I managed to do it justice, if I do say so myself!

Products Used:

Art Philosophy
Big Hug
Black ink

Dot Embossing folder
cased from here
1/2 kleenex cut in half

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 21, 2014


I love how this card turned out!

Products Used:

S1406 Kaboom - june sotm (only available until June 30th)
Indian Corn Blue
Blending Pen
3D Foam Tape

Melody Lane patreon Design Space file for 'happy birthday'

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Just for You


This is a stamp and embossing folder I got as a free gift when I bought one of the UK stamping magazines ... will have to go see which one it was ... at any rate, I wanted to practice my colouring again so this is what it ended up being.

I used our Glimmer Glitz (sadly retired) on the flowers to bling it up but could have easily used our Sparkles Assortment as well.

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!

Here is a quick and easy card to whip up - I used the You're the Best stamp set and just put all of the tools on a large acrylic block and stamped in Saddle ink.  I used the 'You're the Best' sentiment in Black ink.  'Dad' and 'Happy Father's Day' are stamped on separate pieces of paper, stamped in Cranberry ink, and then cut out.   I edged the pieces in Saddle ink and then attached with our 3D foam tape.

Easy peasy ;)

Have a great day!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Congrats Graduate!


Here is a graduation card that I've made recently ... I used the file from Design Space projects, 'Congrats' was from the Cricut cart Nursery Rhymes and  'Graduate' is from A1139 Congrats Graduate - a super set for the value, only 6.95 until July 31st*!  I also used Glitter Glitz (retired) on the graduation caps to bling it up a bit!  The jumping graduation svg is from here.  I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder for the white behind Congrats.

{*Watch for new pricing in the new Catalogue as of August 1st.  If there is a set you've been eye-balling, perhaps now is the time to get it because we've been told the prices for Canadians will be going up approx. 10% given the state of the Canadian dollar against the US dollar in recent months. Even with the cost going up a bit, I still believe you get the best value for your hard-earned money - our stamps are wonderful and easy to use!  UPDATE:  I've heard that the D size stamps will be $19.75}

 Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Retiring Items - get 'em while you can!

The retiring items list has just been released and all items are on a while they are available only basis (or until July 31, 2014)... if you wish to order, please order quickly so as to not be disappointed!  

Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring list
Item # Description
Z1789 Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed
Z1832 Spinner
Z1843 Irresistibles™ Frames
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes 
Z1858 Irresistibles™ Hexagons
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
X7170C Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
X7171C Sarita My Stickease® Assortment 
X7172C ProPlayer My Stickease® Assortment 
X7173C Babycakes Complements Canvas Shapes
X7177C Skylark Dimensional Elements Complements
X7178C Ivy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
X7179C Ariana Dimensional Elements Complements
X7180C Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
X7181C Jubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
X7182C Timberline My Stickease® Assortment
X7183C Lollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
Z1039 Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1835 Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
Z1961 Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892 Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894 Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z1895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
Z3002 Ariana Assortment
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
Z3004 Jubilee Assortment
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
Z3006 Lollydoodle Assortment
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1702 Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751 Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1826 Hollyhock Zipper Lace
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1343 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Cranberry
Z1344 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Hollyhock
Z1345 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Black
Z1348 WIP 12x12 Album- Chocolate
Z1911 Designed Décor Frame Kit
Z1874 Base & Bling Necklace 
Z1875 Base & Bling Cuff 
Z1876 Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877 Base & Bling Rings
Z1878 Base & Bling Headband
Z1195 My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6
Z1647 My Creations® Card Box
Z1797 My Creations® Bracket Frame
Z1868 My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
Z1870 My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
X1404 TrueFitFolios(5)
Z1820 For Always Textiles 
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1970 Skylark Textiles
Z1971 Jubilee Textiles
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker
Z2400 Marker Set: Twilight
Z2401 Marker Set: Crystal Blue
Z2402 Marker Set: Sky
Z2403 Marker Set: Juniper
Z2404 Marker Set: Sweet Leaf
Z2405 Marker Set: Buttercup
Z2406 Marker Set: Creme Brulee
Z2407 Marker Set: Sorbet
Z2408 Marker Set: Blush
Z2409 Marker Set: Smoothie
Z2410 Marker Set: Gypsy
Z2411 Marker Set: Pacifica
Z2412 Marker Set: Lagoon
Z2413 Marker Set: Topiary
Z2414 Marker Set: Pear
Z2415 Marker Set: Honey
Z2416 Marker Set: Sunset
Z2417 Marker Set: Cotton Candy
Z2418 Marker Set: Hollyhock
Z2419 Marker Set: Cranberry
Z2420 Marker Set: Smokey Plum
Z2421 Marker Set: Outdoor Denim
Z2422 Marker Set: Indian Corn Blue
Z2423 Marker Set: Ponderosa Pine
Z2424 Marker Set: New England Ivy
Z2425 Marker Set: Olive
Z2426 Marker Set: Goldrush
Z2427 Marker Set: Autumn Terracotta
Z2428 Marker Set: Barn Red
Z2429 Marker Set: Ruby
Z2430 Marker Set: Black
Z2431 Marker Set: Slate
Z2432 Marker Set: Whisper
Z2206 Reinker Blush
Z2210 Reinker Buttercup
Z2260 Reinker Twilight
Z2267 Reinker Crème Brulee
Z2294 Reinker Sky                                                                                          
Z2106 Stamp Pad Blush
Z2110 Stamp Pad .Buttercup
Z2160 Stamp Pad Twilight
Z2167 Stamp Pad Crème Brulee
Z2194 Stamp Pad Sky                                                                                        
Z2500 Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133 Marker Tower
1271 Cardstock12x12Buttercup
X5640 Cardstock12x12Blush
X5666 Cardstock12x12Twilight
X5754 Cardstock12x12CremeBrulee
X5761 Cardstock 12x12 Sky                                                                                  
X5936 Whimsy Cardstock Combo
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Packet
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
1514 Tombow Adhesive
1515 Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311 Circle Punch 1 1/4                                                                                  
Z338 Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit
A1130 Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
A1143 Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144 Birthday Cheer
A1145 Flowering Thanks
A1158 Doodle Signs (Hostess)
A1160 This Is Good (Hostess)
B1407 School Is Here
B1411 Greek Alphabet
B1425 Stitched with Love
B1426 Pick a Posy
B1446 Some Bunny (Hostess)
B1447 A Mother's Love (Hostess)
B1448 My Hero (Hostess)
B1451 Enjoy the Little Things (Hostess)
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1510 Merry & Bright
C1524 Words of Comfort
C1555 Count Your Blessings
C1563 Cityscape
C1572 On Holiday (Australia Only)
D1483 Glory To God
D1514 Just a Number
D1551 Swirls Around
D1557 Candyland
D1564 Maximum Power
D1583 Unicorn Dreams (Hostess)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom

Hello again,

Today's card was inspired by my friend's daughter's wedding and since I just got this new stamp set, I had to try it out!

The 'bride & groom' wording is from the lowercase glamour alphabet set.  The 'congratulations' and bride and groom image are from the set, The Happy Couple.  I forgot to write down the ink used for the background but I'm pretty sure it is Whisper and of course our Black ink.  The paper used is from our For Always paper pack which is now retired.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 9, 2014

'Birthday' Party Box Card

Picked up this Party Box svg this past weekend and played around with it today and actually managed to finish a card today!  It's a miracle!  There have simply been too many things going on here which has made it very difficult for me to settle down and focus on anything crafty!

Anyway, back to this, I ended up using a bunch of different things ... Dotty for You paper, Lollydoodle paper, Just a Number, Black ink, Holiday Red ink, White Daisy paper, Outdoor Demin paper, Sparkles Assortment, Skylark Scrapbooking WOTG ...

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Rosey Birthday Wishes

Good day!

Playing with my markers, trying to get my colouring better, and pulled out this set, Happy Valentine's, which was a past SOTM and coloured away ... I quite like how it turned out :)  

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Just a Number, a set I love, love, love!  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the image and our Black ink for the sentiment.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Happy June and Lovin' the start of Summer!

Hope the weather where you are has been as lovely as here - gorgeous!  I guess that's why we live in paradise!  Great way to start the month - here's hoping the rest of the month (and month's to come) is more of the same!

Today is the start of the new Stamp of the Month - Kaboom!

We also have a new promotion called Celebrate 30!  If you spend $50 you can purchase 1 of 6 special collections for just $30 more.  Each collection has a retail value ranging from $50 to $65 if purchased individually.

I hope to get back into the craft room soon - things are finally settling down and some quiet time is coming!  Just need to figure out how to get the sunshine into the craft room! LOL!

Here is one card that I have done recently - in my other post, I mentioned that I was asked to do 5 thank you cards - well one of them had to be re-worked so here is the new version of the last card in that post - I used the Cricut Explore for tbe background.  I used the Sparkles Assortment  on the card just to bling it up!  'thanks' is from Artiste.  Love how it finally finished up!  Hope all the recipients like their cards too!

Have a fabulous day!