Monday, August 24, 2015

A Pet Sympathy Card

Sadly a couple of friends recently lost their beloved pets so I made a couple of cards for them - hope they like them :)

Products used:  Artistry cartridge, Cocoa ink, A1146 Sincere Expressions, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Glue pen, 3D Foam tape

Give your furry friends an extra hug today.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Do These Make Me Look Too Cute?

I'm seriously in love with Artistry!  This is a layout I did in an afternoon using the overlay cut from Artistry and the alphabet as well with one of my favourite photos of my daughter from years past.

I used Heartstrings (retired), Black cardstock, glue pen, corner rounder and white gel pen.

One tip is that that I used painter's tape to carefully pull up the words from the cutting mat, added glue and then added it to the layout.  Also I purposely made the title not straight because it is impossible for me to do anything in a straight line so I didn't!!  Ha ha!

Have a great day y'all!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

You're the Cat's Meow

Had some fun stitching and creating this card, using of course, Artistry!

I used Artistry, Hopscotch paper (retired), our wonderful Stitch Guide and Foam Mat.  The sentiment is from Friendly Pets.

Have a meowy-great day!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Happy Birthday!

I've been in a creative slump lately, too tired I expect, but after a visit with my upline recently, I felt a burst of creativity hit, inspired from one of her cards.

This is my card and am trying to use up product that is retiring so I used Confetti Wishes.

The 'happy birthday' is from our newest Cricut collection Artistry, which as I use it, I'm loving more and more!  I also used our Corner Rounder punch and our Glue Pen.

Hope this card makes you smile, it sure does me :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

An Artistry Coffee Card ... or two ...

I saw this blog post and immediately had to try myself ... here is what I ended up doing ... I love Artistry!

Products Used:

stamps from the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection
Glitter Glitz glue

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Life is Worth Capturing

I just wanted to share this wonderful video put out by Close to My Heart which showcases why we work to create and save our memories.  Let me know if I can help you do that!

In the meantime, enjoy!  

(you might have to go the blog directly to watch this video)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

An Artistry Birthday Project

As I mentioned in another post, my hubby's birthday was recently and I just couldn't get the card right for him ... then I discovered the Artistry had a great font which I ended up using.

Also discovered a neat trick that I'll share with you ... I cut the wording out on my Cricut but before it came off the mat, I put some painter's tape over top and really burnished it hard against the cuts.  Then very carefully, I lifted it off the mat, and in the end, all the letters were on the painter's tape exactly how I wanted to place them on the card.  Then I moved the tape to the card and burnished it down onto the card.  I didn't take any photos unfortunately so hopefully you get what I'm meaning.  In a nutshell, I essentially used the painter's tape as transfer tape, if you're familiar with using vinyl in your Cricut.

The running shoes were a sports font I got from, as is the runner silhouette.  I also used some assorted washi tape and sequins and Glitter Glitz glue (sadly retired).

On the inside of the card, I used the Artiste cartridge and cut out a gift card holder.  Oh and I also used the Dot embossing folder to emboss the front and part of the gift card holder as well.

It was a fun card to put together!

Have a grand day!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Another Artistry card using the SOTM Framed!

I used our sample image of the Stamp of the Month, Framed, for the inspiration here and love how it turned out!

I used Pacifica ink and Cranberry ink, the Artistry cartridge cut at 1.75" for the sentiment tag, the Artbooking cartridge for the overlay, and miscellaneous scraps of paper (Confetti Wishes is in there too, soon to be retired) cut with a 3/4" and 1/2" punch and glued to the back of the overlay.

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Artistry Card

This card is kind of a sneak peak from the new Annual Inspirations catalogue coming out September 1st since I cased the card from an image in it using the new Artistry cartridge - ok, I'm not gonna lie ... I'm gonna love this cartridge! Can't wait to really get going with it!

Here is the card and the CTMH products I used with it :)

I'm still building up my cardstock so don't have all the colours yet (still trying to use up what I have!) but I do have all of the colours in ink pads (except the brand new ones coming out) so I improvised and coloured the white cardstock to the colours I wanted.  The background was simply putting the ink pads directly on an acrylic block and then stamped directly to the paper.  The overlay was cut from Artistry as was the banner and flower ... the sentiment was one of the new stamps you get with the Artistry collection stamped in Lagoon and coloured in with a Shin Han marker.

I'm in love!

Products used:  Lagoon ink, Sunset ink, Goldrush ink, Honey ink, Pacifica ink (and even though I took the picture with the Cranberry ink, looking at the card now, I'm pretty sure I didn't actually use it in this project!), Y222 ShinHan Touch Twin (Golden Yellow) alcohol marker, Artistry cartridge, designed in Design Space,  3D foam tape, mini-glue dots, Glitter Glitz glue (retired)

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Birthday Card

This was a front-runner for my hubby's recent birthday but it didn't make the final cut (that'll be future post) but I thought it was pretty cool so I'm sharing it today with you :)

Products used:  Liquid Glass, Hat's Off (Hostess set), Cocoa ink, Stitch Guide and Foam Mat, misc sequins and curvy blade/cutter

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

You Make Me Smile


Totally lacking mojo these days (too tired I expect) so have been viewing other's work, for the most part, to inspire me ... today's card is no exception ... loved the original but as usual, I cannot make anything exactly the same!

Products used:

Arrow embossing folder
Artfully Sent cartridge
For Always paper (retired)
(pinwheel cut is from Home for the Holidays - Spring)
(black sequin is from stash)

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Artistry Cartridge Images

As promised, here are the images on this cartridge - all are so amazing I cannot wait to get going with them!  I've also set up a Pinterest page where you'll find tons of inspiration on how to use this wonderful cartridge!

Have an amazing day!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

An Artistry Special from Me!

Well I'm just so excited about this cartridge, I had to post again today!

I've decided to run a special (my 1st ever!) which is only available through me.

Order your Artistry bundle through me here (or the digital version here) and as a bonus, only available through me, if you order it through my website from now until 5 pm, August 20th, I will give you - for free - a new colour CTMH ink pad of your choice (new colours are Eggplant, Pomegranate, Poppy, Sapphire, Peacock, Fern and Saffron)!  Once you place your order online, I will be in contact with you about which ink pad colour you'd like me to order for you on September 1st.

I'll be posting the cartridge images in a separate post so that this isn't too long!

Have a wonderful day!

August Stamp of the Month, new Paper and best of all, new Cricut cartridge!

As you may already know, our current Annual Inspirations catalogue is being extended an additional month to the end of August.  By doing that however, it may seem that there is a Stamp of the Month set missing ... well the good news is that there will be an August Stamp of the Month, it's just not in any of the catalogues!

Here is the fabulous set in all it's glory and the link to it.  It is the last one that will be available at current catalogue prices ($19.75 or $5.00 with a minimum qualifying $50 order).  

You will note that the images outlined in red are to be cut with our brand new Artistry cartridge which is also available on August 1st!  So excited for this cartridge!  Price is $117.95 or if you just want the digital version, $93.95. Both versions come with 3, D-size stamp sets as well as a package of the Enchantment Colour family of cardstock.  

And lastly, available today, CTMH is going to make one of the paper collections in the new catalogue available a whole month early, Zoe.   

A full list of what is available today is as follows:
  • Cricut® Artistry Collection (Z3167)
  • My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet (X7197B)
  • Zoe Complements (X7197C)
  • Zoe Assortment (Z3082)
  • Coral Shimmer Trim (Z3088)
  • Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles (Z3123)
  • Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit (G1096) and accompanying online supporting materials
  • August Stamp of the Month (S1508)
  • Zoe Studio J® Kit
  • Zoe Studio J® Limited Edition Express Collection (Live until September 30, 2015)
Enjoy your day!