Monday, October 21, 2013

Lovely Lace in Pinks and Browns

This week's challenge at Heart2Heart is to create something with a "lace" theme.  You can use actual lace, stamped lace, lace something up, etc.  The only rule is to use some CTMH product on your finished item!

I've had the Workshop on the Go stamp from Buzz and Bumble for a while now and only just ink it up.  I try really hard to use all my stamps as they come in - partially so I feel like I'm getting my money's worth out of my supplies (that's the frugalista in me) but also because sometimes your stamps surprise you (that's the artist in me).  The bottom lace panel on this card is a stamp that comes with the Artbooking cartridge but when I inked up in brown and repeated on the small piece, it took on a whole new look to me!
I used a combination of watercolor pencils, reinker and alcohol markers to color the flowers for this one.  

I hope you'll join us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week and create something "lacey" to share!  If you need to pick up a few CTMH supplies for your project, visit my online shopping site!

Stay crafty my friends!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Festive Friday Blog Hop - Snowflake YoYo Card

Welcome to our Festive Friday Blog Hop!  

If you have come here from Jamie's Blog you are on the right track!  This hop is circular so if you keep going around you'll eventually get back here.  If there are any links broken along the way, you can get the blog links by visiting Diane, our hop train conductor HERE.

For this month's hop I made a fun interactive YoYo Card using a snowflake design.  A couple of weeks ago I shared a video tutorial I made on this technique - to see how to make this card click HERE to watch my video!

Thanks for stopping by for our Festive Friday hop!  Now head on over to Mary Ellen's Blog and see what she has created to give you holiday inspiration!  

To shop for the products used to make this card, visit my shopping site here:

Stay crafty my friends,


Direct links to products used:
Paper - Colonial White CS, Wonderland (retired)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Holidays from the Heart Blog Hop! Season's Tweetings Card

Welcome to the Holidays from the Heart Blog Hop!  We are celebrating the wonderful products now available in the Holidays from the Heart gift guide.  To see the guide and the new products, click HERE.

For my project I used the new Season's Tweeting's Gift Bag Kit seen here:
The gift bags are awesome for small presents or treats for teachers and neighbors and I just HAD to have that fun stamp!  How cute is that owl and all the "tweet" sayings?  For this project I used the stamps along with our new Sparkle and Shine paper pack.

And here is the SPECIAL from Close to my Heart - order $100 in product from the Gift Guide/the Idea Book and you'll get one of the special starred items in the Holiday Gift Guide for free!  How great is that?  There is even a D size stamp you can get with a $100 order PLUS you can get the October SOTM for just $5 so you can get a bonus $30 in product for FREE with this special!  To grab some goodies for yourself, visit my online shopping site here:

Click on any of the images below to visit the participating hoppers for more inspiration. Check back each day until Sunday, Oct. 20th, as our hoppers continue to add new artwork. If you like what you see, leave some comment love!

This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters.  Please do not enter a linky if you are not a member of this group.  ALL are welcome to visit the hoppers and be inspired by the art we are sharing!

gift guide hop logo

Monday, October 14, 2013

Oh Snap! Belated Birthday Camera Card - October's FREE CCR file!

One of the many icons on our new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge is a fun camera shape used in one of the mini books.  When I saw that this week's challenge for Heart2Heart Challenges was to create a card with a shaped base, I knew this was the shape I wanted to use to create a belated b'day card with the "Oh, Snap" title on it.  I'll admit up front that I am way better at making cards than getting them in the mail on time so some belated b'day for my stash was just the thing!
I created the shaped base in Cricut Craft Room by taking two images, flipping one and welding them together at the top. The card is standard sized - 5.5x4.25" to fit into a regular envelope.
Decorated inside:

This cutie will be the free file for the month of October to anyone who purchases through me!  Place an order of any size and I'll e-mail you a copy of the CCR file set up to make a pair of these cards - cause if you are going to make them you might as well make two at the same time! This will also go into the Hostess Club CCR file drive for those lucky ladies who participate in my club - want to find out more about my club and how you can get all my files?  Click HERE.

I hope you'll join us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week and create a fun shaped card to share!  Shaking things up with a shaped base is always fun and with our Cricut Cartridges doing the heavy work, its easy as can be too!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty my friends!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Huntington 8 Layout Class - Local and Long-Distance Class Available!

Yesterday I finished up my Huntington 8 Layout Class and I'm so excited to share it because I LOVE the way it turned out!  These layouts are perfect for heritage photos, fall foliage shots, pumpkin patch pics and Thanksgiving family photos.

Purchase materials at my online shopping site here:

Huntington 8 Layout Class Materials List 
Item Number
Huntington Layout Pack
Huntington Stickease
Huntington Assortment
Pearl Opaques Mocha
Bronze Shimmer Trim
Burlap Ribbon (12” needed)

Additional Items Needed:
8 Sheets of cardstock (Olive, Desert Sand, Autumn Terracotta, Slate, Colonial White) = $5.35
12” Burlap Ribbon = $.70 (Local classes and pre-cut kits only)

Additional Tools Needed (Non-Consumables provided at the local class)
Artbooking, Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridges
Paper Piercing Kit (Z1114, $5.95)
Sanding Kit (Z1294, $3.50)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, $5.95)
Dye Inks for sponging:  Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Slate, Cashmere, Barn Red, Cocoa
Quilling Tool (Z1795, $7.95)
Sponge Daubers (Z726, $3.95)
Embossing Stylus

Pre-Cut Kit Option:
Individually bagged and ready for assembly :  $45 + shipping - order must be placed by October 15th

- all papers pre-cut and bagged by individual layout
- Huntington Stickease
- Huntington Assortment
- Mocha Pearls
- Bronze Shimmer Tape
- 12” of burlap ribbon 
Shipping is via USPS Priority mail - I will weigh for accurate shipping costs. All assembly instructions including detailed placement photographs will be e-mailed. 

CTMH Consultants:  Please see Consultant Kit Tab HERE for class license.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Winner, Winner!

As promised I did pick a winner for the Wonderful Fabulous You card giveaway yesterday but didn't get a chance to post it until today so to make up for it, I picked an EXTRA winner and will be doing two giveaways!

The first randomly selected winner is comment #6 from the blog post:

Blogger Kay Miracle said...
I like both sets but I think the miracle papers are my favorite

Kay, I already have your mailing address so I'll pop it in the mail!

The second winner is #9
Kelly Roberts said...
Paige, they are both beautiful But since I had a canary, I like the pinks with the yellow bird. You do beautiful work!
Kelly - Please send me a note to with WINNER in the title and your mailing address so I can send your Happy Mail!
A big thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered into my Happy Mail giveaway!  Stay crafty my friends!


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