Monday, October 28, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy

12" x 12" Merry & Bright Mini Album
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
D1558 My Acrylix® Washi Wonder
D1557 My Acrylix® Candyland
D1482 My Acrylix® Love Life
X7176B Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet
X7176C Sparkle & Shine Complements Dimensional Elements
Z1909 Sparkle Chevron Shapes
Z1910 Sparkle Holiday Shapes
Z1907 Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack
Z1864 Slate Striped Twist Ties
Z1861 Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Colors: Ruby, Smoothie, Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, Whisper, Crème Brulee, Blush, White Daisy

12" x 12" December Traditions Mini Album
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
B1412 My Acrylix® Perfect Fit–Holidays
D1557 My Acrylix® Candy Land
E1027 My Acrylix® Framework Alphabet
A1117 My Acrylix® A Typeface
B1416 My Acrylix® Keyboard Uppercase
D1555 My Acrylix® All the Details
X7176B Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet
Z1907 Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack
Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1864 Slate Striped Twist Ties
Z1861 Mini-Medly Accents Ruby Collection
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1701 Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1825 Kraft Keyboard Alphabet
Colors: Olive, Whisper, Slate, Juniper, Ruby, White Daisy, black

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Album Retreat Roomie Gift

This year I attended the Close To My Heart Album Retreat in Salt Lake City.

My roommate was Nancy,  we always best time together.  I wanted to make her something special and knew that the Sarita Paper would work wonderfully in an album for her.  This album was inspired by one I had seen at convention, but I don't know who made that one.

This Kraft album is so easy to work with and affordable for any occasion at only $5.95.  Mine has 9 pages but I think it could hold several more even with more embellishments.

The pages were cut with the cricut using our new Artbooking Cartridge. Preset the cartridge to cut at 8" and easy as pie I cut all the pages without changing anything, love how this new cartridge works.. I used various CTMH stamp sets and accents as well.

If you are interested in any of the items listed in pink you can click onto the item to get more information.  A new party will open on Nov 1st and you can join in. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide Blog Hop

 Welcome to my first ever blog hop.  The purpose of this hop is to introduce you some of the new product in our Holiday Gift Guide, available October 15th now through December  31 (or while supplies last).
It's a circle of CTMH consultants who want to share some special artwork with you.  If you have come here from Carolyn Johnston's Blog, you are headed on the right path.  If you get lost along the way you can find a complete list of the participating consultants here.

It's super easy to hop along with us - just click on the link at the bottom of this post to see what is next.

This Treat Box Card was made using the new 
Sparkle and Shine Paper Packet.
It's a fun way to give a little sweet gift along with the card.  In the box are 5 Hersey Nuggets each wrapped in our great B&T paper.  The stamp set used for the sayings is from the Stamp of the Month for this month and available only until Oct 31. 

Close To My Heart Products used are:
X7176B Sparkle and Shine Paper Packet
A1149 Trim the Tree stamp set
Z1910 Sparkle Holiday Shapes
S1310 Scandinavia Wishes Stamp of the Month, available only until Oct 31.
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1732 Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Z1906 Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Z2170 Ruby Stamp Pad
Z1471 Ruler
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit
Z1514 Tombow Adhesive
Z1151 3D- Foam Tape
Various Clear Sparkles

Non CTMH Products
5 Hershey's Nuggets

The template for this treat box came from Splitcoaststampers, Treat Box Card.  I cut the opening using Cricut Craftroom.

Post it Note Holder
This second item I wanted to show you that the Sparkle and Shine Paper Packet can be used for something besides Christmas.  I am sure you have seen Post it Note Holders before using a slanted acrylic frame, but frankly they are really flimsy.  So I decided to use our new Designed Decor Flip Stand, I used the rings to hold a pen, and tied it on so you wouldn't loose it.  This stand is meant to use for a little table top album.  I have one made with Frosted and Huntington papers that you can take a look at.  Anyway, if you decide you don't want to use it as a Post it Note Holder after awhile you can always just make a little album and use it that way too.

Close To My Heart Products used are:
X7176B Sparkle and Shine Paper Packet
Z1896 Designed Decor Flip Stand
Z1906 Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Z1829 Glitter Paper
Z2170 Ruby Stamp Pad
Z2173 Slate Stamp Pad
Z1335 Licorice Opaques

Non CTMH Product
Gray Chiffon Ribbon
Gray Post it Notes
RSVP Pentel Pen

Now hop on over to Lynn Como's to see her fabulous work.  Visit all the Consultants participating in the hop and get some great ideas for the Holidays and beyond.  Remember most of the items in the Holiday Gift Guide retire at the end of the year, or as supplies last.  You can click here to order directly from my site or contact me at  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Holiday Card Class

Here are 6 of the cards I will have available for the Holiday Card Class this year.The top card features the new paper from the Holiday Gift Guide and the Santa stamp.  Check out the sparkly washi tape on it.
The Scandinavian Wishes card is our stamp of the Month and was inspired by one that consultant Karen Pedersen shared.
The Merry and Bright card was inspired by a talented consultant Brenda Rose.
The snowflake layered card was inspired by another amazing consultant Mary Thompson and the Santa card was inspired by an ornament Mary made.
The bottom card is all mine.

The class is now closed.