Friday, January 31, 2014

Simply Inspired CTMH New Idea Book Blog Hop

Don't you love it when a new Idea Book comes out!

If you arrived here from Blythe Shupe's blog you are in the right place.  If you get lost at any time you can find a complete list of hoppers at

Pop-Up card Box

I found the directions for this fun and really easy Pop-Up Card box on Splitcoast stampers and had to try a couple of them.  It was really very easy to make.
This Valentine's box is for my sweet hubby of 37 years, Gary! He has been so wonderful putting up with me all these years I decided he needed something special this year.

I started with X7128B Timberline paper packet.  The base of the box is made using the Twilight cardstock that comes in the kit.  I then decorated it with patterned paper from the same kit.
I used Wild About You, Stamp of the Month, to decorate the inside and outside of my card.  This fun set is available only during the month of February. The lopsided hearts and saying on the front of the closed card are Cricut compatible with our Art Philosophy Cartridge. The Be Mine on the card was made in Cricut Craftroom also using the Art Philosophy Cartridge. The stamp pads used were:  Slate, Barn Red, Twilight.
Accents used were Aqua Dots and Black Sparkles.

Now head over to Diana's to see more new products and Ideas. 

Here is another Pop-Up card box I made.  This one uses the beautiful Ariana Papers.
It's my Happy Birthday to Me card for this year when I hit the big 65!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Card Kit with Sneak Peak New Product

Look at this fun new paper, called Lollydoodle.  I think my favorite new paper in the Spring/Summer IdeaBook from CTMH.  This is the new card box, comes white you decorate the way you want.
Included in my kit is:

My Creations Journaling Card Box - Box is covered front, back, sides and top
6 Envelopes and Card Bases
Pre-cut Cardstock and Lollydoodle papers for box
Pre-cut Cardstock and Lollydoodle papers for 6 cards
Pre-cut Cricut images and stamped sayings for 6 cards
2 - Happy Birthday
2-  Thank you so much
2- Have a Wonderful Day
Pre-cut Cricut flowers
2 Black/Gray Epoxy Bubbles
6 Aqua Dots
6 Flamingo Dots
12" Gray Chiffon Ribbon

Cost:  $24.00 USD
Kits ordered by Feb 15th will be shipped on Feb 20th.
Kits ordered after Feb 15th will be shipped on March 5th.
Questions about kit, please email me at

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It feels like Love

 This 3-D heart frame was shared with me by fellow CTMH Consultant Joanne Walton.  I recreated it in Cricut Craftroom.  It is in a white 12x12 frame I got a Michael's.  Each of the flowers are made with folded hearts and topped with Cricut cut Art Philosophy rolled flowers.  It looks great in my office.

New catalog is live on Saturday February 1st:

Sneak peak into new papers, loving this Lollydoodle paper packet.  I love this box card with Hershey nuggets wrapped with more paper.  I improved the pattern by adding additional 1/2" to the flaps sealing the openings top and bottom, so it can be opened and closed.  No more tearing up the box to get the candy out.
If you are interested in the CCR file for cutting the hole in the cardstock to make the box email me at  It cuts only the hole for the base box and the patterned overlay.  Not the whole box.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cloud Nine

January is National Paper Crafting Month!

This year Close To My Heart had a fun, trendy Card kit to celebrate.
The kit makes up 10 standard cards and some left overs.
$15 with a purchase from the current catalogs of $35.00

Cloud Nine Card kit includes:
Stamp set
B&T Duo
Lagoon c/s
Honey c/s
Die-Cut sheet for those fun images
1- roll Gold Polka Dot Washi tape
1- roll Team Shimmer Trim
1- pkg Durable Triangle Shimmer Trim
10 cards and envelopes
Instruction Sheet

The group I belong to did a blog hop featuring this fun Kit.  I did not participate but I sure want you to see what they came up with.  You can start anywhere on the list below.

This is what the kit looks
like when completed per

My friend Jean Johnson
used Laughing Lola to
make another version,
I copied! 

Washi Wonderland