Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cricut Artistry Blog Hop

It's time for the latest CTMH Cricut cartridge reveal! Welcome to the Cricut Artistry Blog Hop, where you'll be inspired with all of the amazing projects you can create with the brand new Artistry Collection, exclusively from Close To My Heart!


Thanks for coming from the talented Jen Rubio's blog.

The Cricut Artistry Collection now comes with the Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack (with seven new colors!) and three coordinating My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets. All for just $99! Better still, you can get it half off by hosting a qualifying Gathering where you'll share CTMH's great products with your family and friends.

Last week, I was on the amazing island of Key Largo, vacationing with my family and friends. We had a blast! This photo of my sweet husband and I out at dinner one evening shows just how relaxed we felt.


To make this layout yourself, my Cricut Artistry cuts were:
  • Background triangles in Whisper are Background on the <p> key, cut at 11.5" high (p. 20 of the booklet).
  • Black cardstock background of "the Good Life" is Shape on the <y> key, cut at 2.6" high (p. 16 of the booklet).
  • White Daisy cardstock "the Good Life" is Shift, Shape on the <Y> key, cut at 2.4" high (p. 16 of the booklet).
  • Black cardstock background on the diamond title shapes is Shape on the <Father> key, cut at 1.94" high (p. 40 of the booklet).
  • White Daisy cardstock diamond title shape is Layer on the <Father> key, cut at 1.73" high (p. 40 of the booklet).
  • Pear font "key largo" was cut at a height of 0.93".
And, here's a list of all materials used:
  • Cricut Artistry Collection, Z3167
  • Zoe Paper Packet, X7197B
  • White Daisy Cardstock, 1385
  • Whisper Cardstock, X5929
  • Black Cardstock, 1386
  • Pear Cardstock, X5764
  • Black Shimmer Trim, Z1809
  • Zoe Assortment, Z3082
  • Baker's Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment, Z1921 
  • Aqua Dots, Z1853
Head on over to Lauren Moore's blog to see her fantastic Cricut Artistry creation!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Framed - August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the August SOTM Blog Hop. We're one big circle, so you can hop all the way around to see all 51 consultants' creative ideas. Thanks for hopping over from Jeanie's blog!


Framed is a set of 12 stamps and is only available in the month of August.


The three frames in this set can be used with Close To My Heart's new Cricut cartridge, Artistry (available to order NOW!).  The top frame can be cut at 1.75", the second at 2" and the third at 1.25".

I never have enough thank you notes, so pulled this one together rather quickly, using the new CTMH color, Peacock, and a piece of the Houndstooth B&T paper from the new Zoe Paper Packet.



Supplies used:
  • Framed (August SOTM), S1508
  • Cricut Artistry Collection, Z3167
  • Peacock Cardstock from the Cricut Artistry Collection
  • Zoe Paper Packet, X7197B
  • White Daisy Cardstock, 1385
  • Dot Embossing Folder, Z1924
  • Ruby Exclusive Inks stamp pad, Z2170
  • Goldrush Exclusive Inks stamp pad, Z2123
  • Sequins Gold Assortment, Z2012
  • Honey Triangles Washi Tape, Z1931
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors, Z1836
  • 3-D Foam Tape, Z1151
Now, it's time to hop over to Jenny's blog and to see her artwork.

Remember, you can only get Framed until August 31st from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, or by clicking here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Personalized Cups

Next month, my family and I are heading to Key Largo with some dear friends. As a thank you for getting the place, I made these fun cups for the adults.



I found the Contigo cups at Target. They have a super tight lid so you can shake up drinks in it. And, they're insulated, which will be awesome in the Florida heat. The main reason I chose them though, is that they're smooth and just begging for some decorative vinyl!


I used my Cricut Explore to design the vinyl, which I'd purchased in a pack from Pick Your Plum.

Now, all I need to do is choose a favorite beverage!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Simple Minion Cards

My son just celebrated his 11th birthday with friends at the movies. What did we see? Minions, of course!

Writing thank you notes is a requirement in our family. I know, some think it's old fashioned, but I believe it's teaching my kids about gratitude. If someone takes the time to give you a gift, you can make the time to show your appreciation.

Using my Shin Han alcohol markers (sold by CTMH, naturally), I whipped up these cards in just a few minutes.



Bello and tank you are Minionese for hello and thank you (if it wasn't obvious enough)! I used the old Cocktail Alphabet stamp set for the lettering (one of my all-time faves). Those little cupcakes with Minion twinkles were a big hit with the kids, and simple, too!


For family members who didn't come to the party, I made the above cards.

Can you tell how much I love the Shin Han alcohol markers?!? They're so awesome at giving some fast color to a quick project.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jump On It July



During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! That is a savings of up to $17.95! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer.


Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!

Visit my website now to place your order and start getting your free stamps now!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ice Cream Dream - May SOTM Blog Hop

I SCREAM YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! Sorry for yelling at you, but I'm kinda passionate about ice cream. If you are, too, then this set of seven stamps is for you!


Thanks for coming from Maria's blog. This hop is one big scoop, I mean loop, so make sure you visit all 50 CTMH Consultants for some ice cream inspiration.


I decided to make a tri-fold card. It's cut at 4 1/4 x 10 1/2 and scored at 3" and 7". I just love this Blossom Paper Packet, but haven't had much time to play with it yet. I love these Sunset and Pear colors together...reminds me of one of my favorites, Orange Sherbet!



Now, go satisfy your cool cravings at Vicki's blog! Remember, Ice Cream Dream is only available until June 30th from your CTMH Independent Consultant or from me, here.



Thursday, April 30, 2015

May SOTM Blog Hop - Just Sayin'



HELLOOOOOO!!! Sorry, I've seen Mrs. Doubtfire on television too often lately (can't you hear her now?). Anywho...welcome to the May SOTM Blog Hop, Just Sayin'. Thanks for coming from Gina Brandstetter's blog.


This is a cutie patootie set of 14 stamps. I can't wait to add those little sayings and icons to some layouts. But, I've been participating in an awesome card swap this year and Just Sayin' was my assigned stamp set for a card. Gotta admit, I freaked a little at first. But, I love how it turned out, especially with all of that new product from Close To My Heart's Seasonal Inspirations 2!

                   

I used my super awesome CTMH Score Board with the little arm pushed in so I could score on the diagonal. Ya can't do that on the Martha Stewart one, folks! Then, I flipped my card around, scored on the opposite diagonal to create the square pattern and sanded away.

Supplies used:

  • Just Sayin,' S1505 (only available in May 2015!)
  • Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 (#20), 9042
  • White Value Pack Cards and Envelopes, X254
  • Score Board, Z1937
  • Jackson Paper Packet, X7195B
  • White Daisy Cardstock, 1385
  • Sanding Kit, Z1294
  • Sponge Daubers, Z726
  • Thin and regular 3-D Foam Tape, Z2060 and Z1151, respectively
  • Oceanside Sequins, Z3041
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine, Z3039
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z2195
  • Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z2114
Head over to Alyson Mayo's blog to see her artistic creation. Did you get lost on the hop? Find the complete list of 50 hoppers here.