Wednesday, October 14, 2015

December Daily

Recently, I attended the Close To My Heart Making Connections Event. The night held so many great business ideas, inspirational vignettes, masterful storytelling by Chief Communications Officer, Monica Wihongi, and some fabulous creative time.

Have you ever created a December Daily project? Recording the days leading up to Christmas is the fun of a December Daily. The goal is to capture the spirit of December one day at a time. The project below was designed by the CTMH Corporate Art Department and was so fun to put together!

Join me on Monday, November 23rd at 9 am and 7 pm. We'll put together all twelve pages (a cover, five two-page layouts and a back) in just a couple of hours. You'll go home ready to add your December photo memories and journaling. Please RSVP by 11/10. Total cost is $36 and includes:

  • Picture My Life White Pines Scrapbooking Program, Z3176
  • White Pines Complements, X7200C
  • Red Enamel Gems, Z3090
  • White Pines Paper to complete the cover and back, X7200B
  • Poppy Thick Twine, Z3094
  • Five Design 4 Memory Protectors, Z1951
  • One Top Load Memory Protector, 4110

Please bring: adhesive, foam tape, liquid adhesive and craft scissors.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October SOTM Blog Hop - Twinkle

Welcome to the Twinkle Blog Hop! Thanks for coming from Michelle Battitori's blog.

This set of 15 stamps is a must have for your holiday collection. And, that star circle border, hand drawn doodle and frame will be useful for lots of cards and layouts. Our blog hop is a big circle of 47 consultants. Enjoy the artwork as you hop around!

Supplies used:
  • White Pines Paper Packet, X7200B
  • Gold Glitter Paper, Z3076
  • Glacier Fundamentals Assortment, Z3102
  • Glacier Ink, Z2641
  • Cranberry Ink, Z2116
  • Champagne Ink, Z2174
  • CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Z3170

Now head over to Maureen OSullivan's blog to see her creativity with Twinkle!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Plate

I love making vinyl decorated plates to celebrate the seasons and holidays. I made this one for my lovely mom for her entryway. So quick and simple to do using my Cricut Expression!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

With Deepest Sympathy Card and Video

When we need a sympathy card, we often don't have time to run to the store or feel like creating a card when we're sad. I like to keep several sympathy cards on hand for those reasons.

Here's a quick, but sweet, card you can create using the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge and a few other supplies.

I made a quick video to show how to use our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers to create the "Monet-like" flowers.

Black "With Deepest Sympathy" sentiment card cut at 4.25" pressing the Sentiment, Shift, and "T" key. I trimmed it to 4" long and left it at 5.5" wide. I added a piece of 8.5" x 5.5" Hollyhock cardstock, scored down the middle for the card base (sorry, I think I said Sorbet in the video, but it's Hollyhock!).

You can choose how large and how "muddled" to make your circles.

Inside sentiment
Supplies used:

  • CTMH Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge, Z3168
  • Hollyhock Cardstock, 1246
  • Black Cardstock, 1386
  • Scrap of White Cardstock, 1385
  • ShinHan Touch Twin Markers, in:
    • P282, Peony Purple, Z2462
    • RP198, Tender Pink, Z2464
    • R5, Cherry Pink, Z2450
    • Colorless Blender Marker, Z2469
  • Sincere Expressions Stamp Set, A1146
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad in Black, Z2105

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!