Thursday, August 30, 2012

Balloon Wreath for a Birthday

Here is the video that I promised to make a while back.  I did make it but I was never able to upload it.  Now I can so here it is.
You can see it here too.

My First Video (this was a test)

Well here it is, my first Video.  I had one of my classes yesterday and set out some of my new products from Close To My Heart.  So I did a little video of what I set out.  I have never uploaded anything before let alone make a video.  Scary! to say the least.  I guess I need to buy software to add Titles, text, and music because I could not figure it out.  So if you know of a good one please let me know.  My camera is a Sony Handycan HDR-CX260V that I just got, I don't know how to use it yet either.  I am just jumping in and doing it.  That is how I roll.
Let me know what you think?  Constructive Criticism is welcome.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cricut Artiste Easy Instruction

Discover how to make accents, cards, and 3-D projects with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  Its easy to learn how with the new instructional booklet and assembly booklet!
You are going to love how this works.  It so easy and simple and you don't have to guess how it goes together.
You can order yours here.  Just Click on the Join in button for Aug. bottom Rt. corner. It will be shipped right to your door.  Its as easy as that and because you are ordering of $35.00 you can also get the double D-sized stamp set "It's You Day" for only $5.00 and the stamp of the month Baroque Borders for only $5.00 too.  It will prompt you at the end of your order for these 2 items.
What a great deal!!!  So get yours now and start creating.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New CTMH Alcohol-based Markers

Have you heard about the new Alcohol-based markers that we have from CTMH.  You won't believe you eyes.
You can create a smooth effect just watch this video to see how.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Love Your Layout: August 2012

Watch this short video using the new Avonlea Kit now available in Studio J.  This months Love Your Layout is on creating custom ribbon and using the new colors in you kit. 

Pretty cool tricks on how to use the ribbon don't you think?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

To Celebrate National Stamping Month in Septermber

CTMH is bring back the Double D stamp set in honor of National Stamping Month.  That means when you purchase a minimum of $35.00 in full retail products you will be able to purchase the  new exclusive Double D stamp set It's Your Day.  You will love it!  It is two D sized stamp sets in one envelope
This offer start tomorrow Aug 15th and will go until Sept 30th. and its full retail value is $39.50.  That's a great deal.
Let me know if you want one or just go to my website and click on the join button Rt hand side.
Don't be left out on this one..

Thank You Card for Teacher Appreciation Week

I guess I never posted this Thank You card that my DIL Jenn made for my Grandson's teachers.  She also added Flash Drives that she decorated.  You can see all the posts for Teacher Appreciation here. 

These cards used the Typeset, and Sonoma paper pack and the Cork letters.
Jenn worked so hard as the Room Mom, and helper for both kids classes everything she made or did was planned, organized, and decorated to the max.  Great Job Jenn!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Card Swap Aug 2012

We had a great time at this months Card Swap.  We all meet at Kathy's new house.  We got a tour of the large backyard and her new pool and patio.  What a beautiful home she has. 
When we share our cards we all have a story to tell about whether or not we like what we made and how our cards came to be and of course all the products we used to make them. 
We are all our own worst critics and laugh at what we think are wrong with our own cards.  This month everyone seemed pretty happy with what they made.
Laurie, Jeannine, Jodie

Debb, Erin, Kathy

Gayle, Michele, Judy

I just had to show you the inside too!

The stamp set she used went along perfect!  Don't you think?
What a great time we had such a good time.  The Card Swap was follow by a great Desert that Kathy made.  It was so good that it was gone before I even thought about taking a picture of it.
I can't wait until next month.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Stepping up your Stamping

In this short video you will discover new way of using the stamp sets in the Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie, Dakota, and Moonlight Kits.
You can see all the Workshops on the Go HERE.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Artiste Cricut Cartridge Cuts page 32

Okay well I got a little sidetracked but that is a good thing.  It's the 6th of Aug and I am only on the second page of cuts.  There are so many new things to share with you.  So let's get started.
Here are the cuts I made from page 32 in the Artiste Handbook.  The Card and Envelope are cut at 4", 2 tags cut at 3", Font at 1 1/2", flower and leaves at 1 1/2", Corner piece at 2". 
The Stamp Set I used on the Card is the Stamp of the Month for January 2013 Happy Valentine's S1301.  I use the water color pencils 3505 to color in the Roses and leaves.  I stamped the sentiment from 4 My Friend D1510.  The 3-D project is cut at 2" and stamped with this month's Stamp of the Month Baroque Borders S1208 with the new pigment mini inks set Basic Z2503 in Whisper.  You are going to love these.  You can see them here.  The Happy Birthday is from 4 My Friend D1510.
Here is the sign that I made from page 32 also.  I hung it around the neck of my soap bottle with some ribbon.  It is a bottle that I have had for years and put an olive oil stopper in it.  Now it is my soap dispenser.

The Accent 4/S piece is on the front of my card box holder here.
So all this is just on 1 key on the overlay.  All these images and we have only just begun. You can see that I did not do much to any of the cuts yet they are so cute.  The sky is the limit!
Keep checking back I am trying to post daily on what you can do with the New Artiste Cricut cartridge..  It is so amazing!!!!
Order yours Here  just click the Join button on the bottom Right.
Thinking of becoming a Consultant and join my Team now.  See all the information here it's a great time to join.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Spellbound Cricut Workshop on the Go kit G1040

You will get everything to create a Halloween Party for 8.  Watch this video and see what you can do.  **You will need to get the Artiste Cricut cartridge to be able to cut all this out.  So if you haven't got yours yet get it Here.  All the cuts will be on page 77 in the Artiste Handbook.
Everything is in one kit and you can get yours Here.  ** the Artiste Cricut cartridge is not encluded in this kit.

My reflections spellbound Paper Packet
My Acrylix Spellbound Cricut Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
Sunset baker's Twine (10 yards)
Foundry Pin Clips (set of 12)
Jump Rings (set of 6)
Instructional Brochure

**You will need to purchase the Artiste Cricut Z1790**  unless you already have one.

I have set up an online order so just click the Join button on the bottom Rt. corner here.  Or it will prompt you to join when you check out. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Artiste Cricut Cartridge Card Holder page 47

I love making Card Holders aka Magazine  holders.  I made this one to hold the 15 cards and envelopes from the Workshops on the Go Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit G1043. On page 47 in the  New Artiste Cricut Cartridge handbook is the Card Holder.  I used the Accent 3 key and the Accent 3/S key.  I cut this at Fit to Page which is 6".  I used the Pear & Partridge paper pack X7162B.  The outside of the box and the inside piece are from the same piece of paper but I use the opposite side.  So I just turned the mat and put it back in and cut the inside.  You also get an Assembly Instructions Booklet with your Artiste cartridge Yes! That is two booklets.  The card holder is on page 18 and it shows you where to fold and how to put everything together even where to place the glue.  It doesn't get much easier that that!
I made a flower from page 54 Accent 1/S at 3" from Hollyhock and sponged with Ruby.  I cut some of the flower off the new Colonial White Rosette Ribbon Z1800.  I cut the embellishment from Accent 4/S from Key Lime and sponged in Grey Wool (strange combo I know but I wanted to make it look old and it did).  I also use the new Burlap Ribbon Z1760, I love this and you will be seeing it on a lot of things.  I took this picture to early in the morning and the light was not right.  I will fill it with the cards and envelopes and take it again. This is so cute and what a great gift it would make.

For your convenience I have set up an online order on my website that you can join in on.  Just click the Join button in the bottom Right corner.  Your order will be sent out when you submit it.  Fast and Easy!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Space Party

Make everything you need for a little Boy's party.  Invitations, party hats, tags for favors...
Everything on this Video is made using the Artiste Cricut cartridge on page 68 in the Cricut handbook.
The tag is from page 38.
I am going a bit out of order but I could not wait to show you this video.  So here it is!

These are all so cute.  Lucky for me there is a little boy in our Family.  I bet he will love it.
Order yours Here.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Artiste Cricut Cartridge page 31

Here is a sampling of what you can do with the new Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge Artiste.
First is the 3-D Object the Purse that I showed you yesterday.  Here it is before I decorated it.  All these cuts are from page 31 in the handbook and the first key on the overlay.  You can see the card with the envelope, Accent 1 doily and the border, plus the purse and the tag.
Here is the purse all decorated.  I used the Fit to Page button on my Cricut Expression which made it cut at 3 1/2".  I cut the boarder (Accent 1/S) at 3/4" and the Doily at 3".  The Tag above is cut at 3".  I will be showing you that later when it is decorated.
The card and envelope are cut at 4 1/2" stamped in Twilight with the Stamp of the Month Baroque Borders S1208 and the Avonlea Cardmaking workshop flair C1527 from the Workshop on the Go Cardmaking kit G1041.  I will post all the cards and a cute card holder later.  So don't miss this one!
I used Twilight ink to sponge everything you see here.  I used second generation Baroque Borders to stamp the inside of the card with the same image.
I can't forget to show you the Display Album Page that Jenn made it uses 2 doily's Accent 1 and Accent 4 from the first key on the overlay and page 31 in the handbook...  See all the Display Album pages here.  As you can see there are even more images that can be cut from page 31.  Let me know what you think.

If you want a tutorial on anything I did just ask and I will post it too! 
This is just one key of the overlay.  I am going to have some fun with this cartridge.  How about you?
Order yours here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lots of New Things Going On

It's the first day of a new month and the first day of our new Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  I can't wait for you to see it.  So Here It Is  Let me know if you would like one and I will get it to you.  Price will vary depending on shipping so send me your Zip Code and I will let you know the total.
Here is the new Exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge Artiste.  What a great deal this is again you will get everything that you see for $99.00 plus tax and shipping
This cartridge has 700 images (themed projects, cards, fonts, shapes and 3-D items).  I will be posting what I have created soon.

Here is one now;  I will tell you all about this one in a post to come .  It uses the new polka-dot ribbon Z1802, and the new Colonial White Rosette ribbon Z1800.  The Doily,  Border, and the cute bag are from the new Artiste Cricut cartridge.  Don't wait get it now.

Wait until you see the new colors and ink's your going to love them!  Cute pie box too and yes it's on the new Artiste cartridge too...  See the Thanks on the card yes that's on Artiste too...  See all the new products here