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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Butterflies in my Life CTMH/ Artiste

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...With all the rain and storms coming this week I guess I just needed a few Butterflies in my life.  We are supposed to be getting 12" or so of rain this week and that is a lot for us. 
Okay enough whining and on to my card.  I saw this on Pinterest and just had to make one.  I created it in my Gypsy by selecting the card shape and the the single shape itself.  If you want to see how just leave me a comment and I will make a video.  It is hard to explain but very easy to do.
You can see how the card was cut.  All products used are Close To My Heart.  I embossed the stamp A1120 Quick card Butterfly, you can see it here.  The branches and leaves were cut with the Art Philosophy and the Artiste cartridge along with the flowers and the butterfly.  I sponged with Sunset, Sky, and Twilight.  I use the Brown and Tan sparkles in the center of the flowers.
If you need to order anything just click on the Shop with Me button or here. 

You can use the CCR to do this as well but I don't always have an internet conection so I rely more on my Gypsy.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Right Tools Make All the Difference

Discover how easy crafting can be when you use the perfect tool for your project.  Whether your creating 3-D Flowers, applying rub-ons, or writing on chalkboard sheets, there is a tool for you.  Watch this short video and see.




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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I just want to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  Hope your day is a fun one with all your loved ones.
Here are some of the decorations that my DIL Jenn and I made.
 Thank you for stopping by.

Clearly The Best: Re-vamping with Overstamping

Watch this short video and learn how to make your stamp images jump off the page with overstamping.  This is a layered stamping technique to add artistic flair to you projects!




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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stamps and Dimensional Elements from the Cricut® Artiste Collection

Make your cut-out and artwork stand out.  Watch this short video and see how.



If you haven't gotten yours yet you can order it here!


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

I just found out that my entry in the H2H challenge made Top 10

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I am very excited to find out this morning that my entry in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge made Top Ten.  You can see it here.   Just scroll down until you see my name Michele.
This is the very first time I have won in any Challenge.
Here is the link to the story on my blog
Thanks again for the new badge on the Right side of my blog for Top 10 Winner. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cricut® Cards and Envelopes

In this video you can learn how to cut both Card and Envelopes with one setting and have them match perfectly.  You are going to love how simple it is.


See I told you it was easy.  Now go and give it a try you will have lots of fun creating these and more.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Clearly The Best: How to Kiss—with Stamps

Learn how to kiss... with stamps!  This video will show you how to use this easy technique.  You can use this clever and unique design on your stamp image for a more customized look.  Let me show you how!
Have you every tried this before and what did you think?  Let me know









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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Card Swap Group Nov 2012 Video

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Here are the cards that everyone made for our Card Swap. We meet every month and have a great time. This month was my turn to host the group. You can see all the other ones here!
Sorry for the photo but my Nikon got dropped while we were in Disneyland last week and the lens was sheered off so I have to use my long lens only. It doesn't quit hook up right either. I had to stand at the other end of the room to be able to fit all the cards in.
Not sure what to do about my camera now?????
I made a short YouTube video so you can see them all up close.

                   
Thanks for stopping by.  Leave us a comment and let us know what you think...


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Friday, November 9, 2012

Pigment vs. Dye base Inks

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Here is a video that tell you the difference between Pigment inks and Dye base inks.  Watch it and get some great tips and tricks on when to use which ink.
See now you will be able to get the look that you want.
You can get yours here!
 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Give Thanks

This is the card that I made for our Nov. card swap group.  Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I am using this card in Mojo Monday Card Challenge,  Heart 2 Heart ChallengeFantabulous Cricut Challenge.  I was inspired by the photo this week and the sketch.  We had just come back from Disneyland for Halloween.  What a great time the family had.  My Mom 92, my Son his wife, my Daughter and all 3 Grand kids, my Husband and myself.  We were 4 generation literally from 1 to 92.  I was realizing how grateful I am that we love to all be together and how close we all are.
We ate at the Rain Forest Cafe in Disneyland one night; we make it a point to go there every visit.  The kids love all the things going on with the waterfalls, lighting and thunder as well as all the animals.
You can see the Pumpkin Box here.


While we were there I heard from a very close friend that her Granddaughter was just born and had to have surgery right away. So sad for someone that small to go through all that and the family too! Little Shelby has been in our thoughts and prayers. She is doing great after her surgery.
I have so much to be Thankful for in my life. This card is just a little reflection of that.  So the Give Thanks was the perfect saying for this card.
Sorry for the long story but I just wanted to let you know how truly Thankful I am.

All products are Close To My Heart

Cardstock:
Lagoon, Colonial White, Black, Sunset

Inks:
Twilight, Black, Sunset

Ribbon:
Seam binding Ribbon sponged in black,

Bakers Twine:
Sunset

Sparkles: Brown & Tan Assortment

Cricut:
CTMH Artiste cartridge

You can order everything Here...
Thanks for stopping by!
 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holiday Ornaments with CTMH, Cricut, and Art Philosophy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Make your own handmade ornament with your Cricut and CTMH's Art Philosophy.  Watch this short video and lean how.
Did you think it could be that easy?
You can order what you need to make them right here!
 

Friday, November 2, 2012

CTMH Monogram Magic

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...This video show you just some of the things you can make with this very affordable monogram stamp. 
You can see them all here.
These make great gifts or Stocking Stuffer too.  Just in time for the up coming Holidays. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Victorian Tea Light Lanten Video

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Here is a short Video on the Victorian Tea Light Lantern that I said I would make. 
Don't forget to only use a Battery Operated Tea Light. 

 You can see the lantern lit up here and the post.
Want to see other things I have made with Tea Lights?  You can see them here.