Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Artfully Sent for Easter

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I was getting some cards ready for the Grand kids and I started pulling up the Easter cards in the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  There are quite a few so I started with this one on page 41 it is the Happy Easter Sentiment card code #M100C45 if you have an Explore.  I also cut the Decorative piece from page 54 of Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to go on the inside to cover up the opening.  I colored the Happy Easter with our ShinHan twin touch makers.  Then I added the tic marks around the edge with our Le Pen and added some Ribbon and bling.

I use the Hopping By D1633 stamp set because all my grand kids love to color so this stamp set is perfect for them. They can color it all in and I am sure they will.  You can see it on page 25 of the Seasonal Expressions Catalog.  This catalog is only available until March 31,2015.  So if you see something you want you will need to order it before then.  But not to worry we have another Seasonal Expressions 2 starting April 1st, 2015.  Of course our Annual Inspiration catalog is still good until Aug 31, 2015.

Don't forget that when you order be sure to Join in on the Fundraiser for the Relay for Life Clayton and I will donate 20% of what I make in sale for this great cause. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Tablescape and Decorations

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Since Easter is just around the corner so Jenn and I changed out our Tablescape and Hutch decorations for that.  We gathered things from the greenhouse and that we had in other parts of the house for the top of the hutch.  The Rooster usually sits on the counter top  and the pot with the hydrangeas along with the white plate are from the windowsill in the kitchen.  The cruet was my grandmothers and I love being able to use it.  The 2 garden pots are are from my Greenhouse.  The orchids are not real but they look like they are.  You have seen the 2 candle holders on my Dinning room table and they were hand made by my friend Dee Dee.  The white wire wrapped jar  was a hostess gift from my cooking club gals. We had that on the St. Patrick's Day table last time.  I really love how it looks.  It gave some much needed height to the hutch since that wall is high.  Yes we move it to a new spot.

Here is the Easter Tablescape.  Jenn went through the Easter box and pick out the things you see here. I told you between the 2 of us we had quite a collection of milk glass and you can see more of it here. I love the bunny's under glass.  Lol!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, March 27, 2015

Clayton Relay For Life Fundraiser

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Just want to let you know that I will be doing a Card Class for the Clayton Relay For Life Fundraiser in April. More details will be coming soon.  Keep April 18th  10 am - 12:30 pm open on you calendar.

Here is what we will be making.

Keep checking back for all the details.  Hope to see you there.  I will be donating my time and supplies for this class and any sales that result from this class I will give 20% back to the Clayton Relay. You can see all the products here Come join us and have a great time.
Contact me at

Here is the location

St. John's Episcopal Church
Parish Hall
5555 Clayton Road, Clayton 94517

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My Crush™ on Crafting

Have you found My Crush Books yet?  Take a look at this video and see what you have been missing.

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You can see them all or order yours here!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Welcome to Spring Card with a Sneak Peek to the next Catalog

 I think I say this every time but the upcoming catalog is good one.  You are going to love it.  This is just one on the new stamp sets and it's called Happy Everything. This one will be available on April 1st. no fooling!
Don't forget

Because our stamps are clear and pliable you can fit the to different shapes.  Here I bent it to follow the the banner shape then I applied the block on top.

I love the Pint then Cut on my Cricut Explore.  You can see how beautiful the Butterfly is.  I cut the honeycomb shape from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  I use the hide contour and and randomly took out some of the honeycombs.  I really liked how that looks.  The doily shape is cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge and so is the banner shape.

It really is a pretty simple card and not much to it.  But I like the way it came out.  How about you? 
The Butterfly looks like he is ready to fly away.  Humm I think I see another project in my mind...

All products used were Close To My Heart.

Cardstocks are Sweet Leaf, Sunset, Honey, Glaiser
Inks are  Black, Glaiser, Sweet Leaf
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Fast Batik Card using CTMH C1607 Someone Special

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I love Batik fabrics and when I saw this stamp set C1607 Someone Special I knew exactly what I would make with it.  It was a very fast and easy card to make.  I just stamped off the overlay flower and used the 2nd and 3rd generation on the card

I used Gold polka dot Washi tape and some bling.  I stamped the flower both the mat and the overlay on a separate piece of Daisy White along with the leaves then I just used thick 3D Foam Tape behind the flower and the thin behind the leaves.  I sponged around everything in Sunset.  Then stamped the sentiment and that was it.  I backed it with Black and then placed it on a Kraft card.  I put everything that I used in the picture.  Well I guess I forgot the paper trimmer!!!  But really that is it.  

Inks are
     Honey, Sunset, Olive, Black

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mini Album

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...At Christmas we used the Yule Tide paper pack to make this Mini Album  but Tess use Snowhaven and other papers from her stash to make this for a time friend.  I love what she did.

Here it is open and what a great job she did.  It has lots of pockets and tags.  She used heart for her tag holder.
I love it when my friends bring me things that they have made. I have been trying to put them on my blog to share them with you too.  Great job Tess keep it up.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Cricut Explore and Vinyl

This is a project that Tess made.  How fun is that.  What a great gift to give or to get.  Her Son's girlfriend turned 21 and so she made this for her.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Graphic 45 Time To Flourish

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Brenda one of my friends made a star card made with Graphic 45 Time To Flourish paper.  I love how it turned out.  Brenda wanted to make it so she could use year after year.  I suggested a pocket that she could slip a calendar in and out of.   Here is what she came up with.
The cover

Here is the pocket she made that holds the calendar.  Now she can just change the calendar each year.

Here is why it's called a star card.

Friday, March 13, 2015

KARD Swap for March

Here are all my cards that I am taking to this month's card swap.  For a change I was done early.  Can you guess this month's theme it is Teddy Bear.  Mine is cut with me Cricut Explore.  I used the pint then cut feature on the Bear and the Bee.  I love those feature.   You can use this on any image you just use the flatten icon and you then have a print the cut image.  It's so easy!  You should try it. I printed them out on Colonial White cardstock.

I did a Google image search for the bear tag.  They had 12 different ones so that way everyone will get something different. I just printed them on copy paper and cut them out by hand. 
The bling is from CTMH and the stamp set  is
The banner is from page 66 of the Cricut Artiste cartridge

I was not able to go to this months card swap but here is what I got back.  I don't have any info on any of the cards but they are so cute and all so different.  Sometimes it is just fun to set them all up and enjoy them.  So here they all are.  If you want any info on them let me know and I will get it for you.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Birthday Card made with my Cricut Explore by a 4 year old

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...My Granddaughter turned 4 last month.  I needed to make her Birthday card and I wanted to try the penny spinner.  So I watched a bunch of YouTube videos and this is my take.  Well actually it is her take on it.  I started with the birthday category in Cricut Design Space 2.0.  She loved the image Layer Birthday Cake #M47691 Smiley Cards.  I decided to start with that so I then used the circle from Art Philosophy I ungrouped the circle and made the actual circle large enough for the card.  I then took the border circle and put it were I though it should go to be the cutout and then used the slice feature to make the cutout where the spinner would go.  Sounds confusing but it is very simple.  I will make a how to video on this one.  Leave me a comment if you want the video.
The Balloons are Balloon #M4429F Birthday Bash I used the flatten feature so that I could just print then cut them out because she wanted those colors.  I laid out some white twine and let her run my ShinHan markers over the twine.  One color and then another until we had enough for each balloon.  Then I just tied them with a piece of white twine and made a bow.
She pick out all the colors for each thing and colored her own background just the way she wanted it. Even though they are not colors that I would have pick she loved them and that is good enough for me.  I can't wait to see what she does as she gets older.

On the Sunday morning after her birthday she called me and says "guess what Grandma!  What I said.  I am 4"!  Why yes you are!  She was very excited
Here is her finished card and she loved it.  The cake spins around by itself and also spins around circle

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Table Scape

My DIL Jenn and I have started to do a table scape for each month.  Here is our March St. Patrick's Day table scape.  We have a lot of fun crafting together.  I cut out and put together the pot of gold and she cut out the Leprechaun foot prints and the Good Luck with the shamrock in the frame.   Jenn gathered things that we had like the cake plate.  We use that for just about every occasion.  I have a set of 3 of them.  We change out the ribbon as needed this time we use a Close To My Heart Sweet Leaf ribbon.  The green is the perfect color.  The Rooster usually sits on our counter top.  The glass jar with the wooden lid was a hostess gift from my Cooking Club.  Jenn and I both have quite a collection of milk glass and the Tea cups are gift's that I and my Granddaughter have gotten over the years.
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Jenn used Green Glitter paper to cut out the Good Luck and the Shamrock.  She used a make it now project with the Cricut Design Space.  The Leprechaun foot prints are the cutest thing ever.  The gold frame I pick up at a garage sale (best find ever).
The pot of gold is also cut out with the Cricut from the make it now projects.  Its not easy to put together but once I did it made it worth it.  The pinwheels are part of the project too I added some Close To My Heart buttons from my stash and some embroidery threat too.  Our Close To My Heart paper is double sided and so I just use some scraps from my stash.  I attached the pinwheels to gold striped straws that I have and cut them off a different heights.  Did you see that Leprechaun run across the cake plate!  Luckily he left behind more prints.  #makeitnow, #CTMH, #madeitwithmycricut.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Pocket Function

Want to see how to use the Pocket function on you Cricut Artfully Sent cartridges.

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Whether you love making cards, or scrapbooking, or paper crafting you are going to love this and it is just one of the functions on the Artfully sent cartridge.

You can get yours here!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Distressing Tools

Distressing can be a fun, fast and easy way to change up the look of your projects.  Take a look at this video and see just how easy it really is.

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You can see them here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Punches & Corner Rounder

Be sure to check out this video with just some of the things you can use Close To My Heart's punches and corner rounder for.  Take a look and see!

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You can get yours here!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Choose Happy March Stamp Of The Month

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...You will not want to miss out on this Stamp Of The Month S1503 Choose Happy.  This is a very versatile stamp set you can use it as a black and white or you can color it in to match what ever you are working on.

You can see a quick video on  S1503 Choose Happy!  Lots of frames you can use and some borders too.  You even get a couple of flourishes.  It even has a date: stamp so you can put a date on anything you want.

 Don't forget that when you purchase $50.00 worth of product you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.  Regularly it is $17.95 so that is a big savings.  You can order yours here!

Here it is used in a cute album

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wow it's March already

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Well here we are in a new month and this one is going to be a fun one.  To start it off  when you join my Team the Stampeding Hearts in March you will receive a FREE shoulder Tote.  I have this one and I love it.  The color, the feel, and the charms are perfect.  But wait!  that's not all...
 You will also have the opportunity to earn the Rolling Tote for free as well.  Want to know more about this?  Check it out here

Want to join my team?

Now is a great time to join, we have so many events planned this year.  I would love to have you come along.  Who's ready for some fun!  Our first event is in May so sign up now so you don't miss out.