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Monday, November 21, 2016

November Kard Swap

Our November Kard Swap theme was Thanksgiving or Fall.  I did mine using the CTMH SOTM from September S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure.  I just love the Fall colors and all the Holidays that come with it too!
I had given out all my card from our swap before I took pictures of all of them.  So you will only get to see my mine.  Sorry about that!  Things just happen so fast sometimes or maybe my brain is just working slower these days.  I know you probably know the feeling.  Well some do anyway.  LOL!

Here are the cards that I made.

Here is the stamp set I used S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure.  Every month is a different stamp set and you can only get it for that month.  If you spend $50.00 or more you can get the SOTM for only $5.00.  This stamp set also has coordinating Cricut cuts from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge Z1906 for the leaves and the pumpkin.

I sponged the Leaves with Saffron, Poppy, Goldrush and Topiary to give them that Fall color look. The pumpkin is stamped with Goldrush.
The Wheat is cut our in Desert Sand and the sash in Glacier
Paper Pack  
                   Z3254 Enchantment Fundamentals
                  1273 Desert Sand
                  X5770 Glacier

Ink
                   Z2850 Fern
                   Z2653 Pomegranate
                   Z2155 Topiary
                   Z2652 Poppy
                   Z2651 Saffron
                   Z2123 Goldrush

You can see other Fall cards I have posted here
 Thanks for stopping by!                 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Thanksgiving Scrapbook Ideas

Getting ready for Thanksgiving?  Well this video is for you.  Yes it has scrapbooking cuts and cuts for cards.  A little something for everyone.  Who doesn't love a fall wreath.



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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Sending Sunshine Scrapbook and Card

Here is a fun video showing you all the cuts you can make with Key 7.  I just love the Cricut Flower Market cartridge Z3285 and this video shows you just one of the reasons I love it.  Take a look and see it for yourself.





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Monday, November 7, 2016

November Card Class

Here are the cards that I used for my November Card Class.  As you know I have had some trouble coming up with my own creations so I have looked to my fellow consultants for some help getting me back in action.
Here is my spin on what they made.  Thanks to all CTMH Consultants they are such great ladies and so helpful.

These cards use our new Thin Cut Dies, like Christmas, Snowflake and the Wreath.  I used the new Cricut Flower Market cartridge for the flower, leaves wheat and the pumpkin. I used the City Sidewalk for the angled background piece.  We all had fun making these.  It is always fun to have a group of fun ladies over and make cards.

I used the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit.

The wreath is one of the Thin Cut Dies that are part of this months promotion.  These are the dies that coordinate with stamp sets that we already have.  Love this!
 

I will post a video soon on how I shaped my flower and pumpkin on these cards.  Keep checking back



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Thursday, November 3, 2016

How to Organize Your Craft Supplies

I am so excited about our new Organizers for your craft supplies.  Watch the video and see what you can do with them.





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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Happy Times Pop and Twist Card

I made a Pop and Twist for my nice Amanda Mae.  This was a fun card to do and I bet it's fun to get too.
It's always fun to try something different.  I used the Happy Times paper pack.  This paper pack is discontinued but it i love using up my stash.  I tell you all about it in the video.




How did you like it?  Want to see more of them?  Let me know.



Friday, October 28, 2016

The Close To My Heart Consultant Opportunity

Would you like to join my team?  Watch this video and see if it is something you might like.  Let me know.




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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Halloween/Dia De Los Muertos Inspiration

This is Key 46 and it will get you ready for Halloween.  So grab your coffee and take a look.  It uses the Dia De Los Muertos skull and a couple of different color variations.





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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Mother & Daughter Scrapbook

This video shows you everything that you can do with Key 19 from the Cricut Flower Market cartridge Z3285.  This video will show you a scrapbook layout and a card made with Key 19.  You will also see all the shapes that you can make with this key too.




Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fun Road Trips Of My Summer Part 1

We love to go on day Road Trips with our friends Bob and Bert.  This week we went on 2.  Our first was to Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve.  What a beautiful spot near Ukiah, California.  I just love the Redwoods and I am always amazed at their size.
I can't believe I have been going to Clearlake since I was 4 years old and we never traveled very far from the Lake.  Things have change now and we try to do something that we have never done before. That will leave us with plenty to do for a long time.  So I guess its a good thing that we did go around a lot.


This was one of the trees that I stood at the base and tried to get a shot from the bottom to the top.  Nope you cant see the top.  



The creeks are dry now but I love this shot.  It will be fun to go back and see it with the water.


There are 2 Monarch Butterflies one on each end of the big rock.  Do you see them?  I could just sit and watch the leaves float by on the water.


I just love ferns and moss and in the redwoods you see them both.  I love all the leaves on the ground.  Fall is on of my favorite times of the year.  I know that some will say that we don't get all the colors in California that you get back east and I must admit that I have never been back east in the Fall.  So one of these day I will have to take a trip and see it for myself.  Until then I will love looking at what I have in my back yard.

In a couple of days we will be heading off on another adventure.  Wonder where it will be?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Halloween Banner

I just love the banner that I made at Mainely Stampin.  I have been having fun in there classes.  It was easy and fast to make.  Lynn had everything ready to put together.  If you are in the area you really need to stop by.  There are not many Scrapbook stores left and we really need to support the ones that are left.  Yes you can get classes at the bigger Craft store but the little guys really need the help.  They really go out of their way to help you.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Fall Scrapbook Color Combinations

You are going to love this video.  It shows you how to use key 27 and all the layered images that it has to use on a Scrapbook page or making a card.






Friday, October 14, 2016

October Kard Swap Club

Well it has been a very long time since I have shared our Kard Swap Cards.  I love Halloween and the Fall season colors.  I love it when there is a little moisture in the air and you just want to snuggle up with a good book under a blanket.  Most of us don't get to really do that but it does sound good anyway.  We're more likely to have a bowl of soup for dinner.  Ha! Ha!.  You know what I mean.
Oops I am getting sidetracked from my group.  Last night we met over at Cathy's house.  She is an Artist, she paint beautifully and does all kinds of crafts.  She has things all around her home that she has made and painted.
Our project was to stamp with Staz-On on a domino then color it in with markers.  I still need to put the ribbon on mine so I can take a picture of it for you to see.

Here are all the cards together on my hutch.  You can see more on my hutch here
You can see more banners here
The cards make great Halloween Decorations don't you think?



This is Donna's card.


This is Erin's card.  It is one of a One Sheet Wonder set that she got off Pinterest.


This is Kathy's card.  Inside it say's Wish you a Happy Halloween!


This is Cathy's card she embossed and then cut out the face with a craft knife.  Very clever!  I told you she was good!


This is Jeannie's card inside is like a card within a card.  So cute.  love the googly eyes.


This is Laurie's card.  Love the potion bottles.


This is mine.  The cat is fussy cut out and popped up.


This is Lani's card.  Lots of die cuts stacked on top of each other.


This is Debb's card.  I have to say this is my favorite one.  I love the face it is one stamp.  She embossed it and then added chalk around the eyes and lip.  Then used hair spray to keep the color on. Did I mention this is my favorite one.

We set our calendar for next year so you will be seeing these for awhile longer.  Keep checking back for more.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Boy Scrapbook Page

This video shows you how you can create beautiful themed scrapbook layouts, cards and 3-D projects with the Cricut Flower Market Collection





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Friday, September 23, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Fall Scrapbooking

You can see Key 24 of the Cricut Flower Market Collection.  This show a Autumn Wreath and a Wheat basket.  Fall is my favorite time of the year.  So when I saw what was on this key it got my mind going. Take a look and see what you can do!



Don't forget you can get it in either a Digital copy or with the physical cartridge but regardless you will still get everything that come with it.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Baby Scrapbook

This Video show you all about Key 10 and these are just a few things you can do with this key and the Cricut Flower Market cartridge.  This is another must have from Close To My Heart.









Did you know that you can now get a digital copy with all the paper and the stamp sets that come with the Cartridge too.  If you have the Cricut Explore and use the Design Space you can get the digital copy. I store a digital pdf of all my Cricut handbooks on my computer that way no matter where I go I have all my handbooks with me.  This comes in very handy.



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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Boy Scrapbook Page

Here is another video with the Cricut Flower Market Key 15.  I love this one.  You can easily see how to use any of the cuts on the cartridge in either card making, scrapbooking, and paper crafting.

Enjoy!







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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Graphic 45 Beneath The Sea Mini Album

Don't you just love Graphic 45 Beneath The Sea?  Well I do too!  I did a class last month a Mainely Stampin in Fairfield, Ca.  Lynn created an 8.5" x 5.25" Mini Album and it is beautiful.  I love to make Mini Albums I think that they are my favorite thing to make.  They always make a great gift too.
So grab your cup of coffee and let's get started.  Mainely Stampin is one of the few scrapbook store left.  I have to drive about 45 min to a hour just to get there but it is worth it.  I love supporting scrapbook store when I find them and they are getting harder to find all the time.

Here is the Front cover and the sea weed is cut out with the die cut, the Sea Horse is fussy cut from one of the papers.  They sell the sea shells by the bag at Mainely Stampin.  The Book corner pieces are Tim Holtz.  We a glitter glue paste that you just apply with you finger.  The flowers are Petaloo Textured Elements.  These are actually white and Lynn spayed the with a spray bottle filled with ink and alcohol.  Great to know that way you always have the right color.  I know you are probably like me and when you by an ink pad you get the re-inker too, Right?

The inside cover and page 1.  The inside cover has a pocket with Tag.  The metal on the each Tag is Tim Holtz.  The Star Fish is a Cricut Cut and embossed with large dots.  The inked over the top and then the glitter glue paste is applied.  The bubbles and fish are a die cut and giltter glue paste applied to the top of that too.  The first page I just love. It is one of my favorites.  Love the mermaid riding the fish.  The flag piece is stamped and some Time Holtz gears are used on it.


All the pages are made with paper bags and each one has a flap that opens up and a pull out tag from the top. There are lots of places for photos and I like that about the mini albums.


The large pull out tag will hold several small photos on both sides or 2 larger photos one on either side.  This also makes it easy to use landscape or portrait and that is a great feature.


Pages 2 and 3.  page 2 is the part of the bag that makes a pocket that holds a couple of tags.  Page 3 has photo mats for 6 photos, each mat opens up.


You can see the photo mats open here.


Here is the flap open with more photos holders.


This shows you the tags all pulled out there are 16 places for photos


Pages 4 & 5 are another one of my favorites.  This is another page with the pocket from the bottom of the bag.  The Sea Weed is a die cut and the coral is a Cricut cut.  Its had to see but along the bottom of the pocket page is dot glitter.  I applied glue with my finger is a swooshing motion and the applied the dot glitter so when it dries it looks like the sparkling gold under the sea.  On page 5 the ocean waves make 3 pockets.  I only glued my strip only on each side so that I had another place to tuck something in.  


Here you can see how the waves make the pockets


You get 16 photo opps on these pages too.


Pages 6 & 7  has 15 photo opps 


I love having the little photo book on the pages.  They are not only for photos but you can put memorabilia or your journaling on it.








Pages 8 & 9  On this page you cut out the frame and then the black pull out is a die cut.


Here it is with the black pull out gone so you not only get 2 photo opps but when you pull it out you have another photo opp that way too.



You get 13 photo opps on these pages


On page 10 & 11 you get another 15 photo opps


The last page has 20 photo opps.  I did make an extra spot with the stip at the bottom under the coral.  I only attached the 2 ends so that I can slip a little something extra if I want.


Hope you enjoys this Mini Album.  Keep checking back I have another on that I made.