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.

You can get yours here!

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.

You can get yours here!

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.


You can see the Flower Market collection Here!

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.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Baby or Little Girl Scrapbook

You are going to love the Cricut Flower Market Collection from Close To My Heart.  You won't believe all the things you can make with this cartridge.

So sit back and have fun watching this one.

You can get your Flower Market Collection here!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Graphic 45 Halloween Mini Album

Have you ever had a creative block?  Well that has been going on with me since my Mom passed away.  So I decided to just do it!  You know the saying I am sure.  But since I can't just do it myself I decided to take a class and boy was it fun.
Some of the ladies in my Kard Swap Klub invited my to go with them to a class at Mainely Stampin in Fairfield, CA. This one of the last Scrapbooking stores in our area.  I love supporting local business.  Last month and we made a Beneath the Sea from Graphic 45 Mini Album and I had a blast.  While I was there she showed us her Graphic 45 Alice in Wonderland Halloween Album and so I signed up for it on the spot.

Lynn at Mainely Stampin was the creator of both the Mini Albums.  So here is the Halloween one.  I will post the Beyond the Sea one in a couple of days.

This post has lots of photos so grab a cup of coffee (or whatever) and have a good time!

Here is the Box and the Album that we made.  The details are amazing.  I had so much fun making this Mini Album and box.  Thank you Lynn for creating this all the prep and thought that went into this.  I know what it take and I really appreciate all that you did!

Here is the box.  Love the Cat.  It looks like a Cricut cut but I am not sure.  It is embossed with a small polka-dot pattern.  Also some gems for the eyes and cat's collar.  On the 31 we used the Metallic Gilding Wax, Vintage Plum.  It is a metallic paste and you apply it with your finger.  Yes I bought a jar to take home. LOL!  Extra flowers too.

Here is the Album in the box.  It fits great.  What a cute gift this would make.  I think I am going to collect picture from way back and put them in the book.  Me when I was little and my husband and his sibling.  Them our kids when they were little and then my Grandkids too.  What fun that will be to look at and set our every Halloween.  

The inside of the box is finished too.  I was able to complete my project in class.  It took from 10:00 am until 2:30 with one break in the middle.  I was bound and determined to get it done because we all know how it goes when you don't! 
I love the handle for the box and the Owl paper on the inside of the lid.  My oldest Granddaughter loves Owls and the way my paper was cut out it made it the focal point of my lid.  Love it!

You can see in this pic that every page has a top tab for a pull out.  The pull outs have a little surprise too.

This is the inside and first page.  The beware and 31 have the Metallic wax on them. On the inside has a waterfall for 8 photos and the first page has a pull out.

You can see the z-fold pull out in this picture.  The 31 tab up above is open in the photo and the side of the pull out opens up too.

You can see the 31 tab pull out, out and open all the way.  This all gives you 20 spots for photo on the inside and first page.

the 2nd and 3rd pages with the tags and pull outs open in the bottom has 10 spots for photos.

Pages 4 and 5, has 10 spots for photos

Pages 6 and 7 has 17 spots for photos.

Here is the last page and inside of the back cover.  The inside of the back cover is probable my favorite.  We were given and extra witch to cut out and pop up.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Making Luminaries from recycled Jars

I have been having fun making solar Luminary jars.  This one has a Dinosaur theme to it.  I cut it out on my Cricut Explore.  I use a solar light without the spike on it.  Pretty easy to make and even more fun to look at.

I love the Palm Trees and Flamingos on this one.

We have been saving jars.  Both glass and plastic to see what works best.  The plastic is better by the beach that way if they get knocked over we won't have glass all over.

 Here they are after they are painted and lite up.  Pretty cool!

I do love to recycle things when I can.  Things always have more than one use so have fun with things you have.
Remember in crafting there are NO mistakes!
What have you made?

Saturday, September 3, 2016

September Stamp Of The Month

September's Stamp Of The Month goes right along with the Create Kindness and Gratitude for what is in your life.  It is also themed for the up coming holiday with the Pumpkin and and Fall leaves. There is so much you can do with this stamp set.  Don't forget that with your purchase of $50.00 or more you can get it for only $5.00.  It is Blessed Beyond Measure S1606. Yes this does have Cricut cuts from the Artbooking cartridge the measurements and page numbers are on the carrier sheet of the stamp set.

Here it is used with our new Z4027 Everyday Life Album-Sea Glass.  I love this Album don't you?  The color goes with the holiday's too!  Don't forget to order the Memory Protectors too.
The Memory Protectors are
Z3252, 6"x 8"
Z3192, 4" x 6"
Z3191, 3" x 4"

Here are just 3 cards you can make with the Blessed Beyond Measure S1606 

Don't forget about Scrapbooking a page too.  I love how this one looks!

Home Decor is a must.  You can decorate with cute framed  saying.

As you can see there is not much you can't do with this SOTM Blessed Beyond Measure.  You can see it all here.

Friday, September 2, 2016

September National Stamping Month- Create Kindness

September starts us thinking of gratitude.  Close To My Heart has got what you need to help you with your random acts of Kindness and journaling about what you are thankful for in your life.
This month is National Stamping Month- Create Kindness

Celebrate National Stamping Month this September by making hand-stamped
cards to create a little more kindness in the world! Our Create Kindness card
kit contains all of the supplies you’ll need to create 24 beautiful handmade
cards, with sentiments perfect for brightening someone’s day!
Kit contents:
24 – 3" × 3" pre-printed card bases with envelopes
24 – Pre-cut 1 ¾" white circles
8 – Exclusive M-size stamp sets
1 – Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ mini stamp pad
1 – 2" × 2" My Acrylix® block
1 – My Acrylix® mini stamp organizer

It is always great to get a little card that lets you know just how special you are,  Right!

You can see it all here