Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mojo Monday Card using Oh Deer Paper



While looking for inspiration on my Christmas card design, I decided to check out this week's Mojo Monday sketch .  If I wait any longer, they won't even be ready before Christmas.  While I did make a card following the sketch, this card only is based on the sketch.  While playing with the stamps and paper, I took some creative "liberties".  This card uses the Oh, Deer paper.  It reminds me of the mid-century modern style, so I used the mid-century color gray and of course, gold and silver for that mid-century sparkle.  The original sketch is pictured here to the right.


 The photo below is a close up on an angle to show the "shimmer" created by using the Clear Shimmer Brush and the new Gold Shimmer Brush.  The gold version will be available starting January 1.  The clear one was used on the light gray mat (you can see the sparkles)  and the gold one was used on some of the stars and dots on the deer paper.  It does not show up well in the photos, however it really adds a lovely shimmer in person.

Products used:
X7214B Oh, DeerPaper Packet
X7214C Oh, Deer Complements
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
C1165 Season of Magic Stamp Set
M1146 Swirling Stars
Z2863 White Daisy Pigment Stamp Pad
Z891 Versamark Pad
Z2067 Silver Embossing Powder
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Thanksgiving Treat Holder

Sorry this post is late - I had so much fun Thanksgiving week that I never had time to post it!  I absolutely love the fall and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I am grateful to to able to spend time with my family over the long weekend.  Here is a little treat holder you could use as a favor for your Thanksgiving table.  I made them as favor for my November All Dy Crop.
They were made using both the Art Philosophy Cartridge and the new Flower Market Cartridge.  
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Joyful Stars November Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars November Blog Hop.  It is a circular hop so you can start anywhere and when you get back to the first one you saw, you will know you have seen them all.  If you have arrived from Marie's Blog, then you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participants on Joyce's Blog
Close To My Heart has introduced a fabulous new campaign called Happy, Happy Christmas.    During November, save over 10% off the retail value when you purchase one of the 12″ × 12″ album bundles (CC1179 and CC1180) for only $69.95 each! This bundle includes an exclusive guide to walk you through the steps of assembling five beautiful 2-page layouts. Add on additional items to make additional projects with your leftover materials, too!
There are brand new Christmas themed Picture My Life Cards included in the bundle too.  After making the projects, there are 13 leftover  4 x 6 cards and 19 leftover 2 x 3 cards.  You can also use them to make traditional Picture My Life layouts.  They are super cute and I could not resist using some of the leftovers for some quick and easy Christmas cards. 
The first card had a center journaling spot.  I cut out the center circle from the card with a circle cutter and then cut smaller circle using a stitched die and stamped the wreath.
 The second card uses the new Rustic Home Fundamentals Kraft paper with mini dots.
Here is a close up of the stocking detail.  There is Red Glitter Trim on the stocking cuff.  
You can check out the details for the Happy, Happy Christmas promotion my website HERE. You can even download the project guide too!

Supplies Used:
CC1179/CC1180 Choose either Post Bound or D-Ring Album Kit
Z3285 Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
C1665 Season of Magic
D1696 Woodland WishesZ3262 Rustic Home Fundamentals
Z2835 New England Ivy Stamp Pad
Z2816 Cranberry Stamp Pad
Z2871 Saddle Stamp Pad
Z2863 White Daisy Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
X5777 Fern Cardstock
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z3090 Red Enamel Gems

I would like to wish you a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Now it is time to hop over to Nickie's Blog to see what she has created.
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Flower Market and Thin Cuts Card

Here is another card using the exclusive Flower Market Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart.  This card could be used for just about any occasion simply by changing the sentiment.
The flowers are Icon on page 41 of the booklet cut in Canary Cardstock.  The leaves are Flower-2 on page 46 of the booklet cut in Pear Cardstock.  The Hello was cut with the new Thin Cut die in Slate Cardstock. 
Products Used:
Z3285 Flower Market Cartridge
X5772 Canary Cardstock
X5764 Pear Cardstock *(retired)*
X5930 Slate Cardstock
Z3259 Hello & Thanks Thin Cuts
Z1979 Journaling Pen
X254 White Cards and Envelopes
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

I hope you are enjoying a fabulous Halloween.  I'm sure you have some great new photos of your little goblins and here is the prefect solution - the Close To My Heart Jeepers Creepers Workshop Your Way Kit.  With the help of easy-to-follow instruction, you can use this kit to create three coordinating scrapbook layouts!


Just imagine your new photos in these layouts.  There are so many colors in this paper pack, it will coordinate with just about any costume.  The Jeepers Creepers Scrapbooking Kit is only available until December 31 so order yours today!
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Flower Market Thanks a Bunch Card

There are so many different flowers and containers on the new Close To My Heart Exclusive Flower Market Cricut Cartridge that it is so difficult to chose just one to use.  This card uses the retired Calypso Paper and coordinating Cardstock.

The flowers are on page 22 of the booklet.  Flower 1 was cut in Pear Cardstock, flower 1 Shift was cut in Canary Cardstock and flower 2 was cut in White Daisy Cardstock.  The bowl was "container" on page 26 of the booklet and was cut in Cotton Candy cardstock.  Liquid Glass was applied to the container to make it look like ceramic.  The pink card front was stamped in Cotton Candy Ink on Cotton Candy Paper using one of the background stamps in the Flower Market Collection.  "Thanks" was cut using the new Thin Cuts in Lagoon Cardstock.  "A bunch" is stamped in Black Ink using part of a stamp from the Flower Market Collection.
Products used:
Z3285 Cricut Flower Market Cartridge
Z3259 Hello & Thanks Thin Cuts
X7210B Calypso Paper (retired)
Z2805 Black Exclusive Inks
     Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks (retired)
Z679 Liquid Glass
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Joyful Stars October Blog Hop



  Welcome to our October Blog Hop.  I'm so happy that you decided to join us today.  If you have come from Stephanie's Blog, you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop, so you can start out anywhere and you will know you are finished when you get back to the first blog.  You can find a list of participants on Joyce's Blog.  Sad to say I have really neglected my blog this past month.  My family went on a fabulous vacation to beautiful Alberta, Canada.  We visited Jasper and Banff National Parks.  I am still trying to get caught up on everything and get back on a schedule.  I am happy to be back to sharing my creations on my blog.  This month, I have been playing with X7211B Jeepers Creepers, the new Halloween Paper in Holiday Expressions.  This fun paper can be used for so much more than just Halloween!  It uses the bright new colors in the Adventure palate.  It is only available until December 31, so don't forget to order your pack.
The card is a faux swing card.  I used the new exclusive ink pads to stamp the creatures. I added wiggly eyes just for fun.  The new pads are wonderful.  They are held closed by magnets and are stored with the pad upside down so the ink is always on the surface.  This card could easily be used for a birthday card simply by changing the sentiment.
Here is a peek at the inside:
Products used:
X7211B Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5786 Tangerine Cardstock
C1652 Monstrous Halloween
Z2873 Slate Exclusive Ink
Z2808 Tangerine Exclusive Ink
Z2804 Pansy Exclusive Ink
Z2806 Emerald Exclusive Ink
Z2807 Willow Exclusive Ink
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
A toothpick to hold the banner
Wiggly eyes in various sizes from the craft store
Thank you for joining us today!  
Now it is time to hop to Nickie's Blog to see what she has created this month.
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