Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quick Thanksgiving Scrapbook pages

Well, last night I spoke too soon.  Minutes after finishing my last post, we lost power :(  It isn't fun having no electricity with three small kids - one of which is a 4 week old.  But we made it through our first hurricane/severe rainstorm and now we are finally up and running.  I'm glad we didn't have it as bad as many others did and our prayers are with those who weren't so lucky.

Yesterday I made this two page Thanksgiving layout using the free cut of the week in the Cricut Craft Room.  I love freebies!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Close To My Heart Avonlea Scrapbook Pages

We still have Power (maybe just for now)!!! So, here is the first scrapbook page that I made for my handsome baby boy.  I used the Close To My Heart Avonlea Paper Pack and used cuts from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge to make this two page layout.

 I also used the Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes and Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems.  You can find all of the Avonlea supplies and more in the Avonlea Workshop On The Go Scrapbooking Kit.  By getting the kit you get many different embellishments and you save money compared to buying each item separately.  What is awesome is that many of the paper packs have their own kit!  Check them out HERE.
I love how this layout came together and I hope you do too,  Thanks for stopping by!

Cricut Artiste Halloween Treat Box

Hello Crafty People!
Hurricane Sandy has kept me inside and allowed me to craft like crazy!  It's getting late and the power may go out so I might not be able to post all of my creations tonight.  It is crazy windy and rainy here but not anything too destructive.  We have been lucky so far and I hope everyone makes it through this hurricane safely :)
Today, I made a gable treat box using the Cricut Artiste Cart and the Close To My Heart Moonlight Paper Pack.  I also used the Tulle Ribbon, Perfect Fit - Halloween stamp, Black ink and some rhinestones.

It was very simple and quick to make.  This box can be embellished in so many ways!  It is the perfect size for candy or any small treat.  You will find this box and many more on the Artiste Cartridge as well as tons of designs to decorate it.  Order yours now and get started!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thank You Cards

Hey there!  I wanted to post some more "thank you" cards that I made for my family.  Everyone has been showering my little man with gifts!  I got this card idea from my Close To My Heart upline and Damask Divas team leader Mandy Leahy.  I didn't stray too far from her card because I needed to make them fast and hers are so darn cute. 

The flower stamp is called Love Blooms from Close To My Heart and the inner "Thank You" is from the stamp set For Every Occasion.  Then, I used the alcohol based markers in Smokey Plum and Smoothie to color in the flowers.  I used some bakers twine from the neutral assortment to finish it off.  This card was very easy to make!
First I cut four hearts from the Artiste Cartridge at 2,3,4,5 inches and temporarily adhered them together.
Then I used the Love Blooms stamp with black ink to make the flowers.
I used the Smoothie and Smokey Plum markers to color in the flowers - the darkest shade towards the inside and the lighter shade to highlight.
I cut black hearts from Artiste at 2 1/4, 3 1/4, 4 1/4, 5 1/4

I then separated the flower hearts and added the black hearts,
 put them together and attached them to a card.  Done!  So simple if you have the right products.  If you want to make this card or your own version, visit my website HERE to get the supplies you need.  Happy card making!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cricut Artiste Swing Card

Hello Everyone!  I've been M.I.A. for a while since I had my son but I hope to be able to craft more soon!  A co-worker of my husband and his wife very generously decided to make us a three course meal the other day.  They knew how hard it would be to cook with a new baby and two little ones at home.  I wanted to thank them for thinking of us so I made them this card.  I used the Close To My Heart Avonlea Paper pack and the Cricut Artiste cart for all of my cuts.  The bow was made with the Slate Satin Polka-dot ribbon.  The "Thanks" was stamped with CTMH Slate ink pad and My Acrylix stamp For Every Occasion.  The pictures didn't come out as well as I would like but I think the card is pretty cool :)  Maybe you will too!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy October!!

Hello friends, Happy first of the month!  Today there is a new Stamp of the Month available from Close To My Heart.  The stamp is called Very Merry Christmas and is perfect for making holiday gift tags and ornaments as well as embellishing your cards and scrapbook pages.  This great stamp is available to you for only $5 with a $50 purchase!!  Click HERE to visit my website and find some great project ideas and a supply list to get you started.  The holidays will be here before you know it so lets get crafting!