Friday, August 31, 2012

A September Clementine ~ Damask Divas Blog Hop

**ALL Blog Hop links will go love at midnight Sept 1, 2012**

Welcome to the Damask Divas September "Clementine" Bog Hop!

Can you Believe that its September already!?!?!?! Wow time flies when your having fun Crafting! If you came from Gloria Shirr's purple glo creations, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

For this wonderful time of year I think Clementine is perfect! at first this was not one of my top 3 but it crept up on the list after this card. It is now #2, #1 being La Belle Vie. I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I made for you guys a card using the Mojo Monday Sketch #256. Feel free to check out there Blog and join the fun, without much further a do here is my card:

Here is the sketch that I followed for the MOJO Monday challenge:

 I chose to do the Circle card... this is actually my 1st circle card and I fell in LOVE :)

 Here are a few more close ups of my card:

For this card here are a list of the materials used. 

Hope you enjoyed my Damask Divas Blog Hop creation for this month. Remember that this month with every $35 purchase you can get this  double stamp set for $5!                                   
  feel free to check out my ctmh site after the hop. :)

The next blog on the list is Amie Kiger's Mimi Myself and I by Kigz. Hope you have a FABULOUS time on our hop checking out all the creations using Clementine. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog  for the full list.

I am also entering this card in the following Challenges:
  1. Mojo Monday 256
  2. Avadares – M - Make It Sparkle
  3. Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
  4. Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
  5. Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face it Fridays - SIR – Anything Goes
  6.  QKR Stampede: Anything goes 
  7.  AllsortsAnything but square
  8.  Catch The Bug  -  Anything Goes
  9. Drunken Stampers -Think Peach
  10.  Speedy and Friends - Sympathy Card

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Birthday Boy Badge

Good Afternoon everyone!

Today is my son's 6th Birthday and to celebrate it at school I got him an awesome cupcake "Cake" for  his class for lunch. Plus I made him this SUPER cool Birthday Badge!! I was quite impressed with it and so was he!!

I used the Super Hero paper (retired) from CTMH and Grosgrain Outdoor Denim ribbon also. I used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the part the sentiment went on (Happy Birthday) and used my 1 1/4" circle punch for the "To Me!" part! I added a bit of Glitz glitter gel in red to the ribbon for a bit of color. What do you think??

Sunday, August 19, 2012

MOJO Monday 254

Hello Everyone!

hope you are having a Wonderful Sunday afternoon. I managed to finish my first Mojo Monday Card!! and I LOVE it!!!

I needed a "thank you" card and figured this was getting 2 birds with 1 stone. I used one of my favorite paper packs from this New Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book "La Belle Vie". Here is my take on the Sketch:

 Here is the Mojo Monday #254 sketch that I followed:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my first Mojo Monday card! :)

you can purchase all of the materials used for this card by visiting My CTMH site Click HERE 

I am entering this Card into the Following challenges:

  1. crafty bloggers network : Pink and Black challenge
  2. created with love challenges  : 3 of a Kind
  3. craft your passion challenges : Power of Three
  4. eureka stamps : Anything goes
  5. forever friends challenge : anything goes
  6. kaboodle doodles : Thank you
  7. Made Especially For You : Three pearls
  8. tammy scrapin corner : Anything goes
  9. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge :  Include a Sentiment

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wild thing....

So I got in the mood for something a little bit... can we say "Wild"

I have had these papers for quite some time and I knew that I wanted to create some coasters with them. Well I finally made it happen! Check out these SUPER DUPER cute Peacock feather set of 4 coasters:

 They make the PERFECT gift!!!! I have made quite a few sets of these and  I am putting them in my stash for those unexpected "oops I forgot to get" Christmas gifts... LOL

I decided to keep the entire set ALL peacock. I just LOVE peacock feathers!!!! Classy, Wild, Tamed, and Elegant All wrapped up into one ;)

These next ones I was thinking "Wild" but still had animal "print" in mind. Wanted them to be girly but Funky too... I think I was able to make those work well together .


Makes a GREAT house warming gift!!! 

If there is a certain "theme" coaster that you want and dont see it. Feel free to email me: CLICK HERE and I can custom make some for you. All my coasters have heavy duty circle felt pads on all four corners on the bottom.

These will be going into my Etsy shop in case your interested ;)

Thanks for looking :)

Dont forget the CTMH is having a Wonderful promotion! spend $35 and get this Spectacular set of Double D size stamp sets! for $5!! Ready to shop Click HERE

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Did someone say SALE?

Hurry on over to the While Supplies last Section on my CTMH site!!! there are a ton of new stuff listed!!! from:

  1. Ink pads for $4.25
  2. paper packs for $7.00
  3. Bulck paper for $3.50
  4. 12x12 albums for $2.00
SO MUCH MORE!!!!! hurry on over CLICK HERE



Saturday, August 11, 2012

Art Philosophy August (2012) Blog Hop!

Welcome to our August Art Philosophy Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

 We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects. If you are coming from Darla's Blog then your in the Right Place!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

This month we will be showcasing the "Decorative Layer" (shift or no shift) feature of the cartridge.

I have created for you a Birthday card with the Decorative Layer on Pg 49 (no Shift) from the Art Philosophy Booklet. Everything used on this card was cut with the AP cartridge. I used Grey wool bakers twine to hang up my "banner" that I made with my decorative layer. The entire Card from the AP Cartridge is also from the AP cartridge (pg 65 Card layer No shift)

I used Roxie Paper pack which was one of my favorites to use,  the Just a Number stamp set (D1514), Black ink for the sentiment, and Tulip ink for the edges of the card.

Here is a side View...

 I added a piece of the Roxy B&T paper to the "cut out" on the inside to give it a "wall" per say, I used  3D foam tape to attached it to the inside of the card. This way it created some dimension.

A Closer look at the card:

And of course the Inside:

 I kept it simple and sweet.

I hope you enjoyed my Creation and this months AP Cartridge Blog hop. You can purchase any of these products and more on My CTMH site :)

 The next stop on your blog hop fun is Wendy Kessler's Blog!

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~
  2. Darla ~
  3. Diana ~ )
  4. Wendy Kessler ~
  5. Eva~
  6. Carolyn ~
  7. Stephanie-
  8. Joanne -
  9. Laura W. 
  10. Kindred Hearts -
  11. Pam Stewart -
  12. Carolyn Mendoza ~

Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope you have enjoyed all of our projects!

I want to Remind you all that I am having a giveaway this month!

 **August Giveaway time!**
One lucky winner will get:
  •  a free paper pack and 
  • a "A" size stamp set. 

To enter the August Giveaway  CLICK HERE

Friday, August 3, 2012

I got an award! (X's 3)

Liebster Award 

Wow, Thanks so much for nominating me Carolyn, Melissa, and Theresa!I can not believe that in a matter of a week I was nominated 3x'!!!!! THANK YOU all so much! Please click on each individual name and check out their blogs! They all have amazing work and have so much inspiration to Share. 

About the award

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved", "Favorite", or "Dearest". This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

Rules for acceptance

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

My 5 nominations are... 

  1. Sheri Ann Henderson:  Crafts with Nana
  2.  Jeannie Resnick:  Scrapn Jeannie
  3.  Natalie Buchholz:   Natalies crafting delites
  4.  Rachel Prince:  Crafting w/ Rachel
  5.  Julie George:  Scraping cafe

Take a moment to also check out these FABULOUS Ladies and their work.

NOW its YOUR turn.... choose one of these and post on your blog... you deserve it!!



Thursday, August 2, 2012

Space party!

 Want to create ALL this amazing Party stuff for your Next Outta this world Party?

  • Invitations
  • party favors
  • Party hats
  • Cupcake holders
  • Decorations
  • So MUCH More!

Here is this quick Video on how YOU can create an AMAZING Space Party theme that is OUT of this WORLD for your little boy/girl!.

You can cut ALL the images seen here with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge! (Z1790) Plus there is stamp set that coordinates with all the pre cut images so all you have to do is cut and stamp right over it!!!

Here is the Outta This World stamp set that coordinates with this particular theme: (C1523)

As you can see this image is right out of the New Idea Book. I wanted to show you how EACH image of this stamp set is outlined in RED. That means that The Artiste Cartridge will cut out a shape exactly the size of the stamp! HOW AMAZING!!! just cut with your cricut, and then stamp right over with your Stamp set!

All this and more can be Orderd on My CTMH site Click HERE!

Cricut Artiste Cartridge Collection Includes ALL of this:

August Giveaway

Its Give away time who is excited???

Contest ends August 31st Winner chosen on September 1st.

I am going to be giving away a Free Paper pack AND an "A" size stamp set, How great is that!

There are 12 Paper packs in the NEW Idea Book. There are 8 BRAND new ones and there are 4 that carried over from the last Idea Book.

There are a Lot of stamp sets available in the Idea Book! 

Just fill out the form by clicking HERE and you will get one Entry!!

There are several ways of getting more entries here's how:

  • Place a $15 order on My CTMH site and get 5 extra entries!
           **Must Join Gathering at check out for me to count it!**
  • Get a friend to also place a $15 Order on my site and get 10 extra Entries!!! (thats 15 extra entries)
  • Join My team and get 20 extra entries!!! Click HERE to join!
**Please comment on here and let me know which of these you have done, once I verify I will adjust your entries. 

**If all you do is fill out the form no comment is necessary 


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Damask Diva's Avonlea Blog Hop (August 2012)

Hey there Everyone!!

Welcome, Today's post is all about Avonlea! the Damask Divas (that's me and all the wonderful ladies in this Hop) we are doing a Blog hop featuring this wonderful paper pack. If you are coming From Jeannie Resnick's Blog you are in the Right Place! If you happened to come upon my Blog today, and would like to do the Blog hop from the beginning, Please start over at The Damask Divas Blog.

 **Blog Candy Alert**  Info at end of Post :)

So for my very first EVER Blog Hop I wanted to make something Special, Something that I could get more than one use out of and That I would LOVE to display!.

I created this Adorable Card box out of the My creations Memory game! It is perfect for all mt 3x3 cards that I make. I love to make these size cards because they are very in expensive to make. I can make 8 cards out of one sheet of card stock (See Post Here). I have acquired so many that I Really didn't know where to put them. So I got this Idea from none other than our New Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book,  Pretty Clever huh?

Click to view Larger

 I titled it "12 Occasions"  and put 12 Dividers on the inside for the most used "types" of cards. The Memory Game box come with 24 chipboard  3x3 squares I used them as Dividers ;) I'm telling ya its all about IMAGINATION.... lol

  1. Blank on inside Cards
  2. Birthday
  3. Notes for every day
  4. For your "Loved" ones
  5. Thank You
  6. Baby (Occasions)
  7. Get well
  8. Anniversary
  9. Congratulations/ Graduation
  10. Sympathy
  11. School/ Teacher
  12. Christmas/ Happy Holidays

 I also made a Table of  "contents" to go with it, How else would you know where to look right? I made a little pocket for the inside cover to hold the "contents" tab.

The 3x3 chipboard "dividers" got a make over, covered with the Avonlea paper I love the Versatile-ness of this paper pack!

Once I covered the outside and inside of the box with the Avonlea Cardstock the Magnetic closure was not doing the trick, so well any more :(  But Have no fear I have a solution!!!  I used very inexpensive self adhesive "mini" Velcro tabs. I loved the fact that one part of it is Clear. Worked out PERFECT!!

 Here is a look at the Clear part of the Velcro... I put it on the Bottom portion so that when Opened you cant really see it.

 I chose to put the Regular old "fluffy" white part of the Velcro on the inside cover, I thought it would blend well.

 I still have half of the Avonlea paper pack left un-touched.... and I had a lot of scraps left over so I quickly put some cards together (with the scraps) to go with the card box :)

Materials used for this Project:

I hope you  have Enjoyed my First Blog Hop Post and that you take the time to Visit all the Damask Divas on the list. Your next Damask Diva on this Hop is Sharon Chapman. ENJOY!!

 **Blog Candy**
I will be giving away a mystery gift to one random guest. Just leave a comment on this post and I will select a winner tomorrow morning. Make sure to follow my Blog for it to count! Good Luck!
 (Non Consultants ONLY)

 **August Giveaway time!**
One lucky winner will get:
  •  a free paper pack and 
  • a "A" size stamp set. 

To enter the August Giveaway  CLICK HERE


I am so Happy to Announce that TODAY the New Idea Book is Live on my Site!!! click HERE to view it!