Saturday, September 29, 2012

Christmas Card Workshop #1

Here is the Christmas Card Workshop that I have for you.

If you live outside my area and would like to make this on your own,I will provide everything you need. You can purchase this Kit form me! All you have to do is assemble them. 

If you are in my Area (Miami, FL) I will be announcing a date for this workshop soon.

You will be getting:
  • 4 card bases with envelope
  • All Pre Cut paper pieces
  • All stamped images (only the outline, you will color them using what you like).
  • All embellishment pieces (Rhine stones, twine, Ribbon)
  • Full Color Printed instructions on how to assemble
What you Will NEED:
  • Some sort of adheasive
  • Ink Pads if you want to distress the paper edges
  • Markers OR Coloring pencils for coloring the images. (Elf, Santa, Presents) 
This Kit should take about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours to complete.

Payment Information

The cost to get this AMAZING Kit is $16.50. This price will cover all Material mentioned above, S/H and any Paypal fees that may be charged.

I accept  Paypal payments (you dont need a PayPal account to pay)                                                                                                                          $16.50

If you prefer I accept checks too (email me for my address). In your email please include why you are requesting my address. I get quite a few scams and I dont want to accidentally delete your email.

Once Payment is received I will have this out to you in 2-3 Business Days.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September Scare Crow

Hi! and thank you in advance for checking out my creation!

Today I have for you another Mojo Monday Challenge. If you haven't been to Mojo Monday by now well, you Should! they are my favorite! They post up a sketch every Monday for you to try, how ever you like and submit to their page.

I was also dying to use my CTMH September Stamp of the month so I combined the two. Here is my card:

Since this Monday was the last Monday of the month they do a sketch where it can either be Round or square. The last time I picked Round so this time I chose square... Here is the Sketched that I followed:

I tried my best to follow the Sketch. I always try to put my own twist on it. I didn't use a scalloped square but I did use a similar cut that I got from the Artiste Cartridge. instead of a flower I did punkins  to stick with the theme :)

Hope you enjoyed my Mojo Monday!

Here is the September Stamp of the Month. Available until Sept 30th for $5 with your order of $50.

For this Card I used the following:

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

  1.  Mojo Monday 260

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Creepy Crawly....

Hello there fellow Hoppers!

Welcome to our September ARTISTE Blog Hop!  Each month we are showcasing the amazing, exclusive ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be only purchased through any Close to My Heart Independent Consultant, Like me ;)

We don't want to scare you but Halloween is a little over a month away and we know you have to be thinking about what YOU are going to create for this spooky holiday! We decided to show you all the creative projects you can make using our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge. You will be hopping along our haunted trail of creativity - you never know what you will see next!

If you came from Darla's Blog Caution Crafting is Contagious you are in the right place! If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

Also, to help you get ready to start making your own Halloween projects Lucy has some blog candy for you! She is giving away a Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements pack!  That's two (2) sheets of Printed Dimensional Elements that you can use to create your own Halloween project! There is a picture of the blog candy on her blog. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on everyone's blog AND become a follower of Lucy's blog.  (If you are already a follower, just let her know in your comment.)

Ok so on to my Project.... At first I did not know what to make. I finally decided on something that I can make next month for my son to pass out at school to his friends for Halloween! I tried to keep it Simple. Only took 3 cuts and ALL from the Artiste!

                   This is the Front                                                         This is the Back side

On the Back side you can see two round slits... I used this to slide a Pencil through :) Clever... This way the parents dont get to mad if I give them candy and a pencil! 

 Has only a pencil through the slits in the back. 

Has a pencil through the top and out through the bottom slit. With a fun size Kit Kat.

This next picture is just with the candy, BUT has the pencil on the out side to show you about what size the "sack" is. 

So how did I make this Treat "sack" SUPER SIMPLE:

 Only 3 cuts! :)

FIRST: Pg 57 in the guide book Card feature <No Shift>

SECOND: Pg 50 Accent 2 This is what I used as my web. This is actually a piece of the Ferris Wheel.

You might be asking well why didn't I use the spider web on Pg 76? Well thats because I did not want to deal with all those tiny parts to be peeled off the mat. If I was only doing a few I might have but this is for an entire class and the kids in the family...LOL!

 THIRD:  Pg 77 Accent 4 <Shift>  The spider! and thats it!! 

I used:
  • Grey wool Ink to dust up the "web"
  • Black ink to ink up the edges of the Treat sack
  • Glitz Glitter (Green, Red, Bronze) to add some Bling.

 Here is an alternate way to use this Treat Sack:

 If you just want to tuck a little sweet treat on the inside and pull the tab from the top slit through the front and have it hold the treat in place you can too! 

This little treat sack has so many uses!

 I hope that you have Enjoyed This Creepy Crawly treat!

The next stop on the haunted trail is Carolyn's Blog Nuts 4 Scrappin.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get spooked along the way: >
  1. Lucy - Love 2 Create 
  2. Darla - Caution Crafting is Contagious
  3. Diana - Dianas Free Moments 
  4. Carolyn - Nuts 4 Scrappin'
  5. Julia Hammond - You Can Create 
  6. Wendy Kessler - My Scrapbooking Blog
  7. Pam Stewart - I Candy Scraps
  8. Carolyn Mendoza - Crafting With Carolyn 
  9. Jennifer Kramer - 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  10. Maria Woodworth - Maria's Paper Craft Place 
  11. Kindred Hearts - It Makes TOTAL Cents
  12. Ginger Morriello - Ginger's Creative Cottage 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This and That.....

Hello My fellow crafters!!! hope your all having a fantastic HUMP day.

I have been a bit busy these past few days, several doctors appointments. No school for the kids this past Monday. Plus I have been working on some Custom orders, and life any other crafter out there, you get side tracked in the middle of one craft you think of something fabulous to make... so you know crafting a million things at once starts... lol

So today I have for you these wonderful Birthday Ribbons that I was asked to Custom make. These are for two boys. They have out grown there Bday pin wearing school days, BUT their grandma thought these would look great on their gifts, and possibly in their room! (what a GREAT Grandma!!)


Here's A Closer look:


 So if you want one of these wonderful "badges" you can order one from ME. You can ask for any colors that you like, and Almost any theme. Just me and I can see what I can do ( I am only human) ;o)

Ok on to the part where I got side tracked... So I keep my most used Cricut cartridges on my desk for quick reference. I realized that the "holder" I had previously was just not cutting it anymore. Since I have added 2 more Manuals and an assembly guide it was look a bit  stuffed. So I put a Beautiful Magazine holder type thing with the new Artiste Cartridge!!! it literately took about 5 min!!

I used Roxie Paper packer and some Bling and thats it! Oh and the <3 with the xoxo's is from the Its your day double stamp set promo... available until Sept 30th!

Here it is on my desk, It fits right in!!! so perfect for what I need!!

Thanks for joining me today for a little of this and that...

"Its your day" double D size stamp set available for $5 with a $35 order. Offer available until Sept 30th

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Not so Scary Halloween...

Its Blog Hop time Again... I used to be scared of these, but now Bring them on!

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

Since Halloween is just around the corner, this month we will be featuring projects for Halloween made using the Art  Philosophy Cricut cartridge!  Hope you don’t get too scared by the time you get to the end of our hop!

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

We are going "Halloween" in September.

Today I made for you a cute little Trick or Treat Goodie Bag. Isn't it Adorable? I LOVE how it turned out.

I used the image on pg 23 (Decorative Font layer with Shift) in the guide book:

This cut's out with two handles but I folded them in, and glued them. That way they wouldn't be in the way, and then I just made my own, used a single strip of the scrap paper and glued it in the middle.

The Bag is very simple to put together, the cartridge will cut the slits where you would "score" and fold. With the slits you dont need to, unless you want to ;) So once the bag is put together you can decorate it how you like.
 **note: Stamp what ever you will BEFORE putting together, this will be easier since bag will be flat**

I had this really cute Green 2" ribbon that was perfect! I folded it back and forth to create this look. I secured the folds with glue dots. I then wrapped it around the top, right on the "brim" of the bag. I then got a 1/2" ribbon in this yellow/orange color (both ribbons were purchased at Michales for $1) I centered it and attached it to the Green ribbon.

Ok so now for the Black Tulle Ribbon! I love this new CTMH product!! I folded it back and forth as well and hot glued it to the top inside of the bag. Be CAREFUL the glue is,  well... HOT (duh) and will seep through the tulle. I learned this the hard way... (shhh)

Here is a close up shot:

For the Lettering "Boo" I used the same Art Philosophy Cartridge Cut out the Letter "B" and then for the O's I cut out 3 plain circles...  clever huh?? Anyway, I again used hot glue to secure my "Boo" in the middle of the Ribbon. Kinda reminds me of Ernie's eyes from Sesame Street...

 Anyway,  in this picture you can see the Tulle a bit more:

Now that I look at it more... It looks more and more like  Ernie... even with the Tulle "hair" lol.

I was using the tulle more for like a tissue paper effect  I think it turned out Great!! I mean it is a Halloween project... who's to say its not disguised as "Ernie" :)

The stamp that I used for the "Trick or Treat" was the Trinity Alphabet (E1021). This Alphabet is seriously a must have! The alphabet comes in three different sizes to include numbers. The size that I used here is the smallest of the 3.

Now onto  the Bats....

The bats where created using the Art philosophy cartridge too.... I used the shape on pg 38 in the guide book.  I cut the Image in half and then just cut out the "straight" edge to round it out. Then with that same little scrap, I just folded the corners up to make the head of the bat. Not sure if you can see in this picture...(Sorry forgot to take a close up).

Here is the Shape that I used for the bat. I was able to get two bats from one image!

I used some Glitz Glitter to embellish the points on the bats and a bit around the "Boo".

I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween Creation. Your Next stop on this Blog Hop is the "Not so Scary" Stephanie from the  Quilted Scrapper.

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

Pre K Graduation 2011

As Promised here is my first Layout for my son's School Pictures Scrap Book.

His PreK school didn't take actual "school" pictures, instead they did these Graduation photos, So this is all I have as far as professional pictures for this school year...  I may make one 2 page lay out with a few that I took over the year when they did a few special events. 

I love the look, This has been one of the EASIEST Layouts for me. It was all simple cuts on my paper trimmer, and then the little banners and title were cut on my Cricut. Then ran through my Xyron create a sticker and VIOLA!
 "Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeazy" (as my son would say!)

Plus there was NO stamping in this project at all!!! Shocker, Huh? 

Materials Used:
  • Typeset paper pack
  • Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
  • Dessert Sand ink pad
  • Magic book

Thanks For stopping by, Feel free to leave any comments. 

This Layout will be entered into these Challenges:
  1. crafts 4 eternity
  2. Inspire Me Fridays 
  3. JellyPark Challenges 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bliss Thank you bag

Here is a quick post on this cute little Bag I made using the Art philosophy Cartridge...

I cut it out stamped the "thank you" and then assembled it. Tied some sheer ribbon around it and called it a day!

These can be used as favors for Weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, baptisms, birthdays the possibilities are endless... they can be customized to any theme!!

you can put some chocolates, candies anything Really....

Isn't this one Adorable!!

This Bag took me maybe less than 5 minutes! Super EASY and Super Cute!

Thanks for stopping by.


I found this Picture on "Pinterest" I wanted to be able to repin this to one of my Boards. Much to my surprise it was a Bad Pin.... apparently it was linking to Spam.

So I copied the picture and I am posting it here on my Blog so that I may be able to Pin it on Pinterest. This way I can look back to it and re create it. This pin will definitely not be linking to spam... LOL

Aren't These ADORABLE!!!! I do not take credit for these... at ALL just found it on pinterest. 

:) Thanks for looking

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Always Remember...

Today Marks the 11th Anniversary of  a Very Tragic Day in US History. For me it was the day that changed my life for ever. I joined the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic shortly after this event. I am VERY proud to be an American, and to have served my country for the many years that I did.

I always get a little saddend by this day, I thought I need to change that mood just a bit. So what better way than to craft my sorrows away, even if just for a little while right?

Today I have for you another Wonderful Mojo Monday Card. I was excited to have completed it on MONDAY!! wooo hooo!!! I figured by the time I was done writing my blog post it would be midnight (9/11). Here is my Card:

Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch for this week:

I tried to make this card have an "American flag" feel to it. It has the Stripes, the Stars on the upper left corner.. and its got a couple different shades of Red, White, and Blue.

Here are the "stars" on the upper left, not sure there are 50 of them... but you get the point ;)

I hope that you have Enjoyed my Patriotic Card for today, and hope that you LOVE it as much as I do!


Materials used:
  • Victory Paper Pack
  • Always remember Stamp set
  • Dimensional Elements (Stars)

This card is being entered in the following challenges:
  1. Mojo Monday #258
  2. bearly mine-challenges
  3. Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Pick 3 (Red, Blue, Distress)
  4. jacksons digital expressions
  6. twisted tuesday challenges
  7. use it tuesday : My hoarded supply was: Dimensional elements "Stars" have way tooo many ;)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hello Life: Layered Card

Good Afternoon Everyone! I hope that you have had an amazing weekend.

I had some time to create this 5x7 card that I have been trying to make for some time. It is a layered Stamping card Technique. The end result is Awesome! You get 3 pieces of CS and layer on top of each other ( the will be an inch smaller than the one behind it) and then stamp your images on top, making sure to go over all 3 layers.

You can choose to mat the layers with some other color CS or B&T cs. Then it will look something like this:

I absolutely LOVE this Technique AND its Super easy!!!!

For this card I used:
  • Stella B&T duo
  • Colonial White CS
  • Treasures (D12375) Stamp set
Thanks for stopping by today!!

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:

  1. art with no boundaries
  2. heart 2 heart challenges
  3. lexis creations
  4. make it monday
  5. stamp and create blog

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Life is Good...

I have been doing the Mojo Monday sketches lately and I love them. This week when I saw the one they had I knew immediately that I had to do it... I tried to get it done with in "Monday" but you know how busy life can get.

This is the card I created using the Mojo Monday 257 sketch:

This was the Mojo Monday 257 Sketch:   

Cute Right??? This week since its the first Monday of the month they are doing a contest! Wish me luck!! you can also check out their blog and join in on the fun! Click HERE

Here are some more vies on my card: (click picture to view larger)

Hope you enjoyed my Mojo Monday sketch #257 . I was able to put together a few more cards with the scraps that were left of this one... Scroll down to see that creation!

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

  1. Mojo Monday 257
  2. Papelitos Stamps challenge
  3. paper take weekly
  4. craft door magazine
  5.  Tuesday Alchemy
  6.  Twisted Tuesday Challenges

This is one of the extra cards I made using some scraps from the mojo 257 card :)

Hope you have enjoyed this post feel free to leave any comments.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Cricut Artiste Cartridge!

Yes... I finally made a video to show you guys everything that comes in this Must have Collection!!!

View for your self:


Remember this Fabulous collection can be yours for only $99!!! check it out HERE on my site.

Also dont forget that this month we have offered the National Stamping month Promotion, spend $35 and get this Wonderful DOUBLE stamp set for $5!! This is the "Its your Day" Constant campaign set.

That is the Double stamp set that you get... wanted to show you the one I had all that for $5!!!

Also dont forget that the September Stamp of the month is yours for $5 with your order of $50 or more!! its Super cute check it out:

**Both of these stamp sets are available until September 30th.**

So if you order the Artiste Cartridge and add both of these sets you will be getting ALL of the items mention in this post for only $109 + tax and S/H!!! You cant beat that.