Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Harvest Wreath

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

It's the time of year where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. This month we will be featuring projects with an Autumn theme made using the Art  Philosophy Cricut cartridge!  

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create If you came here from Darla's Blog - Caution: Crafting is Contagious then you're in the right place!

I have seen so many of my fellow CTMH consultants create such beautiful Wreaths that I just had to give it a go! I thought Halloween is almost upon us and will be over soon... So I thought  A nice Harvest theme one will last longer.

 I used a flat wooden flower wreath (base) from Michaels and I covered it with leaves. I used the cut on pg 29 in the AP guide book <Banner2> . I used this cut twice, The 1st time around I welded the letters onto each individual banner piece so that I would save my self the time (I think). Then I cut the same banner with out the letters and 1/4" bigger on all sides to mat it under the "Letter" banner.

I thought that adding the Burlap Ribbon was the perfect touch to this Autumn Theme! I used the Burlap Ribbon as the backing for my banner, I pleated it in between each "Banner" piece for an extra effect. I also created a Burlap Ribbon Flower to place at the top. I originally wanted to create a regular Loop to hang it from, but it was going to be too much and take away from the Banner which I wanted to be the focal point. So I made a small "Hanger" from the burlap and hot glued it to the back of the wreath. It now hangs comfortably on the wall. 

 Hope you enjoyed this simple Project. I do apologize that this blog post is not as elaborate as all my other ones, but I have been a bit under the weather this past week and Just cant get out of this "sickness" rut. I Promise the next post will be MUCH MORE detailed. ;)

The next stop on your trail of falling leaves is Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you "fall" off the path:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Diana ~ Dianas Free Moments <----- YOU are HERE
  4. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper  <----  NEXT stop
  5. Amie ~ Mimi, Myself, and I
  6. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  7. Rebecca ~ Stamp and Scrap Studio
  8. Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents
  9. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  10. Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space
  11. Amanda  ~ Scraps of Love
  12. Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie
  13. Ginger ~ Ginger's Creative Cottage
  14. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pumpkins with Artiste

Just a VERY quick post to share my latest creation. I made this ADORABLE Pumpkin with the Artiste cartridge!! Took me less than 5 minutes to put together!!

Now I have gotten into trouble.... I have to make about 20 more! (some for orders) :) 

Hope you like this. you can get the Cricut Artiste Cartridge today with me Order HERE

Email me for more questions and details... 

 Cute right????

Here is a Video in detail on how to make your own.

Here is what you get when you order the Artiste Cartridge:

And here is this months Stamp of the month, yours for only $5 when you order $50 or more!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Avonlea 9x9 Accordion Album

Well here it is.... I am finally done! I think I completed this rather quickly? I started this on  Monday and I finished it yesterday. You can click on all the Pictures to View Larger

I have created a 9x9 accordion Album to use at my next workshop. I set out with a goal. I only have a half a pack of Avonlea paper pack and I was determined to make this ENTIRE album with that. I of course used some odd and ends that you would normally have on hand. So this Album has of course the Front and back covers. Depending which way you open it, it will have 4 pages on one side. When you flip it over it will have 2 pages on the back side, along with the covers. So which EVER way you choose to lay it open you will see 4 complete pages!

Ok enough talk lets Show you some Pictures!  Bear with me I took several.


Ok, so this here is what I made as the front "main" cover. I titled it "memories". I also wanted to be able to place a picture on the front cover to maximize photos since this is a 9x9 and not a typical 12x12 lay out.


Up next is the first set of pages if you were to open this cover up like you would a Book.

These are technically pages 1 and 2.

Page one is on the left and is directly behind the front cover. Just want you to get a good "visual" on placement of everything.  

And these are pages 3 and 4. 

and like page 1, page 4 here is on the right side and is directly behind the back cover. Which is coming up Next.


but first here are a few shots of the entire 4 pages opened up. I couldn't decide which shot I liked best so you get all of them.

Up Next are the Back 2 pages which would be directly behind pages 2 and 3, again for "Visual" purposes... ;) So if you look at the picture above it would be behind the middle 2 pages... see "visual" lol.

So these I will call pages 5 and 6. These are my FAVORITES!!! I am really in LOVE with this paper.  So I wanted to make these pages appear as one big layout. So instead of 2 seperate 9x9 pages, I made it into 1 18x9 layout. 

Now onto the last part, the Back cover. Here I wanted to make it simple and elegant (well at least I think it is). I left the top Slate rectagle blank on purpose. This way my guest can choose the "title" or "Sentiment" that they want to put, or they can Just embellish it with some bling if they want. Or just leave it as is! 

Here is a shot of it opened up with the covers in view. 

Here are the Covers Side by Side :

Can you believe I did All this with just Half a paper pack!!! YUP all I added was a couple sheets of Colonial white, Chocolate, and White Daisy card stock, Chocolate  and Colonial white Grosgrain Ribbon, some Bitty opaque Pearls ,  and Sparkles. Of course I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and the Hooray Bouquet stamp set.

 One Final look at both sides:

So what do you think???

This workshop will be Available in the next weeks $25 all materials will be provided! 
Email me if your interested for dates if you are in My (Miami, FL) Area.

Thanks For stopping by feel free to leave your thoughts. :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mojo 261, Avonlea style!

Hey there Everyone!!!

This is a quick post to show this weeks Mojo Monday card. If you haven't checked out Mojo Monday you must! I love them!!! Click HERE to go to their site.

For my card this week I decided to use one of my favorite Paper packs from this Autumn/Winter Idea Book.... Avonlea! So with out much furthere a do here it is:


Here is the sketch that Mojo Monday put out for us to use:

As  you can see I turned it on its side... like I have mentioned before you can "alter" the sketch to fit your needs. So instead of a "flower" I created a swirl with some Bitty pearls, how I still followed the sketch but made it my own? Mojo Monday's is becoming my favorite thing of the week!

Well thats it for this post... Stay tuned for my next one, I am excited I finished up m latest project and I have to type it up for you all... Its s MUST see!

 **Hint** Its also with Avonlea!!! I just really love how BEAUTIFUL this paper pack is! 

Thanks For stopping by! feel free to leave a comment/feedback :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Halloween Sunset

Hello All!!!

Welcome to another Damask Divas Blog Hop. If you came from Gloria Shirr's Blog, 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.”There will also be info on how to Enter to win this months Sponsor's gift!

This month we are featuring the Moonlight paper pack. Its perfect for Halloween and also for so many other non Halloween crafts...

I have fallen in love with Mojo Monday's and their Sketches. If you dont know what Mojo Monday is you can check them out HERE.  I decided to do sketch #259. I wasnt sure at first (as always) what I was going to do... But I thought I could get a head start on this Hop and kill two birds with one stone.


 As soon as I figured out that I wanted to make this a Halloween themed card, I knew that I wanted to make the "circle" a nice Sun setting image. It was the easiest piece out of the entire card, and MY FAVORITE. Like any other Mojo Monday sketch you dont have to make it exact you can alwasy make it your own and adjust as you see fit.

As you can see instead of a banner and flower accents I chose to do a "Creepy" fence with tomb stone. Can you imagine putting a cute little banner and flower with this scene? maybe if the colors matched?? I just wanted to be different. :)

 Here is a close up of the "creepy accents" ;) and you can see a bit closer how my sun setting turned out.

Hope that you have enjoyed this FABULOUS Damask Divas Hop. The next Diva on the list is Amie Kiger over at Mimi My Self and I by Kigz. Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using Moonlight Paper pack. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog to see the complete list of Divas. Also Make sure to check out the Damask Divas Blog for a chance to win some wonderful Prize! this months Sponsor is Crissy Worthen!