Monday, December 31, 2012

Sandy Hook Sympathy Cards #1

Hey There everyone!

I had mentioned before that I was going to be making some sympathy cards for the victims of Sandy Hook elementary. Here is the first set that I made. I have not taken pictures of the rest, as soon as I have them I will post them.

I used Pemberley Paper pack and the Card chatter (Sympathy) on the inside is stamped  " you are in my prayers"

Tried to to keep it simple, but nice Plan on making more of these for the families.

If you are interested in making some and mailing out, please message me for details.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Live Love Laugh NEW coasters!

Hello there fellow Crafters!!!

I wanted to post this up REAL quick... since I have been such a bad girl about posting. So I figured a quick post is better than NONE at all!

I had an order for coasters for Christmas gifts and I was VERY pleased with our NEW alcohol based markers. I used them to color in the flower and they DID NOT bleed when I put the mod podge over it!!! TRIPLE SCORE!!!! :) yes that is very important!! Last thing you want is to color in something so beautiful and have it bleed when your sealing it! ;)

Here is the final product! I have to admit... I am keeping these for me, as I made extra! Shhhhhh dont tell.

Hope you enjoyed my quick post!

Here is a Video Tutorial I created a while back on how to make these SUPER easy Coasters. :) 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Anything Goes with Artiste!

Welcome to our "Anything Goes with the Artiste" Blog Hop where we are showcasing  the exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. This will be our last Artiste blog hop for 2012.

Our "theme" for this hop was to create anything we wanted with the Artiste Cricut cartridge. And honestly, you can pretty much create anything and everything with the Artiste so this was not a difficult thing to do.

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!

Today I have a project that I have had all made up in my mind since I got the Cricut Artiste Cartridge way back in July! I just never got around to making it. As soon as I saw this cute little box I knew I would use it for Christmas time.  This cut is on Pg 56 in the Artiste Hand book under the 3D object. It is cut at 2.5" and its just one cut, Fold and glue. I left the top unglued so that I can put in an LED candle inside. I almost glued the whole thing shut! I get carried away with the glue sometimes... LOL! but I caught myself just in time!

Ok enough chit chat here it is:

I used the Pear and Partridge Paper pack and I embellished it with some Reg Glitter gems. I wanted to keep it simple since the cuts were so intricate and the paper had enough going on.

Here it is with the LED candle and the lights off:

I wanted to get a QUICK video of it in action... :)

 The next stop on your blog hop fun is Jennifer 4 Hearts Scrapboooking

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

  1. Lucy Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution:  Crafting is Contagious 
  3. Diana ~ Diana's Free Moments  ----->  YOU ARE HERE
  4. Jennifer 4 Hearts Scrapboooking   ------> NEXT STOP
  5. Laura Scrappinsweetie's Escape
  6. Penny It Makes Total Cents
  7. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Family And Friends

Welcome to our "Family and Friends" Blog Hop where we are showcasing  the exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. This will be our last Art Philosophy blog hop for 2012.
We will be showing you creations made using the Art Philosophy cartridge for our family and friends.
If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create (link URL to blog hame:  If you came here from "  Darla's" blog, CAUTION: CRAFTING IS CONTAGIOUS!!! , then you're in the right place!

    This most adorable snowman! you may ask what does that have to do with family and friends? Well in My "Family" we love Snowmen for this time of year... we consider them our special Friends for the holiday! lol Seriously, we have them everywhere!! so to honor my families tradition I made one. 


Here it is in its New home :)

I used 3 different size "branch" Wreaths that I got at my local Dollar Store. I made a cute little scarf for it out of spare fabric I had lying around. The hat was made with a Square and rectangle. I Used the "Holly" on page 46 I cut the leaves at 2" and the Circles also at 2". Jazzed them up with some Glitter Gems I had left over from my Christmas card WOTG kit, and some Glitz glitter around the edges. 

I thought it might need something more, say like buttons. So I made 3 Rosettes in black ascending in size and also used the Glitter gems and added them to the middle. I used my handy dandy Glue Gun to adhere the 3 wreaths, the hat and buttons. This Project is SUPER easy and So SIMPLE!

I hope that you have Enjoyed my spin on my "Family and Friend" Creation!
 The next stop on your blog hop fun is Jennifer Kramer   4 hearts scrapbooking
 Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:
  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  3. Diana Diana's Free Moments  <------ YOU ARE HERE
  4. Jennifer Kramer ~4 hearts scrapbooking  <----- NEXT STOP
  5. Laura Wolff ~ Scrappinsweetie's Escape
  6. Priscilla~ Priscilla's Paperie
  7. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
  8. Kindred Hearts ~ it makes total cents

Thanks for joining us - have a wonderful and safe holiday with your friends and family.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Advent Calendar/ current promotions

Quick post, 

I apologize for my absent-ness. Its been REALLY busy in this house. 

So here is my advent calandar that I made for ALL the kids in my family. That means ONE calendar that houses "goodies" for ALL the kids! 

WE like to Jumble up the numbers and look for the number that night. Its the first year that the kids are all excited to be doing the Advent calendar! I am so thrilled that they are enjoying it as much as they are. It was lots of work, Thank goodness for the Advent Calendar WOTG and the Artiste Cartridge which made this project So doable!

Feel free to share your thoughts on this and check out my latest Promotion:

Current Promotions

Free Gift with EVERY Purchase this month on my CTMH site. All you have to do is Join my December 2012 gathering at check out and I will Mail you out your Gift!

Also if you Spend $50 or more this month Close to My Heart is giving you a FREE Bonding memories Glue pen!!! That's 2 free gifts this month!!!

So hurry up and take advantage of all this Great stuff!!!