Thursday, October 31, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy

You’ll fall for the Cricut® Artbooking collection when you see what it can do for your autumn-themed projects. Its festive overlays, borders, shapes, and other autumn-themed pieces will give your layouts and cards just the warmth they need for this chilly season. Watch the video for great ideas on using the cartridge!




Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Create a Card

Happy Wednesday!  Do you know what I saw this morning??  SNOW!!  That's a nasty four letter word. :) I'm not ready for it yet!  We just had our first frost Monday night.  It looks like it's time to pull up the summer flowers.  I find it so sad to say goodbye to summer.

That said, it's a great time to get my crafting on.  See...a silver lining...yea...I keep telling myself.  I'm such a summer girl.

Here's today's Create a Card card.


It was created using the Close To My Heart August Stamp of the Month. A Chocolate Affair.  The stamp set is no longer available for order, but, I can see if anybody has an extra to spare.  

Here are the instructions to recreate the card.  It was created using the CTMH paper pack, X7173B Babycakes.


4 ¼” x 5 ½” side fold card base

4 ¼” x 5 ½” Buttercup card stock
4” x 5 ¼” Babycakes Dot Background and Texture paper
2” x 3 ½” Babycakes Letter side Background and Texture paper
2 ¼” x 3 ¾” Chocolate card stock
2 ¼” x 3 ¼” Sunset card stock
2” x 3” White card stock

Stamp sundaes with Honey, Chocolate and Sunset.  Attach to Sunset card stock
Attach Babycakes Dot Background and Texture paper to Buttercup card stock.  Attach Babycakes Letter Background and Texture paper to Chocolate card stock.
Attach Chocolate card stock to card front 7/8” from top and ¼” from right of card front.  Attach matted images ½” from right of card front and 1 ½” from bottom.
Insert Baker’s Twine through button and tie bow.  Attach to card front.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Magic Monday

Happy Monday!!  Did the weekend fly by for you?!

Today's Magic Monday layout was created using Studio J from Close To My Heart.  I love this new paper.  It's called Sparkle and Shine and is from the CTMH Holiday Gift Guide.  Lots of fun new products for the holidays.




Don't have a Cricut?  Loving the trees on the front of the Holiday Gift Guide?  No problem!!  I will be doing pre-cut Rosette Tree Kits.  They will be the tree on the left.  Each kit will contain all the rosette cuts, the tree topper cuts and stamped.  It will also contain the embellishments and the cut glittery snowflakes. Each kit will be cut from one Sparkle and Shine paper pack ($9.95).  The remnants of the kit will be shipped to you.  You will also get an instruction sheet showing how to assemble your tree.  Kits will begin to ship on November 13. There will no shipping charge.   If you have any questions, shoot me an email.


Sparkle and Shine Precut Tree Kit $25.00
Included in your kit:
X7176B Sparkle and Shine Paper Packet $9.95
Precut and Stamped Toppers
12 Precut Silver Glitter Snowflakes
Red Shimmer Ribbon
Red Chevron Ribbon
One Red Badge Button
Free Postage



Friday, October 25, 2013

Freebie Friday!

Happy Friday!! It's beginning to feel like fall here. While the leaves are pretty much off the trees, the weather has been rather mild up until yesterday. I hate to say it, but I think I'm going to have to retire the shorts for the season. Feeding horses in shorts, when it's 34 degrees out, reminds me of walking to school every day. We weren't allowed to wear long pants until the last couple of years of high school. Now, this is in Vermont, so you can imagine how cold it was. A trip down memory lane this morning reminded me of how red and itchy the leg area from the mini skirt to the top of the knee socks used to be. :)

Without further ado..here's today's FREEBIE..

Purchase any two Workshops on the Go and get one free, plus a free stamp of the month!

October Stamp of the Month
S1310 Scandinavian Wishes (retail value $17.95)


Workshops on the Go

Scrapbook Kits



G1068 Babycakes                               G1067 Pro Player            
                    

G1070 Frosted

                         
G1067 Huntington                  G1066 Sarita

                                                
G1065 Laughing Lola                                                G1071 Sparkle and Shine


Cardmaking Kits

                                  G1064 Frosted                          G1064 Laughing Lola


You must email your order to me in order to get your freebies.

Have a wonderful Friday!!  I'm off to make an apple pie.  YUM!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy

Designed Decor Flip Stand Album

Making home d├ęcor is easy with the Cricut® Artbooking collection! Watch as various icons, shapes, and titles from the cartridge are used to make adorable pieces of artwork perfect for all the nooks in your home.





Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Create a Card

This card was created using Close To My Heart stamp set A1134, Quick Cards-Dragonfly.  The papers used are from a Close to My Heart retired paper packet called Stella.



Here are the instructions:

4 ¼” x 5 ½” top fold card base

4 ¼” x 5 ½” New England Ivy card stock
3” x 3” New England Ivy card stock
4” x 5 ¼” Stella Background and Texture Paper
1 ¼” x 5 ¼” Stella Background and Texture Paper
2 ¾” x 3” Bamboo card stock
½” x 5 ¼” Sunset card stock

Stamp sentiment with New England Ivy.
Attach Stella Background and Texture Paper to New England Ivy card stock. Create scallops on the Sunset card stock. Attach to the Stella Background and Texture Paper
Attach stamped image to New England Ivy card stock. Attach to card front flush with Stella Background and Texture Paper at top and 1” from the right.  Attach scallop/Stella at bottom.  Inset three brads.

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Don't have a Cricut?  Loving the trees on the front of the Holiday Gift Guide?  No problem!!  I will be doing pre-cut Rosette Tree Kits.  They will be the tree on the left.  Each kit will contain all the rosette cuts, the tree topper cuts and stamped.  It will also contain the embellishments and the cut glittery snowflakes. Each kit will be cut from one Sparkle and Shine paper pack ($9.95).  The remnants of the kit will be shipped to you.  You will also get an instruction sheet showing how to assemble your tree.  Kits will begin to ship on November 13. There will no shipping charge.   If you have any questions, shoot me an email.



Sparkle and Shine Precut Tree Kit $25.00
Included in your kit:
X7176B Sparkle and Shine Paper Packet $9.95
Precut and Stamped Toppers
12 Precut Silver Glitter Snowflakes
Red Shimmer Ribbon
Red Chevron Ribbon
One Red Badge Button
Free Postage



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Technique Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!!

Background Stamps

Don't let the title fool you; background stamps are for far more than just background designs. Transform pieces of cardstock into attractive embellishments for your layouts with just a few easy techniques.

Use background stamps from Close To My Heart to transform cardstock into authentic-looking washi tape, textured paper, and other embellishments. Learn these techniques by watching the video.



Monday, October 21, 2013

Magic Monday

Happy Monday morning!  I hope your week is off to a great start!

Today's Magic Monday layout was created using the Close To My Heart Sarita papers.

X7171B Sarita



The pattern is from the Magic Book and called Lovely Assistant.  I have taken a little creative license and changed it a bit on the left page.

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Don't have a Cricut?  Loving the trees on the front of the Holiday Gift Guide?  No problem!!  I will be doing pre-cut Rosette Tree Kits.  They will be the tree on the left.  Each kit will contain all the rosette cuts, the tree topper cuts and stamped.  It will also contain the embellishments and the cut glittery snowflakes. Each kit will be cut from one Sparkle and Shine paper pack ($9.95).  The remnants of the kit will be shipped to you.  You will also get an instruction sheet showing how to assemble your tree.  Kits will begin to ship on November 13. There will no shipping charge.   If you have any questions, shoot me an email.


Sparkle and Shine Precut Tree Kit $25.00
Included in your kit:
X7176B Sparkle and Shine Paper Packet $9.95
Precut and Stamped Toppers
12 Precut Silver Glitter Snowflakes
Red Shimmer Ribbon
Red Chevron Ribbon
One Red Badge Button
Free Postage





Sunday, October 20, 2013

More Halloween Hats

I finished another hat last night.  I'm loving the candy corn ones!




The top row are baby size and the bottom are American Girl/Bitty Baby size.  If anybody wants the circumference of the baby size, you can email me.  All hats are $10 each which includes the postage.

Have a great Sunday!  It's football day in my house. :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Freebie Friday

Can you believe it's the end of the week already?!  Where does the time go?!

Here is the Freebie for this Friday.


Purchase any My Reflections Kit and get the My Stickease/Compliments for FREE!  No limits. This includes the pretty Sparkle and Shine.


X7176B Sparkle and Shine             X7176C Sparkle and Shine Compliments



X7163B Chantilly                        X7163C Compliments


X7165B For Always                      X7165C My Stickease


X7168B Surf's Up                         X7168C My Stickease




X7169B Tommy                            X7169C Compliments


X1770B Laughing Lola                X1770C Compliments


X7171B Sarita                              X7171C My Stickease


X7172B ProPlayer                      X7172C My Stickease


X7173B Babycakes                   X7173C My Stickease


X7174B Huntington                   X7173C My Stickease


X7175B Frosted                        X7175C My Stickease



Orders may be placed via my website.  Don't forget, if your order is $150 or more, you will receive hostess rewards.  Orders eligible for hostess rewards MUST EMAIL them to me in order to get those rewards.

Don't forget that any order of $50 or more, earns you the Stamp of the Month for only $5!


PLUS, any order of $100 or more from the Fall/Winter Idea Book and/or the Holiday Gift Guide earns you a *starred item for free!