Sunday, October 19, 2014

Winter Wishes

I decided to have a little fun with the October Stamp of the Month this morning.

I so love working with our Cricut cartridges outside the box.  I started with a 5-1/2" white daisy square base.  I used the Artbooking cartidge to create a 5-1/4" snowflake overlay to cover the front.  "Winter Wishes" is from To You and Yours.   The postage stamp is cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Now don't you think that bear stamp is so cute!!  I stamped it in cranberry on the postage stamp, and then I stamped it on a scrap with glacier to make the scarf.  I used a couple of scraps to make the banners, and then I added some snowflakes that had been cut from the overlay. The silver sequins are such a fun embellishment, and that's how I finished off the card.

What a cute thinking of you card to send in those cold winter months!
Thanks for stopping in today!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Artfully Sent + Gift Bags

When someone asks me if Artfully Sent is just for cards, I always tell them a resounding "no!"  There is just so much that you can do with this cartridge, and my goal is to show you some of those other things!!

I've used card fronts to decorate these bags.  Because they are "see through" sentiment card, I used gold and silver glitter paper behind them. What a fun way to decorate bags!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what's new in my craft room!
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Getting Spooky with Cricut Vinyl

I have never cut anything with Cricut vinyl, so when my leader posed a challenge for a new technique, I had to give it a whirl.  I need a simple Halloween/Fall container for my craft fair, so this is what I came up with.

How fun and easy is that?!  I was very hesitant to try this, so if you are...don't be!  
These are the settings you need for your Cricut Expression:
Blade Depth - 3
Pressure - Medium
Speed - High

I have to get more of this vinyl and try some other projects.  I purchased a Cricut Explore last week on HSN, so I'm hoping to delve into a lot more projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and make today your very best day!!
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Visit Me at the Craft Show!

If you are local, come and see me at the Blaine High School Craft Show!

Saturday, October 18th
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is one of the nicest craft shows that I participate in, and I know many vendors and crafters that agree.  Not only are we spoiled greatly by the Swim and Dive team carrying our product in and out, but there are just so many wonderful crafters there.  I always find the perfect handcrafted gift!

I'll have a wide assortment of gifts for various occasions in my booth, and I will also be selling Close To My Heart paper, complements, and some very popular stamps.

 Today I wanted to show you a sampling of some of the Halloween treats I will be selling.  It has been so much fun to make these!!  
(Who wouldn't want a coffin filled with chocolate eyeballs for Halloween?!)

I'll come back again this week to share some more fun items that will be for sale.  I hope to see many of my local friends on Saturday!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rose Blossoms Artfully Sent Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rose Blossom blog hop!  This month, we are pleased to bring you some Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas using Artfully Sent.

If you came here from Marg's blog, then you are on the right track.  Marg is a dear friend and exceptionally talented team member, so I am certain you enjoyed her Artfully Sent project!  This hop is a great big circle, and there are six blogs to hop today.  Should you get lost along the way, I've got all the blogs at the bottom of my post.

I made a swing Christmas card today using two different keys on Artfully Sent.

There are 41 swing card projects on Artfully Sent, and they are found on the Scene key.  Here are the two pages from the book that I used for this card (pages 47 & 48).

As you will notice, the book tells you to cut the card at 7".  This will make a 5" x 7" card.  However, I wanted a standard card, so I turned my dial to 5-1/2".  I cut the base of the card once in white daisy, and once in the glacier blue print from Snowhaven.  I brought the base into Cricut Craft Room to hide contours and make the various colored snowflakes, and the black snowflake overlay for the left side of the card.  If you are unsure of how to use Cricut Craft Room, you can also cut a silver glitter paper and a black Snowhaven print card base.  Just cut the pieces you need and fit them to the card.

I cut the the inside overlay from the Scene +shift key shown below.  Because the images are linked, and I re-sized my card, I needed to cut this one at 5-1/2', too.

Let me show you how this all looks up close:

As you can see, I tucked little pieces of green glitter paper behind the trees and leaves.  I used silver glitter paper behind the diamond cut outs.  The red enamel hearts added just the right pop to this card!

Now it's time to hop over to the Kim's blog.  She is amazingly talented, and I can hardly wait to hop over to see what she has created!!  Enjoy the circle hop!  I know the girls on my team, and I know they are not going to disappoint you!!

Should you get lost along the way, just come back here to the list of blogs.  If you just click on the name, it will take you directly to the specific post!

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Christmas Mini Album Class

Christmas mini albums are such a nice way to record some favorite memories of the day!

I've used the My Creations Hip Pics Album to create this mini.  This is a spiral bound album with 16 pocket pages to record memories and store photos.  I combined this album with Yuletide Carol paper and the Holiday Happenings Assortment from the My Crush Collection.  I've shown you the cover above  and here are a few up close photos of the inside.

The colors of the papers, album, and embellishments made this such a trendy album!

Class Details:
Sunday, November 23rd at 2:00 pm

Class Includes:
My Creation Hip Pics Album, Pre-cut Yuletide Carol Paper, Holiday Happenings My Crush Assortment, Gold Dot Washi Tape, Epoxy Bubbles 
(Deadline to sign up is November 14th)

If you would like to attend my in-home class, please e-mail me HERE.

If you would like to order this class long distance with a minimal shipping fee,
please use this convenient payment link.  The long distance class comes with step by step photos to make this an easy class for you to complete at home.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Winter Pennant Frame Class

The next class I would like to introduce is my Winter Pennant Frame class using Snowhaven paper.

My husband's first reaction when he saw this frame with our handsome son was "wow, is there depth to that frame!"  And that is exactly how I designed this class.  Snowhaven paper allows you to enjoy this frame all through the winter!

Class Details:
Sunday, November 9th at 2:00 pm

Class Includes:
My Creation Pennant Frame, Pre-cut Snowhaven Paper, Snowhaven Dimensional Elements, Sparkles 
(Deadline to sign up is October 31st)

If you would like to attend my in-home class, please e-mail me HERE.
If you would like to order this class long distance with a minimal shipping fee,
please use this convenient payment link.

Thank you so much for stopping in!  I'll be sharing a mini album class tomorrow!
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