Saturday, June 22, 2013

CLOSE TO MY HEART links - Some products will be retiring!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to check in and share a few links to some of our fantastic products. Also, soon, I will be posting a list that was just released of products that will be retiring so that if you see something you want, you can snatch it up before it's gone!

Click HERE to see all of the While Supplies Last products from CTMH.

Click HERE to view and purchase the stamp set that is available to help the Oklamhoma Tornado victims and their families.  This is an easy way to help and it is an awesome stamp!

Click HERE to see a complete list of our stamp sets that are compatible with our 2 Cricut cartridges, Art Philosophy and Artiste! There are so many possibilities here!

Click HERE to see the two Cricut collections that we have. They are amazing and so worth the price for all that you get and the many ways that they can be used!!

Click HERE to see all of our Workshops on the Go! These are conveniently packaged products for easy completion of amazing projects!

Click HERE to see June's Stamp of the Month! It is absolutely beautiful!!

Click HERE to see the Home of the Brave - Military support campaign stamp set. This would be a great stamp set to make Patriotic cards and decorations!

Click HERE to see the Courage - Military support campaign stamp set.  Another great set for showing your support for our military!

Have a great day and feel free to contact me and/or visit my website HERE to view all of our fantastic products!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Totally Tags 'n ATC's - GEMS

Today I am showcasing a tag that I made for a tag swap back in December.  I chose to use all purple and used glitter and gems to bling it up!

Now to break down the process I used to create these tags:

I used TBBM 2 for the kraft paper tag and inked the edges with a purple ink.

I chose lots of shimmery purple papers!

Here is the tag cut out with the solid layer and the filigree layer that was cut from Paper Lace.

The filigree layer up close. I just ran these through the xyron sticker maker to adhere them to the solid layer. 

Since the sticker maker sometimes leaves some sticky residue, I used it to my advantage by adding some glitter in those spots! 

I apparently don't have a pic of the snowflake by itself so here it is on the finished tag. This snowflake is cut from the CTMH Artiste cartridge, as is the little label in the middle of it. I finished the tag off with some bling on the edges of the snowflake and some ribbon! I made 15 of these tags and had so much fun doing them! Here are a few more pics and close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to CRAFT WITH CUTTERS to see more projects made with some gems to spark your creative juices! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Craft With Cutters Challenge #138 - All About Dear 'ole Dad!

Hello everyone!! I'm here today to share a simple calendar page with you and all of my friends over at CRAFT WITH CUTTERS !  I'm revisiting this project to share it with my new followers - You may remember that I did it last year as one of my regular blog posts.

If you have seen any of my previous posts, you probably know that I do a different calendar page each month to showcase on my fridge and then add it to my scrapbook in front of all the pics I took that month.  This month, I decided to show how you can make a calendar grid if you don't have the Designer's Calendar cartridge.  Here is my finished page:

Let's break it down a bit.

To make my grid, I used my Gypsy, (forgot to take a pic of my screen), and lined up 35 - 1.5"squares to form my calendar. The squares I used are from Art Philosophy because I wanted squares with a little scallop on the corners but any square will work.  After the cut, I trimmed the extra off the edges.
The 35 little squares can be saved for another project.

Then I used the Father's Day seasonal cartridge and my Cricut markers to make my icon to designate Father's Day on my calendar. I chose to just use the markers and not cut it.  I just cut around the outside with my scissors.

I then traced over the sentiment with my black gel pen.

Then, I actually used 4 of those little squares to stamp my title on - I used the Urban Alphabet stamp set from CTMH.  Then I used CTMH's Liquid Glass to give the letters a shiny appearance.
I punched holes in the squares and threaded twine through to hang then across the page. The squares themselves are mounted with pop dots so they won't slide around.
Here are a few more close-ups of the squares and the twine "clothesline".

I also used Liquid Glass to adhere the twine to the page.

I added Distress Stickles throughout the grid to give a little pop of color.

Here is the Father's Day icon in place.

The background paper is from DVWV's Heirloom stack - (I love this stack!)
One more look:

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today's post! Remember to stop over at CRAFT WITH CUTTERS to see some more fantastic projects that celebrate DAD!
Now, go create something beautiful!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Craft with Cutters Challenge #137 - Any cartridge that starts with the letter "S"

Hello everyone! Wednesday's challenge over at CRAFT WITH CUTTERS was to use any cartridge that starts with "S". My post didn't get completed until today because, for some reason, I couldn't get any pics to upload through Blogger! It finally worked!!  I chose to celebrate summer with a summer layout!  I created my page using the Summer Vacation seasonal cartridge and the Pack Your Bags cartridge. Hope everyone is having a great start to your summer! Mine is packed full of activities but I'm loving it!

Hope you found time to hop over to CRAFT WITH CUTTERS to see other fun projects made using lots of different Cricut cartridges!