Apr 28, 2012

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop. We are a group of Close to my Heart consultants (well most of us) and will be show casing the very versatile Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  If you are visiting from 
then you are in the right place, if not, please go and start from the beginning at http://www.creatingwithcourtney.blogspot.com

I just love this cartridge, there is so many different projects you can do from this one cartridge. 
This is a little gift bag that I made. 

Cut the box/bag at 6"
tag cut at 2 1/4" and then stamped the saying on using "Thoughts Tidings" (comes with the cartridge when you purchase the Art Philosophy Cartridge)
layer for the tag cut at 2 1/2"
rose was cut out at 3" and then I used the olive ink and inked the edges of the rose and bag. 
I used a thin ribbon and made a little bow and glued it under the rose 
I used wide ribbon and wrapped it around the whole bag. 
This would be wonderful to use at and appreciation award event or banquet. I think I am going to make these for Our Ambulance Banquet. 

Go to Amanda's Blog

  1. Courtney - http://www.creatingwithcourtney.blogspot.com 
  2. Brandy- http://www.canadianscrappers.blogspot.ca
  3. Audrey- http://scrappingwithscrappy.blogspot.com  
  4. Amanda- http://ajcreationsfromtheheart.blogspot.com
  5. Darla - http://www.stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com
  6. Connie - http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com
  7. Stephanie- http://www.quiltedscrapper.blogspot.com
  8. Erin - http://www.imcreaterin.blogspot.ca
  9. Lucy - http://love2createitall.blogspot.com
  10. Vanessa http://wwwpaperkraftsunlimiteddesings.blogspot.com/
  11. Carol http://CarolLoftus.blogspot.com
  12. Eva- http://www.loveofcreating.blogspot.com
  13. Wendy K. http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com
  14. Michelle http://www.myflightsoffancy.com/blog
  15. Gloria - http://www.purpleglocreations.blogspot.com
  16. Chrissy - http://www.chrissycurtiscrafts.blogspot.com
  17. Ann Marie Lessner - www.creativeramblings345.blogspot.com
  18. Michelle Degnan Powell - http://scrappinprincess-michelle.blogspot.co

Apr 26, 2012

Mother's Day Cards and Boxes

Mother's Day is next month 
I thought that I would get a jump start on making my mother day cards. 
 I also made matching gift boxes to go with the cards. 
Each one of my daughters are going to pick something to add to the little gift boxes for their grandmothers.
This is the one that I made for my mother.. 
CTMH Art Philosophy
Sweet Tooth Boxes
Sweet Tooth Cartridge:
Cut the box at 7" (top and bottom) 
Art Philosophy Cartridge:
Roses  1 cut at 4" and 2 cut at 3" ( for the box and card)
Leaves were cut at 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" 
Card base was cut at 5" and top layer was cut at 4 1/2"
I used Tim Holtz distressing ink and inked my edges of the card, layer and roses and leaves. 
Here is the card for my Mother in Law.. 
 I used the glossy accent from CTMH on the roses and leaves on this card to give it a look of water on the petals and leaves. 
I really love how they came out. 

I am in love with the Art Philosophy Cartridge. 
This is the most used cartridge in my craft room.. 
If you would love to add this cartridge to your collection stop by my CTMH site today 

Look at everything that comes with the Art Philosophy Cartridge. 

And here is an example of more of what you can do with the cartridge

  The possibilities are endless with this cartridge.. 
Get yours today! 

Apr 25, 2012

DT Weekly Challenge "Kids At Play"

Welcome to the Scrappy EMT's (Scrapping With Scrappy) DT Weekly Challenge ...

"Kids At Play"
Bright Colors 

Each week we have a different DT challenge and it is lots of fun and exciting to see what the team comes up with. 

This week they did a awesome job and I really love what they came up with ... 

Made this wonderful Pendant 
Make sure you stop by her blog and see how she created her project
 Click on their name to go to their blog.

Made this wonderful Card
Click on her name to go to blog and see how she made this wonderful card

I have been trying something new and trying to make each one of my younger daughters Mini Albums.. 
I used envelopes to make the bases of each page and I used Locker Talk to make all the little cutouts for it..
I will be making a video once I am finished with this first album and you will get to see how it was made. 

Thank you for stopping by and seeing what the DT has created for today and make sure you stop by often and watch for special challenges for our followers to join in with us... 

Also if you are on facebook and you are looking for blog hops stop by this group and ask to join

Blog Hops that I will be a part of 
April 28th
Art Philosophy Blog Hop
Make sure you stop by and Hop along with us... 

If you are interested in purchasing the Art Philosophy Cartridge please stop by my CTMH Site 

Apr 24, 2012

Roses, Roses and More Roses

Good Morning Everyone! 
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. 
Saturday was a beautiful day and then Sunday here was rained out, but we needed the rain. 

I have been thinking about trying to make some of the flowers from the "Art Philosophy Cartridge". I have tried in the past but couldn't get them to come out right, so yesterday I thought it would be great to practice with some scrap paper and maybe if I could get the hang of it what a great way to use up some of the scrap paper I have laying around. 

 Here are 4 of the first ones that I tried. 

I cut the out at 3 3/4" and I inked the edges, then I rolled them up and glued them on the base and this is how they came out. 
I did try to use different things to help roll them up, I used a stylus, tweezers and a tooth pick. So far I like how the ones that I used the tweezers came out. 

This is my most favorite cartridge. It is a must have. This cartridge can be used with almost all your projects. 

If you don't have this cartridge you will want to get this cartridge it is a must have ... 

If you are interested in buying this cartridge, you can go to 
and order it. $99 and it comes with the cartridge, booklet, 3 coordinating stamps sets and 3 coordinating chipboard pieces too.
Stop by today and check out all the wonderful projects that you can create using this one cartridge... 
You will be amazed what you can do with this cartridge... 

Have a wonderful day and Happy Creating! 

Apr 17, 2012

Close To My Heart is doing starting today  Starting today, when you place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, you may add the Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95, for just $5. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing. But that’s not all! There are two ways your customers can get this darling paper packet FREE!
Hostesses will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet when their Gathering sales total $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile donations).

April Specials

This month's stamp of the month has a lot to offer. It includes a nice pattern and great sentiments. It can be yours for $17.95 or if  you place an order of $50 or more you can get this FABULOUS stamp set for just $5! This is a savings of $12.95!

Apr 12, 2012

Love You A Latte Card

Hello Everyone! 

I just got the "Love You A Latte" Cricut Lite Cartridge this morning they have some of their Digital Cartridges on Sale .. 
I have been wanting this cartridge and well today was the day to get it... 
I pulled out the Gypsy and got it on there and started playing.. 
I ended up designing this cute little card. 

I welded two of the cups together 

It is cut out at 7 1/2" height. 
I then pulled out my stamps from CTMH and thought this "Thank You" Saying was perfect for this cute card.I also used CTMH Art Philosophy.

 I cut the tag to match the stamp at 1 1/4" and it matches perfect. 

I hope you like my little card and hope you will check back again and see other projects created with this cartridge... 
I am off now to design one to be a gift card holder for our ambulance banquet... we hand out Coffee Shop Gift Cards at our banquet and I think this is going to be a wonderful cartridge for them... 

Hope you all have a wonderful day and happy creating.. 

Remember to Check out all the wonderful product at my CTMH Site.. 
 Stamp of the Month: April 2012


Apr 4, 2012

DT Weekly Challenge Post

Good Morning Everyone! 
Today is Our Weekly Design Team Post 
I asked everyone to create something for Easter. 
Easter is another one of my favorite holidays. I love all the colors and the cute little bunnies. 

I created this cute little carrot treats for my two younger daughter's classmates. 
I used my gypsy and Tags, boxes, bags and More cartridge
I used the cake box. 
They are cut @ 4 1/2" 
I also used some of the easter grass and crop-a-dile and punched a hole in the top and threaded a little bit of the grass through the top and taped it to the inside of the lid to make the top of the carrot. I used some orange stamp ink and inked around the edges of the carrots.

I put 6 jelly beans in each one of the carrots. 
I made 20 whole carrots and then I am making 20 with a little opening in the front. 

 This is where I got the idea from... go and check out the video

Beautiful Card... 
I love it.. make sure you stop by her blog and see how she made this beautiful card

Please leave comments .. everyone loves to hear about what you all think of our projects that we share.
If you are not a follower please become a follower.. we post weekly and we have a monthly DT blog hop too.
I am also going to be hosting a few more blog hops for everyone to join in... I will be posting a link to the blog hops that I will be hosting shortly... so watch for it.

I will also be posting a DT Call Shortly too..
I am looking at adding about 10 more members to the team.
Some new and exciting changes coming to the next DT Term.
It is so much fun seeing all the different talents each member brings to the team.
I have enjoyed the first term with my wonderful and supportive design team. They are all wonderful and so supportive of each other...

If you would like to submit an entry please watch for the information or join me on facebook
I will be posting the information there and as well as on here... I do have a group on facebook for the Design Team that is where I post our Challenges and other Design Team Information.

Check out the Close To My Heart Stamp Set of the Month 

Apr 3, 2012


Hello Everyone! 
It has been a little bit busy around here. I just realized that Easter is this weekend and I haven't finished anything that I need to have done by Friday. 
So tomorrow is going to be a Easter Crafting Day for me .. I have to finish 40 treats boxes for the little ones classmates, some decorations for the house for Sunday's Dinner, and the girls Easter Baskets and get the eggs ready to hide for the Egg Hunt... so much to do an so little time to do it all in ... 

What do you all have planned for Easter Sunday? 
I have Family coming for dinner and then doing an egg hunt with the girls. 
 We will be coloring our eggs tomorrow night ... 

Tomorrow Is our Design Team Weekly Challenge Post so make sure you stop on by and check out what everyone created for it.. I am working on mine tonight for tomorrows post and love how cute they came out. 

Also stop by my CTMH website and check out the new promotion if you become a Consultant. 
You can get a Free Paper Pack free with your kit.. 
Also when you are there check out the stamp of the Month Set.. 
and all the great project ideas too.. 

Apr 2, 2012

CTMH Stamp of the Month

Good Morning Everyone! Today is the beginning of a new week and I have a very busy week scheduled.. 

Just wanted to show you Close To My Heart April's Stamp Of The Month Set... 
This is a great set.. I am going to have to get it...

There is so many possibilities this set. 
You can get this set for $17.95 or if you spend $50 in CTMH product you can get it for $5 

Stop by my site today and check out the great CTMH Product and maybe even pick up your own set of this stamp set.. 


Apr 1, 2012

Mini Album

Hi everyone! I have been working on my Mini Album now for a couple of days and I have finally gotten to bind it and I really like how it is turning out. I have a few more pages to finish embellishing and then add my pictures. 
I decided that I was doing an album for the trip and then one for each one of the places that we went to during the weekend. So I have two more to make for our trip. 
Here is the front of the Album.. 
I really enjoyed making this adorable Mini Album

On the cover I used: 
Wildlife Cartridge
Cricut Alphabet 
Give A Hoot

Here are a few other pages and some envelopes that I used inside the album.. I will try to post what cartridges I used but can't remember. (note to self next album write everything down) 
These are two of the back pages of the Album

Envelope with a tag in it.. For Journalling or put a picture and journal on the backside. 

Little flip open card
Can add pictures or journal 
Leaf on the front with some twine and button. 
I love this page and on the outside the side is not sealed there will be some tags there for more pictures and Journalling. 

Envelope Page.. can put more pictures or etc in here.. 

There are so much about this book that I love and I will do a video on it to show it off better. I have enjoyed making this one Album for our first real trip as a family. I wanted to make something that was special for my family. It was our younger 2 daughter's first time leaving the state for a weekend and staying in a Hotel. 
They had a blast and can't wait to do it again . 

Well here is a sneak peak at the album that I am working on for a Friend's Daughter that just had Twins premature. 
I will also do a video on this one too. There is so much going on with this book and you will love to see all the little spots for adding photos and journalling.. 
I am using Art Philosophy, Baby Steps, Walk In My Garden and there is a couple more cartridges that I have been using .. I will post more later. 

I hope you all have enjoyed my Project and hope you will stop back again .. 

Remember if you are looking for a Consultant with CTMH I can assist you. 
If you have been thinking about Becoming an Independent Consultant I would love to have you join my team. 
Stop by my Website Today and See all the great ideas and projects that you can create 


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