Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's a BOY! Diaper card and baby shoes!

I am SO excited to share that my cousin is having her MIRACLE baby (at 44 and has been trying for YEARS to get pregnant!). She just found out that she is having a baby boy! So....off to the Cricut Artiste I went to look for baby shower ideas! I found the adorable diaper cards (and SO easy to make) on page 64. These may end up being the invites I make for her shower. The shoes and card were "practice" samples, and I am happy with how they turned out! Her colors are blue and brown.

Halloween with Cricut and a FUN BAT card!

So....I LOVED the ideas I recently saw at convention's Extravaganza. Denise Black made a darling coffin with cricut Artiste (page 76 & 77) using the new Haunted Assortment (Z1741) little skulls as coffin handle brads- she is so creative! I cut the lid for this and used a woodgrain envelope on cuttlebug to make it look like worn wood. She also used old ribbon round containers and covered them with the new Moonlight paper (X7161B). I added a bit of the new Tulle and some bling. The owl card is one of my favorites from the new cartridge, it is SO easy, cut and yer done! I added a few bling eyes and cut the "EEK" from page 76. My favorite part was closing him with the new mini hoop and loop (velcro) dots (Z1805). These little suckers are a MUST have for this bat card!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Noel Slide Card

Well it is certainly Christmas in July in my craft studio with all the new CTMH products scattered all across the room. I feel crazed, and not sure where to start, and when to END! I made this slide card (page 49 of new Artiste cartridge) and the flowers are 3 leaves put together (from page 33 using Accent 3). I used the Pear and Partridge paper. Love the look of the paper. I have almost used the entire pack on different cards and projects...may have to get another!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Just "BE" card

I think my favorite stamp was the BEE in the new Jardin (D1528) stamp set. He is so vintage and fun. AND...when I saw the Honeycomb type background that comes in the Scroll album Workshop stamp set, they were a perfect match! So...I was looking through my stamps for a perfect sentiment, and last months Stamp Of The Month, Live Out Loud had a "Just BE" sentiment..wah lah! I used Buttercup and Desert Sand paper here and the burlap ribbon (love that stuff) is cut in half here. I also used milepost shapes, hemp and then used Cuttlebug for the buttercup background paper.

Avonlea Cards made from Cardmaking Kit

Okay...so I couldn't sleep last night knowing that my new Avonlea Cardmaking kit was in my studio untouched! I am so bad! It's like a good book you can't put down. This kit is amazing, because the paper is SO versatile! The kits comes with 15 Colonial White cards AND the envelopes, all the paper to do the 15 cards ++ more, adhesive Epoxy bubbles in a gorgeous slate color and organza ribbon. I made greeting cards, Thanksgiving cards AND Christmas cards from this paper. It is SO elegant- I had a blast! This kit (G1041) is available for purchase through my website on August 1st.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fangs For The Memories!!

Okay....those who know me best know that I LOVE Halloween! SO...I couldn't wait to get started on making the Halloween images on the new Cricut Artiste. This coffin was cut at 7 1/4"- It actually has a coordinating lid, but I pulled a blonde one and put 2 bases together on this one...so I plan to do a few more correctly! ha ha. I wanted to share how cute these would be to take full of candy or some other treat as a hostess gift at a Halloween party!

Pemberly File Box for cards

I am having so much fun with the new Cricut Artiste! The flowers on this are popped up at each layer with pop dots. This box makes a perfect holder for handmade cards!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Scholastic paper for Anniversary Card?

This is probably the LAST paper pack you would think to use for a 10 Year Anniversary card right? Well, I thought it was perfect for my hubby. After (almost) 10 years, he is STILL MY TYPE! ha ha. The numbers are the date we were married (4/11/03---and YES, I am a bit early. The cricut Artiste has folder cards, I LOVE how cute they are to make cards with.

Le Belle Vie

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new paper pack...La Belle Vie. This picture doesn't do it justice. It is romantic, vintage and tastefully elegant! The embellishments are perfect with all the bling. I also had fun with the new tulle in black. It is a stiffer tulle which made it easy to punch circles and bunch behind the Paris tag I made.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Belated Birthday card

This card was also used with the new stamp set Pun Fun C1505. Such a cute and easy card. Shapes were cut from the new Cricut Artiste from CTMH available August 1st.

Dakota Layout

this layout didn't photo all that great, but the paper is stunning in reality! It has a cowboy flair to it, and is fun for any outdoor photos, guy layouts or cowboy pics. I love it! This layout is of our friend Casey, who just had a 50th birthday party-perfect paper for that!

Cards I made at Convention

Love the new paper and stamps in the latest Idea Book! The paper here is from La Belle Vie and also Dakota. The stamp set is one of my favorites, (and they gave it to us at convention) Pun Fun C1505.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

CTMH Convention in Dallas!!

Well Howdy! Wanted to share a few pics from our recent trip to convention in Dallas. Maricris and I had a hoot hollerin good time seeing ( and playing ) with the newest products that will be available August 1st in the new Idea Book! We went to Extravaganza, crops, saw the Texas Tenors, got to hear from Jeanette Lynton, our founder and CEO, also heard from Stacy Jillian our key note speaker that was very inspiring, and overall had fun! Check out some of the pics below!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

ROAD TRIP using Typeset!!

I was inspired by a layout that fellow consultant, Cheryl Evan did with the Typeset paper pack. I had just a few pieces left and that was all I needed! The background paper is Barn Red and the embellishments are Milepost Shapes and the wood buttons from CTMH. I also used a pin clip on the right side of the layout. I am all ready to place my family photos of our upcoming ROAD TRIP to Oregon on this layout!

Friday, July 6, 2012

I WON a Liebster Award!!

Lori at Lori's Scraptastic Adventure and Creations has nominated me for a Liebster Award. The origins of the Liebster Award are a little unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany. Liebster means "favorite" or "dearest" and this is a peer to peer award to help showcase bloggers with less then 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of their choice. I want to thank Lori for thinking of me and if you have a chance stop by and check out her blog. Now here is what you do as a presenter of this award: 1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. 2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you. 3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. 4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve it. 5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blogs.
Here are the five blogs I feel deserve this award: 1. Sandee at Stamping and Scrapbooking with Sandee 2. Caron at Scraphappy Corner 3. Paige Dolecki at Paiges Paper Paradise 4. Linda Sturdivant at Stamping and Scrapbooking with Linda 5. Peggy at Creative Scraps by Peggy Lee ********Now ladies please choose 5 blogs you feel deserve this award and thanks for all the inspiration on your blogs! Please pick one of these Liebster awards for your blog!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Place an online order of $75 or more in July and you will receive a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! That’s a retail value of up to $17.90! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs. Place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last. Offer valid July 1–31, 2012. While supplies last. Additional shipping/handling and tax may apply. Discounted products do not count toward a qualifying purchase.CLICK on my shopping cart to see which paper packs are offered each day of July!