Thursday, October 3, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Spooky Halloween Layouts

It’s easy to make your spider webs stand out, full moons float, and black cats bounce off the page with the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Learn a few sweet techniques for using the Halloween-themed keys in this video. Watch this video to learn some cool tips using your Artbooking Cartridge!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

You Are My Happy-LOVE Bird

The last card I made using the "You Are My Happy" trio stamp set was quick and easy. I used the alphabet stamp set for this card. Sometimes I find it difficult incorporating alphabet stamps in my card making, but the size is perfect for sentiments on cards! 

For this card I used pattern #19 from the Make It From Your Heart Vol 1. I then used Frosted Grey CS for my base from the Frosted paper pack. I also used the patterned paper from the Frosted paper pack. I stamped the letters  and the little bird from the stamp set. I also used the Silver Glitter paper

This is a SUPER stamp set! The ideas are endless! Make sure to visit my website and place a qualifying to get this trio set for just $10!

Hugs And Kisses

My 2nd "Happy" card was fun to piece together. The "You Are My Happy" Close To My Heart My Arcylix stamp set is SUPER versatile and useful. 

For this card I used pattern #23 (rotated) from the Make It From Your Heart Vol 2. I then used Frosted grey CS for my base and the diamond pattern from the Frosted paper pack. I also used Sorbet and Slate CS. I stamped the sentiment "Hugs Kisses and Best Wishes" from the "You Are My Happy" stamp set and the large flower twice. I also used the faux stitching from the Stitch Wonder stamp set on the patterned paper.  I then inked the flowers with Exclusive Inks makers: the light shade of Cranberry, dark shade of Honey and dark shade of Lagoon. Now, I could have cut the flowers out using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge, BUT I had to fussy cut. Now, don't get me wrong, I use my Cricut all the time to cut out my stamped images, but sometimes, I just can't help myself and I have to grab my micro-tips and go to cuttin'! 

Here you can see the different shading and blending I did the the markers and popped those flowers right on up. To embellish I used the Silver Glitter paper (I could have also used the Silver Shimmer trim) Then I added grey opaques and Base and Bling Floral accents


Monday, September 9, 2013

You Are My Happy

I found my happy this weekend! I decided to pull out the incredible "You Are My Happy" Close To My Heart My Arcylix stamp set and celebrate National Stamping making cards of course!

For this card I used pattern #24 from the Make It From Your Heart Vol 2. I then used Sorbet CS for my base and the diamond pattern and frosted grey CS from the Frosted paper pack. I stamped the sentiment set from the "You Are My Happy" stamp set and the small flower from the image sheet was masked and stamped as a border. And, even though it's impossible to see, I stamped the same flower 3 times on the buttercup pattern from the Babycakes paper pack and cut them out and glued on the sentiment. Then I added bitty sparkles and sorbet ribbon. 

Make sure you check out all the new products from the Fall/Winter Idea Book. The ideas are endless! Make sure to come back this week to see the other cards I made!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy!

Introducing Artbooking Made Easy! In this 8-month series, we will show you how to use the brand-new, revolutionary Close To My Heart Cricut®Artbooking collection to create works of art! From mini scrapbooks to layouts, you’ll find themes to fit any occasion—just set one dial size and let Artbooking do the rest!
Join me each week for the Artbooking Made Easy series from September 2013 through April 2014.

Watch, learn and be amazed...

Order your very own Cricut Artbooking Bundle here.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Crop Time!

It's been a while since I've hosted a crop and it's way past due! Come join me this Saturday, August 24th.

I'll be doing some "show and tell" and lots of catching up. Please bring a snack to share. I will be providing drinks and tools and supplies for your use.Contact me at to R.S.V.P. 

Here is a sneak peak at what I'll be sharing...


and this....

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Come join me and let's have some fun!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


This is the most amazing CTMH Cricut Cartridge yet!

This cute little penguin card was made using one of the MANY overlays on the Artbooking cartridge. Does it make you want to start your Christmas cards?

And this mini album was done with one button on the Artbooking cartridge. ONE BUTTON!

This cartridge, like the other 2, has 700 images. What makes this one different is that you can create mini albums and COMPLETE 2 page layouts with one button. It really is amazing. Contact me here to get your very own Artbooking cartridge!