Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Parisian Birthday

Hi everyone! Im catching up my last few months of projects! Enjoy!

In late November, I finally ordered the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and had a chance to play with it for my sister-in-law's birthday. She loves all things Paris, and this design fit perfectly. 

I cut the card design from the retired "For Always" and combined it with Slate. On the Artfully Sent cartridge, I used the "sleeve" setting, then hand cut it to size for the card. 

For a little texture interest, I dry-embossed the slate layer using the new CTMH Damask embossing folder. Black cardstock is the background layer.

The tag is from the For Always My Stickease and I used a stamp from the Artfully Sent Bundle,  {Just to Say...}, with Slate ink.

A strip of glitter tape (For Always Workshop on the Go) and a couple of flower accents made it shine!

Inside I used a belated birthday sentiment from the Belated Birthday stamp set (which I find very useful).

I was pleased to create a completely CTMH card using a wide variety of products.

For Always paper (retired)
For Always My Stickease (retired)
Just to Say... stamp set (Artfully Sent bundle)

Fast and Furious Baby Shower

I've been absent from blogging again, so I'll be catching up on my projects today! 

I've been busy crafting but not blogging and I've missed y'all!

In September, before our friend's baby shower I was fast and furiously making cupcake decorations and invitations. The final invitation is here. 

I used Fast and Furious stamps and cut the gear using the Artiste cartridge.  It really is my favorite Cricut cartridge.

I was inspired by the gears to make cupcake decor. I cut some additional gears and used a non-CTMH stamp [TPC Studio,  Beautiful Baby Boy]. 

The stamp was on Outdoor Denim on Pear cardstock, but it looked so plain I punched some stars out of White Daisy and added them on top which really made them pop. 

I punched out the circles from Outdoor Denim in 2 sizes and then found the perfect use for my heretofore unused 2.5" Xyron. Running all the little pieces through to add adhesive helped streamline assembly so much! 

The finished cupcake display was so adorable! And the shower welcomed a new baby to our friend's family.

Monday, December 1, 2014


Deal of the Decade

 $10 Size D Stamps 

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps—and it's time to celebrate! 

With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. 

That’s up to $7.95 USD of savings on a single stamp set! 

Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. 

Remember, a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.


Seasonal Supplement is released!

Seasonal Expressions Catalog 


The new supplement to the Annual Inspirations Catalog, Seasonal Expressions,  is here! 

Please note on the bottom of page 1,  the seasonal product icon identifies items that will only be available for the live dates of Seasonal Expressions  — December 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015.

The items flagged with this icon include the new My Reflections™ paper packets and their coordinating accessories, as well as the new Cut Above™ kits.

Contact me for your very own copy!