Thursday, February 21, 2013


Just a little tease on an upcoming workshop in April.
  More details to follow.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


This class featured the beautiful
 CTMH Chantilly Paper Pack ( X7163B).

Stamp Sets:  Framed Flair (D1546), Girls Rock (C1538),  Hooray Bouquet (D1491)
Chantilly Assortment (Z1814), Pink Glitter gems (Z1807)

Stamp Sets:  A Flowering Bunch (S1306 - not available until June),
 Card Chatter -  Birthday (D1476),

Stamp Sets;  He Is Risen ( B1397)

Inside of Card

Stamp Set: Easter Wishes (B1422)

Stamp Set:  February Stamp of the Month - Home Sweet Home (S1302)

I hope you enjoyed the cards.  If you live in the Puget Sound area of WA. state and would like to join us, we meet on the second Wednesday of the month.  Just contact me at



This is the project from our February Unit Meeting using the February Stamp of the Month.


This card featured the Chalkboard technique and was taught by Angela Tutton.

The following items were in our exchange.  We could do anything we wanted, but we were to use the Chantilly Papers.  It is always interesting to see what everyone makes.

Celebrate Card -Nina Sandbeck

I Love You Card - Anna

Basket tag -Joanne Barnes

Easter card - Angela Tutton

Small Treat bag - Sharon Esau

Small Treat Bags - Sharon Esau

French Fry Box - Cindy Kleinfelter

Door Hanger - Linda Holliday

Smile Card - Kelly

Large Treat Bag - Mina Bingham

Friday, February 8, 2013


"Valentine Bookmark” ******************

Create this corner bookmark to slip
 over the corner of a book to mark
 the spot where you left off.

 One 4" x 4" piece of CTMH Cotton candy cardstock
  • One 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of pink B&T from Chantilly
  • Scoring Tool
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive
  • Stamps: December Stamp of the Month, or one of choice
  • Ink ;  Black, Twilight, Cotton Candy, Markers – Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf
  • Papers:  Cotton Candy CS, White Daisy CS, Chantilly Paper Packet
  • Ribbon:  CTMH- retired
·         Mark the center of three sides of the 4" cardstock square.
·         Place your cardstock square on your scoring tool so two of the marked spots are aligned in one groove.
·         Score between the markings.
  • Line up the other two markings and create another diagonal score line.
·         Add a decorative border to the side without score marks with a punch of choice
·         Fold at both score lines.
·         Line up the 2 3/4" cardstock square diagonally in your paper cutter.
  • Cut the square in half diagonally. You will need both triangles.
·         Use one of the triangles on the front of the bookmark and decorate.
·         Turn the bookmark over, fold your corners back in and apply tape over them.
·         Adhere your second triangle over the flaps. This will keep your bookmark closed.
·         If you used ribbon to tie around your bookmark you can cover it up with more cardstock or patterned paper to finish the project so the ribbon won’t get caught between the bookmark and the book pages.

Happy Creating!

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Valentine Treat Bag” *******************

 This little treat bag uses
 Close to My Heart's
 NEW  My Creations Small Paper Pouch. 
 You get 20 food safe 3"x4" bags for only $2.95.

·         Paper: CTMH Cotton candy CS, ½” x 4” Chantilly (X7163B), scrap of White Daisy CS
·         Accessories:  Ribbon- CTMH (retired), My Creations Paper-Pouch-Small (z1827), Black Bakers Twine ( Z1751)
·         Stamp Set:  In the Month of February (C1403 – retired)
·         Inks:  Cotton candy marker set (2417), Sweet Leaf marker set
 ( Z2402), Black Ink Pad ( Z2105)

·         Stamp sentiment on bag,  stamp flower on scrap CS
·         Glue strp to bag.
·         Color rose and leaves with markers, cut out, glue
·         Insert goodies into bag
·         Punch 1/8” holes at top of bag and insert Bakers twine, tie bow

  Happy Creating!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Valentine Pillow Box

Need a fast idea for a little treat for Valentine's Day?
  Well this is the just what you need.  It is the perfect size for some chocolate or a pair of earrings.

This was cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge at 4 1/2" from page 28.  The tag was cut  at 2" from page 37 > decorative layer and shape7.  The tag was attached to the ribbon with some waxy flax.  Quick and easy.  Give it a try.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013


The CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge 
was used
 to create this cute little box on page 74.

·         Paper: La Belle Vie (CTMH – Retired) (X7158B)
·         Accessories: Gltter Brads and Glitter Ribbon (CTMH – Retired)
·         CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

·         Box was cut at 3 1/4”  page 74  Artiste – Card x 2 and 3D Object – 1 of each cut at 3 ¼”
·         2 – 9” strips cut at 1”, scored every ¼” and accordion folded to make rossettes
·         Butterfly cut at 1 ½”, page 58 > shift > accent 4
·         Bow cut at ½”, page 55 > accent 2 >g
·         Assemble box according to directions in book.  I use a heavy glue for boxes.
·         Fold and make rosette, glue to 1 ½” circle.
·         Glue together
·         Add brad and butterfly, ribbon and bow


Monday, February 4, 2013


 Valentine Swing Card ***********************

·         Ink: Smokey plum (Z2147)
·         Paper: La Belle Vie (CTMH – Retired) (X7158B)
·         Accessories: Sparkles (Z1752)  
·         CTMH Artiste  Cricut Cartridge

·         Card  was cut at 5 ½” and another at 5”  page 52 > Artiste -accent 3 > s.
·         Butterflies were cut at 1 ½”
·         Zip Strip was cut to desired saying

·         Fold both cards in opposite ways as shown
·         Glue together
·         Add cut outs and embellishments
·         Tie ribbon

Happy Creating!


Please join me this week as I share several Valentine ideas. 

Valentine or Anniversary “ Love U” Card **********************


·         Stamps: Dec. 2012 Stamp of the Month – Happy Valentines (S1301)
·         Ink: Smokey plum (Z2147)
·         Paper: La Belle Vie (CTMH – Retired) (X7158B)
·         Accessories: Sparkles (Z1752) and Glitter ribbon
·         CTMH Artiste and Art Philosophy  Cricut Cartridges

·         Card and insert were cut at 5 ½”  page 51  Artiste - Card base- accent 3 > a.  Card inside – accent 1 > shift > a.
·         Inside hearts – cut at 1 ¼” page 69 Art Philosophy –
·         Inside U – cut at 1 ¼” page 47 Artiste – u
·         Outside heart – cut at 4” > page 71 > accent 2 > bottom left corner
·         Flowers – Art Philosophy > 4”, 3 ½”, 3” > page 69> shift >font > bottom row, next to last button
·         Ink around edges of CS, Stamp sentiment.
·         Fold and Layer inside according to directions in manual
·         Glue together
Add cut outs and embellishments

Happy Creating!

Friday, February 1, 2013


All Studio J® Layouts are $5 in February!

The month of February is a delightfully digital! From February 1–28, 2013, all Studio J layouts will be just $5!* That’s $1.95 savings for each two-page layout!  Now’s the time to get creating with ready-made Express Collections including 2 new themes – Getaway and Sports!  You can also customize your own layouts with embellishments, My Stickease® accents, and unique papers and color combinations.  Seven new Spring/Summer Idea Book kits will be available as well as older papers, including retired collections. What are you waiting for, It’s time to try Studio J!  You’ve taken those pictures, now keep the memories for sharing! It’s so easy!

* Offer valid February 1–28, 2013. Shipping/handling applies. Studio J credits must be redeemed before this promotion can be applied.