Friday, September 27, 2013


This is our take on the beautiful Harvest Wreath from page 86 in the Autumn/Winter Close to My Heart Idea Book and catalog. These wreaths were made on straw wreaths Jackie had in storage. Some of the leaves were stamped with the Fall Harvest (C1504) stamp set and then cut out, but most of the leaves were cut from CTMH's Cricut Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges.  The leaves were given shapes by using a stylist and foam mat.

In October, I will be posting a tutorial for this wreath and several other fall projects, so be sure to check back often.


Thanks Jackie and Bonnie for a fun, creative morning! 
 Your wreaths are beautiful!


Monday, September 16, 2013


September's Creative Card Class
featured the
"Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit" 
 and the "Frosted Cardmaking Kit"


Here is a closer look at the beautiful  cards we made with the Laughing Lola Papers ( G1064).

With this kit you will create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs) inspired by Jeanette Lynton.

Laughing Lola "Workshop on the Go" kit (G1064) includes:
1 - My Acrylix Laughing Lola Cardmaking Workshop Stamp set (D size)
2 - Laughing Lola B&T Duos Papers
5 - Cardstock Sheets ( 1 Outdoor denim, 1 Pear, 1 Slate, 2 White Daisy)
15 - White daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 - Whisper, Black, & Silver Bakers Twine ( 10 yards)
1 - Purple Gems (108)
1 - Instructional book

All of this for only $24.95


 Here are the additional cards we created using the
"Frosted Cardmaking Kit".

Using the materials, kit-exclusive accessories, and instructions in this kit to create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of three cards), also created by Jeanette Lynton.

Frosted  "Workshop on the Go" Cardmaking kit (G1063) includes:
1 - My Acrylix Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Stamp set ( D-size)
2 - Frosted B&T Duo Papers
5 - Carstock Sheets,  (2 Col. Wh.,1 Kraft, 1 Olive, 1 Ruby)
15 Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
1 - Champagne, Colonial White & Siver bakers twine (10 yards)
1 -Siver Glitter Gems (108)
1 - Instructional Brochure 

All of this for only $24.95


Sunday, September 15, 2013


In October we will be creating this beautiful wall hanging.
You will have your choice to make it for the fall with the Huntington papers,
or to make it for winter using the Frosted papers.
Details coming next week.


 " Happy Thanksgiving Card " 

Colonial White Card ( X1410) 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Huntington Paper Pack ( X7174B)
Colonial White CS
     2 1/2" x 3"
Barn Red CS
    3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
    4 1/4" x 3/4"
    Scrap to cut leaf
Creme Brulet CS
    3" x 5"
Slate (small) B&T
    3 1/8" x 4 3/8"
Floral B&T
    4 1/4" x 1 1/4"
Stamp Sets: Perfect Fit- Thanksgiving  ( B1427)
    Fall Harvest (C1504)
Inks: Cocoa  (Z2114)
    Barn Red (Z2104)
    Pear (Z2197)
Accessories: 9 " piece of Hemp Natural (Z280)
    Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment( Z1752)
Misc: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Tombow Adhesive, Glue Dots, Acrylic Block


  •     Fold card in half for top fold card
  •     Layer Slate B&T to Barn Red CS
  •     Adhere to card, centering on all sides
  •     Using Barn Red ink on Colonial White CS, stamp Happy Thanksgiving
  •     Attach Colonial White piece 1/4" from top, right, and bottom edge 
  •     Adhere floral B&T to slate B&T 1/4" from left edge (may overlap Col Wh piece)
  •     Center Barn Red strip to floral B&T    
  •     Using Cocoa ink and leaf stamp from Fall harvest, stamp 2 leaves from Creme Brulet, cut out
  •     Using a small sponge for each color, ink around edges with Barn Red, center with Pear inks
  •     Using the Art Philosophy cartridge and your Cricut machine, cut 1 leaf page 78  Accent 2 at 1 3/4" from Barn Red CS
  •     Ink edges with Barn Red
  •     Shape leaves as desired 
  •     Attach leaves with glue dots so ends remain free
  •     Tie hemp into bow and adhere by rolling a glue dot and applying to center of bow.
  •     Attach sparkle
I hope you enjoyed this card.  Please give it a try yourself.


Saturday, September 14, 2013


To get a jump on fall, the members in our unit card idea exchange
used the beautiful  Close to My Heart Huntington paper pack (X7174B) for their creations in September.

This is the card I made. 
 I'll put up directions on how to make it tomorrow.

The tag on the left was made by Linda Holiday.
 Huntington Paper Pack ( X7174B)
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Mocha Opaques Gems ( Z1333)
Harvest Assortment Bakers Twine (Z1751)
Autumn Terracotta Ink Pad (Z2101)

The door hanger on the right was created by Cindy Kleinfelter.
Huntington Paper Pack ( X7174B)
Bronze Shimmer Trim ( Z1849)
Harvest Assortment bakers Twine (Z1751)
Pearl Opaques Gems ( Z1336)
September Stamp of the Month: Poster Tidings (S1309)
Barn Red Ink Pad (Z2104)

Joanne Barnes used her Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
 and Cricut Craft Room to make this a rectangular card.
Huntington Paper Pack ( X7174B)
Barn Red Ink Pad (Z2104)
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906)
Jute Ribbon ( Z1867)
Foundry Metal Accessories ( Z1612)
Perfect Fit - Thanksgiving Stamp Set ( B1427)

This "Gratitude" card by Nina Bingham uses
 the stamp rolling technique.
Huntington Paper Pack ( X7174B)
Always Grateful Stamp Set ( C1559)
Barn Red Ink Pad (Z2104)
New England Ivy Ink Pad (Z4135 )
Bamboo Ink Pad (Z2103 )
Mocha Opaques Gems ( Z1333)

Angela Tutton made this beautiful "Grattitude" card
 using the second generation technique.
Huntington Paper Pack ( X7174B
Always Grateful Stamp Set ( C1559)
Barn Red Ink Pad (Z2104)
New England Ivy Ink Pad (Z4135 )
Chocolate Striped Ribbon 9 Z1617)

Brandee Pittenger made
 this "So Blassed" fast and simple card.  
Huntington Paper Pack ( X7174B
Bronze Shimmer Trim ( Z1849)
Barn Red Ink Pad (Z2104)
Perfect Fit-Thanksgiving (B1427)
New England Ivy Ink Pad (Z4135 )
Scalloped Circle Punch
Check out the paper piecing and
 bronze shimmer trim that Kelly W. used on her
"Live, Love, Laugh" card.
Huntington Paper Pack ( X7174B)
New England Ivy Ink Pad (Z4135 )
Slate Ink Pad ( Z2173)
Barn Red Ink Pad (Z2104)
Bronze Shimmer Trim ( Z1849)
Love Life Stamp Set ( D1482)

Dee Blackburn made this adorable "Thanks" card
using Fussy Cutting.

Huntington Paper Pack ( X7174B)
Happy Autumn Stamp Set ( D1550)
Pear Ink ( Z2197)
Cocoa Ink (Z2114 )
Autumn Terracota Ink Pad (Z2101 )
Mocha Opaques Gems ( Z1333)
CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge ( Z1790)

Linda Crichton made this "Sweet" card, and she used the stamp set
 from the Huntington Workshop on the Go ( G1069)
Huntington Paper Pack ( X7174B
Bronze Shimmer Trim ( Z1849)
Barn Red Ink Pad (Z2104)
Pear Ink ( Z2197)
Huntington Workshop on the Go Stamp Set ( G1069)
Mocha Opaques Gems ( Z1333)


Friday, September 13, 2013


Here are some of the items we exchanged over the summer. 
 I'm sorry I didn't get pictures of all of them, but here are a few.

This candle holder was done by Linda Holiday. 
 It glows beautifully when the candle is lit.
  She's the queen of Mod Podge!

Cindy Kleinfelter Made this cute birthday treat holder. 
 Some of the candy disappeared before I took the picture.
  OOPS... How did that happen?

This cute little owl notepad was made by Nina
 and her wonderful Cricut. 
 You too could easily make this.  Isn't it adorable?

I made this for the birthday exchange.

I made this picture frame for the
 "Anything that reminds you of Summer". 
 Rest and relaxation by the water is my kind of summer.
  How about you?
Here it is the 12th of September and the weather is in the 80's.  Yesterday was the second hottest day all summer and we broke a record.  I love it!  It will all be gone much too soon.


Thursday, September 12, 2013


Here is the card we made this month
 at our September unit meeting. 
 Joann Barnes demonstrated how to use the
 Cricut Craft Room
 with Close to My Heart's Cricut  Artbooking Cartridge
 to change and stretch the image. 
 Now to download the free Cricut Craft Room
 and get playing with it to learn the process. 
 Stay tuned as I learn.


 Huntington paper pack ( X7174B)
Close to My Heart's Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906)
Perfect Fit - Thanksgiving Stamp set (B1427)
1 1/4" Circle Punch (Z1311)
Scalloped Circle Punch
Bonding Memories Glue pen (Z553)


Friday, September 6, 2013


This months Creative Card Class features
 CTMH's "Workshop on the Go" Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit (G1064)
 and the "Workshop on the Go" Frosted Cardmaking Kit  (G1063).

At this class you will create these beautiful cards,
 plus learn how to change the design look by
 exchanging the papers and stamps used on the cards.

This is the easiest way to get started
 early with your Christmas cards.

September Creative Card Class

When:   Wednesday     September 11, 2013
Time:    10:00am- 12:30 pm
Place:    Sharon's Creative Studio in Bremerton
RSVP's required by September 9 please at
Cost:     $10.00 supply fee for 6 cards,
 or FREE with the purchase of the Workshops on the Go 

Can't make it to the workshop? Order the workshop kit!
  Call 360-830-3630 or email for additional information or directions.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Close to My Heart always has surprises up their sleeves when it comes to National Stamping Month, and they've done it again  this year!
Get an exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more, you qualify for this stamp set trio for only $10. You’ll love the whimsical alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fanciful images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects, with a full retail value of $47.90.


Dates: Offer valid September 1-30, 2013.
Placing a minimum order of $50 is required to qualify for this great special.