Thursday, October 31, 2013


I wanted to share with you some of the cute cards
 and treat holders some of my Card Exchange ladies
 made and brought to share.
This class is a "Use It Up" class, where any papers, stamps, 
ribbons and embellishments can be used.
I am blessed with very creative ladies in this group.

Judy made this Treat Box and filled it with goodies, too.

Joan made several note card holders.

She also took the napkin from my last class and used 
it as an inspiration for a card.  How cute is this?

Joan sends out over 50 cards a month to friends and family. 
 Here are two she made.

Here are two more post-a-note holders.


Thursday, October 24, 2013


I recently was asked to make some cards for a great organization called "Card Care".  This organization sends cards to cheer cancer patients and let them know we are thinking of them.
They asked for masculine Valentine cards and Christmas cards.  My Beta Sigma Phi sorority sisters came over and helped put these cards together.  We made 100 and had a great time being together.
I hope you enjoy them.

Holiday Cheer Card

All Close to My Heart's products.
Washi Tape (Z1907)  15 yards of each color for only $14.99
Love, love, love this product!!!
Baker's Twine - Harvest Assortment  (Z1751)
Stamp Set- Season's Tweetings Holiday (C1569)
White Daisy CS (1385)

Masculine Valentine Card

Colonial White, Chocolate,& Bamboo CS
Stamp Set-February Word Puzzle (discontinued)
CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Glitter Paper - Bown & Tan (Z1830)
Embossing Folder of choice
Twitterpated B&T scrap (discontinued)


Monday, October 21, 2013


Here are some more cards from our Unit Meeting.

Flakey Friends (C1506) and Cricut Craft Room

Polar Bear Holiday (C1557)

Hostess Rewards Stamp Set (C1560)
Artbooking Cricut Cartridge 

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Candyland Card

This specialty Fold Card was easy to make. 
It was shared with us several months ago from Brandee Pittenger
at one of our meetings and I have used the folded card
 many time, so thanks Brandee.
  • Candyland Stamp Set 
  • Sparkle & Shine Paper 
  • Bakers Twine
  • Ruby, Garden Green, Slate Alcohol Markers
  • Slate Ink Pad
Tombow adhesive, trimmer, scissors, acrylic block, 3-D Foam Tape

  • Start with  5 1/2" x 12" Ruby Cardstock
  • Score at 1 1/2", 3" 5 1/2" and 8"
  • Stamp images on white CS using slate ink and the Candyland stamp set, attach to back panel leaving 1/8" on all edges
  • Attach stripe piece to front panel leaving 1/8" border
  • Tie Bakers Twine around red B&T CS
  • Attach to middle panel leaving 1/8" on all edges
  • Stamp "Joy" on scrap paper, cut out leaving slight white border


Frosted Workshop on the Go Stamp Set
Slate Ink
Frosted Paper Pack
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge 

Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Glitter Paper
Bottle Caps

Glory to God Stamp Set (D1483)
Glitter Tape
Frosted Paper Pack ( X7175B)

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Peace Card

Frosted Paper Pack
Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Red Glitter tape
Frosted Paper Pack

Little One Card

Frosted Paper Pack
Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Washi Tape
Frosted Paper Pack
Base & Bling

Friday, October 18, 2013


Brandee Pittenger taught us this great Snowflake Card
 at our unit meeting this month
 using the Frosted Papers 
and the stamp set from the Frosted Workshop on the Go.

Frosted Workshop on the Go  (G1070)
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Base & Bling Floral Accents (Z1883)
Sparkles (Z1752)
Champagne, Slate Inks
Color Ready Ribbon (Z1732)


Thursday, October 17, 2013


Love and Joy Card

These are three of the cards we made
 this week at our Creative Card Class.
I was asked to use embossing folders,
 so added two to my cards.

In this card, I rubbed olive ink on top of the finished embossing to give dimension.
I then cut out the holly leaves cut out.  I used Sparkles and Red Glitter Gel and the beautiful Ruby Chevron Ribbon.

Mary's Babe Card

The Sparkle & Shine Papers are so beautiful. 
 This card went together very fast. 
 I used the Mary and Babe Stamp Set and 
small additions of color with the water color pencils.
This was all set off by the shimmer of the silver tape.

Christmas Wreath Card

I used an embossing folder
 to makethe brick backing for this card.
The wreath is from the
 Season's Tweetings Gift Bag Kit stamp set.
I simply colored the wreath in with 
CTMH's Alcohol Markers and Red Glitter Gel.

Come join next us month!

 I want to say THANKS so much for visiting my blog, and I want you to know you are welcome any time, so visit again soon.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Our feature paper pack at our Unit Meting was Frosted. 
 This is such a versatile paper and 
works well for winter, Christmas, baby, and so much more.

This is the card I created for our Unit meeting swap,
   using the Mary and Babe Stamp Set.

Silver Glitter Trim (Z1799)
Frosted Paper Pack ( X7176B)
Mary & Blake Stamp Set (C1562)
Watercolor Pencils(3505)
Slate Ink (Z2173)
Glue, glitter, tombow adhesive, scissors, trimmer, acrylic block


Friday, October 4, 2013



Here is the centerpiece and wreath I recently made
 for a workshop I offered using the
 CTMH Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges and 
CTMH Fall Harvest stamp set.
These directions can be used for both the candle ring and wreath.

Fall Harvest Stamp set (C1504)
Bamboo CS (1301) Acorn
Colonial White CS (1388) Tag
Autumn Terracota CS (1270) Leaf
Barn Red CS (X5637) Leaf
Sunset CS (Z2191) Leaf
Buttercup CS (1271) Leaf
Pear (Z2197(, Olive (Z2137) and Barn Red (Z2104) Inks
Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z1790)
Art Philosopy Cartridge (Z1686)
Scissors (Z1836)
Burlap Ribbon (Z1760)
Jute Ribbon (Z1867)
Sponge wedge (Z697)
Hot Glue Gun
Straw Wreath 

  • Wrap straw wreath with burlap ribbon overlapping slightly on outer edge and more on the inner edge, securing beginning and final edge with hot glue on back side as shown
  • Using the Artiste and Artbooking  Cricut cartridges, cut the following: 
Cutting Directions: 

Red Barn CS - Art Philosophy    page 56   (21) Leaf 4 @ 1 1/4"
Sunset CS-             "                  page 56   (16) Leaf 4 @   2" 
Autumn Terracotta CS - Artiste   page 78   (20) Accent 2 shift @ 2 1/2"
Casmere CS - Artiste                 page 78   (20)  Accent 2 shift @ 2 1/2"
Buttercup CS -  Artiste               page 78    (20  Accent 2 @ 1 1/4"
Buttercup CS -   Artiste              page 78    (16) Accent 2 @ 2"
Colonial White CS Art Philosophy page 50  (1)  Tag 2 @ 3 3/4"
Olive CS - Art Philosophy           page 50   (10  Tag 2 @ 4"
You may use more or less cuts depending on how close together you place the leaves.
  • With sponge, ink center of leaves with Barn Red, or Olive ink
  • Ink around edges with Barn red ink

  • Using the Fall Harvest stamp set, stamp maple leaf  and acorn images in Chocolate ink on Colonial White, ink center of leaf with olive ink, cut out, ink edge with Barn Red ink

  • Using the Fall Harvest stamp set, stamp oak leaf images in Chocolate ink on Sweet Leaf CS, cut out, ink edge in Barn Red
  • Trim around acorn
  • Shape leaf edges rolling some up and some down

  • Using a glue gun, work back and forth on left and right sides
  • Vary different leaves, keeping both sides semetrical

Candle Ring:
  • Starting at center top of the ring, apply leaves with glue gun
  • Work around the wreath in one direction
  • Tuck final leaves under the first ones applied
  • Fill in areas where more leaves are needed ( I mostly did the top, then came back and added more to the sides, bending where needed


Thursday, October 3, 2013


 Check out this Stamp of the Month for October. 
The set is called "Scandinavian Wishes" (S1310A).
 It is a set of 12 stamps, with  several cute holiday images...great for cards, tags or holiday gifts.
 Check out the photo below for some 
fabulous ideas.
 To get this stamp set... only available during the month of October...just spend $50.00
 and you can get it for $5.00 or pay full price of $17.95! 
 Come back often as I share more
great ideas with this stamp set!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013


The new stitch guide from Close To My Heart
 makes stitching on your papercrafts simple to do—and
 the look it gives is simply stunning!
 See it for yourself in this video.