Friday, February 28, 2014

The Whole Kit and Caboodle

Whether your style is outdoorsy, sweet, bold, or shabby chic, there’s something in our new lines of paper for you and each of your customers! Watch the video to get an eyeful of these fun and colorful packets, and see examples of some of the awesome artwork you can create with them!

Happy Creating!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Top Secret

The secret is out! We love the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge because it is our go-to source for documenting meaningful memories with just the push of a button. The shapes on the top secret–themed mini album keys are perfect for scrapbooking your big ideas and big adventures! Watch the video to learn more.

These are so much fun to make.  Won't you give one a try?

Happy Creating!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Card set

These are the cards that
 we created for this months Creative Card Class.
This  set is a fast set to make, taking us only 1 1/2 hours to complete two six card sets.
(I forgot to take a picture of the Lagoon card)

I credit  Elizabeth Mindermann with the original idea.
 Check out her blog at yourmemoriesyourstory.

Cranberry, Lagoon, Pear, Sunset,Honey, Cotton Candy, & Black Inks
January Stamp of the Month - Cross-Stitch Wishes  S1401
Card Chatter -  Sympathy   D1476
Daisy White Cards & EnvelopesX254
White Daisy CS  1385
3-D Foam Tape Z1151
Paper Trimmer  Z1783

Cut 4" x 5 1/4" White daisy CS
Score 1/8" from all four edges with the scoring tool on your Paper trimmer
With valley facing up stamp sentiment and heart

Saturday, February 22, 2014


I recently created this card for a friend that was having a special celebration.
 Hope you enjoy it.

This 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" standard card fits into a standard size envelope.

Tulip CS
White Daisy CS
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for cut outs
Embossing Folder Damask Z1927


Friday, February 21, 2014


Yes, I know, another Birthday card. 
 But you can never have enough birthday cards, right?

This card features the retired
 Close to My Heart Stella papers, and fussy cuts.

Love This Stamp Set  B1432
Card Chatter- Birthday Stamp Set  D1475
Stella Paper Packet (retired)
Stamp set Lagoon and Cocoa Inks
Clear Sparkles covered with Lagoon Alcohol Marker  Z2412
Cards & Envelopes  X1410


Thursday, February 20, 2014


Angela Tutton taught this first card to us
 at our Unit Meeting in February.
 I then went home and changed it up a little with the embellishments and note area.  

Hello Blooms  C1540
Ivy Lane Paper Packet X7178B
Pink Glitter gems  Z1807  (first card)
Pink roses from the Ivy Lane Assortment  Z3001  (second card)

  • 4" x 5 1/4" Daisy White CS 
  • 4 1/4" x 11"  Backround and Texture (B&Y) Paper 
  • I used the large print Ivy Lane  from the new CTMH Spring/ Summer Idea Book
  • Fold in half
  • At crease cut down 1 1/2", rotate paper and cut across front of card removing piece as shown
  • Cut this piece that you just removed in half lengthwise or at 3/4"
  • Using 1 1/2" circle punch, punch hole where desired  (Mine was at about 1/2" from right
  • Adhere strip to front of card
  • Adhere White Daisy piece to inside of card
  • Stamp backround stamp in center of cut out
  • Stamp Daisy flower on scrap of paper, cut out and using demensional tape, adhere on top
  • Bling as desired
(Note:  Second card slightly different)


Wednesday, February 19, 2014


This Birthday Card was very fast to make and uses all retired papers.  This is a great way to use up those paper scraps.

Olive, Creme Brulee, & Indian Corn Blue Inks
Love Life Stamp Set  D1482
Joyful Birthday  B1419


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Base & Bling at Its Finest

Our Base & Bling line has expanded! More sophisticated than ever, the line now features your choice of faux antiqued gold or silver chains and pendants with four distinct styles of customizable elements. Whether you veer toward vintage, nurture your inner nerd, dare to daydream, or crave crafting, you and your customers are sure to find the perfect bling for your unique personalities.

 As you saw in the video, the additions to our Base & Bling collection are trendy, inexpensive, versatile, and so easy to make. We call the Base & Bling products “wearable crafts” because of their unique intersection of jewelry and crafting. They satisfy your  desire for creativity and provide instant gratification by allowing you to have something  to wear right away. The simplicity of these projects gives them broad appeal–even first-time crafters can create high quality products in just minutes. They’re the perfect project for friends at slumber parties, at baby showers, or to give as gifts. 
We recommend using Liquid Glass to attach photos to bases. Keep in mind, however, that Liquid Glass can affect the color of materials it comes in contact with. We encourage you to experiment on samples before applying it to your final project. 



I've been using up some retired papers lately.  This is one of the cards we made at our annual Stamp & Scrap Day we held last Saturday.  There are more to come, so stop back often.

Roxy Paper Pack (retired)
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge ( Arrow cut at 3/4")  Z1886
Desert Sand & Black Inks
Licorice Opaques Z1335
Misc. Buttons

Monday, February 17, 2014


These cards were a part of our Unit Card Exchange this month.
  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
  Funny thing... I didn't end up with one of my own cards.
  I guess I'll have to go

Cindy Kleinfelter

Mina Bingham

Joanne Barnes


Brandee Pittenger


Sunday, February 16, 2014


Do you have old favorite stamp sets? 
 I do, and I have been recently pulling some out of storage,
 teaming them up with current items and techniques and having fun!
This birthday card uses the retired Roxy papers from
 Close to My Heart and the ombre technique.

Heartfelt Birthday Wish  M1033
Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set  C1549 (retired)
Eclectic Edges  C1450  (retired)
Ruby Marker set  Z2429


Saturday, February 15, 2014


Thanks to those who donated and could not attend,
 our total is now $1700.
  That is 7 operations through Operation Smile that will put smiles on these children's faces. 



 The Creative Ones!
Card Makers!

I have many pictures, too many for here.  There were layouts being made, pictures being sorted, card making, Cricuts buzzing, photos being printed on portable printers, bidding fights at the auction tables, eating, laughing, and getting to know new ladies sharing a common interest.  We had a ball!!
Thanks to you all!!!!!

Donations for Operation Smile
 are accepted year round through rounding up on orders or just straight donations.  They are always welcome.
  That will bring the total up even higher.



These are the three layouts that were created 
in January at our Creative Layouts Class. 
 The first two came directly from the
 Close to My Heart's Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide.

This last layout is a bonus layout I offer
 using the extra papers from the kit,
 along with the Sparkle & Shine Compliments (X7176C),
and the Sparkle & Shine Assortment ( Z1860).

Now to get my Christmas pictures and journaling on them.



As you might tell, I have been cleaning out
 my stash of misc. retired papers lately. 
 Here is another Birthday card with a
 masculine feel that I made for a friend.
  The technique used was backround stamping with desert sand ink,
 then just layering the backround and texture papers.  
The picture doesn't show well, as it is a very nice looking card.


Friday, February 14, 2014


Happy Valentine's Day!
  I hope you had a chance to celebrate with those you care about.  I did!

You may have noticed that these cards look similar to some Christmas cards I recently posted.  I used the same card, just changed up the stamp sets used.



This months card from our Creative Card Class featured the Cloud Nine Workshop that was available last month for National Stamping Month.  These cards are adorable and were very easy to make.  You can recreate them using any paper pack.

5 Different cards from the kit.

Happy Birthday

Hip Hip Hooray

Love You


Just Because

Hope you enjoyed these cards.

Happy Creating!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Sugar & Spice

Want to scrapbook your spunky, sassy, or sweet teenager?
 Use the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge teen-themed keys
 to reflect your teen’s unique personality! 
Watch the video to learn more.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Project Inspiration: Scribble Sensational

At the height of the scribble trend, these
 super cute images from
 the My Acrylix™ Oodles of Doodles stamp set
 are all you need to re-create the look.
 Watch the video to learn more about
 this playful stamping  technique.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014


I want to thank each of you that attended my Annual Stamp & Scrap Day that benefited Operation Smile.  We were able to purchase over 6 operations, that was over $1500.  I want to thank the Port Orchard United Methodist Church for the donation of the venue, my Beta Zeta Master sorority sisters that helped me and donated items for the silent auction, Donna Printz for the fabulous lunch she prepared, and everyone that registered, attended, purchased items and donated.  It's because of you that we were able to purchase so many smiles!

I will post some pictures later this week.

Happy Creating!

Artbooking Made Easy: Sweet Smiles

Watch the video to see how to use the
 Cricut® Artbooking shapes, icons, and
 borders to scrapbook memories of your
 baby—the smiles, the messes, and the
 It’ll have you grinning from ear to ear!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Love Is in the Air

Use the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge to create striking scrapbook pages for your loved ones, from happy couples to loving families to cherub–like babies and so much more! Plus, learn how to create dramatic backgrounds to perfectly complement your love-struck photos. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Project Inspiration: Scribble Sensational

At the height of the scribble trend, these super cute images from the My Acrylix™ Oodles of Doodles stamp set are all you need to re-create the look. Watch the video to learn more about this playful stamping technique.


Artbooking Made Easy: Love, Love, Love

Love making mini albums? Love the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge? Love learning chic techniques for papercrafting? You will love this episode of Artbooking Made Easy, where we show you how to create two trendy looks using re-inker, sponge daubers, and mini album pages cut from the Artbooking cartridge.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

DIY: Easy 3-D Effects

Ever wanted to turn a flat Cricut® shape into a 3–D element but didn’t know how? Watch the video to learn how easy it is to create beautiful 3–D embellishments from flat Cricut®–cut shapes. From banners to embellishments on a scrapbook page to anything in between, we’ll show you how! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3–D!