Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wishing You Well (2012-119)

Happy Tuesday! Tomorrow is the release of the new CTMH catalog.  Are you as excited as I am?  Here is a sneak peek at the new Workshop on the Go Cardmaking kit.  This kit is apart of my new online class.  I have the first video installment that will be release tomorrow on YouTube. 

Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Friday, July 27, 2012

PDE Sports and Hobbies Challenge (2012-117)






Click here for the Digi Haven Challenge!


Welcome to the PauseDreamEnjoy Challenge #30 "Sports & Hobbies"!


The sponsor for this week's challenge is Squiggle Fly with any 3 items from the Squigglefly store http://www.squigglefly.com/.



I have never been into sports very much, but I have recently started my weight loss journey.  It's so hard, but I will love the reward in the end!  So, I decided to make some encouragement cards.  I used images from My Grafico and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper Never Give Up stamp set.

I absolutely love how these cards came out.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the images.  I love my Cameo!

Join us over at PauseDreamEnjoy Challenge Blog for some fun and see what the design team has created for some inspiration.  

Challenges

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

It's A Dog World (2012-116)



Welcome to another Digi Haven Challenge!  The theme this week is to use a free digi stamp of a dog (or cat)!  For my card, I used a digi from Little Scraps of Heaven.  She has some adorable digi stamps.  I made a 4.5 x 4.5 card and I used some scraps that I had laying around.  I colored in the digi using my promarkers.  For some add embellishments, I add some brads from CTMH!

Don't forget to stop by Digi Haven to join us in the challenge and see what that design team has created.

Challenges:
Make It Mondays - Anything Goes

"Anything Goes" CTV Challenge (2012-118)

Click here for the PauseDreamEnjoy Challenge!


Click here for the Digi Haven Challenge!


Hello craftistas! Like my new word! I am so excited to be serving a third term with Mary over at Cardz TV.  Her stamps are amazing  and I love working with them!

I am adding in a sneak peak!  I used the new CTMH Artiste cartridge for the owl image.  The sentiment is from CTV For the Birds stamp set. I used the Pemberly paper pack from CMTH.



Here is the stamp set I used:
 Stop by Cardz TV to see what the design team created as inspiration!

Challenges
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, July 23, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (2012-115)



Happy Monday!  Today I have a card that I made for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.  I am also entering this card into the Make It Monday Challenge blog where the theme is always Anything Goes! 


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I threw in a sneak peek of the new CTMH Artiste Cartridge and stamp set that comes with the bundle.  I have been having so much fun with this cartridge.  I know everyone will love it.  I am having a special with the new CTMH Artiste Bundle.  If you order from me, you will get a free paper pack.  You can place your pre-orders here!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

CTMH Artiste Sneak Peeks

Who would love to see a couple of sneak peeks from the new Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge?  Head over to my facebook page to check it out and don't forget to like my page.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stamping-Pearls/130241023716398?ref=hl

Friday, July 20, 2012

Digi Haven Challenge (2012-114)

CTMH Artiste Special - Click here!
Brown Sugar Challenge - Click here!

Welcome to the Digi Haven Fanciful Fairy Challenge!  The challenge this week...

 Use any FREE Fairy or Winged Cherub digital Image. The image can be a forever freebie, limited time freebie or freebie of the month as long as it’s free for the duration of this challenge.  Please be sure to link back to the original artist or website on your blog.  This Challenge ends on Thursday and the winners will be posted on Sunday.

For my card, I used a image from Elizabeth Dulemba, The sentiment is from Pink by Design Inner Princess.  I used my promarkers to color in the image.  I added some Lemonade twine from the Twinery. 


Don't forget to stop by Digi Haven and see what the other DT members have created and join us in this week's challenge.

Brown Sugar Challenge (2012-113)

Cricut Artiste Special - Click Here

I have some exciting news!  I have been selected as a design team member of the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog!  Today is my first challenge as a DT member!

The sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs!  The design team used images from her store for our cards this week,

The challenge this week is to make a card using only black and white with a splash of color.

Here is what I came up with...

I used the French Maid image from Sassy Studio Designs.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design Flirty Girl stamp set.

Make sure to stop by Brown Sugar Challenge to see what the DT members have created and join us in the challenge.

Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Play the Cards Your Dealt (2012-111)

 CTMH Artiste Preview and Special  - Click here


Welcome to Cricut Cardz Challenge!  Have you missed us?  After a nice vacation, it's great to be back.  The challenge this week is "Tag, You're It!" That's right! Let's see those tags.  You can use any cartridge and theme that you like.

For my card, I used Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More for my tag.  I printed and cut some playing cards using my silhouette machine.  Also, I used MCT Game Night stamp set for the dice and sentiment. 


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to join us in the challenge over at Cardz TV!
 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Let's Go to the Beach (2012-110)

CTMH Artiste Preview and Special - Click Here

Good morning crafty friends!  Welcome to another Terrific Tuesday PCW Die Cut and or Stamp Challenge. We hope you are enjoying your summer and can find a little time to craft in between holidays, vacations, summer breaks, etc.  To help get your mojo going, Designer Candice (that's me!) our hostess with the mostess this week, has given us a great summertime challenge -- Let's Go to the Beach!

So be sure to use something "beachy" in your projects. Here is what the wonderful PCW designers came up with.

PCW Files used:  Bear with Sand Bucket Digi Stamp and 
Bear in Bikini Digi Stamp.  DIRECT POST LINK.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

CTMH Artiste Preview

A Preview of the new CTMH Artiste Cricut Handbook

This week, Close to My Heart unveiled their newest Cricut Collection designed by CTMH Founder Jeanette Lynton herself. 

It is packed with goodness!  It has nearly every imaginable box, tag, envelope, cupcake wrapper, purse imaginable.  It’s available August 1st for $99.  As before, this is a bundle that includes 3 My Acrylix D sized stamp sets (valued at $53.85) and 3 sheets of coordinating chipboard (valued at $14.85) so that’s $68.70 of goodness in addition to the cartridge. 

Special: When you order the CTMH Artiste from me, you will receive a free CTMH paper pack of your choice valued at $9.95.  Here is a link to my store --My Store

If you choose to get this special, you will have to order directly from me and I will invoice you through PayPal. My email address is located in the "My Store" link.

http://cms.closetomyheart.com/~/media/ImageGallery/Time%20Sensitive/Medium/2012_Autumn_Winter_IdeaBook/CricutArtiste.ashx?w=400


Here is a link someone has posted to the handbook: http://www.cricut.com/res/handbooks/artiste_handbook_web.pdf

Friday, July 13, 2012

PDE "Jungle Challenge" (2012-109)

Fun In The Sun Blog Hop - Click Here

CTMH Artiste Preview and SPECIAL - Click Here


Welcome to the PauseDreamEnjoy Challenge #28 "Jungle"!


The sponsor for this week's challenge is
Lynn is offering a Paula Deen Crafting Bundle!

For my card, I pulled out my CTMH Stella paper pack.  I love the colors in this paper pack.  I used the Cameo and the Silhouette Studio to cut my images.  First, I cut the palm tree frame from Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke card stock.  I used my cut out a background for the frame.  Using my sponge daubers, I sponged the sunset background.  I used some Core'nation card stock to cut the gorillas.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design Jungle Fever stamp set. 

Make sure you stop by PauseDreamEnjoy Challenges to see the amazing projects the DT has made and join us in the challenge.
 Here is the link for you to join us in the challenge!



Fun In The Sun Beach Blog Hop

CTMH Artiste Preview and SPECIAL - Click Here


Welcome to the Fun In The Sun Beach Blog Hop, brought to you by the fabulous design teams of Made Especially For You and Digi Haven


These two design teams have joined together to create some fun in the sun beach-themed projects! Inspired by the concept of the Digi Haven challenge blog, all of our creations we have for you today we're made using free digis! 

If you came from Robin's blog, you're in the right place! 
If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley's blog, Made Especially For You

For my card, I used a hot air balloon image from BirdCage.  When I think of the summer, I think of all the people who go for hot air balloon rides.  For the card, I used papers from the Tres chic DCWV paper collection.  I colored the image using my Promarkers.  Using my circle cutter, I cut a 3 1/8 inch circle and I used the sponge dauber and Crystal Blue ink to make the sky.  I added some Opaque pearls from CTMH. 

 The project I made is also for the Digi Haven Fun in the Sun Challenge!

We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes for those who comment on each stop of the hop! Let's see what they have to offer...

$25 Gift Certificate


$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate


3 images of the winner's choice

You must comment on every stop of the hop to be eligible to win a prize. Hoppers have through Sunday July 15th to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday July 17th. 

Your next stop is Kristy's blog. 

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping! :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Close to My Heart News!

Hello everyone!  In less than a month, the new CTMH catalog will be release.  Let me be the first to say YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT!  There will be some new Workshop on the Go kits that card makers will love and even a new CARTRIDGE!  Once the new catalog is released, I will be having a special!

Link to my store: http://candicefields.ctmh.com

Studio J News!

We wanted you to be among the first to know that as of July 12, 2012, we will be phasing out Studio J® memberships, making Close To My Heart's fabulous online design software more accessible and affordable for everyone! Whether you currently have a Studio J membership or have yet to try out this innovative product, here are some details that you’ll want to know: 

Starting July 12 all Studio J kits and patterns will be available to all users, regardless of membership status. Those “Members Only” flags will come down for good, opening up previously exclusive content to anyone who checks out Studio J. Even better, the non-member price for layouts is being slashed from $13.00 to $6.95! On top of that, non-members will now be able to download JPEGs with every print order, as well as having the option of placing separate orders for JPEGs for only $2.95.

Those who currently have a Studio J membership are eligible for our transitional Member Bonus Program, as follows:

Existing Benefits Period: All existing member benefits will continue as is through September 30, 2012, or until your membership expires, whichever comes first. This includes free shipping for one order per month of up to 20 layouts, current pricing, and free Memory Protectors®.

Free Layouts: As a token of our appreciation, on October 1, 2012, your Studio J account will be credited with 1 free layout for each month remaining on your membership as of July 1, 2012, including partial months. For example, if your membership is scheduled to expire November 4, 2012, you'll receive 5 free layouts: one each for July, August, September, October, and November. If your membership expires at any time during July 2012, you will receive 1 free layout credited to your account on October 1, 2012.

For more information about this transition period, please review the Studio J Transition FAQ in Online Office under Corporate Communications > FAQs > Studio J. If you have customers who have purchased memberships, you’ll want to review this information. We will be sending a similar email to all Studio J members in a few days to share the great news with them.

In addition to all this great news about Studio J’s increased accessibility, you’ll be delighted to know that even more new content is coming, particularly our Express Collections Beta: 6 gorgeous collections of 10 professional-looking, coordinating layouts for quick and easy album creation!

What are you waiting for? Share this fabulous news with all your customers, family members, friends, and neighbors – whether they’ve tried Studio J or not! Invite everyone you know to see just what Studio J can do for their scrapbooking with just a few clicks.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Design Team

Hi everyone! This is going to be a quick post since I have a class that starts in 10 minutes.  I will be serving a third term for Cardz TV Stamps!  I am so happy!  I really enjoy working with this team and everyone is great.  I hope to bring more fabulous projects to you using Cardz TV Stamps!  I am off to class now! Only 8 more weeks, then I graduate and I can't wait!

Meet the design team!

From Small Beginnings (2012-108)

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the Paper Crafting World challenge!  The theme this week is to use an image of a bear in your project.  Here is what I came up with! Using the Mom and Baby Bear Digital file, I created this gatefold easel card.  I printed and cut the image out at 4 inches and used my copic makers to color in the image.  The papers are from My Mind's Eye and the sentiments are from Pink By Design Baby Blessings stamp set. 

Here is the front of the card...


Here is the inside...

I kept the card pretty simple because I was focusing on the technique of the card fold.  Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to head over Cooking with Cricut to see more inspiration and to join us in the challenge!



Saturday, July 7, 2012

July's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

CTMH Artiste Preview and SPECIAL - Click here


Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day TWO


You should have started at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ if not please start at the beginning



Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's one year "BLOG-iversary" of our first 100 cartridge Blog hop!
A year ago the blog was kicked off with the first design team members and daily postings. It took 2 months to get ready for this hop last year. Now we bring it to you the first full weekend of every month.
Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
Use the code JULY to see 10% off of your total purchase (No exclusions)
on July 7 & 8. Also on Sunday there will be an exciting announcement!!!

Today, I am showcasing the following cartridges: Kate's Kitchen, Just A Note, Something to Celebrate, and Hey Diddle Diddle.  First, I made a layout using Hey Diddle Diddle and Something to Celebrate.  I used the Hey Diddle Diddle for the pattern paper and the stork image, which was cut out at 3.5".  The date is from Something to Celebrate.  The date was cut out at 1". 


Next up is a card that I made using Kate's Kitchen and Just A Note.  I only used Kate's Kitchen to flood fill the images.  I used the cricut craftroom to design and cut my images.  First I cut out this cute little banner.  I think this is the first banner I ever made.  The banner was cut out at 1.7".  I only cut the first layer and the shadow to keep it simple.  I have no idea what animal this is suppose to be, but he's cute out at 4".  




Next you should go to Lucy's Blog



Here is the line up for today:


Soar (2012-107)



Hello, everyone! This is a really quick post. I was inspired by the design team over at CAS-ual Fridays for this week's challenge.  I love Laurie Willison's card so much that I decided to CASE it.

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Here is what I made:


Challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays - Text Me
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sunset Challenge and some News (2012-106)

Digi Haven Challenge - Click here!

Happy Friday!  First all, let me share my news!  I have made the Pause Dream Enjoy (PDE) design team!! I am so excited to be working with a wonderful group!  I hope you enjoy the projects that I will be contributing to the team.

The challenge this week over at PDE is Sunset - create any type of project with a sunset theme -either using colors of a sunset or create a sunset on your project. Here is my take on the challenge:




I got the background from a site called Green Bulb Gang. I got the gymnast silhouette from the Silhouette Store. The sentiment is from Pink By Design Believe in Yourself stamp set.


Head over to PauseDreamEnjoy Challenge blog and see what the DT has created for you as inspiration. Don't forget to play along with us!


This week's sponsor is Ginger Snap Scraps with a $5 Gift Certificate http://www.gingersnapscraps.com/



Christmas in July Digi Challenge (2012-105)

Welcome to the Digi Haven Christmas in July Challenge!  This week I used a free digital stamp from Bird Cards!  They have tons of free digital stamps!  For my card, I had the perfect sentiment to go with the image of the fireplace. I used both copic markers and promarkers to color in the image.  You probably can't tell, but I used some liquid applique on the stockings.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design Christmas Wishes set.  The paper I used are from an old scrapbooking kit I got a couple of years ago.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Proud to be an American (2012-104)

Hello Crafters!  I trust that everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July!  Well, today I have for the Sassy Studio Designs FB Challenge using the freebie for the challenge!  The stamp is from Pink by Design Red, White and Blue stamp set!


Happy Fourth of July! (2012-103)



I manage to fit in one more card before I go to bed.  I am entering this card into the Color Throwdown challenge, Sassy Studio Designs FB Challenge (Patriotic), and the PBD Ink It Up (Use Sparkle) challenge!  Here are the colors for the Color Throwdown challenge:


For my card, I used the following Pink by Design stamp sets: Independence Day and Red, white, and Blue.  I add some rhinestones to the firecracker.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs. I colored using my copic markers.


I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Lord is My Shepherd (2012-102)



Hello everyone! I have another post for you today.  I made this card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  I used the Psalm 23 stamp set from Sweet and Sassy.

Here is the sketch:



Thank you for stopping by.  I am planning on using this sketch again on another card.

WYEGW (2012-102)


Happy 4th of July!!!  Today I have a project that I made for My Cricut Craft Room.  For my project, I pulled out the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.  Using the Font Layer feature key, I created this adorable little bag. I used the Timeless paper pack from Teresa Collins.  This bag is great for giving small gifts.  Inside of this bad is a small bottle of perfume.  



Monday, July 2, 2012

You Warm My Heart (2012-101)



Happy Tuesday! Today I have a card that I made for a couple of challenges.  I used a Kenny K image that I got recently.  I love how it came out.  The sketch I used is from Sketch N Stash.

Here is what I came up with....

This card will be the last card in my CTV Good Friends Stamper's Showcase! I have added a new page to the blog where you can see past projects using CTV Good Friends! I am working which stamp set or sets I want to work with next.  Since July is the month where people love to do Christmas in July, it just may be Christmas themed. 

Challenges:
Make It Mondays - Anything Goes
Sketch N Stash

Paper Bag Gift Envelope (2012-100)

Hello Everyone! Today, I have a project for the Stamper's Showcase CTV Good Friends stamp set.  I created this Paper Bag Gift Envelope.  This is not my original idea! I thought it was so cute that I had to give it a try.  I did not have a gift card on hand, so I used on of my old Starbuck cards to show you the idea.