Monday, March 31, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: All-Star Scrapbooking

Stampin Royals Linky Party - HERE

Hello crafters! April is a great month to join Close To My Heart! This month when you join Close To My Heart you can receive a free cricut cartridge bundle of your choice. For $99, you can get the consultant kit and a FREE cricut cartridge! Now how great is that! Artbooking is one of my favorite CTMH cartridges! Below is a CTMH official video on sport layouts you can create using the Artbooking cartridge.

For more information about joining Close To My Heart - CLICK HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget you can link up your crafty creations at the Stampin Royals Linky Party.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Funday Friday Challenge "Tag Your It"

Stampin Royals Linky Party - HERE

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge!  This week our theme is to make a Tag Mini Album.  Disclaimer: I didn't realize it had to be a mini album when I created my tag.

I am sharing a tag I created using the Cricut Explore and the Freshly Picked and 3D Flowers cricut cartridges.    I am also using 3 Twenty Crafts "Strike A Pose" and CTMH "Cityscape" stamp sets. I decided to do some gradient sponging.  I started with Broken China Distressed Ink and added some Faded Jeans Distressed Ink for the  sky background. I finished the card with some of the enamel dots and ribbon.  


Just Because Linky Party - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop by Jo's Scrap Shack to play along with us!

 Don't forget you can link up your crafty creations at the Stampin Royals Linky Party.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Time to join CTMH

Stampin Royals Linky Party --> HERE

It's April 1 and you can now sign up to be a consultant and get a FREE Cricut Collection of your choice!  When you sign up this month for only $99, you now get over $400 worth of product.  What a FABULOUS deal!   Whether you want to be a hobbyist, club coordinator, or run a bigger business like me there is a place on my team for you!  Click on the "Join My Team" link  to learn more and to sign up.

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget you can link up your crafty creations at the Stampin Royals Linky Party.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Funday Friday Challenge - SKETCH

Stampin Royals Linky Party ---> HERE

Welcome to the Funday Friday Challenge! This week we have a sketch to following to create your card.  

This week we have two wonderful sponsors and they are Kenny K andStampArt Designs!

Here is what I created...

Here are the rules, take the plunge!!!
Starts: Friday, March 21st  12:00AM
Ends: Friday, March 28th  6:00PM
(central time)
 Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until March 28 by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, March 31st.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cricut Explore Birthday Card

I can't believe that my birthday is in a couple of days. I use to be so depress about my birthday especially when I was approaching 30.  However, with so many people leaving this world at young ages, I am grateful to be alive and to see the age of 33.  I have been reflecting on my past 33 years and I can say that I have made a lot of bad choices.  However, without those bad choices, I would not be the woman I am today.  As long as my mom can look back at me and be proud of the job she did raising me, then I am happy.

Now that I have that off my chest, let's talk about the card.  I used the explosion birthday card make it now project in the Design Space to create this card.  I love this card!  This is the first card I made using the scoring stylus.  I used some SU! card stock for the base and inside layer.  My only recommendation would be that when using thicker card stock and the scoring stylus, you may want to go back over the score line.

I decided to pop up the happy birthday burst.  The sentiment was written with the Cricut Silver Metallic Pen. I love this feature of the Cricut Explore.  The ability to create your own sentiments is fantastic!

This is all for today! See you again tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Birthday Celebration - Surprise Layout

Hello friends! My birthday is this week and I am so excited.  I don't have anything in particular planned but for some reason I feel like this is going to be a good year.

For my first project, I decided to create a simple layout.  There is more embellishing that I am planning on doing, but I am waiting until after my birthday.

CTMH Artbooking Cartridge
CTMH Lollydoodle Paper Pack
Cricut Explore

All CTMH projects can be purchased here:

March Special!

March Stamp of the Month

Friday, March 14, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fab Frames

Decorate your walls, tables, mantles, and more with these picture-perfect pennant frames, adorned with shapes and cutouts from the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge. From flowers to snowflakes to titles, you and your customers will love the versatility, ease, and look of these artistic embellishments.


You can create fabulous frames by purchasing the Artbooking cartridge at

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Thank My Lucky Stars with Lawn Fawn Stamps

I am taking the new Clean and Simple Card Class offered by Online Card Classes.  This is the third class in the Clean and Simple series which is focusing on one layer cards.

For my card, I used the Faux Layered Die Cuts technique also known as the die cut inlay technique.  I like the card, but I think I should have placed the jewels in other places.  However, I do love how the technique turned out.


Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / St. Patrick's Day / Green

Just Because Linky Party - Anything Goes

Monday, March 10, 2014

Iron-on T-Shirt with the Cricut Explore

Hi friends! I have been really enjoying the Cricut Explore.  I went to Michaels to get some of the Cricut Iron-on and some t-shirts.  I love how this shirt came out even though I was off on the centering.

Here are a couple of videos on the Cricut Explore and Iron-ons.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cricut Explore in the House!

March's Linky Party - HERE

I am so excited to have my Cricut Explore.  I had to wait an extra day to get it because of the snow, but it was definitely worth the wait.  I have not been disappointed yet with the machine.  I am still learning how to use the write and print feature, but luckily there are videos out on it.  I decided to make this quick card with the machine using the CTMH Artbooking cartridge and the new Stamps of Life Crazy4daisies stamp set. The cuts were sharp and precise.  The negative reviews I have seen are not justified in my opinion.  Time will tell if the Cricut Explore will be a good machine or not.  If you are on the fence about getting the machine, please remember that the Cricut Explore was just released and give it some time to see what the general consensuses is on the machine to come out.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Stampin Royals March Linky Party

Welcome to the Stampin' Royals Linky Pary!

We are changing things up a little bit.  Rather than having a bi-weekly linky party, it's going to be on a monthly basis.  On the 5th of every month, a new linky party will start and will end on the 3rd of the following month.

Each month, the theme will be Anything Goes with an optional theme.  Since the Linky Party is a month long party, please limit your entries to ONE per day and it must be a new project made within the month of March.  As long as the project was made between March 1st through April 3rd, it can be linked up and eligible for the prize.

This month the theme is...

The optional theme is...


I am sponsoring the Linky Party! The prize is the 
March CTMH Stamp of the Month.

Here is what I created...


My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found Portobello Road Collection
Simon Says Stamp - Where the Heart Is
A Muse Studio - Ribbon
Stampin Up! Card Stock
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink 


Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Sparkle
Just Because Linky Party - Anything Goes
Operation Write Home - Sketch #214

Stampin Royals - Royal Court

Thank you to everyone who joined the Stampin Royals Linky Party!

Congratulations to Janis as our Queen of the Party!

Congratulations to her Royal Court!

Random Winner of the
CTMH February Stamp of the Month
Stamp Set

#4 Doubleclick AKA A Busy Bee

Please contact me at stampinwithcandice at gmail dot com to claim
your prize.