Monday, September 29, 2014

Cheerios with Artfully Sent Cartridge

Happy Monday!  Today I am showcasing a card I created using the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge and UK Betty from Simply B Stamps.  I am taking the Copic Coloring class by Online Cards Classes and on Day 5 it was all about coloring skin tones and hair.  I selected this image to color.  I absolutely love how this card turned.

Copics Markers
Hair - E31, E33, E37
Skin - E11, E13, E15
Eyes - E23, E25
Dress - R29, (Touch Twin Marine Blue)

Challenged Entered

Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - Anything Goes and/or Cooking or Baking
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - MSIO - (Sept) Anything Goes
Make My Monday - W, C6 - (Week 1) Die cuts and/or Punches
MarkerPOP Challenge - 2W, 2E, C10, must use Copic or ShinHan markers - (Week 1)Anything Goes
My Besties UK Challenge - 2W, SIO, E3 if Sherri Baldy product E1 if not - (Week 2Anything Goes & Blue
My Craft Creations - 2W, Challenge links on top - (Week 1) Always Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - W, cards - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - W - #91 Anything Goes w/Optuional Use a Heart
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Double Click Skittles - Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cricut Explore Print Then Cut Feature

Cricut fans are buzzing about the new print then cut and slice features added to the Cricut Explore.  I am a fan of both the Cricut and Silhouette machines.  Let's just say that Cricut finally got it right.  Now I know that some people hate the fact that you have to be online to use the design space and I get it.  Hey, when we used the cricut craftroom, you had to be connected to the internet too.

For those of you that own an Imagine machine and had registered imagine cartridges, they were added into the design space either as a purchase or subscribed.  We have access to every single imagine image, which is a plus for me. 

Now there are crafters who have worked with Cricut/Provocraft to test the print then cut feature and shows you have to install the new plugin and firmware and calibrating your machine.  Kens Kreations and Melody Lane to name the ones I follow, provided excellent videos to assist you in the process.

I have a cut out a couple of images from the Best Friends imagine cartridge and the Greeting Cards Inside and Out imagine cartridge.

So far I like how the print then cut features work.  My cuts were precise  I have even cut out a digital stamp and I lie to you not, it cut better than the Cameo.  I can't wait to show that project, but you are going to have to tune in to my blog to see it.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge

On Monday, I received my Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge and I absolutely love it.  Once I have more in depth time to play with it, I will provide a honest review and opinion.  I believe it keeping things real with my customers and followers and not just trying to sale someone a product.  So far, I am really excited.  I want to explore the possibilities of creating cards with this cartridge.  Make sure that you stay tune for more upcoming project ideas.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Merry Christmas with the Stamps of Life

To see the Artfully Sent Cartridge Handbook, click HERE!

I absolutely love Stephanie Barnard's products!  For my card today, I am using the Royal Flip-it Framelit die and the September stamp of the month ornaments4Christmas.  I love how this turned out  The flip-it framelit dies are great for creating fancy cards with little effort because the work is done for you.

The Stamps of Life - ornaments4Christmas (stamps and dies)
The Stamps of Life - Royal Flip-It Framelits
Close To My Heart Twine (retired)
Close To My Heart Twilight Ink
Recollections - Merry and Bright Pattern Paper

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

I can't wait to receive my cricut cartridge.  It was suppose to be here this past Friday, but it was stolen and had to get a replacement sent out. I should get it this Friday.  I can not  wait to play with it.

Artfully Sent is the forth installment in the CTMH Cricut family.  It is geared towards the card markers, but there is something for everyone.  My upline was generous enough to share the handbooks with us and I am sharing with you.  You can get your copy of the Artfully Sent cartridge from my store.  I will be sharing ideas of how you can step your cards with the cartridge.  Please stay tune.

Arfully Sent Handbook

Artfully Sent Assembly Instructions Booklet

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Canvas Art with the Stamps of Life

Hello Friends! Today I have a project I created that I am so proud of.  Recently, I went to Michaels and purchased some canvases and modeling paste and modge podge.  When I go home I went to work on creating projects using the products I brought.  

The Stamps of Life - balloons4you stamps and dies
Tim Holtz Distress Paints - Peeled Paint, Picket Fence, Broken China, Pickled Raspberry
We R Memories Keepers Pattern Paper

Challenges entered:

Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 7, 2014

2014 Halloween Series - Fangs for the Memories

Hello Friends! Today I have a card I created using the Creepy Creatures stamp set from Close To My Heart.  I absolutely love how this card turned out.


CTMH - Creepy Creatures Stamp Set C1522
Recollections - Black Cardstock 110lbs, Orange Cardstock
Recollections - Enamel Dots
Recollections - Halloween Basic Paper Pad
Copic Markers
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Stampin Up - Spiderweb embossing folder

Challenges entered:
Crafting Desert Divas - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wishing You Happiness

Happy Thursday! I have been trying to post this for a few days now.  Over the Labor Day weekend, I discovered a new product: modeling paste.  I absolutely love this stuff.
Here is a card I made using the modeling paste and Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
Jaded Blossom Stamps - Sweet Birthday Wishes
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed
Recollection 110lb Cardstock
Black Ink
Liquidx - Modeling Paste
Simon Says Stamp Stencil

Monday, September 1, 2014

Elegant Thank You Card

Happy Monday!  I love going onto Pinterest to find crafty inspiration.  I found this card from the Freshly Made Sketches blog. This card was created by Jennifer Brum.

Here is my take on the card using the Pretty Petals stamp set from CTMH.

I love how this card turned.  So anytime you are stuck in a rut, go onto Pinterest to see what can inspire you to create.

Thank you for stopping by!