Thursday, August 29, 2013

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart

This week at the Exploring Cricut Blog there is a challenge to use at lease 2 Cricut cuts on a project.  I chose to cut out an overlay and photo mat with the new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart.  The font used on my layout is from the same cartridge.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Make A Scene for H2H This Week

This week at Heart 2 Heart we are being challenged to "Make a Scene." 

I used the new "Always Grateful" Stamp Set and "Frosted" Papers with a piece of Bronze Shimmer Trim to add a little sparkle for this simlpe scene on a Christmas Card. The card is matted in  CTMH Chocolate Card Stock and Colonial White Card Stock was used for stamping on.  The tree and sentiment are both stamped with "Chocolate" ink.

Monday, August 26, 2013

CTMH Challenge

I met some friends at the Stamp & Scrapbook Show at the Erie County Fair Grounds on Saturday and managed to not go overboard on my spending.  We did see a pretty technique using a single stamp and layering several sections on it to make it 3D.  I was challenged by Kathy to make a similar project with a Close to My Heart Stamp. I knew right away which stamp I would use,  B1424 Classy Doily.  When I got home from the show I Skype Scrapped with Lisa and got the project made! So Kathy, here it is:

The detail of the stamp does not show up in this scan very well.  You can see the actual stamp set on my website at

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Heart 2 Heart Sentiment-ally Yours

This week at Heart 2 Heart the challenge is to make the Sentiment the focus of your project.  For this I am getting a little ahead of myself.  I have used the September Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month. There are so many possibilities with this stamp set.  You can use the entire stamp or pick just certain words (or sections)  to stamp.  On my 3 x 3 card I stamped the top part of the stamp in "Whisper" and hilighted the word JOY in Ruby. I matted it on Colonial White Cardstock and used Ruby Cardstock for the card.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Challenge #37 -- Evergreen Trees

This week at Christmas Card Challenges, our optional challenge in addition to making a holiday or Christmas card is to use evergreen trees.  This card is a variation from the Close to My Heart Frosted Workshop on the Go Card Kit.  I used the stamp set and design from the kit but added different papers from the "Frosted" paper pack.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Artbooking Mini Scrapbook

 Today I Spent 3-1/2 hours Skype-Scrapping with my friend Lisa who lives in Arizona.  I finished a mini-scrapbook made completely with the new Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.   This is without a doubt the best Cricut Cartridge ever made!  I plan to use this Mini-scrapbook for a workshop project this month.



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