Saturday, December 22, 2012

Anything goes with the Artiste





Welcome to our "Anything Goes with the Artiste" Blog Hop where we are showcasing  the exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. This will be our last Artiste blog hop for 2012.



Our "theme" for this hop was to create anything we wanted with the Artiste Cricut cartridge. And honestly, you can pretty much create anything and everything with the Artiste so this was not a difficult thing to do.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create

   If you came here from "Penny's" blog, It Makes Total cents, then you're in the right place!

 My project is ...

A set of coasters! I was trying to think of a project to make that could be used as a last minute Christmas gift, when it dawned on me.. My friend Katt makes trivets using her cricut and 12x12 floor tiles.... I don't have vinyl, but I have paper and 4x4 tiles that I had purchased for some long ago project. Here is a picture of the supplies that I used for my project. The only thing missing in the pic is the foam brush and the paper I used. I chose a Mod Podge that is for tile, wood and other objects that could be used for furniture. Oh, I almost forgot the felt dots! I used these on the bottom for the feet so the tiles don't sit directly on the table and scratch it. For the image on my tile, I decided on the suits from a deck of cards. These were cut out at 3 1/2, and they can be found on page 49 in the cutting booklet.

After cutting out the images, I inked them using a sponge dauber and White Daisy ink. To glue them to to tiles, I used my foam sponge to put some Mod Podge on the back of the paper, and then placed the paper on the tile. MAKE SURE that when you do this, you get the paper where you want it. It won't move once it's placed. These have to dry for a couple of hours before I can add a top coat to the tiles to make them waterproof.

My supplies:


Mod Podge (can be found at your local craft store. I got mine at Walmart)

4x4 tiles (can be found at your local Lowe's, Home Depot in the flooring dept. Mine are unglazed tiles)
Felt circles (Also found at Lowe's and Home Depot. At Lowe's they are in the Hardware Dept.)
Red card stock
Black Card stock
Sponge daubers
White Daisy ink
Artiste Cricut Cartridge

  I am the last stop on this hop.


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

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution:  Crafting is Contagious 
  3. Diana ~ Diana's Free Moments
  4. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapboooking
  5. Laura ~ Scrappinsweetie's Escape
  6. Penny ~ It Makes Total Cents (you came from here)
  7. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts (you are here)  THE END of the hop


Thanks for joining us - have a wonderful and safe holiday with your friends and family.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Year round cheer blog hop

 


Welcome to our December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This is our last Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for the year. Can you believe it's December already?

This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Year-Round Cheer" throughout the month of December.  This versatile set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.  (That’s a $17.95 value!)

This is truly a versatile set that you will be using all year round for many different projects and holidays.


In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!  
Enjoy  our blog hop.  

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create

   If you came from " Pricilla " of " Pricilla's Paperie"  then you are in the right place!


 I chose the 'tis the season stamp out of this stamp set. I decided to use a technique I had not done in a LONG time.... heat embossing!
I stamped the stamp in a Versa Mark stamp pad. Versa Mark is like a glue that helps the embossing powder stick, and it can be heated.
I chose Silver Tinsel powder by a company called Stamp-n stuff. (got it at my local craft store.) After I embossed the card, I decided I liked it the way it was, and just added some ribbon to finish it up. My stamping got a little crooked, but I am ok with that. I think it gives the card a little character.


Your next stop on our Year-Round Cheer blog hop is " Marcia " of " Kosanke Cards".

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie
Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
Marcia ~ Kosanke Cards
Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper


 Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Creative Kits


Join me on 
January 19th to make this adorable Year Round Cheer Event
 Calendar. We'll be making this beauty with the December SOTM and lots of 
Silver Glitter and Shimmer Tape, plus learning some fun dauber techniques
 to add easy depth to your stamped images. 
We're building this in CTMH's new elegant but sturdy wooden Display
 Tray so this is a project worthy of gift giving! 
You can even customize the colors. The black, white, and silver will remain,
 but the three accent colors can
 be your choice to perfectly coordinate with your home decor.

Year Round Cheer Event Calendar Kit - Just $32
Includes Display Tray, Pre-cut papers, Sparkles, Glitter Glitz, 
and Shimmer Trim

TWO Year Round Cheer Event Calendar Kits - Just $55 - best value! 
Includes 2 Display Trays, Pre-cut papers, Sparkles, Glitter Glitz, Shimmer Trim,
 and the absolutely adorable December SOTM!



Event calendar kits


RSVP by December 30th to make sure you get 
your December SOTM with your kit!
To go kits available for home crafting - additional shipping charge may apply.
To go kits can be prepped for December if you want them in time for holiday
 gift giving!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

retired list

Hello!

Close To My Heart has just released the list of items that will be retiring as of January 31st, 2013. These items are available while supplies last, and you can only get them from your favorite CTMH consultant (Me, I hope!) If you have questions, please email me. To shop for your items, just click on the shopping cart at the top right side of this page.

Happy Shopping!


Item # Item Description Page # Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads 127
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads 127
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment 127
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment 127
Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment 127
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment 127
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment 127
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons 125
Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment 125
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet) 130
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers 130
Z1681 Dimensional Elements Numbers 131
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments 131
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes 131
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes 130
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes 68
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment 68
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment 69
X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment 69
X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment 38
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements 50
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements 56
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons 62
Z1464 Milepost Shapes 128
Z1466 Bling Assortment 128
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet 130
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet 130
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers 129
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides 126
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips 126
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates 126
Z1461 D├ęcor Journaling Spots 129
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment 128
Z1689 Timeless Charms 128
Z1692 Tough Tags 128
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment 128
Z1741 Haunted Assortment 128
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment 128
Z1763 Boutique Assortment 128
Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday 128
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection 126
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection 124
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection 124
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection 124
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection 124
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons 130
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1407 6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1408 6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album 122
BULK254 Bulk Glitter Button 
BULK152 Cranberry Brads 
BULK213 Black Button Brads 
BULK263 Avonlea Workshop Guide 
BULK264 Clementine Workshop Guide 
BULK265 Dakota Workshop Guide 
BULK266 La Belle Vie Workshop Guide 
BULK267 Scholastic Workshop Guide 
BULK268 Flirty Workshop Guide 
BULK269 Moonlight Workshop Guide 
BULK270 Pear & Partridge Workshop Guide 
BULK258 La Belle Vie B&T Duos® Combo Pack 
BULK260 Flirty B&T Duos® Combo Pack 
BULK261 Moonlight B&T Duos® Combo Pack 
BULK262 Pear & Partridge B&T Duos® Combo Pack 
BULK231 Bling Buttons (12 mm) 
BULK234 Milepost Shapes Corrugated Stars (1 1/2") 
BULK272 Bling Gems 
BULK274 Pearl Badge Buttons 
Z1054 My Creations® Display Album 132
Z1378 My Creations® Banner 132
Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game 132
Z188 Craft Jars 120
Z1352 4 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards 123
Z1353 4 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards 123
Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit 123
X7147B My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet 68
X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet 68
X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet 69
X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet 69
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet 38
X7160B Flirty Paper Packet 50
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet 56
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet 62
Z1252 Cutting Knife 135
G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit 22
G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit 66
G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit 14
G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit 23
G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit 67
G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit 21
G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit 29
G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit 35
G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit 41
G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit 47
G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit 53
G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit 59
G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit 65

Item # Item Description Page # Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book
A1104 A Tweet 90
A1111 A Tulip 68
A1116 A Melody 94
A1122 Bravo 92
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell 80
A1129 A Rainbow 85
B1365 Spring Up 71
B1369 Rosy Regards 67
B1374 Bee Happy 83
B1397 He Is Risen 74
B1402 My Peeps 72
C1439 Enjoy Life 95
C1440 Take a Picture 93
C1442 Tailor-Made 94
C1450 Eclectic Edges 99
C1452 Delight 71
C1455 Aspire 96
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures 68
C1457 Happy Camper 84
C1458 Paper Lantern 90
C1473 Remarkable Wreath 70
C1474 10 Things 105
C1485 Super Powers 47
C1498 Country Life 82
C1499 Perfect Day 80
D1195 The Works Alphabet 117
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet 117
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small 114
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet 114
D1303 Classmate Alphabet 114
D1462 Splendid Day 77
D1464 Card Chatter—Love 106
D1467 Trees & Things 76
D1472 Simple Memories 66
D1478 Bingo Alphabet 113
D1505 Roar! 89
D1508 Diverse Backgrounds 102
D1509 Magic Adventures 78
D1511 Kick Back 81
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet 114

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Capture The Date



Welcome to our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Capture the Date" throughout the month of November.  This versatile set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.  (That’s a $17.95 value!)

We are also proud to announce that Close to My Heart wants to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.


In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!  
Enjoy  our blog hop.  

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create


 If you came from " Jennifer " of " 4 Hearts Scrapbooking"  then you are in the right place!


For my project, I decided to make a birthday card. I used the names of the months as my back round stamp. I just loaded all of the stamps on one block, and then randomly stamped the stamp around the card. I used a piece of black card stock, a couple pieces of Shimmer trim (love this!!), 3 rolled flowers, and bling. For the flowers, I cut them at 3", and they are on the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. The flower is on pg 70.. font<tag5>
I stamped Happy Birthday using White Daisy pigment ink. The birthday stamp is from the Art Philosophy bundle.

Supplies:
card base (I buy them at Joanns using a coupon. This is an A2 size card)
Black card stock (1386)
Shimmer trim (Z1799)
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Bundle (Z1686)
White Daisy Ink (1385)
Sparkles (Z1752)
Autumn Terracotta card Stock (1270) (3rd flower)



Your next stop on our Capture the Date blog hop is " Stephanie " of "The Quilted Scrapper".

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking (you came from here)
  4. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts (you are here)
  5. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper (go here next)



Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.



Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Artiste in 3D blog hop









Welcome to our The Artiste in 3D Blog Hop!  There are so many fun features  in our Artiste Cricut cartridge that we decided to showcase many of the 3D Objects



In this hop, you will see a variety of projects featuring the 3D Object key of the Artiste but don’t worry, you won’t need special glasses to see them!  (But we do hope our projects will “stand out” to you.)

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create If you came from Kindred Hearts of It Makes Total Cents then you are in the right place!


My project is this cute little 3D box, that is found on page 78 in the Artiste cutting guide, and the assembly instructions can be found in the assembly instructions guide on page 60. (The assembly instructions guide comes with the cartridge!) (3D object <thnkgvng>)
to cut the flower: shift 3D object <thnkgvng>


I used a piece of Flirty paper for both the box and the flower. In fact, I used one sheet of paper to cut both pieces. This is actually the second box I cut. On the first box, my cricut did not cut the little dashes at the bottom to allow the center bottom to fold in. (pic 2)

Next I folded in the petals, and secured them with glue dots to hold them in place. I used the handle side of my paper piercing tool to go through the hole in the bottom to help push the dots together.

I decided that my box could use a little bling, so I used Sparkle Flourishes to decorate the sides, and a little bling in the center of the leaf on the top.






Thank you for stopping by!



Supply list:

Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Flirty Paper Pack
Sparkle Flourishes
Your next stop on the Artiste in 3D blog hop is Priscilla of Priscilla’s Paperie

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
 Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious 
Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
Wendy Kessler ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
Laura Wolff- ~ Scrappinsweetie’s Escape
Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents (you came from here)
Theodora Stacey ~ Celebrate Crafts (you are here)
Priscilla ~ Priscilla’s Paperie  (go here next)
Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy


Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own 3D projects with the Artiste.


Saturday, October 20, 2012




Welcome to our Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop!  Each month we are showcasing our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.


It's the time of year where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. This month we will be featuring projects with an Autumn theme made using the Art  Philosophy Cricut cartridge!  

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create If you came here from Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents then you're in the right place!

**I am sorry to say that I do not have a project for you to see due to being ill. I was not able to pull out of the hop in time. Please continue the hop at: Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space***

Thank you for understanding.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you "fall" off the path:




Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
Diana ~ Dianas Free Moments
Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
Amie ~ Mimi, Myself, and I
Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Rebecca ~ Stamp and Scrap Studio
Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents (You came from here)
Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts (You are here now)
Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space (Go here next)
Amanda ~ Scraps of Love
Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie
Ginger ~Ginger's Creative Cottage
Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy