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

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thank you for joining us on My Cricut Craft Room's Boo Whoo Blog Hop. Today's sponsor is Erica's Craft Room, please comment on all of the blogs to be entered to win the prizes. The Teresa Collins Chic & Scary Cricut cartridge, as well at the Pumpkin Carvings Cricut cartridge. You must be a follower of My Cricut Craft Room to

Welcome! If you hopped over from Robin Carroll's blog, you are in the right place!

My project for the Boo Whoo Blog Hop Is the cute treat bag I cut using my Artiste Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart.

I used Mischief  paper pack from Close To My Heart (retired), Black ribbon, and a black spider that I also cut from the Artiste cartridge and add google eyes to the spider. This bag was cut at 5", and can be found on page 79 (3D object).

This is the front:
This is the back:

Supply List: 

Black cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Artiste Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart 
Black ribbon (retired Close To My Heart)
google eyes (from my stash)
Velcro Dots (Close To My Heart)

Thank you for stopping by! 

You're next stop on the hop is Robin Lane's blog  Create-A-Latte

Here is a list of the blogs on this hop in case you get lost along the way:

My Cricut Craft Room-


Jenn Drowns Jackson

Lisa Chamberlain

Tara Barnes Bruening

Anita Thibodeau-

Lori Johnson Apgar-

Holly Switlik Gagnon -

Laura Budde-

Erica's Projects

Tami Allore Matheson-

Ginger K. Morriello-

Susie Lewis Gerdes-

Elizabeth Kennedy-

Robin Carroll- (you came from here)

Theodora Diamantopoulos-Stacey (you are here now)

Robin Lane- (go here next)

Jessica Shelton

Blog Candy

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Make It From Your Heart

Today we will show you how to Make It From Your Heart!  Jeanette Lynton has created a brand NEW “how-to” program to not only guide you but also inspire you to create beautiful artwork.   This amazing publication has so many different pattern blueprints that you can interpret in ANY WAY you want!

Through our blog hop, we hope to inspire you to use your own artistic instincts to interpret and create your own artwork.  Each of our crafty consultants has chosen a different page of this book to create two projects for you – that’s right two projects with the SAME pattern!  One project will follow the blueprint pattern as laid out.  The second project will use the pattern “with a twist”  to show you how versatile the patterns are.

We are having a giveaway – that’s right blog candy for you hoppers!  Lucy of Love 2 Create will be giving away a copy of the Make It From Your Heart – Volume 1.  All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should begin your hop at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

If you came from Maria's, Maria's Paper Craft Place blog, you’re in the right place!

 My project is ... This card I made using Make It From Your Heart page 45 pattern 25.

I have been a little bit of a Halloween mood, so I used the Moonlight workshop on the go kit. I cut the papers all according to the drawings on pg 45. I stamped the mummy in White Daisy ink, as well as the saying Happy Hauntings. There are 4 bling, one on each corner of the smaller black paper in the middle. For my second project, I created a 1 page layout.

This layout is also made with Moonlight paper. The lighter base page is 12x12, the purple pattern paper was cut to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2, the
grey was cut to 6 1/4 x 11. The bottom corner has 3 flowers that were cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, as well as a couple pieces of bling from the Sparkle Flourishes pack.I used Moonlight because I wanted to show that this paper could be used for any type of pictures. These pictures are of My oldest daughter Sidney when she was 10 months old. She is now 7! How time flies!

Supply List:
White Daisy Ink Z2163
Moonlight WOTG G1051
Sparkles (bling) Z1752
Sparkles Flourishes Z1708
Sanding kit Z1294
Art Philosophy bundle: Z1686

The next stop to making it from your heart is Bethany

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:
Lucy ~ Love To Create
Darla~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
Michelle~ My Creations With Michelle
Maria~ Maria's Paper Craft Place
Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
Bethany ~ Stamping at Home
Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
Wendy ~ My Scrapbooking Blog

Monday, October 1, 2012

Organize Your Craft Supplies

I love these new organizers! Check out this video from Close to my heart for a better view of them. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Chat with you soon!