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!