Archive for October, 2012

CTMH Love Your Layout Video: October 2012

Moonlight Kit: Easy Photo Editing - Use Studio J®, Close To My Heart’s online scrapbooking software, to create a beautiful layout in just minutes by watching this month’s Love Your Layout video. You’ll learn creative techniques, including how to apply photo filters and create ruffled ribbon. Watch the video here and then log in to Studio J to try it yourself!

What a cute layout, and don’t limit yourself to just Halloween, it can be created for any pictures!

Advent Calendar Kit


On November 30 @ 6:00 – 9:00pm, we will be creating the Advent Calendar Kit with a Mystery Hostess.  If you order for this kit or place an order of $35.95 or more, your name will go into a drawing for the hostess rewards earned on this order.  You need to order by Nov. 9 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to qualify and receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Advent Calendar Kit includes:
My Acrylix® Advent Calendar Workshop stamp set(C-size) only available with this workshop
My Creations® Cubby (Z1804)
Cardstock (15 sheets, kit-exclusive colors)
Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
Dimensional Elements—In Color Frames (2 sheets) only available with this workshop
Instruction Brochure

Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
Z1790  Cricut® Artiste Collection  $99.00
Z2105  Black Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z1204  Bone Folder  $4.95
Y1000  1″ × 1″ My Acrylix® Block  $3.95
Y1003  2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block  $6.50

Not provided:
Z679  Liquid Glass  $6.95

The Stamp of the Month is:
(October) Very Merry Christmas
(November) Capture the Date
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be (November) Capture the Date.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(November) When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off.

Holiday Ornaments Video

Create festive ornaments to adorn your abode this holiday season.  It’s a snap with Close To My Heart’s Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, Dimensional Elements ornaments, and new Ornamental Cheer stamp set!

Featured items used in this video:
My Acrylix Ornamental Cheer(D1520)
Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)
Dimensional Elements Ornaments (Z1761)
Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)

Stamp Sunday #43: Affection

C1441 Affection

Oh, I love-love-love how this layout turned out!  I used this sketch from  Sketch Support.  All products are Close to My Heart.  I used the retired Sweetheart papers with a Cotton Candy cardstock background.  For the border I cut 2″ scalloped borders with the Art Philosophy cartridge, cut them in half and lined them up along the striped paper.  The title is from The Perfect Title and also cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  It took a little extra time to cut all the hearts from the Affection stamp set (stamped with first- and second-generation Cotton Candy ink) and attach with 3D foam tape, but it was well worth it!  Grey sparkles were the finishing touch.

Artiste Blog Hop – 3D Objects

Welcome to our The Artiste in 3D Blog Hop!

In this hop, you will see a variety of wonderful projects featuring the 3D Object key of the Artiste Cricut cartridge!  If you love creating paper crafts, you are at the right place and the Artiste Cricut Collection is a must-have.

If you are coming from Stephanie’s Blog, you’re in the right place.  If this is your first stop, you can go to the beginning: Lucy’s blog – Love 2 Create.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Artiste Cricut Collection cartridgeColonial White cardstockColor-Ready Seam Binding RibbonBitty Opaque Pearl Adhesive GemsOpaques Pearl Adhesive Gems,

I chose the little booties on page 63 of the Artiste handbook for my 3D project.  This was one of the first images that stuck out for me when I was browsing the new book with all the fun projects this cartridge has to offer.  They remind me of some cute little shoes that my daughter has and these will hang in her room.  I had a hard time deciding how to embellish these because I wanted to keep them simple.  I chose the Bitty Pearls and Color-Ready Ribbon.  I thought about adding some of the Rosette Ribbon but didn’t have any at the time and thought they looked fine how they were.  So cute!

Your next stop on the Artiste in 3D blog hop is Laura Wolff- ~ Scrappinsweetie’s Escape.

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. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
4. Wendy Kessler ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
5. Laura Wolff- ~ Scrappinsweetie’s Escape
6. Kindred Hearts ~ That Makes Total Cents
7. Theodora Stacey ~ Celebrate Crafts
8. Priscilla ~ Priscilla’s Paperie
9. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy