Archive for April, 2014

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Bling Showers

This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Shirley Ross.

Ron & Gloria Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Perfect Day Paper Packet, Stitched Ribbon, Pearl Flourishes, Opaque Pearls, Red Glitter Gems, Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, and Cardstock (Ruby and Juniper).  Sketch from Sketch Savvy.

I combined bling on my layout, using both pearls and sparkles!  It’s kind of hard to see from the photo but the pearl flourishes are in the bottom right corner and I used red sparkle gems on the oval shape.  I did a great job using up my stash on this one as most of it is older, retired product, however if you like the layout and want to duplicate it, you can easily use different paper and Sparkle Flourishes instead!
For the scalloped strip I used the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut two pieces and just overlapped them to fit how I wanted!

Now hop on over to Janet McCormick!

List of participants:

1. Janet McCormick

2. Joy McHarguw

3. Judy Faye Garner

4. Terry Morrow

5. Shirley Ross

6. Wendy Kessler

Floating Your Fancy

Get the most out of Close To My Heart’s Cricut® Artbooking cartridge with these fun home décor ideas. Create decorative floating frames and functional message boards quickly and easily.

Featured items used in this video:
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection

Artbooking Made Easy: Capturing Snapshots

Wondering what to do with all those snapshots you have lying around? Close To My Heart’s Artbooking cartridge’s snapshots keys are the perfect way to assemble those photos into one oh-so-memorable mini album.

Featured items used in this video:
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
Z1818 My Creations 6×6 Canvas Display
Z2500-Z2503 Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Ink Sets
Z726 Sponge Daubers

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Embossing Folders

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  Today you will see how we’ve used embossing folders.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Joy McHargue.

Embossed Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, Cardstock (Indian Corn Blue, Colonial White), Scalloped Border Punch, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Paper Flowers (retired), Jubilee Paper Packet, and Brown & Tan Sparkles Assortment.

It has been quite awhile since I did anything in my scrapbook room even though I have had the idea for this card for quite some time.  My idea started with this pin and grew from there.  I am new to using embossing folders and I love how they add so much to a card.  I couldn’t help but bling this one up by placing sparkles in all the open embossed shapes.  This is a very easy card to replicate and is perfect for many different occasions (Birthday, Thank You, Mother’s Day)

Now hop on over to Michelle Loncar!

List of participants:

Shirley Ross
Sheila Bennett
Joy McHargue
Wendy Kessler
Michelle Loncar
Terry Morrow
Judy Faye Garner
Melissa Robinson

Celebrate Love Layout


Supplies needed for this layout:

Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 10
C1581 My Acrylix™ Inspiration Flourishes
E1029 My Acrylix™ Marquee Uppercase
X7181B Jubliee Paper Packet
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Packet
X7179C Ariana Complements
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
1/4″ and 1/2″ Shift <Heart1> (cut 2 each, p. 26)
3/4″ Shift <Heart1> (p. 26)