Wednesday, April 30, 2014

You’ve Got A Friend! May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Well friends, if you’re reading this, we’ve just wrapped up an amazing month of April!  It’s now on to May, my favorite month of the Close to My Heart calendar!  It’s near and dear to my heart for two reasons.  One it’s the month I signed up as a consultant THREE years ago!  Another is the National Scrapbooking Day (or Month) specials.  Together they make an exciting and fun month. 
I’ll tell you more about the National Scrapbooking Month in another post but I’m mentioning it because this card is a 2-for-1 deal.  You get a sneak peek of the paper that’s only available in the month of May! 
This is a blog hop, so you can hop through 50+ blogs and see artwork on this stamp set called You’ve Got a Friend
If you’re already hopping, welcome!  You should be arriving from Pamela’s blog.  Now you’ll get to see my artwork and then find the link to keep hopping some more! 
I used the card design from the Originals How-To book by Jeanette Lynton.  The design is called “Pretty Simple” and you can download this design here.  It’s one of 3 patterns that we are encouraged share with you so you can preview how these amazing books work.  (You’ll be seeing more of them as the month goes on)
You can see that I stamped a little “out of the box” with the mustache.  I layered the mustache in Cocoa over the whole image that was stamped in Lagoon.  I also matted the squares with cardstock from our “Free to Be Me” paper pack.  That’s it!  I know this is a very simple card, but it’s fast!  And sometimes, you just need to create a quick card!  
Now hop on over to Melissa Laverty’s blog at

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Artiste Cricut: A few of my favorite projects

I’m not publishing these projects in any particular order tonight.  They’re in the order my pictures were imported into my blog writer. 

3D shoe treat box or decoration.  They’re adorable and they’re perfect for a little girl and her doll or the next baby shower. 

baby shoe decorated

Hexagon box.  Make it a treat holder or album, it’s up to you!

box ears_thumb

Simple label shape.  It’s one of the shapes used for the Casual Expressions stamp set.  A favorite of mine because nearly every stamp has a corresponding shape on the Artiste cartridge.

clementine thanks card casual expressions burlap ribbon artiste cricut cart

Cupcake cards!  They are so easy and fun!cupcake diecut card ctmh artiste flirty

Mini gift card holder 

gift card holder

A cube.  Six simple sides, endless possibilities!

happy hauntings cube artiste CTMH cricut

Hot Air balloons and clouds! 

hot air balloon card

20 sided ball!  Now I know why the book recommended a 1” size.  Cut at 2.5 inches, it’s huge and fun!

20 circle ball dotty for you Artiste CTMH

deli box & tag

Aug SOTM Baroque Borders Artiste CTMH Cricut Cartridge by CraftyLalia

Another shape from the Casual Expressions stamp set.  Avonlea card with Artiste

Another gift card holder!  This one is 5.5 inches and fits in a standard A2 card envelope.  The flower and leaf are also from Artiste and they are coordinating shapes so the leaf always matches the size of your flower.  No guess work required. 


This is just 24 of the 700 shapes on this cartridge!

Through 11:59pm MST April 30, 2014, you can get this cartridge for free when you join Close to My Heart!   Through the end of this month you’ll get the $300+ consultant kit PLUS one of the three cartridges for just $99.  Click here to sign up!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The perfect time is now!

Have you been eyeing one of the wonderful Cricut Bundles from Close to My Heart?  This month you can get one for free when you sign up as a consultant!  It’s an amazing deal!  For the price of the cartridge plus a little extra shipping, you’ll get the whole consultant kit too! 

The kit has over $300 in goodies to get you started!  Blocks, inks, the Skylark Workshop on the Go, 2 how-two books, one for scrapbooking another for cardmaking, embellishments, stamps and samples of all of our papers! 

But what if I don’t want to sell?  That’s perfectly okay!  There’s no obligation to sell.  The CTMH police will not come take away your goodies or invoice you if you don’t make another purchase.  This kit and Cricut cartridge is 100% yours from day 1.

However, if you do want to sell or buy some more goodies for yourself, you’ll have a 22%  discount on everything you order now through at least 9/30/14.  If you sell (or buy) a whole bunch in your first 90 days, you’ll earn at least $99 in free product from CTMH as a bonus! 


Can you help me out?  My upline has a contest and I’d REALLY like to win!  I need to give away 7 more free Cricut cartridges!  Can you tell your friends about this promo?  When they sign up we’ll both win!  I’ll send YOU get a free paper pack or B-sized stamp set ($9.95 value) of your choice! 

Click here to sign up and get your free Cricut Cartridge!