Saturday, August 31, 2013

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Poster Tidings

Welcome to the hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Poster Tidings, a set of 2 stamps. If you have come here from Maureen O'Sullivan's blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here Helen Onulak
Grab a steaming cup of something yummy and join us for an inspiring time. This month we have nearly 60 hoppers and a ton of inspiring ideas to showcase. So grab a warm beverage snuggle up to your PC and be inspired; here is the Stamp set . . .

So I love the Subway text feel of these stamps!!!!!!  Everyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE fall so it is no surprise that is the stamp I will use in my layout this time.  Here is the Left side of the layout

And here is the right . . . . 

Both pages feature Huntington Paper pack, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Yard Red, and Colonial White Cardstock as well as glitter paper, the Huntington Assortment, tan gems, and studs. The Huntington papers are distressed in the Barn Ink and the Poster Tidings has an assortment of inks stamped and paper pieced together.

So now it is time to hop on over to Michelle Loncar's Blog to see her creations with this cute set !!!! Happy Hopping!!!!!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Laughing Lola

Happy Friday !!!!!!

This card features Laughing Lola, Gypsy and Lagoon Cardstok, Black shimmer trim and the two washi tapes that CTMH carries. 

I Love this paper pack!!!!!! You better hurry and get yours before I buy them out of stock!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pacifica, Sky,& Case this sketch too . . . Oh my


So I'm still getting back into the swing of things after coming home from South Dakota and finding my water inoperable for 3 Days !!!!! So I'm pleased to say I squeezed in 2 challenges in one post whop whop.  Over at Color my Heart the challenge is Pacifica and Sky then over at Case this sketch this is the sketch . . .

So for this card I used my paper crimper to add texture to the sky Cardstock.  I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut out the word bubble out of Pacifica and added my sentiment and backed it with CTMH's FANTASTIC glitter paper.  All the cardstock is distressed in the coordinating ink.  I used some glitter trim for the banner. Viola
SO her are the links for you to check the other GREAT ideas out CAS(E) and Color Dare .

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Artbooking in August #4 -mini

Welcome to the final and 4th week of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop. Every week has been better than the last and Last week's artwork was so INSPIRING so this week is well ya know.  
I am SUPER EXCITED to see what everyone has created! If you've hopped here from Paige Dolecki's blog you are in the right place!!!

Remember this is a circular blog hop and if you get lost or confused along the way, the list is posted on Adeline's blog here.
So this week I have created a mini album using the new Artbooking Cartridge.  Here is the cover and more photos are to come . . . .
 This is the page that is the base photo mat 1 for the #1 key.  In Cricut Craft Room I used this page to make the holes on the pages that I wanted to stretch to 8in. 
The next page is the shift key photo mat 2 stretched to 8in I also used a text box in the craft room to smoosh (yes technical term) it on the end of the page. 
with the craft room this cartridge has endless possibilities!!!!!!!
This page is the #2 key photo mat 1. This page has the twist ties Glitter paper and many arrows and text bubbles from various keys.   
The following pg is the #1 key photo mat 1 shift. The background is from the #3 key overlay sized to 8 in as well as washi tape and twist tie.
This is the last page cut from the #2 key photo mat 1 shift.  this page is not quit finished I was hoping to put photos that my son took from the viewer of Mount Rushmore . . . alas my studio J order did not arrive in time so I just put a few arrows over it pointing to a blob of adhesive that will be covered when the photos arrive.

Now it is time to Hop on over to Marie Flayer's blog to see her fantastic project!!!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Kids in the Kitchen with Cricut

Getting ready for a new year Cricut even comes to work with me.  I love the font from Cricut Art Philosophy it is truly adorable.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sarita Swap

This is the final swap for this round. For this Card I used the Sarita Paper pack, Lagoon Cardstock and Ink as well as Outdoor Denim Ink.  The flower is from the rosette ribbon I used gypsy reinker to die it.  I also used some sparkles from the clear flourish collection.  The stamped images are from the sweet & Lovely Set included with the artbooking cartridge.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Artbooking in August #3 - Back to School Goodies

Wow - this month is flying by! Welcome to the third week of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop! The last two weeks over 30 consultants have inspired us with their creativity! If you have been following our blog hop, then you know the ladies were presented with a challenge to create!

Their challenge was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack. Their mission was to design each of the following:
1. 2 page layout
2. Card
3. Mini Book
4. Home decor or 'giftable' item

Remember this is a circular blog hop and if you get lost or confused along the way, the list is posted on my blog here.
My giftable item is for back to school today this little treat holder holds approximatly 4 Hershey's nuggets the perfect treat for my little man heading off to start his Junior Year!!!! Where does the time go????

For this project I've also used the Artiste Cartridge to make the treat holder. 

Now it's time to hop on over to Marie Flayer's blog

Frosted Swap

Good Morning Crafters!!! This is the swap I made for the Frosted Paper pack in the new catalog.  Then I noticed over at H2H this week they are using the Sentiment as a focus challenge. Woo hoo I love it when I have a layout on hand that works for a challenge!!!

So this card also features our WONDERFUL glitter paper that so easily and cleanly cuts through my Cricut.  I used the Artbooking cartridge to cut the sentiment and the snowflakes. Plus the mat can be used again (LOVE CTMH Glitter paper).  The cardstock is Crystal blue and all the papers are distressed in Twilight. If you'd love to see more click here H2H

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Babycakes Swap


This card uses the new Baby Cakes Paper Pack, Honey Cardstock, Casual Expressions Stamp Set,Durables bling, Sunset ink to distress the papers.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Rock n Roll Huntington Swap

Here is another Swap I've been working on.  Ah another great stamp set and more paper to LOVE!!!! Today I used the Huntington Paper pack with the perfect fit thanksgiving stamp set.  The base layer is Goldrush cardstock all distressed in Barn Red.  I stamped the focal image in Goldrush then rocked and rolled the tail portion in Barn Red.  I then popped it up on the New Jute Ribbon and square studs in the corner. The sentiment is also in Barn Red. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fall / Winter 2013New Product Blog Hop !!!!!!

Welcome to our New Product Fall Winter 2013 Blog Hop!  We will be featuring all kinds of NEW and of course some tried and true ones too!!!   If you have come here from Michelle Loncar's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here Kathleen Androlewicz's blog.

I used the NEW Sarita Paper Pack! 

New Teal Base & Bling with a sparkle flourish

 Here is a close up of the title using liquid glass colored with Gypsy, Pacifica, Lagoon.The title is cut with the New Artbooking. and the background stamp is from the New Sweet and Lovely Set.

Now "Hop" on over to Melissa Laverty 's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Here is a sneak peek at my upcoming post for the 2013 Fall Winter New product blog hop on August 15th.  This layout is also one of the many swaps I was working on before my trip out of town.  Below is the video that inspired this title.  Just as she mentions in the video I think the "bubbles" give each title personality : ) I hope the ladies that receive the double 12 x 12 layout love it too!!

And here is the Video to help you make your own.  A tip I find VERY helpful is to use an OLD Cricut mat to hold your images still while you "paint" on the liquid glass. I also used an empty tea light as my mixing cup, easy to see through, clean up was a snap with water.  I also used a Popsicle stick as my "brush".

Monday, August 12, 2013

Pro PLayer meets Maximum Power

These may be my 2 FAVORITE items in the new catalog!  Ok at least the top 5.  This stamp set is a must have for a "boy" house or if you are going to scrap a new driver !!!
The bling is from the babycakes assortment, the ink is black and slate.  The Car is stamped in craft ink then my pre mixed prisma glitter and embossing powder to give it that SUPER COOL glimmer.  The paper is distressed in pacifica.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Artbooking in August #2 - Camping with BLING

Welcome to Week #2 of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop. Last week's artwork was so INSPIRING and this week over 35 creative consultants are at it again!
I am SUPER EXCITED to see what everyone has created! If you've hopped here from Paige Dolecki's

Remember this is a circular blog hop and if you get lost or confused along the way, the list is posted on Adeline's blog here.
So here is my layout using 2 keys from the Artbooking Cartridge the L key and the N key.  As a dear friend of mine said this week life is just better with bling so yes even my CAMPing lay out has a healthy amount of bling and still says the great outdoors to me.

Brown and tan glitter paper (cuts oh so cleanly)  
New Bronze shimmer tape.  Glitter paper with glitzy glitter for flames.

Now it's time yo keep on hopping for some GREAT ARTBOOKING inspirations. Here is the next blog to hop on over to Marie Flayer's Blog

Saturday, August 10, 2013

How to Organize Your CTMH Pigment Inks

Line Item W1120 is no longer available : ( but this is a great tip !!!!!

Count down to Christmas Mini . . . . 4 days

Hostess Rewards Just got Sweeter !!!!!!!

Color my Heart meets Laughing Lola

Well I've been preparing for swaps AND vacation (who planned so much to do in so little time) .  So to say l8ife around here has been frazzled would be a colossal understatement. So today on the eve of our departure the whole house is still quiet and I though to myself hmmm I know I won't be able to play along but I wonder what is going on over at some AND I have two cards that I absolutely LOVE prepped for a swap !!!! So here they are which one do you like best ? 

Check out all the Laughing Lola inspiration here Color my Heart

For this card I used Laughing Lola Paper Pack
Paisley Perfect Stamp Set
Shimmer Trim
Grey & Black glitter pack
Cricut Artiste

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch and some scraps . . . .

Here is this weeks sketch. I had LOTS of Scraps left over from preping my swaps to go out this week.  So threw some together to create this card.
The background is spritzed in gypsy with some create a shade mixed in for shimmer.  The Focal image is from one of the stamp sets that come with the Cricut Artbooking.  The sentiment is one that did not make the cut for a scrap layout for a swap cut from Cricut Artbooking.  The liquid glass is leftover dyed with lagoon re inker and painted on (super cool technique) not bad for the rejected scraps laying around huh.
I'll post the cards and layouts that did make the swap next week as well as the NEW PRODUCT BLOG HOP on the 15th.  So keep coming back.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Bon Voyage Sketch #305

This weeks challenge over at H2H is Bon Voyage.  Immediately when I saw that I thought of my friend who affectionately refers to herself as Anne the cruise director.  She is planning a group cruise and I thought this challenge was affirmation that we should goooooo!!!! Let's see if the Lord affirms that with the funds too : ) But anyway it is fun to dream about and craft about so these 2 cards where inspired by this challenge and the Mojo Monday Sketch #305

If you want to see some More inspiring works follow this link to H2H Bon Voyage

And here is the link to see some fantastic interpretations of this sketch MoJo #305
Supply Items:
Tommy Paper Packet
Surf'sUp Paperpacket
Brown & Tan Glitter Paper
Goldrush pigment Ink

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Artbooking in August #1 Card

Wow we have about 40 ladies in this blog hop and EVERY Monday this month we will each feature one of 4 projects! The projects include a double 12x12 layout, a card, mini book, home decor or giftable. So sit back and grab a something sweet to drink and let yourself be inspired!
If you've hopped here from Paige Dolecki's blog you are in the right place. This is my Artbooking creation for week one.  This card is for a horizontal card swap using my paper pack of choice.  WHAT chose just one . . . . well I just couldn't so this card uses my 2 Favorites from the current catalog.   I LOVE those sunburst layouts that are so trendy right now but I'm not to crazy about the cutting.
WELL I used the "T" key on the Artbooking Cartridge. It  has 2 layouts using the starburst and the "10things" key has 2 as well. For my card I thought the "T" key using overlay with shift on was the one that worked best. In the Cricut Craft Room I sized it to fit a 4.25 x 5.5 Card.  I then cut 2 one in Laughing Lola and One In Pro Player.  I inked the Proplayer with Pacifica craft ink and Laughing Lola with Gypsy.  The sentiment is from Casual Expresions.  The circles for the sentiment are from the "allstar" key on the border setting with shift on;  one is cut at 1.5 and the other is 1.75.  Last but not least I used Liquid glass on stars cut from the Coordinating papers using the "m" key set on icon at .55.  Well now it is time for you to keep on hopping over to Marie Flayer's blog to be inspired!

MoJo Monday Meets Ombre

I love this technique !!!!! It is so much fun blending colors!  On this card I used Hydrangea, Lagoon and Petal inks.  Petal and Lagoon card stock and the Laughing Lola B&T Duos paper pack.  Black glitter ribbon, and a true thank you stamp.  Here is the link to H2H

I also used the Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration which can be found here MoJo.