Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Happy Hello!



Hello Crafters!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp set from Close to My Heart is "A Happy Hello" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart Independent consultant from February 1 - 28, 2015.  You an purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase - that's a $17.95 value! 



For this blog hop, we have approximately 68 Close to My Heart consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month - A Happy Hello and other great CTMH products on their blogs.

This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

If you came here from Lori's blog at Saving My ..., you're in the right place!

To see the full list of participants, please click here.

For my post today, I created a fun "just because" card:  



I used our Brushed paper pack for this colorful card. The card is a standard A2 size measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I cut the designer paper at 4" x 5 1/4".

I cut the overlay using our exclusive Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  You can find the image on page 62 (C5, Shift, Overlay, < G >) which I cut at 5 1/2".

Now, here's how I used one of the stamps from this stamp set:  I cut the overlay piece using our White Daisy cardstock and then random stamped the image below using the coordinating color - Pixie.  


I cut the sentiment "hello" using our exclusive Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  The image is on page 1 (A1, Shift, Pocket Card, < ! > and was cut at 5".  I used Cranberry cardstock which coordinates with this paper pack. It came from pocket card - see below:




Here's the inside of my card:



For the inside of my card I cut out a pocket card from Artfully Sent.  You can find the image on page 22 (C2, Shift, Pocke Card, < S >) and was cut at 4" x 5 1/2" using the Fit to Length key.

SUPPLIES USED



You can purchase any of the products I used in my crafty creation by clicking on the links above OR by clicking here to go to my online store.  If you have any questions, please email me by clicking here.

Now "hop" on over to Lauren's blog at CTMH Craftings.  Be sure to visit ALL of our consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas!

Hope you enjoyed my project - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy









Monday, January 26, 2015

Clean and Simple


Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog!  Our challenge this week was to create a "CAS" card or "clean and simple".

Here is one version of my CAS card that can be used as a New Year's card or any type of celebratory card:



I used Close to My Heart's Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge AND our Artbooking Cricut cartridge to make this card.  LOVE these cartridges!

I thought this would make a cute New Year's card or any kind of celebratory kind of card to be honest.  

I like that I only used two kinds of cardstock - White Daisy and Pear for the card itself.

You can find this card shape on page 7.  I cut it at 5 1/2".

Here's a picture of the inside of the card:



For the inside of the card I used our Pear cardstock for the back of the tree and Topiary cardstock for the tree shape.  I used our Artbooking Cricut cartridge to cut the tree on the inside of the card. (ANOTHER awesome cartridge!)  You can find the tree on page 72 of the booklet.  I cut it at 3 1/4" and backed it with the Topiary cardstock.

SUPPLIES USED




Well - there you are - my CAS card for your viewing pleasure :)  

If you would like to purchase any of the products that I used to make my CAS card, you can start shopping by clicking here or by sending me an email by clicking here.

Would love to see what you come up with for this challenge - don't forget to link up over at Heart2Heart Challenge blog.

Why don't you post a link to your blog with your CAS project below as well? 

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!
Lucy
   

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tic-Tac-Toe


Good Morning Crafters!

This is my FIRST post for 2015!  I have been having some tech issues that have carried over into 2015 but I'm hoping that I now have that resolved.

My first post is coming to you from Heart 2 Heart Challenges!  I'm so happy to be a part of the Design Team again.

Our first challenge was to create a project while playing a kids' game called Tic-Tac-Toe!

Here's the board:



Here's my project - a mini baby album:





My "tic-tac-toe" was diagonal on the board: sketch, ribbon, scrapbooking.  My sketch came from our Card Confidence Program - Originals, page 65, called Fun Flap.  My "ribbon" is on the side of the flip flap - it's washi tape. The card on the side that flipped open came from our Babycakes Picture My Life kit.

This mini baby album was made using a retired mini album Close to My Heart. Before they retired, I bought MANY of them because I just love them and knew that I would be using them.

Here's a list of the supplies I used:





I hope you enjoyed my project - I will be showing the other pages of my album in later blog posts.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase any of the products I used in this project, please email me by clicking here or by going directly to my website by clicking here.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This Moment



Hello Crafters!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp set from Close to My Heart is "This Moment" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart Independent Consultant from January 1 - 31, 2015.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase - that's a $17.95 value!




For this blog hop, we have approximately 61 Close to My Heart consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month - This Moment and other great CTMH products on their blogs.  This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  Here we go!


If you came here from Jen's blog at Roxybonds, then you're in the right place!

To see the full list of participants, please click here.

For my post today, I created ...

MY APOLOGIES -

PROBLEMS WITH TECHNOLOGY
HAVE CONTINUED INTO 2015 :(


PROJECT TO BE ADDED :)



SUPPLIES USED


You can purchase any of the products I used in my crafty creation by clicking on the links above OR by clicking here to go to my online store.  If you have any questions, please email me by clicking here.

Now "hop" on over to Nikka's blog at Create Your Vison.  Be sure to visit all of our consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas!

Hope you enjoyed my project and video - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy










Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Gifts Blog Hop


Welcome to day One of the
 Holiday Gifts Blog Hop 


Connie Can Crop and her crafty Elves are so glad you decided to join us on this wonderful wintery weekend. We hope to inspire you with some amazing Holiday Gift Ideas!
You should have arrived here from  Carla at Racin Crafts, if not hop back into Santa's sleigh and head over to the beginning at Connie Can Crop.

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's Elves who are here sharing their ideas and creations along this Christmassy hop.


We have three amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!


 Julie with Simply Silhouette 

is giving one lucky winner a really cute
green Scrapbooking tshirt!! YAY!
http://www.simplysilhouette.com
AND



Jessica Wilson
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to her shop 

AND



Connie Wallenbrock

is giving away a new Petite Perks Stamp from CTMH.


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs (Day One and Day Two) in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this Holiday hop and leave your comments.


Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.


Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!



I made this cute little Hello Kitty crayon holder for my project today.  The crayons inside are ALSO Hello Kitty!  Won't this make a cute stocking stuffer?

Up next is Lori of Scrappin My Stress Away 


Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

Be Sure to Come back tomorrow to see what the rest of Santa's Elves created for Day 2!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Totes to Go!

Click HERE!

Good Morning Crafters!

Oh ... my ... goodness!!  Do you see that Rolling Tote above????

That's our latest and greatest organizational tool that is a MUST HAVE! 

I have already ordered mine and can't wait until it gets here!

Check out the video below from Close to My Heart that demonstrates just how beautiful and versatile our new Rolling Tote is:





Isn't it awesome ?!?!?

To get your over own Close to My Heart Rolling Tote, just click here.

If you would like to know how you can get it at half price, send me an email or comment below.  Would love to help you do that!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy


Monday, December 8, 2014

Tinsel Time



Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from our Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.  This week our challenge was called "Tinsel Time" and we had to use Lagoon, Silver, and Black in our projects.  I actually love these colors so this was a fun challenge for me :)


I made an A2 size card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I ended up using a white piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  I then decided to "make" my own designer paper using our stamp set "Your Own Kind of Wonderful" (D1627).  

I stamped the butterflies from the set using Lagoon ink - LOVE that color!

I stamped the sentiment using our Black ink.

I used our Silver Shimmer Trim for the "silver" portion of my card - placing a strip across the middle of the card.

I used our Scallop Border Punch on the 4" x 4 3/4" piece of Black cardstock.

SUPPLIES USED




I hope you enjoyed my project for our challenge this week - can't wait to see what you come up with!

Just link your project by clicking here. This link will take you directly to our blog.  Don't forget to check out my fellow design team members' blogs to see what they created for this challenge :)

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy











Monday, December 1, 2014

Cutie Pie - Part II

Hello Crafters!

As promised, here is my video on making the "Cutie Pie" card from yesterday's post:






This card (or at least ONE version of it) can be found on page 16 of our Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

Here are pictures of the two cards I made:




Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed my project as well as my video.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!


Lucy

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cutie Pie


Hello Crafters!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp set from Close to My Heart is "Cutie Pie" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from December 1 - 31, 2014. You can purchase this stamp for only $5 with a qualifying purchase!



For this blog hop, we have approximately 62 Close to My Heart consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and other great CTMH products on their blogs.  This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  Here we go!

If you came here from Traci's blog at Create with Traci, then you're in the right place!

To see the full list of participants, please click here.

For my post today, I created these cute cards inspired by our Annual Inspirations book using this adorable Stamp of the Month - Cutie Pie:







You can find this card on page 16 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book. The top one is most similar to the one in the book.  The bottom one is a variation where I used our Durable Triangle Studs instead of the glitter chevrons.  To cut the chevrons, use our Chevron Border Punch.

I have created a video of how I made these cards which I was unable to upload tonight due to technological issues (argghhhh!!!) - so not happy with Microsoft, etc.  I will try and get that uploaded and edited shortly for you.


SUPPLIES USED




You can purchase any of the products I have used listed above by clicking on the above or by clicking here to go to my online store.  If you have any questions, please email me by clicking here.

Now "hop" on over to Kathy's blog at Snips, Snaps, and Scraps.  Be sure to visit all of our Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas!

Hope you enjoyed my project and video - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy