Monday, November 24, 2014

No Rules Monday


Good Morning Crafters!!

I know I haven't been posting a lot lately. I had a great reason -- my laptop crashed!  Oh my goodness, I have to tell you - I had no idea how dependent I was on my laptop until the hard drive crashed and I realized that my entire life was on it!  It was incredibly frustrating and set me back about a month but I feel blessed that I was able to get it taken care of!

Today I come to you from Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog where I am a Design Team Member.  Our challenge this week had NO RULES!  What??? How awesome is that!  

So I give to you a "thank you" card I made for one my card classes:




I used our Pathfinding paper for this "thank you" card.  I love the fall colors in this pack!  This is an A2 size card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I used our Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut out the speech bubbles.  You can find the image on page 65, D5, Accent 2, < b > and cut at 2 1/4", 2 1/2" and 2 3/4".

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make this card:





Don't forget to stop by my fellow Design Team members' blogs to see what they made for this week's challenge AND to add your own crafty creation!  You can do that by clicking here.

If you have any questions about Close to My Heart or my project, you can post a question below in the comments section or email me by clicking here.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!!

Lucy




Friday, November 14, 2014

Take a Hike Blog Hop

Welcome to the Take A Hike Blog Hop!

Connie Can Crop and her wonderful crafty friends are so glad you decided to join us on this wonderful Fall Weekend to get out and enjoy the outdoors. You should have arrived from Jenny's blog at Crazy About Cricut.
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If you were lost out in the woods somewhere and need to start at the beginning, the hike begins with

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented hikers who are here sharing their ideas and creations along this beautiful trail.

We have three amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!
Golden Goddess Designs

Alicia with Golden Goddess Designs is giving one lucky winner the Adventure Templates from Kiwi Lane Designs

AND
Jessica Douglass Wilson
Jessica Wilson is giving away a $10 gift certificate to her shop
AND
Connie Can Crop
Connie Wallenbrock is giving away two fall colored ink pads from CTMH. YUMMY!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs 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 Hike of a hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can CropBe sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

Here's my project:

When I think of hiking I think of camping thus my mini layout above!  I used a retired paper pack from Close to My Heart called Timberline.  This is a 6" x 6" layout.  I also used the Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge to cut out the sentiment "Happy Camper".

Up next is Conseula of Relax, Relate, Cre8ate

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
15. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com

Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day!

Lucy

Monday, October 6, 2014

Guilty Pleasures


Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog where we have weekly challenges for you!

This week's challenge is all about our "Guilty Pleasures".  



One of my guilty pleasures is ... GAMES!!  I don't know if it's because I was an only child or what but I just LOVE playing games.   Below is a pic of one of my favorite games -- Scramble with Friends (one of many by the way!):


Thinking about what to do for this challenge made me realize that I have never scrapped about this guilty pleasure of mine. 

The timing was perfect though because we have family visiting from Canada (my in-laws) and whenever we visit with them, we ALWAYS end up playing card games!  I can't wait to get together with them because I love playing card games and we play tons of them - Frustration, Oh Hell, Shanghai ...

What's funny is that I just took a picture over the weekend of them playing cards -- now I need to take more especially before they leave.  

I am going to incorporate my 6" x 6" layout above into the layouts I will make from their visit.  Now, I just need to take more pictures -- they are worse than I am about having their picture taken! 

SUPPLIES USED
Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Tech Speak stamp set (C1566)
Chalk it Up paper packet (X7184B)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2195)
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2164)
Sponge Daubers (Z1938)

Don't forget to stop by my fellow Design Team member's blogs to see what THEIR guilty pleasures are!  

Link up your OWN guilty pleasure projects at our blog - Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog to be entered into this week's blog - can't wait to see what you come up with.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy









Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Home for the Holidays


Good Morning Crafters!

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


For this blog hop, we have approximately 72 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 Donna's blog at Dat's My Style, then you're in the right place!

To see the full of participants, please click here.

For my post today, I created the cute little treat box on page 14 of our Annual Inspirations book AND a video showing you the stamp set set and how to make the treat box.

First, pictures of my project:








Here is the video I created showing you the October Stamp of the Month - Home for the Holidays AND demonstrating how you can make the treat box on page 14 of our Annual Inspirations Idea Book.





If you can't see the video above, just click here for the link to my YouTube video tutorial that shows you how to make the project above.

SUPPLIES USED
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)

Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Snowhaven paper pack (X7188B)
Yuletide Carol paper pack (X7187B)
Champagne Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2174)
Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2116)
Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (44751)
Home for the Holidays Stamp of the Month (S1410)
Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799)
Sponge Daubers (Z1938)
3" x 3" My Acrylix Block (Y1006)

You can purchase any of the products I have used listed above by clicking on the above links 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 Michelle's blog at Show and Tell with Michelle. Be sure to visit all of our Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

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

Lucy












Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall is in the Air


  
Happy Saturday
and
Welcome to this months Blog Hop
with
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
This month we have made some wonderful Fall projects to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with
 Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.



Fall always makes me think of Thanksgiving!  So check out the cute card I made above!  I love using up scraps so the paper that I used for my card is definitely retired from Close to My Heart.  I made the turkey using a Sizzix die cut.

This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Lucy Kelleher with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Lucy is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to her store.



Close To My Heart


Your next stop will be with...

Alicia -  Golden Goddess Designs



If you get lost along the way here is the entire 

line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.

1 - Robin L. with... http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/

2 - Amy E. with... http://www.scrapthissavethat.com/

3 - An'Jenic G. with... http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/


4 - Lucy with... http://love2createitall.com

5 - Alicia with... http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/

6 - Eva Scraps with... http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/

7 - Nana's Scrap Spot with ... http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/

8 - Lori with...  http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/

9 - Connie with ... http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/ 

10 - Jessica Douglass Wilson with ... http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/


Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's a Score Board!


Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you again from Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog!  

Our challenge was to use our favorite Close to My Heart tool.  I thought long and hard about it and I have to say my "new" favorite tool is our Score Board!



Here is what I made:


Now I did use our Score Board in the "traditional" way by using it to crease my card base.

But then I used it to "frame" the base of the card.  If you closely look at the picture below you will see that:




I then used the Score Board again to "frame" the October 31 sentiment on my card:




For this project I used our Scaredy Cat paper pack.  I used Thistle and Sunset ink pads to stamp out the Halloween images.  I used Archival black ink to stamp the "BOO" sentiments.

I used our Sunset Chevron Washi Tape on a piece of White Daisy cardstock.

I used our new Thin 3-D Foam Tape to pop up the middle ghost as well as the "October 31" image.

The "October 31" image comes from the "Halloween Greetings" stamp set. This set coordinates with our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge.  

The ghosts and the "boo" sentiment comes from our "Frightfully Fun" stamp set.

I edged the frame for the "October 31" image with Thistle ink using a sponge dauber.

SUPPLIES USED

Scaredy Cat paper pack (X7185B)
Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2640)
Halloween Greetings stamp set (D1605)
Frightfully Fun stamp set (B1453)
Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2191)
Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
Score Board (Z1937)
Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (44751)
Sponge Daubers (Z1938)
Sunset Chevron Washi Tape (Z2005)

I hope you enjoyed today's project.  Can't wait to see YOUR project using YOUR favorite Close to My Heart tool!  Link up your projects directly at our Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog by clicking here.

Don't forget to check out my fellow Design Team Members' creations as well to see what they created!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!!

Lucy

























Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Barnyard Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Barnyard Bash Blog Hop Day #1

 here's the button!!

Old Mac Donald had a farm E..I..E..I..O
With lots of barnyard critters and tons of fabulous inspiration!
We are so glad you could join us for our Barnyard Bash.
Connie Can Crop is playing Old Mac Donald for this hop and is the first stop on this super fun Blog hop. 

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see all the new and amazing projects we have in store for you as well!!

We have two awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!
http://stores.ebay.com/Connies-Crafty-Cart
Connie Wallenbrock
You could win an awesome package of  Prima Goodies from Connie's Crafty Cart. 

AND

http://lucyk.ctmh.com
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to CTMH


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs 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 the hop and leave your comments.


Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


 Grab your pitchforks and your overalls because this hoedown is about to begin!!





I made this A2 size card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using a retired paper from Close to My Heart called "Jubilee".  I had some paper left over and love using up scraps.  

For the cute little cow on the front and the sentiment inside "Udderly Fun", I used the County Fair Cricut cartridge cutting the cow at 3" and the sentiment at 1 1/2".

For the letters "U" and "R" on the front of the card, I used our exclusive Cricut cartridge "Artiste" and cut the letters at 1 1/2"/


Up next is Beth of The Crafty Scrapyard,


Here is our complete line up for Day #1 in case you get lost along the way:

1. Connie ~ Connie Can Crop
2. Denise ~ Craft Confectionery
3. Anna ~ Stamp Anna Designs
4. Julie (Cricut Chick) ~ Simply Silhouette
5. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
6. Beth ~ The Crafty Scrapyard
7.Holli ~ Sunflower Holli Scrapbooking
8. Miranda ~ Nana's Scrap Spot
9. Sarah ~ Crazy About Cards
10. Angela ~ 3 Crazy Monkeys
11.Theresa ~ The Scrapbooking Queen


Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It's Here! It's Here!

Hello Crafters!

Yup, that's right, IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!  AND I HAVE ALREADY ORDERED MINE!!  And guess what?!?!? You're next!!



WOOHOO!!, Our exclusive Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge is NOW available to order.  My order has already been placed.  I have been waiting patiently .. okay IMpatiently for the release of our new cartridge and now mine is on its way to my hot little hands.

This exclusive cartridge can help you create CUSTOM cards in minutes with 25 themes!  What?!?!?

It has interactive designs for 250 high-end cards PLUS 150 other projects!  You heard me!!

You can actually create a total of 400 papercrafts from just this one cartridge!  No way!!  Yes way!!

You can make a pop-up card, icon card, a scene card, a sentiment card, a sleeve card, AND, wait for it ... even a pocket card!  Yoohoo!!

This collection includes one cartridge (with 700 images: Cards AND Font!!), three (3) My Acrylix D--Size Stamp Sets, AND a 12" x 12" White Daisy Cardstock pack!  SUCH A DEAL!!!


As Oprah would say, YOU get a cartridge, YOU get a cartridge, YOU get a cartridge!  All you have to do is click here to place your order.

Not only will you get the entire collection for one low price, you will also get a FREE gift from me for placing your order!

Check out this video that tells you ALL about the features of our cartridge!!




Contact me for more details by clicking here.

If you place your order by the end of September, be sure to join my September Mystery Hostess Online Party for a chance to win some FREE product from me!

Can't wait to start sharing my new creations using this collection!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!!


Lucy




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How Do You Use It?

Good Morning Crafters!




I have had a number of questions asked about how to use our Versamat as well as our new All Purpose Mat.  Above our pictures of each product.

Now, I was going to create a video for you to demonstrate what these products are and how you can use them BUT I saw that Close to My Heart has ALREADY created one for us!  Why reinvent the wheel I asked myself ????

Soooo, without further ado, please view the video below to see how to use these really awesome products exclusively available through Close to My Heart:




Doesn't that just explain it perfectly?

If you have any questions, please post a comment below or send me an email by clicking here.

SUPPLIES USED





I am having a September Mystery Hostess Party - so don't forget to "join" the party when you place your order!  YOU could be the next crafter to win some FREE Close to My Heart products!

Thank you for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy