Tuesday, November 29, 2011

preview the December Stamp of the Month!

The December Stamp of the Month is called Mad About You, and features some lovely LOVE themed stamps, perfect for Valentines, anniversary cards, and anytime you wanna show a little LOVE!

You can see the complete kit, along with samples and instructions here: December Stamp of the Month.  This stamp set coordinates with the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, so you can die cut your images to your HEART'S content! :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

May your day be filled with family, friends, food, and fun! Wishing you a cozy, comfy, and wonderful Thanksgiving!
(card goodies: Mischief paper and rub-ons, Barn Red and Coloinal White cardstock,  twine from May Arts)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Paper Crafts Magazine's Get Inspired

Today I have a card to share with you, to say THANKS for stopping by.
This is a card I created for Paper Crafts Magazine's new special issue, called Get Inspired.  Each page of the magazine features an inspirational piece - a shoe, a cool mug, a blouse, or interesting piece of jewelry. . .and then four projects, inspired by that item.  It is so interesting to see how different designers interpretted the inspirational pieces.  (I have two other cards in this issue too! hooray!) It's definitely worth checking out!  This stamp is from Close To My Heart, and I handcut the branches and leaves, from cardstock and vellum, adhering them with foam tape.

I hope your Thanksgiving holiday is happy and healthy, and full of family and fun!
We are heading off to Orlando for a trip to Disney and LegoLand next week, but not to worry. . ..I already have a post scheduled for you, with a sneak peek of the December Stamp of the Month! :)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

happy days

just a little break from the holiday hustle and bustle that seems to be upon us.  the days started flying by on october first, and i am BEGGING them to slow down so we can enjoy the beautiful fall weather, and the anticipation of birthdays and christmas and vacations and turkey!

there's nothing i love more than bright bold colors, and a crisp graphic pattern. (especially circles!)
on this card, I used the stamp set, Retro Tech.  I wish beyond all wishes, that they would make a companion set to this one, with all sorts of wonderful puns and catchy little sentiments to go along with the retro phones, television, and records.  it's a really fun set - and a great one for making feminine, OR masculine cards.

that's all for today, my friends! go savor the day, make it a happy one, and come back SOON!!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Card from CTMH

I received this card from CTMH and just love it.  The stamp set is Hoorah Bouquet (D1491, Page 86 in current Idea Book), the papers are Sonoma and Elemental, and the colors are Blush, Hollyhock, and Chocolate.

Using our CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, the flowers are easy to create!  Just cut them out using the CTMH AP Cartidge and then stamp on the cut out!  The largest flower is cut using the Sonoma paper and the edges are lightly sponged.

The Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686 Page 13 of the current Idea Book) is a wonderful addition to our product line.  I love having so many stamp images on the cartridge!  Just cut them out, stamp, and create.  No more time consuming cutting stamped images with scissors. 

You can order this fantastic tool by emailing me, calling me or go online at:

The package includes:  3 D-size stamp sets (each valued at $17.95), 3 chip board Dimensial elements that coordinate with the cricut images and the Cartridge with 700 images, shapes, and 3-d items.

The retail value of this kit is over $120.00 but you can purchase this kit for the low price of $99.00.  Be sure to ask me how to include the Stamp of the Month for only $5.00!

As you look through the current Idea Book you'll see a red line around stamp images that coordinate with the Cricut AND the stamp set lists the coordinating size for easy cutting.  No guessing!!!!

Send me your questions or comments.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

a quick card and giftwrap

Need a super quick little bag?  This decorated sandwich bag would be perfect for sharing yummy homemade treats in, with a neighbor or co-worker.  It would also be perfect for any little gift you might give!  I used the Paper Lantern set, to stamp the "string" and sentiment on the card.  Then I used Elemental papers to make some triangles on my trimmer.  (Just cut a rectangle, and then lay it on the diagonal to cut triangles!)  I adhered them with foam tape, and tied the sandwich bag with twine. Tada!
The whole thing only took me a few minutes, and it definitely jazzes up a simple brown bag! 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope your first week of November is crisp, cool, and cozy!