Thursday, January 29, 2015

MOJO381 with Artfully Sent and Chalk It Up

Here is my card using Mojo Monday Sketch 381 using CTMH Chalk It Up paper pack with CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.

Lagoon Base - A2 size
White Daisy with Faux Stitching - 4 x 5.25
Lagoon Chalk It Up Pattern - 3.25 x 4.5 liner, Page 2 CTMH Artfully Sent Pop Up 
White Daisy Circle cut at 3.25, sponged with Lagoon Ink and trimmed.
Chalk It Up circle cut at 3 inches
Artfully Sent Phone - Page 2 Icon Feature, highlighted with white gel pen.

CTMH Silver Shimmer trim behind "ring, ring" cut out.

Inner Liner Chalk It Up Paper cut from CTMH Artfully Sent Page 1, Pop Up Liner.
Speech Bubbles - CTMH Artfully Sent Page 1, cut in CTMH Flaxen & CTMH Sorbet 
Liner was sized in Cricut Craftroom to fit A2 size card.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Disney Layout - Picture with Pluto

I've been working on my scrapbook pages from a trip we took in 2003.  I'm doing the bulk of the trip in pocket pages and making a lot of my own journaling cards with my Cricut.

The WDW part of the trip will be done with traditional scrapbook layouts.

Here's the first layout that I've done - just need to add journaling on the right hand page.

I used Close To My Heart's Magic Scrapbook Layout (page 62) Book (item 9040) for my Pluto layout.
I used the following products in the layout:

CTMH Black Cardstock - background and photo mats.
CTMH Honey Cardstock

Patterned Disney & Stripe paper are from both came in assorted Disney cardstock packages.

SU Real Red for the solid pieces on both pages.

Pluto and his bone are both cut from the Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge.

Pluto is cut at 4.5"

I used:
CTMH Black Cardstock
SU White for the eyes
SU Summer Sun for the body (very similar to the CTMH Honey)
The pink and the green are leftover cardstock purchased over 15 years ago from a local scrapbook store that has been out of business for a long time now.

Pluto's Bone Title image is cut at 2.5"

I used CTMH Black Cardstock for the Shadow
Same leftover green cardstock that I used for his collar
Letters are SU Daffodil Delight & White

I love this Cricut cartridge! I have been using up so many odd sheets of cardstock that I have had for years - many that I only have one or two sheets of.  A lot of it is retired SU colours that I don't have any co-ordinating items to use with it so it has been basically worthless to me until now.   I've been using the bits and pieces for the Cricut cuts and saving my CTMH 12x12 sheets for the larger backgrounds.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January Workshop & Card Class with CTMH Hopscotch Paper Pack and WOTG Kit

This month we will be working with CTMH Hopscotch Paper which is available for a limited time with the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.

The first workshop is on January 25 at 2 pm and uses the CTMH Hopscotch Workshop on the Go Kit.

Kits must be pre-ordered by January 12th in order to arrive on time. Order online or email me at if you would like to attend.

The Hopscotch Card Class is on January 31st at 2pm - class fee is $6.00. We will be making 2 cards with the Hopscotch paper pack and CTMH Happy To Be Friends stamp set.   The class fee covers materials, if you would like your own stamp set let me know and I'd be happy to order it for you.  RSVP by January 17th to

Thursday, January 1, 2015

CTMH Better With A Friend Hostess Set!

 In January you get Bonus Hostess Rewards with Close To My Heart!

Every Gathering over $350 gets an additional $30 worth of Hostess Rewards - that's $90 in Free product with that $350 Gathering.  Have a Cricut?  Now's a great time to check out CTMH Exclusive Cricut Collections and earn those extra rewards.

Here's a fun Stamp Set that is available only to CTMH Hostesses - it's called Better with a Friend and it's only $10 with Hostess Rewards.

I had lots of fun playing around with this set this afternoon.  I've had these Cuttlebug Animal Print embossing folders for quite a while but never got around to using them before now.  When I saw this stamp set in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book I knew it would go perfectly with those folders.  I just did some very simple cards, embossed but not a lot of embellishments & I got to dig through my scraps and use up some very bright colours of cardstock that I've had sitting in my craftroom for quite a while.

This first card is all CTMH products except for some of the colouring on the stamped image.  
I used CTMH Bamboo, Black & Ruby cardstock. CTMH Black & Desert Sand Ink and finished it off with a couple of CTMH Gold Bling Gems that I had leftover from my Pathfinding WOTG.

These bright coloured cards are done with cardstock and markers that I already owned before I joined CTMH.  The large rhinestones I found at a Dollar Store and the animal print Washi tape I found yesterday at Wal-Mart.  Of course since I'd already had these stamped before that I just had to buy it - couldn't resist. 

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