Monday, November 24, 2014

Thinking Of You Card Using Two cards from Cricut Artfully Sent

Hello friends.  I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving in the US.  I wish I could go home to MO for Thanksgiving with my family; but that isn't possible with all of my allergies to smells.  I miss my moms turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes.  I tried to talk her into cooking it when she was here last year in February; but it didn't happen.  She is 81 years old now; and someone else will be cooking the Thanksgiving meal this year.  I think that is a great idea.  She has been fixing Thanksgiving dinner for 64 yrs.  Can you believe that?

It has turned cold for most of the US.  I told my mom she should go ahead and fly out here to enjoy my warmer weather in Southern CA; but it would still feel cold to her.  She has been flying out here to stay for a month or more; with my husband and I, every year since my father passed away in 2009.  She wasn't able to fly out this year, due to her health.  I am hoping that she can visit in 2015.  We have so much fun when she is here, eating all the things we aren't supposed to, etc.  It's always more fun doing things you are supposed to when you can share it with someone else.  LOL!  Spending time with my mother is so special for me!  MO weather is just too cold for me right now.

I was playing with my Cricut Explore again; trying to create more cards for my Cricut Artfully Sent video earlier in the month; after my family went home.  I used two cards to create this card. One card for the outside and another for the floral pop up card with card base.  It is the first card I have created in November.  My husband thought it would be a good idea for me to take a break; due to my health.  

We were supposed to take a driving vacation to Oregon the last two weeks of November; but I am not able to do it; so we are taking a vacation at home.  We are hoping I feel like getting out to enjoy a few things nearby; but I haven't been able to so far.  We did go out to eat on Saturday; to our favorite new (discovered one month ago) restaurant that serves over 60 different kinds of pancakes. We tried a couple different pasta dishes; and I got an order of Green Tea Tiramisu pancakes to take home with me.  They are my favorites now.

Cricut Artfully Sent Floral Card
Page 38 under Sleeve (for the outside)
Code #M1011DF for Cricut Explore



Cricut Artfully Sent Floral Pop Up Card
Pg. 37 - Code #M106793 for Cricut Explore



Supplies used to create this card:

Dies:


Card Base for front - Cricut Artfully Sent - Page 38 under Sleeve (for the outside);Code #M1011DF for Cricut Explore
Card Base for inside - Cricut Artfully Sent - Pg. 37 - (top left) Code #M106793 for Cricut Explore
Stamp outside die - CTMH Artiste - pg. 71 or Code #M39550 for Explore.
Stamp inside die - CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge - pg. 52 or Code #M4047F Explore 

Cardstock - CTMH Gypsy, Pixie, Canary and Topiary.
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Stamp set outside - CTMH For Every Occasion D1187  (Retired)
Stamp set inside - CTMH Harvest Happiness C1463

Lavender Bling - Want2scrap.com
Yellow Bling - Ki



I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Tuesday)
DL.Art Challenge - Anything Goes (One per day) (Thursday)
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes (No limit) (Friday)
Brown Sugar - Use Two or More Colors (2 of 2)
Daring Cardmakers - Something Old (Bling) Something New (First pop up card)(No limit)
Fussy and Fancy - Pairs or 2 of a kind (2 dies same on front with sentiment) (No limit)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)(Other Date Challenges)
Lia Stampz - Anything Goes (No limit)
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Allsorts - No DP allowed (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly/Die (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Eclectic Ellapu - Favorite Color Combo (pink/purple) (No limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch &/or Die Cuts/Punches (1 of 4)
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes w/option Glitter (1 of 3)
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - No Rules/except CTMH products (No limit)
Incy Wincy Designs - Friendship (1 of 5)
Love To Scrap - Say It In Color (1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes option/glitter (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes (No limit)




My New Cricut Artfully Sent Creating Cards Part 1 Video




I love this new cartridge! I am sold on all of the Close To My Heart Cartridges.  This newest one is a card lovers dream.  If you have the Cricut Explore; I think it is even more fun; once you figure out how to work with it.  All the cards are in one piece.  You need to resize the entire card; change colors of the pieces by ungrouping; if you want to change them; or just click Go and figure out the colors as you change the mats.  So easy!   My Cricut Explore was a fabulous investment for me.  It has saved me so much time; and advanced my creativity to a new level.  I still like to add things to the cards sometimes; and I love changing the inside of the card to the one that I want.  

Just use the square or rectangle on either the Cricut Art Philosophy or Cricut Artiste cartridge for the inside piece and add whatever you want to it.  The Art Philosophy square and rectangle have rounded corner and the Artiste has square corners.  You can also mix and match the inside pieces from other cards on this cartridge.  You just have to ungroup and click on them to hide the pieces you don't need or don't want to cut.  You can write words or cut words; depending on your preference.  

Be sure to check on my sidebar for the picture of a Cricut handbook page, titled Cricut Explore Design Space.  Click the picture to find the codes to use in the Cricut Design Space for all 4 of our CTMH Cricut Cartridges.  The Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste, Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Artfully Sent.  It is much easier to enter the codes; than searching for the individual pictures.  See the titles at the top of Narelle's page for the codes. You must enter the number sign and the full code for it to work.

If you have any questions; please contact me either by comments, email, text or phone.  I will respond to all questions.  I am here to help make creating easier for you.  





Check out my Rewards Club and Kit of the Month Club!
You earn free products while purchasing the products you love.
Basically; I am giving you most of my 22% CTMH discount.
  
Hostess Rewards include the following products:

Stamp Sets including those designated Hostess Rewards Only
Exclusive ink pads including Pigment inks
Exclusive ink re-inkers
Exclusive inks markers
Cardstock
Pigment inks
Paper Packs
Workshops on the go kits including card kits
Acrylix blocks
My Stickease assortments  (They coordinate with the paper packs)
Complements

Just click on these links - Rewards Club and Kit of the Month Club; or the tabs at the top of my blog.
Call, text, email or comment with any questions you may have.





I really appreciate you visiting my blog today; and I love all of your loving comments.  I would love to have more followers.  Please include your blog address so that I can follow your blog as well.   I love sharing my creations with you.  Call, text or email me if you have any questions or requests.  Have a fabulous week!  Hope to see you again soon!

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!



Sunday, November 23, 2014

CTMH Thank You Card Kit Plus Cricut Artiste and Artbooking Cartridges

Hello Friends.  It has been very nice weather here in Southern CA.  I love fall.  I am so sorry that others are having such severe weather this early in the season.  Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful time with your families.  My husband and I are planning a quiet meal with just the two of us this year.  

I finished my new "CTMH Cut Above Thank you card kit" in October (Z2063); but haven't had time to post it until now.  It comes with all the diecut pieces that you need to create ten cards; except the ink pad and stamp set.  It also includes directions to assemble the cards. 

You can use any of the four sentiments in this stamp set; so you can create half with Birthday or Thank you; or whichever one you choose to create.  I chose to use the Thank you sentiment from "You Mean The World To Me".(B1467)  I use a lot of Thank you cards for my customers and I wanted to try this kit.  I don't normally like Kraft cards; but I was drawn to this kit as soon as I saw it in the new CTMH Annual Idea book.

I added several different blue borders that I cut with my Cricut Artiste cartridge. I like to do something different than what comes in my card kits.  I also created the die cuts for the inside using both the Cricut Artiste and Cricut Artbooking.  I hope you enjoy my cards.  

Card One


Inside all three cards


Card Two



Card Three




Supplies used to create these cards:

Card Kit - CTMH Cut Above Thank You Card Kit (Z2063)
  • 10 - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Printed Kraft Card Bases
  • 10 Kraft Printed Banners
  • 10 Black Banners
  • 10 Glitter Paper Banners
  • 12 3D Foam Squares
  • 10 Coordinating Envelopes
  • 4 yards Grey and White Baker's Twine
You need ink pad and stamp set to complete the outside of the cards.  Choose whatever you want to decorate the inside.

Stamp Set Outside - CTMH You Mean The World To Me (B1467)
Paper for borders on front and and inside - CTMH Pathfinding Paper Pack (X7186B)

Dies 
Borders - Cricut Artiste (pg 31, 44, and 47)
Inside Die Cut- Cricut Artbooking (pg 47) or #M4524D for Cricut Explore
Rectangle inside - Used square from Cricut Artiste - (pg. 48) or #M3A8A7

Cardstock for inside sentiment die - CTMH Chocolate
Inside sentiment - CTMH Have a Happy Day - (D1616) 
Inside heart - CTMH Blooming Heart - (M1049)
Ink - CTMH White Daisy on outside and Glacier Ink inside

Stamp Set I chose for the outside of this kit. Set of 4 sentiments. 
"CTMH You Mean The World To Me (B1467) 



Stamp Set I chose for the inside of this kit. 
Have A Happy Day (D1616)


I also used CTMH Blooming Heart inside. (M1049) CTMH has a lot of single smaller stamps for sale in our Annual Inspirations Idea Book.





I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Clear It Out - Anything Goes (Stash stamp sets) (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Option Sparkle (No limit) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes ( No limit)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Crafty Little Fairies - Not A Square (3 of 3) (Thursday)
DL.Art Challenge - Anything Goes (One per day)
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes (No limit) (Friday)
Brown Sugar - Use Two or More Colors (1 of 2)
Daring Cardmakers - Something Old (paper) Something New (card kit) (No limit)
Dorcerela Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - Thanks w/twist (No limit)
Fussy and Fancy - Pairs or 2 of a kind (2 wide banners) (No limit)
Kitty Bee Designs - Thanks/Thank you (1 of 2)
Polkadoodles - CAS (2 of 2)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Open-Minded Crafting - Gratitude (1 of 3)
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
A Little Bit Crafty - CAS (No Limit) (Other Date Challenges)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
Lia Stampz - Anything Goes (No limit)
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)




My New Cricut Artfully Sent Creating Cards Part 1 Video

        

I love this new cartridge! I am sold on all of the Close To My Heart Cartridges; because they are so fabulous.  This newest one is a card lovers dream.  If you have the Cricut Explore; I think it is even more fun once you figure out how to work with it.  All the cards are in one piece.  You need to resize the entire card; change colors of the pieces by ungrouping; if you want to change them; or just click Go and figure out the colors as you change the mats.  So easy!   My Cricut Explore was a fabulous investment for me.  It has saved me so much time; and advanced my creativity to a new level.  I still like to add things to the cards sometimes; and I love changing the inside of the card to the one that I want.  

Just use the square or rectangle on either the Cricut Art Philosophy or Cricut Artiste cartridge for the inside piece and add whatever you want to it.  The Art Philosophy square and rectangle have rounded corner and the Artiste has square corners.  You can also mix and match the inside pieces from other cards on this cartridge.  You just have to ungroup and click on them to hide the pieces you don't need or don't want to cut.  You can write words or cut words; depending on your preference.  

Be sure to check on my sidebar for the picture of a Cricut handbook page, titled Cricut Explore Design Space.  Click the picture to find the codes to use in the Cricut Design Space for all 4 of our CTMH Cricut Cartridges.  The Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste, Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Artfully Sent.  It is much easier to enter the codes; than searching for the individual pictures.  See the titles at the top of Narelle's page for the codes. You must enter the number sign and the full code for it to work.

If you have any questions; please contact me either by comments, email, text or phone.  I will respond to all questions.  I am here to help make creating easier for you.  


Check out my Rewards Club and Kit of the Month Club!
You earn free products while purchasing the products you love.
Basically; I am giving you most of my 22% CTMH discount.
  
Hostess Rewards include your choice of the following products:

Stamp Sets including those designated Hostess Rewards Only
Exclusive ink pads including Pigment inks
Exclusive ink re-inkers
Exclusive inks markers
Cardstock
Pigment inks
Paper Packs
Workshops on the go kits including card kits
Acrylix blocks
My Stickease assortments  (They coordinate with the paper packs)
Complements

Just click on these links - Rewards Club and Kit of the Month Club; or the tabs at the top of my blog.
Call, text, email or comment with any questions you may have.

I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog today.  I love reading all of your loving comments.  I would love to have more followers.  Please include your blog address so that I can follow your blog as well.   I hope you enjoy my creations and videos.  Call, text or email me if you have any questions or requests.  Have a fabulous week!  Hope to see you again soon!

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Missing You Card Using Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge with CTMH Brushed Paper

Hello Friends.  I hope everyone is feeling well and staying warm.  Our weather has cooled off quite a lot in the past few days; so hopefully we are finished with the really hot weather. We have had a lot of company lately; and the smells from clothing, hair, etc. have really caused a problem with my health.  I felt a little better this afternoon; but have been having a really rough time; especially the past week.  I was barely over my husband's family visiting for two weeks and then my family came for 11 days.  I loved having them here.  I just wish I wasn't allergic to all the smells from laundry detergent, deodorants, hair products, etc.  

I created a bunch of cards in October 2014; using my new Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge; but haven't had time to post them until recently.  I created this one for my mother.  It was my first card to actually learn how to write something besides one word with my Cricut Explore. LOL!  I am very excited now that I know how to use it.  It sure makes creating and adding sentiments so easy.  I forgot to use punctuation on it.  LOL!  

To find codes to use with the Cricut Explore; click on the picture on my sidebar; that is titled Cricut Explore Design Space. Narelle created these codes; so we could find the images more easily.  Thanks Narelle. These codes make creating with your Cricut Explore and CTMH Cricut Cartridges so much easier.  Just click on Add Images on the left side of your Design Space, then make sure it says "All Images", Type in the code using the number sign and the rest of the code; then click enter.  You must own these cartridges before the codes will work.  CTMH Cricut cartridges are not part of the Design Space program; unless they are purchased from a CTMH Consultant.  




Inside Card Using Cricut Explore to Write Sentiment
This was my first attempt to do this; other than the word Thanks on a frame.


Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Card Base - Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge pg. 14 or #M13157D Cricut Explore
Paper - CTMH Brushed 
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Hollyhock, Pixie
Sentiment inside - Written with ink on Cricut Explore.
Bling - Recollections




I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - Anything Goes (No limit)(Sat)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Gold & Ivory (No limit) (Monday)
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Anything Goes with Cricut (No limit)
Crafty Boots - Remembrance (Sent to my mom) ( No limit)
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes/Twist/Glitter (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ooh La La Creations - More Than One Fold (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (Stash Bling) (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Everybody Art Challenge - Circle on Your Card (No limit)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Things with Wings (No limit)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Option Sparkle (No limit) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes ( No limit)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Crafty Little Fairies - Not A Square (2 of 3) (Thursday)
Creative Knockouts - Bling Is The Things (1 of 2)
Delightful Challenges - You're A Gem (1 of 1)
DL.Art Challenge - Anything Goes (One per day)
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes (1 of 3)



My New Cricut Artfully Sent Creating Cards Part 1 Video





I love this new cartridge! I am sold on all of the Close To My Heart Cartridges; because they are so fabulous.  This newest one is a card lovers dream.  If you have the Cricut Explore; I think it is even more fun once you figure out how to work with it.  All the cards are in one piece.  You need to resize the entire card; change colors of the pieces by ungrouping; if you want to change them; or just click Go and figure out the colors as you change the mats.  So easy!   My Cricut Explore was a fabulous investment for me.  It has saved me so much time; and advanced my creativity to a new level.  I still like to add things to the cards sometimes; and I love changing the inside of the card to the one that I want.  

Just use the square or rectangle on either the Cricut Art Philosophy or Cricut Artiste cartridge for the inside piece and add whatever you want to it.  The Art Philosophy square and rectangle have rounded corner and the Artiste has square corners.  You can also mix and match the inside pieces from other cards on this cartridge.  You just have to ungroup and click on them to hide the pieces you don't need or don't want to cut.  You can write words or cut words; depending on your preference.  

Be sure to check on my sidebar for the picture of a Cricut handbook page, titled Cricut Explore Design Space.  Click the picture to find the codes to use in the Cricut Design Space for all 4 of our CTMH Cricut Cartridges.  The Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste, Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Artfully Sent.  It is much easier to enter the codes; than searching for the individual pictures.  See the titles at the top of Narelle's page for the codes. You must enter the number sign and the full code for it to work.

If you have any questions; please contact me either by comments, email, text or phone.  I will respond to all questions.  I am here to help make creating easier for you.  



Check out my Rewards Club and Kit of the Month Club!
You earn free products while purchasing the products you love.
Basically; I am giving you most of my 22% CTMH discount.
  
Hostess Rewards include the following products:

Stamp Sets including those designated Hostess Rewards Only
Exclusive ink pads including Pigment inks
Exclusive ink re-inkers
Exclusive inks markers
Cardstock
Pigment inks
Paper Packs
Workshops on the go kits including card kits
Acrylix blocks
My Stickease assortments  (They coordinate with the paper packs)

Complements

Just click on these links - Rewards Club and Kit of the Month Club; or the tabs at the top of my blog.
Call, text, email or comment with any questions you may have.




I really appreciate you visiting my blog today; and I love all of your loving comments.  I would love to have more followers.  Please include your blog address so that I can follow your blog as well.   I love sharing my creations with you.  Call, text or email me if you have any questions or requests.  Have a fabulous week!  Hope to see you again soon!

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!