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.

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



Friday, November 14, 2014

Thank You Cards Using Cricut Artfully Sent and Cricut Artiste Cartridges

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is doing well.  It has been a difficult year for me with my health issues.  I hope the rest of 2014 improves for me and for anyone else who is having severe pain.  It is difficult to deal with on a daily basis.  

I created these cards early in October; but haven't had time to post them.  I was playing with my Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge and found this butterfly swing card; which I fell in love with.  I love that you can mix and match using different double sided CTMH papers to create this card.  I tried the envelopes; as well.  I was pleasantly surprised that they cut so easily and glued together so well.  

I played around and was finally able to figure out how to write words on the dies using the Cricut Explore.  The Thanks on card Two is written using the Cricut Explore. This was my first time trying out the writing feature on something I created myself.   I had to call Cricut to help me; but I finally figured it out with their help.  Cricut Explore is such an awesome machine!  I am so happy I decided to buy it.  

I find it easier to use codes with the Cricut Explore.  Click on the picture on my sidebar; titled Cricut Explore Design Codes; right below the dragonfly picture; which is below all the followers information.  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, All Images, Type in the code using the number sign as well, click enter.  You must own these cartridges before the codes will work. CTMH Cricut cartridges are not part of the Design Space program.  

All three cards were created with the CTMH Brushed Paper Pack.  It has a variety of colors to choose from on this pack of paper.  I created an envelope for all three cards; but then used one of them to send my mother her card.


Card One



The inside pink color is the same as this one below; but picture took differently.




Envelope with inside to match card




Card Two






Inside Card Two



Card Three



Inside Card Three



Envelope to Match





Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Card Base - Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge pg. 14 or #M13157D Cricut Explore
Sentiment base inside - Cricut Artiste Cartridge, pg. 71 or #M39550 Cricut Explore

Paper - CTMH Brushed 
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Hollyhock, Pixie
Thanks Sentiment - CTMH Ms Gardener D1344 (retired)
Ink - CTMH Cotton Candy
Card Two - Thanks - Written with ink on Cricut Explore.
Bling - Card One and Three - CTMH Flamingo Dots Z1934
Bling - Card Two - Recollections



I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

Crafty Little Fairies - Not A Square (2 of 3) (Thursday)
In The Pink - KISS (1 of 3)A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes (No limit) (Friday)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bright Colors (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - CAS (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Thankful For (1 of 3)
Quick Quotes - Gratitude (1 of 3)
Simply Create Too - Thanksgiving/Thank you (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3) (Sunday)

That Craft Place - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Stars (No limit) (Monday)

Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes/Stitching (3 of 3)

Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

Stamps & Fun = Creativity - CAS (No limit)

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
The Pink Elephant - CAS (No limit)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Digi Choosday Challenge - CAS (1 of 2)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Cool Colors (No limit)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafting By Designs - Give Thanks (1 of 5) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Celebration (1 of 3)
DoubleClick Skittles - Thank You (1 of 1)
Hambo Hoedown - Thank You (1 of 1)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Thankful (1 of 3)


  


November Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with $50 Purchase (Retail $17.95)
  


Artwork for November SOTM





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Click here for Stamp of the Month.
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Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!





Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Birthday Card Using Cricut Artiste Cartridge, CTMH Pathfinding Paper and DS4J Kitty Plays Catch


Hello friends.  I am back again.  It has cooled down a little; but will be warming up again over the next few days, in Southern CA.  My oldest son and his family left Saturday; from their visit with us.  We kept the two teen grandkids (Kiley 14 and Trey 16) for a week; while their parents attended a special Missionary training class. They are on the road for the next two years; raising church support (Deputation) for their life in Argentina as Missionaries.  I am so proud of them. It is such a tough job to do.  We had a lot of fun with them during their visit.

It is time for another fabulous challenge at DT Project for Digi Stamps 4Joy  - Challenge 104 - Preparing for the Holidays/Fall.  I love fall; so this one was a fun one to create.  Be sure to create something; preferably with a DS4J image; so you can qualify for a chance to win the FREE $10 gift certificate.  DS4J has over 1,000 images; so I am sure there is something there you will love!  I have a hard time deciding which ones to buy/use.  They are incredible! 

I chose to use this cutie - DS4J Kitty Plays Catch.  I love cats and it is so adorable!  I hope you enjoy my card I have created with it.  Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the DT.  Don't forget about the DS4J Monthly Christmas Card Challenge. You receive a FREE digi each month; so be sure to request the free digi, to create something for Christmas and play along each month.  We only have the rest of November and December to get those Christmas cards created!  

                                                 DS4J Kitty Plays Catch
                                           CTMH Pathfinding Paper Pack


Inside Card



Supplies used to create this card:

Dies:
Frames - Spellbinders Leafy Squares
Sentiment Squares - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Image - DS4J Kitty Plays Catch
Paper - CTMH Pathfinding
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta
Inks - CTMH Sky, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta
Ribbon - Offray
Sentiment outside - CTMH Your Own Kind of Wonderful D1627
Sentiment inside - CTMH Birthday Script B1208 (retired)

Markers 
Cat - E31, E51, E53, RV000, GY235 (Sap Green Touch Twin Marker - through CTMH)
Wheelbarrow - E18
Leaves - YR18, E18 (Ink on leaves - Bic Honey Brown marker)



I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Zoo or Animal (1 of 2) (Thursday)
Crafty Little Fairies - Not A Square (1 of 3)
Delightful Challenges - Patterned Paper (1 of 1)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Hand Colored Image (1 of 3)
Seize The Birthday - Orange (Monochromatic) (1 of 3)
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes (No limit) (Friday)
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft for the Craic - Birthday (1 of 5)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Stamping Boutique - 3 Embellishments (1 of 3)
Di's Digi Designs - Colors of Autumn (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Scrappy Hands - Autumn Colors (No limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Autumn (1 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Stars (No limit) (Monday)
Card Mania - Dies (1 of 3)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Cats/Kitties (No limit)
Eureka Stamps - 4 legged friends (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes/Stitching (2 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Stamp and Create - Ribbons or Bows (1 each week)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - CAS (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
The Pink Elephant - CAS (No limit)
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Layers (No limit)
Clear It Out - 3 of same item (3 leaves with stash cardstock) (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3)






November Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with $50 Purchase (Retail $17.95)
  


Artwork for November SOTM











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




Monday, November 3, 2014

Gratitude Card Using CTMH Brushed Paper, DS4J Reclining Fairy & Blessings Sentiments

GDT for Path Of Positivity Challenge - Gratitude

Hi to all my readers!  I am very excited to be a Guest Designer on The Path Of Positivity Challenge - Gratitude with DS4J as their sponsor for this challenge.  Gratitude is one of my favorite topics.  I love The Path Of Positivity with their positive challenges.  I have won so many times on their challenge; so now I am a GDT for them; instead of entering as a contestant.  LOL!  

I am very proud to be on the Design Team for Digi Stamps 4 Joy. It is such a pleasure to be part of this team and to use the wonderful creations by the 3 designers.  I chose two digi stamps to use today. I used DS4J Reclining Fairy on the top part of Easel card and DS4J Blessing Sentiments on the bottom portion of this Easel card.

Be sure to check out over 1,000 digi stamps at DS4J Shop; create something based on Gratitude, and enter at the Path Of Positivity Challenge - Gratitude; for a chance to win FREE prizes.  

DS4J Reclining Fairy and DS4J Blessings Sentiments

CTMH Brushed Paper Pack



Front Of Card When Closed





Inside of Card


Supplies used to create this card:


Dies
Image Frame - Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty Two
Sentiment frame - Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
Grass - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge


Paper - CTMH Brushed
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Pixie
Image - DS4J Reclining Fairy and DS4J Blessings Sentiments
Ribbon - Celebrate It (Spring)
Ink - CTMH Topiary
Sky - CTMH Heavenly Blue Ink
Bling Strips - Recollections
Bling Single - DCWV
Glitter for Fairy Wings - CTMH Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel (retired)


Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - E50, E51, E31, E55
Lips - RP198, Tender Pink (Touch Twin CTMH Marker)
Dress - RV10, RP198, Tender Pink (Touch Twin CTMH Marker)
Mushroom - Y21, Y23, C1, C2
Grass - G24
Flowers - R83


           I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe - Things With Wings (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Halloween/Spellbound/Fairytales (1 of 3)
Digis By Design - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Miriam's Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge - Shades of Pink (4 of 4)
Penny's Paper- Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Thursday)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Fantasy (1 of  5)
CCEE Stampers - Let's Make A Scene (No limit)
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Challenge Up Your Life - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Addicted To Stamps - Princesses or Fairies (No limit)
Catered Crop - Gratitude/Attitude Recipe Swap (No limit)
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with Die or Punch (No limit)
Eclectic Ellapu - Favorite Color Combo (pink/yellow) (1 of 3)
Sentimental Sunday's - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with handmade bow (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - Bright & Sparkly (1 of 3)
Eureka Stamps - Count Your Blessings
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes/Stitching (1 of 3)


November Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with $50 Purchase (Retail $17.95)
  


Artwork for November SOTM






CTMH November Special
Only $5 for a double page layout.



November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!
First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail—an unprecedented deal!
Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.
If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!
And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!
Contact me for more details.
*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. Pattern and color of new D-ring album to be given to winners will be at Close To My Heart’s discretion based upon availability. New kits available in Studio J® on November 1 include Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat. No tax or shipping will be charged on the free item(s). Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold 4 to 50 two-page layouts. For additional information about shipping/handling, please visit StudioJ.com > Products and Pricing > Shipping Options.



Click on CTMH Videos for more CTMH training videos.
Don't forget the Tutorials tab and the Videos Tab at the top for more ideas to create.

Click here for information on becoming a CTMH consultant for only $99.


Click here for Stamp of the Month.
Click here for current  Specials.


Click here for Kit of the Month Club and here for Rewards Club.  You will earn FREE CTMH products with both clubs.  Great way to save money and get what you want for FREE.


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Thank you for dropping by my blog today.  I really appreciate your wonderful comments.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well.  I love having this wonderful adventure in Blogland with each of 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!!