Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sister Card Using Anna Griffin Pretty Pop Ups Card Kit

Hello friends! I hope everyone is doing well.  Can you believe it has started snowing in parts of the US already?  Sorry I haven't had time to create anything in the past month.  We went on vacation to MO to see my son and his family that are Missionaries to Argentina.  They are allowed to come back to US once a year; so we were able to meet them there and spend some quality time with them.  

Within a few days of arriving home from MO on November 5th; the fires started in Southern CA; so we were in the middle of that mess.  My heart goes out to all of those people who lost their homes, the families who lost loved ones and so much loss for everyone.  We had to leave our home for one day; due to the smoke coming inside our house; but other than that; we were very lucky and did not have to evacuate. 

My step-son and his mother were evacuated in the middle of the night and he stayed with us for 3 days; waiting to hear when they could go back home.  They were very lucky as well; as the fire was behind them on the mountain; several feet from their property.  It was a very stressful time; because we thought we were going to have to evacuate too.  

We had a wonderful opportunity in MO to go wedding dress shopping with my 18 yr. old granddaughter, Kiley; who is moving back to the states from Argentina.  It was so much fun and we really enjoyed it.  She will be a gorgeous bride next year when she gets married. My son and his wife will be returning to Argentina as Missionaries on their own, without their children; so that is stressful for them right now.  They are still having challenges learning the language after two years of living there and taking many classes.  It is always harder to learn a new language when you are an adult.  Kiley learned it very quickly and has been their interpreter for part of these past two years.  

I created this card back in June; but haven't had time to post it.  I love having card kits and being able to mix and match things to create a card that I love.  Sometimes that is what you need when you have to make a quick card.  I also love coloring digis and creating everything from scratch; even though it takes a lot more time.

I used Anna Griffin Pretty Pop Ups Card Kit to create this card for my sister Becky, for her birthday last August.  It still takes me time even when using a kit; because I am very picky and want my creations to be a certain way.  LOL!


Anna Griffin Pretty Pop Ups Card Kit 




Inside Card - 3D Pop up items from kit



Supplies used to create this card:


All die cuts, sentiments, etc are part of Anna Griffin Pretty Pop Ups Card Kit




I am entering this card in the following challenges:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
A Gem of A Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Saturday)
  Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Outlawz - Festive Fridays (Anything Goes) (1 of 3)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Thursday)
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5) 
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  (Tuesday)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Monday)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 5)






Only $5 with $50 order
Or Order for $17.95 with no order

S1811 Seasonal Trees



November Stamp Of The Month Special Artwork

by Close To My Heart







You have an option of the Deluxe Workshop with the stamp and die set or the the one without those two items.

CC11182  with Stamp and Die set




CC11183 Without Stamp and Die set

Some Artwork Using Hello Pumpkin
And more!










I would love for you to join my group.  
A place to share ideas, creations and more.

I have a new Facebook VIP Group and would love to have you join me.  Just click on the bold words and click Join.   Can't wait to see you there.  I also have discounted CTMH stamp sets there as well. Check under Photos.



Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and  more. You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  Call, text, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.

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It's Good For Your Health!!


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thinking Of You/Thank You Card Using Heartfelt Creations Oakberry Lane Blossoms

Hello friends!  I heard that Colorado had snow already this month.  Isn't that crazy?  We are having 80's in Southern CA; so not quite fall yet.  I hope your weather is nice where you are.  

I have been playing and experimenting; trying to learn how to create flowers with Heartfelt Creations products.  I have created flowers in the past with other dies; but mine never looked like the ones I saw other people creating.  A friend of mine told me to try the ones from Heartfelt creations; so I did.  What a big difference it made in my flowers.  Plus, they are fun to work with.  I just need more time to create with them.  

I was tired of buying flowers and nothing ever matched the colors I needed.  I have spent a lot of time watching Heartfelt Creation videos; and will probably spend a lot more time watching them in the future.  My husband actually said they looked real to him.  Wow!  That is a compliment coming from a man.  LOL!

This is my first card that I have created where the focus is on the flowers and not a digital image or some other main attraction.  LOL!  I was kind of lost trying to figure out how to do it; but I think it turned out pretty nice.  I hope it will inspire you to create your own flowers.  

If you notice, the background paper matched perfectly with my lattice border die I found in my collection.  I thought that was really a nice touch; but completely by accident.  Be sure to check out the 3 CTMH specials for the month.  We have a new Idea book that started September 1st with a lot of fabulous new products.



Inside Card


Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Top Border front - Memory Box Delicate Butterfly Arch & Solid Arch Background (2 dies)
Lattice - Anna Griffin Fretwork 2
Love - Crafters Companion Opulent Swirls (came with Gemini Junior machine)
Thinking of You - PaperRose.com
Butterfly - Memory Box Pippi
Flower border inside - CTMH Decorative Borders (Z4241)
Sentiment frames inside - Gina Marie Designs Lotus Blossom Lace Rectangles
Flowers - Heartfelt Creations Oakberry Lane Blossoms dies
Leaves - Heartfelt Creations Leafy Accents Dies
Mold for leaves - Heartfelt Creations 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold


Paper - Heartfelt Creations Camelia Carnation Collection
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, reverse side of Raspberry (double sided)
Paper for butterfly and white border piece on top of front - Crafters Companion Pearl Cardstock (3 x 6 size)
Ink - CTMH Raspberry (sentiment inside)
Flower stamp set - Heartfelt Creations Oakberry Lane Blossoms
Mold for flowers - Heartfelt Creations 3D Blossoms Shaping Mold
Leaves stamp set - Heartfelt Creations Leafy Accents
Sentiment inside - CTMH Good Friends Are Like Stars (C1732)
Flower centers - US Artquest Prills (Bright Ideas) Color is Hot Mama
Bling - Ki


Glitter on flowers - Ranger Crystal Stickles 

Inks used for Coloring flowers and leaves  
Memento to stamp the inks
CTMH Topiary (leaf edges) 
Leaves - Ranger Fern Green and Leaf Green Archival Inks 
Flowers - Ranger Peony Pink Archival Ink


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
A Gem of A Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafty Friends Challenge - More than 1 die (2 of 3)
Crazy 4 Challenges - A Card (No limit)
  The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Colored all flowers by hand) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2) 
The Outlawz - Festive Fridays (Anything Goes) (2 of 3)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Thursday)
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (3 of 3)  (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5) 
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  (Tuesday)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  
 Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (3 of 3)  (Monday)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Other Date)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 



The new CTMH Holiday Expressions Idea book is now available and full of fabulous new products that you will want to check out.  Just click on the title and start shopping.

We also a new Cricut Season of Joy Digital Cartridge available; including several 3D items.  See sample below.





Only $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 with no other purchase

S1810 Thanks & Giving



CTMH Artwork
Use for Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and More!







October Special 1 - CTMH Holiday Sparkle Bundle 
or Sold Separately

CC101810 - Holiday Sparkle Bundle includes the following items:
  • 12  - 5 x 7 designer card bases (2 different designs) with envelopes
  • Dies for shaker windows; which includes all die cuts, acetate, foam tape, front sentiment and other stickers, Confetti of mixed sequins and even stickers for the envelopes.
  • Stamp set of sentiments and Christmas stamps
  • Be sure to peel off cover on acetate circle windows before gluing to card.  I didn't on these first two cards.  LOL!
Also Sold Separately:
  •  CTMH Love With All The Trimmings - Part of Holiday Sparkle Bundle or sold separately (CC10188)
  • Cut Above Card Kit - Holiday Sparkle (also sold separately  if you don't want bundle) - (CC10189)

Cut Above Card Kit - Holiday Sparkle - CC10189

CTMH Love With All The Trimmings - Part of Holiday Sparkle Bundle

or sold separately (CC10188)


October Special 2 - CTMH Advent Calendar

Add some magic to the holidays with a paper crafted advent calendar

Make this holiday season extra joyful with this enchanting advent calendar from the brand new Cricut® Season of Joy collection. You can now purchase a custom bundle of papers chosen especially for creating this project; pair this bundle with your Cricut® collection, a few accessories, and a My Acrylix® stamp set and you’ll have everything you need to create this festive paper crafting project! Available October 1–December 31 while supplies last. Shipping and handling will be assessed on the full retail value of your order. 

Free written Instructions for creating your own Advent calendar for your family and friends.





October Special 3 - CTMH Important Things



Telling Your Story.



I would love for you to join my private group.  
A place to share ideas, creations and more.

I have a new Facebook VIP Group and would love to have you join me.  Just click on the bold words and click Join.   Can't wait to see you there.  I also have discounted CTMH stamp sets there as well. Check under Photos.



Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and  more. You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  Call, text, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.

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