Friday, November 1, 2013

Christmas Card Using Cricut Artbooking and New CTMH Sparkle and Shine Paper

Hello everyone and what a wonderful day it is!  I hope all of you are enjoying the wonderful weather wherever you are.  It is still summer here in sunny California; but we do have cooler nights and mornings.  I love the fall weather. 
I have been re-organizing my craft room and hope to have new pictures on my blog sometime in the next week or two.  I now have access to the entire closet and spare bedroom; and what a difference it makes.  I purchased a cheap bookcase for the closet and have already filled it most of it up with papers from my plastic drawers.  It was so hard getting them in and out of it due to its location in my craft room.  Now I have things I rarely need stored there.  I love organizing and the feeling of a clean organized craft room.  I am sure most of you can relate to that.
I saw this cute little image at Lacy Sunshine -  Polly Poinsettia Flower Pot Pretties and just had to have it!  It is available through Nov. 9th, 2013 for only $2.00.  I had so much fun coloring her in this little basket of flowers.  This is my second Christmas card of the season and I thought it turned out pretty good.  What a great challenge.  If you purchase your first one or use one of their freebies and enter their challenge; you get the next one free.  A great way to build up your digital stamp collection. 

Inside Card

Inside Top Portion of Card

Inside Bottom Portion of Card

Supplies used to create this card:
Die Cuts
Cricut Joys of the Season Cartridge - Outside tag, Sleigh, Reindeer, Santa, Ornaments, Tree
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge - all three sentiment tags and Merry Christmas shape inside
Image - Lacy Sunshine - Polly Poinsettia Flower Pot Pretties
Die Frames - Spellbinders Gold Labels Four
Paper - CTMH Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack - X7176B - Holiday Guide until Dec. 31, 2013
CTMH Markers
Hair - CTMH Crème Brulee & Crème Brulee Dark
Ribbon & Flowers - CTMH Ruby
Leaves - CTMH Topiary
Flower Pot - CTMH Whisper Light
Eyes and Clothing - CTMH Juniper and Juniper Light
Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Mouth - RV00
Outside Sentiment - CTMH Very Merry Christmas (S1210 - retired)
Inside Sentiments - CTMH Santa Claus (C1567) available in Holiday Guide until Dec. 31, 2013
Bling - Reflections
 I am entering this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes or Paper Piecing (1 of 3)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes
Inklings And Yarns - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Whimsy Inspirations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scribble & Scrap - Always Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges - Anything Goes(1 of 2)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes (unlimited)
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Card Crafters Circle - Cute Cards
Delicious Doodles - 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 DP, 3 die cuts or punches.)
Jingle Belles - Not A Creature Was Stirring.....
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes Christmas
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Anything Goes Holiday/Christmas
Simply Create Too - Bingo - N = Red, Bow, 3 layers, Flowers and Die Cut
365 Cards - Starts With An S (Stamping, Sweetness, Season)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Holly Jolly Christmas (I thought this image was funny/cute.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas Sentiment
Hannah And Friends - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - V Is For Vixen
Inky Impressions - Traditional Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday's - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Frames

New Videos

November Stamp Of The Month
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Only $5 with a $50 purchase. 

Artwork Using November Stamp of the Month 


October 15 - December 31, 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

First CTMH Holiday Gift Guide 

Wait till you see what's inside! You are going to love everything! 

Order early - Many items are "While Supplies Last"

Find it here under Idea Books until Dec. 31, 2013

 Join the Kit of the Month Club and enjoy these wonderful Workshops on the Go Kits and many more to choose from.

For The Holidays
Workshops On The Go Frosted Cardmaking Kit
G1063 - Only $24.95

and below
Workshops On The Go Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit (G1064) - Only $24.95

 Both make 15 cards each

 Plus - FREE Product of your choice each month
Choose one of the following - FREE Ink Pad, FREE Marker Set, Free Complement or FREE My Stickease  and a FREE Stamp of your Choice at the end of the 5 months completion. 
Plus - You also earn $10 FREE CTMH products for a friend referral when that person completes the club as well 
A great way to build your collection of ink pads or markers. 

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 $49. 
Click here for November Stamp of the Month.

Click here for October 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.
Don't forget to check out all of my You Tube Channel Videos that I have created. 
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Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I value you as a friend and  appreciate your support.  I am celebrating all of my fabulous followers; which includes you.  Register today and please leave a comment to be eligible to win. I am grateful for each of you and love sharing our adventure on Blogland.  Please email me with any questions you might have.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon.

Remember - Keep On Creating!!
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  1. Adorable card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  2. This is such a gorgeous and interesting card. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


  3. Gorgeous card and a Lovely image!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Have a great weekend!
    Rachelle DT

  4. Lovely card Gloria. Loving the inside in particular.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  5. Such a beautiful card, thank you for sharing over at MIM. Hugs Kerry DT xx

  6. Awesome card! It's fantastic, thank you for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine, Hugs Kerry DT xx

  7. Love this! Beautiful colours and great layout! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  8. what a fantastic creation of yours! Thank you so much for sharing with us at
    Sweet Hugs

  9. What a fun Christmas card. Love the special inside treatment.

    Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too.

  10. What a fun card design ... love Santa and his reindeer ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

  11. Fun creations, Gloria! At this rate, you will have your X-mas cards knocked out in no time at all! Thanks for sharing these delightful creations with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  12. Beautiful card and image. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  13. beautiful card I love the cut and your image is sweet. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created With Love challenges.
    Linda K. DT.

  14. oh my gosh, such adorable images and i LOVE that the inside is equally decorated and fab! thanks for joining our "creature feature" fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  15. What a beautiful card! I love it! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  16. Gorgeous card Gloria :-) the whole design of this is fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  17. What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  18. What an adorable card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope that you will play along with us again soon!!

  19. Cute card, thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.
    Mandy x (LS DT)

  20. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments

  21. Great designs! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  22. Such a festive card! Thanks for playing with us at SACC!

  23. What a great design ! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges ! I am your newest follower as well !


  24. YOur card is very cute! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

  25. Fab card. Love how you've decorated the inside too.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘V’ challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  26. Great card LOVE all the different parts of your card, Thanks so much for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)


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