Saturday, June 28, 2014

Christmas In July - Using CTMH Frosted Paper and Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Hello to everyone reading this.  I am so happy you joined me for another of my creations.  I hope everyone is enjoying their time outside this summer.  It is hot here in Southern CA; but I think it is going to get hotter over the next few days.  But - no complaints.  I love our weather here.

An update on my brother in law - Darrell.  He went home from the hospital today after 21 days there this time with his chemo and stem cell transplant.  He is improving each day; but it will take a while for his strength to return.  He was so happy to get out of that hospital bed.  Please continue to pray for him.  Thanks so much for all of your prayers.  He was in pretty bad shape when I asked for prayers on here; and I know that is what helped him through this.  We are very grateful for all of you.

It is time again for another challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox - Challenge 72 - Christmas In July.  I have another Christmas card created; so I am really getting them done ahead of time this year.  Yeah!  We would love for you to join us in the next two weeks with a Christmas creation of yours.  Get a head start on it!  You will be glad in December that you did.  LOL!

This weeks sponsor is Sweet n' Sassy and the image I used is "Winter Friends".  Isn't this a cute image with the snowman and the birdhouse?  I just loved it when I saw it.  I used some of my retired CTMH Frosted paper; seemed appropriate for Frosty the Snowman.  LOL!  

Inside Card
Sentiment says "This season, the best gift of your friendship".  

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts
Scalloped Circles, Sentiment frame and oval for sentiment - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Snowflakes and border - Cricut Art Philosophy
Image square - Spellbinders Rounded Squares

Paper - CTMH Frosted (Retired)
Cardstock - CTMH Daisy White, Heavenly Blue and Grey Wool
Ink - CTMH Heavenly Blue (Retired)
Outside Sentiment - CTMH Just for the Holidays (D1380) retired
Inside Sentiment - CTMH Festive Thought (D1179)
Glitter - CTMH Glitter Gel Stardust (Retired)

Scarf and hat - B000, B00
Stars, Bird, Bow - B01
Snowman Nose - CTMH Creme Brulee
Birdhouse - E30, E31
Branches (Arms), Pole - E31

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
DL.Art June Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (optional pink) (2 of 3)
Ditzie Digi Designs - Anything Goes (No limit)
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
A Creative Need - Anything Goes (2 of 3) Friday
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Di's Digis Designs - Lots of Layers (2 of 3)   
Hobbycutz - Something Old (Paper) Something New (Digi stamp) (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers (No limit noted) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Digi Sketch Challenge - Feeling Blue (T)
Heart 2 Heart - The Great Outdoors (Snowman with birdhouse, snow) (No limit noted)
Crafting For All Seasons - Weather (2 of 3)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up Party (June)
Jingle Belles - A Christmas Story (Frosty The Snowman)
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything But A Square Card (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (Square or Rectangle) (1 of 4)
Just Inspirational Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLC Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Lots of Sparkle (No limit noted)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (1 of 5)

NEW CRICUT "ARTFULLY SENT Available in August 2014
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CTMH has removed this video until after release date sometime in August 2014.  Sorry.

Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge (Collection) From CTMH Consultants Only!
Comes with 3 D size Coordinating Stamp sets and a 12 x 12 pack of White Daisy Cardstock.
Sorry about the picture.  We will have a better one once it is released in August.

Last Chance For June Stamp Of The Month
Only $5.00 with a $50 order

Artwork Using June SOTM

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Thank you for dropping by my blog today.  I love reading your loving comments; and appreciate each of you.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I love sharing our adventure together in Blogland.  You can text, email or call if you have questions or requests.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon!

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


  1. Wonderful card! thanks for joining in our challenge at Sister Act Card Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  2. A lovely card-very festive! x

  3. Love your cute little Frosty ... so glad you shared your Christmas Story with us at Jingle Belles.

  4. Gloria this is such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our ninth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  5. What a gorgeous christmasy card. THanks for joining us this week at Digi Choosday. Wendy (DT).xx

  6. This is a wonderful Christmas card! Lovely colors and glittered elements. Thank you, Gloria, for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  7. A great christmas card. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Crafting from the heart.
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

  8. What a festive Christmas card and it makes me feel chilly just looking at it! Love the sparkly snowflakes and thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas.
    Carol x

  9. wonderful card. Thank you for entering with us over at JIC this week, I hope you will join us again next week (Tue new challenges start) and also for our monthly challenge which also starts on Tuesday. Sian (JIC Co-Owner)

  10. Adorable card! Such a cute image and I love all of the sparkle!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  11. Sublimate card(map), good luck and see you soon Tinanoute

  12. Lovely Christmas card, great icy colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine!
    Mandy x (LS DT)

  13. What a terrific Christmas card. Love the snowflakes and snowflake border you did with the sparkles, very pretty. :D
    Thanks for joining us at Scribble and Scrap Blog & Challenge #21.
    Deborah DT

  14. what a pretty holiday card, and such a fun take on rosty the snowman! thanks for joining our "christmas story" celebration at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  15. This is a gorgeous card, such a lovely snowman image.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

  16. Hi, Gloria. What a wonderful Christmas card!! Love the choice of colors, litter on the die cuts and beautiful background paper. Inside looks great too!! Thanks for joining us at artbymiran challenge. Hope see you again. Hugs, Mi Ran
    artbymiran Challenge
    artbymiran Fancebook Group

  17. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  18. So Pretty Thank you for joining us at PND. All the best of wishes Sharon x (DT)

  19. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday xx

  20. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers.


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