Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friendship Card Using CTMH Heartstrings paper with Cricut Artiste and Artbooking Cartridges

Hello friends.  I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving.  I ate too much; but it is hard not to on Thanksgiving.  I actually had time to finish a card that I started several days ago. I was supposed to be taking a break from card creating; but I needed to use at least one of the many Art By Miran digis I purchased; since I purchased even more in the past couple days. They are having a fabulous sale of 25% off through December 15th.  I love her digis and rubber stamps!  I just found out Mi Ran also creates for Whimsy Stamps; so you can buy her rubber stamps through Whimsy Stamps.  I just bought my first two Artbymiran rubber stamps this week.

I am very excited to finally use one of my Artbymiran stamps.  I printed and die cut this digi a few months ago.  LOL!  I am a little slow to get things created sometimes.  We have had a lot of company in Sept, Oct and November.  I used the new CTMH Heartstrings paper pack; which can be used for all occasions. CTMH has a new Seasonal Expressions 1 (Idea book) coming out December 1st; so I had to use some of this fabulous new paper.  Lots of wonderful new products.   Here is the link to the PDF for this new Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book

Easel Card Using Artbymiran Jacque With Lily
New CTMH Heartstrings Paper Pack - X7193B
Click for CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 (Dec. 1 - March 31, 2015)
To order on December 1st - Click here to order on my CTMH Website

                                                Front of Card when closed

 Inside of Card

Supplies used to create this Easel Card:

Frame for Image - Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four
Doily - Cricut Artiste; pg. 71; #M397B8 for Cricut Explore
Lace edge page - Cricut Artbooking; pg. 47; #M448AF for Cricut Explore
Pink Hearts - Cricut Artbooking pg. 48; #M471CB for Cricut Explore
Rectangle mats - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and B
Hanging Hearts - Memory Box Precious Hearts
Border - Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch

Paper - CTMH Heartstrings (X7193B) from new CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 
Cardstock - CTMH Pixie and Lagoon
Image and flowers - Artbymiran Jacque With Lily
Sentiment - TLC Creations
Lace - Simplicity
Bling - Recollections

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair Y21, YR21
Ear, lips - RV00
Dress, boots,  hair bow, pink lilies - RV21, R85
Eyes, Hair bow center, blue lilies - BG13
Stem for Flower - YG11

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 1) (Monday)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch &/or Die Cuts/Punches (2 of 4)
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes w/option Glitter (2 of 3)
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - No Rules/except CTMH products (No limit)
Incy Wincy Designs - Friendship (2 of 5)
Love To Scrap - Say It In Color (2 of 3)
Monday Morning Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)

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

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)

The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)

Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes (No limit)

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Use Die Cuts (Tuesday)

Inky Chicks - Easel Card (No limit)

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Sparkle (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything With Die Cuts (1 of 1)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Ruby's Rainbow - Just Because (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas (1 of 2)
Stampavie and More - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts (No limit) (Thursday)
In The Pink - Die Cuts and Punches (1 of 3)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Lots of Embellishments (1 of 3)
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes (No limit) (Friday)
A Creative Romance - Something Old (Bling) (1 of 3)
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)

                              Only $5 with a $50 CTMH purchase on my website
                                        Click December Cutie Pie above for link

Cyber Monday 20% off on all Cricut Cartridges

Click above to order on Dec. 1st
12 am (Midnight Sunday) Monday, December 1st, 2014 to 11:59 pm. Monday night.  One day only!  First time sale on these fabulous Cricut Cartridges.  Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste, Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Artfully Sent Collections!

CTMH December Stamp Special
Click to enlarge picture

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.  

Use the square or rectangle from 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
Pigment inks
Paper Packs
Workshops on the go kits including card kits
Acrylix blocks
My Stickease assortments  (They coordinate with the paper packs)

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!!


  1. Great colors, layout and image. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Word Art Wednesday today. We appreciate your faithfulness.
    Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

  2. Sweet sentiment and great color palette. I am so loving that lacey ribbon! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  3. Gorgeous card Gloria, I like the sweet image and the colours
    Kevin xx

  4. Oh Gloria I love this card - you have really done this image justice, and the die cuts are fabulous.

  5. Great card thanks for sharing at Scrappers Delights good luck x

  6. Adorable card Gloria lovethe image and colouring. Fab backing paper and embellishments. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member😃

  7. Great card and image, colouring is fabulous and great dies. Love the backing. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck. Jennifer DT member

  8. Beautiful work - lovely colours and layout - thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog this time and good luck - Michelle x

  9. Beautiful! I love the lace and the pretty diecuts. The colors are so bright. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

  10. this is gorgeous Gloria
    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  11. so cute
    thanks to join us at Not just card this week
    Fanny NJC DT

  12. Gorgeous Gloria ,
    Thanks for joining us at SAAC this week
    Fanny SAAC DT

  13. Beautiful card inside and out! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Challenge! Come join us again.

  14. A gorgeous card so much exquisite detail.Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments, hope you can join us for our next challenge too! Good luck! Susan x

  15. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls challenge! What a beautiful it!

    Leslie DT PND challenge blog

  16. This is so pretty, love the colors and the details. The die cuts you used, add so much details. Thanks for playing our Die Cuts Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  17. Beautiful colours and card.Sweet image and sentiment too.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x (GDT)

  18. Gorgeous card Gloria. Such a sweet image and sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  19. beautiful creations thank you for joining Get Creative challenge - good luck

    Judith DT x

  20. Adorable card! Such a sweet image! Lovely design!!

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


  21. a beautiful card thanks for joining us at stampavie and more

  22. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  23. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Aything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Allways Something Creative)

  24. Adorable! Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz! Ingrid x

  25. Very cute and lots of detail. Glad you joined us at TTCRD challenge Janet DT x

  26. Just gorgeous with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 20th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  27. So sweet, Gloria! Love your colors and fabulous details. Wonderful sentiment, too. Thanks so much for joining our ATG challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  28. A fabulously coloured image and a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at In The Pink this time. Good Luck and hope to see you sharing with us again soon..

    Christine (DT)

  29. Totally stunning card, inside and out. Beautiful :) Thank you for sharing with us at ArtbyMiran Challenge Blog. Jackie. DT.

  30. That is one fancy card! Thanks for joining us @ H2H! We're grateful for players like you!

  31. Great card, I love the new Heartstrings paper pack! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges.

    Brandi R.
    H2H challenges DT member


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