Saturday, December 6, 2014

Encouragement Card Using CTMH Brushed Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is doing well.  It rained for almost a week; but I  think it  may be over now.  We either have no rain or lots of rain, causing flooding and land slides.  

My mother has been in the hospital in MO for a week with her heart, Cellulitis and other health problems.  My sister Becky stayed over from Thanksgiving to help my other sister Alice in staying with her; but Becky had to go back to work.  I hope and pray she gets better soon.   I can't make a trip there right now due to my own health; so I feel really sad about all of this.  I have been on the phone a lot this past week; talking to mom's nurses, my sisters and the Dr. It is so hard not being there; but I have to trust that she will get well soon.  

It is time for another new release of digis at DS4J.  I chose to merge a previous release "DS4J First Snow Dawn (Pre-colored by Jen) with one of the new releases "DS4J Storm Lantern".  I love both of these and thought they went very well together.  

CTMH Brushed Paper

Inside Card - Color is better than picture

Supplies used to create this card:  

Scalloped ovals - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge pg. 52 or #M4047F Cricut Explore
Oval outside - from my stash; but can also be found on Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Inside sentiment die - Spellbinders Elegant Ovals

Paper - CTMH Brushed
Cardstock - CTMH Cotton Candy and White Daisy
Ink - CTMH Pixie and Cotton Candy
Embossing Folder - Anna Griffin Snowfall
Lace - Maya Road Vintage Lace Tape (Ballerina)
Light in lantern - CTMH Liquid Glass (to reflect the light)
Sentiment outside - CTMH Illuminate S1311 (retired)
Sentiment inside - Created by me
Bling - Recollections

Lantern - Copic RV55
Flame - Copic Y17

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Add Doodles (No limit) (Monday)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Snow (No limit)
Monday Morning Challenge - Anything Christmas or Winter (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Perfectly Rustics - Sentiment - Not Birthday ( No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes option/glitter (3 of 3)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes w/Embossing (1 of 4)
Just Inspirational Challenges - Snowflakes (1 of 3)
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tuesday Throwdown - Bling It On (1 of 3)
Crafty Creations - Embossing (1 of 2) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Winter (1 of 3)
Hambo Hoedown - Winter (1 of 1)
Inky Impressions - Snow (No limit)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ruby's Rainbow - Just Because (No limit)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes/Non-traditional Christmas (1 of 3)
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday's - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)

FREE CTMH Idea Books for December Only With Your Order

Also, CTMH is giving away a free Idea book for the month of December; (subject to change). You will find both of them at the bottom of your cart page.  Be sure it says "FREE" and then choose the one you want and add it to your cart. I think it will allow you to choose both; but not sure.  Choose between the Seasonal Expressions I and the Annual Inspirations Idea Book free for December only.  If you already have both of them;  then go ahead and get one free and give to a friend/co-worker to enjoy.

Click above for link.

Click above for link.

CTMH is having a fabulous sale for the month of December; just in time to buy all your crafting friends and yourself a wonderful Christmas gift.  It is the gift that keeps on giving! Purchase $50 of any items you want from either the Seasonal Expressions I book or the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and receive any of the C or D size stamp sets for only $10 each.  There is no limit to how many you buy once you make the $50 purchase.  While Supplies last do not count towards your $50 purchase.  Sale items do not count towards your qualified purchase; as they are already drastically reduced.

Give your Christmas Wish list to your husband or family member and ask them to purchase the items you want as your Christmas gift.  Help them out by giving them ideas for your Christmas.  Wouldn't you love to have CTMH products for Christmas rather than items you really don't want or need?  Suggestions are a great idea to get the products you love.

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

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.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Happy Holidays to everyone!  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.  

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


  1. What a beautiful card - love your shading on the front!

  2. this is so very beautiful Gloria

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  3. Lovely card.Thank you for joining our challenge at Scrapbook Stamps Society Challenge Blog! Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  4. Beautiful card, sending prayers for you and your mom. Hugs, Donna

  5. Gorgeous card and I love the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

    Peace & Luv,

  6. What a beautiful creation, nicely done!

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 64 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

  8. Beautiful card - love all the colors and the sweet image! Thanks for joining the Hoedown this month!

  9. Lovely Bling!!! I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  10. Beautiful card Gloria. Love the coloring. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  11. Just gorgeous, Gloria - a really beautiful creation.

    Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow.

    Helen N x

  12. 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

  13. What a beautiful creation! Love your work! Thank You so much for joining us this week at Loves Rubber Stamps!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  14. Wow- what a great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon!
    I am now your newest follower, and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too: I am celebrating a big blogaversary right now and have a blog candy contest for all my followers.

  15. I really like this card! I think the image is great and the colors are unique and so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwback challenge!
    TT DT

  16. Gorgeous sentiment lovely lady! What a wonderful card to send!! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
    SMiles Sharnee :)

  17. This is so pretty. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  18. Oh WOW Gloria! The colors, layout and the DP's are magnificent. The image and sentiment ROCK. What a truly lovely work of art. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Advent Blessings, Carole

  19. Beautiful card , with a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  20. Dear lady your card is sooo stunning we had to pick it as one of our RUnner's Up at Perfectly RUstics!! YAY!! Don't forget to grab your badge and Congratulations!!
    SMiles Sharnee and the team :)

  21. Wow this is just a stunning card with the vibrant pink and blue. Just so feminine even though the trees is a strong image. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season and a 2015 filled with tons of love and joy.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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