Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dream Big Card Using Cricut Artistry Cartridge

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My oldest son, Aaron, Chrissie (wife), Trey 17 yrs, Kiley 15 yrs, just left this morning; so I am feeling sad.   They were here twice in the last couple weeks; and stayed several days each time. They are traveling across the US to raise support from churches and individuals; so they can go to Argentina in Dec. next year as Missionaries.  It is a tough job.  I am very proud of them; but I think only other Missionaries understand what they are giving up to become Missionaries.  Many times they don't know where they are staying from one night to the next; or what they will be eating. Gas for their SUV is very expensive. I would appreciate prayers for them on an ongoing basis; for anyone who can take the time to pray.  Thanks in advance.

I created a second card using dies only from the new Cricut Artistry Cartridge/Collection. Click here for the Digital version of Cricut Artistry Cartridge/Collection.  I had fun figuring out what dies and sentiments to use; which are all on this fabulous new cartridge.  I love dream catchers; so I had to try this one.   I hope you enjoy it.  Click here for my videos for this new Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

for all dies and sentiments

Inside Card
Feather Background

Supplies I used to create this card:

Feather Border -  Cricut Artistry Cartridge - pg. 45; under Background
Dream Big Sentiment - Cricut Artistry Cartridge - pg. 34; under Shape
Dreamcatcher - Cricut Artistry Cartridge - pg. 16; under Shape
Yellow Feather on dreamcatcher - Cricut Artistry Cartridge - pg. 45; under Icon
Feather background inside - Cricut Artistry Cartridge - pg. 45; under Background
Celebrate Sentiment - Cricut Artistry Cartridge - pg. 19 (under Shape)

Cardstock - CTMH Pixie, Pear, Canary and Sweet Leaf
Pink layer of card - Cricut Artiste - pg. 48 (Resized it to make rectangle)
Bling - CTMH Clear Sparkle
Card base - CTMH White Value Pack - X254; pg. 175 Annual Inspirations Idea Book

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
Great Impressions - Add a Sentiment (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3)
Sweet Stampin - Anything But Birthday - (2 of 2)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes/Stash (Cardstock/Bling) (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  (Tuesday)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
In The Pink - Anything Goes w/pink (1 of 3)
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes (No limit)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Friday)
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Dorcerela Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (2 of 2)  (Saturday)
Color Your World With Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Other Dates)
Card and Scrap - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Favorite Colors (1 of 3) 

Both the regular Cricut Artistry cartridge and the digital version include;
 3 fabulous D size stamp sets; which all coordinate with the die cuts on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and also a 12 x 12 pack of Enchantment cardstock; featuring 7 new colors.  

3 - D Size Stamp Sets are included and pictured here.  Every stamp matches die cuts on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

Life Is Sweet 

Perfect Picture

Love Right Now

Be sure to find the correct name of this one; as the others are very close.  We have 5 Fabulous Cricut Cartridges.  Here are their names and links.
2.  Cricut Artiste Cartridge
3.  Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
4.  Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge
5.  Cricut Artistry Cartridge 

If you have any questions, please contact me through the information on the About Me/Contact Information Tab above.  The quickest is to call or text me.  Sorry, but I have a lot of scam callers and scam email.  Spam too.  

August Stamp of the Month

Only $5 with a $50 purchase in August Only

The August Stamp of the Month is another fabulous set that coordinates with the new Awesome  Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and is available for only $5 with a $50 order beginning August 1st.  The three frames on the left are die cuts on the Fabulous New Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

Anyone who purchases at least $75 from me; in the month of August will receive a free New September Idea book; or you can order one on my CTMH website on Sept. 1st for $6.00. All of my club members receive a FREE CTMH Idea book each year from me; as one of the perks for being a club member. Click here for Rewards Club and Click here for Kit of the Month Club.

We have a complete list of retiring items you can find by clicking "Retiring Items".  These will be until Supplies last or until August 31, 2015.  

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Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
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  1. A lovely card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft.

  2. Nice card! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!

  3. Perfect use of the cricut! Fantastic!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  4. This is so cool, lovely and bright! Thanks for taking part in our 100th Funday Friday challenge! Have a great day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  5. Hi Gloria me again this is lovely

    gr karin and
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}



    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  6. I LOve your colours and design.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  7. Gloria,

    What an awesome card! Not only do I love your colors, but I am Native American, so I love the theme!!!

    Thanks for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack!!

    Happy crafting :)

  8. A lovely card such bright colours and great use of your die cuts. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with An Attitude Helen DT xx

  9. Stunning card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  10. Such beautiful cards! LOVE the amazing bright colors--SO summery and fun! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. Lovely card! Dream catchers are so pretty, and the colors are great. Thank you for playing along with our challenge over at CC & CC!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  12. Nice brightly colored creation! Thanks for joining us for DTBST at Sassy Studio Designs!

  13. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting from the Heart. Mary

  14. Nice and bright card here.
    Thanks sooo much for joining the challenge here at Card and Scrap.

  15. Lovely creation!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge "ATG".

  16. What a bright card - really stands out! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

  17. What a happy, bright card! Perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

  18. Great card & I love the color. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  19. Lovely creation and thanks for entering at our current challenge of Frame It...
    {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

  20. Lovely cards. Such lovely bright, happy colours! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  21. Pretty card!
    Thank you for joining us over at Color Your World by Lacy Sunshine!
    Sandra (DT)

  22. Love this card. I have seen so many fab cards with this cartridge. I cant wait till I can get it. hanks for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack

  23. Lovely card thank you for joining us at color your world by lacy sunshine. Good luck
    Caroline ct

  24. Love the use of bright colours.
    Thank you for joining the challenge here at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs, Anette

  25. What a lovely card, I really like it that the inside is decorated too !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Through The Craft Room Door
    Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

  26. Fabulous bright colours and a gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at In The Pink... good luck and hope we see you again soon!

    Christine x


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