Sunday, December 9, 2018

Birthday Card Using Crafters Companion Subscription Box 7

Hello friends!   Isn't this weather crazy!  We are having a lot of rain now in Southern CA; which we needed more back when we had all those horrible fires.  I am grateful for the rain; but worried about the burned areas having mud slides.  I hope everyone is doing well.  I wrote this on Thursday; but forgot to post it.  LOL!

I can't get warm for some reason.  It's a good thing I live where it is warmer.  It is in the 50's here with rain; which makes it feel colder; but I actually had to use the heat the last few days; more today than other days.  I feel for people who live in the colder climates.  My body can't handle it anymore since I got older.  LOL!  I am not old yet; but sometimes my body feels like it.    

I purchased the Crafters Companion monthly Subscription boxes through HSN a few months ago; and haven't really taken the time to work with very many of  them.  I did create with the Quilling flowers - Box 5; which I love.  This card was created using December, Box 7.  I enjoy the videos and learning new things.  Sara Davies does a great job in teaching us things I have never tried.  They aren't complicated; but new to me.  There is so much to learn in the crafting world and I can't get enough of it.  LOL!  

Here is the first card I created using the supplies in December Box 7.  I almost didn't get it; because I didn't think there was much to learn with cutting circles; but I was wrong.  LOL!  

I apologize for the strange shape of the card; but I tried 3 times and used sticky dots inside; and still got uneven edges.  It looks like a wave.  It is a white 5 x 7 straight edge card.  LOL!  Also, I made a lot of mistakes on this one; but that is how we learn, right?  I am sure my friend Cheryl will enjoy the card, even if it isn't perfect.  


Crafters Companion Monthly Subscription December Box 7

These card kits come with card bases and all the products you need to create 21 different cards and it includes lots of extras for creating even more cards.  You need adhesive and ink to complete the card; plus a die cutting machine for the dies that are included.

This card has an extra inside piece which has been cut to show through the front window.  See the 3rd photo to better understand it.


Inside Card


This card has an extra inside layer to add more color to the card; and to make it more elegant.  


Supplies used to create this card:

Crafters Companion Monthly Subscription Box No. 7 includes card bases, envelopes, paper, stamp sets, dies, embellishments, die cuts which are stickers and pearls.  This box includes 8 dies.

Ink - Memento Black; CTMH Blossom
Copics used - RV13, RV21, RV23, G43



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
A Gem of A Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Friday)
   Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option (2 of 3) 
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2) 
The Outlawz - Festive Fridays (Anything Goes) (2 of 3)
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)   (Thursday)
The Paper Shelter - Birthdays/Celebration (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
   Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)  
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  (Tuesday)
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Christmas (3 of 3) 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes w/critter (1 of 5) (Other Date)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit) 
  Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes w/option (No limit) 
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 5)

  


Only $5 with $50 order
Or Order for $17.95 with no order
CTMH Dec. Stamp of the month - Candy Cane Alphabet S1812

CTMH Artwork using 
December Candy Cane Alphabet - S1812







CTMH Christmas Blessings Card Kit
Purchase as a kit, with or without the stamp set
We have a tutorial for this workshop.  It should be attached to your order after purchase. 







I would love for you to join my group.  
A place to share ideas, creations and more.

I have a new Facebook VIP Group and would love to have you join me.  Just click on the bold words and click Join.   Can't wait to see you there.  I also have discounted CTMH stamp sets there as well. Check under Photos.



Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and  more. You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  Call, text, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.

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

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Christmas Card Using CTMH Cricut Season Of Joy Digital Cartridge

Hello friends!   How are you doing?  I know a lot of USA is cold and has been having snow and ice this past week.  Crazy weather, right?   It sure feels like Winter in Southern CA; even though it is much colder in other areas.  

I have been trying to find time to create with this new CTMH Cricut Season Of Joy Digital Cartridge and finally found the time to get it done.  It is only available through Dec 2018 or while supplies last.  

I had planned on using it for more Christmas cards; but as usual, I got sidetracked.  LOL!  Here is the reason I bought this cartridge.  It is a 3D Christmas card; which I am in love with.  LOL!  I hope you enjoy it.

I created a video on how to create this 3D card after it is cut from the Cricut Design Space.  I later decided to add a piece of white cardstock behind the main card base, mostly to give it more support.  It works either way; but I like it with white behind it.  If you create this card using Glitter cardstock; you will need heavy duty tape like Crafters Companion double sided Red liner tape; as others I tried would not stick with the glitter layer.  Click here for the link to my video.  See below.  Video within this post also.

In the video, I mentioned using CTMH Carolina cardstock; but it is actually the CTMH Bluebird reverse side (lighter) of cardstock.  All our cardstock is darker color on one side and the lighter color on the other side; which gives you a total of 80 colors plus white and black.  Click here to order this Cricut Cartridge.


Inside Card



The card is at an angle so you can see the 4 layers of the 3D card.  The blue cardstock behind the card is there so the white card will show up.  It is not part of the card.  







Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Card base and all the layers; plus outside sentiment of Silent Night - CTMH Cricut Season Of Joy Digital Cartridge (Available through Dec 2018 or while supplies last)
Sentiment shape inside - Cricut Elegant Edges (#M4759A)

White Glitter cardstock - CTMH Glitter Cardstock
Blue - CTMH Bluebird reverse side
Green - CTMH Topiary (retired)
Yellow - CTMH Buttercup (retired)
White with sentiment - CTMH White Daisy
Ink - Versamark
Embossing Powder - CTMH Dutch Blue (retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Frosted D1562 (retired)






I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Festive (No Limit)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Winter Sparkle (2 of 3)
A Gem of A Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Saturday
Crafty Friends - Christmas (2 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/option (No limit)
   Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3) (Friday)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2) 
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Outlawz - Festive Fridays (Christmas/Anything Goes) (1 of 3)
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)   (Thursday)
   Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)  (Wednesday)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (2 of 2)  (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Christmas (2 of 3)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Other Date)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit) 
  Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes w/option (No limit) 
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 






Only $5 with $50 order
Or Order for $17.95 with no order
CTMH Dec. Stamp of the month - Candy Cane Alphabet S1812


CTMH Artwork using 
December Candy Cane Alphabet - S1812

 




CTMH Christmas Blessings Card Kit
Purchase as a kit, with or without the stamp set
We have a tutorial for this workshop.  It should be attached to your order after purchase. 

 






 

 


I would love for you to join my group.  
A place to share ideas, creations and more.


I have a new Facebook VIP Group and would love to have you join me.  Just click on the bold words and click Join.   Can't wait to see you there.  I also have discounted CTMH stamp sets there as well. Check under Photos.

 

 
Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and  more. You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  Call, text, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.


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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

CTMH Products Retiring Dec. 31, 2018

Close To My Heart Retiring List
December 31, 2018 Or While Supplies Last
See List below



Click Promotions at the top of the page. 


Holiday Expressions 2018 Retiring List
Item # Description Catalog   Pg#
A1224 Just the Way You Are HS 18-19 4
D1807 Junior Varisity Alphabet HS 18-19 4
B1633 Craftermath HS 18-19 5
C1734 A Thousand Words HS 18-19 5
C1744 Dream Catcher HS 18-19 6
D1795 Creative Soul HS 18-19 7
Z9996 Everyday Life Album - Bashful HS 18-19 15
X7235B Boutique Paper Packet HS 18-19 27
X7235C Boutique Complements HS 18-19 27
X7235D Boutique Coordinating Cardstock HS 18-19 27
Z4234 Boutique Puffy Stickers HS 18-19 27
G1159 Boutique Scrapbooking Kit HS 18-19 28
Z4500 Boutique Deluxe Bundle HS 18-19 29
C1726 Boutique Cardmaking HS 18-19 30
D1793 Boutique Scrapbooking     HS 18-19 31
D1815 Bunches of Love HS 18-19 32
G1164 Hugs for You Cardmaking Kit HS 18-19 33
X7236B Hello Pumpkin Paper Packet HS 18-19 37
X7236C Hello Pumpkin Complements HS 18-19 37
X7236D Hello Pumpking Coordinating Cardstock HS 18-19 37
Z4214 Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape HS 18-19 37
Z4222 Hello Pumpkin Shapes HS 18-19 37
G1160 Hello Pumpkin Scrapbooking Kit HS 18-19 39
C1742 Hello Pumpkin Cardmaking     HS 18-19 40
Z4239 Hello Pumpkin Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts HS 18-19 40
D1806 Hello Pumpkin Scrapbooking     HS 18-19 41
G1165 Epic Birthday Cardmaking Kit HS 18-19 42
X7236E Picture My Life Cards Perfectly Imperfect HS 18-19 43
X7237B Grateful Heart Paper Packet HS 18-19 47
X7237C Grateful Heart Complements HS 18-19 47
X7237D Grateful Heart Coordinating Cardstock HS 18-19 47
Z4215 Fern-stitched Ribbon HS 18-19 47
Z4229 Grateful Heart Cork Shapes HS 18-19 47
G1161 Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit HS 18-19 49
C1727 Grateful Heart Cardmaking HS 18-19 50
D1794 Grateful Heart Scrapbooking    HS 18-19 51
D1814 Living My Best Life HS 18-19 52
G1166 You Got This Cardmaking Kit HS 18-19 53
X7239B Tis the Season Paper Packet HS 18-19 57
X7239C Tis the Season Complements HS 18-19 57
X7239D Tis the Season Coordinating Cardstock HS 18-19 57
Z4226 Tis the Season Snowflakes HS 18-19 57
Z4227 Tis the Season Buttons HS 18-19 57
G1163 Tis the Season Scrapbooking Kit HS 18-19 58
Z4501 Tis the Season Deluxe Bundle HS 18-19 59
C1737 Tis the Season Cardmaking HS 18-19 60
D1801 Tis the Season Scrapbooking     HS 18-19 61
G1168 Mistletoe Wishes Cardmaking Kit HS 18-19 62
X7239E Picture My Life Cards Christmas List HS 18-19 63
X7238B Oh What Fun Paper Packet HS 18-19 67
X7238C Oh What Fun Complements HS 18-19 67
X7239D Oh What Fun Coordinating Cardstock HS 18-19 67
Z4216 Raspberry Baker's Twine HS 18-19 67
Z4228 Oh What Fun Felt Shapes HS 18-19 67
G1162 Oh What Fun Scrapbooking Kit HS 18-19 69
C1746 Oh What Fun Cardmaking   HS 18-19 70
Z4240 Oh What Fun Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts HS 18-19 70
D1803 Oh What Fun Scrapbooking     HS 18-19 71
G1167 Bestie Therapy Cardmaking Kit HS 18-19 72
X7238E Picture My Life Holiday Style HS 18-19 73
X9000 Seasons Mix-in Paper Packet HS 18-19 74
X9001 Seasons Mix-in Coordinating Cardstock HS 18-19 74
Z4300 Cut Above Recipe Kit Holiday Kitchen HS 18-19 76
Z4301 Cut Above Recipe Kit Holiday Kitchen w/Memory Protectors HS 18-19 76
Z4302 Cut Above Recipe Kit Holiday Kitchen Bundle HS 18-19 76
D1810 From the Kitchen HS 18-19 77
D1802 Dates to Remember HS 18-19 81
B1630 Quit Being Awesome HS 18-19 82
B1642 Colorful Hooray HS 18-19 82
D1808 You're My Top Pick HS 18-19 83
B1628 Cheeky Thank You HS 18-19 84
B1629 So Proud of You HS 18-19 84
C1731 Birthday Party Hat HS 18-19 85
M1210 Mini Birthday Party Hat HS 18-19 85
C1747 Fabulous Birthday HS 18-19 86
C1739 New Little One HS 18-19 87
C1740 Baby Animal Doodles HS 18-19 88
Z4237 Baby Animal Doodles Stamp + Thin Cuts HS 18-19 88
B1634 Snug Backgrounds HS 18-19 89
B1639 The Smallest things  HS 18-19 89
D1797 Watercolor Impressions  HS 18-19 90
B1626 Old-school Text HS 18-19 91
B1631 My Type of Note HS 18-19 91
C1748 Stitched Borders HS 18-19 92
C1732 Good Friends Are like Stars HS 18-19 93
C1733 Contagious Courage HS 18-19 93
B1636 Thank You Balloons HS 18-19 94
B1641 Hedge-hugs HS 18-19 94
B1624 Colorful Thank You HS 18-19 95
B1637 With Sympathy HS 18-19 95
B1625 A Little Sunshine HS 18-19 96
B1640 Better with Tacos HS 18-19 96
D1805 Repeatable Backgrounds  HS 18-19 97
C1730 Just a Little Something HS 18-19 98
D1809 Love Note HS 18-19 99
A1225 I Kind of Life You HS 18-19 100
B1635 We Are We HS 18-19 100
D1796 You Have My Heart HS 18-19 101
C1743 Meant to Be HS 18-19 102
M1207 Heap of Congrats HS 18-19 102
M1208 Happy New Year HS 18-19 102
D1804 Your Special Day HS 18-19 103
C1729 Ugly Sweater HS 18-19 104
M1209 Christmas Script HS 18-19 104
A1223 Falling Flakes HS 18-19 105
C1745 Merry Trimmings HS 18-19 105
B1627 Making Spirits Bright HS 18-19 106
B1632 Wonder of the Season HS 18-19 106
Z4238 Wonder of the Season Stamp + Thin Cuts HS 18-19 106
C1741 Holiday Borders HS 18-19 107
D1800 Christmas Bingo HS 18-19 108
D1799 Christmas Countdown HS 18-19 109
B1619 Temporada Navidena  HS 18-19 115
B1620 Feliz Navidad HS 18-19 115
B1621 Happy Christmas HS 18-19 115
B1622 Saison de Noel HS 18-19 115
B1623 Joyeux Noel HS 18-19 115
B1643 Aussie Christmas HS 18-19 115
C1728 Fair Dinkum Christmas HS 18-19 115
Z3296 Cricut Season of Joy Digital Collection HS 18-19 117
Z3299 Cricut Artbooking Physical Cartridge Collection  HS 18-19 123
Z4306 Merry Christmas Thin Cuts HS 18-19 124
Z4307 Falala Thin Cuts HS 18-19 124
Z4308 Seasons Greetings Thin Cuts HS 18-19 124
Z4236 Winter Flurries Thin Cuts HS 18-19 125
Z4174 A Big Thank You Thin Cuts HS 18-19 126
Z4175 It's Your Day Thin Cuts HS 18-19 126
Z3089 Grey Gems HS 18-19 136
Z3090 Red Gems HS 18-19 136
Z3371 Gold Pearls HS 18-19 136
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim HS 18-19 137
Z3197 Black & Gold Ribbon HS 18-19 137
Z3325 Blue Burlap Ribbon HS 18-19 137
Z4170 New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon HS 18-19 137
Z3188 Paintbrush Set HS 18-19 138
Z1767 Chalk Marker HS 18-19 139
Z1768 Metallics Markers HS 18-19 139
1779 My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner Refill  HS 18-19 140
Z1297 Edge Distresser HS 18-19 141
Z1382 Tweezers HS 18-19 141
Z1795 Quilling Tool HS 18-19 141
Z1805 Hook & Loop Dots HS 18-19 143
Z5205 My Legacy D-ring Album Red HS 18-19 146
Z5208 My Legacy D-ring Album Pink HS 18-19 147
Z5305 My Legacy Post Bound Album Red HS 18-19 147
Z5308 My Legacy Post Bound Album Pink HS 18-19 147
Z329 Resealable Bags HS 18-19 154
S1809 Just Treats - September Stamp of the Month HS 18-19 156
S1810 Thanks & Giving - October Stamp of the Month HS 18-19 157
S1811 Seasonal Trees - November Stamp of the Month HS 18-19 158
S1812 Candy Cane Alphabet - December Stamp of the Month HS 18-19 159





Only $5 with $50 order
Or Order for $17.95 with no order
CTMH Dec. Stamp of the month - Candy Cane Alphabet S1812

CTMH Artwork using 
December Candy Cane Alphabet - S1812








CTMH Christmas Blessings Card Kit
Purchase as a kit, with or without the stamp set
We have a tutorial for this workshop.  It should be attached to your order after purchase. 





I would love for you to join my group.  
A place to share ideas, creations and more.

I have a new Facebook VIP Group and would love to have you join me.  Just click on the bold words and click Join.   Can't wait to see you there.  I also have discounted CTMH stamp sets there as well. Check under Photos.



Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and  more. You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  Call, text, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.

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