Monday, September 23, 2013

Swing Cards Using Cricut Artiste and Cricut Art Philosophy plus August Winner of FREE $25 of CTMH Products

Hi Fellow Crafters!  I was on vacation and have been having a challenge trying to get caught up.  I just finished unpacking last night.  LOL.  I suffer from jet lag and migraines from traveling with all the smells; so I haven't felt up to normal yet.  It usually takes me a few weeks to get back to normal.
I have a drawing each month for $25 FREE in CTMH products for everyone who orders $50 or more.  Congratulation to Mercedes H.  - the winner for my August drawing.  I don't always remember to post them here.  I have been notifying the winner.  I love giving free products to my loyal customers.   I am also having several drawings for my followers on my blog.  I am trying to reach 500 followers; so I have several free prizes to give away coming soon.  Please take time to link to the linky if you have a blog.  If you don't have a blog; just leave me a comment on the followers post by clicking here.  If you are already a follower; I appreciate you following my blog.  If not; I would love to have you as a follower.  Please leave me your link for your post as well; so I can follow you too.  I would love more "likes" on my Facebook page as well.
I have two clubs that you can join to also earn free CTMH products.  I would love for you to check them out.  Click the tabs at the top of the page for "Kit of the Month Club" and "Rewards Club". 
I created these cards before going on vacation and created a video on YouTube; so I wanted to share them here as well.  These cards are using the new "You Are My Happy" September National Stamping month trio stamps that you can pay only $10 for with any $50 purchase.  What a deal.  Retail value is $47.90.  See pictures below of all three stamps.  This special ends Sept. 30th; so don't wait; place your order today.  All the images and sentiments are from this set of trio stamps; except the outside sentiment for the first card and it is cut with Cricut Artbooking Cartridge, pg. 47.
These are both Swing cards; which you can create easily with the Cricut Artiste; page 52.  I love these cards and they work great with the double sided CTMH paper packets.  This first one is "For Always" paper pack; which I am so in love with this one.  I have bought several packs and use it for everything. 
Card 1 - CTMH For Always Paper Pack

Inside Card 1
Card 2 - CTMH Chantilly Paper Packet
 Card 2 - Inside View 1 partially open

Card 2 - Inside View 2 - Open

Supplies I used to create these two cards are:

Card 1 - Always and Forever Card

Card base - Swing Card - Cricut Artiste - pg. 52
Paper - CTMH For Always Paper Pack
Outside Sentiment - Cricut Artbooking - pg. 47
Border - Cricut Artbooking - pg. 81
Floral Die cuts inside - Cricut Art Philosophy - pg. 29; which coordinate with stamp sets.
Die Cuts for sentiments and corners - Cricut Art Philosophy - pg. 58
Bling Pearls - Reflections
Ink - CTMH ink

Card 2 -  Sunshine Uplifting Card

Card base - Swing Card - Cricut Artiste - pg. 52
Paper - CTMH Chantilly Paper Pack
Die cuts - Cricut Artiste - Pg. 35
Corner Die Cuts - Cricut Art Philosophy - pg. 59
Bling - Ki 
Ink - CTMH Buttercup
I am entering these cards in the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Card Act Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays - Let It Shine
Just Inspirational Challenges - Die Cuts or Punches - (Corners and under sentiments) (1 of 3)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - No Squares allowed (1 of 1)
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Dies and Punches (bling over 6 months)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tip Top Tuesday - Shaped Cards (1 of 3)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Frame It (1 of 3)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Paper Shelter Challenge - Card With Multiple Folds
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches (1 of 3)
Chocolate, Coffee and Card Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Delicious Doodles - Gems and Bling
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Weddings
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes or Create Your Own Color Challenge
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Bright Colors
Amusing Challenges - Pearls or Gems
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Hobbycutz Challenge - Black and White and one other color (1 of 3)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

New Videos from CTMH

CTMH Eight Great "How To Helps"

Project Inspirations - Mixed Papers
Visit CTMH YouTube Channel for more fabulous videos. 
September Special
3 "D" Size Stamp Sets - Only $10 with a purchase of $50 or more.
Be sure to click the Join button when ordering on my CTMH website.  That is how I provide free club prizes and hostess rewards to my customers.
Click here for my detailed video sharing these 3 wonderful "D" Size stamp sets showing 4 cards I created with them.  Only $10 for all 3 stamp sets with each $50 purchase.  Wow!! What a fabulous deal!  Retail value - $47.90.  Watch this brief video to see these 3 stamp sets and some fun creations by CTMH.  Visit my You Tube Channel for additional videos.
 Picture of 3 - "D" Size Stamp Sets - Only $10 with a $50 purchase.
Retail $47.90.

NEW CTMH Video - Stamp of the Month
United States requires a $50 purchase. 
Australia and New Zealand requires $75 purchase.

September SOTM 
Only $5 with a $50 purchase or you may purchase it for $17.95.  No other purchase required.

Artwork with September SOTM 



Click on CTMH Videos for more CTMH training videos. 

Don't forget the Tutorials tab and the Videos Tab at the top for more ideas to create.  Click here for information on becoming a CTMH consultant for only $49. 
Click here for September Stamp of the Month.

Click here for September Specials.
Click here for Kit of the Month Club and here for Rewards Club.  You will earn FREE CTMH products with both clubs.  Great way to save money and get what you want for FREE.
Don't forget to check out all of my You Tube Channel Videos that I have created.

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


  1. What sweet cards Gloria! I can't help but smile at your sunny yellow card - fabulous use of the light source for our challenge. Thanks for joining us Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  2. lovely cards love the design and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

  3. Beautiful swing designs Gloria. Something I have not tried.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. What lovely swing cards you have made here which fit perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “gems and bling”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  5. Lovelycards Gloria, love the black and white ones!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  6. wow those cards are totally awesome! That is one fold that I have never been able to do so far! I'm always in awe when I see those cards ;o)

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

    1. Thanks Vicky. I cut them out on my Cricut Artiste; so it isn't hard at all. You just have to be creative with the decorating. Thanks for joining in the contest on my blog. I appreciate your support. Hugs, Gloria

  7. Both beautiful cards and the black and white one has a beautiful sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT,. Hazel x

  8. Fabulous as always! Thanks for joining at CCCC: Anything Goes

  9. I love the look of the black and white card entered into our challenge at OSAAT. A sweet image and set off beautifully by the design paper. thank you for joining us.

  10. 2 delightful cards, thanks for sharing your talent with us at 613 Avenue, Create this week.

  11. Wonderful cards, Gloria! I love swing cards and these are fabulous examples! Well done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  12. Fantastic cards! I especially like the sunny, yellow card with the fun fold! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Let It Shine Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  13. Gorgeous cards and Fabulous images Gloria. I spotted this on MIM..loz

  14. Hi Gloria .Fabulous creations . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  15. Beautiful cards. Love colour combinations on it. Looks gorgeous.
    Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Dies and Punches” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

  16. gorgeous cards and a real lovely blog you have here. Thank you for joining us at Stamping with the agon. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

  17. Two great shape cards Gloria, thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

  18. lovely cards

    thank you for joining in at Creative Moments

    Kerrie DT x

  19. What an absolutely gorgeous cards, great use of dies. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

  20. Such a sharp looking card! Black and white is so elegant too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  21. Your black card is so elegant - and that yellow card is great, the fold looks so neat! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenge this week!

  22. Wow, fantastic cards. Love the monochromatic themes.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘Get In Shape’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  23. Thank you so much for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge with your creation and good luck. Tina-Maree DT xx feel free to enter the following challenges :) Glamoureyes


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