Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Birthday Card Using CTMH Whimsy Paper Fundamentals and Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

Hello fellow bloggers/readers.  This summer is almost gone.  I can't believe it is the end of August already.  Where did the time go?  I think school is back in session; so a lot of mother's are having to get the kids up and off to school every day.  I bet the kids didn't feel like they even had a summer.  

EXCITING NEWS ........... 

Digistamps4Joy will be celebrating it's 100th challenge on the DS4J blog on September 3rd! To celebrate this fabulous milestone, we are holding a Blog Hop for 2 weeks; plus DS4J is giving away fabulous prizes during and after the Hop; both on DS4J blog as well as the DT blogs! Don't miss this, as you will have a whole month to celebrate with us and to win prizes! WATCH My Blog For Updates!

It is time for the Mid-Challenge DS4J Challenge 99 - Circles at DT Project for Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Challenge 99 Circles.  We have two teams at DS4J; so be sure to check out the creations on both the links.  

I had to use some of my new  CTMH Paper Fundamentals - Whimsy Assortment.  These are double sided prints, cardstock weight; and they match our regular cardstock based on the theme you choose. One side is shiny with the same pattern as the reverse side; which makes it fun to create with them. This one is with the new color Thistle; which is a purplish color.  It is hard to tell with these pictures; as one shows lighter than the other one.  The top picture is a more accurate color. Maybe the white helps to set it off.  Choose between, Whimsy, Enchantment, Adventure and Basics.  I now have all 4 and they are so much fun!

Using CTMH Paper Fundamentals - Whimsy Assortment

Inside card

Supplies used to create this card:

Image Frame - Spellbinders Stately Circles
Borders - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge - pg. 81, #M3E171
Tag with Sentiment - pg. 75, #ME09B

Papers -  CTMH Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment (Z2033) (Patterned double sided cardstock, one shiny side)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy (1385) and Thistle (X5769)
Image - DS4J Positivity Barometer Digi
Embossing Folder - CTMH Quatrefoil (Z1926)
Outside Sentiment - CTMH 10 Things (C1474) (retired)
Inside Sentiment - CTMH Card Chatter Birthday (C1475) (retired)
Ink - CTMH Thistle Ink Pad (Z2640)
Markers - Touch Twin P282 Peony Purple and Copic V12
Ribbon - Offray

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

PDE Linky Party - Metal Dies Or Punches (No limit) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Creations - Use Something From Your Stash (Ribbon) (2 of 2) (Wednesday)
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Two or more DP (Thistle patterned paper/thistle stripe)(2 of 3)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Thursday)
Crafty Ribbons - Celebration with Ribbon (1 of 5)
DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Add Stripes (1 of 3)
My Heart Pieces - Use A Digi Stamp (No limit)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Craft For The Craic - Craft Item Never Used Before (These papers and this digi) (2 of 5)
Creative Corner - Girly (2 of 3)
QKR Stampede - Monochrome (1 of 3)
Simply Create Too - Monochromatic Madness (2 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog - Stamps and Die Cuts (2 of 3)
Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing (wet or dry) (2 of 3)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional Post It Notes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Come And Get It - Anything Goes with Sentiment (1 of 2)
Fairytale Stampers - Everything Goes (1 of 1)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes With a Bow (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digi Makeover Challenge - Embossing (No limit)
Eureka Stamps - CAS (1 of 3)
Exploring Cricut - Happy Birthday w/something sparkly/glittery (Cricut Artbooking) (1 of 2)
Fitztown Challenge - Embossing Wet/Dry (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option Vintage (No limit)

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 Artwork Using August Stamp of the Month

August Special

With purchase of any Picture My Life Scrapbooking Kit; you can add your choice of any of the Memory Protector packs (10 each) for only $3 each.  ($9.95 retail)

We know that, as a crafter, your chief mission is to preserve and protect the images and memories from your life that you hold most dear. To aid you in this quest, we’re providing you with a hot summer deal! During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95 USD / $27.50 CAD, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3 (USD & CAD)! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3, you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure. You’ll be able to preserve double the memories in half the time! Check out our 5 new Picture My Life scrapbooking programs in the new idea book, or choose from the 8 existing programs. There’s a theme for every season of life—find yours!

*Offer valid August 1–31, 2014, while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item(s) ($9.95 USD / $10.95 CAD). 

NEW CRICUT "ARTFULLY SENT" Available in September  2014
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You can email me if you are interested.  I will add you to my list and notify you when it is available.  Email is purpleglocreations (at) socal (dot) rr (dot) com.

FREE NEW Annual Idea Book 2014 With Each Cartridge order
194 pages of Fabulous Artwork and Products
Over 250 new products

Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge (Collection) Only From CTMH
Comes with 3 D size Stamp sets and a 12 x 12 pack of White Daisy Cardstock (24 pack)

Cricut Artfully Sent Video
Can be used on Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Home Decor

One of the cards you can create with this cartridge.

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Thank you for dropping by my blog today.  I love reading your loving comments; and appreciate each of you.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I love sharing our adventure together in Blogland.  You can text, email or call if you have questions or requests.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon!

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


  1. Beautiful colour. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers embossing challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  2. Great card. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  3. So pretty! I love the new Thistle color! Thanks for sharing at Exploring Cricut and More!

  4. A very elegant card Gloria, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. A lovely card great colour. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight at Crafty Girls Challenges.

  6. Gorgeous card-love your design! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut & More this week!

  7. Such a pretty card and love your CS selection. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ August challenge!

  8. its a great card Gloria

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  9. What a very pretty card, Gloria!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  10. well done. Love the overall feel of the card. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (DT)

  11. Beautiful card loving both the embossing and glorious colour, thank you for joining our challenge at Fitztown
    lorraine x

  12. A very pretty birthday card with a special fortune wheel! I will have a look to your video...Many thanks to join us for Crafty Ribbons Challenge. Good luck from Christelle DT.

  13. Love this card, Gloria! What a wonderful new shade in the purple family. :-D Putting on my DT hat now -- It's delightful to have you playing in our Anything Goes challenge at through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope we'll see you playing next week, too.
    NanaConnie DT

  14. Wonderful card Gloria!! Love that shade of purple!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Birthday W/Sparkle &/or Glitter' Challenge at Exploring Cricut and More and for joining our 'Metal Dies/Punches' Linky Party at PDE!!!! :)

  15. I love the design and thought behind this brilliant card! A treat for anyone. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  16. Love that image! Great design, too. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  17. Very neat work Gloria. Love those patterned paper.

  18. What lovely work!!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Eureka Stamps this week.

  19. Gorgeous card, love your design with the colours..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x DT

  20. Fabulous birthday card and I love the soft and sweet color you choose, so perfect for a birthday. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

  21. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments and the mono colouring. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 13th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  22. Great work! Wnoderful monochromatic color and design!
    Thanks for sharing with us your creation at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge "Anything Goes" and good luck.

  23. I love the color combo you’ve chosen to use. They coordinate so well. Your card is so pleasing to the eye. Thank You for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. Amy A, DT

  24. Wonderful birthday card - fabulous color! Great to see you playing with us at STAMPlorations. Come back next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  25. Thanks for joining us this week for our monochrome challenge and check out our blog hop this week.
    Karal DT for QKR Stampede

  26. Really nice cl;ean lines love the colours
    thanks for joining hobbybook challenge
    Lynne DT

  27. Simple but beautiful! Thank you for taking part in Craft for The Craic Challenge. Warm Hugs. Sylwia DT

  28. Fabulous! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  29. A fabulous card, with great papers! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  30. Too cute!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!

  31. Great creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Hugs Anna-Karin

  32. Gorgeous card here!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  33. Great colors on a pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week for our CAS challenge and check out our blog hop this week.
    Karal DT for Eureka Stamps

  34. Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday’s anything goes Challenge! This is beautiful!
    Karen C GDT


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