Thursday, January 29, 2015

What are your game day plans?

I must admit, I do tend to be a fair weather fan.  I can get into a sport, especially when it is an exciting season...because I enjoy being around the happy, pumped up people!  And it gives me an opportunity to celebrate which leads to an opportunity to create!

It took a team of CTMH cartridges and products to get the celebration started!



Game day colors are Lagoon Designer Paper Bags, Pear cardstock, and Outdoor Denim B&T patterned paper.

And what would you put in these bags?

If you are rooting for the Seahawks on Sunday, of course, it would be Skittles!


And of course some creative tips for you.  I cut the 12's and left them on the Cricut mat with the full sheet.  I used the Chalk marker to outline the 12's.  Be patient, it takes a few layers of ink with chalk marker to get the solid white.  And then I used the Silver Metallic marker to add a detail tracing between the white and green.  A fun little detail.



Happy game day to you all!  Go Hawks!
Michele

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Artfully Sent: The "B" Key

Perfect for upcoming Valentine's, weddings and anniversaries too!  The Artfully Sent Cartridge makes creating handmade cards so much fun! 

Come and let me show you how!

February 7th, Saturday 10 a.m.   RSVP by February 1st.  

Using the "B" key and the Heartstrings paper packet, we will create cards for Valentine's Day, wedding and anniversaries. Bring your Cricut, cartridge, score board and adhesive and cutting mat to cut your cards. 




You will learn how to use the different feature keys, use the negative cuts as embellishments, turn your Cricut size to 10ths of an inch for more precise sizing, orienting your paper on the mat to use patterned paper and so much more. 

We will create a total of 8 cards.

Supply fee: $10

Don't have a Cricut and or the Artfully Sent cartridge?
I will pre-cut your supplies. Bring your own adhesive. Workshop fee: $15


Here's a couple of cards we will create!



Looking forward to the chirp of the Cricuts.
Michele

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time to say good-bye

Close to My Heart will be retiring some stamp sets at the end of the month.  If one of these are on your wish list, now is the time to order.  To see larger images, you can click on the photo below or view on my website here

Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!
Michele



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Easy Valentine's to create

Looking for a fun and easy way to create Valentine's?  Close to My Heart has made it simple! Card bases + Heartstrings Picture My Life Cards + Puffies + Washi Tape= super cute Valentine's.




And then I made this little tote to hold the cards...or to deliver a special gift. 
Want to create cards like these?  If you are local, join me for a workshop on Friday Feb 6th, 7 p.m.  Not local, you can purchase the supplies on my website and I can email you the directions for the tote.  Supplies are shown below.

Enjoy creating,
Michele


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

National Paper Crafting Month Blog Hop

Welcome to 2015 and the month of National Paper  Crafting Celebration!  Close to My Heart has a wonderful special for you this month and this blog hop will show you lots of different ways you can create with this product.  And you can get this kit for just $5 with a qualifying order. 

If you have come from Peachy's blog, you are hopping right along.  After you have viewed my artwork, you will continue on to visit Jenny and see her creative work.

After making a mini album like the one shown above, I decided to play with the paper and create cards.  I had enough paper to make 8 cards and plenty of gold stickers to use as accents.  I changed it up a bit and used the "Have a Happy Day" stamp set and the Creative Insider from the Seaside kit as my starting inspiration.






Products and inks I used are shown below.  
 Now remember to hop on over to Jenny's to see her artwork. 

If you are interested in purchasing this special, contact your Close to My Heart consultant or me.  Have a great start to your new year!
Michele