Friday, September 28, 2012

Beware: October Card Cafe

Card Cafe Thursday, October 18 7:00 p.m.

BEWARE! We will be using the Moonlight paper packet with the Workshop on the Go Stamp sets to make some delightfully frightening cards. Five cards for $15. 7:00 p.m. at the Rowley Residence. Bring a friend and you both create for half price! RSVP by October 11th

More party decorations

If you have been following along the past couple of posts, I have been sharing party/shower planning ideas that I used recently for a bridal shower. 
Here are some additional decorations I created with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. 
I took a string of white lights and decorated them in the theme colors.  I tied dark purple tulle in between the lights and then “covered” the lights with a small doily shape cut using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I used a craft knife to cut an “X” in the middle of each doily and then pushed the light through.  I also used the Glitz Glitter Gel to add a little sparkle. 
This shows the detail of the individual light and cut. 
Again, I used the Artiste Cartridge and made small boxes, and then cut a different doily shape and layered the colors with the monogram stamp.  Did you know these monogram stamps are only $2.95 and they can be used in so many different ways.  I am looking forward to creating some personalized stationery with them soon. 
I have one more post to show from my shower decorations.  I would love to hear about how you use the Cricut to decorate for an event!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Bridal Shower

My niece got married last week and the week before I was honored to host a bridal shower for her.  It was so much fun to make my Pinterest ideas come alive with Close to My Heart products.
Her colors were a dark purple, light purple and yellow…or in CTMH lingo, pansy purple, amethyst and buttercup! 
I made this monogram using the paper flowers cut at 2 and 3 inches on the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I then inked the edges, rolled them and secured them to the base with liquid glass and filled the center with with the glitz glitter gel.  I got the frame and the thrift store and it was already nicely “antiqued”.  I glued burlap to chip board and a large “E” template to the burlap, cut in the same color.  I then used hot glue to attach the individual roses. I loved how it turned out and so did she! 

More party, or in this case, shower decorations to follow.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Got a fall gathering in your near future?

Then you want to get your hands on this Spell Bound workshop on the go from CTMH.  Everything you need to create treat bags, bottle labels, cupcake wrappers and a spooky banner to tie it all together.  And adorable paper and stamp set that you can't get anywhere else!

Take a look at this video for details and then go to the link above and purchase your own! 

When you purchase this kit for $32.95, you are only $2.05 away from getting the National Stamping Month double stamp set for $5.  Can I recommend that you add an stamp pad or some glitter gel to your order to get this fantastic deal? 

The stamp set is called "It's Your Day" and is only available until September 30th. 
Shop on my website by September 30th and join the "Autumn Celebration" gathering. For every $25 you spend, your name will be put in a drawing to win $25 in Free product.  I will draw the names at the end of the day on the 30th and notify the winner by email! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

I have been absent because I have been doing my homework!

Not sure any teacher would make that an excused absence but that is how I describe my absence these past couple of weeks.  I have so many classes coming up, I have working feverishly to get all the artwork prepared and participants confirmed that I haven’t taken time to show you the hard work I have been putting in.  And, sorry to say, you will have to wait just a bit more.  But while you are waiting, you will want to see this great video on using the new Artiste Cricut Cartridge for party planning.  Then stay tuned for the next few posts where I will show you a party I decorated for using this cartridge as well.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Trick or Treat Class, Tuesday Oct 2, 7:00 p.m.


The Cricut Artiste Cartridge if full of images that can be filled with treats to make a sweet Halloween for everyone. Come assemble 5 different treat cards/boxes. Prepay for your workshop and receive an additional handmade gift. Bring a friend, and you both pay half price. $10 workshop fee. RSVP by October 1st.

Can't make the class? Add postage to the workshop fee and I will send you pre-cut items to create your Trick or Treats at home.

Boxes inspired by Aaron Brown, Cricut with Heart, and Andrea Sherman.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Card Cafe Thursday, Sept 20th 7:00 p.m.


Create 5 dreamy, textured cards with Clementine paper and the cottage assortment for $15. I have space available for 2 more. Prepay for a handmade gift. Bring and friend and both pay half price. RSVP by Sept 18th.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

How flexible are you?

“Bend It, curve It, stamp It” features a stamping technique to manipulate the stamp images for personalized designs.

Watch this video to get ideas about how you can be more flexible with your stamps from CTMH. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stamp Clearance

Updated January 25th 2013

All stamps used and priced accordingly (some marked down)

  • A size $2
  • B size $3
  • C size $5
  • D size $7
  • E size $10

Time to say good bye to some oldies but goodies. After 10 years as a consultant, you do need to downsize and make some room for your family. LOL! These stamps are available on a first come - first served basis. Contact me and list those that you are interested in. Once a stamp set is claimed, I will hold it for 24 hours for payment. If not paid for within that time it will be released again. I accept cash, check from local area, or PayPal. Shipping is extra.

I hope to add a few more sets as I have time so come back or visit my “Clearance Stamps” tab for new additions.

Happy Bargain Shopping!!
It's A Party $7
It's Your Day $7
Lucky $3
Timeless $3
Outdoor Trek $5
Many Thanks $7
Wings Workshop $3
Miracle $3

Picture This new $7
Rock the Block lightly used $10 

Pair-a-phrase double set (3 new) $10
Celebrate New $7

Something Splendid $7

Sensational Season $7

Sweet Flowers $2


Adorable $7


Notice the Details $7


Today’s Date $7

Summer Wishes $3


Jubilation $7

Checklist $7


Cherish the Moment $7


Sweet Home $3

Delightful Things $7


Piece of Cake $7


Legendary Moments $7


Tender Tags $7


Limited Edition $7


Everyday Celebration $7


Friendship Flowers $7


Pure Love $5


Playful Petals $5


Tickled Pink $7

Jingle $3

Veranda $3

Something Splendid $7

Pure Delight $5

Winter Wonder $7

Happy Easter $5

Finding Autumn $2