Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monochromatic Card

I created this monochromatic card using our Glacier cardstock along with the Artfully Sent cricut cartridge and one of our embossing folders.  I love the beauty of this card and it was fairly simple to create.  The "Hello" sentiment was from one of the stamp sets that came with the Artfully Sent cartridge, D1629 Just to Say.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Challenge Cards......

I decided to spend some creative time on a Saturday afternoon.  I needed to work on my Valentine's cards for an upcoming workshop so I thought this would be the perfect time!  I turned to the internet for some inspiration and ended up at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.  This blog posts weekly challenges and requires the use of Close to My Heart products.  I decided to take the plunge and enter this week's challenge.  The challenge was to create a clean and simple project.  You might think this was an easy task, however, I am so used to very detailed designs that it made this a definite challenge.  Here is my take on the challenge:

I used Chocolate and Ruby ink to stamp my images.  Stamped images are from S1501, the stamp of the month for January and C1604 Forever in My Heart from our Seasonal Expressions catalog.

The inside of the card.  The arrow is raised.

This card was inspired by my good friend, upline, and mentor Michele Rowley.  She also posted an entry in the challenge.  Her card was part of a blog hop for the January stamp of the month.

Inside of the card.  Very simple.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards.  If you would like to make these cards, I have an upcoming workshop on February 8th.  Please feel free to contact me for more info or visit my Facebook page

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Annual Inspirations (aka Idea Book) Artwork Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog.  You should have come here from Michele Rowley's blog  I used the new paper packet Whimsy Assortment that is part of the Paper Fundamentals (p. 174). I also used the coordination Whimsy Cardstock  Combo Assortment pack.  The new papers are beautiful and this pack is rich with texture and design as one side is glossy with the same design on both sides.  

I used the one of our fantastic Cricut cartridges to create this layout.  I used the Artbooking cartridge with the dial size set at 3.

This card uses a paper tearing technique and I created my own design on the background paper using the Flight of the Arrows stamp set.

This card features washi tape and another Cricut cartridge:  Art Philosophy.  Tried to keep this one simple.

My last card uses a monochromatic color scheme.  I used our corner rounder to create the scalloped edge.  The greeting comes from The Happy Couple stamp set.

I hope you enjoy the artwork.  Now it's time to hop on over to Carla's blog at  to see her artwork.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dream Pop Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog!  You should have arrived here via Tracie Cassidy's blog  This is my card using the Dream Pop paper packet that is a special promotion for the month of May.  I used the Cricut Artiste Cartridge to create this card. For the card base I used CTMH Kraft die-cut cards and envelopes (Z1474).  To stamp the image on the glossy cardstock I used StazOn ink.

Up next on the blog hop is Michele Rowley at

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Creative with Cricut Cartridges

Welcome to my blog.  You should have come here from Carla Pizarro's blog at

I have posted a treat box, 2 cards, and 2 tags.  These projects use the new Chantilly papers plus both the Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridges that Close To My Heart sells. This project gives you the opportunity to use our Cricut shapes with matching acrylic stamps.  There are some fun shapes, like the bow, you can play with as well.  This makes a great spring gift to give or make it to keep for yourself.

If your interested in creating this project, please contact me for a workshop.  Consultants can get the directions by emailing me.

Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to hop on over to Michele Rowley's blog if you started here so you can see the rest of the blogs on this blog hop.

Happy Creating!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book


Hostesses earn more rewards in March because when a Gathering reaches $250 or more in sales, the hostess jumps up to the next Hostess Rewards and Hostess Rewards Plus! levels. Now that’s a reason to jump for joy!

Now is a great time to host a gathering.  Contact me for more info.