Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hugs Card

I used the Ivy Lane Paper, once again, to create this card.  I chose to use Pattern #19 from the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2.  This is my version...

Front of Card

Inside of Card
These are the basics of what was used to make this card:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Peace and Comfort Card

I used Ivy Lane B&T Duos as a starting point for this card.  I also used Pattern number 22 from Make It From Your Heat, Volume 2.

Front of the Card

Inside of the Card

Close up of Card Detail
These are the basics that were used to complete this card:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Capturing Snapshots

The lastest installment of the CTMH Artbooking Made Easy video series explores some creative uses for elements found on the Snapshots Mini Album Keys, which are found on pages 40 & 41 of the handbook.  Enjoy the peek inside this cute mini album and the fun inking technique that Jill demonstrates using sponge daubers and our pigment inks....


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Remake - Birthday Card

I was drawn to the "just because" bard shown on page 94 of the 2014 Spring Summer Idea Book.  I love the color combination and the fresh feel that the card conveys.  I needed a birthday card and decided that I would adapt this card.  I was very pleased with the results...

Card Front

Inside of Card

Close up view of some design details.

Additional view of design details
 These are the basics that were used to complete this page:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Artbooking My Life

Take your no-hassle, ready-to-use Picture My Life™ scrapbooking to the next level by incorporating various cutouts from the Artbooking cartridge! You will be thrilled with the infinite possibilities available when pairing Artbooking shapes with the easy, ready-to-use cards from the Picture My Life scrapbooking programs. Check it out here, along with charming Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Project Inspiration: Hip Pics Album

Create a heartfelt gift for your mother using the My Creations™ Hip Pics album and the My Acrylix™ Mother’s Day stamp set. Decorate the pocket photo pages with sentimental photos, stylish embellishments, and memorable words of gratitude to show her how much she means to you.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lagoon - Just a Little Prayer Card

I wanted to send a card to a friend to remind her that I was praying for her and to brighten her day.  This was the result.  I simply started with the idea that I wanted to use Lagoon cardstock and the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder from CTMH.  This is where the creative path led...

Front of card

Close up of embossing and rosette

Inside of the Card

There are the basics that were used to create this card:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Floating Your Fancy

Wow!  I so love both of these ideas and they are so simple to make.  Watch the video as Monica shows you how to create unique home decor items that are not only beautiful but that can easily be tailored to fit any decor.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Lollydoodle - You're Amazing

Being a lover of everything pink, I was drawn to this pink B&T paper in the Lollydoodle paper pack.  It made the perfect background for this page, even though pink was no where to be found in my pictures.  Our schools have school uniforms, which severely limits the wardrobe choices to three main colors.  For my daughter's elementary school the colors were red, white and blue.  These are truly wonderful colors, but sometimes a girl just needs a little pink.

These are the basics that were used to complete this page:

The CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge cuts:
  • <Flower6> at 1.25 and 2 inches, page 29, from White Daisy cardstock
  • <Flower3> at 1 and 1.5 inches, page 57, from White Daisy cardstock

The CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge cuts:
  • Accent 2 <shift> at 1.75 inches, page 65, from White Daisy cardstock

 Here are a couple of close up pictures of the some of the stamped cricut cuts...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: All-Star Scrapbooking

In this video, Hannah gives us a close up view of the Teamwork Keys, which are found on pages 82-83 of the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  She also offers several examples of projects created using these sports-themed keys.  With footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, and teamwork sentiments, these cutouts are the perfect accent to any team photos, whether it be sports, dance, or other activities. Yet the pennant banner, chevron overlays, and star border are just the thing for any theme!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lollydoodle - Be Yourself

The Lollydoodle paper is full of fun colors and you can easily emphasize whichever one suits your mood and the colors featured in your pictures. The subject matter of this layout was my daughter's mis-matched clothes day for school and she was wearing practically every color in her closet. Because I simply love pink and orange, they were the colors I chose to emphasize. 
This was a fun layout to make and it came together really quickly without a lot of fuss.  I used a couple of cuts from my CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge, stamped a few images/sentiments and added a couple of items from the Lollydoodle Assortment.  Easy, page was done :-)

These are the basics that were used to complete this page:
The Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cuts used on this layout:
  • Overlay, page 42, from Cotton Candy cardstock.  Used the Hide/Contour feature (which is available in the Cricut Craft room) to tell my machine not to cut the 3 holes, that are in the original overlay.
  • Border, page 48, from Sorbet cardstock.  Used the Weld feature (which is also available in the Cricut Craft Room) to get a segment wide enough to cover the 12 inch page width.
  • Title <shift> (my journalling box), page 41, from Sorbet cardstock.  Used the Hide/Contour feature to only cut the exterior of the word balloon.  
  • Title, page 41,  from Cotton Candy cardstock to cut my title.
  • Title <shift>, page 79, from Sorbet cardstock. 

Detail of the dimensional element arrow that has been covered with a stamped cricut cut.  The stamp is from Enjoy the Little Things, B1451, which is currently available as a Hostess Rewards Stamp.

Detail of additional stamped images from Enjoy the Little Things, B145.