Monday, September 30, 2013

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog.  For the month of October we are featuring 
Scandinavian Wishes (S1310).  If you are coming from Jill's Blog, you are on the right track.   If you get lost along the way, go to Kathleen's blog to get the complete list of hoppers.
 I made this card in the traditional colors of Christmas, but I am sure the images could be inked in other beautiful colors too.  This card pattern is from the New Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2 book.  There are 4 images on this set that are compatible with the Cricut Art Philosophy, so crafting cards or projects is a breeze.
 Here are 4 Christmas Gift Tags that I made using the set and the Cricut.  Set your dial to 2.5 for both the Tag and Decorative Layer.  The stamp fits inside perfectly.

Kraft, New England Ivy and Ruby Card Stock, New England Ivy and Ruby Inks, Cricut Art Philosophy, Baker's Twine and Pop Dots.
This is a set of 12 stamps and you can only get one during the month of October.  Don't miss out on this great holiday set.  Now hop on over to Adeline's Blog to see what beautiful work she has created.

Do It With Heart!

Friday, September 27, 2013

My Version of Page 36

 I have to say that I fell in LOVE with the album on page 36 of the Fall/Winter Idea Book.  So I set out to blatantly copy it for myself.  Or in this case I actually am giving it away.
Mine is not quit an exact duplicate, but it's close.  This is the front cover of the Pocket Album.  There is room on the front for a little picture too.  Just like the Idea Book.
 This is the inside cover of the album.  I made the pages pretty simple so that all of the personal items like pictures and notes could go on the pages.  The saying here is from the You Are My Happy Stamp Set and says:  Today you are you, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is Youer than you.  Dr. Suess  I am just a sucker for Dr Suess.  That man knew his stuff.
Here are the back two pages of the book.  The saying here is:  "It's about to get wild around here" and that is so true.  I really love how it came out.  I'm tempted to keep it......but I won't.  There is a better home for it out there.

Babycakes Paper Pack, Babycakes Assortment, Babycakes Complements Canvas Shapes, Wild Wonders (C1558), Frame Flair (D1546), You Are My Happy (National Stamping Month Special), My Creations Kraft Pocket Album, Cocoa, Slate, Creme Brulee, Whisper, and Sunset Inks, and Baker's Twine.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Some Thank Yous

I have been making a few cards to share with Katie because she has been so busy.  Do you remember this paper?  This is Elemental from a few catalogs ago and the colors are Pacifica and Desert Sand.  I used that cute little Wild Wonders stamp set (C1558) from our current catalog for the lion.  I think she will like these.  I made 10, so hopefully that will hold her till I can make more.

Wild Wonders, Elemental Paper Pack, Pacifica and Desert Sand Cardstock and Ink, Cricut Art Philosophy, Milepost Shapes (retired)


Monday, September 23, 2013

Art Philosophy Cards

A couple of very simple "Cricut" cards for you today.  This card pattern is on the Art Philosophy (AP for short) cartridge.  The shape is cut from the center of the card front so you can see into the inside.  I used that cutout piece to stamp the sentiment from You Are My Happy.  The images are from that set as well.  I used Lagoon, Cotton Candy and Gypsy cardstock along with papers from the Sarita Paper Pack.  The hearts are colored with our Cotton Candy Markers. There are Clear Sparkles and some retired ric rac.  Easy Peasy!

Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Outside My Kitchen Window

I have a little flower garden in the front of my house.  I lost a beautiful old maple tree a few years ago, and under that tree were the most wonderful shade loving flowers.  When the tree died, I had to transplant the shade lovers and start over with sun loving plants.  We did plant a new tree, not a maple, but a flowering one and there is no shade at all.   Now the area is in the bright sun for most of the day.  So I planted a few perennials and a lot of annuals.  Next year there will be more perennials, but for now I'm enjoying the last bits of summer outside my kitchen window.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Little Sunshine

You Are My Happy is such a great stamp set.  So cheerful and uplifting.  The sayings, images and alphabet are just right for any occasion.  Here are two cards made using Baby Cakes (and you thought it was just for baby stuff). We made these cards at club too.

Baby Cakes Paper Pack, You Are My Happy Stamp Set (National Stamping Month Special), Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape, Sparkles Clear Flourishes and the Cricut.

Do It With Heart!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You Are MY Happy

Think that about says it all for me today.  Have a wonderful Tuesday.  Scrap those grow up so fast.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Baby Cakes

What do you think of this paper?  Isn't it great?  The colors in this paper are Buttercup, Chocolate, Colonial White, Slate and Sunset.  I made this little card for club night coming up.  I hope they like it.  The stamp set is Wild Wonders (C1558) and can be found on page 39 of the Idea Book.  The lion's face and mane are stamped in Sunset and cut out.  The arrow comes from the Cricut Artiste Collection.  I added a bit of bling, and that's my card.

Do It With Heart!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I Quit

These are the last three cards I can make from the pieces left over from the Laughing Lola Card Making Kit.  There are a few Pear Cardstock pieces left, but I am giving up.  I made quite a few things with that pack.  It is really a great value.  I used A True Thank You (M1029)  and the National Stamping Month Special You Are My Happy (CC1025A,B & C) for these cards.  Also, various markers for the flower.  I think I will put the leftovers in my Pear scrap bag and call it good.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E01): Getting Started with Cricut Artbooking

What an exciting product.  So many projects you can make with this fantastic cartridge.

Do it with Heart!