Sunday, December 28, 2014

Inspiration - AHSC # 87

The beginning of the new year is almost here & I wanted to make an Inspirational card and also share one of the new stamp sets in the new CTMH Seasonal Expressions.
Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 87, I hope you decide to make something for the challenge this week. Click here to see all of this weeks entries.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

cardboard art!

This is my 2014 Christmas art!
It's a piece of scrapbook paper mounted on cardboard with some edge distressing, some ink distressing, a couple of Cricut cut outs and some embellishments left over from previous projects!
After I cut the tree branch on the Cricut I dry embossed it with the CTMH Woodgrain embossing folder. Then I inked the branch with gold pigment ink. The bird is also cut with the Cricut and I used the gold ink around the edges of the bird and mounted it with foam tape.
Making your art hangings with a cardboard base makes them very lightweight & great for hanging almost anywhere!
Now I'm off to create some garland so check back later to see how it turns out!

Garland complete!
I cut holly leaves with the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge in 2 sizes, then used tape runner to attach the leaves to each other and strung them on Kraft covered wire. To distress the leaves I rubbed my ink pad over the cut leaves while the CS was still on the cutting mat.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Joy to the World!

This new Holiday stamp set is one of my favorites! To create this card the globe and banner were stamped twice, first in Olive on white cardstock, then again in Black on Glacier cardstock. Just cut around the banner piece and place it over the globe. The heart was stamped, cut out and added with some foam tape.
If you like to stamp your journaling this is a great stamp set to use. Here are all of the stamps included in the set...
C1602 Magical Moment                                                            $13.95

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale! CTMH Cricut Collections 20% Off!

For the very 1st time in their 30 year history Close to My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Special! All Cricut Collections are 20% Today Only! You can see all of the collections on my website at

*** This Cyber Monday deal can be combined with the Deal of the Decade!