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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Holiday cards

Good evening friends, just want to share a couple cards I made this weekend...



a center step card... and a side step card...


I had fun making them, wish I had time to make more, hope i can this week,  I have a bunch of Christmas cards to make for a swap, got to get busy.  Hoe you like and will come back and share some love.
Happy Craftin
Cathy
Coming soon!!!!!

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Artfully Sent

Artfully Sent

I know, I know, we are still waiting for the release of the much awaited Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart "Artfully Sent".The wait will be over soon., it should be out at the beginningof September.  EEEK so excited.  Are you?


there are tons of different cards to make. it is a card makers dream.

How would you like to get the cartridge 1/2 price?? You can do it if you host a gathering..online, and sell 250.00 in merchandise and you can get $40.00 in free merchandise and you can get a 50% off item!!!  Let me know and we can set a party up for you easy peasy.  
take a shop around here
Happy craftin
Cathy




Saturday, August 16, 2014

CTMH Club



Good afternoon everyone.. this weekend was my gathering of card maker/scrapbookers who have joined a club to earn FREE product through Close To My Heart.  There are 12 women all of which committed to purchasing atleast $15.00 each month  for a period of 12 months and in return, they all get a turn being the hostess and earn free rpoduct.. they have all atleast received 40 dollars or more and 1/2 price item.  We gather for an afternoon and laugh and create and share.. we have 2 more months left and then I will be starting another round.  If you think you would like to get in on this .let me know,  you may not be able to be here in person, but you can place your orders and have a turn being the hostess, and I can mail ou out the card pieces and you can put your card together at home.

I am posting today to show you waht we worked on in class.  We did 4 different cards..Herringbone, side step, center step, and starburst.  I used the CTMH Brushed papers and a few of the new stamp sets...

Herringbone

Stapburst

center step

side step (not finished embellishing yet)

As you can see, we had some fun cards to make.. Hope you will decide to join us!!
If you would like to check out the catalog, or place an order..here is my website


here is the stamp of the month, which you can purchase for $5.00 with a purchase of $50.00 or more!!!

COMIN SOON!!

ARTFULLY SENT Cricut cartridge
The carmakers DREAM!!!

save your pennies!!

Cathy

Monday, August 11, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #68


Good morning everyone, hope you had a great weekend.  I got to craft this weekend..I was having a little dry spell.  So glad to be back in the groove.  I was just feeling tired all the time.  I must be getting old..lol.  Well anyways, this week we are following a cute sketch.  

I have been wanting to play with the new Close To My Heart papers I ordered from the new 2014/2015 CTMH idea book, so for this project...and others I did this weekend, I did just that.  I used the Scaredy Cat papers..love them!




I made a 5x7 card using all CTMH papers, including the new color.. Thistle.


I used the Art Philosophy cartridge and the Artiste cartridge from Close to My Heart as well the the Perfect fit Halloween stamp. For the ink I used Slate from CTMH.  For any of the products used here. you can go to my website, and while you are there here is a picture of the Stamp of The Month which can be yours for $5.00 with the purschase of $50.00 or more.  And do not fo forget to take advantage of the great campaign this month, you can get all the details on the Picture My Life by clicking here

So how about you taking a stab at the Challenge this week???
Make sure to check out the other Design team members blogs and their fabulous creations.  Hope you have a great week, thanks for stopping by come back again and bring a friend:)
Cathy



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Faux book Easel Card

Faux book easel card
Hello friends, I am finally back into creating again, I hit a little lull lately, Life had me real busy and at the end of the day i was to tired to create anything.
The other day I was surfing the net and pinterest to get a little inspiration for a baby shower, and I came across a card and tutorial of a book easel card.. her instructions were easier, cause she used a  spellbinders set of dies to create hers and I loved it, but alas I do not have any of those dies so I had to be creative and improvise, I found a cut on the CTMH Artiste cartridge that i had to edit a little to make mine.  Below is the finished card.....
This is the card opened, (the little owl charm I had attached to the books bookmark is on the back side, forgot to flip before the picture) and the picture below is it closed.



To create...I cut the shape shown below starting at 5 and3/4" (autumt terrecotta and goldrush colors) and 5 and 1/2" for the barn Red color, and 5 inches for the Colonial white.

then I cut 2 ends off right up to the middle indent..
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( I ended up not using the goldrush on the card)
below is the actual card base..a 4 and 3/4 inch by 11 inches, scored in 1/2 and then scored in half only one end to makt the fold the book will glue on...


I glued on the Autumn Terrecotta and then the Barn Red. Then for the Colonial white, I put score tape on the ends and in the middle, and curled the sides if the pages and glued it down as is.


I then embellished it with ribbon I got from Really Reasonable ribbon, added twine and a charm from Close To My Heart, as well as some flowers I bought and butterfly, added a sentiment from CTMH and Voila!!!!

I hope you love this as much as I and will give it a try.
If you would love to get some of this selection of card stock colors for your fall creations.. head over to my website here..CTMH
make sure to check out the specials while you are there...
Picture my life promo
Adorable Owl Stamp of The Month
$5.00 with qualifying purchase of $50.00 or more!!!


Thanks for stopping by
Cathy









Sunday, August 3, 2014

CTMH Wreaths for fall


Happy Sunday everyone, Over the course of the weekend, i managed to make a couple of wreaths, one is a cone paper wresth and the other is a paper orsette wreath.  The first one is from some Close to My Heart papers from the past a acquired form a friend, I do not know the name of the collection, sorry.

The second is a rosette wreath I made with the new Close to My Heart papers for Halloween...Scaredy Cat.

I hope you will take the opportunity to browse my online website, Close To My Heart has some AWESOME new papers and embellishments and much much more.

Here is the August stamp of the month...soooooo cute!!!!

It can be yours with a purchase of $50.00 or more for the low price of $5.00!!

http://cathyplus5.ctmh.com


Friday, August 1, 2014



How would like a free stamp set and some

 other goodies from Close To My Heart????

 Place an order in the next 3 days

and you will go in a drawing for a stamp set

 and some goodies


http://cathyplus5.ctmh.com


Stamp of the Month

$5.00 with purchase of $50.00 or more.

Constant Campaign for August
Wahoo... the August Constant Campaign!!! It's a Picture My Life Promo!
We know that, as a crafter, your chief mission is to preserve and protect the images and memories from your life that you hold most dear. To aid you in this quest, we’re providing you with a hot summer deal! During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95 USD / $27.50 CAD, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3 (USD & CAD)! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3, you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure. You’ll be able to preserve double the memories in half the time! Check out our 5 new Picture My Life scrapbooking programs in the new idea book, or choose from the 8 existing programs. There’s a theme for every season of life—find yours!
*Offer valid August 1–31, 2014, while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item(s) ($9.95 USD / $10.95 CAD).
Happy Shopping!!!
Cathy