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Sunday, August 2, 2015

New Artistry is HERE!!!!

Happy Sunday morning!! Did you know you can now order the NEW Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge "Artistry"??  Well you can, as well as a few NEW products from the adorable new line of papers in the Zoe Paper pack

The New Annual catalog will be going live September 1st but there are a few products that are available to you right NOW!!

Zoe is one of the new papers. in the upcoming Annula catty and the set is Adorable!!  Fun and available now

and check out the constant campaign for August!!
So much fun new and exciting.

Please take a moment to head to my website and take a look around I would LOVE to help you out!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #210 Tempting red crumbcake

Welcome everyone to Hiding In My Craft Room's challenge #210~ Tempting Red Crumb Cake
I hope you all had a great week. Mine was super busy and I am so tired. Hoping to relax and craft on Sunday!  Well enough about me..on to the challenge...
this weeks sponsor is.. 2Cute ink
she has some adorable images!!
The giveaway is 2 images from 2Cute Ink
Now on to my project...

the challenge is to use Stampin Ups' colors.. tempting turqouis, real red and  Crumb cake.. I do not own them because I am  a Close To My Heart Consultant and have their colors..Lagoon and ruby, and cashmere are the colors I used. they are very similar.  I really liked the image and colored another one, not the challenge colors. but had fun and liked it so I thought I would share

I hope you like my projects and are inspired to give the challenge a try, make sure to link them on the HIMCR page and check out what the other design team members have to share:0
Happy Crafting.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A little inking

Hello crafters. how was your weekend?  Mine was awesome, my husband and I celebrated 35 years of being married on Sunday..35..unbelievable!!  Time sure does fly.  We shared a lot of wonderful years together. Hoping to have many many more.

This evening I took a little down time and caught up on some orders and projects that I had due.  One of the things I wanted to do also was to check out some of the projects I had pinned on Pinterest that I wanted to try.  I do a lot of my cards with die cuts and svg files, but I wanted to try some simple inking cards, and that is just what I did.

I used black white and autumn terrecotta for card stock, inked the top piece of white cardstock with autumn terrecotta and black and whisper. used retired CTMH stamp set D1375 Treasures and also D1584 Big Hug.

Hope you like it and will leave a liitle bloggy love. 
if you would like to check out my online Close to My Heart website. here is the link

Happy Crafting

Saturday, July 25, 2015

HIMCR #209 - Any Holiday! (July 25th)

Hiding In My Craft Rooms' Challenge 209~ Any Holiday

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to HIMCR Challenge.

This weeks sponsor is Spiced Sunshine!!

this weeks challenge is any Holiday and this week I am doing Christmas..(Christmas in July).  I cholse to of the spiced Sunshines digital images that were for Christmas.

I chose this adorable animated little holiday cup.  I colored hom with Crayola colored pencils and added some multi colored dots of ink from my Spectrum Nooir markers..LG1, LG2, LG3 AND 
LG 5  .I added some lace paper ribbon and used Close to My Heart lagoon cardstock.  I found some stickers and one said Noel so added that at the top and voila finished card...then I made another one..

I thought this little owl was a cutie..I again used Crayola colored pencils.  I decided to dig through my box of scraps which has been growing... and growing and found the papers to use.  the stamp os Close to My Heart and bling from my box of scraps,..imagine that I even have scraps of bling.lol   Anywho, i finished it off with some ribbon, made a double bow, and button.  I hope you like my post, and are inspired to link up a project for the challenge.  make sure you check out the other Design team members creations. You have a week, so get a going :)

Have a great weekend, I know I will, my hubby and I are going away to celebrate 35 years of marriage!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Happy Birthday "21"

Good eveing friends, Did you all have a great day?  I did, I babysat my grand children today,  Kaylani, Bella, Sean and Eli.  Had a great day with them, but at the end of the day...I am pooped.  Tonight I am not going to be crafting, I have the day off tomorrow, so I will be taking out my crafty things and going to cut a bunch of files for projects coming up.

A few nights ago, I made a couple special order cards, and thought I would share them with you this evening.  The customer wanted the cards done in purple.  So I pawed through my loose sheets of papers and pulled out my  Martha Sterwart punches, ribbons. flowers , bling, lace and cuts from my Cricut. and these are the 2 cards I came up with..oh and the cartridge was CTMH Art Philosophy.

I just wanted to mention the big daisey flower I made from the daisey flower on the Artiste cartridge.  I hope you like the cards.  My customer was pleased.  Leave a comment. I would love to hear what you think.
Happy Crafting ...Cathy

P.S.   ...CTMH is coming out with a Brand NEW cartridge and you will be able to  uy it August 1st!!!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Anchor Bear

Hello friends, I hope today finds you all doing well.  Today was a beautiful day here in the western foothills of Maine.  The sun was shining, a breeze was blowing and the temperatures were just right.  Took a trip out of town for a doctor appointment. All went well, so came home and rexed by putting a card together.

For this card, I am not sure there is a name for the style, but it is the first time I made it and used my own measurements cause I could not find instructions.  I took a, 8 and 1/2 by 7 piece of card stock and scored at 2 inches and then 2 and 3/4 inches on the 8 and 1/2 inch side and then flipped it over and scored the same thing on the opposite end.  then folded up and down on one end and the same n the opposite.  I then matted the two two inch ends with Close To My Heart Pacifica paper and Seaside.  and then I mated the center piece the same way.   Embellishments are CTMH Seaside assortment, retired and the canvas buttons which I stamped with an anchor.
And lastly I added the KaDoodle Bug Designs~ Cutie KaToodle  Anchor Bear. 
I hope you like him, I love how it turned out.  
you can get CTMH products here

Plus you can get the KBD svg file here
Thanks for stopping in..

Monday, July 20, 2015

Close To My Heart's new Cricut Artistry cartridge coming August 1st!!!!!!

Hello friends, I want to share some exciting news..Effective August 1st..you will be able to order the NEW Close To My Heart Cricut  "Artistry" Cartridge!!  Such an amazing cartridge.  I have seen a sneak peek of the cuts and this will be a go to cartridge.  Besides the great cartridge , with the set you will also receive 3 stamp sets and the beautiful assortment of cardstock, shown in photo above.!!
But remember this is only available August 1st. so mark your calendars , and make sure to come see me when you are ready to purchase it, I would Love your business!

July Stamp of the Month


Please take a moment and check out the retiring products on my website,,there are many because there are a lot of great new products coming in September!! thanks in advance.