Saturday, October 27, 2012

" THE ARTISTE IN 3D BLOG HOP"



Welcome to our The Artiste in 3D Blog Hop! There are so many fun features in our Artiste Cricut cartridge that we decided to showcase many of the 3D Objects.

 

In this hop, you will see a variety of projects featuring the 3D Object key of the Artiste but don’t worry, you won’t need special glasses to see them! (But we do hope our projects will “stand out” to you.)

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. if you came from Darla of Stamping Under Doctors Orders then you are in the right place!







I created a large centerpiece to be used as a giveaway for a Vendor Show I have tomorrow. I used the pumpkin on page 71 (accent 1) and fit to page. I cut out a third pumpkin to give it more dimension. I then used the 3D shift feature on the same page to cut 3 leaves. They are 5", 4 1/2" and 4". I then sanded the edges of them with a CTMH sanding block. Finally, I used a rose from the Art Philosophy Cartridge at 3".

I had a difficult time getting the pumpkin to stand up so I hot glued the top of it and put a 1" square of paper over the glue to hold all the pieces together than added the leaves to cover up the square.

I used the following products (Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted)

Moonlight Paperpack
Olive Green Cardstock
Cricut Artise Cartridge
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl
Glue Gun

Your next stop on the Artiste in 3D blog hop is Wendy Kessler ~ My Scrapbooking Blog .

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
3. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
4. Wendy Kessler ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
5. Laura Wolff- ~ Scrappinsweetie’s Escape
6. Kindred Hearts ~ That Makes Total Cents
7. Theodora Stacey ~ Celebrate Crafts
8. Priscilla ~ Priscilla’s Paperie
9. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy



Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own 3D projects with the Artiste.

 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn with Art Philosophy



Welcome to our Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop! Each month we are showcasing our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.


It's the time of year where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. This month we will be featuring projects with an Autumn theme made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create . If you came here from Diana's blog then you're in the right place!

My project is a simple card using the Dreamin' paper from last year's Fall Idea Book.


I cut the acorn at 2 3/4". The squares are 3" and 2 3/4".

The next stop on your trail of falling leaves is Amie.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you "fall" off the path:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Diana ~ Dianas Free Moments
  4. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
  5. Amie ~ Mimi, Myself, and I
  6. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  7. Rebecca ~ Stamp and Scrap Studio
  8. Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents
  9. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  10. Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space
  11. Amanda ~ Scraps of Love
  12. Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie
  13. Ginger ~ Ginger's Creative Cottage
  14. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to our October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!




This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Very Merry Christmas". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. (That’s a $17.95 value!)




In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies! Enjoy our blog hop - we hope we inspire you to create your “very” own Merry Christmas projects!

We are having a giveaway – that’s right blog candy for you hoppers! Carolyn of Nuts 4 Scrappin is giving away a stamp set to one of our hoppers! She is giving away a stamp set called "Bonjour". You can see a picture of the stamp set on her blog. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog and become a follower of Carolyn's blog.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from Carolyn of  Nuts 4 Scrappin' then you are in the right place!






To create this frame I first mixed the cream acrylic paint, CTMH pearl paint and sweet leaf reinker. I painted the frame with two coats. After that I applied the reinker directly onto the frame with a cotton ball. After that I misted the frame using the CTMH white reinker and mixing it with water and pearl paint in a CTMH Spray Pen.

To create the mittens, I cut them at 2 1/2 " with the Cricut Artise Cartridge (available exclusively through your Close to My Heart Consultant) and strung them together with the baker's twine.

For this altered frame I used the following products:

Close to My Heart Sweet Leaf Reinker
Close to My Heart Create a Shade Pearl Paint
Close to My Heart White Daisy Reinker
Anita's Acrylic Craft Paint, Cream
Close to My Heart White Daisy Cardstock
Close to My Heart Blue Denim and Cranberry Ink
Close to My Heart Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment
Close to My Heart clear buttons

Your next stop on our Very Merry Christmas blog hops is Carolyn of Nuts 4 Scrappin'.  Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:  

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Michelle Stewart ~My Creations With Michelle
  4. TinaGale ~ My Scrappy Ideas
  5. Jennifer Kramer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  6. Carolyn Heniges ~ Nuts 4 Scrappin'
  7. Stephanie Feist ~ The Quilted Scrapper
  8. Amanda Cortez ~ Scraps of Love

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Very Merry Christmas" projects.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Make It From Your Heart Blog Hop



Today we will show you how to Make It From Your Heart! Jeanette Lynton has created a brand NEW “how-to” program to not only guide you but also inspire you to create beautiful artwork. This amazing publication has so many different pattern blueprints that you can interpret in ANY WAY you want!





Through our blog hop, we hope to inspire you to use your own artistic instincts to interpret and create your own artwork. Each of our crafty consultants has chosen a different page of this book to create two projects for you – that’s right two projects with the SAME pattern! One project will follow the blueprint pattern as laid out. The second project will use the pattern “with a twist” to show you how versatile the patterns are.

We are having a giveaway – that’s right blog candy for you hoppers! Lucy of Love 2 Create  will be giving away a copy of the Make It From Your Heart – Volume 1. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should begin your hop at the beginning at Lucy's blog - http://www.love2createitall.com.

If you came from Bethany and Stamping at Home’s blog, you’re in the right place!

My project is from page 43, design 21. It is a card design that I used for both a card and a one-page layout using the Flirty paperpack.

The card uses all Flirty paper, cocoa ink and I cut the die cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge at 2 1/2". The sentiment is from the Flirty Workshop on the Go Stamp Set.



Next I took the card sketch and created a one-page layout using extra paper I had from the Flirty Workshop on the Go.



I used Coco Ink, Flirty paper and my Art Philosophy Cartridge at 5" to create the journaling spot.

The next stop to making it from your heart is Wendy at My Scrapbooking Blog.

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:

  1. Lucy at Love 2 Create It All
  2. Darla at Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Michelle at My Creations with Michelle
  4. Maria at Maria's Paper Craft Place
  5. Theodora at Celebrate Crafts
  6. Bethany at Stamping at Home
  7. Stephanie-YOU ARE HERE
  8. Wendy at My Scrapbooking Blog.




Friday, October 5, 2012

Roxybond Scrappers Blog Hop



Welcome to the Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop!


We will be featuring artwork from the Moonlight Paper Pack.

If you have come here from Cat's Blog, then you are on the right path. 

Today I have created four layouts using the Moonlight Workshop on the Go.  Moonlight is so versatile. It can be used for Fall, Halloween or any pictures you have or will be taking this year. I started with the Workshop on The Go and created the two layouts suggested and then added some additional cardstock (2 smokey plum and 2 black) and created two more layouts.


 
 
These are the two extra layouts that I will finish embellishing once I have pictures.
 

 


We will be creating all four of these layouts on Tuesday October 30th from 6:00-9:00 for $35 if you are interested in joining us. You will go home with 4 double layouts, a great stamp set, extra paper
and embellishments. RSVP today if interested at cardsbystephanie@gmail.com

Check out Denise's blog for some more ways to use the Moonlight paper.

Here's a list of all our team members participating:

Jen Patrick: http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
Catherine Nowak: http://catscrapbooking.wordpress.com/
Stephanie Feist: http://quiltedscrapper.blogspot.com
Denise Heiden: http://deniseheiden.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 1, 2012

Close to My Heart Canvas Journal

As soon as the new Close to My Heart Idea Book came out over the summer I knew I had to have the new canvas journal. However, I became stumped with how to decorate it.

Thanks to pintrest though I soon discovered a great way to decorate canvas at this fabulous blog More Than Photography and found a great technique that I just had to try.

Her directions are excellent and the only thing I would add is to use lots of modge podge. Part of my tree did not adhere, but with some added embellishments it turned out.



I love journals and the idea of journaling and gave this to our high school babysitter.