Friday, November 9, 2018

Season of Joy - Hot Cocoa and Candy Canes Layout

 Welcome to my project post for the Joyful Stars November Blog Hop.  If you have landed here by way of Joyce's blog, you are on the right track!
Today, I am sharing a layout that I made with my CTMH Season of Joy Cricut collection.
I love playing with my Season of Joy cartridge, manipulating the images within Cricut Design Space to expand upon what the cartridge can do, and here is the result...

I began my layout using CTMH Seasons Mix-in paper as my page bases.  (I needed 2 packs to get the 2 sheets.)  All of the images were cut from my Season of Joy Cricut collection using solid colored CTMH Cardstock, with the exception of the bows, which were cut from CTMH Gold Foil Paper.

To add some embellishment, I used Red Pearls on top of my snowflakes, and put some sparkle on the candy canes and snowflakes using my Clear Shimmer Brush.

Now please hop over to see what the very talented Debi has in store for you over at That Might Look Good on a Card.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oh What Fun - Warm Wishes Layout

Warm Wishes is my third layout created with the CTMH Season of Joy Cricut collection.  This layout focuses on our CTMH Oh What Fun paper suite as well.  It is such a happy palette to work with.

I will be sharing exactly how I made this layout with my EXCLUSIVE Facebook group.  The ladies in the group get access to my Cricut Season of Joy Design Space files, and informative videos to help recreate their version of this layout,
 as well as the previous two.  More information about how you can join our little group can be found below the project photos.

If you would like to join our merry little Season of Joy project group, and you reside in the US, simply make a $25 product purchase on my website, 
Once your purchase is complete, please click this link to the our exclusive Andrea's Season of Joy Project Group on Facebook, and request to join.  
***Please note that you will need to own the Cricut collections that we are using in order to cut using my Cricut Design Space file.***

If you do NOT reside in the US, you may use the PayPal button below in lieu of the product purchase.  Additionally, please return here and follow the instructions listed above to join our Facebook Group.  I am unable to add anyone to the group unless you ask to join.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Beautiful Layout

This is going to be a really quick post to show off a layout that I just finished making as a kit for some of my scrapbookers.  It features All About the Gold Fundamentals (the gold foil acetate).  Packs of the All About the Gold are almost being given away over on my website, just over $3 for
 6 - 12” x 12” sheets.  The roses, title and hearts are all from a retired pack of Hello Lovely Complements, the Chelsea Garden cardstock is also retired too, but I think it came together quite nicely, wouldn’t you agree?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Silent Night Layout

Ready for another layout created with the Season of Joy Cricut collection from Close To My Heart?

This layout was originally intended to be a card.  With a whole lot of resizing, welding, slicing, etc, my vision came to life.

Although it might be a little difficult to see in the photos, the title was made with Silver Glitter Paper and White Glitter Paper.  I love the little extra special touch of magic that the Glitter Paper lends to the feel of the layout. 

Be sure to scroll down beyond the photos to find out how YOU can have access to my exclusive Cricut Design Space files.

Now for the fun part.  I had so many of you ask about how to get access to my Cricut Design Space file for the my "Celebrate Your Inner Elf" layout from the Season of Joy Cricut collection, that I have decided to make ALL of my Season of Joy CDS files available in one bundle. 

***Please note that you will need to have met all of the following requirements prior to being added to the Facebook group and having access to my Cricut Design Space files.***

1.  Do you OWN both the Season of Joy and Artbooking Cricut collections, and have them linked in Cricut Design Space?  Without owning these two CTMH Cricut Cartridges and having them linked to your Cricut Design Space account, you won't be able to use my files.

2.  You have completed making a $25 product purchase on my CTMH website, if you are a resident of the US.

3.  A PayPal button is located at the very bottom of this blog post for my friends in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as I  understand that you won't be able to make from my Consultant Website.  You will have the option of paying a flat fee instead.  Please note, this is not an option for my US friends.

4.  A valid Facebook profile so that you can access the exclusive Facebook Group and Cricut Design Space files found within.

In turn, you will have access to the Cricut Design Space files for "Celebrate Your Inner Elf"

and "Silent Night, Holy Night" right now.   
And you will have access to at least two more layouts that I create with the Season of Joy collection.  So, you will have access to at least 4 double layouts (and maybe more) that you can make yourself, or with your customers if you are a fellow consultant.
I have even set up a Facebook Group exclusively for those of you who join in on the fun. 
In, Andrea's Season of Joy Project Group,
 you will find the CDS file links, and will have access to tips, helpful videos and have the ability to ask questions too.  Once you make your $25 product purchase, click on the BLUE link to the Facebook Group, above, ask to join, and I will approve you.  Simple, right?  (Please make sure you read the Steps required for approval several paragraphs above.)

Here is the PayPal button for those outside of the US only

Friday, October 12, 2018

Celebrate Your Inner Elf Layout

Celebrate Your Inner Elf with this adorable layout!  Made with two new Christmas themed products...the CTMH Season of Joy digital Cricut collection, and the CTMH ‘Tis the Season paper suite, this layout is perfect for those times where you are just elfin' around!

I can't be the only one that has an elf take up residence during the Christmas season, can I?  Sometimes, when our Elfie is really bad, I snap a photo of the mischief that he has caused.

When I saw the image in my new Season of Joy collection, I knew exactly what I wanted to create.  It took a little work, but my layout came to life via the magic of the slice feature!

The biggest decision that I faced was whether to use the Grateful Heart or 'Tis the Season paper suite.  The Candy Apple Red in the 'Tis the Season was the deciding factor because it is a true Christmas red.

Below is a list of products that I used to complete my layout.  If you decide to order the Season of Joy Cricut collection from me, message me on my Facebook page and I will send you the link to this Cricut Design Space File.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Holiday Sparkle Shaker Cards - Joyful Stars Blog Hop October 2018

Welcome to GIRLplusPAPER, and my entry for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here after visiting Joyce's Blog, you are on the right track!

I would like to share a couple of cards made with the CTMH Holiday Sparkle card kit.  Of course, I had to put my own little tiny twist on the cards to make them my own.

The Holiday Sparkle card kit has 6 of each of 2 card designs, that is 12 cards in each kit.  There are pre-printed card bases, envelopes, stickers, punch-out pieces and EVERYTHING you will need to make the adorable shakers, including a gorgeous sequin mixture.

Here are my cards.  I simply added Silver Glitter Thin Cuts Winter Flurries snowflakes, and I rearranged the card elements just a bit.  Subtle changes that make these cards mine.  Additionally, the little frames that surround the shake elements are meant to be white stickers that came with the kit.  I decided to use my Shaker Window and Confetti Thin Cuts to customize a coordinating frame.  There are so many variations to be dreamed up!

Here are the products that I used to make my cards:

Winter Flurries Thin Cuts

Silver Glitter Paper

I hope that you have enjoyed your visit today.  Please hop along to visit Debi at That Might Look Good on a Card.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

CTMH Grateful Heart PML Shaker Card

Oh my goodness!  There are so many other paper suites to play with, but I am stuck on Grateful Heart still!  It’s just too beautiful to stop.

I might need an intervention.

And here is a video that I made to show how I put my card together.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

CTMH Grateful Heart Complements Cards for Joyful Stars September 2018

Hi!  Welcome to my blog, and my entry for the Joyful Stars September 2018 blog hop.  
If you have arrived here from Joyce's blog, Joyful Creations, you are on the correct track.

I would like to share a set of three Grateful Heart cards that are made with beautiful stickers from our Grateful Heart Complements.

 You might notice that the round wreath is made by curving one of the Stitched Border stamps on the block.  Don't you just love the My Acrylix stamps and their ability to change shapes?
I hope that you have enjoyed your stop here on the Joyful Stars blog hop.  Please hop along to see what the very talented Debi Brile has created for you over on her blog, That Might Look Good on a Card.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

CTMH Just Treats Halloween Card

Welcome to September!  It is an exciting month for me, the kids go back to school, the cooler, drier air will be arriving shortly (so bye bye frizzy hair) and Close To My Heart has released a brand new Holiday Expressions catalog with exciting products!

This month, we are featuring the cutest stamp of the month set, Just Treats.  It spans the holiday seasons, but I decided that I needed to start with a little Halloween card.

The card features many of our new products, including:

and our fairly new:
along with our Clear Shimmer Brush 
(to watercolor the candies with)
And, don't forget, Just Treats can be yours for only $5 during September 2018, with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more!  

CTMH More Magical Cards

Do you remember the More Magical Toy Story themed layout that I made a week or so ago?  
Well, did you also know that there was a CTMH workshop to go along with it?  It makes 4 double layouts and 8 cards!  I made the layouts, and set to work on the cards.  I was supposed to create 4 of each of two designs.  But, you probably know me well enough to know that isn't how it went!
Instead, I used my scraps to create 8 different cards.  The only thing that I added was a few clouds cut out of our CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge.
Oh, and the clouds on this one got a little bit of hard to see Clear Shimmer Brush glitter.  Funny, I did not notice the word dream all over the card above until just now.  Didn't see it when I made the card, and not when I photographed it.  I like it though!

This card, shown above, is one of the two CTMH designs.  I loved it, but wanted to see how it looked with other little bits of paper.  So the card below was created.

This card, shown above, was also one of the original designs.  I went a little crazy with the Journaling Pen accents though.  It might not have needed quite as much as I added lol!  The card below is a simple variation of this pattern too.

Want to create your own CTMH More Magical cards?
Here are the links to the products that I used.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

CTMH Grateful Heart - FREE - Workshop Guide Layouts 4-6

How do you make the three layouts featured in the graphic above?  Well, you start by downloading this FREE workshop guide!  

Remember, you can find the Cricut Design Space file in each layout post here on the blog.  Each of the links is listed here: