Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pemberley Purse - CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

I have always loved those little paper purses that I have seen people making.  You might imagine how happy I was to have several available to me on the Artiste cartridge.  I decided to make one out of CTMH Pemberley paper set.  I cut the purse at 3".  Although I hand cut the light blue floral piece on the bottom of the purse, the top floral overlay, handle and 3D flower were all from Artiste as well.  Isn't it perfect to tuck some cash or a gift card into for a beautiful gift presentation?  And the best part was that the whole thing took under 5 minutes to make!  Remember to place your order for the cartridge early on August 1st, tomorrow, in order to be among the first to receive it!  You may shop with me by clicking here.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Spooky Coffin - CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

My daughter, Isabella, wanted to make a 3D coffin box from the Artiste cartridge today.  We used a new My Reflections paper packet called Moonlight.  At the suggestion of the handbook, I set the size dial to 7.5", and it cut a coffin that turned out exactly that tall when completed.

Did I mention that Artiste comes with a second handbook, that details how to create each and every one of the 3D items on the cartridge?  Pretty cool, huh?

Here are my cut and folded coffin pieces.

Here they are glued, and it couldn't have been easier!

Using shapes and the word Spooky from Artiste, I created these cute embellishments.  The spider web shapes are actually a border that I cut to fit.  I also used some of the new Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon that will be available on August 1st along with the Moonlight paper.  The word "beware" was from a strip at the top of one of my Moonlight papers.

So, it would only be right to fill this little box up with sweet treats for Halloween, but Isabella wanted to create a little surprise under the treats, so we cut out the cute little skeleton and glued it inside the coffin!

Don't forget to shop with me on August 1, 2012 when all of these new must haves are available for sale.

Friday, July 27, 2012

CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge Baby Shoes

I arrived home yesterday to find that my Artiste cartridge had arrived.  Let me tell you...I did not think it would be possible to love a cartridge more than I do Art Philosophy, but CTMH really hit it out of the park with Artiste!  I simply did not know where to start, having sooooo many options available to me.  Although the schedules of the four kids don't leave me with very much free time, I found just enough time to play with the cute little baby shoe image.  We are going to have 4 new babies in our family very soon - one great niece and 3 new cousins!!!  I started out cutting the shoes tiny, at 2.5 inches, and out of CTMH Lucy paper.  I used the CTMH Love Life acrylic stamp set for the little words happiness and cherish.  I did not really know what to expect but I love them.   They might go into a flower corsage at some point in time.  Don't forget that Artiste will be available for sale on August 1stUntil then, keep checking as I share more project inspiration with you.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

CTMH Artiste Christmas Trees

I love Christmas projects, so when I saw this great Christmas tree project out of our new idea book, I thought that I would share it with you.  The trees are made with the new CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge, which will be available as a bundle for $99 beginning on August 1, 2012.  I can't wait until I can make some of my own.  Aren't they super cute?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Exciting News - New CTMH Artiste Cartridge!!!

What exciting news...a new CTMH Cricut cartridge called Artiste.  It will be available to all of you Art Philosophy lovers beginning on August 1st.  I can't wait to get my hands on it.  

The cartridge includes over 700 images, 3 coordinating stamp sets and 3 sets of 9"x12" coordinating sheets of Dimensional Elements!!!

It includes even more 3D projects, a wide variety of shapes, a font, cards and so very much more.  I will keep you updated as I learn more about this exciting cartridge.

Click here to see the handbook of all of the images on Artiste.

Free Perfect Pairs

During July, get a free paper packet and coordinating accessory with a qualifying online purchase.

Place an online order of $75 or more from my website in July and CTMH will send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month. 

Order Dates Perfect Pair Retail Value
July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) $15.90
July 6–10 Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633) $14.90
July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90
July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C) $17.90
July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C) $17.90
July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C) $17.90
July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C) $14.90

July Stamp of the Month

I know that I am a little late getting July's Stamp of the Month information out to you, but helping at two separate Expos can put real life on hold!  It has such great sayings on it, and it is available for $5 with a purchase of $50 or more on my website

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CTMH Art Philosophy Gift Boxes

I don't think that I will breaking any Expo rules by sharing my 8 little gift boxes that I made using the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I hope to show the versatility of the cartridge.  All of the embellishments were made with the cartridge as well.  I will go into more detail about the stamp sets used if anyone should need me to...just as soon as I have returned from the Expo!  Here they are...

Scrapbook Expo Here I Come!!!

I just wanted to let you guys know that I will be heading out to the Valley Forge Scrapbook Expo.  Will you be attending?  If you are...please drop by Karen Hollis' Close To My Heart booth.  I will be there teaching a Create and Take scrapbook layout on both Friday and Saturday.  Although the Expo limits what we are able to share ahead of time, I can tell you that Karen's talented group will have some wonderful projects in store.  Be sure to stop by and say hello!!!