Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas CTMH Blog Hop

Christmas just isn't Christmas without a few flaky friends!  Today I created a snow box (similar to a snow globe) using our CTMH Cricut Artist cartridge.  I cut a 3 1/2" box and lid.  On the back of the box I mimicked the cut out from the lid so that light would shine through and added the see through plastic to enclose the box.  Using our Snowflakes Seasons and Nature stamps, Indian Corn Blue Stamp pad and 2 -2" x 12" pieces of Indian Corn Blue cardstock, I created the trim on the outside of the box.  Once I stamped the two snowmen from the Flakey Friends Seasons & Nature stamp set, I colored them in and set them in place in my snow box.  I trimmed the outside of the box with the stamped Indian Blue paper and 2 strips of the Silver ribbon tape.  I also used the ribbon tape, a button and a rhinestone (both from my personal stash) to finish creating a bow on top.  On the front of the box I stamped the sentiment and distressed the edges with the same Indian Corn Blue Ink-adding blue rhinestones from my stash as well.  To make sure it's a "Snow box" I added sparkly glitter on the inside.  Now my son can shake away--just like a snow globe!

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I've created 5 different card kits using our CTMH product.  They are stamped and ready for you to put together!  Everything is included minus the adhesive of your choice. 
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Next on the Blog Hop is Rachel who has a beautiful project to show you!
Thank you for looking!  My best to you and your family in this magical season!
Merry Christmas!
Yours Truly,

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanksgiving Poster

Thanksgiving is cinnamon and cloves, leaves crunching, pumpkin pie spice, remembering what I am thankful for, family in sweaters, my mom's deviled eggs, my cousins broccolli casserole, turkeys, pilgrims & indians, kids playing in raked leaves...just a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things! (I feel the urgent need to pop up in my best Julie Andrews rendition of "A Few of My Favorite Things"!  LOL)

I just got a new job (which btw I really like).  There are only 3 in our department and our cubicles are, well-BARE.  I wanted to create something to spruce mine up! 

Thanksgiving Poster
I made a Thanksgiving poster using Close to my Heart Scrapbook paper, Abundance Holiday Stamp, and Chocolate Ink Pad.  (CTMH really is the best of all scrapbook materials I've used so far) and my Cricut cartridge Create a Critter 2.  Layering several pieces of paper (Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Chocolate and Ruby) I've created this splendid Thanksgiving Poster.  The poster is 12 x 12. To hang the poster I've bought Thanksgiving wire ribbon which I've threaded through the paper using two punched holes.  My creme inner squares are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4".  The "Happy" tree (as my hubby calls it), Turkey, Squirrel, and Cornucopia were cut out at 3".  The sentiment shape was cut using the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  This cartridge was a fabulous investment that I will use for a VERY long time.  I stamped the "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment in Chocolate and inked the edges with Chocolate.

I love this!  I can't wait to get the compliments from the office ladies who pass by our desks!

If you would like to learn how to create items like this, scrapbook pages or cards; check out my dates for my workshops.  We'll be creating ALL kinds of things.  After all, that's why the group is called "Crafty Queens"!  :)

Hope you enjoyed my blog today!  Come back often or sign up for emails!

With best of love,

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Capture the Date, Capture the Savings!

November 2012 Constant Campaign
To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.
In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!
* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.
Dates: Offer valid November 1–30, 2012
To get your stamps, please contact me at or visit my CTMH website at .

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Favorite {CTMH} Things Blog Hop! Winner!

Thank you for the lovely comments about my projects!  They were so much fun to make!
Now for the fun part.  The winner of the ink pad is....
Please email me your address so that I can get it out to you.

Have a Fabulous Monday Everyone!


Friday, October 26, 2012

My Favorite {CTMH} Things Blog Hop!

Welcome to the "My Favorite {CTMH} Things" Blog Hop! Today our theme is Christmas projects!

Our Playing With Paper team is sharing artwork featuring some of our favorite products from CTMH. If you have come here from Norhalma Verzosa, then you are on the right path.   If not you may start the hop with Jayma Malme.

Today I have created 4 Christmas items from the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridges.   I've created these little packages to give away prizes at my next workshop!  The Christmas tree package has been decorated with our Glitz Glitter Gel.  The snowflake package has been distressed with blue ink around the icicles and then the Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel.  So pretty up close.  I cut the red bag, decorated with a creme ribbon and used our October Stamp of the Month set-"A Holiday Treat".  How cute?!  AND so SIMPLE to create!


One lucky person will be chosen to receive a free stamp pad.  Just leave a comment and follow my blog!  Easy Breazy!

Now hop on over to Brittany Fitch for your next stop. 

Thank you for visiting!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pick of the Patch

Today I used my new product from Close to my Heart.  I used the September's Stamp of the Month card.  I used the Autumn Terracotta and Chocolate cardstock.   I also used the new Burlap ribbon.   On the chocolate cardstock I stamped smaller stamps as a background.  I stamped the "Pick of the Patch" stamp on the Autumn Terracotta cardstock.  Using the colonial white cardstock, I stamped the scarecrow, pumpkins and the bird in Chocolate ink.  

If you would like to see more Close To My Heart Products or see the October CTMH stamp, please contact me or visit my store.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: New WOTG Card Kits

Would you like to see a catalog or like more information about these cardmaking kits that you can do yourself?  Please contact me or visit my website at

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall Fun!

Like all school years, my son is having a "Fall Party" but unlike all the other school years I volunteered to help out.  I made the kids their take home bags early because at the end of the month my sister will be getting married...we will be busy, busy, busy!

So here they are.  I found the bags at Target-$2 for 20 bags.  Of course there are 21 children, so 2 packages it is.  I had to work around some food allergies, but I think everyone can have these bags...and they are CUTE!

I bought all the goodies.  Put them in the bags and started with what I think is the fun part, being crafty!  I used one of my Cricut cartridges and cut out 21 sunflower shadows and then 21 flowers.  Using my glue stick, I glued them together.  I then cut 21 brown rectangles 4" x5 1/4".  I folded the brown rectangles in half and stapled them to the goodie bags.  I cut out smaller orange strips and with chocolate ink I stamped "Fall Fun".  Next I glued the sunflowers to the orange rectangles and the orange rectangles to the brown.  Aren't they cute?!

Here's some pics of the creation in process:
glue, stamp, staple-DONE!
Hopefully they will be a success!  Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Harvest Time

Today I'm playing along over at Retro Sketches.  We are to use their sketch as inspiration.  Well, inspiration hit!  I had bought a Recollections Card Making Embellishments on clearance.  Can't get any better than that and I had these cute fall stickers from Sticko.  Then it was just a matter of making components matchy-matchy...the BEST part.  :-)
I started with dark brown card stock, cutting it 5 x 10".  I folded the card in half.  Using the button like embellishment I picked out the colors for the stripes and added orange to match the stickers.  There were so many cute stickers to use-an owl, squirrel playing in leaves, raccoon in a basket of leaves and many sayings.  After I picked out the stickers I was going to use, I cut another lighter brown square 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.  I cut the colored stripes 7/8 x 2 1/4".  I rounded the corner on the yellow stripe (like the sketch) and the creme colored paper.  I attached the stripes, then the round embellishment.  Next I attached the red cording and topped it with a nice bow to the Creme paper.  (Silly me, waited till the creme paper was complete and attached to the card and decided to distress it with red ink.)  I attached the sticker where I wanted it.  Using pop ups I attached the creme paper to the card.  The Harvest Time" sticker was a bit more challenging since it couldn't lay flat on the papers.  I cut very closely around the sticker so the backing was still on it.  I used one layer of pop ups under the word "Harvest" and underneath the word "Time", I used 2 layers of pop ups.  On the inside I attached the lighter brown cardstock for the sentiment to be written.
And this time my favorite pooch helped me the right way, napping all the way!
Thanks for looking, and Happy Fall!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

National Card Making Day & Breast Cancer Awareness

Today was an early day.  I awoke with my hubby's alarm clock at 5am.  Mind you, I'm not working and I DON'T have to get up that early on a Saturday.  Well, I think I put my time to a good use.  Playing along with Mojo Monday and Link up for Pink, I created one of my favorite cards!  My constant companion, Dixie had to help me too.  Really, I think she just wanted me to take A LOT of breaks!

I used different colors of pink cardstock from my stash.  The background paper is a special glittery Breast Cancer Ribbons paper I bought from Joann Fabrics (I believe).  The stamp is from Unity Stamp.  The ribbon again, is from my stash.  I used my Cricut to cut out the circles.  I distressed the ribbon paper and white circle with pink ink.  I also took bling and put on the inside of the large circle and pink bling on the inside of the white circle.  That was tedious and they didn't want to stay in place, so I used my Liquid Glass to fill in the white circle.  That worked out really well.  Finally I created a breast cancer ribbon and attached it to the circle.  Check it out, What do you think???


Thank you for looking, please feel free to leave a little love at the bottom!  Happy looking!  Most of all, enjoy the day with the folks you love! 


Monday, October 1, 2012


Welcome to my first posting to the Crafty Queen's blogsite!  The blog is still under construction as I am still learning the business, but please check back often because there are going to be ALOT of creations coming up you won't want to miss!

If you would like to see my other card making blog you can head over to Renee's Rainbow World.

Thank you for visiting!  Have a GREAT day!