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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pink Cricut Link Up Tuesday

Project I made for the Pink Cricut's Link Up Tuesday.

 I found out today that a friend is pregnant with twins so I figured I would give these little shoes a try that can be found on the Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste cartridge.  
I would like to "Thank" my fellow
Close to My Heart consultant,  Nicole Robinson for the inspiration
to give these a try.
Thanks for dropping by. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Courtney's Pink Cricut Master Crafters Entry

This is the project my 15 year old daughter created for the 
Pink Cricut Master Crafter's Challenge.
Instead of doing the traditional pumpkin carving 
she decided to dress up her pumpkins a bit.
She used the green rhinestones as the eyes and some of the DCWV 
Rock Star paper pad for the little sign and arms.  I think that you can 
see the blue button that was also in her challenge kit.  She used a bunch of 
lace that we had in our stash as the dress.  Her pumpkin isn't the typical scaring
decoration but very cute.  
Thank you for stopping by and checking out 
project for the Pink Cricut Master Crafters Challenge.
She would really appreciate your votes.  
Thanks From,

Pink Cricut Master Crafter Challenge Entry

I made this wreath for the Pink Cricut's Master Crafters Challenge.
I used the DCWV Rock Star Mat Stack provided to us for the challenge.   
I also used the green rhinestones in some of the flowers on the wreath.  
Hope you can see them in the pictures.
I cut the flowers at 3" & 3 1/2" using the Close to My Heart Artiste 
Cricut cartridge.  I used the flower on page 54, 
Accent 1 using the shift button. 
I inked the edges of all of the flowers using the
Close to My Heart Slate ink pad.
I wrapped my Styrofoam wreath with black tulle.  I attached the 
flowers to the wreath using pins with a pearl head.  
I sure hope you enjoy my project and find inspiration to 
give it a try yourself.  They are a lot of fun to make.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I would really appreciate
your votes for my wreath.  I would be honored to be 
voted the Pink Cricut's Master Crafter.  I would also like to say, "Thank You" 
to the companies for sponsoring this exciting event.

Cyndi Stephenson 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pink Cricut Link Up Tuesday

I finished up this Halloween wreath this morning.  I used the CTMH Artiste 
Cricut cartridge to cut the rosettes.  I used Doodlebug pattern paper for the 
rosettes.  I used a variety of embellishments from multiple companies.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. 

Close to My Heart Halloween Card

I made a set of six 5 1/2" X 5 1/2"  Halloween cards for a card swap.
Close to My Heart B&T Moonlight Paper
Close to My Heart Stamp Set Wicked (Retired)
CTMH Inks used:
Smokey Plum, Sweet Leaf & Black

You can place your Close to My Heart order with me at:
Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pink Cricut Link Up Tuesday

Baby Banner

I cut my banner pieces using the Close to My Heart Artiste 
Cricut cartridge & the font from the Close to My Heart
Art Philosophy cartridge.  These are awesome cartridges and great 
additions to your cartridge library.
The banner pieces were cut @ 5 3/4" and the letters at 3"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pink By Design Link Up Tuesday

Card made for a friend.  He joined the Navy and is off at training right now.  
Recipe for card:
Craft Paper Card
CTMH Sonoma Cardstock (Retired)
CTMH Constant Campaign "It's Your Day" Stamp Set
 (Ends 9/302012)
CTMH Cocoa Ink Stamp Pad
CTMH Durables Stud  (Gold) Embellishment
If you are interested in placing a Close to My Heart order you can do so here at my website:
Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pink Cricut Link Up Tuesday Party

I created a "Thank You" card gift set using Close to My Heart Avonlea paper and the new Cricut Artiste cartridge exclusive to Close to My Heart.   The "Thanks" stamp I used is also from CTMH.  I used the new color Slate ink pad.  I love this new color, it is one of six just released at the beginning of August.
I am submitting this project for "Link Up Tuesday"" at:  
Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great day.

MasterCrafter Challenge

My daughter and I will be participating in the MasterCrafter Challenge over at the Pink Cricut Blog.  On September 20th the projects will be posted and the voting will begin. I hope that you will head over there once the voting starts and vote for the project that you like the most.
Courtney and I appreciate your support and are really looking forward to get crafting. 
This should be loads of fun.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Here is the picture of the new Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge.  
Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Cartridge Contains:  themed projects, cards, fonts, shapes and 
3-D items
3-Coordinating My Acrylix Stamp Sets
3- 12 X 9 Dimensional Elements in Coordinating Shapes
I can start taking orders August 1st or you can order through my website at:
Starting August 1st.  The new Idea Book will be available for viewing on my site on the same date.
Hope you stop by and place your order for the Awesome new cartridge with me.
Thank You,

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pink By Design Link Up Tuesday Card

Ladybug card using a scalloped circle punch. I made this set of cards to keep on hand.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

CTMH Cards

I made these cards using Close to My Heart card stock.
Stamp Set:  CTMH Card Word Puzzle for the flower
Inks:  CTMH Pear and Cotton Candy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pink By Design Link Up Tuesday

Graduation Thank You Cards

I made these cards for my son and his friend to send out.  They go to different high schools.
Stamp:  Close To My Heart "Thanks"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Art Philosophy Flower Wreaths

Pink by Design Link Up Tuesday

Flowers cut with the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.
Flowers cut @:  3", 3 1/2", 4" & 4 1/2"
Close to My Heart White Daisy Card Stock
Ink used:  Close to My Heart Moonstruck and Dutch Blue

Flowers cut with the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge
Card stock from my supplies
Ink used for flower edges was CTMH Brown Paper Bag
Thanks for Stopping By,

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Courtney's Pink By Design Link Up Tuesday Project

Father's Day Cards

Courtney made these cards for a Card Swap at our local Craft Warehouse.  I think they turned out real cute.  She scrap lifted the idea from Pinterest.  I cannot remember right off hand who posted it, sorry.

Pink By Design Link Up Tuesday

Smore Goodies that I made for the Second Grade class I volunteer in for Camp Week.  

It has been a busy week for me so I have 2 projects to share with you today.
I used the Close To My Heart Happy Camper set. 

 Father's Day Cards for a Card Swap.

I made these cards for a card swap that my daughter and I do once a month for our local Craft Warehouse store.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Courtney's 15th Birthday Gift

I am linking this project up with Pink By Design Link Up Tuesday.
I made this little set for my daughter's 15th birthday.  I filled them with some cosmetics and jewelry she had been eyeing. I left them out last night so she would find them this morning with her goodies and she loved them. I entered them in the Close To My Heart Dotty for You contest.  
Thanks for stopping by and looking.
If you would not mind going over and voting for me I would really appreciate it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jaded Blossom May Challenge

I made a teabag holder for my entry in the Jaded Blossom May's Challenge. 
I used the Easter Egg from the Jaded Blossom's Bunny Poop set to create the flowers on the front of it.  I posted the directions for the teabag holder on a post below.  
Hope you like it.
I am pretty proud of myself, I am getting a little better about posting my projects on my blog. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Teabag Holder

Pick a piece of 12"x12" patterned paper.
Cut it so it measures:  8 1/2"x12"
Long wise:  (12") Score @ 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 5", 7", 9 1/2" & 10 3/4"
Short wise:  (8 1/2") Score @ 2 1/2" & 6"
Fold on all of the score lines.
Fold the corners of all 4 of the squares down.  See diagram above for the dotted lines where you are to fold.
Once it is all folded and you have a little pocket of each side, put the tops of both sides together.  Hole punch and then add ribbon to hold it together.  
When finished, add your teabags or anything else your heart desires. 
Hope you enjoy creating your own.  I love them and they are super easy. 

Mother's Day Card I Made For My Sister

Card Recipe:
Card Base:  CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge
DCWV Coral Couture Cardstock
CTMH White Cardstock
CTMH Sweet Moments Stamp Set
CTMH Ink:  Sorbet
Momento Ink:  Black Tuxedo

Friday, May 11, 2012

Welcome to the Jaded Blossom Customer Blog Hop. 
We are very happy that you are able to join us. 

Jaded Blossom will be offering prizes.  They will be Echo Park paper, Twine and new treat boxes which are not yet released to three lucky winners who comment on every blog.

Jaded Blossom will also be offering these same prizes to three of you lucky participants. Those winners will be chosen randomly. 
Everyone will have until Sunday night to complete the hop. Winners will be announced Monday morning!!

This is my very first blog hop that I have participated in.  I just love all of the Jaded Blossom stamps sets.  Sadly, I have only been able to buy the Easter bundle so I really had to do some creative thinking so I could participate.  This is what I came up with. I made a set of "Thank You" cards for a teacher friend of mine for a Teacher Appreciation gift. 

I used the Easter Egg from the Bunny Poop set and created a flower stamping it multiple times on a circle.  I then cut it out and embellished it with a rhinestone.  If you look at the flower real close you will recognize it as the Easter Egg.
Thank you for stopping by so I could share my Jaded Blossom project with you.  Now it is time to head back over to the Jaded Blossom's blog so you can see what the next participant has created to share with you.

Jaded Blossom:  Bunny Poop Set (Egg)
CTMH:  Thanks stamp
DCWV:  Grade School Stack
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Oh yeah, I almost forgot.  Here is a adorable Patriotic Owl Digi by Jaded Blossom.  I used him to make up a quick little card.  Hope you like it. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Clear Cards

Here are some cards I made for Valentine's Day just using clear cards.  I ran them through the Cuttlebug.  I really like the effect it gives.  Hope you can see it, I am not a very good photographer. Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 30, 2012

My First Close to My Heart Project

This is a card that I made using Close to My Heart products.  I used the Lucy paper line, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge with coordinating stamp set.  CTMH ink used:  olive.  I made this card for a card swap at my first CTMH team meeting.   I am proud to say, my card won.   I am just starting out with the CTMH family, I just signed up to be a consultant a month ago.  I am finding that I love their products.  The Art Philosophy cartridge is a must have.  Thanks for looking.  

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pink By Design Silhouette Cameo Giveaway

Awesome giveaway going on over at Pink By Design!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Jaded Blossom Easter Treats Challenge

I made 30 of these for the Stamp Club that Courtney (my daughter) and I go to once a month.  I made one for each of the ladies.  I used the Bunny Poop stamp set from Jaded Blossom.  If you would like to check out their stamps you can find them here:  I used chocolate covered raisins for the Poo.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Cards Made with Jaded Blossom stamps

I made these Easter cards using the Jaded Blossom stamp "Easter Owl".  They have so many cute stamp sets over there at the Jaded Blossom store plus some other goodies that are fun to create with.  If you want to check them out you can find their link in my sidebar on the right hand side of my page.  Paper is from Doodlebug's brand new spring line called, "Hello Spring", it is so cute.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Penquin Bookmarks I am linking this project up with Sarah Hamer Designs for Link up Tuesday

I made these penguin bookmarks for the second grade class I volunteer in.  They are doing their penguin reports right now so I thought this would be perfect for them.  I listed all 17 species of penguins on the back and highlighted  the penguin they are doing their report on. 
I used my Create A Critter cartridge set at 2 3/4".  I made 25 of them.