Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring Cutie Pie


Close to My Heart's 

'Cutie Pie'  Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



 Yours with a qualifying purchase of $50.00 or more, and check out the December special offer from Close to My Heart.  It's a great way to stretch your Holiday and Craft dollar. 


My project is a cupcake box this month, since we have a cupcake themed stamp set.  I made the simple square box from the Close to My Heart exclusive Artiste collection.  I've done some paper piecing with a cupcake and the cupcake stand popped the embellishment off the box to give it a bit of dimension.  I'm not sure about the washi tape around the rim, but I'm still creating.  For some reason I thought it was 29th and that the hop is tomorrow, not today, at 6pm(Pacific time)  


If  you arrived here from  Carol's  blog your on the right path.
If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, want a list of all the blogs, or get lost visit Melinda's blog.


Additional Artwork created by the Close to My Heart Art Department.  


Additional Artwork created by the Close to My Heart Art Department.  


Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.  There are over 50 consultants participating this month worldwide.  Now it's time for you to hop over to Michelle's blog.




Create from your Heart,

Friday, November 21, 2014

Use Your Stash!

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop!

I'm a new participant in this group of ladies, and I look forward to future challenges.
The challenge this month is that we need to create a home decor item from our stash. For me it's a challenge on what to pick, as I have a very, very, very large paper craft collection of supplies.  

If  you arrived here from Katy's blog your on the right path.
If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle.

We moved twice this last year.  The first move was from Pennsylvania back to California.  We originally leased a small home, and purchased one once we had the chance to look around.  We found a lovely home with the right amount of rooms.  I've been working on creating my craft room, and I keep finding boxes that say craft supplies!  

I'm focused on Christmas at the moment.  We just put up our trees.  We have three this year, and we found every box of Christmas items except the one with the kids stockings.  I can't believe it I have at least 15 boxes of Christmas and the stockings are most likely in a box marked craft that I haven't unpacked!

 I think this will be a nice piece for the Christmas Holidays.  I have a lot of shadowbox frames that I picked up at a discount store years ago.  I saw this idea on Pinterest, and I wanted to create my version of a jingle bell frame.

I used a piece of cranberry cardstock from Close to My Heart, A silver piece of cardstock from Anna Griffin's perfect layers set, jingle bells from craft supply, and the Close to My Heart exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

I recently purchased a Cricut Explore and I wanted to weld the word jingle together.  I could not for anything figure out how to do this, so I thought negative space would look nice.

The bells are loose in the frame, so it's an interactive piece...a jingle version of a snow globe.
I have a feeling my grandson will love shaking the jingles.

Happy Holidays!


Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.    Now it's time for you to hop over to  Wendy's blog.


Create from Your Heart,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Circut Artfully Sent Collection Blog Hop


Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring the newest Cricut collection

by Close to My Heart

"Artfully Sent"
Photo courtesy of Close to My Heart


If  you arrived here from Lauren's blog your on the right path.
If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, want a list of all the blogs, or get lost visit Melinda's blog.





This purse card is found on pg. 6 in the Artfully sent handbook.   This card has 12 paper pieced purses that I picked out of my scrap pile.  It's fun, but time consuming.  The shape and images inside are from the stamp sets that come with the Cricut Artfully Sent collection.  This allows you to make cards the minute you open that box


Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.  There are over 40 consultants participating this month worldwide.  Now it's time for you to hop over to Vicki's blog.
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Create from the Heart,