Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cherish The Moment...Layout

I finally had a moment to craft something again-yeah!!! I made this layout for a picture I took with my mom and sister a few days ago. I'm developing the picture in black and white in size 5x7. I used my new lace stamp to make the background (which I love). I used stamps from Papertrey Ink (Movers & Shakers stamps) for the "15" and Close To My Heart (Moments in Time) for the month and year on my date tag. The embossed sentiment at the bottom is from My Creative Time. I added some light pink tulle and flowers with brads in the center. I like the way this layout turned out.

I will enter this layout in these challenges:
1. Papertrey Ink- Wrap it up with fabric
3. Docerela Creations- Anything Goes

Monday, September 3, 2012

Baseball Gift Card Holder

I made this gift card holder for the players on my son's baseball team. The coach bought McDonalds gift cards for each player and we put them in the GC holder. I tried not to make it too jazzed up and girly.

I will enter this project into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge- Anything goes.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Splish Splash Bye Summer Card

Okay, I had to make one more card today because I really wanted to play along in the challenge at My Craft Spot, one more summer challenge. You need to include water on your summer themed project. I embossed the sentiment and I added black Glossy Accents to the flamingo's eye to give it dimension. I love the simple less is more look of this card. It reminds me of a Smash book or Project Life creation.

I will enter this card in to the challenge at:
1. My Craft Spot Monday Challenge- #67 Splishy Splashy

Butterflies & Bows Are Wishing You...

Back again with a card I made today. I used a zipper die from Papertrey Ink that once the zipper is pulled off will reveal a hidden sentiment. I cut the flowers out of felt with the My Creative Time flower dies. I punched the butterfly out of vellum with a Martha butterfly punch. I decided the bottom was too bare, so I added some pearls with a Viva Decor Pen. I like how this card turned out.

I will enter this card into the challenge at 3 Girl Jam- Challenge #1 Butterflies & Bows.

Awesome Wonderful You Card

I know its been a while since I posted something. I've had a lot going on lately. Anyways, I'm just glad I was able to craft today and get some therapy out of it- LOL.

I made this card to enter into the Make It Monday Challenge #79 Fabric Die Cut at Capture the Moment (Papertrey Ink).  There is a card inspiration for the challenge and a requirement to use a die cut made of fabric. I cut a 3 layer flower with felt using a My Creative Time flower die. The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink and is from the Movers and Shakers stamp set. I like the way the card turned out. I was not sure about the colors together initially, but I like it.

Here is my inspiration:

Here is my card:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Children's Summer Holiday Challenge Card 4

My daughter (Little Miss Crafty) is back today with another card she made to enter into the Kids Challenge over at Simon Says Stamps Challenge. Here is the card she made. She is very big on Hello Kitty and this card is similar to one she previously made. This one features a ticket edge card base and a popped up flower. She loves pop dots, so I let her use all my cheapy ones from the $1 store that I do not prefer to use on my projects. Thanks for stopping by. She is really enjoying all the sweet comments, who knew how good that would make her feel :0) .

Friday, August 10, 2012

Surprise Pocket Card

I was not sure which way I wanted to go with this card at first. I knew I wanted to make a tag and watercolor it with my Close To My Heart Ink Pads, but that is all I know I wanted to do. Once I was finished with the tag everything else fell into place. I really like the effect of watercolors, whether you use real watercolor paint, watercolor pencils or the ink from the lid of your ink pad. The neat shaped tag is cut at 4" from the new Cricut Artiste Cartridge. The flower stamped I used is from Close To My Heart and the sentiment and white embossing powder are from Papertrey Ink. The ric rac ribbon can be found for a $1 at Michaels. I used white embroidery floss to stitch on the pocket.

I will be entering this card into the challenges at:
1. Capture the Moment- #77 Ink Pads as Watercolors
2. Simon Says Stamp Challenge- Bingo (Ribbon/Free/Blooms)

If you still need to purchase your very own Cricut Artiste Cartridge or Art Philosphy Cartridge, you can purchase HERE.

Children's Summer Holiday Challenge Card 3

My daughter, Little Miss Crafty, has another card to enter into the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. She was able to make this card quick and easy using a printed paper scrap.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Children's Summer Holiday Challenge Card 2

Little Miss Crafty (my daughter) back here with another card she made to enter into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. After punching these butterflies in several color papers, she staggered three butterfly layers on top of each other and then popped the butterflies up to give it some dimension.

Sorry I couldn't rotate the computer was acting crazy.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Children's Summer Holiday Challenge Card 1

There is a Children's Summer Holiday Challenge going on over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. My daughter was super excited when I told her about a challenge just for kids. I let her use my scraps to create cards or layout when she wants and she really like when I mess up and cut extra images or images that are too big or small with my Cricut, because she know I will give them to her. She does not have her own blog, so I'm posting it here for her. Here is a card she created:

Lol, the word at the top says "friends", but she punched it backwards. 

Christmas In July Card

Hello happy crafters,
Can you believe I made a Christmas card in July? Hahaha. I cut the flower out with a scrap of felt using the My Creative Times flower dies. The card base is 5". I used some glittery red embossing powder for the sentiment.

I will enter this card in the challenge at:
1. My Craft Spot- Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Celebrating Your Birthday Summer Blooms

Its been a few days since I've been able to make something and post it. Today I got my new Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste cartridge and of course put everything on hold to play with it. I decided to cut something floral and used one of the flowers and stems on the cartridge to go with a color challenge at Papertrey Ink. I used a Papertrey Ink stamp from the Movers and Shakers set. I used CTMH Sorbet colored ink on the sentiment. I jazzed up the flowers with some buttons in my stash. I like the clean feel of this card and I think the colors came together great.

Here is the color challenge:


Here is my card:

I will enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Papertrey Ink Blog Hop- Color Challenge
2. Simon Says Stamp Challenge- Anything goes

New Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Hello everyone, 

I have some excited news to share. Close To My Heart has come out with another exclusive Cricut cartridge called Artiste and it comes with 3 stamp set and 3 sets of chipboard elements. This cartridges is loaded with a font, several cupcake liners, many 3D boxes, bags, envelopes, cards, banners, seasonal themes and so much more. I've been playing with this cartridge and I am in love with this CTMH cartridge too. This is rivaling the first CTMH cartridge called Art Philosophy for 1st place in my heart. Below are some pics of the Artiste bundle, booklet, CTMH Idea Book and other specials. Be sure to check back on my blog for some upcoming projects made with this new cartridge.

New Idea Book 
The new Idea Book will go live on my website on August 1st and it is jam-packed with over-the-top new products and artwork!  If you would like your own copy of the Idea Book, email me, it will cost $7.50 includes shipping.
Autumn/Winter Idea Book! Gives you many layout and project ideas!

 It has 700 exclusive images, the cartridge features themed projects, interactive cards, awards, and more! From robots and spooks to wedding and Valentines, your cupcake liners, invitations, and party favors will coordinate and quickly come together for any celebration!

Here is a picture of whats included in the bundle:
CTMH/Cricut Artiste Collection

  • Cutting and assembling the MANY 3-D items is a snap using the projects reference chart.
  • There is a separate step-by-step assembly book to help you put your 3D projects together. 
  • Each key has items that work together. For instance, if there are things that work together, they are on the same key. If they layer with each other: same key. Get the idea?  
  • Many keys are themed for different things. For instance: wedding, birthday, space, etc. 
  • If you have your 'Real Dial Size' off, all layering pieces will automatically cut to fit the bottom image, without having to resize. More cool beans!
  • Many of our new stamp sets coordinate with this cartridge. As you go through the new Idea Book (which you can view here Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book on Aug 1 on my website or you can come view my Idea Book/catalog), you will see many sets that have images that are outlined in red. Those items coordinate with Cricut images. It will specify which cartridge (Artiste {the brand new one} or Art Philosophy). When you receive your stamp set, you will see that it also tells you what size to cut the image as well as which page to find it on in the instruction book.
  • You really get a lot of variety in this cartridge, Its like have 8 cartridges in 1. 
  • For the entire bundle it cost $99, plus tax and shipping. 

When you purchase the CTMY/Cricut Artiste Collection, you’ll get:
1 - Cartridge (with 700 exclusive images including themed projects, cards, font, shapes, cupcake liners, accordion and rolled flowers, and TONS of 3-D boxes, purses, and other items)
3 - new D-Sized coordinating stamp sets
3 - sheets of coordinating chipboard shapes (with speech bubbles, a mini album, and lots of banner shapes)
1 - project reference guide
1 - step-by-step assemble book

Other New Products:
With over 60 new stamp sets, 8 new paper kits, 13 new Workshop on the Go kits, over 50 new accents, accessories and tools (from new stamp scrubbers, to organizational items, to bling and new chipboard home-decor items), 4 new Studio J Express Collections, a new publication with card and layout patterns, and even will just be brimming with excitement, just like I am! I'm tellin''s a treasure trove of goodies! I can hardly wait for you to see it!

Studio J 
Lots of great Studio J improvements were announced, including no more Membership fees! Now everyone can have access to all of the layouts and kit without a membership*. The layouts are only $6.95 and there are TONS of great kits. There are also new fast and easy Expressions Collections where you can create an entire 10 layout (20 page) album in less than an hour with themes such as Year in Review,  All About Me, Little Miss, Little Man, School Days, and Travels! 

*If you already have a membership, you will get to participate in a special Members Bonus program. Be sure to check your email inbox for an email from CTMH explaining the details.

Hurry time is runny out for the July Special promotion: Free Perfect Pairs and stamp of the month!

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

Place an online order of $75 or more on my website in July and we’ll 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 so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs.

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

*Taxes and additional shipping/handling may apply. Offer good during above-specified dates, while supplies last.
The July Stamp of the month is called Live Out Loud and is available July 1–31, 2012 only.
With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for just $5.00! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Spend:  $50.00 No purchase req.
You pay only:  $5.00 (72% Off!)   $17.95 (full retail)  
Here are some sample artwork made using the stamp set.

If you want to place an order email me or go to my Close To My Heart website: Sew Sweet N Crafty. You will be able to view the new Fall/Winter Idea Book 2012 online Aug 1st HERE.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Peachy Blue Birthday Wishes To You

I made my own pattern paper by stamping the peach paper all over with a flower stamp from CTMH's Word Puzzle set.

Yikes, if you ever forget to Cuttlebug emboss your piece of paper before you put adhesive on it, no problem. Just stick it on a piece of wax paper and it will pill right off with out destroying the paper or the adhesive. 

I will enter this card into the celebration challenge that Jovan at Cards By Jovan is having to celebrate her 3 year blogaversary. I will also enter over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner in the anything goes challenge.

10 Things About Me Layout

I am very please at the way this layout turned out. I specially selected this color combo from some inspiration I found at the store in the gift wrap area.
Here is my inspiration:

Here is my layout

I used my Crop-A-Dile to attach the vellum to the paper and used the eyelet holes to create a loop for my ribbon.

I wanted to try something new, so I addes some burlap to my project.

I hand stamped the light coral paper with my CTMH stamp set called Word Puzzle.

I type the words and title on my computer printed it in gray ink and hand colored the letters in the specific color blue in I wanted. 

I curled some hemp around a small circular object to curl it. I added some coordinating ribbon and a button to my pretty bow.

My layout will be entered into these challenges:
1. 3 Girl Jam- beautiful bows