Thursday, 28 July 2011

Cricut on the brain! my Cricut Expression is here and I have been playing with the cartridges that came with it but I really can't wait to get my hands on CTMH's Art Philosophy cartridge soon!  I am placing an order on the first and this will top the list for me and for many of my customers.  If you are interested, drop me a line and I'll add one to my order for you too!  Or click on the Shop Online tab at the top of my blog to go order it for yourself and have it shipped directly to your door (remember it won't be available until after August 1st).

Until then, I am stocking up on ideas and inspiration.  Check out the CTMH video above for some tips on amping up your projects using the Art Philosophy cartridge.

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Use it up!

I have decided that I need to use up some of my old stash so that I can load up on all of the amazing new product that will be available soon!  I seriously need to make room (you have NO idea)!  I used some paper from the Sweet Home pack (blue) and the More to Adore pack (floral) along with Cocoa and Daisy white cardstock for the card base and mats.  The sentiment is from the Wings Workshop on the Go and was stamped in Indian Corn Blue.  The vertical ribbon is a combo of the wide ribbon from Cocoa Ribbon Rounds and some natural hemp. The little flower is made using Blush ric rac and I think it turned out really cute...I've never made a ribbon flower that small before!  I don't know if I'd say it's one of my favourite cards but  I successfully managed to use up some old stock and create something new and that makes me happy!  :)

Thursday, 21 July 2011

CTMH & Cricut Art Philosophy!!!

I am so incredibly excited to get my hands on this new product created by two great companies teaming up -Cricut and CTMH!!  The Art Philosophy Collection is a Cricut bundle available only through CTMH!  With over 700 images (fonts, shapes and 3D elements) that coordinate with a ton of CTMH products including stamps and diecuts!  In the bundle you will receive 3 exclusive stamp sets and chipboard diecuts to get you started and the bundle also coordinates with many other stamps through the new Autumn/Winter 2011 catalogue!  Stamps outlined throughout the catty with a thin red line have coordinating shapes on the Art Philosophy cartridge.  How cool is that!  Watch the video below for just a taste of what you will be able to accomplish.  You can also check out more on page 12-13 of the new Autumn/Winter 2011 catty available online starting August 1st OR get your IRL copy from me now!  Drop me a line if you are interested!


Friday, 15 July 2011

CTMH rocks!

Twitter has been buzzing from all of the CTMH consultants at convention in Disney Land this weekend!  I haven't seen all of what is new but I have been following the tweets and let me tell's gonna knock your socks off!  Stay tuned for some amazing updates regarding new products and company changes...what a great time to be with Close to My Heart!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Vintage Rose Birthday Card

Where have I been? I'll spare you the details...let's just say my life has been as crazy as usual.! ;)

I created this card for my mother for her birthday and I was really happy with how it turned out. It's so what I am into right now and it has a nice vintage feel to it. I will hopefully be posting a tutorial in the near future showing how to make those flowers...they are so pretty and easy to make too!

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