Shop CTMH

Current Catalog

Subscribe via email

Enter your e-mail address:

Powered by FeedPress

Newsletter

Sign up for My CTMH Email Newsletter
Email:
For Email Newsletters you can trust

Followers

November 9, 2014

Welcome to the November Stampers with an Attitude Focus Autumn with an Attitude Blog Hop.  This month I am following  {Jen Patrick.}  

Our blog hop is a circular hop.  You just click on the link to the next blog at the bottom of this post and go visit the next blog.  If you get lost, I have all of the participating blogs listed at the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.

This month our Stampers with an Attitude are showcasing Autumn artwork.  

I want to show you what I have been working on.  This is not my design.  It was designed and featured at the Silent Auction at our 2014 Close to My Heart Convention by the very talented Lisa Stenz.  I added the acorns!    


I used the Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for this artwork.  The tree is made by welding a branch from one image onto the tree from another image.  I have used Design Space to do this and I am loving the different ways to use our cartridges to make different designs than those shown in the handbook.  The versatility is incredible!

The leaves are in two pieces.  The back "whole" leaf is cut in chocolate.  The overlays are cut in Olive cardstock, Autumn Terracotta cardstock, or the yellow/orange patterned paper from the Pathfinding paper pack. I adhered the leaves with either Liquid Glass or if I wanted some dimension, I used our 3D Foam Tape.

The tree and the sentiment are cut out five times and glued together with Bonding Memories glue.  I ran my brayer over them to make sure that there were no air bubbles between the layers.

The owl, pumpkin and squirrel came from the Pathfinding Complements.

My artwork is displayed in our new Designed Decor Colonial White Frame.  I am making different pieces of artwork to display in my frame and changing them out with the seasons or holidays.

I want to thank you for visiting my blog.  The next very talented artist for you to visit on our blog hop is {Denise Elliott}. 


November 6, 2014

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent Blog Hop! 


 

 I am following {Adeline Brill's Blog.}   We have over 40 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our Close to My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.    

Have you visited the stores in the past week?  Well, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  And it is time to get a jump on making Christmas cards.  

The Close to My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge has 700 images on it.  This is an incredible cartridge for cardmakers and paired with my Cricut Explore, I am amazed at what I can make and how fast I can create.



There are 400 projects on this cartridge plus envelopes plus an alphabet.  You can use the overlays on your scrapbooking pages or your 3D items.  Plus you can edit your images in Cricut Craft Room or Design Space and design entirely new images.

The Artfully Sent Collection not only has the Cricut cartridge, but you also receive 3 full size stamp sets and a package of White Daisy cardstock (24 pieces) to get you started.



My card pattern can be found on page 49 of the Artfully Sent Handbook, and the inside of the card came from page 48.  I wanted to make a non-traditional Christmas card.  I found my color palette inspiration while driving to pick up my granddaughter.  I saw a house with these colors and decided to use them in my card

I used our Yuletide Carol paper pack and added some touches of Gold Glitter paper and Gold Shimmer Trim.

Here is my card.
                    

And here is the inside of my card.



Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Sheila Bennett's Blog.}

You can purchase any of the supplies listed below on my website.  


Supplies Used


October 31, 2014

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 


This month I am following {Adeline Brill's Blog.}   We have close to 60 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.                                                                                                              
The November Stamp of the Month is entitled It's the Little Things  (S1411) (Set of 15). Here is a picture of this stamp set:



And here is my card.


I went back to an old technique that I have used before.  I masked a part of my card and then stamped around it.  I love the sentiment on this stamp set. The flowers are randomly stamped around the mask.

I couldn't forget the bling!  I attached some Bitty Sparkles to the center of the smaller flowers. Then I used our ruler and our Black ShinHan Alcohol Marker to draw a line framing the masked area.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Michelle Stewart's Blog.}

The It's the Little Things Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between November 1 – November 30, 2014. 
You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website.  


Supplies Used


Happy Halloween!  Trouble's Brewing at my house!

The skull and bones overlay was cut with the Close to My Heart Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  I backed the skull with Silver Glitter Paper.  I used up the rest of my Scaredy Cat complements.  The bat and the bird both have Bitty Bling for eyes.

We have goblins galore awaiting night so they can trick or treat.  Hope you have a great Halloween!

Supplies Used



October 27, 2014

I needed a special card for a very special birthday.  My grandson, AJ, was having a 13th birthday - a big milestone indeed.  He is now a teenager.

So I went into Cricut Design Space and found the perfect card design in our new cartridge, Artfully Sent.  It can be found in the Artfully Sent Handbook, pg 28,   Sentiment.  


I love the star patterned paper for this card.  Doesn't it just fit?  It is from our Chalk it Up paper pack. I used Canary cardstock for the inside of the card and it shows through in the sentiment.  I placed a piece of Lagoon cardstock and Cranberry cardstock behind the blast and the birthday to make them stand out.  Then I drew in the rest of the letters with my Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.

I LOVE Design Space!  I was able to cut the rocket ship out by itself in Whisper cardstock.  I used the "Hide Contour" button to hide the rest of the card and save paper.  I did the same with the flame coming out of the rocket.  I used our wonderful Sunset patterned paper from Scaredy Cat.  And then I popped the Rocket up with some 3D Foam Tape to add a little pizzaz!!!

I decorated the inside of the card with our stamp set, Robot Family (C1583).  You just cannot give a naked card!

I added a black star and 2 white stars that I colored blue with our Turquoise Blue (B68) ShinHan alcohol marker.

I had so much fun making this card that I want to make it easy for you to create it as well.  Here is the Design Space File for this card:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/project/21560196

You need to have the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge in order to cut this card.  You can purchase it here.

Supplies Used


Pathfinding Technique Card Workshop

Social Media

Follow Me on Pinterest

Melinda Everitt

I am a Spotlight Artist!

Memphis Area Crop

Do you live in the Memphis Area? Join us at our next big crop on November 15, 2014. Registration has started! Click on Memphis Area Scrapbookers for details and to sign up.


Join us on Facebook

Follow Us on Pinterest