Ribbon, ribbon…learn how to get your free ribbon!

It’s time to get wound up over receiving your own free spool of ribbon! During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD / $55 CAD you are eligible to receive one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each special bonus ribbon—either Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD. That’s a heap of savings every time you place an order! So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so place your orders early in the month to ensure the surprise will make it to your doorstep.


*Offer valid October 1–31, 2014 while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD).

Have a blessed day, full of creativity!!

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Tips on Thursday – Score Board

With the new Artfully Sent Card Cartridge, I’ve discovered you get to do a lot of scoring!!  This makes our new score board essential as it makes your live much easier.  You need to be able to fold clean, exact lines in order to make the cards well.  This tool is the BEST for this!!

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The arm allows you to work with 12″x12″ paper.  The scoring tool stores on the side and is secure.  The lines are crisp and easy to fold.  Having this tool is a must with this cartridge!  Another plus, this board is very nice and compact for trekking around to crops.

Creatively Yours,

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Artfully Sent #6 Pop-up Card

Playing with Artfully Sent is easy and fun!  With just the basic cuts and not doing anything fancy,the first card – a pop-up – looks like this:


The front of the card – ‘pop-up’ key with one of the icon silhouettes.


Inside liner of the card is cut with the same function key ‘pop-up’, shift 6. The silhouette is from the icon function key.

There is a direction book to use for assembly.  The card is so simple and beautiful!  Next time through, we’ll have to dress it up.  Stay tuned for the next Artfully Simple card!

Creatively Yours,

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Artfully Sent – #6

I got my Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge in and wanted to  start playing.  It’s so exciting.   I let Sarah Grace pick a number, she choose “6” because it’s her age!  This key features the #6 for the font and cards about fashion, shopping, and more. We cut out all the possible options on “6” just to show you what you can cut out!


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I was able to cut out 8 different cards with this.  I used the negative or cut-outs of the letters/images from one card on other cards.  I was not really trying to be creative today as much as I was trying to see what we could cut out and what it would look like.  I love the silhouettes!  Check back tomorrow for more!

Creatively Yours,

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Picture My Life ~ Laughing Lola/Scaredy Cat papers!

I had some extra cards from my Picture My Life (PML) Laughing Lola Kit (Z1944).  I don’t like to waste product so I used them in a different way – I added the cards to my scrapbook layouts!  I used them to create titles, thus less work for me!


This layout is using our New Scaredy Cat papers (X7185B) which I’ll feature in September for a workshop. I had some extra PML cards from Laughing Lola (Z1944).



“LOVELY” is a 4″x6″ Picture My Life card.


“Today” and “Life is Good” are two of the 3″x4″ Picture My Life cards.


A few of our purple Glitter Gems (Z1936) for accents.


I love that the Glitter Gems have adhesive on them.


I made the faux stiching around the edges of the layouts with our Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen (Z1979).

I added Gypsy Cardstock (X5757), one of the compliment colors for Laughing Lola,  to the Scaredy Cat Paper Pack (X7185B).  Even though Scaredy Cat is a Halloween paper pack, you’d never know from these layouts.  Another great use for Picture My Life Cards.

If you love the family pictures, my friend Allison, took them!  She does a great job and you can check her work on on Memories by Allison!

Creatively Yours,

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Whooo’s Your Valentine

Who’s your Valentine?  This cute candy tube set from Close to My Heart! That’s who!  This set is so very versatile – be watching for a few more projects from it.  My daughter is super excited to be giving these valentines to her friends at school.  I’m super excited that she can help make them!!  Watch Kristine from Close to My Heart share this wonderful kit with you:

Get your “Whoo’s Your Valentine” kit here!!

Bling and Alcohol Markers!

Another discovery!  You can use your alcohol markers for adding color to your clear, white pearls, or white metal establishments.  For the purpose of this entry, I’m using clear gems.  You color the top of the embellishment with your alcohol marker.  I used the brush end of the marker.  You can deepen the color by adding layers – just allow one layer to dry before adding the next one. 

Results?  Embellishments which really add to my card!

Big “Thanks” to my friend Linda Black for sharing this nifty tip with me!  Get your clear, pearl, or white bling and alcohol markers by Shopping here!

Getting Back into the Swing of Things with Glitter!!

So as I’m recovering from surgery, I hobbled down to my office to play a little bit!  Bed rest sounds good for the first 3 days but you can go stir crazy quickly.   So I decided to play a bit with our glitter glues (X1769 – Bronze; Z1484 – Red; Z1313 – Stardust).  I played with make my own glitter paper and glitter accessories!

Add ink to the chip board – I used Champagne and Ruby here.

Then add your glitter gel glue!

Using a sponge, spread the glitter glue around.  Let dry.  Apply the second coat.  Let dry.  Add as many layers of glue as you need to get the look you want!!

With paper, you do the same.  Remember the paper will curl when wet.  Once dry, flatten!  Have a great time with this very, very easy tip!! 

Counting w/ Nov SOM + 50% off

Close To My Heart’s November Stamp of the Month “Capture The Date” is a great, versatile stamp set!  I decided to create some counting cards for my 4 year old to practice learning her print numbers and associating the actual physical objects (in this case, stamped objects).  I love using the little bird from “Perfect Fit Holidays” as the counter.  Our wonderful alcohol markers makes the coloring so easy.  I used our Glitz Glitter Gel – Bronze in order to create a tactile element on the cards to help her  with her touch counting. 

You’ll  need the following supplies to create these:

Z1755 – Posh Journaling Spots

44751 – Archival Black Ink
S1211 – Nov SOM – Capture the Date
B1412 – Perfect Fit Holidays (works with the Cricut Art Philosophy cart)
Close to My Heart alcohol markers of your choice

November 2012 Constant Campaign

To show our support of Red
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Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy
the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for
and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll
receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two
promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for
any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose
another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get
Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!