Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale @ CTMH

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is having a Cyber Monday sale.  20% off ALL CRICUT CARTRIDGES!!! That’s right from now until Midnight (11:59 pm MST time) you can get on or all of the cricut cartridges that Close To My Heart sells. If you ever wanted one of the cartridges, now is the time to do it. Chose one or chose all, ART PHILOSOPHY, ARTISTE, ARTBOOKING and even the new ARTFULLY SENT!!! Shop now at

But wait, there’s more. I have even more good news. For the month of December with a qualifying purchase of $50 you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. That’s up to $7.95 USD / $9.75 CAD of savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. Remember, a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mini Halloween Luminaries

Hi All,

Here is another Halloween project. Today is a set of mini luminaries. I used the Monster Bash cartridge cut at 5.5 inches.. I used cardstock from Recollections. You can literally make the 4 luminaries in about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Birthday card

Here is a cute and simple birthday card.  You can make several of these I'm no time at all. This card is made from the Simple Everyday Cards cartridge.

I used the Cricut Explore and I absolutely love the way it scores the card. I was able to use the my own fonts and used the Explore to write the sentiment.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Boo Wall Hanging

Here is another really quick Halloween project for you to do. I just wanted a really easy design to do. I used the font from Cricut Craft Room Basics sized at 7.5 inches. I used both the shadow and the top layer. I also welded the spider web from the Chic & Scary cartridge by Theresa Collins to the middle of the letter O.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Creepy Cricut Creations Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Creepy Cricut Creations Blog Hop!

Howling cats, and a big black spider,
Flying bats, some doughnuts and cider,
Smiling pumpkins can be seen;
The time is here for Halloween!

(by Karen McGuigan Brothers)

Crazy About Cricut and some crafty pals gathered around their cauldrons.....I mean Cricuts to create some spooky and fun Cricut creations!  This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations.

We have some AWESOME sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

Crazy About Cricut (Jenny)

An exclusive Mini Stamp set and...

is sponsoring this awesome set from Pretty Cute Stamps!

The Scrapbooking Queen is sponsoring with a Royal Prize pack from her store,

is offering this adorable stamp set, plus gorgeous Halloween Sequins!


2 spools from our Halloween Section, winner's choice

DD's crafts is sponsoring with a brand new "Gingerbread" Cricut
 cartridge from Cartridges and More!

How do you win? Check it out:

*Just become a follower of each of the amazing blogs in this hop.
*Leave each of them a comment letting them know what you loved (or were scared of) about their projects.

Please hop and leave your comments by 12 am Monday, October 13th Winners will be announced on Tuesday at sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now, prepare to be spooked!

I decided to make a little mini album. I used the Black Cat Tag from the Autumn Celebrations cartridge. I made some frames from the Paper Trimmings cartridge. I wrote "Happy Halloween 2014" using my Cricut Explore and the font from A Child's Year. Enjoy!!!

Up next is Dawn -

If you get lost, or need to stop along the way, you can find the complete lineup at

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cricut Explore - Print then Cut

Hi Everyone...
Well by now you may have heard that the Cricut Explore has added the newest feature of Print then Cut. I am super excited for this because I have tons of cartridges that I don't want to get rid of. I can now cut my images the regular way or customize them by changing the color if I want and then print them out and then cut them out.

I love, love, love having that option. Provocraft has also added to the account of Imagine owners the contents of those cartridges or us to use. I'm super excited to cut some of those images as well.

I just wanted to show you a couple of the cuts that I did as a test cut. These were random images that I chose to use. It was so easy. Once I chose the images, I sized them to approximately 3 inches each. I used the new feature "flatten" to make all of the piece weld together to form one image. I sent it to my printer and then cut them out. I see that I will be using this feature a lot in the future.

Check back for more projects. Halloween is one of my favorite so I will be posting some projects soon..


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cricut Explore

Here is my first test cut with the new Cricut Explore. It's a new die cutting machine from Provocraft.

It cuts like butter.  Very quiet and I love the writing feature.

Friday, January 3, 2014

"Present" Mini Album

Well I have another mini album to show you today. This album is from a tutorial by Kathy Orta-Files. I love the way this turned out. It measures 8 x 5 and has tons of space for pictures. The top of the present pulls out to reveal an accordion fold page. You could fit up to 6 full size pictures on each pullout.

The possibilities for this are almost endless. I think I will change the papers to a birthday theme. I'm also thinking about using it with a baby theme or even as an album for Mother's Day.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Well another year has come and gone. Overall 2013 was a good year and 2014 promises to be an even better year. I'm starting the year off by showing a few mini albums that I created the past couple of weeks.

This mini album was created for a friend's birthday. I used the tutorial Mini Treasures from Kathy Orta-Files' book Interactive Mini Scrapbooks. This book has some great albums for all levels. I used a variety of papers to create this album.

This book measures 6 x 9 and can hold several different sizes of photos along with journal spots. You can put this together in one afternoon. Great for gifts.