Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Monogramed Apothecary Jar

        Homemade Apothcary Jar with vinyl monogram using
   the Cricut cartridge.

Isnt this soooo pretty? Apothecary jars are all the rage,I made this jar with pieces and
parts from my local Hobby Lobby.
I used Satin black spray paint and sprayed everything that wasnt
already black, then gave it a coat of spray satin varnish.
I used the Cricut cartridge "Tie the Knot", and
I just made another one using my SCAL and a font I found on
the internet.

Here are some pictures of the steps to make one of these..

I added a wooden disk under the jar to make it look
more chunky. There are many on pinterest and the internet
that do not have this step. I think it gives it more
substance to add this piece.

                                       The lid of the jar comes with a siver lid-I just painted it also
                                                and added another wooden disk and then the finial.

Ta Daaa!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Michaels and Hobby Lobby Coupons

May is such a busy busy month. Seems like every school function
is happening all at once.
I wanted to post something I made,but time has gotten away from me, so I will give y'all a little treat, We all love our coupons don't we? So here are a couple for you to use and get yourself something at a great price. I know I have stocked up on a couple big bottles of varnish from the art department. I use that for my wooden outdoor yardart. Yippeee!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month!

Happy May to everyone!
Isn't it crazy to know that we have a NATIONAL scrapping month for us crazy crafters? I wonder if Hallmark
was informed? Close to my Heart has a great promotion to
help celebrate National Scrapbooking Month
Pinwheels! They bring back some fond memories....

May Stamp of the Month

Available May 1-31, 2013 only.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

EASTER BUNNY CARD-made with the cricut!

Bunny Card
Here is an Easter card I made using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy
Cartridge. I saw one similar that used punches, And I dont remember where to give credit..Because I so WOULD! But this uses the CRICUT.
Lets start...
I first cut out a hole to the card front at 1 3/4" with the cricut and added Brown Bag ink around the edges of the hole, Then I added the bunny bottom and face using a 1 3/4" circle. Attach the body to the INSIDE of the card and then add the head to the front using dimensionals pop dots... Isn't he Cuuuute??

Use a marker for the whisker details, and
the feet pads. Add dimensional pop dots to the feet.

All product used are Close to My Heart
Paper: Craft, Daisy white
Ink: HollyHock, Black, Brown Bag
Cutting sizes: Body 1 3/4" circle,Head 1 3/4" (ornament base trimmed), ears & feet 3/4" md oval, inside ears &feet 1/2" md oval
Cheeks 3/4" circle, Tail 3/4" Scallop circle x2, nose 1/2" triangle, or heart.
Accessories: Liquid Applique (for the fluffy tail)
and Licorice opaques gems for the eyes,
Pink Button
Banner cut at 2 1/2" for sentiment
Border was made with a ruler and a marker, then freehand the
squiggles. Love that effect!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Silly Saturday Post....

Hello friends, and thanks for stopping by! At the end of
the week it's nice to have a little laugh. If you have never seen
this dog before-he is an overnight sensation and the video went
viral. Just love his big brown eyes.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Bunny Basket with the CRICUT

This adorable Bunny Basket/Box can be made easily with the Art Philosophy
Cricut cartridge. This little cutie is the same face used on the bunny card
and the Bunny Pillow box posted earlier. A fellow CTMH consultant, Emmy Rackley modified it from the pillow box, and added it to the purse box, Wonderful! Fill it up with some candy and sweets, it's sure to be a hit!

Perfect for Childrens Church,
Co-workers, Crop buddies!

Look at the tail! Tee-hee sooo cute!!
For directions please visit the TEMPLATES TAB.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cricut Craft Room Tutorial-Learn How!

Discover how to use Cricut® Craft Room—the free online design software that makes it easier to create projects with your Cricut® machine—in this step-by-step tutorial.
Discover how to stretch 700 images into MANY more and learn to
meld the letters together into one! Ever wonder how to do that?

Easy St Patty's Project

Here is my little contribution to St Patricks Day..A lucky Charm!
Well, its a wand, but you can make it into anything you want, even
a card..

Cutting Sizes

Using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge:
3" Green Scallop Circle (Base)x2
2 1/2" Kraft or Bamboo C/S Circle
2" Orange Scallop circle(Hair)
1 3/4" Blush CS (Face)
1/2" x2 Circles (ears)
3/4" circle (nose)
3/4" Orange (Leaf) (mustache)
1 3/4 Base Cupcake,Green (hat)
2 1/2" banner for sentiment
1/2 x 2" strip rounded for brim, Green
small strip for black hat accent and gold pen for buckle
Licorice Opaques Gems, (eyes)

To make the hat, cut the cupcake out and cut off where the icing
starts. Turn it upside down, and that is the shape for his hat.
Stamp sentiment on banner and use a 3D glue dot to attach to
a bamboo skewer and place the other 3" green circle over the
back covering the stick. Attach ribbon,sentiment,eyes , and button
and you have your lucky charm wand!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cricut Mini Album-Video

Check out this Video on how to create a cute mini album
For a fun way to use up an eclectic array of papers, stamped images, and Cricut® shapes, a mini album is the perfect choice! Learn how to make an 8" × 5" mini album from start to finish for a cute little scrapbook full of variety and personality!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Just a Note Card-Clean & Simple

Hello There!  Today I wanted to share another quick and
simple note card I made using my scrap stash.

I cut out "NOTE" using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge
and added colored strips of card stock on the back.
The new adhesive backed Silver Shimmer Trim (try saying that fast!)From Close to My Heart adds
just the right sparkly touch.
Easy and quick card!!
Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, February 15, 2013

Clean & Simple Card

This was possibly one of the quickest and easiest cards I have done
in a while. It's clean and simple isnt it?

Inspiration came from Cristina Kowalczyk at My paper secret.

I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut out the hearts...
Then backed the hearts with strips of colored CTMH cardstock.
For the sentiments I actually cheated and used a font I had in Microsoft
Word and printed on cardstock and cut in strips. I bumped them
up with some pop dots.
Simple and clean.... And Quick!!