Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SSS June 2013 Card Kit



I love card kits! Not only do I purchase the wonderful Close To My Heart Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kits, but also I subscribed to Simon Says Stamp's Kit of the Month. Last month on a retreat I used the supplies from the June 2013 kit to make these cards. Many of the finishing touches are from Close To My Heart including the bronze shimmer trim, which recently has become one of my favorite products!










Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop


Welcome to the Joyful Stars July Blog Hop. This hop is a circle, so it doesn't matter if you are coming from the blog of my good friend and talented scrapbooker Stephanie or if you start here on my blog. Just continue around until you're back to the blog that you started on to make sure you see all the fabulous projects. 

I love Close To My Heart's Workshop on the Go kits. They are a great value and make papercrafting faster, simpler, easier! Last month I went on a retreat and had quite a few kits to complete. One kit was the beautiful Ivy Lane Cardmaking kit. 







What I love to do after I make the kit is to take the brochure cutting guide / directions and switch it up with different paper and stamps. That way the money spent on the kit becomes an even better value as I continually reuse that brochure! 






Supplies for "New Ivy Lane Cards":


All of the current Workshop on the Go Kits are retiring at the end of this month so hurry before they are sold out! 


Also, I made a Cricut Design Space file for the "New Ivy Lane Cards". If you are a Cricut Explore / Design Space user here is the project link. You will need to have Close To My Heart's cartridges linked to your account.

Your next stop on the hop is to Jolene's blog. She is one of my best friends, and I'm so excited she is hopping with us this month!  For a full list of bloggers on this hop look here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Slider Window Cards


A few weeks back I purchased some SVGs of interactive cards from Lori Whitlock. I've been waiting for some down time to play! Sunday I decided to clean out my old rarely used stamp sets. I easily purged 100! But I also "found" some that I really love and haven't used in awhile. So that is how these cards came about. The barnyard animal and sentiments were perfect for the card design. I also grabbed my Jubilee paper scraps that work perfectly for this project. This paper is only available until July 31!



Inside of the "Hay There" card.


Inside sentiment for "Herd it's your birthday" card was written with Cricut Explore!

Slider Window Card

Close To My Heart Supplies:

Jubilee Paper Pack
Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment
Howdy Stamp Set (retired)
Sparkles Blue Assortment (retired)

Other:

Slider Window Card 1 SVG (Lori Whitlock)
Cricut Explore Machine, Software, Pen (Provo Craft)
Memento Black Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Movers and Shakers Stamp Set (Papertrey Ink)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Retreat Survival Kit



This weekend I had a fabulous time of crafting fun with Close To My Heart sisters and friends! We stayed at the Hamburg Hideaway. My friend Jolene and I came up with the idea for this retreat when we decided to not go to Close To My Heart's convention in California this year. Seven consultants and two customers were able to clear their schedules and join us on the retreat.



 

We ordered T-shirts from Two Chicks. Missy designed a logo with our retreat information and we had it printed on the back with a local printer. Jolene, Stephanie and I collaborated to make the "Retreat Survival Kit". I spent some time on Pinterest and other Internet sites searching for ideas or a poem and had no luck. So this is what we created.

Your retreat survival kit includes:

- Juicy fruit gum to get the creative juices flowing,

- Sticky notes and a pen to jot down those creative ideas,

- Pain reliever just in case you "hit a wall",

- Ear plugs for when you need to escape and relax,

- Candy because every retreat needs candy,

- And Sparkles because when all else fails bling it!

Thank you for joining us on our first retreat!

Crystal, Jolene, and Stephanie



I had the logo we used for the T-shirts printed on the post-it notes and pens through Vista Print. All the items fit inside the Gable Box SVG file I had from SVG Cuts. It was such a fun time and I'm hopeful that we'll all be together again for the second annual retreat in June 2015!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Joyful Stars June Blog Hop


Welcome to the Joyful Stars June Blog Hop. This hop is a circle, so it doesn't matter if you are coming from Lori's blog or if you start here on my blog. Just continue around until you're back to the blog that you started on to make sure you see all the fabulous projects. This month I have two projects to share. Both feature the best paper pack to celebrate summer, Jubilee.





Strawberry Box Card

Close To My Heart Supplies:


Other:

Box Cards SVG Kit (SVGCuts)
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
Cricut Explore Machine and Software (Provo Craft)




Carnival Bendy "Card"

Close To My Heart Supplies:

Jubilee Paper Pack

Other:

Cricut Explore Machine and Software (Provo Craft)


If you are interested in Cricut Design Space and the bendy card project check out this post. As long as you have Artiste and Art Philosophy, the Cricut Explore machine, and Design Space software you can access the project here and create your own bendy card. 

Now it's time to go to Betty's blog for more inspiration. For a full list of bloggers on this hop look here.
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