Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cricut Craft Room Video

Here's a great video from CTMH that explains just a few of the great things you can do with the Cricut Craft room and our fabulous Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Mojo Monday 281 - Later Sk8r

It's been quite awhile since I've gotten a Mojo Monday card done on a Monday (yes!), but when I saw the sketch for this week, I instantly wanted to do it. I didn't exactly have in mind what I was going to do, but it looked like a lot of fun! Here's the sketch for this week:

When I sat down and looked through the newest papers from Close To My Heart, I immediately knew that I wanted to use the Later Sk8r paper with the gears cut from our Artiste Cricut cartridge. Once I had that in mind, the card came together pretty quickly, and I like how it turned out!

In addition to the Later Sk8r paper pack and the Artiste Cricut cartridge, I used the Perfect Fit - Birthday stamp set. I used Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, and Pear ink and some Lagoon, Pear, and White Daisy cardstock.

Thanks for taking a look!


Friday, February 15, 2013


It's rare that I make a card or scrapbooking layout without a little inspiration from somewhere! The cards I'm going to show you today were inspired by two different places - a Mojo Monday sketch and another CTMH consultant's card.

First of all, here's the Mojo Monday sketch from last week.

I made a card (actually two), but I didn't get around to linking them up to the site. So here's my take on this sketch:

I rotated the sketch and changed it up a bit, but I really liked how it turned out. This card uses the new Claire paper pack from the Spring/Summer 2013 idea book - one of my favorites! And I love the thought bubbles stamp set that comes with the Cricut Artiste collection.

Since I liked this simple and easy card so much, I had plans to make some more with different paper. But then I saw this card on Pamela O'Connor's blog:

It's so different from what I normally make with all the spray ink and glitz, but it inspired me!

So today I got out my CTMH spray pen (that I've had for at least 1 year and never used), filled it with some water, black reinker, and pearl paint, and I tried something new. I even added some of our silver shimmer trim! And here are the cards I came up with:

All 3 of these cards us the new For Always paper pack, which is so versatile and can be put with almost any color. Thanks for taking a look, and thank you, Mojo Monday and Pamela, for your inspiration!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Updated Pages!

I know it's the middle of February already, but I finally got all my blog pages up to date! I will be posting more detailed information soon about some specials for this month, but I just wanted to let you know that we have a date for our next scrapbooking retreat - September 20-22, 2013!

More details to come!