Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Snowman Soaps

 These hand soaps are great little gifts to have around for those people in your life who need to be Thanked for what they do. I made several of these to have on hand for the Mailman, neighbors, house keeper,etc.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Scholastic Workshop Layout and 6 Cards

Scholastic Card/Scrapbook Workshop
Class Date: Saturday Nov 10th
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House
Please RSVP & Pre pay by Oct 29
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive

Cost: $29.95
 Scholastic Level 2 Paper Pack
Scholastic stamp set
Square Durables
Canvas Shapes
Workshop booklet & Card directions
($35.00 including tax and shipping)

For additional item ideas please refer to catalog page 47

Purchase all of the above and earn the stamp of the Month for only $5.00 more.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Vintage Snowflakes

 A very simple Snowflake card- using the snowflakes from the Pear & Partridge rub-ons. I then cut a large snowflake from Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I finished off the card with some glitz glitter in almond. Win your own Artiste cricut cartridge by heading over to my website and placing an order for a set of rub-ons and some glitz glitter. Use the line at the bottom that says "I want to WIN"

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What if Christmas doesn't come from a store

 The Grinch knew what he was taking about. The inside of this cards says "What if Christmas means a little bit more".  This sentiment is from an older stamp,but I thought it went well with the stocking images that come on the Pear & Partridge rub-ons.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Peace on Earth

Using the Pear & Partridge rub-ons gives such a clean and crisp image. I as enjoy the multicolor of the image that can sometimes be a challenge with stamping.  Order your Rub-ons today and get a head start on your Christmas Cards.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Book Review:Flowers from the Storm

This was a wonderful story!

The Duke of Jervaulx was brilliant and dangerous. Considered dissolute, reckless, and extravagant, he was transparently referred to as the ′D of J′ in scandal sheets, where he and his various exploits featured with frequency. But sometimes the most womanizing rake can be irresistible, and even his most casual attentions fascinated the sheltered Maddy Timms, quiet daughter of a simple mathematician. 

 The Duke in this story has what we now call a stroke, but long ago stroke victims were thought crazy. The Duke ends up in an insane asylum for a short time. The author does a really great job letting us know how the duke feels, but because of the stroke he cant speak well. Maddy sees this and saves him. Not only does she save him for the insane asylum but she also saves him from his self.   The story has a nice twist at the end and I really was caught up in this story and didn't expect it! This was a real page turner and I highly recommend it!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Merry Christmas Candy Canes

 This week I am going to show you several cards using the Pear & Partridge Glitter Rub-ons.  I love stamping, but when it comes to Christmas cards I need a lot of them. These glitter rub-ons make mass producing easy and at $4.95 it also makes it affordable as well.
 Order yours today and be sure to join the I want to win Gathering for you chance to win the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Holiday lists

For this years Holiday Planner I decided to go with something more simple and plain.  My idea is that I can use this note pad past Christmas and on into the winter. I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the stamp frame and the cute snowmen stamp.
The inside is very plain, just some pattern paper over the notepad label.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Snowflakes are kisses

I am on a snowman kick! These little guys have been sitting on my work table and I just keep using them. Don't for get you can Win a Cricut Artiste Bundle this month-
See all the details here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Book Review:Into the Wilderness

I really, really enjoyed this book. It was one that I couldn't put down! If you like the Outlander Series, then I think you will enjoy this one as well. Into the Wilderness is adventure and love together. Elizabeth Middleton, "twenty-nine years old and unmarried, overly educated and excessively rational" has journeyed with her brother from England to upstate New York in 1792 to live with her widowed father, a judge who owns a large tract of land he has named Paradise. Spinster Elizabeth dreams not of true love, but of starting a school to teach the white, black and Indian children who live in Paradise.  Elizabeth meets several charismatic men. Dan'l "Hawkeye" Bonner is now an elderly widower, his beloved Cora having died recently. Nathaniel, was married to a Mohican woman for several years before she died in childbirth, and several of Nathaniel's in-laws live with the men. Elizabeth also meets Richard Todd, a well-respected physician. Elizabeth soon finds herself in the middle of a situation she has not caused, but one she can directly impact. Richard wants to own the mountain that the judge owns and Nathaniel and Hawkeye live on. The judge fears Hawkeye and Nathaniel as owners and he wants to  give the property to Elizabeth if she promises to marry Richard.

 Things become very intresting from there! I highly recomend this book.
I know that there are several after this, I did read a summery of the next book and I haven't decided if I will read on. I like how this one ended and I am not so sure I want to read on when it says that the 2 main characters are not together for most of the book.
*I love Jamie and Claire from the Outlander series, but I have anxiety when they are not together*

Monday, October 15, 2012

Joy to Our Hearts

Little by little i am getting my Christmas cards done. For the month of October I am using the Pear & Partridge Paper pack and it has so many great patterns to choose from. I really like the brown tones added in the pack. I used the Holiday chipboard stickers for this card, and it make it quick and simple.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Love never melts

Ahhh, snowmen!! Cute little fellows of winter!! For this card I used the Flakey Friends stamp set!! This great stamp is only $13.95 and if you purchase it using the "I want to WIN" party link you are entered to win a CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A trio of Tags

 One thing I have been wanting to practice on the cricut is the "center point" feature. I figured some simple tags would be the best way to start learning. Now you can tell on my first one, the snowflake tag, it is not quite center. After I cut that one I learned that it's best for me to measure an make a small pencil mark so I know where to line up my blade. Some of you might be able to eyeball it, but I am just not that good.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mitten treat holder

This sweet little mitten ornament went out to my team this month! I have said it before, mass production is so easy with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge! For this project I created a pocket by cutting 2 mittens and gluing them together. My 1st plan was to sew them, I quickly learned that my sewing skills were not that great on curves. I nixed that idea and with glue and a faux stitch using my piercing tool. How would you like to win a Cricut Artiste Cartridge? Simply place an order on my website using the "I want to WIN" party and your entered!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas

In keeping with the Stamp of the Month theme I created this simple card using the Artiste Cartridge. I cut the card on cricut as well as the ornament. I finished it off with some ribbon and red sparkles. This stamp is only aviliable in the month of October, so be sure to get yours and start making your Christmas projects.
Remember all this month for every order you make on my website using the "I want to WIN" party you have a chance to win the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Monday, October 8, 2012

Matchbox full of tags

 Of all the Christmas stamps in the catalog the October Stamp of the Month is my favorite. One of the main reasons is the mitten image, but I adore the others as well. The tags are are wonderful because they cut on the cricut!! That makes mass productions easy and fun! I cut this cute little matchbox use the Artiste cartridge, and it's perfect to hold all of my tags! If you would like your own October stamp of the Month head over to my website- and don't forget to use the "I want to WIN" party for your chance to win an Artiste Cartridge all of your own!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Sweet treats

You can never go wrong with a mini treat box for Christmas. This box was cut on the cricut using the Artiste Cartridge. It's so cute, it holds 4 chocolate nugget candies .Would you like to win your own Artiste Cartridge? Shop my " October I want to Win" party for your chance, you can find all the details here.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

with all the trimmings

I love the new Make it From Your Heart pattern book! It's full of great Scrapbook and Card patterns. At only $7.95 it's a great buy. This wonderful Christmas card was made using one of the patterns from the book.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Party using CTMH Spellbound

 October already? It's hard for me to believe that's here so soon. It seem that not very long ago it was the New Year. Since October is here already it's time to think about Halloween Parties- Have I got a deal for you! For all of these Projects I used ONE kit from CTMH-yes you read that correctly ONE kit!
I used the Spellbound Workshop on the Go Kit--before I move on I want to tell you that if you order the Spellbound kit in the Month of October you earn 1 extra entry into the "October I Want to Win" for the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.
 Now I want to tell you about the extras that I did- I made at least 1 of the each item just as the directions in the Spellbound kit said. For the others I decided to dress it up a bit and add a little flair to the item. You can see in the next few pics that I chose to dress up the cupcake wrappers with some glitter and extra layers. I also used some sparkle trim as well.

 The stamp set included has some great labels, so I used them to make some treat wrappers for some rice crispy treats.
 NOTE*** These labels on the sucker sticks don't come in the kit. I used the stamp set Magic Potion in my attempt to put a cute table together I forgot these were from another stamp set.

 Take a look at these treat boxes-- I made the ones per the directions, and then I made additional ones with a few special embellishments
 This pumpkin box I added a stem and leaves-all cut free hand!

Head over to my website and purchase your very own Spellbound kit. Be sure to use the "I want to win" link that way you can win your very own Artiste Cricut Cartridge.