Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tip for Tuesday! Using Envelopes in Crush Books

Good morning!  Today I have a Tuesday Tip for you to use in your awesome little My Crush Books.  I hope you have had a chance to try these awesome little memory keepers.  (I just said awesome twice, so they must be!)  If you remember, I started to use mine by finally scrappin' all my concert ticket stubs.  Well, I continued my album with some things that I have kept over the years from many different occasions.

This page has two letters that my sisters wrote me while I was in college.  :)

Let me show you how I attached the envelopes to the pages so I could easily take out the letters to read later...

I tucked the flap inside the envelope.

Then I applied adhesive to the back side of the envelope.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Another Wonderful Workshop Card With Art Philosophy

There is sooooo much focus on the new Cricut Artfully Sent Collection, that my poor trusty Art Philosophy has been a bit neglected lately.  I remedied that with an easy to make Autumn flavored card using the Pathfinding Paper Packet.

This sentiment has always been a favorite of mine from the original Close to My Heart Cricut Collection--Art Philosophy.   I stamped it in Chocolate Exclusive Ink and matted the sentiment with Glacier CS.  A simple line of Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon adds a great splash of color to ground the versatile sentiment.

Can't you hear the rustle of falling leaves?  :)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wonderful Workshop Card Creations!

Hi there!  I'm taking advantage of the weekend to get in some much-needed blog updates.  I just finished my Taste of Fall September Card Workshop tonight.  I look forward to getting together with these ladies, let me tell you!

I will be sharing the cards we made over the next few weeks, as they all have a lusciously fall feel that is PERFECT for the changing weather recently.  Here is the first one!  I used this fantastic card as inspiration.

This was a wonderfully easy card to make since there is no need to measure the angle at which you stamp the beautiful Season of Thanks strip in Champagne Exclusive Ink.  The edge is covered with a nice line of Topiary Striped Washi before adding the details.  I adore the new cork shapes from the Pathfinding Assortment.  I cut the maple leaf from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge exclusively available from Close to My Heart, and tied a bit of Hemp Baker's Twine on the stem.  A circle of Kraft CS that is given a bit of texture with the Chevron Embossing Folder rounds out the cluster.  I absolutely LOVE the font for this sentiment from the Perfect-Fit Thanksgiving My Acrylix which I stamped in Chocolate Exclusive Ink.

You can pick up almost all of these supplies on my website using the links above.  While you shop, check out these specials for September--National Stamping Month!

Family is Forever

Order just $30 worth of My Acrylix Stamps and receive this adorable mini-set FREE!  :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

My FIRST Artfully Sent Pop Up Card!

Here we go, are you ready to see my first Artfully Sent Card?

I used my Cricut Expression 2 which I adore since I can see exactly where and what size my images will cut.

After much deliberation, because seriously, I want to make EACH CARD, I decided to make the 5x7 flower box pop up card on page 10 of the handbook...

Each part of the card was cut at 7 inches on relative size--no thinking involved except to choose my paper!  AND even though I COULD have cut it out using the very first cut (in red on the handbook) I chose to simply trim out a 10x7 piece of CS for the base.

I cut the flowers twice so I could cut and attach the green stems...

Here is the pop out layer of the card...

I embellished the front by using one of the flowers that was supposed to go inside the card...no rules in paper crafting!  I created the "dirt" under the flower with a scallop cut on Kraft CS left over from another project, the zip strip from my Pathfinding Paper Packet, and some beautiful bronze shimmer trim!  The Chocolate CS is trimmed on the top and bottom with the Scallop Border Punch.  I love how the scallops all coordinate...

 I wasn't too sure about using the pattern paper on the inside here, but I love the outcome after I used a fine-tip brown marker on the lettering...

I cannot wait to have more time to work with this AH MAZE ING Cricut Cartridge!  If you can't wait either, just check out my website HERE to purchase yours!

If you do, be sure to snag the September Stamp of the Month for just $5!!!

Contact me at mimimyselfandi@outlook.com with any questions or for help ordering.  AND if you want to earn this NEW Cricut Collection for HALF PRICE, I can set you up with your own gathering online or in your home in no time!  :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Artfully Sent Images! Here They ARE!

Alright!  You heard it is finally here!  Now go see what Artfully Sent can do for YOU and your cards!

HERE is the link to see the handbook of sample cards!  :)


HERE is the link to see ALL the images on the cartridge!  :)

Now, as soon as I get my cartridge, you know I will be MAKING some actual cards, right, lol?!  Until then this is the best I can do!  ;)

UPDATE!!!  The Artfully Sent Cartridge Handbook is finally ONLINE HERE!
The Assembly Book is also available HERE!!!

I have this one shot of the handbook from convention:

I think the font is AMAZING!  Do you like it?  You can see it all in the links above!  :)

You can also CLICK HERE if you just want to get your hands on it now, lol!  Anyone who buys it from my website this month gets a special little thank you gift from me!  :)

You will get the Cartridge, THREE My Acrylix stamp sets, and a pack of 24 sheets of White Daisy Cardstock to get you started, all for just $99!  This cartridge is only available from Close to My Heart and NOT from any of Provo Craft's subscription services.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I would be happy to help you out.  :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Makeover Monday is Wonderful Again!

Alright, it has been a little while, but remember this little 3x3 card?

Scaredy Cat

I used the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet, Gold Shimmer Trim, Timely Tidings My Acrylix, and Your Own Kind of Wonderful My Acrylix stamp set from Close to My Heart. I also used my ShinHan Alcohol Markers to color in the white embossed butterfly.

Well, I made this pretty little butterfly over with THREE more paper packets and lots of shimmer trim colors to make a nifty little set!  Take a look!  :)

Brushed Paper Packet in pink

Confetti Wishes

Chalk It Up

I was in such a creative flurry that I kind of changed up the design a bit, but that is nothing new, believe me!  I think I like them both, anyway!  :)

See it HERE on my website!

Get your FREE stamp here with purchase!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Breaking News!!!! Cricut Artfully Sent is HERE!!!

ARTFULLY SENT IS HERE!!!!  Thanks for your patience!  To show you my appreciation, everyone who orders it this month will receive a little thank you gift from me!  :)  ORDER HERE today!