Saturday, February 13, 2016

Balloon Animals are Stuck on You Again!

OK, yes, I did get that Balloon Animals card from THIS POST finally finished and out for delivery by my deadline.  Yay me!

Want to see how I upgraded it?  Here you go!


I added another prickly cactus from the Stuck on You My Acrylix and some Red Enamel Hearts to liven it up a bit.  Check out all the rest of the products I used HERE.

What do you think?

Right now is the PERFECT time to pick up the Balloon Animals Stamp of the Month...and you can also take advantage of TONS of CLEARANCE items!  I cannot believe the prices are slashed so much!  You can get Picture My Life kits for less than $3!!!  Washi tape for under $2!!!  Embellishments for as low as $1!!!  Green Glitter paper tooooooo!  Go check it out on my website HERE!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Products We Love: A Valentine's Day Hop

Welcome back to another fabulous Blog Hops with Heart production!  Our short but sweet hop runs in a circle, so just keep on clicking the name at the end of the post to see all the beautiful artwork. I will post a list of our talented participants at the end in case you get lost.

This month we are featuring some of our favorite products with a Valentine's flair!

Now, most of my blog creations predictably feature my very favorite accessory, Shimmer Trim!  THIS time I wanted to feature my OTHER favorite CTMH product--cricut cartridges!!!  I chose to use the Artiste Cartridge (I could absolutely NEVER pick a favorite cartridge since I use them all so much), sized the image in Design Space, and put together this cute little purse full of love.

My choice of paper is Charlotte--a beautiful and delicately feminine NEW collection from Close to My Heart.  I was even able to fashion a little tag with the Charlotte Complements and White and Gold Ribbon.

The little clasp on the purse is one of the Gold Treasured Puffies.
It came together so easily!  This purse was created just the right size to hold a little nailpolish bottle and some candies.  I love using my Cricut Explore with Design Space because I can tweak my design to be the right size for just about anything!

Now you are off to see Kelly's fabulous creation...enjoy, and thanks for coming along for the hop!!!

Amie (that's ME!)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Washi Wednesday Meets Bible Journaling


It has definitely been awhile since I have posted a Bible Journaling update.  I know.  I haven't had nearly enough time to dabble...until lately!  I was able to finally get my Chapters washi'd (that IS really a term, you know.)  Check it out...

Let me tell you, this was more relaxing than I thought it would be, but it isn't for the faint of heart.  I didn't measure or anything, just eye-balled lining up the washi tape (some of them are on CLEARANCE right now on my website) along the edge while trimming it off with my non-stick micro-tip scissors.  The corners are definitely not all perfect and some of the strips wander, but let me tell you I love it!  The project came together just as imperfectly as I did!  ;) 

I only used the washi tape on the first page of each chapter.  I ran it along the length of the side and folded half underneath.

AND I wouldn't have it any other way.  There is a lot to be said for recognizing and admitting imperfections.  So why would I try to place perfection where I absolutely do not require it?  Jesus did that for me!  I am a work in progress, and by Bible Journaling certainly is too.  Freedom is absolutely freeing, isn't it? 

Thanks for taking a peek today.  I will be back in one week with another Bible Journaling update (and also tomorrow with another crafty CTMH creation!)  Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Balloon Animals are Stuck on You

It felt so good to finally get crafty this weekend.  This card was particularly fun to make!  I was inspired by Melinda over at If You Bling It with THIS colorful creation of hers.  Here is my translation of her idea...

I completely threw this one together JUST as the National Anthem was being played on Sunday before the Super Bowl, so I still want to add some embellishments to the somewhat naked card before Valentine's Day.  I hope to get it out by Wednesday in the mail, so I'll repost it when I am finished.  I just really couldn't wait to share the idea with you so you can pick up this crazy fun Stamp of the Month soon!  :)

I used the Balloon Animals Stamp of the Month, Stuck on You My Acrylix and Thin Cuts, ShinHan Alcohol Ink Markers, and the Penelope Paper Packet.  The cloud background is actually found on one of the 4 x 6 PML cards in the pack!  I love how it creates an instant scene.  :)

Buy it in February for $17.95 OR get it for just $5 with a $50 order!  :)

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Monday, February 8, 2016

La Vie En Rose is for Valentines

Happy day after the Super Bowl!  I finally got in some crafty time this weekend while waiting for the big is soooo nice not having a favorite team in the Super Bowl to stress about winning, lol!

Over on the Make It From Your Heart Blog, Close to My Heart issued a call for Valentines made using the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet, so you know I needed to answer, lol.

The bold B&W patterns of La Vie are SUPER versatile.  I combined them with flowers from the new Springtime Wishes My Acrylix and Thin Cuts.  The flowers are colored with ShinHan Alcohol Markers.

Vellum and Glitter Paper are SUPER easy to cut with the new Thin Cuts!
I finished off the card with a sentiment from the CTMH Hostess Rewards stamp set, Say It All.  This SUPER collection of sentiments has something for any occasion!

A cute little arrow from the Playful Puffies adds JUST the right touch!
I will have more for you from La Vie En Rose later this week, so be sure to come back!  You have until the 11th (Thursday) to play along with this challenge, so get crafting, and have a SUPER week!  (OK, I am done, lol!)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Show Them the Love!

Just wanted to give you a quick peek at THIS awesome idea a friend shared on Facebook.  I have been having a great time every night placing more hearts on their doors!  I was even able to use my new MCT stamps and dies to add a little note to this one...

That little paper clip is my silver glitter paper cut with an MCT die!!!  It IS!  :)

It isn't too late to get in on the action!  :)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CTMH Perpetual Calendar: February (of course!)

Ready for another peek at my perpetual calendar?

That little glittery heart adds the perfect touch!

I found this latte/travel coffee cup on the CTMH Cricut Artistry Cartridge, and have LOVED it ever since!  This pretty pattern paper is from the Zoe Paper Packet.  The Glacier color combined with Thistle just screams "WINTER" to me, so it fit the month perfectly.  Another thing that gives me a little bit of a winter feel is this amazing thick twine...

I love all the colors this twine is available in now!

Continuing the wintery theme...check out these great little creations brought to you by the creative genius of the CTMH designers!  They used the Treats of Friendship My Acrylix stamp set along with Kraft CS and some clearanced Lagoon Hearts washi!

Check it out HERE!

Share a Smile HERE!