Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trick or Treat Box

Wouldn't receiving this festive little Halloween Treat Box 
filled with sweet treats make you smile?
Both candy and gifts are more fun to give in special packaging like this little box cut with the CTMH Exclusive Artiste Cricut Cartridge!  

Sizes:  Box: Artiste page 37, cut 11 1/2".  
Spider: Artiste page 77, cut 2 1/4".  
Glitter Circle: 2 1/4".  Pumpkin Tag: 1 1/4" Circle, 1 1/2" Scallop.
Retired - Spellbound B&T Paper

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

From Our Haunted House To Yours!

How about this little Haunted House card to wish someone a spooktacular Halloween?  
I used the awesome CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to make the house.  It's actually a page from a mini album on the cartridge the you can cut as a circle.  I used Cricut Design Space with my Cricut Explore to change it to an oval shape.  The October 31 greeting is a sticker from the Scaredy Cat Complements.

Retired: Spellbound B&T paper.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Celebrating Halloween!

Happy Halloween week!  

Leading up to October 31st, I will be sharing a creative Halloween post each day.  Today's card is a bright (much brighter in person than my photo portrays) and a tiny bit spooky.  I love how the pumpkin doubles a full moon with polka-dots acting as stars in the background paper.  It all comes together with a creepy spider dangling from a thread of glitter paper.  
This card makes me happy for Halloween!  Enjoy!

Retired: Spellbound paper pack, Beware - stamp set.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

It's Throwback Thursday on Facebook, so let's give is a go
here as well!

Back in my early, early days of D.O.T.S, which stood for Dozens of Terrific Stamps, I made this fun 5 x 7 Halloween card.  Years ago, consultants could submit artwork and if it was chosen,  it would be featured in a monthly newsletter. It was a big honor to have your artwork published there!  I sent this Halloween card in and it didn't appear in the newsletter, but it DID eventually appear in our 1998/99 Annual Idea Book/Catalog!  I remember the day Monica, from the corporate office, called me to ask if I would do some artwork for that catalog.  Me?  Really?  I said yes and then began to panic!

Monica listed off all the stamp sets they wanted samples for and I set to work over a few weeks time, making dozens of cards and scrapbook pages.  With each sample I created, I wondered if they would be worthy of the next D.O.T.S Idea book.  I practically drove my young daughters crazy asking their advice on accents, etc.  The day finally arrived when I boxed up my samples and off the went from Minnesota to Utah.  Whew!  The pressure was done and I'd see if any of my artwork would appear in the new book at our next convention.  Here is the front of the Idea Book where 33 of my samples where used.  What an privilege that was to see my happy little creations on those pretty catalog pages!

Here's the page where my little Halloween card was shown plus two more of my cards.  Thank you CTMH (D.O.T.S) for all of the opportunities you've given me over the past 19 years!  I still love my job as much now as I did back in those early years!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Simply Inspired Blog Hop - Artfully Sent

It's time for another fun Simply Inspired Blog Hop!  Yay!
Thanks so much for hopping by!  
If you've arrived from the blog of the super talented Lynn Como, then you are on the right track!  If you get lost along the way, find a list of participants here.

This time we're celebrating the amazing new Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge!  It's the fourth Exclusive CTMH Cartridge and is a BIG winner with 700 amazing images for card making and more!  It's incredibly versatile with possibilities for awesome scrapbook pages, fun mini albums, and other cool decor projects!  You will love it!

Here's a 5 x 7 card I made using the Artfully Sent cartridge.  Find the shape on page 25 - letter G.  I used Confetti Wishes Paper Pack and matching Complements for some happy colors and added several White Enamel Stars and Clear Sparkles giving the cupcake some fun "sprinkles"!  The little pennants are hanging from a stamped zigzag border from the stamp set  D1616 Have a Happy Life.

Here's the card without the pretty papers behind the cut out shapes.  It looks like two different papers, doesn't it?  It's just one piece of Canary cardstock.

Artfully Sent Exclusive CTMH Cricut Collection.  The Bundle includes the AWESOME cartridge with 700 shapes, 3 stamp sets ($53.85 value) + a package of White Daisy card stock ($9.50 value).  It's a value packed bargain at $99!

Now hop on over to see what creative goodness Tina Lovell is sharing with us!  Enjoy!