Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mojo Monday 423 and 424!!

Happy Thursday All!!  Thought I would pop in here quick to share my Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge cards from this week AND last!!  I finished BOTH of them this morning and knew that I needed to put them up on the blog while there is still time for #424.  I'm not as good about posting to this blog as I am to my Facebook page...REALLY need to fix that!

Both cards use my FAVORITE paper pack Georgie, which in in the current CTMH Annual Inspirations catalog.  I just love the hues of Canary, Juniper, Champagne and Whisper that the paper pack uses.  Not to mention the little elephants on the paper are ADORABLE!!  LOL

Since I am posting in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 424, I will start with that card.

Instead of stamping the sentiment,  I found this super cute "sticker" from the Georgie Complements!!  Talk about EASY PEASY!!  The elephant and stars are also from the Complements.  I added Liquid Glass to the stars to give them a bit more dimension.  The circle is from CTMH's Artiste Cricut cartridge.  

This card is the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #423.  I just love how the background paper on this card is soft and each of the patterned papers go so well with one another!  The sentiment is one of Close to my Heart's "M" sized stamps.  PERFECT fit for a 2" circle or square.  The flower is also from the Artiste cartridge.

Supplies Used: 
X7203B - Georgie Paper Packet - $9/95
X7203C - Georgie Complements - $9.95
M1054 - Xoxo Stamp - $2.95
Z3089 - Grey Enamel Gems - $3.95
Z2013 - Silver Sequins - $3.95
Z3095 - Whisper Thick Twine - $4.95
Z2173 - Slate Ink - $6.95

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!  

Hope this has inspired you in some way to get creative with your cards/paper crafting projects!!  OR just to get out your stuff and PLAY!!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 421 Card

Happy Tuesday Bloggers!!  It is a VERY happy Tuesday for me because I actually finished the Mojo Monday sketch challenge a day after it was posted!!  YAY ME!!  Another reason I am happy is NOT only did I get the card made...BUT it is my FAVORITE size too!!  The last Monday of each month, Mojo Monday features the Tall and Skinny card sketch.  This is a FUN size at 3 1/2 x 5 1/2!!

I honestly haven't been slacking TOO much lately, at least not on creating.  I have been posting my Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge cards to my Facebook Page Jen's Scrappy Pages.  SO head on over to check out the last few Mojo Monday Sketch's that I played along with!!

This card came together pretty quickly!!  I have figured out a way to bring the sketch into my Cricut Explore Design Space software, so I don't have to guess at how big or small I need to cut my papers!!  LOVE using this to create my cards!!

The frame I used is from CTMH's Artiste Cricut cartridge!!  I LOVE how it adds extra detail and dimension to the card!!  I cut it at 2 1/2" in my Explore Design Space software.  BUT I believe you should be able to cut it at 2 1/2" if you are using the Expression 1 or 2.

Products used are: 
X7200B White Pines Paper Pack $9.95
B1412 Perfect Fit - Holidays $9.95
Z3093 Fern Thick Twine $3.95
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles $2.95
Z2114 Cocoa Ink $6.95
Z2116 Cranberry Ink $6.95
3174 Blending Pen $4.50
3505 Watercolor Pencils $26.95
Z3118 Confetti Embossing Folder $8.95

If you would like to purchase any of the products that I used to create my card, head on over to my website at 

Thank SO much for stopping by!!  Don't forget to check out my Facebook Page to keep up with my weekly posts!

Hope this inspires you to get out your Cricut Cartridges to use with your cards!!  I am certainly getting a LOT of use from mine since I purchased the Cricut Explore!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge...Back At It!!!

Those of you who have been following my journey with CTMH thus far, know that I LOVE me a sketch challenge!!  ESPECIALLY the Mojo Monday blog challenge!!  It's been a while since I have played along and I am SO happy to be doing so again!!

I started this card yesterday, using a completely different stamp set, no flowers and different colored Shimmer Trim.  SO glad I kept changing things up as I went along!!  This is SO much better than when I first started!!  

The flowers on this card were cut using CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Can't tell you the last time I pulled out my Cricut and cut something with it!!  LOL  MIGHT have had to dust it off a bit, AFTER bringing it up from storage in the basement.  It feels SO good to know that I have not forgot how to use it and it still runs like a dream!!  It's the little things in life....

I LOVE this stamp set.  I am personally not a religious person at this time in my life, but that is a LONG story that we don't have time to tell today!  LOL  BUT at one point, when I read the scriptures, this one was my favorite.  This would be a GREAT card to give to someone who's life is burdened down with stress or is feeling a low.  Knowing that you can cast your burden's on God and he will sustain you, is comforting to those who seek God and look to Him for guidance.  Well, that just got a little deep....

Here is the AWESOME MojoMonday sketch that I followed!!  How about YOU give it a try too??

Look to the Light - B1428 - $9.95

Zoe Paper Packet - X7197B - $9.95

Slate Ink - Z2173 - $6.95

Silver Shimmer Trim - Z1799 - $4.95

Silver Sequins - Z2013 - $2.95

An oldie, but STIL goodie: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Z1686 - $99.00

I also used a BRAND NEW product that will be available in the new Close to my Heart Annual Inspirations in September.  They are Grey Enamel Gems and come in 3 different shades, including the white ones that are used on my card.  I COMPLETELY forgot they have not been released yet when I was adding them to my are welcome for the sneak peek!!  lol

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!  

Hope this has inspired you to join in on the fun of the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge this week...or next week...or the week after that!  OR heck, go back a few weeks, months, or even years to see what sketch jumps out at you to try out!

Happy Stamping and Scrapping!!


Monday, August 17, 2015

Close to my Heart's New Cricut Cartridge - Artistry

Close to my Heart introduced their new Cricut Cartridge this month called Artistry.  I have not purchased it as of YET...but it is on my wish list (along with many other new products!).  I LOVE all of the different shapes that this one includes!  It is PERFECT for scrapbooking, card making or just about any kind of paper crafting.  

This time, Close to my Heart is offering it two different ways.  One includes the cartridge for $99 and the second one has digital images that you download to your computer for just $79.  BOTH packages include 700 images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds and Font.  You also receive 3 - My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets and 1 Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack.  This is such a FANTASTIC deal!!  

Pic above is the $99 package that includes the cartridge, for those who either don't have the newest Cricut machine, or for those who prefer not to hook their Cricut machine's to the computer.  Pic below is the $79 package that includes the digital images.  This is the one that I am going to purchase.  I have 2 Cricuts, the Cricut Expression and the Cricut Expression 2.  I like the idea of having all of the images on my computer and being able to access and transfer them that way.  

 Here is just a sampling of images that the cartridge contains.  If you would like to see more...check them out here!!

When you purchase the Artistry Cricut package, you automatically qualify to also purchase the August Stamp of the Month - Framed for just $5.00.  This stamp set is the perfect complement to all of your card creations!!  

Isn't this just the sweetest little gift bag that Close to my Heart created?  Who wouldn't want to receive this as a gift??  I know I certainly would!!

Please check out my website, if you would like to place an order for any of the products you see here!!  

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Hope this has inspired you to check out the AWESOME new Artistry Cricut Package to see what fun images you can add to your artwork!!  Stay tuned for some art in the near future, featuring this cartridge!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Back Home with Close to my Heart

Hello All!!  I have some SUPER EXCITING news to share with you!!  After being away from my Close to my Heart family for almost 10 months, I decided to go back home.  What changed my mind, you may ask??  It was pictures posted from my friends who attended the Close to my Heart convention in Disneyland last month!!  Seeing all of the fun and excitement of convention, made me miss my CTMH family and being a consultant for this AMAZING company.  SO I took advantage of the AWESOME consultant re-sign deal for just $49 and signed up under my good friend Stacey Moser, who used to be a downline of mine!!  SO HAPPY TO BE BACK!!!

The cards that I made are from last week's Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.  However, since I distressed my edges in Slate ink, I did not post to their blog challenge.  I LOVED the way the first one turned out, so thought I would make a set of them using all four sentiments from the "You Mean the World to Me" stamp set.  LOVE this set!!  However, it is retiring at the end of August, so if you LOVE it as much as I do, then you are going to want to order it before it is no longer available!!  

Speaking of ordering, I have a new website for you to order from.  It is..... Easy peasy to remember!!  I am in the process of making changes to my will update it along the side bar as soon as I can!  

      I am trying out something new this go round....
For each project that I create, I will include a photo, item number, name and price of the products used.  Plus will make them link to my website for you to place your order!!  (if I can figure it out!  lol)  If I can't get the photo to link, I will link the description below each product.

X7197B - Zoe Paper Packet - $9.95
NEW Paper Pack in the Annual Inspirations 2016 Catalog!!!

B1467 - You Mean the World to Me - $9.95 
(retiring end of August)

               Z2173 - Slate Ink Pad - $5.95                  Z1924 - Dot Embossing Folder - $8.95       

               Z1752 - Clear Sparkles - $2.95         Z1989 - Diagonal Striped Ribbon - $3.95
                                                                                        (retiring end of August)             

As always, thanks SO SO much for stopping by!!

Hope this has inspired you to join Close to my Heart again, OR for the first time!!!  I promise, you won't regret it!!  

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!