Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ribbon, Ribbon, Who has some Ribbon Use Your Stash Blog Hop

It is time once again to destash our crafting areas. This month we are using up our stash of ribbon. If you have hopped from Katy's blog you are on your way to seeing all the wonderful ribbon stash removing ideas.

Here is my ribbon stash. Yes, it is in a bag because I am not sure if it is going to be part of goodie bags or part of an upcoming card or project.

I love ribbon, fiber, embroidery floss, etc. and it is hard to just let it move on sometimes.

Using the NEW Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge, I created this layered card. The White Daisy piece has swirly flowers cut at the bottom.

Adding a piece of Slate to the back gives me pretty gray flowers.

Here is where the ribbon comes in, using the Hollyhock pleated twill ribbon, I added a Slate piece of cardstock to the top, covering the stitch lines. Next, I used a piece of Slate organdy ribbon (remember the Avonlea card Workshop On The Go?). to add a little bow.

I love the new Artfully Sent coordinating stamp sets, and this Happy Birthday is from the sentiment stamps.

I hope you enjoyed my card, now off to see what Wendy has in store for us -- I can hardly wait.

Get lost along the way, come back here to see where you need to go next.

1. Shirley Ross {you are here}

Craftily Yours

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Halloween is My Favorite Color Scheme

The colors of Halloween are some of my favorite combinations and with the new Thistle, wowzers it is my new favorite purple.

Using one sheet of Scaredy Cat double sided B&T paper, Slate cardstock card base, Black cardstock spider web (Cricut Artbooking), and a framed sentiment piece (frame is in Slate and sentiment piece is Colonial White).

Adding the stars from Scaredy Cat assortment, two small pieces of Thistle Diagonal Ribbon and a little black shimmer trim, added the pizzazz this card needed.

Here is the inspiration card shared on the Close To My Heart FaceBook page.

See the cute Picture Perfect sentiment - that is one of the stamps from this month's special #30yearsofhappy stamp!! A $30 stamp order and this little special is yours for FREE!!

Not wanting a lot of leftovers, I altered a mini composition notebook. I think I see a gift in the near future.

It needs a little sentiment in the corner and some stamping on the inside. The inside needs love, too.

Craftily Yours

Monday, September 15, 2014

September Card Class Card Revisited

The mess on my desk was bits and pieces to my September card class cards. It is so cool when the Cricut can be used for most, if not all, of the card creation.

I took what I call the bracket card base and cut it in Slate and Black. Created a slightly smaller bracket card base using Scaredy Cat paper packet, for a mat.

It is my every intention to use every image (700 on each Close To My Heart cartridge) so I used one of the framed sentiment pieces and it is so cool. It is cut in Slate and Black for the frame and Colonial White for the sentiment. Inking the edges keeps the Colonial White from showing around the edges.

And here is the card stamped sentiment is from Frightfully Fun (B1453) and the spider is from Artbooking.

A little Thistle Diagonal ribbon and purple glitter paper add that little pizzazz.

Craftily Yours

Sunday, September 14, 2014

An Easy Like Sunday Morning Project Time

It is one of those easy Sunday mornings.

Coffee and Scaredy Cat, the Cricut Explore, and some bling and ribbon, it is good to unwind and play every once while.

Halloween is one of those crafty times of the year that I just love and this year I have totally fallen in love with Slate and the new purple Thistle as my Halloween color scheme. Of course, you need to throw in some Black and Sunset.

Any guesses as to what all this may be when complete? Come back tomorrow to see = may even share a little sneak peek at my Rockin' Heart team gift for our upcoming training, shhh don't tell them, please.

Craftily yours

Friday, September 12, 2014


 I am so excited to announce that the long awaited Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge, Artfully Sent is HERE!!

This is a card makers and Picture My Lifer dream cartridge -- with 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, a card for all occasions -- even if the occasion is 'just because'

Popups to create scenes and for those adventurous souls, mix and match to you heart's content -- yoiu can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all.

Want to see the images available - Click HERE

Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack

 Jump on over to my website to grab your own -- or contact me at to schedule your Artfully Sent party and earn this little gem for 1/2 price as a Hostess Reward all you need is $250 party and that is so doable!!!

Craftily Yours!!