Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bundled buddies and Gnome garden

I have been doing a little crafting this weekend, this first one is a card from the Bundled Buddies My Acrylix stamp set from CTMH, this is the cutest stamp set, I couldn't wait to get it to play with. The white daisy cs is textured (now retired) I tore it in to try to make it look like drifted snow. I then edged it with stickles. All of my little critters were colored with coloring pencils and gamsol.

All product is Close to my Heart unless noted:
C1472 Bundled Buddies My Acrylix stamp set
1381 White Daisy cs
X5761 Sky cs
Z2105 Black ink
3505 Watercolor pencils
Stickles diamond
Gamsol-The Craft House

This next card is for a very special young man by the name of Trent, who is currently at John Hopkins, you can read more about Trent on facebook at Prayers for Trent Williams. Trent loves pandas so I had to make him a card full of them, there is also a tiny one on the inside.

All products are CTMH unless noted:
X5761 Sky cs
X5639 Sweet Leaf cs
1386 Black cs
1381 White daisy cs
X5764 Pear cs
X5635 Topiary cs
Z1367 Basic Assortment bitty brads white
Black ribbon
Cricut cartridge Pagoda

And this last item, my friend Tammy came down today and brought her new Cinch to play with, I have a Bind-it-all, but I really liked the Cinch, it was so easy to use and I didn't make any booboos like I do with the BIA every now and then. LOL. We made these cute little 6 x 6 books, Tammy's is on the left and mine is on right. I could have done a little better with my cover but I started to do one thing and ended with another, so the cover isn't perfect but thats ok its for me.

All product is CTMH unless noted:
1381 White Daisy cs
C1470 Gnome Garden My Acrylix stamp set
CC1014 Pair-A-Phrase My Acrylix stamp set
Z2194 Sky ink, Z2197 Pear ink, Z2140 Outdoor Denim ink, Z2161 Petal ink
Copics-I cleaned up before I wrote the colors down :(
Cinch and wires

I hope you like the new items, the My Acrylix stamp sets are from the new 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book, if you would like a copy just email me at and I will get one to you.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Get well DT cards

As you know several months ago our CMS artist Guy was diagnosed with cancer of the tonsil, stage 4. He has undergone surgry to remove the tumor, and he has just completed some chemo and radiation theraphy. Guy is feeling pretty crummy as he recovers from his chemo, he is unable to work at this time. We have done fundraisers to help him cover his expenses.
Guy was so kind to doodle some stamps "Get Well".
Rather than selling these stamps though CMS as we normally do, we would like to turn your attention to his Etsy shop .
There you will the option to buy each image singly, or you can buy the larger sets. Every single purchase will go directly to Guy to help with medical and living expenses as he recovers.
Please visit to see some of the wonderful cards made by our design team, here are mine. Hope you like.

Close to my Heart X5761 Sky cardstock, Z2194 Sky ink
Close to my Heart 1381 White Daisy cardstock
Z270 White Daisy Grosgrain ribbon
Xpress It blending paper from CMS
Sky cs was run though cuttlebug with swiss dot folder
Copics---N0, N2, N4, W0, W1, W3, C0, C1, E21, E23, E25, E53, E57, B000, B1, B2, BG0000, BG10,
G20, G21, R14, R17, Y00, Y11, Y26, Y28

CTMH X5761 Sky cs,
CTMH 1381 White daisy cs
Z270 White daisy grosgrain ribbon
Sky cs was run though cuttlebug swiss dot folder
Copics---BG0000, B000, B01, B02, B12, YG41, YG45 T2, W0, W2, RV01, E11, E15

I hope you like these cards.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Art Philosophy Cart, card and a few boxes

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend, I did and now ready for Monday, Tammy and I went to Scottsville on Saturday to the Charmed Butterfly to see Robin Hoffman and got a Caricature done. I will post that picture later, it came out real cute I think. So I really love the CTMH Art Philosophy catridge, I pulled it out again today to make a birthday card for my mother-in-law, I have one of the best mother-in-laws, I used the card from page 26, and cut it at 5 3/4", this made the window in the middle perfect size to see the happy birthday stamped inside though it, the flower is cut at 4" and is from page 68, I filled the middle of the flower with stickles diamond. Hope you like it.

This next picture is from where I just sat here and cut all the box shapes out, these are unfinished boxes, just wanted to show you all the different ones you get from the Art Philosophy cartridge, this cartridge has so many different images on it, I can't wait till I have tried them all. Also as I was cutting the boxes I also cut flowers and some cards out, I will most likely post these tomorrow. The papers I used for these were some I had just hanging around.

Z1686 CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.

Z1686 Art Philosophy stamp set
Z2196 Smoothie Ink

S.E.I. paper

Now remember during the month of August when you order the Art Philosophy Cartridge, you can get the stamp of the month for $5.00 but you also will recieve Type set for FREE, plus you will get the first ever double stamp set Pair-a-Phrase for FREE for spending $75.00

Visit to get yours today or email me at

Host a workshop with a qualifing order and get your Art Philosophy at 50% off as a hostess gift. Email me for more information.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Cards & Pair-A-Phrase National Stamp month

Remember starting today when you place an order of $75.00 or more you will get our first ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix Pair-A-Phrase double stamp set for FREE when you a place an order from August 15- september 30,2011. You will love this double set-two D-sized sets in one envelope-which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you'll use in your handmade cards all year. this is a picture of the two D-sized stamp sets you get.

So I went to see Eleanor this past Saturday and she showed me the cutest little card, so I had to come home and try it, I couldn't think of a better stamp set to use then my new Pair-A-Phrase stamp set that I have been dying to play with. I hope you like it. I made a set of four to start with, I like these alot so they may be the cards I use for the upcoming holidays. Now this is what makes them different is that it is a 5 1/4 x 4 card but this is for the entire thing, the white base is 5 1/4 x 4, folded in half so the base is actually 5 1/4 x 2. Maybe I should make a video on this one, to show the ease of making it.

This is a close up of one of the cards. The outdoor denim scallop is cut at 2 1/4" and the B&T paper is cut at 2"
page 52

This is the inside, this was cut at 1" from the Art Philosophy cart, page 56

This is Eleanor's orginal card, cute isn't it? not sure of her papers on this one, stamp is from Sparkle and sprinkle.

Products are all Close to my Heart unless noted:
Z1686 CTMH Art Philososphy cart
CC1014 Pair-A-Phrase FREE stamp set
X7103B Aspen level 2 papers (retired)
Z2140 Outdoor denim ink
Z2105 Black ink

Copics--Y00, Y32, R32, YR00, BG0000, BG72

Slip over to or email at to place your order to get your

Pair-A-Phrase FREE stamp set today and remember when you place an order for 50.00 or over you also get the stamp of the month for just $5.00.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Art Philosophy flowers and some Scrapbook pgs

I was going to see Eleanor and Sonnie yesterday and wanted to take them a little something including the new Idea Book so I sat down Friday nite and worked on some of the flowers from the new CTMH Art Philosophy cart, these flowers are so easy to make. I also used the cart to make little gift bags to put these in and made them a little french fry holder to put a gift card in, just was in a hurry yesterday and forgot to take pictures of them, so I will make more and post later. So I hope you like these.
These first flowers were cut at 3" and 3 1/4"

This second set I cut in white daisy and sponged the edges with smoothie ink. These were cut at 3 1/4"

and I don't know why this one came out blurry. These were cut at 3"

This next is just to show which page the flowers I cut were on.

Z1686 CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge

1381 White daisy cs

Z2196 Smoothie ink

Z726 Sponge Dauber

Ginger's Scrapbook:
These next pictures are a few from a scrapbook that I just finished for Ginger, she just retired from the hopsital as a teacher and we all gave her a great party at a friends out in the country. I did a 20pg album for her, but decided to only show a few pages here. Hope you like them.

Z1686 CTMH Art Philosophy cart
X5646 Vanilla cream cs

X7111B Moon Doggie level 2 papers (retired)

Z1369 Red Assortment buttons (cranberry)

Z1081 Colonial white waxy flax

Z1151 3-D foam tape

Cricut cartridges--- Lifes a beach, From my Kitchen, Lyical letters.

Copics--R37, C1

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Altered Clock using Art Philosophy cartridge

I have been wanting a clock for my scrapbook room but I couldn't find one that I liked and that had dragonflies on it, well while at walmart today I picked up a plain clock for about $4.00 and decided that I would do my thing to it. I really like the dragonfly that is on the new CTMH Art Philosophy cart so I figured it would be perfect for what I wanted to do. I hope you like it. Some of the numbers may look a little crooked but I did this as part of the design that I wanted, I didn't want the numbers perfect.

Z1686 Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cart
Z553 Bonding memories pen
the papers used are from K&company specialty paper, they have a simmer to them and I liked them.

This next card is one I made while still playing with flowers I made from the Art Philosophy cart the other nite. Flowers are cut 1 1/2" and 2" pg29, flower stems are cut 3" and 4" pg 57

All products are CTMH unless noted:
X7136B Mayberry level 2 papers
Z1686 CTMH Art Philosophy cart
Z1151 3-D foam tape
twill ribbon (retired)

Don't forget the August specials, check my earlier post.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Art Philosophy Cartridge and Mayberry papers

I was so happy when I got home today and found my order with my new CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge here, so after doing everything around here that I had to do I sat down and made a simple little card using Art Philosophy and Mayberry papers. I am listing my cut sizes and pg #'s for the cricut cuts.
The flowers were cut at 1 1/2" and 2" and are on pg 29, the flowers stems were cut at 3" and are on pg 57,
Tag was cut at 1" and 1 /2". The smallest flower was popped up.
I hope you like this card.

All products are CTMH unless noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy collection
X7136B Mayberry level 2 papers
D1187 For Every Occasion My Acrylix stamp set
Z2114 Cocoa ink
Z1151 3-D foam Tape

To order your Cricut Art Philosophy Collection visit or email me at

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August CTMH specials

We all know that the new CTMH Idea Book went live yesterday, but I want you all to wait to place your orders until August 15th. Why? you are asking...It will save you about $60.00!

Here is how it works:

Starting August 15th if you place an order of $75.00 you will get the "Pair-a-Phrase" double stamp set FREE to celebrate National Stamping month.
This is a $35.90 value. Already you are getting a huge savings but there is more!
To celebrate the changes to the Stamp of the Month program, the August Constant Campaign gives the "A Typeface" stamp set FREE to anyone who purchases the Stamp of the Month.

So lets recap:
A $75.00 order from August 15th-August 31 gives you:

* Two D sized stamp sets in the "Pair-a-Phrase" campaign-FREE (retail $35.90
*August SOTM "Wicked"-$5.00 (retail $17.95)
*Bonus stamp set "A Typeface" with any SOTM purchase -FREE (retail $6.95)
Thats four stamp sets for just $5.00 (plus S&H and tax) instead of the $60.80 retail price.
This is Incredible!!

Visit to place an online order or you can email me at any time to ask questions or to place an order.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

New Idea Book

As of today the new Idea Book is ready! I am so excited about this new Idea Book, there are so many new and wonderful products in its pages, and there are some great campaigns going on to kick off the new Idea book.

Prices for stamp sets have gone down starting today!

There is new, exclusive Cricut cartridge available beginning today. This cartridge has over 700 different iages on it including a font all its own, also icluded with the price of the cartridge is 3 stamp set and 3 chipboard sets! This exclusive set can be purchased for$99.00. (and you get all of of this for about the same price as some cartridges alone). If you would like to get this set for 1/2 price, host a gathering or workshop, and with qualifying sales it can be yours for less.

In celebration of our newly updated Stamp of the Month program, we're giving a little something extra: a FREE bonus stamp set! In August, when you purchase the August stamp of the month Wicked, for just 5.00, you will receive the My Acrylix A Typefaced bonus A-sized stamp set FREE (retail $6.95)

**The changes to the Stamp o the month program are: Each Stamp of the month is $17.95 to buy without minimum order OR with a $50.00 order it is just $5.00.**

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Today is the Day, the CTMH New Idea book goes live.
If you don't have a copy just email me at and I will get a copy to you, don't want to wait just visit my web site at and view the idea book online.

There are alot of new and wonderful products in this new idea book and for all you Cricut lovers like me we now have an exclusive CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, that comes in a bundle with 3 stamps sets that go with the designs on the cartridge.

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