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Friday, December 21, 2012

Artiste- Anything Goes Blog Hop




Welcome to our "Anything Goes with the Artiste" Blog Hop where we are showcasing  the exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. This will be our last Artiste blog hop for 2012.





Our "theme" for this hop was to create anything we wanted with the Artiste Cricut cartridge. And honestly, you can pretty much create anything and everything with the Artiste so this was not a difficult thing to do.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog Love to Create
  If you came here from Jennifer's blog, 4 Hearts Scrapbookingnk then you're in the right place!
 My project is a cute little reindeer gift bag. Now, I did NOT come up with this idea on my own. I have not had the time to be really creative but when I saw this I knew it was perfect for a little gift for my little cousin. I got this idea from Rachel Loesch at Cricut with Heart. She has some very good instructions and pictures listed on her blog for her post so I encourage you to take a peek and leave her some love too.

Here is a picture of my reindeer girl bag
I used the Artiste cartridge to cut the bag on pg. 77 at 4-1/2". I used the leaves for the ears found on pg. 54 at 1" and 1/2" for the inside (use the shift key for the inside cut). Then I cut the antlers from pg. 43 at 2". I used the art philosophy cartridge to cut a 1" nose which I then glittered. I made her "cute" with some green googly eyes that I got from Wal-mart. I used chocolate and desert sand ink to finish it off. I added a zip strip from one of the CTMH papers and a little red polka dot bow.. I think she turned out really cute and I hope you enjoy her! 


  The next stop on your blog hop fun is Penny from It Makes Total Cents.

 Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution:  Crafting is Contagious 
  3. Diana ~ Diana's Free Moments
  4. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapboooking
  5. Laura ~ Scrappinsweetie's Escape
  6. Penny ~ It Makes Total Cents
  7. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts

Friday, December 14, 2012

Family and Friend Blog Hop



Welcome to our "Family and Friends" Blog Hop where we are showcasing  the exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. This will be our last Art Philosophy blog hop for 2012.



We will be showing you creations made using the Art Philosophy cartridge for our family and friends.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create
 If you came here from Jennifer's blog, 4 Hearts Scrapbooking, then you're in the right place!

 My project is a fun little present that one of my family member is going to be happy to get. I altered a 6x6 white tile that I bought at Lowes with some vinyl. I used both the Art Philosophy cartridge and the Artiste cartridge to make it. Here are some pictures showing how I did this.

 I used the Artiste cartridge for this Merry Christmas saying. It is found on pg. 80 of the handbook. I cut it out of red vinyl at 5.25".
 I use clear contact paper as my transfer paper. It is much cheaper than the actual vinyl transfer paper and much easier for me to find locally.
 Next I added the Holly Leaves cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge found on pg. 46. I cut them at 1.5" and put them on the tile. I also cut the holly berried but I didn't like the look of them so I added some bling to jazz it up just a bit. Here is the final product. I hope that the recipient is happy with it when they open the package!



 The next stop on your blog hop fun is Priscilla at Priscilla's Paperie. Thank you for hopping along with us and I want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas!

 Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious
  3. Diana ~ Dian's Free Moments
  4. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  5. Laura ~ Scrappinsweetie's Escape
  6. Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie
  7. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
  8. Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents