Monday, September 15, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #73 with #30yearsofhappy

I used this sketch to make the following card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #73.  

The sketch stumped me for a bit and I started another sketch and halfway through it I realized if I moved a couple of things and rotated the sketch and voila a great card that fits the challenge!

The stamp set I used is the #30yearsofhappy and an interesting combination of papers!  The papers I used were Yuletide Carol and Pathfinding.

Yuletide Carol 
I used Cranberry Pigment Ink to make the stamping stand out on the Kraft paper.  The red Yuletide Carol paper worked perfect to cut stars from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, which I layered and pop dotted one and not the other!  As a finishing touch, I used Small Sparkles Clear Flourishes!

So anyone know why I chose to use Pigment ink for this project instead of the standard Dye based inks

First person with the answer I am looking for will get the M sized stamp of their choice!

Click below to start shopping to get your #30yearsofhappy FREE!  Only available in September!

You can also enter to win a Free Workshop On the Go of your choice by purchasing an Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge in September!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

September Card Cafe

The first Card Cafe is 

Thursday, September 18


10 am -12 noon


7pm - 9 pm

Please let me know if you are planning on coming 

purely from the space aspect!  No need to pre-pay!

For up to 5 cards it is $10, 
for more than 5 cards it is $15.

Below are some of the cards for this Card Cafe!
 Please remember it is only two hours and these cards will most likely be available next month!
 There are a few cards that are limited edition and won't be replenished!

 For more info about what a Card Cafe is go HERE!

In case you haven't heard the news… Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge is now available for purchase!  Anyone who purchases one at full price in September will be entered in a drawing for the Workshop on the Go of your choice!  For every 10 bought I will draw a name!  For more info on the cartridge go HERE!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Seaside- Have a Happy Day

Seaside is another one of my favorite paper packs!  The colors are so soothing, they make me feel like I am sitting on the beach listening to the waves!

The second layer is cut with the Art Philosophy Cartridge and inked with Desert Sand.  The stamp set I used for the starfish is retired but it suited the paper and the card!  The have a HAPPY day in Lagoon is from the Have a Happy Day stamp set.  I used the Shin Han Twin markers to color the dots on the starfish…I was very timid as this was my first attempt at using them!  The Sequins Gold Assortment added the perfect finishing touch!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge is here!

Anyone who orders a full price cartridge in the month of September, I will put your name in a drawing for the Workshop on the Go of your choice. For every 10 bought I will draw one Workshop on the Go!


Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is "just because"! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.
Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack
Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009).

For all the images go here!

For Sample cards go HERE!

For the Video go to this post!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cricut® Artfully Sent

Artfully Sent is Coming Soon! I can't wait to share it with you!  Check out this video!  If you are interested in getting this half price, contact me and we can set up a party!  If you just want to be notified when it is released, email me and I will let you know!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tip Tuesday- Pigment or Dye

 I am going to start trying to do a tip or tutorial on every Tuesday!  I wasn't prepared for today so I decided to use the fabulous video about the difference between Pigment inks and Dye based inks!  It is great information!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tricks for Someone Sweet-Scaredy Cat

I had a lot of fun playing with my new Shin Han Touch markers while making this card using the Scaredy Cat  papers!  The cute mummy is stamped with Whisper and colored with Warm Grey 7.  The nose of the kitty is colored in Tender Pink.

I also used Bitty Sparkles  for the eyes of all three stamped images!  The sentiment is stamped in Pear and cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge! The stamp set used for this card is Trick or Treat Sweets which has several cute Halloween images!
The images made the cutest Halloween toppers for pencils on page 41 of the current catalog!
This is one of my favorite stamp sets which qualified it for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

Check out Scaredy Cat now and the stamps that compliment it perfectly for a cute spooky Halloween, just click on the Shop Now icon below!