Emoji Challenge at Heart 2 Heart

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Hello Friends!

This week at Heart 2 Heart our theme is EMOJIS!  Close To My Heart has a very cute emoji stamp set that unfortunately I didn’t order, so I decided to use a Cricut emoji cut instead.  Sometimes I have a bit of a wacky sense of humor so this is what I came up with!  Please don’t judge!!

This card has Prickly Pear paper and Lemon, Emerald, Black, Chocolate and Cranberry cardstock.  I used the Artistry cartridge to create the speech balloon and the sentiment banner.  I know just the perfect person to receive this card and I hope he gets a chuckle from all this silliness!

Please stop over to Heart 2 Heart to see the other, probably more traditional (HA!) interpretations of EMOJIS by the design team members.  Then get crafting and create your own emoji project.  We would love to have you share your artwork with us!

Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!  Laurie

Hot Stuff BBTB2 Challenge!

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The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 was chosen by my design team sister, Marti, who absolutely LOVES her coffee!  So it was a natural for her to choose the theme Hot Stuff–Coffee or Tea for this week’s challenge.

I chose to use the tea cup image from the new Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart.  I added the rose image to look like it was laying on the saucer.  A cup of tea or coffee and a rose would certainly cheer me up if I were sick!

IMG_3823I attached the tea cup image to a piece of gold overlay from the new All About the Gold Fundamentals so it created a see-through window on the front of the card.  I think I’m really going to like playing with this new product!  I used the Get Better stamp set with Desert Sand ink (some of which you can see in the smudge on the front of my card LOL).  I also used Sea Glass cardstock, the CTMH Color of the Year, and beautiful gold foil tape to embellish.


Please stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to check out the design team members’ projects using a cup of coffee or tea.  Then you can create your own artwork to link up and share with everyone!

Make this an awesome day!   Laurie


Artfully Sent Pop Up Cards

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Hello, Crafty Friends!

I recently played with the pop up cards on my Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge by Close To My Heart.  Here are a few of the cards I made.  Instead of the suggested 5″x 7″ card size, I made mine 6.5″x 5″ so they would fit in my A7 sized envelopes.  On the first card I used some shimmer paper from my stash along with stamps by Close To My Heart.

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On the front of the get well card, I used various cuts from the Cricut subscription on my Explore along with some older Echo Park paper.

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This birthday card was made with Imaginece paper and cutouts.

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Don’t be afraid to use the pop up card feature on the Artfully Sent cartridge–it’s lots of fun with endless possibilities!

Be sure to share your smile today!   Laurie

My Cricut Craft Room Design Team Get Well Card

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Welcome to Crafty Sisters Creations!  Today I have a My Cricut Craft Room Design Team project to share on the theme of Get Well Cards.  I created this card for my nephew who had some surgery a few weeks ago.  I used Close To My Heart Timberline paper (retired), Lagoon and Cranberry cardstock and some metallic paper for the scissor.  The image came from the Cricut cartridge Dr. Checkup.  What a lot of cute images! It would be especially useful to document doctor, dentist and eye doctor visits along with other medical themed events.  On the inside I stamped a sentiment using the Close To My Heart Hopscotch Alphabet stamp set.  I have been trying lately to use more alphabet stamps in my projects to spell out sentiments on cards and titles on scrapbook layouts.  I used Cocoa ink and added a real Band-Aid to the sentiment bock.  I finished off the front of the card with some Close To My Heart enamel hearts.  I think my nephew got a smile from this get well wish!

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Masculine Cards Using Old CTMH Products

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Since the new Close To My Heart paper packs came out on August 1, everyone (including me) has been so excited about using them.  But while I was organizing some of my materials, I came across the 6×6 paper pack sampler from the previous catalog that I received in April when I became a consultant.  I immediately felt sorry for them!  It’s not their fault their paper lines have been retired!  So I decided to challenge myself to make a few cards using those sample papers.

For the birthday card I used Timberline paper along with Chocolate, Goldrush, and Colonial White cardstock.  I stamped the cupcakes from the Cutie Pie set (December, 2014 Stamp of the Month) in Honey ink as a background for the sentiment.  On top of the cupcakes I stamped with Desert Sand ink and then heat embossed a sentiment from the Cricut Artiste Birthday Collection.  The top note shape was cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The sentiment on the inside of the card was from the Just A Number set.  As a final masculine touch, I added antique gold Triangle Studs at the corners of the card.

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For the second card I used sample papers from Jubilee and Skylark along with White Daisy and Chocolate cardstock.  I stamped the Hello sentiment from the Artiste Collection Word Balloons set in Desert Sand ink.  Again, I embellished with antique gold Triangle Studs and Hemp Baker’s Twine.  I received the Hopscotch Alphabet stamp set with my consultant kit and hadn’t used it yet, so I decided to stamp out the “feel better soon” message on the inside of the card in Desert Sand ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Laurie

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Heart Card

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A friend recently underwent surgery to repair one of her heart valves, so I made this card to let her know I’m thinking of her and hoping she is recovering well.  I used the Dr. Checkup Cricut cartridge to cut the broken heart and bandage and outlined the heart with a Stardust Gelly Roll pen.  The embossed heart background was made with the Cross My Heart Cuttlebug folder.  The sentiment on the inside was cut from the Lyrical Letters cartridge out of red cardstock.  I got a bit messy with the Glossy Accents I used to glue the sentiment down, so I tried to camouflage it by coloring in the letters with the Stardust Gelly Roll pen.  It turned out okay, but next time I’ll use less glue. 🙂   Thanks for visiting!   Linda











I am entering this card in these challenges:  Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #197 I Heart You ; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Have a Heart; Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #36 ‘Anything Goes’; Craftin Desert Divas linky party; 2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge #173 ~ Embossing.


Get Well Cards

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Here are the Get Well cards I included in the card collection for the silent auction (see previous post).  I used old Die Cuts With a View paper, sticky ribbon from American Crafts, and  the Phrases Cricut cartridge.  The tea cup on the first card is a holder for a tea bag or package of hot cocoa or whatever!

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