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Halloween Pop Up Card with the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

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Published: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

WOW... can you believe it's October already?! It is flying by. Halloween is almost here. I'm so excited. I've already got my decorations out and have started making our Halloween Costumes. The Leahy Family are going to be Super Heros this year. Even this preggo mama is going to be Wonder Woman. haha! It's going to be fun! I'll be sure and share pics. :)

Have you started making any Halloween Cards?! I have. Wanted to share this fun one I whipped up with our new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart.

This is the inside of the card. It's a pop up card and then I also used the icon feature for the haunted mansion. Pretty fun, huh?

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It was simple to make. I used a white card base, then the orange (CTMH Sunset) and then some yellow (CTMH Canary) behind the orange for the moon and also behind the black house. Just to give it a little more pop.

The front of the card I left pretty simple. I used the Pocket Card feature key which is perfect for Project Life albums or our CTMH Picture My Life kits. Instead I sized it down to fit on the card and then just added some cute little Halloween cuties from the CTMH Frightfully Fun Stamp Set.

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Here is a pic of the Artfully Sent Handbook (Page 44) showing the keys I used to create this card... hope that is helpful.


Check out this ADORABLE, must have Stamp of the Month for October. I mean, come on, how cute is this set?! Spend just $50 on my site this month and you can add this for only $5. It even coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

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CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Collection Review Video

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Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I wanted to share my video review of the new Artfully Sent Cricut Collection... it's definitely another MUST HAVE Cricut Collection from Close To My Heart. Watch this video below to see why...


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Damask Divas CTMH Thriving Striving Event

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Published: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Last night was a wonderful night in Temecula, CA at my CTMH Thriving Striving Event with some of my local Damask Divas Team members, local Director friends and the VP of Close To My Heart, Brian Holman. We had a great, informative, fun, and creative evening.

This was the event that I earned from Close To My Heart for meeting the requirements they had set for this Directors Only Contest. I needed to have a certain amount of personal sales, new team members who sold a set amount and a certain amount of overall team sales. I was thrilled to have won. However, my team is all over the United States and even a few stationed in other countries. So it was a bit tricky. I wish they all could have been there but with the lack of wifi I decided to video the event and am providing my team with the valuable info we got from Brian. We were a small but MIGHTY bunch last night. :)

Here are some fun pics from the night...

Here is me (and Baby) being silly with our photo props. :)
Look for another post to learn baby's name and if it's a boy or girl. Going to be working on the layout today. ;)

CTMH VP, Brian Holman presenting to the Damask Divas Team

The lovely group in attendance for the fun event

Such a silly bunch... so fun!

Oh and I can't forget to share our lovely dessert station. :) It was yummy. We had a pot luck dinner (didn't get a pic of all the yumminess before it was devoured but of course got the dessert pic).

A big thank you to Close To My Heart, my team and consultant friends who attended my event. I couldn't have earned this without my loyal customers and awesome team. Very thankful!

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The New CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Collection is NOW AVAILABLE

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Published: Friday, September 12, 2014

I'm super jazzed to share that the BRAND NEW CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Collection is NOW AVAILABLE on my website, here. This is another MUST HAVE cartridge from Close To My Heart. You can order it HERE!

I had the privilege of being one of the 4 consultants in the entire company to get this cartridge ahead of time to create artwork for our recent Close To My Heart Convention that was in July. This cartridge is a Card Makers DREAM! Seriously easy to work with and makes the most adorable cards for every occasion you can imagine. I won't be able to share my projects with you until the 30th (per CTMH corp) so be sure to check back to see those then.

Until then, I have this video to share with you so you can get a closer look at what is on the cartridge....

This Cricut Collection Includes:

1 - Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)

3 - My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets

1 - 12" 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack



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Baby Announcement Scrapbook Layout

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Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hi all... thanks for visiting my blog. I have some surprising, yet exciting news to share with you all and it's all in a scrapbook layout... :)

Yep, that's right. Baby Leahy #4 will be arriving in February. We're excited to welcome another little one to the family. Surprised but very excited! :)

I wanted to share the layout I created using the NEW Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment. Aren't these papers amazing?! I'm so loving this set. It's available on my website starting August 1st. There are actually 4 different Paper Fundamental sets that will be available. Wahoo! This layout out was super fun to make. I used my Cricut Explore for all the cuts (except the banners and photo mats), including the adorable baby onesies and used the Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge to cut the B A B Y letters. The metal flowers are from the new CTMH Brushed Assortment and then I used some of the awesome new CTMH Sequins (both available 8/1).

Here is a close up of the banner and baby onesies. I ended up just cutting the banner with scissors (those are easy)...

And here is a shot of the bottom showing the cool sequins and metal flowers...


Well I hope you have enjoyed my layout. I was excited to share it for obviously more reasons that one. ;)

REMINDER... if you have some favorites in the current Close To My Heart Spring/Summer Idea Book then please be sure to get your orders in NOW!!! New products will be released on August 1st but with that we have to say good bye to some awesome favorites. Stock up before they are gone.


Posted by: Charlotte C
Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 7:41:45 PM

Just seeing this today, a month later (I'm so behind on everything), but had to send you congratulations on the anticipated newest member of your beautiful family.

Posted by: Angela
Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 4:09:52 AM

Congrats!! Love the new layout!!!

Posted by: Anoosh
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 4:30:54 AM

I loved your scrap-book. It is so cool. I am fond of scrap-booking too. They are so much fun to make and always look pretty too. I can get many ideas from your post. Besides, this book by Altered Upcycling has helped me too. Check it out!

Posted by: Kelly
Sunday, August 10, 2014 @ 4:01:37 PM

Congrats Mandy! Such exciting news for you guys!!

Posted by: Haley D.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 4:06:42 PM

Congratulations! That photo is absolutely precious! Great LO too.

Posted by: ScrapbookingMaria
Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 9:12:51 AM


Posted by: Tammy
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 5:18:45 PM

Congratulations, super cute layout I love it!!

Posted by: Anita
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 3:45:17 PM

Congrats! What a fun layout!

Posted by: Dawn F
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 3:22:18 PM

Congratulations!! Beautiful layout, too.

Posted by: Casandra Bennett
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 3:17:03 PM

Awe. Congratulations! So happy for you. :)

Posted by: Melissa Cano
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 3:03:55 PM

Love the layout, super cute and congratulations!

Posted by: Tina
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 2:59:05 PM

Congratulations! I loved the layout!!

Posted by: Rikki
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 2:55:22 PM

CONGRATS !!! This is too cute :)

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