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Merry & Bright Card using the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

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Published: Saturday, November 08, 2014

It's November... great time to start getting your Holiday cards ready!!!

I wanted to share this Merry & Bright Card I made using the new Artfully Sent Cricut Collection from Close To My Heart. I'm so loving this cartridge and how easy it makes card making. Super simple to make...

You'll want to use the Sentiment Feature Key on page 49 of your Artfully Sent Handbook. I actually cut it out in CTMH Cranberry Cardstock and again in CTMH White Daisy Cardstock. With the White I just used scraps and placed them where the cuts were so I wasn't wasting paper since I only needed it for the ornaments.

Once you have that part cut you'll back in with a different color cardstock and decorate. I used chipboard pieces from the CTMH Snowhaven Set. Happy Creating!!!

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You've Been Booed - CTMH Scaredy Cat

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Published: Monday, October 20, 2014

We got BOOED this morning!! The kids were so excited. It was our first time being booed but we moved to a new neighborhood this passed May and are thrilled to be included in this fun neighborhood tradition. Have you ever been booed?

There was a lovely bucket of goodies on our doorstep with a note saying "You've been BOOED!" I would have taken a picture but the kids were into that bucket so quickly. haha! They LOVED it. In our bucket was some little bubbles, a couple candies, Halloween glow spiders and sticks, and some caution ribbon. I was thrilled to be booed and now we get to go BOO 3 of our neighbors and hang up our sign that we've already been Booed. So fun!!!

Here is what I made for our neighbors...  

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I, of course, decided to get crafty and made these cones after seeing a cute one on Pinterest, here. <<<Click there for cone details. I used the Close To My Heart Scaredy Cat Paper Pack and coordinating CTMH My Stickease Pack. Then the kids and I made a quick trip over to Target and bought some goodies to fill our Halloween cones. We got bubble wands, little Halloween tins, some gummy bracelet bands, and of course lots of delicious chocolate to fill up the cones. Who doesn't enjoy chocolate on Halloween?! ;) I hope my neighbors enjoy getting booed by us.

I made some little tags by typing them up in Microsoft Word, printed them out on cardstock and then used a 1 3/4" punch and matted them with some orange patterned Scaredy Cat paper which I had cut with a 2" bunch.

For the ribbon, I used some Colonial White CTMH ribbon and simply stapled it with our CTMH mini Stapler on the sides before adding the paper around the top.

Easy peasy! If you'd like to start the tradition with your neighbors or friends, here is a great FREE printable to use. This is actually the one that we received. Now I have to print 3 copies to stick in the cones when taking them to our neighbors so they know what to do next.

Hope you enjoyed my cones... Happy Boo-ing! :)


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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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