Monday, October 6, 2014

A Little Artfully Sent Halloween Fun

Oh how I love the new Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge, Artfully Sent. It will be so much fun making each and every card.

Using the Cricut Explore and Design Space, I am able to create a card I love and save it for future use and that is what I did with the little haunted house.

I started with the haunted house card sizing it to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (which will give you a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" A2 card).

Needing light in the windows and doors got me to thinking about cutting rectangles that fit on the inside, however I did not the rectangles to show on the inside, so I cut two of the card base and cut the haunted house section to adhere tothe back.

Using a Smokey Plum, the inside piece was cut and to ensure I had a Honey colored moon, I cut a full triangle to place behind. These pieces were adhered to the center back of the card, leaving a little black mat.

Needing black bats instead of Smokey Plum, I went to the Artbooking Cricut cartridge and found the bats for the Halloween layout (Artbooking is a layout cartridge) and they were an exact match, don't you just love it.

With the new black bats, I paper pieced them over the Smokey Plum ones.

A cute card and I can't wait to try my next one.

Craftily Yours,
Shirlehy

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easy Like Sunday Morning and Wedding Invitations

Do you love a wedding? Or maybe one of those crazy 'love' the dress shows. Well, I have the pleasure of creating a wedding invitation for my dear sweet niece.

She sent me some ideas on Pinterest and after a few go rounds of what she liked and did not like, we came up with a mutual idea. This round and round phase was made more difficult as we do not live near each other. But we were able to find an invitation design she loved.

A little vellum, Pacifica (closest to royal blue I had) cardstock, silver and clear embossing powder and Pacifica ink rounded out the supplies needed. I am still working on the envelope liners, silver or Pacifica which will they be?

While I cannot share the finished product yet, she has to see them in person first (we do not live near each other), I will share my desk full of a work of love. They will be in the mail on Monday to my dear sweet bride-to-be niece, Naomi!


Enjoy your Easy Like Sunday morning.

Craftily Yours
Shirley

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mojo Monday Sketch 365 and Home for the Holidays

Thursdays will be my new challenge day and to get the party started, here is my version of the Mojo Monday sketch 365, Tall & Skinny.
I used the hanging ornaments for the flags. The embossing of the top White Daisy piece and the little delicate border on the Black cardstock create an elegant black tie type card.

The sentiment is at the bottom right to balance the card.

And I found a little White Daisy Christmas tree (need to use up that stash), so the inside is Black cardstock with White Daisy pigment ink.




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Craftily Yours

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What Day Is It - October 1st and a New Stamp of the Month!!

My friend and Rockin' Heart teammate, Cindy bought me the cutest 'What Day Is It' tee shirt which inspired the title of my new Wednesday posts (hope that is not a trademark and gets me in trouble)!!

Today, October 1st is a new month and a new Stamp of the Month. October's Stamp of the Month is Home For The Holidays. Doesn't that make you think of Christmas BUT WAIT (that is my new go to phrase) it can be used for more.

Do you see those red outlines? Now what that means? Yes - they coordinate with the Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge!!

Each image shares the page number from the cartridge booklet and the size - easy peasy!!


I have just begun my adventure with Home For The Holidays. Her is my first projects. I used the Home For The Holidays tag on a little PathFinder project - PathFinder is my paper packet of the month - time to get ready for Thanksgiving.

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As you can see in the background, I truly love the polar bear!

And using my Cricut Explore, Design Space and the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge, I was able to create these three boxes all at once and let the Cricut cut while I worked on other things - love it!! Did you see our new Artfully Sent cartridge - get it NOW!!

So now to find something to fill each box up and see who has been naughty or nice.

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Enjoy your day and see you again soon.

Craftily yours,
Shirley





Sunday, September 28, 2014

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Why do I call my blog Mom 'n Me Scrap? Because Mom is the reason I found papercrafting. It took a while for me to see what she meant when she presented me with my first scrapbook kit in 1995. In fact, I carried the kit through many moves until I finally opened it. And that was for my daughter to create a scrapbook for her time spent in Germany.

It wasn't until 2000, when my husband and I moved next door to my Mom, before I truly began my adventures in scrapbooking and stamping, and more.. And I remember thinking, why did I waste all that time.

It is my Mom who shared her love of crafting with me and now my Mom has the big 'C' and our lives are changing once again. This post will not be a sad lament about the diagnosis of cancer BUT instead a glad tidings of how I am able to give back to my Mom and how my life is blessed. I never knew I would be the one put in place to hold her hand, wipe her brow with a cool clothe, try to encourage her to find the strength to fight, to cry with her, still find funny moments, and just be there for whatever she needs. There are some tough times for us both and, yet, we find a way to continue.

And I am blessed to have found Close To My Heart and to have a job that allows for these changes in life. Does that mean I can just stop working while I take care of her - NO - it means I have to find new ways to do my job. So look for new things coming - tutorials, kits, virtual crops and more. Be sure and subscribe to my blog and my email newsletter and if you are on Facebook, look for my Close To My Heart group.

If you have a roller coaster life, like I do, find the good times sweeter, the hard times easier, and never give up.

Craftily Yours
Shirley