Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday's Cricut Tip

Today's Cricut tip is a simple idea that helps with time. Trying to find the Cricut image that coordinates with your favorite stamp set can be frustrating -- why not save them in the Cricut Craft Room or Design Space.

Find all the images for a stamp set, such as this great Close To My Heart Hostess Reward stamp set, and save them in one file at the size to coordinate with their stamp image -- such an easy idea and yet it took a while for me to think of it, those gray haired moments come more often now.

This stamp can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying stamp set purchase of only $25 -- shopping button found below. 

Sweet Moments

Item Number: C1467

American Celebration

Item Number: D1458

Hooray Bouquet

Item Number: D1491
A great group of stamps to add to your collection and they will help you earn a Hostess Reward stamp for $5 or the Stamp of the Month for FREE!!

For my Design Space friends, here is the link to Hostess Reward stamp shared above 
You need the Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

One Recipe TWO Layouts

Using the Magic how-to book recipe Deck of Cards recipe, came the idea of using Wanderful My Reflections paper packet, Wanderful Complements, and Wanderful Assortment with a few stamp sets to create TWO layouts. And, of course, a few flip flaps were used too!

The first layout was inspired by a friend, whose on her way to cruise for her anniversary. It made me think of how relaxing a cruise could be and what an ADVENTURE!

And don't forget the flip flaps for all those photos you will be taking on that RELAXING vacation! Can you believe that the '2015' is from a Christmas stamp set -- it is Magical Moments C1622!

The second layout was inspired by the subway trips we took in Japan. Now a layout perfect for all those photos we took. The title and lines on the journaling box were created using a cool travel stamp set, Documenting Moments D1647.

And MORE photos because there are Flip Flaps, this time they are going in different directions, just like the subway.

And a few Wanderful Assortments, the epoxy You and Me buttons. And Complements (stickers) - the Underground and yellow line.

Love how everything works together.

Do you love those Hostess Rewards ONLY stamp sets -- get one for $5 with every $25 stamp purchase. Here is a shopping list to help you get started 

My Reflections Wanderful paper packet (X7191B)
My Reflections Wanderful Assortment (Z3010)
My Reflections Wanderful Complements (X7191C)
Flip Flap Small Assortment (Z1747)
Magical Moments (C1602)
Documenting Moments (D1647)
Sightseer (C1534)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Here is a little card inspired by a Pinterest card (see it here) made especially for celebrating the 4th of July!

Pacifica cardstock and ink with a touch of Cranberry ink and retired Cranberry Baker's Twine.

Who knew a Christmas stamp would turn out to be the perfect 4th of July stamp set.
little touch of Pacifica cardstock for the inside.

The stamp set, Magical Moments (1602), has so many great images for celebrating any moment!

Happy 4th of July.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Red, White, and Blue FUN

Wonder what I did with those dimensional stars I created earlier -- well here they are just in time to wish you a HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!

In celebration, I am hosting a 4th of July Mystery Hostess party -- go to my website, join the party with your order and you may be the happy hostess!

Using random dot org, a number will be generated coordinating with the order of purchase -- you have until midnight Monday to enter!! The Hostess Rewards of $40 and one half price item may be yours!

Two more versions of the wreath -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Life Is Wonderful with Flip Flaps

Wanderful is the My Reflections paper packet of the month and the above Magic how-to book inspired layout is what you will create at one of our upcoming events or at your club meeting for my Lovely Layout Club members.

Our techniques this month include masking (see the 'Life is' title), curving a straight stamp (see the arrows around the curve of the circle), and flip flaps.

A little suitcase to open your flip flap

A little curved title!

Contact me ( to join a class, club or to start your own -- I will travel for clubs with six or more members!