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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Creepy Spider Coffins...all glitzed up..

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I may just turn into Glitter today...LOL! Got an unexpected order for coffins for 
a wonderful young mans class party. I had been making some of these 
coffins (check this post out) for my little ghouls for this Thursday's festivities. 
A chat turned into an order. Thanks my friend. I so hope Chris enjoys giving out 
these treat boxes.  
In all, over the past few days I have made 55 coffins. It was so much fun and I 
had a learning light bulb in the Cricut Craft Room too. (I will share this a little 
later, after I have thoroughly tested it). 
Here's a few pics of my creations. Leave me a message if you would like more 
information on what I used and dimensions. Have a Happy Halloween and hope 
you have some crafty time to scrapbook those memories. 
See ya later folks. Got to clean up my mess and go on to the next project. 
Head on over to TOP TIP TUESDAY and check out the latest
challenge on Seasons. I have linked my post of our Halloween/Fall Season. 
Enjoy the many Tips I see and some I use too.

Have a great Halloween and Fall!!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Crafting is so much Fun & Spooky....

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Actually got to create more this month. This weekend was an unexpected crafty adventure with a few friends. I decided to make treat boxes for the little goblins, ghost, and ghouls that will be ringing our door bell this Thursday night. We don't get as many as we used to but, I still plan for about 20. Here's just a few of the coffins for this year. Used my Artiste and the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart. Most of the Papers are from my Close To My Heart stash from a few years ago and then theirs left over papers from kits and other projects.
 (Love using up my left overs).
Here are a few of the Coffin Treat boxes.
As always, I seem to really like using my Glitter Glitz Gel from CTMH.
So easy to use on the tiny areas of my cut outs.
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Here's the Layout I did using a mixture of scenes from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. This was fun putting it together. This is for Pumpkin carving pics from last year 2012. I know, I am so behind. That's the fun of it for me. Just picking what I want to scrapbook or feel I am in the mood for. No Chronological order. I'd never get it done if I tried to do it that way. Though I will say, I have most pictures in my sort/file system chronological and by event as well. Go Figure...LOL!

I shared this in my Scrapbooks layout Tab above right after I did it. I know not everyone explores the tabs. Thought I would post it here as well.

Then here are a few cards I did too.
All the cards are made with left over items from other projects.
My Spectacular Spooks card has been 
Yes, I got busy. I was going to make three different posts, just not feeling into 
computer stuff lately.  Sorry for the long one.
Hope you enjoy. If you would like dimensions or more information on these projects, let me know in the comment section below. I do not mind sharing.

Here's a few pics from this years Pumpkin Carving and festivity's with Trevor.
Already planning this years layout.
Just waiting on Zoo Boo Pics.

Hope everyone has an awesome Fall/Halloween week.  Get your Crafty Hat on and enjoy a few hours of creating for yourself or loved ones. Hope to see you back. Love to hear from you and Thank You for stopping by.
S`andra V.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Everyday Layouts

 Here's a video from Close To My Heart showing how 
you can re-size the different overlays to fit your page or 
change it up a little. On my Tab above "Scrapbook Layouts" 
you can see one layout I made using two different themes 
from the Artbooking Cartridge and brought them together 
to create my one of a kind layout. 
I hope you enjoy the video that Monica has shared with us.
If you would like to get your Artbooking Bundle, Contact me 
for details. This cartridge really has increased my 
creativity and made it more simple and faster for me to 
put together some layouts.
You may see more information on the Cricut Cartridges with 
Close To My Heart HERE
Just click on the Shop Tab then Click the Cricut Collections 
in the list to the left.Don't forget, My Web site has several items at really low cost. Check the While Supplies Last list. Here's a few of the items listed.

Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection

Was $4.95 NOW $1.50

My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit

was $19.95 NOW $8.00

Scroll Album And Accessories

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My Creations® Canvas Journal

Was $8.95 NOW $2.25

Wrangler Assortment

Was $5.95 NOW $1.45

My Creations® Memory Game

Was $9.95 NOW $5.00

Dakota Complements Foil Images  

Was $4.95 NOW $1.00

Hurry for these amazing specials, They won't last long. 
Leave me a message if you have questions. Hope you 
will take a moment to browse around and get more 
inspiration to tickle your crafty bone.
Have an Awesome October!!!

Come Play with the Chain Linky CLIMB week #4

Co Hosting the 4th Week at the Chain Linky Climb 
with Angel at Sew Crafty Angel and 
Angie at God's Growing Garden
Hope you play along and join in on the fun. A great way to grow your Blog
and meet new Bloggers too. I have enjoyed seeing and meeting
new bloggers from all over the world. Do have fun browsing around my blog for
 more crafty inspirations in your everyday life as well as with your hobbies.
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In August - Angie "tweeted" every blog that had signed up by her sister's birthday and then in September Angie "pinned" 1 post for every blog that had signed up by the 19th.  
Sometime in October is Angie's Wedding Anniversary -  On that special day Angie & Angel will promote each blog that  has linked to the CLIMB on google+  - that means your blog will be promoted on 2 different google+ accounts.
So link up early!!  & ENJOY!!
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Remember - Now if you co-host you will receive a free Weekly Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie's blog & Angel's blog!!
(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy ~ Spooky Halloween Layouts

Kristine Widtfeldt from Close To My Heart shared some awesome Halloween layouts using our Artbooking Cartridge. I love how she pulled the spider webs from the frames and they standout on her photo mats. How cool. Can't wait to get my layouts done. The border technique Kristine uses is awesome on the purple cardstock base in her last layout.  Watch this video for some great inspiration.
I can now put together some fun layouts without having to think way to much on my less creative days..LOL!!!

If you would like to get your hands on this ARTBOOKING cartridge bundle, contact me so I can help you get it at a great deal. The awesome stamp sets and chip board that come in the bundle are fun and can be used in many cards, layouts, and other crafting formats.
Click the Here to take you to the Artbooking page on my website.
Artbooking Cartridge with 700+ images
3 D size stamp sets
3 12x9 chip board sheets of shapes.
You can stamp on the chip board, cover with cardstock and papers.
Add dimension to your art work in a flash.
Some of the shapes on the stamp sets and chip board coordinate with the 
shapes in the cartridge. 
I see lots of projects in my near future.
Thanks for taking a moment to stop by. Do browse around for other CTMH video's. Let me know you stopped by so I may come visit you too.
"til next time...S`andra V.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy ~ Halloween Mini Albums

Hello my fellow bloggers and crafters. 
Hope you are having a great start to your Fall Season. I can not believe we 
are into the first week of October already. Do not know where my 
September went but it was here and gone before I could blink. 
Since I have been super busy on the home front and trying to adjust to 
changes as well as maintaining my Lupus to some 
degree (not that I have any real control over it), I wanted to share 
this awesome video from Close To My Heart. 
I have been slowly putting some art work together for you but, they are 
still in pieces (to many other the way).  Hopefully by 
next week I'll be caught up in most areas. I am sure many of the 
blogging community experiences lapses in posting...
...As I always say..."Life Happens"... 
..."If we didn't live life we wouldn't have anything to share, scrap, or 
create with or about."  
Until I post my creations, I hope you enjoy this video with Jill at 
Close To My Heart. Such awesome projects and great tips using 
our CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.

If you would like to get your Artbooking Cartridge Bundle at 1/2 price, 
contact me through my website at
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I would love to help you achieve your memory keeping goals.
Thanks so much for dropping by. Do browse around to see what may inspire 
you to Tickle your CREATIVE  BONE!! 
(just a little Halloween pun..Ha he he ha ha!!!)


Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts. ~Author Unknown~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The designs and instructions listed on this blog are for personal use only and may not be sold in any form without specific permission. Thank you for respecting each creator's heart of joy.

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