Wednesday, November 25, 2015

YAY!!! The Christmas Display Tray Class is Fri. Dec. 11th @ 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Display Tray Class.  Fri. Dec. 11th 6:30 p.m.  Kit is assembled and ready for your final touches. -  Class is about 1 1/2 hours. You get the solid wood Display Tray and the Christmas ensemble to go inside. Swap it out each season. $35.00.  Contact me if you are interested - 913-568-2426


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CTMH Sangria Display Tray Class was a BIG HIT and LOTS OF FUN!!!

We had such a great time working on our Thanksgiving Display Trays for my November Class. I can't wait for December 11th  to work on our Christmas Tray!  I still have a couple of spaces available if anyone wants to join us.  Contact me for details! 913-568-2426.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Busy day for Trick-or-Treat Handouts

These were modified as Sucker Sleeves from the CRICUT Make it Now Projects - sized to fit any sucker and only one score line.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Nevermore Halloween Display Tray

Create a Spooky Halloween Display Tray...then switch it up for Thanksgiving...and then - Christmas!

This great CTMH Display Tray is so versatile.  I used the Nevermore Paper Pack and LOTS of Cricut cuts to create this great Halloween home decor.  I can hardly wait to make another one for Thanksgiving using the beautiful fall colors of the Sangria Papers - and then another with the festive Christmas papers in White Pines!  Be sure to come back and check them out!
Please leave a comment and tell me what you think!
If you want to purchase any of the supplies here - just click on the links!
Thanks so much - and happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

(Ghirardelli Chocolate) Pumpkin Favor - CTMH Artiste

I Love this cute little Pumpkin Favor - and it was so quick to put together! 

This little cutie was cut using the CTMH Artiste Cartridge at 6.8" and 2 Ghirardelli Chocolates will fit in sideways. I embossed it and sponged the edges to make it pop.  For the "Stem" I used Burlap Ribbon from Target's $1 section.  You will find the product list and cut sizes below.  These would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table setting!  
I want to thank the ladies from the CricutWithHeart Blog for posting this creative inspiration on Pinterest!

Pumpkin Base  Artiste #M3A88D Box 
                      6.5" (Width) 6.8" (Height)
2 Leaves  Artiste #M3BF7E  2.2" (Width)
1 Leaf     Artiste #M40485  1.9" (Width)
Tag       Artiste #M39295   1.1" (Width) 2.4" (Height)
"So Thankful" D1662 Harvest Wreath CTMH Stamp

Thanks Everyone!  I hope you're able to get some fun crafting in this week!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Know anyone with a New Home? Check out this card!

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    Please leave a comment if you enjoy this file!
Hi Everyone!
I hope you had a FANTASTIC 3-Day Weekend!  I've been in my craft room working on some cards and I wanted to share one with you.  It is a 5"x 7" (my preference) Card for a friend who just purchased a new home.

I started with a 10" x 7" piece of white Card stock for the base then scored and folded it in half.  The Mat Layer is cut from GLACIER Cardstock at 4.9" x 6.8" - or just cut a 5" x 7" and trim a bit off the sides to have the white showing as a small border.  Next, cut  another layer of white at about 4.6" x 5.1" (or eyeball this as well.  

For the Starburst layer - you can select 3-4 prints of paper of your choice - or use up some of those 2" scraps that we all tend to save.  You'll want to cut them as shown in the left picture below, and randomly layer them as shown on the right.  Make sure the corner pieces are long enough to reach to the corner.

It's okay for the pieces to hang off the edge - You're going to snip those overhanging pieces off flush with the edge anyway.
Next, layer the base, glacier mat, and sunburst layer.  
Welcome Tag:
This tag is cut with the CTMH "Artistry" Cartridge.  I LOVE this cartridge and can see myself using it for all sorts of cards.  If you don't have it - please shop with me.  You can even getting it digitally at a lower cost and have immediate access!

The layers are as follows:
Shape:   #M416DFB  page 26 - Cut left version of "SHAPE" only.  
             1 each of 2.3"   2.6"   and  3.23"  Note:  Largest layer is Embossed.
Banner:  #M4184959  3/4"
For the Paper, I used the gorgeous papers from the Zoe Paper Pack and also the new GOLD Glitter Paper in the new Annual Inspirations.  

I used Dimensionals to pop up the Shape and some Gold thin thread around the base.  The cute Gold Buttons are these awesome Bling Gems that I use a LOT!

The Stamps I used are A1179 Housewarming Hello and C1596 Happy Hexagons.
The Sentiment was stamped in Saffron and traced with a glitter pen.

I hope you enjoy the card.  PLEASE like and leave a comment.  Your COMMENTS mean SO MUCH TO ME!!!!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Understanding different types of INK PADS

If you're like me, sometimes it's hard to know which Ink to use when! Here is an overview of the Ink Pads that CTMH carries and when best to use them!

CTMH Exclusive Inks™ stamppads: Our Exclusive Inks™ stamp pads, including our Black Exclusive Inks pads, are water-based dye inks. The dye ink absorbs directly into your paper and allows the colors to blend easily with the material. They dry quickly and blend easily. These inks are recommended for most stamping projects, but not for projects where you plan on using watercolors or coloring with alcohol markers after stamping the image.

CTMH Archival BlackExclusive Inks™ stamp pad: Our Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad is our archival ink offering. This pad quickly sets an image that you can then color in using watercolor pencils, watercolors, or water-based inks with the blending pen.

CTMHExclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Sets: Pigment inks behave differently from dye inks, in that they settle on top of your material rather than soaking into it. This allows you to stamp lighter colors on darker materials and to keep the true color of the ink pad when stamping on another color. Though they take longer to dry, when dried, they work well for coloring in with your markers or watercolor inks, as the pigment inks will form a permanent bond and will resist blending when you color over them.

StazOn™ ink pad: StazOn™ is specifically formulated for stamping on non-porous materials. Because StazOn is solvent-based, this ink works well when stamping an image that you will later color over with watercolors, but it is not ideal for use with alcohol markers.

Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink pad: The Memento™ ink pad gives you another archival quality ink pad that works for any stamping project and can be used with alcohol markers, watercolors, or any of our other coloring options.

CTMH Archival Black Exclusive Ink Pads may be temporarily out but will be back in our inventory very soon.  Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink pads are a new (soon to come) addition to our line and we are very thrilled to offer these and all the others for the perfect stamping solution for all your stamping projects.

I LOVE New Catalogs!!!

I am SO Excited to start sharing the NEW Close To My Heart products with you! 

I know you're going to LOVE THEM TOO!

National Stamping Month

The September Stamp of the Month is such a BEAUTIFUL Set.  I can't wait to make something out of it!  I love using flower stamps - they are my absolute FAVORITE!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Time for Weddings and Showers!

I recently made this card for a Wedding Shower I attended. I saw a similar one on Pinterest and thought it was so so pretty. I didn't have the dies to make the dress form so I searched for a photo online, imported it into Design Space and cut it with my Cricut Explore! I LOVE THAT MACHINE! The gift was from BED BATH BEYOND... so obviously I chose "BBB purple" for my color! The skirt is a folded paper doily and I rolled ribbon to make a very TINY rose.  I embossed the white base with a beautiful CTMH embossing folder - their's are gorgeous with VERY DEEP embossing - and wal-ah!  I love how it turned out! The Card measures 5" x 7"

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Featured CTMH Paper Pack and all that goes with it! BEAUTIFUL!

I LOVE these ACCESSORIES - and I think you will too!!!

    Click on the picture and check it out!

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

LOOK...IT's HERE!!!!!

The New Cricut Cartridge ARTISTRY is available beginnning Aug. 1st! 

Order yours and get a Free Stamp!

The "Artistry" Cartridge Z3167 is amazing - and one that you will use over and over again!  If you own any of the CRICUT Machines, this is a MUST HAVE!  For only $99 you receive this exclusive Cartridge, 3 Super CUTE CTMH Stamps that Coordinate, and a package of "ENCHANTMENT" Card Stock.     BONUS: order from my website (or directly from me) and I will send you a FREE CTMH STAMP SET - your choice from a selected variety.  
Prefer to own a DIGITAL COPY?  Now you can add "Artistry"  Z3190 to your collection IMMEDIATELY for just $79.00.  You still get the 3 great Stamp sets and the Enchantment Card Stock mailed to you.  And....I will still get you one of the FREE Stamps Sets exclusively from ME!  Check it out HERE!


Know what else is now available???You can now order the gorgeous "ZOE" Paper Pack and Accessories!

AND...I LOVE the August Stamp of the Month!  Just $5.00 with a purchase of $50.00.  Buy the "Artistry" Cartridge and get 2 - one for a FRIEND!  "FRAMED" S1508 and it Coordinates with the NEW Cartridge, as well!!!!  Yippee Skippy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What an AWESOME group of Girls!

We had such a great time making cards today!  I think everyone had a really fun time and maybe even learned how to do a couple of new things!  I can't wait to do it again!  Be sure to keep your eye on my July Calendar for upcoming Classes - and don't forget to leave a comment if you just LOVE these cuties!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Uh Oh! These could become ADDICTIVE!

Corner Bookmarks  -  great craft for the kids!

This isn't my typical type of post - but I wanted to share another project the kids will make in my Kids Summer Craft Class.  They truly are a little addictive! I had planned on making ONE - but I've ended up making several...just to show for samples (hmmm)!  Here is a Cricut Design Space basic TEMPLATE  - now you can get creative and come up with something AWESOME!  I'd love for you to share your pictures with me! #kidscrafts #summerfun

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ice Cream Dreams - June Stamp of the Month

Yummy, Ice Cream!

 Here is a quick card I made Tonight with the Close to My Heart June Stamp of the Month "Ice Cream Dream" and the Seaside Paper Pack. It's a really cute summer stamp and you can get one for just $5.00 when you place a qualifying order of $50.00 or more at CTMH.  Just hover over the item name and you can go check them out! I used the ShinHan Markers to add a little color to the Sentiments and the Ice Cream Sundae.  Other items used were the Glacier Extra Thick Twine and the Boardwalk Washi Tap - both found in the Season Expressions that is active until August.  My Card was cut at 6 1/2 " x 9".  I think you'll find this to be a really cute stamp set!

Please leave a Comment!  I'd love to hear from you!
Contact me to find out how you can get a FREE CATALOG!

Enjoy your summer days!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

My June Calendar is HERE...

It's a busy busy summer for everyone - but here are some GREAT options for your consideration! See CLASS DESCRIPTIONS in the drop down Button above.  Watch each Month for New Classes and don't forget to RSVP!  Can't wait to see YOU! Free Catalog with your 1st Class (excluding the Kid's Class).

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Masculine Card

Great Card for the Guy in your life!This Card is great for Father's Day coming up June 21st.  I used white card stock that measure 12" x 7" and scored it at 5" and again at 10" - this gave me a 5X7 Card with a 2" Bookmark attached.  The papers I used are from CTMH "Heart Strings" from the 1st suppliment catalog (no longer available - but any masculine paper could easily be substituted!  I just had some scraps leftover, as I'm sure many of you do as well!  Punch a whole in the Book Mark and tie on some Bakers Twine of your choice.   Hope you all have a great start to your summer!  PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT if you like this card!   I LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!

Stamp  - Hostess Stamp C1593  (can be purchased with Hostess Rewards)
Card Stock - White Daisy 1385    Whisper X5929

Black Ink - Z2105
Bakers Twine Z1921

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Have a little "Taste of Summer"

2 Cards w/ "Taste of Summer" Paper & Stamp

Here are a couple of cards I made using the TASTE OF SUMMER Paper Pack & the coordinating Stamp Set.  This is a Special Paper Pack you can only purchase during the Month of MAY - at the special price of just $8.95. The Card on the Left has Directions below.  The Card on the right is cut using the CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge.  These Cards are GREAT because you can cut them ANY SIZE.  This one is cut to fit in an A2 Envelope.

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This is the Cutting Guide
This is the Scoring Guide

Step 1.  
Score the Honey Card Stock across the long side.  Starting from the Left - Score @ 1/2",  2",  4",  5 1/2" 
Fold on Scorelines.

Step 1b. 
Adhere 1 Purple 4" x 5 1/4" to (un-scored side) of Honey.  Then attach Green Lemon Paper on top of that.  The other Purple and the 3 3/4" x 5" White piece will go on the back of the card.

Step 3.  
Put adhesive on the small tab and lay the card flat as shown to attach it in the correct spot of the Green lemon piece.

Step 4.  
Adhere Yellow striped 1 3/4" x 4" piece to the card as shown and put adhesive on just the LEFT side (3" part) of the purple.  Attach it on top of Yellow Striped lining up the bottom of the card and centering it.  Puadhesive on the small tab.

Step 5.  
Lay the Card flat as shown to attach it in the correct spot.
Step 6.  
The card is ready to decorate.

I used the Cricut to cut out the Words on the front of the card and used the coordinating Stamp set to Stamp the Lemons.  Then I used Clear Embossing Powder over the top, cut them out and used Pop Dots to attach.

The Back of the Card is decorated using B1452 Funky Blossoms and Inks Honey, Gypsy, and Juniper.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Card-in-a-Box Class was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Additional Classes Requested...

The 1st Card-in-a-Box Class was so much fun!  I've had so many ask if I could do it again - so I have added two more of this same class to the Calendar!

Please RSVP to hold your spot - & to make sure I have enough supplies!

This is a Tiny 3" Box -fits in a 3" Square Env.
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Email me if you would like Cutting Guides for these Boxes or the Design Studio Files

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Local Card-in-a-Box Class

Join me and make this great Card-in-a-Box

If you live near Spring Hill / Gardner / Olathe ...

Friday, April 24, 2015

Check out the RETIRING ITEMS for Stampin' Up!

  I just looked over the updated list for the Retiring Items    for Stampin Up.  There are still a LOT of great things left -  many up to 50% off.  Don't miss out!

   SHOP HERE    Under PRODUCTS + Retiring Items
   Hostess Code:   GCNBXRKW


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wedding Shower Card

A FREE Cricut Design Space File - Wedding Shower Card

I saw this Card on Pinterest and wanted to make a Design Space File for it.  All of the cuts are FREE Images.  I embossed the back White Layer with the CTMH Heart Embossing Folder Z3018 and the Towels with a Stampin Up Embossing Folder (email me for more details).  I used a green Pilot Precise V5 Pen for the lettering, although the font is a little different on the "Mr. & Mrs." in this file, so it could be shared. Please let me know if you encounter any cutting problems in Design Space with the file.  Note:  Be sure to watch when to insert the Score Tool and the Pen.  They tend to sneak up on you!
Design Space Free File:
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My First Card using my iPad! YIPPEE! LOVE IT!

I am going to LOVE this whole iPad creating!!! Oh Yeah!!!!

Can I just say I'm going to LOVE using my iPad Air with my Cricut Explore!  This is one of the first cards I made from the Make It Now collection in Cricut Design Space.  It turned out sooo pretty...and they go OH SO FAST!  I've already made 6 of them.  I realized that this card is actually a combination of two different cards and there is a fee. 
Sorry about that!

This one I made a little larger by selecting the entire file (Select ALL) and dragging it to the size I wanted, then cut it with this awesome shimmer paper I found at Michaels.  I added some extra greenery - but really about anything you do to this card will be beautiful!  You do NOT need an iPad to make this project.  Just look for it in the Make It Now Projects!

Better late than never!

...and then there was Valentines Day!!!! 

These pictures are horribly late - but none-the-less - here are a couple of things I made for Valentines day.

The Gift Bags were from Wal-Mart and I simply made the Tags using the Cricut to match the Bags.  I thought they added a nice personalized touch. If you need more info on the cuts, just send me a quick email and I'll try to figure out which ones I used! :-)

The Favors were for my Granddaughter to take to Preschool.  I thought about cutting the Mason Jars w/ the Cricut Explore Print then Cut, but really it worked best to just print them on white card stock and cut a hole in the center.  I did back of the "jar" with a piece of acetate so the candy oils wouldn't leak through.  The jars fit nicely into those plastic jewelry bags you can pick up about anywhere. Tuck in a few Gummy Worms and Wallah! I put a piece of double sided tape at the top back of the bag so the worms wouldn't escape. I will include the jpeg if anyone wants to try these.  They are super easy and go together really quickly.  I think I used the little 3" x 4" bags.

Monday, February 2, 2015

February Stamp of the Month "A Happy Hello"

S1502 Set of 15

Stamp of the Month Stamps are only available in the CURRENT month.  You can purchase the featured stamps each month for ONLY $5 with ever qualifying $50 order, or purchase it directly for $17.95.  "A Happy Hello" is the featured FEBRUARY Stamp!  

NEW CTMH Rolling & Shoulder Totes

Our AWESOME NEW Totes are back in stock! Be sure to get yours while they last.  They make it simple to pack for your Crops & Retreats!!!  Check them out HERE!

Watch Video HERE

Saturday, January 10, 2015

WOW! I never win ANYTHING!

Thank you, thank you to Melody Lane for the FABULOUS stuff from CTMH!
I was the winner for the Holiday Mystery Hostess in Melody's December Drawing and I got to select $200.00 worth of product PLUS four 50% off Items as my Prize!!!!  AND....CTMH is running an AMAZING January Special to receive EXTRA REWARDS - so I got to select $240.00 in Rewards!  TOTALLY AWESOME!  Thanks again, Melody!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January Stamp of the Month

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.00!
January 2015: This Moment (S1501)

Coordinates with Artbooking
Cricut Cartridge!Z1906
     Contact Me!  Jennie Hilligus 913-568-2426

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Start 2015 by reflecting on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals!

Get a kit for just $5.00 or $10.00 (See Below) with a $50 purchase.

In January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (retail value over $24 US) for only $5.00—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5.00, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book.

The paper kit for both options includes:
C-size stamp set
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This means you will receive over $34 USD / $37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!

Watch the campaign video, then contact me for more details.
Jennie Hilligus    913-568-2426

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