Saturday, October 29, 2011

CTMH Holiday Wishes

Close to my Heart has a beautiful stamp set for the Holidays that you can get for just $5 with any $25 purchase from now to Nov. 30th. The other great thing about this stamp set is all the images coordinate with the Art Philosophy cartridge!

(Retail value of $17.95)

Aren't the images just gorgeous?! Don't miss out! This is only a limited time offer.

When you place a $50 order you also qualify to add the Stamp of the Month for $5 as well.

(Retail value of $17.95)

If you haven't gotten your Art Philosophy cart bundle what are you waiting for. This is the perfect time to pick one up and earn even more stamps for Free! The bundle not only comes with the cartridge but 3 exclusive stamp sets and 3 dimensional elements that coordinate with the cuts on the cartridge. You will LOVE it! I promise.

Don't forget to check out the While Supplies Last section for some great items at DEEP discounts!!

Start Shopping NOW.... at  MyScrappyIdeas CTMH store


Sunday, October 23, 2011

CTMH Fall Thanks

It's great to be back for another week and another challenge at sweetsassydiva. This week our challenge was fall. I couldn't resist using the CTMH Art Philosophy cart and stamp set again. It has a fantastic oak leaf shape which is what I designed my card around.

Here are two of the stamp sets that you receive in the CTMH Art Philosophy package. The great thing is all the images have printed next to them the exact size you need to cut to match the stamp.

The leaf was cut at 2" and can be found on pg. 34. I cut 4 of them and then stamped with Olive, Barn Red, Sunset, and Autumn TerraCotta. These are beautiful autumn colors when used all together. Don't you just love Fall?!

The scalloped sentiment was cut at 2" and can be found on pg. 41. I cut it 3 times and stamped it in Olive, Creme Brulee, and Goldrush then cut apart to create layers.

The papers are from the Elemental line.

I hope you enjoyed my fall card and visit me at my blog tiggersscrapplace  I have many more projects made with the new CTMH project. If you need any CTMH products I'd love to be your consultant. Just stop by my blog and click the shop now button or you can go to
Tina Gale

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

CTMH Thanks a Bunch

This is a quick little card that I've made several of to give to my hostesses as a thank you for booking a gathering with me. It really is a lot prettier in person. It has pearly glitter on it that just doesn't show up in the pic.

 I've been going through my bakers twine here lately. It is so versatile and adds so much to a project. If you're interested in ordering small sampler packs click  on my link at the top of this page and I'd be glad to send you some.

If you've been thinking of joining Close to My Heart NOW is the time. Their consultant kit is a fantastic deal already but the deal just got SWEETER for October. Purchase your consultant kit for $99 and you can choose a free add-on kit valued at over $80. So the total value of your consultant kit is over $460 and you get it all for just $99! I'd love to have you on my team! Contact me and let me help you get started.

The new Consultant Kit:
Choose your free add-on kit from one of the three below. Then if you want it all you can buy one or both of the other kits valued at over $80 for $40 each, adding even more value to your kit.
    Again, I'd love to help you on your journey so feel free to contact me and let's chat!
    If you'd like to order any CTMH products I'd love to be your consultant if you don't have one already or contact me about having your own online gathering and earn free product. It's easy!. You can shop by clicking on the link at the top left side of the page or by going to My CTMH store.

    Have a great day
    Tina Gale

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Cricut Blogiversary Challenge 2

    I finished up my second challenge for the Cricut Circle Blogiversary. I'm proud to say I've been a member since the beginning. There is so much great inspiration each day on the blog and the circle magazine is awesome!

    This challenge took way too long. I just couldn't seem to get what I wanted. I finally just finished it up and called it quits. LOL

    I decided to use the new Sophie cart since I hadn't even opened it yet. I know I'm baad but there's been so much going on in our lives I just hadn't given it a  look. Plus I've been having too much fun with my Art Philosophy cart which I used on this too.

    Sophie - pg. 26Birdcage 3"
    Sophie - pg. 38 Rose Card 4 1/4"
    Sophie - pg. 38 Rose 1 1/2"
    Art Philosophy - pg. 50 Swirls 1 1/4"
    pearl bling
    Glimmer Mist - Pearl

    Tina Gale

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Cricut Circle BLOGiversary Challenge

    The Cricut Circle blog is celebrating it's blogiversary with some great challenges and prizes. I've challenged myself to try and do as many as I can get done this week. Wish me luck.
    The first challenge I completed is  the Imagine challenge. I love my Imagine but don't use it near enough. The challenge was to create your background and at least one cut with all the layers. I was looking at a card I just created with the Imagine and wandered why I didn't create the background as well as my cuts. Duh!

     So here is all my printing and cutting from the Imagine. They all come from the Imagine More Cards cartridge. I used my George cartridge to create a 4  X 5 1/4 rectangle and filled it with this beautiful grungy blue paper. Then I created a strip 1 x 5 of the pink polka dot paper. It perfectly matches the colors in my bird house cut.

     The birdhouse I seperated into 4 layers and and then pop dotted the layers to create great dimension.
    I used crinkle ribbon to finish it all off.

     Here's the completed card. I really liked the first card i made but this one is even cuter I think. I love the Imagine papers and how it all ties it together. I really need to use my Imagine more.

    Don't forget about the great CTMH special this month. If you've been thinking of becoming a consultant now is the time. You will receive over $460 worth of product for just $99!  Check out the full details here. 

    And if you just want to buy some products click my shop now button at the top left of the page. There are some great deals in the While Supplies Last section.

    And when you buy $50 this month you'll get this great Stamp of the Month, Holiday Magic for only $5.

    tina gale

    Saturday, October 8, 2011

    Sophmore Year

    Today the sweetsassydiva Design Team was asked to create a project with the new Close to my Heart Art Philosophy cricut cart. I have been having a blast with this new cart and the stamps that go with it. In my opinion it is the best cart PC has ever done and CTMH has just made it better with the stamps that go with it. Be sure to check out my blog for more great projects made with this cart.
    Now on to my project for today. This is a quick layout I did with the Typest Workshop on the Go from CTMH and the Art Philosophy bundle.
    This is my son's sophmore pic and class picture from several years ago. This paper pack and stamp set is perfect for school pics and many more subjects.
    Here's the left side of the layout.

    The banner is cut from the AP cart and then stamped with the Vintage Type stamp set. I added ome black embroidery thread bows to finish it off.

    The red star is from the Typeset Complements. They're fabulous printed canvas stickers. I'm so in love! The yellow star is stamped from the Love Life stamp set.

    The Grade A is another canvas sticker from the Complements package. The title was stamped and hand cut from the Alphabet stamp set.

    CTMH also has the fabulous Milepost shapes that are corugated cardboard cut to shapes that you can find on the AP cart as well if you want to layer them. You get a large bag of 48 shapes. Here I just inked them and layered more stamped stars and washers from the Vintage Type stamp set.

    I hope you enjoyed my layout today and come visit me at my blog for more great projects. If you'd like to order the Cricut Art Philosophy bundle go here to my CTMH website or if you'd like to learn how you can get it for 50% off please contact me.

    Also if you're interested in signing up as a consultant be sure to check out all the details about Octobers deal for new consultants on my Oct 1st post!.

    Tina Gale

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    A Knight to Remember

    I have a layout today that I used the new Cricut Art Philosophy again. I absolutely love this cart. It is so versatile! I can't wait for you to see what just one cut can do to make a complete layout. This is my beautiful daughter that just turned 17. My  where have the years gone?
    I cut the background top note at 10 1/4" and the blue one at 10 3/4" to create a border. I cut it again at 3" to create the journaling block. Can you believe 3 cuts of the same shape made this complete layout?!

     The picture just do not do this layout justice. The bling is so sparkly and pretty. The paper is a glitter paper from DCWV Linen pack. The flower is made with some blue silk cut in circle shapes and then heating the edges to cause them to curl up. Layer them up and you have a gorgeous flower. A couple of feathers and a hat pin to finish it off. I used a bling buckle and crystal swirls from Hobby Lobby. The ribbon is some from a swap so I'm not sure the brand.
    I hope you enjoy my layout today as much as I enjoyed creating it. I think it turned out as beautiful as my lovely daughter and her knight in shining armor.
    I'm submitting this to the My Craft Spot Design Team. Be sure to check out the blog for great challenges, terrific stamps, and gorgeous crinkle ribbon!
    I'm also submitting it to
    Cooking with Cricut Anything Goes Challenge
    Ribbon Carousel Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge
    Tina Gale

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Tweet Tweet Card

    Happy National Card Making Day!!

    I don't play with my Imagine near enough. It is always so much fun to print and cut. I used the Imagine More Cards cart to print and cut this cute little image then pop dotted it for added layers. I've been wanting to use some pleated ribbon on a project so I decided this would be the perfect time. I think it turned out rather well. LOL
    Imagine More Cards cart
    DCWV paper
    Martha Stewart Border punch

    Hope you enjoy my quick post and card today.
    I'm entering it in the Cricut Blog National Card Making Day contest.
    Tina Gale