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Explore the New Cricut!

Since its release last month by Provo craft, I have been quite intrigued with the new Cricut Explore. In the words of the manufacturers: “Cricut Explore is a design-and-cut system for making amazing, affordable DIY and craft projects. It’s our easiest way ever to turn...

Artbooking Made Easy: Capturing Snapshots!

Snapshots, circles, and fun inking techniques, oh my! Wondering what to do with all those snapshots you have lying around? The Artbooking cartridge’s snapshots keys are the perfect way to assemble those photos into one oh-so-memorable mini album, but with cutouts of...

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!

We are kicking off the month in style! Come and join us on May 3rd as we celebrate all that is great about scrapbooking.  Bring your own projects.  Make use of all of my tools, stamps, inks, etc.  Share the joy and inspiration!  There will be make and takes available...

Floating Your Fancy – More Artbooking Made Easy!

Check out this Close To My Heart video that shows you more unique ways to use your Artbooking Cricut cartridge. In this video, the demonstrator is using the 8″ x 6″ Snapshots Mini-Album, which can be found on page 40 of the Artbooking Cricut cartridge...

Balloon Ride Layout

Have you ever had one of those moments?  The one where you think “OMG, this is going to turn out great!” And then right after that you think, “OMG, what was I thinking???!!”  That was my day recently, when a group of my friends got together for...

Balloon Ride and Give a Lift

The new Balloon Ride paper pack, in the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2014 catalogue, has to be one of my favourites!  The soft palette of Cashmere, Saddle, Colonial White, Sorbet and Crystal Blue is a perfect match for the wistful Give a Lift D-sized stamp set of...

Featuring CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Ever since I got my CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge, I am continually amazed at the versatility of this cartridge!  This layout was put together almost exclusively with cuts from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge, beginning with the beautiful trellis effect in the...
Embossing and Such!

Embossing and Such!

I recently had a question about embossing machines, and where to get them.  There are quite a few embossing/die cut systems out there.  Here are just a few to get you started! The Cuttlebug by Provocraft     You can read more about the Cuttlebug here.  They...