Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mother's Day Card

Recently the Fred, She Said and Bearly Mine Designs collaboration came out with the Floral Surprise Papers SET. I am now a fan of digital paper! Paired with the Fred, She Said Hibiscus imagine and a few Close To My Heart embellishments this card is a winner for mom!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Whirlpool Splash Card

Last week Fred, She Said released some new items, including the beautiful Whirlpool Splash (Cutting File and Stencil Mask). For the card above I printed the JPEG file and then colored it with Copics. Then I cut the SVG file of the mask and backer for the item pictured below, which I will use for a future project!

Other Supplies:
Sweetheart Paper Pack (Retired Close To My Heart)
Black Shimmer Trim (Close To My Heart)
Rhinestone Brad (Retired Close To My Heart)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring Fling Cards

Today was the Spring Fling event sponsored by several Close To My Heart consultants and organized by my upline, Joyce Houck. It was a great day and I enjoyed the crafting, fellowship, and taco soup! Here is a look at the cards we created. 

This is the card I taught today. It previews the June Stamp of the Month. The technique was stamping in White Daisy pigment ink then coloring over the image after it dries. Colored pencils give a vibrant look. To achieve a softer, chalk like look I used Close To My Heart markers.

This is the card Liz prepared and taught.

This is the card Micki prepared and taught.

This is the card Betty prepared and taught.

This is the card Regina prepared and taught.

This is the card Joyce prepared and taught. Look at that lovely new Dream Pop paper!

This is the card Lori prepared and taught.

This is the card Nancy prepared and taught. Her work is truly art! 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


This is a door prize donation for the Spring Card Making day this Saturday in Barto, PA sponsored by several Close To My Heart consultants (including me!). If you are interested in attending please email me, antcrys at!

Chantilly Paper Pack (Close To My Heart)
My Creations Kraft Container (Close To My Heart)
Pinwheel -May 2013 Stamp of the Month (Close To My Heart)
Pink Glitter Gems (Close To My Heart)
Blue and Green Epoxy Bubbles (Close To My Heart)
Exclusive Inks - Cotton Candy, Pear, Black (Close To My Heart)
Assorted Brads
3D Pinwheels purchased and cut from Cricut Craft Room 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Sympathy Card

Marigold & Morpho Set (Fred, She Said)
Sky Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
Black Ink (Close To My Heart)
Year of Flowers: Carnations Stamp Set (Papertrey Ink)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Onesie Cupcakes

I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew that I would make them the next opportunity I had. This past weekend a former coworker had a baby boy. Each "cupcake" is a onesie rolled around a pair of socks. I used washi tape to keep them together then cut cupcake wrappers with the Cricut. I finished the presentation with cellophane, curling ribbon, and a cupcake shaped gift tag that says for the sweet baby boy!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Finding Inspiration at

Last week a saw a marquee image on that instantly inspired me to create this card. I used the Cricut Craft Room to cut out several "For Always" clouds. There may be more cards in the future. :)

Cricut and Cricut Craft Room
A Child's Year Cartridge (Provo Craft)
For Always Paper Packet (Close To My Heat)
Sky Cardstock (Close To My Heat)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Soaring By to Day Hi Card

Edited 4/5/2013: I just found out about this awesome challenge blog CASology. Week 38 is the theme UP so I am entering this card. Check it our here.

The April Stamp of the Month has great images for spring, including this hot air balloon. I used the Unscripted Sketches pattern #204 for inspiration!

Cricut Artiste Cartridge: clouds, hot air balloon (Close To My Heart)
White Daisy and Sky Cardstock (Close To My Heart)
April 2013 My Sunshine Stamp Set (Close To My Heart)
Everyday Button Bits Stamp Set (Papertry Ink)
Gypsy and Barn Red Markers (Close To My Heart)
Black Ink Pad (Close To My Heart)
Zig Millennium Black Pen (EK Success)
Gelly Roll Stardust Pen (Sakura)