Sunday, March 31, 2013

Dmask Divas Buzz and Bubmle

Welcome to Damask Divas Buzz and Bumble Blog Hop!!My name is Traci Williams and I am an Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart.If you came from Ashley Greaux's Cutesy and Sills Crafts , you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

I had BEEn BUZZing the idea of a simple card that would feature all the Buzz and Bumble B & T papers. So, here it is:

I also used Close To My Heart's Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge along with 2 other Cricut cartridges, Wild Card (sentiment) and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (hexagons).

To add a little flair to the project, as you can see below, I added Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems.

The next blog on the list is Julie George's Scraping Cafe. Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using  Buzz and Bumble Paper Pack. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas blog for the full list.Be sure to sign up for the giveaway...I am proud to be the sponsor for this hop! One winner will receive (10) 3 x 3 Cards with Envelopes (Colonial White) and Close To My Heart's A-size Stamp "Bumble Bee".

Thank you for buzzing by!
Traci Williams, Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart

Saturday, March 30, 2013


Welcome to our March Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop! As you know, both the Artiste and the Art Philosophy cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant. If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from Michelle's My Creations with Michelle, then you are in the right place!

Our challenge this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but also a "BINGO" card!

Here is the BINGO card that our Consultants were given:

The Consultants were told they could make anything they wanted using the Artiste OR Art Philosophy cartridge AND you work off the BINGO card posted above. Basically, you make a "BINGO" by going across, down, or diagonally and you have to use everything in that bingo line.


For this BINGO card project, I selected Flower, 3D and Bling.

I used Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut  cartridge for all cuts for this BINGO project.  I used the Daisy flower cut for the light colored flowers and sized them at 2.5" and 2".  I then selected a 5 pedal flower (Posy) and cut 3 shapes (bottom) at 2.70", 2 at 2.50" and 1 at 2.10".  The leaves were cut at 2.5".  For the 3D element, I used a "pillow box" cut at 4.90".  All cuts fit on one 12 x 12 Cricut mat with spare room for other small cuts if needed.

I used B& T papers and assortment of cardstock in the Claire Workshop on the Go ($29.95) kit, with tons left over!  You can also puchase just the Claire paper pack for $9.95.

For my bling, I used Pink Glitter Gems ($3.95).

Your next stop on our "BINGO" hop is Stephanie's The Quilted Scrapper.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  3. Penny ~ It Makes Total Cents
  4. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
  5. Melissa L ~  MyWatermelonMoon
  6. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  7. Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle
  8. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101----<< You are Here
  9. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy Birthday card

This was so fun to make!  Using Close to my Heart's Chantilly Cardmaking kit stamp set.

Cut out card shape from Art Philosophy with Black cardstock and then cut out matching shape (smaller than card) in White cardstock for front of card.

I first placed the stamps over white cardstock, stamp image down (no ink).  I then sprayed Cranberry and Slate water and re-inker mixed spray bottles over paper and stamps, at distance.

Remove stamps, wash off excess spray.  Dry paper with dryer.  Place stamps back on white area from where stamps were with image down.  Place acrylic block over stamps and ink with black, line up stamps in white area and ink.

Glue white cardstock image to card.

Made 2 rosette flowers from Slate cardstock and sprayed with Cranberry water spray bottle.  Used a trimmed down flair swirl from Mini-Medley Wooden Accent Set and colored them in black.  I then added more embelishments, Opague Licorise Gems and Silver Glitz Gel.

Do allow time for the papers to dry but do use heat to keep them from curling.

Happy crafting everyone!

Traci Williams
Independent Consultant, Close to my Heart

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Floral Hapiness

Welcome to our March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's stamp from Close to My Heart is "Floral Happiness" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from March 1 - 31, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's Blog ~ Love 2 Create. If you came from Theo's ~ Celebrate Crafts  then you are in the right place!

This card was made using 3 Exclusive Ink Pads, Crystal Blue, Cocoa and Creme Brulee.  For the 3D flower, I used the small Creme Brulee paper flowers from Just Blooms™ Paradise Paper Flowers. To give color effect, I colored up one piece in Cocoa and one in Crystal Blue.
I cut out an oval shape with Saddle cardstock.
I then added some ribbon and Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems and then added Sparkle Flourish (Small). 

Your next stop on our "Floral Happiness" hop is Jane's ~ Jane's Scrap Shack

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Amber ~ Scrapper's Therapy          
  4. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  5. Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie Link
  6. Theo ~ Celebrate Crafts  
  7. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101 
  8. Jane ~ Jane's Scrap Shack
  9. Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.