Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wedding Card

I finally have a crafting project to share with you today!  I completed this card for my cousin's wedding this weekend.  It is a 5-1/4" square card.  While the front is somewhat plain, I really love the intricate cut on the inside.  Her colors are black and lime green with just a hint of hot pink (which I left out of the card).
I was so excited to get to play with my new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart.  Everything, including the card base, was cut from the cartridge with the exception of the scalloped circle which I used my scalloped circle punch for.  I used the card and images from page 67 of the handbook.  The stamped sentiment is from one of the stamp sets included with the Art Philosophy cartridge. 
The items I used for this card were:
- Fun In The Sun cardstock stack by DCWV
- Cricut Art Philosophy Collection by Close To My Heart
- Pear inkpad by Close To My Heart (retired color)
- Jet Black StazOn inkpad
- White Daisy inkpad by Close To My Heart
- Brads Basic Assortment by Close To My Heart
- 2" Scallop Circle Punch by Close To My Heart
- VersaMark stamp pad
- Clear Detail Embossing Powder by Close To My Heart

I'm linking this project to:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

One for Now....One for Later

With school starting tomorrow, I've been trying to double any casseroles I make & freeze one for busy nights.  On the menu tonight...Mexican Chicken Alfredo from the most recent Simple & Delicious magazine from Reiman Publications.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


I haven't been posting much crafting lately. With summer here, life has just gotten in the way. I have actually been doing some scrapbooking, but haven't yet taken any pictures.  I'm actually trying to do quite a bit of scrapbooking, as my son is getting ready to start his senior year, and I'm trying to play "catch up". :-)

The one thing I have been doing a lot of this summer is cooking.  It has been nice to be able to sit down as a family and enjoy meals together without the evening school activities.  I also joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) this summer, so every week I get a box full of fresh veggies.  It sure has made us eat more veggies.

My family is not a big "fish" family.  I know it's good for us, but convincing everyone to eat it is another thing.  In my most recent issue (August/September 2011) of Simple & Delicious, there was a recipe for Bacon & Tomato-Topped Haddock that sounded promising.  How could anything topped with bacon be that bad?
I actually remembered to take a picture before we ate; not the best lighting in my kitchen - especially using the camera on my phone.  I replaced the haddock with cod as that's what was available at my grocery store the other day.  The topping is made with bacon, panko bread crumbs, tomatoes, onions and garlic.  We also had corn on the cob and finished off the meal with homemade raspberry ice cream.  Yum!  Great summer meal!

Have a great week!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Art Philosophy Cartridge & Fabulous Flowers

I thought you might enjoy a new video just out from Close To My Heart about creating flowers with the new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Today is my daughter's birthday.  Happy Birthday sweetheart! 

I don't know about you, but I have a terrible time finding time to craft cards for my kids now that they are older and don't go to bed at 8 pm.  I just find it hard to get my craft mojo going at 10 pm once the kids are in bed.

I whipped this card up late last night.  I knew I wanted to make something lime green and hot pink.  What other colors are there for a pre-teen girl?  I decided to use a black base and accent with a little white.
The card is a 5x7 base.  Believe it or not, this is the first time I ever heat embossed (the initial).  I have had the supplies for ages, but hadn't tried it yet.  I love the look, and it was so much easier than I had anticipated.
The inside of the card was just a few stamps I had on hand to make it cute without being TOO cute.
Here are the supplies I used:
That's it for the night.  I'm off to join the family - finishing a movie and enjoying cupcakes (slightly smashed) to top off the birthday girl's day.  Have a wonderful evening!
This is what happens when you send two 17-yo boys after the cupcakes....but they still taste good.

Craft Junkie Too Friend

Have you heard the news???

Woo hoo!!  How exciting is this? 

Close To My Heart and ProvoCraft have come together to create a new Cricut cartridge ~ Art Philosophy Collection.  This cartridge is sold through Close To My Heart consultants and has over 700 images including 3-D items.  It comes with three complementary stamp sets and three sheets of chipboard shapes.  The bundle has a retail value of $120, but is being listed for $99, but I am having my own personal sale to celebrate the release during the month of August - see details below.

The details:
During the month of August, place a minimum order of $10 with me, and get the new Cricut Art Philosophy Collection for $89.  And, for an even better deal, if you place your order between August 15 - 31, you can take advantage of the National Scrapbooking Month special and receive the Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE!

What a deal!!! For $99 you get:
  • The Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
  • Your choice of product for $10
  • Free Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set
Contact me today, kekreations at gmail dot com, to be included in this great special.

Please note: shipping and handling fees and taxes apply to the retail price of all free and discounted items.


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