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 ~ My Flights of Fancy 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 my project I used the Artiste Cartridge and chose this 3D treat box. I also featured Close to My Heart's Chantilly paper pack. I made a quick little tag from scraps left over form decorating the box, some Spring (flowers) and some bling and Cha Ching! All done! I attached the tag with the CTMH burlap ribbon. It's one of my favorite things! The sentiment was stamped on vellum and adhered to the tag, for a little dimension that isn't easy to capture with the camera. I know just who this pretty little treat box will be for!
Your next stop on our "BINGO" hop is Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking.
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 
  9. Stephanie ~  The Quilted Scrapper 
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

HIMCR- Freestyle!

Today's Hiding in my Craft Room theme is Freestyle!  AKA ANYTHING you wanna make! :)  I hope you go link up a fun challenge.  My Freestyle project is really parts of what I think I decided will be a larger project. But I'm not sure ;)  Anywhooo.  I decided to decorate one of those cute little craft store dollar bird houses, and I did it all with paper!  Paper ribbons, paper wall painting, even a tiny little bunting for the birds! The imaginary ones anyhow. I don't want any real birds in there.  LOL.  
I also made a cute little bunting banner to "Welcome" Spring in matching paper. Cause I love this random paper from my stash and I wanted to use it for something extra cute!
Got any guesses what I might use this stuff on?  
Anyhow, I have had lots of fun with this week's "freestyle" project.  Sadly, this is my last week on the HIMCR design team.  I have had a fabulous time working with talented ladies and I am totally glad I did it! I wasn't able to continue because I have some other commitments that really need to come before crafting (what!?) and a weekly commitment is A LOT more work than I thought! lol  Lesson learned.

I hope you've enjoyed today's inspiration and I hope you enjoy the new DT gals too!  They are a super fabulous bunch.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

HIMCR- Happy Anniversary!

This week's Hiding in my Craft Room challenge is an Anniversary Challenge!  Laurie's anniversary is today.  Some of the other gals have Anniversaries this month too!  So it's a timely challenge.  My Anniversary in fact is in just a couple short weeks too!  
Technically this could be a super scraps Saturday post too, lol.  I used my favorite paper pack from close to my heart and a little bling to "hold" the banners on.  Other than that, i kept it simple and sweet.  Just how i like it! 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Oh how I love thee...

I am totally having a love affair with Pinterest.  There are so many clever, yummy and fun to look at things on there.  I am inspired... ready to go craft... then...

Then sometimes I hate Pinterest.  Who has time to make all this stuff?  And the money?  And the talent, and creativity!  Sometimes it makes me feel... inadequate. Like a slacker.

Mostly I love it.  I have been making much lately.  You know that whole life in the way thing.  So today, I thought I would share a couple of this weeks pins that I am inspired to try!

Faux Chalkboard Art

I am totally a fan of the chalkboard art thing going on these days.  I am looking forward to a quiet few moments to give this one a try:

There is a You Tube video and everything over at:  What you Make It

Interactive Cards

I'm excited about this interactive card i found over at Ribbon Girls

This beautiful  pop up card looks lovely and like lots of fun to make.  This tutorial at Crafticious will hopefully get me through!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A tisket, a tasket...

...a pretty springtime basket!

There hasn't been much time for crafting round these parts, but here is the last of the projects i finished over the weekend.  This cute little tulip basket and the carrots are both from files.  Carrots are from the Hippity hoppity Kit and the Egg Hunt kit.  Both were super fast and easy to make and they are just so darn cute!
I hope that you are all having fun making spring time crafts.  I can't believe that Easter is so soon this year!  We might have to celebrate again in April just so I have ample time to make cute crafts. Sigh.
It's been a busy week, but I have a date tomorrow with Miss Molly (my Cameo) and it will be super fun!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


As the children get older, tender moments are becoming a rarity.  Sigh.  It makes me so sad!  This rare moment was caught last summer at the fair.  

I used SVGCuts Love Always kit to make the lovely frame.  I also used a current favorite paper pack, Chantilly.  This frame kit is beautiful, and super easy to put together!  I think I will makes some more and hang them at work.  The fabric cubicle walls cant hold traditional glass and wood frames easily, but they sure could hold these paper frames that are lovely to boot!

It feels so good to get some crafty time in!  I hope you are having a craftatic weekend too!  

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Let's not let that happen again...

Sometimes work and mom responsibilities take priority over crafting.  I know, I know.  Ridiculous.  I mean don't they know how sad it has been?  I feel like it's been years since I played in my crafty spot.  It actually has been about two weeks.  Something must be done to prevent such tragedies.  This can't go on.

Friday night and FINALLY a night with no obligations, no place to go... BLISS!  I spent just a little time in my happy place and made something I really wanted to!  Hooray!!!  The newest SVGcuts kit is cuteness overload.  This mushroom box?  The best of the bunch.  So I started with it!

I choose to use all plain card stock for round one.  This is just here and there stuff from the ludicrously large stash.  I thought that it would be fun to add texture with my embossing folders.  I am loving how it turned out.  I plan to make the rest of the village this weekend in between the weekend plans.  Then I am taking them to work so I can brighten my space.

So here is the recipe:
  • SVG Cuts Cottontail Village Kit & a cutter that cuts SVG files
  • Cardstock stash in colors you love.
  • Glue & Patience
  • Random coordinating butterflies from an embellishment stash you have no clue why you bought.  

I hope you enjoyed today's "HEY, I'm Baaaaack post"  I also hope you make your own magic mushrooms to adorn your life.  Seriously, everyone needs at least one or six!

HIMCR- Super Scraps Saturday!

Hi Folks!  It's time again for Super Scraps Saturday over at Hiding in my Craft Room.
Believe it or not, this cute little guy is from my scrap stash.  The first clue is that the little fellow is pink with a yellow beak instead of yellow bodied!  But I didn't have a yellow scrap big enough.  But I had pink, so I went with it. LOL.  This cute little one piece box is not very big, so you only need a scrap ever so slightly bigger than a 6x6 square.  The yellow scrap?  less than 2x2.  But when a gal hasn't been in her craft room for oh-so-long and she REALLY wants to make stuff with her newest SVG kits?  She finds a way! :)
I picked up this kit at and can't wait to make some more fun stuff form the kit too!  Those big 'ol eyes are from my Peachy Keen Stamp collection.  I thought they were adorable! Anywho... hope you enjoyed this quick Super Scraps Saturday!

  His cute little head lifts up and... He is stuffed full with some yummy treats!  A small army of these little guys would be adorable on the Easter table.  Just an idea.  ;)