Gift Bag and Matching Card

I just love the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge,  I made this Gift Back in just about a half hour for my sisters birthday.  I used it for a Gift Card.  I also made a matching Card to coordinate with the bag.  The flower on the Card is from the stamp set Hooray Bouquet.  It also coordinates with the Cricut,  You just cut out the flower with the cricut at the size on the Stamp Set Carrier Sheet and then stamp the image right onto the cardstock after.  Its quick and easy.  I also used the Cricut to cut out the border on the bag and added some of the pearls.

Adorable Owl Wall Hanging

Check out this cute Home Decor wall Hanging made by Close To My Heart!

Home décor just took on a whole new level of cuteness! These quick and easy owl-themed projects are a great way to bring a smile to the faces of all who see them.

Create this paper-pieced owl—isn’t he a cutie?—then attach it to a 12" x 12" canvas (available at your local craft store). Here are some tips:

* Cut the pieces freehand or print some clip art from the Internet for a pattern. We used the flower stamp from My Acrylix® Fill in the Blank (D1465) as a template for the feet, and used the
1 1/4" circle punch (Z1311) to punch the eyes from Cocoa cardstock.
* We wanted to add Juniper to the artwork, so we added the Typeset Juniper damask B&T Duos® paper to the Sorbet, Crème Brulee, and Olive B&T papers from Elemental.
* For the background, score a piece of 12” x 12” cardstock at
1 1/4" intervals. Turn the paper over and lightly sand the ridges using a sanding block.
o If the Sorbet background doesn’t match your particular color scheme, substitute Olive, Juniper, Desert Sand, Crème Brulee, or Cocoa cardstock for it.
* Attach the eyes, beak, wings, and belly to the body, using 3-D foam tape on the wings and beak. Be sure to outline the entire wings and beak with foam tape and add some in the middle to make sure it’s sturdy.
* Attach the finished owl body to the cardstock base then attach the whole thing to the canvas using Liquid Glass or Mod Podge.

CTMH Southern Caribbean Cruise

I am working toward the Southern Caribbean Cruise for 2013.  The earning period starts October 1, 2011 and runs until September 30, 2012.  I have to earn 30,000 points.  I have a tracker on the side of my website so you can follow along to see if I earn the cruise!  You can help me make my goal by purchasing CTMH Products from me, or If I recruit new consultants onto my team.  Remember if you Join CTMH you can also have the chance at getting this cruise!  Thanks for your support!

Holiday Boutique

Holiday Boutique

Saturday October 22, 2011
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Redeemer Lutheran Church
920 West 6th Street Ontario
Hosted By Katie Murphy

Please stop by and do some holiday shopping for gifts or for yourself.
We will have several vendors displaying their wonderful products!

Tastefully Simple
Vault Denim
Scentsy Wickless Candles
Smitten By Jessica Peak Custom Jewelry
Vintage Couture Baby Clothing
Close To My Heart Scrapbooking & Stamping
Alex and Von 100% pure products
Stella and Dot Jewelry
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Cookie Lee Jewelry
Diaper Cakes
Redeemer Lutheran Pre-School
Costa’s Recreations handmade jewelry
Home Décor & Gifts
Shakeology Nutritional Health Shakes

Hope you can make it!
If you have any questions you can contact Katie Murphy at 909-548-9479

Christsmas Layouts

Here are a few Christmas Layouts I made this past week.
Getting into the Christmas spirit now.  These were so fun to make.  Now all I have to
do is add my photos after Christmas!
I used lots of Glitter and also the Cricut for some of the titles and shapes.
Join me on December 4th to make these layouts for your albums.
Check my workshop tab for all the details!

Christmas Day

Christmas Eve

Our Tree

Christmas Cards

Its that time of year again.  Time to make your Christmas Cards.
I made these simple cards in no time using the Die Cut Cards and Art Philosophy Cartridge
Available in the Close To My Heart Idea Book.

Supplies Used:
Z1473 White Daisy Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
1727 Cranberry Cardstock
1245 Olive Cardstock
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Ink Pad
Z2116 Cranberry Ink Pad
A1115 A Holiday Stamp Set
D1494 Christmas Cheer Stamp Set
B1390 Countdown Stamp Set
Z1615 Red Collection Designer Ribbon
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy

Join me on November 11th to make these cards. Check my Workshops Tab for more information.