Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop

Welcome to our Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop!  Each month we are showcasing our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

It's the time of year where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. This month we will be featuring projects with an Autumn theme made using the Art  Philosophy Cricut cartridge!  

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create . If you came here from Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking , then you're in the right place!

My project is ...

Autumn Days Card
Supplies Used:
Mischief Paper Pack
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge: Leaf Page 34 and Tag Page 32
Stamped the Leaves with the Harvest Happiness Stamp Set In Barn Red and Bamboo
Stamped the Background of the card with the Wicked Stamp Set
Added a Bigger Brad to attach the tag and some Hemp at the top of the Card.
I also  used foam tape to add dimension to the leaves.

Thanks for looking!

The next stop on your trail of falling leaves is Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you "fall" off the path:

Display Cube

I had a Display Cube sitting around, and I kept trying to figure out what I wanted to create with it.  I loved the Halloween Calendar idea, but I wanted something that was different.  So I decided to make a Desk Display Cube.  I used the Lucky Paper Pack and some of the embellishments that coordinated with it.
I added some Blue Buttons on the bottom for it to sit up a little on my desk, I added photos of my son that I love.  Now I can put it on my desk and see his photo all the time!

Here are a few photos of the Display Cube I created!


Craftin in the City- Make and Take Marathon

Saturday, October 27
2 p.m. until 12 Midnight
La Sierra Senior Center
5215 - B La Sierra Ave.
Riverside, CA 92505

2/ $8 pre-registration by October 26th at 5 p.m.
$ 5 per person day of event

The "Make and Take" craft event includes crafting fun for all ages.

Participants are invited to walk around the event, shop, drink coffee, eat snacks, watch featured demos, and listen to music well into the night.  Booths will feature projects developed especially for the event by local artists.  (Note: some of the projects are free, while others range in price from $2-$5.)

I will be there with Close To My Heart and will be doing a Birthday Card Make and Take.
Come check out all the great crafts!

Moonlight Halloween Layout

This is a Halloween Layout I made using the New Moonlight Paper Pack, I also used the Cricut Artiste Cartridge for the spider webs , Title and the Bat.  It was so fun to create this little bat,  Inspired by another Consultant.   I used black brads for his eyes,  and Bakers Twine Harvest Assortment,  which you can untie and open up for journaling. I used the Zip tabs from the Paper Pack to add a border towards the bottom of the layout.  I also used the Haunted Assortment to add some sparkle. 

We will be creating this layout at my next workshop October 19th, click on the Workshops tab above for more details.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my artwork!

Avonlea Display Tray

I wanted to share my display tray I made using the New Display Tray available from Close To My Heart.  I just love how it turned out.  We recently got our family photos taken and I could not wait to add them to this display tray.  I will be have decided to make this a workshop so watch for upcoming dates and times.  I had so much fun making this, I want to make another one, maybe a Halloween Display?  Or Christmas?

Supplies Used:
Display Tray Z1750
Avonlea Paper Pack X7155B
Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes X7155C
Rosette Ribbon Z1800
Designer Brads Z1360
Clear Assortment Sparkles Z1752
Cricut Artiste Cartridge Z1790

Thanks for looking!

Moonlight Cards "Not Halloween"

The Moonlight Paper Pack from Close To My Heart is a great paper pack for Halloween, but it is also great for any other photos are Non-Halloween cards.   Below are some quick cards I put together using the paper pack which is very versatile.

We will be making these at my next workshop on October 19th, if you are interested in joining me, please check the Workshops tab above for the details.

Hope you enjoy my artwork!

Dauber Dynamite

Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close To My Heart: "Dauber Dynamite—Getting Perfect Precision from Your Inks" features a stamping technique with sponge daubers for a soft, shaded look.