Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CTMH Christmas Card

Here is an easy card using a sneak peek stamp from the Close to My Heart December Stamp of the Month!  Just "wetting your taste buds" folks, this is a great stamp set and will be available December1 for only $5.00 when you order $50.00 or more from me.


Thanks for visiting my blog and remember I have a nice giveaway for October and November customers.  Great organizing tools from CTMH.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Joy Christmas Card

This is a pretty easy card using the Art Philosophy Cartridge for the letters and the Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge for the ornaments.  The sentiment is from Cardztv "Holly Jolly" stamp set.
Easy-peasy to order Close to My Heart products:
Giveaway for all who order from my on-line site in October and November will be the new organizing tools on page 119 in the CTMH catalog.
Thanks so visiting my blog, TATA!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Holly Jolly Christmas Card

I did this card using some holly paper that I have had for a long time.  Finally found the perfect use for it!  I found some cute cuts on sale at, only $3.44 for this one so I used the Cricut Craft Room to cut the holly and berries.

Hope you enjoy the music on my video, a selection from the Raleigh Ringers Christmas CD!

Do not forget to check out my drawing for CTMH organizational tools!  Everyone who orders from my at: during October and November will be in the drawing.

Thanks for visiting, TATA

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ding-a-Ling Christmas Card

I was dreaming about this last night and had to do this card as soon as I woke up this morning.  I am a "ding-a-ling", yep, I play in a hand bell choir at my church and have played bells for about 11 years.  I love it.

I used Scandinavian Christmas Cards Cricut cartridge for the bells and a stamp from Cardztv for the sentiment.

I put the bells on one of my homemade "wibble-wobbles" and glittered the bow.  I love sparkly!

Thanks so much for visiting and do not forget my nice giveaway for October and November CTMH on-line customers.  Detail on the video.

TATA and have a great ding-a-ling day!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Santa Baby Teddy Bear Parade Card

I made this cute "Santa Baby" card with the Teddy Bear Parade Cricut cartridge.
Hope you like it, let me know!

Do not forget, my giveaway!  Easy-peasy to order Close to My Heart products at:


Thanks for visiting, TATA!

Artiste Swing Christmas Card

On a roll today, just finished this adorable Swing Card found in the Artiste Cartridge.
I used some traditional Christmas colors for this card and a stamp from Cardztv.

Thanks for visiting, do not forget to check out my giveaway for October and November on-line customers with Close to My Heart.  This would be a great time to pick up the Artiste cartridge, it has so many cut and projects perfect for Christmas crafting.

Easy-peasy to order on-line 24/7!  Giveaway is contents on page 119 in current catalog.  Drawing will be December 1st.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CTMH Christmas Card

Here is a card I did today using some of my Christmas stash, CTMH ink, CTMH stamps set and Cardztv stamp.
This was an easy card and I used non-traditional colors.  Hope you enjoy!
My CTMH give-away for October and November on-line customers is very nice.  Found on page 119 in the catalog and I show the contents on the video.
Easy to order:

Thanks for visiting, TATA!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bone to Be Wild Halloween Card

Got out my Cricut Mini Monster and did this very quick and easy card using a skeleton cut and stamp from Cardztv.

Check out my nice giveaway from Close to My Heart!
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Thanks for visiting, TATA!

Imagine All You Can DO

I love the Cricut Craft Room!! Here is a great article from Close to My Heart I wanted to share with all you Cricut lovers!

Thanks for looking, do not forget my nice giveaway. All who order during October and November will be in the drawing for the new organizing tools on page 119 in the CTMH catalog!

Discover the Possibilities of Cricut® Craft Room

If you love your Cricut® machine, then you are going to adore all of the fabulous things you can do with Close To My Heart Cricut® cartridges in the Cricut® Craft Room. Create layers, cut negative space in the shape of your choice, make borders, and link elements together for a connected look. It’s easy! We’ll show you how.
Here is how to get started with Cricut® Craft Room:
  1. Create a FREE account in a few easy steps.
  2. Download and run the application for PC or MAC, depending on the type of computer you use.
  3. Connect your Cricut® machine to your computer using a Type B USB cable. (Note: For more info on this type of cable, see your Cricut® user’s guide or your local electronics store.) Once you have connected your computer to your Cricut® machine, the “Load Mat” button is the only button you will ever need to push on your machine in the entire process. Cricut® Craft Room will do everything else for you.
  4. Once inside the application, choose the type of Cricut® machine you own.
  5. Insert your Close To My Heart Art Philosophy or Artiste cartridge into your Cricut® machine.
  6. In the lower left portion of the application there is a tab that is labeled “Images/Cartridges.” Select “All Cartridges” from the dropdown menu. (Note: You must choose a cartridge that you own. You can also purchase individual images from the Cricut® store.)
  7. Scroll to find the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy or Close To My Heart Artiste cartridges you own.
  8. The virtual mat in Cricut® Craft Room is just like the mat you’ll load into your machine. And, it is oriented the same way that you will load your mat into the machine, with the arrow at the top.
  9. To drag an image to the mat, simply click on the image in the image selection tool box and move it to the mat.
  10. Once the image is on the virtual mat, you can adjust the placement by clicking on the image and moving it to any location on the mat.
  11. Now that you know the basics, you can start creating and exploring the possibilities!

Follow these steps to create the negative space on a card base, like you see on this Cheer Up card, featuring images from the Art Philosophy cartridge:
  1. Select the “Card” tab in the Art Philosophy images. Find the card base you prefer and drag it onto the mat. (We used Square 1 for the Cheer Up card.) The image will be cut in the exact direction and location that you place it on the virtual mat. At the top of the screen, or at the left under the “Shape Properties” tab, you’ll see size boxes. Enter the width and height for your shape. This is the size it will be cut on the machine, regardless of what size your machine indicates on the flip screen.

  1. Choose an image to cut out of your card front. We have chosen a butterfly by going to the Basics tab, clicking the “Show Shift/Lock Images” at the bottom, and then selecting the butterfly. Drag the image to the right side of the card base, position it, and alter the size, as desired. Once the image is in place, you will see a cut-out image in its place. This Weld feature is automatically on unless you disable it, and allows you to see how the card base will look with your images cut out.

  1. Select another image, drag it to the card base, and position it how you’d like it. Continue adding images to the card base, if desired.

  1. To cut your finished artwork, load the mat into your Cricut® machine and insert the corresponding cartridge. Next, press the green Cut button at the top of the computer screen and follow the prompts. The machine will cut the shapes as you have prepared them in Craft Room. If more than one cartridge shape has been added to the project, the machine and screen will prompt you with instructions.

Here are so more artwork examples that have been made using Cricut® Craft Room software. Follow the instructions below to learn some more fun tricks we used in creating this artwork.

Birthday Greetings card

Here’s how to create the bracket frame as shown in this Birthday Greetings card:
  1. Drag a card base from Art Philosophy cartridge and size it to be 9" wide and 4½" high.
  2. Add a 1½" bracket frame (from the Basic tab) to the center of the right side of the card. So far, all of the shapes have been placed in Layer 1. You can add additional layers using the Layer feature located toward the top of the screen, directly above the mat. Each Layer will be cut from a separate sheet of paper and is indicated by a different color on the screen. Using the Layer feature allows you to fully design your Cricut® shapes before cutting any pieces.
  3. Add a second Layer by clicking the plus sign. Click and hold the Layer 2 tab and drag the tab to the left so it is first in the row. This allows you to see the second Layer on top of the first so you can visualize your finished project. Drag a 3" bracket frame to the card base and position it over the 1½" frame. Then, still using Layer 2, add a 1½" bracket frame in the center of the 3" frame.
  4. Maneuver the Layer 2 frames so that they perfectly line up with the Layer 1 frame. Use your keyboard arrows for exactness.
  5. Cut the pieces following the prompts on the computer screen and Cricut® machine. Layer 2 will be cut first, so be sure to load that paper first. Then load a new sheet of paper for the Layer 1 pieces.
  6. Embellish the card as desired.

All Boy page

Want to create a border that spans the entire length of your 12" page? It’s easy!
  1. In Craft Room, change the mat size to 12" x 24" under Machine & Mat tab on the left of the screen.
  2. Drag your selected border to the mat and rotate it so it is vertical.
  3. Change the height of the border to 12". It will automatically change the width proportionally unless you click the aspect ratio button between the width and height measurements.
  4. Whether you have a 12" × 24" mat or a 12" × 12" mat, you can use this function with a 12" × 12" piece of paper. Simply place the border as close to the top of the Craft Room mat as possible, but not exactly flush with the top.

  1. Cut the piece following the prompts on the computer screen and Cricut® machine.
To create the title with the letters joined together to form one piece instead of individually cut letters…
  1. Drag your letters to the mat
  2. Overlap portions of each letter to connect them
  3. Use the Weld feature to join the letters together seamlessly.
  4. Cut the piece following the prompts on the computer screen and Cricut® machine.
There are so many possibilities to explore in the Cricut® Craft Room using the versatile Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges from Close To My Heart! If you have any questions about using Cricut® Craft Room, visit where a Cricut® employee will be glad to help you. Be sure to get your Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut® cartridges today in order to create with them in this new and exciting environment!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Here are a couple of Halloween cards I have been working on this week.

All customers who place orders with me during October and November will be in a drawing for a very nice set of organizing tools from CTMH.  I will draw on December 1st.

Easy-peasy to order on-line, just log in with you name and create a password.  Shopping open 24/7!!

Thanks for visiting, come back soon.  TATA

Paper Playtime Challenge 86

Here is my card for the Paperplaytime Challenge called: "Welcome to Boo-ville"

Visit my CTMH site,, I am having a drawing for  a nice give-away to all customers who order on-line during October and November!

Thanks for visiting, TATA!  Come back again, y'all.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Teddy Bear Parade Card

Loving the Teddy Bear Parade Cartridge!  Here is something I did today using the TBP Cartridge and stamps from CardzTV!

Thanks for looking, remember my give-away for October and November Close to My Heart orders.  I will draw December 1st and someone will win the organizing tools that at new to CTMH!!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Christmas Owl Card-Create a Critter 2

I am loving the new Create a Critter 2 Cartridge from Cricut!  I did this quick card today and wanted to share it with you!
Be sure and check out my give-a-way for October and November customers!  You could win the organizational tools that are new from CTMH.  I will draw on December 1st for the prize.

You can shop 24/7 at:

Thanks for visiting,

Christmas Buckle Card

Evenin', here is a quick cute card called a "buckle card".  I found this and other on Youtube, but will give credit to maxandshoji for her great card!

Thanks for looking and please remember my CTMH giveaway for October and November customers.  When you place an order with me, your name will be in the drawing for the new organizing tools from CTMH!  I will draw a lucky winner December1, 2012.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Art Philosophy Christmas Card 1

Here is my first Christmas card using some of the card cuts on the Art Philosophy cartridge.
I found 11 great card cuts that would work for Christmas cards, I bet you can find some more!

Everyone who orders from me in October and November will be entered in a drawing for the new organizing tools from Close to My Heart (page 119 in catalog).  I have them and they are wonderful.

Easy-peasy to order:

Thanks for watching, TATA!

Art Philosophy Christmas Card Cuts

I found 11 Christmas card cuts using the Art Philosophy cartridge!  I know there are more, but here is my take on the ones I found. 

 I am having a giveaway for October and November orders with CTMH.  Everyone will be entered to win the organizing tools on page 119 in the new catalog.  Easy-peasy to order from me and my site is open 24/7 LOL!

Thanks for looking, TATA!

Christmas Card/ Ornament

I made two cards using the Art Philosophy card feature on page 27.  I cut the card at 4.25 and got 2 from one page of paper.  I show you two ways to decorate this card.  I also used the "Holly Jolly" stamp set from Cardztv stamps.

Scroll down for my nice giveaway for October and November on-line customers.  If you order from me your name will be in the drawing for the new organizing tools from CTMH.

Thanks for looking, TATA!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Cardmaking Day 2012

Here is my card for World Cardmaking Day.  I plan to send it to Operation Write Home along with some other cards I have made.  You can find more details about OWH at

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day.  TATA

Friday, October 5, 2012

Buttons and BOOOS!

I made this card for CardzTV challenge called "Buttons and Booos" using stamps from CardzTV called "Spooky Sayings".
I also bought the Create a Critter 2 cartridge ( I could not resist) and used an image from that cartridge for my card.
Thanks for looking, TATA!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Teddy Bear Parade PJ Card

I wanted to share this card with you that I made for my daughter's birthday!  I love the new Teddy Bear Parade Lite cartridge.  It was such fun making this card today especially for my wonderful daughter.
Do not forget my CTMH October-November giveaway.  Everyone who places an order with me during October and November will be in a drawing for the organizing tools on page 119 in our catalog.  So, get out your catalog, so to my CTMH website and shop!!  December 1, 2012 I will draw for a winner of this great organizational collection from CTMH!

Thanks for looking, TATA!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Teddy Bear Parade Turkey Card

Here is a cute card I made using the Cricut Lite Teddy Bear Parade cartridge, some Close To My Heart paper and ribbon and a CardzTV stamp set called "FAQ's"!

Thanks for looking, TATA!

CTMH Avonlea Cardmaking Kit

I love the new Avonlea Cardmaking kit from Close to My Heart.  I will show you the cards you can create with this kit.

Thanks for watching, TATA!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cricut Mini Winner!

Congrats to Pamela Speck!  Her name was drawn as the winner of the Cricut Mini.

Thank you all for your orders, it is been nice meeting all my new CTMH family.

Please do not forget to check out my new giveaway for October and November orders.  Everyone who does an order will be entered for each order.  I will draw December 1, 2012 and someone will get a nice early Christmas gift!

Thanks again, keep on shopping y'll.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October and November CTMH Giveaway

Hi, here is a short video about the new giveaway I am doing for my October and November Close to My Heart Customers.  Everyone who places an order with me during October and November will be put into a drawing for a set of great organization tools from Close to My Heart.  This is my way of spreading some "Thanksgiving" to all of you.  I will draw December 1, 2012 for the winner and someone will have a very nice early Christmas present!!

Here is the video:
Thanks again and good luck to all!  TATA

October Stamp of the Month

Here is one project I have completed using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and the Close to My Heart October Stamp of the Month called "Very Merry Christmas".  This stamp set is awesome and you can get it for only $5.00 when you place an order of $50.00 or more with me!

Here is my project, it was easy-peasy and fun to make:
Thanks for looking and do not forget to scroll down a bit and see my new giveaway for October and November customers!
I will be drawing for the Cricut Mini tomorrow!  Stay tuned, LOL.


October Stamp of the Month CTMH

I am so excited about this new Stamp of the Month collection from Close to My Heart.  I wanted to post a picture today and will have a video up later today with some of the things I have made!

When you order $50.00 or more, the SOTM is only $5.00!
 This is a great buy.
Have a wonderful October 1st! To order go to my CTMH web-site: