July 27, 2014

Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

I am so excited we are releasing ANOTHER new Cricut Cartridge! This one is called Artfully Sent!! If you purchase the cartridge through my online store, using the EXCLUSIVE gathering just for Cricut lovers, you will get a FREE ink pad and set of compliments OR a pack or B&T duos paper! Limited quantities of free gifts, so act fast!

From the CTMH website:
Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut collection you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions-even if the occasion is "just because"! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves and pocket cards.

1 cartridge (700 images: cards and font)
3 my acylix D size stamp sets
1 12x12 white daisy cardstock pack

Please comment on this blog post to be put on the mailing list when the cartridge is available. I will email everyone the day it is released with the link to shop =) CTMH is waiting on production from Provo Craft and should be very soon in August! 

*free gift will be mailed to you directly from me. Please email me after making your purchase so I can send it to you (you will not receive anything for free from the CTMH website)

July 26, 2014

Christmas In July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas in July blog hop! I just love Christmas! I love seeing the excitement on my kids faces when the season comes around! And the atmosphere is always so happy where ever you go! What better way to go through the year than with a 1/2 way celebration! A bunch of super crafty ladies got together with me to create some great Christmas crafts! You won't want to miss all of the amazing inspiration! 

In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy! To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop as well as hitting that little "follow" button! Winner will be chosen on Monday, July 28th so you have all weekend to stop by! 

Now onto my project! 

For my 1st project, I created a fun gift card holder. I bought the file from the Silhouette store a while back (design # #52079). It was so easy to put together! Added some stickles to the star and twine to wrap it all up! The tag is from Jaded Blossom "candy charms & banners" and the sentiment is from "merry & bright". There is so much space in the box you can add multiple cards or you can even put in some treats! 


My 2nd project is the beginning of my Christmas cards! I decided that I want to send out different ones to everyone instead of the same design. I made a few of these puppy dog ones to start with. The puppy is a Print and cut from the Sil. Store (design # 52764). I used paper from My Minds Eye for the background on the cards and the tag is the coordinating paper. The tag is the Jaded Blossom Curly Label die and the sentiment is from "Puppy Love".

Up next is Alicia

In case you get lost, here is the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping along with us! 

July 19, 2014

Down by the Seashore

** If you are here for the "For the Boys" blog hop, please click HERE**

Welcome to the Down by the Seashore Blog Hop

Sit back and enjoy the view as we whisk you away to the Sea with amazing projects full of bathing beauties, salty air, sandy toes, and crashing waves.
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this relaxing Blog hop. 
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations.

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
She will be giving away 2 sets of yummy flat back flair buttons of the winner's choice. YAY!
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page at be sure to like her on facebook!!
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

My 1st card ~
Cricut Birds on Parade
Jaded Blossom Curly Label Die
Jaded Blossom Happy Summer stamp set
Close to my Heart Outdoor Denim ink
Twine & Dew Drops

My 2nd Card ~
Cricut Life's a Beach
Jaded Blossom Happy Summer

Up next is Madge
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
1. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
2. Janet - http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
3. Alicia - http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
4. Pam - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
5. Jessica -  http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
6. Melissa - http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com
7. Sarah - www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
8. Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
9. Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
10. Madge-  www.thescrappinlounge.com

Thanks so much for joining us!

For The Boys Hop

**If you are here for the "Down by the Seashore" blog hop, please click HERE**

Hi Everybody!
Welcome to the For the Boys Blog Hop!  We all know how hard it can be to create guy/boy themed projects, so this hop will help you with that!  You'll find tons of inspiration for the men and boys in your life!!

If you came here from Miranda's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon this Blog Hop, make sure to head over to Jenny's blog so that you see the full hop from the very beginning.

I had a bit of a problem with my card (that I had in mind!). I waited till the last minute (duh me!) and my Sil. program wasn't working. I was so upset! So, I made this cute little monster with my cricut and turned it into a fun card. You can use something like this for Valentine's Day, Anniversaries or just because =) 

Cricut Bump in the Night
Jaded Blossom Mini Tag Dies
Jaded Blossom Monster Mash sentiment
Gypsy ink from Close to my Heart

Before you go, make sure to sign up to win these AMAZING PRIZES! You will need to follow and comment on all the blogs in the hop! You can comment through Monday and the winner will be announced Wednesday the 23rd.

$5 Gift Certificate

Close to My Heart A Size stamp set

Now it's time for you to head over to 
Ashley's blog.

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way:

July 4, 2014

Red White Kaboom! Hop

Welcome to the Red, White, Kaboom! Blog Hop!  Happy 4th of July!  We hope you are having a great holiday and thanks for spending a little time with us today.  You should have come from Theresa. If not, go back and start the hop at Alicia's blog.  We hope you enjoy our creative efforts we have to share today.  Enjoy your holiday!

For my project today, I created a fun 4th of July card. All the paper I used came from my scrap stash and is either Close to My Heart or Recollections. I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut my pinwheel shapes out and then I used the coordinating pinwheel stamp set for my stars and stripes. I inked them using ruby & outdoor denim. The yellow pinwheel "holder" is inked in honey. I stamped that and then hand cut it out. I have the top part sitting on the card with pop dots. The blue stripes does spin as well! Let's celebrate came from the same set as the pinwheels.

Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Close to my Heart Pinwheel stamp of the month

***Shop with me this month and receive a free ink pad in your choice of color from Close to my Heart (just click that link!)! Spend $50 and get the NEW stamp of the month for only $5!!! Just join the Mystery Hostess party!  Please email me at crazy3monkeys@gmail.com after placing your order. I will mail your ink directly to you! ***

Here's some blog candy from Alicia at Golden Goddess Designs for one lucky winner!

The rules:
Become a follower of every blog in the hop.
 Leave a comment on every blog in the hop.
Easy peasy!  Do this before midnight EST on Sunday, July 6 and Alicia will pick a winner using random.org from those that qualify.  Winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 9 on her blog.

Next up is Anne!

Here's the entire list in case you get lost along the way:

Thanks for hopping with us today!