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Monday, November 30, 2015

Hello crafty friends,
Today I am sharing a project I created for the 12 Days of Christmas Hop.  Today is day 7 and I am a guest designer today. If you want to take a look at all of the amazing projects created each day, just be sure to head over to Lisa’s blog and you will find links to each day. There are some amazing projects and some great prizes to win!!! If you are following along with the hop, then you should have come from Kim of Katydid Cards. So here is what I came up with for my project.
I used my Cricut Explore along with the Artfully Sent Cartridge to create this pretty card.
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I started by using the Cricut Explore Design Space program and selected this card. I changed the size to 5.5 x 5.5 finished size. I used some kraft cardstock for the base.
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I then used some White Daisy ink and sponged it onto the tree trunks. I then cut a piece of blue cardstock for the background.
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I used my Pacifica ink and sponged some ink randomly on the mat.

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After that, I turned back to my White Daisy Ink and sponged some ink onto the mat.
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Here is what the background looks like after I finished sponging the inks.

I then added some frosted lace stickles to the snow drifts die cut. I also used some foam tape to add some depth to the snow drift and the deer silhouettes.

I then used the coordinating stamp sets that come in the Artfully sent bundle and my slate ink and stamped the outline and the sentiments. I then added the flowers and the leaves on the top of the label. I finished off the flowers by adding pearls to the centers.

Here is a closer, angled view. I used some foam tape again to give the label some lift.
Here is one last look at the final card.  Close To My Heart is having a Cyber Week sale this week and the Artfully Sent cartridge is on sale for 25% off.
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Every day this week I will be sharing some fun projects using the Artfully sent cartridge bundle and other great CTMH products, so be sure to come back by each day. I will also be sharing some free files and more!

And now for my blog candy.
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I will be giving away a 20 gift download to To qualify, you must be a follower of my blog (just click the button and add yourself) and then leave a comment on this post. That’s it! The hop runs through the 5th and I will be picking a winner on the 7th.

I am also sharing the Design Space file I created for this card. To use this file and recreate this project, you will need to have the Cricut Explore, using the Design Space software and the Artfully Sent cartridge.
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Just click the Add to cart button and you will be able to
download the zip folder with the file link.

Now make sure you head on over to Madge’s blog.
In case you get lost along the way, here is today’s complete line up.

Lisa Pontious -
Kim - (Guest Designer)
Melinda - (Guest Designer)
Madge -
Ashley W -
Sandy Hentzel -
Elizabeth Jeanne -
Angela -
Alicia -
Miranda -
Daphne -
Rhonda -
Charmagne -
Lisa F -
Sharondalyn - Http://
Jessi -
Heather - Http://

Be sure to check out all the amazing projects by all these wonderful crafters.
Don’t forget to come back by tomorrow as I share another fun and super cute project and kick off a series of fun crafty projects for the holidays and more!!!

As always, thank you  so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Until the next time,
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Saturday, November 21, 2015
UPDATE: Sale Extended THROUGH December 6th!!!

Hello crafty friends,
Whew has it been a long last couple of months. I have been out of pocket because of moving. My life was in a total upheaval. During that time, the designers have been cranking out some amazing projects. I hope you have been stopping by. If not, be sure to head over to the PCW Blog and spend some time checking them out.
Anyway, I wanted to share this week’s Free file. I haven’t been able to do one for a while and am ready to share again!
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This fun and funky framed title is perfect for scrapbook pages, cards, gift tags or even to cut out of vinyl and apply to a fun gift!!!
Free through Friday December 5, 2015. Just head over to the store and download it. PLEASE NOTE: the price says 1.00 BUT when you click the ADD TO BAG button, there is no charge during this free period only.

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While there, be sure to check out the big .75 cent sale!!! That’s right almost all of the fall files are at .75 and many of the new “Santa’s helper” files too. PLUS  purchase over 5.00 (actual dollars) and you can still use the code PCW50 for an ADDITIONAL 50% off your total purchase!!!! That makes the .75 cent files a whopping 38 cents!!!!
CLICK HERE to go shopping
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Sale has been extended through December 6th
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will continue to come back as I am back to crafting and working on some fun new projects!  Until then,

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oh My Goodness...Where is October going. For those of you who visit my blog regularly, you may have wondered where I have been. I have not been online much this month as I am in the process of MOVING....UGH  After living in this place for almost 15 years, it is time to move. So that brings me to the reason for this post. I am having a BIG Moving, Yard, Garage, Rummage...whatever you want to call it Sale.

I have the following
Sizzix Die Collection
193 Sizzlits
18 Sizzlits Alphabet Die Sets
Script, Aphrodite, Nouveau, Girls Are Weird,
Graffiti, Fruit Smoothie, Funky Brush, 
Monkey Tails, Playground, Rat A Tat,
Round A Bout, Wet Paint, 
Classic, Note Pad, Broadway Melody,
Boxed Brush, Slim Jim

115 Red Steel Rule Dies
52 Green Steel Rule Dies
51 Yellow Steel Rule Dies
Lollipop Upper Case,
Lower Case Alphabet and Numbers sets
Shadow Box Alphabet and Number Set
Fun Serif Lower Case Alphabet Set
Fun Serif Upper Case Alphabet Set and Numbers Set
Brand New In Box Sizzix Die Cut Machine
Brand New In Box Sizzlits Die Cut Machine
Sizzlits Border Dies
5 Sizzix Machine Cutting Pads
Sizzix Machine Sizzlits Adapter

Electronic Cutters
Blue Wishblade Machine
Pink Wishblade Machine
Silhouette Machine
Cricut Expression Machine
Cricut Original Machine 6 inch cutting
NIB E-Craft Machine
Pazzles Inspiration Machine

Close To My Heart Stamp Sets over 30 
Quickutz Dies
Martha Stewart Punches and Border Punch Sets
TONS of Miscellaneous Stickers, embellishments, flowers, etc.
ALL stickers, jolees, embellishments .25
All packs of flowers including prima .25
All ribbon on spools .25
All stamp sets 2.00
All Punches 1.00
All Quickutz, Sizzix Dies 1.00
All Sizzlits Dies .50
Sizzlits Alphabets 10.00 Have 18 available
Sizzix Steel Rule Dies Alphabet complete sets 15.00
I have all three original sets
NIB Original Sizzix Die Cutter 20.00 this includes 5 cutting mats
NIB Sizzlits mini die machine 15.00
Cricut Cartridges 5.00-10 dollars

fiskars Decorative Scissors Set In Carrying Case 10.00
12x12 Paper Racks 10.00 each

I have a TON of stuff and need to get it gone.
Please EMAIL me for my address.

The sale starts at 8am this Saturday October 24th. If you need ANY paper and crafty supplies please, please....come and get it!!!!

Here are just some pics. I will add more as I get them.

small punches .50 all other punches 1.00 each

CTMH Stamp sets 2.00 each

MS Punches 1.00 each

Bind it all 10.00

Cardstock .10 each

Cricut Expression 40.00 little cricut 20.00

Quickutz dies 1.00 each

Fiskars light box with two templates 10.00

Glimmer Mist some slightly used some new .25 each

patterned paper single, double sided textured any type .05 each

Paper racks 10 each

More patterned paper .05 each

More patterned paper .05 each

Yes...more patterned paper .05 each

Ribbon .25 spool.. I have a lot more, just need to get pictures once I pull them out.

Sizzlits dies and Sizzlits Alphas in container

Full sizzix collection If someone wants to buy the COMPLETE collection... 200 and it's yours! Sorry I don't have the time to box and ship it. It would have to be picked up.

NIB Original Sizzix press machine with 8 cutting mats

Small stamps .50 each

All sorts of stickers and embellishments any type .25 each

All sorts of stickers and embellishments any type .25 each

All sorts of stickers and embellishments any type .25 each

page kits 1.00 each templates .25 each

textured paper...great for tear bears and tear animals .10 each

Machines: Silhouette, Pink Wishblade and Original Wishblade: 25 each
Pazzles Inspiration: 50.00
NIB E-Craft 25.00

More Quickutz, lifestyle dies 1.00 ea

These pictures are not everything. I still am pulling out more stuff. If you live in the central florida area, then please email me at and I will give you my address. It is this Saturday, October 24th starting at 8am!

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