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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fathers Day - Shutter Window Card

Finallly,  Im back to blogging.  I got my new computer and it is easier to use than my old computer but I have found a there is a big learning curve when switching from a PC to a MAC.   Not so funny is the fact that I posted this earlier today and entered several challenges and when I came back to check on something....the page was gone!!!!!  Mind you the challenges were entered and there was no page to view when you clicked on the link.    I will try this again.
Between taking classes at Apple and working on several projects at home I haven't had too much time to play.  I did however put together this Fathers Day Card with a shutter window inside.

This was fun to make and I am sure will be fun to open.  I made this for a Fathers Day card for my honey.

This is a Shutter Window Card.  See Shutter above

These are the Close to My Heart Super Hero Papers and the Super Hero Rub Ons.  I was delightfully surprised at how vibrant the rub ons are even on a dark paper.  I will be making up card kits if anyone is interested.  You can purchase this paper here
Please check out my Events page for the next gathering in my home.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges Patriotic Color Challenge
Stampin Royalty Must be Masculine Challenge #126
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge   Red, White and Blue Challenge #59

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. I plan to relax and enjoy and catch up this weeked .

I have just a very simple banner that I put together in no time at all using just the Art Philosophy Cartridge
and some pink paper that I had a few pieces of.  The only embellishments are the crystal glass from Martha steward's collection and  the flowers, butterflies and banner pieces all from the AP Cartridge.  Ribbon and the jewels on the side  I picked up at Michael a while back...I just love poka dots.

This is a very simple and fast project.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Computer issues

Morning all, My computer is giving me lots of trouble and its time.... I will be out computer shopping and will be without a computer for a few days.  Have a great weekend and I hope to be up and running again real soon.

Until next time,



Saturday, May 19, 2012

Wedding or Anniversary

Thought I would try something a little different and I came up with this lovely pennent card.  Perfect for a Wedding or a Wedding Anniversary. The paper is CTMH Pemberly Paper Packet.    I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge exclusive to Close To My Heart for the flowers and leaves. You can purchase it Here.  The lace was made using  a Martha Steward punch, Ribbon from a spool in my stash.  I took baby's breathe that I dried and poked it around the roses to give it a wedding effect.

Below is a peek at the inside.

I used the Spellbinders Nestibilities Labels Thirteen for the back and Fancy Tags Three for the sentiment.  I didn't have a stamp for the sentiment so I made one up on the computer.  Check out Tips and Techniques to see how I did that.

I am entering the following challenges
Alphabet Challenge Blog    H is for Handmade Flowers
DRS Designs Challenge #25 Wedding & Anniversary
Dutch Dare Design Challenge  #165 Shaped Cards
The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge    In the Garden

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Frame Art Philosophy Cartridge

I made this card using the CTMH Stella Paper . I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for the frame, the butterfly the flower and the  leaves.  I love the way the flower turned out.  The sentiment is from Clear Art Stamps. I took out my sewing machine (its been sitting for many years) and sewed around the bottom paper.  I can do it!  I will be trying this again.

I will be entering this in the following challenge
Bitten by the Bug #1  Use a Cricut Cartridge for the Frame

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wrapped in Love

Hi Happy Tuesday,  It is rainy and damp and I just can't catch up...I hope to have a card to share tomorrow. .In the mean time I want to share a wonderful keepsake I received of all of my grandbeauties.  Thank you Christine and Terry, Riley and Quinn...I just love it!  We had a wonderful day together hosted by my Son, Joseph and his lovely wife, Jessica  (my second daughter) and all my grandbeauties were there.  Thank you for a wonderful Mothers Day.

This beautiful throw was made using Snapfish.com....What a great gift idea!
I feel wrapped in Love.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happpy Mothers Day

Just want to wish all the Mothers, Grandmothers and the Special Women in your life a Wonderful and Happy Mothers Day

This card reminds me of the top of a decorated cake
Just wanted to share my Mothers Day Card with you.   I still have to write the sentiment inside.  What can you say when you have the most wonderful Mother! ...I'm sure the words will come to me before I hand deliver my card.   When I made this card I was thinking about it looking like a top of a cake.  Put a little ice cream inside and my Mother will really love it!

I used the Lucy Paper Pack from Close To My Heart.  The Spellbinder Shapeabilities Ribbon Banners, the ribbons from my own stash and as always my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge for the jagged round cut shapes, and the round card , butterfly, leaves and flowers.  You can see the Cartridge here

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday  Challenge 216  (food inspired)
Crafty Ribbon Challenge 19
DYSU#71 Use a Flower
Charisma Cardz Challenges  #18 Pink and Girly


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dressing Up For Tea With Mum Mum

Dressing Up For Tea With Mum Mum

I feel like the page above can stand on its own but....
Sorry, I'm a two page layout girl  Couldn't resist finishing my story.  Look at these little grandbeauties (and me)  playing dress up for our Tea Party


This layout was made using the Close to My Heart *LUCY Paper Packet.  I used my favorite cricut cartridge... the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge for the heart, the beautiful doily on the second page, all the flowers and the leaves.
*Please see yesterdays post for the 3 day special for Free Paper Packets.

I am entering this layout in the following challenges
Please check out these websites..........

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time........


Monday, May 7, 2012

This weekend we celebrated National Scrapbooking Day... In honor of this special day, I am offering a three day special!* For every $50 you order this Tuesday to Thursday May 8, 9 and 10.  I will send you one FREE paper packet of your choice. That means if you place an order for $100 (not including tax and shipping), you will get to choose TWO free paper packets! If you place an order of $150, not only will you get to choose THREE free paper packets, your order will also qualify as a “party” and you will earn an additional $25 in free hostess rewards!** (before tax and shipping)

You can even combine this special offer with CTMH’s great May promotions as well. For every $50 you order, you can get a May Stamp of the Month called Friendship Bouquet for only $5. ...PLUS for every $35 you order in products from the current Idea Book/Catalog, you can get a Dotty for You paper packet for only $5!

Triple dipping on promotions is fun, isn’t it?

So, to sum it up:

Place a $50 order
  • Get a free paper packet of your choice
  • Dotty for You promotion for only an additional $5
  • May Stamp of the Month for only an additional $5
Place a $100 order
  • Get TWO free paper packets of your choice
  • Dotty for You promotion for only an additional $5 each
  • May Stamp of the Month for only an additional $5 each
Place a $150 order
  • Get THREE free paper packets of your choice
  •  Dotty for You promotion for only an additional $5 each
  •  May Stamp of the Month for only an additional $5 each
  •  Free $25 in Hostess Rewards**

Ready to place an order? Contact me at  GingersScraps@gmail.com and I will help you figure out how to get the most bang for your buck!

This offer is from me,  and not from Close to my Heart.  If you order on line you Will NOT get the free paper packets or the hostess rewards.  Please e-mail me your order and I will submit it for you and arrange for you to receive the free paper packets and hostess gifts delivered to your door.
Thank you for shopping with me. 



Friday, May 4, 2012

April Showers bring May flowers

April Showers bring May flowers!
This would be perfect for bridesmaids, flower girls, wedding or baby shower centerpieces or to make your Mother smile on Mothers Day.

 I used the Close To My Heart "Lucy" patterned paper and cut out the flowers with the cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I think these flowers look beautiful.  The pattern on the paper gives the roses a realistic look with all the color variations. I was so excited at the way this turned out that I couldn't wait to put it up.  Check out my Tips and Techniques Page for directions and a picture tutorial.
* If anyone would like this cartridge or  the Lucy paper in a hurry for Mothers Day I do have one set here that is available. Just e-mail me at GingersScraps@gmail.com  and I can get it to you a.s.a.p.
Hope this will inspire you to make your own.  Thanks for stopping by.
Tips and Tutorials

I am going to enter this in the
Little Miss Muffet Challenge (#34 May flowers)
Insprie me Friday 57-Anything-Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #131  April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Our Greatest Treasure

Its a beautiful sunnny day today a nice change after several rainy and overcast days.. The pool people were here already to see what we need to get the pool opened this summer.  This has me thinking about sprucing up the yard, shopping for bathing suits and getting our beach permit.    No, I think I'll scrap.  This is a layout I made using my Close To My Heart Foot Loose Paper Packet.  Just looking at this paper inspires summer thoughts. 

Last summer we went to the beach with our son and daughter (in-law) and our two little grandbeauties.  Pop Pop and the girls had so much fun hunting for treasures that came in with the waves and were buried deep into the sand.   Little do  they know........

                                  Our grandbeauties are our Greatest Treasure.

This is a layout I made using the Footloose Paper Packet From Close To My Heart.


The flowers were made using the exclusive Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

I cut the flip flops, startfish and leaves on the cricut using the Life's a Beach cartridge.  I made the flowers on the flip flops with the Art Philosophy Cartridge they are tiny and so cute. The straps are a chain type ribbon from Michaels.

Click for Idea Book See page 38-43 for entire FootLoose Collection
It comes with 6  12x12 double sides papers and 6  12 x 12  pieces of cardstock.  Order # X7151B.
There are two coordinating stamp sets that work beautifully with this paper pack. Under the Sea, (whimsical fish and phrases) and Just Chillin ( beach umbrella, chair, pail and shovel etc.)

We also have the Workshop on the Go Footloose Kit.  This a a great option.  Everything you need pattern paper, cardstock, an exclusive (to this kit) coordinating stamp set, wooden badge buttons and an instructional brochure.  Order # G1036  for everything you need to build 4 beautiful pages.

I will be entering this layout in the following challenges

Challenge #3 Color Me Scrappy  
LMCM #86  Lasting Memory Layout Challenges
                                                        Until next time.......


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stamp of the Month

Today is May 1.    "May Day" or Mary's Day may be best know for its tradition of dancing the maypole dance and crowning the Queen of the May.  It was the Festival of Flowers..  As children we would pick the violets and lilies of the valley from the garden for my Mother and Grandmother.  This day brings back wonderful memories.  

I am delighted to tell you about May's new Stamp of the Month.  It is beautiful and fits in perfectly with my May Day memories.     Is there anything more beautiful and welcoming than a  Sunflower.  The  name of this stamp is Friendship Bouquet

This stamp set also includes the phrases
Treasured Friend, thanks so much, your friendship means so much to me and Plant a seed of friendship ;reap a bouquet of happiness.

.  I think this stamp is absolutely gorgeous.  Go to the Idea Book to see the complete image and the beautiful stamps that speak of friendship.
You can get this stamp for $17.95 or or just $5 with a $50 purchase from the catalog

This stamp can be used in so many different ways.  I just love it!

I hope you have a wonderful May Day and keep this beautiful tradition of sharing a flower with a beautiful woman in your life..  Thanks for stopping by....