Saturday, June 30, 2018

You are Awesome to the Core

It's the last day of June which means it's the LAST day to get your June Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Remember, the SOTMs are only available in the month they are featured. 


$17.95 or just $5 with $50 purchase


Close To My Heart Paper Happy Times (retired)
Along with CTMH cardstock


June Give-Away Winner!


Thank you to everyone who entered my June GiveAway!
Remember, I have one each month so be sure to enter again in July!

The winner of.... 
2018 June GiveAway
Cuttlebug Anna Griffin die called Grace Medallion

Please know that this die is NOT in it's original package.
 I did open it and try it out once, but I'm no longer using it,
and you know metal dies don't wear out, so it's as good as new.

You can see this on Cricut's store web page HERE.
No one is sponsoring this giveaway.
This is something I bought, and am no longer using.


#7 Carla Hundley
Congratulations!!
Contact me by the 5th of the month
or your prize is forfeited.
MUST have a USA mailing address.
Contact me at my email
pausedreamenjoy(at)gmail.com

Friday, June 29, 2018

You're the Apple of my Eye

We are in the last couple of days of June which means the last couple of days to get your June Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Remember, the SOTMs are only available in the month they are featured. 

$17.95 or just $5 with $50 purchase


Close To My Heart cardstock



Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thanks a Bushel

We are in the last few days of June which means the last few days to get your June Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Remember, the SOTMs are only available in the month they are featured. 

(I used the card sketch from Heartful Stamper.)

$17.95 or just $5 with $50 purchase


Close To My Heart Paper Packs used were:
Prickly Pear (retired)
Along with CTMH cardstock


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Ch# 26 Sunshine

PDE Ch# 26 Mermaids


This card layout was inspired by a card over at Paper Issues.

Lawn Fawn, Mermaid for You stamp set
Brother Scan N Cut to cut out stamped images
Colored with Stampin' Up Blends
CTMH gems
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Dies
Echo Park, Let's Be Mermaids 6x6 paper pad
Lots of Foam tape
Pink Gingham Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon


Shared:

Sunny Day Crafting Ch# 26 Any Animal


Cricut cartridge, April Showers for Squirrel die cut

Everything else is from The Stamps of Life:
Pink cardstock for base
Darling Collection 6x6 paper pad
The Stamps of Life Edgelits used for fun curve shape on front of card

Glitter Enamel Dots
Puffy Flower Sticker
butterfly2stamp Stamp set for sentiment

Shared:

Christmas Ch# 26

A new challenge starts today at The Merry Christmas Challenge, and the theme is always Anything Goes.

My Design Team Project



Stampin' Up supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Stampin' Dimensionals



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Holly & Ivy Christmas Ch# 32

Today starts the next challenge at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge!

Challenge #32

Always Anything Christmas Goes

My Design Team Project


This is a 5" x 7" card created using Anna Griffin goodies.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll come link up and play along with us!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer Swim at the Beach or Pool

Hi, Crafters!
It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2.
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme.
This week's theme:

Summer Swim at the Beach or Pool


https://design.cricut.com/#/design/92257984
Crocs Rule, Fun in the Sun, Create a Friend, Pack Your Bags, Elegant Edges, Basic Shapes
I had so much fun creating this layout!
I've included the Cricut Design Space cut file link in the caption of the photo.
Feel free to make one of your own!

Other items used
Close To My Heart supplies:
Magical Workshop (from 2016) background pattern paper, stickers, and chipboard elements
Speech Bubble sentiment from, Tickled Pink stamp set (retired)
"Place Photo Here" stamp set from CTMH business builder set

Thanks for visiting with me today!
Janis
PauseDreamEnjoy.CloseToMyHeart.com

Beach Road Trip

Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Challenge: Fun at the Beach

My Design Team Project

Cricut Design Space cut file HERE
Plantin SchoolBook, Life is a Beach, Elegant Edges, Los Angeles, 
Close To My Heart You Are Here, Basic Shapes
Check out my grandbabies and their cousins at the beach.
This was taken on Easter this year in April. Tom's side of the family usually takes a beach trip for the Easter weekend. We weren't able to go since we are so far away, but it's fun to see pics of everyone having a great time!

This layout idea was found on Pinterest, but when I click to visit the blog, it says not found. I would have loved to have given credit for where the idea came from, but I have no idea.


If you would like to make this layout, I have saved the cut file HERE.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

You're #1


This card was created using Close To My Heart supplies.
The Dad is Rad kit has a printable workshop guide to create
3 layouts and 4 cards. Available until the end of the month.


 

Thanks for visiting with me today.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Flash Sale with Close To My Heart - some Cricut Cartridge Bundles for $49.50!!


24 hours only!

Close To My Heart Flash Sale!

Oh my gosh!

They have some CTMH Cricut Cartridge Bundles of $49.50!

What?!
Go grab them before they are all gone!



Plus lots of other fabulous product on sale!

SHOP NOW

Alphabet Challenge, G - Great Outdoors

Happy Friday! We have a brand new challenge for you today 
at the Alphabet Challenge Blog, G - Great Outdoors. Come join us!


The cut file for this scrapbook layout is HERE.
Cricut cartridges: Campin' Critters and Something to Celebrate
Font: Cricut, A Frightful Affair cartridge
Cardstock: Cricut, Recollections, and Stampin' Up
Background pattern cardstock: Carta Bella, Flora No 1
Thanks for visiting with me. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #74

Time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!
Projects for this challenge blog are all for the Galz. You can create anything paper crafting related: card, tag, scrapbook page, altered art, etc as long as the theme for the challenge is prominent in your project.

Challenge #74 Summer Sunny Days
My Design Team Project


Precious Moments image
Stampin' Up cardstock, ink, and grass dies
Studio G gems on sun
Fiskars circle and scallop circle punch
The Stamps of Life, sentiment


Thanks for visiting with me today.
Be sure to swing by Cardz 4 Galz to see what my Design Team Sisters created,
and to link up your own project in our challenge.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Ch# 25 Anything Goes


My Besties image from Messy Bessys CD
Stampin' Up cardstock, leaf punch, scallop oval die
MFT Dienamics Cross Stitched oval die
Stampin' Up, Bird Banter stamp set for sentiment


PDE Ch# 25 Photo Inspiration

Here is the Photo Inspiration for this week's challenge:


I decided to use a yellow bird and some flowers (purple ones) on my project.



You can make this layout too.
Click HERE for the link to this layout in Cricut Design Space.

Cricut cartridge cut file index:
Ranch Fence - County Fair
Sun - Doodlecharm
Clouds -CTMH Artistry
Bird with Balloon - Birthday Bash
Flowers in Pot - Freshly Picked



Thanks for visiting with me today!

Sunny Day Crafting Ch# 25 Any Animal

Christmas Ch# 25

A new challenge starts today at The Merry Christmas Challenge, and the theme is always Anything Goes.

My Design Team Project




Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz Ch# 197

New challenge starts today at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Ch# 197 Metallic Madness 

(use something metal or metallic)
My Design Team Project


Stampin' Up! supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Basic Black
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Stamp Set: Message in a Bottle
Dies: Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes
Punch: Banner Triple
Embellishment: Gold Library Clip
Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
Other supplies: Echo Park, Go See Explore 6x6 paper pad

Be sure to visit Cardz 4 Guyz and play along this week!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Tropical Vacation

Hi, Crafters!
It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2.
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme.

This week's theme:
Tropical Vacation or Tropical Flowers



I love creating scrapbook layouts! Cricut Design Space makes it so easy.

Cricut Design Space Cut File for this Layout HERE.

Cricut textured cardstock and Close To My Heart cardstock.

Notebook lines, Date, Arrow in triangle all from the July 2016 Stamp of the Month set, From the Notebook. I love stamp of the month sets. You can get them for $5 when you spend $50. They are only available for that one month, so it's an easy way to schedule your CTMH orders monthly and get the current SOTM set for $5!

"Place Photo Here" from a stamp set I won in 2016 with the Straight to the Top incentive for new Consultants.


Cricut Cartridges Used:
Teddy Bear Parade for the vacation bears
Luau for Aloha title and trees


Here's a funny story....
I forgot to put the shades in this Teddy Bear's sunglasses.
LOL
But that's okay, just looks like he's wearing regular glasses. Hopefully the sun isn't blinding him too much without his shades.


She is just precious in her hula skirt!
Have you ever been to Hawaii? I haven't. Probably won't ever go, but I thought I could use this scrapbook layout for any vacation we go on.


Thank you so much for visiting with me today.
We'd love you to come join us at Bitten by the Bug 2 in this week's challenge.

Before you go, check out this month's Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month!
Spend $50 and get this set for just $5. Love a good bargain. This stamp set only available this month so don't put off ordering to get it.

Check out these projects from Close To My Heart (not my artwork) 
using this month's Stamp of the Month.
 

You can find my Close To My Heart online shop here:

pausedreamenjoy.closetomyheart.com

Big hugs!!
Janis