Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Cricut Cartridge and FREE shipping in the US

New Cricut Cartridges & Free Shipping in the U.S.
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With the holidays coming up, you're probably making lots of crafts with your Cricut machine. Good news! There are new Cricut cartridges, including Holly and Ivy, Lyrical Letters 2, and more. You can also get free shipping in the U.S. for the entire month of November, just follow the links below.

Our newest cartridges are $24.99, including Holly and Ivy, Lyrical Letters 2 and more. Get free shipping all month of with code FREESHIPNOV

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Snowman tic tac holder

My little snowman army!  I made these tonight using the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  When you use CCR you can manipulate the images to make what you need!

If you want the CCR file, please email me at
If you do not have the Artbooking Cartridge, you can order it here

design used with permission from Sheri Rottler

October Stamp of the Month

I have to say, of all the the SOTM's in the catalog, this one is my favorite. If you don't have it, you will want it. You can get it for $5.00 with a $50.00 order. Just go to My website place your order (and you still qualifty for the Oct FREE Ribbon too!) On Nov 1st its gone never to return.

The SOTM also coordinates with the CTMH Art Philosphy Cricut Cartridge.  Cartridge will cut what you see outlined in red to give you the perfect tag or embelishment on all your crafting projects.

What are you creating today?

Share your fun creations with us!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cricut October Mystery Box

UPDATE! I checked this morning and the mystery boxes for October are still available. If you have not yet ordered yours get it before its gone! Mystery boxes are still available, but time is running out. Today (10/28) is the last day to order.  I have seen many posts from different people, and it seems that you get two cartridges, cutting mats, replacement blades and tacky tape for sure. But some are getting a knifty knitter and some are getting a 3rd cartridge. Which ever you get its a great deal! $29.99 for over $100 in products. Just click Here! to order your box!

Order $31.00 and get free shipping with code HALLOWEEN31  ( I added an extra roll of tacy tape to my order to get free shipping.  Still cheaper than paying the shipping, and who can't use more tacky tape??)  Make sure you change the shipping to the standard shipping to get free shipping option

I just got my box and this is what  I got!

I got pack of two cutting mats $12.99
Replacement Blades $9.99
Tacky Tape $6.99
Merry and Bright Cartridge $29.99
Sweater Weather Cartridge $39.99
December 25th Cartridge $29.99
Thats $129.94 in product for just $29.99!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cricut Designs

Here are some designs that I found.  Hope they help you with your creating!

Here are some designs that I found

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Joy card Pop Up Card - CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge

Joy Pop up card made using the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

Artfully Sent Bundle #Z3017 $99.00

Best Christmas Stamp #D1613 $19.75

Versamark #Z891 $9.95

Silver Embossing Powder #Z2067 $5.95

White Embossing Powder #Z2068 $5.95

Craft Heater #Z555 $34.95

Cranberry and Colonial White Cardstock #1272 $14.50 & #1385 $9.50

Friday, October 24, 2014

How to use CCR Hide Contour

I have been asked how I deleted the windows from the element in CCR (Cricut Craft Room) to make the Halloween Card with the CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge.  So here is a short video showing how I did that.

**I just bought a new camera and the sound does not seem to be so good.  So hang in there with my videos while I figure out how to adjust that**

Sneak Peak! Sshhhh.......

Do you want a sneak peak at whats coming???  Follow this link to see what will be available from CTMH on Dec 1st.  The supplemental catalog has lots of cute items that are only available for a short period.

So get your warm beverage of choice for this cool morning (well cool in Reno anyway!) and settle in to check out whats coming.  So many things I can't wait to get my hands on!  Hoping to have some of these to show at my Nov crop (it will be tight if they make it here on time).  If you have not registered yet let me know, I will get your signed up!

Ok here is the link!  Sneak Peak Here

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CTMH Halloween Contest

Its time to get creative and show your spooky pages.  Follow the story in th CTMH Contest to get your assignment then submit for your chance to win!  Follow the link below for all the details.  Good Luck!

CTMH Halloween Contest

A Spooky Crafting Adventure Contest

Are you ready to choose your own creative adventure? Grab your scrapbooking gear and buckle your seatbelt because it’s about to get spooky. This contest has a special twist and a spine-tingling prize.Follow these four steps carefully for a chance to win one of five Cut Above™ Treat Bag or Card Kits! Here’s what you need to do:
  1. Embark on the adventure below by clicking on the link above. Follow the colored hearts and make decisions that will ultimately bring you to your individual creative challenge.
  2. Complete the creative challenge you are issued at the end of the adventure.
  3. Email a picture of your finished artwork to before October 29 to enter the contest.
  4. Anxiously await the winners announcement that will come on October 30 after our panel of judges assesses the entries based on creativity, cleverness, and artistry!
Now that’s settled, let’s get going. Have fun!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cricut Mystery Box

Myster Box - follow link to order your Mystery Box.

Each month Cricut offers a Mystery Box full of great items at a huge discount.  From what I am here the October box is a dont miss!  Order yours HERE

Tree Christmas Card

Such an easy card to make, even a beginner could do it!

Friday, October 17, 2014

VersaMat and All-Purpose Mat

Rounding out our week of tools by Close to my Heart we have the VersaMat and the All Purpose Mat.  Both of these are must haves and things I could not work without.  The VersaMat has easy to see white measurements which I use all the time.  Turn it over and the slightly padded back makes for the perfect stamping platform.

Watch this short little video to learn more.  Then order your mats Here

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Free Stamp Set

Get your FREE Stamp set with any $40.00 order

Just go to to place your oder and I will mail you the following stamp set for free!  Each image on this stamp set coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartrdige available exclusively frrom Close to my Heart.

Just place your $40.00 order in the month of October and you will get this stamp from me for FREE!  

If you order $50.00 in the month of October one of these Chevron Ribbons will be included in your order for free

A $50.00 order also qualifies you for the October Stamp of the month for just $5.00.  This is the only way you can get this Stamp Set.
5 of the 7 images (outlined in red) on this stamp set also coordinate with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for perfectly cut and stamped images on your projects.  

Just follow the link below to get your FREE Stamp from Lori, and don't miss out on the Free Ribbon from CTMH and the October Stamp of the month for just $5.00

Order Here!

Score Board

The Score Board is a must have for all card makers!  Get a perfect crease on all your folds each time.  This board is ideal if you are using our cricut cartridges (like the new Artfull Sent) for folding your cards and custom made envelopes.  Watch this short video to learn more.

Order your Score Board Here!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cricut Contest!

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Cricut Halloween Giveaway
Halloween inspires so many delightfully devilish crafting projects that it is no wonder there should be a celebration! Enter to win the Cricut Halloween Giveaway, where you could win a Cricut gift card for $50, $75 or even $100! Winning designs will be posted on the Cricut Facebook page! 

Here are some designs that I found on the Cricut site to get your creative juices flowing. If you need to stock up on your Cricut supplies in order to give your designs that extra bit of spook, great news—Cricut offers free shipping on all orders of $35 or more!

Good luck, and may the best ghost or goblin win! Submit your Entry to Cricut's Halloween Contest here 

Cricut Halloween Treat Bags
Cricut 3D Pumpkins
Cricut October Birthday Card
Cricut Crash Landing Cupcakes
Cricut Halloween Klok

Micro-tip Scissors

Who knew there are two types of scissors from CTMH?  I know I have scissors that are all gunked up from cutting my foam tape, so you can avoid that by using the scissors that are made to prevent that.  Watch this short video to learn more.

Then, order your scissors Here!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quilling Tool

Continuing this week with videos from CTMH about tools we have to make your projects just a little bit easier. Today we have the quilling tool.  Such an easy way to wrap those pretty flowers.  Then add yesterdays tool, Liquid Glass, to hold the ends in place so they do not unravel.

Check out this short video to learn more.

Christmas Card

This card took a little more time, but I love the finished product.

First I used the CTMH Artfull Sent Cartridge to cut the medallion I stamped and embossed on. Then I used the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge to cut the white overlay.  I put a piece of Twilight Cardstock behing it.  I stamped the scroll with versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  Next I stamped Merry Christmas with Twilight pigment ink and added clear embossing powder to it.  I ran a piece of twighlight cardstock through the Sissix with my CTMH embossing folder, cut the ends and added a piece of silver tape.

You can order all the supplies needed to make this card by clicking Here

Monday, October 13, 2014

Liquid Glass

This week I am going to showcase some videos from CTMH of products that I love. The first one is Liquid Glass. I use this for so much more than just my cards and pages. My daughter dropped a ceramic keychain that her boyfriend had made her and it broke in two. I just applied some liquid glass to both sides, let it dry and she is a happy girl again. I have also used it to fill those annoying little holes on the bottom of coffee cups. You know that ones that fill up with water when you wash them and then they drip all over your when you try to drink your coffee. As for my cards and pages, use them anywhere you need to add a little shine!  So just sit back, watch this short video and then share with us what you use Liquid Glass for.

Order your Liquid Glass here!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

How to Take Your Art in the Next Dimension With Cricut

How to Take Your Art into the Next Dimension with Cricut It started out as a doodle, something small, casually tossed in the margin of your grocery list. But somehow this graphic element took over and before you knew it, it became the decorative element to everything in your world. Unfortunately all those minute details that you added make it virtually impossible to transform it into the third dimension. Not true. If you can print it, you can cut it with the Cricut Explore machine. Now with the newest feature of the Cricut Explore machine, you can choose your image (either your own or one of 50,000+ in the Cricut Design Lab), flatten the image and then click 'Go'. Once printed, the Cricut Explore machine works its magic to bring your 2-dimensional idea into the 3rd dimension. Take a look at this super short instructional video (less than 4 minutes) and see just how easy it can be… If you can print it, you can cut it with the Cricut Explore machine.

Halloween Card Video

Halloween House Card how to video.

Not a great video, but I had camera malfunctions!  I promise to make better videos in the furure.  However, I think this give you a pretty good idea as to how to make this card.  It was just such a simple card.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween House Card

This card was made with the CTMH Artfully sent Cricut Cartridge, in Cricut Craft Room (CCR).  If you do not use CCR or know how to use it please join our Facebook group called Cricut Craft Room.
The card will cut in layers.  The black layer - you will score it to fold.  The inside yellow layer is also on the cartridge.  I cut both of these at 7 in.  You cannot do the green layer without using CCR.  To do the green layer, I added a second of the black portion of the card.  I used the Hide / Contour button to remove  the windows from the image.  I then cut off the edge to make it fit behind the house.  I did this so that you could write the embellishment in the card with out it showing through the windows.   I then stamped "Happy Halloween" with one of the stamp sets that comes with the cartridge in black ink.

The cricut cut file is located in the files section of the Cricut Craft Room facebook group for download.

Have a Cup card

When I saw this card I knew I had to make it.

Supplies used:
CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge
Love you a Latte Cricut Cartridge
CTMH Cardstock in Blush, Chocolate, Cashmere, and Colonial White
CTMH Exclusive Ink in Blush
CTMH Bonding Memories Pen
Tombow Adhesive
CTMH You mean the World to me Stamp set
Lastly I added a Starbucks gift card and sent out as a surprise Random Act of Kindness

You can get all the supplies to make this card (except the Love you a Latte Cricut Cartridge)at  Shop CTMH.  You can get the Love you a Latte Cricut Cartridge at Shop Cricut (Use code FREESHIP35! and get free shipping on all order of $35 or more at Cricut)

What colors would you use to make this card?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cricut Image Sets on Sale

Cricut Image sets and cartridges on sale for $19.99 or less What a great time to stock up and get the ones you have been wanting, or even early Christmas presents for those crafters in your life!

Shop now!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Artfully Sent Swing card

Very easy card to make using the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

Artfully Sent Smile Card

Just a simple card I made using the Artfully Sent Cartridge

Christmas Stand up card

I made this cute Christmas card using the October Stamp of the Month from Close to my Heart.  You can get this stamp set with a $50 order for just $5.00

Cut twilight cardstock 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2 and then 2 3/4
White cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 for inside as card
Red cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Use Snowhaven paper pack to cut black snowflake paper at  3 x 5 1/4
Cut stiped printed strip at 3/4 x 5 1/4
Using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge cut white cardstock to stamp on.  Cut frame out of twilight cardstock.  Stamp using Cranberry CTMH exclusive ink.
added a strip of jute ribbon to the top
stick cranberry cardstock to bottom of scored front

Order your supplies at www.LoriKutsch,

Autumn is Nature at her Best card

This card was made using a colonial white card base at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  New England Ivy cardstock at 5 1/4 x 4 and Autumn Terracotta cardstock as well as vellum at 5 x 3 3/4,  Stamp using Fall Harvest (C1504) and versamark them heat embossed with white embossing powder for the leaves on the vellum and gold emobssing powder for words on New England Ivy cardstock.

Get all the supplies needed to make this card at


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Pop Up Card

Just one of the fast and easy cards to make using the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge. The inside takes the most time because you have to score the folds but it was really easy to figure out. $99.00 for 700 images, and you get coordinating stamps too!