Damask Divas Blog Hop! Thank You Cards with Avonlea

If you're coming from Sharon Chapman's blog you're in the right place!

Love this new paper pack! It's so stinking cute! I used the new stamp set Casual Expressions which coordinates with the new CTMH Cricut Artiste Collection. I also used some of the new harvest baker's twine in Olive. What I love about the new harvest baker's twine is that it's perfect for Fall and Winter! The colors are Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, Autumn Terracotta, and Olive. Cranberry and Olive are perfect for Christmas. Autumn Terracotta and Olive are great for Halloween and Thanksgiving. And something about Outdoor Denim makes me think of back to school time. Whatever combination this embellishment is a MUST!

I stamped the sentiments in Chocolate and rounded the corners of the card. The little flowers on the edge of the "Thanks" I colored with my blending pen. It's pretty subtle, but I didn't want it to stand out too much.

The colors in Avonlea are Chocolate, Slate, Avonlea Off-White, Avonlea Teal, and Avonlea Green.

Now off to Rachel Prince's blog!

Also check out the Damask Divas blog for the entire line up.

Notecards with It's Your Day and CTMH Cricut Artiste

I cut these little notecards with the new CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge available TOMORROW! They're cut at 3 1/2 inches. I used the It's Your Day double stamp set which is available August 15th for $5.00 with a $35.00 purchase. I used the colors Lagoon, Sweat Leaf, Créme Brulee, and Smoothie. I love how bold and colorful they are.


Card Holder with Clementine and CTMH Cricut Artiste

I am loving the new CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge! This little box/holder is one of the many, MANY 3D items on the new cartridge. Those rolled flowers are new too! Yup, 4 new rolled flowers! The paper is from the Clementine pack and the boarder stamps are from Eclectic Edges. The "cards" was composed with the small Friendship alphabet which is retiring and will only be available until July 31st! Now all I need are some cards to put in it!

The colors in Clementine are Saddle, Cashmere, Champagne (ALL 3 NEW!), Colonial White, Crème Brulee, Sorbet, Twilight, and New England Ivy.


Birthday Card with Clementine

Love the new paper pack Clementine! It's so girly and fun and perfect for late summer and fall! It's available August 1st!

Those little buttons were stamped with the new Buttons, Bits and Bobs stamp set and they coordinate with the new CTMH Cricut Artiste collection! I put some liquid glass over them to make them shiny and a bit more durable.

The phrase is from the new stamp set Bonjour. It's super cute!

The doily shape is also from Artiste. I cut it from white card stock then stamped it with the polkadot background stamp from Diverse Backgrounds in twilight.

The colors in Clementine are Saddle, Cashmere, Champagne (ALL 3 NEW!), Colonial White, Crème Brulee, Sorbet, Twilight, and New England Ivy.


Liebster Award!

Sorry this took so long but here it is!

I have to say thanks to Mimi for nominating me!  I was so surprised (and happy of course). Be sure to check out her awesome Liebster blog at http://mimimyselfandibykigz.blogspot.com/ 
It's full of great stuff.

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
Post the award onto your blog.
Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers.
Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

My 5 nominations are... 

You ladies are great crafters! Thanks your creative inspiration! Now it's your turn! 


Congrats Pillow Box

I made this to hold a gift card. It could also hold a few candies or something with it. I used the Florentine paper pack for the box and the strip that wraps around. The stamp is from the CTMH cricut collection. I stamped it in twilight on the scalloped circle and again in coca on the smaller circle. I inked the edges with bamboo and both are popped up with 3D tape. I wrapped natural hemp around the box and added a cocoa button and circle stud. It was a pretty quick and easy project. I like using the B&T duos for boxes. It adds so much more so the finished project doesn't need as much.