Friday, October 6, 2017

Christmas Cards with Cricut Design Space

I have been so inspired by many CTMH Consultants.
Most recently both Jennifer Smith and Julie Carriere have piqued my interest with their amazing workshops and easy purchase of their Cricut Design Space files. After putting myself through a self taught crash course of Design Space, I felt very satisfied altering some files. I created these cards and would like to offer the files and instructions to you, for purchase.


These cards will make a great Christmas card workshop for you and/or your customers, or for you to make and send out.
Here are the exclusive Close To My Heart products I used. 

Close to My Heart Required Materials:
You Are Here Cricut Cart Z3389 (digital Z3387)
Flower Market Cricut Cart Z3285 (digital Z3290)
Artistry Cricut Cart Z3190
Artiste Cricut Cart (retired)

Other Close to My Heart products used:
Christmas Borders D1746
Mistletoe Kisses M1182
Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp C1691
In the Background D1750
Gold Foil Cardstock Z3365
Silver Foil Cardstock Z3366
Bashful Glitter Paper Z3360
Poppy Cardstock X5963
Glacier Cardstock X5977
Bashful Cardstock X5941
Fern Cardstock X5960
Toffee Cardstock X5950
New England Ivy Cardstock X5959
Poppy Ink Z3852
Glacier Ink Z2841
Bashful Ink Z2819
Black Ink Z2805
New England Ivy Ink Z2835
White Daisy Pigment Ink Z2863
White Twine Z3216
White Value Pack Cards & Envelopes X254

With a $25 purchase of supplies from my website, ballistic.ctmh.com, I will email you the Design Space (explore only) cutting files and a full colour, step by step assembly guide FREE. (Canadian orders only)
For my CTMH counterparts, you may purchase the cutting files and guide to use to showcase these products in any workshop/class settings.
Canadian Consultants may e transfer $5 to receive only the cutting files and assembly guide. All other Consultants may use this link to purchase the files.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

You Are Here

We are here.......this card is a compilation of our Cricut carts and experimentation. I started with wanting to make a stencil of this tree image from Artbooking. When I received my new CTMH You Are Here Cricut cart, I decided to use the clam shell to make the stencil.
Once the stencil was cut, here is what I did to make this image. I schmered some Tim Holtz Oxide ink all over a 4x4 piece of Colonial White cardstock. I let it dry/cure for 24 hours. Then I layed the stencil down over top and used a TH ink tool to apply a turquoise ink over top of the rest. After letting that cure for 24 hours, I went in with a Shin Han Alcohol Marker and coloured the leaves. Then I outlined the tree with a White Gelly Roll pen. I added Red Glitz by all of the leaves.

I stamped this wonderful sentiment from a set that came with Cricut cart, You are Here, in Pacifica ink. I added the twine then some Lagoon and Saddle cardstock mats.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: You are Here coordinating
Ink: Pacifica; Shin Han Alcohol Marker
Cardstock: Saddle; Lagoon; Colonial White
Embellishments: Twine; Red Glitz
Other: Tim Holtz Oxide Ink & Ink tool

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Feel So Blessed

I do, feel so blessed. I feel blessed to have my amazing husband and 3 children. I feel blessed to have a  home in an amazing city and country. I feel blessed to have the friends; community; and businesses I do. So our September Stamp of the Month, Feel So Blessed, is extra amazing!

I heat embossed the sentiment in Black on watercolour paper, first. Then I just splashed and smooshed some turquoise shades of paint on. Once it was dry, I stamped this beautiful feather and added the outline with my Black Journaling pen. I also used a White Jelly Roll pen to add some highlights to the sentiment, to help it pop more. I finished with some Silver Sequins a Black cardstock mat.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: Feel So Blessed, Sept SOTM
Ink: Black; Versamark; Watercolour Paint
Cardstock: Black; Watercolour
Embellishments: Silver Sequins
Other: White Jelly Roll Pen


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Oh my bird!

I LOVE birds and bird watching. This set had me at Chirp! This set, Thoughtful Bird, comes with a Thin Cut Die to cut out the bird......feet included!
I did use patterned paper and sequins from now retired Prickly Pear, along with some Pink Shimmer Trim. This bird can look great with so many colour combos and is comprised of 3 stamped images to complete the body. Then there are images for the feet and beak.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Thoughtful Bird & Thin Cut set
Paper: Prickley Pear retired
Cardstock: retired Pear & Sunset; White Daisy
Ink: Desert Sand; Saddle; Cocoa; Willow; Black

Friday, September 1, 2017

Let's get SASSY!

Another peek at a new stamp set available Today, Sep 1 in our NEW Seasonal Expressions. This scrolly sweet set has 4 sentiments and is called, Southern Sass.
I paired this set with retired patterned paper and Created to Create. I also wanted to show  you an AMAZING and FANTASTIC addition to our spectacular products. Double Sided Cardstock.....the back side if a lighter shade of the signature colour. In these cards I have used Poppy and Pomegranate, then also used the backside of each colour. So our colour palette has gone from 41 to 82....badda bing..badda bang!
Get your NEW stamps sets TODAY, Sep 1!

 All supplies are Close to My Heart.
Stamp: Southern Sass; Created to Create
Cardstock: Poppy; Pomegranate; White Daisy
Embellishments: Poppy Thick Twine; Glitter Gems; Black embossing powder
Ink: Pomegranate; Versamark; Black Journaling pen


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sneaky Peeks start here and NOW!

I have had our NEW Seasonal Expressions in my hands for about 2 weeks now. As a Consultant we get a month preview of each new book, before it goes live for customers to purchase from. So I am showing you a new stamp set that will be available Sep 1. It was the one that stood out most, when I saw the book.
This set is called, Created to Create! Yes, I agree and can't love an image more! I paired it with some flowers cut from Flower Market, our 2016 Cricut cartridge. Simple! You can see and purchase it in my shop Sep 1! I have linked the stamp image, but you will have to come back for it to work!

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Created to Create
Ink: Black
Cardstock: Lagoon; Pacifica; Pansy; Eggplant; White Daisy
Embellishments: Glitter Sparkles

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Peek A Boo!

I feel like that is what my posting to my blog is like.....playing peek-a-boo! I am posting everything on my Instagram profile because it is easy! I snap a pic with my phone; edit it if need be....on my phone; run it through a watermark app; then post it to Instagram; then share it with Facebook. What could be easier.....nothing...which is why I am behind on my blog! Blah...blah....blah.....
 Here are two cards I made with WYW Anniversary Cardmaking Kit that is available only until Aug 31! The gorgeous woodgrain paper is from, No Worries, which is also set to retire at the end of this month.
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All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Workshops Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking Kit
Ink: Black; Pear; Smoothie
Embellishments: Gold Sequins