Monday, February 04, 2013

Home Decor at Heart 2 Heart

It's been two weeks since I posted for Heart 2 Heart.  Really?  I'll never get over how quickly time passes.  Now if the school year would just go by just as fast. :)

The challenge this week is to create a Home Decor project.  It's something that I definitely don't do enough of, so challenges like this is a perfect way to push me a little beyond my "norm".  I really don't have an excuse, because Close To My Heart makes it so easy.  Like the new Hinged Display Tray6x6 Canvas Display, and Canvas Art Workshop-on-the-Go Kit, as well as some tried and true products like the 12x12 Display Tray, the MyCreations Star, Bracket Frame and Collage Cubes.  The past home decor workshops are still available on my website, like the Scroll Album Kit, Advent Calendar and Spellbound Cricut Kit, though these will only be available on a 'while quantities last' basis.  

My personal favorite CTMH tool to create home decor projects?  The Cricut Collections...Artiste and Art Philosophy!  It's chock full of 3D projects, including such wonderful accents as flowers and rosettes!  Just can't seem to get enough of those. :)

When deciding on what to make, I decided to go with my alternate Stamp of the Month project.  This month's SOTM lends itself so well to home decor, don't you think?  So I took a frame that I've had hanging empty in my craft room...yes...hanging AND empty...and chose to use it to frame one of the sayings in the SOTM set.  I then embellished it with a mat, flowers and leaves from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.
I used the Hello Tweety stamp set with second generation Whisper ink to add some interest to the White Daisy.
Gotta love the color-ready seam binding ribbon!  I created my own color ribbon by simply adding Buttercup ink to the ribbon with a sponge.  Doesn't get easier than that.  Also, I stamped the new Distressed Background on the flowers before rolling them.

Supplies Used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Other: Art Philosphy Cricut CartridgeLiquid GlassSpongeBonding Memories Glue Pen, Paper Trimmer (Fiskars), Micro-tip scissorsQuilling Tool, ATG Adhesive (Scotch), Frame (Michael's)

What will you create? To play along, just follow the "rules".  All you have to do to play along is...
  1. Use mostly CTMH products
  2. Incorporate this week's challenge (home decor)
  3. Link your project back to Heart 2 Heart from your blog post or online gallery.  If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.  
  4. You also need to mention H2H in your blog post.  
  5. Finally, we do ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it does make it easier (and less time consuming) for the design team to leave comments, as well as visitors to your blog. ;)
Don't have any CTMH products?  That's an easy fix!  Simply contact your local CTMH consultant (or go here to find one near you) or you can place an order by going to my website.   If you'd like an Idea Book, you can either email me (if you're local) or simply use the Paypal button in the side bar.

Now it's your turn. Can't wait to see what you come up with. :)  

Until next time...


  1. Your framed decor is so pretty! I love how you stamped and embellished it, plus I think Chantilly is my favorite new paper pack.

  2. Luv the frame should push yourself more often! You definitely have hidden talents besides your amazing scrapbooking skills!


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