Friday, September 22, 2017

Silver and Gold Card & Free Gift!

Silver and Gold, Silver and Gold... Can't you hear the words to the Christmas song from the cartoon Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? The entire time I was creating these cards, that song kept going through my head, and I think because it's such a fun childhood memory, the MORE I created! LOL

These cards were created for a card swap I'm in with a few other consultants. Being a part of Close To My Heart truly is a team effort, and even though you are in business for yourself, you're never by yourself! A few of us get together when there's a new idea book released, and create projects for our display boards to show customers at our classes, retreats, parties and crops! I love this method of sharing simply because not all "makers/creatives" create the same... that's the beauty in owning your own business and being an artist! 

 Here's the other card I created. If you know anything about me, you know that I really enjoy using our exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut Collections, that come in both physical cartridges and digital cartridges that you use a code to redeem in Design Space, but at the same time, no matter which version you choose, you still get over 700+ images/fonts, a full pack of 12x12 heavy weight cardstock that cuts beautifully in your Cricut or any other electronic or manual die cutting system, and 3... YES, THREE, D-size My Acrylix coordinating stamp sets! (D-size stamp sets are the largest we have besides our Alphabet sets, meaning typically there are enough stamp images to cover an entire 6x6 carrier sheet, and cost $17.95 each) So, when you purchase any of our Cricut Collections, you truly are getting a great deal!

Now to the fun part, look at the photo below!! I'm so proud of this...

 FREE Design Space file

Remind you of my gold lace I created for the Valentine's Cards back in January for the Stamp of the month? As I was designing these cards, I really wanted to do the same thing with either a string of Christmas lights, or snowflakes! Well, living in Colorado, and having a Winter birthday, the snowflakes won! :)  and I've already done the hard part for you, so now it's just a matter of clicking the link for the Cricut Design Space cut files for it, and you can recreate this card, or just use the "lace" silver metallic foil design! (Purchase your Silver Foil Paper here)

 Silver & Gold CTMH Artistry Card by Elise Sosa

 Supplies used:
Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts Bundle

WorkShops Your Way Silver & Gold Scrapbooking Kit

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Let's Learn Geography w/ CTMH Cricut Collection!!

#CricutMade #CTMH #ClassroomProjects #Geography

Have you seen the new Cricut Digital Collection, Hello USA, only available through any Close To My Heart Consultant? If you don't have your own personal CTMH consultant crafty guru, I'd love to help you with that! Just go to my website, and CREATE your FREE profile, make sure to click YES to receiving the newsletters, and you'll automatically get the updates for monthly specials, and my newsletter!

Scarlette's Creations blog, using Cricut digital collections in the Classroom and Scrapbooks

Our digital collections come just like this (as seen above) and you just scratch off the code, log into your Cricut account and redeem the code! It's that simple! Hello USA Digital Collection is a part of our Country Collections so let's say you're honeymooning in New Zealand or Australia, you can pick up that one! Or maybe you're originally from Canada or have friends from there and you want to surprise them!?!? **FYI, the Hello USA Digital Collection is great for teaching kids geography! Plus it includes the Puerto Rico Flag and the flag of the United States of America! Are you a Teacher, or a part of #CricutInTheClassroom this would be perfect for any age student!

#Texas #CricutMade #Geography

I created this single page layout for my travel album, or as a divider within my scrapbook... it features the State, the State flower, and the state flag, which I designed... when you purchase Hello USA from me, as a Thank You, I'll send you the entire DS cut files for FREE!

Flags perfectly sized for CTMH Exclusive Flip Flaps and your 4x6 photos!

Both state pages, Colorado and Texas, were designed to include a replica of the State flag, and as you can see in the video above, you add your flip flap to your page protector, and then you've got room for at least three 4x6 photos! Of course with our flip flaps it makes it as easy as mud pie to add as many photos to your layout as you like! :)

 Cricut state Scrapbook layouts or DIY wall decor

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this project, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with once you get your digital collection in your hands and linked to your Design Space account!

All supplies used in the projects above can be purchased at and ship directly to your address!

Don't forget you can purchase your Cricut Vinyls and Machines with FREE shipping on all US & CA orders with code FALLSHIP at ...any purchases you make using my Cricut Affiliate link are at no additional cost to you! (code valid 9/1-9/30)

Creatively Yours,

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time to Vote for the best in Card Swap Challenge!

#Cardswap #CTMH #handmadecard #ScarletteDesigns
I am so excited about how well these cards turned out! Let's give these cardmakers a round of applause! Make sure to comment here on the blog with the number you feel best used the stamp set featured! That was the only requirement! Nothing more. (See requirements of the challenge here) The card with the highest number of votes will win the Grand Prize--A complete Close To My Heart Digital Cricut Collection valued at approx. $200 and the Runner up will receive a complete product pack worth $50!

#CTMH #Cardswap #handmadecard #scarlettedesigns

A lot of work went into these cards, keep scrolling to see them in full detail and make sure you leave a comment to vote for your fave, and then make sure to head over to Instagram and vote there! *Plus if you leave a comment here AND vote on Instagram you could win a FREE Stamp Set! Make sure to tell all of your friends! Follow me for more contests and challenges so you don't miss out on our next challenge in November! (sign up starts in October)

Card 1

Front of Card 1

Inside of Card 1
Technique used: glaze and glitter

Close up of Card 1
Details: the stamped pieces are different heights and facing away from the flower center in order to make it more "jumbled" looking like the newer puzzles where you must match up the pictures

Card 2

Front of Card 2

Inside of Card 2
Techniques Used: Pop up card and handcoloring; the featured stamp was hand cut

Close up of Card 2

Card 3

Front of Card 3

Inside of Card 3

Close up of Card 3
Technique used: Heat embossing in specific areas

Card 4

Front of Card 4

Inside of Card 4
Technique used: Magic Slider card w/ window and copic handcoloring

Close up of Card 4

Card 5

Front of Card 5

Inside of Card 5

Close up of Card 5
Technique used: stamping on pearl glossy paper
Voting on all Social Media platforms is highly encouraged! All of my fantastic followers will get a chance to determine the winner! Plus there's a random Giveaway for you too! Make sure to comment, like and tag a friend or two so they can see what beautiful work these crafters did! Only followers will be entered in the random giveaway drawing! You may only vote once across all platforms, and I highly encourage you to do so!

Click here to Vote on Instagram

Click here to Vote on Facebook

Click here to Vote on Twitter

Thank you so much for taking the time to vote, and to the participants for joining me in the fun swap! Let me know if you want to join in on the next one! The Challenge will be a little different, and only 6 cards to make!

Please note, all cards were given a number in the order they were received... these cards have NOT been ranked nor given any preference; just simply given a number according to the date they hit my mailbox! :)

Creatively Yours,
(aka Sosa's Wife)