01 09 10

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Close To My Heart Products

Hello my friends! I have two videos for you.  I recently received my box of new Close To My Heart products.  I hope you enjoy viewing the new products to be released on August 1st.  Start making your list of your favorite new products.  If you don't have a consultant, I will love to earn your business.  You can view more CTMH products on my exclusive blog: candiedcrafts.wordpress.com

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thanks using Circus Alphabets

Stampin Royals Linky Party - HERE

I recently got my hands on the July Stamp of the Month! I just love it! You can never have enough alphabet sets for those custom sentiments!
2014-07-14 18.52.24
This is a simple and cute card that took minutes to create.  I even sneaked in a peek of the new Touch Twin markers coming out in August.
Products Used:
Challenges Entered:
Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - Anything Goes 100th Celebration (Tons of Prizes)
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - W - #80 Anything Goes + Optional Shaped Cards
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #93 Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Christmas in July Card #1

Stampin Royals Linky Party - HERE

Welcome to Christmas in July! I was inspired to create a Christmas today with all the videos I have been looking at on YouTube.  I decided to join in the fun and get some Christmas cards completed.


Simply B Stamps - Santa's Helper Rio
Copic Markers
Pink By Design Stamps - Winter Wonderland and Christmas Wishes
Cardstock - Recollectopms

Card Dimensions

Card base - (A2)  5.5 x 8.5 (score at 4.25)
Green Layer - 4.75 x 3.5
White Layer - 4.5 x 3.25
Pattern Paper - 4.5 x 2

Challenges Entered

Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #81  Add A Sentiment (Week 2)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - W, E4, Must Be Square or Rectangular #43 Anything Goes
Inky Chicks W, 3E, cards & altered items - #33 Christmas in July (Week 1)
High Hopes Stamps WSIR - #226 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
A girl who crafts -M, P1, E5 - #2 ANYTHING GOES
  • Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - P1 Anything Christmas
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – M, P1 Anything goes with Patterned Paper
  • Digi Galore - 2W, P1/15, 3E, C10, Anything Goes and a DT Call!

    Just For Fun - M, P1, F, 3E Anything Goes
    The Sisters of Craft - M, P1 Anything Goes
    Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - Anything Goes / Going Places
    Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Christmas in July
    Digi Makeover Challenge - W, SIO, must use digi - Anything Goes
    Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Anything Goes

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

    NEW CTMH Cricut Cartridge

    Stampin Royals Linky Party --> HERE

    Close To My Heart has a new cricut cartridge that will be released in August.  Crafters can take their card-making to new heights with the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  You will have the ability to make about 400 different cards.  I don't know about you but I can't wait to get my hands on it.  If you do not have a CTMH consultant, I would love to earn your business.
    Here is what the corporate office released about the new cartridge!

    You can visit my store at candiedcrafts.ctmh.com

    Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget you can link up your crafty creations at the Stampin Royals Linky Party.

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

    OWH Virtual Card Making Party

    Stampin Royals Linky Party - HERE

    Hi friends! Today I have two cards I created for the Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party.  Operation Write Home is a wonderful nonprofit organization consisting of a "merry band of cardmakers" who make cards to support our deployed troops. We make blank cards that troops can use to write to loved ones back home, as well as Any Hero cards that are handwritten notes of appreciation for our heroes. There are many ways provided by OWH Founder Sandy and the OWH blog team to inspire us cardmakers, including weekly sketches and virtual cardmaking parties. 

    I am participating in the first challenge where the theme is to create his and hers cards using the same OWH sketch.  I chose to use sketch #26.

    Here is my first card...

    Tim Holtz Distressed Paints (Black Soot, Wild Honey, Picket Fence, Broken China, Spun Sugar)
    Lawn Fawn - Lucky You Stamp Set
    Recollections Embossing Powder
    Stampin Up Gold Embossing Powder
    CTMH White Daisy Ink
    Versamark Ink
    Artist Loft Watercolor Paper

    Here is my second card...


    Tim Holtz Distressed Paints (Spun Sugar, Broken China)
    Recollection Sequins
    Sweet "n" Sassy True Friend Stamp Set
    VersaFine Onyx Black Ink

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Stampin Royals Linky Party

    Welcome to the July Stampin Royals Linky Party!

    We are excited for you to play along with us!

    First, I want to thank everyone who played along in the June linky party.  We have had the most participants ever!

    Each month, the theme will be Anything Goes with an optional theme.  Since the Linky Party is a month long party, please limit your entries to ONE per day and it must be a new project made within the month of July.  As long as the project was made between July 1st through August 3rd, it can be linked up and eligible for the prize.


    This month we have the pleasure of being sponsored by 

    Freshly Brewed Designs

    Prize: $10 DIGITAL STAMP gift card

    Linky Party Theme


    Here is what I created:


    Freshly Brewed Designs - Tea Time Cup image
    Prismacolor Markers
    Pink by Design - Extra Hot stamp set
    Washi Tape
    Pink Pasilee Pattern Paper
    CTMH - Wishes Card How-To Book

    Thank you for stopping by and head over to Stampin Royals to see what the design team created.  

    Well my friends, it is your turn to show us what
     you can do for this linky party!
    Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

    Challenges Entered:
    Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes
    Craft for the Craic - Favorite Colors (pink and blue)
    Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes