Saturday, November 17, 2012


 Welcome to our Christmas in November Blog Hop where we are showcasing  the exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.
It's hard to believe that it's already November and that Thanksgiving is less than a week away.  And well, that means, it's almost Christmas!   We have created Christmas themed projects for you and hope to inspire you to get started on YOUR Christmas creations.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create.  If you came here from Carolyn's blog, Nuts4Scrappin, then you're in the right place!

 My project is ... POINSETTIA TAG

I found a similar project from a CTMH sister and expounded on it.  I like how this project makes a pretty realistic flower.  The snowflake is cut at three sizes (I used 3.5", 2.675, and 1.875 for mine - laid out in the Cricut Craft Room to make it look just right. See page 27 (<Snwflke2>) for the image I used.

The three layers are cut out of CTMH Hollyhock white core paper and then decorated using Ruby alcohol makers (darker hash marks with all over lighter marker coloring).  The sections are then embossed from the back to give them curl and dimension and assembled using foam squares.  Gems and similarly decorated leaves complete the flower. 
 Finally, I added a simple tag cut (also from the AP cartridge) and some ribbon.  All it needs is some calligraphy or stamped name and it will be ready to attach to the perfect Christmas gift.

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Tammy from C2MH.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~  
  2. Darla ~
  3. Diana  
  4. Carolyn ~
  5. Kindred Hearts ~
  6. Tammy  <<<< NEXT STOP
  7. Arlene ~
  8. Traci ~


  1. Very pretty. The bling is the perfect finishing touch.

  2. Beautiful beautiful tag! What a nice job you did - lovely I say, lovely! Thanks for having the hop today - I am seeing so many great ideas! I joined your blog today - come visit me!

  3. OOPs - went to Arlene's site and no posting for today - I am sorry I missed it -

    1. So sorry, assumed that blogger would do it's job and post it when I told it too, it is up now so you can finish the hop.

  4. OMG, your name is "Penny" and your blog is about "cents". Toooooooo cute! Oops, I digress! I'm on a hop. LOL

    Absolutely love your poinsettia! Simply gorgeous! TFS!

    I'm your newest follower! ;-)

  5. I love that Poinsettia! Great job! The Poinsettia tag is just beautiful!

  6. Beautiful poinsettia!, interesting that you cut it out of a pink paper but with the markers it looks great!

  7. What a pretty pointesettia tag, thanks for sharing

    Denise Gifford

  8. Such a pretty flower! You can see the thought and care that went into it! TFS!

  9. What a lovely tag that is! Love the layers to it!