Saturday, December 22, 2012

"Anything Goes with the Artiste" Blog Hop

Welcome to our "Anything Goes with the Artiste" Blog Hop where we are showcasing  the exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. This will be our last Artiste blog hop for 2012.

Our "theme" for this hop was to create anything we wanted with the Artiste Cricut cartridge. And honestly, you can pretty much create anything and everything with the Artiste so this was not a difficult thing to do.

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 Laura's blog, Scrapping Sweetie's Escape, then you're in the right place!

 My project is ... Christmas Gift Bag

I knot that I've had quite a few Christmas projects but it is my favorite season.  I needed to decorate this gift bag and thought this "Anything Goes" challange would be perfect.

The bag is an olive green so I thought the Pansy Purple would be a great contrast.  The paper is prismatic and provides some sparkle and a little polish to the bag.  The ribbon is some of the May Arts ribbon left over from my rosettes. 
 "Merry Christmas" (Pg 80 - No shift Merry Christmas button)

Wide Ornament  (Pg 53 - Accent 3 - No Shift - top layer, Shift - bottom layer)
Narrow Ornament  (Pg 53 - Accent 4 No Shift - top layer, Shift - bottom layer)

I added pop dots to give it some "pop"!  I also photographed (with my early Christmas gift - a light box!) the ornament (wrapped in brown paper) and a homemade gift certificate envelope using some retired CTMH paper and more May Arts Ribbon.  The gift ends up looking a little rustic but with a hint of class, don't you think?

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Theodora at Celebrate Crafts.

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

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution:  Crafting is Contagious 
  3. Diana ~ Diana's Free Moments
  4. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapboooking
  5. Laura ~ Scrappinsweetie's Escape
  6. Penny ~ It Makes Total Cents   <You are here!
  7. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts  <<<< Go here next!
Thanks for stopping by and 


  1. Just love your bag Peneeeee :) The colors are so vibrant! TFS


  2. Oh wow! this is a great Christmas bag. Love the sparkle of the ornaments.

  3. Love the ornaments! What a great way to dress up a gift bag.

  4. Love the package...decorated in such a cute way!

  5. Fabulous. Love those cuts. Thanks for sharing


  6. Very nice and I love the color! My fav!