Friday, February 7, 2014

Hello World.....

CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge is so amazing. I created this layout using CTMH Laughing Lola paper pack and cardstock, Black Glitter paper, Black & "NEW" Teal Shimmer tape, Baker's Twine and CTMH's One Way Borders stamp set (C1561) with Whisper ink & Honey ink colors.

Here is a closer look at this adorable layered Owl and the heart cut outs on the photo frames.
I an teaching this next weekend at a crop I am attending. The girls are gonna flip.

I hope this inspires to to create!

~Creatively yours~ Victoria

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Be My Valentine!

This is one of my favorite creations and let me tell you that it took hours to make. I poured my heart and soul into it for my hubby! The hearts, wings, gears, body form were cut from CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I cut each image eight to twelve times and glues them together on top of each other with CTMH Memory Bonding Glue Pen. To get the glazed look I finished the tops of each image with CTMH Liquid Glass.


I made the card into an easel card and used CTMH Metal Mini Medley Accents. The cardstock background was scored, inked distress in Desert Sand and Ruby Ink. I used a small scalloped strip of CTMH Glitter paper, For Always pattered paper, Black And Bamboo cardstock. I used a little bit of Slate Polka Dot ribbon.

This is the card open all the way. I carried the CTMH Glitter paper an For Always pattern paper to the inside of the card. I wings image is sponged on White Daisy cardstock by using the negative from the front image with Black ink.   

Here is a side view of the front of the card. For the heart, it is stamped using CTMH Universal Background stamp set and Ruby ink on Ruby cardstock, layered with Black Tull, and the reverse side of the For always paper. I then hand stitched all the layers together and used CTMH Bitty Sparkles over the stitching. Six layers total.

I hope this inspired you to create!
~Creatively yours~ Victoria

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Adorable 3 x 3 Cards w/ Matching Box........

 This cute 3 x 3 cards and matching box was created using our "Clementine" paper pack and coordinating cardstock. I showcased this project at our National convention where I taught an extravaganza class. I 
featured our dimensional elements and them inked them out to match my paper. There is a resist on the "DE" so when the ink is applied, the resist will show white and the ink is on the negative space..   
I also incorporated the matching "Clementine" fabric assortments, metal pins, rosette ribbon and our durable studs to complete the look of the box. All the edges were sponged with saddle ink. I hope this inspires you to get creating!  ~ Creatively yours ~ Victoria

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Spring/ Summer 2014 New Idea Book Release.....

This just in.....come check out all of the amazing new product and artwork in our "NEW" Spring/Summer Idea Book.

As an added bonus for this month, CTMH is giving away your choice of one of the new embossing folders FREE with the purchase of two packs of single color or combo colored cardstock (excludes white daisy, colonial white, new embossed neutral cardstock packs) So now is the time to stock up and get a little bonus. The embossing folders are "while supplies last" for this campaign.

Visit my website at   to see all of the gorgeous new items.
~Creatively yours ~ Victoria

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cute decorated Wine Bottle

Here is a piece of artwork that I made for extravaganza using our southwest style paper called "Clementine" I made paper flowers using the Circut Art Philosophy cartridge. I created the leather effect on the Saddle cardstock by crumpling the paper & then inking the ridges. After that, I spread a thin layer of liquid glass to give it a glossy finish. Pearl flourishes, ribbon and metal charms finished the look. For special effect, I added a small string of lights to the inside of the bottle and held wire in place with the cork.  Hope you enjoy this home decor piece of artwork. ~ Creatively yours ~ Victoria

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Friends Layout..............

Oh the friendships we make in life will last forever..............
For this layout I used the new "Chantilly" level 2 paper pack plus paper from
 2 other kits (Stella & Surf's Up)! WOW that is how versatile our
level 2 paper packs are. I love how easy it is to mix & match between different
paper packs! The possibilities are endless!
The photo mats are "Sunset" & "Ruby" card stock and I used our
"Edge Distresser" roughly on the edges of the card stock to show the white core
inside our papers. I sponged "Pear" ink along most of the patterned papers.
The left hand layout that says "Friends" is mirrored off the layout on
the cover of our new Spring/Summer 2013 Idea book. I just changes up
the colors & embellishments a little. This layout is a pattern featured in our
I used Reflections again to find a coordinating layout to match.
 The title & bow were cut out of the "Artiste" cricut cartridge & then stamped
with tiny polka dots. The 3-D flowers are created using the
"Art Philosophy" cricut cartridge. The 2" scalloped  punched was used
for the Outdoor Denim circle under the flowers. Green Glitz Gel
 tops off the center of both flowers & also on the center piece of the
bow just to add a little sparkle. I created a little tag for journaling.
I know just the photos I am going to use on this layout!!!
Happy Crafting!
~Creatively yours ~ Victoria

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oh Yeah! Boys Rule Layout

 To cute for words!!!! I crafted the left hand page from a layout in our new
Spring/Summer 2013 Idea book that featured the "Later SK8R" level 2 paper pack.
 I so love all the gears & skulls & paint splats in this paper pack, it really is all boy..............
The base is using Whisper card stock which I then rubbed the Whisper ink pad
all over the base to creative a texture look.
All the pieces of card stock & patterned paper are sanded along all the edges
to show the "white core" of our papers.
Once I attached all the paper pieces, I then used our ruler that has evenly 
spaced stitching holes to make holes along all of the darker grey "Slate" card stock
using our piercing tool kit . It makes a nice perforated look around the photo mates.
 I cut out the "Oh Yeah! Boys Rule" title using the
"Artiste" cricut cartridge, I also used the same cartridge to cut out the
Skulls in white & on our new silver glitter paper
The gears are hand stamped & cut out. I accented the gear clusters with
white & silver brads, stars, pins & washi tape.
I can't wait to put pictures on this layout.
Happy Crafting!
~Creatively yours~ Victoria