Monday, December 1, 2014


To go along with the amazing Cyber Monday Sale, they have sweetened the deal with the DEAL OF THE DECADE SALE!!

This is seriously a crafter's dream! Rubber stamps add so much to any project you are working on! I encourage you to try it if you haven't. This is the perfect time to pick up some great Greeting Card sayings for all those cards you are going to make with Artfully Sent or a few sets to add some jazz to a scrapbook page made so easily with Artbooking......the possibilities are endless!!!!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


ON MONDAY DECEMBER 1, 2014 ONLY, Close to my Heart will be offering 20% off ANY of our Exclusive Cricut Cartridges. If you have been wishing for one of our amazing collections, now is the time to order! This offer is only good on MONDAY DECEMBER 1. You don't want to miss this sale!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Stable Foundation

Hi everyone, I need to preface this post with this warning. The bow is NOT a good bow. There is one downfall I have and that is making bows. I do not have time to make another one today but wanted to go ahead and post this glass block as some people have been asking me about it. I love the saying and think it is very fitting. I will be redoing the bow, just not today. I have a toddler who seems to think getting into a LOT of things is on the list for the day. She is keeping me hopping for sure! Here is the block and I hope you like it as much as I do, minus the bow.

Thanksgiving Tray

I have a lot of these metal trays from the Dollar Tree leftover from a project I did for a craft fair last year that I ended up not attending due to an emergency, unplanned, c-section. I have been transforming them into faux chalkboards and plan to give some as gifts. This one I did for our buffet for Fall and Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dinosaur Glass Block Nightlight

I have been trying to work on some glass block designs for Christmas gifts, but I did this one for my nephew's birthday. I am told he is really into dinos so I hope he likes this! I created the scene in Cricut Design Space and then cut it out from vinyl. There are LOTS of layers on this block, but it wasn't too bad layering them together. I found that if you layer the images on a separate sheet and then transfer the whole layered image to the block it made making the scene much easier! I have the subscription so I just picked and chose what I wanted.
Cricut Images
Colored vinyl
Glass Block (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby 1/2 off on sale)
light for inside

Friday, November 7, 2014

Artfully Sent Project

Hi everyone, today's post brings a whole new level to the Artfully Sent cartridge. It isn't just for cards and scrapbooking, but you can use it for home decor as well!! I missed the blog hop for this project and that makes me really sad and mad at technology, but I wanted to share this with everyone anyway. I hope it inspires you to make your own faux chalkboard.

I started with this silver metal platter that I found at Dollar Tree:
Then I painted the inside oval part with this chalkboard paint I had sitting around for another project that still hasn't been done.
I let the dry and then painted the outside green edge with just acrylic paint from Walmart. I then used the Joy image from pg.49 of the Artfully Sent cartridge. I ungrouped the image and chose just the "joy" part, which I cut out of white vinyl (here's a cheat, I don't use white viny, I use white contact paper). I added some swirls to finish it off from the Artbooking cartridge pg. 60.  After than was applied I took 3 pieces of chalk and crushed them up, dipped a napkin in it and smeared it around to season the board. It was a lot of fun to do and I am working on some other ones for Christmas gifts.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Red Nativity

I know, it's been a while again. This life thing just gets in the way with 3 kids, a husband, and a part-time job!!! I used the steps posted the last time I posted to make this Christmas ornament using Artfully Sent. Speaking of, there will be a lot more postings from that cartridge very soon! Here's today's project I wanted to share with you. It is going in a set as a Christmas gift to someone very special!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Step by Step Glitter Ornaments

Hi everyone, as promised here are the step by step directions on how to make your own glitter ornaments.
You will need the following:
*Minwax Polycrylic Wax (I found mine at walmart $8-$9
* Extra Fine Glitter (now I did not take a picture of mine because I used chunky and I am not as happy with the results as I was with my Grinch ones which did use Extra Fine) You can also find this at Walmart.
*Clear Glass Ornaments (some people have had luck with plastic but I am not one of them)
*small paper cups (again I used what I had on hand but will tell you the paper cups would be nice)

Now you will get all your supplies out and together. Take the top off the bulbs carefully! Pour some of the wax into a cup and then pour a generous amount into the bulb. I rolled mine around in circles to make sure that it was all coated, then I placed it upside down to let it drain and dry for 15 minutes. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP! If you do not let it dry your glitter will flake off.
While it is draining add some glitter to another cup. Once it is dry/drained pour a generous amount of glitter into the bulb. I used a napkin to cover the end and shook it around making sure that all of the inside bulb was covered in glitter. Empty the extra back into the cup.

I let mine set for a while to make sure the glitter set up. Then I put the top on. You can leave them this way or decorate them using vinyl. I am lucky enough to have a Cricut Explore so I decorated mine using images from the Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cartridge. It did not come out like I had imagined in my head but I am still happy with it.
And here is an image of my Grinch ones that used Extra Fine glitter, which again, I highly recommend.  You can add ribbon to the top and they are perfect for a very special gift!
There you have it! Now go and create your own and please be sure to share a picture of yours on my facebook page Scrappinsweetie's Escape.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Catching up

I have been bad about posting here to the blog. I have it set to where when I post here it automatically posts to my FB page but I was finding people weren't seeing the posts that way or getting notifications that I had posted so I went back to just posting on FB myself. To catch up my blog followers, I have been a bit busy with life and a few crafting projects. I have been playing with some Artfully Sent, Artiste, and Artbooking cartridge projects. I have been having a lot of fun.

If you want further information on any of these, please check out the facebook page Scrappinsweetie's Escape and like the page :) There will be a give away on there soon when we reach 100 fans.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thankful Tri-Shutter Mini Album Workshop

As promised, the Thankful Tri-Shutter workshop is here! I was in love with this when I started but I have to admit I am even more in love with it now that it is done. This is the perfect album to keep 3 special pictures in to celebrate Fall, Thanksgiving, or any other pictures that fit the theme.There is also room for some journaling. What a beautiful keepsake that can be kept or given with love.You can keep it folded up or display it for all to see. You can create this gorgeous album for $25.00 plus shipping if you are not local.

(I will not be holding this class at my home at this time. I may be able to schedule it in but I am helping with the High School play this year and we are starting in September. That along with my busy schedule with a HS student, Jr. High Student and a baby along with your schedules don't seem to match up well. I WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU THROUGH SKYPE, E-MAIL, OR PHONE if you just let me know ahead of time. I am ALWAYS willing to help. )

This workshop includes:
*Cutting Guide/Instructions
*Cardstock and Pattern papers (Most you will cut yourself)
*Pre-stamped elements 
*Pre-cut embellishments

You will need:
*Paper Trimmer
*Distressing Inks for edges (optional) 

I hope you enjoy this album as much as I do and I can't wait to start shipping these out! There is nothing more precious that preserving and sharing our memories!