Friday, August 30, 2013

[Video]CTMH Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Christmas Card - first of the season!

Today's Christmas card is the first one I've made this year and uses the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut bundle.

Ever since I saw this background, I knew I wanted to make a red and white candy striped Christmas card with it.
Through trial and error, I found that cutting the background at 7" created a card that was sized at 5-3/4" x 5".  Not a standard size but still not too awkward.  You could make an envelope to fit or just use a 5"x7" envelope.

I also used the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge (see below) which you can get HERE:
I also used the stamp set shown below from the Close to My Heart Frosted Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit (click HERE to see more):
The Close to My Heart Frosted Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit makes 15 cards, 5 of each of the 3 designs shown below and comes with the stamp set above and everything to make these cards except for the inks.  The kit includes full color instructions and a cutting guide.
The Close to My Heart ink colors you need are cocoa, ruby, twilight and olive - you can see those HERE.

In the photo above, I did Cuttlebug some of the sections - the Cuttlebug folders are not included in the card making kit.

Check out the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):



New Giveaway - Just Released "Create A Friend" Cricut Cartridge - made by Nancy Kubo, who made Create A Critter 1 and 2:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - What are you doing for the long weekend?  I have no idea what we'll do...
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2) That's it!

Winner will be announced on September 1, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Get the Stamp of the Month FREE with a $50+ purchase* in the month of August



Finally, everyone who purchases a Close to My Heart Artbooking Bundle from me will get access to an exclusive live online event in September where we will make two Artbooking projects, have a live chat with questions and answers as well as door prizes.  It will be recorded also so you can watch it again.

*While the stamp set is free in August, tax and shipping will still be assessed on the stamp set retail value.

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105 comments:

  1. Cute card. This weekend some of our children and grandchildren will be here and plan on having a BBQ

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com
    http;//www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

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  2. Yay! Super cute card! This weekend (well actually Sunday) my kids and grandkids and some friends will be joining us for hamburgers and Polish sausages and other yummies TBA :)

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  3. Awesome card. I had to keep looking to see what cut you used but then I started reading and went "ahhhhh". Great idea!

    As for the weekend, we haven't made plans because it's supposed to be raining. So we'll be home for college ball and I'll just spend the weekend crafting and preparing for my first show of the season.

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  4. Super cute card!

    This weekend I will be attending a 50th birthday party for my nephew.

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  5. It really isn't too soon to start Christmas cards! One last summer picnic on Sunday, triplet birthday party, too. Lots of cake!

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  6. No family plans - son is at school, daughter is working. Maybe some pool time, baking time, scrapping time.

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  7. Such a cute card! I just ordered the Artbooking cartridge and I'm waiting for it to arrive! While I'm waiting I'm watching all of your Artbooking videos so I'm ready to create! Thank you for all your great videos and for the chance to win!

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  8. That Merry & Bright sentiment stamp is beautiful. I will be trying to catch up on a long "to do" list here around the house.

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  9. Very festive--I like the striped background. We will be getting ready to have family over on Monday.

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  10. Very nice card. Hubby is meeting oldest son for camping this weekend. Saturday we will all meet at brother-in-laws for family picnic. Rest of the weekend I will spend crafting.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Debbie Druga

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  11. Beautiful!! I can smell the peppermint! I don't think we are doing anything this weekend....

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  12. Love that card.

    My family always has a big party for Labor Day.

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  13. So pretty!!
    Planning on a relaxing weekend at home...we leave to drive my daughter back to University on Tuesday.

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  14. it is suppose to rain yet again this weekend so probably try to get out and about when it is not raining. Feel like I am in the rain forest this year. Love the card and must say it is simple but elegant. TFS

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  15. Very pretty card and one for my favorite season and my favorite occasion to make cards!

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  16. Great card. Thanks, I need something to nudge me into starting my Christmas stuff.

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  17. I don't have plans for the weekend - not that organized! I LOVE your card and that kit looks amazing! I may have to "lift" that if I ever get the Artbooking Cart!
    Thanks!

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  18. Your Christmas card is so beautiful it truly is amazing what a difference those fantastic layovers make. My choice is for the red ink for the stamp. I love your bows too. Just everything came together for a fantastic card. TFS!!

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  19. What's a beautiful and classy card...love that stamp. And the video too...TFS I never saw the arm rubbing part LOL. It's not enough to try to hide our inky fingers at the grocery store, but now my arm for all the times I forget that I might have actually USED the stamp already.:) As for the weekend plans...PANIC is the word. After working my tail off for a nephew's wedding Sat, hubby decided I should go with him on a business trip and take a breather and relax only to get a call from stressed sister telling me I need to also have a BBQ for out of town guests because she's too stressed..UGH! My house has been neglected while all this prep was going on and I was a gazillion miles away. So I'm home this AM and was frantically scrubbing and vacuuming and still don't know my menu. Took a break and needed some 'Joy time'...thanks for coming thru for me! (Sorry so long, but you asked) ;)

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  20. I just love Christmas cards. This card is very pretty. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

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  21. Very nice! I have nothing planned for this weekend yet!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. Love the Christmas cards. I will be spending weekend with family at lake. also will be celebrating my granddaughters birthday.

    Rosalynn B. from Georgia

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  23. I will be making a few Lego t-shirts for my grandkids this weekend using my Cricut and freezer paper. I've only had my machine for about a month, but am learning new ways to use it everyday. Thanks for all of your ideas too!

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  24. I love your cards. I will be cleaning this weekend and hopefully I will finish in time to do some cards and other projects.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  25. Happy Labor Day weekend! For the first time in many years, we are NOT going to a soccer tournament because my son's team is not playing in one this year. Might hang out at the lake instead. Thanks for the chance to win. bhadder at mei dot net

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  26. That is such a great way to use that background and a beautiful stamp! There's always hope that with a 3 day weekend I might get in a little extra time to scrapbook!

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  27. Love the card and videos. You have been knocking out the videos!! so excited you are starting christmas cards for us to case!!!!!

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  28. thanks for a chance!!!
    mistie1@cox.net

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  29. Love the cards!!!
    Debrizzo77@hotmail.com

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  30. Love the card. I look forward to your emails everyday. I am retired and its like waiting for your kids to call and see whats new. You are so inspiring. I cant wait to make the card. Have a safe weekend.

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  31. Love the card, as I do all of the awesome projects you send to my in box on a daily basis.

    If I am chosen a winner of the cartridge, please pass onto someone else. I own 178 cartridges including this one.

    I just received the CTMH My Heart Artbooking cartridge so I will be playing with it over the weekend.

    Have a safe Labor Day weekend.

    Janis LU
    janislu@msn.com

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  32. oh I definitely need to see about getting that Holiday stamp set...so wonderful ! We are pretty busy this weekend...daughter visiting from DFW area so we will hit up some of her fav places and its my MIL's birthday so we will get together for Sunday dinner. Monday is a Labor Day BBQ and of course I am trying to squeeze some crafting in there somewhere too :)

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  33. Beautiful card! We are staying close to home. We got married on Labor Day 53 years ago (Labor Day fell on a Sat. that year) and we found out then that it would have been much better to just stay close to home. Not a fun time to travel. Have a fun weekend.

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  34. Cute, quick card without lots of cuts. Would be easy to produce en masse. I hope to make cards this weekend and get caught up on some reading! Thanks for sharing so much with the Artbooking cart!

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  35. Love this Christmas card Joy!What a beautiful bundle. This weekend we are celebrating my GD 7th birthday on Saturday then I should try and straighten and organize my craftroom. Yikes!!!

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  36. My husband works most of this long weekend. So, I hope to have time to work on some swap projects.

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  37. Cute Christmas card! Will be giving that cut a whirl! Our "long" weekend is going to be pretty mild with yard work and card making...All our kiddos are grown and have kiddos of their own now...I imagine they will be having a "full" weekend of activities for their families though...Thanks for sharing this neat card...and thanks for the chance to win the new cartridge.

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  38. Beautiful card! It is hard to think of Christmas when it is SO HOT! I have no real plans for the holiday weekend. Just relaxing. I really LOVE that you are making so many videos! I usually start my day with you!

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  39. Love the card. I will be working on my Christmas cards this weekend, cleaning the house, having a cookout, and catching up on some shows that I recorded. (I hope I can do all that)
    dutchie

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  40. Oh what a wonderful card!! This artbooking cartridge is just amazing and can not wait to use it. Thanks for the chance.

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  41. Beautiful card! I love the little touch of blue you added. I have no plans for the long weekend, but hopefully an opportunity for some fun and relaxation will present itself!

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  42. Beautiful card. We are retired so leave the highways, campgrounds and resorts to the working people. Roylene

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  43. Yay, Christmas cards. I can't wait.
    marilyn2222 @ Hotmail dot com
    follower

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  44. Very pretty card.
    sekala45@roadrunner.com

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  45. After I make my peach jam, we have a cousins' brunch on Saturday and a church picnic on Monday. Hopefully resting on Sunday.
    I love your Christmas card!

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  46. Love the cards, I know its time to start thinking about making Christmas cards but when its still 103 outside its hard. Its going to rain her all weekend so I will be crafting.

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  47. Easy Christmas Card, I guess it's time to start thinking about making them. I don't have any plans yet.

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  48. This cartridge REALLY has everything! Hey Candy Striper...LOVE the classy red & white look.
    This weekend is going to be fun with my Granddaughter coming over.
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

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  49. Lovely card! I am ordering the Frosted kit today. I've been meaning to for a while, and it keeps slipping my mind.

    We are headed out of town this weekend to attend my alma mater's football game. So excited! Since I moved away from home, I rarely get to see my team play in person.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  50. Beautiful card! This cartridge has so much on it. My husband is working this weekend so I hope to scrapbook. :)

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  51. We are spending the long weekend at the beach with family. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. I can't wait to get this cartridge..I'm a big fan of the critters cartridges so i'm sure this is as awesome! As soon as I win I play!! thansk for hte tips...

    eglia@suddenlink.net

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  53. Love the card. We will be making one last trip to the Oregon Coast before school starts next week. :)

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  54. Beautiful card, love that I can make it since I have the stamp set! I will be working all weekend so not much fun for us!

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  55. I have no plans for the weekend. Just another weekend for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. on a dairy farm there is always work to be done, so I'll be doing the norm around here, today is my 38th wedding anniversary and no special plans for it. I would love to win this cartridge, the grand kids would love it, thanks for the chance to win,
    Carol N<><
    cricutlady101 at aol dot com

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  57. Hope to relax and do some crafts! How about you?

    L.E.
    lepaperstudio.blogspot.com

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  58. Just love your card!
    Hope to get some crafting done this weekend for 3 swaps! :-D

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  59. I am working the long weekend, =(. Labor Day is my holiday to work. Would love shop though but maybe I'll do it online. Ha!

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  60. Love the card. So cute and easy. Looks like it would be a fast card to make. As always I appreciate your talent.

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  61. I love your cards. we not doing anything this weekend :(

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  62. Wow, those are beautiful cards. My husband is working on Sat. so I'm going to be in my craft room all day!!

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  63. Love the red and white card, it's so beautiful. Unfortunately, I will be working over the long weekend. I wish I were home making cards!!!

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  64. We'll probably do lots of relaxing, maybe cook some hamburgers.

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  65. such a pretty card! Love the card kit too!

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  66. Awesome video! Thank you for sharing and the scotch tape tip. I definitely like the red Tulip ink better, but the blue was nice too! We have a Baby Shower, maybe some beach time and fishing, as well as a 5K Run or Dye this Monday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  67. Haha. I don't know what we're doing either, Joy. As long as it doesn't involve working, it's a good weekend!! Thanks for all the Artbooking projects you've been putting together. This cartridge was a little overwhelming at first :)

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  68. Love your card. It reminds me of a beautiful present just waiting to be opened.
    I hope to get some crafting I...
    I have a 50th birthday party to attend and stuff to finish for my classroom.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    (email & newsletter follower)

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  69. Love your Christmas card! Simple and elegant! Our Labor Day weekend is in full swing at our beach condo with family and friends! We'll be doing repairs, cooking tons of seafood, shopping the outlets, and just chilling on the beach.

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  70. I love the Christmas Cards! These are wonderful, elegant and look to be simple to make. I will be making these! Love it!!!!! For the Labor Day weekend I will be power washing the deck and getting it ready to stain. Work is never done around here.

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  71. Super cute cards. Great stamp set! TFS!

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  72. I love your card! And I think the card kit is a great idea too! We are going to New York City for the holiday weekend. That is a trip I have been wanting to make for a very long time!

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  73. Thank you for the reminder that I need to get started on my Christmas cards! This weekend I will be visiting my new grandson born earlier this week.

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  74. I shopped for a mother of the groom dress. Really happy to get that out of the way. Hope to rest up and have my parents over on Monday. Love your card. I am oh so not ready for Christmas.

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  75. I hope to be scrapbooking this holiday weekend. I ordered the new cartridge and hope it comes in on time for me to play with. Thanks. Florence from Louisiana

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  76. Great card. Love the artbooking videos you are doing. Thanks for a chance to win a cartridge. Dixie from th indiana

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  77. I plan on relaxing this weekend. Three days days off is a great time to play around with new card designs while hubby does all the cooking. :-)

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  78. Love seeing your videos. It gives me such confidence to go right for it!!

    This weekend - playing lots of golf and dinners with different friends each day of the long weekend!

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  79. Your card is so pretty!! This weekend I am trying to overhaul my scraproom as much as possible, but Sunday we are getting together with family for dinner & probably cards!!

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  80. I loved this video and card. So simple yet so elegant and would make a lovely card for Christmas wishes. Thanks for sharing.

    Luria

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  81. Thanks for the video, such a pretty card. We don't have any plans either, I think we might just stay home and relax.

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  82. Super cute cards~love all the projects you are making with this awesome cartridge!
    I hope to get in my craft room this weekend, taking in the parade and having a bbq on Monday!
    Have a fun and SAFE weekend!
    Also, thanks so much for a chance at such a great cartridge....would love to have this one to craft with:)

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  83. Beautiful card, love the stripes. We'll be going to Lake Arrowhead this weekend to be with family and friends. Create a Friend looks like a cartridge we must certainly have. thanks for chance to win! Have a great weekend!

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  84. We are staying home. The card is fabulous! Thanks so much!

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  85. I'll be crafting this weekend. I'll be by myself most of the time.
    I love your Christmas cards. They are so gorgeous. Edwina Brown

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  86. I like that Christmas card kit. Looks like it would make making all those cards a little quicker and easier.

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  87. We are heading to our family cabin for the weekend!
    Adorable Christmas card. I've got to add this cartridge to my collection! I love that it comes with stamps! Thanks also for the chance to win another cartridge! I love the Create a Critters, so I know I'll love the new one, too!

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  88. We're having a family cookout, but other than that I just hope to get some crafting done. Thanks for the chance to win!

    P.S. - Love the card!

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  89. Joy, I LOVE all your videos especially these Artbook ones. I just recieved my cart and I am now over with the Summer company as the last left yesterday and I am ready to get back to doing what I love to do -Scrapbooking & Card Making !! Thanks so much for all you do for us. I look forward to recieving all your emails and videos. Thanks for the chance to win this very Sweet cartridge. Brenda Gallant-db.gallant@bellaliant.net

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  90. RELAXING and enjoying the last few days of summer. School will start on Tuesday and it is going to be a busy year.
    Downey Ocean Scraper

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  91. What a great card... gives me an idea for my gingerbread party invitations!

    As for the holiday weekend-today (Saturday) we are going to a pool party (good thing because it's supposed to be 104-105 today), Sunday we are going to a bar-b-q cook off and Monday... DH has to work so I am hoping to have a day to make some cards and work on ideas for Christmas cards..

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  92. I have to say I think the Artbooking cartridge is the coolest cartridge to date, if I had it I would be making cards all weekend! Sherry

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  93. Great card! Love the stamp set from the cardmaking kit.

    This weekend I will be at a canine agility event with my dogs, and then just relaxing and prepping for first week of school with students. Summer vacation will officially be over on Tuesday!

    ncasper from WI

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  94. We are just relaxing at home, which is wonderful after traveling a lot this summer. Your Artbooking projects are amazing. I LOVE the overlays!

    k underscore austgen at yahoo dot com

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  95. Gorgeous card.

    I'm going on a date, then writing up a storm. I start my novel next month.

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  96. Beautiful card! Unfortunately, I will be working this weekend

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  97. AMAZING. I love the candy cane stripe background. You are showcasing so many cool options.

    I have a huge list of to do items for this weekend: crafting, cleaning, church stuff, etc. I think it will fly by too fast. Hugs- Glora

    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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  98. I spent all day Friday and most of the day Saturday getting my kindergarten classroom. Tomorrow we're having a family get together, and Monday mom is helping me make a couple more seat sacks for my classroom. No rest for me!

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  99. I just watched your video on your first Xmas card, and it is just wonderful. I am so inspired to start making mine. Keep up the great work!

    Kristi Curtis

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  100. Great Christmas card! I love the candy cane background. I am more motivated than ever to get and work with this cartridge bundle. Thanks again for your great inspiration.
    This holiday weekend I am going to be right here in my craft room! I have three classes coming up, and the ideas are flowing for new projects!
    I hope everyone has a fun, creative time.
    Thanks again for the wonderful tutorials.

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  101. Beautiful Christmas card! I love the background and I agree with you the red ink looks great. I don't have any big plans for this long weekend but what I every I do it will be with family.

    Have a great long weekend!

    Veronica

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  102. Beautiful card!!! Just resting this weekend!
    Julie

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  103. I am on vacation in Ireland, but still checking your blog! Thanks for another great card idea.

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  104. We spent the long weekend at our lake camper with some of our family. It was great

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