Monday, December 22, 2014

John Deere Tractor Nursery Decor in Primary Colors

I just finished this fun nursery name decor for a fabulous customer who also lives in Oregon. I love this story...

Nicole's brother and sister-in-law decided to decorate their baby's nursery in John Deere because they are Oregon Ducks fans and the John Deere Colors are green and yellow! Good people. :) But they decided to add some primary colors so it's not so blatantly yellow and green. Here is the decor I came up with.

I had a hard time getting a good picture because I had to take it at work and there was lots of glare. But you get the idea! You can see my original John Deere decor post HERE.

I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge for the letters. (Boy does my new Explore cut the letters nicely! I am in love with it!) I fussy-cut the other shapes. Each square is background-stamped. I used CTMH Hit the Spot and Noted Backgrounds, both retired.

I am not allowed to sell John Deere decor in my Etsy shop because it is copyrighted but let me know if you are interested in green-and-yellow tractor decor. :)

We are heading to San Diego for tomorrow for Christmas, and while we're down there my hubby gets to go to the Rose Bowl with his dad. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a very merry Christmas! GO DUCKS!!! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

$5 Stamp Set: Cutie Pie Thank You Cards

I just love this SWEET December stamp of the month. :) Here are some Thank You cards I made for Kailyn's birthday presents a few months back. I colored in the cute little cupcake images with our new ShinHan Touch alcohol markers.

Place an order of $50 or more this month and you can buy the December stamp of the month, Cutie Pie, for just $5! It's only available in December, so act fast! Shop now >

Here's some beautiful artwork from CTMH's artists.


Stamps for Children's Surgeries
Be sure check out this adorable new You're the Bomb stamp set from the new Seasonal Expressions mini catalog. It's only $13.95 and for every set purchased, $3 goes to Operation Smile. The full $13.95 counts toward your $50 to get the stamp of the month!

Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has performed over 220,000 surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children. It only takes an hour for volunteer medical teams to perform these life-altering surgeries that will give children confidence for a lifetime. So awesome! Get this set >

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BOGO Stamp Sets - Buy 1 CTMH Set, Get 1 FREE!

ENABLER ALERT! This week only, I'm offering BOGO on all CTMH stamp sets!!

Today through Sunday 12/7, buy 1 stamp set and get 1 FREE. There's no limit! (The free stamp set is of equal or lesser value.)

This is only available through me and YOU MUST EMAIL ME to receive this deal: jaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com

Here's how it works... I am putting in an "online party" order on Monday and I want to share the rewards with you. Your orders will make up the party and I will use the Hostess Rewards to cover some of your freebie stamp sets. This is how I can offer you such a great deal! I will place the order on Monday to come to me and will mail out your stamp sets when I receive my order. (You are only responsible for one side of the shipping cost + tax.) I will send you a Paypal invoice for your total.

Shop stamp sets >

Here are a few of my favorite stamp sets you can choose from (plus hundreds more)...

Reason for the Season

Make It Merry

Rain or Shine (BRAND NEW!)

Flight of the Arrows
Brushstrokes (BRAND NEW!)

All the Details

Happy Mail

Have a Happy Day

Happy to be Friends (BRAND NEW!)

Don't forget to email me your order to get this awesome deal! It's not valid if you place your order online.

Shop stamp sets >

Monday, December 1, 2014

OMG! All CTMH Cricut Collections ON SALE!!

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited for CTMH's Cyber Monday DEAL!


This is the first time EVER that Cricut collections have gone on sale. Shop now >

To sweeten the deal, I'll also send you an accessory pack and handmade card!!!

PLUS, the new seasonal catalog just released today! View it >

Hurry to take advantage of this offer because it's ONLY today, until 11:00 pm Pacific time tonight.

Choose from any of the following Cricut collections. Add the adorable Dec. Stamp of the Month for just $5!

Cutie Pie - Dec. Stamp of the Month
$5 with a $50+ purchase in Dec!

Artfully Sent
Art Philosophy

Friday, October 24, 2014

Artfully Sent Chevron Birthday Card & Envelope With Matching Liner

How adorable is this chevron birthday card? I made it for my sister-in-law and I have to say it's one of my all-time favorite cards. (And hers, too!)

The card base was cut with the new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. I still can't get enough of that cart! The word bubbles are one of my most-used cuts from the Artiste Cricut collection.

I played with a new CTMH stamp set called Lovely Birthday. And it is lovely to play with. It's only $9.95 and is a very versatile set--several images that work for anytime, not just birthdays!

Here it is opened up. I opted to cover the back panel of the card instead of putting the pattern on the front panel. This didn't give me much writing space, but that was okay with me. I knew my SIL would appreciate the cool effect. In order to give me some writing room I put the same word bubble on the inside front panel and the outside, but backwards. You could always write on the back of the card if you needed to.

These "have a happy day" and berries stamps are from new set called...wait for it... Have a Happy Day :) Another super versatile set!

Did you know that Artfully Sent also cuts envelopes and matching envelope liners?! I love the bracket-shaped flap on this envelpe, and the hot pink is a liner.

Look how cute the outside of the envelope is...I spruced it up with one of CTMH's adorable new stamp sets, Happy Mail. It's so fun for your envelopes to look cute even when they arrive in the mailbox!

Here's another envelope that CTMH made and decorated with this same stamp set.

Thanks for visiting, happy stamping!

Supplies used...

Happy Mail stamp set

Lovely Birthday

Have a Happy Day stamp set

Friday, October 3, 2014

Artfully Sent Cards Video + Hello Sunshine Card

Hello and happy Friday!

I am back with another Artfully Sent card. Plus I made a video to show you and explain all the cards I have made with this cartridge...see below!

This is another one we created at Convention, and I actually finished it there! But I am just now sharing it with you. (Unless you are a fan of my Facebook page--I already posted it there. If you are not--go LIKE it!

I made a video showing most of the cards I've made so far with Artfully Sent. I explained some techniques and how-to's while showing close-ups, because I know it's hard to see and explain everything here.

So watch my video below or HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

If you are interested in purchasing Artfully Sent for yourself, 

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kailyn & A Family Photo

Hi there!
I wanted to pop in and share a cute family photo we got over the weekend. My cousin and her husband came down from Seattle to visit and we strolled around downtown Eugene. We decided to try getting a group selfie to send to our family and we got a great one—the first shot! :)

And because she's so darn cute, here's another one of just Kailyn. She is such a happy girl...she loves going out and about in her stroller.

Be back soon with more crafting! I just edited tons of photos that I was behind on—so much to share!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Chalk It Up & Wanderful "Happy Little Life" Baby Scrapbook Layout

Hello! Today I have another scrapbook layout to share with you. 

I'm finally getting more scrapbooking done of my little sweetie! She was only about 5 weeks old in this photo--this photo was taken almost exactly 1 year ago! My sister was here in Oregon visiting and we went to a park on the river and got some great shots with the changing of the leaves.
(click photo to see larger)
This layout was one designed for us to create at Convention. I got mine started, but since I had Kailyn with me I did not finish it there. It features a wide variety of new products! Would you have thought about combining Chalk It Up and Wanderful papers? Well, look how great they go together!

I especially love that alphabet font. And the doodling around the title is super cute and trendy. It's so easy to do and makes a huge difference. We got new black journaling pens recently that are great for this technique.

TIP: Use Archival Black ink for a bolder, darker black for your stamped images. It will stain your stamps a bit, but worth the difference over regular black dye ink.

Thanks for visiting!

(Scroll all the way down to see the October Specials from CTMH!)

Shop Close to my Heart products >

Here is the supply list...
Handwritten Print Alphabet

Happy Birds
Wanderful Paper Packet
Gold Sequins (self-adhesive!)
Gold Shimmer Trim (self-adhesive!)
Black Journaling Pen

Archival Black Ink


When you spend $50 you will get either ruby red or navy (outdoor denim) chevron ribbon automatically added to your order for FREE!

If you qualify for the free ribbon, then you also qualify for a BONUS special! Check out October's Stamp of the Month. CUTE Christmas set--and it coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge! As a reminder, when you spend $50 you can get this set for only $5 (a $17.95 value). It's only available in October.

If you like to make tags for Christmas you'll especially want this set. Here are a couple of cute goodies that CTMH made with it.