Thursday, August 25, 2011

Froufrou and Cricut Challenge 23: CTMH Art Philosophy

I'm back from my week NORTH to see family on Nantucket and Cape Cod.  It was great and I took some fabulous weather with me.  Despite forecasts for rain we only ever got a few sprinkles!
I did get to an AC Moore in Hyannis (we don't have AC Moore in metro Atlanta...boohoo) and found the Tim Holtz small and medium rosette die.  I was able to use my virtual coupon on my phone from Michael's towards the purchase so saved a whopping $8 on it!  Woohoo!!!
I already have the larger one so now I have the full set.  You know how I love those dimensional flowers!

While I was gone my order from Close to My Heart came which included the Art Philosophy cartridge.  It was $99 but it came with all sorts of other stuff...stamp sets that coordinate with the cartridge, chipboard really was a pretty good bargain.  I think the promotion only runs for a few more days so if you have a CTMH consultant grab it while you can.  My friend, Christine, is a consultant so if you want to order from her let me know and I'll send you her information!  I think it's worth it!
I am also counting this in my personal Cricut challenge of using each cartridge I have (this is number 23 if you're keeping count! :)).  I will use it more...this cartridge is fabulous and with the coordinating stamp sets is really a great addition to my collection!
So....last night I went to my playroom/toyroom/studio/scrapbook room and created this froufrou card!
I didn't even know if froufrou was a real word.  Guess what?  IT IS!  I checked it out in the Websters online dictionary! And this card definitely counts as froufrou!  I made it with scraps leftover from a Teresa Collins mini album I has wonderful damask looking papers, velvet paper, lace and bling.  Almost all supplies are Teresa Collins...she sure loves that black, white and pink...definitely a girly girl!  The little medallion in the center was cut with the new CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and then stamped with the coordinating stamp that comes with the package.  I used Versamark and then embossed it with white Zing embossing powder.
Simple but froufrou-ish...don't you think?
Oh....and I finally finished the mini album I started for ABG just after she was born in May.  All I needed to do was punch some holes for the jump rings and add a few little took me about 5 minutes...why it took me 2 months to complete it I'll never know!!!  Here's the front of the finished album...


  1. Boy Susan,
    You have been a busy bee. Sorry you didn't get to Martha's Vineyard You certainlly did have the weather. We are now bracing for Irene, but sure hope she skips visiting us. She is not welcome here (LOL)


  2. Definitely Frou-Frou! Very lacy and pretty and a tad bit victorian - Great job :)Amy

  3. Susan such a stunner it looks in black and white-- the most basic of colors look so lovely

  4. that album looks amazing, great colors!

  5. Like TH stuff. Like the lace embellishing on your projects. Agree with Amy that the card has a nice Victorian look to it.

  6. That's the fanciest card I think I've ever seen. Just beautiful!

  7. Glad to see you are back, I missed you....
    Thinking of ordering the Close to my heart deal with the cartridge....
    Love the card.
    Have a great day


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