Tuesday, December 11, 2300

Cricut Explore Design Space Tutorials

Design Space may look a little difficult and overwhelming but it is quite simple when you know what to do.  I have been doing tutorials to show you how simple it truly is. So check out these tutorials and play with your Explore today

{What is new in Design Space 2.0}

{Basics of Design Space part 1}
{Basics of Design Space part 2}
{How to Upload Your Own Photos In Design Space}
{How To Card Tutorial}
{How to use codes in Design Space} updated for 2.0
{How to Contour in Design Space}
{How to use text in Design Space}
{How to use custom setting in Design Space}
{How To Size Envelopes}
{Print Then Cut}
{How to use slice with Artfully Sent}
{How to make a 3D snowflake and how to add score lines}
{Split Images Using Slice}
{Vinyl Tutorial}
{How To Make Your Own Pattern Alphabet}
{How To Emboss Using Design Space}
{How To Write On The Inside Of A Card}
{How To Make A State Outline Sign}
{How To Make Sequins}
{How To Make A Chipboard Alphabet Book}i
{How To Make A Shaped Monogram}
{How To Do Knockout Text}
{How To Cut An Image Larger Than The Mat}
{Attach Vs Slice}
{How To Upload Layers Without A SVG}
{Making A Custom Cut Out Card On The Ipad}
{Partial Die Cut A Window}
{How To Make A Pop Up Image}
{How To Make A Faux Stitched Panel}


5 Minute Tutorials
{How To Make A Solid Layer}
{Print Then Cut A White Background}
{Make A Watercolor Image}
{How To Cut Multiple Colors On One Mat}
{How To Make A Shaped Card}


Create Your Card Series
{Create A Outline Shaker Card}
{Create A Bendi Card}
{Create A Triple Time Card}
{Create A Camouflage Die Cut Card}
{Create A Double Diecut Card}


There will be more to come.  Is there a tutorial you would like to see? Let me know in the comments below.

I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.


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I have also added a pin button on all of my posts so you can easily add artwork to you Pinterest account

You can print or save a .pdf version of each tutorial. At the bottom of the post is a print friendly button

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Framed Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop

Welcome to this months blog hop. We are featuring  Framed. This stamp set is only available during August.


This is a circle hop, so keep hopping until you come back to the blog you started. You should be coming from {Tracey Pierce} if you been hopping. Next in the hop is {Priscilla Gotham}.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the full list {here}






This idea may have come from another artist, or maybe I came up with it. I can't really remember. 
There was supposed to be a third monster, but he flew away when the stamp block hit him and I can't find him anywhere. Moved everything, cleaned to the minimum and still is missing. 

I stamped the frame onto a full adhesive post it note and cut it out so I could mask it to look a window the monsters are peeking through. 


 I also used the stamp of the month on these sneak peek artwork I was posting as a countdown. 



Uses image #M40FCC8 from Artistry


Uses image #M40FB6F from Artistry

 More details will be posted on other post in a few days.



I hope you enjoyed this post today. Please keep hopping. Next is {Priscilla Gotham}

You can get this stamp set for $5 with a $50 purchase. This stamp set is only available during the month of August, so place your order early.



If you would to like to recreate any of my projects, you can order the materials at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}.

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I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.
 



Recipe:











Hi Monsters card 

Stamps-
   S1508  Framed
   B1470  Love Ya Silly
   E1029  Marquee Alphabet
Paper -
   X254  Cards and Envelopes
   X5762  Lagoon Cardstock
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock
Ink -
   Z2105  Black Ink Pad
   Z2195  Lagoon Ink Pad
   Z2197  Pear Ink Pad

Other -
    Z1151  3D Foam Tape

 
 Typewriter card

Stamps-
   S1508  Framed
 
Paper -
   X5762  Lagoon Cardstock
   1386  Black Cardstock
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock
 
Ink -
   Z2105  Black Ink Pad

Other -
   Z679  Liquid Glass
   Z3167  Artistry Cricut Cartridge / Digital Z3190

 
Floral Thanks card

Stamps -
   S1508  Framed

Paper -
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock
   X5773  Pixie Cardstock
   X5929  Whisper Cardstock
   X254  Cards and Envelopes
   Vellum - Non CTMH
   Watercolor Paper - Non CTMH

Ink -
   Z2173  Slate Ink Pad
   Z2163  White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad
   Z2270  Ruby Reinker
   Z2262  Honey Reinker
   Z2292  Pacifica Reinker

Other  -
   Z1151  3D Foam Tape
   Z726  Sponge Dauber
   Z3167  Artistry Cricut Cartridge / Digital Z3190

Friday, July 31, 2015

Tomorrow Is The Day


We have one more day before the brand new Artistry cartridge becomes available. I hope you have enjoyed my countdown projects. This cartridge is truly awesome. if you have not, stop by my {Facebook group} and my {Instagram}. I will posting the full details of all the projects tomorrow.

It is time to share my special for this month. When you buy the Artistry cartridge, you will get an extra little something to go with it. It will be secret until you receive yours. This is how it works.

1st person to purchase will get the brand new Zoe paper pack.

2nd person to purchase will get an exclusive paper pack or kit. These are all retired specials that you no longer purchase.

3rd person to purchase will get one of the exclusive hostess only stamp set.

4th person to purchase will get an exclusive stamp set. These are retired stamp sets that you can no longer purchase.

5th person to purchase will get 50% off one item. That is any item the Close To My Heart sells, even the Cricut cartridges.

Once we hit the 5th person, it starts all over again. These items value at $9.95 and up. And many of them are no longer available, so this is the only way to get them. These items will be sent on their own, please do not try to add these items to your order. I will be sending these out on the 1st of September, once I have tallied all the purchases.
This special is only through myself, and is not a special through Close To My Heart or any other consultant. You can start placing your orders at 12:01 am Mountain Time. Please place your order under the Artistry Special gathering. It should automatically place you in the gathering, but please double check. Your order will not count for the special if it is not in this gathering. This special is only available until August 30th, so make sure to place your order as soon as you can.

We have to versions of the cartridge for you. One is the physical cartridge with a cardstock pack and three coordinating stamp sets for $99. We also have a digital option for you for $79. You still get the cardstock and the stamps, but a digital code will be sent with your kit. The digital option is only available for the Explore family. Sorry, but the digital option is not a instant download. You will have to wait for your order to arrive.

Place your order at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}

Look at all the images that come with the cartridge. Plus it has a regular font and a writing style font. Yay.
   








Place your order at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}. I can't wait to send out your goodies.

To make sure you don't miss out on any new tutorials, artwork, videos or members only specials, as it is easy to miss posts on Facebook and I don't post to all of them, join my {Facebook group}.

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Subscribe to my {Youtube Channel} for updates on new Create Your Card videos.

I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.





Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sneak Peeks Countdown

August 1st is a great day. That is when you can buy the Zoe papers and embellishments and the brand new Artistry cartridge. And while I can't post on here, doesn't mean I won't be posting sneak peeks of these goodies. I will be posting on {Facebook} and {Instagram} every day, counting down to the 1st. 
Then come back here on the 1st, when I share my special and you can purchase all these goodies.
You can catch up with our 4 other cartridges , which all work great together. Plus August will be the last time you can get many of our goodies, like the paper packs, washi tape, fundamentals paper, Picture My Life, My Crush and more. Many of these items are limited, so buy them now before they go away. Place your orders at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}

Check out the Artistry special I have. Every purchase comes with a gift, but it all depends on you which one you get. You can get a free product or 50% off 1 item. All depends on what customer you are.
  Check out all the {details} here.

I am an admin of the {Cricut Design Space Q&A} and would for you to join. 


And don't forget about the Stamp Of The Month and our Jump On It July special, where you can get exclusive Hostess only stamp sets for $5 when you place an order of $25 in stamps. Or you can get the Stamp Of The Month for free.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Life Is A Highway At Heart 2 Heart


Welcome to this weeks challenge over at {Heart 2 Heart}


This month is a Life Is series. This week is Life Is A Highway. I have spent my fair share of time on the highway. Going back and forth between Cali and Michigan. And just drove down to Texas and will going back to Michigan in November-ish. So I did a layout. It is weird to do a layout without actual pictures, this is the second one I have done. And both are map related. 


I did struggle a bit because there was no pictures. I knew I wanted to play with my embossing paste on a layout. I came across this {pin} and loved the strip of paper with some spots of embossing paste.



If you have been looking at my blog, I have done this stamp and map B&T before. I cut inside the stamped image so there was no outline. But I needed something to make this pop so I used the Explore to cut out the white image with no stamp outline. 
I used some old product on this project. The map B&T is from a paper pack called Cruisin'. The highway sign and tire treads are from that wotg. The map outline and places we went are from Adventure USA. The states are from Kraft Keyboard Alphabet, but you can make these using Keyboard Alphabet stamp. The bottle cap was the coordinating embellishments for the Cruisin' papers. I started to use the foam tape we carry, but it would have to use about 6 pieces. So I grabbed some foam tape I had that was a lot thicker, but they don't stick very well. I used liquid glass to make sure everything stayed together. 
I made my own stencil using image #M3CF40 from Artbooking. I welded two together to get the size I wanted. If I would have changed the size itself, the circles would have been bigger. This way it kept the small size of the circles.
The embossing paste was homemade. Found the same recipe on numerous pins. Cornstarch and white glue / mod podge and white paint. Works great. I haven't used other embossing paste tho. 

I hope you join us for this challenge. You have all month to play with all the challenges. Stop over at {Heart 2 Heart} to check out the challenges. Remember, you must use some sort of Close To My Heart  product to play. 


Don't forget about this month's special. Spend $25 in stamps and get either the stamp of the month for free, or any of our hostess only stamps for $5. 


To make sure you don't miss out on any new tutorials, artwork, videos or members only specials, as it is easy to miss posts on Facebook and I don't post to all of them, join my {Facebook group}.

Subscribe to my {Youtube Channel} for updates on new Create Your Card videos.

Follow me on {Instagram}

I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.

If you would to like to recreate any of my projects, you can order the materials at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}.


Recipe :

Stamps -
   E1030  Handwritten Print
   Adventure USA (retired)  
   Cruisin'  (retired)

Paper - 
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock
   X5930  Slate Cardstock
   X7191B  Wanderful
   Cruisin' (retired)

Ink -
   Z2173  Slate Ink Pad
   Z2117  Crystal Blue Ink Pad
   Z2162  Honey Ink Pad
   Z2105  Black Ink Pad

Other -
   Z1921   Metallic Bakers Twine
   Z1906  Artbooking Cricut cartridge 
   Z679  Liquid Glass
   Bottle Cap (retired)
   Kraft Keyboard Alphabet (retired)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jump on it


Welcome to our special blog hop. 




For this special blog hop, we will be using Hostess Only stamp sets that you can get for $5 during this special.



If you did not start here, you will be coming from {Lauren Moore}. Next in the hop is {Michelle Loncar}.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the list of the hoppers {here}.



I have had this card in progress since I got this stamp set last year. Kept getting distracted by other projects. This hop made me finally finish it. 
I used the stand from Here We Go to make my Christmas globe. The let it snow sentiment was larger than the globes that came with the stamp, so I bent the stamp to fit my globe. I love our clear stamps, You could not do this with rubber stamps. I did have to fussy cut the stand out. But it wasn't too difficult. The circle was cut using my Explore at 2 inches. 
I used clear embossing powder and inked the globe using Glacier ink.
The card itself is pretty simple. The globe is a pretty large image and I didn't want a busy card. Now that I look at the red paper, I should have cut it different so you could see the whole snowflakes. Although, it is kinda cool this way too.



Be Jolly Hostess Stamp

You can also get the stamp of the month for free with this Jump On It July special. You can check out the stamp of the month in action at the {SOTM Blog Hop}

Here a few other projects using the Hostess stamps.







 I hope you enjoyed today's post. Keep on hopping for more great artwork. Next is {Michelle Loncar}





To make sure you don't miss out on any new tutorials, artwork, videos or members only specials, as it is easy to miss posts on Facebook and I don't post to all of them, join my {Facebook group}.

Subscribe to my {Youtube Channel} for updates on new Create Your Card videos.

Follow me on {Instagram}

I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.

If you would to like to recreate any of my projects, you can order the materials at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}.






Recipe:

Stamps -
   B1455  Be Jolly (Hostess Only)
   D1600  Here We Go

Paper -
    X7188B  Snowhaven Paper Pack
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock
   X254  Cards And Envelopes

Ink -
   Z891  Versamark
   Z2015  Black Ink Pad
   Z2641  Glacier Ink Pad

Other -
   Z2013  Silver Sequins
   Z2085  Clear Embossing Powder
   Z1686  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New goodies coming soon

Right now, it is like Christmas for us consultants. Our yearly convention has just started. We get to see all of the new goodies that will be available for you all in Sept. Sadly, I was not able to attend. But I will be glued to my Facebook during this whole convention. I will not be able to show any artwork on my blog until Sept, but I will be able to show sneak peeks in Facebook. And I am going to  start using Instagram to share as well.

I do have some good news tho. In Aug, you can get the brand new paper pack, and the brand new Cricut cartridge.  Once it get closer, I will share my special and other goodies. 


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