Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wishing You a Wonderful... CARD

I am really diggin the Art Philosophy bundle from Close to My Heart! I am not sure whether to thank Melanie or to choke her at this point because she is going to have me addicted to CTMH products! *okie thinks she will probably just say thank you and then buy Mel a drink on the next cruise*.

I really like the sentiment on this card because you can have a few of these made and then choose what you want to use it for later on. With the colors on this particular card I think I could use it for birthday, wedding or anniversary. There is even a little line and check mark for "other" so even a "thinking of you" could be written in there if so desired *okie thinks she sounded so smart by saying "if so desired"*

Supplies used:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
CTMH Frames, Tags, Borders stamp set
Various printed papers and cardstock
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White
Liquid Pearls - Pastel Raspberry
3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Cat Eye Chalk Ink
Signo UM 153 white gel pen
Stickles - cinnamon

I wasn't sure I liked the color of the flowers for the card when I got them all cut out but I wasn't going to waste paper and do them over. I did decide I liked them a little more after adding some embellishment to them. I did pop dot the large yellow flower.

I cut the sentiment at the recommended size and then cut a base layer set at about 1/4" larger so i could have a shadow base.

If you are wanting to order the Art Philosphy bundle you can contact Melanie at her CLOSE TO MY HEART WEBSITE.

Oh and for those that know I have been sick for the past week I am finally starting to feel like I am going to live!! Thank goodness because I sure was tired of peeing my pants during all those dang coughing fits! *okie knows some folks are saying "OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE SAID THAT" while others are thinking "dang it I hate it when that happens to me too!"*


  1. WOW okie, this card is wonderful and so very versatile! Congratulations on your designer spot. You don't have to worry, you're the funniest crafty gal I know. Your cards are witty and I absolutely love your rambling!!!

  2. Beautiful card. CTMH has some wonderful products. It will be a good addiction.
    Have you seen the Woopie Goldburg (SP?) commercials? You need to stock up for the next cold. LOL

  3. But isn't having a child worth it??? Congrats on your new design job. Looking forward to more lovely creations from you.

  4. Very pretty! Love the flower colors. Thanks for the great card!

  5. Okie- forgot to say that I am glad you are feeling better. I know what you mean about those coughing fits. HeHeHe.

  6. This turned out so lovely Okie! And YES! I'm one who coughs and Pee's while sick too! LOL GREAT CARD! :o)


  7. OMG I just LOVE your sense of humor :) I really want that bundle...

  8. What a beautiful card, love the colors. Glad you're feeling better!

  9. Beautiful card and love the bling on the flowers. I still have to try my set. TFS

  10. OMGosh Okie, I just love you so much!!!
    You remind me of my Oldest Sister that passed away in 2006 just 10 months before my sweetie.
    You and her would have got along so well because you both mean what you say and say wheat you mean. LOL....
    I loved her to pieces as I do my two younger Sisters.
    She wouldn't have thought anything about saying she was tired of peeing her pants!!!!

    I love this card, you could use it for lots of different occasions.

    I want this cart and hope to get it sooner than later ;)

  11. Quit with this cartridge already, I can't afford it!;-) That last sentence...yep.

  12. I just got my bundle and I have melaine having the design team show off how the bundle works to thank. I saw christinas video and went right in and ordered it. Cant wait to see what else you guys create. Mindy

  13. Great card. Glad to hear you're starting to feel better.

  14. Glad to hear you are feeling better! I'm with the group that says, "darn, I hate when that happens!"...LOL!

    Your card is beautiful and I love the colors you chose!

  15. i love this card and that you used the art philosophy bundle. i just started useing this and if anyone hasn't invested in this set you're losing a great team in that you cut and stamp together. love it.

  16. This is a wonderful card Okie.
    Glad your feeling better. Nappies work for the pants wetting. LOL

  17. Oh my this is so beautiful! I like the colour of the flowers and the embellishments that you had put in this. Overall, the LO is fantastic!