Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sensitive Skin Solution?!?! Maybe....

I just received some free Burts Bees Sensitive Skin cleanser and mousturizer product in the mail to try out from participating in a Bzzcampaign from

I have very sensitive skin when it comes to different soaps and lotions. If I use any soap other than ivory and aveeno moisturizer (i even break out from the aveeno body wash) I typically break out in rash or hives do I was a bit nervous to try this out. I have used the Burt's bees acne line successfully though so figured this should be ok too (which is amazing since typical acne products have to be the worst for me).
First use was this morning and my initial reaction is:
I like the lack of scent and that the cleanser didn't seem to dry my skin at all. I did NOT break out so that's great!! This means you'll get to see more reviews of this product over the next while. :) the moisturizer went on smoothly and didn't leave my skin feeling greasy so quite happy with that too.

Now my moms skin is even more sensitive to creams than mine so I will bring it to her to try on the weekend and will let you know how it goes. :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Inside the Crafters Studio: Clock card with video tutorial


If you saw my previous post you know that I am a guest designer in the Creating with Art Philosophy facebook group this month.
This is the 2nd project I posted.

 It was cut with cricut craft room and I made a video tutorial on how to do (further down in the post or see it here or on my right sidebar there is a link to all my videos).

I have another cricut craft room tutorial as well if you look through my videos posted on my right sidebar. :)

CTMH Art Philosophy circut cartridge Z1686
CTMH Liquid Glass Z679

CTMH Autumn Terracotta paper
CTMH White Daisy paper
CTMH Key Moments stamp set B1392
CTMH Universal Backgrounds D1477

CTMH Black Archival ink 44751
CTMH Brown Bag Ink Z2108
 (I say I used chocolate for the wood grain stamp in the video but it was brown Bag ink)
CTMH Chocolate Ink z2111

You can download the file I made here FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY using the password iagreetotou

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentines Décor and Gifts Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Valentine's Décor and Gifts Blog Hop.

You should have arrived here from the lovely Sylvia Solorio: , however if you happened here by chance you're in luck! There will be 20 stops full of great ideas, so grab a beverage and head over to the hostess' blog. Staci's blog is at The sponsor for this hop is Designs on Cloud 9 at and she has offered us a $20 gift voucher for the GRAND prize. Head over to her Facebook page at and show her some love. One lucky person who comments on this hop will be the winner of this generous prize. (One person from each stop will be chosen at random and we will then hold a random draw with those 20 people and one lucky person will win the grand prize).

For my project today I am sharing a bottle cap pendant I made (yes you read that right.. bottle cap). I used the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge for the roses and am slowly discovering a love of quilling as well so thought I'd do some quilled leaves on it.

I am also sharing the packaging I made for it which was also cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge and the ribbon is from May Art. I am gifting a few of these for Valentine's day this year as well as making them with one of my cricut classes I teach.

Hope you enjoy and if you like what you see please come back and join me next week as I will be posting to my blog as well as the Creating with Art Philosophy facebook group (for my guest designer spot this month... yay!!) some cricut tutorials and projects!
Instructions are below.

Art Philosophy cut     Page Number        Special Key        Keypad (row-column)       Size
flower                          70                                 font                    5-10                              1"
favour box                    22                                font layeer         1-2                                 6.5"
You will also need (3) 1/8" strips 3 1/2" long of green cardstock.

Close To My Heart items used
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge z1686
Liquid Glass z679
Tweezers z1382

Other materials used:
bottle cap
hand drill or nail
jump ring found in jewellery supplies OR magnet
black paint (optional)
sealer (optional)

Assemble roses (follow this video if you need help assembling)
Roll green strips into coils and glue finishing end onto the coil to hold closed.
Pinch edges of each green coil to form into leaves.

Use pliers to turn edge of bottle cap backwards.
Use either a hand drill or a small nail to put a hole in the edge if using as a pendant.
Paint blottle cap black.

Fill cap with liquid glass.
Place roses and leaves how you'd like them on top of the liquid glass.
Let dry
Attach jumpring and hand on jewellery cord or chain for pendant or magnet to the back

Now head on over to Kimberly Pate: and see her wonderful project.

Also, I am a guest designer for INSIDE THE CRAFTERS STUDIO this month over at the facebook group Creating with Art Philosophy. I will be posting at least one project a week on Fridays there, and then will post it to my blog at a later date. Next month I will post it to my yahoo group as well but if you want to be first to see it you need to join us on facebook here at CreatingwithArtPhilosophy

In case you get lost along the way here's the hop line up:

Ashley Glamourous:
Lisa Peters:
Audrey Dickinson:
Karin Adamczyk :
Anita Meadows Cannon:~
Lucy Kelleher:
Michele Eickholt:
Kari Sanchez:

Sylvia Solorio: <---- YOU CAME FROM HERE
Darla Haverstock: <---- YOU ARE HERE
Kimberly Pate:  <------ GO HERE NEXT

Liz Mullen:
Lisa Marie Lam:
Janet Nagai:
Dena Jones:
Daisy Collins:
Amanda Youlkis:
Nancie Brungard:
Tricia Colon :

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Only 3 spots left!!!

If you were hoping to attend my full day cricut class on Saturday February 11 in Truro there are only 3 spots left so please sign up ASAP to reserve your spot!! :)
This class was a huge success last time.
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