Saturday, 30 March 2013


Welcome to our March Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop!   As you know, both the Artiste and the Art Philosophy cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant.  If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog Love 2 Create .  If you came from Jennifer of 4 Hearts Scrapbooking then you are in the right place!
 Our challenge this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but also a "BINGO" card!

Here is the BINGO card that our Consultants were given:

The Consultants were told they could  make anything they wanted using the Artiste OR Art Philosophy cartridge AND you work off the BINGO card posted above. Basically, you make a "BINGO" by going across, down, or diagonally and you have to use everything in that bingo line.

My project uses the center line across: sentiment, 3D & buttons.  I used the Artiste to cut this cute little basket from the Chantilly paper.  This basket can be found on page 55 and assembly instructions can be found on page 29 of the assembly booklet.  The sentiment is from the stamp set and is stamped in Pear Ink.  The Frame is from the stamp set Frame Flair and is stamped in Cotton Candy Ink.  The stamp has a matching cut on the Art Philosophy cartridge, which I cut in White Daisy CS and then 1/4 of an inch larger in Cotton Candy CS.
The buttons are from the Clear Button collection which I inked in pigment ink, then added clear embossing powder and then heat set, so that I had buttons that matched my project.  To do this technique you will need tweezers to hold them in place to heat set them.  I used Sunset for the large, Cotton Candy for the medium and Pear for the small.  I have seen this technique done my a few consultants, but I don't remember where and who, but would like to give credit where credit is due.....
So, I also wanted to make this basket so that it could be versatile, so I stamped a second sentiment from the same stamp set, Happy Mother's Day.  The frames are adhered to a straw which I then adhered to a quarter and placed at the bottom of the basket before filling the basket with Easter Grass and Cadbury Creme Eggs.

Your next stop on our "BINGO" hop is Traci of  Paper Crafting 101.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2.  Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  3. Penny ~ It Makes Total Cents
  4. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
  5. Melissa L- MyWatermelonMoon 
  6. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  7. Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle You Are Here!
  8. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101 
  9. Stephanie ~  The Quilted Scrapper 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.


  1. Someone is going to be pleasantly surprised with this basket! This is so pretty!

  2. What a pretty Spring basket..lots of fun details! TFS
    Creative wishes
    Claire S

  3. This is so stinkin' cute! I just love it! I hope you left it out for your kids to steal to put your mothers day gift in! :)


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