Happy 2017 with a cutfile

Wow!  I can’t believe I’ve neglected the blog since April.  I suck.  I’m sorry.  =(

A lot went down in ’16.  A lot of it wasn’t good.  But!  It is now 2017 and it is gonna kick can and take names!

So I wish you blessings in the new year, and I’m giving you a cutfile!

This is a cluster I made, along with a single tree and a 2016 so you can make a cute wintery/Christmasy page.  Simply click on the photo to open a new window to the dropbox file.


Designed for use with the Silhouette Portrait, can also be used with the cameo, I just happen to have a portrait. Hope you enjoy!


Adventures in Silhouette

As poetic as that title sounds, I really am talking about using my Silhouette electronic die cutter.  (Is it really a die cutter if there aren’t any dies?)

I have been playing in Silhouette Studio and I think I am going to attempt start a series where I will upload a free cut file twice a month.  (You know my track record, I’m distracted easily… But I will try my best to keep this up.

Today’s is the word “amazeballs” that I created with two different fonts and then I edited a few letters to look more aesthetically pleasing to my own eye.  It is going to be a title to one of my pages of a picture of my husband and myself before we were married.



I am also going to work on uploading tutorials and other videos to youtube, I’ve been trolling long enough.  Keep an eye on my channel.  Right now I think all that is viewable is a video the birds and me talking to them.

Tag Tastic

So I may or may not be going tag crazy… =)

Over the next week or so I will be adding a lot of die cut tags.  There are already a few available, and if you feel you would like a different size or color, or even a shape I don’t offer yet, please let me know through etsy’s message system.  (You can get with me many, many other ways, but that will be the easiest to keep track of)




I also got my glittery little hands on some discounted washi tape that I wanted to pass along!  Right now you can purchase a set of two washi tapes for $5 and free shipping!  Pick from 4 designs… http://www.etsy.com/listing/126893190

Happy 2013!

Happy New Year!  How did everyone spend their last night of ’12?

I spent it without my husband, but my best friends, and it was fantastic!

Not everyone got Christmas cards, so I made some new year cards. This involved a photo and Happy New Year printed on card stock, spray adhesive, and glitter!  The flower up in the corner is recycled newspaper and the chipboard numbers are from BasicGrey’s Fact & Fiction line.  The background behind Happy New Year is glitter I found and copied and pasted til it made an entire background =)

New Year Card

I pray that 2013 shows you blessings beyond your wildest dreams, and you go for the gold in whatever you undertake!

Holiday Giveaway!

I have a beautiful stamp set and 3×3 block up for grabs for the holidays! This is Perfect Fit Frames by Close To My Heart (retails for $17.95, block retails for $8.50)  This stamp set is also designed to work with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!

What you do to enter:

Like my facebook page then share on your timeline

Check out my etsy

leave a comment below answering the following question:

What is your favorite Holiday memory?


This giveaway will close December 1st at Midnight (EST).  You may leave a comment for liking my facebook, checking out my etsy, and answering the question, that way you’ll have three entries into the drawing.  As a bonus entry, refer someone else over and then leave another comment.  Winner will be chosen using random.org.


Do you Scrapbook or Make Cards?

I’m getting the holiday season started with my Close To My Heart business, and having an online gathering.  If you’d like to look around or order, go to www.melissakurtz.ctmh.com and at some point it will ask you if you are ordering from a gathering.  There is only the one open right now. =)

I’m going to try and get it closed up Saturday or Sunday.  Below is the Stamp of the Month for October.  With the stamp of the month program, you spend $50 and get the stamp of the month for just $5.  ($17.95 regular price, and only available Oct. 1-31)