Friday, December 5, 2014

Will Work for Freezer Space

Hi Everyone, 

I made a card and wanted to share, I first made a video of how I put it together and stamped it. I used my Cricut Explore to cut everything out including cutting and writing on the wood sign. 

The second video is how I created it in Design Space and added the rain drops writing them on with the Explore. I show how to write, weld, attach size and contour. I actually show that in a lot of my videos.

I don't post all my projects here as this takes so much time I try to devote more time to my videos. You can find all my videos here.

If you are interested in getting all my Design Space files, I give them away as a perk along with other perks to the people who support me on Patreon





Here is a video of me putting the card together after its cut. 
Here is a video of the designing of the card in Cricut Design Space.
Thank You to all those who support me. 
I truly appreciate all of you. 


Have you taken advantage of the Close To My Heart deal on stamps? Love Them! I just bought 5 more sets.

Check Out my latest vlog video a trip to Tuesday Morning and to a new hair salon to get my hair colored.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday!

Cyber Monday starts NOW!!


Hi Everyone, just wanted to give  you some options for some great deals!
Scroll Down for More!

Get the Frozen Cricut Image Set in Cricut Design Space only!

Cricut Supplies


Cricut Clearance







12-4pm Eastern time ONLY!




Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Now 20% Off TODAY ONLY!

Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is "just because"! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.
Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pac

Click here to buy from Melody Lane

Here are a few videos using Artfully Sent 





Artbooking Cricut Cartridge Now 20% Off TODAY ONLY!

 Take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy. You'll also love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. When you're finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz!
Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts)
3 – My Acrylix™ D-size stamp sets
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)    Click here to buy from Melody Lane

Video showing Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.


Artiste Cricut Cartridge Now 20% Off TODAY ONLY!

With just the touch of one Cricut® Artiste key you can take your creativity over the top with wonderful 3-D projects, party favors, interactive cards, awards, and more! From robots and spooks to weddings and Valentines, your cupcake wrappers, invitations, and party essentials will coordinate and come together for any celebration! Includes a step-by-step assembly booklet for the 3-D projects.
Collection includes:
  • 1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, fonts, shapes, and 3-D items)
  • 3 – My Acrylix™ D-size stamp sets
  • 3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)   Click here to Buy from Melody Lane
Here are a few videos with the Artiste Cartridge


Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Now 20% Off TODAY ONLY!


Featuring hundreds of basic, versatile shapes and fonts you'll use every day, many of which coordinate with dozens of our My Acrylix® stamps, this collection is a must-have for every crafter!
Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: font, shapes, and 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix™ D-size stamp sets
3 – 9" × 12" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)




Art Philosophy Videos 



Saturday, November 15, 2014

Giveaway

Did I get your attention? There is more than one giveaway!

Hi Everyone, I have some giveaways, and I have more coming!

First lets start with my Close To My Heart I have a secret Facebook group for all my CTMH customers. When you make a purchase, any purchase from my CTMH store you get an invitaion to my secret club on Facebook. In that group you will get files to CTMH Cricut cartridge Design Space files, you must own the cartridges in order to cut from the files.  

I am giving this away to one of my past or present CTMH customers in my Facebook CTMH club, just make any purchace from here to join. This is a $46 value you get everything pictured below. 3 ink pads, set of 10 mini pigment ink, and an awesome stamp, I loved so much I got one to give too.


 Holiday Mystery Hostess 

I am having a Holiday Mystery Hostess from today to Dec13th. To Join the Holiday Mystery Hostess click on the Join button for that gathering after you to to my page here.

For everyone purchasing during that time will have a chance to be in the drawing, the more you buy the more you are entered. 

Upto $25 purchace is 1 entry. 
1 entry per $25
5 entries per $99

So buy purchacing one of the 4 CTMH Cricut cardtridges you get 5 chances to win!

Next Giveaway

There are two giveaways in this video. 1st one is a $75 value! Second one is over $375 This is not a sponsored give away, these items were purchased by me. In order to be entered into the first contest you must be a supporter of me at Patreon.com/melodylane it only takes $1 and you get so much for that $1 of support. Click here to see all the perks

You must be a supporter for the month of November 2014 and your credit card charge will not be charged until December 1st.  A perk for the $15 Pledge is to be in a drawing for a prize. This month $15 Pledges will be in both Prize drawings. 




Hmmm... Want another giveaway?
Next giveaway will be on my vlogging Youtube channel.
All you will have to do for that one is give me your email. Make sure you are subscribed!

I still have another Cricut Explore to Giveaway!
Make sure you are subscribed to my craft channel, I have a few projects there I have not posted here so check them out.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Artfully Sent in Design Space and more

Hi Everyone!


The video is a good introduction to to Cricut Design Space for beginners.

A lot of people that are used to the old Cricuts have asked how to size everything in the Artfully Sent cartridge in Design Space because the sizes in the handbook does not always match up with the size to put in Design Space.

The sizing tips work for all envelopes in alll cartridges and cards. 

I show slicing, so you can use the negative of a cut out and make it a positive to use as vinyl.

Finding images and changing colors and changing from cut to print then cut. 

If you are interested in getting the Artfully Sent cartridge it is only sold at Close to My Heart, I am a  consoltent for them, here is my link to get the cartridge.  More info below. 


Artfully Sent

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is "just because"! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.
Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack

The stamps you get are awesome! Here is a video of the Artfully Sent after I recieved it.




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Winter Holiday Card

Hi Everyone!

I have worked on this for a long time, I think over 12 hours designing in Design Space, an hour cutting and scoring and writing and a couple hours of putting it together. Not, just a quick card, but I will have some quick ones coming up.

One of my supporters on Patreon gave a picture of a brochure and asked me to make it in Cricut Design Space. So I did, just took longer than I thought but I have the best supporters and love them. 

Along with all my other files All of my Patreons get this file and a blank file of the base to create their own.

Watch the video to learn from my mistakes, yes I do make mistakes just like everyone else. I still think I could have done better.




The acetate I used is on sale for less than $5 with a coupon of $5 off digital images. Use coupon code FREESHIPNOV for free shipping no minimum order. http://goo.gl/ZMXJph


 Here is the video.


To get all my Design Space files, Get my videos 1 day before the public, join my secret Facebook group, get an extra entry to all my public give aways and enter some private Patreon only giveaways, support me for as little $1 a month on Patreon




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Follow Me

Hi everyone!

 Oh, I almost forgot I still have an Explore to give away! You might want to follow me, more info coming soon somewhere.

I hope you all subscribe to my Youtube Channels 
and my Coalab channel with Crafts By Two these videos are usually funny with even funnier bloopers at the end. https://www.youtube.com/user/BetweenCrafts

I have a new craft video coming out tomorrow to the public, the great people who support me http://www.patreon.com/Melodylane get the videos 1 day eary and the files I use in the project too. So all the work I do designing in Cricut Design Space goes to them, they can cut it out like a Make It Now project and can customize it. They also get into my secret Facebook group created just for them. If you are interested click button below. You get everything I mentioned for as little as $1 a month. all Patreons also get an extra chance in my public give aways also.
You can also find me on 
I have more but hardley use them. 

Oh lets not got get I am a consultant for Close to My Heart and Jamberry

Come back tomorrow for an awesome project! 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Design Space Help

Hi everyone!

I'm sorry I have not kept my blog up like I should, I have been busy trying to edit and record videos and unpack my craft supplies. I am merging my supplies with CraftsbyTwo.com

A lot of people were asking how to cut an image they uploaded? Design Space now want to print them first, but some people only want to cut them, don't worry there are a few ways of doing it. So of course I made a video to help show you how. Below that is another video.

Here is the video.


For as little as $1 a month you get access to all my Design Space cut files, access into my exclusive Facebook Club where you can get info before anyone else and can share your projects and maybe test my files for me, you get all my craft videos 1 day before the public and so much more.
 Join me on Patreon.


Do you have the New Anna Griffin's Cricut Cartridge Christmas Kitsch? It's as little as $19.99 for the digital cartridge regular price. You can use this for so much more than Christmas watch my video to see how to change the images to what ever you want or print them to save time. 

Here is the video.




There are still a few days left to enter to win the October Hostess rewards. It is almost to $160 and 4 items at half price for the rewards. Click here to see more info. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Win the Hostess Reward for October

Hi Everyone!
I am starting to get settled in my house with Crafts By Two, it will take some time as we are merging all our crafts together. But I have been designing somethings and will soon cut them and show you in video.


Now here is how to win the October Hostess Reward.

Buy CTMH and join my October Mystery Party and one of the customers will get a chance to win the Hostess rewards. Last month it was $200 in free product and 4 items half price. So, if you enter the October Mystery Party you will be in a drawing to win rewards, the size of rewards depends on the size of everyone orders together. Buy $25 worth of product to be entered. Each $25 in an order will get you 1 entry or each $100 get you 5 entries. Good luck! http://melodylane.ctmh.com/Default.aspx

I also have a secret Facebook group for all of my CTMH customers.

The Rewards


This is where we are at when I post this blog, still 10 days left could go much higher.


Here is a video of the hostess rewards I recieved last month.



Click here to start shopping, if there is something you are looking for and can't find let me know.

If you are interested in hosting an online party let me know, you will be sure to get all the rewards for your own party. You can email me at Melodylanedesigns@gmail.com




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Print then Cut Basics

How to Take Your Art into the Next Dimension with Cricut 
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It started out as a doodle, something small, casually tossed in the margin of your grocery list. But somehow this graphic element took over and before you knew it, it became the decorative element to everything in your world. Unfortunately all those minute details that you added make it virtually impossible to transform it into the third dimension. Not true. If you can print it, you can cut it with the Cricut Explore machine. 

Now with the newest feature of the Cricut Explore machine, you can choose your image (either your own or one of 50,000+ in the Cricut Design Lab), flatten the image and then click 'Go'. Once printed, the Cricut Explore machine works its magic to bring your 2-dimensional idea into the 3rd dimension.

Take a look at this super short instructional video (less than 4 minutes) and see just how easy it can be…
 


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Win $200 Gift Card

Hi Everyone!

I am still packing! I have a few friends who will be helping me with some videos while I am so busy. But for now, check out the giveaway below, its' really easy to enter I don't want you to miss out on winning a $200 gift card to Joanns.

 Enter for your chance to win! http://goo.gl/bJEZdq
Jillibean Soup Halloween Kit
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Halloween is just around the corner. Get ready for spooky fun with one of Craftsy’s NEW paper crafting kits!
Work with your frightfully fun kit and learn how to create stylish Halloween decor projects with exclusive video lessons. Paper crafts expert Ronda Palazzari will show you how to use Jillibean Soup's paper pads, black glitter beanboard alphas and festive embellishments to create a witch’s hat, pumpkin centerpieces and even a spooky banner! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cricut Halloween Contest

Hi Everyone!

 Have you seen the Cricut Halloween Contest? YOU can win up to $100 Gift card! 

Below check out a link to a survey for Crafts By Two and myself plan to do a crop and we want to know what you think.


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Cricut Halloween Giveaway
Halloween inspires so many delightfully devilish crafting projects that it is no wonder there should be a celebration! Enter to win the Cricut Halloween Giveaway, where you could win a Cricut gift card for $50, $75 or even $100! Winning designs will be posted on the Cricut Facebook page! 

Here are some designs that I found on the Cricut site to get your creative juices flowing. If you need to stock up on your Cricut supplies in order to give your designs that extra bit of spook, great news—Cricut offers free shipping on all orders of $35 or more!

Good luck, and may the best ghost or goblin win! Submit your Entry to Cricut's Halloween Contest here 


Cricut Halloween Treat Bags

Cricut 3D Pumpkins

Cricut October Birthday Card

Cricut Crash Landing Cupcakes

Cricut Halloween Klok


Hey, we are planning a crop ... If you have a minute take our survey about what YOU would like to see in an event like this! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7PNSBLR

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Crafttaholics & Artfully Sent Cricut

Hi everyone!

I should be packing as I only have 2 weeks left to get my house packed to move across the country! But I want to share this card I made with my new Artfully sent cartridge. I will hopefully have time once I move to update my blog more often. I have a lot of projects on my Youtube channel I have not posted yet.  youtube.com/user/MelodyLane815 

As some of you know I have recently become a Close To My Heart consultant and was promoted to Supervisor, I am really loving CTMH, I have a huge haul but it is going to my new address so I will do a video as soon as I get settled in. I have started a secret group on Facebook for anyone who buys CTMH products from me will receive my Design Space files for CTMH Cricut cartridges and be in special giveaways I will be having.

But today I wanted to share with you the first Project I did with Artfully Sent CTMH Cricut cartridge.

In the video below I show how I added the picture to the car from a pop up card in Artfully sent, I printed it from the Design Space software and then the Cricut Explore cut it out.
Here is the Front of the card, in the video I show how to write and 
make the words curve in Design Space

Here is the inside, the car pops up. This card was so easy and took no time at all.

Here is the video to show how to make this card with your Artfully Sent cartridge.




Don't forget to get the new cartridge! You get 2 sets of stamps and a pack of paper!

To see what you get more closely in the Artfully Sent and see the complete hand book, watch this video of the haul I ordered, I ordered extra stamps too. 




Thanks Everyone please comment with any questions, if you want to hold an online gathering to earn free things from CTMH and maybe by the cartridge for half price, click here to see what you can get.