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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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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Print Then Cut is here Hang out with Me

Hi everyone!

I am so excited! I was up til 1am and up early helping people with Print then Cut.

Join us in a live hang out Q&A for Print then cut. Have a drink ready and everytime I say clear your cache take a drink. I have typed that at least 50 times since the release, maybe more. It works so if you are having a problem CLEAR your CACHE we will show how tonight.

There are more videos and pictures below. 

You can come here at 8pm Eastern time, 7pm Central, 6pm Mountain and 5pm Pacific.

Here is the event page https://plus.google.com/events/cv21dctg37gmggs9pks0oflifgg

Here on Youtube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPEh26Fso5k

Save Big on Cricut Explore Bundles 
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It's not too late to save big with September savings at Cricut! Save an additional $10 on Cricut Explore® Machine + Basic Starter Set and Cricut Explore® Machine + Premium Bluetooth Set with code SEPTSPECIAL. Also, don't forget about Free shipping on all orders $35+ with code FREESHIP35!Simply enter the free shipping code at checkout. 


Here are some screen shots from Print then cut.

This on is what I am cutting on printable vinyl, I will show in the Hang Out.
 This is one like before will just cut out images.
 This one is flattened and will print then cut around the shape.
 Look at Gover, you can cut him out and use pop dots to get him 3D

 This one just makes me smile!

 This is a new Image set coming out but not available yet!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Live Print Then Cut Q&A

Hi everyone!

So Excited Print the Cut will be released sometime next week for the Cricut Explore. The released date has not been said so I am having a hang out the night of the release, if it is not released on Tuesday the date of event will change to Tuesday, and so on. Google will remind you of the event if you are signed into google on your phone or computer, and clicked "I'm going", in the event.

You can go here and sign up and google will remind you to when the time gets close, if you can't make it you can ask and I will answer during the LIVE event and you can watch later. https://plus.google.com/events/cv21dctg37gmggs9pks0oflifgg

This is just an invitation to watch and ask question and chat. My Patreons will be invited to be live in video hang out and will get a link unto 30 min in advance. But the first 9 people will be in as it only allows 10. 

I hope to see you all there. 

If you don't have an Explore yet here is an awesome deal with all the Extras! Save $100. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Big Cricut Announcement is Here

Hi Everyone!

It's finally here but there is more than you think! Not only Print then cut but a new feature Slice and some other changes to the welding and flatten and unflatten.

And new Materials!

Watch the Play List of videos from Me and Crafts by Two. We have a few special announcements in the videos.

If you don't have an Explore yet here is an Awesome Bundle at an Awesome Price!

Friday, September 12, 2014

September Mystery Box

Hi Everyone! I want you to check out my new roommates, with in a month I will be living in their house, OMG, the fun we will have and the videos we will make.

Check out "Video: Cricut Mystery Box – September 2014 Unboxing" on the Crafts By Two website at: http://www.craftsbytwo.com/video-cricut-mystery-box-september-2014-unboxing/
Crafts By Two are giving away two prize packs from the September Cricut Mystery Box!
There will be two winners of a bundle with one cartridge and one cardstock pad from the Fall decor mystery box!
Get the link on our site or in the video description on YouTube! Enter by September 30th for your chance to win!

More images of Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

Artfully Sent is ready to ship!

I can't wait to get this cartridge! If you want free stuff host an online gathering, more info below.
Here are some cards from the cartridge, these are not in full color but you get an idea.

Some of the following images were edited by Melody Lane from the original CTMH images so you could view them better.

Fonts and Envelopes

Pop Up Cards





Pocket Cards

Host an online gathering! 

Click picture for more details.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Artfully Sent is Here!

We have been waiting for this for a long time, I will be add another post later when I go over the cart and review it but for now, those if you have been waiting to buy it here it is.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Uploading to Design Space/ September Mystery Box

Hi Everyone!
Today, I have a beginner video for Cricut Exploe/Design Space. If you have the Explore and have been watching my videos you should know this already. In this video I show how to unload simple images to Design Space. I use a Chicago Bears logo in this one.

The Cricut September Mystery Box is Now Available!

The September Mystery Box is all about fall d├ęcor. The contents are a mystery, but the box includes cartridges and tools to make welcoming decorations this fall season. This month's mystery box is over a $100 value. Supplies are limited, so get it before it's gone!

Use Free Shipping Code MYSTERYSHIP you get free standard shipping in the US on any order.

Last month they ran out quick! Get yours here!