Friday, September 30, 2011


I just found out I won. The cricut cake package, Cricut Cake apron, a Cricut Cake chef's hat, and the Cricut Birthday Cakes cartridge, from Curt Jensen, he is an illustrator for Provo Craft and create new cartridge art for the Cricut, new embossing folders for the Cuttlebug, and the new Cricut Collectibles line.
Here is a link to the announcement that I won.

Here is the Contest Link This is a must see if you are a cricut fan, Jacob, takes a tour of Provo Craft.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Glitter Ornaments

Here is what I did with a few of the ornaments I got in my haul. I will do more with them later.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hobby Lobby Haul

Martha Stewart Punches are the star of the haul and more in Hobby Lobby Clearance isle.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Expression 2 Tutorial

Here is a very long video on all the buttons and features of the E2.

E2 Challenge

This is the Banner I sent in for the E2 Challenge

Shopping Again

My good friend gave me some things and I went shopping at Hobby Lobby, Big Lots, Marshalls and Michaels.
I feel this is starting to be an addiction. That's my first step right?

This one is Michaels

Friday, September 23, 2011

Trick or Treat?

I made some stand alone paper people and ghosts to go with my Haunted Castle. I used the Cricut Craft Room and my E2 and the Mini-Monsters cartridge. I made the Haunted Castle with the Once Upon A Princess Cartridge. If you like it please subscribe.

This next video shows how I made them in the cricut craft room software.
If you would like to download the files for Cricut Craft Room (TrickorTreaters)(yard objects)
If you would like the Gypsy files. (trickortreaters) ( yard objects)

This video shows how I put the characters together.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Haunted Castle

Here is the Haunted Castle I did over the week-end. From the Once Upon a Princess cart and Mini- Monsters. Let me know how you like it.

This video is after its done.

Part 1 using the cricut craft room and putting together the middle part of castle (fort). If you would like the Cricut Craft Room Files for the Castle click here. Gypsy files are here. I used ccr to create this so you may need to tweek it a little in the Gypsy.

Part 2 finish construction of castle

Part 3 Putting the rest of the scene together.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Enough with the Shopping Hauls

I know I have done too much shopping in the past 4 days. I promise my next post will be a Haunted Castle made of paper, I finished it yesterday but working on the video, you don't want to see an hour long video on how not to do it, so I will just show you how you should do it, that takes more time but I am almost done with it. So on to this video. Joanns clearance glitter and I give you the doorbusters for Joann sales next week.

Monday, September 19, 2011

OMG! Michaels Stop Taking My Money Haul

I have been trying to lose weight and I think instead of going out to eat we go shopping for crafts, this really must stop. I'm glad I don't use credit cards or I could really be in trouble. Here is the video, it starts at Michael's Store.

Because of this post, my friend Marla has made me return to Michaels, she lives in Iowa, I in Illinois, and her Michaels or Joanns does not have the Dinosaur cart and so told me I had to go back and get it for her. Well, she has told me earlier this week that she had some duplicate cuttlebug folders she was going to give me. So, I had no choice but to do something for her. I called her from the store to tell her what other carts were there and she talked me into buying the Speaking of Fall cart for me and she wanted one too. So I did get the Speaking of Fall added to my shelf now my cartridge shelf is full maybe I will quit getting some for a while. We will see...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Paper 3D Tree

This is a tree I have made for a Halloween scene I have coming up. This is from the Mini-Monsters  Cricut cartridge.

Here is how I put it together.



Shopping at Michael's

I am actually at the store, I think I got a few weird looks, but why just show you what I buy, I wanted to share some good deals with you at the store and a new paper pack was so cut but I don't have use for it and I have to many, so I thought I would show you.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Another Shopping Haul

I would not do these so often but more people watch these than an other kind of videos.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blog Blog Blog

I haven't posted anything on my blog lately, but I have been working on my blog. as you can see my blog has changed a little in the past few days. I wanted a new great banner like I was seeing on other blogs. I was just plain jealous. They were so cool. So I looked in to getting mine done professionally, I emailed someone and they said I need to get all the images and then she can put them together. I did not know where to get the images, someone told me to go to so I searched and finally found a woman that looked just like me. Yes, that's her the girl up there to the right with the red hair, it's like looking in the mirror. You know how they say inner beauty is what really counts... this is my inner beauty...this is what I look like on the inside. She is even a hair stylist, same as me, with texturizing shears in her hand, my favorite tool! How could this not be any closer to me?

Ok...Ok... back to the subject of my blog, I also have found some free software to download, I have had this on another computer and used it a little, but didn't know how to use it well, so I always tell everyone you can do anything you put your mind too. That takes me to Youtube, the site that makes us all teachers, the site you can learn to do anything you want. I have always wondered why people really make all these videos on EVERYTHING.
1)  it's fun to make videos and be the star.
2) Video editing for fun is a great hobby.
3) They get PAID!!! when you click on the ads in the video. (hint hint)
Yes, that's right, cash is involved, or at least direct deposit, who uses cash anymore? Did I get off topic again? Where was I?
Oh that's right free software to edit images. Here is the site to get the free download  for GIMP

How do you use Gimp? Not so easy when you 40 and know nothing about it , right? Back to Youtube here is a great channel on youtube she has some for beginners and not so beginners. Now I know how to easily edit my photos and can put me and my family in any city in any background, really easy. I can't wait to see what I create next.

So Do you see my banner above? How do you like it? Leave me a comment! (if you are a professional graphic designer I know you can do better, but this was my first try and I did not go you collage for this I went to youtube. So, give me a break)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Paper Rose

I just got the new Flower Shoppe Cartridge so I had to try one of those cool flowers. I have seen other people make some small ones but I wanted to see how big you can make them so I did fit to page on 12 by 12 paper, and here is how it came out.

 Here are a few videos to show how I made the rose.

Friday, September 9, 2011

To: Michaels weekly Ad

50% Off Cuttlebug really? I just bought mine for 40% off the other day and you made me travel to find one, and bought the last one at that store and you didn't know when you are getting anymore. So you put it on sale to draw people in when you don't have any, even though you have that empty box on the shelf that says clerk will get it for you, they come back empty handed  I'm happy I can buy more cuttlebug folders but I have not even opened the ones I bought at 40% off yet.

Cricut Cartridges are on sale for $29.99? We will have to see what you have, but I don't think I need any right now I have not used all the ones you made me buy at $19.

Scrapbook storage 50% off? I just bought some at 40% off. I am running out of room, you have to stop with these sales.

60% Off Artists Canvas? You do know how I love to paint but how many do you think I need I buy them at 50% off so I have quite a few, I need to start painting more if you are going to have them that cheap.

20 foam brushes for $1 do I really need that many? No, but I might buy a few dollars worth. Damn you Michaels!

Open stock paper 6 for $1 I have too much of that now. Stop with the sales, you make me buy more of what I already have.

Enough Already with the coupons and sales!

And a lesson learned to everyone never pay full price at Michaels, it will be on sale soon.

Cricut Logo

Just cut out the Cricut Logo, had to share.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Michaels, and Dollar Tree Haul

I know I do a lot of shopping but I am really working on that. I did not even stop by any stores (HobbyLobby and JoAnns are on my way home) on the way home from work today even though I have coupons, I always have coupons in my phone. Did you guys know JoAnns has an app with coupons in it. Michaels has an iphone app but I have a droid phone but Michaels emails me coupons and I share the page and text them to me and my boyfriend so we both have them at all times.

This video has a happy ending!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I created this for the Cricut Craft Room Blog Basket Challenge. A fish bowl from the Animal Kingdom Cartridge and the George and Basic Shapes. Maybe I could use it to hold those little gold fish crackers. This is my First Challenge EVER so wish me Luck!

Here is what I designed in the Cricut Craft Room. You can download the file for Cricut Craft Room here. Gypsy file here but you may need to tweek it a little I used ccr to creat this.
Here are some videos on how I did it all, WARNING, it could be boring if you are not a beginner.

First Video you will learn how to use the Cricut Craft Room and welding.
In Part 2 you will learn more about hiding contour and cutting and putting it all together.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Michaels Shopping Haul ( made me a little angry)

I go to Michaels cause they lured me in with a 50% off coupon good for only 2 days and find lots of good deals, including the Cuttlebug for 40%off so I pick up the Empty Box, it says ask store associate to get it for me. Really? Why did they think I was going to steal this big box somehow, maybe under my shirt? You think? Anyway I get up to pay for it and she has to go get it from the back. Comes back empty handed. They are out! So I got a raincheck, but she says it could be 3-4 weeks cause they do not have any on order right now. So I went online and do not see where Michaels sells anything you just get to see whats in the store? Do they know it's 2011?

Here is my Shopping Haul

Friday, September 2, 2011

Shopping Haul from JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby

This is a Shopping Haul Video I did today, Labor Day week-end sales and clearance isle. There were a few good buys. Lots of Paper.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Making of a Rock Star "Rock Princess"

Making of a Rock Star using the Rock Princess Cricut Cartridge. I did the first girl with a guitar, (brittnay) here is her pic and then a video on how to do it. Figuring out all the little pieces can be challenging, I have not seen her done before, I plan to do all the girls, but not sure what I will do with them.