Monday, December 31, 2012

CCR and Windows 8

You can do it!!! Thanks to Narelle in the Cricut message boards, I learned how. People have been asking how I do it so I thought I would share with everyone and make a video.

First you right click on CCR on your desktop. This box should pop up. You need to click on Compatibility, then check Run this program in compatibility mode for: and then find Windows 7 in the drop down mode. And then lower click on run this as Administrator.
I made a video below.
Watch how I do it in the video.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Valentine Swing Card

I am getting a head start this year, I have already started my Valentine cards.

Today I used the Artiste & Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close To My Heart (CTMH) you can not find these in the stores, you can get them at I used the Cuttlebug with the Textile folder and paper from CTMH named Sweet Romance and Pink heart brads.

I did this in Cricut Craft Room you can download the cut file here. For direction on downloading files click here.

I made a video as I usually do, but first here are some pictures the video is below pictures.

Here is the video.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Baby Shoe

I had to try to make the Baby Shoe from the Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge, the more I thought about it the more ideas I had on embellishing them and using different papers would make a big difference. The possibilities are endless. I only made one just because I really have no use for it. I don't have a baby or know anyone having one soon.

 I would love if you could comment and give ideas of what to use these for, I was thinking to put candy in at baby showers, but what else, I know my followers have great ideas!!!
If you are interested in the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and all the stamps and other goodies that come with it, go to  Click on the Join button and join the Mystery Hostess Gathering every month she picks a customer to be the hostess and that person get all the rewards of being Hostess. You can visit her blog at

Here is what you recieve.
Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790)
$99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes

Here is my video!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Shopping Haul

I wasn't going to, but I did it, I went shopping the day after Christmas. I need to blame JoAnn's for this, I looked at their ad online and saw the Cricut cartridges on sale, there has been a cartridge I wanted for a while but they are always out of it when they have a sale. I decided to call first to make sure they had what I wanted. I was shocked they had 1 left so they said they would hold Create A Criiter 2 for me. Here are a few pics to show what is on this cartridge.

Dollar Tree is in the same shopping center as JoAnns so I have a video on that store too. Instead of going home after that my car drove to Micheals I felt like I had no control. Needless to say I found some good deals there too.

Dollar Tree Video

JoAnns and Michaels Shopping Haul

Create A Critter Handbook

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Craft Room Tour Part 4 - sewing

I posted 3 videos yesterday with my craft room, this is the final one, this video is mostly sewing supplies.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for my after Christmas Shopping hall videos, From Joann's and Michaels and Dollar Tree.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My Craft Room Tour

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone is having a blessed Christmas day with their families. This is my first Christmas morning alone. I will be going to my mom's and my son will be there too in a few hours so I will enjoy the rest of my day.

I finished my craft room and wanted to share with you. I want to paint it, but it took me so long just to get it put together. I have some pictures I call my before pictures, these are from moving in and my things were just placed in the middle of the floor. It was very over whelming and took months to get things in the right place. I am very blessed to have the things I have collected over the past few years, I have recently got a lot from a friend who does not have space in her new house for a craft room so I bought from her at a discounted price.

Here are some pictures when I was so over whelmed.

Here are some pictures of the finished craft room. Don't for get to watch the videos I show you what's in the drawers and how everything is stored.

These pictures are of the sewing half of my room. The video for this is not ready yet, hopefully I will have that tomorrow.

 Here are the 3 videos showing you my room, minus the sew half.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Animal Antics Circle Cartridge

Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!

I am editing some videos of my craft room today. Some of you have asked to see it, I am hoping to get those done and post tomorrow.

Today I wanted to share the new cartridge for Cricut Circle members. If you were a Circle member before July 1st, 2012 you will get this exclusive cartridge FREE with in 90 days, but you should have the digital cartridge in your Cricut Craft Room NOW!!! You will also get a $50 Cricut craft room credit. Thank you Provocraft!!

Animal Antics will only be available for the Cricut Circle members.

 Here is the link to the digital handbook.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ducky's Craftastic Show

Merry Christmas Everyone! I have been away for a while, my house was burglarized and they took my laptop and video camera that I use for my blog. With the help of some friends and followers and a new Best Buy credit card I was able to get a laptop and video camera. So I will be here more often, I have also finished my craftroom from my move and love spending time in here.

I kinda missed doing Christmas crafts this year, with my move and everything I did not have time so I am going to get a jump start on next year. Over Christmas break my niece and nephew are planning on coming over to make Valentines for school, planning ahead this year.

Ok, now for the craft I have to share with you...My sister came over to pick something up and brought my niece, she wanted to make a card for her brother, a just because card, how could I say no to this beautiful 6 year old being so sweet. Her name is Madison but we call her Ducky. She wanted to show how she was doing everything even tho this was her first time making a card like this. Her brother plays soccor so she picked out the Soccor player from All Sports Cricut cartridge, that I just bought on Black Friday for only $19.99. The soccor player she picked out looks a lot like her brother in some pictures that were taken of him earlier this year.

Ducky picked out all the paper and I helped put the soccer player together but she put the card together. You can not see it, but the soccer ball is on a spring to make it pop out. I show how we did that in the first video and then she shows how to do everything else, she also makes my sister and I laugh, not just 1 giggle we were trying not to laugh but she was so funny, I lol everytime I see it, so watch her video even if you are not interested in the card, she is so funny!!!

This first video is short and just showing you the soccer player we made with the wobble.

This video is so funny just to watch the girl even if you don't want to see the card. I laughed so hard.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Black Friday Shopping Haul 2012

I wasn't going to go, but I woke up at 4:45am on Black Friday and checked Facebook and then it was 5:30, I had 2 choices, go back to bed or go to JoAnns for 6 am opening. So, I went to JoAnns they had the Cricut cartridges on sale for $24.95. I have recently moved and am renting a house and living by myself so I can not spend like I have in the past. Because I can not spend so much, I went for 1 thing, yes, I know how that usually turns out, but I really wanted the Create a Critter 2 I guess everyone else did too because it was gone. I was the first one to the cartridges when the doors open, it was gone before I got there. :(    But Michael's have not opened yet, I still had a chance! So I leave JoAnn's with nothing in hand, yes, it's true, I even walked around the store one time. I get to my car, it's only 6:09am, I decide to go to Big Lots they had some flash drives and batteries on sale, I always stock up on batteries this time of year. Ok, now time for Micheal's, they open at 7am I drive there and go get in line at 6:55 and there are maybe 8 people in front of me. The doors open and a nice woman with a smile on her face is handing out full size Godiva Truffle Bars, they really do know how to make us happy!

Well on to the things I got at Michaels. I'm going to leave it for you to see in the video.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Art Philosophy

I received the Art Philosophy Cartridge Bundle from Close to My Heart, I love the cartridge and all the stamps that come with it. I will soon be using this to make some Christmas cards and decorations. Here is a link to purchase this bundle, you get 3 sets of stamps that match the cartridge and 3 pages of chip board cut outs that also match the stamps and cartridge. In the video below I show you everything and go through the handbook. Carol Horton has done some great projects with this on her blog at  You can find more great Close To My Heart products at You are also welcome to call Carol personally at 561-762-7635 to place an order. You can join the Mystery Hostess gathering for a chance to win Hostess rewards.  Carol will be having a mystery hostess every month.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Martini 75th Birthday Card

OMG! Here is is over 2 months since my last post. I am so sorry to everyone. It was nice to see some of you really missed me. It is nice to be missed. But I am back hopefully for good, I am getting settled in my house now and my craft room is workable but I still do not have everything ready to show you pictures yet, but I will some day. 

I made a birthday card for a client of mine who is turning 75. She loves to drink so I made her a card with a martini on it from Nifty Fiftys Cricut cartridge.

I did this in a 2 part video, the first part shows Cricut Craft Room and assembling the martini on the Cricut matt.

Part 2 shows using the Cuttlebug, assembling the card and finishing everything.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Hi Everyone!

I just want to say thanks for being patient with me! I have decided to move out of my boyfriend's house, we have lived together for 11 years. It was time but very hard for me to make this step. I came home from work Tuesday night and told him I was moving out, he is the nicest guy ever, I was so afraid to do it but feel this is whats best for me and him. 
The good news I found a GREAT house I can afford to rent and I will have a bedroom as a craft room. I am VERY EXCITED about this. I go to sign the lease Sept 4th, I don't think I will totally move in until a few weeks later. I have made a few videos that I need to edit, I actually did make something, :) But right now I need to pack up everything and get ready to move!! 

I will post pics and video of my craft room once I get it done.

For those of you that are new to my blog, please check out some of the older post and I will be back as soon as possible!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Hi Everyone!! I just received the Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge bundle. I really love it and wanted to share it with all of you. I did also receive a few other things too, you can see the entire handbook and everything in the video.

You can get this from  she also has a blog at she would love some new followers.

Carol is giving away $25 in select product hostess reward credits to one of my followers who orders $50 or more from Carol's online store by joining the "Mystery Hostess" gathering before midnight September 15th 2012.

I really really love the clear stamps!!! The Artiste cartridge is also a great cartridge for anyone just starting out with out a lot of cartridges, it has so much!!! We all know I love 3-D objects and this cartridge is full of them along with nice and simple font, 3d flowers, puzzle pieces, envelopes, cupcake holders, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, Birthday, Baby, Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Valentines Day, Wedding and so MUCH MORE! This really is the perfect gift, and you can not get in your local craft store.

See my Haul and Artiste cartridge in video!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Shopping Haul

I went shopping again! I know I need to craft more than shop. Well anyway I went to Hobby Lobby to get some paper and ended up buying more, what a surprise? I don't think I ever went in there for 1 thing and just ended up getting that one thing. I did find the Cricut Imagine on clearance for $179.99 much less than the Original price, I think was $399.99 I do not have one but also do not think I need one, it prints and cuts. So if you are in need of it? It looks like Hobby Lobby may be discontinuing it.

Here is my Shopping Haul Video... Now I am off to craft something!

Monday, August 13, 2012

I'm Back

Hi Everyone!!

I am back after a long break from crafting! I am sorry and I did miss all my followers. I have not crafted anything today but am getting ready too.

As most of you know I was a member of the Cricut Circle, they have now changed the circle, I paid for a 1 year membership in February 2012 so now they have cancelled it. They did credit my cricut account for half my membership, so I did decide to rejoin their new Circle for only $79.99 a year. In the new circle you only get 1 cartridge a year, I just made a video on this new cartridge, Something to Remember, I was able to choose from I think 6 cartridges when I joined, this is a circle exclusive so I decided to get this one, I think it will be very useful it has every occasion from birth to death. Let me know what you think.

Here are the new Circle Beneifts
• One cartridge exclusive for one year to Cricut Circle members, or you can choose a different cartridge.
• 10% off of all purchases made on
• Free shipping on orders over $50 made on
• Exclusive promotions on
• Double reward points for purchases on
and special reward items.

Here is the video to show what is on the cartridge.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Craft Room Exclusives

Hey Everyone, I am sorry I have not updated, I have been working a lot, well... not all work...just been hanging out at work some too. We have had some new people take over the salon I work in and they are so much fun, I have even gone in on my day off to go out to lunch and hang out. There is a lot of fun pranking going on, so if you ever see anything on my facebook that doesn't look like I said it I probably did not. They have a bad habit of stealing our phones and updating our facebook status for us. And when I say "they" I mean everyone that works in the salon. It an be fun as long as people don't think I am writing it all. My BF has been confused at times. One time they updated my facebook status to this..."I am done with crafting and am finally going to do something with my life...I am becoming a Jello wrestler and you can see me at the Fairgrounds every Saturday night from 9-10. My wrestler name is Ivanna Humpalot... bring your dollar bills boooyyys." Thank God I have a friend that saw that and called to tell me right away, Thanks Marla my facebook hacker checker. She is doing a wonderful job, so good my coworkers tell me she is on facebook too much, she calls me instantly when I am hacked so I can either delete or say I was hacked. Just so you know if you can get on facebook on your phone then so can your friends. If you see something strange on my facebook just know I did not put it there. It is a fun prank, I am very good at taking phones from other people too. It's all fun and we all love each other. I just have to say I'm sorry to Phylicia, she does wear her underwear to work everyday...well I think she does, I have not checked. I am the one that said she forgot to wear it today.
Ok now on the reason you are all here.
Independence Day 3-D Projects

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Baby Shower

As a Design Team member for Exploring Cricut, it is my turn to do a daily project. I made this for a girl I work with at the salon. She is having a girl and her shower is on Sunday. 

I used the Everyday Pop Up cards Cricut Cartridge. The Bundle of Joy and the girl both came from this cartridge.

She and I love zebra print so I made a zebra print dress for the pregnant girl on my card. I put a pop up only under her belly and used my ATG on the rest of her so only her belly would stick up. I also added pink ribbon and zebra rhinestones I got at Hobby Lobby (you can see those in one of my shopping haul videos).

The card is 8.5" x 5.5" I added a layer of pink card stock and then paper that says Baby Girl with hearts, I inked the edges of the paper. I added highlights to the girls hair and raindrops on the umbrella with a Martha Stewart Glitter pens. I think the best part is putting the pop up adhesive under the belly only, she might say she looks fat but it is so cute. I also used the pop up adhesive under the Bundle of Joy.
I used this Recollections Paper for the dress and part of Bundle of Joy. This is a stack I bould from Michaels and is only 4.5 x 6.5" I really like the small pack because the print is smaller. Too big of zebra would not look like zebra.

I did not make a video. If you have questions let me know. If you want the cut file I will also share that too just ask.