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.