Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shopping Haul Time

I vow to spend more time crafting and less time shopping, I am running out of things to buy, I think I have everything I need for a long time. That's what I say right now as you watch this shopping haul video, it's sorta like after you go to a buffet and stuff your self sick, you decide to start a diet.

The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?

Ok I did this video in 2 parts, the first one is everything I bought, 4 cartridges included. The second video is just the 4 cartridges and seeing the handbooks. So if you have these carts you don't need to watch this unless you think you might see something new you didn't realize was in there, as I did as I watched the video just after I filmed it.

Enjoy!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Scrap'n Easel Arrived

I won this from ContainyaCrafts.com I love winning anything but this was AWESOME! I did an unboxing video so you see exactly what I saw as a new customer. I have never seen this or any video or demonstration on this product. You see me see it for the first time, that's always fun.

Here is the video.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Exploring Cricut-Movie Night

Challenge for Exploring Cricut-  "There's No Business Like Show Business"  this can be movie night, play, concert, recital, any type of entertainment. I decided to use my new digital cartridge Movie Night and make a 3D Oscar Statue.


Here is the cut file. You need to download the cut file and then upload it to Cricut craft Room. You can not look at it or open it outside the craftroom, it is a Cricut Craft Room file only. For directions on cutfiles please go here.

This statue was not made to be 3D but I made mine that way. I scored it on a Martha Stewart scoring board down the middle, I did not score the head of statue. I glued 3 flat statues together. Watch my video to see more.

You are welcome to join in on the challenge and you can win a great prize! Go to Exploring Cricut for the challenge. Here is the prize you could win.
Papers, embellishments,set of stamps and ribbons in this package. 

Blog Hop

If your here for the wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop I apologize. I have not been able to participate after saying I could weeks ago. Please accept my apology.

Please go here: Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cricut Cartridge Storage

I have showed you before but did not have as many carts as I do now. I can store 40 carts in each photo box with the books, but  I store the overlays separately in a photo box by themselves because I do not use them.
I use velcro dots to stick to lid and a piece of foam board cut to fit in the lid. Watch the video below to see how I do it.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Cricut Circle Welcome box came today!

I just wanted to share the Cricut Circle Welcome box. It  is so pretty.


Here is an unboxing video, showing me open it and seeing everything inside.

Joanns Coupons Don't miss this!

Here is the link you could print.That does say 20% regular and sale priced!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Zombie Cartridge

I call these my Non-Zombies. I took away the weapons and blood. They are not Zombies anymore. I bought this cartridge when they were on sale. I used CCR and made them at 5" They are really easy to make, but I did have to cut off the boy's teeth hanging off his face and the girls knife and blood from her mouth, I also had to use hide countour in CCR. You can download the cut file so you don't have to do that if you want to make the same thing.
I used Sizzix stamps for the faces. Used markers on eyes, I distressed his jeans at the knee and used a pink pen on her dress to add dimension and in her hair to add a part and streaks. I also added laces to his shoes with a pen.
I sent a picture to my friend asking what she thought they were saying, She said she was singing Should have put a ring on it" by Beyonce. I thought that is what was going on too. so I added a word bubble from Craft room Basics.


Here is the cut file for her.
Here is the cut file for him.

People are asking where I got the face stamps, here is the website, they are only $10 for 16 faces.




Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Arrivals are Here

I received my new Cricuts, so my cricut family got together to see who came. Watch the video to see for yourself.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cricut Circle Cartridge Haul

I spent 4000 points and received 4 new cartridges. I am now in the Cricut Circle so I was able to get some old circle cartridges.  Watch the video to see what I got, after I show you which carts I got I will show you the books on each one so if you are interested watch to the end but if you have the carts just watch the beginning. Here is one of the carts.



Monday, February 20, 2012

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge

This is my first challenge in the cricut circle.

Weekly Challenge #52 Things We Love Challenge!

The Challenge: Scrap what you love! Include a tag and use the negative space of a Cricut cut.
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing.

The winner receives a $25 gift card to cricut.com Wish me Luck!

I used the Cricut Everyday circle cartridge and Cricut Craft Room Basics. I used the cricut logo as the negative and put green paper behind it. The prase came from that movie in the 80's I think it was the 80's with Tom Cruise and the girl says to him "You had me at Hello" What was the name of that movie? Well anyway, I also had to use a tag, I don't think I have ever used a tag before, I like my project with out the tag better so I did not glue it down and took some pictures with and with out it. Ok here it is let me know if you like it or not.




Cheer Leader with cricut

My niece has started cheer leading and asked me to make her something to decorate her cheer folder.  I used everyday paper dolls for all the images and the cake basics for the word Bears. I made the images but will let her stick them to her folder. I cut the cheer leader at 6.75" . You can make these is any team color.Here is the cut file for CCR

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Post your blog

It's a Linky Blog Hop!

1. You must have the Linky Followers tool on your site to participate.
2. You must follow the person who has the party on their site as a Thank You.
3. Just add your blog button to the LINKY PARTY below.
4. Then grab the BLOG HOP code: You will find the code right under the Linky Party where it says "CLICK HERE TO ENTER", just under that it says: "WHAT IS A BLOG HOP? GET THE CODE HERE". Click on "GET THE CODE HERE" and enter it into a post on your site.

5. Then you follow other bloggers, leave each one of the blogs that you follow a comment letting them know you are following them and ask them to follow you back.

If you add the BLOG HOP to your own site, you will get lots of new followers (see rule #2).

Friday, February 17, 2012

Birthday Crown

We had a birthday at work so I wanted to make a Birthday Girl Crown, I'm not sure if they will wear it, I will wear it, so it won't be a total waste.
I used Life's A Party, I used the Mother-to-be-crown and clicked on Hide Contour to take out the words so I could make my own. I do have the cut file so you don't have to do that, I have done it for you.

 Click here to download the cut file.

Click here for directions on downloading and uploading files to CCR.




Here is a video of me putting it together.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hello Thursday!

New carts are here!
I just ordered the Tag Bags Boxes and More 2 and the scoring tool for it. Cricut has a scoring tool for your cricut machine, you take the blade housing and replace with this new tool.  The boxes will be scored for you now with this tool, I will be making a tutorial video when I receive it.
I love the font in Divine Wedding, I may have to get that.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Girls Birthday Party Game

My niece, Madison, I call her Maddie, just turned 6 and my sister came up with an idea for a game for Maddie's sleep over. My sister is smart she only allowed her to have 2 girls. Maddie loves Monster High Dolls, if you have never heard of them, don't feel bad I have not either but my sister was amazed when I did not know what she was talking about. If they don't sell them at Hobby Lobby, Micheals or Joanns, I probably have not seen them. Okay, back to the game, instead of doing the old pin the tail on the donkey, she wanted to do stick the lips on the Monster High girls, so she asked if I could make lips and of course I can with my cricut and the Indie Art cartridge has great lips. but I had to look up the dolls online to see what they looked like, I think my lips look pretty close to theirs, I welded the lips tops and bottoms together because the mouth is open on the lips from India Art, I did this in CCR, surprise, I have the cut file for you. With 3 girls I made 3 sets of 5 in 3 colors so you would know whos lips are whos on the wall. I used a pink pen and put a line to separate the lips, and put glue stick on the back and put them on freezer paper so they could take them off and stick to wall mural.

Here are the pictures.




 I love this one, this is the result.
My sister is going to be in big trouble in 10 years when this 6 year old turns 16.


My niece and nephew, he is 1 year older.

I won! I won!

I won a Scrap'n easle Woo Hoo!!!

Thank You www.containyacrafts.com !!!

Here is the list of winners 1 person won an Imagine and a Scrap'n easel. Congrats to all the other winners!

I'm sure you will be seeing me use this in some of my up and coming videos.

Digital cartridges are on sale today!

 Cricut.com is having a sale! The Cuttlebug is $49.99 this is a great embossing machine, I love it!
The Mini is on sale for $99 I am so tempted.
But best of all, All the digital cartridges are on sale I bought 6 of the Cricut Craft Room exclusives, I was just going to buy them as I needed them because they will never run out of digital carts, but because I don't know how long the sale will be I had buy them now.
Here is what I bought and right away they are in my Cricut Craft Room and I am going to upload them to gypsy. There are a few blank spots so I think they will add more for Hello Thursday, I will find out what the Hello Thursday cartridges are this afternoon.
Cricut Craft Room™ Exclusives, Valentine’s 3D Mailboxes $3.98

Cricut Craft Room™ Exclusives, Movie Night $11.98

Cricut Craft Room™ Exclusives, Zombies $7.98

Cricut Craft Room™ Exclusives, Arrows $3.98

Cricut Craft Room™ Exclusives, 3D Hats $7.98

Cricut Craft Room™ Exclusives, 3D Pinwheels $7.98
Can you tell I like making 3D projects?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cupcake Wobble Birthday Card

Time for Exploring Cricut Challenge again. Join in on the challenge with us, you could win a great prize. It contains 2 each 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of SU Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder card stock. 24 6x6 sheets Sweet Shop designer paper in 12 designs, 2 sheets Sweet Shop design stickers, Sweet shop Jelly Bean brads 2 each 4 designs, 5 yds Island Indigo bakers twine, and Sweet Cake stamp set!!!

Here is the challenge The Design Team was given. You can link your project too.   Challenge-It's So Sweet!  Can be anything using, candies, sweets, love, hearts etc and not limited to Valentine's.

Here is my project. I used Once Upon A Princess and Cake Basics I used just for the Make A Wish I welded the letters together. I made a wobble for the cupcake and show how I did that in the beginning of the video. I made this card for a friend who's birthday in on Valentines Day.



Here is the cut file for CCR
Here are directions on how to download and then upload file to your CCR.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kate's ABCs Cards

I am on the Exploring Cricut Design Team and this is my project for the day on www.ExploringCricut.blogspot.com

I made a set of cards I am going to give to some friends of mine that happen to be twins. I used Kate's ABCs, I love that cartridge. I also used the Cuttlebug to emboss it with 3 different embossing folders. I show everything in the video below.

If you need directions on how to download and upload cut file for CCR click here.

 Here is the cut file for this card.
  Here is the cut file for this card

Both cards are in the video.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ghost Hunting Class Folder

My boyfriend and I are attending Ghost Hunting classes, yes, you heard me right ghost hunting classes. They are put on by the Kankakee Valley Park District, the classes are great so far. It has been a lot of fun and we are learning a lot. Great way to spend a Friday night 7- 10 pm.


They hand out lots of info each class so I wanted to decorate the folder I bring to class with me. I used the Happy Haunting Cartridge and I also used the red cricut marker. I welded the letters together in CCR.












Something strange happened in the making of this video. I show how to use the cricut markers in the video.