Sunday, August 31, 2014

Haul,Taste Test, Calendar Pages

Good Morning!

Are you subscribed to by email to my Vlog channel? Did you even know I vlogged?   Do you know what a vlog is?

I have been vlogging for over a year now. You see the more personal side, not just the crafty side. I do hauls, taste tests, rides in my car and out shopping and read Lifes Little Instructions Calendar pages, I am waaaay behind on the calendar but I read it and give you my thoughts, everyone seams to love it and miss them when I don't do them.

Check out my latest vlog below and subscribe for me next one where I take you shopping to Michaels.

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Here is my latest vlog.  I'm Not Wearing Pants.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hello Thursday Cartridge

Hi Everyone!

I am a day late on this but I was working yesterday. Did you hear? September 2nd is my 25th anniversary of Graduating Beauty School, I have been doing hair for 25 years!!!! I think it's time for a HUGE change in my life! I have some announcements coming up but the first one, you may not know, if you do not follow my vlog videos that I am quitting doing hair, yes after 25 years. I will miss clients and co workers. I am going to be blogging, vlogging, and crafting full time. I will then work for YOU! My last day at the salon is October 9th 2014. 

I'm really excited to be able to do more for you! To hear my next big announcement subscribe to Between Crafts on Youtube, the announcement will be in the first 10 seconds of first video, it is coming soon.

Ok back to why you clicked on this link....

Here are some projects made by Carol Lampien Read with the new cartridge.

If you don't have a Cricut Explore yet get it here, The Price has dropped!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

S-Fold Card with 3 Tabs

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to show you the completed card I started yesterday with the embossing. I did not create the card style, I had inspiration from one of my Patreons asked me to design this in Cricut Design Space. I had no measurements to go by, I also added layers. It took a few test cuts, I also had help from Rose Andrews who test cut for me as well. I gave my basic file to my supports on Patreon a few days ago so the could cut this out as well and I will have some of their cards below, more will be added as they are done.   

Owl Never Forget You

In the video I show how to write and add text in Design Space and much more. I used chalks on the owl and around the edges of some other cuts.
You can see the embossing video on my post from yesterday. I used the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for the owl and the wood back ground in the card I have done today. 
 I have many more ideas for more cards, I just need more time. So I want to thank those who are sharing their cards with us today, they are so creative. 
Here is the video showing how to add writing in Cricut Design Space and much more.

 Thank you to my talented Patreons for sharing their cards with us, as more do them I will add them, I only gave a few days notice.

Created by Rose Andrews

Created by Sheri Phillips Martin

Created by Nancy Underwood

Created by Melody Raye Hall

Created by Machelle Shih

Created by Tina Day Goodwin

Created by Kelly Butera

Created By April Pare

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Embossing with Cricut Explore

Hi Everyone!

I was asked to make a card I was shown a few pictures of it and asked if I could design it in Cricut Design Space. I am not sure where the pictures came from I am guessing pinterest. But I do not have directions to make the card, so I just made my own measurements and did a few test cuts. Well that card is coming in a few days because while making that card I decided I wanted to emboss part of it with my Cricut Explore. So a lightbulb went off in my head and I thought oh I will have my cricut help me emboss. I found these embossing pens that fit in the Explore and stay wet until they are set with heat. 

I used the Artbooking Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart you can get that here. This cartridge has lots of back grounds you could cut out or use to write or emboss with the Cricut Explore. You get a lot with it like really nice high quality stamps and chipboard.

Watch the video to see how I did it. And how it turns out.

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New Cricut Cartridge is coming soon!
New Cricut Cartridge is coming soon!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I have an Announcement!

Hi Everyone!

I have an announcement in my blog video. But first I have not shared this Box Card video on my blog so I wanted to share with all of you. Some of you who subscribe to my channel may have seen it. This is one of my favorites.  I created the Box card file in Criciut Design Space and share the file with my supporters on Patreon.

Here is a video of putting together the box card and more.

Here is my Announcement vlog video.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cricut Mystery Box

The Cricut Mystery Box has been opened!

If you did not get a chance to get it? Here is your chance. It has been sold out twice now. I am only showing what is in the a Mystery box sold on first day before the Out of Stock, This was out of stock twice so they may have changed a few things, there is no guarentee.

The August Mystery Box is all about sweet treats. The contents are a mystery, but the box includes some tasty seasonal cartridges and tools to make goodies this coming holiday season. This month's mystery box is over a $120 value. Supplies are limited, so get it before it’s gone!

It is still available as of Now! Not sure if the contents are the same. You can click on each item below to purchase separately to be sure to get what you want. 

If you want to see what's in it keep looking below.
It is out of stock but you can buy digitally.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Taste This George/ New Font Cricut Cartridge

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to show you the new  Anna Griffin Soiree Lettering, this is one that was included with the release of the Explore on HSN.  I was able to buy one of the fonts and it is my favorite one! It has the best writing style for the Explore! This has some great images as well, love the butterfly and the swirls, they all work written out as well. 
You can get the digital cart for only $19.99 well worth it. If your still not sure you can see the handbook here.

Don't miss my vlog video "Taste This George" video is below.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Carousel of Cupcakes

Hi Everyone!
Have you used SVGcuts kits before? These are more than awesome, they have detailed directions and assembly video for each kit. Best of all you can get it FREE by August 31st, read below for more details. These files Do work in the Cricut Design Space but not Cricut Craftroom.

Be the hero of your next party with an amazingly festive carousel full of cupcakes! Its “tent” is a lid which lifts off for even more surprises inside. Make it as a centerpiece or a gift that will never be forgotten. If you love carousel horses, you’ll love our Carousel Horse Gift Bag, which would be lovely for a wide variety of birthdays or as a baby shower gift bag. You could even cut it all in white for a wedding or you could turn it into a Christmas gift bag. You also get a super easy-to-make Party Favor Box  (you can cut two boxes from one piece of 12×12 paper). Our Happy Days Chevron Card would make a great birthday, anniversary or retirement card, and you can of course use a different caption with the chevron design. The Bicycle Card can also fit a wide variety of occasions, depending on the stamped sentiment you use (or you can leave the sentiment off altogether)!
Look how cute this gift bag is! But think outside the bag and you could use the front of this for a Birthday card or a Christmas ornament for your tree. There is so much in this kit, and for only $6.99 or Free with a $9.98 purchase. Look around the site and it will be easy to spend $9.98 to get this one free. Check out the cards below also included in the kit. Again you can change the sentiment and use for any occasion.


  • Visit between now and Sunday, August 31st 2014.
  • Spend $9.98 or more.
  • Add Carousel Ride SVG Kit to your cart.
  • Type FREEGIFT into the coupon field.
  • Complete your checkout.
  • All of your files will be available for immediate download after you complete your purchase!
  • Happy Crafting!


SCAL2, SCAL3, ECAL, MTC, Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and Cricut Design Space. 12×6 and 8.5 x 11 mat users can only create the individual “flat” elements such as the bicycle and carousel horse designs.

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Halloween Cricut Cartridge coming

Hi Everyone!

I just found out about the next Cricut cartridge release will be next week, usually on Thursdays.  It's Anna Griffins Potions & Spells. This is all I know. It was shown in the Cricut Design Space Facebook Group. Below you will see my latest vlog, I was visiting Crafts By Two in NY this is part of my visit and on the way home. 

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I am now a Close To My Heart Consultant. 
New Cricut Cartridge is coming soon!
New Cricut Cartridge is coming soon!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Center Step Card - Wedding Love

Hi Everyone!

I created a file in Cricut Design Space of Center Step Card, I also created one last year and cut it by hand, Video on that card is below along with the new one. It was so much easier to use the Cricut Explore than to do it by hand, the Explore cuts all the layers and everything for me. and as always all my files for this card and just the base can be found for those who support me on for as little as $1 and you get all my Design Space files and into my private Facebook Group. 

The wedding couple is from the Creative Memories cartridge Devine Wedding and the Love Hands are from a Valentine card at

Here is the Video of this card, below I will post the video of the Snowmen on Vacation card I did by hand.

Do it by Hand. 

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Snooped in Crafts By Two house

Hi Everyone! 
I am finally home now and have a lot of videos to edit. Here is the second day of me being there alone while they are at work. I do show you around in the Refrigerator and more.
Ok I have a lot to edit so see you soon.

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I am now a Close To My Heart Consultant. 
New Cricut Cartridge is coming soon!
New Cricut Cartridge is coming soon!

If you don't have a Cricut Explore yet get it here, The Price has dropped!