Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cricut is on TV's Early Show

Cricut on TV

I just found out that The Early Show on CBS will be showing Cricut Expression this Friday, Feb. 19. I don't have the exact time but it will probably be featured in the Tech segment on Crafty Gadgets.

Also, on March 15, 2010 at 10/9 central TLC will air an episode of Ultimate Cake Off showing the contestants using the Cricut Cake. Check your local listings to confirm the time.

Set your DVR's.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Well I got an email last night that they have an opening for the Swarm in my area on Saturday, February 27th. I got up this morning and rushed over to drop off my check to make sure that I could attend. I was not quick enough back in early December to be able to sign up, so I was on the waiting list. I am so excited!!! DD will be at a B-Day slumber party that day and DH and DS will be in San Francisco, so it will be a very unstressfull Swarm for me. YEAH!!!!!

Now I have to get to work planning what I will be taking and working on. That is the really difficult part for me. LOL I want to bring my whole scrap room with me. I know I am only 15 minutes away from the house, but I hate to leave and miss something.

Well better get to work I only have the rest of today, 1/2 a day Thursday and Friday, and Monday and Tuesday next week to get everything together. I have to work full time Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week. So need to get a move on.

I hope everyone is having a great week.



Valentines 2010


Sorry I haven't been around lately. Got sick and spent my last several days in bed. The only good thing was that my DD school party got post pone until yesterday. So this Monday DD and I made 20 treat bag toppers and a card for the teacher.

I did the cutting of the toppers, and most of the stamping. I found this adorable tag on the Cricut cart "Tie the Knot" and this is what we used as the treat bag toppers. They were cut at 3" using CTMH card stock. The stamps used are Studio G's as well as the ink. I had DD use the white ink on the inside of the card and a barn red (sorry they don't give you the colors on the stamp pads) for the treat bag toppers.

Oh, forgot the front of the card used all the little hearts that came out from the treat bag toppers. DD glued them down the way she wanted.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Look at this Blog Candy

I am like going wow. Click on the Title of this post and you will be linked to Ferns Blog.

Blog Candy! Will remain as the first post thru Feb. 27, 2010 ~ Please scroll down for current posts!!

Hi everyone!!  I see so many people giving away Blog Candy, that I decided I wanted to give some away too.   But I wasn't for sure what to put together.  There's so many crafty things out there and everyone has their own style.  So, I just decided I would let you do your own shopping with my dear friend "Benjamin Franklin"!!   This will end February 27, 2010 at midnight Central Standard Time.. And then I will draw a winner on February 28, 2010.. After I post the winner and get an address, I will mail it Certified so I know you got it safe and sound...
Now this is all you have to do:
1)  Follow my blog...
2)  Post my blog candy on your blog and  then link it back to my blog...
3)  Comment here so that I know who's playing...
4)  Comment on at least one February project a week during this month...  I try to post 2 to 3 x a week...
Good luck everyone!!
Thanks for visiting and come back anytime!!!
Hugs  :o)

1999 Disney Land LO

This was a picture that My DH, DS and I took at Mickey's House in Toon Town. I used 3 layers of Card Stock to add a bit a dimension to the layout. Don't remember what company as it was several years ago, but the colors are "Off White, Lite Gray and a Lite Blue. I used read Mulberry paper under the 2 Mickey Balloon dies and the little bit of journaling to add some of the color in Mickeys outfit and my sons plaid shirt. I wanted the picture to be the focus of this layout so did minimal embellishments.


  Ok  I was browsing again and come across this great project done by Cindy R. at Cricut in the Classroom.  It is saving my life. I have been trying since August to think of a project to do for Mothers Day in my DD's Third Grade class. I wanted something fun, but easy. I also wanted something that would also be personal and unique per child. Well Cindy saved the day. 

Kid Craft - Valentine Picture Frame

I was subbing in a third grade classroom today and they made this cute gift for their parents. There were not any Cricut cuts for the kids to use - only foam piece which was fine too (but a little more expensive). I dumpster dived for some tissue paper scraps, took them home and made one for myself. Of course I "Cricutted" it up some!

What you will need:
1. A clear CD case. This will be the trickiest part - to find the case. Use the ones music CD's come in, not the thinner ones for the computer. The greater depth is has, the more you can add dimension to the inside. Pop the clear center piece out (without cracking it!) so that you just have a top and a bottom.

2. Assorted Valentine tissue paper - solids and prints.

3. Any Cricut cuts you can make - hearts, flowers, butterflies, maybe Cupid...whatever.

4. Glue and glitter. Mod Podge if you want; the the school glue worked great. Stickles if you want or other glitter glue and loose glitter to shake.

1. With a paintbrush, spread a thin layer of glue on the inside of the case. I worked one side at a time so that the glue wouldn't dry out.
2. Tear and place the tissue. I spread another thin (thinned with water) layer on top.
3. While still wet, sprinkle glitter.
4. Put together any Cricut cuts you have. The frame was from Accent Essentials and cut at 3" and the large heart was from Don Juan - but really, there are so many to choose from. Glitter to your hearts content.
5. Attach the frame on one side and the heart on the other. I used pop dots.
6. Attach other pieces and embellishments as desired. As you can see, I tied a ribbon on the side.
7. Attach photo to frame.

The third graders did great with theirs. This is a project that even older kids would love to do.

Why this project is better with the Cricut: The teacher had me cutting 32 frames (just the outside) by hand with fancy cut scissors. Not fun I promise. The foam worked fine but did cost money. The Cricut cuts are free(ish) and can be cut from paper on hand.

 Oh, there is a link in the Title of this post to Cindy's blog Cricut in the Classroom. You should go check it out.

Valentine/Chocolate Magic

I was browsing through several blogs that I like to follow and came across this post which I will tell you I truly was shock at the end. LOL

The original post can be found on The Diva Housewife's blog.

So read and follow the directions.

Your Age In Chocolate

You need to follow along with every step. It helps to use paper and pencil. Just do the steps and don't cheat by scrolling down first.

1. Write down the number of times a day you crave chocolate. This number has to be more than 1 but less than 10. (So if you are like me and crave it lots MORE than 10 times a day - just select 9.)

2. Multiply that number by 2.

3. Add 5 to your answer.

4. Now multiply that number by 50 (might need to get the calculator for this one!)

5. NOW - think about your birthday. If you've already had it this year (2010) then add 1760 to the total. If you haven't already had your birthday this year then add 1759 to the total.

6. Take this new total and subtract the four digit year in which your were born. (I was born in '62 so I'll be subtracting 1962.)

7. Look at your final number - you should have a three digit number. If you've done it correctly then the first digit should be the number of times a day you crave chocolate and the last two numbers should be......


(This will only work in 2010 - then the chocolate magic disappears forever!)
To link to The Diva Housewife blog just click on the title to this post.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Redesigning my Blog

Ok, stayed up till 3am to design my blog. Hope you all like and please feel free to leave me a comment with your feedback.

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Zoo Animals 2 page Layout

Finally got off Face Book and did some scrappin.

The paper, epoxy brads, ribbon and the 3-D stickers are from Imaginisce - Wild Things line.
I used Design Studio to weld the "oo" and "nimals" together using Zooballoo Cricut cartridge, along with the "A", "Z", Alligator die and Zebra die. Did add and extra brown sheer ribbon behind other ribbon to give a little more kick to the Wild Things ribbon. I double matted the title with leftover cardstock I had (sorry not sure what company).

This layout was really a very quick and simple 1/2 hour project. I wanted something cute to put 2 pictures of my little one's trip to the Zoo with her classmates.

Hope you like. Would love any feed back. Thank you.