Thursday, November 27, 2014

Scrappy Mom's Stamps
November Release
Celebrating You!

Hi Everyone!

It's Scrappy Mom's November
Stamp Release Day!

Today we are going to
introduce two new sets of stamps...

I'm so excited about these...

They are called...
"Celebrating You!"
and
"In-Line Sentiments!"

I decided to start off the release
using a stamp from the set
"Celebrating You!" 

Here's my project...
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How cute it this?

I got this file from a Silhouette group
on FB.  She is adorable.  I turned her
into a shaped card and welded a space under the 
head to add the sentiment.
This is one of the new Scrappy Mom's Stamps
being released today!

Here's a look at both of the new sets...
http://scrappymoms-stamps-store.blogspot.com/2010/01/newest-stamp-sets.html

http://scrappymoms-stamps-store.blogspot.com/2010/01/newest-stamp-sets.html

Don't you just LOVE these???

Make sure you go check out the 
inspiration that the rest of the DT
made using the new sets!
The team is listed on the top of
my left sidebar...

Also, please make a special trip over
to see what our Guest Designer
Melanie from Afternoon Scrapper 
created for inspiration...

Come back Tomorrow and 
take a look at another
project I made using one of
these new amazing sets...

See you then :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Scrappy Mom's
Terrific Tuesday Challenge
"Give Thanks!"

Hello Everyone!

Today is the Terrific Tuesday Challenge 

over at Scrappy Mom's.

The theme for this challenge is
"Give Thanks"
(Any thank you or thankful sentiment) 

Here's what I made for my project today...
(Click on the pic to enlarge)
Front

Side

Angle

I love how this turned out!
I used the Miss Kate Cuttables "Turkey" file and
put him on this cute little Corn Mini basket
from Snapdragon Snippets. I filled the
basket with some yummy Fall colored Kisses. 
Then I added a sentiment from my 
Scrappy Mom's stamp set called 
(Click the stamp set to go to the store!)
http://scrappymoms-stamps-store.blogspot.com/2012/05/form-target-img-alt-border0-srchttpswww.html

I hope you enjoyed my project today and will
head on over to the Scrappy Mom's Blog to 
Link up your 
"Give Thanks
project and
be entered to win a prize :)

I would love for you to leave me a comment!
I look forward to reading them :)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Recent Experience with
Cricut!


I have to put on my bragging hat for a minute and tell 
you all about an amazing experience I recently 
had with a company I had lost ALL faith in.  
Please bear with me…I’m not the best at writing long stories. 
You’ll get the idea.
As you know, I have been a die hard Cricut fan going 
by Cricut Chick on FB since 2010…
I own almost all of the Cricut products and have 
purchased over 300 cartridges.  
Those of you that follow me know I thought Cricut was the BEST! 
At least until they started on a downward spiral with so many 
product issues and pretty much nonexistent 
and rude customer service.  
Once that happened, I was done with them.  
Washed my hands of them and moved on to another machine! 

Well, I decided to give Cricut another chance with the new Explore…
You can imagine how disappointed I was when I opened my box, plugged it in and started to cut.  
The machine had this awful grinding sound. So, I posted a 
video of it to a Cricut group to see if it was just me.  I thought…”typical Cricut”… right???  
WRONG!  I decided to go straight to the Head Honcho and Pmd Ashish Arora the CEO of Cricut.  
I started off by saying, “I don’t expect you to answer me” 
why would he...right?  
WRONG again!  Surprise, Surprise!  Not only did Ashish answer my PM 
within minutes, but proceeded to CALL me on a SUNDAY.  
It didn't stop there.  
He also conferences in the head of the Quality department, Siva Tharmarajah because my issue was so unusual and was a huge concern since they had not heard of this problem before.  
Two Head guys of Cricut spending an hour of their personal time on the phone with me on a Sunday!???  Unheard of!  

They jumped into action and sent numerous emails 
about the problem to
 many others on the Cricut team and also sent 
emails to their factory to get 
to the bottom of this. I also found out that Ashish already saw my video that I posted in one of the groups and had already forwarded the problem on to his dream team to address 
even before I messaged him.  
They had me send my machine to them so they could personally look at it to see what the problem was.  
They FED EXed me a new machine the next day but not before testing it to make sure it was not defective.  All I can say is that they went above and beyond all of my expectations!  I have told numerous people of my experience and all of them were just as amazed that they went to this extent to address my issue!

The worse part about this, but also the best part about this is that it wasn't even a Cricut issue.  
Talk about wanting to crawl into a hole!
It was determined that the issue was my own.  Yes, my own… I was so embarrassed!  Let’s just say…
Always use the cords that come with the new machine.  Do Not use old cords from a previous Cricut. 
Not once did Ashish or his team make me feel bad about this.  We all took something away.

What did I get out of this experience?  I once again trust in and believe in the Cricut product and am convinced the incredible people who are running the show are truly dedicated to listening, helping and bringing us the best product and the best experience possible.
What did Cricut get out of this experience? They got me once again trusting in and believing in the Cricut product and me being convinced the incredible people who are running the show are truly dedicated to listening, helping and bringing us the best product and the best experience possible.
See, we are really in it for the same reasons and its working.  Cricut is finally back to the company and product that we knew and grew to love! And, one by one I think they are going to win us all back J

If you were one of the crafters who gave up on Cricut the way I did when it was bad, consider giving them another chance.  Ashish is an amazing business man and has put together a dream team who all have the same attitude and vision for the direction of the company.  Step aside competitors, Cricut is back! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hello Everyone!

Today is my post day over on the Miss Kate Cuttables blog...
It's so exciting!

Miss Kate Cuttables has the best darn SVG files
and you can get one for FREE everyday!
YES...FREE!!!

Here is today's FREEBIE.

Just go to the Miss Kate Cuttables store HERE to get it!

 Here's my project...
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I just love this Gift Bag...
I used the Miss Kate Cuttables "Poinsettia" file
and put it on a gold glittering gift bag.  I added a cute little 
sentiment from my Scrappy Mom's 
stamp set called "Winter Wishes!".
http://scrappymoms-stamps-store.blogspot.com/2010/01/holiday-stamp-sets.html

 Then I finished
it all off with a little green jute.

Isn't this the cutest?

I hope you enjoyed my project today...I would 
love it if you would leave me a comment and tell
me what you think :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween
Trendy Twine
Guest Designer

Hello everyone...
Whoo Hoo! 
I am so excited for today's post...I get to be a
As many of you know, Trendy Twine is
my all time favorite Twine choice so 
this is a big deal for me!

I decided to showcase an 
awesome color called
So, I made this cute treat!  

Here's my project for this special
Halloween Post!
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Front

Side

Top

I filled the candy tube with
white candies shaped like bones...
then I found the Skull and Cross Bones
file from the Silhouette Studio,
I used "Black Licorice"
Trendy Twine to wrap around the top
of the tube just under the lid and 
added the perfect sentiment from 
one of my Scrappy Mom's Stamp sets called

To see all of the awesome colors of twine
and many other must have items, click HERE!

Thanks again to Lesley and the entire Trendy Twine Team
for allowing me to crash your Halloween Party and 
Guest Design for you again this year!

I would love for you to leave a comment on
my project...You know how I love
to read them:)
Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Scrappy Mom's
Terrific Tuesday Challenge
"Halloween!"

Hello Everyone!

Today is the Terrific Tuesday Challenge 

over at Scrappy Mom's.

The theme for this challenge is
"Halloween"
(Anything Halloween) 

Here's what I made for my project today...
(Click on the pic to enlarge)
Front

Side

I love how this turned out!
I used the Miss Kate Cuttables "Bat" file
and turned it into a shaped card. I added a cute little 
sentiment from my Scrappy Mom's 
stamp set called 
(Click the stamp set to go to the store!)

I hope you enjoyed my project today and will
head on over to the Scrappy Mom's Blog to 
Link up your 
"Halloween
project and
be entered to win a prize :)

I would love for you to leave me a comment!
I look forward to reading them :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

You've Got BAT-itude!

Hello Everyone!

Today is my post day over on the Miss Kate Cuttables blog...
It's so exciting!

Miss Kate Cuttables has the best darn SVG files
and you can get one for FREE everyday!
YES...FREE!!!

Here is today's FREEBIE.

Just go to the Miss Kate Cuttables store HERE to get it!

 Here's my project...
(Click on pic to enlarge)
Front

Side

I just love this Card...
I used the Miss Kate Cuttables "Bat" file
and turned it into a shaped card. I added a cute little 
sentiment from my Scrappy Mom's 
stamp set called "Goosebumps!". 

Isn't this the cutest?

I hope you enjoyed my project today...I would 
love it if you would leave me a comment and tell
me what you think :)