Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Gifts Blog Hop!


Welcome to Day One of the

Holiday Gifts Blog Hop

We hope to inspire you with some
amazing Holiday gift Ideas!

You should have arrived here from Sandy's Blog, If not...

turn around and start from the beginning over at

Connie Can Crop so you don't miss a thing :)

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving
a comment for all of the blog participants who are
sharing their creations.

Here is what I made for your inspiration...

(Click on the pic to enlarge)


I found this cute little file over at the Silhouette Store.
Isn't it just the cutest?  I will be making these and filling
them with Hershey's Kisses and giving them to several
people as small little Holiday Gifts.

Hope you like my cute little project!

Now on to the blog candy...

There are three amazing sponsors for this hop!

The first sponsor is ME... I'll be giving one lucky winner

a green "Certified Scrap-a-Holic for life" 
scrapbooking t-shirt!  YAY!

www.simplysilhouette.com


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Then, there is Jessica Wilson...
she is giving away a $10 gift certificate to her shop
http://craftinandstampin.ctmh.com/Default.aspx

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And last but not least is our very own

She is giving away a new Petite Perks Stamp from 
Close To My Heart.

http://conniecancrop.ctmh.com

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The blog candy is so easy to win.  All you need to do is...
1. Become a follower of each of the awesome blogs in day 1
and in day 2.  and leave a comment on each of 
the blog  participants letting us know what you liked
best about our projects :)

You will have until 12:00AM Monday to finish this Holiday
hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at 

Be sure to leave your blog love along the way.

Up next on the hop is Alicia 

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way...



Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what other projects
are in store for you on Day 2!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Scrappy Mom's
Terrific Tuesday Challenge
"Tag, You're It!"

Hello Everyone!

Today is the Terrific Tuesday Challenge 

over at Scrappy Mom's.

The theme for this challenge is
"Tag, You're It!"
(Any tag) 

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





I made these last year but couldn't resist
showing them off again this year.

I cut the tags and the Poinsettia both from the 
Silhouette Store..
then finished off with some tulle.

This project was so easy and perfect for a last
minute gift tag or even to use as a 
Christmas ornament for on the tree.

I used the Scrappy Mom's stamp set 
called 
"Subway Art - Holidays!"

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

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

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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Miss Kate Cuttables
and Peachy Keen Stamps
Holiday Co-Hop

***If you're looking for the 12 Days of Christmas 
blog hop, Click HERE!***


Welcome to the Miss Kate Cuttables 
and 
Holiday Co-Hop!
We have a week filled with wonderful
Holiday projects created by our awesome designers!

RULES for Prizes:

Peachy Keen Stamp prize for one lucky blog hopper is a
$25.00 Gift Certificate for each day of comments.
Another lucky blog hopper will win a $75.00 Gift Certificate 
for commenting the whole week and who follows all of the designers blogs.

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Each day you can come to the 
Miss Kate Cuttables Blog or
The Peachy Keen Stamp Blog 
and we'll have the line up for that day!

Comment and follow each of the designers Blogs
to win the MKC file(s) the designer used on
their project for each day of the week. 

Here is my project for today...
(Click on the pic to enlarge)
Front

Side

Angle / Close Up

I used the Layered Snowflake file from Miss Kate Cuttables
and
for the cute little face and my PK-1346 Picture Snow Day Stamps 
from Peachy Keen Stamps for my sentiment.
The background paper in the frame is Echo Park - Keepin' Cozy
that I got from The Royal Castle Shoppe.

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OK!!! Ready for another special announcement?

 As if having an awesome 
Holiday Co-Hop wasn't enough excitement
for everyone ..


It's sooooo easy to apply to be on this awesome Design Team...
Just show us your best Miss Kate Cuttables 
project and put it in a NEW blog post.
You'll need to tag MKC on Facebook and
 #MissKateCuttables on instagram (HERE) 

Show us in your BEST blog post...
Your talent(s) in designing, 
your photo taking abilities, and
Your blog content and social media skills.

Email your direct blog link to your submission project
and your contact info to:

TheScrapbookingQueen1@gmail.com 

You'll have until December 14th
to submit your project to be considered.
The 2015 Design Team will be announced
December 31st 2014.
What are the benefits of being on the
Miss Kate Cuttables Design Team???

*Monthly File Allowance given as a credit voucher
*Daily Freebie access
*Posting right on MKC Blog for all to see
*Co-Hop with Sponsored Companies like we're doing today
and last but not least...
*Access to a private Design Team Facebook Group

Can't wait to see who is going to be on the team for 2015..

12 Days of Christmas
Blog Hop Day 6


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas 
Blog Hop Day 6 . 
This hop will take place November 24th 
through December 5th and 
there will be a new post up by 
8am EST each day. 

This hop will be full of inspiration for 
each of the 12 days...

I'm lucky enough to be the Guest Designer 
for today :)
Here's what I made...

Front

Side

Angle

I hope you liked my project!

Next up is the amazing Scrappin Madge!

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost..

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...
(click on the pic to enlarge)
Front

Side

Angle

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!