Friday, December 31, 2010

New Stamp Storage System

I wanted to show you all a quick video
on how I store my stamp sets.

It's also an update on my cartridge
storage system.  Some have requested a
smaller system since they only have
20 or so to get them by while
they build their collection.
It was mentioned in the original
cartridge storage video but some said
they would like a quick repeat...

Leave me a comment and let me
know what you think:)


Thank you for Watching:)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sticky Clean Up!!

I wanted to post this video
so you can see how easy it can be to clean
off that yucky sticky stuff
left over from price tags or
whatever other stickers you might
need to remove:)


I hope you all got a good tip out of this.  It really is Amazing!!
Please let me know if you try this and how you like it.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Check out the lucky winners of
the Your Story Blog Hop and
the Thank You Gifts Blog hop!

Sorry I'm so late posting this,
I've been out of commission for
the week!

The winner of the
Pink Tool Set

at My Hideaway
she said...

"This is such an adorable idea!
It turned out beautiful.
I love the ribbon that you used."

The winner of the
Pink Bone Folder

she said...

"Oh my! What a cute idea! I LOVE
your little song book! TFS"
"Hmmm.. I've been thinking  I
need a bone folder!"


The winner of the
MS Glue Gun 

she said...

"I love this purse! The colors work
so well...and how gorgeous is that
ribbon!?  TFS!
I'm a new follower.  Thank you so
much for a chance to win!
Happy Holidays!!"

Please e-mail me your addresses so I can
get your prizes out to you!

Thank you to everyone who hopped along with us on
both of these Awesome hops.  I made a lot of new
friends and hope to make a lot more!

Thank you for being patient on the posted winners,
I've been a little out of commission this past week!

Happy Holidays

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thank You Gifts Blog Hop!

Welcome to the "Thank You Gifts" Blog Hop
Hosted by the Lovely
Joy at http://www.joyslife.com/ and
Ruthie at http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com/ :)

If you hopped to my blog from
are in the right place. If you just happened to stop
by and landed on this Awesome hop, I suggest you hop over to
Joy at http://www.joyslife.com/ and start from the beginning.
You won't want to miss anyone along the way.

For this Blog Hop, Joy thought it would
be great for everyone to come up
with a creative, inexpensive, and easy
holiday gift for a teacher, mail carrier,
bank teller, paper boy, etc...

I decided to create the packaging for the
inexpensive, easy holiday gift...You can
add a $5 gift card, yummy candy, a few cookies,
or whatever you would like
(as long as it fits)

I made this by using the Forever Young
cartridge and cut out the purse at 5.5 inches
I did this on my Gypsy and used the hide feature
function to hide the word that cuts out on the purse.
I cut accent paper to layer on the purse and used
a 1 inch Bell I cut out of the free Christmas Solutions 
cartridge (it was loaded on my Gypsy for registering).
As an extra, I punched out a boarder with my Fiskars
holiday holy punch. 

I placed a piece of velcro under the Bell for the closure
and finished it all off with a pretty holiday ribbon and
My Pink Stamper Rubber Stamps:)

Take a look...





I hope you enjoyed my project for this Blog Hop! 
I had a lot of fun making this one.  I have only
used my Forever Young cartridge once before.

I know, I know you want the candy don't you?
OK, OK...all you have to do to be entered to win
is leave a comment on this post and
become a follower of my Blog.

If you want to visit me often,
grab my blinkie at the top right side
of my blog and post it to yours.  Next time you
want to visit me, just click my blinkie and you'll
be here in a jiffy!

OH! " What is the candy"? you say...
It's really cool...
A Martha Stewart dual temperature glue gun!

Thank you for visiting our Blog hop today and Good Luck
on the blog candy!  I will announce the winner chosen by
Random.org on Monday Night!

Now, time to hop over to the next Blog!
The very talented Lori at

If you are lost, here is the complete list in order...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Your Story Blog Hop!

***Scroll down to see the Blog Candy for the second day:)

Welcome to the first Your Story Blog Hop!

This is your last stop on the hop...
If you're just getting started you should head over
and start from the beginning:)

I hope you've had fun hopping through and seeing
all of the wonderful projects that were made
with this little teenie tiny Your Story machine. 

I also hope you have left a comment on each of the
blogs on this hop.  You don't want to miss out on
winning the Awesome giveaways. 
Provocraft is sponsoring our hop with
a blue Cuttlebug!  I LOVE the blue one:)

After seeing all of the great projects this little
Your Story can make, you're probably thinking...
"Hmmmm....where can I get me one of those?"
Well..., rumor has it that HSN will be airing it again
on December 13th at 2AM EST. 

Now on with my project...This is my first time taking
my little Your Story out of the box. 

I decided to create a Christmas Carol
song book with short versions of
popular Christmas Carols.  This is
a fun project to make with a group of people of
any age.  If you plan to go caroling through
the neighborhood or to hospitals or assisted
living homes, you can create your own book and share
your creation with those that you are singing for.

I have several pictures to share.  Each carol has
it's own image that I cut out from several
cartridges.  I wanted to show you a variety of songs
(not all carols are shown)

Hope you enjoy!

Front cover

Side View

Side View of Pages

Deck the Halls

What Child is This?

Frosty the Snowman

Away in a Manager

Jingle Bells

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Silent Night

The Christmas Song

Last page in the Book

Now on to the Giveaway...
Just leave a comment on this post
and become a follower to be entered
to win this 7 piece pink tool kit.
If you want to visit me often,
grab my blinkie at the top right side
of my blog and post it to yours. Next time you
want to visit me, just click my blinkie and you'll
be here in a jiffy:)

Visit my blog again tomorrow 
and leave a second comment
to be entered to win another piece of candy:)
(I will announce tomorrow)

Special Thanks to Sara Pink Cricut for Hosting
this Hop and inviting me to join!

***Second day Blog Candy...
All you have to do is leave a comment
on how much you LOVE the second
piece of candy...  If you are chosen for the day
one pink tool set you only need to have one comment.
If you are chosen for day two candy, I will need to see two
comments on this post! If this is your first day to the hop,
make sure to leave two comments in order to win the
Pink Bone Folder:)

Here it is...
a Martha Stewart
Pink Bone Folder!
Good Luck!

Monday, December 6, 2010

'Tis The Season Blog Hop / Blog Candy Winner!

Winner, Winner!

I’m happy to announce the winner of

my ‘Tis The Season Blog Hop blog candy:)

Random.org picked lucky number 11

kathlee said...

I love the colors of that card....sooo darn cute! New follower here and I will be happy to take your Blinke and put it in my blog. Stop by and snatch mine anytime! Happy Holidays to you and yours,

Congratulations Kathlee!  Please e-mail me at cricutchick@rocketmail.com your address and what size you want your t-shirt.  I have only Large and X-Large.

Friday, December 3, 2010

'Tis The Season Blog Hop

Welcome to the...

‘Tis The Season Blog Hop
Friday, December 3rd thru Sunday, December 5th
(Hosted by Iva Youngs)

Thank you for hopping along!

If you hopped over from Steff Reed’s
You’re in the right place.
If you just happened to visit my blog,
please feel free to take a look around.
If you want to hop along on the blog hop in order,
Just head over to Iva’s blog at http://www.ivarai.com/ and 
follow along from the beginning…
There are 34 Awesome designers in this hop.
You won't want to miss anyone!

Now…on to my card…
I made this from my new cartridge called
Jolly Holidays.
It’s one of the new Lite cartridges that
were just released on Black Friday.

Jolly Holiday's Cartridge
Misc. Paper
Martha Stewart Icicle punch
Green wire ribbon
Google Eyes
Sara Pink Cricut Winter Fun Stamp Collection

Hope you enjoyed this card!  I had fun making it:)

Are you ready for some Blog Candy????

An Awesome
Certified Scrap-a-holic For Life
T-Shirt (L or XL)

All you need to do is...

Follow my blog
Leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you:)

I will pick a winner using random.org on
Monday, December the 6th. 
Don't forget to check back to see if you're a winner:)
You will have until Saturday, December 11th at
midnight to claim your candy...If it is not claimed,
I will draw a new winner on Sunday, December 12th.

While you're here, check out my cute little Blinkie:) 
It's not required but it would be AWESOME if
you would post it on your blog!

Now...be ready to be amazed
when you hop on over to see
The Fabulous and Very Talented...

Thank you for hopping along and come back to visit!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My New Baby

I think I'm officially CRAZY!

My Black Friday Story

I went to WalMart at midnight to be with all of the other crazy people.  I stood next to the pallet with the new Expressions and the new Cartridges.  When the plastic came off the pallet, I transformed into the Incredible Hulk and muscled my way into the cartridges.  I think I might have even ripped Jolly Holidays from some poor soul's grip. 
Three new carts, in my hands! 

Needless to say, it was a touching moment:) 

I have also had my eye on the Canary Expression since I saw the Black Friday ad So...I turned to the machines and frantically looked for a Canary one.

Not one was anywhere to be found. 

As I stood there in disbelief, I looked down at the last three and can you believe it???...there it was...glowing from the bottom of the pallet. I think it was the only one in the entire shipment. 

I grabbed it faster than I grabbed Jolly Holidays. 

When I returned to my upright position, I looked at my Fiance with such victory only to see him shaking his head "NO".  I guess the fact that I already have two Expressions and an Expression Cake might have been the reason.  Who knows...all I know is that I had to concede about 15 minutes later.
It appears that no amount of explaining was going to
convince him that I NEEDED this 3rd machine. 

As I took that emotional walk to the cash register with my three new carts,
I tried to look at  the bright side. 

At least I got all of the new carts that I wanted RIGHT?

Nahhh...I couldn't concentrate or think of anything else except the Canary Expression and that darn cart that I couldn't have unless I got the Expression.  Sooooo...after many hours of breaking down my Fiance's tolerance, HE finally conceded and Friday afternoon we were off again to WalMart to get my Canary Expression and the Playtime cart. 

"Persistence" I say...

Only...it wasn't looking good for me...the first WalMart, none left...the second WalMart, none left...FINALLY, the third WalMart and I saw it sitting there.  I grabbed it and held it like the infant I never had. 

After a deep breath and a much needed sigh of relief, I had them...
my New Baby and a Playtime cartridge:) 
I have decided to name her "Sally" 

Isn't she Beautiful?

Sally and four new carts...
Oh yeah...
there is the font one that came with it too.

I love the Yellow Mat.  I don't want to use it.

I'm sure many of you relate to this story and get
some comfort from knowing that you're
not alone in this Crazy Crafting World:)

Thank  you for reading!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Box Video Part I and Part II

I have had a few request for a video
on how to make the box/baskets
that I made in my last post.

I promised I would do it
this weekend so here it is...
Part I and Part II


Leave me a comment so I know you were here!

Thanks for watching:)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Baby Girl Box/Baskets

I just love making these! 
I made two of these last night to take to 
a couple of my co-workers that are having
Baby Girls:)

Here are the directions.  Please show me what you make:)

Just wanted to share!

Hope you liked it:)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Holidays Banner

I was very excited to work on this
Banner to put in my Cube at my office! 
I think it will be a great addition to my little
Christmas tree and handmade fireplace. 
Hope you like it:)

I really love this banner.

Please leave me a comment so I know you were here:)

Thank you for looking!


The Santa 2in and the Sleigh 7in were from Joys of the Season...

The reindeer 5.5in, Rudolph 6.25in were from Create a Critter

The Holly/Berry 3in was from Winter Woodland. Have fun!

Hope this helps:) Thanks for looking Everyone!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jeweled Little Girl Gloves

I saw these really cute gloves
on the internet  somewhere
and wanted to try to make them. 
I think they turned out really cute!

Hope you like them:)

Thank you for watching!
Please leave me a comment so I know you were here. 
I love comments!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Storage

This is my very first video ever.
Sorry for all of the blurry
and shaky parts:)
I promise, I'll get better with practice!

Hope you enjoyed my first video. 
Please leave me a comment
so I know you were here:)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wacky Wednesday #12 - Fruit & Veggie Theme!

I was so excited when I saw the theme for
this weeks challenge that
Paula is having over at More Than Favors.

It was the perfect chance for me to use my
New “Fruit & Veggie Puns”
stamp set from My Pink Stamper.

I decided to use the Banana from
Create a Critter cut at 3”.

The rest of the card was made from my
scrap bin so I couldn’t begin to
tell you what the paper is.

Hope you enjoy it!

Front of Card

Side of Card

Inside Peek

Thank you for looking:)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Project

Thanks to Joy at  Joyslife.com , I got the idea to make these great coffins for each of my co-workers.
I ran right out and got the gummy mummies for inside.

Hope you like them;)

Thanks for the idea Joy!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


It's time to announce the WINNERS of the
Breast Cancer Awareness/Girl Power Blog Hop

The winner of the awesome, super soft throw
with a pretty embroidered Pink Ribbon on it is...
Paula Puckett

Paula said...
Love all your cards! "Stamp out breat cancer"
is my favorite. Lost a friend 5 yrs ago to breast cancer.
Still miss her. I'm a new follower and
looking forward to visiting again!

The winner of the PINK CGull tool set is...
Charlotte Cornett

Charlotte said...
 I love ALL of your cards!!! You are Awesome!
Thanks for sharing with us!

The winner of the (L) or (XL) "Scrap Queen" Tshirt is...
Marianne S.

Marianne said...
WOW!! What a wonderful and beautiful set of cards,
for a great cause! I *LOVE* each and every one of them.
Glad to see that your back.
I've been missing your projects,
thank you for sharing.

The winner of the Pink Ribbon Toe Ring Bling is...
Mandy / ScrapBugz

Mandy / ScrapBugz said...
Love the cards. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

OK!  Now you know who the winners are. 
Please contact me within 3 days with
your mailing address.

Thank you to everyone who participated in
this blog hop!  I can't wait to see you
all again soon!