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Smiley Cards Handbook

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Great news. For everyone who was able to receive the free download of the Gypsy Cricut cartridge "Smiley Cards" there is a handbook that is now available.




Go to the link below for the complete book.

http://www.cricut.com/res/handbooks/SmileyCards.pdf

Merry Christmas

I'd like to wish everyone a very...

MerryChristmas!!!

Shall We Dance Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am participating in a blog hop using the Cricut cartridge that is exclusive to Cricut Circle Members. It's a cartridge called Shall We Dance. This cartridge will remind you of the Cricut Lite cartridge called Twinkle Toes. It has some beautiful images for anyone who is interested in dance.

Please look around if you are just stopping by my blog. However, if you would like to join in on the fun and see what these amazing ladies have created, start at the beginning of the hop at greengirl's blog. She has done a wonderful job of putting this hop together. If you are following along, you should have arrived from Kristen's blog.


For my project I decided to make a set of luminaries. I used George & Basic Shapes to get a square. I used the tag 1 feature of the Shall We Dance cartridge to get the sides of the luminary. I used the Gypsy to design it. I sized everything at 3 inches on real dial size.




After I welded the tags to the base square …

Shall We Dance Blog Hop

Stop by and join us this Saturday, December 18, for a blog hop featuring the exclusive Cricut Circle Cartridge, "Shall We Dance" This hop is the creation of Green Girl. Lots of exciting projects are being featured.

Winner of Christmas Wishes Blog Hop

Wow!!! That was a great hop. I had so much fun. I want to thank Kathryn for putting together such a great hop. She did an amazing job.

Now on to what you've been waiting for. The winner of the blog candy, a variety set of twine is...

TeacherMom said... Cute, cute, cute!! I teach grade one and the kids would love to see that sitting on my desk. You sure you don't want to send it to me???? hee hee. Thanks for the idea. It's really very sweet. The blog hop is great!!
I will be sending you an email. Thanks so much for participating.

Coming Soon...

I just wanted everyone to be on the lookout for the New Year's Day Blog Hop coming on New Year's day. I have put together a group of talented ladies who are anxious to showcase their creations. Many will be offering Blog Candy as well.

Stay tuned for more details.

Holiday Wishes Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to the Holiday Wishes Blog Hop. If you are here for the Blog Hop then you are in the right place! If you are just visiting my blog and would like to join in on all of the fun, please be sure to visit Kathryn's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop. You should have arrived from Jennifer's Blog. After you leave my site you will be going to Janice's blog.

This is going to be a great event. So be sure to stop by everyone's site to enjoy the amazing new projects they have put together for you.

Here is a list of the participating blogs...
1) Wamfamily - http://wamfamily.blogspot.com
2) Scrappin Nanapuddin - http://Scrappin-Nanapuddin.blogspot.com
3) Mandy - http://mandys-scrap.blogspot.com
4) Jennifer - http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot.com/
5) CraftyScentiments - http://www.Craftyscentiments.com<--- Me
6) TheScrapbookGirl - http://www.cricutconfessions.com
7) Lechristina3 - http://allthingscrafty3.blogspot.com
8) ABrooks86 - http://almabro…

Christmas Blog Hop Winner

I want to thank everyone who participated in our 2-day Christmas Blog Hop. I appreciate all of the wonderful comments. I hope everyone had fun and I want to thank Josy for putting together a fabulous hop.
The winner is...
Jamie said... love this card... the diamonds are awesome they really help the colors pop. thanks for sharing.
-jamie

I will be contacting you to get your information so I can get the prize out to you.

Thanks everyone

Christmas Blog Hop Day 2

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Hi Everyone. Welcome back to my blog and welcome another day of the Christmas Blog Hop. If you are here for the Christmas Blog Hop then you are in the right place! If you are just visiting my blog and would like to join in on all of the fun, please be sure to visit Josy's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop. You should have arrived from Bobbi's Hobbies Blog and after my blog you will be going to Kreimers blog.

This is a two (2) day event. If you missed the wonderful projects posted yesterday, just scroll down to view them. We have a terrific group of ladies who have put together some amazing projects to get you in the spirit of Christmas.


Here is a list of the ladies who are participating in the hop.
1. Josy http://josyscraftcorner.blogspot.com/
2. The Scrapbook Girl http://www.cricutconfessions.com/
3. 1 squirrely girl www.nutsaboutcuts.com
4. Pooh bear baby http://www.looneybugdesigns.com
5. Mandy http://mandys-scrap.blogspot.com/
6. Shawnee stamper h…

Christmas Blog Hop Day 1

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to day 1 of the Christmas Blog Hop. If you are here for the Christmas Blog Hop then you are in the right place! If you are just visiting my blog and would like to join in on all of the fun, please be sure to visit Josy's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop. You should have arrived from Bobbi's Hobbies Blog and after my blog you will be going to Kreimers blog.

This is going to be a two (2) day event. So be sure to stop by on both days to enjoy the new projects that will be featured. We have a terrific group of ladies who have put together some amazing projects to get you in the spirit of Christmas.


Here is a list of the ladies who are participating in the hop.
1. Josy http://josyscraftcorner.blogspot.com/
2. The Scrapbook Girl http://www.cricutconfessions.com/
3. 1 squirrely girl www.nutsaboutcuts.com
4. Pooh bear baby http://www.looneybugdesigns.com
5. Mandy http://mandys-scrap.blogspot.com/
6. Shawnee stamper http://www.paperfrolic…

Imagination Monday Gift Challenge

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Emma of My Creative time, and Sarah of Pink Cricut host a challenge every other week using the Imagine machine. The call it "Imagine-Nation Monday". The challenge this time was to create a gift for someone using your Imagine. It can be ANY thing you would give as a gift to someone for Christmas, birthday, baby shower, anniversary, etc....... I decided to make a gift box and inside I made some "Scented Cookie Melts" in a Gingerbread Cookies scent.

I used the imagine to cut the box from the Wild Card cartridge. I used patterns from the Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge. It was so easy to do. All you have to do is pick your image, pick the pattern paper and chose the size and cut.

The "Scented Cookie Melts" are made from Soy wax and the are meant to be used in a candle warmer or in a tart burner. The yummy scent is released in the air and it smells just like Gingerbread Cookies.





Cricut Cardz Challenge # 53

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Here is my entry in this week's challenge from the Cricut Cardz Challenge Blog (#53). For the challenge this week we could make a set (2 or more) of 3x3 Christmas gift cards, or a set of (2 or more) of Christmas gift tags using any cartridges and use any colors we wanted. I chose to make a set of gift cards.


Recipe:
Recollections paper
Pattern paper from Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge
Die cuts from When It's Cold Outside


Snowmen

Gingerbread Men

Nativity Scene

If you have this cartridge, then you know that the cuts can be a little tricky to cut out so small. It is much easier to cut if you use a newer blade and mat.

Cricut Ornamental Iron Cards & Video

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Here are a few cards from I made from the new Cricut cartridge, Ornamental Iron. I've been waiting to play with this one. I just love the intricate cuts that are on this cartridge. I decided to keep the cards very simple. I didn't use any embellishments on them.

Here's a video I made.





Another view

Black Friday Winner

I want to thank everyone who participated in our Black Friday Blog Hop. I truly appreciate all of the wonderful comments. I hope everyone had fun. I want to thank for putting together a fabulous hop.

The winner of the 3 pack of Fragrance oils is:

A Scrap Above said...

How cute! I love this game, very festive!
I am already a follower of your blog.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

I will be contacting you to get your information so I can get the prize out to you.

Thanks everyone


Special thanks to...

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I would like to thank Summer & Jennifer of Cricut Diaries and also to Mrs. Green at Green Girl Scraps for awarding me the Stylish Blogger Award.


This is a pay-it-forward style award. Here are the rules:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

So here are 8 things about myself:
1. I am a night owl .
2. I am a craft-a-holic.
3. I have a pair of reading glasses in every room of the house.
4. My favorite color is royal blue.
5. I have more cartridges than I care to admit.
6. My favorite holiday is Christmas.
7. My favorite food is Chicken.
8. I bought my Expression bundle from HSN during National Craft Month in 2009.

Here are the 8 bloggers I would like to share this award with:
This was tough to pick, there were so many to choose from.

1. Tina of http://thecrippledcricut.blogspot.com/
2. Sarah of http://simplyshaddock.blog…

Black Friday Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone, Welcome to Crafty Scentiments and the Black Friday Blog Hop! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com and start at the beginning. Each blog has created a project centered around the shopping or using the colors black and green. Be sure to visit each blog for inspiration and fun blog candy!

Here are a list of persons in the hop

www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
www.gabycreates.com/
www.pinkcricut.com/
www.caramiller.com/
www.almabrooksblog.blogspot.com/
www.love4stamps.blogspot.com
www.abusyplace.blogspot.com/
www.jdscricuteering.blogspot.com/
www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com<----me
www.scrappinwithmybug.com/
www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com/
www.craftypinknaynay.blogspot.com


Well Thanksgiving is over, and now on to the shopping. I thought this would be a great way to spend more time with your family and play a game or two. I decided to make a Tic Tac …

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 52

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Here is a card I created for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #52. The challenge was to create a Christmas themed card with words only, no images. We were able to use any cartridge and use any colors we wanted.

I decided to use the sentiments from the Christmas cartridge. This is an A2 size card. The paper is from DCWV's Holiday stack that came out last year. The sentiments was cut @ 1.2 inches. I added some Martha Stewart glitter to give it a little bling.



Provo Craft Ultimate Creative Series DVD Set

Did you get a chance to view the new infomercial by Provo Craft. I was able to see it this morning and it is called the Ultimate Creative Series. It is a set of ten (10) DVD's that feature the most popular things that can be done with the Cricut. The projects are absolutely amazing. They are all brand new, never seen before.

Each DVD is devoted to one subject. They are (in no particular order)
Home Decor
Fabric & Needle Art
Creative Card Making
Stenciling
Gift Giving
Vinyl Lettering
Glass Etching
Paper Crafting
Wood & Clay
Scrapbook Pages

The DVD set contains approximately 100 projects that you can do. The set also comes with a free DVD full of Tips & Tricks. Oh, did I mention that it also come with a free Cricut Personal Cutter. That's right for a limited time if you decide to purchase the set, you can get a free Cricut Baby Bug. The infomercial says you can get it home for a payment of $24.99 for Shipping & Handling (other payments will apply). There was only a phone num…

Your Story Mini

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I wanted everyone to see what I got yesterday. It's the Your Story Mini. It is so cute. Very small and portable. It's so light and small, you could carry it in your purse to your next crop. I also got 2 extra packs of glue strips.



Very small and compact.


I placed a booklet inside the so you can
get an idea of the actual size.


Here is the side view. You will place your booklet
inside the chamber in the back to let it cool.


All of the covers are made from cardstock that has a shimmer to it.




I haven't had the chance to play with it yet. I plan on making a small album today and I will try to post a video soon.

Christmas with a Twist Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to the Christmas with a Twist Blog Hop. If you happened upon my blog, please make sure to go to to start from the at Jennifer's blog here. If you are following the blog hop you should have arrived here from Kristen's blog.

The purpose of our projects are to make an item for Christmas, that doesn't include the traditional items such as Santa, Reindeer, Trees, etc. This was very challenging, but I think I did a pretty good job. You will find that all of the ladies did a wonderful job to inspire you for the holidays.

Here is a list of wonderful designers that are participating in the blog hop today.

http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com http://craftyscentiments.blogspot.com <------- me http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com http://scrappin-nanapuddin.blogspot.com http://greengirlscraps.blogspot.com http://seaswancreations.blogspot.com http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

I decided to make a Mini Word Chipboard A…

New Cards

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Here are a couple of birthday cards that I made. The first one I used the cartridge Country Life for the banners. Super simple and super fast to make.



Here is a card that I made with the new Smiley cartridge. All of the images on this cartridge are really fun and cute.