Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gypsy Update Blog Hop (Smiley Cards)

Welcome to my blog! I was fortunate to be one of the Cricut Circle Members chosen to get the Gypsy Promo update early. For those of you who don't know, Provo Craft is letting everyone who owns and registers their Gypsy receive six cartridges absolutely free. In this update it includes one of their newest digital cartridges that is exclusive to the Gypsy, Smiley Cards. Everyone has until October 31, 2010 to register their Gypsy to be eligible to receive the update scheduled for Nov. 1.

A couple of other ladies and I who were able to receive the update decided to do a blog hop. It's just to let you see what kind of things you can do with it. The images are so adorable, and the layering is simple and easy to do.

To start at the beginning click HERE at Crazy About Cricut's site and follow the blog trail. You should have arrived from Cara's blog. If you get lost, here are the links to everyone participating in the hop. (me)


The first card is a shaped card I made using the candy corn shape and welding the two together. I also used the card feature to make a quick envelope.

The second card is a circle card also cut out using the card feature. I then used one of the happy face emoticons. The balloons and phrases are also a part of the creative features.

Now for some blog candy. Simply leave me a comment and I will let chose a winner on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. I would also love it if you became a follower to my blog.

I am giving away a five piece sampler of my Soy Donut Melts. Each will come individually wrapped. These are wax tarts that can be used in a tart warmer or burner. The scents include: Sweet Orange & Chili Pepper, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Spiced Cranberry, Cinnamon Sticks, and Peppermint Bark.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Cricut Smiley Cards

YAY!!!! I was one of the lucky ones chosen to be able to be one of the first to download the newest Smiley cards cartridge. It is adorable!!!! Tons of features on this cartridge.

Soooo, if you have a Gypsy, make sure you register your Gypsy by the end of the day on October 31, 2010 to be eligible to download the cartridge starting Nov. 1. You won't be sorry.

Monday, October 18, 2010

And the winner is...... (second time around)

Well the time to claim the prize has passed and I had to chose another winner of the Bo Bunny Whoo-ligans paper pack. So her we go.

The winner is:

Susan said...

Your halloween mini album is fabulous!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Susan (Drivingdiva Design)

Congratulations Susan. You will have one week to claim your prize.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gypsy Promotion

Did you hear the exciting news from Provocraft. If you have a Gypsy or are planning to buy a Gypsy, now is the time. All of the information is listed below.

Buy and register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and receive 6 free cartridges downloaded to your Gypsy – including the exclusive, all-new "Smiley Cards" cartridge (and don't forget about Gypsy Wanderings and Gypsy font cartridges that come pre-loaded on the machine). It's a $419 value!

Free cartridges include:
 Smiley Cards (new and exclusive to this promotion)
 Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (not available in retail)
 Christmas (not available in retail)
 Blackletter (not available in retail)
 Printing Press (not available in retail)
 Indie Art (not available in retail)

All current Gypsy owners included! Simply register your Gypsy by October 31, 2010 and get access to all downloads. Register at
Downloads will be available through a special update to your Gypsy starting November 1st.

New Gypsy cartridge downloads are easy! Just connect your Gypsy to your computer and you'll automatically be prompted how to start. In just a few steps, you'll be able to download all six cartridges containing thousands of images! And with Gypsy, you'll have all the cartridge artwork and keypad overlays on your Gypsy screen, so there's no actual cartridge, handbook, or packaging.

You only have a few weeks. Don't miss out!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Two days left

Hi Everyone,

There are only two days left for "Momof5" to claim her prize. If anyone knows her please contact her to let her know she has a couple of days left. If she doesn't claim it I will have to pick another winner.


Monday, October 11, 2010

And the winner is......

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Halloween Blog Hop. I hope you had a lot of fun because I know I did. My goal was to inspire you to go and create something fun.

Now on the part you have been waiting for. The winner of the Bo Bunny Whoo-ligans paper set is:


Amazing work! You are amazingly creative, just such a cool idea. I am going to have to "borrow" your idea with the witch legs. My daughter will be Dorothy this year, so it would look so cute on the page! Thanks for sharing"

Momof5 please contact me with your information so I can get the prize package out to you. You will have one week to claim your prize. After that time I will have choose another person.

Again, thank you to everyone who stopped by. I truly appreciate all of the wonderful comments. Be sure to come back, I will have lots of fun things going on.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Haunted Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog! If you're here for the Haunted Halloween Blog Hop you're in the right place! There are 22 blogs participating in the hop today. To start at the beginning click HERE at Janice's site and follow the blog trail. You should have arrived from Lauren's blog.

I wanted to make a video, but my video camera decided to act up. Anyway, for my project I decided to do a very simple Mini Tag Album. The papers used are from the Midnight Spell pack. Most of the embellishments are from Recollections. The others are things that I had from other projects. The ribbon is from Oriental Trading. :)


I made the album using the Cricut Expression. I used Tags, Bags, Boxes & more. The album features paper by DCWV Midnight Spell paper. I have glittered flowers with a small rhinestone in the center. The flourish and the Happy Halloween sentiment is from Recollections. I also added some ribbons tied to two binder rings.

Here is a photo of the next two pages.

On this page there I have a small envelope which holds a smaller tag that could be used for a journal.

This page I used the Oct. 31 cartridge to cut out the pumpkin face. The candy corn are small borders from K & Co.

The pumpkin opens up to reveal space for either photos or journaling.

A look at the next two pages.

This page looks like a witch is stuck under the card.

When you open the card it has space for photos or journaling.

This page has a space for a photo. It has a cute pumpkin that has spilled its candy.

A look at the next two pages.

This page has another envelope and tag for journaling.

A spooky cat watches over this page. There is space for a small photo and another envelope and tag for journaling.

The next two pages.

Glittery candy corn are along the side.

Space for photos and journaling.

A ghost watches over this page which features a photo area and another envelope and tag.

This page has a large area for a photo. The corners of the photo mat have a skull, candy corn, star, and frog.

Here is another photo mat area which was cut from the October 31 cartridge. There is also a spider hanging from a web.

This opens up to reveal the space for the photos or journaling.

The end.

I hope that my project has inspired you to make something for yourself or for a friend.


If you get a little off the trail you can find your way by looking at the blogs below. - TheScrapbookGirl - Josy - JenniferHawkins2 - Esthrmend - Nonnasscraps lechristina3 - <------(me) Crafty Scentiments -gonescrappin -seaswan - SuzySunshine Bits-N-peices - AmyS - poohbearbaby - Mandy -ScrappidyAshy -WamFamily - Cricutloft - angiegypsy - Scrappinformyfamily! - Kreimers - DarcyBeeler

*Blog Candy*

I am giving away a paper collection by Bo-Bunny. It's Whoo-ligans paper and stickers collection. To enter for your chance to win become a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post about Halloween and a way for me to contact you. You have until Sunday, October 10 at 11:59 pm (Central Time) to enter. I will pick a winner through on Monday October 11th and announce the winner. The gift set will also be mailed to you early next week.

You will receive:
1. six sheets of 12 x 12 papers (double-sided)
2. one 12 x 12 sheet of cut-outs (double_sided)
3. one 12 x 12 sheet of tags (double-sided)
4. one 12 x 12 sheet of combo stickers ( 2 colors of alphabet stickers, borders, sentiments, etc)

Enjoy yourself and the next blog on the hop is the talented Colleen at

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blog Hop

Come join us on October 9th for some Halloween inspiration! You'll be amazed at all of the talent that these ladies have. There will be something for everyone on this
hop! Tons of blog candy will be given away as well.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Halloween Scents

Well, it's October and time for Halloween. This month I will feature items that celebrate that holiday. My first item is one of the Halloween scent samplers that I have listed in my Etsy shop. It contains 4 donut shaped fragrance melts. Each one will give you hours of fragrance. Stop by and check out other fun stuff I have listed.