Monday, November 29, 2010

Cricut Ornamental Iron Cards & Video

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

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Special thanks to...

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
2. Sarah of
3. Tisha of
4. Renee of
5. Lori of
6. Robin of
7. njgramma
8. Sentimental Scrapper

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Blog Hop

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 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 <----me

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 Toe game of my favorite thing that I want for Christmas.

The Tic Tac Toe board is designed from the new cartridge Paper Lace. I found a cute cut that had the perfect amount of holes needed to play the game. The font is cut from Paper Lace as well.

So you might ask what is on my list. Well anything Cricut of course. I cut the boy and girl Bug Heads from the Car Decals cartridge. Do you think they will get the hint that I want something Cricut?

Even if I let them win, I hope I win in the end and receive some of the new goodies from Provo Craft.

The blog candy that I am giving away will be a 3 pack of my Home Fragrance Oils. I thought this would be a great way to put you in the Christmas mood. You will receive 3 different oils scented in Gingerbread Cookies, Fresh Brewed Coffee, and Eggnog . To be eligible to win the candy, please leave me a comment and I will let pick a winner on Cyber Monday. I would love it if you would become a follower. (picture shown is different than what you will receive)

And now on to the next stop in our hop.

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 52

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.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

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
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 number listed, no website was listed on the infomercial.

However, before you jump up to buy it, here is a break down of the cost. If you decide to purchase this offer you can break it up into four (4) payments. Here is how it will go:
1) $24.99 for S&H (DVD set)
2) $35.00 for S&H (Cricut machine)
3) $54.00 for (1st months payment)
4) $15.00 for (tax - % depending on your area)
5) $15.00 for (processing fee to use the monthly installment payments)

The total amount above will be what you would have to pay when you order.

6) $54.00 for (the next three months)

OR you can make 1 payment of approx. $294. You can decide to get just the DVD set if you already own any of the Cricut machines, but they are only going to deduct the $35. for the S&H. Your new total would $256 (cost may vary slightly depending on the tax charged in your area).

So you would receive the box set of 10 DVD's (all at once, not monthly), DVD with Tips & Tricks, Original Cricut Cutter, Ultimate Creative Series Sampler cartridge (all of the images used to make the projects are on the cartridge).

WOW!!!!!!! That is a lot of money. There are tons of new ideas but only you can decide if it is worth it. Hope this helps in your decision making.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Your Story Mini

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.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas with a Twist Blog Hop

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.

I decided to make a Mini Word Chipboard Album. It consists of five (5) pages of what every child wants for Christmas, TOYS.

Front view of album.

Another view. Let's play

I think just about every child has had a stacker toy.
Also a nice area for a photo

Here you will find spaces for photos.
You can easily slide them in from the top

More spots for photos and also some tags for
journaling. Remember those keys, just about
every child had these.

The final page show a large space for photos
with a cute Jack-in-the-box.
There is also a mini album inside the happy
holidays area. Lots of room for photos or journaling.

Thanks for stopping by. Now on to Lori's blog.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Cards

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.

Monday, November 1, 2010

WINNER: Gypsy Update Blog Hop (Smiley Cards)

I want to thank everyone who participated in our quickie Blog Hop. I truly appreciate all of the wonderful comments. I hope everyone had fun. I also hope that all of the glitches on the Cricut site will be worked out soon so everyone will be able to download the cartridges and start creating.

The winner of the Soy Donut Melts is:
live well laugh often love always

fall is in the air with the sweet smells of cinnamon, orange, cranberry and pumpkin when soon after peppermint the smell of christmas!!!

will some day hope to own a gypsy

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.

Thanks everyone.