Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes....

Today I had some girl-friends over and we had a mini crop. 6 good friends, tons of goodies, pizza, chick flicks and paper crafting. We got to play from 9am-9pm. Thanks to my great husband I was kid-free. During this 12hr crop I only managed to get one layout done. I am usually not that slow, but I did have a few distractions..... my new Niece AnnaSophia, lunch, and movies. :)

During the crop I learned lots of fun things from some of my friends!

First of all Becky found this...... All of you paper crafters that have SureCutsALot or Make The Cut need to check this site. This site has free fonts, shapes, dingbats, theme sets and templates.

Second of all.... As we were scrapping we I was talking about future give-aways and such. There will be a new give-away on Mon. and I have lots of fun ideas coming up.

Third, I would like all of you to join in on my DT challenge with It is a "love bug" challenge and she will be giving away a cricut cartridge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


And the winner is.....

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very cute! Those are great papers!

Please e-mail me your address and I will ship it out ASAP! Enjoy!

I will be doing a give-away in 2 weeks for a corner rounder. More info to come!

Thanks so much Ladies!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine Box and Give-Away!

I made this Valentine Box for fun, it is a paper mache heart box, paper and all embellishments are from this years Crazy Love BoBunny Collection. Just wanted to share! Leave me a comment about what you think, and on Thurs. I will randomly draw a name from the comments and send you 6 pieces of double sided printed BoBunny paper from the collection I used on the box! Thanks!! Good Luck!! Pictures of prize below!

Friday, January 21, 2011

DT member having a Apron giveaway!

Lena's Blog

One of my DT memebers is having a apron giveaway! The apron is very adorable, and so is her blog. Please check it out!

Thanks so much!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Work Space!!

My husband, best friend, her husband and I have been working on getting my daughter's room finished. In the process the dinning room has been turned into a craft-reloading room and the front room has been turned into the dining room... So now I get to show you my new work space! It is going to be so much more room for me to make a mess, oh I mean to craft :) Same thing sometimes!! Let me know what you think ?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday

As part of the Creative Cutter Room design team I would like to share these quick tips with you!

What you will need:
Tip 1

Scrap paper
Circle punch to fit around stamp
Stickles or glitter

Tip 2

Long strips of card stock and pattern paper
decorative punch

I hope you enjoyed my quick tips!

Please feel free to leave your quick tips in the comments below!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Clean-up Clean-up... Everybody clean-up....

One of my projects for today was to clean-up my craft room. As I was cleaning I noticed that most of my cricut mats needed to be re-sticky. Here is what I do and I am so glad that I found out these little tricks... I haven't bought a mat since I learned this! Things you will need: plastic paint scraper (got at the dollar store in a pack of 3 different sizes), sink, dish soap, and zig 2 way jumbo glue stick. I put pictures of the paint scraper and the glue stick to
give you an idea of what I am talking about.

1- I take the clear protector off the mat and go to the kitchen sink.

2- Put the mat on a towel, put a little bit (size of a dime or smaller) of dish soap in the center of the mat and put warm water on mat till there is a soapy layer all over the mat.

3- I let it sit for a couple of minutes, after they have sat for a min or two, they will make all the paper and any fibers that have stuck to the mat soft.

4- Take the paint scraper and run it across the mat a few times. You will notice that the soap will turn a dark color if this is the first time you have done it.

5- Rinse off all the soap and fiber and then set mat in dish drainer or I like to sit my in the dishwasher so I can clean more mats at a time. It should be dry in about an hour or so, and it should be sticky as new :) if not follow step 6.

6- If the mat is still not sticky after that you can put a thin layer of zig 2 way glue on the mat, only on the part of the mat that is suppose to be sticky. Let it dry over night and it will be like new!

I hope this saves you some scrapbook money :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Need a break?? I have the answer!!

Retreat Info.
Creative Cutter Scrapbook Retreats

We offer Loads of Relaxation and a Fantastic Setting to finish your Scrapbooking Pages. Come stay at The Tintic Goldminer's Inn Bed & Breakfast in Eureka, Utah.

Located 20 minutes west of the I-15 Santaquin exit, near the intersection of US 6 and SR 36 --- just 45 minutes from Provo, 1 hour from Tooele, and 1½ hours from Park City, downtown Salt Lake City and the SLC airport. Little Sahara Sand dunes are only 40 minutes away.

This location is peaceful and inspires a nostalgic feeling---perfect for scrapbooking. For pictures of the spacious rooms click HERE.

Retreat Price is only $130.00
Includes: 3 day & 2 night stay, 5 meals, use of the latest scrapbooking tools, Use of 3 Cricut machines w/over 100 different cartridges, everyone is entered into the Grand Prize Drawing and everyone receives a goodie bag.

We now offer 30 minute massages for $35.00 on Saturdays--Pre-registration required to have our licensed masseuse drive up Saturday for your appointment.

Bring your pictures, scrapbooking tote with supplies & come have some real FUN with us!
All Retreats must now be paid in full 30 days prior to Retreat Date chosen.
Reserve your seat today:
Call Cathie (801)699-5006 or email

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Where to buy Cricut Cartridges?

To all my crafty friends, where do you buy your Cricut cartridges? I hope that you don't pay full price. I am all about getting them on sale! Here are a few places that I frequently shop. :) I have 80 cartridges and counting. I look at it this way... You never know when you will need to cut out that one really cute shape, font, and ect. I have a Boy Scout, I am always being prepared :) If you have any sites that I don't have listed please feel free to add them. The more deals the better!
(Just make sure that you are buying from a seller that has a 90% or higher rating, I usually buy from proudparents2005, leaping_lemur, and memorymiser)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Blog Candy!!

Hey Everyone!
Just a little note, once I get to 50 followers I am going to be giving away prizes to 2 random followers! So please tell friends and any crafty people you know to become a follower!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Design Team!

Hey Crafty Friends,
I just found out that I am going to be part of a design team! I am so excited!!! Please look for the link to I have learned so much from Cathie and about my Cricut! I am hoping to have pictures up by the weekend! Thanks for all your support :)