Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More glitter balls

Well I have been on a glitter ball making trip the last couple weeks and can't seem to stop. I think I have finally made enough for my tree; know I just need to make a couple for my table centerpiece and I am completely done. Then I decided to make a few sets for Christmas gifts. Now remember these are not complete yet I still have to add the vinyl designs and ribbon but could not wait to show them off. I have several friends that love LSU and the Saints so these are for them. The colors are a little different than what the pictures show due to my flash on my camera. They look amazing in person!


I know, I know...it is too early for Christmas but someone posted on the Cricut Messageboard that Christmas was only like 10 weeks away and it got me into the Christmas spirit. I wanted to make sure I got all the glitter balls made that I would need for my tree and since I am using a new tree this year I wasn't sure how many I would need and how many regular ornaments I would need...so I just put the tree up in my studio and started decorating. I am not complete with it. I still have to make my bow topper with streamers for the tree and add my mesh into the tree but it is definitely coming along!
I was going to take it down once I got all the decorations made for it until Christmas but it looks so good in my studio and it is out of the way so it will most likely stay here until Thanksgiving and then I will move it to the living room! :) So what does everyone think of my tree? Does it need anything else? Any Suggestions? Should I leave it up in my studio until time for Christmas or should I take it down?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Glitter Ornaments

I discovered the glitter ornaments last year and fell in love with them. But by the time I discovered them I had already decorated my house and bought and made everyone's Christmas gifts for the year so I had to wait until this year to really make them. I made one to just play around with it and to see how they turned out before starting mine for my tree this year. It turned out cute so I started on mine and they look even better than the first one. This year I am going with a white tree instead of the traditional green tree and even changed up my style of ornaments all together. I wasn't sure how my husband would feel about the new style since they are a little "girlie" but once he discovered our girls loved them he was okay with them. I am going to show pictures of my first glitter ball, then my new style ornaments and the glitter balls I have made to match so far. I still am not done with my glitter balls but until my silver vinyl comes in and ribbon I ordered I can't go no further. Let me know what you all think of my new decorations!

I - Rock

I finally got myself an I-Rock and gems! I kept telling myself I did not need one but every time I turned around someone was talking about it or using it making a very pretty project so I just had to go out and get one. I have tried it on a card so far and I am actually glad I went ahead and got it.

First Vinyl Cuts

Well I decided to give vinyl a try with my Expression for the first time. But of course I did not start off with an easy task. I had to make 80 of these little designs and it was a job (literally a paid job)! It was definitely a learning experience for me and now I am pretty good at cutting vinyl. It took me about a day to get the design like I wanted and on the mat on Design Studio like I needed it and then about 3 days to cut them all and fix them on transfer tape and package them up for resell. The lady that ordered them loved them especially the hot pink and lime green. I did 5 different color sets but those 2 colors were my favorite and really pop in the car windows.
And I must say if felt good to actual make money off my favorite thing "crafting"! Out of the last 5 years this was my first paid job to do and I am so proud of myself. And I already have another job lined up to do.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My New Cricut Imagine!!!

Well I am late to post this so sorry! I ordered the Cricut Imagine on the HSN launch and after a week of waiting on it UPS delivered it. I immediately grabbed my camera as I got ready to open it and started snapping away. And boy is it heavy! But I am so in love with it. I am so glad I decided to go ahead and get it. It did not take long at all to have it set up and going neither. The ink was easy to load and the machine updated fairly fast. I have been playing with it ever since I got it so that I could learn all I can about it. I am loving the printing part. I have made several things in the last couple days and will be posting pics soon of it all. Here are my pics of my new Imagine.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Finally after 3 days of changing and looking through background designs I think I finally have the background I love! Let me know what you all think!
Well I worked with vinyl all day yesterday and I am finally starting to get the hang of it. I was even able to make a car window design and sold it for $20 yesterday evening to my Aunt, and she called me once she got home and needs another one for a friend. I am so happy! I need to take a pic to share with you all but believe me it was nothing fancy.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sorry I have not been keeping my blog updated! I have been so busy here lately. My family stays busy during the summer with my girls being home and vacation and all the activities we do so being creative during the summer is sometimes impossible! But my girls went back to school August 12th and I have pretty much gotten them back use to their school routines. It is hard to believe my oldest is in 5th grade and my youngest is in 1st grade.
I decided to completely re-do my scraproom during the last month and it is looking great. My sweet husband painted my room a light pink, Capricious Pink, and it looks perfect. I am having custom cabinets built for my room and they should be ready within the next week. I can't wait! I am going to have an island where I will do my main work and a cutting station for my Cricut Expression, Cake, Cuttlebug and other cutting machines. And above my cutting station will be several shelves that will be the home to my 131 (and counting) cricut cartridges. Don't worry I plan to show you all the pictures once it is done. I am really looking forward to seeing the completed project myself!
I also plan to post everyday from now on and also plan on starting videos of my own.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Martha Stewart Cricut Cake

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I am so excited to see more about this at CHA in Chicago the end of the month. I wonder if they will be unveiling something else as well. We had a lot of guesses about cartridges coming out and seems that we were on the right path. It seems that Provocraft is heading down an exclusive road which we have seen with carts only available in certain retailers. I wonder if this will be the new trend. I hope they do not forget the international market because they seem to be creating less competition to purchase the carts which will keep the prices up but, this can also mean that less carts are sold. I guess they have analyzed their economics and the laws of supply and demand.

In addition to the Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition, there will also be three Cartridges with Martha Stewart Designs. The cartridges are: "All Occasions," "Elegant," and "Seasonal Cake Art."

Photo provided by Jinger

Martha Stewart Debuts Live at HSN on July 19

Martha to Feature Popular Martha Stewart Crafts™ Line and to Introduce New Cricut Cake® Martha Stewart Crafts™ Edition with Provo Craft

Debut Part of HSN’s Exciting Month-Long 33rd Birthday Celebration

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah & ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading multi-channel retailer HSN and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia today announced the debut of Martha Stewart live at HSN on July 19. The business impresario and lifestyle icon will bring her expertise to HSN during a special series of shows showcasing Martha Stewart Crafts™ products.

“Our Martha Stewart Crafts line is so innovative, that we have decided to partner with HSN to provide consumers with a new set of tools that will forever change the way they craft and create”.

During her appearance, Martha will also introduce the Cricut Cake® Martha Stewart Crafts™ Edition, an easy-to-use, cake decorating machine and electronic cutter that precisely cuts gum paste, frosting sheets, and much more. Developed by the creative innovators at Provo Craft, the new machine, which is co-branded with Cricut Cake and Martha Stewart Crafts brands and comes with unique Martha Stewart-designed cartridges, will launch exclusively on HSN.

“Our Martha Stewart Crafts line is so innovative, that we have decided to partner with HSN to provide consumers with a new set of tools that will forever change the way they craft and create,” said Martha Stewart, founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. “In addition, our new Martha Stewart Crafts Edition Cricut Cake machine will enable home cooks to transform the things they bake into works of art and wonder. I look forward to July 19 when we will present our unique products on HSN.”

“We are thrilled to develop a long-term partnership with a lifestyle icon like Martha Stewart who is an inspiration to fans everywhere,” said Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. “We are confident Martha’s innovative products will resonate with a growing number of HSN customers who look to us as a crafting destination.”

“We’re very happy to be partnering with Martha Stewart,” said Jim Thornton, CEO of Provo Craft. “Together, we’ve paired the successful Cricut Cake technology with Martha Stewart’s revered style and design. Our goal is to remove the challenges that keep people from being creative, and we’ve done just that with our Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition. We can’t wait to see what people will make once they have it in their hands.”

Joining Martha on-air on HSN will be Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia crafting expert Alex Perruzzi, who will help demonstrate the many creative items being presented throughout the day. Key items from the Martha Stewart Crafts line include the Martha Stewart Crafts Punch and Stamp Kit, Large Circle Cutter, a 24-pk Iridescent Glitter Kit, the Scoreboard Kit, Essential Tool Kit, Essential Glitter Kit, and the Essential Punch Kit. Following Ms. Stewart’s debut in July, HSN will continue to offer customers valuable crafting tips and new innovations from her popular Martha Stewart Crafts line throughout the fall.

The new Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition gives everyday decorators, as well as professionals, the ability to create edible masterpieces such as elegant wedding cakes, charming birthday cakes, and themed cookies or cupcakes for any occasion. The machine saves time cutting unique shapes, designs, and fonts from sheets of gum paste, fondant, cookie dough and other edible materials that would otherwise take hours with various individual cutters. Cricut cartridges with creative new designs from Martha and her team are available exclusively for purchase during the launch on HSN.

Fans can sign up for when-to-watch emails and learn more about Martha Stewart’s upcoming HSN debut at www.hsn.com, key word: Martha Stewart.

For more information on Martha Stewart Crafts visit: http://www.marthastewartcrafts.com and for more information on Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition visit http://www.marthastewart.com, or www.cricutcake.com. Images are also available for the press.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Finally...I finally received my CC package yesterday evening! And finally the CC MB is up and going! I am so happy...been posting away on out new MB. I am so loving the new French Manor cartridge too.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you all have a safe, happy 4th! We don't have huge plans but we will be swimming relaxing around the house and cooking out. Then this evening we will have fireworks, bonfire with hotdogs and marshmallows with the kids. This is our first year just being the four of us relaxing at home and celebrating as a family. I am enjoying it so far.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I knew I wanted to join the Cricut Circle ever since I got my invite but did not think I was going to be able because of funds. But I managed to join at the last minute and I am so happy! I am now a premiere charter member of the circle.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Well still not finished cleaning out and going through stuff but that has not stopped me from shopping for new scrapbook stuff. My anniversary was last week so this past weekend I got a free shopping spree. I got 5 more Cricut Lite carts: Lovely Floral, B is for Boy, Bloom, Carousel and Handy Man. Also got Cricut Solutions Independence and Summer Vacation. Then went to M's and they had a lot on clearance and was able to get 5 Cuttlebug alphabets for $5 each. I love getting new scrapbook stuff now to hurry and clean up this mess so I can play with them all.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I have been cleaning out and re-arranging my scrapbook room all week and that is a BIG job. While doing this I decided to count my cricut cartridges and could not believe how many I have now. I now have 110 cartridges! 5 of which are the new Cricut Lites and yes I want the rest of them. My goal is to one day have all the carts! But I still have a long way to go.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Been so long since I updated my blog, so sorry! I have had a lot going on in life but things are starting to return to normal. I plan on getting caught back up in the scrapping world as soon as possible.