Feb 26, 2011

February Scrapbooking Class video (episode 90)

hey friends,

it took a while but here it is the video/

You can find the full supply list for this class here, as well as information on purchasing kits for my past and future scrapbooking kits.




I added a few extra embellishments and decided to move the placement of my diecut little girl from where I put it in the video. I think it looks much better this way. The fabric brads as well as the thick pink ribbon are from Stampin Up. I also added a ton of Opal Glitter Glue all over the diecuts. I love how fun and glittery it is.





To qualify to win one of the 3 giveaways mention in my video please make sure you're a follower and leave a comment on this blog post.


As well As I have a winner for my February Challenges to announce. the Winner of Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge is



make sure you jot me a quick email within 5 business days with your shipping address so I can get your package out to you.
Thank you to EVERYOne who took the time to enter the challenges this past month, I was so excited to see you push yourselves out of the box for the valentine's not a card challenge as well as try something new with the interactive cards challenge. Make sure to join us Wednesday for a new Challenge, a new guest designer and a new prize!!!


Once again the kits will go on sale starting March 1st in my new store.

Also if you create a project inspired by my class make sure you link it up below






Feb 25, 2011

Live Chat w/ Cristina






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Feb Scrapbook Class News

Hey there friends,

I just got word of a scheduling conflict in my household (no DH) therefore I won't be able to have my class live for you all :( What I am going to instead is record the Class as a youtube video and am going to aim to have that posted on here by 10pm tonight EST for you to watch instead. It would be nearly impossible for me to watch my daughter AND host a live class, so this is the best I am going to be able to do tonight.

I am going to put in as much detail about completing the layout as I possibly can so that you will be able to complete your layouts at your own leisure. I Sincerly aplogize about this but there is nothing I can do about it. I'm super dissapointed myself because this is usually my free time I get to communicate with you and answer your questions in real time.

Since I was planning on having 3 giveaways during the course of my class I am going to offer them up on my blog post with my video and all you will have to do is  Comment about my class (leave some feedback) or leave a question you had for me to answer for you, in order to have a chance to win one of the 3 prizes.

I will post up a chatango Chat room on my website for you ladies to use to chat with each other since I know that is something you like to do during my classes.





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Feb 24, 2011

February Ustream Class Supply List

Hey Ladies,

I am so sorry this is so late. I have been having a heck of a time getting things done for my blog when my mind keeps juming back to deadlines for my craft show.

here is the basic Supply List for my class

Photos:
(2) 5x5 photos or you can exchange for (3) 6x4 photos
(1) 5x7 photo

Papers:
You will need 2 Solid Neutral Color 12x12 Papers for the base of your layout. I nearly always use Kraft.

You will need 2 Solid Color 12x12 Papers. Cut down to the following sizes
** you will have some scrap**
  • (1/2)x12
  • 2x12
  • 6x12
  • 6x8
You will need two sheets of Pattern Paper Cut down to the following sizes
  • 5x12
  • 8.5x12
Cartridges/ Theme:
This Month's Class will use B is for Boy & Sugar and Spice Cricut Cartridges. The theme will be "kids playtime" but the  you can easily change it to fit your needs



Cut List

B is for Boy


[xylphone] 2.75 inches
[rngstack] 2.25 inches

For "boy"Layout
[monkey] 3.75 inches/i>
[trike] 2.5 inches
(4) [tag]base Layer only! 3 inches

[boy] cut at 5 inches

Sugar & Spice
[ball] 2 inches


For girl layout
[monkey] 3.75 inches/i>
[teddy bear] 2.5 inches
(4) [tag] base layer only 3 inches

[toddler ] cut at  5 inches

 

Your choice of cartridge:
You will need to cut out "P L A Y' letters at around 2 inches, unwelded
You will also need the title TIME  at around 1.5 inchesand a (Number) 2 at 2.25 inches

I personally will be creating this title in my make the cut software. The SVG will be available for free download after the class is filmed



Embellishments...Etc
  •  Crop a Dile & eyelets
  • Paper Crimper
  • ribbon
  •  Distress inks
  • whiite gel Pen
  • Peachy Keen Face Stamps


 Sketch & Class kits
Starting March 1st. Class Kits will be available for purchase. Class Kits for March's Class will be available for purchase the day after the live class airs.

There will be 3 options


  1. Full color photo Step by Step Instructions and Sketch in PDF Format Only 3 Dollars
  2.  Cuts from Cartridges in easy to match colors 5 dollars
  3. 3Everything you need to complete the Layouts  Cricut Cartridge Cuts, Pattern Papers.all precut and ready for you to put together. with easy to follow instructions 10 Dollars

All prices include shipping if Applicable


As a reminder the Class will start at 10pm EST and Last until aprox. 11pm EST. There will a few prizes and I will announce the winner of the February Challenges Spring Holiday Cards










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cute cards and a video! (episode 89)

 hey ladies,

I'm quickly just popping in to share with you two cards that I made last week that I forgot to post.






I created these  cards using Lettering Delights Weather Girl SVG Set
isn't this set the cutest in the entire world I just love love love these girls. I just can't wait to use them in some more cards.

I used the Make the Cut Blackout feature to hide her face parts, and cut her out at 4 inches and then stamped her a cute face with PK-640 Princess Face Assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps

I made a few of these cards (8) using the same formula and various Scrappy Moms Stamps Simple Sentiments. I thought the bold typeface of these stamps added just alot to the cards

The wavy frame is s SVG file  of my own creation available for free download here for you to use in SCAL or MTC software.

I have a quick video for you as well today on how to create some quick and easy homemade glue dots.

I hope you enjoy the video




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Feb 23, 2011

Gibber Jabber & my craft room storage **pic heavy**

Hey there friends

I just wanted to quickly let you know that my ustream class is still ON for Friday February 25th at 10pm EST. I was debating on postponing the class due to the fact that I am way behind on class preperation but I will work on most of that today. I have been a little backed up with getting things ready for my Craft Show which is Less than a month away on March 19th. Until then things will be a little bit slow on my site as far as new tutorials, challenges will continue as normal.

Here is the details for the Craft show if you're local and want to stop on by :)

South East Works 2011 Spring Craft Show
March 19th, 2011 9am-3pm
181 Lincoln Street
Depew, New York 14043
I'll be at booth #22

after the show I will post pictures of my goodies and table for you all to see.


 Ok so for the main gibber jabber portion of this post I wanted to share with you some of the new updates to my craft room. I know not all of you are subscribed to me on facebook (where I do alot of my daily everyday posting) so I decided to do somewhat of a formal post and let you know what has been going on.

This first picture is of my main craft room desk as you can see it's a bit different from my last craft room tour. I have been trying to keep it clean and organized. The White wall shelves and the 12x12 scrapbook frames were a christmas present from my SIL  (isn't she soo thoughful!?!?!) I keep my imagine carts and my lites up there.
I have a desktop plotter hanging on my wall so I can keep track of all my craft deadlines.
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The 3 red bins are from Dollar Tree, i keep my most grabbed supplies in there. Scissors in one, adhesives in another and my mostly grabbed electronics in the 3rd.


Do you notice my newest Addition?!?! My very own craft room computer!!! Now can blog and create at the same time without having to go into the living room, it fits nicely on top of my table into the corner, maybe one day I will be able to get it mounted on one of those flat panel tv stands that way it won't be on my desk at all. But that's something to consider in the future It's an All-in-one touchscreen. There is a wireless keyboard that stores in the little space underneath the monitor. It's really super space saving since there is now computer tower. Also its pretty much an upgrade for me since my previos little laptop decided to recently die :( RIP Pink Laptop. Now it's much easier and faster for me to get my videos edited and uploaded.




I decided to move my imagine off to the side where my expression was. I have them back to back. My imagine close to the edge of my craft table. And it's just high enough so that it can print and cut without even touching my expression

My Expression is on a plastic rolling 3 drawer cart, and it cuts with the mat feeding underneath my table. This works the best for me.



In the space behind where I sit, Next to the door. I never had storage. It was just an unused space in my craft room. I decided to get more white cube storage. The bottom two cubes I've always had and are Jetmax storage from michaels. The top two towers are from Target  and were only 15 dollars each.
Each cube contents
Top: I have a picture of my daughter, a altered card storage container where I store the cards I get from freinds, Candy, and a few of my craft show items
cube 1 left: two photo boxes where I store Cards, and Photos to scrap next to that I have some wooden frames to alter
Cube 1 right: I have 3 stacking cubbies that I got from micheaels. in there I have my acrylic blocks, stickles/ embossing powders, and my glimmer mists
Cube 2 left: I have my sizzix tecture boutque and things for future giveaways/prizes
Cube 2 right: My piercing mat, stiching and journaling templates and a wirebasket full of my rubber stamps
Cube 3 left: I have the snapware medium container (2 of them) where I have all of my cartridges and manuals. this is the best storage solulition so far, and in that little cube I have storage for well over 60 cartridges and manuals
Cube 3 right: I have my CTMH scrapbooking sketch books, 3 small scrapbooks, my journal and my cricut magazine
Jet max 1 : Here I have some of my paper packs
Jet max 2: I store my solid 12x12 papers inside thre


next to my desk where I sit I have these 2 stacking containers that I've literally had since highschool.  (i've always found a use for them so no need to throw them away right?!?!) The top I have all of my favorite stamps. Scrappy moms and Peachy Keen mostly with a few cd cases full of the 5 dollar Papertrey ink Stamp sets that I use often. next I have a clear bin full of my 8.5x11 papers. These are mostly Recollections (michael's brand) because that is what I use for my cricut cuts, But I have Stampin up and Papertrey ink in there as well, I keep those in the plastic packaging and I use those for my card bases.

Underneath that I have a HUUGE K& company paperpack that I've been using lately and one of my many 12x12 scrapbooks I'm working on.






Ok to the left of my computer I have an Inset window. One of the perks of living in an older home, there is tons of little extra cubbys. I have 6 black mini storage cubes that I got from Dollar tree and inside them I keep various things such as some kleenex, buttons, my SU inks, refill inks for my printer and Imagine, the mini paper stacks, my postage scales, my container full of ribbon scraps, modge podge, envelopes, and potpurri to name a few things

on top of those mini crates I have my hp printer and my storage containers full of copics and regular pens and clicky pencils, I also have a few more of my Craft Show crafts that I'm working on.

The white case will the pull out drawers I've had forever  (purchased from target) and store my inks, sticker's embossing folders, cords, 8x8 paper packs... all sorts of stuff


last but not least on the back of my door I just use a over the door shoe holder to store all my punches. As you can see I am running out of room. oh no! I can probably fit another one up there. Or I will have to come up for a new idea, but for now this works for me.

I hope you enjoyed this photo peek into my craft room. Hopefully once all the things are ready for my craft show I will be back to my regular video posting and coming up with new tutorials for you all.

Until then please bear with me, it's soo time consuming getting everything ready for this Craft show.



I'm a Card factory!!

Hey friends,

Some of you may know that I have been a very busy lady lately. I have been spending nearly all of my time preparing for my upcoming craft show. I have been trying to the best of my ability to keep this blog up to date in the mean time.

Yesterday I made 12 sets of 4 cards. YES 48 cards , in a row non-stop. The best trick for mass producing is once you get in a groove try to stay in it as long as possible. I am lucky to be able to have 2 machines that I could use at the same time. I was cutting from my Imagine using my Gypsy and my Expression using the cartridge and overlay. Since I was working with the same cartridge for the card sets it was easy enough to have everything cut out.

From start to finish it took me about 2 hours solid work time, and you know what I am proud of that. These are what I would call KIS cards  (KEEPING IT SIMPLE). they aren't what I would normally make if i was making 1-2 cards but because i was making 12 of each , I kept things down to the bare minimum






I packaged the cards with white envelopes in 6x9 cello bags, folding the excess cello over in the bag and taped shut with scotch tape.

** I have submitted these card pack for the CCCC#7  Challenge over at More than Favors , the challenge was to use the paisley cartridge, and you know what, I did that for sure!!***


I need to stop blogging and get back to work!! I've got a craft show to prepare for. I hope you like my cards. I do stop and take breaks to read comments, so lots of love is totally appreciate. you ladies are too nice to me and really inspire me to keep this blog going when things get busy . Love ya'll!!!


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Feb 22, 2011

Terrific Tuesday w/ Scrappy Moms Stamps: Create a Critter

Hey There friends
It's time for another Terrific Tuesday Challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps. This week we are playing with Everyone's Favorite cartridge, Create-a-critter.

If you do not have this cartridge, it's alright you are still welcome to play, just make sure you use another cartridge with similar cuts.


We want everyone to join in and have a great time.

This week for my project I decided to try to attempt to create a little bit more of a masculine feel card. I still wanted to keep it fun, and cute.

  
The card size is 5x7
I cut barn at 2.10 inches and the cow at 2.25.
 I actually wasn't happy with the layering on the Create a Critter Cartridge for the barn, So I took a few extra steps to change it up a bit.
I actually cut the barn out twice in red in both layers then used my exacto knife to cut out the x cut lines the cricut makes I then after glueing the two red parts together I trimmed off the roof. with a pair of scissors. I then cut another an additional base image for the barn in white and layered this on.  I used my Gypsy to Hide Contour the heart from the barn to keep it more masculine.I hope this makes sense

The pattern paper is from K&company Super Paper Pad
The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps Furry Friends  NOW ON SALE

Make sure you hop over and check out the other Design Team Creations Here


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Feb 20, 2011

Cutting Cafe Winner!!!

I am dropping the ball lately, I just realized i forgot to announce the winner of The Cutting Cafe giveaway for the St. Patricks Day Cutting File. Thanks again regina for offering this awesome giveaway to my followers.

I used Random.org to choose a winner and the winner is...

27 bumblebee creations said...
what a great card with so many awesome elements!!
Congrats. If you could please just jot me a quick email. I will send you your free cutting cafe files.

thanks to everyone who particiapted by leaving a comment. I enjoy reading them on a daily basis and all the kind words of encoragement are really why I try to keep my blog as up to date as possible for you all

thank you from the bottom of my heart. HUGS



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Keep your fin up card

Looking to join my latest challenge (create an interactive card) prize is Spring Holiday Cards Cricut  Cartridge Deadline for entries is Feb 23rd at midnight PST if so click here

i just wanted to share another sneak peak for the newest scrappy moms stamps set FURRY FRIENDS. These stamps are designed to go with your cricut cartridge cut images, but are also versatile enough to use with your stamping projects too :)

This is a simple card that I made Using Life is a Beach & Twinkle Toes Cartridges



The Mermaid was cut at 4 inches, i ran her tail through my Fiskars Paper crimper to give it some texture. I couldn't decide on an appropiate "fish scale" like Embossing Folder.
The Label Cut from Twinkle Toes at 3.58 inches
I used my PK-660 Laughy Taffy Face Assortment to stamp the face on the mermaid


I hope you enjoy my quick and simple card



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Feb 19, 2011

Joy fold Card

Looking to join my latest challenge (create an interactive card) prize is Spring Holiday Cards Cricut  Cartridge Deadline for entries is Feb 23rd at midnight PST if so click here


Hey there,

Today is another Digital Delight by Louby Loo Tutorial Day! . This week I show you how to make a super cute and easy 5x7 Joy fold card using St. Patricks Day Larry & the; St. Patricks Digi Paper Pack.


Enjoy the Tutorial






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Feb 18, 2011

More Furry Friends Sneak Peeks

 Looking to join my latest challenge (create an interactive card) prize is Spring Holiday Cards Cricut  Cartridge Deadline for entries is Feb 23rd at midnight PST if so click here


Hey Friends,

I've been swamped with work for my upcoming craft show and haven't had much time to craft for "creative fun" so today I am just popping in with 2 cards I created for Scrappy Moms stamps newest release, Furry Friends.

Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails Cartridge Skunk Image cut at 3.5 inches
Pattern Paper from K&Company Super Paper Pack
I bent the sentiment around the side of the image
Sakura White Gel Pen
Opal Craft Glitter Glue
Corner Chomper to round corners on the card and pattern paper



** I have entered this card in the Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge**

Card base from Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge cut at 5.25 Inches
Sheep cut from Cricut Imagine Enjoy the Seasons Cartridge at 3.5 Inches
 Everything inked with Walnut Distress Ink
Red Baker's Twine
Yellow Satin Ribbon
Opal Craft Glitter Glue



Hope you enjoy my sneak peeks :)



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Feb 16, 2011

winner from mi amor blog hop

hey there friends

I am just popping in to announce the winner of the Mi amor Blog hop. the 15 dollar Lettering delights gift card
** If the winner does not use Make the Cut. I have an alternate prize of a Cuttlebug Baby face alpahet die set***

the winner is chosen by random.org is..


Please contact me within one week with your address and your prize preference so i can get your prize sent out or i will draw a new winner.



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Challenge #17: Interactive Card (Elsa's Challenge) [Episode 87]

hey there friends

It's wednesday and it's challenge time! This week I let my design team member Elsa decide the challenge, and she opted for Interactive Card Challenge.

Basically this is any card that moves.

The February Challenge prize is:
Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge!!



for those of you that need some additional inspiration, this was also my first Challenge I ever hosted on my blog.

 first up is this month's guest designer angela from Simple creations paper crafts
  she created this bright and fun Swing Card. She said she had trouble getting a card together but I think this came out so Springy and cute. anyone would be thrilled to get this fun card. make sure you stop by her blog for a visit. she has some super adorable projects


 
first up for my design team is Elsa She picked this week's challenge.
She created this super adorable St. Patricks day theme SPINNER Card.
 here is the card laying flat, exactly how you would pull it out of the envelope
here is the card and it's interactive spinning feature.

Next Up is Ivette
She created this adorable waterfall Card.  I love love love love the stamps she used on this and the colors go together perfectly. great job ivette!!

this is one of my favorite types of interactive cards. they are soo fun to give and recieve. Plus it's a great way to use up some of your stamps stash. or cricut cuts and lots of pattern paper. If you're looking on a tutorial how to make a card like this. I happen to have one here


finally roundng it out for my design team girls
I have the ever talented amanda

She created this accordian style card. This card is surely a cute one, and would be a plesant suprise for anyone to take it out of the envelope. Look how big it gets :)  I love love love the embossing on the cone. this is a very very sweet card and would be great for a group card.

finally for my project. I created a Slider Pop up Card

here is the card closed

and here it is open.


 for my project I used the Lettering delights Balloon Craze Svg set.


I hope you enjoy my tutorial







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