Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Card

I created this card for the BoBunny Card Challenge this week using  the new Jazmyne Collection Paper Line & Spellbinders shapeabilities die.  I love this new paper--the colors are Fantastic.  The matching sticker sheet for Easter is adorable!  I will be making a new 2 page layout with more paper from this line---its so Gorgeous!!!!

Guess What!!!!

I am so excited!  I created a project for a contest done with the My Pink Stamper blog.  She was asking for entries and selected 8 ladies to be Designers on her team for the month.  Sadly I was not selected, but she did select my project to be featured in the "My Pink Gallery" on her website.  She will be posting my project pictured here and a link to my website.  This is the first contest I've ever entered and after alot of convincing from my friend Anne I took a chance and I am so HAPPY I did.  Thank you Anne and thank you my followers for all your encouragement to keep posting projects.  Hope you like this Bird House Mini Album.

Chipboard Album by Mary Englehart (from Michaels)
Patterned Paper from American Crafts spring line at Roberts
Cricut Cartridges used: 50 States, Home Accents, Accent Essentials & Songbird

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Vinyl Cutting Tips

For those in my Cricut Classes here are my Vinyl Cutting Tips to help you remember what we covered in Class.

1-Remember the Magic Number   3  Change all settings for Vinyl
2-Place vinyl on Mat and Cut Image(s)
3-Isolate Image
4-Weed the garbage away
5-Cut transfer -cover image-and flip
6-Burnish from the back side
7-Remove backing paper. ****Remember to work down on the Table & Wiggle Left to Right***

You are ready to place your image or to place red stripped backing paper on for storage.
You will need to burnish vinyl again after placement before removing transfer tape.

I will post Glass Etching Tips next week..........

Monday, March 29, 2010

What's Coming

Thanks for the great response.  All of the layouts have sold-out.  I will work on some more and get them posted hopefully by the end of the week.  I also finished a new baby girl mini-album(will make a baby boy mini to match) and will list a new you tube video this week also.  I have new Cricut classes starting in the American Fork & South Jordan Roberts in the next two weeks so sign up today if your interested.  Also have Design Studio class starting in Orem on Tuesday night.  Busy month for me so keep posted for the new ideas and updates.  Also taking reservations for the April retreats so check your calendars and see if you can join us!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

What I picked up at Expo.

So I did some power shopping at Expo-I was not blown away by any one thing but as always I found SOMETHING to spend my money on.  I wanted to share some of the sayings that I liked. 

Queen of the Crop-   you may kiss my Bling!   This one is going on my van immediately.
Scrapbooking Princess
Go Scrap yourself
I suffer from P.M.S. - Piles of Memories to Scrap.
Dump the Dudes-let's go scrapping

I also loved the Ice Cream eating contest-especially since we had some friends in it.
I hope everyone had a great time and found some great BARGAINS!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Cricut Cartridges-Update!!!

For thse interested in the NEW cartridges Give a Hoot, Create a Critter, Just because Cards, Nursery Rymes, and Robotz-I will be able to order these on Monday for $38 each.  Please email me before Monday as the order must be in by 9:00 am.  I have been given advanced notice that the quantity is limited and will probably sell out on Monday.  This price is an Expo weekend Special Only.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

12x12 Layouts for Sale

In honor of Scrapbook Expo coming this weekend March 26&27 I am having a Layout Sale.  The layouts pictured below are available for sale for only $7.00.  Let me know via email if you would like to purchase any of these.  I can arrange to meet you at Roberts in Sandy Tuesday night with your order. 
1-Blue/Orange no Title
2-Celebrate3-Rainy Rainy Day

4-Read me a story 5-What's cooking6-Who loves you
I will post more as these sell out.  Happy Scrappin'

Cricut Cuttables Tip

I was teaching a class tonight and had a momentary loss of thought.  I always share my 4 Tips for successfully cutting Cricut Cuttables (items other than paper cut on a Cricut) and could not remember them.  So I thought I had better put them in writing in case I have another episode of Old Timer's Disease.  The items these tips apply to are Chipboard, Fabric, Stencil Material, Stamp Material, Magnet Material, Acetate, and Embossing Folder Material.

1-Use a NEW or practically new Mat (must be super tacky to hold product in place)
    If a new mat is not possible-use scotch tape on top & side of product to hold in place.
2-Try to select images or letters that are solid, chunky and full.  Stay away from thin lines, script or complicated patterns for best results.
3-Put product on your mat in HOME position but use your cricut arrows around the cut button to position blade a little down and a little left of Home position.  You will want blade to start cutting on the product rather than risk catching a corner
4-Slow speed down.  A slower speed will give your blade more time to find the right groove to cut and will help prevent the blade catching and pulling on the material.

Hope this makes sense and helps you with cutting some other fun Cricut items.  If after reading this your lost than please join me in a Cricut Basic Class.  I love teaching you what is possible with your machine and watching you get the same thrill I get when thinking about my Next Project!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Vacation Mini Album is FINALLY Done!

Can you believe I finally finished this!  My family went to the Oregon Coast June of last year.  That's what happens when you take 600 pictures-it gets a little hard to decide which shots make it in the book.  Hope you like the video-I love having my Vacation Album finished.  Good Times with Good Memories.  Happy Scrapping everyone.  I'm off to go buy more paper.  I am working on a new Mother's Day Album-soon to come.

If anyone would like to order the Travel Album Kit comes with Album Paper & Stickers just email me at I have 3 of these left and can sell them for $20.00

New Line of Bags

There are a new line of CGull totes that you can use to protect your Cricut when going to Crops or taveling with your Expression machine.  Three new colors available:  Black & White polka dot, Green & Pink Polka Dot and this super cute Brown & Pink Polka Dot.  I can order these for you if you wish the cost is $60.00 and takes 4-5 days to arrive.  Email me if you want want they will retail for $99.99 or more when they hit the stores in June. 

Summer Vacation a Season Cartridge

This is the Create a Creature Sample Sheet
Here is the sample sheet for this cartridge.  All of the new ones will be available in April.  Anyone that wants to order Tags, Bags or Stamped from me let me know cost is $38.00

Here we go-New Cartridges

There are a new crop of Cricut Cartridges so everyone be sure and upgrade your CDS & Gypsy. Here is a list (as soon as I can I will post pictures) For now go to and see the previews. Also if you do not already own Stamped & Tags, Bags, Boxes hurry to buy now they are being retired and will no longer be available.  Happy Cutting!

Create a Critter
Summer in Paris
Nursery Rhymes
Holiday Cakes
Cake Basics
Birthday Cakes
Elegant Cakes
Independance Day
Summer Vacation

Also new

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

And the Winner Is......

Congratulations Anne B you have won the black LUSH Album, matching papers and black ribbon. Contact me as soon as possible so I can get your items to you. Thank you everyone that posted a comment on the blog or on the video. I appreciate all of the feedback and words of encouragement. I will post a new video tomorrow.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vinyl & New Black Tool Kits for Sale

I purchased more vinyl for use in my Cricut Classes & Scrapbook Retreats and went a little overboard. I will be selling this extra vinyl to anyone wanting a great deal. You can purchase a 12x24 roll from me for $2.00 and a 12x12 roll for $1.00. As you can see I have several colors. I am also selling clear Transfer tape on a roll-has no backing paper to remove for $5.00 for a 1.5 yards. Please email me Rcathierigby@aol what colors you would like and when you want to pick it up.

Also if you are interested in purchasing the new CGull Tool Kits for use with your Cricut then let me know this week I will submitting another order. The cost is $22.00 and takes 2-3 days to arrive. This new Tool Kit is a must when creating projects with Vinyl. The clear transfer tape also makes layering multiple colors of vinyl together really easy.

My Crafty Husband!!!!

I have shared this story with a couple of you and it gets harder and harder to keep a straight face when I I will post it here on the blog. This way I won't have to repeat the story in a public place and have everyone stare at me when I say the word TAMPON DISPENSER. Yes, you read that correctly read on. When I returned HOME from a four day Scrapbooking Retreat I was surprised by my sweet Husband with a special project he had created just for me. (awwww) Apparantly while I was gone he spent a little time browsing the craft store shelves. He came across some photo boxes at Roberts that were on sale for a fantastic price. Being a very frugal shopper he was sure he could create something really cool with this BARGAIN-so he bought two. He proceeded to paint, wedge together and put handles on these boxes to create a mini-medicine cabinet for his unsuspecting wife-ME. It was adorable and when he gave it to me I was surprised & impressed. He even found pictures of the two of us to put on the front for display. I was thrilled but then the surprise was even better because when I opened the mini-cabinet I noticed he had drilled two holes and installed a dowel rod across one side. Pretty handy of him-Right? Well being held back by the dowel was my supply of Tampons standing neatly in a row. He was beaming and I was laughing hysterically. My sweet crafty thoughtful Husband had created a Tampon Dispenser for me!!!!! I told him he could probably make a fortune mass producing these-but I think this one for me will be his only one. So here's a picture of MY VERY OWN TAMPON DISPENSER.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Try this idea

This is a super cute box for those that want to break out the score pal and try a fun gift idea. Add a bunny face from your Easter cricut mini-cartridge and you will have a nice teacher or neighbor gift this Easter. I will post one that I create this week.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lush Album-New Video

I just posted a new video on YouTube showing the finished 8x8 Album I created using My Mind's Eye new Lush Collection. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new album & coordinating papers & brads. It is affordable which is fantastic and was really easy to work with since the collection also includes brads and ribbon. Hope you like the album. If you watch the whole thing you will find out that I am giving away an album on March 15th. I will choose a name randomly from anyone posting a comment either here on the blog or on YouTube. So good luck to everyone that takes a minute to make a comment. I will post the name of the winner on this blog.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cricut Classes

I want to give a big THANK YOU to the studio coordinators at the Orem & Provo Roberts Stores: Alycia & Jeannine.  This was my first week teaching in your stores and you did a fantastic job getting people signed up and getting me the information to make reminder calls.  I enjoy teaching so much it was great to go out to other areas and be so well received.  A big thank you to the ladies in my class-you were great, I love your enthusiasm for your Cricuts-it makes me want to be even more creative and share as much as I know with you.  Same time next week remember to bring your glass item to etch, and a recyled cereal box.  Cricut is so much FUN!!!!!