Monday, May 31, 2010

Father's Day Card

This is a new card I made for my Hubby for this Father's Day.  I used the Superman Cartridge with a 4 inch Superman from Page 37.  I used vinyl and see thru transfer tape to line up all of the colors.  Hope you like it.  I will be posting this to My Pink Stamper's Father's Day Card Contest---wish me luck!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Cartridge

Looks like this one will be available in June.  There may also be some sort of Club being started but PC is keeping it hush hush.  For those playing with the new upgrades on the Gypsy there is also a new feature coming in June that will make some of these upgrade even more fun.  Everything is being kept hush hush for now but I will keep you posted as I find out more.

Friday, May 28, 2010

New Gypsy Features

So everyone needs to update their Gypsy today--there are some new features and improvements.  I will post a list of these updates as given by Cricut.
Cricut App Change Log Version 1.3 Build 0191 – May 28, 2010

New Features:
•Added the ability to hide-contours enabling users even greater ability to customize and create new designs. Hide any part of an existing shape to make it your own custom shape. Hidden contours will save when you save your design.
•Added rulers to the mat screen so users can more readily see the actual size that shapes will cut.
•The feature keys now show descriptive text and icons to help users make better use of their cartridges without the use of the printed manual.
•The Photo App is now available for all users.
•The Gypsy can now be restored in the home of a user in case the user is having trouble with their Gypsy
•The Gypsy now displays “Busy Syncing…” while connected to GypsySync through your computer to inform users that it is not available for use while it is Syncing.
•Cartridges can now be added to the Gypsy faster and more reliably than before

Give me a couple days to play with these new features and I will post some tips/or add to my Gypsy Curriculum so everyone knows how these will work on your machines. 

JoAnn Coupon

Thought I would share a JoAnn coupon I received for anyone wanting to hit this Memorial Day Sale.  Their Cartridges are on sale for $39.99 (warning they raise the price on all of the new cartridges so they do not qualify for sale prices sometimes).  Happy shopping.Click Here for Coupon

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Retired Cricut Cartridges

Just wanted to give you a heads up of some cartridges being Retired by Provo Craft.
Christmas Cheer
Street Sign
Sans Serif Solutions
Printing Press
All Mixed Up
Designer's Calendar
Paper Pups
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Blackletter Solutions
Christmas Noel Solutions

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Graduation Mania!!!!

Well its that time of year and here I am again scrabbling to get the projects, gifts, announcements,etc done for Graduation.  My son Derek, and my niece Lisa are both graduating from High School.  My niece Jennifer is graduating from Westminster College and my friend Anne's daughter Mallory also just graduated getting her Associates.  WOW to be young again and have the future all before you with limitless possibilities.  I'm posting some pictures of the Graduation Announcements I made for my son and also a quick snapshot of my  boy in his first Grown Up Suit---isn't he Handsome.  I wish all the Graduates out there the Best of Luck with future endeavors.  I spend alot of time trying to "Catch Up" with my scrapbooking and when I look at these snapshots of moments happening right now I can't help but wish time would slow down somehow.  I do however, look forward to even more of life's milestones and memories.  With kids you can't ever really dwell on one moment in time because you might miss the next one--so I'll take lots and lots of pictures to freeze this moment today and then charge my batteries for the memories of tomorrow!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Butterfly Album Video

There are two parts so be sure and watch both for the full album.
Part 1

Part 2

Friday, May 21, 2010

Michael's Coupon for Cartridges

Thought some of you might want this link for the 60% of cricut cartridge coupon.  I will likely see some of you at a Michael's near you!Click Here

Design Studio Updates

There are some new updates to upload for CDS & there will also be some for Gypsy but the final version is about a week away.  Be sure and go to this link Design Studio Update and update to see the new cartridges and hide select contour features.  I will post a link for Gypsy update when available---stay tuned.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cricut Cards

Here are a couple more Cricut Made Cards I wanted to share with you. 

1-Go Wild made using Create a Critter Cartridge and Paper Studio Papers (Hobby Lobby)
2-Humpty Dumpty Card made using Nursery Rhyme Cartridge and DCWV Paper (Roberts)

In both cards I used layering techniques to get final results.  Lots of ink work (pens & markers) used to highlight the detail lines cut by Cricut. 

For the Humpty Card I printed out my own sentiment:  Oh no!   Inside:  I heard your not feeling well. in CK Tipsy Font.  Hope you like them!

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Pink Stamper Robyn

Robyn is in Utah this week and my friend Anne was gutsy enough to arrange a visit for us with her.  I of course love the work she does on her website and youtube videos but I also admire her drive and determination.  For those of you that know about her website (blinkie below) you know she has hubby, five kids, runs marathons, designs stamp sets, makes videos, sells DVD's and is an all around amazingly sweet person.  It was a pleasure getting to meet her-Thanks Anne for suggesting it-I am inspired by hard working Women and Robyn definately qualifies. We also met another one of Robyn's fans-Thank you Glora for taking a picture of us-Your little girls are BEAUTIFUL!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Solutions Cartridge Storage Idea

This is the new way I will be storing and sharing my Solutions Cartridges for Scrapbook Retreats.  These smaller 3 ring binders are from Staples and I find it easier to access just the solution keypads and leaflets.  The cartridges themselves are of course in my new Cartridge Tote.  Let me know what you think of this idea-so far it seems to work well.

New Client

I want to share with all of you that it has been a scary couple of months for me-since leaving my favorite work place Roberts.  Branching out on my own was an easy decision but still scary nonetheless.  I am incredibly thankful to the wonderful ladies that continue to take my classes now that I am an Independent Instructor and I'm even more thankful for all of the Wonderful Studio Coordinators that have advised me and helped me get my classes rolling.  So now that these first few months area over and we have somewhat of a system going in the different Roberts stores- I am ready to add to the FUN!  I was asked by the new Hobby Lobby store in Sandy to conduct a Demonstration of the Cricut Machine during their Grand Opening this week.  That was a lot of fun and now I can announce that I will be teaching in BOTH their South Jordan and Sandy Stores starting in June.  So look for new classes to pop up on my Calendar.  I will start out slowly so I don't stop sleeping all together, but if I have as much fun as I'm having with my Roberts classes it will likely pick up.  I am looking to introduce a card club and project classes at both of these stores so definitely stay tuned.  I really do LOVE MY CRICUT!

"Beautiful "Quote

One of my Very Talented students this week brought in a Vinyl Project she created for her family for Mother's Day.  I hope I tell the story correctly.  Apparently her Grandmother had an old letter from her husband that he had written while away with the military(if I have this wrong I apologize-I've had very little sleep this week).  Anyways, in the letter was this sentence:  "Find beauty in the moments and the years will take care of themselves"- Harold "Bud" R. Gammon

She created a Wall Size Vinyl Piece with this quote for all of the women in her family.  I saw one of them and can tell you it turned out Beautifully.  Couldn't wait to share it with all of you!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Love Always Mini Chipboard Album in Paper Box

This is a little Brag Book Mini Album I made for my Mother in Law for Mother's Day.  The box pattern is really simple.  I will post a pattern this week but for now here is the album video.

Box Instructions:
Cut cardstock or pattern paper to 7 1/2 x 11 1/2
Score at 2 3/4 and 8 3/4
Turn paper and Score 3/4, 3 5/8, 5 1/4
You will need to cut off corners and cut slits to fold in tabs.
At the bottom you will measure out from the score lines 1 1/2 inches make a mark w/pencil and draw a diagonal line and cut off.

Second Piece Needed:
Cut matching cardstock or patterned paper to 4 x 9 1/2
Score at 5/8 and 7
Turn paper and score

Look What's Coming

New Cartridges coming soon-What do you think??? I'm interested in knowing if you think Cricut is on the right track with its new batch of cartridges. 

Cindy LouFreshly Picked Mini monstersWall Decor and More

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Get together???

This weekend I am going to our Scrapbook Retreat-I am soooooo excited. We are going to have so much fun! Next weekend I would like to have some past students/retreaters/friends join me at Sandy Roberts Midnight Crop. Anyone interested? I'll try to come up with a fun project and maybe do our own fun drawing. Let me know if this sounds like a good idea?????  I would like to start a card club of sorts but worry about it becoming a burden for people to create 10 cards each month.  Any suggestions how we can do a card club without it becoming a intense commitment?????? Hope to hear from you!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Scrapbook Retreats

I am so excited to get away this Mother's Day for a Retreat!  There is still room for a couple more if you wo uld like to attend.  This year I will be giving away a Cricut Cartridge with our Grand Prize Drawing.  If I get a full Retreat of 12 Ladies for the May 21-23rd Retreat I will give away another free Cartridge with the Grand Prize Drawing.  These cartridges will be in addition to an already fantastic prize!!!!  So if your considering joining us for a Retreat sign up now.  I will keep you posted on June dates.  The other dates are below for quick reference.

July 16-18th  We will start Thursday check ins for anyone interested.
August 13-15th
August 20-22 Private Retreat Booked
September 3-6th  Four Day Retreat: Cartridge Giveaway Again!!!

If you have a scrapbooking group of 10 or more book a Private Retreat Today.  Call Cathie for more details (801)699-5006  we customize retreat to fit your needs.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Father's Day Card

This is a Father's Day Card I created using Animal Kingdon and my Design Studio.  The slippers were cut free hand and I used olive green flocking to give it that fuzzy look.  I used a g studio $1 stamp set for the sentiment.

Bee Card

I created this fun card with my Create a Critter Cartridge and a Stampin' Up stamp that says happiness Always.  Hope you like it.

What I'm making my Mom

My mother just LOVES Butterflies so I am making her a mini album featuring an Acrylic Butterfly cut with my Cricut.  I just love the DCWV Mariposa Stack and knew the instant I saw it that my Mom would flip over the papers.  I will make a full video out of this album but wanted to post some pictures here of the cover.  Don't you just love Acrylic!

And the Winners Are........

I have two winners!  The FOLLOWERS were all put in bucket and the lucky winner was JOYCE.
Those that posted a COMMENT were also put in a seperate drawing and that lucky winner was the NAYZ.

Please send me an email on how I can best get your prize to you.  Joyce you will need to let me know what color vinyl you want.  My email address is

Thank you to all those that participated.  I will have another giveaway in June so stay posted.

Cartridge Totes

Hi Ladies-The totes can now be ordered.   The price will be $54.00 plus $2.00 for shipping each and is available in Black leatherette, Red leatherette, Black/white polka dot, Brown/pink polka dot canvas, Green/pink polka dot canvas, Brown/pink leatherette.  Don't delay if you would like one these will sell out.  Please email me ASAP to confirm your order (even if you have one reserved-so I know you are still interested).  I will put a credit card payment option on the right hand side of this web page.  Cash/Check payments can be dropped off or mailed to me 1140 E. Diamond Way (10050 So) Sandy  84094.  If mailing payment send me an email so I know its on its way.  I am so excited to get mine!!!