Monday, January 31, 2011

Oregon Vacation Album

I made this awhile ago, but I have had some requests to put in on the website.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Love Card for Valentines

 For Love Bug Challenge CLICK HERE

Check out this really cute slider card made by Creative Cutter Lena.  A great valentine card idea for your Sweetheart!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cricut CraftRoom Announcement

Here is a photo of Cricut CraftRoom, the online design tool. It's currently in BETA. It's going to knock your socks of.

Cricut CraftRoom----Creative Cutter Room---I Just Love when great mind's think alike don't you?

Here is another fun Item you might enjoy.

Cutting Craft Foam with Your Cricut


Friday, January 28, 2011

Home Decor: Greatest Show on Earth

I bought this Magnetic Chalkboard from Ikea and wanted to Dress it Up a bit so my little Kylee could have more fun with it.  I used Imaginisce's New Line called Animal Crackers.  I just love this paper!!! I made her a mini chipboard album with a Tiger on it that she can keep her pictures of our trip to the Circus in and the other characters are made using the Caousel Lite Cartridge & Animal Kingdom.  They are mounted on Chipboard and have small magnets attached so she can put them anywhere on the board she likes.  The trays on top of the Wild Animal Cages hold her chalk.  This was so much fun to make and she LOVES IT which is the important part.  Let me know what you think.  If you haven't had a chance visit Imaginisce's site they have more new paper out that is to die for-can't wait to go buy some!
How much do I LOVE THIS!!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Design Time Thursday

Welcome to our First Challenge of 2011
The New Design Team has been working on some Projects I know you are going to love and we have been busy gathering Sponsors to try and offer you a little fun along side of sharing our Creative Cuts with one another.
Our Challenges will Last TWO weeks so you have plenty of time to make something NEW and join us by linking your project.  Here is what we ask:
  • Make a NEW project for this challenge
  • Include any Required elements
  • Post a Comment when your done
Easy right?  Well our First Challenge is Called Love Bugs and Here is what our Design Team has come up with.  Be sure and visit their Blogs for detailed Instructions and Tips.

Creative Cutter Cathie

Here is my Video showing you some Cricut Tips & Tricks to make this project:
Remember to Enter for your chance to win the Jasmine Cricut Cartridge

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I created this card for My Pink Stamper's Challenge to make something YUMMY.  I love fruit & candy so I  thought I would share this Wedding Card I made for one of my neighbors kids.  It was made with the Preserves & Just Because Cards Cartridges.

Be sure and check back Thursday our Design Team has its first Challenge Ready for you and there will be another Cartridge Giveaway!!!!Yeah!!!!!

Birthday Card Trifold

I created this card from the new Life's A Party Cartridge.  It has some great Over the Hill Party Characters including this adorable Buzzard.  Since I hit the BIG 40 this year I thought I would make a card that many of my crowd will be seeing .  I have a video I will post shortly on how to make the Tri-fold part of the Card and the 3D candle the buzzard is carrying but for now I wanted to share this card with you and the My Pink Stamper & the Cooking with Cricut Birthday Challenges.  Hope you like it!
 This is one open flap of the card it has a second for a gift card and your own personal sentiment.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Playtime Friends Layout

I wanted to try the new Disney Classic Cartridge--I LOVE IT!!!  This is one of my favorites for sure-I can't wait to do a Peter Pan mini album as soon as I get my book projects done.  Hope you like it.

This Boy layout

To Enter Cartridge Giveaway Click HERE

I just created this 2 Page layout using Nate's ABCs cartridge.  I love this new cartridge the images are just beautiful and really make you want to scrapbook those little people memories.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: Quick Tips & Cartridge GiveAway

As part of the Creative Cutter Room design team I would like to share these quick tips with you!  Post a comment or one of your own quick tips after watching the Video for your chance to win the Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge.  
Winner will be chosen Next Tuesday so post comments all week long.

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!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentine Cards

Here are a couple of Valentine Card ideas from our Creative Cutter Design Team member Lena.  Be sure and check out all of her great ideas on her blog. Link HERE

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sweet on You

Here is a little pink creation I wanted to share with you.  The top of card acts as an awning.  I used my Cricut Hello Kitty Cartridge and Simply Sweet Font-Don't you just love Hello Kitty!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Cricut Class in Elko

I will be making another Cricut Trip to Elko to Teach Cricut & Gypsy Classes.  If anyone is interested The Class date is February 26th for Cricut & February 27th for Gypsy.  Location still to be determined.  For more information email Stephanie & Maureen at
Tell them Cathie sent you.

Gypsy Tutorial Pt. 1

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Glass Etching Project

Treehouse Studio Heart Shaped Mirror 6" from Hobby Lobby
Heritage Cartridge Pg. 61  Button #38 Size 1 1/2 Use Shift button
                              Pg. 63 Button #40 Size  1/2 Use Shift button
                              Use Flip button to create second One
Sentimentals Cartrdige Pg. 28 Button #5 Using Phrase Feature Size 2 1/2
Red boa feathers & Black Tassel from JoAnn's
Metal Red Roses from Etsy
Black loop ribbon from American Crafts

Created this French Themed Heart for Valentine.  Hope you like it.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: Best Surprise from your Sweetheart

Hi Ladies, Valentine's Day is almost upon us again so I thought I would give us a chance to share some fun past Surprises from our Sweethearts.  These do not have to be valentine related.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Meet The New Creative Cutter Design Team

I am so excited to introduce you to The 2011 Creative Cutter Design Team

It was such a hard decision with all of the amazing talent out there-Thank You to everyone that submitted work for this team.  I wish I could have chosen all of you.  Please try again because I would love to have many more of you join us in the future.   Because I had such a hard time deciding I asked a total of 8 ladies to join me this year.  They have agreed to be on two teams and serve for a 6 month term.  The first four ladies will have their projects featured from January-June 2011 and the next four ladies will have their projects featured from July-December 2011.   All of our projects this year will be in one of 4 Categories:
Home Decor
Gift Ideas
Also new this year we will have Challenges to give you an opportunity to share your creative skills with us.  Our first Challenge will by January 27th so please mark your calendars, our new Design Team members have some really cute things in store for your inspiration.  You will have two weeks to link your project and we will choose a random winner from among those that participate.

First Half of the Year:


Hello!  My name is Carri but most of you know me a Abusybee.  I was given this nickname a longtime ago because I always stay busy! (There are only so many hours in the day and I want to do so much!) I am a wife to a very supportive Husband, he is the one that bought me my Expression.  I have an older son and two daughters.  My daughters are ages 9 and 8 and they are future crafters!  I love to make cards but like to venture out to try new tings.  I am all about the challenge!  I have been paper crafting since May 2009 and I truly enjoy every aspect of it.  I am so excited to be a part of this great design team!  I truly appreciate all my blogging friends and I am looking forward to meeting so many more!


I have been crafty most of my life with different crafts and have only recently started scrapbooking and cardmaking.  My two grand daughters and one daughter are the usual featured subjects on my scrapbooks.  I reside in Southern California were I am a Teacher Librarian at two large High Schools.

My name is Melin and I have been scrapbooking for several years. Scrapbooking/paper crafting is such a wonderful way to express yourself and at the same time leave a legacy for your family. My favorite form of paper crafting is paper piecing.  I love to share my passion for paper crafting with others. If I am not teaching a class, I am creating and cutting for the next. I also create page kits from my classes as well as digital stamps and cutting files to use with your electronic craft cutter. My favorite expression is: “Creativity is God’s Gift To You, What You Do With It, Is Your Gift To Him”. I hope my projects will ignite and inspire your passion for scrapbooking/paper crafting

Second Half of the Year:


Hello fellow scrappers! I’m Christel a.k.a. Scrappin’ Sista and I currently reside in Roanoke, VA with my DH and our four children.  Due to my DH’s job, we move a lot and will probably move again next summer.  We just moved here from Charlotte, NC.  Daylon our oldest is 13 years old and is in the 8th grade. The biggest new thing with him (no pun intended) is that and wears a size 14 shoe.  He’s going to need a job soon.  Christen is 9 years old and a dancer and artist.  She is definitely the shyest of the bunch. Danita is 7 years old and battles autism.  She is a phenomenal artist and I’m going to have to include some of her artwork in a project real soon.  Then comes Caleb.  He’s 5 years old and you will soon learn that he’s the spiciest of them all.  He started kindergarten this year.  Lord knows, my quiver is full.
My DH got me hooked on scrapbooking when he created my first album for me for Christmas in 2004.  I remember it clearly because he would sneak off on Saturdays and I was pregnant with Caleb.  You know the hormones were raging. Every since he presented me with the beautiful gift of love, I have been hooked.  I have recently started creating cards as well as altered projects.  I think my favorite thing to do though is create LO’s. My style is clean yet edgy with a touch of whimsy.
Until last year, I was a teacher.  I have taught 4th - 8th grades.  I enjoy teaching but with the DH’s job, it’s hard getting a job. So, I am at home until the afternoons when I work at the local Boys and Girls’ Club as a Recreation Specialist.  I’ll soon start teaching scrapbooking and Cricut classes at a local store.
I am super excited to be a part of the Creative Cutter Design Team.  I can’t wait.  I currently serve on the design teams for For Fun Challenges, Crazy About Cricut, and Cooking with Cricut.  I look forward to seeing all your creations for the challenges.  Let’s inspire one another!
Hello all of my fellow craft friends! My name is Margie "Mollie"
Pagano. I started scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafting 11
years ago. I received a scrapbook starter kit for a bridal shower gift
and haven't stopped since. I have been married for 11 years, I have 2
cute kids that are growing up too fast. I hope you all enjoy my

Orlena (Returning DT member)

I enjoy Card Making, Scrap Booking, Stamping, Sewing, Quilting and attempting to incorporate them together into one craft project!  I like to keep all my things as organized as I can. Sometimes I feel like Im always organizing and rarely creating.I started my scrap booking with just a handful of pens, paper and scissors. Now I have several areas in the home dedicated to the wonderful world of creative products."

Please post a comment to welcome these ladies. We hope you will enjoy all of the projects and challenges we have in store for you this year.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: What should I put in the book???

Here's your chance to let me know what you want to see in a Cricut How To book.  I know everyone has their own tastes-so I am curious what you would like to have in printed form?  Give me your best input, suggestions, recommendations, tips on what you don't want to see.  I will pick a random winner to receive two brand new Stampin' Up stamp pads and a paper stack from DCWV.  To enter just leave a comment on this post and I will post a winner on next weeks Talk Time Tuesday.

Gypsy how to Video will post on Thursday-so be sure and check back if you are a new Gypsy owner!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

And the winner is..............

Happy New Year Everyone!!!  Thank you for all of the wonderful comments-Welcome to any of you that are New Followers-Big Hugs to all of my loyal long time friends.  Here we go............

Anonymous Lisa said...
We spent Christmas at home for most of the day and then we went and saw the new Harry Potter movie as a family. We put out cookies and milk for Santa and had fun just hanging out. Thanks for a chance to win a great package. Great blog by the way
December 28, 2010 5:35 PM