Thursday, February 24, 2011

Patriotic Mini Hop and Challenge

Welcome to the Creative Cutter Room's first ever Mini Hop
 In honor of President's Day this month and the many Presidential Birthday's our Design Team thought it would be fun to challenge all of you to create a PATRIOTIC THEMED PROJECT. 
Visit each one of the 4 participating members Blogs to see their inspiration project and pick up a REQUIRED ELEMENT.  When you the 4 required elements then create anything you like using all four elements: a card, a layout, a home decor or gift item and come back here to link your Project.  As always we appreciate the comments, and any new Followers but neither is required to join in.  
My Required Element is a 3D Item
We have one additional Design Team member participating with an inspiration project but no required element--be sure and visit her site to see what she has created.  You will have one week to post your project and our Team will vote on a winner to receive 3 Packages of Pebbles Chips in RED, WHITE & BLUE.
So here is the Line up

Click HERE for the Graphic 45 Challenge!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: G45 Playtimes Past Projects

Still time to enter Design Time Thursday Love Notes Challenge Click Here
I am super excited to tell all of you about two ways to win some amazing Graphic 45 product this week.  First, I am so honored to have Graphic 45 Sponsor this week's Talk Time Tuesday Post.  They have very generously donated a paper pack of 20 beautiful double sided papers from their Playtimes Past Collection to be given to to this weeks Challenge Winner; and to make sure you can begin creating right away I will add A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge to the giveaway.

All you have to do to win is create a project: card, layout, home decor or gift item with any Graphic 45 Paper and link to this Post by March 1st.  Our Design Team will vote and pick a winner from all of the submissions.
The second prize pack is being offered through the Graphic 45 Facebook Fan Page. Just go to their  Facebook page and leave  a comment telling them Creative Cutter sent you sometime this week and you could win the beautiful collection of goodies pictured above: a Once Upon a Springtime 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pad and some pretty May Arts ribbons. Awesome! Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Friday. Two Graphic 45 prizes in one week!
So for a little Inspiration here is what our Design Team has created.  Please leave a comment following the projects even if you are not entering a project for the vote.  Also be sure and visit all of the Design Team members Blog's for Project Details and to let them know what you thought of their Designs.  I know they worked very, very hard on them and would appreciate your comments.
Here is My Project: Cathie
This is a Paper Bag Mini Album that is inside of a Toy Chest
Come back tomorrow to see h ow I turned this box from the Clearance section of Hobby Lobby into a 
Toy Chest.  I will post a video showing you the mini album pages and the finished Toy Box.
Creative Cutter Carri

Now you can enter to win this Fabulous Prize Pack by Linking a project made with any Graphic 45 Paper.  Our Design Team will vote on March 2nd and Post winner by March 4th.
The winner of Last Week's Talk Time Tuesday chosen by Random Number Generator is:
scrapstampcrazy said...I never knew Valentine's Day with kids could be so much fun. Not formerly my favorite holiday but so much better now. I loved watching them go through all their Valentine's with such enthusiasm when they came home from school. We made crafts on Sunday and hung them up. I made them heart pancakes for breakfast and manicotti for dinner. I got little gifts for each of them and my husband and everyone had homemade cards. A very sweet day.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Retreat Challenge

Every scrapbook retreat I host I include a Challenge Project: where everyone starts out with the same supplies and requirements and then we have a group of judges pick a winner to get a Small Scrapbook Tote of supplies.  The submissions at this retreat were so adorable I thought I would share them.  The theme this Retreat was Queen of the Crop. Everyone started with a Wood Plaque and red boa.  The requirement was ribbon and one cricut cut.   The winner was the one on the bottom left with a picture and hand made paper rose on it .  Congrats Mindi it was Beautiful!!  I am always so impressed how different and wonderful the creations are when everyone starts with basically the same items.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

All a Flutter

I am at a Scrapbook Retreat this weekend and LOVING IT!  It is so nice to Get Away and do nothing but scrapbooking while socializing with friends.  This is a new layout using Storybook, Cindy Loo and Lyrical Letters.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Creative Cutter Review: Disney Classics

This is a New Series I hope to do every other week.  I will take one cartridge and go through it with you to give you an inside look into cuts, features, offer tips where I can and point out some options.  This series will I hope give you some helpful information in picking cartridges you may wish to purchase.  Please leave comments, suggestions, items you want covered so that I am sure to meet the needs out there in Cartridge Education.  If you have this Cart and want me to create a project with a certain character or cut then post your suggestions.  Let's make this Fun & Educational!   Join me today for a look at Disney Classics.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stamped Slider Card for a Missionary

Video on how to make this card to post soon! Having camera issues again-recorded twice and it keeps disappearing. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: Quick Tip by Melin

So I hope everyone had a SUPER ROMANTIC Valentine's Day!!!! Today's topic is easy......What did you do for Valentine's Day???  This week I will choose one Random winner to receive the Basic Grey Two Scoop Floral Swirls Acrylic Stamp Set pictured above.  Just join in the discussion by leaving a comment.
Here is a Great Tip from Creative Cutter Melin Click Here to visit her website.
Welcome to Talk Time Tuesday. Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I am sharing a project I made and a quick tip video on how to create the “Dahlia” Fan Fold Paper folding flower.
Please “bear” with me as I am new to videos and still trying to feel my way around things.
Here is the project I created
I used the Ornamental Iron, Songbird and George and Basic Shapes Cartridges with my “E” and “G” to create this layout.
The title: Treasure was from Songbird and I used my “G” to weld it together.
The Iron gate and Iron sign hanger-element was from Ornamental Iron
The “Dahlia” paper fold is what the video is on. I used G&BS to create the 8 circles needed to create the flower. Lastly I used an MS punch for the black half circles and then some red jewels.
Here is a close up of the “Dahlia” fan folded flower.

Sorry for the mix up: This is the correct post for Talk Time Tuesday.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sweet Shop Blog Hop Day 2

To enter the Cricut & Acrylic Stamp Challenge for A Crafty Secrets Stamp Set CLICK HERE
To enter the Desing Time Thursday Challenge Love Notes CLICK HERE
To enter the Cricky across the 50 Blog Hop to win Cindy Lou Cartridge Click on Side Bar Blinkie

Welcome to THE CREATIVE CUTTER ROOM and the Sweetshop Blog Hop!  If you’ve never enjoyed a blog hop before, it’s where you ‘hop’ between blogs following a chain of links, with each blog in the chain posting something exciting for the event! There will even be some great blog candy (giveaways) to win along the way! More on that in a moment!

If you've come from visiting Becky at, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning. Go HERE 

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away we are sharing some wonderful ideas and inspiration for your viewing and crafting pleasure!  Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project each day (Saturday & Sunday) made especially for this hop. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog and collect the special letter there.   There will be prizes along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be some nice PRIZES with a few different ways to win at!
Day Two Project A Valentine Explosion Box.  This is actually a set of 3 Nested boxes with plenty of room for pictures and SWEET Love Notes!
Day 1
My Project is a "SWEET SHOP" mini album
This will be a Mini Album kit and class.  I am still having Camera issues but I will post a Video of the inside pages by Sunday.  For anyone that would like to buy pre-cut kit the cost will be $20.00 and include all of the Cricut cut files.  This album features cuts from Cutting Up, Love Struck, Plantin, Doodlecharms, My Community, Paper Doll Dress Up just to name a few.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop......You've reached Utah!!!

To enter the Cricut & Acrylic Stamp Challenge for A Crafty Secrets Stamp Set CLICK HERE
To enter the Desing Time Thursday Challenge Love Notes CLICK HERE

If you've landed here after visiting Krista Orr of Scrapaleupagus  then you are in the right place.  Welcome to The Best Snow on Earth in the Great State of Utah.

If you have never visited then put this State on your bucket list, you won't be sorry.  There is soooooo much to see and do that you will be amazed at what a fun state this is.  I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts but I've lived in Utah for the last 28 years.  This is a beautiful, clean and friendly state with something for everyone.  You can ski the mountains in the winter and hike several beautiful National Parks in the Summer.  
My family loves to camp, fish, visit the beautiful lakes, visit places where the Dinosaurs roamed and where brave, faithful men and women of faith stopped to build their ZION.  Some of the must see places are Temple Square, Cedar City, Moab, Utah Lake, listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Take in a Utah Jazz game or cheer for the University of Utah football team-GO UTES!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Design Time Thursday: Love Notes (Boxes) Challenge & Prize

To enter the Cricut & Acrylic Stamp Challenge for A Crafty Secrets Stamp Set CLICK HERE
Castle Valentine Box made from Once Upon a Princess Cart & Capri Sun Box 
Valentine Cards can be dropped in the top and Castle opens at the bottom to take them out.
Princess Card made with Once Upon a Princess for Mats & Rock Princess for Crown.  Small heart is a Marth Stewart Punch. 

Welcome to another Design Time Thursday Challenge #2
The New Design Team has been working on some Projects that are just so CUTE!!!
Our Challenges 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: see below
  • Post a Comment when your done
Easy right?  This Challenge is Called Love Notes (make a box of some sort for your kids school valentine cards or make a treat box for a gift) and Here is what our Design Team has come up with to give you some inspiration.  Be sure and visit their Blogs and let them know how you liked their Designs.  They will have Instructions and Tips for their individual projects.

Here is a Boy's Version:

Remember to Post your Project and Leave a Comment for your chance to win the Sew Easy Tool & Fiber Card.  You do not need to be a Follower but we always like new Crafty Friends.
This is the giveaway this week along with a Prima 6x6 paper stack.
Love Bug Challenge winner chosen by Random is #12
Nicole of Fun Paper Creations......Congratulations!!!! Email me your address so I can send you your new Cricut Cartridge.