Saturday, April 30, 2011

Disney Blog Hop: Day One

To enter to win the Best of Pixar Cricut Cartridge, just go to my favorite site, and type
Donald Duck
into the search bar, and find how many different handbook pages come up in your search.  Then CLICK HERE to go to Crafty Chics blog and find out how to enter your answer for a chance to win this AWESOME Cartridge.  Be sure and visit all of the sites on Day One and come back here for Day Two I have a Disney Project to share and some Great Blog candy of my own.  Meanwhile here is a video that will give you a hint about my Project for tomorrow......

Here is the line up for today:

Have FUN and see you back here tomorrow!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Freebie Friday at Roberts: Table & Chairs

To celebrate National Scrapbook Day AND Lifetime's 25th Anniversary(Awesome!!!!) in a big way, Lifetime and Roberts have teamed up to offer up this Table & set of 4 Chairs for their Freebie Friday Blog Candy.
So hurry over to this site for your chance to win this awesome Prize. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Design Time Thursday: Mother's Day Gift Ideas week 2

There is still time to Enter the Mother's Day Gift Idea Challenge.  Just click HERE to Link your project.  There are only a few comments and links so odds look good for someone to win this Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge.  Post a second comment on the Week 1 Post for a second chance to win!

Talk Time Tuesday winner

Okay it is not Tuesday, but I did forget to post the winner of last week's Talk Time Tuesday blog candy.

 McVic said...

COngrats! And Cute project! 

This week I want to share a really awesome calendar idea by a Guest Designer named Wendy Fellows of  She was on my original design team and will be joining the team again for the second half of the year.  Here is an awesome perpetual calendar idea she made out of wooden blocks.  She just started a blog and I hope the Creative Cutter Friends can encourage her to post and share some of her wonderful ideas with us.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Inspiration

Happy Monday everyone!  Welcome to my New Followers that joined us during the Earth Day Blog Hop.  Hello again to my loyal Creative Cutter Friends that stop by everyday to say hello! 

Today I have an inspiration project.  This is my Idea Journal that I keep on my Craft Desk next to my computer.  If I see a YouTube video idea I like or something online that I like or I get an idea for a future project I want to sketch I put it all in my IDEA JOURNAL. 

This is just a regular no line journal that I picked up at Barnes & Noble that I covered in my favorite colors.  I added some Vinyl Lettering and a Vinyl Fleur de Lis Shape to the center.  There is a little Prima Marketing berry branch with some coordinating ribbon and a little cardstock I border punched with a Stampin' Up punch.  It was so fun and easy and I know where to find my measurements and ideas every time!  Hope you feel INSPIRED to make your own journal-you will be glad you did!

There is still time to enter our last Design Time Thursday Challenge for your chance to win the 
Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge

and now for the announcement you have been waiting for:
I have selected a winner for the Pink Tool Kit:
 Melissa said...

Cathie, this is a great LO! I love how you used patterned paper for the deer cuts!


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Made with Forever Young Cart: Purse Shape
Easter Cart: Bunny & Eggs
Plantin Schoolbook Cart: Grass
Stampin' Up punch for decorative edge on handle

Stickles glitter, ribbon & pom pom tail
For Mother's Day Bouquet Cart Challenge Enter HERE
For Earth Day Pink Tool Kit Entry Enter HERE
Two chances to win some really great prizes.

To Watch a beautiful message about the Savior Click HERE

This is such a wonderful time of year when we can celebrate our beliefs and spend time with our family.  I wish everyone a happy  and peaceful Easter.  May we all feel the joy of HIS love in our lives.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day: It's My Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Earth Day Everyone!
 Gaby from Gaby Creates is hosting a Birthday Blog Hop and she has worked really hard to set up lot's of fun inspiration and some really great prizes for you.

If you have come here from Jenny's super FUN site: CrazyaboutCricut then you are in the right place.  If not be sure and start over at Gaby's site by clicking on her link above.

Here is my Project created with DCWV Green Stack.  This paper pad is made up of 70% Recycled Paper-and since many of us Crafters use A LOT of paper what better way to celebrate this Hop than by using  a Mother Nature friendly product.
I used the following Cricut Cartridges
 Stretch your Imagination
I may add some racoons from the Wildlife cart to this side by the tree or journaling-still debating.

I love the corner Creative Feature key in Picturesque! 

Any good Hop deserves some good Blog Candy so become a Follower to my Site and Leave a comment for your chance to win the Pink CGull Tool Kit pictured above.  A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday at 11:30pm and posted on Gaby's site.  Good Luck-Here is the line up for the rest of the hop.  Be sure and wish Gaby a Happy Birthday and Have Fun!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Design Time Thursday: Mother's Day Gift Ideas

To see winner of Welcome Baby Luke Cartridge Guessing Contest Click Here
Let's share some Mother's Day Gift Ideas Creative Cutter Style.  Visit all of my Creative Cutter Design Team Members sites in a Challenge Hop and pick up the required items to add to your Project.  Creative a New Item in the Cards, Layout, Home Decor or Gift Category and Link to this Post.  Leave a comment and we will Randomly draw a winner on May 4th.  
**Next Thursday leave an additional comment for a second chance to win.
So now on to the Line Up:
Gaby-Challenge item is Use Pink(project not posted)
*Here is my Project*:
I used chipboard and Bazzill Cardstock to create an Easel Photo Memo Box.  I have all of the required elements in this gift my children will give their Grandma this Mother's Day. I used the following Cricut Carts:
Ornatmental Iron
Mother's Day 2010
Home Decor 
Side view open

This is the top view when box is closed.  The glare is from a page protector I cut down to fit the lid and then attached with tiny brads at the top and score tape behind the layered vines and pink flowers on top of the page protector.   
This is what it looks like when you insert a picture in the page protector.  The gate is behind the image and the vines,flowers and title will go over top of the picture.  I plan to put a picture of the kids with their Grandma.  Since she will be babysitting for us in CA while my husband and I are on the cruise I thought this would be a nice way to also create a keepsake from the visit.

I almost forgot the winner for the Hippity Hop Design Time Thursday Challenge chosen by is  DIANA L. said...
I just became a follower. Love your blog She also entered a project to the Challenge. Here is her card

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: Thank You Easter Bunny

Well it's getting closer and my kids are excited to see what sweet treats the Easter Bunny will bring.  For this week's Talk Time Tuesday let's talk about your favorite Easter memory.  This is an especially religious time of year and that usually means we are all thinking about family and those special traditions.  My favorite Easter memories involve playing on the front lawn in our new Sunday Easter best and waiting for my mom to serve a spectacular feast.
I created this fast little bunny box full of Easter M&M's yum.  I used a band aid box I purchased at my local craft store.  I used Modge Podge to adhere paper to the body and lid of box and then I used the following Cricut Carts:
Give a Hoot for the Tree
Winter Woodland for the Bunny
Plantin Schoolbook for the Grass
I used foam tape & embossing folders to create depth.  I also used Distress Stickles on the tree.
Now for our Winner for last week's Talk Time Tuesday:
Chosen with

 Houses Built of Cards said...

Very cool to see them in action! I have wondered how they work! 
Congratulations!  Contact me with your snail mail so I can mail you your new BoBunny paper pad.
Leave a comment this week and I will choose one Random winner next week to receive the above pictured Bunny Box.

Monday, April 18, 2011

I was away on a Scrapbook Retreat this weekend with some friends and had a wonderful time doing nothing in particular.  That is always a great feeling.  I feel rested, relaxed and more importantly recharged to get ready for the crazy couple of weeks I am in for.  I need to work on some editing for the book, prepare my class kits for the cruise, prepare my 6 kids, 3 dogs and 4 puppies for our vacation, clean house and get my projects ready for some wonderful upcoming blog hops.  Please check back on April 22nd when I will take part in a "Green" Earth Day Blog Hop that DT Gaby is hosting for her Birthday a
and then a fun Disney/Pixar Hop I will join in on for May 1st.
Meanwhile I thought I would share some cards I created this weekend for my Sweet Sentiments project(cards for the elderly in Nursing Homes).  I used an under appreciated cartridge: Preserves for the Peach and Grapes.
I also used some very beautiful thick patterned paper from DCWV Four Seasons Stack.  I couldn't resist adding some embossed texture with D'vine Swirl & Swiss Dots embossing folders for the cuttlebug.

I also wanted to share a great Sketch Site that some of you will want to check out.  Click HERE to go to Stuck On U Sketches and try out one of their sketch challenges.  Looks like so much fun.  Here is this weeks sketch challenge.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cricut Cruise to Hawaii

We are making plans and getting ready to give you a Fantastic Scrapbook Vacation to Hawaii.  Mark your calendars now and keep checking Cruise Tab for more information on the next Creative Cutter Adventure.  If you would like to sponsor a class or bring a group send me an email and we can make preparations now.  We set sail for Hawaii May 5, 2012-ALOHA!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Design Time Thursday: Hippity Hop week 2

Don't forget to enter our Hippity Hop Challenge.  Enter a comment here for a second chance to win.  Winner chosen Randomly on April 21st.  CLICK HERE

Can you believe we are now over 600 FOLLOWERS???? I can't believe it-when did this happen.  Thank you to all of the Creative Cutter Room friends that have spread the word and encouraged others to visit the room.  When I return from the Alaska Cruise I will plan a really special Giveaway Opportunity for my wonderful followers.  Thank you everyone for making this a FUN community to be part of-your comments mean the world to me!  Hugs...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: All in One Embossing System

This week Creative Cutter Gaby is sharing her a Tip for using the new All in One Embossing System.  Be sure and visit her blog to see all of her wonderful crafting creations.  Leave us a comment and one person will be chosen randomly to receive the Bo Bunny 6x6 paper stack Blast Off.  The winner for last week's Talk Time Tuesday will be posted at the end of this post.

Gaby here with a Tip on Tuesday:
This is the Cuttlebug All-In-One Embossing System. You must purchase this separately from the embossing plates.

Here is one of the embossing plates.This is the Cupcake Celebration. 

You open the case to find the positive and negative plates inside organized in plastic masks?

I lifted the cupcake one and you can see the other parts in this
separate mask/container.

If you are not careful lifting your mask/container, this is what happens.  Some of you might be OK with this, but some of you might want to keep them all organized.

I chose this corner design for demo purposes. Here you can see the positive plate (green) and the negative plate (clear).

Here I aligned and placed the positive on the bottom to emboss and the clear on top. Make sure they align on the pegs. 

Here I placed my cardstock before running through the embossing

If you are going to use a Cuttlebug, you need to place two B plates on top of the All-In-One and insert in your machine arrow first. 

If you are going to use a Sizzix Big Shot, you place your two clear
plates on top before running it through. 

I additionally tested with one clear plate on top and another one on the bottom instead of both on top, and it worked just fine. 

Here you can see that I embossed (green on bottom, clear on top)
 and I debossed (clear on bottom, green on top). I am loving this system, I hope you enjoy yours!
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!
Last week's winner of the 8x8 Paper Holder & Sweet Stack Papers chosen with
 Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Thank you for this tutorial. I just started a mini album for my niece and I'm having a hard time but you've provided me with some inspiration. Thanks!
Congratulations-send us your snail mail so I can send your candy.