Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: Adding Depth to your letters

Today's Talk Time Tuesday is a wonderful tip from Creative Cutter Gaby.  Click on her name to check out her blog for even more wonderful ideas & inspiration.  Leave a comment on this post and be entered for a chance to win a Basic Grey clear stamp set of flourishes.

Welcome to another Tip Tuesday here at Creative Cutter Room

This is Gaby with a little tip on how to give the letters of your title or any cut a little bit more depth.  Or if you are just like me and do not like white edges most of the time....

 This is a plain letter (you can see I have already been doodling around on my inking mat).

 I take a plain brown marker (your kids might already have a crayola one) and trace around.

 Another option is to hold it with one hand on the air and go around it with your other hand.

 Here is a title using this technique.

And here is another title with a fun design all using the trace around with the marker technique.

Hope you enjoy.

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Last week's winner is KBClogger-Congratulations.  Contact me with your snail mail address to receive your prize.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Waiting for my machines

So when I was in Ketchikan Alaska-I mailed my Cricut Machine's back home since I was done teaching classes and did not want to carry them off the ship and worry about going through customs with them in Canada.

  I easily found a post office and got them packed and shipped-when the postal worker completed all of the paper work she tells me: "Ok you should receive your packages in 4-6 weeks!"  What!!!! I am still without my Cricut Expressions and on week two of being back I MISS THEM SOOOOOOO MUCH!

So please forgive me for not posting anything new-I am missing my babies.  I am creating some things on my Gypsy(thank goodness for this little portable wonder) and can't wait to start cutting.  I am waiting on my new E2 so maybe that will be here before my other machines.  In any case I thought I would share a picture of one of the card projects we made on the cruise.  We used the Gypsy wanderings pre-loaded cartridge and made this Butterfly Easel Card that we welded together.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: Stickpins

Today's Talk Time Tuesday comes to you from Creative Cutter Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista 
Has the thought of creating your own stickpins for your projects haunted you because you feel they are too difficult? Well, this is Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista with today's Tuesday Tip on how to make your very own stick pins.

You will need:
1. corsage pins
2. beads
3. adhesive (Glossy Accents recommended)

Please view the video for step-by-step directions on how to complete this easy project.
I hope you enjoyed my video.
She did an awesome job-didn't she.  Be sure and post a comment and we will choose one random person to receive the BoBunny NoteWorthy Journal Pages pictured above.

The winner of our Fiesta Challenge chosen by Random.org  is....
June Houck here is her wonderful project

The winner of the Sew Easy Tool from our linking party is.....
Just click on these ladies names to be taken to their wonderful Blogs
Contact me via email with your address to receive your prize-ladies.
Thanks to everyone that participated :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Design Time Thursday: Honoring our Vets

Ready for another super fun challenge with the Creative Cutter Room

In honor of Memorial Day we have a theme challenge!

The Challenge: Create A new project using the theme Honoring our Vets

me·mo·ri·al dayNoun

1. A day, the last Monday in May, on which those who died in active military service are remembered.
Lets show our appreciation!

Link your project below to be entered to win the cartridge above.

 Father's Day Cricut Cartridge!!

You have until June 1, 2011 to enter your project.

Be sure so swing by the Creative Cutter Room Design Team members for some inspiration!
 They have created some awesome projects-I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm Back....

This is Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau-AMAZING!!
I am so excited to share just a few of the HUNDREDS of pictures taken on our Alaskan Adventure.  I had the best time and just loved getting to know the crafty ladies that attended.  
We had classes, we had make n takes, we had some giveaways and drawings, we ate, we played, we ate some more and then my hubby and I spent an extra day in Vancouver, BC which was amazing!!!  
On this post I will post some of the drawing and giveaway winners with links to some of my sponsors sites.  I promised to post these links so the ladies could send there Thank you's to the correct place.  
A great big HUG and THANK YOU to my awesome Design Team members especially Carri and Jenny for taking care of my site and posting such awesome tips and videos!
I also want to Thank all of the sponsors that donated prizes and gift baskets to this Cruise.  We are working hard to have even more great prizes for next year's Hawaiian Escape and I am happy to report we already have our first booking and winner of a Gypsy!  Congrats!
Tomorrow I will post even more pictures of our Alaskan Adventure!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Who has Scrap Ribbon? Quick Tip Tuesday!

As part of the Creative Cutter Room design team I would like to share this quick tip with you!

The next time you have some left over ribbon, don't throw it away! Turn it into a beautiful embellishment!
Have a ton of this??
Extra Ribbon

Hoarding some of these??
Prima Flowers

How about these instead?
Flower Embellishments!

Check out my super quick video to see how!

I hope you enjoyed my video!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Time to get rid of all that Scrap pattern paper!

Hi this is Carri from DoubleClick! Since Cathie with the Creative Cutter Room is on her Creative Cutter Alaskan Adventure I thought I would pop on over and share a quick tip  with you!

I have lots of pattern paper scraps:

Since I make cards 99% of the time, I cut my pattern paper scraps to the size of my two top card layers for a size A2 card.

First layer is cut at 5 1/4 X 4:

Second layer is cut at 5 X 3 3/4:

Then I match colors together, use a border punch, add string, round the corners and adhere them together:

Then when I am ready to make a card I just pick a card base and I am ready to go!

You can also use this technique on a lay-out when making  photo mats!

Hope you enjoyed this quick tip!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Travel Mini Album

Greetings from Alaska!
We are on the 5th day of our Cricut Cruise and we should be in Ketchikan today checking out lots of Awesome Totem Poles.  
I will share lots, and lots of pictures when I return but I wanted to give you a look at another one of the Classes I am teaching on board. 
 All of my Cricut Ladies will have a  completed Travel Book --ready to just insert their favorite pictures of our Adventures!
Here is the video

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday- Peek at the new E2

Hi Everybody!  This is Jenny from Crazy About Cricut!  Cathie is lucky enough to be on her Alaskan Adventure Cricut Cruise right now, so a couple of her design team members are helping her out by posting for her.  Today it's time for another Talk Time Tuesday!  I have a little peek at the E2, and a mat tip when using this machine.  Here's my video, and I hope you enjoy it! 

Thanks for letting me hijack your blog Cathie!!
Will be back soon,

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Let's Set Sail Creative Cutter Alaskan Adventure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I am off with my husband today for our Alaskan Adventure Cricut Cruise.  We have dropped the kids off at Grandma's house in Ojai, California for 7 days at the beach and by the pool--while we load our warm coat and hiking boots for some incredible views of Mother Nature. 

 While I am gone my wonderful Design Team members will continue to post our Challenges & Tips.  Be sure and check all of the wonderful projects they have in store for you.

I wanted to share one of the projects we will be making in the Cricut Class our first day.  I think this will be a fun way to kick things off.
We are making this post it note holder for our Craft Tables.  Robyn from My Pink Stamper was one of our Cruise Sponsors and along with some great prizes she also donated a customized stamp set for each of my Ladies!!
Here is another view
I used an Acrylic Frame from Hobby Lobby and the Cricut Logo is from Everyday Cricut Cart.
I used my IRock to add some bling and a Sizzix embossing folder to add texture to the BoBunny Paper inside the frame.

I can't wait to tell you all about our Adventure--and share some pictures with you when I return.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Design Time Thursday: Fiesta ChallengeI

Let's Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Challenge!

Create a New Project using the Theme Fiesta!
and Link it Below
We will choose one random person to receive a
6x6 Paper Holder similar to the one below full of Bo Bunny 6x6 Paper Stack & Goodies
You have until May 18th to link up you Fiesta Project!
Be sure so swing by the Creative Cutter Room Design Team members for some inspiration!

The winner of the Mother's Day Gift Idea chosen by Random.org is:
 Donna said...

This was a fun challenge. I enjoyed making my mini scrapbook. Love to see everyone else's creative projects also!
Send me your snail mail so I can mail your Cartridge-Congratulations!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: Linking Party

There is one more day to post in the Design Time Thursday Challenge: Mother's Day Gift Idea  
This layout is of my littlest one Kylee and one of my favorite pictures of her at age 2 1/2.
This week for Talk Time Tuesday I thought we would try something a little different then our usual 
Tips or Topics.
This week let's try a 
Linking Party.
I want everyone to share a Layout, Card, Home Decor Item or Gift Idea they have made recently.
Be sure and and Post that your project is for the Creative Cutter Room linking party and I will choose one participant to receive
a  Sew Easy Piercer Tool

I hope we can all find some new "Scrappy Friends" and become inspired by each other's creations.  
I am looking forward to visiting everyone's sites.

Now a BIG CREATIVE CUTTER THANK YOU to all of my new Followers that pushed me over the 
750 Follower mark.  I never would have imagined this kind of number and I am completely speechless!
so..........here is our Tool Kit winner:
Chosen with Random.org from among my 760 Followers 


Thank you so much everyone! Carol send me your snail mail so I can send you your New Pink Tool Kit.

Monday, May 2, 2011

I have lived up to my name.....so sorry!

I have created the video on my Tee pee and Peter Pan mini album and I'm sorry to say it's about 30 minutes long!!! Yikes-for my new followers please don't abandon ship just yet.  I hope you will find some fun and helpful tips in my videos & projects.  For my regular followers-don't tell them I can't help it!!! LOL

Winner Winner

I am also using my 3D Tee pee for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge-to see it CLICK HERE

The winner chosen with Random.org of the EK Success Kit for the Disney Blog Hop is:
                     Anna Dowdy

Wow awesome teepee. And the Mini Album is AMAZING!!!! Just wonderful!!! So much details. 
I'm a follower. 
Thanks for the chance to win. 
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

May 1, 2011 6:31 PM
Please send me an email with your snail mail so that I can send your
Thank you to all of you that posted a comment!
I was really overwhelmed with the positive response to my project and I thank you all for such sweet sentiments!  :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Disney Blog Hop: Day Two

To enter to win Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge CLICK HERE

Welcome to the Disney Blog Hop: Day Two
If you have come here from Kaye's site you are in the right place.  If you just happened to stop by then go to Shawn's site to start at the beginning.  I think you like all of the Disney Inspiration prepared for today's Hop.

Yeah!!! It's my turn today to share some of the Disney STUFF-I've been working on.  Pictured above is the 3D Tee pee and Peter Pan Mini Album I created with my Cricut.  
I am posting the pictures today and tomorrow I will post a video of how to create the 3D leather textured 
Tee pee and some of the surprises inside the Mini.
So here are some more pictures:
It measures 11 1/4 x 11 and is free standing.  I inked it with Old Paper Distress Ink
Tomorrow I will stencil on some animal shapes to the sides using Cricut stencil material.

It measures 5x6 and will hold over 40 pictures.  Really!  I created lots of pull out pockets and lots of places for pictures or journaling.  I have lots to say about "My Boys" so there is definitely a lot of real estate in this mini
I used two paper lines:  Crate Paper from my "oldies" stash to create the cover and pages, and a new collection called Campfire by October Afternoon.

The Font came from Pooh Font Set-another Disney Cricut Cartridge

The Peter Pan Characters & Icons came from the Disney Classics Cartridge ( I love this one!!)
Peter Pan is cut at 4.2 inches.

I used an old Rusty Pickle stamp set for my pirate images & sayings. And some gold coins from JoAnn's.
This treasure chest has a surprise I will show you in the video tomorrow.

These pages have a surprise also and don't you just love Mr Snee! 
Here is a close-up:
 both sides of these pages says I will never grow up!
Here is Captain Hook! I love love love this Cartridge.
I used a border punch to create two pockets(and to simulate waves)  This page has a pull out as well.
Here is another look at both projects.  The mini album has a ribbon closure to keep it nice and tight 
and it fits inside the tee pee for a really boyish Home Decor item.  This album is great  for any boy 
themed room or Disney themed room..
Thanks for stopping by today on Day 2 of the Disney Blog Hop. 
Now for the Blog Candy-I will choose one Random person to win the above pictured
EK success Disney Scrapbook Kit
Here is what it includes:
All you have to do to win is leave a comment.  If you are unable to leave a comment feel free to email me your contact info(Rcathierigby@aol.com)
Of course-
I would LOVE it if you became a Follower but it is not required.  
If I can reach 750 Followers by May 2nd in time for our next Talk Time Tuesday I will give away an additional prize of this wonderful 
Pink CGull Tool Kit that makes working on any Cricut project much easier.

Have fun on the hop today-I know I will!
You are now off to Bobbie Jo's Click Here
May all your Disney Dreams come true..............................................

Here is the Line Up in case you get lost along the way
Cathiehttp://www.creativecutter.org/          YOU ARE HERE
Bobbie Johttp://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/   NEXT
Melissa http://www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/

If you want to go back and see projects from Day One