Monday, August 29, 2011

Sketchy Mondays

Design Time Thursday Challenge: CLICK HERE
Here is a new SKETCH that may offer you some inspiration this week.
You can flip reverse, edit the sketch in any way to customize it to your needs. 
There are so many ways to be inspired by sketches even if you don't typically 
create your layouts from sketches.
Have a wonderful Monday!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Design Time Thursday! Splish Splash!!

Waves & Waves of SUMMER FUN
This is my Splish Splash inspiration layout. 
I used Luau, Ashlyn's Alphabet, Pooh Font and Life's a Beach
The paper collection is DeJa Views: Soda Pop Summer Stack from Michael's
I am also going to enter this layout in Scrapbookaholic by Abby's anything goes challenge

Welcome to the Splish Splash Challenge with the Creative Cutter Room!
How about a challenge?
Theme: Splish Splash!!

Any project with water on it! Missing Summer already? Behind on the lay-outs for this past summer at the beach, need to make a Thank you note for crashing at a friend's pool?  Now is the time to catch up!

Submit your new project here at the Creative Cutter Room for a chance to win a prize!

The Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge!!!
Challenge Starts today August 25 and runs until September 7!
Please stop by the Design team blogs for inspiration and then submit your new  project here at the Creative Cutter Room!

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 

Here is The Line Up:

Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize! Please be sure to mention Creative Cutter Room with a link back to here!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fruity Notes

Submitting these cards to the Cooking with Cricut 
They were made with the Preserves Cartridge and a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Hope you like them.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How to use UTEE! Quick Tip Tuesday!

Hi this is Carri with DoubleClick bringing a quick tip your way!

As part of the Creative Cutter Room design team I would like to share this quick tip with you!
I have a love/hate relationship with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) I love it because it is so unique, I hate it because it is messy!

Before and after:

Check out my Lolly Pops that I made using UTEE:

Tools you will need:
UTEE Can be purchased at Micheal's and Hobby Lobby for $12.99
Heat Gun
Popsicle Stick
Versa mark or embossing ink
The Image

Use caution when using your heat gun! Super hot! UTEE turns the paper into almost like a plastic. The UTEE melts and is very hot! The more coats of UTEE you use the shiner and harder the image becomes.
Be careful when removing your cut, if you have many layers of UTEE it will crack! UTEE does make the image bend so you need to flatten it while it is still warm!

Check out my super quick tip video!

I hope you enjoyed my quick tip!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sketch of the Week

So I want to try and accomplish at least one sketch a Month to add to my own personal albums.
Well the best way to try and do this is with a weekly inspiration that could help 
motivate me---and maybe you to get started.  I will post a sketch a week from various wonderful 
sketch sites and see if they don't help get us going.  
On Friday I hope some of you will want to share with us what you came up with on a Linky Party!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Retreat Video posted

I just posted a video I took at a prior Creative  Cutter Retreat on the 
Retreat Information Page
Stop by and take a look and let me know what you think.
I hope to post a longer one after our October Retreat 
as well to give everyone another sneak peak at all of the fun 
we are having.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rah, Rah, Rah

To add more detail add white or black stitch lines along purse edge.
We also added a thick black outline around sunglasses with a bling in each corner.
I forgot to get a picture of the finished purse-but I think you get the idea.

My super cute niece is a J.V. Cheerleader and she called last night 
wanting some help making little treat bags for her team.
so of course....
I immediately went to my Gypsy and we 
created these fun little 
sun glass purses from the Forever Young Cartridge.
She is going to fill them with Skittles and hand them out today.
It is so nice to be the crafty auntie. 

I am going to link this to Getting Cricky's "Treats" Challenge

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cricut Book almost finished-yeah!!!

I want to thank all of my bloggy friends that have been on this long journey with me!
It is nearly over and I will be able to share my new baby with all of you 
January 1, 2012
There will be an opportunity for many of my fellow Cricut Addicts to be included in this publication.
I am so excited to share more information about this with all of you on September 5th.
I will have a special Talk Time Tuesday post on September 6th where all of you will get a chance to recommend your favorite sites.
Stay tuned and spread the word-I want to share this fabulous opportunity with as many of my Crafty friends as I can and hope we can all have fun with it!
Crafty Hugs-

Monday, August 15, 2011

Link Party Time

To enter Current Design Time Thursday Challenge Click Here

Let's get inspired 
-----and show each other some support.
Our kids are either back in school or getting ready to go back to school 
so let's share with one another what current project we are working on.  
Any category, any craft project let's offer our little piece of inspiration to each other.
Remember to leave a comment at any site you visit.  It's always nice to know that others have seen and like your work.  I can't wait to see what all my Crafty Friends are up to.

Here is my contribution--Hope you like it.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Disney Blog Hop #3

September 24th and September 25th

After sharing 2 exciting Disney Pixar Blog Hops with you, we can't wait to bring you hop #3.  The same group of talented crafters have designed and created a variety of adorable and clever projects that I am sure will inspire you.  So mark your calendars now because you won't want to miss this special 3rd addition!!  Each day a different group of crafters will be sharing new projects!

Here is the added twist! ... For everyone that has been asking if they can join in the Disney Pixar Blog Hops by being a stop in the hop, here is your chance!  On September 26th, the day after the official hop, we are going to have a Disney Pixar Hop Link Up Party!  We want to see your Disney Pixar inspired scrapbook layouts, cards and other creations . . . The other category can include banners, cake/cupcake, decorations, centerpieces, wall d├ęcor, party favors . . . anything at all. 

To include your projects in the Disney Pixar Hop Link Up Party:
Click HERE to post a link to scrapbook layouts
Click HERE to post your cards
Click HERE to post any other creation
This will be a great way for us to showcase the work by our followers!  It will allow people to preview your project and then go to your blog to learn more about you and the project you created. 

So let's start working on those projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back To School Challenge! Design Time Thursday!

Welcome to the Back to School Challenge with the Creative Cutter Room!

How about a challenge?

Theme: Back To School!!

Are you already back to school, going back soon? Come join this challenge and help catch up on some back to school lay-outs, teacher notes, teacher gifts, bookmarks, and projects!!

Submit your new project here at the Creative Cutter Room for a chance to win a prize!

And what is the prize?

A cartridge binder holds 12 Cricut carts,books, and keypads!

Challenge Starts today August 11 and runs until August 24!

Please stop by the Design team blogs for inspiration and then submit your new  project here at the Creative Cutter Room!

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 

Here is The Line Up:

Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Congratulations Keri!!!

I have a girlfriend getting married this Saturday and I wanted to share the wedding card I created for her.  She is an incredibly sweet person and a fantastic friend--I wish her all the happiness in the world--she truly deserves it!
I also want to thank all of my followers for sticking with me these last couple of months.  Due to computer issues and working on the book.......I have not posted or created as much as I would have liked.  Hopefully I will be able to remedy this in time for the holiday postings.
I thought I would Thank the awesome ladies that did take the time to post a project to my last Thank You Challenge by sending all 5 of them an acrylic stamp set.  Please send me your snail mail address via the contact form above and I will make sure you receive your gift.
Thank You.....Diana L, Sunshine HoneyBee, Samantha, Cheryl, & Shelly
I truly appreciate your support.  The winner of the other prize will be drawn out and mailed the challenge prize separately from this stamp set.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday!

Tip Time Tuesday!

My tip is on how to save $$...

I know a lot of people have started tightening the budgets and looking for ways to save money. 
One way I have seen people saving money is using coupons. I have thought to myself that it looks like it takes a lot of time and energy, but after taking a quick class I found out it can be much eaiser.

I am not a super couponer... yet, but I am trying to learn and I am passing what knowledge I do have on to you :) 

I started using coupons less than a month ago and I put everything I have saved into a "savings" so far I have saved 55.50$. To me that was quite something. This is money I would have spent if I did not have a coupon. So that opened my eyes to looking at using coupons a little closer... here is what I have learned.

  1. It is suggested that you get a paper for every person that is in your home (I get 4)
  2. Only clip the coupons you know you will use. If you don't have pets don't clip those coupons.
  3. Also if you have 4 sets of the same coupons, line the papers up and cut them all at once. 
  4. Go to manufacturers websites to see if they have coupons.
  5. Also look online for coupons such as or
  6. Look at the ads on Sunday and see who has the best deal on what is on your "grocery list" and shop there. 
  7. Organize coupons in categories so you can find them quickly. (baby, bread & cereal, cleaner, dairy, dessert, meat, medicine, paper goods, personal hygiene, and misc)
I am just learning, but it is something I hope can help save me more money and I can start having food storage as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by for Tip Time Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thank you Challenge!!

Just a reminder about the Thank you challenge going on here at the Creative Cutter Room!
Theme: Thank you and must include 3 elements! 


Make it a Thank you and....
Mollie- must include a stamp
Carri- Must include at least two buttons
Jenny-must include a type of embossing (dry or "wet")

Submit your new project at the below for a chance to win a prize!

And what is the prize?
A Clear Block, Stamp set and Ink!

Challenge Starts today July 28 and runs until August 10!

You will need to collect  3 elements total and include each element on your Thank You project and then submit your new  project here at the Creative Cutter Room!

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 

Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!

Here is The Line Up: