Thursday, September 29, 2011

Still time to enter our Fall challenge!

Fall is here Challenge!!

Just a reminder about the Fall is Here! challenge going on here at the Creative Cutter Room!
  
Theme: Fall/Halloween project and must include 3 elements! 

HINT HINT!!

Make it a Fall or Halloween theme and....
Mollie- must include ribbon
Carri- Must include faux or real stitching
Jenny-must include a sticker
Christel Has a completed project using all the elements

Submit your new project below for a chance to win a prize!
An i-rock from Imaginisce!
Challenge Starts today Sept 22 and runs until October 5!

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog

You have until October 5, 2011 to enter your project.






ALSO
It has come to my attention that I forgot to announce the winner of the Sports Challenge.
SO....Using Random.org the WINNER IS....
True Random Number Generator  1
Congratulations Debbie B. Use the contact me form to send me your snail mail, so I can send you your prize!  Thanks ladies for your patience.



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday! Digital Card Making!

Hi Everybody!

It's Jenny from Crazy About Cricut, and it's my turn to share a Talk Time Tuesday Tip. Today I'd like to share about digital scrapping kits. They save time, and money!

We've recently bought a house, so I've had less time to craft, and also have had some of my crafting supplies packed away :( Crafting helps me keep my sanity, so as busy as we are getting ready to move, I still need to squeeze in some time to create.  I recently received a couple of digital kits from 4MyBabies, so I decided to make 4 cards in 30 minutes! Here's how I did it:


*First select the digital image you want to use.
*You can print how ever many you need to.
(Watermark on picture for designer's protection.)
*In this case, I needed 4, so I set up my printer to use 4 3.5" size images.

*When printing them, make sure to print them on cardstock so they are more sturdy.

*Cut out all four tags (easy to do since the tags have no complicated edges!).
*Add a brad, and some twine to each tag.
*Then take 4 card bases, 4 mats (with inked edges), and some pop dots to create 4 identical cards in 30 minutes (from start to finish!).
*Can leave to add a sentiment as needed. I added mine since I had some perfect ones from Pink By Design that I wanted to use.
That's it! There are many digital scraping companies out there, so I'd encourage you to go out and I'm sure you will find lots that you like! Start saving! Thanks, and make sure to keep checking back here on the Creative Cutter room for lots of ideas, contests, and tips :OD

Thanks for this great tip Jenny! 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Disney Blog Hop III: Day Two

To enter the FALL CHALLENGE:  CLICK HERE
WELCOME TO THE
DISNEY BLOG HOP DAY TWO
My Layout is a Paper Pieced Genie emerging from his bottle.  
I made it for my son's birthday pictures of him blowing out the candles.
I haven't done many paper piecing projects since owning my wishblade & cricut machines but,
 I do enjoy making them for special occasions.
I hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop Today-
Please be sure and leave comments
along the way-I know I really enjoy reading them.
For one lucky Follower of my site I have some great
Blog Candy!
Leave a comment about 
your favorite Disney Character and you could win
Paper Layers set of Rulers.
I am really loving this product and I really think you will too!
Check out their site HERE
ALSO
My Cricut Expressions Book is listed for Pre-Order at 
Walmart.com Just Click Here
so be sure and check that out and get your copy early.  The book will be ready to ship in November.
I will have a sneek peak here for my followers as soon as I get the ok from
Provo Craft to share the Cover.
So Here Is Today's Line Up-Be Sure And Visit Everyone
Day Two - September 25th
Cathie http://www.creativecutter.org/ You are Here



Link up Party - September 26th
All of you are welcome to join in this also. You can link up Disney Pixar scrapbook layouts, cards and other items at each of the following sites
Shawn http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/ Link your scrapbook pages
Melissa http://www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/ link your cards
Amy http://www.lovetocrop.com/ link any other Disney projects (cakes, decor, anything that is not a card or scrapbook layout)

Hope some of you create a project to join in on ALL OF THE DISNEY FUN!!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Disney Blog Hop II: Day One



My Disney Layout

WELCOME TO THE
DISNEY BLOG HOP DAY ONE
I am not part of day one activities but I want you to go check out all of the fun going on today.
Lot's of fun projects and chances to win some great prizes.  
Here is the Blog Order for you to check out.
Be sure and stop by tomorrow-I will be having a fantastic giveaway!

Day One - September 24th


Link up Party - September 26th
All of you are welcome to join in this also. You can link up Disney Pixar scrapbook layouts, cards and other items at each of the following sites
Shawn http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/ Link your scrapbook pages
Melissa http://www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/ link your cards
Amy http://www.lovetocrop.com/ link any other Disney projects (cakes, decor, anything that is not a card or scrapbook layout)

Hope some of you create a project to join in on ALL OF THE DISNEY FUN!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Design Time Thursday:Fall is Here! Challenge


Welcome to the Fall is Here! Blog Hop and Challenge.

How about a fun hop and challenge?
Theme: Fall theme/Halloween and must include 3 elements! 

Visit each of the following 3 Design team members
find the required element from each DT Member and 
submit your new project for a chance to win a prize!
THE PRIZE
An i-rock from Imaginisce!
Challenge Starts today Sept 22 and runs until October 5!

You will need to collect  3 elements total and include each element on your Fall Themed project
 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!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog

You have until October 5, 2011 to enter your project.

Here is the Line Up You will need to follow to collect all the elements:
Jenny 2nd Element (Sticker)

**Please note Christel will have a Completed project using all the elements she will not have a required element**





Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cricut Design Challenge: Cricut Banner

Provo Craft was having a Design Challenge this week where they asked Cricut fans to design a
BANNER with the word CRICUT
on it for their upcoming HSN launch of the new Expression 2 on
September 26.
so
I hurried and pulled out some supplies and got busy last night around midnight.
at 4:00pm
I drove to the Provo Craft office and dropped it off.
It was so much fun to work on this project and if I had had another day I could have
really gone crazy-but here is my submission.
Wish me Luck.

Hugs~

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday: Creative Cutter Resources


I mentioned earlier that there would be an opportunity for some of our favorite Cricut Bloggers to be included in my upcoming book and here is that opportunity.
The book will have a section called Creative Cutting Resources.
In this section I will list other Cricut Blog sites that readers can go to for more 
Cricut Inspiration.
I want to include sites that are committed to Cricut projects and have frequent, innovative, and inspiring postings.
Help us find the BEST sites to include in this section of my book by completing the following survey.
Use This Survey Form
Creative Cutter Resources Survey
Tell me the sites you believe we should share with others in our upcoming Cricut Book
Consider these categories for each survey answer.
1.  Card makers:
a.)  your favorite CAS (clean and simple) blogger
b.)  your favorite detailed card blogger
c.)  advanced technique blogger (e.g. uses Gypsy, Yudu, My Story)

2.  Scrapbookers:
d.)  your favorite CAS scrapbooker
e.)  your favorite detailed scrapbooker
f.)  advanced technique scrapbooker

3.  Favorite Home Decor/ Cricut-related bloggers?

4.  Other favorite technique bloggers:  machine stitching, Tim Holtz-style, Victorian/vintage, Steampunk
For sites that conduct sales & product promotion there will be a separate opportunity to be included in the book as well.  There will be different criteria as the goal for some of these companies is product sales & marketing.  If your company wishes to be included then please be sure you meet the following criteria and contact me with your company information no later than September 30th.


The Cricut book will be called The Cricut Expression:how to make the most of your machine
Retails $19.99 and is published by the same company that publishes 
The Close to my Heart books. Gibbs-Smithhttp://www.gibbs-smith.com/
It will be out to the public in January 2012 PC will be handling promotion-we will include companies that have the following criteria
1-At least 65% of their projects have Cricut Images or use PC products
2-Postings are 4-5 times a week
3-Followers over 1000-and if you have Design Team members the combined number is fine
4-Must be willing to mention/promote Cricut book when released
5-Websites included in the book will be allowed to purchase books at 50% retail plus s/h for resale through their sites. 
This is only if you are set up for sales on your site and want to carry the product-sales are not required.

Hope to hear from lots of you very soon! 

Talk Time Tuesday: Super Saturday Crafts


I was asked to come up with some easy inexpensive ideas for my ward's Super Saturday Craft Table.  
I have  designed 4-5 projects that can easily be done for under $15.  
These two bead board frames can be done for $5.00 each and makes a fantastic Holiday Gift Idea.
If you would like me bring some Super Saturday Craft Ideas to your ward just use the 
Contact Me Form above and we can make those arrangements.
I also have a Cookie Sheet Organizer $15.00
Christmas Card Organizer $5.00
Desk Monthly Flip Album $13.00
Christmas vinyl plaque $5.00

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sketchy Mondays


I had a wonderful weekend away with some more scrappin' friends and I will share pictures tomorrow from the last three Retreats.  So much fun!

Today I want to share another SKETCH to help motivate us to get some of our own personal albums done.
Hope you enjoy working on this one it looks like lot's of fun.

Don't forget to join me this upcoming weekend for the Disney Blog Hop (see tab on the sidebar) and for some giveaway fun!

also...

Save On Scrap'n Tote Too!

Save 20% With Coupon Code" 
IHEARTSCRAP'NTOTE 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Design Time Thursday: Splish Splash Winner!


I just realized I forgot to post the winner of the
Design Time Thursday: splish splash challenge
and the winner chosen with Random.org is
Patty Crafty Kitten
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Please use the contact me form above to send me your snail mail.  Your prize will go out within two weeks.
I will be getting ready for another
Creative Cutter Retreat Weekend.
can't wait to post some fun pictures to share with all of you.
Hugs,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday! Curling Ribbon!!

My Tip Time Tues is ...
CURLING RIBBON!!
I just learned this over the weekend and want to share with all!!
Items needed:
ribbon
scotch tape
all metal knitting needles (I used size 5)
cookie sheet
water
and last but not least an OVEN :)

Step one: Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F

Step two: Tape the very end of your ribbon to the top of your knitting needle, then lightly wet the ribbon just unlit it is damp. Then wind your ribbon around the knitting needle. (the closer or tighter your wind the tighter the curl) Then tape off the other end.


Step three: Place knitting needle on cookie sheet and put in oven for 10-15min, depending on your oven and how damn your ribbon is. I suggest checking on the ribbon every 5 min just to make sure it doesn't burn.


Step four: Remove cookie sheet with knitting needle from oven... please use a hot pad :) and let cool for about 5 mins. 
Step five: Then when it has cooled, un-tape the end and unravel... and ta-da!! You have curled ribbon!! 

I love this new tip and trick and I hope you do to... here is a small project I made with it!!


Thanks for checking out the CreativeCutter.org Tip Time Tuesday!!
DT Member Mollie
Thanks Mollie for sharing this Quick Tip with us! Be sure to stop by Mollie's blog Crickets Cricuts Creations for more inspiration!
Hugs,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hot Product from Scrapbook Expo

I purchased this set at Expo and just loved these edges.  I think the water pen is GENIUS.  I have been trying a water pen for years and most of the time the water leaks and is so hard to control placement.  
I had a nice chat with the creator and her team and discovered that she is a big 
supporter of the BLOG world.
so.....
Watch this video and visit their website with the link below.
If you place an order tell them Creative Cutter sent you and use the following 
COUPON CODE :  UTAH5%.
I will be posting my own video during the Disney Blog Hop September 24th
showing you how much fun I am having with this tool and giving one lucky winner a chance to win a set!
I wouldn't recommend these rulers/cutter if I didn't think they would make your 
life HAPPIER!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Scrapbook USA Expo Special........






Register on September 9 or 10, 2011for one of our  2012 Retreat Dates
and you will receive ONE of the above
Cartridges in your Goodie Bag upon Arrival theday of your Retreat.
Retreat Deposit & Registration Form must both be received  on September 9 or 10 to qualify.
Deposit Payments can be made at Expo (our table is right by Provo Craft)
or Online through PayPal.
These cartridges retail at $89.99-$99.99 so this is a HUGE bargain for a 
FANTASTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY!

If quantities run out of these cartridges we will post new options prior to end of day
September 10th.
Don't delay try one of our Creative Escapes Today-It's a Sweet Escape!
HUGS,



Thursday, September 8, 2011

Design Time Thursday: Sports Challenge


Welcome to the Sports Theme Challenge with the Creative Cutter Room!

How about a challenge?
Theme: Sports!!
Soccer, football, cheer-leading season starting soon? Get some thank you cards ready and waiting for those coaches! Awards night for cheer? Get working on some lay-outs!
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 September 8 and runs until September 21!

       Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking.

CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to the challenge.
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks


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:

Cricut Card Magazine

Click here to take survey


Here it is....I was published in the Cricut Cards Magazine that came out this month.
My card is on Page 52.

I am so excited to finally get my copy.  I also received a nice goody box from Northridge Publishing.
They have a new blog you will want to check out---just click on their name above to go there.
This magazine has some great cards in it and some of our Creative Cutter Friends so be sure and check it out.
HUGS