Friday, August 31, 2012

Cricut Disney Autograph Book

Hello Ladies-Happy Labor Day Weekend!
My family is going camping to Flaming Gorge so I thought I would share a blast from the past and re-post this Autograph book I made my Nephew last year.
I will post a couple more oldies but goodies this weekend....since I will be gone (and you might be as well) and I have some new Creative Cutter Friends that might not have seen these projects.
Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!!!

My younger brother and his family went to Disneyland this year for Christmas and they asked me to make an autograph book for my nephew Michael.  Michael is the spitting image of my brother and just an adorable little guy so I was excited to work on something special for him.  I've done a few different autograph books for people over the years as custom orders, but I've never done one for a little boy.  
So this one was a challenge.
I created a couple of pages now and will complete the album when he has all of his autographs and his Mom has some pictures with characters I can add in.  That way it also becomes his own personal little brag book.
Hope you like it.

I did a combination Cricut Mickey & Friends Cartridge and Stickers.
When he gets signatures I will create more Cricut Characters to put next to them and his favorite pictures.
 One last look at the cover-HE LOVES EVERYTHING CARS!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Home Decor Projects: New for Halloween!

Well my DH has been at it again.  For our Local (Utah) followers we have some fun wood projects that you can buy finished or raw (unpainted).
Two ways to have fun decorating for Halloween.

This wood sign with stand measures 3.5" inches high, 18" inches long and is 2.25" inches deep.
I used black acrylic paint from Michael's and white vinyl cut with Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge for the letters.  The witch is cut out of chipboard & EP pattern paper left over from my Chilling Carriage Ride Kit.
These wood signs come in 3 different sizes this is the largest: great for any holiday decor piece you would like to make this season.
Would also make a great Family Established Date Sign! 
These awesome blocks are just shy of 2 inches and also come finished or raw. 
 I again used my left over Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor paper and put BOO on one side & EEK on the back side cut with my Happy Hauntings cartridge set at 1".
I may consider adding these to the store, but for now they are available for local pick up only-since these are wood the shipping can get a bit crazy.
Just email me at or use the Contact Me form if you are interested in getting any of these fun items for the holidays.
I think they would make a fun Relief Society craft night activity.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tip Tuesday! Scrap Prevention!

Hello Fellow Crafters,
Today is my opportunity to share a crafting tip with you at Creative Cutter Room. I decided to share how to use a 12 X 12 double sided sheet of pattern paper and not have any scraps left. I have the tendency to use only a portion of the paper and then add the remaining pieces to the box to hardly ever get used again. Do you do that too?
Here is a way to prevent that from happening.
Scrap Prevention
 Select one piece of 12 X 12 double sided pattern paper. 
 Use both sides to layer 2 or 3 card bases. Shown above on the left.
 Use the remaining small pieces to make 3 X 3 cards.
I cut strips and rectangles to create the smaller cards. I also used a strip for the envelope (as seen in the background) and the inside of one of the 3 x 3 cards.
ALL the paper has been used! There are NO scraps!
Now the cards can be decorated to fit the next challenge or just to have ready for that last minute birthday card you may need.
Stay Creative,

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Copic Marker Storage Units

The Creative Cutter Room now has Copic Marker Storage Units.
There are two sizes available for every type of copic owner.
The smaller unit measures 4x15 and is 6 inches deep.  
This unit will hold aprox. 100 markers. Cost is $15.00
The larger unit measures 6x15 and is 6 inches deep.
This unit will hold aprox. 140 markers. Cost is $20.00
I still need to calculate the cost for shipping, but for local crafters these units are available for order today.
Both sizes come in either white or black and are ready 3 days from order date.
Stop by the Creative Cutter Room Shop and place your order today.
I love having my markers out ready to use. It also helps me manage my collection by showing me where I need to add more color options.

Friday, August 24, 2012

DTT Winners & Halloween Bonus Projects

I have two winners to share today for the last two Design Time Thursday Challenges:
For the Summer Challenge-

For the Friendship Challenge-

Congratulations Ladies-be sure and use the Contact Me form to send me your snail mail, and grab your DTT badge for your site from the left sidebar.
I also want to share the bonus project video below.  These are projects you may want to make with the scraps from the Chilling Carriage Ride Mini Album Kit.
As you can see there will be a good amount of product for you to get Creative with!
This is also my Google Eye Project for this week's Design Time Thursday Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.....have a great Friday!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Design Time Thursday! Googly Eye Challenge!

Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We enjoyed looking at your Friendship projects!  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!

 Did you know August is National Eye Exam Month? 
We thought it would be fun to include this in our challenge!
Theme Must use Googly Eyes!
Some inspiration from the team:

We hope you will join us and Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize!

Challenge Starts today August 23 and runs until September 5, 2012.

Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the
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:
Be a Follower of the CCR
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
One entry per person
**Please comment after linking: those not commenting not eligible to win**

You have until September 5, 2012 to enter your project.
The Team:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

PTA Teacher Breakfast with a Gift Idea

Our Elementary School's PTSA Board planned a Welcome Back to School Breakfast today as a fun way of introducing ourselves to the teachers.

These really fun duct tape flower pens will be a gift to the teachers with a message that says
"Thank you for making young minds BLOOM!"

My sweet daughter Jasmine will be 12 in two months, and she wanted to get a jump start on working on her personal progress activities for the Young Women program of our church.  Part of this program has the girls working on service projects of their choosing that help remind them of different values.  So she decided to volunteer the many hours it took to make these gifts for the 30 teachers attending the breakfast today.  Our school colors are blue & yellow and all of the pens fit in two of these cute flower pails I found at the dollar store.  I think she did a great job so I thought I would share this "Teacher Gift Idea" with all of you.  There are several great videos on YouTube that show you just how fun and easy these are to make.  Thank You Jasmine for working so hard on these.....I know the teachers will love them.....hope all of you feel inspired to give the teacher's in your life a quick Thank You for all they do to teach and inspire us!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Talk Time Tuesday: Cricut Dust Covers

I have a really fabulous site to share with all of you today!
What makes it extra special is that it belongs to one of my best friends and former Creative Cutter Room design team member.....
Orlena from Lena's Crafts makes some truly beautiful Cricut/Cameo/Pazzle/Cuttlebug & Big Shot Machine dust covers.
(whew I got tired just listing them all and she is the one that does all of the sewing!)
You have to go check out her site (just click on her name above) and see all of her wonderful creations.
The two of us have been collaborating this summer to show our products at local fairs, and festivals and it has been so much fun!
I have watched her create some of these wonderful products and I proudly own   some of her creations....including these fabulous aprons.
 My daughter Christine agreed to be my model.
 Lena makes these fabulous Scrapbook Aprons with two rows of special pockets that fit bone folders, and car keys and any crafty tools you want to have really handy at a crop....I love it!
My husband and I are University of Utah fans and she made us matching U of U aprons......
These are a big seller!!! 
 This apron has that vintage look, the craftsmanship is really beautiful on this one.

Her items are truly FANTASTIC and best of all.....made to last with perfect attention to detail!
(this is code for she is as obsessive about her projects as I am!!!lol)
If you have a poor naked machine in your craft room, then you definitely want to visit her site and get that remedied.
This is the beautiful Vinyl dust cover she made for my Expression.  
Tune in Friday to see how I added a special Creative Cutter Room detail that I can't wait to share with all of you.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Halloween Mini Album Pt. 1

Hope you like the finished Mini Album
5 Chipboard pages & binder rings included
Along with Canvas Tags
Journaling Cards
Sticker Sheet
6x6 Paper Pad
Foam Adhesive
Instruction Sheet w/pictures
flowers & embellishments

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Growing Friends!

I'm sorry the postings have been slim this past week.  I have been preparing for some out of town Scrapbook Expo shows. 
 I'm also so excited to share with you soon the 
Chilling Carriage Ride Mini Album and bonus projects.
The videos will post this Monday & Wednesday so I hope you come back and see what I have in store!
Above is a New Card I created with the wonderful products from Momenta
I just love their colorful paper collections!
I used a standard A2 card base
All of the papers are Momenta as well as the Rub On sentiment.
Do you see the puffy sticker flourish-Momenta has flourish sets in just about every color and they are so fun to work with and can add that special touch on just about any project......I have some more to share with you in a Wedding Album coming soon.
Also used in this card are:
Nestabilities tattered rectangles for the frames
Cuttlebug embossing folder 
Martha Stewart border punch
Flowers & Brad from my Stash and
The Creative Cutter Room Bow Maker for the finishing touch. 
Hope  you like my friendship card and take a moment to enter our team's Friends Challenge