Monday, December 22, 2014

A Christmas Blessing for our Family

Today was one of the most special days of my life and one that I was not sure would ever happen. My sweetheart and I were sealed for time and for all eternity in the Draper Temple. I can't tell you how many miracles have happened on the road to this day but I can tell you that my heart is so full of gratitude for the many friends , neighbors and family members that have helped and blessed our family along the way. We could not have made it to this moment in our life without all of you and the many tears and prayers on our behalf!!! We have learned so much about the type of family we want to be through your wonderful examples. Thank you especially to Chris and Angie Dierig, Heather and Derek Coulter, Ryan and Julie Rigby, Dallan and Tiffany Rigby, Bishop Tesch, Lola Rivera, Maria Ramirez, Brett Hicken, Scott and Wendy Christiansen, Riley and Jalee Farr, Janet Fonoimoana, Allen and Kim Parris, Burr and Marie Barnhurst, Emily and Rick Fairbanks, Mike Farrington, Bishop and Connie Smith, Bishop and Susan Ross, Bishop and Jean Rigby, Jeff Brown, Mylee Warren,Leon and Peggy Clark, Bethany and Brent Shuman, Sid and Sandy Stock, Mom and Dad Rigby, my Mom Hope, and of course dear Brother Harmon who gave us such a special surprise and was the one to seal us. Our lives are so happy because we have such wonderful people to love us.....I feel so completely grateful to know you all and will cherish you for sharing in this day with us. Love you all so much!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Inspiration-3 Little Birds

I used an Acrylic Set from Hero Arts-and when my husband saw it he said it reminded him of his favorite Bob Marley Song-3 Little Birds.
Hope you like it!

Possible Cruise Itineraries for Cathie's Cards at Sea Cruise 2016-Vote Now

There are several possible options for where we could go with my next Scrapbook/CardMaking Cruise in 2016
Here are some of the 2015 options so that you can give me an idea of what appeals to you most.
I will be making a final decision and posting Cruise information Spring of 2015.  This will be a CardMaking only Cruise with a Card Swap at the end.  4-6 Really Fun Card Making Technique classes to give you a good variety-and possibly a mini album to put your memories in.
Reservations will be required and space will be limited.  I will give one lucky winner a Cricut Explore as the Grand Prize for this Cruise-so check back often for details.

Royal Caribbean Intl
Explorer of the Seas
11-Night Spain and Portugal, Southampton R/T
Mon05/04/15Southampton (London), England - Embarkation - Times are subject to change 04:30 PM
Tue05/05/15At Sea  
Wed05/06/15Bilbao, Spain - Docked08:00 AM05:00 PM
Thu05/07/15At Sea  
Fri05/08/15Lisbon, Portugal - Docked08:00 AM06:00 PM
Sat05/09/15Seville, Spain - Docked10:00 AM06:00 PM
Sun05/10/15Malaga, Spain - Docked08:00 AM06:00 PM
Mon05/11/15Gibraltar - Docked08:00 AM05:00 PM
Tue05/12/15At Sea  
Wed05/13/15Vigo, Spain - Docked07:00 AM04:00 PM
Thu05/14/15At Sea  
Fri05/15/15Southampton (London), England - Disembarkation - Times are subject to change06:00 AM 

Royal Caribbean Intl
Vision of the Seas
12-Night Mediterranean Greek Isles, Barcelona R/T
Sat05/16/15Barcelona, Spain - Embarkation - Times are subject to change 05:00 PM
Sun05/17/15Cannes, France - Tendered09:00 AM06:00 PM
Mon05/18/15La Spezia, Italy - Docked07:00 AM07:00 PM
Tue05/19/15Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Docked07:00 AM07:00 PM
Wed05/20/15At Sea  
Thu05/21/15At Sea  
Fri05/22/15Piraeus (Athens), Greece - Docked06:00 AM06:00 PM
Sat05/23/15Ephesus(Kusadasi), Turkey - Docked08:00 AM06:00 PM
Sun05/24/15Santorini, Greece - Tendered07:00 AM05:00 PM
Mon05/25/15At Sea  
Tue05/26/15Naples, Italy - Docked07:00 AM06:30 PM
Wed05/27/15At Sea  
Thu05/28/15Barcelona, Spain - Disembarkation - Times are subject to change06:00 AM 

Royal Caribbean Intl
Brilliance of the Seas
12-Night Scandinavia and Russia, Harwich R/T
Mon05/18/15Harwich, England - Embarkation - Times are subject to change 05:00 PM
Tue05/19/15At Sea  
Wed05/20/15Copenhagen, Denmark - Docked07:00 AM04:00 PM
Thu05/21/15At Sea  
Fri05/22/15Tallinn, Estonia - Docked09:00 AM05:00 PM
Sat05/23/15St. Petersburg, Russia - Docked07:00 AM 
Sun05/24/15St. Petersburg, Russia - Docked 06:00 PM
Mon05/25/15Helsinki, Finland - Docked08:00 AM05:00 PM
Tue05/26/15Stockholm, Sweden - Docked08:00 AM05:00 PM
Wed05/27/15Visby, Sweden - Tendered07:00 AM04:00 PM
Thu05/28/15At Sea  
Fri05/29/15At Sea  
Sat05/30/15Harwich, England - Disembarkation - Times are subject to change04:00 AM 

Royal Caribbean Intl
Anthem of the Seas
10-Night Royal Sunshine In The Canaries Cruise, Southampton R/T
Fri05/22/15Southampton (London), England - Embarkation - Times are subject to change 04:30 PM
Sat05/23/15At Sea  
Sun05/24/15At Sea  
Mon05/25/15Funchal (Madeira), Portugal - Docked01:00 PM07:00 PM
Tue05/26/15Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain - Docked10:00 AM07:00 PM
Wed05/27/15Gran Canaria, Canary Islands - Docked07:00 AM07:00 PM
Thu05/28/15Lanzarote, (Canary Islands) Spain - Docked07:00 AM01:00 PM
Fri05/29/15At Sea  
Sat05/30/15Vigo, Spain - Docked10:00 AM04:00 PM
Sun05/31/15At Sea  
Mon06/01/15Southampton (London), England - Disembarkation - Times are subject to change05:30 AM 

Royal Caribbean Intl
Vision of the Seas
12-Night Mediterranean Venice, Barcelona R/T
Thu05/28/15Barcelona, Spain - Embarkation - Times are subject to change 05:00 PM
Fri05/29/15Nice, France - Tendered10:00 AM07:00 PM
Sat05/30/15La Spezia, Italy - Docked07:00 AM07:00 PM
Sun05/31/15Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Docked07:00 AM07:00 PM
Mon06/01/15Naples, Italy - Docked07:00 AM06:30 PM
Tue06/02/15At Sea  
Wed06/03/15Venice, Italy - Docked03:00 PM 
Thu06/04/15Venice, Italy - Docked 06:30 PM
Fri06/05/15Ravenna, Italy - Docked07:00 AM05:00 PM
Sat06/06/15Kotor, Montenegro - Tendered12:30 PM08:30 PM
Sun06/07/15At Sea  
Mon06/08/15At Sea  
Tue06/09/15Barcelona, Spain - Disembarkation - Times are subject to change06:00 AM 


Royal Caribbean Intl
Vision of the Seas
12-Night Mediterranean Venice, Barcelona R/T
Tue09/01/15Barcelona, Spain - Embarkation - Times are subject to change 05:00 PM
Wed09/02/15Nice, France - Tendered10:00 AM07:00 PM
Thu09/03/15La Spezia, Italy - Docked07:00 AM07:00 PM
Fri09/04/15Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Docked07:00 AM07:00 PM
Sat09/05/15Naples, Italy - Docked07:00 AM06:30 PM
Sun09/06/15At Sea  
Mon09/07/15Venice, Italy - Docked03:00 PM 
Tue09/08/15Venice, Italy - Docked 06:30 PM
Wed09/09/15Ravenna, Italy - Docked07:00 AM05:00 PM
Thu09/10/15Kotor, Montenegro - Tendered12:30 PM08:30 PM
Fri09/11/15At Sea  
Sat09/12/15At Sea  
Sun09/13/15Barcelona, Spain - Disembarkation - Times are subject to change06:00 AM 

Royal Caribbean Intl
Vision of the Seas
12-Night Mediterranean Greek Isles, Barcelona R/T
Sun09/13/15Barcelona, Spain - Embarkation - Times are subject to change 05:00 PM
Mon09/14/15Cannes, France - Tendered09:00 AM06:00 PM
Tue09/15/15La Spezia, Italy - Docked07:00 AM07:00 PM
Wed09/16/15Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Docked07:00 AM07:00 PM
Thu09/17/15At Sea  
Fri09/18/15At Sea  
Sat09/19/15Piraeus (Athens), Greece - Docked06:00 AM06:00 PM
Sun09/20/15Ephesus(Kusadasi), Turkey - Docked08:00 AM06:00 PM
Mon09/21/15Santorini, Greece - Tendered07:00 AM05:00 PM
Tue09/22/15At Sea  
Wed09/23/15Naples, Italy - Docked07:00 AM06:30 PM
Thu09/24/15At Sea  
Fri09/25/15Barcelona, Spain - Disembarkation - Times are subject to change06:00 AM 

Royal Caribbean Intl
Rhapsody of the Seas
10-Night Greek Isles, Rome R/T
Tue09/15/15Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Embarkation - Times are subject to change 05:00 PM
Wed09/16/15At Sea  
Thu09/17/15Chania, Crete, Greece - Docked12:00 PM08:00 PM
Fri09/18/15Mykonos, Greece - Tendered07:00 AM05:00 PM
Sat09/19/15Ephesus(Kusadasi), Turkey - Docked07:00 AM05:00 PM
Sun09/20/15Santorini, Greece - Tendered07:00 AM05:00 PM
Mon09/21/15Piraeus (Athens), Greece - Docked06:00 AM05:00 PM
Tue09/22/15Katakolon, Greece - Docked10:00 AM05:00 PM
Wed09/23/15At Sea  
Thu09/24/15Naples, Italy - Docked07:00 AM06:30 PM
Fri09/25/15Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Disembarkation - Times are subject to change05:00 AM

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cricut Explore: Print Then Cut Feature Video

Now with the newest feature of the Cricut Explore machine, you can choose your image (either your own or one of 50,000+ in the Cricut Design Lab), flatten the image and then click 'Go'. Once printed, the Cricut Explore machine works its magic to bring your 2-dimensional idea into the 3rd dimension. Take a look at this super short instructional video (less than 4 minutes) and see just how easy it can be…

Thursday, October 16, 2014

It's Now Available! New Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette America is pleased to announce a reset of the industry-leading electronic cutting tool, the Silhouette CAMEO®. Ever since its introduction in 2011, the CAMEO has taken the arts and crafts industry by storm, allowing DIY enthusiasts all over the world the freedom to design, cut, and create what they want. Like the original Silhouette CAMEO®, the new model will offer the same quality and precision that the Silhouette cutting system has become known for, with some new features.
DIYers of all kinds will enjoy the following features of the new Silhouette CAMEO®:
  • Sleek new look
  • 12-inch cutting width
  • Matless cutting
  • Crosscutter on the back of the unit for cutting materials that are fed directly from a roll
  • Silhouette roll-feeder compatibility
  • Optical scanner for Print & Cut applications
  • Full-color LCD touch screen for easy navigation and use
  • USB port for reading and cutting saved files directly
  • Blade storage compartment
  • PixScan™ technology compatibility
  • PC and Mac compatibility
  • Guide marks emphasized in Silhouette blue to make it visually easier to load mat and materials
  • Access to the Silhouette Design Store, a marketplace of over 65,000 ready-made designs
  • Click here to view a full product description
Out of the box, the Silhouette CAMEO® comes with the following:
  • Silhouette CAMEO® electronic cutting tool
  • Silhouette Studio® software
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • Basic instruction manual
  • 12-inch cutting mat
  • Cutting blade
  • One-month basic subscription to the Silhouette Design Store
  • Crosscutter
  • 100 free digital designs
I can order and sell these for $299.99 let me know if you are interested.  Company right here in Utah-must pre-order now to get in time for the holidays-Available October 22nd for shipping.

Monday, September 29, 2014

BMC Crafting Station Design Team

So Excited to Share this News!!

I'm on the BMCCS Design Team!!!!

Meet Our 2014 Fall BMCCS Design Team

We did, and now we are READY to get back to some FALL FUN!
Over the summer, we were busy changing things up a bit in hopes to serve you all a bit better.
Spiced Sunshine Stamps and Digi Digi Doodle have found their home with us, here along side LAWN FAWN, THE ROBIN'S NEST, COPIC and SILHOUETTE!
So...Our fabulous new designers will be featuring those companies images and sentiments this FALL in the projects/cards they share with you.

Here's the weekly line-up through mid December:
Mondays Mojo Mention - Where we feature an entry on our challenge blog that inspires us.
Tuesdays - Inspirational Creation based on current challenge.
Whatcha Workin On Wednesday - Sneak peek of an up and coming project/card.
Thursday Treat - Sneak peek of the FREE digi on Friday or YouTube Video (yes, this is NEW!!!)
FREEBIE FRIDAY - Digi Digi Doodle is giving away a FREE DIGI every other week for you to grab from us! (How cool is that?!?)
Saturday become inspired to join our challenge 
Sunday we have Sunday's Sketch

Drum roll please...
Introducing the 2014 Fall DT!!!

Please visit each blog and make sure you are a follower so you won't miss out on any of the awesome inspiration they have to share with you! Another good reason to be a follower, is the giveaway that we will host during each challenge. YOU have THREE chances to win various prizes for being active on our blogs and other social media sites! The more active you are, the better your chances are at the end of each challenge. If you participate in the challenge, you are awarded BONUS POINTS, so make sure to participate in those!

First challenge starts today and runs until Mid Oct. (Check challenge blog for actual dates.)

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Front Porch Makeover w/ Crafty Mesh Wreath

Autumn Blessings

 I created this Fall Wreath out of 4 types of Crafty Mesh-The Burlap colored one was my inspiration and I tied all of my colors back to that one.  All of my supplies for this wreath were purchased at Michael's and with all of their Fall items 50% off I spent only $27.00!!!
My Favorite is this little red basket that I stuffed with plastic bags to give the veggies a lift before I hot glued them into place.  Used some leaves and flowers and it makes a beautiful focal point.  I think it says Harvest-don't you?

 I also loved the glass beads that give this a nice twist.  I wrap this around the entire wreath and made sure all of the stems faced forward and around flower bunches I hot glued on.
 Once the Wreath was ready-I decided my porch needed a pick me up to match its beauty.
 So after a lot of washing and scrubbing-this is the blank slate I started with.
 The concrete was flaking and breaking off which made for a not so pretty look.  So I broke out my leftover spray paints and oops paint from Home Depot and started coming up with ways to spruce up the porch with not much money.
 My tired looking black mat & tan bench get an Oregano Spice makeover-they look wonderful now!!

 I used two can of spray paint for a whopping $7.00 cost-these puppies will look nice and new for another 2 years!!

 The oops paint was only $2.00!!! What a different $2.00 made-my porch looks brand new and the chipping concrete is now sealed in for a bit-I gave it 3 coats (2 quart cans).  If you really want it to last a clear cement sealer would be a good idea-but this will do for me for right now-we may do some stamped concrete eventually so for now this is just a cosmetic fix.

 I added some decorative touches-I will have a Cricut Scarecrow and some trim added to this table with a message to my friends/neighbors that come a calling.
 The new mat looks great and ready to take some more wear and tear.
 I found some fall decor items from my collection that seemed to work great outside-I will replace these with real pumpkins after a family trip to the pumpkin patch.

 My frumpy tired porch now looks ready for FALL Y'ALL!!!
These Cricut Explore cut babies will sit on the bench when its not raining-1 says Autumn and the other will say Blessings.  I made some fun/creepy ones for Halloween that I can substitute out when October arrives.
Had so much fun with this project-I hope you feel inspired to re-do some worn out pieces and give them new life around your home.
Thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Craftsy Big Fall Sale-Don't Miss this Blowout!!

Ok Ladies Here is your chance to check out Craftsy!
If you have ever been curious about these classes and want to know just how informative and fun they can be this is THE BEST time to take advantage of their BIG FALL SALE.
Check out just some of the PaperCrafting Fun you can have with Craftsy
That's right my class included.......Now you can have 7 Cricut Lessons to teach you everything you ever wanted to know....for half the price!!!!
Sale runs from Thursday, 9/18/14 - Monday, 10/22/14 so don't delay.
Just Click Below

Monday, September 15, 2014

BIG Cricut Announcement.......Enter Today!

Ever Dream of Selling Your Own DIY Project Line?
Win your own Make it Now™ project line to be sold in Cricut Design Space and be featured on The Design Network! We’ll fly you to Salt Lake City to work with our design team with an all-expense-paid stay at the Grand America Hotel.

Enter the Cricut® I Made It! contest today! #cricut#imadeit
Hope some of you enter your fabulous creations!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Too Cute 2 Spook Kit

 Too Cute 2 Spook Mini Album & Wood Decor Kit is Here!!

 This Kit will have everything you need to create this 6 page Treat Bag mini Album
 And this 3 piece wood Home Decor Item that would make a great 
Halloween Gift or Table Centerpiece
 The Mini Album has a lot of room for pictures of your little gobblins

 And you can choose between a Male or Female version of spooky embellishments.

Pick up your kit today-watch my video on how to assemble and you will be all set for Halloween!!

Too Cute 2 Spook Kit