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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Personalizing a Tote Bag!


I recently ran a swap on the Cricut Circle board for Tote Bags.......and to be completely corny I called it Tote-ally Swappin'.  

It was actually a little more of a challenge than I orginally thought!  I used the cricut machine to cut vinyl and used the vinyl as a stencil.  I learned pretty quick to be very careful on the edges so the edges would not run under the vinyl.  

I am very pleased with the final outcome!  I am hoping to get the Yudu out this summer and do many more bags.  I bought the Yudu as a demo machine when I worked at Michael's and I have NEVER used it!!! Uggh.  


Saturday, May 2, 2015

NSD 2015 CHALLENGE: Picture This !

Good Morning!  Happy National Scrapbooking Day!! 

My Challenge for today is not very time consuming!  I wanted to do something fun and quick for those that need instant gratification!!  Challenge is open 9am-9pm EST Saturday May 2nd.


1) You must incorporate a song title, or song verse into the project.
2) This is a "framed" project.  The frame can be bought, homemade, paper, wood, grab one off the wall!  
3) The lyrics can be vinyl, paper, leather, metal, grungeboard, chipboard, printed with the Explore or Imagine--anything goes!!  

Be creative!  I have a prize for the winning project which will be chosen by a panel of judges that include my daughter, my husband and myself!  :)  

Here are my examples!  You can post your project on my blog or on the Circle Board!  The photos do not do them justice.  Hard to get a photo with the reflection.  I used vinyl on the glass itself.  

Here is a list of other Blogs with NSD Challenges!

Monday, April 20, 2015

With Glittering Eyes: Alternative Handwriting Fonts for Explore!

With Glittering Eyes: Alternative Handwriting Fonts for Explore!: One thing that I have really embraced with the Explore is better writing capabilities than with previous Cricut machines.  I love...

She is just amazing!! 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Awesome Explosion Box !

Happy Sunday! 

Today I went to CT to hang out with some friends at and take an explosion box class taught by Sue at Treasured Memories.  She is amazing!  Her store is located in Watertown, CT and I highly recommend checking her out. The store will start doing online challenges in about a month.  Can't wait!  

This is my amazing finished product!  Love, love, love!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Swap on Circle Board 2014

I did the Easter Swap again this year..... and it was a little rushed but I still managed to make what I think is an awesome basket.  I had a round box I had been saving to make something with and some paper that I had been hoarding!  I decided to use them and make this her "basket"  I also made her an Egg that came out a little "odd" and a Beautiful tag that I did not get pictures of :(    I stuffed her basket below with little stuff and candy.  She also received a RI Tshirt, 2 pack of Cricut Mats, 3 packs of cricut vinyl, Tacky Tape, pop dots round and square.  I love the way the "basket" turned out.  I wish I had gotten a picture of the inside of the basket

This is the basket that I received from my partner JoJoy! 
Can't wait to make the Tim Holtz clock and try out the Ribbon Sealer!