Sunday, September 23, 2012

Halloween Wreath

I used the Mini Monsters cartridge on this fun wreath.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Are you a Cricut cartridge addict?

How many Cricut cartridges do you own?  I think I've lost count and will have to tally up later. 

Where do you get most of  your cartridges from?  I mostly get mine off from ebay at the least expensive price, but when a new one comes out I may get it from Joann's or right from 

Do you refurbish your cutting mats or buy new ones?  I totally refurbish mine.  I haven't bought a new mat in quite awhile.

What are your favorite adhesives to use while Cricut crafting?  I love my Zig two way glue pen for small pieces.  I love my ATG gun for doing cards becauese the adhesive lasts a long time and holds up well.  I like Scott's Quick Dry for making mini albums.  I like mini glue dots for adhearing buttons and also Scrap Happy Sheer Glue for adhear tiwine and little buttons.

What are some of your favorite products to use with your Cricut crafting?

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I was so excited to finally get the Mickey and Friends cartridge. I used the K Andrew Designs "of mice and little men" stamp set on this card.

Halloween cards

I've had a lot of fun making some Halloween cards this weekend. I used Create a Critter to create the candy apple. Using the Tim Holtz Tea Die Distress ink on some ivory cardstock got me the perfect color for the caramel.

I used the Mini Monsters cartridge on the candy corn card. The Cardz TV stamp sets I have worked great for the sentiments.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We Will Never Forget

We Will Never Forget
By: Julie McElhinney

Stop to remember
With these moments of silence,
A day where our freedoms
Experienced such violence.

We come together
In memorial of the lost,
And will never forget
As we count the cost.

Monday, September 10, 2012

In The Mood For Fall

I stayed in bed most of today sick with a yucky cold. I've been fighting it for a week and it finally got the better of me. I managed to make one card a little bit ago and I love how it turned out.
I used the Simply Charmed cartridge to make this adorable scarecrow. I never cut the cheeks out with my Cricut though. I use my scallop hole punch and love how it looks!
I just got DCWVs new Halloween/Fall matstack and I LOVE it. It's also a ton of paper for a great price.
I need to really start working on my Cricut Christmas gifts. Have you been making any Cricut gifts for Christmas?
The sentiment on this card is from K Andrew Designs "Of Mice and Little Men."

Saturday, September 8, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - Grandparent's Day Blog Hop

I'm really enjoying doing these fun blog hops with My Cricut Craft Room.  Meghan and I made this project for Grandma and Grandpa for Grandparent's Day.  We traced Meghan's hand and cut it out and glued it to the front.  That was the extend of 3-year old Meghan's help, except her saying it was pretty when it was done. 
I used Once Upon A Princess for the front die cut.  I used Love You A Latte and made the image wider to do the book shape.  I cut them out with chipboard and covered with scrapbook paper from my stash, I THINK it's DCWV, but honestly am not sure.  I inked the edges of everything with Tim Holtz Tea Die distress ink. 
The pictures on the inside are from the Football Hall of Fame balloon festival this year.  Meghan and I got our faces painted together at my work's tent.  We were SO COOL!!!  :o)  Your next stop on the hop is ERICA.
BLOG CANDY ALERT : for a chance to win some stickers from my stash, become a follower and leave a comment below about your favorite project that  you've made with your Cricut.

The sentiment on the inside is from K.Andrew Designs "Of Mice and Little Men" stamp set.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway Winner

Congratulations go to......

Terri from Two Pink Peas

She was randomly chosen as the 100 follower giveaway winner. 

Terri you can e-mail your name/address info to and I will send your cartridge out by the end o fthe month. 

You have one week to claim your prize.  Unclaimed prizes go back to the prize vault.

Need Your Opinion

Ok crafty Cricut lovers, I need your professional crating opinion.  I'm super excitedd because I THINK I'll have the opportunity soon to upgrade and get the Cricut Expression 2.  Do any of you have it? 

Currently I have my original small Cricut and my Cricut Expression.  I LOVE my Expression and really never use my original one, so I've contemplated selling it.  I really don't know if I truly want the Cricut Imagine, but I would love to have the ability to use the Imagine cartridges in the Expression 2. 

So tell me what you think.  Do you think I should get the Expression 2 within the next couple months, or just stick with the regular Expression????

100 Follower Giveaway!!!!!

We did it!!!!  We just reached 100 followers.  You know what that means.....I'll be selecting a winner soon for the Spring Cottage cartridge.   Looking forward to reaching 200 followers and having another fun giveaway.  Thanks for crafting along with me Cricut lovers!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Labor Of Love Challenge Winner

A Labor Of Love Challenge Winner

Congrats to Dolphin859 who won the Labor of Love Challenge.

You can email your address info to PRIZE: stickers from my stash

Head Soloist - Double Click Connections - If you so choose you can proudly display the Head Soloist blingee on your blog.

Some super awesome attention to detail on this project!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Buzzing Bug Bow Challenge Winners

A Buzzing Bug Bow Challenge Winners

The winner of the RCK pack is

Krafting Mama with her beautiful ladybug card

E-mail your name and address info to and I will get your RCK pack out by the end of the month.

The Head Soloist award goes to Annette at My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Love your little bees Annette.  If you so choose, you can proudly display the Head Soloist Blingee on your blog.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Create A Critter Craft - Cricut Chirp Challenge # 6

To Celebrate the launch of Create A Critter 2 the challenge this month is to

Create A Critter Craft

Use any animal Cricut cut on your craft project.  If you don't have the actual Create A Critter cartridge, use an animal from another cartridge. 

Prize - This is a month long challenge, so the prize will be a RCK pack.  This is a business sized shipping envelope packed full of all kinds of goodies from my stash.  The RCK pack is shipped to a US resident only, os if a participant from outside the US wins, they may choose a free digi them of their choice from ScrapHappy Paper Crafter. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I used the Love You a Latte cartridge again to make another decor item for my new desk at work. I've been enjoying the coffee theme. I have a couple more projects in mind. Hopefully I can get them done this weekend too.

I used Country Life to do the apples on this card. The inside K Andrew Designs sentiment says, "to the core."