Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Some of what I've been working on the last few days.
I love putting scraps to good use!

Inspired by this post and modified just slightly!

Thank you ALL for a wonderful year.  
I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, 
and I wish you all the best in the new year.

Happy joy!

Monday, December 10, 2012


I've been spending a fair amount of time lately with my new Cricut.  I adore it, but I also feel a little paranoid.  You see, my previous model sits on the floor a few feet behind me.  I swear I can feel it burning holes into the back of my head with its mind every time I applaud my new one for a job well done.  It served me well for over a year and it deserves a new and loving home.

So, as the past two giveaways have been for CTMH Cricut cartridges, I am switching things up this time - sweetening the deal if you will - and giving away the Cricut itself!  

Isn't she beautiful?!  This is the Cricut Personal Electronic Cutting Machine and it's $179.99 if you buy it new.  Yes, it's been used, but it's been well cared for, too.  I just put a brand-new blade in it for your cutting pleasure.  Aside from its cutting performance, what I love most about it is how portable it is.  The panels you see sticking out/up fold up/down respectively, and you end up with this:

You can take the machine anywhere!  All you need is an electrical outlet and you're good to go.  I love this feature for craft shows and demonstrations.

Along with the Cricut itself, the lucky winner of this giveaway will also receive:
  • Power cord (of course)
  • USB cable, which allows you to connect the Cricut to your computer and use the FREE Cricut Craft Room service, which just rocks
  • Brand-new blade just installed
  • Brand-new 6" x 12" cutting mat
  • George & Basic Shapes cartridge to get you started - for several months this was the only cartridge I had and I loved it!
  • AND... $10 off the next order of $30 or more that you place through me!
Yup, that's well over $200 in goodies not counting the $10 off.

How do you enter, you ask?!  Well, you'll find the widget below and it's pretty easy to use.  Do me a favor, though - share this post on Facebook, Twitter, with friends, co-workers, anyone you think might enjoy this.  I really want it to go to a great home.  I will miss it when it's gone!

Ready?!  GO!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Don Your Santa Hat!

It's time for my very favorite kind of crafting... CHRISTMAS CRAFTING!!

I've been spending a lot of time, post-baby-bedtime, in my craft room lately.  My new Cricut Expression 2 (which I got for less than $50, yessss!) is all set up and although there was a learning curve with it compared to my old machine, it has been fantastic.  I'm SO glad I finally made the switch.  I mainly did it because I wanted to be able to cut up to 12", whereas my old machine would only go to 6".  The other benefits have been awesome.

I used my new Cricut to make these little ornaments.  They obviously aren't finished yet - but I can't very well share pictures of the finished product with you without spoiling a surprise or two!  So this'll have to get you through.

Want to re-create these?  Here's what you need.

And that's IT!  It's easy and so much fun.