Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cricut Saturday

Retired Cartridges: 
Well its been really hard keeping up with the coming and goings of cartridges lately from Provo Craft. They have retired 4 cartridges over the past 2 months and one of them is a really big surprise.  Tags Bags Boxes and More has been retired!
Here is a list of all that are being retired. I am not sure when they are going to no longer going to be available, but I have a feeling from what I have read that they are no producing any more of these carts and when they are gone that will be it.  So if you want one of theses I would get on it right away!

Tags, Bags, Boxes and more
Designer Calendar (this is strictly rumor, I haven't seen official word from Provo Craft that this is retiring.)
Street Sign

I think one of the reasons for the Designer Calendar to be on this list (which I found on the Cricut Message Board) is because of the new combo cartridge that  PC is offering. It contains both Christmas Noel and Designer Calender. You can get this directly from PC and they are currently offering free shipping!

And then there are the new cartridges: 

Give a Hoot
"Just Because" Cards
Straight From the Nest (exclusive to HSN) Serenade is getting a wide release!

Create a Critter
Nursery Rhymes
Independence Day (Seasonal) Summer Vacation (Seasonal) Summer in Paris (Seasonal) Elegant Cakes
Holiday Cakes Birthday Cakes Cake Basics (with the Cricut CakeTM machine)

Get out those credit cards and checkbooks ... These are really cute!

Cricut Tips and Tricks

Have you seen this? Its a sheet for blade settings from Cricut.  

You can get a printable copy of this from This is really handy to have. There is another guide available from  On this awesome site you will also find Megan's newest offer.. A FREE ebook, "10 Hot Trends for Scrapbooking and Card Making" This is a great book and there is a lot of good information in it. 

Best project found online: 

I love the Cricut message board. There are so many talented people there and they are always willing to share what they know. The project that I found that I want to share with you so that you can take a look is: A Wedding Cake. This is just beautiful.  I can't even tell you how lovely this is. I want to make one for a friend that is getting married, and so many others for different occasions.

I am off to do some more crafting... It is a grey day and perfect for listening to a book on my Ipod and scrapping!

Please leave a comment... I really love hearing from you!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Project Thursday

Lots going on lately, but I have made a few things that I would like to share with you.

I am loving card making lately and find it to be so much fun and something that I can complete quickly and have a wonderful sense of accomplishment. Knowing that you can start a project and complete it and deliver it to the intended person all in the same day is a good thing!

This card was made using the Serenade cartridge to cut the bird cage. The background is made using the Cuttlebug folder Birds and Swirls. The little bird house is a button that I cut the shank off of, and the chain on the birdcage I made with craft wire. I really like this card and the picture really doesn't do it justice. The actual colors are much richer.

Yappy Easter!  From the Paper Pups cartridge. the eggs are ovals from George and the basket is from Doodle Charms. This card was Fun Fun Fun to make. 

I made "It's a Boy" for a contest. I had to make a paper doll and use glitter, chalk and dress it up.  I used everything asked for and the face was drawn with Micron marker. 

I like to sketch my layouts and cards and I have to tell you, this card looks NOTHING like what I planned. The title was supposed to be a pyramid and the baby was suppose to be crawling.  But as I was working on the card I realized that it just wasn't going to work for me. So we have the card above. 

Last project for this Project Thursday... Something for my mom... 

I think this is sweet and I know my mom will love it.  I am going to put Easter grass in it and then some candy and a small gift. This basket was cut using Plantin School Book. The flowers are from a kit I bought at Big Lots.  I used Stickles on the leaves and flowers. I cut the flowers using George. Mom loves these colors and I  tried to put it all together into something that I thought she would like and would be able to put out for months!  LOL... 

Well... Its almost Cricut Saturday... I have a few things to share... so come back tomorrow!

Please leave a comment, I love to hear what you are thinking...  

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It happened again...grrrr

I don't know why this happens... but for some reason no one was able to leave a comment on my blog. I have gone into settings and changed things around AGAIN and it should work now.  Please leave a comment if you have read previous posts and were not able to do so.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Something New

I have been scrapping and doing some shopping and there is one thing that I have to share with you all.

Tim Holtz sells these little swivels that are used to attach charms and other things onto minis and cards and anything else that you can think of.  WELL... I was in Wal-Mart last night and found in the fishing isle little swivels that come in 3 different sizes that I saw there but I bet they come bigger than the ones that I saw. They look exactly the same!  
The thing that I like about this most is that the brass ones can be colored with Alcohol Inks and work with any project!  

 this is the swivel from Wal-Mart they are 12 in a package for less than 2.00 These do not come  with the small chain attached, but this affords you the opportunity to use whatever works best for your project!

these are the swivels from T.H. and they are 3-4 dollars  plus shipping if you have to order online for 12. 

Also, There is currently a really wonderful sale on Cricut Cartridges going on at The Cricut Machine. They have full cartridges for 29.99 and other really nice items at great prices.
While I am rambling on, have you noticed that the price of the Gypsy is coming down?  I have seen it on sale at for 155.00 with a coupon!  That is a major savings compared to the opening day price of over 300.00 at HSN!  

Last thing for todays Something New... Have you been to your local AC Moore lately?  Mine is changing in a major positive way!  They have introduced 7gypsies products and are bringing in new Cuttlebug folders and LOTS of stuff is on clearance special. I have had a great time going through the various bins there!

See you on Project Thursday!  

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