Sunday, April 18, 2010

Want to win a SENTIMENTALS Cricut cartridge???

OK, everyone!  This give-away will be a little different.  To enter to win, here's what you need to do!

Make at least one of the "satin dried lollipop roses" that I show you how to make in the video. Use it in a project and post a comment under this post with a link to your project!

That's it!  I'm having surgery this week, so I will leave this contest open until May 1, 2010 at 9pm PT.   I will use to select the winner.

THE PRIZE IS A BRAND NEW SENTIMENTALS CRICUT CARTRIDGE!!!!!!  I LOVE this cartridge!!!  It  is one of my new favorites!!!

So, get busy making those projects!!!


Here's the satin "Lollipop Rose" video!

Video showing some roses I made

Two new videos going up SOON!

Hi, everyone!!
At the request of my sweet friend, Kathy Orta, the Paper Phenomenon, I have created a couple of videos on the satin roses that you make with the same circles as the lollipop flowers.  THIS IS NOT MY ORIGINAL IDEA!!!  I saw a YouTube video on making these and decided to try them.  I take no credit for this idea whatsoever, just sharing with you how to make them.  So, if you have some satin or other synthetic fabric on hand, get 8 circles cut out, two of each of 4 graduated sizes (I used the Sizzix Circle #2 die that I use for Lollipop Flowers), stack them up just like for lollipop flowers, and get ready for the videos!!!  They are processing now!


Friday, April 16, 2010

My first Just Because Cards card!

Hi, everyone,
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! This card is my first from the new "Just Because Cards" cartridge. I modified the Cricut cut just a bit because it better suited my card. Here's the cool thing! See that map behind the pickup truck?? While I was at the 99 cents Only store the other day, I found these HUGE Thomas Guide map books with literally hundreds of double-sided map pages for 99 cents!!! I distressed this one with Tim Holtz Distress ink, wet it, crumpled it, then dried it with my heat gun. I'm going to have so much fun with these maps!!! The truck and word art were cut at 7". Here's a tip about this cartridge. The word art and shapes are calibrated so you cut them at the same size. NOT THE STICKER!!! I left my size at 7" and cut a HUGE sticker! So, I changed the size for that cut to 2". It is inside the card, which I didn't show because I don't want to give away who the recipient of this card is! Oh, and the faux stitching on the word art was done with a silver glitter gel pen.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave a comment if you'd like!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A new method to embellish those chipboard Cricut cuts!

Hi, everyone,
Today I received my Chip Art by Melody Ross kit from I thought I would share my very first experience using it with all of you!

Thanks for watching!

Friday, April 9, 2010

First card made with Stardream Mica paper from California Paper Goods

Can you tell I love pink??? haha  Anyway, what I am sharing with you today is my first card made with the Stardream mica paper from California Paper Goods.  I heard about this paper from Okie on the Cricut messageboard.  I LOVE this paper!!!  It is THICK cardstock and I had to use multi-cut on 2 to make sure it cut out all the way.  The Thank You word art and the lock and key were cut from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge.  Word Art cut at 3 inches, lock and key cut at 2 1/2".  The lock was embossed with the Cherry Blossom Cuttlebug folder and inked with Studio G white ink.   Pearl dots made with the Viva Decor pearl pen.  This paper has so much shimmer to it that it is actually difficult to photograph, but I love it!!!  Thanks for visiting my blog today!

OK. You asked for it! Here's my very first video! Please be kind!!!

Getting ready for my first video!

Hi, everyone!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am currently working on my very first video!!!  WOOHOO!!!  I'm posting a pic here so that you can have a sneak peek of what I've been working on!  The video coming up will explain how I created this crackly finished canvas cover for a new mini album I'm making.  Please check back in a little while for the video!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I need some input!

Hi, blog visitors and welcome to my blog!  Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!  I need some input from my loyal blog followers, and also from the casual visitor, so please leave a comment!

Here is my question:
Would you be interested in seeing videos of projects and give-aways?  Several of my online friends are encouraging me to step into the world of video.  I have NEVER done this before and I'm really nervous about it, but I will do it if that's what my visitors and followers would like to see!  So, please leave me a comment and let me know what YOU think about it!!!

Thanks so much!!


PS  Keep checking back!  I will be doing another give-away SOON!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Summer in Paris Celebration WINNER!!

Hi, everyone,
First, I would like to thank everyone who participated in my Summer in Paris cartridge launch celebration!!  Due to the response to this mini album kit give-away, I will be doing another one SOON!!  Without further ado, the winner of the mini kit is:

Heidi said...

Wow, gorgeous!!! I can't wait for the cart either. Thank you for the chance to enter!

March 22, 2010 5:18 PM
So, Heidi, please contact me with your mailing information and I will get your prize on its way to you!!!
Congratulations, Heidi!!
Hugs to all!!