Saturday, May 29, 2010

We R Memory Keepers - The Cinch

Have you seen the lastest binding tool?  The Cinch by We R Memory Keepers looks to be the next hot tool in the papercrafting world.  I know it is on my wish list. has it on sale right now for $93.99 with free shipping!!  I don't know that I have the willpower to wait!! Design Team Officially Announced has officially announced their first ever Design Team.  I've added links to all the blogs of the amazingly talented women to the right side of my blog.  Be sure to visit their blogs and congratulate them on their accomplishment!!  A big thank you to DT member Crystal Butler who first published the links to all our blogs.  I don't know how she found them so fast but it sure made it easier for me!!

We should receive our first shipment next week and I can't wait to see what is in the package.  In the meantime, be sure to visit to view their wonderful selection of products.  In addition you get free shipping on orders of $25 or more!

Watch the blog where we will post our wonderful creations!!

Friday, May 21, 2010


I received most wonderful news today.  For those of you who saw my tutorial on HVAC flowers, you might have noticed that the post was also part of an application to the Design Team.  Welllllllllll, I received an email today notifying me that I MADE THE DESIGN TEAM!!  I am soooooo excited if you could not tell!  Still awaiting a few more details, like when we start, but can't wait to get started and share my projects with you.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Back From Branson Cricut Swarm/Crop

I'm back from the cricut swarm/crop retreat I hosted in Branson, MO this last week.  We had a great time and I thought I'd share a few photos.  We rented a BEAUTIFUL cabin and just had a terrific time.  We are already planning for next year's swarm/crop!!

This first photo is our group shot - there were 13 of us. 
The second photo is of our group in the scrapbooking aisle at Tuesday Morning.  You can be sure the employees were wondering what in the world they had in that aisle that caused 11 of us to rush it!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thank you Kathy Orta


For those of you who missed Kathy Orta's Ustream feed on her wonderful Mother's Day Mini Album, you can check it out HERE.  I wanted to give a huge shout out and thank you to Kathy for her kind comments about the GIBBS swap I host on the Cricut messageboard.  GIBBS (stands for Girls I'm Broke Box Swap) Round 2 is just finishing up and many of the photos on my blog are items I created for my partner.  There are hundreds of photos from Round 2 staring HERE.  Round 3 just started a couple of weeks ago and we will have some incredible project photos showing up there in June.  Here is a link to Round 3 if you want to follow us.

New Cricut Cartridges!!!!

4 NEW Cricut Cartridges will be released in mid-June according to Custom Crops who is already taking pre-orders.

The new carts are Cindy Loo (my personal fav already), Mini Monsters, Wall Decor (I want this one too), Freshly Picked.  Here are some images of the carts:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thinking of You Card

I had 4 friends in the last week who all needed a Thinking of You card so I came up with with design and assembly lined it.  Here is the card I came up with.  Please leave me a comment if you like it!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

I'm just the posting Queen today.  Trying to catch up as I've been so busy the last couple of months that I've not been able to post as much as I would like.

This is another project I did for my partner in the GIBBS swap.  This was an extra for Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder day.  I ended up coming up with another project for that theme so she got both.  This is a double-page layout using the Walk in My Garden cartridge and is scraplifted from a kit created by Monique Griffith.

Halloween PopUp Circle Album

Here is a cute little Halloween Album I did for my partner in the GIBBS (Round 2) swap on the messageboard.  I cut the circles from Plantin Schoolbook.  I embossed several of the papers in my Cuttlebug.  I hope you enjoy it!

These photos were taken before I made my photo light box and got a new camera so please forgive the lighting.

Calendar Project Using Designers Calendar Cartridge

Here is a project I did for my partner in the GIBBS Round 2 swap on the messageboard.  I used the Designers Calendar cartridge and a beautiful K&CO Cut N Paste Designer Paper pack.  I will show you about half of the months so as to not bore you completely!!!