Monday, July 10, 2017

Cricut Bright Pad Review and GIVEAWAY!!!!!

It's the Cricut Bright Pad!

I am so excited to show you the new Cricut Bright Pad and Weeding Tool Set!  If you love vinyl, tracing, or just need some extra light beneath your projects, you're going to LOVE this!

It is the most sleek tool you'll have in your craftroom!

It will make weeding so much easier!

These new weeding tools are my new best friend!   I'm a lefty and they are PERFECT!

Thanks to Cricut, I'm giving away a Bright Pad and 2 sets of weeding tools!!   Watch the video and see how you could win one of these beauties!

Rafflecopter goes live at MIDNIGHT tonight (7/10/17)

Winners have been notified!  Mona Armstrong won the Bright Pad and Tool Set and 
Jill Provines won a Too Set!  Congrats to the winners and thank you for playing!!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

No Sew Fringed Zipper Pouch with Cricut Explore and Thermoweb Fabric Fuse! - Free SVG INCLUDED!

 I have a fun NO SEW project for you with the Cricut Explore!

 Create this fun fringed zipper pouch using your Cricut Explore and Cricut Faux leather!   It's super easy and no sewing machine required!    Check out my video tutorial to find out how!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

BeYOUtiful Card with Thermoweb and Gina K Design Products - Fun Foiling Technique!

Hello!  I'm super excited about today's project!   I have been playing with my Thermoweb and Gina K Design products.   I created this BeYOUtiful card using the Deco Foil, Deco Foil Transfer Gel and and the Gina K Foil Mates paper, Gina K Circle Dies.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE how they turned out.

I made a second version using the same products:

For a step by step tutorial, watch the video here:   Products used are linked in the video description as well as above.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2 Tone Foiling with Gina K Designs and Thermoweb

I am loving the 2 tone foil technique I used in this beautifully foiled card!  It's so super easy with Gina K Fancy Foils, Toner Sheets and Gina K Designs Sentiments and Dies 

Watch the full tutorial below!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Leather Tassels with the Cricut Explore (and a free SVG cut file!)

I've got another fun project for you!   Leather Tassels!  Oh my!   Can you see the possibilities here?  Planners, keychains, purse charms, zipper pulls?   They are oh so easy and super fun.  I used my Cricut Explore and Cricut Faux Leather and whipped these up in a few minutes.

Watch the step by step video tutorial here and get your free SVG cut file so that you can start making yours today!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Zipper Pouch with Cricut Explore and Cricut Faux Leather

Well Hello there, gorgeous!

 I am so excited about today's tutorial!  How about a Zipper Make Up bag and Matching Coin Purse?
 Even better.... add a little Cricut Iron On!

 .... and, it's made from Cricut Faux Leather!    This couldn't be easier!  Don't let the zipper scare you!

Wouldn't these be great gifts?  I think I may make some stocking stuffers for the girls!  Or, how about pencil/pen cases for those of you planner girls?  The possibilities are endless!

Watch the full tutorial here!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mother's Day Card with the Cricut Explore


I cannot believe it's May already!  Mother's Day is next weekend, which means it's time to plant flowers here in the Midwest.

 That is what inspired me to make this card.  Mother's Day and Flowers... they just go together, don't you think?

I created this with the help of my Cricut Explore.   The beauty of this card is that by simply changing out the sentiment, it could easily become a Get Well Soon, Sympathy, Thinking of You or even a Happy Birthday Card.

Ready to make one?   Here's a video tutorial for you...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fun Foiling and Die Cutting with new products by Thermoweb & Gina K Designs!

 One of the questions I get asked most often is about the stitched lines around the edges of my projects.

 Like the ones around the 2 circles and rectangle in the photo above.

 as well as this photo, and even on the ovals on the card below.

 These are a result of a fun new product line by Thermoweb and Gina K Designs.

You can find out how I constructed these, what products I used and all about the new line of products by Gina K Designs/Thermoweb by watching the video at the bottom of this post.   

Until Next time.... "Be Happy"

Watch the complete tutorial and informational video here:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Memory Dex Cards - I've gone off the deep end!

This is one of my favorite sayings.  She believed she could... so she did.
and then she did it again.........
and again.......

 It's happened again.  I've gotten obsessed over another craze and this time it's Memory Dex Cards!
Warning... this blog post is PICTURE HEAVY!

 I can't stop making these!  I even get up every morning and make one before I go work.  It's consuming my brain at all hours of the night!
 I think it's because they are so quick and easy to make.  There's no big time slot required to make one from start to finish.  They don't take a lot of supplies.  They are great for using up all those little bits and pieces left over from other projects.
 They are a great way to try new things, new colors and techniques.
I have tried to make the majority of mine "inspirational".  It's fun to flip through and see all the positive quotes.
 But sometimes... I just have to add a little Tiffany's
... and Kate Spade.  Who doesn't love those?
 We are having such a great time in our Facebook Group "Memory Dex Swaps".  You should see the
 creative talents of our members!  They keep upping the bar and I love it!   Please come and join us!

 Some of our members like to swap cards with one another, and others are making them for themself.
 Either way, we love to see what you're creating and inspire one another.
 You never know what your Memory Dex might look like.  The card above was inspired by a raining afternoon.
 And this one was inspired by a card I saw in Walgreens.
 What would your card look like?  Would you stamp on it?  Would you watercolor (oh how I wish I could watercolor).
Or maybe you will make a yummy yarn bow and attach it?
Or, just maybe you're a shaker card kind of person?  This was inspired by a card I saw on instagram.
 With brave wings she flies...... I think we all need that reminder now and then
Well Hello there!

Oh hey!  I mean, really the possibilities are endless!
 Make a difference.  Simple enough.
 Just say "hi."
 No significance to the #8, but I've always liked it because it reminds me of the sign for infinity.
 Another Hello.  That's all
 I decided to use up some of my Planner Society kits and created a few more dex cards

 and then there was this Happy Mail Stamp set that was screaming to be used.
 and who doesn't need a heart shaker
 Forgot to punch the holes before I took a picture.  I get so excited when I complete one.

Hello, beautiful!

Sometimes, you're just feeling blessed!

or maybe you want to celebrate "friends"
 My favorite place to be.....

Lemonade anyone?

I've got lots more to share, but I think I'll save a few for later.  I wouldn't want you to think I've completely lost it! :)

If you'd like to join in the fun, here are some fun products to get you started:
Create fun Rolodex/Memory Dex Cards with the Cricut

Memory Dex Roller File:
Memory Dex Punch:
Memory Dex Dies:
Memory Dex Inserts:

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