Monday, November 28, 2011

Cricut Craft Room Series - Digital Cartridges & New Features

Hello! Last week I updated my Craftroom on my desktop. I was happy to see that we are out of Beta testing and that CCR is now available to everyone. Also last week, I showed a video on how to link your cartridges to your CCR. I jumped right in and that was my only concern. It turns out it was pretty simple.
After I got in there and started playin around I noticed that not much has changed in CCR. there are a few new things and I decided to do a video to show them to you. To me... the biggest change is the digital cartridges. So here is a video on the new digital cartridges and how you can get them. I hope you enjoy it and learn something new today.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving everyone (even if it is a day late:)! I hope you all had a wonderful day with family and friends. There are so many things that I am thankful for... family, friends, my church, my faith... and so much more. I could go on.
I wanted to take a moment and express thanks to God for the gift of creativity. I was talking with a friend a little while back and she was talking about how God had created us to be creative. I never really thought about it from that view but it is so true. God has given us a very creative mind. Not all of us are artisitc or have a true artists talent... but the ability to create does not come from that. Something I hear a lot when I have classes or talk about scrapbooking/stamping is "Oh... I couldn't do that. I'm not creative like you". But that is just not true. In all the classes I've done over the last 10+ years, I've never had one person who I thought just couldn't do it. One of the great things about scrapbooking and stamping is that you don't have to be an artist to do this. You just need a love for it and a little inspiration. So today, as you recover from all the feasting, (or move on to the next feast lol) and go from blog to blog looking for inspiration... take a moment to be thankful for the gift of creativity. And as you are crafting today, remember that God created you to be creative and to share that gift with others.
Have a great holiday weekend and keep crafting!
Angie :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Another Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 216

When I saw the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge this week I knew exactly what paper and theme I wanted to use but I didn't quite know how I wanted to put it together. This isn't exactly what I had in mind but I had a lot of fun with it. I love the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper.

So here is the sketch

And here is my card......

All Supplies are Stampin Up!

Stamps: Triple Treat Flower, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Spice Cake DSP, River Rock CS, Pear Pizzazz CS, Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard
Punches: 1/2" Circle Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Fancy Flower Punch
Stampin Dimensionals

To purchase these or any other Stampin Up supplies visit my website HERE!

Check out Mojo Monday for more great sketches and to see other designs. 

Cricut Craft Room Series #7 - Linking Your Cartridges

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I haven't done a video in a while. Everything has been crazy around here. But things are slowing down and I was able to play with Cricut Craftroom today. I decided to make a video showing how easy it is to link your Cricut Cartridges to your CCR account. I show you in this video just how easy it is.

Currently you are NOT able to link your cartridges to CCR if you already have them linked to your Gypsy. And... as well... you are NOT able to link them to  your Gypsy once they are linked with CCR. So before you link to either, make sure you are aware of this and know which you would prefer. Currently they are working on a method that is going to allow us to connect our Gypsy and in one step... link all our cartridges on our Gypsy to our CCR account. I'm assuming that this process will also link all CCR cartridges to the Gypsy as well. As soon as I hear any more on this I will update you to let you know. For now... here is how you link to your CCR account for those of you who are wanting to do this.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Stampin' Up! On-Line Extravanganza Sale starts today (Nov. 21 thru  Nov. 30).  Save 20 to 60% on select items and bundled products!  Click here for complete details and sale items PLUS a TODAY ONLY 20% discount on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps. Sweeet!!!
  • Here's a PDF link to everything on sale during the On-Line Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used. 
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 60 percent.
Go ahead... start your Christmas shopping early!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

MOJO215 Sketch Challenge

Hey ladies! I've been playing with my new Christmas stamps and gearing up for my next workshop. I saw this challenge over at Mojo Monday and thought I'd give it a shot. If you are not familiar with the site  you should definitely check it out. It's full of inspiration. Hope you enjoy my take on the sketch!

Supplies: All Stampin Up

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories: Pop Dots
Punch: 5 Star Petal Punch
Sizzix: Dot's Embossing Folder

To visit Mojo Monday click HERE!

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's Good To Be The Hostess!

Dates: November 1-December 15, 2011
Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

If your hostess' workshop sales total is
Your hostess earns hostess dollars

It's Good to Be the Hostess
Total Free Stampin' Up! Merchandise
$160 plus 15% of amount over $
$195 plus 15% of amount over $1,000

Things to Remember

  • Only customer and workshop order types qualify for this promotion. Online orders do not qualify.
  • Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.
  • Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $70 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $35 in additional free hostess dollars.
  • Hostesses may use their additional $35 in free merchandise on any catalog/mini catalog products.
Contact me today to book your holiday workshop. I still have a few spots open! What's more fun than getting together with friends and making something for the holidays....Oh, I know, all the FREE stuff that comes along with it!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My First Cinch Project

Hello! Happy November!
I can hardly believe that it is already November. October just flew by. I've been super busy but also I have had some issues with my video editing software so I've not been able to work on any videos. I finally decided to switch to a new software. So now I am using iMovie on my iMac. I'm still learning it and trying to figure out a few things so bare with me. 
I've also been a little sick. So this video I've got prepared for you is not one of my best. I didn't realize until after watching it and editing it that I was kind of dragging. But I hope that you will learn from some of my mistakes and get a better understanding of what the Cinch can do. I hope to do an actual tutorial on the Cinch another time. 
But for now... here is my first project using We R Memory Keepers, The Cinch. 

There are two parts to this video. Here is Part 1

And here is Part 2