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April 15, 2013

Etsy Love...

I have a friend who has just opened her Etsy shop.  She makes some of the most beautiful crochet items I have ever seen!  She made this beautiful rug, and will take custom orders as well!



Click here to see her listing:  Crochet Rug


Have a WONDERFUL day!

February 28, 2011

Crazy for Twinkle Toes...

Good Afternoon!!

I have had the Twinkle Toes Cricut cartridge since Black Friday, and just got around to making some note cards for my daughter's teachers. I love all of the little critters in tutu's!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!!

October 12, 2010

Trick or Treat!


Good Evening!

Life is a little busy in my house right now, but I wanted to stop and share a project with you anyway!

I used the Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge for the card as well as the cat. I'm not really into all of the scary Halloween stuff so this is about as "spooky" as I get.

The stamp set I used is from Hero Arts and it's called Happy Halloween. It's wonderful because it has a TON of Halloween sentiments in it! Love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!

September 14, 2010

Have a Hoot!


Good Morning!

I am finally back to crafting! I am LOVING my new room! It makes the whole process SO much easier!

For this card I used the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge for that ADORABLE owl! I absolutely LOVE how easy the cuts from this cart are to assemble!

The paper is from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop 8x8 paper pad.

The ribbon is American Crafts.

The adorable Have a Hoot! sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Acrylic Stamps. Here is the image of the full set:


I really love this set because it works so well with many of the Cricut cartridges. They also have several other adorable sets for sale on their website HERE. Their customer service is amazing too!

Well that's about all for today.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!

September 11, 2010

We Will Never Forget...


In my thoughts and prayers today, are all those who were affected by the 9/11 terror attacks. Please know that you and your loved ones are not forgotten. You are all hero's in my eyes and your sacrifices have not gone unnoticed.

To all of those who give of themselves to serve our country every day - the words "Thank You" just don't seem to be enough. I am so thankful for your sacrifice and bravery.

God Bless America!

August 13, 2010

New Cricut Seasonal Cartridge Images...

Good Morning!

Looks like Provo Craft will be releasing 3 new Seasonal cartridges for the holidays! They are Thanksgiving, Christmas Cards and Christmas Village. I am definitely going to need ALL of these!!

Pictures can be seen at Samantha's blog HERE.

Have a wonderful day!

July 16, 2010

Create a Critter Baby Card...


Good Morning!

I am having way too much fun with this Create a Critter cartridge! I may never use the rest of my carts again! (I'm kidding!)

This card was so very easy! I used some scraps from the DCWV Nana's Nursery stack for the background and the stamp is from Stampin Up!

I sat down and made a few different animals at about 3 1/2" and put them all together. The next evening I came back and went through my paper and designed the card. For me, this works best because when I make a card, I like to have all of my supplies ready to go.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!

July 15, 2010

5 New Cricut Cartridges!!!

Well PC has done it again! They released 5 more cartridges that I just cannot live without! Oh my poor pocketbook! I don't know the release date just yet, but will update you as soon as I find out!

Happy Hauntings


Rock Princess

Winter Frolic

Simply Charmed
To me this looks like a modern Doodlecharms - so cute!

Country Life

Martha Stewart & Cricut!!


Good Morning!

I want to share some exciting news with you!

Martha Stewart and Provo Craft have teamed up to bring you a new Cricut Cake Machine as well as 3 new cartridges!

I am really loving these cartridges! I think that they will work beautifully for cakes AND scrapbooking! Just look at all of those beautiful borders!


Seasonal Cake Art
Elegant Cake Art

All Occasions Cake Art
Below are links to the PDF handbooks so that you can take a closer look:



Here is a little bit of the press release if you would like to know the details:

"(South Jordan, UT, St. Petersburg, FL, New York, NY – July 13, 2010) – Leading multi-channel retailer HSN and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia today announced the debut of Martha Stewart live at HSN on July 19. The business impresario and lifestyle icon will bring her expertise to HSN during a special series of shows showcasing Martha Stewart Crafts™ products.


During her appearance, Martha will also introduce the Cricut Cake® Martha Stewart Crafts™ Edition, an easy-to-use, cake decorating machine and electronic cutter that precisely cuts gum paste, frosting sheets, and much more. Developed by the creative innovators at Provo Craft, the new machine, which is co-branded with Cricut Cake and Martha Stewart Crafts brands and comes with unique Martha Stewart-designed cartridges, will launch exclusively on HSN.


“Our Martha Stewart Crafts line is so innovative, that we have decided to partner with HSN to provide consumers with a new set of tools that will forever change the way they craft and create,” said Martha Stewart, founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. “In addition, our new Martha Stewart Crafts Edition Cricut Cake machine will enable home cooks to transform the things they bake into works of art and wonder. I look forward to July 19 when we will present our unique products on HSN.”


“We are thrilled to develop a long term partnership with a lifestyle icon like Martha Stewart who is an inspiration to fans everywhere,” said Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. “We are confident Martha’s innovative products will resonate with a growing number of HSN customers who look to us as a crafting destination.”


“We’re very happy to be partnering with Martha Stewart,” said Jim Thornton, CEO of Provo Craft. “Together, we’ve paired the successful Cricut Cake technology with Martha Stewart’s revered style and design. Our goal is to remove the challenges that keep people from being creative, and we’ve done just that with our Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition. We can’t wait to see what people will make once they have it in their hands.”


The new Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition gives everyday decorators, as well as professionals, the ability to create edible masterpieces such as elegant wedding cakes, charming birthday cakes, and themed cookies or cupcakes for any occasion. The machine saves time cutting unique shapes, designs, and fonts from sheets of gum paste, fondant, cookie dough and other edible materials that would otherwise take hours with various individual cutters. Cricut cartridges with creative new designs from Martha and her team are available exclusively for purchase during the launch on HSN.


Fans can sign up for when-to-watch emails and learn more about Martha Stewart’s upcoming HSN debut at www.hsn.com, key word: Martha Stewart."


Thanks for stopping by!

Have a WONDERFUL day!




July 13, 2010

Martha Stewart Scoreboard - Project Dimensions Chart

Good Morning!

I recently purchased the Martha Stewart Scoreboard and I really like. However, I did not like the fact that the project dimensions were inside the bone folder compartment - on top of the lid where you couldn't possibly read them while working on a project.

Well, I have a solution. I have created a PDF file of the project dimensions that you can simply print, cut and tape to your Scoreboard. Also, for those of you who don't like to read the tiny print, I have created a full page reference with the same info.

Download the files HERE.

If you have any issues with the downloads, please send me an email at cwarnke@sbcglobal.net and i would be happy to send the files to you.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

July 08, 2010

Teresa Collins Stampmaker UPDATE...

So earlier today I told you about Teresa Collins' new Stampmaker machine. Well I wanted to give you some added information that I came across on the 2Peas Messageboard.

According to Amy at The Paper Life, "the machine will retail for $169.99 and consumables for each stamp will be about a $1 ohh and no computer is needed to run the machine".

Have a nice evening!

Teresa Collins Stampmaker!!

Another CHA Sneak Peek for you...Teresa Collins Stampmaker

This machine is a stampers DREAM!! You can make your own custom stamps from any design, in the comfort of your own home!! I cannot wait for this to come out!! More information can be found on Teresa Collins blog HERE

Have a great day!

July 06, 2010

A CHA Sneak Peek...

Good Morning!

I just wanted to share a CHA Sneak Peek that I discovered this morning...
These are new stamps from Tim Holtz! My guess is that they coordinate with his Ticket Sizzix Die too - wouldn't that be AMAZING!! These are a MUST HAVE for me!

He has quite a few new stamp sets coming out. Here are the links if you would like to check them out:

http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/07/chasummer-2010-sneak-peek-stampers-anonymous.html

and

http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/07/chasummer-2010-sneak-peek-2-stampers-anonymous.html

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Great Day!!

July 04, 2010

August Cricut Cartridge Sneak Peek!

Happy Birthday America!!

Now how about a little "gift" for us Cricut Fanatics...

There have been images leaked of the 4 new cartridges due out in August!

Rock Princess
Country Life
Happy Hauntings
Winter Frolic

If you would like to see the images, click HERE.

They are all really adorable, but my favorites have to be Country Life & Winter Frolic!!

Have a GREAT day!!

July 01, 2010

Sunny Days Layout

Good Morning!

I wanted to share a layout that I made for the My Pink Designer call. I was not chosen as one of her designers, so I'm hoping its now okay to post my project :)
For this layout I used:

Once Upon a Princess for the doll.
Peachy Keen Stamps Princess Face Assortment for her face.
Cricut Plantain Schoolbook cartridge for the waves
Cricut Create a Critter for everything else.

I have to say that I was really surprised at how many different cuts are on the Create a Critter cartridge. It has quickly become one of my favorite cartridges!

Have a Wonderful Day!

June 24, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge Card

I hope you are all having a wonderful day! It's been a little crazy here lately as we have been hit with severe storms several times this week. We even lost power for nearly 24 hours! Let me tell you - I took electricity for granted! I realize now how much we really rely on it to function in our daily life.

Okay so on to the crafty stuff :)

I created this card for the Peachy Keen Challenge on their blog. I have recently fallen in love with their cute little face stamps! I use my Paper Doll and Princess Cricut cartridges SO much more now that I don't have to worry about drawing the faces on them!

For this card I used:

Peachy Keen Princess Face Assortment
Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge
Hero Arts Cloud background Stamp
Paper from DCWV's Citrus stack

The sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!!

June 07, 2010

Just Because Cards...

So I wasn't sure if I liked the Just Because Cricut cartridge at first, however, after playing with it a little bit - I LOVE IT! Here are a couple of cards that I created (in a matter of minutes) with this cart...


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

June 04, 2010

Poster Child...

Seems I have been on a poster making kick lately! I thought I would share some photos..

This one was made using the Disney Cars & Plantain Schoolbook cartridges...


For this one I used the Cricut Songbird, Sentimentals, Serenade & Plantain Schoolbook cartridges...

The last one was made using Everyday Paper Dolls & Plantain Schoolbook cartridges...


I picked up the white foam board at the dollar store so it's an easy and CHEAP project :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

May 31, 2010

My Pink Stamper Fathers Day Challenge Card

Hi everyone!

Here is the card that I made for the most recent challenge at My Pink Stamper.


This card was so easy! I used the Cricut Paper Doll cartridge for the hockey sticks and the puck. I added some faux stitching and chipboard letters and voila!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!!

March 12, 2010

More Disney Pages!

As promised, here are a few more of my pages from the album that I made for my In-laws...

Goofy (word & character) & Donald are cut from the Cricut Mickey & Friends cartridge.


Downtown was cut using SCAL and the Walt Disney Script font. The Mickey Ears, heart & Disney were cut using the Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge.


Mickey Mouse and the hand were cut from the Cricut Mickey & Friends cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!