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One Of My Readers....

So this is for paintedbluestars! She just got herself a new Cricut and sent me an awesome email asking for cartridge recommendations. Wow.... that's kind of a brilliant thing to do and I suddenly wish I would have done the same thing back when I first started out, so, I thought I'd post my response to her. Thanks paintedbluestars for sparking a blog post! :) CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so sorry for the delay with this response. I've been sick since before Christmas (can you believe my incredible timing?!?) and JUST NOW got to see a doctor! YIKES... Merry Christmas to me. Luckily for me though, I get to recuperate while watching the Twilight Zone marathon on Sci-Fi this weekend! YAY, just in time for New Years!!! Anywho.... which cartridges you should get is really based on what you are looking to do with your new found gem. If you are just a card maker, I would have totally different suggestions than if you are using your Cricut for scrapbooking layouts or crafting. But sin

How To Upload Gypsy Cut Files To Your Gypsy Updated

Update: Gypsy Sync has been replaced with Cricut Sync but uploading is still quite similar to the original procedure. For more info on the original instructions for Gypsy Sync, click HERE . Also, it is this blogger's advice that prior to installing Cricut Sync, Gypsy Sync should be removed from your system (not a requirement though). Here are the updated steps to upload your favorite Gypsy cut files... 1.) Locate files you would like to upload, most likely from a file-share source (all of mine are with Media Fire). Download, saving the item to your desktop. 2.) Connect your Gypsy to your computer (USB cable) and turn it on then open Cricut Sync. Cricut Sync automatically searches for an update for your Gypsy. If your Gypsy is up to date, you will receive a message stating it is up to date, click "Ok" and a Gypsy Projects list will appear. 3.) From there, click on "Add Projects" and choose the file you saved to your desktop. That's it! :) Give a try for yours

New Cut File!!!

SECOND POST FOR TODAY!!! Ok folks... here she is!!! That didn't take as long as I thought! So, I used the Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut cartridge for the box and then created the popcorn stripes decoration using George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge and finally the font for the name was done using the Don Juan Cricut cartridge (name is not included in the cut file). Cut File: Popcorn Box Cut File I plan on filling this with candy and sealed microwave popcorn. I will be altering and embellishing the plastic that wraps the microwave popcorn.... I might have to feature the final product here after the first of the year.... hmmmmmm!!! Note: Layer 1 is the box, layer 2 is the front strip decoration, layer 3 is the back decoration. Have fun with this one!!!!

Make It Crafty Hop Hidden Digi Winner

Wow... what a holiday season it's been!!! I feel like I'm dreadfully behind!!! So today I'm gonna have TWO posts for you. First, I want to announce the winner of the "hidden digi" from the Make It Crafty Blog Hop that ended on December 24th. I used to pick a random winner from all the wonderful comments that everyone left. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the hop and a special thanx to all of you who had such nice compliments for me. I will be sure to let you all know when Make It Crafty has posted the masking tutorial (with a link of course)!!! So the winner is: FREA!!! "Frea said... You're masking worked out perfectly. It's a great card. Greetz, Frea" Frea, you are the winner of the "hidden digi" from the Make It Crafty Blog Hop. Click HERE and pick out a single digi you would like me to send you, then email your choice to me at . Congratulations, I know you are going to LOVE working with the

Have A Blessed Holiday

So, tomorrow is my 13th wedding anniversary. WHY we decided to get married on Christmas Eve, I'll never know, but while part of me KICKS myself for the added stress of the gift giving and event preparations, there's another part of me that is so glad that my wedding anniversary falls on the night before I celebrate the birth of my Lord, Jesus Christ. But with that being said, I will probably be starting my nervous breakdown any second now, so I thought I'd share my Christmas wishes with you now. I know that I'm rarely very serious in my posts, but this upcoming holiday is a very serious holiday for me. So please be forewarned, this post is not meant to make anyone laugh.... It's been a while since I've posted a Bible study, so I thought tonight I would share a very special scripture with you... My wish is that every one in my blogland family are blessed this Christmas season. Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall

Wish You A Scary Christmas

Ok... this the last challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls for 2010!!! Using any Nightmare before Christmas Images Create your best Christmas Project with that Burton Flair! This weeks winner will win... Three Exclusive Nightmare Before Christmas Images from Simply Betty Stamps . Oh man.... that's a HUGE prize! Head over to The Burtonesque Dolls and check out what the other awesome design team members created for inspiration. As for this one.... I KNEW I wanted to use the speckled grey cardstock for this one. I love how it resembles the granite of a gravestone. That's pretty Burtonesque, don't you think? I also found an awesome Engravers Font, but for some reason couldn't get it uploaded to my font folder. Too soon before Christmas for me to want to deal with glitches, so I just settled for an easy holiday font that I already had available. But for the record... the "Happy Holidays" in a tombstone font would have "NAILED" this project!!! Huh... I

Make It Crafty Blog Hop

Woo Hoo!!! Isn't this hop AMAZING!?! All the projects on this hop are incredible!!! If you are mid hop, you should be arriving here from Carisa's awesome blog, WELCOME! If you haven't started this hop from the beginning, you're definitely going to want to.... so many prizes in store!!! Click HERE to start at the beginning. Prizes Up For Grabs 1st prize - Rubber Collection (Peaches of Plenty, Petals and Palings, Daffodil Dell, Ivy Swing) 2nd prize - Whole Digital Collection (10 digital stamps) 3rd Prize - Four digital Stamps from the collection The hop will end Friday 24th and the main winners will be announced Christmas Day! Random winners will be announced at a later date. How To Play Along Along the way, look for puzzle pieces. They won’t be on every post so you need to keep an eye out for them. The puzzle pieces make up one of the NEW images. At the end of the hop there will be an email form where you can submit your answer. This is so that your answer is private.

What Is Whack?

Ok, so today's project features a new favorite stamp from the Punky Teens Christmas line of Simply Betty Stamps. This stamp is called "Becky". I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stamp!!! I did this for The Burtonesque Dolls sketch challenge using the sketch that Cheri created for us. I hope you all get a chance to play along with us!!! You can check out the deets for the challenge, Cheri's sketch and designs from all The Dolls HERE . Also, you can check out more Simply Betty Stamps HERE .... BTW, the prize for this challenge just so happens to be Simply Betty Stamps. Maybe THAT will entice you to play along!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Can't wait to see what you guys create!!!

DIY Goodie Box

Whew! Paper Vineyard challenged us with an All That Glitters Christmas project, and the design team "brought it"!!! Here is my All That Glitters project featuring the store's Shimmers glitter paints and Stickles... God bless the maker of Stickles!!! Anyway, I thought it would be nice to share how I made my Christmas Snowman Goodie Box. You will need: Super Sticky Tape (red tape) Two 3" x 3" paper (I used patterned and solid papers) Acetate measuring 3.5" x 8.25" scored every 2 and 7/8" (leaving a small section that will be secured with sticky tape) Hole punch Ribbon Ultra fine tip marker First, score both 3" x 3" papers 1/2" in on all side of BOTH. On parallel sides, cut on score lines JUST TO the intersecting score line creating a tab. Fold up all sides and secure tabs to box sides using sticky tape. Do this for both and you now have a bottom and a lid to your goodie box. Place a strip of sticky tape along the OUTSIDE


Just poppin in to announce the winner of the THREE Disney Cricut cartridges!!! I'm so excited to be able to give these away.... I love playing "Santa", especially with such an awesome present!!! hahahahahhaha! And the winner is: Heather said... I just signed up to be a follower, congrats on hitting 400! I have emailed this site to all of my cricut-owning friends :-) Thanks for a great giveaway. have a wonderful day! Heather stamp-aholic(at)hotmail(dot)com Congratulations Heather!!! I am sending you a notification email now! Hopefully you'll pop back in and share what you've made with them. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped me reach the 400 follower mark. You guys have really made this blogging habit of mine so much fun! I hope EVERYONE'S Christmas holiday is AMAZING!!! Stay tuned... I will be posting my Christmas Candy Acetate Box a little later today.... full on with instructions and a video!!!

Cartridge Give Away Ends Today


Look What I Got!!!

Oh... I just LOVE going to mailbox and discovering super fun goodies in there! It's like Christmas came early!!! THANK YOU GLORIA!!! My new blog friend Creepy Glowbugg makes these OH-SO-COOL skullies that I love and I just scored me a bunch!!! If you want some of your own, check out her Etsy store HERE . You can also email her for special orders. Here's a close up of the half inch skullie... look at that detail!!! I'm gonna have so much fun playing with these!!! The multi colored ones in the top pic glow in the dark and of course a couple have glitter. I just can't imagine a world without glitter.... That's all for today gang. I just wanted to brag about my new goodies and make you all jealous. You're jealous now aren't you??? ;) * Note: "Today" actually refers to yesterday! ;)

Oogie Boogie Christmas

Isn't it funny how Oogie Boogie and Christmas just works... well, in that creepy sort of way anyway!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA! So over at The Burtonesque Dolls this week, the challenge is to create a Christmas project featuring the beloved Burton villain, the Oogie Boogie Man! Wow, this one was SOOOOOO fun!!! I just wish I would have had the extra time to photograph this with the gummy worms in it. That would have been the added touch to make this one even "Oogie Boogieier" <--- that's totally a word! BUT, I ran out of time. So HO, HO, HO and head over to The Burtonesque Dolls, play along with us and check out what our awesome design team turned out for this uber fun challenge...uh... please. *** My project is featuring an Oogie Boogie cut file I created along with the OH-SO-AWESOME Dollz Bonez Skull Flower digi stamp (click on pic to enlarge)! Using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge made this project a snap... it's a quick one for anyone thinking of turni

Well Dang!

A while back I received some blog awards, but life around here preparing for the upcoming Christmas holiday has been so chaotic, I COMPLETELY missed thanking those who honored me with this award. I've met quite a few amazing people here in blogland and they don't come better than the three who gave me this award.... "THANK YOU" to : CanadianNickelScrap'n Twisted Monkey Scraps EarthScrap I so appreciate that you guys think my blog is Stylish... especially since all of your blogs blow mine out of the water!!!! If all of you get a chance, be sure to check out their AWESOME blogs for some REAL style!!! So, as part of this award I have to pass it on to 8 blogs and tell 8 things about myself... here goes! 8 Things about me: I LOVE to laugh. I LOVE to make other people laugh. I'm rarely funny when I'm trying to be. I can't tell jokes because I laugh too hard while trying to tell them which then causes me to forget parts of the joke and usually the entire pun


8 DAYS LEFT to enter the Disney Cricut Cartridge Give-Away!!! Check out the post HERE for all the details! That is all! Happy Friday gang. I will be catching up on some blog awards this weekend and have some EXCITING news to share for next week!!! Stay tuned.....