Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Stamp of the Month - Very Merry Christmas

Here we go again hopping, but this time to the holidays!
If you came from Shirley's blog, you are on the right track, if not, keep hopping and you will do a complete circle.

But I will for this Hop!

 Here is the stamp set!  
CTMH likes to put their stamp sets out 2 months prior to the events - like Christmas!

 Remember, all the red outlines are items that can be cut out using our Cricut Cartridges!
This one works with Artiste!

 I went one step further in the Cricut Craft Room and 
welded mittens back to back and made mini present tags! 
(There is a vertical and a horizontal flip button)
(if this came out of the oven, I'd be a head chef!) hee hee
 I used 3 of the stamps for the inside - YES the TO and FROM are part of this set!!
 I stamped the pink stamp onto the front of the card and then stamped the blue
on an extra piece of Colonial White cardstock and cut off the cuff.
 Add some glue and sprinkle with Prisma Glitter and TA-DA!
 I did a dozen of them - stocking up for the future!

Thanks for looking!  Please leave a message.  
Also, you can get this stamp set for $5 with a purchase of $50! 
See my shopping page for details: CLICK HERE.
Now head over to Elizabeth's blog for more great artwork with this stamp set!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Batty over Halloween Decor!

 I don't have a mantel so I'm doing my couch table!
I love Halloween and dressing up and decking out the house for the occasion!  This year it's no different!  I created a coffin from our new Cricut Cartridge Artiste and then I modified the top to add texture and a pattern.
 See here is the added piece that I embossed with my Cuttlebug and then took our Daisy White pigment ink and gave it an eerie glow/dusting!
At the end of this post is how I created the top piece in Cricut Craft Room. 
I am willing to share this file if you have this cartridge!
Leave a post and I'll email you the file!

These jars are my inspiration!  I found them on and loved them.  I bought our Magic Potions Stamp set and had to find a vessel for the stamps. When these jars came to me I had to have them too!  This is how they look (above) without the camera's flash.

 With the flash on my camera these jars glow!  It's the pigment ink showing off!
 The spider sits higher than he looks, he's raised up on 3 foam squares and I tipped his head down.  That's almost a whole pack of Black Sparkles on his body!

All of these jars open and are great for gifts or candy jars!  Even the witches shoe is a candy dish - gotta go buy candy now!

 So I laid out the coffin pieces and then using triangles from that cartridge I started following the base of the cover.
 Above is 2 triangles I'm using to cover the inside surface of the cover.  The cover I told it to DON'T WELD- so nothing would blend in with it.  The triangles were all WELD.

 Here shows the two triangles welded together.
 More triangles. . . .
And more
 (the highlighted "box" above is really a triangle, but a box would have worked too.)
 In the end I used an oval to cover the leftover holes.  When I first put the circle on top, it acted like it wasn't welding but cutting out an oval.  After clicking on all the pieces again and DON'T WELD and then clicking WELD for each piece it suddenly worked and I got this shape:
 TA DA!!!
Now, all the pieces are still separate.
I drew a box around the pieces and then clicked GROUP
so that it won't accidentally get moved and come apart.
 I am willing to share this file if you have this cartridge!
Leave a post and I'll email you the file!
Thanks for looking!

Consultant's Meeting in August - Highlights

We had our meeting last month and I took some pictures of what the other consultants did in our group.  Check out what great work they came up with!
 Sorry a little fuzzy - great fall layout
 click on the photos to make larger

What a great Grad layout

 Altering a clipboard

 Bev in our group made us all these adorable little boxes with a pumpkin on top! All made with the Cricut Cartridge from CTMH called Artiste!

Check out how this Display Tray was altered!
Bev made a "box" to cover the 2 center rectangles and make one larger one!
Love this stamp set - Pun Fun!
And to show off the cupcake wrappers on the new Cricut Cartridge - Artiste,
Amy made these - and yes we got to take home 2 of them - I'll post the to go box we made next time!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Active Lifestyle @ the Expo

I'm in Oshkosh Wisconsin Saturday at the Active Lifestyle at the Expo!  I'll try to post via my iPhone when I can.  If you are in the area - please stop by my booth!  I'll have a make and take!

Here are some of the highlights

Healthy Living Events

Active Lifestyle Expo
The Active Lifestyle Expo sponsored by Richard's School of the Dance and Nature's Pathways Magazine, features the largest display and sale of sport, fitness, & recreation products and services in Wisconsin. We are dedicated to the promotion of active lifestyles. Check out the latest in sports, fitness, and recreation - including equipment, apparel, fitness, exercise, technology and athlete nutrition.
Active Lifestyle Expo
Saturday, September 15th
9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunnyview Expo Center - Oshkosh
Admission: $3.00/person 5 and under are free
Key-Note Speaker Harry Sydney
Harry Sydney is a former professional American football player whose position was running back. He played six seasons in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers after three years with the Denver Gold and Memphis Showboats of the USFL. He now resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he operates a not-for-profit male mentoring program called "My Brother's Keeper".
Underwater InterviewsWith the assistance of Mountain Bay Scuba from Appleton and a 6,000 gallon pool compliments of The Pool & Spa Center of Oshkosh, we have the capability of conducting underwater interviews live at the expo.
Zumba® World Record Attempt
At 1:00pm on the day of the expo, we will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Zumba® Class sponsored by Bodyworks Internationale. Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. The current record for the largest Zumba® class involved 3,869 participants and was achieved by Baldezumba (Mexico) in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, on 7 September 2011.
Move to the Groove
Move to the Groove as featured on ABC's Extreme Home Makeover will be performing at 11:00am at the expo. Move to the Groove is an award-winning dance fitness program that makes exercise less like gym class and more like a playground. Created by Rhex Arboleda, a music teacher from Neenah, Wisconsin, the program targets childhood obesity and is actively being used in several elementary schools.
Some of what you can find at the Expo
Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator
Acting Lessons
Angel Oracle Card Readings
Ballroom Dancing
Baton Twirling
Beat It Boxing
Belly Dancing
Bird Rescue
Bird Watching
BMX Bike Racing
Cake Decorating
Canoeing Locations
CPR Demos
Cross Country Skies
Cross Country Ski Trails
Dog Walking
Enriched Air Diving
Essential Oils
Exercise Equipment
Face Painting
Film Making
Flying Lessons
Gladiator Jousting
Glass Bead Making
Glass Painting
Gluten Free Snacks
Guitar Lessons
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
Hot Air Balloons
Hot Tubs
Human Foosball
Hunting Land
Ice Diving
Inflatable Giant Boxing
Irish Dance
Jewelry Making
Some of what you can find at the Expo
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Jazz Dance
Land Preservation
Musical Theatre Camp
Obstacle Course
Oil Painting
Organic Coffee
Personal Fitness Trainers
Piano Lessons
Pow Wow Dancing
Recreation Guides
Rescue Diving
Rock Cutting/Polishing
Salad Bar
Scuba Diving
Science Experiments
Snow Shoeing Trails & Products
Sports Performance Products
Square Dancing
Tap Dance
Theater Acting Camp
Voice Lessons
Weight Loss Help
Wildland Firefighting

Banner for Fair

My Welcome Banner for a Healthy Living fair I am doing in Oshkosh this Saturday at the Expo Center!  Come join me!  Thanks for looking!


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