Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Safe and Happy New Year. I also wanted to let you know about the celebration going on over at . It starts at 7:00 tonight and is going to be an entire evening of fun, games, and giveaways. You need to have a twitter account to join in. Twitter only takes a minute or less to join so don't let that stop you. We may go out for a little while, but I hope to get in on some of the fun. Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Glass Etched Goodies Jar using the Cricut - Video

Things that are not on the video:

1. Leave etching cream on at least 45 minutes. ( Edit.....see tip from LorraineB in comments. It sounds like if you get a good thick coat of cream on your design, you only have to leave it about 15 minutes). Just play with it and see what works for you.
2. Etching cream will not wipe off. Wash cream
off under running water.
3. The brown on my jar was done with Elmer's
fine tip painter pens.

Cricut cartridges used: PSB, PDDU, & MTG.
Cartridge abbreviation list can be found on the
left hand side of my blog.

Be sure to watch both videos part 1 & 2 to see project from
start to finish.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Getting Ready for Christmas

Just for fun here are a few pics of my kids getting
ready for Christmas. May you all have a happy &
blessed holiday season.

Kara making truffles & bon bons

So this is why they taste so good. You have to
sing into the spatula when making them. : ) If
she only knew I posted this pic for all to see, LOL!!!!

Kara & Brent getting ready for Christmas Eve
dinner. We had a quite evening at home this
year and it was nice. It's very cold and windy
here and a good night to stay in.

Brent patiently waiting to dig in. : )

Enjoying the Christmas tree and waiting for Santa.
Ok, Santa doesn't come to our house anymore, but it
sounded good. ; ) Until this year I would get up & fill
the kids stockings, but now I just fill them before we go
to bed, LOL!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Just Checking In

Hi Everyone! I just had to take a minute and check in. I promise I've not deserted my blog completely! : ) As with most of you this is a very busy and crazy time of year. Trying to keep up with work, family, and getting ready for Christmas hasn't left much time for anything else. I will have new videos, but it may be after the holidays. I still plan to show you how to make a shape album and bind it with the Your Story machine. I also promise to show you how to create "snow" on your projects as well as a couple other fun things. Until then may your holiday season be filled with happiness. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thanksgiving Album

Ok, as promised here are lots of pictures and a video
of my Thanksgiving album I made for the swap. I
accidentally deleted the full view pic of the album, but
you can scroll down a few post and see it. I also forgot
to write down all the Cricut cartridges I used and am
going to list them from memory, LOL! Let me know if
you think I missed any. : ) For the full name of the cartridge
see the abbreviation list on the left hand side of my blog.

G&BS, FF, Christmas, DC, SYI, VMT, MC, FMK, SB &
MM. Album created in Design Studio.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cricut & Your Story Challenge

Here is a quick preview of my Gingerbread Moments
Album that I entered in the contest. You can see all
entries at
There were lots of amazing projects! Congratulations to the

I will post more details soon. I plan to do
a video tutorial and show you how to do the "snow"as well
as how to use the Your Story with your own album covers.
This album cover is the gingerbread house from the My Community
cartridge. Click pics to enlarge.