Mar 6
Another Challenge
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Here is today’s http://365cards.blogspot.com/ challenge.

Today’s challenge was to create a card using a stamped image with more than one color of ink.

Did I meet the challenge?

To make this card, I used:

More challenges to come! If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Feb 21
More ATC’s
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So for Friday’s ATC exchange at Mojo’s Scrapbooks, the theme is “friends”. Here are the cards I made and I can’t wait to see what everyone else came up with.

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Just so you know, you don’t have to have taken the class to do the exchange, but you should make at least 15 cards for trade. There will be refreshments available and you’ll get 10% off any purchases for participating.

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The techniques I used for these include quilling, masking, micro beading, faux painting, and using rub ons with achol inks, but you can do whatever you want, just be creative. Hope to see you all there!

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If you can think it… You can Cri-cut!

Dec 18
December Flushing Trip
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So I’ve finally had time to take a moment and tell you all about my Winter Cricut Workshop in Flushing, Ohio.

Welcome cake

I have to be honest here, when I first thought of the idea to do something like this, I was super excited, but once I started planning it I became nervous. There were so many questions that could only be answered by doing it, and until it was over my stomach was in butterflies.

As it turns out, there was nothing to worry about. It went fabulously well. So well, that I’m definitely going to be doing it again.

There were five ladies who attended, and although they didn’t all know each other, by the second day it was as if they were old friends.

Rosie and Jennifer

Each one had their own scrap table all to themselves to scrap all day and night, and then we had a dining area set up so that if they wanted to take a break from scrapping (can you imaging??) they could do so.

Kitchen

The house is located in Flushing, Ohio. For those of you not familiar, Flushing is about 20 miles away from Wheeling WV. It’s a small town, rich in history and one step in the Stratton House Inn will prove it. Stratton House Inn was the home of two generations of Quaker millers — and today their famous Whole-Wheat Self-Rising Pancake Flour is a special treat for all guests of Stratton House Inn. We enjoyed them while were there and in the words of one of the ladies they were the “best pancakes I’ve ever had”. Can’t beat that can ya?

Larna arrives

The event started with everyone’s leisurely arrival on Wed night where they were welcomed with my buckeye cake (a chocolate cake topped with peanut butter fudge, followed by chocolate icing, not usually decorated with a Cricut, but it may become a tradition!), and a light meal. Once everyone got settled in, there was no stopping the scrapping. We even got some snow while we were there, and we could just sit in our pajamas and watch!

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We did Christmas cards, gift tags, and even learned about SCAL, in addition to the projects everyone chose to learn on their own.

Gift tags

We ate delicious home cooked meals (the highlights were chicken tortilla soup, baked oatmeal, and an ever so tender braised all day pot roast), and just sat around in our pajamas doing what we loved best. It was an awesome time, and I encourage everyone to keep an eye out because we are going to do it again. Keep checking back for more details, or if you are in the area and have a group that’s interested in doing a private crop, contact me and I’ll be glad to set something up!

Group shot

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Dec 8

So this is going to be a shorter contest, but it’s going to be lots of fun!

Every year at Christmas, you’ll find me making gift tags, and greeting cards and Paper Dolls (well, only this year so far!), so I thought it would be fun to let you share what you make for the holidays, and then I’ll share it with everyone else on here! We’re going to do gift tags to start.

Gift Tags from Flushing

The picture above are the tags we made at my Winter Cricut Workshop in Flushing, Ohio. I’ll post more about that soon!

The rules:

  • You must design a gift tag file on Design Studio using either the George and Basic Shapes or Plantin Schoolbooks cartridge.
  • You need to cut the tag and create a finished product, then send a picture of the finished tag, along with the cut file to: contests@createyourheartout.com. You also must include a name so you can get credit for your work!
  • You can also include any other info you’d like to share about yourself, (where your from, how long you’ve been scrapping, anything you’d like to share) including a blog if you have one, and I’ll happily include that with your tag.
  • I will post each picture along with the cut file and the name of the person who made it. The files will be available to anyone who wants them, so please don’t submit something you’d like to keep for yourself. Every submission will be posted, unless you don’t follow the rules above.

Every Friday from now until Dec 31, I will choose a winner, who will receive a gift basket filled with all kinds of goodies. On Dec 31, one winner will receive a Green Totes bag filled with all kinds of goodies. The winners will be chosen at random, but don’t let that stop you from letting your creativity shine!

Dec 4
Winter Cricut Workshop
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Well here we are at my Winter Cricut Workshop in Flushing, Ohio.

It’s just us girls and we’re spending the weekend making our Christmas cards, doing tags and whatever else we can make!

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What can be better than spending a few days doing nothing but scrapping?

We’re having a blast! We’ll be doing it again, so if you are interested, let me know, we’ll be glad to have ya!

Also, don’t forget to check my daily deals on the right side. Get yourself some great deals on holiday gifts or just buy yourself something nice!

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Aug 18

Want to paint your Cricut but don’t know what color you’d like?

Afraid that the neon green you’d choose might not look as good when it’s done as it does in your head?

Have no fear, just check out my handy guide which shows you a few options.

Special thanks to Cricut.com mb user Faithfule for use of her photos for this project.

Colored Cricut

Colored Cricut

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Good luck and remember, If you can think it… you can Cricut!

Jul 30
A Real Pink Cricket
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So with the pink Cricut craze underway, I thought I’d share little nugget I stumbled upon. A real live pink cricket!! (Okay, so it’s actually a pink katydid, but they’re in the cricket family).

Anyway, check it out.

Pinky the katydid

And you can read about Pinky’s unfortunate demise here.

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