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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Latest Cricut Cartridge Checklist - February 2013

Hiya !

Provocraft released  4 new cartridges:-

·        Cricut® Creative Cards
·        Cricut® Extreme Fonts
·        Cricut® Simple Cards
·        Creative Memories™ --Tiny Treasures

Here's my latest checklist:-

Just to remind you that, when you click on the Cartridge name in the CheckList you downloaded, it will link directly to the Cricut website, whereby you can see more info about the cartridge(s).

For newbies to my Cartridge Checklist, here's what it looks like:-

My Checklist consists of 5 different tabs in the Excel Spreadsheet (Workbook):-

• Cricut Everyday
• Cricut Events
• Cricut Imagine
• Cricut Lite
• Cricut Projects

Please note: this Checklist does not include the digital cartridges.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Well, as per usual, hubby spoiled me rotten (& will still be) for Valentine's Day.  J

He got me a beautiful card; my fav. chocolates: Purdy's Hedgehogs; and this gorgeous floral bouquet:-

He's making a scrumptious dinner tonite:-  beef tenderloin steak w/ mushrooms sauteed in red wine; mashed potatoes, broccoli and wild mushroom gravy.  Yummy!  And, for dessert, a chocolate ganache cake.

Nicer than any restaurant, I'd say!!   Soooo, see where the "spoiled rotten" comes in?!! 

Hubby’s Valentine Card

Firstly, yes there are male ladybugs; hence, this cute li’l “love bug” valentine for my hubby!  He’s my “love bug” of 35 yrs.  J

Created a shape card by putting two hearts together and attaching at the top.  Easy peasy!!  This was a fun card to put together, because of the fun shapes.

Envelope front:- 
Envelope back:-

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Cartridges – see below
Cardstock -- white (for the Imagine)
Glue – ATG; Zig Two-Way
Pop Dots

Cricut Cartridges:-
Wild Card – envelope; heart w/ holes; cascading hearts; “Be My Valentine” sentiment
Love Struck – base card w/ heart layers
Create a Critter – ladybug & layers; “Love bug” sentiment

He absolutely loved his card and that's what made it extra special to me. J

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cricut Circle Member

I now belong to the Cricut Circle Club.   WhoooHoooo!   I never thought in a gazillion years that I would become a member because it was very costly when it first began.  But now Provocraft made it that you can use your Cricut Reward points (3000) to become a member.   If you’re unfamiliar w/ how the club works:-

This yearly membership includes:
  • Cartridge of your choice offered for membership
  • 10% off of all purchases made on Cricut.com
  • Free shipping on orders over $50 made on Cricut.com
  • Exclusive promotions on Cricut.com
  • Double reward points for purchases on Cricut.com
In anticipation of becoming a member, I made my very own Cricut Circle emblem/thingie.

How this all started was I was soooo excited about becoming a Circle Member that I literally drove my hubby nuts by me chanting:-  “I’m a Circle Member.  I’m a Circle Member”.  He retorted w/:-  "I’m going to call you 'Loopy' from now on."   J
Hence, me getting a “Circle/Loop” to make into an Circle emblem/thingie.

I started w/ an unfinished plant stake that had a chalkboard in the circle part.  I painted it Cricut green.  Actually the real color is "Apple Orchard" from Plaid.  I looked up the color on the Net to get the RGB codes for it.  Then I utilized my Cricut Imagine for the RGB codes and flood-filled the Cricut circle rim w/ the color.  It was a bang-on match!!!  I cut the shape out numerous times to make it sturdier and even flipped the image so the back of the circle-rimmed shape was green, too.  Very pleased how it all turned out.  J

Attached a blinged-up crown on her head, added gems around the face perimeter, and a bow for the final touch.  The gems mimic the colored polka dots in the bow.  Wrote “Circle Member” w/ chalk on the board.  

Here she is in all of her glory:-

I think she’s looks pretty divine, eh?   Now, I don’t have to keep chanting that I’m a Circle Member.  I can just look at my Circle Club emblem/thingie and I know that I am.  LOL

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Cartridges – see below 
Cardstock -- white (for the Imagine)
Glue – Aleene’s All Purpose Tacky
Ribbon – pink/green/blue/purple polka-dotted
Rhinestones (various shapes/colors)
Pink chalk

Cricut Cartridges:-
Cricut Everyday (Cricut head)
Life’s a Party (crown)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

I didn't win the Teddy Bear contest :-(

But . . . I came in 2nd place, which is still an honour!!!  Thank you soooooo much for all of your votes!!  J

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