Monday, December 29, 2014

Just checking in

Just a quick post, things have been crazy.  I am watching my precious granddaughter about 12 hours a day now so I haven't been on the computer.  I have had two teeth break off and had to get them fixed and then I ended up having to have a root canal.  Then my dad went to the hospital at 1:30 AM Christmas Eve morning and came home the day after Christmas at 4:00PM to no electricity (there was an accident in front of their house the day before and the electric pole had to be replaced) so I brought them to my house and they finally got to go home about 6 that night. 

So January 5th we will start our school back; now I need to figure out how to get everything in my schedule.  I think I will post on here about our homeschooling day too. (So look for a change in my blog name.)  We only have four short years left and then Jr. will be off to the working world.  He has been such a huge help with everything going on here.  We took off "formal" studies (instead of summer break we do winter break and it was a good thing this year)  He has done a lot of real life learning.  House work, cooking, cleaning, helping with a 16 month old and his grandparents.  But that is what we do, we do for others; it makes us happy!

I am planning to join a couple of blog hops so I can get back to my crafting, card making and hopefully I can start scrapbooking.  Only 30 years behind.  I haven't sent cards to my church family in a while either.

I am also going to share about my dairy-free living now.  So lots to be getting done, wish me luck!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cricut Explore

Well after two weeks in the box, I finally got my Explore out and used it today.  It sure is different than my Expression and E2, but I just might like it.

My craft room is coming along, it is now time to get everything in place and organized.  It is going to be a long process since it use to be our storage space for decorations.  I guess I will decorate for Christmas early to get it out of the way of my new design space!

I am still dealing with my health issues, it is amazing what all has milk product in it.

I have some pictures that I will post later with the craftroom coming along.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Calling all Cricut Imagine Owners.

I received this email from Provocraft and wanted to get this great news out to everyone!!
I am going to get the Explore for Christmas this year, I can not wait.
So far I have used my Expression a lot, I really do like it but I also like my E2.
To whom it may concern,
You are receiving this email because we have record that you are a Cricut Imagine owner. Very soon, we will be releasing the Print then Cut feature for Cricut Design Space™, the online software used exclusively with Cricut Explore® machines. Even if you're not yet a Cricut Explore owner, you'll want to read on for exciting news.
As a Cricut Imagine owner, with the launch of the Print then Cut feature, your account will be granted free digital access to all Cricut Imagine Art Cartridges (even those you haven't purchased!) in Cricut Design Space for use with the Cricut Explore machine, whether you have one now or purchase one in the future.
Because you are receiving this email, no further action is required—the images will be loaded to your account. We want to make sure everyone who is eligible for this offer receives it, so we need your help in spreading the word to anyone who owns a Cricut Imagine but did not receive this email. If you know someone who has a Cricut Imagine, please ask them if they heard the great news. If they didn't receive this email, they can still get free digital access—they just need to contact customer service at with the serial number of their Cricut Imagine machine and the email they use to log into Customer service will then update their accounts to give them full access to all the Cricut Imagine Art Cartridges. Whether or not they own a Cricut Explore machine, they'll need to claim this offer by December 31, 2014, so that the images will be linked to their account if and when they upgrade their machine.
You will also be granted access to Cricut Imagine Colors & Patterns cartridges in a future release of Print then Cut. Once again, we thank you for being a loyal Cricut customer.
Happy crafting,

The Cricut Support Team

My craft studio is coming along we got some painting done yesterday, now to build the side wall between it and our train room.  I can not wait to get the wall up so I can move everything in place and get organized and start scrapbooking and card making.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Celebrate National Stamping Month

Spend only $30 in stamps and get this stamp set FREE!  Hurry this is for National Stamping Month in the month of September.
I am still working on my new Craft Studio, tomorrow Buggie and I will be painting the floor in the once storage closet and cleaning the walls.  (The people that waterproofed our basement did an awful job.)  I have been watching my precious granddaughter so with that as a full time job and then homeschooling as a full time job and trying to make sure I am using only dairy free for our meals my craft studio has been on hold.

CTMH Cricut Artfully Sent Collection is available!

Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection

1 – Cartridge (700 Images: Cards and Font)
3 – My AcrylixD-size Stamp Sets

1 – 12" μ 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack

$99 USD/$109 CAD (Retail value of nearly $120/$130) Z3017

Friday, August 8, 2014

Birthday Card

A dear friend from church is having a birthday so I made this card for her.
Again I use Dotty for You retired paper pack.  I inked all edges with Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad ($5.95), the stamp Better with a Friend ($10.00 Hostess Stamp set only), I used our previous alcohol markers on this.  The Happy Birthday Bubble is from Cloud Nine Stamp Set (this was a National Paper Crafting Month stamp).

We started working on my Craft Studio again, I didn't realize how hard this change would be.  So the boys will have about 3/4 of our basement for our HO train layout.  But I do like it in the corner out of the traffic going to the layout. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014


I made a "Thank You" card for my former Mother-in-law for a beautiful doily she made me when she came to my Granddaughter's First Birthday party we had for her at my house.

I used Close To My Heart's August Stamp of the Month What a Hoot (which you can get for only $5.00 with a purchase of $50.00), A True Thank You ($2.95), Lagoon Ink, ($5.95), I used the new ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers CTMH is carrying for my owl: BR116 Clay, B62 Marine Blue, BR99 Bronze, and R140 Light Orange, (each only $5.95).  I used Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad ($5.95) to ink the edges of my card.  I used the "Dotty for You" retired paper for my background.  I stamped the thank you on white card stock using Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection ($99.00  Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection includes: 1 – Cartridge (700 images: font, shapes, and 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix™ D-size stamp sets
3 – 9" × 12" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes))

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cricut Expression at Menards for $149.99

I just bought the Cricut Expression at Menards in Evansville, IN for only $149.99!!!!

Yes, I already have the E2 and Imagine (my E2 gets used daily).  I plan to get the Explorer also.  (I admit it, I have a problem)  Hey I am in the middle of redoing my craft space so I really did need a new machine. :)   I will have to post the Minnie Mouse cuts that I am going to use for my Granddaughter's birthday.

CTMH Jully Stamp of the Month

Only a few more days to get this great stamp for only $5.00 with qualifying order of $50.00 or more!

Friday is August 1st!  My precious Grandbaby's 1st Birthday!  It is also time for CTMH new book, Annual Inspirations, we will have one book per year and three seasonal ones.  This is a great book we have so many new products.  You can go shopping here!  I will have more updates this weekend.

Check out the retiring items HERE, after July 31st they will no longer be available.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy July

I can not believe that June is over!  I am still working on my craftroom, I have been under the weather for a while so I haven't worked on it or any projects.  It's about time for new products from Close to My Heart, I can not wait to get my book and begin on my wish list.  Jr. has been working on his train layout, he has learned so much.  We started back officially with "school".  We are working on the 10 Commandments.  I will get into all we are doing more tomorrow.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

CTMH Cards

Today is my Mom's Birthday and Mom & Dad's Anniversary.  I made these cards both from retired CTMH Mayberry paper.  The balloons are cut from CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge at 2.5" I added the face stamp from Peachy Keen.  The flowers on the Anniversary card is cut from Art Philosophy cartridge at 2.5" and the tag was cut at 2.75".  We are still working on my craft room hopefully I can get everything moved in and organized so I can get back to making cards.  I will be using my Cricut Imagine for our train's buildings so I will have lots of fun things to do! :)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Project Inspiration: Party Favor Favorites

This features CTMH wonderful Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I just love this cartridge, if you don't have it yet you can order it here



                             It's time for June SOTM:
                              Kaboom - June 2014 Stamp Of The Month

Only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase of $50.00!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Studio in the works

I am still working on getting my new computer back with all the crafting files from my old computer.  While I am working on that my wonderful boys are painting my new crafting room.  I haven't had much going on with making cards or crafts or scrapbooking.
Walls are a green color and the floor is going to be pink.  I will have them paint the beam black.

It's taking the floor longer to dry, so I have only moved a few things in there now.  This use to be our storage area with all my allergies I am going to get rid of my clutter.  I don't decorate anymore for holidays except for Christmas so I should have a lot more space.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Computer

Well my old (and I mean old) laptop for my crafting life bit the dust last month.  I am in the process of getting everything back in order, then I hope to be better at keeping my blog up to date!