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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Big Sale at - free shipping & $9.99 cartridges!

Now is the time to Get your Circuit Explore Air®
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Did you buy your Circuit Explore Air yet? If not, don’t delay, NOW is the time to do it! Right now, you canbuy a Cricut Explore Air and get 50% off any Starter Set! That’s right – and there are three starter sets to choose from – Deluxe Starter Set, Basic Starter Set and the Complete Starter Set. All designed to help you do even more with your Cricut Explore Air® machine! Just use code STARTER at checkout to get your savings.

And the April Mystery box is now available! $100 worth of goodies for only $29.99. The contents are a mystery, but this box includes cartridges and craft supplies for spring creating! You can get all these wonderful crafting supplies AND get free shipping this month too – just use code APRILSHIP. But supplies are limited, so get yours now before they run out!  Oh, and don't forget that many cartridges are on sale for $9.99!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Foil Printing - I am hooked!

So, I was contracted by my cousin to make her wedding invitations last fall. They came out great, but there was an element that she wanted that I couldn't do - she wanted elements of her invite in gold... Uhm, how do I do that??

 Unfortunately, I couldn't get it figured out in time for her wedding, but I kept looking. Eventually, I came across a blog post on Pinterest entitled DIY Gold Foil Prints. I saw that I needed to print with a laser printer and use a laminator... ok, I guess, but I don't have a laser printer at home, so it became a project I might get around to trying out later...

Well, later came this past week when I found some Deco Foil on clearance at Michael's. I quickly added it to my cart and brought it home. I have a laminator in the form of my YourStory machine but I still needed to print. Ah ha! Most businesses have laser printers, so there I had it. I put together some random words & phrases and pictures of butterflies (I like butterflies LOL) and was ready to test this out. I got my prints home, got my YourStory warmed up, read the instructions on my Deco Foil (didn't know which way to to place it on the paper). My first try came out okay, but I didn't get full coverage:

Even though it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be, I was determined to keep at it... So, when I found myself at Joann in from of the Heidi Swapp Minc Collection Reactive Foil and the 50% off sale sign, I had to get more foil! I got Silver, Gold, & Blue and got a chance to play today. I love, love, love the results!

Here's what you need:

  • Your picture, text, or design printed (I printed on cardstock - the first picture is white cardstock & the second is on black cardstock) in heat reactive ink (toner for example)
  • Reactive foil (I used Deco Foil first, and Minc Reactive Foil for the second try)
  • A laminating machine (I used my YourStory)

Here's what you do:

  • Warm up your laminator
  • Cut your foil to a size that will cover your printed design (with a little over hang to insure you get a clean fully covered product)
  • Place the foil dull side down (on most of the foils I have the dull side is a shade of silver) on top of your print
  • Run them together through your laminator
  • Peel the foil away & tada!
Heidi Swapp has a special machine as part of the Minc Collection, but I wouldn't suggest getting that if you already have a laminator. They also sell special sleeves that help your foil & print stay together in your machine, not sure if I am going to get that either, but I will definitely be getting more foil! I am hooked!

If you try it, be sure to come back & let me know!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sale at

Cricut Flash Sale: 40% Off All Supplies + Free Shipping
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Cricut's Flash Sale is going on now! This weekend, shop the Cricut Flash Sale and get 40% off all supplies. Stock up on all of those much needed supplies and throughout March, all orders ship for free with code MARCHSHIP (No Minimum!). Hurry over to Cricut to catch these savings before they are gone!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Didn't know that could happen - my apologies

I realized that I had let an entire month go by this year and hasn't posted anything to my blog... "I have to do better," I said to myself. How surprised was I to find that what appeared to be spam emails had been posted to my blog - how in the world does that happen?!?

I apologize to anyone who is following or subscribing who may have received those spam posts. I will be being more vigilant moving forward to insure this doesn't gotten anymore.

Stay tuned for more of what I've been making, deals & steals for cool crafty things, and more!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Detroit Lions

I am from Detroit and I love my city! Don't we all lol! I was commissioned by a friend off a co-worker to make a Detroit Lions themed birthday card for her boyfriend. She explained that her gift to him was going to be tickets to an upcoming Lions game. So I set out to see what I could come up with. I finally turned to my trusty Cricut Expression and Cricut Craft Room. I had recently branched out and subscribed to the Cricut Library giving me access to thousands of images - I just knew somewhere in there would be the lion that I needed. I found this lion card on the French Manor cartridge & it was perfect!