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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Something New Blog Hop - Postponed

Good Morning!

Due to unexpected circumstances the blog hop has been postponed.

Please send up prayers & positive thoughts for all of the super-talented ladies who had planned to participate in this weekend's event.

The tentative date for the hop will be June 10-11, 2011 - hope you can join us!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It Seems Like Forever...

... since I have posted. I have missed you all!

My laptop had been stalling out on me for a few weeks & it just got to be too much! I took it in to Staples for the free PC Tuneup & they found that they needed to do a little more... $40 later, my baby is al(most) better LOL!

Anywho, I won!!! Jazzy let me know that I won one of the 3-month memberships to the Cricut Circle! I am so excited & can't wait to see what my membership entails! Thanks Jazmin!

This weekend is the blog hop. Be sure to stop by to see what my crafty friends & I have in store for you!


And a hop's no hop without a sweet treat or two along the way! Be sure to check us out to see what we have in our goodie bags :)

(Oh & I got a great deal on some Cricut Lite cartridges & also picked up Picturesque... stay tuned for new projects using these carts!)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

And The Award Goes To... and a Blog Hop!

So I was reading through my Google reader, enjoying the creativity of all of my virtual friends & I came across Amy's post from Frugal Cricut Scrapper and... She presented me with an award!

Your blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic. Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

FIVE CRICUT FACTS ABOUT ME:
  1. I fell in love with Cricut from an infomercial. I then found a friend who had one. And, I was determined to get one once I started researching and watching Youtube videos.
  2. I love, love, love Design Studio (the Gypsy is cool too, but I fell in love with CDS).
  3. I have 4 Cricut machines - 2 baby bugs, my Expression, & a Cake.
  4. I can't wait for the Cricut Craft Room to launch (or at least for my beta group to come up LOL) - see #2.
  5. My favorite Cricut cuts are swirls & butterflies, so most of the cartridges I have have these cuts or sentiments/titles.
I AM AWARDING THIS TO:
  1. PKay
  2. CraftyNetta
  3. Diane
  4. Cassie
  5. Tangee & Tammy
  6. Dee
  7. NubianCrafterNC
  8. TSREL
  9. Trell
  10. Christel
Oh, and before I forget! I am hosting a blog hop on May 21-22, 2011. The theme is "Something New" and it's open for interpretation. This is the season for weddings, lots of baby showers, graduates getting out into the world... you can see where I'm going with this. If you are interested in being a part of this hop (I'm thinking May 21-22), send me an email at mycraftz at aol dot com with your name, blog name & blog address. Hope you all can join me! {If you aren't interested in being a part of the hop, be sure to come by that weekend to check us out!}

Friday, May 6, 2011

A New Favorite???

So I found a new product at Michaels' earlier this week & since I had a coupon on me, I decided to pick it up. Well, let me first say, that I will be going back to get more & that I think it is my new favorite thing (can't really call it a tool, because it's a consumable).

What is it, you wonder? Beads in a Bottle... Am I late, have you heard of this? If you have, why didn't you tell me?!?! LOL. If you haven't, you should definitely check it out!

It's a product by Tulip designed for use on fabric but it works so great on paper!


You simply uncap it, hold it perpendicular to the paper (pretty close to the paper, but not touching it), and gently squeeze until you have it to the size you like it - stop squeezing & pull it straight up & you're all done! {You do  have to let it sit for 4 hours, but that's not too bad considering how stinking cute it comes out!}

I was just testing it out on some Mothers' Day cards I was thinking about making (too long a story for today's post) & here is one of them...


I just love them... have to go back & get more colors! I will need more coupons LOL!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Keeping Crafty: Getting Orders Out

So I have been keeping busy & getting a few orders out. These have been fairly simple, yet elegant at the same time. Both feature my new favorite embossing folder from Tim Holtz's Alterations line. The "save the date" cards are flat and were placed in an envelope for mailing. The "Afternoon of Elegance" invitations are top folded with the details inside & will also be placed in an envelope for mailing.

Both of the customers who ordered these goodies were very excited when they received them!

Don't forget the "Inspired by... Fridays" challenge for this week... There's a Cricut cartridge up for grabs!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Inspired by... Fridays #1

Hello my bloggy friends!

I promised that I would give you all a chance to win the other cartridge from my follower quest & here is you first chance.

For the month of May, I will host a weekly challenge on my blog. The challenge will be issued on Mondays & all entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday. On the following Monday (or over the weekend if time permits), I will feature a few of my favorite entries, BUT everyone who participates in the challenge will gain an entry into the prize drawing for the Cricut Cartridge!

Simple enough, right?

Well, to get us started, this week's inspiration is...
Using the picture above & your creativity (as well as the theme "Mothers' Day), create a card or project. Post it to your blog (be sure to mention "Inspired by... Fridays" and mmdezigns.blogspot.com in your post) and come back here to submit your post link using the InLinkz thingy below. It's that simple!

I hope we're able to have fun all month & see how one something (this week it's a picture, next week who knows?!?!) can inspire us all in different ways!

(if you share about this challenge on your blog and a friend of yours stops by, becomes a follower, and let's me know you sent them, that will be extra entries for you!)