Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cheap Cricut Tool

Do you own a cricut?

If you answered yes- one of these will come in handy:

A dish scraper?  


You can get these at the dollar store or walmart or wherever.  Use this to scrape all the extra pieces of paper off your mat after you done!  So much easier than using your nail and much cheaper than buying the Cricut brand tool set.

You're welcome. :)

(Thanks Chris Hill for this tip!)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Friendly Bicycle Card

   For My Friend Bicycle Card


                                                                        Dotty For You paper pack
                                                                        X1410Colonial White cards
                                                                        Z1313Stardust glitz glitter gel
                                                                        Z2114cocoa stamp pad
                                                                        D1510“4 My Friend” stamp set
                                                                        Y1003“2x2” block
                                                                        Paper trimmer
                                                                        Pop dots

Cut yellow dot paper 1 ½” by 5 ½ “.  Cut colored zig zag paper 2 ¾ x 5 ½ “.  Ink both papers and tape to card.  Cut out large circle from coordinating patterned paper and ink edges.  Tape large circle to the card in upper left side.  With glitter gel follow the white lines of the zig zag and set aside to dry.  Cut out bicycle and cloud from coordinating patterned paper and ink edges.  Stamp sentiment on cloud.  Put brads in the center of the bicycle wheels.  Tape cloud to the card in upper right corner.  Tape bicycle to card with pop dots.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Punch Prizes

What's a party without a fun game?  And prizes?

When I do a CTMH party I like to make sure there are fun games.  For my last party this is what I did for prizes:

 This is where you "punch" out the circles and inside lies a prize.  Or in this case a paper saying what prize you get.  Fun huh?  You could use this for birthday parties, office parties, or even have the coolest chore chart ever!  This is how I made it

First you trace some plastic cups on a posterboard or cardboard (which will probably be better for kids)

Then you have to trace a little bit inside the circle so that when you stick the cup through it doesn't fall through.
Cut out the circles

Cut out little squares of tissue paper.

Put your "prizes" in the cup

Tape the tissue onto the cups.

Decorate your sign.  I used CTMH Posterboard and Token alpahbets with cotton candy pink and black ink.  And I accidentally made some smudges so I had to "decorate" it with other smudges ;)

Then I fitted the cups through the holes and taped them on the back with packing tape so that the more avid punchers don't just knock the cups out.

Hope your game is a knock out!  Hee-hee.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cruisin' Car Game Instructions

Cruisin’ Car Game
For this project you will need: 
For the game tiles:
  • Cut out 24- 3x3 pieces of the patterned road map paper
  • Cut out 24- 3x3 pieces of cardstock (any color) for the back of the tiles
  • Cut off all your zip strip borders from the paper in your Cruisin” paper packet.  Cut into 3” pieces.
  • Cut out 24 game sayings
  • Cut out 24- 1 1/2 x1 1/2 pieces of the patterned signs paper
  • Cut out numbers 1-24 with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
  • Glue road map papers on the front of the tiles.  Glue the game sayings in the middle of the paper
  • Glue cardstock to the backs of the tiles.  Glue zip strip pieces to cardstock, then signs paper squares, and then the numbers to the backs of the tiles.  (or decorate as wanted)
  • File or ink edges as desired

For the game box:
  • Ink all sides of the box with a sponge or just rub the ink pad on the sides with cranberry ink.  Ink a 2 and 4 chipboard numbers black.
  • Cut out the gray lined patterned paper for the front and back 3x3 each and the top 3x 3 ¼
  • Cut out the road sign patterned paper for the sides 3x3 ¼
  • Cut out cardstock for the flap- 3 1/8 x 1 3/4.  You will need to trace the curve of the flap and then cut it out.
  • Stamp tire tread on papers as desired with black ink
  • Stamp “a road trip to remember”, “good times ahead”, “every mile a memory”, and the sign shape with black ink on white paper and cut out.
  • Stamp car and gas pump with cranberry ink on white paper and cut out.
  • Cut out strips of the gray striped paper to glue on the flap.  Cut out strips of the road sign paper (back of gray paper) to use glue on the top.
  • Glue stamped images on cube.  “a road trip to remember” on top, “good times ahead” front lower right side, gas pump on side, car on side, “every mile a memory” and sign shape on back.
  • Glue dot a bottle cap to the front of the flap.  Glue chipboard numbers to front so it reads “24 good times ahead”.

Tile front

Tile back





Open front

Hope you enjoy!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Studio J- Using text boxes

Wow!  Studio J is so amazing!  The possibilities are endless and you have such a wide array of tools to feed your creativity.  Here is a video to help guide you in using text boxes for more than writing.

Monday, June 18, 2012

June's Even More Spectacular!

For the month of June, I'm having my own special and it's easy as pie!

Sign up to get emails of posts of this website by entering your email address in the spot on the right of this page, and you will get a FREE marker ANY color of your choice on your next order if you order by July 30th!*  Super easy!!!


If you have any problems entering your email let me know and I'll help you out.

I have to say my favorite markers are the cocoa color (I use ALL the time) and the white marker (which shows up on dark paper!).

P.S. Did you know that the markers are retiring?  They will be retiring the end of July so don't miss out!

*If you are out of town I will send you a marker in the mail after you sign up and place an order.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June Stampaganza!

Do you like stamps?

Do you like FREE stamps?

 Well, now is the time...
Right now CTMH is having a spectacular deal!  Buy 2 stamps get one FREE!  This counts for ALL sizes of stamps and is UNLIMITED!  Now's the time to stock up on your wish list ;)

Just click HERE to take advantage of this offer!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Album Workshop

I'm so excited about the July workshops!  This is going to be the first workshop in July and you better sign up fast because there is limited space!  Contact me if you are interested.

Dotty For You 6x6 Album

Saturday, July 14th 9 am 
(this will take until probably after lunch to finish)

$20 for the workshop- lunch provided (NOTE: only 3 spots available)

This unique album is made from the kraft cards and envelopes!  It has flaps, tags, pockets and plenty of pages for your pictures and memorabilia.  Everything will also be PRE-CUT!!!

Please RSVP by July 9th
Bring: adhesive and glue dots