Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!! & Class Projects for February 2012

Wow I can not believe that 2011 is over already. The older my kids get the faster the time flies. I want to wish you and your families a very Happy New Year!!

Vintage Shadowbox Layout
February 11, 2012 9:30-12:30

Dresser Card and Page Pal Bookmarks
February 11, 2012  1:30-4:30pm
Making a project with your Cricut E2 pt2      February 25, 2012   10:00-12:30pm
Working with the Gypsy & Imagine together  February 25, 2012   1:00 pm-4:00pm
as always see store for details and class availability. I have some great things in store for 2012!!
see you soon!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baby Gifts with my Imagine & MCT Build a Banner Stamp set

I made these as baby gifts for 2 of my coworkers. I love the way they turned out. With the Imagine it is so easy to create a project quickly. I used Baby boutique with my Imagine and MCT build a banner stamp set. I love this set!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wow! 2 posts in 1 day...I must be feeling better.January Class Project pics

Here are the pictures of the upcoming January projects. The dates are posted 2 posts below. :)
Keepsake Calendar

Snow Fun Layout

TriFold Cards

I was in the mood to craft at work yesterday so.......

I was looking to make a cute pencil holder and went searching on the sales floor for something. I came across the paint cans. I though hmmmm....I went and got a Damask print Transparency sheet some ribbon and some jewelry charms and here she is. It is much prettier in person, I could not get a good picture.

 This was a cute, quick project and I think today I am going to make some baby ones too!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

January 2012 Class Dates (pics to follow)

Wow I am making January class projects already. Seems hard to believe that 2012 is right around the corner. I have 7 classes for you, including 1 for the E2 and 1 for the Imagine since many of you got one or the other on Black Friday.

January 7, 2012  10-1 Keepsake Calendar  (Basics)
January 7, 2012  2:30-5:30 Keepsake Calendar (additions)
January 14, 2012  10-1 "Gypsy" Tri fold cards  
January 14, 2012  2:30-4:30  Intro to the "E2"
January 14, 2012 5:30-7:30 Intro to the "Imagine"
January 21, 2012  10-1  Snow Fun Layout
Januery 21, 2012  2:30-5:30 Snowman Shape Cards

See store for availability and details. See you soon!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Class Project Pictures posted

Gift Mini Album
Shadow Box Card
Finally got blogger to work for me after months of trying. Downloaded Google Chrome and now I can post pictures again! :)

Cricut “Shadow Box Card”           December 3, 2011    10am-1pm
Cricut “Holiday Post it Holders”   December 3, 2011     2:30-5:30

Cricut Gypsy “Gift Mini Album”    December 10, 2011  9:30-12:30
Cricut “Merry Christmas Sign”     December 10, 2011   2:00-5:00

Cricut “Holiday Note Cards          December 17, 2011  10am-1pm
Cricut “Holiday Layout”              December 17, 2011   2:30-5:30

see store for class availability. See you soon!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Snow in October?? & December Class Schedule

Gift Mini Album
Shadow Box Card

Well snow in October made have to rearrange things to try to get all of our holiday project classes in. So below is the new December schedule.

Cricut “Holiday Post it Holders”
December 3, 2011

Cricut “Merry Christmas Sign”
December 10, 2011

Cricut Gypsy “Gift Mini Album”
December 10, 2011

Cricut “Shadow Box Card”
December 3, 2011

Cricut “Holiday Note Cards
December 17, 2011

Cricut “Holiday Layout”
December 17, 2011

see store for class availability. See you soon!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

November Class Schedule

11-5-11  Countdown Calendar  10-4
11-5-11  Merry Christmas Sign  5-8
11-26-11 Hello Kitty Note Cards 10-1
11-26-11 Thanksgiving Layout 2:30-5:30

see store for class availability

Friday, September 2, 2011

October Class Schedule

I am frustrated with blogger not cooperating. I have email them and no response. I am sorry I can not post pictures. For my local friends the project samples are up in the store. Got some great things for Halloween.

October 2, 2011         Halloween Topiary Tree
                                   (no it does not have 420 petals) 10-2
                                   Halloween Star Card      2:30-5:30
October 22, 2011       Halloween Note Cards 10-1
                                   Cute fall note cards        2:30-5:30
October 29, 2011       Thankful Layout  10-1
                          *******JUst Added****** Glass Block Designs 1:30-3:30

Thanks for looking I hope to post pictures soon. See you in class!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

September Classes

Hopefully I can get the pictures posted soon. Blogger is giving me fits trying to upload photos.
Class Dates are
September 3, 2011    10-1    Up, Up & Away Layout
September 3, 2011   2:30-5:30 Pooh Fall Layout
September 24, 2011 10-1   Bee Happy Wall Hanging
September 24, 2011  2:30-5:30 Quirky Quotes Note Cards

See store for availability

Thursday, June 30, 2011

August Project sneak peeks

Spellbinders Holiday Ornament

August schedule is as follows

August 13, 2011 10-1 Summer Layout
August 13, 2011 2:30-5:30 Summer Cards (pictured)
August 20th Home Decor Class working with vinyl 9-11:30 (yes these times are correct. I need to teach gymnastics later that day also)
August 27, 2011 10-1 Ice Cream Layout (pictured)
August 27, 2011 2:30-5:30 Spellbinders Holiday Ornaments (pictured)

see store for samples and availability. See you soon, Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 17, 2011

New June Hello Thursday....My must haves!

Ornamental Iron 2
Each of these has a full font too!

Sophicated by Theresa Collins

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

July Class Schedule

First up for July 16, 10-1 is a Keepsake Box. I love the way it turned out and the only thing cricut is the flower.

I will add picture as the day goes on...but here is the listing of classes:

July 16, 2011 10-1 Keepsake box

July 16, 2011 2:30-5:30 Summer Fun Layout

July 23, 2011 10-1 Birthday layout

July 23, 2011 2:30-5:30 Disney Clock

July 30, 2011 10-1 Princess Layout

July 30, 2011 2:30-5:30 3-D layout (this is a repeat from May that sold out twice)

see store for availability. Have a great day!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

6x6 baby layout

Sorry for the horrible picture I took it with my phone not my camera. One of the girls at work just had her baby girl so we are putting a scrapbook together for her. Someone had the bright idea to make it 6x6. I normally don't work that small but here it is. She loved this layout in full size so I shrunk it for her. This is an easy layout to do. It's from Life's a Party.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mothers Day Birdhouse

Mothers Day Birdhouse for ACM display. I am quite proud of the way it turned out even if I did not use my cricut. Just alot of bling!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

June Class Schedule

Elegant Edge Mini Album Class Sample

Cute Simple card class sample

June 11, 2011 10-1 "Gypsy" elegant edge mini album
June 11, 2011 2:30-5:30 Cute Simple cards

June 18, 2011 10-1 pop up cards pt 1

June 18, 2011 2:30-5:30 pop up cards pt 2

June 25, 2011 10-1 "Gypsy/Imagine" layout and cards

June 25, 2011 2:30-5:30 Mermaid layout

see store for availability and details. see you there!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hello Thursday!! Teresa Collin's BLACK & WHITE

My Absolute must have from the April Hello Thursday Release for the Imagine.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Elegant Edges Mini Album...Circle Challenge

I really stepped out of my box for this one. I am entering the Cricut Circle Challenge for this week. Handcraft a flower with your cuttlebug or cricut and use atleast 2 cricut cuts. So here is my rosette on my Vintage Mini Album. This is made with the DCWV

Le Creme Stack, Hambly Studios Transparency, Elegant Edges, and my Gypsy.

Thanks for looking and wish me luck!

Monday, April 4, 2011

May 2011 class Schedule

Wow another month has flown by I can not believe the first quarter of 2011 is gone already. Here are my classes for May. As always please check with the store for project samples and availability. May 14, 2011 10-1 3-d floral layout (sold out)New Class 5:30-8:30 May 14, 2011 2:00-5:00 (note time change) Gypsy project templates May 21, 2011 10-1 critter fun fold cards May 21, 2011 2:30-5:30 Gypsy BBQ layout See you soon

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Welcome new followers! Thanks Momo!

Welcome new followers from momo's blog and thank you for the kind comments. I will have new projects posted here soon. I have been trying to stop by all of your blogs as well and they are all amazing!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Favorite part of the update so far

I am loving the update. I still need to do the Imagine Machine part but I have been playing with the Gypsy part. My favorite function.....being able to work on my lap. I love being able to design with the Imagine but in my Gypsy on my lap. I know it seems silly but being able to be on the couch with my G on my lap is the best part so far. Do the update!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gypsy Imagine Update is Here!!

Here's all the info from Provocraft:

The Big update is now available. This update will give greater compatibility between the Gypsy and the Imagine, will allow you to link Imagine cartridges to your Gypsy, adds a few new features to the Imagine, and fixes some calibration, printing and cutting issues. There is also a Cricut Sync update available that was actually released a few days ago so some of you might already have it. The update is Imagine Features:Update All - A button in the Project Preview screen. Add as many images/layers to your queue and then press Update All. You can now add the same color/pattern to all images/layers in the queue and size them all at the same time. This feature is very nice if you are cutting out a bunch of letters and don't want to have to individually edit each letter.

Pattern Cartridges - Now, when you insert a pattern cartridge, the Imagine will show what pattern cartridge was inserted and show a sampling of the patterns on that cartridge. This was added because many people thought their pattern cartridges didn't work since nothing shows on the screen after plugging them in.The Imagine update should be fairly quick if you have kept your Imagine up to date.The Gypsy update will take longer. I updated a brand new Gypsy this morning and it took over an hour and a half to complete all of the updates. Another person updated an up to date Gypsy and it took him about 45 minutes. So please be patient and please be sure to follow the instructions on the Imagine update site: site has intructions for both the Gypsy and the Imagine.

The Gypsy will now have two apps on it:
The Gypsy App, which will funtion as it always has and the Imagine App, which looks just like the Imagine screen. Update Numbers are as follows:Gypsy App - Version 1.4 (0208:0214)Imagine App for Gypsy - Version 1.01 (0110:0020)Imagine - Version 1.01 (0110:0020:0239:202A)Cricut Sync -
Following are the times that I experienced taking a Gypsy from Version 1.4 (0206:0208) to (0208:0214).

Remember that I am on a T1 line so you will only have similar times if you are also on a T1 line.

1. Gypsy Content - 14 minutes
2. Started - 5 minutes
3. Updating Cartridge Data -
4 minutes4. Updating Cartridge Overlays - 6 minutes
5. Cleaning Up Storage Data - less than 1 minute
6. Gypsy Imagine-content - 7 minutes
7. Gypsy Updating - 2 minutes
8. Restart Gypsy
9. Gypsy Imagine-application - less than 1 minute
10. Your Device has been detect but it is not communicating. Please recycle the power on the device.
11. I unplugged and plugged the cord and it brought up the Gypsy Projects folder
12. Exit Cricut Sync
13. Start Cricut Sync again and it told me there was an Imagine Application update available
14. Gypsy Imagine-application - less than 1 minute
15. Gypsy Updating - 1 minute
16. Restart Gypsy
17. Your Device has been detect but it is not communicating. Please recycle the power on the device.
18. I unplugged and plugged the cord and it brought up the Gypsy Projects folder. Then it told me there was an Imagine Content update available
20. Gypsy Imagine-content - 6 minutes
21. Installing Library Files - 1 minute
22. Restart GypsyThe total time to do the update was 49 minutes. Hopefully that helps.

Chris Provo Craft

Plug in the Gypsy and/or the Imagine and do the sync for each. Here's a link to a thread on the Cricut message board where people have commented on the update and done some troubleshooting:

Saturday, February 26, 2011

April Class Schedule

Hi all wow what a crazy winter it has been. Glad it is almost over. Time to look for spring and with and new month comes new projects.

April 2, 2011 10-4 Topiary tree w/gypsy class
April 9, 2011 10-1 Welcome baby layout and gift set
April 9, 2011 2:30-5:30 Gypsy Welded Shape cards
April 16, 2011 10-1 Smiley Cards Class
April 16, 2011 2:30-5:30 Baby Pooh layout & Card

I promise I will get pictures posted in the next day or so. I am wrapping up a fundraiser tomorrow and will be back on track right after. See you in April

Thursday, January 27, 2011

March Class Project, Dates and SSPT Febuary DT challenge

February is my month over at SSPT I wanted everyone to design something with a box. The project can be anything but it must contain or be made with a box. I have a customer in my classes that really wanted a calendar for 2011, it was not my original plan to do one this year but I came up with this for both my challenge and for class. I used Paper Lace & Tags Bags Boxes and More, which if you did not have it but have a gypsy it is a free downloand with purchase right now.I hope you like it.
March Class Dates:
March 5, 2011 10-1pm Keepsake Box Calendar
March 5, 2011 2:30-5:30 pm Wild Cards
March 5, 2011 6-8:30pm Gypsy Post it Note Purse
March 12, 2011 10-1pm Nursery Rhymes Layout
March 12, 2011 2:30-5:30 Easter Layout & Favor
March 12, 2011 Cricut Imagine Class
March 26, 2011 Spring Fever Layout
March 26, 2011 Never Ending Card & Envelope
March 26, 2011 Cricut Gypsy/Imagine Class

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wow! 10 new cartridges for January

including 3 new ones for the Imagine and finally for me a pirate cartridge. Go over to and have a look the handbooks are up.

Kates ABC
Florals Embellished
All Sports
Baby Steps
Campin Critters
Formal Occasions
MS Birthday Cake art

for the Imagine:
Bublegum stripes
All Wrapped up

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It was so nice to teach yesterday

I have the best people in my Cricut Classes. I was so happy to get back to teaching yesterday. It had been a month since our last class and a couple of people I had not seen in 2 months with the holidays. I just want to say Thank you to all of my blog followers , class mates and friends. I love you all! Now back to crafting, March projects will be up soon.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Check out this free online magazine!

If you like you will love this, 68 pages of really cool project ideas. I got the hard copy the other day from my local lss you can download yours for free. Enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sugar Sweets Paper Treats DT Challenge

I have been a part of their design team since the begining. This year is going to be a great one with more fun challenges and blog candy too. This month Deborah has issued the challenge.

Januarys Altered Art Challenge
"This month I have the pleasure of issuing the challenge for the SSPT blog, and while I enjoy a large range of crafting techinques my most favorite is altering items. So look around your home, scrap room or visit a Arts & Craft store and find something to alter. It can be a piece of wood, a glass block, paper mache, a clipboard or just about anything! There are two exceptions...... yes you guessed it, no cards or scrapbook page layouts. The prize will be a Cricut French Manor cart. make sure to link your creations." Happy crafting.....Deborah.

This month's challenge is to alter something.

to play along with us follow the link