Cricut March Madness Box . 3 11/15 and …stuff

Are you ready for Box 3? The new box is SUPPLIES…. and we all need those right?

The contents of this box are  going to cost $34.99 and are valued  at $89.91 …. Ok so ..what is in the box.. by all accounts from what I can see.. so guarantees….BUT.. 2 rolls of window cling, 3 rolls of glitter vinyl, a roll of adhesive foil, 3 pearlescent paper sample packs in neutral, pastels and bold colors. All things I don’t have and really would like to play with… hurry up pay day. Quantities are limited so grab it while you can.


Cricut March Mystery Box #3 – Supplies

Free shipping at Cricut with code MYSTERYMARCH

Get $14.99 Flat Rate Shipping to Canada on all orders $50+

10% off + free standard shipping with code LOVECRICUT (EXCLUDES AIR 2 and CRICUT ACCESS)


Have you seen the Cricut Mint Machine Bundle…?  check out that price and all the goodies that come with it.  I am so coveting the new Explore 2… I would love one of these.   If you are totally new to Cricut, which is rare nowadays… but always a possibility..   There are so many cool things you can do with these machines…way beyond what Cricut even show you. Card making, scrapbooking, home decor, kids crafts, personalized clothing, gifts, packaging…… just  the tip of the iceberg.



We had one member on the message board who made all of the signs  for his re-enactment group.

Me.. I bought mine to make custom photo mats then got hooked ..and there is still a tonne of things I haven’t even tried yet.

One of my favorite  things about my Cricut is the aftermarket Adapters I bought,  which sadly are not available for the ONE.. but they are available for the Explore, Explore Air and Air 2 and those are  FANTASTIC. these are pen adapters for the Circut by a company called Chomas Creations and they allow you to expand the range of pens you can use in your Cricut.  For people like me..that is HUGE…it has opened up a whole new world of potential projects that I wouldn’t normally attempt because my handwriting is terrible and my calligraphy skills.. non existent lol.  But not just that..  that means I can draw with so many more pens than before…




One of my favorites and one of the most popular pins on my pinterest page is this.. the powder embossing done on the Explore. Yup.. POWDER EMBOSSING drawn on the Cricut.









This allows me to take  designs and instead of cutting them, I can draw them and emboss them.. LOVE LOVE LOVE this.  There are other embossing pens, including one I made myself.. but these Zig Embossing pens coupled with the Chomas Adapter.. SWEET !!!




















Anyone who is a regular on here knows how much I love my Zip pens.. and  most all of them will work in my Cricut with the adapter… with the exception of the  big chalk pens. But that is ok…. because I can outline on the Cricut then trace over it with my bigger pens when I want to do chalk signs.  Way better than anything I could ever achieve by hand.





And of course.. the ..  how could I not share what is probably my favorite paper to use on the Cricut.. this stuff is AWESOME.



It cuts beautifully, looks and feels amazing and gives a little extra something something to projects.



These projects were done with Black Velvet paper, but it comes in a bunch of other colors.. including white, which I love to print and color digital stamps on.


















Did I mention stencils…  check out this etched glass beer stein I made a couple of years ago using a stencil I made and cut on the Cricut. This was for one of our message board challenges. I  Just cut my stencil from vinyl, slapped it on..slapped on etching cream and voila.. a fun beer mug  ūüôā

 









…so by now, if you are new to the Cricut….you are probably beginning to realize the Cricut can do a lot more than just use images on cartridges and on Design Space Access…. Yup you can upload your own designs or designs purchased elsewhere. Card templates, toppers, digital stamps.  I’ve  got a confession… I don’t subscribe to Access, I own probably 10 cartridges.. and I use my Cricut to make a lot of cool projects.   So if the price of Access, or the designs not being to your taste is something that was holding you back ..  never fear… this machine still has a lot to offer.

Print and Cut is fantastic, and when the DS3 ( Design Space update) comes out soon… it’s going to be even better.  I for one.. can’t wait.  DS3 has so many cool new features… admittedly there are still some things I would love to have added on…  because I am used to having them in my graphics programs.. but it’s not a big deal to do it externally and then upload them.

Check out some of these fun projects done using Cricut Print and cut…

KennyK Stamps key holder

3D layered Cute As A Button Slate Wall Plaque

 

 

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March 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge

It’s that time of the month again…. ¬†the one we all like LOL

It’s challenge time and winners !!!

Ok first off.. a big thank you to Cute As A Button for sponsoring  the February Crafty Awesomeness Challenge.. We have a winner for that AND a re-pick for the unclaimed January challenge prize sponsored by KennyK stamps.  Thank you to everyone who entered.. looking forward to more fab projects again this month.

Soo.. Random.org has selected

 Congratulations you are our 2nd chance winner for January 2017   and the KennyK stamp prize  of 3 digis of  your choice from the KennyK Stamps Store. please email me to claim and include your image choices to pass along to our sponsor.

AND ¬†our February Challenge Winner is….

Congratulations, Please email me to claim your prize of 3 digital downloads from CAAB


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MARCH MARCH MARCH

 

….. haha ¬†I just realized as I typed this.. how appropriate it actually is for this month.. ¬†and one of the images we are using for the DT projects.

This month we are sponsored by the lovely Sasayaki Glitter and ¬†the DT team chose these two fun images to play with. ¬†As you can tell… no one wanted to have to choose just one, so we did them both. ¬† ¬†The mystery projects will be released during the ¬†challenge month.. so be sure to come back and take a look.

 

 

Prize:  1 (non-coloured) digi of the winners choice from the Sasayaki  Glitter Store

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Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we‚Äôd love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to‚Ķ that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7¬†days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter‚Ķ but please do not post ¬†your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft‚Ķtotally unenforcible rule‚Ķ but heh.
  • **UPDATED ‚Äď Winners¬†must claim by the 15th of the month. ¬†These posts are shared¬†¬†on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds. ¬†Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don‚Äôt miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc ‚Ķ do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live, ¬†if I am awake and at home‚Ķ that won‚Äôt take long usually.

 

So come on in and show off your projects..

ARE YOU READY? 03/1 ….Cricut March 2017 Mystery Box 1 of 4..

That’s right it is March Mystery Box Madness time again..and the first of 4 mystery boxes is out March 1st !!!! ¬†Last year ¬†there was all sorts of fun goodies in the March Madness Boxes.. I wonder what we have this year…?? ¬†I dunno..it’s a MYSTERY !! ¬†But they did slip out a few details… so grab em while they are hot !

Box No 1 only available *03/01/17 Р03/07/17

 

March Madness Mystery Box No.1 2017 

Quantities are limited and available only while supplies last

Box No 1 only available *03/01/17 Р03/07/17

Are you ready for some more fun goodies from Cricut at amazing prices??? Tomorrow’s box would appear to be digital goodies??? priced at $29.99… how cool is that. If you regularly follow these mystery boxes, you just know it’s going to be worth a LOT LOT more than $29.99.

AND .. the sneaky peek says its all BRAND NEW

“29.99 price point – all brand new, unreleased Digital content”

so that eliminates the worried of getting something you already own?? right?

 

March Madness Mystery Box No.2 Will add links as they are released if still avaialable Box No 2 only available *03/08/17 Р03/14/17

March Madness Mystery Box No.3  Will add links as they are released if still available Box No 3 only available *03/15/17 Р03/21/17

March Madness Mystery Box No.4  Will add links as they are released if still available Box No 4 only available *03/22/17 Р03/28/17

Last year ¬†there were 3 boxes and this is what they contained…

March mystery box 1 contained the following:

This is a list of the contents of a box I saw. I missed out ¬†last year, but I may well be grabbing them this year if I can juggle…. the prices are even better than last year too. ¬†As always the box contents may vary but more often that not, they contain the same or similar items in each batch.

  • Cricut 12√ó12 LightGrip Adhesive Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Faux Leather, Boxwood
  • Cricut Faux Leather, Charcoal
  • Cricut Faux Leather, Espresso
  • Cricut Faux Leather, Walnut
  • Cricut Replacement Blades
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Cricut Vinyl,¬†Blush
  • Cricut Vinyl, Pebble
  • Cricut Window Cling, Purple
  • Cricut Tools, Weeder
  • Cricut Balloons!

March mystery box 2 contained the following: 4 cartridges and a universal overlay

March mystery box 3 contained the following: A LOT  of folders, the box I saw contained 33 Cuttlebug folders, the Rosette Kit, and the Embossing Plus folder.  It was valued at $165 and was available for $29.99

 

 

Coupon Codes and deals

 

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LDRS Happy Mail – $1 Clearance Rubber Stamp deals

Now lets me just say.. not ALL of these LDRS Creative stamps were $1 clearance stamps before anyone goes to look for one and finds it is full price. ¬†I did pick up a few full prices ones using the 25% Kit & Clowder Group discount which was running last weekend… but most all of these were $1 clearance stamps. ¬†There are some still left.. so if you love a great deal.. you should definitely check out what they still have before it’s all gone. I originally ordered two of the London stamps with the intention of gifting one of them to someone, but alas they were out of stock so only sent one and a refund was issued..sorry .. I’m keeping that one lol.

I’m one of those who really likes to see stamps physically before buying, but these were such a great deal..it was worth a shot. ¬†I loved these so much when they arrived..I ordered 11 more lol. They are mostly unmounted, but ¬†the two Dove Art Studio stamps are mounted and what I thought was really cool… the mount has the image on it too so you can see it through the Acrylic blocks ¬†ūüôā

The unmounted ones I just popped some Zig 2 way glue on.

February 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge

What fab entries we had last month; so many wonderful projects, thank you to everyone who joined in. ¬†And of course a huge big Thank You to our January sponsor, KennyK Stamps. ¬†Of course you all want to know…. who won the Digis.. right?

The Winner, chosen by random.org who gets their choice of 3 digis from the KennyK Stamps Store is…..
EDIT ***UNCLAIMED  Р New winner will be announced in March challenge post***

Talking of joining in… we have a new DT, please welcome Ms Merrie Jones who will be joining us for this Crafty Awesomeness Challenge and also our Bugaboo Crafty Challenge. As always we also have the usual crew….NanaDonna, DeeScraps and yours truly, MsWipz.

Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button

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Digital Stamps Store

Cute As A Button Facebook Group

‚ÄúCute As A Button Challenge‚ÄĚ

 

and here are our fun makes with this months DT image picks. ¬†Please hop over and check out the projects and leave some love for the girls .. and me … I want to be loved….I’m cute AND adorable.. my husband says so …

OK, ok so maybe adorable is pushing it a bit.. but heh… every family needs a black sheep… right ¬†ūüôā ¬†BAAAAAaaa

Merrie

NanaDonna

DeeScraps

MsWipz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIZE We will have  One random winner  who will receive 3 digital downloads from CAAB


Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we‚Äôd love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to‚Ķ that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7¬†days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter‚Ķ but please do not post ¬†your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft‚Ķtotally unenforcible rule‚Ķ but heh.
  • **UPDATED – Winners¬†must claim by the 15th of the month. ¬†These posts are shared¬†¬†on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds. ¬†Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don‚Äôt miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc ‚Ķ do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live, ¬†if I am awake and at home‚Ķ that won‚Äôt take long usually.

Bugaboo Crafty Challenge No.1

Ok ladies and gents… here we go.. kicking off the start of the new Bugaboo Crafty Challenge with a quick set of rules.

  • Must feature a Bugaboo Stamps image as the main image of the project.
  • You can  make any type of craft project as long as it falls within the guidelines of Bugaboo Stamps TOU ( Terms Of Use –  see site for details if unsure )
  • You must link back to the Bugaboo Image you used in your blog post, as well as to this blog challenge.
  • You have till the end of the following challenge to claim your prize ( 14th of each month ).  Unclaimed prizes will  be re-picked on the 15th, and a new winner notified.  ie : you win January..  winners picked on  Feb 15th…must claim by March 14th… if no one claims new winner drawn March 15th… NO EXCEPTIONS. winner’s will be posted on the blog, please be sure to subscribe for updates, or check back to see the winners.
  • Limit of 3 entries per person, can be entered in unlimited other challenges.
  • Prize: 4 single image digital stamps from the  bugaboostamps collection
  • Winner will be randomly selected, unless otherwise noted
  • I reserve the right to modify the rules as necessary at any point in the future.
  • Last, but not least… HAVE FUN !!!  that’s what it’s all about.. right?

Ok .. so now  please meet the ladies  who will be your DT providing inspiration and fun projects each month.  We have the lovely Deescraps who is also a DT on our other monthly Challenge “Crafty Awesomeness”  which you are also welcome to enter.  that one starts on the 1st of each month and has  various sponsors throughout the year.  also joining me form the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge we have  NanaDonna… AND  now we have a new  DT to introduce  you to.  Ms Merrie Jones, who will be  jumping in to her first ever Blog..and her first DT team.  Woo hoo!  .. and the of course.. you got me, MsWipz.. sorry.. but you are stuck with me  again LOL

So first off  lets see what the ladies have this month….   some of our ladies “mentioning no names” couldn’t make their mind up lol… so they  are showing off multiple projects. Me and DeeScraps… we’re not so flighty lol.

Merrie

Merrie

Merrie

NanaDonna

NanaDonna

Deescraps

MsWipz




















 

I can’t wait to see all the fun projects you ladies and gents come up with..and of course.. make sure to check the the  Catch the Bug Challenge Blog  to see what other challenges you can enter them in to.  If you would like to enter, but don’t have any Bugaboo Stamps images yet.. be sure to check out the current Friday Freebie and New Releases. You are more than welcome to use the freebie,  or one of the half price New Releases in your challenge projects.


Bye Bye 2016.. it’s been…interesting!

I think this card pretty much says it all… what a year that was.

The image is Olympic Runner from KennyK Stamps, colored with Chameleon Pens on Canson Mix Media. The background is inked out with Tim Holtz Distress ink and it was mounted on a glam gold glitter card.

A quick,fun New Year card for anyone who  just wanted to get as far away from 2016 as possible, as fast as possible.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

This card is part of our current Crafty Awesomeness Challenge, which is sponsored by KennyK for the month of January. ¬†Please come on over and join in… details at the top of the page.

January 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge and December winner

We are kicking off the new year with ¬†the fabulous KennyK.. so ¬†grab your hangover cure and let’s see you Rock in the New Year.

ok Quick update to the rules.. winners have till the 15th of each month to claim,  that is midnight on the 14th Texas time..otherwise an alternate winner will be picked.  I really want you guys to claim your prizes, so I am extending the prize claim window.

And talking of winners… We have one.¬†the winner of the last challenge picked by Random.org is….

17. J. Atterbury Creations

Congratulations, Please contact me to claim your prize and let me know what you have chosen:)

We’re doing something a little different this month on the DT team…. we have 3 projects for you ..AND ¬†4 mystery projects that will be released during the month, so be sure to check back and see what they are.

NanaDonna

MsWipz

DeeVee

 

Mswipz

NanaDonna

MsWipz

MsWipz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s to a fabulous year of Crafting!

PRIZE:  One random winner will win 3 digi stamps of the Winner’s choice from the KennyK shop

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we‚Äôd love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to‚Ķ that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7¬†days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter‚Ķ but please do not post ¬†your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft‚Ķtotally unenforcible rule‚Ķ but heh.
  • **UPDATED – Winners¬†must claim by the 15th of the month. ¬†These posts are shared¬†¬†on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds. ¬†Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don‚Äôt miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc ‚Ķ do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live, ¬†if I am awake and at home‚Ķ that won‚Äôt take long usually.

 KennyK-Stamps-BADGE-IRockWITH-green
Stamp designer Elena Kiernan and illustrator hubby Kenny Kiernan bring a perfect storm of creative energy to the bold and fun digi stamps and clear stamp sets at this rockin’ shop, where it’s always 30% OFF your first purchase with code MYFIRSTPURCHASE.

Their hundreds of fun-to-color designs include everything from kids’ to teenage girls with attitude,skateboard boys, steampunk, men, sports, superheroes, music… and for those who enjoy a little spice in their crafting, KennyK Stamps is the #1 Shop in the World for Sexy Stamps!

Rock Your Crafts with¬†KennyK Stamps!¬†¬†Click to follow¬†KennyK Stamps¬†on Facebook and also join their awesome new Facebook Fan Group,¬†‚ÄúClub KennyK!‚ÄĚ

January 2017 Artists Challenge

Ok… ¬†let’s have some ¬†fun with a new theme for our fab artists. ¬†I was sat here thinking of a new theme¬†and smelling Double Chocolate Chocolate muffins permeate the air. I get to work, while the boys get to make goodies… but dang it smells good lol.
Not that THAT has anything whatsoever with the theme I came up with..I just thought I would share. ¬†I am actually prepping this post up early,since we all have so much going on over the Holidays… me included.

I hope they aren’t ALL for Santa Claus…..

Anywho… by the time this post goes live; ¬†the holidays will be virtually over, the ¬†presents will all be opened, ¬†the tree will be looking a bit neked if it’s even still up. ¬†Some of you will be nursing hangovers and memories of another fab New Year with friends and family. ¬†The trees will be coming down soon, the lights packed away for another year and ¬†2016 will be officially OVER. ¬†So in honor of 2016, a fab year filled with some fantastic crafters and artists and designers.. and ¬†a farewell to our blinky lights and glitter ornaments…

Here is our new theme inspired in part by the end of a year, the glam and the glitz of hollywood and a whole bunch of crazy ideas…. some of which I listed below for anyone needing inspiration.

“It’s a wrap”

 

Who could think It’s a wrap without thinking of Hollywood and ¬†movie making.. ¬† leading ladies, hearththrobs, glamour and glitz. ¬†The Awards season is upon us… if you needed any additional ideas, check out this list. Awards Season Calendar¬†¬†Please someone ¬†do the SAG awards lol… It’s just begging for some humorous old Hollywood Broad with saggy…. everythings.¬†

How  about Egyptian mummies? nothing like an ancient dead person to inspire a few age jokes.

….or if you like bandages but aren’t too keen on dead people… there is always the medical ¬†.. get well images for broken bones, bumped heads etc.

Want some more humor… how about ¬†the old weight loss wraps, perfect for all of those New Year Resolutions.. that most of us are NEVER gonna keep.

Wrap inspired keywords:

baby, candy, gift, nails, hair, hollywood, movies,end, finished, awards .. let’s see what you come up with.

RULES

  • Each artist may enter up to 10 individual NEW digital stamp images per given theme.
  • Images¬†can go on sale as soon as they have been entered into the challenge.
  • You may add single images, or link to a blog post with up to 10 images..but each image must be entered in the challenge linky individually.
  • You may showcase the images in color, or projects on your blog links should you wish to show off ¬†inspirational images too.


Humorous Christmas Card ..getting ready for 2017

This is a Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie, if you didn’t grab it..you still have a few days left to get it before the new Freebie comes out. ¬†It’s called “Winter Penguin Trio”¬† I am still playing with Christmas images… nothing like getting a head start on next 2017 cards lol.

I¬†knocked up a super quick and simple card. It’s just a single fold on an 8.5×11 sheet of Black card, the image was printed on Canson mixed Media and colored with Chameleon pens. I added the inside sentiment to the bottom of the photo, just so you get the intended humor. ¬†The image is foam popped on a sheet of Darice foam and the sentiment is a die cut from a Momenta die I picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby last week. ¬†I cut it on black card then rewrote the sentiment with a Zig Chalk Pen. ¬†Tore up the edges and sponged on a blue ink edging.bug_penguin_trio

Supplies:

Recollections 65lb card -Black
Canson Mixed Media Paper 7×10
Chameleon Pens
Zig Chalk Marker Dual tip Рwhite
Momenta “Believe” die – Hobby Lobby clearance
Craftsmart Dye Ink Pad  Р Light Blue
Darice Adhesive foam sheet
Zig Photo Tape

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