Cricut Mystery Box – MARVEL SUPERHEROS!!! and a Trade up deal

Oh YEAH !!  Now this is a mystery box I need to own…. Have you seen what’s coming up in the new Cricut Mystery Box for April 2017.  That’s right, on top of the regular April Box which is supplies… see previous mystery box post… there is now this fab new box this month.

Marvel Digital Cartridges.  Yup from what I can tell there will be 3 digital sets valued at approx $69.99 for … $39.99.  So if you, like me have a little Superhero fanatic, this would be a great one to grab.  *Please note that the content is all cutting images – no printable images

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Cricut Marvel-themed Digital Mystery Box for $39.99

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Trade up your old machine and get $50 off Explore Air 2 Mint Everything Bundle

Time to trade up to a newer model Cricut, looking to retire your old Expression?? grab your trade up deal with this $50 off deal and see what all the fuss is about with the Explore Print & Cut feature.  You will LOVE it!

and Vinyl & Iron-on is on sale  30% off too…. why are you still here???? lol

UnityStamps Laminated Bookmark “First love, First Hero”

Another quickie Bookmark featuring the Unity Stamp co stamp, “First love, first hero”.  Text was from an old paperback book hubby was throwing out… waste not want not lol. I stamped it up and colored it in distress marker, then inked the edges using distress ink pads. I mounted it on a piece of card, also colored in distress inks and then laminated it and punched a hole in it for a ribbon.   This is joining the growing Abandoned Art project bucket for our upcoming “mission”.

Unity Stamps… just a little teenie weenie haul…

 Quick peek at some of the fun things  coming up on the blog   for the end  of Feb/March

..and probably April…. LOL

.. ok ok I have been a bit bad this month… but heh… I had a dry year last year for crafty goodness ….and I am making up for it.. well was..I am now on a self imposed crafty goodness ban till late april.. lol.

But here is my Unity haul from a recent sale, plus I won a sweatshirt from them on one of the Facebook Live sessions..and that arrived  too.  Now these may not all be on sale still, but Unity have great sales promotions all the time… so if you see something you like, just add it to a wish list, and next time they have sales.. check and see what is on sale from your wish list.

First Love, First Hero

Dream of Being

Warm inside

Scattered Pieces

Trio of Beauty

Part of the Story
There is a new sale going on this week, plus new bundle kits and deals… check em out  🙂

If you are on Facebook, try and catch one of the Unity Stamp Co Facebook Live sessions.. fun demos and tutorials with the girls and some fab giveaways  during the Live feed too.

Decorated MDF Inspirational Frame

Well this is a new one on me…

I have always liked the look of journaling and bible decorating; but since I don’t journal..and I don’t do the Bible thing…. and I don’t really think it would look the same if I stamped  the HTML Bible, which is the only one I own lol.. this was my own take on the idea.  And yes, that is a real thing.. Google it.. it’s a book for Computer geeks who build websites etc.

anywho.. as I said, this is my alternate take on the whole journaling, bible stamping thing….

I took an Art Minds  12 x 12 MDF frame that I picked up at Michaels a year or so ago, coated it in diluted Mod Podge and  stuck  a sheet of Christmas text on it from a paper stack book I just picked up in the sales at Michaels.  It’s from the Recollections Christmas – Pinecone Lodge Paper pad ..I stamped it with Stazon Ink and a stamp I also picked up in the after Christmas sale which was a Poinsettia stamp and die set by Stampendous.  I had already stamped and colored it so I  took that copy and scanned it into my graphics program, then did a print and cut on my Cricut Explore to  add the  colored layer.  These have been sprayed with Mod Podge sealer which really makes the colors pop on printed images, if you are printing on a regular flat card stock like the Georgia Pacific, or Neenah 110lb.

I cut the believe sentiment in two layers; one black and one red to match the coloring on the poinsettias and the main image using a Momenta Die I picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby…and of course my trusty old Sizzix Big Shot.

The Image is IMG00374 -377 Faith Fairies Bundle – Bible Journaling Bookmark Digital Digi Stamp by Cute As A Button and I printed it on Canson Mixed Media paper then colored her with Chameleon Pens.  I stamped a border  of ferns around her using Black Ranger Archival Ink and Green Crafts Smart inks and the Hero Arts Fern stamp I picked up….again.. yup..in the Christmas sales at Michaels.

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I would say this is the last craft haul for the year….

BUT.. Grandma just sent me a Joann Gift card lol.

I had a quick run through Michaels on Wednesday night and Hobby Lobby yesterday… I guess today it’s Joann day haha

anywho.. here’s a quick look at what I picked up, got some great deals.mini-spree

I finally got my 12×12 frame for my Brianna Blaster project…. I inked it up in black and brown last night  for an old distressed look using a Craftsmart Black Dye Ink pad and Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink pads in Burlap and Walnut. Michaels don’t appear to be carrying  the larger ink pads anymore. Little man picked out a small wood frame for one of his projects.

I also picked up 4 packs of 6×6 canvas panels board for the lil guy to use with the Gelli Plate we just got.  In the Christmas  Sale  section we found a 3 pack of fondant rollers which will be fun to play with. they have 3 Christmas designs on them.

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I grabbed a few reels of ribbon,  some Celebrate It Tempo sheer black…  and a skinny lace in green that I use for lacing up cards like this.




And then I also grabbed 3 sets of clear stamps.. all on clearance andstampendous_skaters 2 of  them have matching dies.  I have been wanting this Stampendous Poinsettia one and when I saw it down to less than $5..I had to grab it.  Then we grabbed this one for the little guy, it is another Stampendous  called Skaters also under $5





and lastly this little set by Inkadinkado Warm Wishes.





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I also snatched up a couple of wood mounted stamps, the Patient Puppy was also on sale for under $5 and the fFern….I got 50% off with my coupon.



Of course I had to stock up on Recollections card too since it is on the buy 5 for $10 deal again.

And to make matters even better the young lady also  tacked on a 30% off everything code for me too.  So that little haul from Michaels cost me just $66 instead of over $130 at regular price.

Then we have  Hobby Lobby… I got the two oversized sentiment dies by Momenta Believe & Dream on clearance for $5.99 each and  hubby and I each grabbed a set of the Chameleon pens  with the 40 % off coupons.  SCORE !  I have now completed my Chameleon set…   minus the fabulous case..which I would have loved.

..   but such is life.  $74  haul for only $46 .. can't complain at that.

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New Maze, Shaker Game Card :)

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I decided to try something new with this one, I made a new game card.  I decided to try out a maze game,  so here is my  “Super Hero Boy” Game Card.  My son has already commandeered this one for his collection 🙂

 

“Super Hero Boy 1”  by Scrapper’s Delights is the Friday Freebie Image over on the Facebook Challenge.  Make you sure you grab yours and come join us in the May Challenge.  

 

 

 

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  • Card Base – Recollections Multipack Orange
  • Image printed and  on 110lb card stock
  • Image print and cut and maze cut on Cricut Explore
  •  Planetary stamp – Hero Arts A 753 Starry Saturn with white Memento ink on Black Recollections card which has a 3 inch cut-out for the shaker window.
  • 3 inch circular frame is yellow Recollections and is just for decor.  The shaker window  flange is already  rear set behind the black.
  • Stars in shaker is just nail bling
  • Colored with Chameleon and Kurecolor pens

 

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CAAB House Warming Party Card

Well I can’t always keep my sense of humor under control… so when I saw this new image in the CAAB ( Cute As A Button) new releases..I just had to do it.

We’ve all heard the saying “Not enough room to swing a cat” when referring to small houses and apartments…. so this appealed to  my warped humor.  Of course being a cat woman type of character… one couldn’t possibly swing a cat anyway… but we could swing a bat *grin

….so here she is Catwoman who “couldn’t  swing a bat in here”  House Warming Invitation, my DT New Release project for May.  The inside front cover is perfect for adding in the party details.

I love the peekaboo cutout, it reminds me of the old  spotlights used to chase down the villains in the classic Superhero cartoons.  This card would be great for a villains and hero’s fancy dress  party invite too.  I had a lot of fun with this project, I hope you  like the results.

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Quick cruise through the Michaels clearance section after dinner

Nothing beats dinner at Braums and sharing a double chocolate fudge brownie with my kid… followed up by a quick cruise round the local Michaels clearance section.  I picked these up for just over $10 and he got some cool little mesh pop up toy that he was obsessed with..for a whopping 99 cents  It’s like a mesh cone with a foam head and crazy hair and when you push it down the mesh compresses and when you let go it shoots in the air.  Kind of reminds me of a Badminton shuttlecock ..but more colorful lol.  I picked up

  • Hero Arts stamp set reduced from $15.99 to $4.99
  • Ranger Tim Holtz distress Ink pad “Frayed Burlap $6.99 reduced to $2.49
  • 2 sheets of Darice Crocodile glitter Vinyl ( yeah don’t ask me why its called glitter vinyl on the label?? ) for 79 cents a sheet
  • and some Recollection white flowers for $2.49

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Humorous “old age” card

This card features the fab March Freebie at Scrappers Delights, one of the  awesome new KennyK backgrounds from the Superheros release earlier this month …and my really bad drawing for the foreground LOL.

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I started out with two fab Digi images and some clouds  from PSP tubes.  I use an old version of Paint shop Pro from back in the JASC days, I assume they still have tubes in the Corel versions.. I should probably go look-see.  I have them, but prefer to work in  the older versions to be honest.

 
Details:

Bot Image – Scrappers Delights “Robot Gage 1”
CityScape –
KennyK Stamps “Rooftop Skyline”
Clouds  –
Jasc Paint Shop Pro Tube
Foreground –
MsWipz  scrappy drawing

Pens usedChameleon, Zig Kurecolor, Zig Memory System, Ranger Distress pens
Sentiment  –
Font Justov & Frission 
Edges –
Ranger Distress Inks Hickory Smoke, Walnut, Fossilized Amber

Card Base  – Recollections Gray card pack
Image Insert – Regular 88 bright Georgia Pacific printer paper
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Printed on 110lb Georgia Pacific and mounted on Darice Foam Sheet

Challenges – March Scrappers Delights Facebook Group

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Rockin my Crafts with KennyK

March has been a month full of surprises….  not all good….BUT these ones  absolutely, no question make up for all the bad ones and some!!

First I won some fab New Release digis over on the KennyK “Name the Hero” Contest last week (..almost the entire new release set..and yes, you bet I grabbed the rest of the collection). My submission for family name was chosen…. let me introduce you to the  “Rockit’s”  and a set of fab sentiments and backgrounds to accompany them.  This collection features 4 backgrounds, 2 sentiment sheets and 7… yes SEVEN family characters. Rockits

One of the reasons I am so exicted about this new release is the backgrounds..I know I am a sad puppy… but I have been looking for these urban/city-scape backgrounds for ages. Not only for KennyK projects, but to mix and match with other art I use.  These are AWESOME and I am so excited to see more of these fab backgrounds in the future.  You can find all of these New Release digital stamps here 


THEN I had some fab happy mail from KennyK 2 days earlier than expected…. yay for USPS!!

I have been coveting the KennyK clear stamps since I first saw these… but most of my KennyK collection is digital.  I had one clear stamp I won last year,  so now I have another 3 new ones to add to my collection and I don’t have these in digital format YET. And of course the added temporary tattoo and sticker that came with them will be loved by the lil man 🙂 I love these retro ladies… and everyone knows I love the Goth and Steampunk girls lol. Can’t  wait to have some fun with these girls in some new projects this month 🙂
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The lil guys birthday is this coming week ..and the K’s lil man Sean is also turning 4 this month.  Elena and I have chatted about the boys  over the last year since we discovered they were born around the same time.  To top off my KennyK fabtastic week ….my happy mail also arrived with two awesome KennyK illustrated Lego Magazines for the little man. He will absolutely love these, totally wasn’t expecting this.. THANK YOU sooo much.
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I can’t believe he got his very own KennyK illustrated  Magazines…and LEGO ones at that. He loves Lego.  Some of you may or may not know that KennyK does a lot of commercial art projects on some HUGE .. and if you have little boys… I mean HUGELY popular brands. Next time you are in the toy aisle… you could be picking up some KennyK artwork and not even know it.

On an end note ….just because I am a happy little clam right now.

One of the things I love about my crafting; soppy as it sounds, but it is entirely sincere I promise. I love the fact that my crafting, blog  and message board have led to meeting some fantastic people, artists, manufacturers, vendors and crafters alike.  It’s like having one fantastically crazy family,  only a key touch away.

I won’t name you all …. but if you read my blog, Facebook, Google+ etc… you already know who you are 🙂  The fact that I will happily chat for hours, blog about your work, projects, products etc. and hang out with you… with no incentives, or personal gain… should tell you how much ya’all mean to me.   That’s not to say I don’t get  the occasional surprise gift, products to review etc. for the blog… because it’s very clear on all my affiliate linked and review pages that I do LOL…  but the majority of my posts are just  done because I love what I see and the people I hang out with…and I want to share it.

Coming from a web background I know the importance of word of  mouth and link sharing.. and I am thrilled to be able to do my small part in sharing the love to all you fab guys and gals that give us crafters all the fab  products, services, tutorials and project ideas that keep us happy ….and broke, or maybe that is just my kid and his crazy craft and toy collection LOL.

KennyK “collectively”  Thanks for Rocking my Crafts and for being an awesome couple of peeps …. and for having a fab group of crazy DT’s .. and crafting family  …..you girls are the best 🙂

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