Friday, June 25, 2010

Fall Mini order in, still time to order Toy Story

Ok folks, I have placed the order for the fall minis.  I did order a few extra sets that I will put into the store once they arrive here.  If you placed an order and you want to make sure that I got do not hesitate to check with me.

Also Toy story is in the store for pre-order if you are interested.  I will be ordering those on Monday afternoon so get your order in this weekend if you have not already done so.

Thanks again so much for all of your support.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cricut Expression - we all need one in our lives

Hey folks, my new store ScrappySales has partnered with Pam @ The BugBytes blog to giveaway a BRAND NEW EXPRESSION as part of my Grand Opening celebration.  All you need to do is go to Pam's blog and post on this post one time to be entered.  A winner will be chosen by random number generator on July 4th...........woooooo fireworks and sparkles for the winner!!!!

While you are there entering to win, I URGE you to take a look around, Pam is a wealth of information on all things Gypsy.  If you don't see the instructions, directions or helpful hints there, you probably will not find it anywhere.

Thank you all that have ordered, looked at the shop and our blogs and for all the well wishes and support.

Now head on over and show Pam some blog love

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Ok folks it's time to make that dreaded last call.  I want to get this order in by Friday afternoon to make sure our cartridges go out early.   I will placing my order by 5:30pm EST for the Fall minis.  They are all now in the store front  Scrappy Sales , so if you want to make sure you have your cartridges please order before 5pm on Friday June 25th.  I will only be ordering a few copies of each as extras so it is best to pre-order to ensure you get yours because once they are gone they are gone.

Also in the store is the preorder for Toy Story (Got to love Woody), this order will be placed on Monday June 28th so please get in any orders by Sunday evening.

Thank you everyone for your support and well wishes.

Monday, June 21, 2010



The new mini's are up are up on and here for your viewing.  I am taking pre-orders for the cartridges.  They will sell for $18.95 each or if ordered at one time all 3 for $52.95, please send an email to letting me know which ones you would like.  I am asking for a $5.00 deposit for singles and $10.00 deposit if you order the group of 3.  Shipping will be in the small flat rate box which is $4.95, all 3 will fit in one box.   I will order a few extra but it is best to make sure you get yours by pre-ordering.

Please send an email to with the ones you would like to order.  You may also use this email to send either your deposit or full payment for those that wish to pay in full now.  If you do not have a paypal account let me know and I can send you an invoice that you can pay with your credit card. 

Please make sure that your name and correct shipping address are included so that I can being making shipping labels so that the day I get the minis I can turn around and ship them back out.

I know I am a new store (my webstore is still not even finished but I am starting ( but I promise to ship the day I get them.  I want happy customers so I will be the hard little worker :)

H2O Seasonal

October 31st Seasonal

Pumpkin Carving Seasonal

Extension Cable compatible with The Gypsy and Design Studio!

Are you frustrated with how short the Gypsy cable is like me?

Do you ever wish that you could make it just a little bit longer?

Do you use both the Gypsy and Cricut Design Studio and get tired of switching between two cords plugging and unplugging?

Well, Scrappin'Cricut has the ultimate solution for you!

She has an Extension cable that is now available that works with both the Gypsy and the Cricut Design Studio.

It is a 6 foot cable that plugs directly into your Cricut, Cricut Expression, Cricut Create or Cricut Cake!

No longer do you have to reach over your Cricut, turn your Cricut around or turn it over in order to get your Gypsy or Computer plugged it.

It is truly a must have for your Scrapbooking and Cricut needs!

They are available for only $10.00 each plus shipping! Insurance is available if desired.

If you have any questions, be sure to send Kendra an E-mail!

Head on over to her blog to check it out!  Here is the link!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The winner of Preserves is

Ok folks.  Webinar is over and the winner is

1. Ashleigh

Congrats Ashleigh and I believe you are the first time I have ever seen a RNG come up with the number 1.  Please send me your address so I can ship your cartridge to you.

Monday, June 14, 2010

BIG NEWS and a Giveaway to celebrate

Great News.  I just received my account number to become a Provo Craft Retailer.  I am in the process of setting up the store front and placing my first order.  I will update here when I have the store front ready to go.

And I am so pleased with this new adventure, how about we celebrate with a small giveaway.

Wednesday evening at 7pm EST I will draw from the list of folks who respond to this post for a

New Preserves Cartridge.  Again the drawing is open to everyone,  just respond on this post.

***~~~~~*****Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you in the event you are the lucky winner*****~~~~~*****

Watch out fashion designers, we have a rising star

This past week my nephew came up to visit and wanted to learn how to use the Yudu machine so that he could start making some of his own branded t - shirts.  It was great to see a young man with so much enthusiasm and talent.

I say we have a rising star on our hand and a new clothing line about to emerge. 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Finished my no bake cake

I had to handcut and paint the bottle and glasses.  They are the same gumpaste.  The umbrella finally dried.  I just made it too big or I should have made thinner layers.  I had to tape together 3 craft sticks and add one going across the back also to hold this up and it still wants to pull a bit. 

So if you want to do something heavy like this, you either need

1.  a multi layer cake and a long stick for balance
2.  thinner cuts so the weight doesn't want to pull it out of the cake.

All in all though for a small family birthday cake I am happy with the way it came out.  So was the kitty, I don't know if you can tell where I had to try to repair it in the corner by the oyster shell, but kitty got up there while no one was watching and I walked in on her taking a nibble.  Again, good thing this is for family.

YES, today is the day

Provo Craft is starting the work on getting those new Lite cartridges all set on the website and we can be expecting our downloads soon.  I just checked my Gypsy and they are not there yet, but I am so excited.

Right now I only have B is for Boy but there are more I want to get my hands on.

Here is a LINK to be able to see all of them.  I know you want them.  They are exclusive to Wal-Mart, I can see Wally World being invaded this weekend.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Too Lazy to Bake, but I can still Decorate

Too hot, too lazy to make the cake, leave it to the stores.  They charged me half price for a 1/4 sheet with just plain buttercream smooth frosted.

But we are going to be celebrating mine and my aunt's birthday down on the beach at sunset.   We love the lake and it is a must visit whenever she makes it to town, so in honor of our traditions I decided to do a little beach cake.

I used Life is a Beach and PPDU for the seashells.  All are cut from the Cricut Gumpaste.  I had some trouble with humidity in the house yesterday so the GP was being fussy, but all in all I don't think they turned out too bad.  The green chair I rolled a bit thin and it was hard to score the lines without going through so it does not look the best but we are just going to pluck them off anyhow.

I still need to hand cut a few little wine bottles to sit next to the chair.  I had cut some flip flops but they were way out of proportion to the chairs so they got feed to the dog.

I still am waiting for the beach umbrella to dry all the way also, it will be between the chairs.
I used crushed graham crackers for the sand.  Since I have never baked really before my gel colors are very limited, hence the seashells not being the correct colors.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Stuff in progress

I have a project in mind using fruit rollups but I need two full 12x12 sheets so I had to make my own.  This first batch came out too thin to cut for my project (but not to thin to enjoy eating :)  So I have another batch going.  But this is how homemade rollups look.
Sorry about all the pictures coming up first.  I still am trying to figure this blog stuff out.  
Anywho:   The picture after the fruit rollup shows the gingerbread rolled out on the cake mat.  I used the box mix and followed the directions for cut out cookies (it works like a charm), after rolling out the dough I placed in the freezer for 10 minutes and then cut.  Once all the excess was removed, I left the cuts on the mat and placed back in the freezer for 5 minutes, I used a large metal spatula coated with flour to remove the cuts with ease.

Baked according to directions on the box.  I used some royal icing to assemble.  You have to get creative here and use what is handy to hold together while the icing hardens.  I used a combination of pill bottles and little boxes of rasins.

The last picture is of my edible glass that I will use on the crown for some major bling effect. 

Hopefully if life does not get in the way again today, I will have these finished tonight and be able to post completed photos.  And answer any questions if you have them.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The New Cindy Loo cartridge

I made this little card all with the new Cindy Loo cart while waiting for the drawing time.  I really think I need to go back to kindergarten to learn how to doodle again LOL.

Although there are no layers for the doily I twisted and sized the little bird to fit over the one on the doily and then chopped off his top wing so he was no longer in flight.  And I cut a ton of little leaves to fit over the ones on the tree just to give the doily more dimension.

I do have the cut file if anyone is interested, however for some reason this file will not convert and save as a .gypsy so I had to use DS.

The Winner is post 57

Lesleyanne said...I'm following now, because I really love your blog, and think you make great projects!
May 30, 2010 8:03 PM

Congrats Lesleyanne.  Please send me your address @