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Best Birthday Ever! thank you everyone!!

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I wanted to spotlight one of the BEST BIRTHDAYS ever!! But I wasn't sure "where" to start in highlighting the BEST birthday ever...so I thought I'd start with the newest. Today I came home from work to find this fun gift sitting on my table. It's from my very talented friend Tya Smith. And like Tya, I'm a huge GLEE fan and I love homemade gifts. Seriously how cute is this...it combines my total addiction of CHOCOLATE, Dr. Pepper and Glee all in one darling package. 

 Tya, this was my favorite part of the entire gift....mouthwash! LOVE IT!

One other gift I had to share, it's this very beautiful Polish Cookware set that my cute sis, Trisha sent me. I was so envious of the one she had when we visited in Seattle, that I couldn't resist hinting that I'd love one. She told me I can bake in it, microwave and wash it in the dishwasher...now if it had come with food it and a person to clean it, it would be perfect. Thanks Trish!! 

GREAT Friends, GOOD Food and…

Creating Birthday Cards with my Cricut

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I don't know if it was because of my birthday last week or not, but I have been making all sort of Birthday Cards with my Cricut (via my Gypsy). I especially love cards with clever sayings and love the challenge of trying to figure out ways to make those fun sayings come to life. Here's a few of my favorites I made this past week.

Not Over the Hill, Reaching Your Peak
This fun card was created with the Country Life cartridge and some fun Echo Park papers (I would love to stock up on that yummy cloud paper for sure).

You're Not Old, You're Ripe I combined the new For the Record collection by Echo Park, with some fuzzy paper I've had forever and my Just Because Cards cartridge. 
Happy Belated Birthday....from Your Slower Friend
I'm always forgetting birthdays so this sentiment was perfect. My son actually told me about this idea after shopping for a my birthday card and he thought it was so cool that I recreated it from what he told me. This card was created with …

Cricut Circle E-Magazine Project: Gather Together Fall Centerpiece

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I was doing a little cleaning up of my computer files and came across one of my most favorite projects I did last year. This Gather Together Fall Centerpiece was created for the November issue of the Cricut Circle E-Magazine. It was created from a wood plate I picked up at Hobby Lobby and the very popular Apple Cider Collection by Imaginisce....and of course my Cricut machine! 
Here's a close up of the paper flowers I create with the help of my Cricut and quilling tool...and my totally awesome i-bond cordless glue gun. The light on the front of the i-bond really helped out a lot so I could see where the glue needed to go.
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Love Card created from my Cricut scraps

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I have a confession to make...when I'm crafting with my Cricut I like to precut everything out with white cardstock so I can see sizing and play around with placement on my projects. Once I determine the correct sizing, etc I then cut it from the desired paper to finish my project.

However, I'm also a horder and cannot seem to throw all those extra die cuts away. Sometimes I save them in baggies thinking I "might need" them again, but typically they do just get in the way and eventually end up in the trash. But I decided to challenge myself to actually use some of these cuts and this was what came from a bunch of "love" titles...a fun tone on tone LOVE CARD. And I like how it turned out...however, white on white is very hard to photograph.

Trust me, this card turned out great and who ever receives it this coming Valentines is sure to be amazed by my creativity LOL.


I hope you like my Love Card created from my Cricut scraps, but now I'm curious...what do…

More Fun with Provo Craft & Cricut Birthday Party Videos

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As you all know from my pervious post from CHA that I attended the super fun Provo Craft "Cricut Birthday Party" at the Congo Room. One of my favorite parts of the night was this super funny video spoof on "The Office" about the Cricut. Too cute and so clever. It's a little long, but fun to watch. Then be sure to scroll down and check out the other videos I posted of our entertainment that night...sorry more videos the photos, but photos without the flash don't turn out so well.



I know I'm going to regret posting this video, but I thought, "why not!" First it needs a quick explanation. Provo Craft hired this company called A Little Scene to come in and make party favors for us in the way of a FLIP BOOK. It was so fun! You simply dressed goofy, acted even goofier and they shot a 17 second video of you that they then printed each shot and stapled into a fun flip book you could take home with you. Such a clever idea and so could go crazy making t…

Time Out for Women (TOFW) - Ogden, Utah 2011

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This past weekend I had the privilege of being part of the volunteer staff for a great event put on by Deseret Book in Ogden, Utah called Time Out for Women. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was very pleased it it when it was all over....in fact, I would highly recommend it to anyone considering attending.

For those of you that want to know more of what Time Out for Women is about, I pulled the following from the TOFW website from Sheri Dew,


"If you’re like I am, on those days you might have wished you could just call “Time Out” long enough to regroup, and catch your physical and spiritual breath. As a result, Time Out for Women: Celebrating Life, Love and Learning was born. In September 2002, we held our first-ever Time Out for Women in Phoenix, Arizona. The women who attended were fabulous and their response to the authors and music artists who presented that day was overwhelming. Since then we’ve been inundated with requests to bring Time Out to other cities. It is our hop…