Snow Globe

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I have been going snow globe crazy this year! I have made several of them and there are more lined up awaiting my attention. Visit Lovely Lula to see other snow globes I’ve made. For this one I picked up a snow globe ready form from Urban Outfitter. For the inside design I cut the snow monster out of the Imagine Cartridge called Santas Village. I used the Winter Lace cartridge for the snow flakes and cut it out of white paper. The package was from a sticker set I had laying around. I think this guy is the cutest thing!

Happy Holiday and Happy Crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula

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A Meow Of A Chair!

Hi, it’s Kendra here again on this wonderful Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I know I did with the launch of the Cricut Expression 2 with HSN! It was great chatting with so many of you…I hope I inspired you to take the plunge and purchase the CE2. You are going to just love it!


Design on a Dime is the theme this week and boy oh boy did I have the perfect fixer-upper! I had purchased on old vanity desk last summer that came with a chair. The chair was upholstered with the most hideous awful brown fabric and my youngest daughter refused to even have it in her room. If I put it in there she would carry it back to the garage! Well, did I fix that today! I started out with a piece of cotton quilt batting and drew a straight line on it, down the center. I then took strips of fabric that coordinate with her room and started sewing them in random order using the straight line as a starting point to keep the sewing straight.

Using the Cricut Expression 2, Black, Green and Hot Pink Fabric and Heat-N-Bond, I cut the cat from the Cricut American Alphabet out at 10 inches in.

Black Cross Stitch Thread was then used to Blanket Stitch around the Cat. Once this was complete, the cat was centered on the seat and using a Power Shot Stapler and the seat board was upholstered. I still am going to be painting the chair white…but that is for another day!

When I went to put the chair away, Anika told me to be careful with it, she did not want it ruined! I believe that means I had SUCCESS! What do you all think?

Happy Scrappin’

From Drab to Fab… Beautiful Votive Candle holders using the Imagine and Teresa Collins Black and White Cartridge.

 

Happy Wednesday I  have been working overtime on getting my kiddos ready for school. I also have been working on some new classes at my creative classroom gearing up for fall semester. I also have a couple secret projects that have been taking up a lot of time. I hope everyone has had a great week so far and ready to get your craft on. I love the dollar store for glass wear, candles,and so much more. Today i chose to take plain glass votive and turn them into adorable fashion statements for my craft space. I love the Imagine and printable vinyl.  The Teresa Collins Black and White cartridge is perfect for all my studio decor. I printed the demask pattern out at 6 inches. I did this so I could attach the pieces in two parts. i cut the pieces down to 2×6 and wrap the holder. than using ribbon and velvet litter trim wrapped the bottom of the votive and the top. I added a bow to one and red roses to the other. This project was easy and fun and really turned those boring glass votives into pieces of art.

Supplies

Provo Craft

Imagine

Teresa Collins Black and White cartridge

12×12 imagine mat

Printable vinyl

ribbon,trim and flowers

1 set of 2 votives the dollar store.

have fun creating and have a super creative day.

Michelle

Huge HSN Provo Craft Bundles with amazing Giveaway Wednesday June 15th all day…

We would like to announce an exciting HSN Giveaway! On Wednesday, June 15th, Kristy Day and Heather Lancaster will be on HSN featuring some fabulous bundles!

The times for the airings are:

• 12 am EST: Kristy Day and Heather Lancaster, featuring Cricut V1/Cartridge matrix Picturesque, Formal Occasions, Damask Décor, Elegant Edges, Florals Embellished, and the Cuttlebug with Asian folders
• 1 am EST: Kristy Day and Heather Lancaster, featuring Cricut V1 with 3 Birds cartridge, and the YourStory bundle
• 5 am EST: Heather Lancaster, featuring Cricut V1
• 7 am EST: Heather Lancaster and Christopher Cocke, featuring Cricut V1
• 8 am EST: Heather Lancaster and Christopher Cocke, featuring Cricut V1 and YourStory Bundle
• 11 am EST: Heather Lancaster and Christopher Cocke, featuring Cricut V1 and Cuttlebug with Asian folders
• 12 pm EST: Heather Lancaster and Christopher Cocke, featuring Cricut V1/Cartridge matrix Picturesque, Formal Occasions, Damask Décor, Elegant Edges, Florals Embellished
• 6 pm EST: Kristy Day and Christopher Cocke, featuring Cricut V1 and YourStory bundle
• 7 pm EST: Kristy Day and Christopher Cocke, featuring Cricut V1
• 11 pm EST: Kristy Day and Christopher Cocke, featuring Cricut V1/Cartridge matrix Picturesque, Formal Occasions, Damask Décor, Elegant Edges, Florals Embellished

Kristy will be demonstrating a specialized material in the 1am EST, 6pm EST and 11pm EST shows on HSN. Within the hour following these three shows listed above, please respond here, on the Official Cricut Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/OfficialCricut?sk=wall) with the specialized material Kristy has demonstrated. Provo Craft will select a random winner after each of these airing with the correct answer to receive the following bundle!

The prize bundle would include:
• Magnet material
• Stencil material
• Vinyl
• Transfer tape
• Stamp material (make sure we still have available)
• Brown & black set of pens
• Primary set of pens
• Etching cream
• Deep cut blade
• 2 extra blades
• 2 extra 6×12 cutting mats

If you are a member of the Cricut Circle, and you have been randomly selected to win, you will receive an additional $25 credit to Cricut.com! We hope you will all join us for a wonderful day on HSN full of Provo Craft products! Good luck to those who participate in the giveaway!

“For my Mother” Vintage Hat Box Teresa Collins

 

Victorian Hat Box created with using Teresa Collins new cartridge Vintage Demask. I created this project for April’s Hello Thursday. I wanted to create a project to give to my mother for Mother’s day. This week is all about flowers and paper so this project is perfect for this week. I am hoping that you will find this project inspiring and I would love to see your creations.

Supplies used:

Provo Craft:

Teresa Collins Vintage Demask

Cricut Imagine

Demask II

Other Supplies:

Chipboard

Viva décor Inka Gold

Platinum

Viva décor Pearl pens

12×12 white cardstock

Ribbon in brown and pink

Paint the 10 inch hat box chocolate brown and let it dry. From the vintage damask cartridge print out the papers (brown damask pattern, pink damask pattern, and the pink stripe pattern) on white cardstock. Trace the lid onto the backside of the brown damask paper cut it out and glue to the lid. To make sure the edge is smooth sand the edges and then ink the edges in dark brown. Then cut out 2 of the decorative designs in chipboard paint the platinum paint on the chipboard. Then ink the edges glue one on the front of the box and one on the top. Cut out multiple scallop circles and cut the circles in the spiral pattern. Roll the spiral up into a circle, and create the circle flower with the scallop edge at top. Make 5 spiral flowers in different sizes and then create 2 paper twisted roses. Place the 2 on the outer edges of the damask chipboard pieces. Layer in the spiral flowers to create the pattern, and then cut out 2 scallop circles 3in and 2.5in glue the layers together and add a large spiral flower. This is the center piece on the lid. On the lid add the lace to the inside of the hat box, and then add the velvet ribbon to the top of lid lip. Finally add a pink sheer ribbon to the bottom edge of the box.

If you would like to learn how to make these flowers and so many more come take my All about flowers classes 2 and 3.

http://www.mycreativeclassroom.com/course/info.php?id=401 .

Have a Super Creative Day

Michelle

Baby Girl Nursery Shadow Box

Teresa Collins Baby Boutique I love this cartidge. I created this quick and fun project you will only spend th 5.00 on the frame and 2 sheets of white cardstock, a piece of ribbon, sequins, and Viva Decor Pearl Pens. I always need a present that speaks volumes and is quick to make. as a designer, teacher, author, and mother, I stay super busy and making presents for friends that take hours to create is just not in my time budget anymore. So this project is for all those out there like me. I hope you are having an amazing Easter.

 

 

 

Baby Girl Shadow Box
To create the shadow box uses a 5.5×5.5 shadow box from Ikea. Cut out the background paper which is the girl words paper in the square shape with the rounded edges at 6.0 inches and attach to the bottom part of the frame. This will be larger than the frame trim off the excess. Cut the scallop shape from the cartridge at 5 inches and attach to the girls word paper on pop dots. Cut the baby carriage out in layers at 4.5 inches add pop dots to the different layers to create a 3 dimensional effect center the carriage in the middle. Finishing touches add the Viva pearl pens in salmon to the stroller and the frame. To step it up add the ribbon around the inner edge and then the sequins trim. I also added the pearl pens to the centers of the sequins. That’s it I would love to see what you do with Teresa’s new baby Cartridge. I love making cute little gifts for the mommy to place in the baby’s room. I love how the designs are sweet but still have the vintage elegance I love.
Have a great day,
Michelle Van Ettencheck out all the other Hello Thursday cartridges.

Leave a comment to win prizes. We are giving away a Cricut expression 2 next week to one lucky viewer.

It’s Hello Thursday Release Party Saturday style…

Hello and Welcome to Mixology Crafts the newest Hello Thursday Blog!  We are so excited  and honored to be included. We can’t wait to show you our spin on the Provo Craft product line and hope that we inspire you along the way.

Happy Saturday to you all!  We were just given the OK from Provo Craft to share the Hello Thursday Releases with you and let me tell you there are a whopping 17 Cartridges this month!!!

Starting out with the newest editions to the Wal-Mart Cricut Lite Line:
Bump In The Night
Wal-Mart Cricut Lite
Crocs Rule
Wal-Mart Cricut Lite
Yee-haw
Wal-Mart Cricut Lite
Beep Beep
Wal-Mart Cricut Lite
A Full Content Cartridge:
Paper Lace 2
Full Content Cartridge
Theresa Collins created 3 amazing Imagine Cartridges. 1 Full Content and 2 Colors and Patterns Cartridges.
Theresa Collins Baby Boutique
Imagine Cartridge
Theresa Collins – Vintage Damask
Colors and Patterns Cartridge
Theresa Collins – Black and White
Colors and Patterns Cartridge
When you purchase the Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition (CE2AE)
It comes fully loaded with 4 Amazing Cricut Cartridges as Follows:
Cricut Essentials
Digital Content on the CE2AE
Cricut American Alphabet
Digital Content on the CE2AE
Cricut Decals
Digital Content on the CE2AE
Just A Note
Digital Content on the CE2AE
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In Celebration of their 5th Birthday, Cricut has released The Best Images Of Cartridges!  You are going to love the images they have chosen!
Best Images of 2006


Best Images of 2007

Best Images of 2008

Best Images of 2009

Best Images of 2010

Be sure to leave us a comment and you will be entered into a drawing for the Brand New Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition Machine!  We were so excited when Provo Craft told us they were giving us  a Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition Machine  to give away!! You can enter i the following ways:Leave a comment on this postLeave a comment on the other posts coming up this week,

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Thanks and Goodluck!

The Mixology Crafts Girls!

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