Christmas Countdown

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I know I should be putting up a post about Thanksgiving this week but I am just so excited about Christmas this year I am just gonna skip right on over it and get the countdown going! I created the “Days til’ Christmas” sign using the Winter Frolic Cartridge for the font out of silver vinyl and Winter Lace cartridge for the snow flakes out of white paper. The stripes of green paper and the white snow flakes are all Bazzill Basics.

The area to write the days on is a large circle of chalk board vinyl and we’ll count the days down with chalk.

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula Follow me on Twitter I am Lab5 and on the Lovely Lula Facebook Page


Organize Your Photo Easily!

It’s Kendra here again with a great idea on how to organize your photos bi-yearly.  If you look closely, you will see that the lid of the photo has the name of what kind of photos they are as well as the months the photos were taken in.  This can be created for your own studio or as a gift for a friend.  The small letters were .75 inches and the larger letters I believe were 4″ but you will need to measure your available space to cut your out!

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You will need the Cricut Mini, The Cricut Font and Basic Shapes Cartridge, Vinyl and Black Photo Boxes.  This project from start to finishe will only take about 20 – 30 minutes!

What kinds of ideas do you have for they brand new Cricut Font and Basic Shapes Cartridge and your new Cricut Mini?

Happy Scrappin’


Scrapbooking Tool Supply Spinner

Hello, it’s Kendra here this beautiful but very chilly Saturday Morning!  I am going to share with you a Scrapbooking Supply Tool Spinner that I made using the new Cricut Font and Basic Shapes Cartridge that comes with your Cricut Mini!  I also used the Labels Digital Exclusive cartridge to decorate the outside labels.

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The Base is cut from Plywood that I used a Hexagon to cut the base and the platform out.  I purchased a Lazy Susan Spinner from Home Depot for less than $6.00!  The tubes are PVC couplings that were spray painted with Black Chalk Board Paint.  Vinyl was used to cut out the Labels that were attached but since it is spray painted with Chalk Board Paint, you can just label your items with chalk if you prefer!  I attached the couplings and the lazy susan spinner using apoxy.  I just love how it turned out and cannot wait to use it!

What kinds of projects would you make with your Cricut Mini?  I can’t wait to hear your ideas.  Be sure to think outside the box!  🙂

Happy Scrappin’

The “It Takes Two” Party Plate!

Hi, it’s Kendra here again for Octobers Hello Thursday Release!  When I was opened my box from Provo Craft, and saw the Noah’s ABC Animals Cricut Cartridge, I absolutely fell in love.  This cartridge is just so amazing!  I loved all of the animals and the phrases were just too cute!  When trying to think of different ideas I knew I wanted to create projects with Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Fabric, the Yudu and Vinyl.  This is my Vinyl project!

It Takes Two Party Plate


I thought this would just be adorable for a fun wedding shower or even a baby shower.  The plate itself is clear and the Charger it is setting on was purchased for only $1 from Michaels!  I created this project for Provo Craft.  You should be able to create this project for yourself.  The directions will be available on!

Happy Scrappin’


Best Of Times Bug Jar

It’s Kendra here again on this beautiful Thursday afternoon bringing you a wonderful project for all the bug collectors out there!  Are your children like mine; constantly catching bugs all year long?  Well, here is a solution for you!  Create a Bug Jar for them to house their bugs in while they study them.  Just be sure to house large enough bugs that they cannot crawl out through the holes!  Also, be sure not to give this jar to a child that is too young as it is glass and can break!

The supplies are very simple.  All you need is the Creative Memories Cricut Expression 2 that comes with the exclusive The Best Of Time Cricut Cartridge , A Jar (I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby and it is completely smooth on the sides) andVinyl in the following colors:  Black, Orange, White and Yellow.  You will also need the Crop-a-dile Big Bite to punch holes in the lid.  This will keep the lid from getting sharp like a traditional nail hole would.  🙂

 Cut your Butterflies out at the following sizes: 2 at 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2 and 1 at 2 1/2 inches.  Arrange them from largest to smallest around your jar.  Cut a fresh branch of greenery and viola’ they are ready to bug hunting!


If you have not had a chance yet to purchase your Cricut Expression 2 be sure to head on over to Creative Memories or contact your local Creative Memories Consultant to order your today!

For a great video on how the features of the Cricut Expression 2 works be sure to check out my latest video!

What would you create with The new Cricut Expression 2 and The Best Of Times Cricut Cartridge?  What is your favorite Image on The Best Of Times Cricut Cartridge?  I would love to hear from you!

Happy Scrappin’



Design On A Dime Painting

It is Design on a Dime week at Mixology Crafts and we are going to load you up with fun ideas for home decor that won’t cost a fortune!

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. This week I took an inexpensive canvas from the craft supply store and treated it with layers to make a fun piece of art.

1. I started by painting the canvas all one color using acrylic paint, allow it to dry fully.

2. I spray painted a loose spotty paint over top in a contrasting color.

3. I used my Cricut to cut letters out of sticker vinyl (in this case I used Birds on Parade Cartridge) I laid those letter down on top of the canvas and dabbed a third color of paint over top, this time a lighter color, covering the letters, I allowed this to dry and then peeled the letters off to revel the color underneath.

4. I then used the YUDU to screen printed several sheets of card stock using a hand drawn patterns. I used those screen printed sheets to cut a large rose shape on the Cricut using the Sophie Cartridge, which is a Cricut Circle exclusive.

5. I flipped the rose shape upside down and lightly spray painted a dusting of black onto the canvas.

6. I flipped the rose over with the screen printing facing out and I added a few pieces of the vinyl that had been removed, to different areas on the canvas.

7. Finally I used shellac to hold the whole thing in place.

Allow to dry and you are done with a great piece of art to hang on your wall!

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula

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Autumn Celebrations Day of the Dead Planter Box

This week at Mixology Crafts we’re getting crafty with Flea Market Finds. Visit all week to see the goodies we picked up at our local flea markets and what we did with them!

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I found a simple but inspiring square galvanized metal for that was screaming to become a planter box. I knew I wanted to play with the Cricut® Autumn Celebrations Cartridge for this one because there was a fun Day of the Dead* image on it. I cut the layers of of the skull image out of different colors of vinyl on my Cricut. Once those layers were in place I edged the metal box with masking tape that has a black background and glow in the dark dots. I enhanced the dots with the YUDU glow in the dark ink. I then used Ranger Inkssentials Enamel Accents in black and white to dot the rest of the image. I allowed it to fully dry and then placed a miniature pepper plant inside.

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula Follow me on Twitter I am Lab5.

*Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

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