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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cricut Artiste - Easy Instructions!


Discover how to make accents, cards, and 3-D projects with the Cricut® Artiste cartridge. It’s easy to learn with the simple instructional booklet and assembly booklet!



One Size Fits All!


Discover how to create multiple-piece projects using the Cricut®Artiste cartridge. You no longer have to size each individual piece—the Cricut® machine cuts the pieces to fit one assembled size of your choice!



Get your Cricut Artiste bundle for just $99...NOW!  To make this deal even sweeter...not only will I pay for your shipping and tax, but I'll throw in the August Stamp Of The Month ('Baroque Borders') for FREE!!!
Email me - kysprau@hotmail.com 

The fine print: PayPal is the only form of payment that I can accept for this offer.  Offer is good for a limited time, while my supply of 'Baroque Borders' lasts.  



Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790)
$99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes



August Stamp of The Month - 'Baroque Borders'
D-size stamp w/ 5 images (6x6" carrier sheet).

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Flirty Card 1


Part of my 'convention' packet came w/ the supplies to make six (6) cards...I've finished the first one.
  How cute is this!?!


Supplies: Flirty B&T (center); Dakota B&T (sides); Flirty Raspberry cardstock, New England Ivy cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock; Mini-Medley accents Slate Collection - Z1787; Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment - Z1754; and the Bakers's Twine Harvest Assortment - Z1751




Family Layout - Clementine B&T

I finished my second 'convention' layout...yippee!  This one was titled 'Boot Stompin' Fun', but I changed it to a family layout...because...well, it just fit.



The pictures are a bit shadowed (one of these days I'll learn to use my DSLR!) but the background paper is the new Champagne cardstock.  The B&T paper is from the Clementine collection...and then there is Cocoa & Lagoon cardstock to compliment.

The embellishments are the "Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes - Z1764", the "Mini Medley Accents Antiqued Gold Collection - Z1786"; "Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes - Z1773"; and finally the "Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment - Z1751".


Monday, August 20, 2012

Make It with Markers!


Learn about the smooth effect you can create with the new alcohol-based markers. Use the two complimentary colors to create one amazing piece of artwork!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Love Your Layout - August 2012


Check out the lastest 'Love Your Layout' video. Showcasing the Avonlea kit...creating custom ribbon!


One Fine Day Layout

Well, I finally finished this layout that we got at Convention...about a month ago.  Which, for me, is quite an accomplishment since I still have stuff from the last two years... not assembled and laying in the plastic sleeves, just as I received them.
Anyway...I made a point of getting around to this one b/c I wanted to show you all the beautiful new colors that CTMH released w/ the Fall/Winter Idea Book on August 1st.


But I can't start without mentioning these pics...'The Bananer' got a new bike this Spring.  Her & Ryan were at our favorite local bike shop and apparently they had this old school Schwinn for sale.  Ryan, who I am sure was reliving some childhood memory at the time, just couldn't resist.  A few minutes later...in walks Anna w/ a 'new' bike...sparkling red banana seat and all.  What's even better is that she LOVES this bike...gets all kinds of compliments as she rides around our neighborhood.  Only bad thing...it weighs a TON!  How did we lug these things around when we were younger?

So back to the layout....the new colors include: Ruby, Slate, & Champagne....just gorgeous!
The layout format is new as well...it's the left side of layout #14 from Jeanette Lynton's Make It from Your Heart (Vol 1) how-to publication.  If you're a fan of the previous hard cover versions of her "Let Me Show You How" philosophy...I highly recommend this baby.  I am lovin' it...and it's only $7.95!

Here are a couple of shots of the embellishments that I used..... new Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon...and the glitter accent & the flower resin pin are from the Slat Mini-Medley Accents Collection,



And I couldn't post without showing you the OH SO VERSATILE...Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet, inked in the new Slate color.

If you haven't tried any of the CTMH 'Irresistibles' chipboard collection...you are missing out!  These chipboard shapes have resist pattern that shows through when covered with ink, markers, or watercolors.


Now this pic shows the stitching...NOT A FAN!  I used to sew on my layouts w/ my machine...which is now broken b/c I thought that I could transport it to a crop w/out a case.  Don't try it!  I broke the arm clean off.  Anyhoo...my instructions called for stitching and I thought that I'd mind as well try out my new ruler,  that I've had for six months and not touched.  So I start punching thru the guide holes on the ruler...and with maybe 5 punches under my belt I am already sorry that I decided to do this.  I admit it...I am a lazy scrapbooker!  But, I started so I had to finish...again...NOT A FAN!  Birthday coming up and a sewing machine is in my very near future!  The stitching does make the layout though..don't you think?  Just to be clear...I am not against stitching on a layout...just against doing it by hand!

And then if I haven't worked hard enough on this layout already...I find this!  My little man is obsessed with his kid scissors.  And apparently no amount of 'don't touch Mommy's scrapbooking stuff' could keep his temptation in check.  That little stinker not only cut the top right corner of my layout but, spilled chocolate re-inker on it as well...UGH!!!  Lucky for him, I am not a perfectionist...this layout will stay 'as is' and maybe even find a little explanation attached in one of the new mini flip flaps.  
Life happens...I just wish it'd stay away from my scrapbooking table!





Weekend Crop...COMING UP!

Just in time to scrapbook those summer photos or even your 'first day of school' pics...join us for the August Weekend Crop next weekend!!!  The fun starts Friday, Aug 24th (9am) and sadly ends at 5pm on Sunday, Aug 26th.  Cost is $60/person for the full weekend or $25 per single day.  We're croppin' at the Courtyard Marriott - Louisville East.

If you're interested in spending the night...we do have a guaranteed rate of $54/night (4 per max).  This is limited to availability, so please contact me ahead of time so that I can make arrangements with the hotel.

Your food/drink is 'on your own'...the hotel has a nice Bistro that serves breakfast & dinner. And you can catch a Starbucks there at anytime throughout the day.  Otherwise there are many, many restaurants within walking distance.

Please let me know if you'd like to join us...RSVP is required, due to space limitations.
Can't wait to hear from you....kysprau@hotmail.com

If you can't stay and crop this weekend, please feel free to stop by and take a look at some of the FAB-U-LOUS new product from the Fall/Winter Idea Book!!!


Stepping Up Your Stamping





National Stamping Month Promotion


Learn how to celebrate the everyday moments with the It’s Your Day double stamp set for National Stamping Month. You can create cute projects with nearly 50 adorable stamps!




To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, CTMH is bringing back their popular double stamp set promotion! You can get the exclusive, new My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5  when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes nearly 50 trendy images that makes it easy to capture the everyday moments in your life. The double set has a retail value of $35.90!

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Beautiful Scroll Workshop

Can you believe that you can make this beautiful scroll in just about 1 hour!?! 


You can, with CTMH's Workshop On The Go (G1042)...Use the materials and instructions in this kit to create a four-foot scroll album for display on a wall or unrolled to reveal memorable events and loved ones...just $35.95!



Included in the kit:
1– My Acrylix® Scroll Album Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
1– 7½" Wooden Spool with 4 feet of Kraft Paper
10 – Buttons (3 Twilight, 3 Chocolate, 4 Sunset)
1 – Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon (1 yard)
2 – 12" × 6" Printed Canvas Sticker Sheets
1 – Instructional Brochure

Some basic tools you may already have, such as inks, stamp blocks, or tools are needed to complete this project.




New Home Decor Projects

Get an overview of the two new home d├ęcor Workshops on the Go® kits—so cute, you’ll want to make both projects!

  • Available August 1st - Advent Calendar WOTG (G1044) & Scroll Album Kit WOTG (G1042)



Space Party!

I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with the new Cricut 'Artiste' cartridge that CTMH released last week (Aug 1st)!  One of my favorite 'themed projects', as they call it, is the Robot Space party....I saw it at the CTMH Convention last month and new I had to have it.  They must know that you all are going to love it, too, b/c they've created a little video to show you just how adorable it really is!



This is the stamp being used (Outta This World - C1523 - $13.95) - with 6 images that coordinate w/ the new Crictut 'Artiste' cartridge.  Although this picture doesn't show it...the stamp set's carrier sheet has the cut size & the manual's page # printed next to each 'cut-able' image.  Too easy!!!
To see more CTMH project videos...Click HERE!




Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August SOTM _ Baroque Borders



The August Stamp Of The Month - 'Baroque Borders'....is simply GORGEOUS!  Place a $50 CTMH order (plus tax/ship) before Aug 31st and it's yours for just $5!