27 Jun

3 Craft Items You Should Not Buy

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Large Die-cut packs

Instead of purchasing die-cut packs of 100 pieces, let those deals inspire you to create your own themed packs with your Cricut.  Oftentimes, when we purchase the 100+ packs because it is such a great deal, we end up with 90 pieces leftover that we never use.   In retrospect that 100 piece pack at $4.99 that we justified was such a great deal because it was a nickel a piece for each adorable die cut, title card, journal card, and so on really ends up costing 10 times that.  It is better to just buy the specific pieces we need and avoid the waste. Read More

22 Mar

3 Tips For Getting Through a Kitchen Renovation

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3 Practical Tips for Surviving a Kitchen Renovation

When we went through a complete kitchen renovation, we received a lot of advice about what to expect – it will be like camping, it will give you a great excuse to eat out, no dishes to wash and the list goes on.   The reality is, there were 3 main things that we did that made it a smooth experience without breaking the bank.  Read More

02 Jan

Ribbon Organization – Using scrap paper

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Okay so I was doing some year end cleaning and organizing and came across some ribbon I bought a while ago and apparently forgot I had. A clear indication that I have too much ribbon and scrapbook embellishments in general? No, of course not. You can never have too much ribbon. Who knows when the need for blue ric rac ribbon or red ribbon with little pom poms will arise? I have to be ready… 🙂 Read More

26 Oct

Personalized Gifts You Can Make Yourself!

Personalized Gifts You Can Make Over and Over…

 

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Personalize a frame with a first or last name or a word

When you think of personalized or homemade gifts it doesn’t have to mean the gift looks homemade. Also, you don’t have to pay someone else to make it, and wait weeks for it to arrive because it is a custom gift. You can customize this beautiful gift over and over. Different letters, custom colors, the background and framing of the letters is up to you. Just purchase a beautiful frame and customize the rest. Read More

11 Oct

How to Take Your Art into the Next Dimension with Cricut!

It started out as a doodle, something small, casually tossed in the margin of your grocery list. But somehow this graphic element took over and before you knew it, it became the decorative element to everything in your world. Unfortunately all those minute details that you added make it virtually impossible to transform it into the third dimension. Not true. If you can print it, you can cut it with the Cricut Explore machine.

Now with the newest feature of the Cricut Explore machine, you can choose your image (either your own or one of 50,000+ in the Cricut Design Lab), flatten the image and then click ‘Go’. Once printed, the Cricut Explore machine works its magic to bring your 2-dimensional idea into the 3rd dimension.

Take a look at this super short instructional video (less than 4 minutes) and see just how easy it can be…