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Friday, April 29, 2011

It's Here!!

Hello Everyone,

I must share my excitement with everyone!  My new E2 has arrived today! I am so excited!!  Unfortunately, I wan not able to play with it as today was the Spring Fling at my daughter's school.  Then when I got home, I needed to catch up on my CTO blogging.  Tomorrow I hope to play with it a little.  I did get to take it out of the box and it seems to take up a little less space on my crafting table.

To justify this purchase, I have decided to sale one of my Expressions and a Gypsy that I have won to hopefully pay for it...  I am selling the Gypsy on ebay and I am hoping it will go well because it does have Smiley Cards on it.  It has never been used and only opened to download the cart on the gypsy during the Provocraft promo.  We shall see...I find myself cringing at the thought of getting rid of my Cricut....but am I am going to do it!  I do not need that many machines.  Like my cards tho...I find it hard to part with them...Crazy, I know...LOL!

Sorry, I  have been MIA lately.  Things have been a little hectic.  I was working on Save the Date cards for a coworker (I will post tomorrow) and there have been a lot of storms I have not been able to craft the way I would like.  However, I do have a few projects to post so stay tuned.  I will also give you my honest feedback on the E2 like I did with my Imagine.  (which I still hardly use...still not sure if I like it but I need to make more of an effort to use it...)

Anyway, stay tuned.  I hope to have time to craft soon.  It is going to be hard as I do have wedding invites to do now but I can't wait to play with the E2.  I think it is going to make my crafting go a lot easier without having to dig through my carts for the overlays, books and carts....  We shall see...maybe this is just another thought that I came up with to justify buying the E2! I know, I know....  :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Nicole T.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Challenge #11 - Mother's Day

Hey Everyone,

Todays challenge over at CTO is to create something for Mother's Day.  Unfortunately, I have been so super busy lately, this is the first card that I have created and Mother's Day is right around the corner.  I will say that it did get my creative juices flowing so hopefully there will be more to follow.

I made this card using Mother's Day Bouquet.  I cut 3 different flower styles to create this flower.  All papers are from Stampin Up and PTI.  I inked the edges with Vintage Distressed Ink.  Ribbon, Button & Punch is from Stampin Up.

Hope you like.  Make sure you head over to CTO and play along!!

As always, love to hear from you on what you think!

Thanks so much for stopping by....

Nicole T.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

E2 Giveaway!!

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to tell you about an awesome giveaway that is going on over at Everyday Cricut!

They are going to have a Live Ustream tomorrow (Monday) at 8:05 CT in preparation of the HSN Launch of the 5th Anniversary Cricut E2 that will be happening on 4/26 at midnight ET!  I know I want one so bad and I hope I can win one because I really can not afford to buy another machine.  But I so want it!!! LOL

Anyway, make sure you go to their blog to get a chance at winning this awesome prize!

Nicole T.





Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CTO - Challenge #9 Easter or Spring

Hi Everyone,

Today's challenge over at CTO is to create something for Easter or Spring and you must use a punch.  I decided to use the new stamps I just received from Stampin' Up - Easter Blossoms.

I love this stamp set and decided to make a series of 3 cards using primarily only Stampin Up products.
Let me know what you think.....

Cardstock - Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, White
Yellow Polka Dot Paper - Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack Subtles Collection
Ink - Melon Mambo and Whisper White Kraft
Embossed w/Cuttlebug - Texture Textiles
Ribbon - Crushed Curry
Diamond Stickles
Brads - Old Olive (SU) & Pink (Misc)
Sentiment/Stamps - Easter Blossoms
Punches - SU Scalloped Oval, 1 3/4"x7/8" Oval & 2"x1 3/8" Oval

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sympathy Cards - SU

Hey Everyone,

Today's post is two sympathy cards that I made for my mom to give to our relatives who have lost someone (extended family).  I am really please with how the cards turned out.  On the second card, I used Stampin' Up Watercolor Wonder crayons along with the SU blender pen.  After I finished blending it in, I used stickles over the flowers to give it a little bling.  This is only the second time I have colored in my stamps and I really like how it came out!  All materials are from Stampin' Up!.

Let me know what you think....

Also entered this card  in the following challenges:

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stampin' Up Spring is Blossoming Promotion!

Hey Everyone,

Just thought I would let you all know that there is a new promotion going on at Stampin' Up!.  The Stampin' Up! Spring is Blossoming promotion allows customers to purchase two sneak peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.

If you spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! products, you become eligible to purchase the Four Frames Set $15.95 (which coordinates with the Decorative Label Punch) and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper $9.95.  Click HERE to go to my Stampin' Up! page to see what they look like.

Both products can be purchased once you meet the $20 purchase requirement and you can purchase up to 5 of each.  If you spend another $20, this resets the limit and allows you to purchase another 5.  (*Net sales before tax and shipping)

In addition, if you host a $350 workshop, you can get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series paper for FREE!! :)  There is a limit of one free set per workshop order.  Please email me at if you wish to place an order.  Remember, you can get together with friends and combine your order to "make" a workshop!

Also, if you love a sale (who doesn't love a sale?!) make sure you check out the CLEARANCE RACK at SU!  They have some awesome deals right now!  This link will take you to my SU! website where you can place an order TODAY!

The CLEARANCE RACK has NEW Items with up to 60% off!!

Beginning today and continuing while supplies last, you will be able to purchase special "grab bags" on my Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag.
$20 worth of Product is just $5
$40 worth of Product is just $10
$60 worth of Product is just $15

Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.
Please keep the following in mind:
  • Grab bag orders can only be placed in the Online Store.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last. 
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Happy Shopping!!


Thank You Card #2 - SU

Hey Everyone,

This is another thank you card that I created using mostly Stampin' Up products only.  The butterfly stamp is from Hero Arts.

I am entering this card in Emma's Cricut-less challenge.  You can use punches and stamps but no cricut cuts.

Have a great weekend everyone!!