Monday, September 15, 2014

BIG Cricut Announcement.......Enter Today!

Ever Dream of Selling Your Own DIY Project Line?
Win your own Make it Now™ project line to be sold in Cricut Design Space and be featured on The Design Network! We’ll fly you to Salt Lake City to work with our design team with an all-expense-paid stay at the Grand America Hotel.

Enter the Cricut® I Made It! contest today! #cricut#imadeit
Hope some of you enter your fabulous creations!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Too Cute 2 Spook Kit

 Too Cute 2 Spook Mini Album & Wood Decor Kit is Here!!

 This Kit will have everything you need to create this 6 page Treat Bag mini Album
 And this 3 piece wood Home Decor Item that would make a great 
Halloween Gift or Table Centerpiece
 The Mini Album has a lot of room for pictures of your little gobblins

 And you can choose between a Male or Female version of spooky embellishments.

Pick up your kit today-watch my video on how to assemble and you will be all set for Halloween!!

Too Cute 2 Spook Kit

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Blog Pains!!

Hi Everyone-Please bear with me as I make some positive changes on my site to better serve all of my crafty friends.

I have new projects and products to offer but need to clean things up a bit to make that work.  Thank you so much for your support of me and my site-I hope you will like the changes.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Home Updates-Living Room & Bedroom

The Bedroom

 I love Sundays because after church our family loves to retreat to our own spaces and enjoy some quiet time-reading, and relaxing.
My hubby and I sometimes watch a movie (or a football game) but mostly we spend some time reading-talking-planning for the week ahead.
 When we moved we kept all of our large furniture  pieces but we decided to change all of our bedding and decor.  Since my new house had a really cool ceiling fan in a nice chocolate brown color I decided to add brown to our favorite color RED~!
The Formal Living Room
 We also sometimes have company come over for visits on Sunday so the first room I finished decorating  is our formal living room.
 This is the room that HAS TO stay clean-so of course it has all of my favorite things in it!
 I grew up in an Italian neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts so of course I have a healthy appreciation for tchotchkes (trinkets).
 The 2 high back chairs are treasured finds-but the upholstery doesn't match the decor.  So I decided to cover them with some matching fabrics and add some lovely pillows from Bed, Bath & Beyond (I used my Cricut to add some customization on the white pillows)  Stay tune for more holiday projects with my Cricut and these pillows!
I love having a quiet place to read or meditate and reflect.  These first two rooms are so important to me for centering and focusing my life before heading off to my busy and sometimes chaotic life.  So of course I had to get them done first.  It's been a year since we have moved into our new home and I am really enjoying the journey of making each room the special places we envision and taking time to find just the right details to make each place uniquely ours.
Thanks for letting me share-hope this inspires you to find those special items that make the rooms in your home special to you!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An Oldie but a Goodie-Kit Instructions still available.

Halloween Mini Album Kit

                                                                 Hope you like the finished Mini Album

If you would like the PDF instruction sheet and the wood pieces to make this kit.  Here is the link.

ORDER HERE for $15.00

Monday, July 21, 2014

Craftsy Launch.....Cricut Class now Available

Make Die Cuts that WOW! | View Online
Make Die Cuts that WOW!
Discover Cricut functions you never knew existed and make die–cut images that are anything but one–dimensional! Go beyond the basics with your machine and work with vinyl, fabric and more. Join me, Cricut author and expert Cathie Rigby, for my online Craftsy class, Creative Die Cutting with Your Cricut, and explore the endless projects you can make with your Cricut Expression®!

Throughout this class, you'll get the techniques and inspiration you need to use your Cricut in new and exciting ways. We'll get started with an overview of Cricut foundations. I'll review Cricut essentials and share tips for using the blade, mat and cartridges. Then, we'll work through proper setup, and explore the easy–to–read cutting guide that's included with your class. We'll also discuss the basic Cricut keys, and I'll share a numbering strategy that helps you easily access and use all the many shapes and images that can be found in your cartridges.
Now we'll really put your machine to work. I'll explain the mode and function buttons, as we set up your projects for success. Then, develop an understanding of Cricut markers, as I demonstrate how to load the marker, and share how they work to outline cut lines, create coloring pages and even produce faux stamps!

Next, we'll jump into crafting with paper! Enjoy a fun introduction to Cricut Cuttables, and get essential tips for successfully scoring, stacking and cutting these products. Then, I'll show you how to emboss using the Cuttlebug Machine, as we create a flower with texture and dimension.

Think crafting with vinyl is out of reach? Think again! We'll dive into the vinyl tips handbook to learn how to work with this fun material. Prepare your Cricut to cut vinyl—while remembering the magic number of three. Then, get inspired to apply your vinyl images to a variety of fun, new surfaces.
Once you're comfortable working with vinyl, we'll use this versatile material to create a fun stencil. I'll guide you through each step of etching a glass dish, using your stencil and etching cream to achieve beautiful results. Rest assured your dishes won't go missing at the next potluck after you've etched your name or a unique design on them!

Now we'll learn how to layer and craft using fabric! Discover innovative techniques for layering, and find out how to set up and organize your mat to cut fabric with fusible webbing. We'll also review the best types of fabric to use for these projects, to create home decor and gifts you'll proudly display or give!
In our last lesson, we'll tackle cardmaking with your Cricut. I'll show you how to create two cards using the techniques you've learned so far. Layer like a pro, as you make the charming "Little Girl" card. Then, work with vinyl to create the funky "Moosing U" card—sure to be a hit with friends and family. Enroll in Creative Die Cutting with Your Cricut today, and you'll even learn the five rules for Cricut success that every paper crafter should know!

I am a longtime scrapbooker, instructor and Cricut enthusiast! I love working with my Cricut machine—so much so that I have authored a book on the subject. In addition to my book, Cricut Expression: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating with Your Machine, I teach classes about Cricut Expression®, Cricut DesignStudio and Gypsy®, through scrapbook retreats and Cricut® Cruises.

I can't wait to connect with you in my Craftsy class, as you learn how to get the most from the Cricut machine you already know and love!

Join me in Creative Die Cutting with Your Cricut for only $14.99 — that's 25% off today!
Cathie Rigby | Craftsy Instructor

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop: I Wanna Build a SnowMan

If you love Disney Pixar and crafting, you came to the right place!  We have an entire month of fun planned for you, with a new group of crafting bloggers every Saturday in June.

Are you having fun with our hop?  If you missed the first two weekends, you can still go back and see all of those projects too.  Just click HERE to see the projects from the first weekend, and click HERE to see the projects from the second weekend.

 Here is my Olaf...created with my Cricut Explore
 As you can see I added some stickles glitter to give him some pizzaz
 This is what he looks like on Design Space
 I've tried to keep him simple so that others can put him together fairly easily.  If you want this cut file-then leave me a comment with your email address and be sure you are a follower and have liked my facebook page.  I will get this uploaded to Dropbox and send you a link.  
Here is the finished project for my Olaf....I made Journals for the young women going to summer camp with my church this summer.  I am also working on a Frozen Mini Album that I will have available to purchase as a kit in my Store the end of August so I'll hope you will come back and see that when I've posted it.
Happy Hopping!
Make sure to mark your calendar for MORE projects next Saturday!  You can join the Facebook Event page by clicking HERE

Now it's time for you to head over to Kathy's blog. 

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way

Tami (Sorry Disney fans . . . post is not up . . . please skip for now)
Cathie (You Are Here)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Baptism Mini Album

Baptism Mini Album
 My friend and neighbor's little boy had a baptism this month
 So I couldn't resist making him a mini album to help him remember this special day.
 I included spots for pictures but also places where he could write some of his current favorites and maybe put pictures of his friends now.
 Of course I wanted him to remember why he was making this decision.....
 and I wanted him to have the words to a song we sang at the Baptism.
 I left plenty of spots for  him to post pictures 
 with the people that mean most to him and that
have helped him feel special on this special day.
Hope you liked my little memory book.