Tuesday, June 16, 2015


How do you help a TEEN feel better about some shoes she wrecked at Girls Camp???
After a few dips in a bleach bath-we managed to get her comfy sneakers back to a presentable color-but they literally had all the life bleached out of them!

So thanks to My Cricut Explore and a couple of fun shapes from the Paisley Cartridge

and of course Cricut's new line of NEON IRON ON VINYL.....we decided to have some fun!
(This vinyl will have to go color side down to actually cut-the shiny side is the release paper-but I wanted you to see the fabulous colors)

 This is what we had-isn't it lovely.  Now don't forget my tips for WEEDING VINYL......yep they are still the same-just go even slower because this material can rip and warp.

And  VOILA.......happy teenage GIRL!!  She is modeling them below.  Now why did we put the vinyl on the inside????  Well she has more ideas for the outside-stay tuned!!!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cruise and Crafting....what could be better!!

NEW:  Cathie's Cruise & Crop to the Mediterranean & Venice!
A Cruise & Crop FIRST - scrapbook in the Mediterranean!

June 7 - 19, 2016
12-nights on Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
Cruising from Barcelona, Spain
Sailing to:
  • Nice, France
  • Florence/Pisa, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Amalfi Coast, Italy
  • Overnight in Venice, Italy!
  • Bologna, Italy
  • Kotor, Montenegro
Group Rates start at $1,601 pp plus tax
Rates are based on double occupancy, are subject to change and are subject to availability.

Click here for more details about this cruise.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cruise to Europe-Cardmaking FUN!!!

Ladies-Very Important Cruise Information!!!
Contact Gail Pastor before end of the month if you are ready to make a deposit because there is a "SALE" that you will be able to take advantage of. This will significantly decrease the cost of the cruise so for those that have been watching and waiting-act now-I am sending my Deposit tomorrow!!
Feel free to have your interested ladies give us a call to book - even before the website is ready. We can quote them over the phone and give them details of the trip. The Buy 1, Get 1 50% off sale ends April 30th so it may to be to their (and your) advantage to book before then. A deposit of $900/cabin will be required to book.
We look forward to offering this amazing cruise!
Gail & Cheri
Cruise & Crop
1-800-645-1481 in the USA & Canada
(352) 527-8473

Friday, April 10, 2015


Give your craft the time it deserves! With Craftsy you can learn from some of my favorite instructors from the comfort of your own home. Jenn Gallacher:   Hugs Cathie

Monday, April 6, 2015

Exciting News!!!

So my exciting news is this....
I have been asked to be one of the Cricut Explore experts!!!!  

So excited about the opportunity to share my passion for another one of Cricut's amazing machines.  
I will be posting videos and Explore exclusive content about once a month so I hope you will spread the word and join me for some fun
I will be giving away a Cricut goodie once a month for those that like my FACEBOOK PAGE or follow my website.  

I have lots of new things to share with you and can't wait for us to begin Explore "ing" what Cricut has to offer.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Some Wild Invitations!

Made some WILD invitations for my daughter's Birthday Party

I used paper and green burlap from Hobby Lobby, Ribbon from May Arts that will be available in my store in their new Lime color, and acrylic stamp set Happy Birthday from American Crafts (older set).
So fast and easy!
I will post party table and goodie bags next week.
Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cowboy Cutie Kit: Mini Album and Wood Decor

Cowboy Cutie Mini Album Kit

 Receive raw unpainted wood & foam brush to paint in your favorite color.
You can also use modge podge and adhere your favorite printed paper or cardstock.
 Create a 6x6 Mini Album with your pre-cut kit.
 Includes all of the Echo Park Paper and cardstock needed to complete this album.
 Use these pictures or follow along with an easy to follow PDF instruction guide.
 Preserve those pictures and journal your memories!

Boy Mini Album

Hope you enjoy making this project!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Birthday Digi.....made by daughter

My daughter Jasmine (14) drew this adorable robot that I colored with my Copics and turned into a birthday card for my nephew.
I will try to convert this image into a Digi that you can download for free next week so check back.
Would love to have comments to share with her about her adorable creation.
Thank you~

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sneek Peak in my Studio

 My Daughter Jasmine being Sneaky......
Valentine Paper Mache Hearts Project on the Table...

Video coming soon....

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Very Own Commercial!!!


Craftsy Instructor Home »
Hi Cathie,
Have you ever wanted to use your class trailer video in a promotional offer? Now you can! Embed this link in your website and post it in your social offers to share a preview of your class:

Personal Link:
Please let us know if you have any questions!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Cricut Explore Updates

Update Cricut Design Space Now 

Provo Craft has been busy making things even easier for us to use.  With the launch for the new Cricut Explore Air (Built in bluetooth capability available on HSN soon) comes the new updated software.  Things will look slightly different-code for even easier to use so look at some screen shots to preview the changes. If you click on a picture you can get a close up.

The Landing Page has slightly larger photos and when you choose a Make It Now project, it will go to the Cut Preview screen, bypassing loading the project onto the canvas first. If you want to customize the project, you can still click the Customize button and the project will load onto the canvas for you to make changes to the design.

Once on the canvas, the layout is a little different. Most noticeably is the Options Panel on the right. You can collapse this panel by clicking the arrow along the scroll bar.

When you click on Add Image, you will notice a BIG difference! You have the option to make the images bigger. You can search by cart through an alphabetical list. And, you can search within a cart!

This is where you change the sizeof the images.

This is where you search by cart.

This is where you search within a cart.

This is where I searched for "Utah" within the 50 States cart.

This shows the Filter Option for searches.

This shows when you search an image and select images to add to the canvas.

This shows how the images now look when added to the canvas and what the image handles now do.

 This is an example of the Color Sync panel.

This is the new Cut Preview screen.

And yes, you can still drag and move an image on the Cut Preview mat!

An example of the Add Text feature.

An example of the Upload Image screen with a little more info to help you choose the right upload option.

And this is the pop box you get when you click your name on the canvas.

Do you like the improvements?? The search options are wonderful! 

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