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!!!


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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:
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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! 

Want more info? Need help with your Explore or Design Space? Want to see what other Design Space users are talking about? Or what projects they are making? Then come join me on Facebook in 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

New Baby Cards

Had a neighbor and my daughter's teacher both expecting this month so I found this image at one of my new favorite copic sites: 
I purchased the digital version and then colored her as a red head and brunette.  I will add colors to this post later-for now wanted to share two versions-for boy or girl using some fun Echo Park paper scraps from my stash.
I want to make one for my daughter's scrapbook since she just had a baby girl and was the most beautiful pregnant girl I have ever seen-she has deep black hair so I will share that with you as a tutorial soon.
Thanks for checking in!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Studio Project

I started with two of these 12x16 Canvas' from craft store (came in 2 pack for $9.00 and used a 40% off coupon)
 Bought a couple of baskets on clearance rack for $3.00 each and found the metal piece for $5.00 in the clearance bins (paid $2 for spray paint to change from white to black)
 Wired baskets to the canvas-attached canvas to wall with a piece of wood behind to hold weight of baskets...cut chalkboard vinyl in a fun shape and added to one side-the other side will have dry erase vinyl in same shape and a magnetic frame so can double as a magnetic board also and put the entire piece up to coordinate with my Studio decor.
The baskets will hold flyers of upcoming classes or sign up sheets for classes.  I loved making my own functional decorator piece that matched my style rather than paying $40 plus for a premade piece that would not have been exactly what I want.  Hope this inspires you to make a one of a kind home decor project of your own.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Christmas Scene at our House 2014

Our Special Christmas Project

Forgot to post pictures of my Hubby's finished wood project-an Outdoor Nativity-and the waterproof tiles he created from old political signs worked beautifully! The snow just slid off the roof on either side of the Creche and stayed dry. We found these great metal silhouette figures online to use for the entire month but on Christmas Eve we put a ceramic set in the manger. Next year Kyle will make a silhouette of the 3 Wisemen to place next to this and add on each year with wood pieces. Our family loves it and we even had some neighbors drive by to check it out all month long. Hope you remember the reason for the season-we had fun making Christ the center of all of our celebrations this past year.

Monday, December 22, 2014

A Christmas Blessing for our Family

Today was one of the most special days of my life and one that I was not sure would ever happen. My sweetheart and I were sealed for time and for all eternity in the Draper Temple. I can't tell you how many miracles have happened on the road to this day but I can tell you that my heart is so full of gratitude for the many friends , neighbors and family members that have helped and blessed our family along the way. We could not have made it to this moment in our life without all of you and the many tears and prayers on our behalf!!! We have learned so much about the type of family we want to be through your wonderful examples. Thank you especially to Chris and Angie Dierig, Heather and Derek Coulter, Ryan and Julie Rigby, Dallan and Tiffany Rigby, Bishop Tesch, Lola Rivera, Maria Ramirez, Brett Hicken, Scott and Wendy Christiansen, Riley and Jalee Farr, Janet Fonoimoana, Allen and Kim Parris, Burr and Marie Barnhurst, Emily and Rick Fairbanks, Mike Farrington, Bishop and Connie Smith, Bishop and Susan Ross, Bishop and Jean Rigby, Jeff Brown, Mylee Warren,Leon and Peggy Clark, Bethany and Brent Shuman, Sid and Sandy Stock, Mom and Dad Rigby, my Mom Hope, and of course dear Brother Harmon who gave us such a special surprise and was the one to seal us. Our lives are so happy because we have such wonderful people to love us.....I feel so completely grateful to know you all and will cherish you for sharing in this day with us. Love you all so much!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Inspiration-3 Little Birds

I used an Acrylic Set from Hero Arts-and when my husband saw it he said it reminded him of his favorite Bob Marley Song-3 Little Birds.
Hope you like it!