Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Cartridges Available

I am now able to order Boys will be Boys, Simply Charmed & Toy Story for $48.00  let me know asap if you are interested in these cartridges as they are selling out quickly!  I also now have access to tool kits both in black leatherette case and NOW in PINK!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome Anne

Let me introduce you to the last member of my Design Team...Anne.  Anne is one of my dearest friends, I am so excited she has agreed to share some of her fantastic creations with us!   I have never met a more loyal, trustworthy,  or devoted person and yes she is an incredibly talented scrapbooker.  She is a wife, mother and nurse by profession but she has also been teaching scrapbooking classes off and on for the past 2 years at Roberts Arts & Crafts in Sandy.  I have often asked Anne to help me prepare class kits because unlike me she is very precise about her measurements and is a perfectionist when preparing her Class Kits.   I know you will enjoy her project ideas.  The first project she is sharing with us is a Tri-Fold Wedding Album.  Anne has agreed to create some pre-cut kits for us and will teach this class on Wednesday September 15th at the Creative Cutter Room from 7:00pm-9:00pm  Cost will be $15.00 with a $3.00 discount if you are a FOLLOWER to this website.  Please post a comment on this post and I will randomly draw out a winner for the Little Star Acrylic Stamp set from Fancy Pants on the night of her class September 15th

How I Failed Kindergarten....

I am a Mom to six beautiful children that are my Pride and Joy.  My oldest is now 20 years old and my youngest is 5 and yes you guessed it going to Kindergarten this year.  My five older children were all very ready for kindergarten on their first day.  I have mostly been a Full-Time working Mom thru all of their lives and have only been a Stay at Home mom with Kylee my last child.  When my other 5 children started school they could count to 100, they could tie their own shoes, they could write their first & last name, and they could already read some basic 3 letter words.  Well of course being a SAHM has been wonderful---I have been able to spend so much more time with my little one and thankfully I have been able to start my Scrapbook Business which I enjoy so much!

Wouldn't you know it though---When I took my little one to test for kindergarten I earned my first ever F in Kindergarten!!!!  Well of course they were not handing out grades but that is the grade I felt like I left with because my sweet little Kylee was not ready to write her name, she didn't want to count past 25,  she didn't want to name her colors and she could only name 3 of the 26 letters of the alphabet.  My Kylee can however start the computer and log on to her favorite web pages.  She can turn on a Cricut and find mommy's favorite cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up and did I mention she can beat almost all of us on WII games!  Yikes...I feel awful for not working more on preparing her for Kindergarten.  Luckily she is such a bright girl--I know now that she is in school she will overcome her Mom's shortfalls.  She came home from school today and can write her name perfectly!

Thank goodness for TEACHERS!!  I have had many many wonderful teachers in my educational life and even more wonderful Men and Women have been involved in my Children's Educational Lives  that I hope we can all thank these wonderful people for the work they do with our children!!!

My daughter Jasmine created this Einstein poster last year in school and she used her very own Baby Bug to create it.....I know I have mentioned it from time to time in my classes so I thought I would share a picture of it now that School is back in Session....Here's to all of our little geniuses and the many wonderful pictures they will give us this year to scrapbook!! :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sketch Challenge

This is the layout I created using the Sketch provided by the (paper)Trail Makers Challenge Blog.  Using sketches is a great way to jump start the creative process.  These are some pictures I took in Oregon at Multonomah Falls and I loved working with the Basic Grey Capella line.  The technique I'm sharing is the hand stitched ribbon loops.  I just tacked them to my page and then used some buttons in a coordinating color to cover the stitches.  Play along on some of the Trail Makers Challenges for a chance to win cool prizes and create some great Scrapbook Layouts!


Yesterday was Beverly Franklin's birthday so if you see her this weekend give her a hug and wish her a Happy Birthday for me!  I am at a Retreat this weekend and we tried to call her on her Birthday(yesterday) to sing her the B-day song but we missed her.  She is an amazingly sweet lady and I'm glad she let's me call her GRANDMA

It's Cold Outside Challenge

My pink stamper had a challenge creating a winter layout/card or project using Cricut posted this week so here is my submission.  DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW.
I used Winter Woodland, and When It's Cold outside cartridges.  My letters have Star Dust Stickles and the white letters have white flocking powder to give it the just snowed on look.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cricut and Gypsy Classes in West Jordan

Just wanted to let everyone know that I will now be teaching Cricut & Gypsy Classes in the West Jordan Roberts Arts & Crafts Store.  I will be there on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-8:30pm.  So hope to meet some of my West Jordan FRIENDS soon!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pebbles Chips

Whenever I introduce a new member to my Design Team I like to giveaway something fun to a Follower that has posted a comment or request for our Design Team.  So be sure and post a comment for Wendy and let her know what kinds of projects you would like to see her create.  I will choose a random winner on September 8th to receive 3 packages of Pebbles Chips.  These fun chipboard embellishments are a great addition to any card or scrapbook page.

Welcome Wendy

It has taken me a bit of time to prepare this Post but I finally would like to introduce you to another Creative Cutter Design Team member.  Wendy is probably the sweetest and most genuine person I know.  And boy is she talented!  She is not only a Cricut/Gypsy expert but she also paints, sews, makes jewelry,  crochets, loves to read and did I mention leaps tall buildings.....  Well you get the point she is Crafty and I'm thrilled she has agreed to help show you some Fun projects you can make with your Cricut and Gypsy.  Among many other things she works part-time at Roberts Arts & Crafts and has taught many, many people how to use their crafty tools.

She has created a spiral bound mini album for her first project with us and it is so CUTE!  This project uses some of the paper many of you I'm sure have purchased from past EXPO visits.  Hopefully this project inspires you to use some paper you may not have looked at in  awhile and create a new FAMILY treasure.
Supplies Used:
Cricut Cartridges: Songbird for Title  & Give a Hoot
Cut paper 6x8 in Size  (Three Bugs in a Rug Paper Collection Used)
Coordinating Three Bugs stickers & Die Cuts
Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Some nailheads
Bazzill Cardstock
Cinch binding tool & O wire for binding
Wendy used the Gypsy to Weld the Title on the cover & to create the shadow as well.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Flaming Gorge

Me & the Hubby

beef stew & pineapple upside down cake--yum

Water Fun!Dog-gone FUNMy hubby is too good to me-I played Queen of the GorgeFlaming Gorge-spectacularBeautiful sunsetsSmokey & the girlsPrincess Keira
We had the best time---doing nothing much! It was family time and I LOVED every minute of it. I especially loved the 2 days of rain down pours. Those of you that know me well know that I really loved the rain and really hated the 3 days of Full sunshine that followed. Luckily there was a nice breeze the entire time and it was never so hot that my brain boiled over. Here are some pictures of my family living the simple life some tents, some food, some water fun and most importantly Some Good Old Fashioned Family Time!!!

Creating a Mask with your Cricut/Gypsy

Hope you like this video showing you how to create your own "MASK" similar to the Tim Holtz version.

Creative Cutter Retreat-Draper

The first ever Creative Cutter Retreat in Draper, Utah.  I have had requests to make our Retreats centrally located for some that can not travel to Eureka.  Please join us for our First ever Fairfield Inn Retreat.  We have booked a conference space and negotiated a great room rate so now you and your friends can stay, play, shop and crop the night away with us in Draper!!!  Rates will be based on how many people want to share a room but everyone will receive entry into our Grand Prize Drawing, a make n take project, catered dinner on Friday and continental breakfast Saturday & Sunday.  You will be responsible for your own lunch & dinner on Saturday.  We will be located blocks from Michaels and JoAnn craft stores, minutes from Roberts in Sandy and 30 minutes from Archivers.  You will have use of the Conference space the entire weekend with a 4ft table per person!  We will have use of a seperate dinning space for dinner on Friday evening and easy access to lots of great restaurants and markets in the area.  Creative Cutter will provide use of two Cricut Expressions and over 100 cartridges for your use.

This Retreat is scheduled for November 12th-14th  2010

Check in is 3:00pm on Friday
Check out is Noon on Sunday

We will set a limit on this first retreat to 12 Tables so book early
Reservations must be made in advance by email Rcathierigby@aol.com
$20 deposit required when making reservation and will be discounted from Total Due.

Rates as Follows:
$90  per person (4 to a room)
$120 per person (3 to a room)
$150 per person (2 to a room)

Homemade Fun

I finally completed this layout for a Hobby Lobby Class--if interested just email me.

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Cartridges

Yes its time again for more Cartridges---which means time to update again!  There are 3 new seasonal carts coming out and two boxed cartridges.  I can get these right now for the following prices:  Seasonal $32 and Boys will be Boys and Simply Charmed for $48  yes these will go down in price for the patient shopper.  For those that have to have them now this is the price.

A little Birdie Told me....

This is the Bird Layout I created for The (paper) Trail Makers Challenge Blog.  There is a new challenge this week based on a Sketch.  Hope some of my followers play along and try to win some fun goodies from this Terrific store.

Camping Weekend

I made a quick Escape this past weekend so I apologize to those that have been trying to reach me.  I joined my husband in Flaming Gorge and the kids and I were able to spend some quality time with him before the chaos of a new school year ensues.  This has been a busy summer for everyone so it was nice to kind of break away and enjoy nature for a little bit.  I will post some pictures later on today when I finish responding to all of my missed calls and unanswered emails.  I hope no Cricut emergencies happened this weekend but I will touch base with everyone as soon as I can today.  Hope everyone is having a smooth First Day of School for some of you this may have happened last week but for us so far so good.  I have one in High School(Sammie) one in Middle School(Christine) one in Elementary(Jasmine) and my Kylee is in Kindergarten next week-she has some testing to do this week.  I think she will score high if they have a Cricut quiz not so high in reading--since she is my last child and my life is crazy right now--mom has slacked a little in the reading department.  She isn't reading yet the way my other kids were at this age.  I promised her today to do better this year!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tombow Markers

So no one has taken me up on the free vinyl offer yet so I thought I would sweeten the deal.  I have been graciously been given a set of Tombow markers to give away on this website so for the person to personally get the most people to sign up as Followers to my website I will add this bonus set of markers.  Remember you have until September 10th when I will giveaway Cricut Cartridge Serenade if we reach 250 followers (ambitious I know) Make sure your friends are new Followers.  If you are having trouble signing up remember to click on Follower button then the Google box and just type in your email sign in.  Becoming a follower is linked to your email so you can receive updates to this site.  Hope this helps with some of you that I know have had troubles.  You do not need to use a picture or it can be of Fluffy or your favorite scrapbook item.

Halloween Mini Class

Just one seat left for my September 10th Mini album class---only $15.00 if you are a current follower to this website.  Thanks for the support ladies-Happy Haunting!!!!

YUDU Classes

Want to learn how to create, burn & pull a great  one of a kind design using your YUDU Personal Screen Printing Machine?  Email us today to schedule a private class in your home for $50.00 for 2 hours of instruction or attend one of our workshops scheduled for September 9th or Sept 23rd from 6-8pm at the Creative Cutter Room email Rcathierigby@aol.com today to reserve a seat limit of 4 students per class.  We will email you a supply list upon registration.  Cost for Workshop is $40.00 
All classes taught by Deanne Wiggins & Cathie Rigby

Winner-Heidi Swapp Crowns

Hello Ladies-sorry it took me a little bit to post the winner of our drawing for comments to Welcome Orlena Post.  Our random winner was Glora

Glora said...

I lived in France for a year and a half and I love this card! These stamps are super cute and I love how you combined all of your elements

Contact me via email Rcathierigby@aol.com and I will mail your acrylic stamp set asap.  Thanks to everyone that posted a comment.

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Retreat Dates Added

Click on Retreat Dates Tab above for our new dates through March 2011.  Schedule your Groups Date today for best selection.  If you are coming alone or with a friend we would love to have you join a fantastic group of NEW FRIENDS.  Make friends for a lifetime of scrapbooking fun-sign up today!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Shape Challenge #2

This is my submission this week to The (paper) Trail Makers Challenge Blog.  Its all about using circles in your layout.  So check out their site and submit your circle layout today for a chance at a really cool prize.Click here to go to TrailMakers


It's time......Book your seats today!  All of the information to make reservations is ready and now we can get this party rolling.  Click here to make your Reservations
Anyone wanting to eat as a group just list Cathie Rigby on the passenger you want to dine with section.  I would love to spend as much time as a group that anyone wishes.  If you are bringing your spouse and would rather have romantic dinners alone---I completely understand!  I may just snap a picture or two so this is fair warning.  Most of the classes are included in the participation fee but I am leaving the option for a pay on site class in case we get can schedule Guest Designers??  You will need to bring only a basic scrapbook kit to attend any class unless you are taking a How to Use My Gypsy/Cricut/Design Studio Class then you may want to bring your own machine or laptop.  We did include Open Crop Time for those that want to come and scrapbook during the cruise.  If you are a cropper then please bring your own scrapbooking supplies, we will have kits and finished products that you can purchase if you wish.

Creative Cutter T-shirts will be given to all Scrapbookers & Non-scrapbooking roommates so please include T-shirt size for everyone in your cabin.

Please remember this trip will REQUIRE a Passport so be sure and take care of this early as they typically take some time to process.  Also you will need to arrange for your own airfare from Vancouver so make reservations early for best rates.  Thank you in advance for making this ALASKAN ADVENTURE possible--I will do my utmost to make it a MEMORABLE SCRAPWORTHY EVENT!