Friday, May 08, 2015

New Series of Cricut Classes in San Diego!!

I receive a ton of requests for cricut classes and I have been wanting to add some for a very long time, but I needed to find a venue to teach at so that I could continue to hold my well loved regular crops/workshops.

Well I am excited to announce that I have found not ONE, but TWO amazing locations!!!!

I will be teaching at Foothills Adult School in El Cajon and the brand new Hobby Lobby in La Mesa!  What's the difference between the classes and which one should you take?

If you are new to cricut or you are intimidated by your machine and want to know all the things it can do, then you should definitely take my class at Foothills!!  It is three hours long and goes more in depth.  The facility has a projector so that I can project my laptop on the screen so everyone can see my demo.  It also has one of those cool tables with the mirror above it so you can see what buttons I push on the machine!!! (See below for upcoming dates)

My Hobby Lobby classes will be bite size portions of my Foothills Class.  At the beginning of each class I will demo a project or technique and give you little tips on how to cut it on your machine.  I will provide a goodie bag which will either contain a full project to complete or some of the materials that I demonstrated so that you can experiment and do it yourself.  Each class will be different so you can come over and over again to make new projects.

Cricut Classes at the La Mesa Hobby Lobby


Have a cricut machine, but not sure what to do next? Want to learn how to use some of the special features?  At each class I will demonstrate a technique or feature and share samples of how to incorporate them into your artwork. Each class will include a "goodie" bag with materials to experiment with and/or a project to complete.

This is a great class to take over and over again.  
We'll make different projects each time.

Fee $15
Must Pre-Register for the class.
Space is limited


Friday, June 12, 2015 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm




Cricut Classes at Foothills Adult School - El Cajon, CA

Foothills has an amazing set-up that is perfect for Cricut Classes!  These 3-hour classes go more in depth and also help you to become more familiar with Design Space and Cricut Craft Room.  Wifi is included so it's perfect for those Explore Machines!!!



June 27, 2015 - $25
Explore Class - 9:00 - 12:00
Expressions Class - 12:30 - 3:30

Registration Not Open Yet :-)

September 19, 2015 - $25
Explore Class - 9:00 - 12:00

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Artfully Sent Lattice Birthday Card



The more I play with the overlays on the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge, the more I love them!!!  I think part of the trick is to keep the paper behind the overlay simple.  It needs to be a small print or a solid cardstock so that the pattern doesn't compete with the overlay.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CTMH Retiring Stamp Sets - Get them before they are gone....

It's always hard to say goodbye to some of our favorite stamp sets....but sadly that time has come again.  I'm sure it means that there are many gorgeous and fun stamp sets in our future, but if any of these are on your wish list, now is the time to place your order!!  Just hop on over to my website


  • Click on shop
  • Then click on "Retiring Items"
  • Add then add them ALL to your cart. hahaha!  I know that might actually be tempting for some of you. :-)


Please let me know if you have any questions!




Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Feelin Groovy with Artfully Sent

One of the things I love about being a papercrafter, is the ability to create fun items to go with any theme!  My boss picked up some tye-dye tablecloths for a party so I decided to use the same colors and theme to make a birthday card and banner to go with the tablecloth.

I had so much fun making these....and I'll tell you a little secret.... My coworker has the card on her counter and every time I walk by it, I still think it is so cute!!!  I don't think the picture does justice to the colors...


Supplies Used:
  • Close To My Heart (CTMH) cardstock - Pear, Honey, Sorbet and Dutch Blue (retired)
  • CTMH ink for saying - Indian Corn Blue
  • CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - Card base/overlay Explore code- #M101159
  • Cricut Font and Basic Shapes - Flower


Supplies Used:
  • Close To My Heart (CTMH) cardstock - Pear, Honey, Sorbet and Dutch Blue (retired)
  • CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Banner pieces
  • CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge - Font
  • Cricut Font and Basic Shapes - Flower

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Cute Koalas - CTMH Cards

This set was originally designed for the Australia/New Zealand market, but I am so glad that they made it available to the US because I love, love, love koalas!  Instead of using the Koalas for a baby card, I thought it would be fun to make a birthday card and a Happy Day card.  Who wouldn't love to get one of the cute guys in the mail?











Supplies Used:
D1462 - Cute Koalas
Shinhan marker on the birthday
Colored pencils on the koala
Found ribbon
Paper Fundamentals - These cool papers add lots of great texture to your projects


Be sure to head on over to my website to purchase any of these CTMH supplies!



Monday, January 05, 2015

Artfully Sent Love Banner

I had so much fun making this fun banner!!

Using the CTMH Designer Creations ruby bags and the CTMH cricut cartridges made it come together so fast!


Supplies and Assembly tips:
  • Lay out all your bags on your work surface.
  • Lay your string/ribbon about 1 1/4 inches down from the top of the bag.  
  • Fold down the top of the bag and secure with tape runner along the edge.  This creates a "channel" for the string/ribbon to slide through.
Supplies Used:
Z2004 Lagoon Hearts Washi tape - 7.95
Z2988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon -  6.95
Lagoon, White Daisy, Black and Cranberry Cardstock
Various found ribbons

Cricut cuts with Explore codes:

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Connected Hearts Border - #46CCB
Heart Banner Border #M3EF31

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge
Font
Heart Arrow Pocket Card - #MCE019
Heart Pocket Card - #MCDF39

All of the little red/black hearts were cuts leftover from other Artfully Sent projects.

You can order all of the CTMH supplies from my website:  

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year - CTMH National Papercrafting Month

Happy New Year!!  I am looking forward to 2015 and lots of fun with Close To My Heart!  In February I am going on the Close To My Heart incentive trip to Disney Aulani thanks to my buddy Bren, I'm hosting another fun retreat at Rabbit Hill Ranch in March, planning to teach at the 2015 Scrappin Escapes retreats and we're headed to Disneyland in July for our annual convention.  Whew...so much fun already in the works.

In order to get started on the right foot, I spent almost two weeks in December organizing my stamp room, planning projects, cutting kits, writing blog posts and scheduling facebook updates so I can guarantee I have a ton to share with you!!

Let's get started with...National Papercrafting Month!!

 When you make a qualifying purchase of $50 you can purchase the Year >> Noted kit for only $5.  The kit includes printed papers and cardstock and a stamp set.  For just $5 more you can add the My Creations kraft mini album.

The package is designed to help you put together a "time capsule" scrapbook.  You can keep track of your goals, accomplishments, adventures and highlights throughout the year.  Then "seal" up your book with the large gold seal, pack it away and open it in the future....

Tips and Ideas
  • You can write on the gold foil stickers with a permanent pen!
  • You receive a piece of blue and peach cardstock in the kit.  Cut flowers and embellishments out on your cricut to use throughout your book.
  • Remember to save room for the photos you will be adding!