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New item in my shop!!!

Hey Everyone, I hope everyone is thawing out from the weather we had this past weekend. It was even super cold here in the sunshine state. I barely got out of my pajamas on Saturday. lol
Anyway here is my latest project that is now in my etsy shop. This was a request from a client and I have to say that it was fun. Here it is....

  Aren't these so adorable. She is having a fun mermaid birthday party for her little girl and these are going to be the cupcake toppers. Sometimes I want my daughter to be little again so I can throw parties like this for her again. Although this yr she graduates and I think we are going to be doing like a Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland theme. I am going to have fun with that one!!
Now these beauties were a little bit of work let me tell you. I embossed the front of the body and then I ran the tail through my crinkler ( I don't know the real name of that thing lol) .  Finally I took four different colors of stickles and one by …
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Woot, Woot!! I did it!

Ok so this probably won't be that exciting to you as it is for me but..... I officially opened my etsy shop today!!!!!!!!!! This is something that I have been working towards for a little while and finally was able to at least put up my first item for sale. Would you like to see it? Ok here it is!!!





This is a Mickey Mouse Banner that I made for a friend of mine. This one is for a 1st yr birthday party but I can do any yr or theme. I really love how it came out and I am excited to make more.
I am really excited to see how this does on etsy.
 I am new to etsy so if any of you etsy wise people out there have great advice I am all ears. Haha all ears, mickey ears, get it? Never mind. lol

Thats it for today short and sweet. Thanks for stopping by!

Lets Kick Our Heels Up!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!! 

            I hope you are having a marvelous Saturday! Enjoying family, friends and loved ones. I have been busy in my craft room creating some fun gifts for a bridal shower. I really like finding unique items for parties or showers. Whenever I am in Target or Walmart or even places like Party City you always see the same things over and over again and I know that for me I really want my event to stand out, to look different, and (for our world wide web dimension we live in right now) to be Pinterest worthy!  When I saw this shoe file I knew I had to have it and will be using it for many events!  This file comes from the one and only svgcuts.com it is part of there Love Always kit.  It is one of their older kits but to be honest I don't think any of their files ever get old. I just love Mary and Leo for their contribution to the craft world!! Thanks guys!! 
          I will tell you that when you purchase this kit ( which is a steal at $6.99) and open up…

New Project and we are finally settled in!!

Good Afternoon or early evening beautiful people. It has been a very long time since I have been on my blog. I am happy to say after about 4 yrs of moving and transition we are finally settled into our new home and I am now able to have a craft room again and get back to doing what I love.
    We have settled back in Florida actually right back where we left over 9 yrs ago. It is funny how God likes to bring us full circle. We actually ended up building our house on the five acres that we had purchased 14 yrs ago. I always thought we would sell it and live some where else but here are back and I couldn't be happier!!
   My family and I have had an amazing journey and have been able to meet God in new ways and experience life the way he meant for us to live it. It is absolutely beautiful and wildly fun!!!!

Anyways let me get to the project! ( thats why you come here anyway right!)  So I am a big fan of svgcuts.com  Mary and Leo are amazingly talented people and I am so stoked that …

using Silhouette Studio files with Ecal and MTC

Good Evening, I planned on posting this a little earlier but my day got away from me. That doesn't happen to anyone else does it? lol! Anyway I have a quick post today with a video tutorial.



I absolutely LOVE the Silhouette Online Store. It is awesome and the files that are on there are awesome too! Well I no longer have the Cameo because in the my last post you were able to see that I decided to keep the Sizzix Eclips 2. Well I had already subscribed to the silhouette store and had purchased several files. So I knew I needed to figure out a way to use them.



I had actually seen a post on a forum describing what to do. I went ahead and tried it but had to tweak a few things to get mine to work. Here is a video that shows you how to use those files so you don't feel like you wasted your money.






Have a great night everyone and thanks for stopping by my blog!!



Crystal




My first project with the Sizzix Eclips 2

I know, I know I have not been very good lately at this whole blogging thing. I apologize. Hopefully some of my followers will stick around. I have been experiencing some major shifting in life in the last 2 yrs and am finally starting to see settled ground! 

Anyway you are here for inspiration right? Paper craft inspiration to be exact. That is what I can give you today!! 

Recently I purchased a new die cutting machine. Actually I purchased two because I wasnt sure which one I wanted. I purchased both the Silhouette Cameo and the New Sizzix Eclips 2.  The Cameo because I love the online store and everyone raves about this machine so I figured it has to be good. The Eclips 2 because it looked great and the grams of force is 700. Thats as much as my Zing had. I liked my Zing but I had to buy a Mac and the software just wasn't 100% percent functional yet with the Mac so I sold the Zing. 

Here is a photo of both machines: 


So I tried both of the machines and I want to tell you which one …

It has been a long time…but I am back with a new cutter!!!!!!

Hello Everyone! I know that it has been a long time since I have posted especially anything about papercrafting but I have settled in down here in Florida and am ready to start crafting again. I will be changing the name of my blog soon because I well, no longer own a cricut. I thought about this decision for a long time and came to the conclusion that I just felt limited with the cricut and I wanted full design capability. So I actually turned back to the company that I started with as far as having a larger cutting machine. I went with the KNK Zing! So far I love this machine. I used to own the KNK Element and I loved it but I was using it for a business that eventually burned me out when it came to designing anything. That is when I decided to invest in the cricut machine. Now that I’ve had a break  I realized how much I enjoyed having the ability to design if I want to.  Here are a few things that I have done so far with the machine:This was a fun little treat box that I created i…