Friday, November 4, 2011

Festive Friday November 4th, 2011

Hey everyone! Welcome to another Festive Friday and another Countdown to Christmas Cartridge winner!!
Here are a few things that I am working on... the biggest thing is updating the Cricut CraftRoom (CCR) Guide. I am adding screen shots and my commentary.... this is a huge project as they have made so many changes to CraftRoom. I have been using it since February so I have learned so much!!!! SO MUCH!!! I want to share it with all of you. My mind has so much to share, I just need the time and energy to do so. I am working as fast as I can with how I feel. I am still adjusting to the new medication they have me on.... I have to decided which day to take it because I sleep for about 36 hours after I take it. Running a blog and business it is not very conducive to my list of things to do. That is why I am hiring help ;)

Personal stuff. I really need the Cricut Creative Memories cartridge Best of Times, that came with the E2. It is just a $25 cartridge but you could only get it if you got the E2 from Creative memories. I am willing to trade it for ANY current Cricut cartridge that is not retired. It has a cute penguin that I want. I need it NOT uploaded to a gypsy. Like I said it is only $25, but I am willing to trade for ANY cartridge or pay $40 for it. Thanks! Please email me with the subject BEST OF TIMES. It will be available for purchase on its own in a few months. But I love penguins and really want it now, rather than waiting for it.

Here are today's projects....

Shelly Lynn used lots of Halloween carts
Her blog address is

Tina from Crafty and Green used Home Decor & Mother's Day Bouquet to Create this Card.


So here is my list of things to do and upcoming/current contests.
Update CCR Guide. (2 day project)
Add ALL cartridges available to webstore (Before Saturday morning, pictures will come later)
Have office staff add Cuttlebug embossing folders to store
Set up email accounts for upcoming events and sign ups.
Have office staff  download pictures to add to store of paper and tools
Have office staff handle 25 projects a day sign ups I need to set up a blog for that.
Set up the contest to win the Cricut Cake machine.
Set up contest for the two Cricut Everyday Cartridges
Set up contest to win the French Manor cartridge.
Fix shipping errors (ship them out on Monday)
I will be adding a page on my website that will show you ALL of the contests I have going on so you will never miss one again!
When discount cards get here ship them to first week customers (as soon as they get to my house)
And about 7 more major things to do.... (Again why I am hiring help)

Here is how to win one of the TWO Cricut Everyday Cartridges. Tomorrow full details will be posted.
 I will be giving away TWO of the Cricut Everyday cartridges. In December we are having Princess Bella's Birthday blog Hop. Bella (my daughter) turns 4. The design team is making the projects but here is how you can get in too! You have to make a 12x12 or 8x8 scrapbook 2 page scrapbook layout. Here is the theme and colors. Pink and Purple, Disney Princess or any princess. You will then need to mail it to me. It needs to be in the mail by December 1st if you live in the USA, earlier if you live internationally. December 9th I will announce the winner on Ustream. It is a random drawing so even if you do not have a ton of talent. You could still win. This will also be a 'Present' for Bella. Remember she is turning 4 loves purple, Ariel... well all princess stuff. Ballet...etc. She is a girly girl. I am then going to put all of the pages together for a book for her. This is also a way for me to find new Design team members ;) I do understand that that can be costly. So because i do know that Christmas is coming up and the economy isn't the best. So the other cartridge will be for email entries... I will provide details on how to email to enter without making a project. So there really aren't rules for the scrapbook page entry. Just a 12x12 or 8x8 scrapbook page for a princess. It does NOT need to be a birthday page. Just anything you can think of for a 4 year old girl who likes purple and princesses and flowers, Tinkerbell, butterflies...etc. Use your creativity. I will also have a few other little prizes for creativity and most creative. I will also be picking ONE person from the entries to be a new member of my Design Team

I am going have this 'Tis the season cartridge Available for purchase tomorrow, details will be on my blog tomorrow how to purchase it at a discount.

Here is today's Countdown to Christmas winner... they win the Cricut Winter's in the Air Holiday cartridge. If you like the images on here, it will available on my Shop to purchase tomorrow! If you would like to win a free cartridge that I give away EVERY week. Just comment on my blog once per post. I pick a winner every Friday to win the cartridge and you never know which cartridge I will be giving away until Friday when I announce it. So make sure starting today and until next Thursday at 11:59pm EST you comment on each blog post I make.

...and the winner is....
Doris P. said...
so exciting - I would love to be a guest designer!! can't wait for more info!

Tomorrow you will see great projects made with over 50 cricut cartridges and Sunday there will be another different 50 cartridges used. You want to come by here both days to see ALL of the projects they will all be new projects on each day.
Join us for our monthly 100 Cricut Cartridge blog hop!


KAT said...

thats a nice cartridge. i don't have that one. may have to 'think' on it. what a nice halloween book. lots of work went into this.
tinas card is very sweet also.

Suzys Crafts said...

Omigosh, I am exhausted just reading your blog! LOL. Love the projects everyone. You are all so talented.

gshrader said...

What an amazing Halloween mini album. Love it! Thanks for showing all the great pages!
Tina great card too! love all the exciting events going on here! Can't wait for the blog hop! Can't wait to get the Tis teh Season cart too!!! YEAH Christmas carts!!!
Thanks for sharing

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! That Halloween mini album just blew me away, great projects ladies, I also love your idea about the scrapbooking pages for your daughter, it will make a beautiful gift for a pretty little princess.

Denise Gifford said...

Wow that halloween book was FANTASTIC.

You have so many things going on right now, it is a good thing you are getting help.

I love the idea about the scrapbooking pages for your daughter, I am sure she will love it as there are so many taleted ladies out there.

Hope you are feeling better. Take care,

Denise Gifford

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Great Book, and Tina love the elephant super cute!!! Erica boy I'm glad your hiring you know why I say I would hate to have your brain lol....joking!!

Connie Layman said...

Oh my, the Halloween book is spooktacular! And Tina your card is the sweetest!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

OMG that album is just simply adorable....and great projects everyone. Congratulations to Doris!

Kristy said...

WOW! You are busy! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the Tis the Season cart!!! It seems like a must! Can't wait to check out your store and buy some more! Love your prices and shipping!

Maria said...

The Halloween mini album is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it!

Jenny R said...

Wow...the Halloween mini album is amazing! I can't wait for the hop and to buy tis the season.:)

Dee Burns said...

The Album looks amazing. I thought I was the only crazy/sane person with that kind of chaotic bliss. I will have to check out the challenge for Bella...girls are so much fun.
Hope all goes well.

Have a great weekend.
Dee B

Karen said...

The Halloween mini album is so gorgeous. I can't wait to get Tis the Season.

Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

McVic said...

Love the mini!!! SO cool! Congrats Doris!

Doris P. said...

oohh so excited to be reading all of the excitement that is in store and as I read and see this cute cartridge and think - that's on my list to buy and whalaa... it's ME - I WON IT!!! THANK YOU :):):):) so excited - actually you have my address since I have bought several times from you these past 2 weeks... I live in haysville, ks - let me know if you need it again :) SO EXCITED!! THANKS and I didn't know about the ads - I will NOW! Doris
parkernana5 at cox. net

jordanbev5 said...

Boy you are a very busy woman!!! and yes you need help! (Hiring or volunteer) to get all of this completed! Congratulations Doris, on winning!!! And loved your album with all the layers and details! I am loving your site!

Cathy said...

yes lady, you are one busy mama,lol sounds like a lot of fun stuff going on. congrats to Doris.

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

FABULOUS Projects! Congrats to the Winner!

marsha said...

I just adore your Halloween album and really, really want Tis the Season!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Congrats to Doris!

Alisha said...

Great projects, i love that mini, its amazing. I have never seen this cart before and am falling in love with it. Good thing you have some helpers because your list of projects is longer than my kids Christmas list.

Angiebug said...

This cart looks amazing, congrats Doris on winning. Your projects are great! tfs -angie
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

littlen said...

great projects. tfs. thanks for the chance to win.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Southern Scrapper said...

great job ladies!

Lisa said...

Great job everyone! Looking forward to day two!

EnjoliCollums said...

Wow now that's one cute book! Love the elephant. Tina so sweet

cema1cema said...

Wow I love the Halloween Book!! Christina

craftydanielle said...

Love love this halloween book!! I hope we get to see a christmas one :)