YES! You are the right page! I just have a new name! :) After realizing that I do more than just scrapbooking, I've decided to change the name and will be changing the look.. I'd do a whole new blog but I'd hate to have to start all over.
Here you will find scrapbooking ideas. There's a ton of older posts that used the Cricut, but lately I haven't been using it much and well, my sewing machine is gaining more miles by the day.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Great Grandma and Lilly...

Setting up her Barbie house!

This picture is just too cute, I just had to share it :) Great Grandma just celebrated her 76th Birthday Earlier this month, and Lilly is 6. Awww...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Well, after a long 5 hour drive, I made it to my parents house on Christmas Eve.
Made a stop in Mankato where Santa had another present for Lilly.

Me and Lilly by the tree

Lilly and her Haul of gifts! She got a Barbie House, Barbie Pool, Barbie Bedroom, Barbie with a Fridge, Littlest Pet shop (2 big sets) A Prayer Doll, Veggie Tales, a new night gown, Books and an activity Set. Santa came the next day and brought a Barbie Car and a boom box with 2 CD's

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
I hope that everyone has a joyous and safe holiday!!

Especially those that will be traveling through the Midwest like myself.. heading out tomorrow after work to MN to see my parents and Lilly!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cute Little Box - Directions

My Memory card won't read right now for my camera, so I'm hoping that these quick drawings that I made in Paint will work out! (LOL, boxes taken with my camera phone)

I used ribbon to decorate, mainly to cover up the seams and such. also it makes a nice bow!

These are 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/4
Perfect for holding the 4x4 coasters!

And for those that missed the link on how to make the coasters, please CLICK HERE, it will direct you to Split Coast Stampers!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

S'more Coasters!

Here are 4 more coasters that I did! I'm almost done.. have atleast 10 more to go for presents!

Cute Little Box!

I will post more on this little box (Measure about 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4) on my next blog post! I will have instructions on how easy it's to make with your scor-pal!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Altered Coasters!

I've been not really motivated to work on my Christmas Gifts this year, mainly cause I have no idea what to get people, but also I don't have the money to get anything fancy.

This link was shared on the Cricut Board - PHOTO TILES and I thought that it was a wonderful idea! I ran out to Menards and purchased 48 Tumbled Tiles (figuring I can make 12 sets of 4)
I already had the mod podge and acrylic sealer from previous projects. The tile was $5.48 for 9, and I used my 10% off discount. With my discount, it came to about 61 cents per tile, or $2.47 per 4 piece set. I didn't think that was too bad!

I have 7 that are completely done, and another 8 that are drying. I just have to get some pictures for the rest of them (heehee.. hopefully my coworkers will help me and get pictures to me)

Here is a picture of 2 of them that are done!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Butterflies from Hong Kong

I recieve many questions on where I got these butterflies.
I just call them Butterflies from Hong Kong well, because I purchased them on Ebay, and the seller was in Hong Kong lol :)

The sellers name is gift_stylish . I have purchased many times from them, and have nothing but good things to say. Last year, I got 2 Hello Kitty Necklaces and they arrived in plenty of time for Christmas.

I just checked their actions, looks like they don't have the multi colored butterflies up right now, but there are Gold and Silver ones. They are the Iridescent Fabric Assorted Butterfly .

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sympathy Card

These are my least favorite cards to make :( A Co-worker lost her father last week. This is for her.

Lattice Card base is from Just Sharing (Linda)

Paper from stacks (not sure which ones)
Branch cut from Home Decor.Flowers on branch are Flora Doodles Jeweled Florettes
Butterflies.. From Hong Kong.
With Sympathy is from Wild Cards.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cricut Cart Lists - Dec 2009

Updated with Pagoda and Paisley!

Due to the time that it took to make these - from the typing, going through PC's website, and downloading and importing files, plus making sure that everything looked just right, I believe I spent a good 3+ hours on these - I am going to ask for a small fee of $1.50 each file. Just click the links below to be directed to paypal, and then you will be directed to a page to download once payment has been made.


Excel File

Friday, November 13, 2009

2nd Birthday Card

Here's a quick birthday card that I made for my boss's grandson.
Patterened paper is DCWV, embossed with Tiny Bubbles cuttlebug folder.
I used Keystone, but if you don't have that you can put any # there.
File does not have the name on it (and you can add your own)
Size is A2 (4.25x5.5)


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Black Friday Bingo!!

Memory Making Crafts, along with Cricut Creations by amkscrap,
are proud to invite you to join us in ...


All you have to do, is sign up for the Memory Making Crafts Yahoo Group

Participation requires $2 per bingo card (with a max of 5 cards) , and the grand prize is 75% of the money in the "prize fund" to spend at Memory Making Crafts!

2nd place will get 25% of the money in the prize fund to spend at Memory Making Crafts!

Want more Bingo Fun? Join us at Scrapbook Bingo; Celebrating our 5th Anniversary!

Pictures From The Weekend

Here's a few pictures from my weekend with Lilly, these were taken on our walk. Me, Mom and Lilly (dad was taking the pictures)
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just a few Random Things!

Just a few random things that I'm blogging about today.

First, Thanks so much for all the comments on my Christmas Display. I'm gonna post all the answers here. Yes, they are ornaments. I can't remember how long it took me.. as I was doing that and a bunch of other things at once. I took a "nap" when I got off work that Wednesday, and woke up at like 9pm. I had to be to work on Thursday at 6 to start setting up stuff. Well... at 9pm, I hadn't had the letters even drawn out.. so on went a pot of coffee, and I spent the night cutting things out, and decorating them. by 5am, I was done (I was doing a lot of other things in between cuts), but I guess if I did it straight through, probably 30-45 mins to cut, and then once they were diamond dusted and stickled, a few hours to dry. I went to work at 6, got off at 5 that night. Didn't get to bed till midnight that night (Yup, I'm crazy.. was up for 27 hours... )

No, I didn't get any rewards or anything. I pretty much got brownie points lol, and all items were used from my supplies (except the ornament hooks, took those off the shelf at work) Yes, I love my job. (Gotta tell myself that every day, but really, it's a great place to work!)

Now, on to the FUN stuff!! I spent the weekend with Miss Lilly, and we had a ball. We didn't cut quite as much stuff out, but did do a bunch of turkeys and a few pilgrams. We had a "party" Saturday night, and my brother and SIL came over. We danced to KISS (LOL, a friend of mine was at the concert in Minneapolis at the Target Center, so she was sending me pictures of the events, and we rocked out at my parents house lol) Boy, she's got a LOT of energy. We all crashed at midnight; I'm surprised that Lilly even was up that late, bet she slept really good that night. We also went for a walk down by the river, and got quite a few pictures taken. Now just have to look over them and see if I can use any for my christmas cards this year.

That's all I've got for today... but.. I'm sure I'll have another post in the next 18 hours or so.. a sneak peak of BLACK FRIDAY BINGO by MEMORY MAKING CRAFTS (And ME!!) is coming up!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Menards and the Cricut!

It's been about a month now, but I finally got around to taking pictures of this. My boss asked me to help with the Christmas Village Display, and wanted something that no one would have. I did the Halloween Display (I've got a picture, but it's black and white... will try to post later!) of the Spooky Town Village, so they knew that I could do something cool for Christmas. The Hardware Manager in charge wanted it to read "Happy Holidays from Menards" and then I came up with Christmas Ray at the end.
The letters are cut at 11 inches with asxmasballs font, backed with white paper, and then I used Diamond Dust to fill in the white. The pictures don't show it, but the letters do twinkle :)

Ray was also cut at 11 inches high, and since I have just the baby bug, the base of him is in 2 pieces and seamed together. I think he's about 11x11 give or take a little.

I also used stickles around the edge of the ornaments. The letters are hung with wire ornament hangers.

The store manager along with the General Office love our display! I lost count on how many times the store manager told me that it looked awesome :)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Three Baby Cards

Three Friends of mine in my Scrapbooking Yahoo Group are pregnant, and expecting between January and Febuary! We had a mini "Baby Shower" for them, and I made the cards.
I was inspired by this post HERE by Scrapper1969 on the Cricut board. Carriage from NA, and pop dotted. These are all 5x7's.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

First, I'd love to share with you Lilly's 1st Grade picture! Look at all those missing teeth!! LOL :)

And here she is, as a Fairy. She said she was Tinkerbell. We talked on the phone yesterday and she was in a parade at the mall and won the cake walk at the local fair grounds Halloween Party.
I am heading back to MN for the weekened on November 6th, so I am trying to get as many paper dolls made before then.. I'm also in the market for Hannah Montana, I think she would have a blast cutting those out! I'm going to bring my cuttlebug this time, and see how she likes it. If it's something that she'll easily be able to use all by herself, then I'll be looking for one of those too!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Card

Here's a Halloween card that I made tonight. I'll admit, it's not my *best* work, but I've been in a slump lately, so I'm just happy that I did something!
The brown paper is not part of the card.. just had to set it on something.
The Tree was a Free SVG from Scrappin' Out Loud (click name to go to blog post to download from her)
Size - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Then.. I found these foam shapes in my Halloween Box.. and well, instead of cutting everything out, I took the 'easy' route this time and just stuck a few on there.
The orange is embossed with Pumpkin Harvest Cuttlebug folder, and the Tree is embossed with Distressed Stripes.
The foam shapes also hold the branches down lol :)
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stickles and Liquid Pearl Sheets!

Revamped and Added to!
There are 4 sheets in this file -
Distressed Stickles
Ice Stickles / Glitz Stickles
Liquid Pearls

Available in PDF and EXCEL!

Both files will be FREE Until November 4th , and then it will be $1.50 - so be sure to get yours today!
Also, if you download, please leave a comment - they are greatly appreciated :)



Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you to all that entered for the Blog Candy!!
There was 112 comments and those that posted on their blog got 1 extra entry, for a total of 134 entries!
Unfortnetly, I did not hit 500 followers, so only 1 package of the above blog candy will be sent out! Maybe next time :)

All names were entered at Class Tools, and the "Fruit Machine" picked the winner....
And the winner is.... Jackie - KraftyChick!

Kraftychick said...
This is really great blog candy - I would love to try the Flower Soft! and I am now a follower even though I've had your blog bookmarked for a long time, I just never became a follower. Unfortunately, I don't have a blog so this will be my only chance to win! But thanks for the opportunity! Jackie
October 14, 2009 12:06 AM

Jackie, please email me at amkscrap@gmail.com with your address, and I will get your flowersoft ordered and shipped to you!!

Thank you to all followers, old and new, for your continued support!


***Date changed on this post to Keep it to the top, and to remind Everyone (heehee, and myself) that October 22nd, 2009 is the last day to enter for the BLOG CANDY!***
How about some BLOG CANDY?!?
Perfect for the Upcomming Holidays!!

BLOG CANDY includes one of each of the following!!
Flower Soft - Christmas Green
Flower Soft - Russet Red
Flower Soft - Vintage Christmas
Flower Soft - Holly and Ivy Toppers
Flower Soft - Traditional Door Toppers
Flower Soft - Vintage Taglets
Flower Soft - Christmas Sentiments
Flower Soft Glue
To Enter::
1) Become a Follower! (Thank you to those that are already following!)
***I am currently at 271 Followers. If I should hit 500 by the time I draw a winner on October 22nd, I will give away TWO sets of Blog Candy!**
2) Sign up for Email updates (Optional!)
3) Post a link to This Post on your blog- Please comment on this post if you do, so I can leave a comment on your blog! - You will recieve an additional Entry if you do! But you must let me know that you posted, otherwise, I might miss it!

4) Leave a comment on THIS POST. Comments on other posts, or sent to my email via the email updates will not be entered.
Winner will be announced on October 22nd!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

For Sale - Snow Globes

I know that this isn't Cricut, nor Scrapbooking related, but I am trying to get some extra money to purchase a Cuttlekids for my daughter, along with a few dies that she could use with it.

I have listed all my Disney Snowglobes on Ebay - Here is my EBAY PAGE and then just click "Items For Sale"

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 19, 2009

PDF and Excel List of Carts!

I totally revamped these this time around. These all have the new carts through the newly released mini carts. I have removed the 2 international carts, because they were not on PC's website (Keystone Int'l and Daisy Chain Int'l) Also added are the catelog numbers for each, and then a screen shot of the cartridge binder/packaging.

The fonts and shapes were getting kinda long, and when printed were tiny, so those have now went to 2 pages each. There are a total of 8 pages, and they are all included in each file. This is available in Excel and PDF.

Due to the time that it took to make these - from the typing, going through PC's website, and downloading and importing files, plus making sure that everything looked just right, I believe I spent a good 3+ hours on these - I am going to ask for a small fee of $1.50 each file. Just click the links below to be directed to paypal, and then you will be directed to a page to download once payment has been made.

***Please do not share these files directly - please direct them to this blog. If I am notified of someone sharing the files freely, I will remove the files.***

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Techniques !

Been working on a swap the last few days - and here are the pages that I did! I can't wait to get them all back and learn something new :) Course, doing my own pages, I dyed skittles for the first time, and even learned "stretching"

Stretching Page - Title made with Don Juan, photo is just a random one I had in my collection that I took at the lake, and matted wtih DCWV Summer Adhesive Mat Stack
Distress ink - Inks Used - Background is Distress Ink Tea Dye by Ranger, and the strip is Antique Linen. Letters done with Stamped

Dry Wall Mesh - Letters cut from Mickey Font, Dry wall tape purchased at Menards. I matted my journalling, and then used my sewing machine to sew the journaling and the mat together. Used really pretty Gold thread too :)

Dying Skittles - Title is font TGIFriday's cut out with SCAL. I used Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks on aluminum tape to get the background for the lettering. I dyed clear skittles with Meadow, and put them in a baggie and adhered them to the page with a brad and paper flower. Flower stamp is Just Rite.

Thanks for looking!

Gypsy Giveaway Scam

I normally don't make posts like this! However, when a fellow Cricut Friend has been wronged, I feel the need to "speak up" persay.

The site http://www.cartridgehelper.com/ was giving away a gypsy. They had a HUGE response - I think they said like 1,970 some entries....
They posted the winner on their blog... http://www.cartridgehelper.com/cricut-gypsy-winner/#comments and then.. Emailed ""SOMEONE ELSE"".
The person who was posted as the winner on the blog responded immediately - Barbara - you can see her comment on the above post...

Later that day... Cartridge Helper emailed her, stating that they made a mistake and emailed the wrong person, and that the person that they EMAILED would be getting the Gypsy.
Her name has been removed from the posting, but the "winner" has not been posted.

Sounds kinda fraudulent, maybe they didn't really have a G to give away, since no new name has been posted.

They have offered to BUY her a cart off EBAY instead. Claiming that they already spent $430 on the first Gypsy.
Here is Barbara's (the Blog Winner) post on the Cricut board http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=5492609

I just want to make everyone aware of the activities of the Cartridge Helper, and if you get a moment, please comment on their blog if you think that Barbara should be the winner,
Since it was Cartridge Helper's mistake in Emailing the "Wrong" person (which , personally, I don't think there was an email.. I think that is just a cover up!)

I hope that this doesn't ever happen to anyone else!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Twinkles Glow With Stamps Blog Candy!

**Just to clarify... this is not my blog candy. I am just posting it, as one of the ways to get an extra entry was to post the picture and link on your blog. please click the link for Twinkling Glow with Stamps that is below to enter for this blog candy. The blog candy that will be givin for this site, is the flowersoff package that is posted above. Comments to this post will not be entered into either of them, as I am not the one offering the great assorted package that is below! Sorry for any confusion!**

Over at Twinkles Glow with Stamps!
You've gotta check this out!! She's offering Candy to TWO followers! WOW!