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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2009 Revisited - and Blog Candy Too!

I hope that you enjoyed the 2008 trip down "Memory Lane" as I sure did enjoy the comments! It's fun and exciting to hear what everyone's first project was :)
This post will be the first half of 2009 as there was 150 posts that year, so I'm sure I'll find tons of favorites to share with you!
January 2009
This was back when I was with Charlie, and we were kitty looking, we fell in love with these two adorable kittens, Oscar and Maddison
I had a request for some other types of refrigerators, so here's a file for all your cooling needs!
And this was the first year that I made Lilly's Valentines for her Kindergarten class. The Hannah Montana cartridge wasn't out yet, so I found a stamp and went to town.. 2 1/2 hours on 10 valentines! Eeek!

And here you can download a PDF file of all the overlays for the Paper Doll Dress up cartridge. I originally did these for a friend who had just gotten her cricut.


February 2009 brought us CHA and the "rumor" of Design Studio Pro. 2 years later.. still no Design Studio Pro, but they did release the Gypsy over a year later. They also said that there would absolutely be no Paper Dolls 2 Cartridge.. Yet.. we did get Paper Dolls for Everyday (over a year later...)

Remember the Life's a Beach Fiasco?! That was the only Cartridge that I not only preordered, but paid "full" price for (I think it was like $55 or something) and I think I only used the cartridge ONCE.
And here were my Monster Truck Valentines for Lilly's Kindergarten Class

March 2009 brought us the story of Ron and his dog Kili, where we all pitched in an voted to help them win a years free of rent. Their video is still up on You Tube, so if you don't remember it or never got to check it out... head over there and do so! RON AND KILI VIDEO
They had won the public vote (with 34% of the votes) , which got them $50 credit towards rent, and then the final decision was left to a panel of 7. They did not win the grand prize, but they did get the President's Award, which was a prize that they created just for him. If I remember correctly he did get like 2 or 3 months for rent and Kili got a shopping trip at Pet Smart.

In April I had my first try of Glass Etching!


May was the launch of Let Me Show You How To Do That, which is still up and running withCapadia and Jen C It's an online class that shows you how to run Design Studio.

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I also had a booth at the Bulbs to Blossoms sale in Clear Lake, where I sold many of my cards

And in June is when I first purchased the Sure Cuts A Lot program, and stated making a few SVG Files.
I hope that you have enjoyed your visit today!


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Now.. for the fun stuff! (wait.. it's all supposed to be fun right?!)
If you have made it this far.. then you surely deserve a chance to win! Blog Candy #2 is going to be... a set of Pink Spatulas from CGull.
All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST!
I like to use many different tools in conjunction with my Cricut. The Cuttlebug is one of my favorites. I also like to stamp and heat emboss.

What is your favorite tool / item to use to compliment your cricut cuts?

**please make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you yourname @ yourdomain works well (as long as you put the spaces in there!)**

Winner will be drawn on Sunday January 9th!

The CGull Spatula Set was especially designed to optimize your success and satisfaction with the Cricut and other cutting machines. These tools will extend the life of your cutting mats and save you time by making your cut shapes easier to remove. With different cuts and different projects come different needs. The CGull Spatula Set addresses those needs when maneuvering small, medium and large size cut outs.

Previous Blogaversary Candy

80 comments:

Sharon said...

I love that old Mustang in the last picture! So detailed! My favorite item would have to be my Zig 2-way glue. I use the wide one to make my mats sticky again and use the narrow ones for adhering all those tiny cuts made with my Cricut.

Melissa said...

Ah yes...the Lifes a Beach cartridge fiasco! Great projects!

Manhattan Mandie said...

This flashback is fun! I think I may copy your idea when my blog turns 3!

Raven said...

Amanda,
I love your Hannah Montana valentines! What a lucky little girl your daughter is!

Vicki said...

Such fun pictures. Thanks for sharing. My current favorite tool is the i-rock.

Lucy said...

I've been following your blog for quite a while now and really love it. That spatula set looks very interesting. I use my basic spatula a lot but there are times when I wish I had something a little different. I can't believe it when I see people try to use their fingernails to remove their cuts.
I love my CB embossing folders to give texture to my cuts!

lbachstadt(at)optonline(dot)net

LadybugCarrie said...

Great projects! Love your etching projects - I still need to try it! My favorite tool is my spatula and I use it all the time! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!
carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

KimberleyG said...

A sponge. All of the items I've made have been sponged with ink or chalk to make them look less plain.

Two Chics & a Cricut said...

Very nice blog! Like it a lot! Would love to have pink cricut tools! YAY! Thanks so much for the chance to win
Wendy
wendy.cranford@live.com

Wende said...

YOU ARE THE ONE THAT REALLY GOT ME INTO ETCHING!!! ˆ WOULD HAVE TO SAY MY NEW FAV TOOL IS THE TH DISTRESS TOOL. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN.

Linda Peterson said...

I also like to use my cuttlebug to emboss what I cut out with my cricut.
craftylin1968@aol.com

JANLYNN said...

This trip down memory lane is fun. I only found your blog this last year so I missed seeing these posts. My favorite tool to use with my Cricut is my Bigshot. I had it before the Cricut came out and I use it to emboss with folders from various companies but mostly Cuttlebug.

Laurie K said...

The old car is by far my favorite! Would love to win these! I do not have these tools for my cricut or slice. They would be such a help with my projects! Thanks for a chance to win!
alkathol@hartel.net

Brenda said...

I love memory lane. I've been a follower for a long time, but I must have missed your cut file of the mustang. Love it for sure, my dream car. I hope you can come visit my blog http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

Julie Meyer said...

It's so much fun to see how far we've come! I LOVE looking at my older stuff. I remember (and I think have downloaded) all of your appliances. I found them while my daughter was building her house. They were perfect. :-)) I enjoy your blog, can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.
scmeyer@madisontelco.com

Carrie K said...

One of my favorite things to use is Srickles! Almost everything looks better with a little sparkle!!
And I NEED the tool set. I somehow lost my spatula. And it is driving me crazy!!!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Marjorie said...

Besides Provo Crafts products, I really like my scor-pal. Last month I purchased Martha Stewart's scoreboard that is in 1/8" increments.

Thanks for another chance to win.

marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

Margaret said...

My favorite tool for my Cricut is the spatula that helps remove die cuts from the mats.
oleladydevine@gmail.com

scrappin4acauseGP said...

Love looking through memories. Thanks so much!!!!!

Melinda said...

2.5 hours on 10 valentines??? You are dedicated!! But they did turn out awfully cute!

melindapate at gmail dot com

Karen said...

AAuuuu...my favorite tool to use that compliments my Cricut Cuts is my Gypsy! I absolutely love using it with my Cricut. Thanks for a chance to win. My email address is klemperle@comcast.net. Bug Hugs!

Audrey Frelx said...

Amanda, all your creations are just terrific!!!

I hope you and yours enjoy a wonderful, fun-filled holiday season!

I'll be seeing you, my friend!

Cathie in UT said...

Another fun post about two years ago and it made me smile to think about all that time for 10 Valentines! LOL
My fav tool to use with my Cricut is my Xyron to apply adhesive. I love that it makes a nice solid thin coverage on the back of my cuts.

Kris said...

That's a hard question but it's a tie between my cuttlebug and ink for edging! I've never seen pink tools... too cool!
Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Shawnee said...

What a great flashback journey. My favorite tool to use with my cricut is my ATG gun. I don't know what I would do without it. I am a new follower.

Shawnee
sjpenkacik at gmail dot com
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/

Annette said...

I love the glass etching and I have to say that it is also my favorite thing that I have done. I made a set of 8 coffee mugs with some flowers and grass along the bottom and they turned out great (but I can't remember which cartridge I used LOL) Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Annette

asimpson2 at telus dot net

Josie0602 said...

I like your year in review. I enjoy visiting your blog often and look forward to seeing your 2011 creations!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

vickie said...

I loved reliving your posts. As always, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I like to use my cuttlebug along with the cricut to enhance the cuts.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Debe
debmevans@btinternet.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane...look how far you've come! I love my cuttlebug too.
Thanks,
Pat
pwells1@hvc.rr.com

Anonymous said...

You've come a long way baby, love the stroll down memory lane, great idea. Thank you for the chance to win. jman4@comcast.net

Clare D. said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I have found I like blogging almost as much as scrapbooking! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Craftyhomemade said...

I also like the cuttlebug embossing folder and other tool is my Xyron, I have the 1.5.

Indira
craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

Looking back is such fun. Thanks for all the great ideas.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Nancy said...

I use the fat spatula all the time... And I have two of them because my 2 year old likes playing with it too!!! And I can never find either one when I need it!!! Nancy P...

Laurie said...

I love the old car card! You do such nice work! I would love to win, they would be such nice addition to my cricut, especially since I do not have these. Thank you for the chance to win!
alkathol@hartel.net

Lynn said...

My favorite tool to compliment my cricut crafts is the cuttlebug, especially the embossing folders. I don't have but on of the spatula tools and love the pink ones! Would love for it to be my first win.

sanadon said...

I also use my cuttlebug quite a bit with my cricut. It seems that I just can't get enough "stuff"!! :) Thanks so much for sharing all of this and for the chance to win!
Sylvia A (sanadon@sbcglobal.net)

tessyluv45 said...

My favorite tool to use with my cricut die cuts is my texture boutique. It adds such a beautiful touch to my die cuts. tessyluv45@aol.com

Crafty Grannie Annie said...

I love my cuttlebug for imbossing. I also love what you do. The car at the end of your post is great! amjones56@hotmail.com

Luba said...

I love cricut, it's just another thing im sticking to at night time... I would love to win this tools, so helpful, Thanx. Luba lyuba2003@yahoo.com

Lisha said...

The truck is my fav TFS

shari said...

Alot of great projects in 2010. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this great stamp set. Shari (cricutrookie)

Bram_fam said...

My fav. tool has to be the Xyron. The time before I had a Xyron to put glue on the tiny, thin pieces of letters was crazy! Now that I have a Xyron it saves so much time that I wouldn't know what to do without it. The Xyron and Cricut definitely go hand in hand :).

Amy
bmarkr @ hotmail dot com

Kristen said...

Again, thanks for sharing! I want to glass etch, too, just having gotten around to trying it yet.

Kristen
kristenposta@gmail.com

Lesley from WI said...

Great projects! My favorite is the Cobra Mustang...nice work!

Wende said...

I love my cutttlebug. It is so cute and amazing results from such a simple fella. LOL Thanks for the chance to win!
passionatelypaper@gmail.com

Barb A. said...

My other favorite tool is the cuttlebug.

Vicki and Don said...

Fun, fun, fun to look back over all your projects! I have so many tools but my new favorite is called "Pick Me Up". It makes it so easy to pick up all those rhinestones we're using these days and place them right on the glue on your project! It was probably my least expensive tool too...less than $2.00! Can't beat that!

IRW Dana said...

I love my embossing folders with the Sizzix but I also couldn't live without my Xyron adhesives. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

RAP said...

What a cute spatula set. I think we all have at least one cartridge or more that we had to have and have only used once or maybe never (oh no, not me, couldn't be).

Roxx said...

I'd have to say my cuttlebug is my fav.
Roxx.T
http://dreamsofcrafting.blogspot.com/
roxx39t @ yahoo.com

Amy C said...

I love the glass etching...I really need to try that more. I love using my Cuttlebug and embossing folders with my Cricut.

Hugs,
Amy
http://www.scrappingmommy.com

Anonymous said...

Pink is my favorite color not to mention that they are so cool. I would love to win something just once. kymf@yahoo.com

acs004 said...

Such great projects! Still have to try my hand at the etching!

Live.Teach.Create said...

So as you are going back through all of these posts, I have noticed some familiar sites. The Cricut images you have posted from when Design Studio was brand new were some of my first downloads for DS. I bought it the day that it came out for immediate download and was scouring the internet for downloads. Those files have moved with me from computer to computer through the years. Thank you for all that you do!

Tanya said...

I love to use cuttlebug embossing folders, I use them with the original sizzix machine!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

SusanHanna said...

I love my Xyron(s)... both the little X for tiny things and the big 900 ( or whatever??) for large pieces.

colleen said...

I recently got the spatula. You're right...it is so helpful. I guess living in Florida I found Life's a Beach a very useful cart. Thanks for sharing your projects...you're in inspiration.
Colleen
hammon at bellsouth dot net

Stampingdiva said...

I would love to win this. I would like to get my craft room organized, and to make all occassion cards for my family and friend and have them ready.. Great blog.
otwell3@netzero.com
Thanks, Denise

Gayle said...

so funny!! I bought 2 "life is a beach" cartridges by mistake. Thanks for the contest

ladym at utahis dot com

janine_jepsen said...

I just recently got a cuttlebug so that is my new favorite toy!!
Janine
janine_jepsen@hotmail.com

d said...

D at djevans376@yahoo.com loves all the cricut ideas!

Jenny Gibson said...

My favorite thing to use that works with the cricut is the scrapper. I use it to make sure that my paper stays down.

Love Is In The Details said...

Hmm, so many tools I feel I can't do without, but I have to agree with you about the Cuttlebug, it adds so much character and dimension to my Cricut cuts!
Andrea
Loveisinthedetails2@yahoo.com
Http://heartinthedetails.blogspt.com

Vana63 said...

I wish I had a cuttle bug :-) But Im still luving my Texturizer so with my Cricut I can still pretty much do anything I can dream up, Thanks for a chance to win!

vanbeh at gmail dot com

stephanie said...

Love that old car!!!

rstuck2003 said...

Great projects! My favorite tool to use is my cuttlebug! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Krista said...

this is wonderful! i am new to the cricut world, so everything is my favorite right now :)

kfp@kristafaulkner.com

Barbara said...

I use my cuttlebug a great deal and now that I have a cricut I use it to cut figures. Thanks for a chance to win.

Karen said...

Had fun going down memory lane. I have a few carts that I have only used once or twice.

cowbelleru said...

April 2009 was when I was introduced to the Cricut. My husbands wallet has never been the same. LOL. My favorite tool is Design Studios. I have a Gypsy, but love DS more. Enjoyed the look back. TFS
cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Anniebee said...

Such fun projects! You're so creative and it's always a joy to see what you've been creating. I have many favorite tools but I really don't know what I would do withough my Cuttlebug and my heat gun. Wet and dry embossing are some of my favorite techniques.

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

d said...

djevans376@yahoo.com...Love all the great ideas. thanks.

JustYolie said...

Hands down the Cri-Kit pen holder...does that count as a tool? Thanks for the chance to win.

Claudia said...

I so enjoy the "looks back". I can't remember my first tool unless you count the baby cricut.

kim edwards said...

I will be trying the Valentines Card today... Excited about the chance to win the Candy blog #2...

April said...

So I just read about putting the fav tool....I actually don't use any tools with the cricut other than the absolute necessities like matte and blade...and of course cart. I peel the cuts off of the cart by hand, poke little holes with a toothpick, "clean" with a baby wipe, etc. Can't afford to purchase any of the accessories so I have to make due with what I have.

April in Oregon
akirb78 @ yahoo . com

Debbie said...

I love Life's a Beach and I have only used it a few times. Seems I need to find more time to play with my Cricut.

Hi! said...

What a great way to chronicle your anniversary! Thanks for sharing all of your great work!

nedine at comcast dot net