Friday, July 30, 2010

Cricut Imagine Machine.m4v cartridge prices

There is some concern about the price of the cartridges for the new Cricut Imagine Machine.m4v. Here's what I've heard the image cartridges will be the same price as regular cartridges around $89 and the ink cartridges will be around $39. The price to print isn't suppose to be anymore than with would cost if you where buying it already made. I think this sounds amazing....just imagine no more trying to match the colors for your papers and embellishments all you have to do is select whatever color you want and print away. OH I'm thinking I really need this machine. I've already started hinting to the DH. It's available on HSN Sept. 14. Any bets on if he'll get for me LOL

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cricut Imagine Machine.m4v

Have you seen the new Cricut Imagine Machine.m4v

I'm not sure if I want one or not....what do you think?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Head on over to According To Kelly's blog to see the tutorial on how to make these adorable Rustic Cookie Bags.

What a great gift idea for any occasion. Wouldn't these be cute at a birthday party....I can just see a cute little princess (0r whatever your party theme is)on the front and them filled with party favors.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christmas in July Giveaway

Here is a layout I made with the cricut lite cartridge Celebrate with Flourish. This cartridge has so many cute things on it.

I have several new cartridges I just got that I cant wait to use. Have you bought any of the new ones? If so what is your favorite. I'm still trying to decided. I love the two new seasonal Halloween ones but now I want the new Happy Haunting. I have to admit Provo Crafts is killing me with all these new cartridges they are coming out with. I want them all.

I am off to use some more of my new cartridges. Hope you have a great day and remember to leave a comment. We are giving away a gift certificate for a 3 day weekend to Scrap-N-Away.

S'mores on a Stick

These are so easy even the kids will have fun making them. You can make them for any holiday by changing the colors. I make them with orange chocolate melts and dip them in black sprinkles for Halloween, for Christmas I use white choclate and dip them in crushed peppermint. Anywho you get the idea so have fun.

sucker sticks
chocolate chips
graham cracker crumbs

Melt the chips either in the microwave or on top of the stove. Put marshmallows on sucker sticks and dip in chocolate then roll in graham cracker crumbs.

These are also great at kids parties!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hot Chocolate Cones

Here is a cute stocking stuffer for the kiddo's both big and small! Who doesn't love hot chocolate!

Hot Chocolate Cones


Plastic Piping Bags, hot chocolate mix, chocolate chips or peppermint candies crushed, mini marshmallows, chocolate kiss

You need two bags per cone.

1. Add the drinking chocolate to one piping bag -- I put in about 4 table spoons. Tape or tie off the top of the bag with an elastic band and snip off the top of the plastic leaving about 1/2 inche of plastic above the tie.
2. Insert the drinking chocolate cone into your second plastic piping bag.Hold formally round the top so the chips don't fall down the side.
3. Add in chocolate chips (just as much as you think looks good).
4. Add mini marshmallows on top
5. Add a Chocolate on top of that. You could add a gumdrop, after dinner mint,crushed candy canes or peppermint candies ect. Then just tie it all of at the top with an elastic band.

6.Add ribbon, and tag and a little how to on the bag of the tag (snip of the end of the cone to empty the chocolate into a cup - add chocolate chips, milk and water. It's so so Easy, Hope you Enjoy!!!

These cones are also adorable filled with different size and colors of gumballs,jellybeans,skittles ect.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Peppermint Candy Box

For those of you who don't own a cricut. Look what I found in my Christmas file last night when I was looking for things to make. Wouldn't that Peppermint Bark look cute in this box? Click on the picture to enlarge.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Peppermint Bark

I thought it was time to give you something yummy to try. I found this recipe on The best part is that this is good anytime of the year so you don't have to wait for Christmas. Give it a try now and let me know what you think!

I think your going to like it ;-) it's soooooo YUMMMMMMY!

Peppermint Bark

20 ounces white chocolate, coarsely
chopped, divided
30 peppermint candies, crushed, divided
10 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
6 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

1. Line a 9x12 inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
2. Melt half of the white chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just barely simmering

water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid

scorching. Spread the white chocolate into the prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/4 of the crushed

peppermints evenly over white chocolate. Chill until firm, about 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate, heavy cream, and peppermint extract together in the

top of a double boiler over just barely simmering water, stirring frequently, until just

melted. Quickly pour the chocolate layer over the chilled white chocolate layer; spread

evenly. Chill until firm, about 20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, melt the remaining white chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just

barely simmering water, stirring frequently, until just melted. Spread quickly over the

chilled bark. Sprinkle with the remaining peppermint pieces; chill until firm, about 20

minutes. Cut or break into small pieces to serve.

This makes a great gift when packaged in a cute gift box. Your cricut cartridges have some adorable boxes you can make to package it in. ENJOY!

Don't forget to leave a comment so you can win our GIVEAWAY. For those of you who haven't heard we are giving away a gift certificate for a 3 day weekend to Scrap-N-Away!

Christmas in July- Holiday Wreath

Some of you where up early this morning. Thanks for the comments it's always nice to hear from you. I am getting ready to go for a walk at the beach but wanted to post your Holiday idea before I left.

Here is an idea I found on Living with Lindsay's blog for a wreath made out of old books. Go on over to her blog she has great directions. I'd love to see pictures if any of you make this wreath.

I was thinking with all the paper us scrapbooker's have we wouldn't even have to use old books we could use up some of that old paper we have stashed. I don't know about you but I have tons of paper that I'd like to get rid of so I can buy more. LOL

Hope you have a great day. Don't forget to leave a comment to win the GIFT CERTIFICATE for a 3 day weekend at Scrap-N-Away.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Christmas in July

Christmas in July anyone? No I haven't lost my mind. I just realized that this year is over half gone and Christmas is just around the corner. I was thinking it would be fun to start showing you Christmas projects for the rest of July. I will try to post a new idea everyday.

In honor of Christmas in July we will also be giving away a 3 day gift certificate to Scrap-N-Away. All you have to do is leave us a comment wishing us a Merry Christmas and let us know what you're planning on making for the holidays. Good Luck we hope you win!

If you want to get started making some holiday ornaments go on over to Bake it Pretty she has a great little recipe for making these adorable Retro Cupcake Ornaments