Flurries and Cricuts in the Air this November

Cricut Simple Snowflake**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

If you live anywhere in the northern parts, like I do, you’ve no doubt already seen some snow flurries in the air.  A recent sighting of a few flakes put me in the mood for some holiday card making, so out came the Cricut Air, my number one crafting assistant. I chose a Make It Now card and a few fun colors…including some silver, gold and white glittery paper and they came together quicker then a trip to the nearest card store. This card does contain an image that is from Simple Holiday Cards, and is available in the monthly subscription, or is available in Design Space for a small fee (usually a buck) if you are not a subscriber.

Do you too want to be able to easily make pretty cards, fun décor and personalized gifts for upcoming holidays? Then you need to treat yourself to a Cricut Explore Air™ — Cricut’s very popular electronic cutting machine. It’s the best DIY crafting tool to be developed since the sewing machine!

The Cricut Explore Air is versatile, easy to use, and allows for very precise cuts. It’s also incredibly affordable, especially since Cricut generously discounted the cost by up to $200 on the machine and bundles — just in time for the holiday crafting season!

With the Cricut Explore Air™, you can cut over 60 different types of material, including paper, fabric, plastic and vinyl to name a few. The Explore Air also features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼” tall up to 11½” wide x 23½” tall.

This Cricut Explore machine is called the Air because it has built-in Bluetooth® capability. This means you can use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life.

While the Cricut Explore Air is impressive on its own, purchasing it with one of Cricut’s bundle offerings makes it even more valuable. Each bundle comes with different accessories that allow you to expand your creativity and make your crafting projects even more simple and fun to create. Plus, by purchasing your Explore Air with a bundle, you’re able to save a bundle in the process!

Go to Cricut.com and check out the savings Cricut is offering on their Cricut Explore Air™ and bundles today so you can get your very own in time to make this holiday season your most creative one yet!

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My First Card Challenge with Unity – A Christmas Card with CTMH colors

I’ve been making cards for Unity’s Be Inspired Challenge for a couple of months now, but finally…I am going to be brave enough to actually upload an image and enter the card in the challenge.

CLK Unity Sept Challenge

Unity Challenge 32

The challenge, which runs monthly beginning on the 3rd Tuesday, offers up a couple of sketches and a color combo which can be followed loosely using Unity Stamps.  I chose one of their newer Poinsettia stamps, as I thought that would work nicely for a pinkish bloom, which I thought matched CTMH’s Taste of Summer papers perfectly for a nontraditional Christmas card. I added a touch of glitz with the Foil Tape, which is an extra shiny Washi-like tape which I just love and know I will be using a lot, and a few Bitty Sparkles. The card was quick and easy to put together, and I’ll be throwing some more together in some more traditional colors too.

I can’t wait to see what the next challenge Unity does.  I love their stamps, and doing challenges,  which I plan to be posting more of.

Stamp – Unity Stamp Co. – Poinsettia Wishes (Poinsettia), Entwined Poinsettia (Sentiment)

Papers – CTMH – Taste of Summer (Retired) and Black and White Daisy

Embellishments – CTMHFoil Tape (Silver), Bitty Sparkles

Color Pencils – Crayola and Prismacolor

Ink – CTMH – Archival Black and Thistle

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No Foolin, April is here and you can have Christmas in April!!!

It’s April Fools Day, which for me means at some point during the day I’ll probably kid around with my daughter and out of my mouth will pop something totally ridiculous, but I’ll try so hard to be serious, she’ll begin to believe me and about that time I’ll start cracking up, we’ll have a good laugh and remember a few other silly times in our past.

Now that I am restarting my crafty life, this April Fools Day also means to me my 2nd month with CTMH, my 2nd month with my new Cricut, and about my 3rd day with this new blog!

For CTMH, it means a brand new Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog is available, and with that, new papers and stamps and kits and things!!!! Even a new Stamp of the Month, that you can get for ONLY $5 with any purchase of $50, or, you can get the stamp for $17.95 if you prefer.  It will not be available again, so act quickly and do not miss this chance to get a stamp set that is a limited edition.  April also means that a new special is taking place, and it is one that is just so amazing and exciting, it’ll be like Christmas in April…as many days as you wish it to be!! Yup, thats right, every single day in April, you have the opportunity to purchase a surprise grab bag for various prices from $35 to $150, each package containing up to double the amount you’ll pay, and all you need to do is purchase any single item that day to qualify.  Each bag is only available for 24 hours, and each price point is unknown til that day, and only available that day til supplies run out.  This Deal of the Day for April is just too exciting to miss, so you’ll want to shop early each day to check the prices and make your decisions to buy or not. You can buy just one day, or buy them all!!! You can have as many Christmases in April as you want! Imagine all that exciting unpacking

We cannot forget about our beloved Cricut, for April, we have a brand new Mystery Package being offered, and it’s only $29!!! Total value is $100, and it’s a surprise too what’s in it!!! That means a Cricut Christmas in April too!!!! I’ve got mine ordered and can’t wait to see what it is!! April for my Cricut also means it’ll be put to use making some Mickey deco for my Grandtwin’s 2nd Bday, some last minute easter stuff, and hopefully this week yet, an attempt to make some Mickey shirt appliques.  I’ll be sure to make notes, and take some pics of it all, so that I can share with you, and maybe even have some new tips (probably of what NOT to do) that I’ll learn as I go.

Day 3 of my blog means, I’ll be getting up after some much needed sleep and reading over this post and editing it for the things I missed writing it at this hour, but I am just sooo excited to share these incredible deals and opportunities with the world I just can’t sleep til I do! It also means I want to double my readers from the day of my last post, so I’ll be busy later with that, too. Oh what the hey, it’s day 3, I’ll triple my readers!  And on that note, I’ll do a quicky publish and go sleep. I hope you are getting some sleep too so you’ll be ready to plan your very own Christmas in April too.