Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Make The Cut Video posted!!!!

Wow!!! That was rough!!! Sorry it took forever, but I think I have it figured out!! Hopefully it won't take this long next!!!

Still working on the video....

Hey all!! I am having issues with my video uploads. I am working on getting the video up as soon as possible. Thanks for being patient!! Im a newbie at the video upload

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Free Cartridges!!!

Hey All!!! Yep you heard it right!! You can have a chance to win a FREE Cricut Cartridge! Provo Craft is giving away TWENTY ( Thats 20 ) free cartridges over the next 5 weeks in celebration of the creation of their 100th cartridge. The first week they are giving away Winter Woodland!!! For more information, please click the link below:

Monday, December 28, 2009

Look What I Cut Using MTC

Hey guys. I just cut the batman logo from my make the cut software on my cricut. I don't even have the batman cartridge. I found the logo online, saved and cut it!! Just thought I'd share!!


Something New thats Worth Checking Out!!!

Hello Everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday!! While I was looking for some much needed quiet time, I stumbled upon something really interesting. Well, I have to say its more than interesting and I am so loving it. I have done lots of research on it for the past couple of days, and have just now purchased it for myself!! So, now I get to share it with all of you!! This is brand new software that has just came out, and its called "Make-the-Cut". It has a preview download which will function fully, but will cut watermarked in your designs. I have never owned "Sure Cuts Alot", but thought about purchasing it a few months ago, but decided not too. I have been looking for a machine that will cut my designs that I imagine and create, and have found a few, but I wanted to be able to do it with cricut. Well needless to say, a couple of days ago, I stumbled upon this software!!

"Make the Cut" Software allows you to easily cut virtually any shape you can imagine (including TrueType Fonts) using your Cricut machine. Now you don't even need to purchase cartridges. It pays for itself with just the fonts alone!! You can download any font from the web, and use it immediately, and cut it with your cricut!!! With its easy-to-learn interface, the possibilities are endless. Its even easier than "Sure Cuts Alot"!! Now you can unleash the true power of your cricut and your imagination with this program. I'll put it this way, if you can imagine it, and create it, then you can totally cut it with your cricut!! It's that easy, and oh so simple.

Here are some of the features this program offers:

-WYSIWYG Interface
-Works with the Cricut™ Expression™, Create™ and Personal™
-Automated Cricut™ Driver Installation
-Preview/Use Any SVG
-Integrated SVG Gallery (Coming Soon!)
-Work on Multiple Projects at a Time
-Choose From 3 Standard Mat Sizes
-Use Any Installed Font or Import TTF Files
-Convert Raster Images to SVG Format
-Break/Split/Layer Shapes and Edit Them
-Weld/Join Shapes Together
-Export Shapes to SVG Format or Personal Library
-Cut, Copy and Paste Shapes Between Projects
-And Much, Much More!

If you are interested in downloading the free trial version, purchasing, or just want to check out their website and read for yourself, you can do so by clicking on the links specified below:

Make~The~Cut Website Link:


To Download A Free Full Version Trial, Click the Link Below:

If you would like to buy the software you can purchase by clicking on the link below:
I will be posting a video on it later today, so check back for more info. Take care everyone and have a wonderful afternoon!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays to All!!

Hello everyone. I jsut wanted to stop in and say to all Have a Safe and Happy Holiday. Thing are still kind of off over here since my uncles death. I have been busy making over 200 Thank You cards for my aunt to send out to those who sent their condolences. She is having a really hard time and we are all just trying to be there for her as much as we possibly can. I will definitely be back for the new year, and I have a ton of great things to inform all of you on. There has been alot in the works lately, but it has been delayed due to the loss we have gone through. I hope to have it all up and running by the new year. I am so excited and I can't wait to share this awesome news with all of you!! Trust me its going to be worth the wait!! Thanks to all of you for your support and sticking around through these rough times. I promise, it will all be worth it!! Lots of love, joy and peace to all of you, and a Happy and Safe New Year!!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Final update

Hi all. First I want to start by saying Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Enjoy all of those who are around you today, and be thankful to have them in your life. You never know what each second holds in store for you or anyone else.

As of this morning around 5-530am. My uncle Kenny has passed away. Thank you to all who lifted us up in prayer. Please continue to pray for our family as we go through this day of loss. We greatly appreciate it.


Monday, November 23, 2009


For those of you who have been praying for my uncle Kenny, here is an update. Over this week alot has taken place. Thing have gotten much worse. His organs are failing, there is alot of fluid around his heart preventing it to pump enough blood and oxygen to the other organs. He was born with only one kidney and that is also failing along with the other organs. Saturday they moved him to ICU and as of yesterday started dialysis on him. His lungs have also filled with fluid and caused him to not breathe well at all. They now have him on a respirator and highly sedated. As of overnite, he has now come down with pneumonia. The dialysis machine is very sensitive and has been shutting off creating a backup and results in loss of blood for him. So they are now planning to give him a blood transfusion, to give him back the blood he lost. This is all for now, and I will continue to keep you posted.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me and my family in prayer. Please continue to pray for us and my uncle Kenny. As it is so greatly needed and appreciated.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Prayer request

Hi all, I know I have not been here in a long while, but there is alot going on in my family right now, and finding any time to do anything but survive the struggles that have come up is near impossible. My father in law had his second surgery two days ago on his spine to remove more cancer. They found it to be much bigger than expected the first time so they had to go in a second time. He is doing ok for now.

As you all know, me and my 4 kids just got over the swine flu and started to get better, but when it rains it pours, and now we are all sick again. It seems every time I turn around someone is getting sick again. It's been 3 months and we have probably been well a total of two weeks, if even that. It's absolutely driving me crazy. I don't know if our bodies are adjusting to the new changes, as we are from Florida, and we almost never got sick there but maybe once a year.

The really big issue now, is my uncle was just placed in the hospital and was told he will be there for a good long time. They have ran lots of tests on him, and have found that he has an enlarged spleen and liver. They are still running lots of tests, but don't know as of yet the cause. According to the doctors this is a very critical and serious situation. They have placed him on morphine for the pain. I will be doing alot for the family to help out, cooking, hospital visits, etc., so crafting at the moment is on hold. Please, to all of you who believe in the power of prayer, or even if you don't, please pray for all of us, as it is greatly needed and appreciated.

Thanks to all of you who have sent me messages to check on us, you all are truly wonderful, and a true blessing. I hopefully will be back soon, and hopefully will be able to play. I have wondeful news, but at the moment it's just not a great time to share it. I will wait until our spirits have been lifted a little more. I will keep you posted, when anything changes. Thank you to all, for sticking with me through these thick and thin times. You are all a wonderful blessing!!


Monday, November 2, 2009

This is just a test!!

Hi everyone!! I am just putting up a test video to see if it comes out good. Then maybe I'll be able to start posting some videos for you guys. I am still feeling a bit under the weather, but definitely feel much better than I did. Thanks for all your prayers, and feel betters!! They helped bunches!! I felt bad since I haven't been on here in awhile from being sick so I did a couple of cards for you guys real quick. They are very easy to make. Once I get the video thing worked out perfectly, I will go back and make a video of how I did them. As for the monthly cover giveaway, we will probably do it next week. I will post it on Sunday and it will run for a week, so stay tuned!! Hope you like!! Take care and we'll talk soon.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Out with the Swine (H1N1) Flu

I feel like I have been away from everyone for so long. I am truly sorry for not being able to craft and blog. I have been sick for about 2 weeks and as I started to feel better my 2 year old got sick. A day later, here I am sick again. We have both been diagnosed and confirmed with the swine flu. I hope to be back soon, but it may be awhile. Again I'm truly sorry and I look forward to getting back to everyone soon. Please keep us in your prayers. God bless.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Prayer request

Hi everyone, sorry for not having much posted on here lately, but I, as well as the kids, have been tremendously ill. Along with that, I recieved a call last night that my father in law will be going into surgery this morning to remove cancer from his spine. So please, if there are any followers of my blog who believe in the power of prayer, please pray for him. Thanks everyone and I will be back soon.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

And the lucky winner is.........

Sorry for the delay in the drawing for the winner of the cover, I got busy with the kids!! So here we go!! And the winner is..............

sandra(misty) said...

i would love one of those cover as i have never seen them where i live
October 5, 2009 3:17 PM

Congratulations Sandra!! You are this months lucky winner!! Please send me an email to with all your shipping information so I can get it out ot you. I also want to give a big thanks to, Which is the number generator I use to pick the winner!! Stay tuned for the next dust cover giveaway starting the first sunday of each month!! Next month will be a Christmas Cheer dust cover!! Thanks to everyone who participated in this months dust cover giveaway, and I hope to see you all next time!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday with their friends and families!! Don't forget to check back today at 5pm to find out the winner of our Cricut Expressions Dust Cover!! Good luck to everyone, and I can't wait to see who wins!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Look what I made today!!

Hi everyone!! Today I started making my fall/holiday wreaths. Here is one I finished just a little while ago. I have so much fun with these, and they are great colors for fall!! If you are interested in buying a wreath, please email me at They are priced at $79.99. These wreaths are even more breathtaking in person!! My wreaths have a pop effect, meaning the flowers aren't flushed against the wreath, but are poping out, and are raised up off the base of the wreath for a 3D affect. I will post more as I go along!! Hope you all enjoyed!! Have a wonderful night!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dust cover Giveaway!!!

Hi everyone!! Its that time again!! Its the 1st Sunday in October, and I have a new Halloween Dust Cover to give away!! All you have to do is sign up and follow my blog, and leave a comment under this post!! Thanks for stopping by, and good luck to everyone!! Be sure to check back for more blog candy giveaways!! Happy scrapping everyone!!

Tri fold Birthday Card

Trifold Birthday Card

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tomorrow a New Blog Candy Giveaway Starts!!!

Hey everyone!! Don't forget tomorrow starts a new blog candy giveaway!! I will be giving away another cover for your cricut expressions!! Come back tomorrow and leave a comment!! If your are not already following my blog, make sure you sign up and leave a comment so you can get a chance to win!! Good luck to all!! Happy October!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friends are........PRICELESS!!!!

Hello everyone!! I made this card this afternoon, and I hope you like it!! I know I looooove it!! True friends are really priceless, and what better way to show them so by giving them this beautiful card!! This card was made with the cartridges Lyrical Letters, Wild Cards, and Graphically Speaking. The card and the border were both made from the "Wild Cards" cartridge, and were cut at 5" each. The word "Friends" was cut from the "Graphically Speaking" cartridge at 2". Now, keep in mind that in this cartridge you only get the word "friend", so I cut the extra "S" from the "Graphically Speaking" cartridge word "so".  The "Priceless" tag was also cut from "Graphically Speaking" at 1". The border for the priceless tag was hand cut to act as a border around the tag. I punched a hole in the top of the tag, as well as, the  top of the card, and tied a ribbon so that the tag would free float.

The "are" shown in the picture here was cut from "Lyrical Letters" at 1". I added pink rhinestones to accent the periods here. I also accented the bottom of the card with some glitter foamies I bought at Michaels.

On the inside of the card I placed a 4" x 4" lighter purple square for your written message.

Here is the completed card!! Its is a really easy, great card to give to a very special friend!! Hope you enjoyed!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Little play time for Halloween!!

Here are a few things I was just palying around with today. I will give the details for each ite below!!

This is one of my favorites. I just got my stretch your imagination cartridge yesterday and I have been waiting for over 3 weeks for it. I guess thats what you get from some ebay people. (not all are bad thoug  :)  ) Anyways, this is an invitation card I made with that cartridge. I cut the card out at 4". I then found some glitter sticker letters that I have had for a loooonnngg time and decided to use them. I found some orange ribbon and wrapped it around the one side of the card inside and out, and glued it down. I added a orange button that I just sewed on for looks, and to hide the cut peice. You can always tie it or make a bow, but I wanted something different. I hand wrote the invitation specifics all around the inside corners, and placed please come right in the middle so that when you close the card, you would see no writing.

Here I used the hello kitty cartridge. I will be using him in a scrapbook page for the kids. Just thought he was too cute to leave out!!

This is a treat bag that I made for halloween. These are great bags to give kids when they knock at your door, or to just give out as party favors!! Just fill them up sith candy!! I bought the black bags at Michaels, and they were $3 and some change without a coupon. They have all colors and sizes!! So if you have other bags in mind they can work for you!! I basically just cut a cardstock paper to fit the size of the bag and glued it on. I then cut letters with shadows and glued them on. then I placed a bat and a tombstone with a ghostly ghost on!! Really simole and easy to make!! I have others in mind and will share them once they are made!! Hope you enjoyed these small out of no where fun crafts!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Win a Gypsy!!

Hey everyone!! You can win a gypsy!! Just click on the link below and follow the rules to enter!! Good luck!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy first day of fall!!

Hi everyone!! I just wanted to let you know how happy I am that it is finally fall!!! I love fall so much!! I can't wait to get started o all the ideas I have in store for you. I recently mad a really cute halloween bag, in which I will share with you all very soon. I am just waiting for some finishing touches to be made!! So stay tuned, there is so much in store!! Have a wonderful day everyone!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

And the Winner of the Halloween Dust Cover Is...........

Drum Roll please.....................And the winner of the Halloween Dust Cover is...............................

Blue6366 who said...
Cute covers especially the one with the ghosts and pumpkins and I love your cards

September 17, 2009 10:14 PM

Congratulations Blue6366!! Please contact me at so that I can get your information!! Thanks to everyone who participated!! I hope you all had lots of fun!! There will be another Blog candy contest coming soon within the next few days, as well as another dust cover giveaway next month sometime!! Hope to see everyone there!!
I will be starting some Christmas themes within the next week, so be sure to check back and take a peek!!

Good Morning!!

Hello everyone!! It's Sunday!! I am so excited about today, because today we pick the winner of the Halloween Dust cover!! I will be posting the winner on my blog at 5pm today!! Good luck to everyone, and stay posted for more cre-8-tions, and more blog candy giveaways!! Have a great Sunday morning!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cre-8-tive Instincts is now.........

Hi everyone!! Just thought I'd share some awesome news!! I am now officially Incorporated!! Whooohoooo!!! I am so very excited!! This is a whole new doorway, that is about to lead to some awesome adventures, and I can't wait!! Thanks for sharing in the excitement, and stick around for some exciting new things that are just around the corner!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hi everyone!! I figured, most people decorate for the holidays, so why not decorate your cricut!! I just finished up a couple more covers from my Halloween Dust Cover line!! So here are some pictures!! These are so super cute!! I love the owls!!

Hope you enjoyed!! Be on the lookout for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah styles coming soon!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Hey everyone!! Well, today I decided to play, and this is what I made!!

I used the Wild Cards Cartridge to make this card. I love owls!! Isn't it cute!! I used K & Comapny design paper to cut the outer part of the owl out, and I used regular brown cardstock to cut the base of the owl card out. I cut my owl out at 5".
I then

I then cut out, from a lighter shade of cardstock, a 3.5" circle to place on the inside for writing. I got the circle from Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.

I then started to accent my owl. I took a thin brown ribbon and tied it through the middle of the card, giving it a bow along the side. I then took glitter glue ( " My Bling-Bling" ) And decorated the peices that I pulled away from the card, thus giving it some definition. I also applied glitter glue to the eyes and the nose, for more accent!!

Hope you all enjoyed this one!! I know I did!! I had tremendous amounts of fun on this one!!

Hey everyone!! I just got my new cricut rewards free cartridge!! I recieved the Cricut Sampler cartridge today, and I'm sooooo excited!!! So I thought I would take the time to share the book with you guys so you could see exactly what was inside!! We all know there is more in the book than the back cover reveals!! Its a really cute cartridge, and I hope you all enjoy taking a peek inside!! To get a really good close up look, just click on the picture, and it should show you a big version of it.