Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bus Driver Gifts

Hi all! Sorry I've been in and out, and not around much, it's been crazy around here. I am finally posting my bus drivers gift for Christmas. It's not much or too fancy (as they are both men, so I can't get glitterfied), but it's special! They were very easy to make, and will last through the years for them to remember!! I purchased (at michaels) 2 wooden pre painted yellow stars, 2 wooden pre painted buses, some Quick Grip all purpose permanent adhesive, 30 gauge wire, and black ribbon. I glued the bus to the star with the Quick Grip all purpose permanent adhesive, pierced a hole on the top of the star with a small screw driver and hammer, on the back, I burned (with my walnut hollow hot marks tool) the year 2010 on the back of each star, then lastly, I wrapped the wire through the hole I made and around the tip of the star, leaving a loop at the top to string my ribbon through. Mission complete!! See very easy, very special, and takes less than 20 minutes!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scrap-N-Share Group

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is doing well on this lovely Saturday! I am, in fact, I am doing so well because my son and I are heading, by train, to Orlando Florida to visit good ole Mickey Mouse! So I am super double duper excited today. This will be our first train ride!

Anyways, on to the topic at hand. I have joined a few yahoo groups, and I'm never one to share or comment much there, but I love reading others posts, learning new tricks from these groups, and what I love most of all, is the sharing of creations that others have accomplished! Now some groups have their rules, and your not allowed to post your blogs, creations, and you have to stay strictly to the topic, and I was reading from one of my groups only to find that there was an issue with people posting their creations, blogs, and sharing files, etc. and it dawned on me that if these wonderful people can't share their creations, then where can we get our inspiration? What good is arts and crafts if you can't share them with others? So I started a group, and its called Scrap-N-Share, and its exactly for those who want to share their creations, ideas, files, blogs, etc.! If it has to do with crafts, its all good! And it could be any crafts, any art, anything creative! Scrap-N-Share is a place to share ideas, get ideas, learn, help others, and have all around the board fun with all types of arts and crafts! So if you feel like this would be something you would be interested in joining, feel free to head on over and join! Just remeber, this is a place to share creations, blogs, files, ideas, and to have just have all out fun! No frowns allowed!! We look forward to seeing you there!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Playing With My eCraft!!

Hi All!! Sorry I haven't been around for awhile, as all of you know by now, the eCraft has finally come out, and is available here at Cre-8-tive Instincts! I have been palying with mine now for a few weeks, just trying to get the hang of it, considering that it is a totally different machine than we are used to, as it uses no cutting mat. Craftwell is still trying to work out a few of the kinks in the software, but all in all, once you get passed the scary part of a new machine, its actually a pretty fun machine, with a lot to offer! Here are a few cuts I have just recently made through testing differnt papers and cardstocks! As you can see, this machine also draws, and then cuts your design out around the drawing! I love it! (Also uses colored pens, so your not just limited to black)

I have also cut fabric with this machine, and have totally mastered that part!! I love how perfectly it cuts the fabric, its awesome!! I will be uploading a video this coming week, maybe Sunday, but if not, definitely Monday! I also want to thank all of those who have helped me work through the kinks and issues I was facing, especially  a wonderful customer, who I now call a friend, Phyllis, who has walked me through some things, by sharing emails and photos of "how to do's" with me!! Thank you so much, I wouldn't have figured it out any time soon without your help, and for that, I am truly thankful!!!

If you are interested in purchasing one of these machines, feel free to visit our website at

and click on the top button labled "store".

While your shopping, feel free to save 15% off your entire purchase by using coupon code "15OFF" at checkout!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cricut Imagine

Hi everyone! I got my Cricut Imagine over the weekend and still have not had much time to play with it, but from what I have done....I have to say "I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS MACHINE!" I have already started making dust covers for this machine and if your interested please feel free to contact me and let me know! Here is a photo of the cover I just made, and there will be more to follow! I have also posted some photos of fabric samples to choose from for your cover if interested! Oh and don't forget, I can customize if you want as well!

I will have some videos up soon on some things you can do with your imagine! This machine opens a whole bigger world of possibilities! Can't wait to share with all of you the amazing things this machine does. If you haven't gotten one, don't think twice, its definitely a must have!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Another Wordbook Finished!

Hi All!! I just finished another word book courtesy of MTC software and my cricut!! I made this book for a customer who is the grandmother of her soon to arrive grandchild. She is giving this to mom at the baby shower! I was super excited to be able to do this for her, and I absolutely had a blast in the process! Here is a look at the book:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hippo Hugs with Tons of Love!!

Hi everyone!! Here is a page layout I made over the weekend after getting back from the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte NC with some more fun new toys!!

I made this layout using the Pazzles machine that I purchased at the convention, while also using my MTC software and Cricut as well!! The hippo was cut from the Pazzles Machine, and the letters were cut from the MTC software using my Cricut.

I also picked up some awesome pastels (chalks) that I will be featuring a video on soon. These pastels are amazing! I used the pastels to give some depth and dimensions to my hippo. The great thing about these pastels is that they don't smear, they don't rub off, you can use the same brush and work with every color and never worry about the colors mixing together. When I say they are amazing, I really mean they are amazing!! I will post the video shortly showing how these awesome pastels work, and they will be featured in my online store shortly so that you can get yours too!!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Last Chance!!

So the open window of oppertunity hs closed for all who wanted to get in on the great price deal for the new eCraft coming out!

But I have decided to run a special on it through July 31st, for all of you who missed out on this great deal!! Even though the price has gone up to $349, I am still offereing it through the end of July, at a substantially lower price of only $319.99! So, through the rest of this month, I will have it on sale at my website for $319.99, so if your interested in purchasing one of these must have machines, hop on over to our website and order yours today!

Just enter Coupon Code


at checkout to receive your discount!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

eCraft Machine price is going up!!

Hi all!! I had a conversation this morning with Paul from Craftwell (the makers of the new eCraft machine). He has spilled the beans to me about a price increase that will be taking place on Friday for the eCraft machines. They are selling for $249.99 right now, but will go up to $349 on Friday afternoon! Craftwell has made many wonderful changes in which Paul has shared with me, and it makes me all the more eager to get my hands on these wonderful babies!! They have taked the pro ecraft machine off of the market and have decided to not bring it back. Why you ask? Well, they have taken the pro machines motor and put it into the basic machine!! Isn't that awesome!!! There is so much more they have added to this baby as well! You no l;onger get the basic software with your machine, but your going to get the Pro Software!!! Even more exciting!! So, if you have not ordered yhour ecraft machine, head on over to my store

and purchase before the price rises! All orders made before noon on Friday will be able to get all these great upgrades with their machines at the low price of $249.99 (Don't forget the coupon code for an extra 15% off!! Enter coupon code 15off at checkout!) If you have already ordered the machine, you are automatically being upgraded!! Hurry because the price will rise on Friday for one of the most amazing machines about to hit the market, and your going to want this machine, trust me!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Birthday Wishes

I made this birthday card today for my mother, as today is her special day! So I thought I would share it with all of you.

Happy Birthday Mom!!


Wordbook made from MTC Program!

Hi everyone! Here is a wordbook I made from the MTC software, that I wanted to share with everyone. I made this wordbook for a friends birthday. She told me I was not allowed to buy her any gifts, so I made her one! Afterall, she never said I couldn't make her something! Hehe! This is my first wordbook, and all in all I think it turned out pretty good.

Hope you enjoyed looking! I hope I have inspired you all to go and try a wordbook for yourselves, as it's a great accomplishment, and they make wonderful gifts that touch peoples hearts! Hope you all enjoy, and have a wonderful and blessed Sunday!