Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Organizing some Scrap stuff

I have organized a few things in my scrap room from Cuttlebug folders to Cricut cartridges, mats to punches. This is a quick video of my progress and how I organize them. Hopefully it is helpful to somebody...LOL Enjoy~

Monday, November 29, 2010

Challenges Oh My !!

With the busy season I decided to combine a few challenges this week !!

First over at the Fantabulous Cricut we are having a super easy challenge to create ANYTHING with a ribbon! How easy is that? Be sure to link up your project by Sunday !!!

The second challenge was over at Peachy Keen whom I am in love with, their challenge was to make a holiday invitation, so I made this for a Christmas neighborhood light party with a quote from my favorite movie "Christmas Vacation".

The third challenge is for the Cricut Circle to incorporate the color black and something recycled.
This invitation/card was created with Jolly Holidays, Christmas Cheer, Stamping, and Create a Critter Cricut cartridges, also used was Peachy Keen Simple Simon and Everyday face stamps .

I used pop dots for the elf and the red backing, I also made the adorable PK faces shimmer on the bulbs with glossy accents !!!! Also and of course I used many different colors of stickles !! Enjoy~

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday Blog Hop winner !!!

The winner of the Friday Blog hop picked by random org is.......................................................................

November 26, 2010 5:45 PM
Raven B said...
Michelle this is sooo cute! I love that.

Thanks so much everyone for stopping by and leaving a comment! Raven please email me at michelle@scrappinwithmybug.com

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Blog Hop

First I want to say THANKS to Jenny at Crazy about Cricut for letting me in this hop !!! If you have come from Yolanda at Crafty Scentiments then you are in the right place !!!
If not you can start at the beginning HERE.

This video is a how to and I will also giveaway one of these away personalized with YOUR name or a name you choose. All you have to do is follow my blog and leave me a comment !!!!
Thanks sooo sooo much for stopping by I truly appreciate it !!!
Your next stop is....... Erika with some Cricut Love!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

OMG Im here !!!

So I haven't been able to see the infomercial yet BUT check out this link. Scroll to the Bottom and there is a video! I have 2 projects in it, the rooster candle wrap and the BBQ bottle "Secret Sauce".............then look just below in the strip that says gallery...mine is the 3rd project of snowflake candle holders! How exciting !!!!

here's the link http://www.4cricutdvd.com/ultimate-creative-series-dvd-bundle.html

Im sooo excited...LOL can you tell?

and the winner is.............

Thanks so much for checking out my video on etching I hope it was easy to understand! I had a giveaway for a small bottle of etching cream and a 6x12 piece of vinyl....and the winner chosen by random org is #2 who is..............

Rosy C. said...
Very Cute and Creative Project Michelle! Thank you soo much for all your tips and ideas you share with your Followers. Great Inspiration for Holiday Gifts! Thanks soo much for sharing your Talent!
Sweet Creations...

Congrats girl please email me your address to michelle@scrappinwithmybug.com

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thankful for.............


This week at the FCCB its all about what we are thankful for....

Besides my kids and husband I am thankful for CHOCOLATE !!!

I made some Thanksgiving M&M sticks with Mini Monograms and Celebrate with Flourish cricut cartridges. I also inked the yellow, used diamond stickles and a white gel pen.

My friend Candace is the one who introduced me to these awesome bags! I love them! So join us this week in making a project of what your thankful for!! Enjoy~

*** Challenge entry for Gaby Creates ~ Anything Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 20, 2010

30 days of gift giving blog hop !!!

Hi everyone today is Day 20 of the 30 days of gift giving! Yesterday you saw Candace's super cute memo holder! If you haven't seen any of these please start at the beginning HERE

I decided to do an etching project. Below is my cute cup with a girl bug head on one side and the wording "Bug Juice" on the other. Perfect for coffee, hot chocolate or whatever beverage you like !!

If you have never etched before and want to know how, please click on the video below for step by step instructions it is super easy and makes a perfect personalized gift !! There are also better closeups of this mug in the video....enjoy~


Thanks for visiting me on day 20 of this 30 days of gift giving. Tomorrow don't forget to check out Madison super cute project HERE
If you follow my blog and leave me a comment you will be entered to win a small bottle of etching cream and a 6x12 piece of vinyl, to create your own special project !!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cricut Infomercial News !!!

As most of you know 4 of my projects were selected by Cricut to be considered for their next infomercial. 3 of the 4 projects have been selected to be on their exclusive project DVD !!! Im so excited, so thank you to all who follow and like my work!

So when are we going to see this infomercial? It all starts TODAY !!! None of us knows whos projects made the final editing cut of the actual airing.........so here's the schedule and we can all watch together !!!
Unsure what time zone this is, she thought it was Eastern time !!!!

11/20/2010 SAT 08:00A WPMY PITTSBURGH
11/20/2010 SAT 09:00A KPXN LOS ANGELES
11/20/2010 SAT 01:30A WFIE EVANSVILLE
11/21/2010 SUN 08:00A KNIN BOISE
11/21/2010 SUN 09:30A WWME CHICAGO
11/22/2010 MON 07:00A BIO NATIONAL
11/22/2010 MON 08:30A FUSE NATIONAL
11/22/2010 MON 09:00A WE NATIONAL
11/22/2010 MON 04:00A DIY NATIONAL
11/22/2010 MON 05:00A HIST NATIONAL
11/23/2010 TUE 05:30A PAXN NATIONAL
11/23/2010 TUE 06:30A AE NATIONAL
11/23/2010 TUE 07:30A WMBC NEW YORK
11/23/2010 TUE 09:00A WE NATIONAL
11/23/2010 TUE 05:00A BRVO NATIONAL
11/23/2010 TUE 05:30A HIST NATIONAL
11/24/2010 WED 07:30A TRU NATIONAL
11/24/2010 WED 03:00A OXYG NATIONAL
11/24/2010 WED 05:00A GAC NATIONAL
11/25/2010 THU 01:00A KOKH OKLAHOMA CITY
11/25/2010 THU 05:00A BRVO NATIONAL
11/26/2010 FRI 06:00A AE NATIONAL
11/28/2010 SUN 06:00A COOK NATIONAL
11/28/2010 SUN 06:00A WHBQ MEMPHIS
11/28/2010 SUN 06:00A WFLD CHICAGO
11/27/2010 SAT 04:30A FSPT SPORTS CABLE
11/28/2010 SUN 08:00A KNIN BOISE

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

First Easel card with Peachy Keen Stamps!

Hi Everyone!
This card is my first easel card and Erin was right they are alot of fun !!! For the Peachy Keen challenge I needed to have PK stamps of course, polka dots and be mostly white. Soooo whats white? SNOW! !!!

This card was a process LOL...mostly because I bought some Course glitter which is bigger than normal glitter. I made the snow with white ripped paper and inked it. Then for the snowflakes I embossed it using my Cuttlebug then added glue to all the snowflakes, snow hills, and trees then added course glitter to make it really sparkle !! (yep it was quite messy but I like the effect it gave)

For the cute snowgirl I used Peachy Keen Princess stamps (PK-640), Snow Friends cartridge and Fruit Punch stickles.
The trees and tags were cut from the Winter Frolic cartridge and a MPS stamp used.
I wanted to keep this card clean looking and I hope I achieved that!
thanks and Enjoy~

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

This week at the Fantabulous Cricut its all about being sick ...ewww...LOL

I created a little get well bag for someone with a cold. I used the new Car Decals cartridge and a fiskars punch...what friend wouldn't smile receiving this even when they dont feel good?

Enjoy~ and join us to participate in this challenge !!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cricut Bug Head Winners !!!

Thanks so everyone who visited my blog the las two days! I hope everyone found my video helpful....... I picked 5 to receive a bug head made by me...you can choose from an OUTDOOR cricut green bug head or an INDOOR bug head in any of the colors I have shown in the post below. Ok OK on to the winners chosen by random org.

FIRST WINNER: lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...
what a great video... thanks for sharing! I've been excited all week for a chance to win one of the bug heads!!!

SECOND WINNER: yoda7218213 said...
that is just tooo cute:)))i'd love one in the purple if chosen as a winner-i luv vinyl & have wondered about layering-thanks for the great tip on the contac paper too:)))

THIRD WINNER: krjle said...
Thanks for the great video I'am to say the least vinyl challenged this will help alot!! thanks for the chance to win the cute bug head!!!!

FOURTH WINNER: Zeni Pradel said...
I have to say that I've always been intimated by vinyl projects, but thanks to you, I'm not anymore!! I like the green bug head with the eyelashes.

FIFTH WINNER: Lezlye said...
Very cute Michelle, would you believe that I have never cut vinyl! I would love the original bughead to put on my car! You make video's look so easy! I need more practice!

Congrats Ladies please email me at michelle@scrappinwithmybug.com and put winner in subject line. THANKS !!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Giveaway and Vinyl 101

Hi Everyone !!!
So many of you have asked how to cut vinyl, so I put together a video of the basics and step by step of how. Theres also tips on how to save money!

Now for the giveaway !!! I will pick 5 that's right 5 people to receive a vinyl bug head made by me !!! You will get to choose a Cricut green for your car window or any color below made from indoor vinyl !! Also you will get to choose from 4 bugs... WATCH the video and tell me which bug head you would like to win by commenting on this post and if you would like please become a follower.

I will draw the winners Saturday night and post the winners on Sunday morning!!!
If you don't win and would like one or more of these cute bugs I will make them for $3.25 apiece.... just send me an email to michelle@scrappinwithmybug.com
Good Luck !!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Turkey Wall Vinyl

As many of you know I have a Cricut wall that I change with the holiday or occasion. For Thanksgiving I created a Turkey banner "Gobble till you wobble" Because thats what we do right? Ok maybe its just me then LOL....

The circle challenge is to have two elements a type of bird and stitching of some kind. So I made this out of vinyl, ribbon, rhinestones, and used my white gel pen for the stitching.

I used Don Juan, Create a Critter, Designers Calendar and Gypsy Font. This project spans approximatley 2 feet by 2 1/2 feet

If you would like to make this and want the directions please click here for the video

Thanks so much for stopping by !!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge

The challenge over at the Peachy Keen blog is to create an winter ornament using their awesome PK stamps!!!
This started as a plain glass ornament and I had an idea to stamp my cute faces on vinyl and it worked! I even colored the cheeks and the snowman nose.
I used PK-520 Winter Assortment Stamps. I also used
Disney-Pooh and Friends and the NEW Winter Lace Cricut cartridges !!!

For an extra special touch you can also put someones name on the ornament and the year you gave it too them.....the possibilities are endless !!!

If you are in Northern California and wish to attend my classes, We will be making these along with a Thanksgiving project using Peachy Keen stamps, email me for details !!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cricut Cake video & Blog Hop Winner!!!

HI Everyone! I know you have all been wanting to see my Cricut cake experience so here it is LOL... Enjoy~

and the winner (by random org)of the vinyl is ......................... 1jmass said...

What a great idea. I hope you do not mind if I lift it for my wall. I have company coming for Thanksgiving, and I know they will be impressed.

Congrats girl I dont mind at all !!! Thanks to everyone who hopped and a BIG thanks to Ruthie who organized this great hop, I had a great time !!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Banner Blog Hop !!!

Welcome to the Banner blog hop !! I made a Thanksgiving themed banner! Click the video below for my creation, directions AND what the giveaway is. (To be entered in the giveaway please click on "follow", then leave a comment) Thanks !

Remember to follow and leave a comment for the giveaway before you HOP to Momo's awesome blog! Tell your friends they have all weekend to hop too! I will draw a winner and post it on Monday !!! Thanks sooo much for hopping by !!!

banner blog hop- next blog button

If you get lost heres the line up ☺
Alex http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/
...Angelica http://handmadebyangelica.com/
Erin http://www.erinleecreative.com/
Gale http://thehappystamper1.blogspot.com/
Heidi http://gotscraps.blogspot.com/
Jin http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com/
Joanna http://scrap-making.blogspot.com/
Jody http://thesmithhotel-thesmithhotel.blogspot.com/
Joy http://joyslife.com/
Kim http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/
Kim http://offthewallcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Mary http://cardztv.blogspot.com/
Melissa http://www.apaperjourney.blogspot.com/
Michelle http://www.mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
Michelle C.http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com/ (YOU ARE HERE)
Momo http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/
Nicole http://primpedinpaper.wordpress.com/
Sarah http://liveloveandscrap.blogspot.com/
Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Yolie http://yoliebean.blogspot.com/
Ruthie http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mini Haul

I know you must think is this ALL she does??..... I think I missed my calling I should of been a professional shopper for someone. I love to do it LOL !!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Haul video , AWESOME prices !!!

Check out what I got yesturday Im SOOO excited, what a STEAL!!!

Bird Challenge

This week at the Fantabulous Cricut its all about Birds! I recently made some baby cards for a childrens store, so this fit perfectly with the challenge.

I used the New Arrival cartridge and used a Recollections border punch for the X's at the bottom, then of course added stickles!!

Join in the challenge by heading on over to the Fantabulous Cricut !!!