Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party #9

Welcome to Week 9 for the Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking.

It’s actually 50 degrees here today….but it’s raining…..AND….they are calling for 4-8″ of snow tomorrow…….AND single digit temps for tomorrow and Friday!  I feel like a broken record.  Breathe in….Breathe out!  The good news is that after this mess clears out, the weatherman is calling for much better temps for next week! Whoooooohooooooooooooo!!!

If you missed the projects from last week, it’s not too late to visit Craft Therapy Thursday Linky #8. I love seeing what everyone has made. Please join me so I can see what you’ve created. Projects don’t have to be new. They can be from your archives. They don’t have to be from a blog either. They can be from Hub Pages, Craft Closet, or other writing sites.

 

Craft Linky Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You - Come visit and link up to 3 craft projects. www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

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It’s spring cleaning time in the Cricut warehouse! This week, shop the Cricut Clearance Sale to save up to 70% off a variety of supplies. I check out the sale, and there are lots of Cuttlebug Folders and dies.  Some of the cartridges has been re-released and are sale for just $19.99.  Get the supplies you need to bring your creativity to life and throughout March, all orders over $35 ship for free with code MARCHSHIP.  

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Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party #8

This is week 8 for the Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking, and it is STILL cold here.  I still have 3′ snow drift in my driveway.  It’s actually not too bad here today, and it might make it in the 40’s.  However, they are calling for snow tonight and tomorrow…..UGHHH!!!  I thought last winter was bad, but this winter has been very trying!

If you missed the projects from last week, it’s not too late to visit Craft Therapy Thursday Linky #7. I love seeing what everyone has made. Please join me so I can see what you’ve created. Projects don’t have to be new. They can be from your archives. They don’t have to be from a blog either. They can be from Hub Pages, Craft Closet, or other writing sites.

 

Craft Linky Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You - Come visit and link up to 3 craft projects. www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

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Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page

I’m SICK SICK SICK of winter!  There I said it.  I’m cold. I’m grumpy, I need sunshine!  I’m ready for barbecues, pool parties, and gardening.  I’ve been listening to up beat music and trying to get in the party mood.

Let’s get this party started with a Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page!  Even though this scrapbook layout is for birthday, it could easily be tweaked for graduation, retirement, or other celebration.

Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page - Celebrate Birthday Hat - Something to Celebrate Cricut Cartridge - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

There are certain themes that everyone always needs, and one of them is birthday.  We seem to take tons of photos at birthday parties.  Are you one of those amateur photographers who takes 675 photos of a one hour party?? Then when you have enough pictures of cake, presents, and confetti to fill a 12×12 album, you can’t come up with a single idea for a Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page?  You’re not alone!

Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page - Something to Celebrate with Balloons, Celebrate Banner, and Party Hate - Sometime to Celebrate Cricut Cartridge - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com
Here is a simple Cricut Birthday Page Layout using the Something to Celebrate Cricut Cartridge.  This is a two page 12×12 layout using the Birthday Bash paper stack from Die Cuts With A View.

I used Sunshine Bazzill Cardstock for the background.  Then I added 3″ strips of birthday patterned paper 2/3 down the page.  Under the patterned paper, I added a 1 1/2″ strip of dotted paper.  Two 1/2″ strips of red striped paper were added to cover some of the seams.

The balloons were cut at 6″.  The party hat is 4″, and the banner is 2″.  The paper that I used have glitter, foil, and embossing, so I didn’t add any additional embellishments.

Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page Layout with Balloons - Something To Celebrate Cricut Cartridge - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

I got a Cricut Explore for Christmas.  I managed to get it set up during the Christmas-New Year’s break, but I never used it.  I wanted to learn how to use it at a weekend crop in January, but the hotel didn’t have WIFI.  Last weekend, while it was bitterly cold and icy, I saw down with the machine, my laptop, and YouTube.

It didn’t take long to catch on.  I still have lots to learn, but I managed to cut out lots of great shapes for scrapbook pages.  I can’t wait to share them with you!

Winnie the Pooh and Friends Baby Cricut Card

It’s no secret that I LOVE my Cricut!!  And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sleeping Pooh and Friends Baby Cricut Card.  This beloved character from the Hundred Acre Woods has been a favorite for many years now.  I love classic characters that are popular for generations.

Winnie the Pooh and Friends Baby Cricut Card Using the Pooh Font Cartridge - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

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Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party #7

This is week 7 for the Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking, and it has been a cold snowy week here in Maryland. We are expecting our 3rd snow event for the week (a minor one) this evening. Yesterday we had 5-6″ of snow. The low tomorrow morning is expected to be 0….yes ZERO! Add the 40 mph wind, and it’s going to be frigid!

If you missed the projects from last week, it’s not too late to visit Craft Therapy Thursday Linky #6. I love seeing what everyone has made. Please join me so I can see what you’ve created. Projects don’t have to be new. They can be from your archives.  They don’t have to be from a blog either.  They can be from Hub Pages, Craft Closet, or other writing sites.

 

Craft Linky Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You - Come visit and link up to 3 craft projects. www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

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Winter Snow Cricut Scrapbook Page

The Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge is perfect for a Cricut snow scrapbook page layout.  We had 5-6″ of white fluffy snow here in Maryland over night.  My husband works for a power company and is charge of clearing the sidewalks and parking lot so the employees can get to their offices safely.  That leaves my son and I at home to fend for ourselves.

I shoveled the walk before going to bed last night.  I just finished shoveling what fell overnight  and cleaning off my car.  It really wasn’t too bad.  It was powdery and easy to shovel.  Thank goodness I don’t have go anywhere today.  My boss is in Florida this week.  He picked the perfect week, since it’s been bitterly cold, windy, and now snowy since he left.

It’s her perfect afternoon for baking a chicken, making cards at the dining room table, and watching the birds at the feeder in the snow.  I’m also doing a little laundry and housework, but it’s still a great day!

Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge - Winter Snow Cricut Scrapbook Page with Penguins, Polar Bears, and Snowflakes - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com
Cricut Snow Scrapbook Page

OK onto this awesome two page scrapbook layout!  Steph with Crafty Ladybug Creations made this incredible two page layout.  She is incredibly creative and talented.  She’s not just a scrapbooker, but she also does Rainbow Loom Creations, floral arrangements, and anything crafty.   Stop by and visit her!

Steph started with two 12×12 sheets of eskimo, igloo, polar bear patterned paper.  She added a great dotted strip to the bottom portion of the page.  By adding purple cardstock under the dotted papers, it really breaks it up from the other patterned paper, yet it matches perfectly!  She added black mats with a snowflake and square patterned paper.

Kissing polar bears, a penguin family, and snowflakes from the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge are the perfect accents for this Cricut snow scrapbook page.  The purple polar bear scarves and bits of purple in the snowflakes ties everything together.

The Eskimo Kisses title with snowflake were designed and cut on the Pazzles Electronic cutter.  You can create something similar using the Cricut Explore and Brody font.

Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge Polar Bears - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com
Kissing polar bears are perfect for a snow scrapbook page.  To get them facing each other, Steph cut one regular polar bear, which is facing to the right.  Then she cut the other bear using the Flip feature on the Cricut Expression machine, so that it’s looking to the left.  Did you notice the eyelashes and pink nose on the bear on the right?  Isn’t she pretty?
Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge Penguins - Winter Snow Scrapbook Page - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

This penguin family would feel right at home here this week!  Steph cut these penguins in four different sizes.  She added yellow glitter beaks and feet.

Even though we’re not in the arctic, it sure has felt like this week!  Over the weekend, temperatures were in the single digits with 45-50 mph winds!  To make matters worse, we had a wet snow before the temps dropped 10 degrees in an hour, flash freezing all of the slush and wet snow.  Talk about a slippery mess!  They are calling for single digits temps here again later in the week.  It’s not unheard of to have low temps like that in Maryland, but it’s not often.

Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party #6

This is week 6 for the Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking, and it’s Valentine’s Day Week!  I just came from Walmart, and the candy and Valentine isle was slip pickings unless you wanted a teddy bear.  No teddy bear for me, but I did treat myself to a bag Ghirardelli chocolate squares.  That little bit of heaven just makes my day!

If you missed the projects from last week, it’s not too late to visit Craft Therapy Thursday Linky #5. I love seeing what everyone has made. Please join me so I can see what you’ve created. Projects don’t have to be new. They can be from your archives.

 

Craft Linky Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You - Come visit and link up to 3 craft projects. www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

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Cricut Ladybug Card

Valentine’s Day is just over a week away, and I have a super sweet, yet super easy Cricut Ladybug Card to share with you.

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?  My husband and I have been married for 27 years, and we’ve never really celebrated the day of love.  Of course when we were dating, he gave me cheesy drugstore tokens like a cute plaque with a teddy bear that says, “Bear in mind, I want you for my Valentine”.  Awwwww!!!  After we got married, money was tight, and we just didn’t celebrate.  Flowers are ridiculously expensive this week, and all of the restaurants are super crowded.   Last year, I did put in a request for some Ghirardelli Squares, and he came through like a champ!

OK enough about all that mushy stuff, and onto the Cricut Ladybug Card.

Cricut Ladybug Card Using the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge.  Could be a Valentine's Day or birthday card. www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

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Michael’s Promo Codes 2/6-2/14

How about a little Valentine’s Day love from Michael’s Craft Stores Online!

Do you need to stock up on adhesive or maybe you’ve had your eye on something on the Michaels website. I have several great Promo Codes to share!

20% Off Entire Purchase including Sale Items.  Use Promo Code LUV20.  Good on the Michaels website 2/6-2/7

30% Off Entire Regular Price Purchase Use Promo Code HEART30.  Good on Michaels website 2/8

40% Off Entire Regular Price Purchase on Recollections Stickers & Embellishments Use Promo Code LUVSTICKERS.  Good on Michael’s website 2/8-2/14

40% Off Any One Regular Price Item Use Promo Code LOVE401.  Good on Michael’s website 2/8-2/14.

Handmade Valentine's Day Ideas and Michael's Promo Codes for 2/6-2/14/15