Monthly Archives: July 2008

Cricut Cartridge Sale


Don’t forget that Michael’s is selling their Cricut cartridges for 40.00 nest week. The cartridges or for the Cricut die cutting machine. Typically they go for about 80.00 and even on sale about 50,oo so this is a great deal I have also heard Michael’s might be doing a cross promotion with Cricut where you can get the Cricut Design Studio for free when you buy a certain amount of the cartridges.

Update: Rumor is true- if you buy 3 Cricut cartridges you get Cricut Design Studio free. Visit Details of free Cricut Design Studio offer.

Cute- Make Your Own Magentic Strip for Craft and Art Display


Another great idea from a a mom, Magnetic Art Display from Wisdom of the Moon blog.

Complete supply list on her site along with full instrucion on how to make this magnetic strip, but she basically used supplies from Home Depot type store and decorated with metal paint.
The result is both functional and great looking. This would be a good idea for any craft room to hang works in progress, kids art or notes.

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Nice Stencil for Walls- Very Sophisticated

I do love stencil theorems for card and small pieces of furniture. I have a weird wall on the side of deck ( it is actually side of kids club house) by pool. I keep looking at the white painted plywood that has a few things hanging on it- wrought iron Dragon fly, mosaic stuff, etc but I would like to add a mural od some sort. I thought I would do stencillings but fearful it will look tacky or “country”
This site was at CHA show and had these gorgeous stencils from http://stencil1.com/shop.html.

They have other that I would never put up- but would have loved in my early 20′s . Some Che, Rock star ones and edgier stencils you can use for mural or T-shirts.

Keeping Craft Area Clean

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How do you clean up all those little bit and pieces of paper that accumulate around your craft area? I am quite conscientious about making sure my scrap go in a basket as I work. When scrapbooking the paper corners and cropped photos create tons of paper scrap. No matter how hard I try they seem to end up on the floor and they tend to stick to hard wood floor. Very difficult to sweep up.

Dust busters do not have a enough suction to pick up all the paper buts and I will do anything to avoid hauling out the 50 pound central vac hose. In fact- I just remembered our central vacuuming isn’t even functioning because there is a piece of paper stuck in the 20 foot long house and last time it happened I had to pay vacuum repair guy 30.00 to get it out. ARGH . Shows you how often I vacuum. I tell my friends we are going “green” and I am saving the planet by not vacuuming.. or washing dishes or doing laundry.
Well, that excuse won’t fly anymore now that Dirt Devil has come out with a a new cordless vacuum that has been rated as an Energy Star appliance. What does this mean? It uses 70% less energy than others of its type.WHAT?!

Now what am I going to do?

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Dust busters do not have a enough suction to pick up all the paper buts and I will do anything to avoid hauling out the 50 pound central vac hose. In fact- I just remembered our central vacuuming isn’t even functioning because there is a piece of paper stuck in the 20 foot long house and last time it happened I had to pay vacuum repair guy 30.00 to get it out. ARGH . Shows you how often I vacuum. I tell my friends we are going “green” and I am saving the planet by not vacuuming.. or washing dishes or doing laundry.
Well, that excuse won;t fly anymore now that Dirt Devil has come out with a a new cordless vacuum that has been rated as an Energy Star appliance. What does this mean? It uses 70% less energy than others of its type.WHAT?!

Now what am I going to do?

Sponsored by Dirt Devil AccuCharge