Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving today. Today I am thankful for my family, good friends, good health, and good food! I am thankful for all of you, my faithful readers and followers. I am thankful that I am loved and that I can return that love to others. I am thankful that we have a day set aside like today to reflect upon all of the many blessings that God has given us. But why wait for Thanksgiving? Let’s continue to be thankful the other 364 days of the year! If we all tried it, wouldn’t the world be a little bit happier place to live in? And I would be very thankful for that!

Ok, go eat, watch the game (go Cowboys!), and start planning your Black Friday shopping! Remember that some stores will be open TODAY! wow, times are changing! Michaels will be open from 5PM – 9PM and all of their scrapbook storage is 55% off! can you say Jetmax cubes? the more stuff I buy, the more cubes I need to store the stuff in! it’s a vicious papercrafting cycle! Cricut cartridges are on sale also at Michaels today, Friday & Saturday. The $89 carts are on sale for $35.99 and the $69 carts are on sale for $27.99. The $19 scrapbook paper pads are 50% off and the Gypsy is on sale for $99.99!!! All Disney carts will be $24.99 on Saturday. A little birdie told me that Hobby Lobby has ALL Cricut accessories on sale for 50% off on Friday! That means it’s time to stock up on blades and mats plus pick up some of those items that you may not have yet like that spatula or even the tool kit. Now that I’m teaching and have to transport my Cricut, I may look at the Cricut tote that they have!  hey, it’s half off! I was told that the sale is not on any of the machines but I’m not sure about the cartridges. JoAnn’s has the Expression on sale for $199.99 and carts are on sale for $27.99. Don’t forget about Wal-Mart. At 12:01AM on Friday morning the Expression bundles in the new cool colors ($185) and the new Cricut Lites ($20) will be available.

I think I’ve covered the highlights! So start making your lists and checking them twice! And only our credit cards and checkbooks will show if we’re naughty or nice!

Until next time, Happy Crafting,


New Cricut Lites

Provo Craft just announced the new Cricut cartridges for November on Hello Thursday. These are the Cricut Lites that are only sold at Wal-Mart.

Cricut Lite Zoo Day

Cricut Lite Playtime

Cricut Lite Twinkle Toes

Cricut Lite Jolly Holidays

Cricut Lite Inspired Heart

Cricut Lite Four-Legged Friends

Cricut Lite Cupcake

I know which one I am definitely getting! Well, pick your favorites and get ready to shop. These are advertised to sell at just $20 each on Black Friday!

Please visit Joy at Obsessed With Scrapbooking and enter to win 3 fantastic giveaways! She is giving away a Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge,


a Pink Advanced Tape Glider adhesive gun with two refills,


and a pad of SEI Kris Kringle paper.


Until next time, Happy Crafting,


Hobby Lobby Cricut Classes & A Shaker Card - Cindy Loo, George, and Gypsy Wanderings

My Cricut preview at Hobby Lobby last weekend went very well. I want to thank all of you who came by - I enjoyed meeting all of you! Remember, the first class is this Thursday, so go by Hobby Lobby on South Cooper in Arlington and sign up if you haven’t done so already. You must sign up at the Floral Dept. to reserve your seat. We’ll have a lot of fun and you’ll learn so much about your Cricut!
Well, I got to make some things this past week and the first one that I’m going to show you is my Shaker Card. I was inspired by Sheila at shesasassylady. I had planned to make my shaker card more like the one she had in her tutorial but when I got ready to make it I wasn’t home and didn’t have access to her blog. So I improvised and this is what I came up with -
Shaker Card
I used my Gypsy to design this 5x5 card. The Cindy Loo cartridge was used for the frame and tree. I adhered a piece of transparency behind it and then used foam strips to pop the frame out. I added the foil leaf confetti before adhering the background (Did you recognize that piece of paper in the background? It’s a K and Company Halloween stack! It kinda reminded me of wind blowing the leaves). Also, I now think I have found something that I like to do as much as inking everything – embossing everything! The embossing folder that I used on the frame is D’vine Swirl and the Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder was used on the tree. Everything was then inked. I also used Gypsy Wanderings and George for the layers on the inside of the card. Cindy Loo has so many nice frames that you could use for cards but they work great for shaker cards – something that I might not have looked at if I had had internet access! I have another shaker card in the works and I’ll post it when it’s finished. Interactive cards are so much fun to make and to give!
Until next time, Happy Crafting,

Black Friday Alert!

Can you believe that HALF of November is already gone? Where did this year go? Thanksgiving is almost here! And that also means that “Black Friday” is almost here! I remember the years that I would go shopping on that day to walk off the big turkey dinner from the day before (no, it wasn’t mainly for the great deals! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it). I haven’t done it for a few years now and even if you haven’t either this may change your mind:

WM BF ad

Somehow this ad leaked and it’s been circulating around the message boards. We can’t make out everything in it except that great Cricut Expression bundle is just $185!!! And those colors are too cute: Aqua, Plum, Green, or Canary. It also looks like they have some kind of flourishes on them too. This bundle comes with two cartridges that we have never seen – Playtime and Cricut Classic Font. Wal-Mart is also getting 20 more Cricut Lite cartridges and these will also be on sale for $20 each! Again, we haven’t heard what the new titles will be but according to this ad some of the titles are Cupcakes, Pet Shop, Four Legged Friends, and Jolly Holidays (can’t read the others). Let me tell you from experience – these are GREAT prices!

I haven’t forgotten my Thirty Days of Thankfulness! On day 11, I had an awful headache so I was so thankful for a day of rest. On day 12, I was thankful that I was able to spend the day with my daughter – just special time together! I was so thankful to see so many people stop by Hobby Lobby to see me demo the Cricut on day 13! Day 14 and 15 were spent cleaning and organizing my scrapbook room – not fun but I am SO THANKFUL that I have space of my own to create in! By the way, I did take photos of the before (or as I like to call it – the storm before the calm) and when it’s finished I’ll take the after photos and post them.

Until next time, Happy Crafting,


Thirty Days of Thankfulness–Days 8, 9 & 10!

Even though I missed the last two Thirty Days of Thankfulness posts I just want you to know that I am very thankful!!! So here are my makeup posts for the last few days. No, I am not making these up! Yes, I did write them down each day! On Monday, I felt so thankful for the warm weather. Here in Texas we usually have two seasons, not four, lol. We go from the hottest 100 degree days of summer to the almost freezing days of winter. Ok, I might be exaggerating a little bit but as the writer I can take some creative license here! We had some pretty cool (cold to me) weather last Friday but by Monday it finally felt like Fall and I loved it! Yesterday I felt very thankful for (now do not laugh or think I’ve gone completely crazy) Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnn’s, and even Staples! I went shopping (thankful that I had a little extra $ to do that) and found some great deals (even more thankful that I was able to keep some of that $)! I was also thankful that I had a scrapbooking  and Cricut loving buddy to stay up with me ALL NIGHT LONG and crop with last night. And today I am thankful that I survived the ALL NIGHT crop (and no sleep!), got home safely today, and I’m able to get into bed early tonight and, after writing this, get some sleep. I am also thankful that since I actually got to craft these last two days that I also get to post some photos of things for you here tomorrow. So please come back to visit and see what I’ve been up to – I’ll be so thankful!

Until next time, Happy Crafting,




ProMarker GiveAway!

I love all of the coloring and blending that many are doing on their stamped images. They are simply gorgeous! These crafters make the images look so real and that makes them pop right off the page. I really wanted to try my hand at this but the Copic markers were just a little too expensive for me! (Ok, I know that I could’ve bought a ton of them with the $$$ that I have spent on Cricut related stuff but when I’m on a roll with something I can’t just turn and go in a different direction on a whim. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it!) Anyway, I still want to try it. With all of the stamps and stamp sets that I own it would really be a waste not to (Boy, see how easy it is to talk myself into something?) But there is another brand of markers called ProMarkers made by Letraset. They contain high quality alcohol dye based inks that are fully blendable and produce clear and vibrant color. I first saw them on two of my favorite blogs, Diane’s at Capadia Designs and Okie’s at Okie Ladybugs Scrap N’ More. Both of these talented ladies had a link to Enfys at Going Buggy. Enfys does wonderful work and has a lot of tutorials and, even better for me, videos of how she uses these great markers. Enfys also has a terrific giveaway on her blog right now. She is giving away an entire set of 148 ProMarkers! Look HERE to see their awesome marker colors! So hop on over to Going Buggy to leave a comment on her post to enter to win.
Until next time, Happy Crafting,

Thirty Days of Thankfulness–Day 7

Today I am especially thankful for my daughter! I am always thankful that God gave this remarkable creature to take care of but this morning she woke up early and surprised me by making breakfast for me! Pancakes! It was so thoughtful and there was no real reason except that she loves me! I am blessed.


Cricut Classes at Hobby Lobby and Cartridge Blog Candy

Well guys, I’ve been away far too long and I miss blogging. I’ve been busy getting ready for my new Cricut classes starting this month at Hobby Lobby. This is such an exciting opportunity and I can’t wait. I will do a preview on Saturday, November 13th from 1 – 3 pm. My first class will be on Thursday, November 18th at 6pm. The Hobby Lobby is located in Arlington, TX at 4628 South Cooper. If you, or someone you know, needs a little help getting to know their Cricut or wants to get a little more creative with their machine, please drop by the store to sign up or email me – angiespaperpassion AT gmail DOT com.

Now for some bad (and good) news. The winner of the Happy Hauntings cartridge never sent me her info! So I will be choosing another name. If you didn’t get a chance to leave a comment last time to win, here’s your chance. I know that Halloween is over but if you’re anything like me, you still have a ton of Trick or Treating photos to scrapbook! So leave me a comment and I will pick another winner on Monday! If you want more details on this give away just click HERE!

Until next time, Happy Crafting,


Thirty Days of Thankfulness–Day 6

Today I am thankful for my Cricut and the knowledge that I’ve gained to not only use it well but to share that knowledge with others - and the job that I now have because of this! Isn’t it amazing how this little hobby of ours can lead us to so much more? More than I could have ever imagined at least. Friendships, jobs, opportunities…. and more! For this I am truly thankful!


Thirty Days of Thankfulness

I just love the Cricut.com message board! These are best group of ladies ever. One of the members, Caitlynsmommy, started a thread the other day about the Thirty Days of Thankfulness. She is going to write a sentence or two each day about what she is thankful for and at the end of the month she’ll have a mini book of journaling and photos. What a wonderful idea! So I have borrowed her suggestion and I am starting (yes, late!) on one for myself. We are all grateful for the big things; family, friends, health, home, and of course, our Heavenly Father. But this is more about the little things, too. Those everyday blessings that we may overlook and, unless we document it, may forget. So join me as I journal my Thirty Days of Thankfulness.

Since I am starting late, I will just write 5 things I am thankful for at the moment:

  1. that God loves me – no matter what!
  2. I have a beautiful and healthy daughter
  3. I have a handsome and healthy son
  4. Very good friends that have stood by me through it all
  5. That I got up this morning (Friday) and had a very productive day!

I am so happy to be doing this. It will make me look at things a little differently – I will appreciate the little things more. I hope that we can all complete this journal – this slice of our lives – together!

Until tomorrow, Happy Crafting,