Helpful Tips for the Cricut User 2009

There are many new Cricut owners (thanks to Santa and sweet hubbies) that brought you what you wanted for Christmas.  Welcome to the wonderful world of Cricut Crafting!  No matter if you have the Cricut for scrapbooking, card making, crafting, classroom, special projects etc. - the opportunities and projects this machine can help you do is ENDLESS.  The comforting fact is that all of us where new … [Read more...]

~ YeeHaw Cowboy Scrapbook Lay-out

***************** I am very honored that Megan at Above Rubies Studio included this project in the Project Gallery of her Cricut A - Z DVD.  Mine along with many other talented crafters.   Click HERE to view what this DVD is all about (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and see if it is for YOU.....OR if you have this amazing DVD check out this project in the Gallery.... p.s. Stay tuned for … [Read more...]

Video #67 ~ Crafty Gift Snowman Card Frame

How many times have you received or seen a beautiful Christmas Card and said "that is as pretty as a picture?" Well, here is a super simple way to decorate a crafty gift or home decor item using one of those beautiful Christmas Cards.  The frame is an 8 x 10 frame, glass inset removed.  The Merry Christmas is cut 1 1/2" from Christmas Cheer on regular and on shadow.  Merry Christmas to all! … [Read more...]

Pre-School Christmas Pages Re-Run

Hi CJToo Friends,I know I haven't had the chance to post much this Holiday season because of family obligations and stuff but I went digging to see what I could re-run for you that was in my "stash" of stuff.  Here is a Christmas Lay-out that I made for my little guy, Spencer.  Click HERE for the cartridges I used, details and more close up pictures.Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays my friends! … [Read more...]

Christmas Table Decor

Hi CJToo Friends..... Merry Christmas Okay, I am not only a Craft Junkie but I am a Trash to Treasure Junkie too ~ I love to take "this" and make "that" out of it.  I came up with these adorable (at least I think they are) table decorations for a recent Christmas gathering.  The inspiration was a fabric stuffed candy cane.  My sweet MIL sewed me a bunch of fabric candy canes made out of … [Read more...]

Video #66 ~ Thanks Christmas Note Card

In this video I will show you how I created this Christmas Note Card that says Thanks!  - I used the Christmas Noel Solutions cricut cartridge for the tree.  Perfect to give someone special and remember to say Thanks and appreciation.  This is the season to be thankful.  Ü This card measures 6" x 5 3/4" … [Read more...]

Craft Show Pictures of CJToo’s Creations

Hi all.... Here are a few pictures (many, actually) of my individual "stuff" that I created for my big show recently. I sold out of most all I was thrilled ~ .... … [Read more...]

CJToo’s Santa Collection

Hi everyone....I know I've been MIA and most of my usual visitors and followers know that I am taking some time to get ready for my big Christmas Craft Show coming up the first Friday and Saturday in December in Brenham, Texas.  I am coordinating the show from start to finish and also getting some items to sell in my booth.  As of today I have 34 vendors lined up to participate.  It's a huge … [Read more...]

Using Vinyl on Car Windows

The cricut makes it super simple to decorate your car windows for that perfect occassion.  For my usual visitors you know that I am planning and getting ready for my huge craft show the first week in December.  Being on a tight budget I find anyway I can to get the word out and have been painting my car windows with this information the last few years as a way of advertising as I drive around town … [Read more...]

Family Christmas Tree Card & Video/Episode #64

Hi everyone.....Here is a Christmas card that you can personalize yourself using a label maker but you can definitely use your computer (for printing) or personalize with a marker or pen of your choice. Details: The tree is cut at 6" from Christmas Cheer. The circles are 1" punch Label Maker tape for names Pop Dots to make tree ornaments stand out Skittles (red and … [Read more...]