July 31, 2010

New!

"provocraft and creative memories announced a partnership on 2 exclusive cartridges...More info Aug 1."

They are available starting the 1st.

These are the regular cricut cartridges. 
Cheerful Seasons
Reminisce Accents




Be sure to enter the drawing to win 16 oz of Sugar Veil and Spreader! More info on July 26th post!

You can share this on facebook and twitter by clicking on the icons to the right of the comments. There are icons that you click and it will post it to your account. It is SO cool! There is also a button that you can click to post a link to my blog from your blog. Please also share this on the messageboard.

And I love positive comments :)  It keeps me going and sharing :)  Have a blessed weekend!

Extra! Extra! Hostess Promotion!

Extra, Extra Hostess Promotion








Extra! Extra! Stampin' Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards July 27-August 31, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!

From July 27 to August 31, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more!



This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include



•A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog worth $9.95!

•Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalog)!

•Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!



Workshop total

(before tax and shipping) Free

Stampin' Up! merchandise Extra, Extra hostess awards Free Stampin' Up! merchandise with

Extra, Extra

hostess awards



$350 - $399 $40 + $25 $65

$400 - $449 $45 + $25 $70

$450 - $499 $50 + $25 $75

$500 - $549 $60 + $25 $85



This extra hostess benefit is only being offered for a limited time, so contact me to schedule your workshop today!  Offer expires August 31st!

New Cricut Cartridges Announced! Exclusive!

"provocraft ... announced a partnership on 2 exclusive cartridges... More info Aug 1."

These are the regular cricut cartridges. 
Cheerful Seasons
Reminisce Accents



Be sure to enter the drawing to win 16 oz of Sugar Veil and Spreader! More info on July 26th post!

You can share this on facebook and twitter by clicking on the icons to the right of the comments. There are icons that you click and it will post it to your account. It is SO cool! There is also a button that you can click to post a link to my blog from your blog. Please also share this on the messageboard.

And I love positive comments :)  It keeps me going and sharing :)  Have a blessed weekend!

More Exclusives!

It seems that "provocraft announced a partnership on 2 exclusive cartridges More info Aug 1."

I wonder if they are for the new Imagine machine cartridges or the regular cricut cartridges.  What are your thoughts?

*update:They are regular cricut cartridges - there are two.

Cheerful Seasons
Reminisce Accents


Let me know if you want to pre-order them! I will be having them available!

CHA Craft & Hobby Association Weekend in Chicago!

If you are a follower and/or frequent visitor of my blog, you might have caught some Future Cricut Cartridge Sneak Peeks from July 29. If you notice the video sneak peeks are no longer posted as Provocraft asked that they be removed due to the high quality images. There is concern that perhaps someone might use them to compete in the market place or gain a business advantage.


The video and images that were posted on my blog were not taken in the private circle room where they had them protected. The video that I recorded was a small glimpse of just a couple of the pages in the binders that were in the circle room to preview. They shared a brief sneak peak presentation with those attending CHA earlier that day in the Provocraft booth showing just a few pages from their future releases. They had not mentioned that no video or pictures were to be taken during the presentation and as they were in the front of the entry. I am sure that the general public could have seen from the door as well. I guess Provocraft under estimated the quality that is freely available in video and camera equipment today.

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I have more pictures and videos to post from CHA. It has been a very busy time and I hope you are enjoying all the information that I have gathered. I also have tried to answer a lot of the questions that you have asked me. I will be posting more answers as well. Stay tuned and I hope you are enjoying your weekend if not at the Supershow with whatever you chose to do this weekend. It truly was a blessing to meet so many people at CHA, Supershow and events in Chicago.

July 29, 2010

Cuddlebug Demo at CHA Chicago

Here is video of Maggie demostration of the new Cuddlebug at CHA Chicago today! Enjoy! :)



Jinger receives Serenade to Ode to Gypsy

I hope you enjoy this impromptu serenade to Jinger Adams, Provocraft Spokesperson, by Shannon Smith and Kaitlyn Hoverman at CHA in Chicago today.  I wonder if the song will make the top 10 Music charts.....what do you think? 

Cricut Imagine Presentation


Jinger and Christy from Provocraft did a presentation at the cha in Chicago live with some overheads. It has some background noise but, she shows you some more info and details. It's one of the presentations that they did throughout the day at CHA.


Please share the link to my blog.

Be sure to check back as I am uploading video and have lots of pictures to share!

The video is split in two parts, please look further down for the second part

Imagine Presentation, Part 2



2nd and last part of the Imagine presentation at the CHA

Future Cricut Cartridge Sneak Peeks

They had some binders that were well guarded in a back room. They contained images of upcoming cartridges but, did not allow pictures or video to be taken.


The cricut circle members could go and look at the binders. There were some beautiful cartridges to come. These were for the traditional cricut cartridges like you now have. There was a route 66 cartridge that had 50's style images that would be perfect for your travels along the route. You can also use it for some great 50's themed ideas. Also, they will be comng out with more Disney that we love and some just hate to love. There were Monsters Inc and Alice in Wonderland that come to mind. Not all of the names were worked out and could change. They will have these binders at the Friday Circle Meet up in Chicago. If you are able to go, it is a great chance to meet others as well.

Also, if you are not a current circle member, you can join before the event and bring your receipt with you. So....come and meet everyone!

*Note:  the video has been removed.  Please refer to July 31 post.  Thank you for your understanding. 

The next big thing - The Cheryl Antley Story

Winners of the Next Big Thing Contest!

Cameron Van Osdal, John Lee, Jinger Adams, Cheryl Antley*, Matt Wilburn, Linda Ajello*, Erin Ajello*, Jim Thorton, Brad Brusa

*winners of Next Big Thing Contest

Provocraft had a contest to win the Next Big Thing. You can view details by Clicking here!

They selected two applicants which were Cheryl Antley and Linda & Erin Ajello family.  They were very touching stories that they shared at the Gala.  I was so touched by their stores. 

I am so excited to see all the exciting things at CHA on Tuesday in Chicago. Be sure to be a follower and check back for updates on CHA. I will also be updating about the Tuesday night Provocraft party for the new Imagine!


Be sure to enter the drawing to win 16 oz of Sugar Veil and Spreader! More info on July 26th post!

You can share this on facebook and twitter by clicking on the icons to the right of the comments.  There are icons that you click and it will post it to your account.  It is SO cool!  There is also a button that you can click to post a link to my blog from your blog.  Please also share this on the messageboard. 

Enjoy the video.  It was recorded at the gala so it is not high production quality.  My husband will post more video later on the Next Big Thing. Be sure to check back later. He really is helping me to get these videos edited. Don't we just LOVE that man! I know I do!!!! :)


July 28, 2010

How Cricut Imagine and original carts work together

Cricut Imagine!



Here is a video of the New Cricut Imagine demo that I took at CHA yesterday morning.  Matt did an excellent job explaining the machine.  There is a lot of information here but, I will be checking on some more information today.  I hope you enjoy this I can say that it is even better in person!

AMAZING!!!!!

I saw the new Imagine machine at CHA and it is AMAZING!!! I have some video and pics that I need to upload.  I think it will answer a lot of your questions. 


Matt providing a demo of the new Imagine

Is the ink regular inkjet ink or archivers ink?  It is an inkjet printer.  It takes a black cartridge and a color cartridge.  I asked if it is archival and the answer is yes.  

Does the machine use ink to clean the heads?  I believe so.  It does the process to clean heads like other printers do.  It is an HP printer combined with a cricut.

Can you cut if you run out of ink?  You can use it just like a cricut as well.  Specifically to answer this one, I will have to ask.  I believe you can use it just like the expression without having to 'print' anything. 

Can you print in black if you run out of color ink?  I would say yes as it is just like your inject printers.  I can print black when my color ink is out. 

Will this machine in the future accept the larger mats? At this time it is only 12x12.  The mat will work in the cricut expression but, the cricut mat will not work in the new Imagine.  The reason is that the new mat has registration marks that the existing mat does not.  It is made from the same material as the current mat.

Can the gypsy be plugged into the machine or do you have to do all of the designing at the machine? The gypsy can be plugged into it.  There will be an update on September 13th and I have some ideas about it but, no one would confirm nor deny my thoughts. :) 

Since the g can connect to the new machine, after you have designed on the g, can you take your g designs and use the color feature just as they did with the horse? I do not know if it will work if you create your own design since the machine appears to work with the cart images. Sometimes the g’s designs have multiple images so can it go through each design, color and print those designs?  I believe the September update will add a lot of features.  They did not share a lot about the updates in September.  I do know that you will be able to save what you did on the Imagine in your Gypsy so, you can do more of that design later. 

What type of papers can this machine use or print on?  You can use white paper for the whole thing and design your own colors and such.  You can use paper like you use on the Expression now.  Although you wouldn't necessarily need paper other than white depending on your application.

Can the machine be hooked to the computer and can it cut from ds, images and fonts from our computer?  I do not think that they are allowing the abilities to interface with it like third party software.  You can use DS and the Gypsy with it.  I think there is more coming with this but, at this time I do not know if you can use a third party software program with it.  If you can do so, I am sure that it will void your warranty as they say with the expression now. 

If I think of any more I will update this list.

Is it just white paper that it accepts?  No any paper just like the expresssion.  Although if you try to print an image on a colored paper it will affect the images.  What I mean is just like on a printer if you put in yellow paper you can't expect to print yellow on it to show up and your colors would be effected. 

Will it accept any brand or type of paper? No, you can only buy Stampin' Up! paper from me! LOL  Sorry, I couldn't resist.  You can use any brand of paper that you currently use in the Expression.  The only thing is that it needs to be bendable because when it prints and cuts it curves around as it switches to the next process. 

Some other things is that it will support existing cartridges plus, you can use new 12 new Cricut Imagine Art cartridges specifically for this new machine, plus 12 new Cricut Imagine Colors & Patterns cartridges

You can merge the cartridges as well.  You can take an existing cartridge and add colors and patterns to it mixing the Imagine Colors & Patterns cartidges. 



More FAQs:
Imagine, the world’s first tool that precisely prints and cuts with the touch of a button, requiring no computer or software.


With print and cut together, now and you can add color and dimension to your creative projects, bringing them to life like never before. Cricut Imagine saves you time since you no longer have to use three different tools to get designs, print, and then cut projects. The new machine helps you add more personalization and creativity to projects with a new library of content including shapes, patterns, and color. In addition, Cricut Imagine is easy to use and is built upon award-winning cutting and printing technology from Provo Craft and HP. Cricut Imagine is currently on display at the Craft & Hobby Association Summer Convention and Tradeshow in Chicago.

Cricut Imagine gives new life to all your original Cricut cartridges! Now you can add colors and patterns when pairing the original cartridges with NEW Cricut Imagine Colors and Patterns cartridges.

“Cricut Imagine is not only unique to the crafting industry, but to the world of technology. There is not another device that incorporates printing and cutting the way this machine does,” said Jim Thornton, CEO of Provo Craft. “The pairing of print and cut technology could only be done by the leaders in each category—HP and Provo Craft. We’re eager to see what our customers can now do with a simple sheet of white paper and Cricut Imagine print and cut technology.”

Cricut Imagine features include:

Cricut Imagine cartridges are enhanced by Cricut Pattern and Cricut Color cartridges to add dimension and layering

Cricut Imagine is fully compatible with all original Cricut cartridges.

Compatible with Gypsy by Cricut handheld design studio

Easy-to-use LCD touch-screen navigation so that all information is right at your fingertips

New detachable accents to be able to personalize your machine with colors and textures

Access to a vast new library of content and artwork: Over 150 original Cricut cartridges (with several new cartridges introduced each month), 12 new Cricut Imagine Art cartridges specifically for this new machine, plus 12 new Cricut Imagine Colors & Patterns cartridges

On-board color and pattern selector - choose your own colors, sizes, and much more

Works with paper sizes up to 12” x 12” and make cuts from .25” to 11.5”, making large-format print and cutting possible

Retractable paper tray

No computer necessary

Uses same blades and blade housing as current Cricut products

Uses a separate mat than original Cricut machines

Suggested retail for Cricut Imagine is $599.99.

If you have more questions, please let me know.  Hopefully, I can answer them. 

I am so excited to see all the exciting things at CHA on Tuesday in Chicago. Be sure to be a follower and check back for updates on CHA. I will also be updating about the Tuesday night Provocraft party for the new Imagine!

Be sure to enter the drawing to win 16 oz of Sugar Veil and Spreader!  More info on July 26th post!

July 27, 2010

Parking Discount at CHA!

Parking Announcement


If you are driving to the Craft SuperShow, please use the garage across from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. You will need to turn on the road between the Embassy Suites and the Doubletree which is across from the Convention Center. The cost for parking is $13.00 per vehicle per day. You will pay for the parking when you exit the lot. If you bring your garage ticket to the Rosemont Parking desk in the Convention Center lobby, you will get a discount of $5.00 off parking so your cost will be $8.00, not $13.00!

There is also a garage at the Hilton and the cost is $18.00. There will be no discounts provided if you park in this lot.

July 26, 2010

Enter to Win!







So exciting! In honor of the New Martha Stewart Crafts Cricut Cake, I am doing a drawing not for the cricut cake but, for some items that you can use with it.  Be sure to enter for a drawing to win Sugar Veil and Spreader! I used it to create the cricut cookies on my blog.  Wouldn't it be so exciting to enjoy some wonderful shaped edibles?! Not only can you make cake, cookies and other desserts but, you can also make appetizers or even main course items! So so so exciting!  Use the Sugar Veil with your Original Cricut Cake or your New Martha Stewart Crafts Cricut Cake.


It was used on this cake and cut on the cricut matt. 


The spreader retails for $16.00 and the Sugar Veil 16 oz.  retails for $17.50.  To enter for a chance to win this package valued at over $33.50, just leave a comment on this post and become a follower if you have not done so yet.  For increased chances, leave a comment on each post from July 26 through July 31st.  Drawing August 1st! 

So....to recap....Here's how you can win:


1) Become a Follower (see right hand side column).

2) Leave a comment here telling what you want to see at CHA for a chance to win!

I am so excited to see all the exciting things at CHA on Tuesday in Chicago. Be sure to be a follower and check back for updates on CHA. I will also be updating about the Tuesday night Provocraft party for the new Imagine!

July 24, 2010

Who Wants Some BLOG Candy!!!!

So much candy! So little time until CHA!!!!!  And there is more.........




Click here for some yummy Candy!!!! and details to win!

July 23, 2010

Imagine What's Next



Here it is!  My invite for the CHA Celebration Party by Provocraft of the Imagine next week in Chicago!  I will be at CHA during the day Tuesday so, I will be sure to update the unveiling.  Be sure to subscribe and check back.  There is going to be so much to take in! 

A Little Birdie Told Me.....


quote: I have some information from a little birdie. Around CHA next
week there will be an announcement for a 3rd party iphone Cricut app that is
already in its final stages of approval. I have already had the privilege of
reviewing this app and it will do many of the things you are all asking and
talking about. With many more features to come. That is all I can say for right
now but keep your eyes out for more info to come in the next few days.

Seems there are a lot of things to see at CHA!  So...word on the street is another APP is coming!  Although a lot have been uploading the books already, I just need to check this out!  Also, the books have been uploaded to the gypsy already.  I like to use the gypsy to see what carts I already have and reversely I can see which ones are still needed. 

How much would you pay for this APP?

Enter to WIN!!!!

So exciting! If you did not order the Martha Stewart Crafts Cricut Cake, be sure to enter for a drawing to win one!  Wouldn't it be so exciting to enjoy some wonderful shaped edibles?!  Not only can you make cake, cookies and other desserts but, you can also make appetizers or even main course items!  So so so exciting! 

I am so excited to see all the exciting things at CHA on Tuesday in Chicago. Be sure to be a follower and check back for updates on CHA. I will also be updating about the Tuesday night Provocraft party for the new Imagine!


Be sure to Enter the giveaway by clicking here and following the rules!  for the Martha Stewart Crafts Cricut Cake!  All the details are listed and I wish you luck!

Wow! I hope I win one too! 



July 22, 2010

CHA Exclusive Event Invite


I'm so excited beyond belief about going to CHA next week and will be running all around Tuesday seeing all the new stuff! I hope I don't wear myself out too much because I also have my invite for the CHA receiption Tuesday night with Provocraft for the new machine Imagine!!!!!  If I can come down off the ceiling, maybe I can get something done? LOL

The Cricut Circle is also having a meet up on Friday morning for those that will be going to CHA or live in the area.  It is always great to meet people especially those that you have been speaking with over the years but, never get to see. 

Next week will be jam packed with all sorts of fun events!  Also, we will be having a dinner with some of the designers like the Pink Stamper, Karlee and others. 

I hope that I will be able to meet a lot of my followers next week at CHA as well.  i imagine it will be amazing!

July 21, 2010

Provocraft Patent

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Picturesque


They ran out of the cartridges but, seems it is restocked.  Did you pick up yours?  If you go to my archives, I used this cartridge on my cake.  Not only was it pretty......it was YUMMY!

July 20, 2010

So exciting!

Click here to see: cricut-to-introduce-imagine-machine-that-both-cuts-prints

Oh I hope that I win one!  They had a contest to win their next new thing!  One more week until I'm at CHA and I will get that video ready! 

Cricut Cake and Peek at Product Development

Even-Martha-Stewart-loves-Provo-Crafts-latest-Cricut-Cake and there is a peek at the product development.  could that be the Cricut Imagine? 

What do you think?

I will be checking it out in less than a week!  Should I tweet or update my blog....or Facebook?  What do you want to see at CHA?  Will you be there? 

Cricut Imagine

Well, I think I have an idea of what the photo app is for in the gypsy. It seems that the something new coming is the Cricut Imagine. It seems that Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc. filed for the 'Cricut Imagine' back in March of 2010. "CRICUT IMAGINE is Electronic cutting and printing machines for cutting and pirnting on paper, chipboard, plastic, and other materials in flat form, and accessories therefor; blades for electronic cutting machines."

Also, there are some scratch off tickets in the newer cricut cartridges for a chance to win the Cricut Imagine and a trip. I guess another reason to consider the rock princess and happy hauntings cartridges. I wonder what other cartridges will be considered.

I am so excited to see this at CHA. I will be updating my blog during CHA with pics and information from CHA.

What are you excited to see at CHA?

July 19, 2010

Fruit?


Here is a fruit rollup that I cut using the Picturesque Cherry Blossom.  There is more information in my archives.  I have to run out right away to an appointment but, wanted to share this really quick.  Someone was asking about cutting other items.

New Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog!



Pre-order for $1 or....You can get your free copy by placing an order online with me at http://www.stampiton.stampinup.net/ before July 30, 2010 for $25.00 (before tax and shipping).  I will send one to you as soon as the pre-order catalogs are in hand. 

OR

Click on the Buy Now button below to pre-order the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog!!! It is AMAZING!! Wait until you see the OUTSTANDING crafts that will be made with this one!!!

EVEN FABRIC!!! WOW!

The catalog is available September 1st!  I will ship these to you as soon as I have them in hand approximately the week of August 22nd as long as you pre-order before July 30th!  (Sooner if I have them in hand before then.)  Also, please make sure your address is correct in paypal!  I use your paypal address so, make sure you update it BEFORE you place your order! $1




Coming Up Next!

Tune to HSN to see the new Martha Stewart Crafts Cricut Cake and cartridges! 

July 17, 2010

Who Do? YUDU!

Here is a really great video that I wanted to share!





It is surprising that it is in one video.  I am excited to try it out but, I keep telling myself that I SOOOOO do not need it! ok.....what do we really NEED!  I just don't know that I would use it enough.  You can view it here.  If you have technical difficulties, double click it to view in youtube. 

I hope you are having a great weekend and I hope you enjoyed Christian Tamez's video!  I would love to see what you have made with the YUDU.  In fact, some even use vinyl, freezer paper and contact paper.

I am wondering if anyone wants to enable me? I know there are a lot of people using this or have even used other materials.

Hubby is at work and I am trying to design between the kids demands so......what better time to see what cool things you came up with! Who knows I MIGHT EVEN fall off the fence! LOL

Click on the button below where it says you are next "click here to enter" to upload or link your favorite yudu, vinyl, freezer paper or contact paper textile item.

July 16, 2010

French Manor Peacock!

Here is the beautiful Peacock cut from the new French Manor.



More info posted on my July 2nd post.

Also, on the right hand side you can pre-order the Holiday mini. The New idea book & catalog is also there and is shipping now.

Thank you for taking a closer look and be sure to follow me to see the next creation!

July 15, 2010

Taking a Closer Look!



I noticed there was not a close up of the entire card.  I took this last night and after some technical difficulties.......here is a closer look.  For more pictures and the recipe, please see my July 7th post! 

Thank you for taking a closer look and be sure to follow me to see the next creation!

Holiday Mini Pre-order!



Click on the Buy Now button below to pre-order the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog!!! It is AMAZING!!  Wait until you see the OUTSTANDING crafts that will be made with this one!!!

The catalog is available September 1st!  I will ship these to you as soon as I have them in hand approximately the week of August 22nd as long as you pre-order before July 30th!  Also, please make sure your address is correct in paypal!  I use your paypal address so, make sure you update it BEFORE you place your order! $1




July 14, 2010

Stampmaker!

A must see!



Q&A



New CRICUT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

READ IT HERE!!!!  see below


I am so excited to see more about this at CHA in Chicago the end of the month.  I wonder if they will be unveiling something else as well.  Is this the surprise that they were talking about or only a diversion?  We had a lot of guesses about cartridges coming out and seems that we were on the right path.  It seems that Provocraft is heading down an exclusive road which we have seen with carts only available in certain retailers.  I wonder if this will be the new trend.  I hope they do not forget the international market because they seem to be creating less competition to purchase the carts which will keep the prices up but, this can also mean that less carts are sold.  I guess they have analyzed their economics and the laws of supply and demand. 

Anyways....time will tell how this all works.

In addition to the Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition, there will also be three Cartridges with Martha Stewart Designs. The cartridges are: "All Occasions," "Elegant," and "Seasonal Cake Art."



Photo provided by Jinger

Martha Stewart Debuts Live at HSN on July 19


Martha to Feature Popular Martha Stewart Crafts™ Line and to Introduce New Cricut Cake® Martha Stewart Crafts™ Edition with Provo Craft



Debut Part of HSN’s Exciting Month-Long 33rd Birthday Celebration





SOUTH JORDAN, Utah & ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading multi-channel retailer HSN and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia today announced the debut of Martha Stewart live at HSN on July 19. The business impresario and lifestyle icon will bring her expertise to HSN during a special series of shows showcasing Martha Stewart Crafts™ products.



“Our Martha Stewart Crafts line is so innovative, that we have decided to partner with HSN to provide consumers with a new set of tools that will forever change the way they craft and create”

.During her appearance, Martha will also introduce the Cricut Cake® Martha Stewart Crafts™ Edition, an easy-to-use, cake decorating machine and electronic cutter that precisely cuts gum paste, frosting sheets, and much more. Developed by the creative innovators at Provo Craft, the new machine, which is co-branded with Cricut Cake and Martha Stewart Crafts brands and comes with unique Martha Stewart-designed cartridges, will launch exclusively on HSN.



“Our Martha Stewart Crafts line is so innovative, that we have decided to partner with HSN to provide consumers with a new set of tools that will forever change the way they craft and create,” said Martha Stewart, founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. “In addition, our new Martha Stewart Crafts Edition Cricut Cake machine will enable home cooks to transform the things they bake into works of art and wonder. I look forward to July 19 when we will present our unique products on HSN.”



“We are thrilled to develop a long-term partnership with a lifestyle icon like Martha Stewart who is an inspiration to fans everywhere,” said Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. “We are confident Martha’s innovative products will resonate with a growing number of HSN customers who look to us as a crafting destination.”



“We’re very happy to be partnering with Martha Stewart,” said Jim Thornton, CEO of Provo Craft. “Together, we’ve paired the successful Cricut Cake technology with Martha Stewart’s revered style and design. Our goal is to remove the challenges that keep people from being creative, and we’ve done just that with our Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition. We can’t wait to see what people will make once they have it in their hands.”



Joining Martha on-air on HSN will be Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia crafting expert Alex Perruzzi, who will help demonstrate the many creative items being presented throughout the day. Key items from the Martha Stewart Crafts line include the Martha Stewart Crafts Punch and Stamp Kit, Large Circle Cutter, a 24-pk Iridescent Glitter Kit, the Scoreboard Kit, Essential Tool Kit, Essential Glitter Kit, and the Essential Punch Kit. Following Ms. Stewart’s debut in July, HSN will continue to offer customers valuable crafting tips and new innovations from her popular Martha Stewart Crafts line throughout the fall.



The new Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition gives everyday decorators, as well as professionals, the ability to create edible masterpieces such as elegant wedding cakes, charming birthday cakes, and themed cookies or cupcakes for any occasion. The machine saves time cutting unique shapes, designs, and fonts from sheets of gum paste, fondant, cookie dough and other edible materials that would otherwise take hours with various individual cutters. Cricut cartridges with creative new designs from Martha and her team are available exclusively for purchase during the launch on HSN.



Fans can sign up for when-to-watch emails and learn more about Martha Stewart’s upcoming HSN debut at www.hsn.com, key word: Martha Stewart.



For more information on Martha Stewart Crafts visit: http://www.marthastewartcrafts.com and for more information on Cricut Cake Martha Stewart Crafts Edition visit http://www.marthastewart.com, or www.cricutcake.com. Images are also available for the press.



About Provo Craft



Provo Craft is a creative technology company that enables people to achieve their creative best. For 40 years, Provo Craft has invented new products that bring industrial technology to the masses, including the Cricut® Personal Electronic Cutter, the Cricut DesignStudio™ software, the Cricut Cake Personal Electronic Cutter, Yudu™ Personal Screen-printing System, and the Cuttlebug™ Die Cutter and Embosser. These innovative tools help people bring their creative ideas to life in a personalized, professional-looking way at home, in schools and the workplace. Provo Craft products have won dozens of industry awards and are available through leading mass retail, craft, home d├ęcor, office, and education outlets nationwide. Visit www.provocraft.com or call (800) 937-7686.



About HSN



Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates experts, entertainment, inspiration, solutions, tips and ideas to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty (e.g., M. Asam, Carol's Daughter, Coty, FranBrand, FusionBeauty, Andrew Lessman's Procaps, Lancome, Perlier, Serious Skin Care, Wei East, ybf Beauty); Jewelry (e.g., Heidi Daus, Grayce by Molly Sims, R.J. Graziano, IMAN Global Chic, michaeLisa, Noir, Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling, Signature Statement Serena Williams); Home/Lifestyle (e.g., Nate Berkus, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Todd English, GreenPan with Thermolon, Emeril Lagasse, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Wolfgang Puck); Fashion/Accessories (e.g., American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, Sam Edelman, Loulou de la Falaise, Chi by Carlos Falchi, Diane Gilman, "Timeless" by Naeem Khan, Adrienne Landau, Sharif); and Electronics (e.g., Canon, Gateway, GE, HP, JVC, Kodak, LG, Sony).



A leader in transactional innovation, HSN is the only retailer offering live streaming video on three screens: TV network, which broadcasts live to 94 million households in the US in HD 24/7; hsn.com, which ranks in the top 30 of the top 500 internet retailers and features 15,000 product videos; and mobile via its iPhone application. HSN customers are also able to shop via HSN's live in-flight shopping experience, which launched in late 2009. HSN, founded 32 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).



About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.



Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Publishing segment encompasses four magazines, including the company's flagship publication, Martha Stewart Living, periodic special issues and books. The marthastewart.com website provides consumers with instant access to MSLO's multimedia library, search and find capabilities, recipes, online workshops, community and personalization, as well as wedding-planning tools powered by WeddingWire and digital invitations with pingg.com. The Broadcasting segment produces such programming as the Emmy-winning daily, nationally syndicated television series, "The Martha Stewart Show," and Martha Stewart Living Radio on SIRIUS channel 112 and XM Radio 157. In addition to its media properties, MSLO offers high-quality Martha Stewart products through licensing agreements with carefully selected companies, including the Martha Stewart Collection exclusively at Macy's, the Martha Stewart Living line of home-improvement products at The Home Depot, Martha Stewart Crafts, the Martha Stewart Pets line at PetSmart and more. In 2008, Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands; MSLO acquired the assets related to Lagasse's media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, and emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. For additional information about MSLO, visit www.marthastewart.com.



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Contacts

Provo Craft

Tonia Conger, 801-794-9127

Director of Marketing

Alex Koritz, 801-641-3808

alex@sproutmarketing.com

or

HSN

Brad Bohnert, 727-872-7515

brad.bohnert@hsn.net

or

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Sarah Gennett, 212-827-8269

sgennett@marthastewart.com

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July 13, 2010

Funny Story!

I was speaking with someone about the cricut. I asked them if they had a cricut and they said "oh yes! she continues to say but, I could use more 'dies'."




um.....I am thinking she does not have a cricut. I said oh? the cricut uses cartridges not individual dies. I threw her for a loop. I don't know what she has afterall. Without going to her home or having her check mine out I am guessing maybe it's......a die cut machine?  When I asked if it was a Sizzix, she didn't think it was that either. 



i guess that i will need to show her a picture next time I see her of a Sizzix and a Cricut.



Has anyone else had any interesting crafting stories?

July 11, 2010

Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog Buy It Now!

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July 9, 2010

Do you Tweet?


For those looking to follow me on Twitter, you would think that my name would be the same as my blog.  Unfortunately, someone else has my name so, I had to switch it up to @SassySweetDiva

When you get a chance, add me to your Twitter.  You never know what exciting things are coming down the road!  Stay tuned!

Now, back to the beautiful card....I used Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Whisper (SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhh) White cardstock.  As you can see, it has the old olive 5/8" satin ribbon in my ultimate share offer! You can get all 16 colors of the 5/8" satin Ribbon! $33.00 each share + shipping if not local pickup while supplies last.  I used the Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' pad ink using the Cheep Talk stamp set!  Be sure to pick up a pair of Stampin' Up! snips too because it works really well to get close to that pear!

You can now order these colors and products through my stampin' up! website at http://www.stampiton.stampinup.net/ or contact me to place your order today!

I invite you to link this post from your blog and hope that if you are not following my blog yet that you do. I also have a blog button that I would be honored if you would add it to your blog. And don't forget to send me a Tweet @SassySweetDIVA!  Please stop by frequently and I find positive comments fuel the creative juices to post more frequently.


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July 8, 2010

Book your flights today!

http://news.travel.aol.com/2010/07/08/airfares-on-sale-for-summer-and-fall/?ncid=webmail

quote:

You can grab sale airfares for travel this summer and fall, but you need to book today.




AirTran Airways, the low-cost carrier, got the ball rolling on the quick-sale, discounting all its destinations, with fares from $49 for specific routes. Other carriers including American, Delta and Southwest, quickly matched, putting fares on sale too. And Virgin America is doing a version of the sale as well.



What's particularly significant about the deals is AirTran, American and Delta are including the summer travel period, typically the strongest for the airlines. Fall sales, after the kids go back to school, are more common.



The carriers went into this summer with fares 10 to 14 percent higher than last year, according to industry watcher George Hobica of airfarewatchdog.com. But those higher fares haven't booked up.



"The airlines are crying uncle," Hobica says. "They are discounting slow days."



"The airlines know summer travel plans have already been made so they are trying to appeal to last-minute travelers. The summer is not what they hoped for," Hobica adds. "It's about unemployment. If people were working (the carriers) wouldn't be having a summer sale."



Most of the sale fares need to be booked by the end of the day today, with the lowest fares for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Sundays, though there are deals for other days of the week as well.



The AirTran sale requires a 10-day advance purchase and is good for travel until Nov. 16. Sample one-way fares are Atlanta to Chicago (Midway) $69, Baltimore to Nassau (Bahamas) $99, Boston to Baltimore $49, Orlando to San Juan $74, and Philadelphia to Orlando $84.



Book today with Delta and you can snag a fare from $49 to $144 that's also good for travel through Nov. 16, though there is a blackout period from July 25-Aug. 1. A roundtrip purchase is required. Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale or Miami is priced from $138, Atlanta to Charlotte or Minneapolis to Milwaukee is from $98.



American's sale fares are from $69 to $244 each way and also need to be booked today. A 10-day advance purchase is required. Travel through Nov. 16. Sample sale routes are Atlanta to Chicago and Miami to Atlanta, from $138 roundtrip.



Southwest's sale covers Sept. 7 to Nov. 15, with one-way fares from $49 to $149. The sale fares are available every day except Friday and Saturday. Routes for the lowest fare include Boston to Baltimore, Denver to Albuquerque and Chicago to Cleveland, all from $49 each way.



Virgin America's sale fares have a longer booking window – you have until July 12 to make your purchase. The one-way fares are from $59, for San Francisco to Los Angeles. Fly cross country from New York to San Francisco from $149. The fares are good for travel Aug. 25 to Nov. 17. The fares are for travel Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.



All the sale fares are for a limited number of seats

July 7, 2010

French Manor Thank You My Friend!



I used the French Manor cartridge for the Lion Head.  It is using Stampin' Up Regal Rose and Blushing Bride.  I made the shadow in Early Espresso for the lion and behind the other elements to make them pop!  Speaking of Pop! I used the Stampin' dimensionals to give it some dimension making the lion jump out from the card.  I used the tempting turquioise cardstock behind the lion and stamped it with some beautiful french script.  I also used the stamp En Francais from Stampin' Up on the left side of the card on the very vanilla cardstock in Early Espresso classic ink. 



The text is written in French and translates to "Thank you my Friend".

You can now order these colors and products through my stampin' up! website at http://www.stampiton.stampinup.net/ or contact me to place your order today!

I invite you to link this post from your blog and hope that if you are not following my blog yet that you do.  I also have a blog button that I would be honored if you would add it to your blog.  Please stop by frequently and I find positive comments fuel the creative juices to post more frequently. 






Click on the "Buy Now" button to order the new 2010-11 Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalog!

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July 4, 2010

August 2010 Releases Spotted!

It seems that we will be getting a Hello Thursday announcement but, it has come via another medium.  The new cartridges spotted were Rock Princess, Winter Frolic, Country Life and Happy Hauntings!



Which ones will you be adding?  For your viewing pleasure, click here!

Happy 4th of July!

July 3, 2010

No LION about it!



This lion looks amazing in Stampin' Up!'s new colors!  I still am playing with it but, had to share how cool it is looking!  The mouth usually is cut out too but, thought it looked cool in blushing bride!  The background is Early Espresso and really highlights the cut!  No time to finish it now as it's time to get ready for the evening festivities! 

Have a safe 4th of July!


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July 2, 2010

European Peacock Amour!







Here is the beautiful Peacock cut from the new French Manor.  I used the New scallop border and corner punches from Stampin' Up! to cut the Sahara Sand and Tempting Turquiose card stock.  I used blushing bride and perfect plum cardstock to cut out the peacock.  I also used the Stampin' dimensionals to make it pop from the card.  The new Artistic Etchings stamp set was used to stamp the eiffel tower and Amour on the front of the card with Early Espresso classic ink on Early Espresso cardstock.  As you can see these colors are in the ribbon on the front of the card. 

You can now order these colors through my stampin' up! website at http://www.stampiton.stampinup.net/ or contact me to place your order today!


 


Click on the "Buy Now" button to order the new 2010-11 Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalog!

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