52: Episode 14: How to Make Tiny Books for Jewelry, Magnets and Embellishments

You’re going to love this episode of the “52 Craft Series“!  We’ll be making the cutest tiny books that are perfect for turning into jewelry, magnets and embellishments for your scrapbooks, cards or anything you can dream up!

And now…for the video!

Here are things I used in this video: UTEE, Melting Pot, […]

How to Use the Cricut Universal Overlay – VIDEO

The new Cricut Universal Overlay is a big change from the previous overlay style.  Not only has the look changed but there will no longer be individual overlays for each cartridge.  This video shows you how to use the new Universal Overlay, including how the digital Universal Overlay works with the Cricut Expression 2.  I hope this helps you!

In this video, I refer to this recent post BBQ Decorated Mason Jar and […]

Cricut Create a Friend Cartridge Video Overview

Hi Cricut friends!  Want to take a tour of the Cricut Create a Friend Cartridge and Universal Overlay?  Check out the video below.  I’ll show you page by page what this cartridge is all about, how big it is compared to the old cartridges and we’ll take a look at the Universal Overlay.

Enjoy Cricut?  Check out my Cricut TutorialsCricut Creations, Cricut Vinyl DVD, […]

52 – Episode 5: How to Make Inexpensive Glass Cupcake Stands

You’re going to love making cupcake stands for your parties and household uses!  It’s so easy and fun!  Need a cake plate instead of a cupcake plate?  Easy!  Just use a larger plate.  See all of the 52 craft video series here.

In this video, I use the Lettering Delights […]

VIDEO: How to Carve and Monogram a Craft Pumpkin

Hi Ya Pumpkin!

Hey Everybody!  I wanted to make a monogrammed pumpkin for my daughter’s dorm room.  She can’t have candles in her dorm so I’m using a craft pumpkin and a battery operated votive/tea light candle. I use a Cricut Expression 2 to create my template but you could use any die cut machine or free hand a design.  I hope you enjoy the video!

Want the link to the pumpkin I created using […]

How to Make a Maraca Bookmark using the Cricut Paper Play Cartridge – Video

Let's get our craft on!

I had such a good time making that monster bookmark the other day, I decided to try my hand at the Cricut Paper Play cartridge and make a maraca one.  In this video, I give a few tips about how I restick Cricut mats and paper I like to use for testing cuts before I make complete projects.  Below this video you can find links to the things I show or mention.  I […]

Sizzix Eclips Die Cutting Machine – My 1st Impressions VIDEO


I really enjoy trying new die cut machines.  They are my true crafty passion!  This is a video of my first experience and impression of the Sizzix Eclips machine.  I hope it helps you on your path to decide which machine is right for you.  I’ve tried all of the Cricut’s, the Silhouette SD, the Silhouette Cameo, eCraft, Gazelle, the KNK Zing and the Sizzix Eclips.  My favorites so far?  The Silhouette Cameo, […]

Cricut Life’s A Party Pin the Tail on the Monkey Game – Video

Looks like some monkey business to me!

I made a “Pin the Tail on the Monkey” game!  You could create this or any themed “Pin the Tail” game easily using your die cutting machine.  This is fun for kid parties, baby showers (maybe the soon to be mama should sit this one out) and parties and events where you’d like to grab a camera and remind your friends that they did indeed play that game last night.  LOL!  Below this video I […]