Thursday, December 15, 2011

Finals are DONE!!!

My finals are completed!!! I have so many plans for my blog and need to just find the time to get it done! So my new years resolution will be to devote more time to my blog! 
Anyways working on my daughters school party decorations today I will make a couple video's I am sure!

Please if you haven't checked out the FCCB Challenge this week head over their!! We have some awesome things going on, also My Pink Stamper Blog, is doing her 12 days of christmas, and big giveaways!!!! I love both these blogs!! 

Enjoy your day and have new post up TODAY! 
:) Cricutkateer

Sunday, November 27, 2011

One Week of Christmas Cards!!!!!

I love, love, love, love Christmas, so the next couple weeks are all about Christmas. Starting Monday All this week I will be doing easy Christmas Cards, to inspire all of you to get those cricut's out and get those cards out by next week!!!
Then next week is dedicated to fun gift ideas that are homemade and cost little to nothing!!!! I love this time of year and am excited to start showing off my house decorations and getting ready for the NEW YEAR!!! 
Hope you all enjoyed turkey day!!! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

This Weeks FCCB Blog Challenge!

Happy Thanksgiving Week All!!
This week at the challenge blog you will make a project using thank you! How fitting!!!! I made a quick video to show how I created my Hubby's Coupon Book for all the wonderful things he does in for us and the sacrifices he makes for our family!
Get ready for some awesome projects this week,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cricut Mini Machine Launch!

I have been waiting and waiting for the new launch of the Cricut Mini Machine!!!! It launched last night at midnight (shhhhhh I got one!)  It will work with the online service Cricut Craftroom! 
Its the most affordable Cricut Machine and Easy to use!!!! 
I will be creating with it soon adding new videos!
***this is not one of my video's just one I found on this new machine, which is available at HSN!***

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl

Welcome to Create with the Cricutkateer and the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop! 

It's Fall and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to create projects to give thanks for our Harvest Blessings!   Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Fall project that includes BrownOrangeand Red – along with at least one Cricut cut.

If you've come from visiting Marlene at, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE .

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Harvest Blessings" project at FCCB!

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Harvest Blessings projects!  Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and be sure to use the colours BrownOrange and Red as well!

Next stop… Peggy's blog, at  Go and see what she has in store for you today.  And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Happy Crawling!

Suzanne -

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My First Smash Book!!!

I made this quick Book using Christmas paper, great way to document our 2011 Christmas Vacation!

FCCB Book Mark

Here is my bookmark I created for FCCB Challenge Blog, :)

sew crafty: Baby Shower Gifts.

Here is another adventure me and my BFF SewCrafty do together, we are both military wives and when a baby is born at our command we make them a diaper cake! This is by far my favorite one!!!
sew crafty: Baby Shower Gifts.

This is AWESOME!

I came across this Smash Book, while watching a video from Above Rubies Designs, I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!  I am going to make my version of one, but definitely wanted to share with all of you!! I am making a small one for Thanksgiving, to put all our pictures and write our blessing in!! 
I am so excited just got back from Hobby Lobby, where I purchased a Bind-it All, and remember to use those 40% coupons!!!
Have video's up soon, probably tonight!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

sew crafty: Mad Hatter's Party?

Wanted to share my BFF beat me to writing a blog post on my Mad Hatter Party!!!
**you should follow her blog as well, she is amazing when it comes to sewing projects as well as being one of my fellow cricutkateers!!!***

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Countdown!!!!!

Here is my first video in my countdown to Christmas..stay tuned every Friday I will post a new project, next weeks project is a stocking advent calender!!!
**getting a new camera this weekend, so hope my video quality gets much better** Enjoy!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Covering Hershey's Bars!

I just made this quick video on how to cover a hersheys bar, tried to do it while kids were awake BAD IDEA! LOL but hope you enjoy it!! Happy Halloween!!!

My new Products Video

Kind of random, but this is a video I made to give you a quick overview of all the new goodies I got in!!! I always like new stuff!!!

New YouTube Video's

Cutting Felt is a challenge, I hope this video helps I will be working on a better video today, this one had to be quick because the kids were awake, you will be able to hear them in the background!

Exciting News!

I am so excited to announce that I am now a FCCB Design Team Member! Its a great blog that I love to be a part of, each week it challenges you and gets you to think outside your creative box! 
I am working on a fabric banner as we speak and will be posting a how-to video soon, I have linked two of  my latest videos, they were really quick video's, I did a project with a friend using felt and posted a video of what I discovered while felting it up with the Cricut! Also my BFF Bekah told me about this awesome project she was doing for christmas using the cricut felt/fabric to make an advent calendar and I will be completing that project really soon!!! I then will either had a Ustream Class on it or just a quick video, we shall see!! Have a wonderful Halloween, and I hope you like my project today!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Almost Halloween!!!

Its almost the one of my favorite holidays!!
HALLOWEEN!!!  I hope you guys are getting your customer ready and candy in hand!  My three kids have yet to really decide what they want to be, they might not truly figure it out until we go to the store, this is the first year I will not be making their outfits, but I have been working hard at my small business, Christi's & Mel's Little Boutique and have not had time, but they are actually pretty thrilled to get to buy their costumes this year!!! I will have pictures posted, I am working on my scrapbooking, WOW have I put that to the side, it amazing how you can bog yourself down with so much stuff and not realize how much work it is!! 
I have some crocheted patterns to review on here later this week, as well as BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!! Here is my goal/schedule for this week;
Monday-Halloween Decorations!
Tuesday-Halloween Card Designs!
Wednesday-Crochet Hats/Scarfs/Review
Thursday-BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 1( I have two!)
SATURDAY-Cricut 2 overview!
****I am going to do  my very very best to aim to stick to this schedule, my blog was neglected during finals so I need to Catch up!!!***
Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sorry its be nuts here!

Sorry my wonderful fans!!!!!!!
I have been insane lately with everything in my life, it was finals week but now that its done I have tons of stuff to do! I am ready to make some awesome videos, this week I am making one with of course Tags/Bags/Boxes and more and also doing a felt board with a friend for a school project! I am ready to get the car in gear so to speak!
I also am working hard to get my business off the ground I am running a small boutique only online right now, so please become a fan at Christi's & Mel's Little Boutique on Facebook!
Well tomorrow I am making a video on my new embroidery machine, I know its off topic but I am in LOVE with my new machine! 
Talk to you guys soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


           Apparently I think of wacky ideas late at night! Here is this weeks, as I sat here in my living room watching Glee (best show ever!) I started thinking how cute it would be to have card designed just around my fav. show!  I know my sister-in-law would love every card I would make and so many other Glee Lovers.  
           I hope I don't break any legal rules, might have to look that up.  But, Decided that every Friday will be GLEE-TASTIC FRIDAYS!  I will post a project/card that is solely inspired by that weeks Glee Episode!  I already can think of so many!  Making it Friday cause well I have my Halloween Project Mondays this month, and Tuesday's Glee airs plus I haves school so I can not usually watch it till wed, but Wednesday's is all about the TA-TA's this month,  Friday's just seem to work best!
          Stayed tuned! I will be finishing my video tomorrow, and bling up my notebook.  I am loving this new blog thing! Hope you all are enjoying my blogness as well and please spread the word, I will be looking forward to seeing my numbers increase and ready to CELEBRATE! 

Wonderful Wednesday Project

October is all about the CHA-CHA's!
Here is a quick tutorial, which will have to be two parts because I lack at the whole editing thing right now!!! So, here it is all about the Cha-Cha's project, I covered a composition notebook with my Big Ideas paper.
Enjoy Crafters!!!

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Creative Memories!

Okay, last Sunday I joined Creative Memories as a new consultant!  I am one that feels the need to reach my goals and quickly, I have already signed up one new consultant, now my goal is to sell $500 in products to hit my first goal as a new consultant!
So, I have decided that I will be giving away a nice prize pack to one lucky person! Here is how you get in the drawing!! 
First- Go to my website and purchase a product, please note; it does not have to be a big item any purchase counts! Including the Digital Center- Need pictures well Creative Memories Digital Center has better quality pictures than most of the popular sites that mail pictures directly to your house! 
Second-Spread the Word! With the new digital Age, I can have clients all over, so if you know someone who loves to scrapbook or is looking for a way to make extra $$$ please send them my way, I will always reward the messenger! Plus every referral puts your name in the drawing again!
Finally- If you are the San Antonio area I would love to do a home party for you or come out to a crop night! Always fun times to be had at one of the Cricutkateers events!
Here are all the sites! 
**digital photos please use my id number: 75489336**

Find me on facebook- Creative Memories by Melissa

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Monday Challenge

I used my new Cricut Expression 2 and Mini Monsters and Designer's Calendar to create this Fantabulous scrapbook page using pumpkins!

 On that note I am going to bed!!

Cricut Expression 2

So excited! I am having so much fun with the new Cricut Expression 2.  It is absolutely amazing!!! I honestly have to say that if you do not own a Cricut and are looking to purchase one you should go ahead and head to my website and buy one.  I love love love it! Check out my post that shows how you can purchase one at a discount price!
I am also working on some cute projects for this week, I am involved in a couple challenges and am finishing up those right now! I love challenges I encourage you all to go look for blogs that have challenges and CREATE! Its amazing how inspired you can get by looking at others blogs!!
This Saturday I will be hosting a crop for all my cricutkateers out their, I will post pics by Sunday PROMISE! But, I want to do a quick demo of the new Cricut available through Creative Memories, which by the way if you own a Cricut but are looking for new cartridges head to my site and check out the exclusive cartridges only available through Creative Memories!! I love this company!!
It has been a wonderful day! Now I need to be off to bed so I can get up and make my video's on some of these projects!!
Happy Tuesday and Create Away!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Creative Memories sells the Brand New Cricut Expression 2

            Want a brand new Cricut Expression 2, well you can purchase it though me at my Creative Memories site,  Even better it comes with an exclusive cartridge only available with Creative Memories.
But, thats not all! You can buy the new Expression at a discount, you want to know exactly how, I will tell you!!!  Join the rewards club at my site for and annual fee of $39 and you receive a $10 club credit and 15% of this order goes to your next order!
                                                                    Here is my Math Skills!
Join Rewards Club : $39
Get instant $10 club credit: -$10
Creative Memories Cricut Expression2: $299
Total (not with tax, or s/h) $328
Earn 15% of this order towards your next purchase- $45
**shipping is 8.50 with Creative Memories Expression 2**
Join my team for $50 and earn 27-40% off your sales/purchases :)
Order the Creative Memories Cricut Expression2: $239 ( you get approx. savings of $60, once again did not calculate the s/h or taxes)
**you are already half-way to your goal of $500 to earn your sign on bonus!! When you sell retail of $500 in your first 30 days!**

Finally!! Start of my Countdown to Halloween

 Okay! Finally I did a video, its new to me so its a learning experience, we can do together! Enjoy :)
                                                         Have a wonderful Monday!
                                **Add a link to your project you did with tags and halloween!**

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halloween Countdown!

         Okay Ladies!!! Tomorrow starts my Halloween Countdown, I have been so busy working on my items for this weekends craft show, which will be my very first craft show!!! I am so excited, I just might pee my pants lol.  But, I am excited I have been doing so many projects that are halloween themed, and fall themed I thought I would start a series of halloween decor how to's , and fun cards that everyone will just love!!! I want to start some different series here on my site, and hopefully aiming to do one live event a month for a my card club, keep your ear to the ground for that one! 
                                                   I hope you guys have a happy Thursday!

Friday, September 16, 2011


     Okay! I took a small break from blogging to try and organize all my stuff, I will have to post a video of my Cricutkateer Studios cause well its all nice and organized thanks to my Hubby!
    But, I am super excited to be back in my studio creating and well creating some more, I feel more alive and get all giggly when I am in my studio putting cards and things together! My fellow cricutkateers understand that I am sure!
   So, I have opened a ustream channel, Create with the Cricutkateer, I am ready to start at least a monthly show that allows me and all of you to have some fun creative time!  I would like to say that for all my fans that are in my area, you are welcome to come over and create during those events but I thinks its awesome that those who are far away can still be a part of it! I will post the link below so you can find the channel and get on board with the events! My first event I think will be super simple, and will kick off my Month long Halloween/Fall Projects with the Cricut!
    I have finally! finally! figured out how to record videos, edit and post so stand by cause this weekend I will be posting some awesome videos!!!
   Please spread my blog around would love to do some giveaways for when I hit 50/100/150 and so on! Have a wonderful weekend and be as creative as possible!