Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Own a Cricut? Wish you did?

Do you own a Cricut? Maybe you don't own one yet, but it's on your Christmas wish list. Everyone who owns, or wants to own one, should attend this event. First, because what you'll gain from the education is worth so much! And second, an insider source tells me the GOODIE BAGS alone will include product valued over $300...because it includes a GYPSY and so much more!!

It will be WORTH the price of your ticket to attend and you get TWO free meals!!

Come join in as we learn about all the great Cricut products AND learn about other "hot tools" in the industry. I also hear other great manufacturer's and their tools will be there to share as well.
Date October 9, 2010
Time 9am to 9pm...12 hours of cropping goodness!!
Location The Grand Hall at the Gateway (open air shopping mall...yummy location), 29 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Cost $135.00 Buy Now!

Provo Craft is proud to host the inaugural Swarm! What is a swarm? A place for Provo Craft enthusiasts to gather and work on cards, layouts and mixed media projects while enjoying the company of other passionate crafters. Provo Craft will have Cricut Imagines, Expressions, Cuttlebugs, and Yudus available during the event for everyone to use.

Awesome Giveaways
And we have amazing give aways—2 Scrapbox Storage Systems, 4 Cricut Imagines, Martha Stewart Cake Machines, Cricut Cake Machines, Cartridges and more!

Everyone will be taking all four classes during the crop. The classes are:

Provo Craft will be demystifying the Yudu Process. We will be showing everyone how to apply emulsion, burn a screen, rinse a screen, what ‘spidering’ is, the correct way to transfer an image to a transparency, using the new foil and flocking, the toddler platen, the sleeve platen, why you need a registration panel, and of course, screen print! We will have over 7 spooky Halloween images to pull on an item that you bring. Imaginisce will be on hand to blink out your pulled image with their i-rock tool!

Gypsy with Jennifer
Jennifer is the master at the Gypsy! She will be educating all on how to link a cartridge, updating your gypsy, how to delete a layer, converting a CDS file to a gypsy file, uploading a gypsy file, welding, and more! Jennifer will be providing Gypsy files after the class for all to upload! Oh, and if you do not have a gypsy, no worries—you will be getting one in your Swag Bag!

Cricut Imagine
Provo Craft will have Imagines set up for everyone to use during the swarm to enhance their cards, scrapbook pages, etc. We will have all the cartridges for you to play with during the event. The class will review all the facets of the Imagine product, especially how to incorporate regular cartridges with the Imagine!

Cricut Expression
Ever wonder what the Center Point key is? How about the Line Return? Multicut? Autofill? Mix and Match? Portrait? Well this is the class for you! We will be reviewing all the keys on the Expression to enable you to use your Expression to its full capacity. We will also show you how to UPDATE your Cricut Expression!

Provo Craft will provide lunch and dinner at the Swarm from Le Croissant (YUMMY!)
Our Swag Bags are stuffed to the gills with a Gypsy, Custom Cuttlebug Folders and fun products from our partners.
Creative Xpress will have their store on-site for all your last minute needs and products for purchase.

Purchase your tickets by clicing here


Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Journal

main journal
Head over to Crafts Unleashed to see how I made this cute fall journal!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cricut Circle Swarm!!!!

For more information about registration go to http://www.cricut.com/ or post a comment and I will be happy to help you out!  This is going to be a fun and amazing event!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sneak peek of October Kits

I always love giving a sneak peek of my upcoming kits for Paper Fashions Boutique so you can see what line I've been working with.  So there is a peek photo above....leave me a comment and guess what company and what line this is for October!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Come and See Me, and a Winner!

First of all I wanted to let all of you know that this coming Saturday September 18th I will have a booth set up for Paper Fashions Boutique in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  This is the 6th annual Northwoods fall convention hosted by Nosser's Stamp and Scrap.  This year there will be over 17 vendors set up and lots of fun make and takes.  The event will be held at Rhinelander High School from 9:00-3:00.  I've got some fabulous make and takes planned so I hope you will stop by my booth at the show!

Now for the random winner of the halloween goodies! 

karenvonbaron said...

Okay, so what's not to like about your boutique. I signed up for the email subscription. AND NOW I want to buy that travel photo book kit from August. Too cute! You always do such nice work. Thanks for your inspiration.
Karen #4500

Please send me an e-mail with your mailing address so I can get your goodies out to you!  lfalduto at charter dot net


Friday, September 10, 2010

"Orange" you glad you stopped by?

Welcome to my blog and thanks for following along on the Fiskateer Orange blog hop! If you are arriving at my blog from Jennifer's blog then you are on course!  If you have arrived from anywhere else you can start the blog hop at the beginning by using the following link-

Fiskateer blog

So I've created several projects that include the color orange.  How fitting since Halloween is right around the corner!  Would you like to win this collection?  Continue reading this post to find out how!

In the above project I used many tools.  One of my favorite is the Fiskars XL Seal of Approval Squeeze punch.  I use this on so many projects!  In addtion to this tool I've used some other border punches and my Cricut machine.  I sure love paper crafting and have been involved in paper crafting for years!  My latest venture is Paper Fashions Boutique so be sure to stop by a browse my website!

Now if you would like to win this entire Halloween collection leave me a comment below telling me what you like best about my boutique that I've linked to above.  I will draw a random winner on Monday to receive this entire collection! 

To continue on the blog hop you will want to click below where you will be taken to Keely's blog.  Have fun as you continue on the hop!

Keely's blog


Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Kits!

In case you have not visited Paper Fashions Boutique lately there are a couple of new items for September!

First of all, I've gotten many requests from folks who want instructions right away.  So this month I created a mini book and am offering the instructions right away!  I did not create a kit for this one because I wanted to give instructions alone a try!

The second kit is a beautiful vintage style frame that would be perfect for grandma!  This kit is completely pre-cut for you so all you have to do is assemble it.  What a great project for a tween to make for grandma for Christmas! 

Head over to Paper Fashions Boutique and check out the latest kits in stock!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Have you heard of Smooch? It is a fun product by ClearSnap that you can use in your paper crafting.  I took a few bottles for a test drive over at Craft Test Dummies so head on over and check it out there to see what I made!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Want to join?

Back at the end of June I joined the Cricut Circle. What is the Cricut Circle? It is a group of Cricut enthusiasts who chat on a message board for members only,  attend events in their area and around the country sponsored by Provo Craft, have an opportunity to enter/win contests, have an inspiring monthly magazine in PDF format, chances to win weekly prizes, you get 4 exclusive member only Cricut cartridges per year, etc.  That is a brief summary and more is coming I've heard!  But let me tell you what my experience has been like in the past two months.

I joined the Cricut Circle at the end of June.  It started July 1st.  I received my welcome package about the 3rd week in July containing the first exclusive members only Cricut Cartridge called French Manor.  I also was invited to the special Provo Craft gala event at CHA in Chicago as a Circle Member.  I attended and as a result was given a new Cricut Imagine ($599 retail value).  I also got a brand new cartridge ($89 retail value) Next I attended a larger event a couple of days later at the CHA consumer show where there were over 100 members in attendance.  Not only was it fun talking with fellow Cricut members, but hearing about all the upcoming Cricut stuff from Provo Craft was also awesome!  At the end of this event I won a Cricut Cake! ($299 retail value) Yeah!

Then there was a Wisconsin meet up event scheduled for about a week later in the Milwaukee area and I drove down for that.  About 40 other Circle members came from Wi and neighboring states.  It was so much fun and we got to Yudu and item we brought.  I did a tote bag, others did T'shirt, scrapbook albums, etc.  I won a T-shirt at this event.  Everyone in attendance got a goodie bag with Cricut product. 

In July there was also an online promotion where you could nominate your school for a Cricut Expression which I did.  So my school is getting a Cricut expression free of charge.  ($299 retail value) How cool is that? 

In the short two months I've been a member I feel my membership has been paid 3 times over!  I know there is so much more to come as well....a swarm (400 Circle members) out in Utah in October and it was just announced there will be a Cruise in 2011! 

Anyway, I can refer others to become Cricut Circle members.  If you are interested please send me an e-mail with your e-mail address and I will make sure you get an invitation to join the Circle so you can be part of the fun!  Remember, just by joining you automatically get 4 exclusive cartridges in a year not availalbe to non-circle members so that alone pays for your membership!  If you are interested please send me an e-mail message that contains your e-mail address to LFALDUTO at charter dot net


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Prima Flowers

Today I have another post up over at Craft Test Dummies all about Prima flowers.  I love Prima flowers and I really like reflecting back on where Prima flowers started several years ago and where they are today. 

Make sure you follow the link above to read my article over at Craft Test Dummies and then below you will find step by step instructions for creating your own copies of these designs!

1. I painted my wooden block ivory using acrylic paint.

2. Next I took a glue pen and glitter and added some sparkle all the way around to each edge so once I had mounted paper on the block you would have a sparkled edge.

3. Then I took and cut patterned paper squares that coordinated with my flowers to fit on each side of my block and attached them with a liquid glue. You will need to unscrew the paper clip to cover the top.

4. Then I attached one flower to each of the 4 sides.

5. Then I added my photos and to finish it off, tied a neat wired bow at the bottom of the paper clip.

1. Cut patterned cardstock to fit around the base.

2. Cut a coordinating color cardstock to fit behind the patterned cardstock so a bit is showing for contrast.

3. Stick both strips around the jar.

4. Tie a bow using a coordinating piece of ribbon to the neck of the jar.

5. Place a Prima Kalanchoe Watermelon flower right on the front of the patterned cardstock. The pearl is already in the center of the flower for you!