How to use Pens with your Cricut Explore One

Hey everyone.  I'm sharing how to use your pens with your Cricut Explore One. 

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Cricut Explore One™ Machine Cricut Explore One™ Accessory Adapter and Pen Cricut Explore® Antiquity Pen Set Cricut® Scoring Tip with Housing

 

 

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Custom Wood Signs

Hey everyone!!  I am uploading these signs to my Etsy Store TODAY!  ok, they are already there!!

These are all Custom order Signs, meaning you order and I make!!  I am super excited to start my offering with these three custom signs!! 

Click the link under each photo to shop my store. 

PLEASE do not message me here.  Please use Etsy to make your purchase!!

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Soulmates Custom Signs

 

 

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Share the Love Wedding Hashtag Sign

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Oh Snap - Photo Hashtag Wedding Sign

 

 

To order, you must check out my Etsy Store.  Polices and Ordering procedures are all there! 

Thanks for checking it out! 


A Heart That Receives Entry Video + A SALE!!

Hey all!  Happy Day after Easter!  Hope it was a great time for you!!  We have been enjoying our break from school and some much needed down time. 

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I have a new entry for the Illustrated Faith A Heart That Receives kit and I wanted to let you know about the sale at DaySpring this week! 

 

 

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New Illustrated Faith Kit + Shanna's New Book

Hey all!!

Happy Easter week!!  I love Easter week and the holiday itself.  To me, it's always been a bit more stress free time to gather with family.  I know that isn't the meaning of Easter, but I love holidays to gather with family.  And this one has much less pressure than Thanksgiving and Christmas.  And I feel that being in the spring, it brings forth a freshness to it.  A bit of a clean slate, I guess. 

Another favorite part of Easter is signing at church.  The hymns that are sang at church at Easter time are my favorite.  (Yes, over Christmas ones!!)  Up From the Grave is probably my most favorite.  Check out this post about Easter Hymns and listen to the song.  Beautiful. 

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SHANNA's New Book

Illustrated Faith Creator Shanna Noel is releasing her new book on Wednesday! Be sure to watch for it to arrive here on 4/12 for the low price of $9.99!   I can't wait to get to it and read it!!

 

A NEW DEVOTIONAL KIT

I am so super pumped to be a part of DaySprings' Launch team for the new Monthly Devotionals.  I love them all anyway, so I love that I get to play with more of them!!  You can find them all HERE.   For the newest kit, click on the image below. 

Here is my most recent un boxing of the kit.  I am currently working on my process video, so expect that before Friday!!  Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube to not miss any of them!! 

 

I have a couple other shares going up on my YouTube this week. 

Also you can follow me on Facebook for more fun!! 

 

 

 


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Happy Kick off to the weekend.  I'm feeling extremely spring-y today.  Maybe the odd 70*ish weather for Montana.  Maybe the wonderful smells of spring this morning.  I don't know.  I'm feeling it.  

I wanted to pop on and review the week.  

First up, I hosted my 2nd Chalky & Company workshop last night.  It was AWESOME!!  I had 6 great ladies who had never done anything like this before.  It was fun to show them and share with them what to do.  And I was blown away at the end when I saw the outcomes.  

These ladies rocked it for telling they were not crafty.  HA!  You guys!!  Hush!!  

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So my project, however, failed.  I think it was me rushing, and I will just change it up some to fix it.  It was defiantly operator error for me.  

 

I also started on some fun projects for my Etsy shop.  I am excited to get my shop going and full and crossing fingers praying that leads to more!!  I am hoping by the end of the month to relaunch the store and fill it with fun.  

For now, you need to go buy the rest of my Destash items!  And I have a load of cards in there.  

 

I wanted to update a few things.  I am excited to be a part of the DaySpring affiliate program.  

If you click on the link, you can discover the sales they offer.  And while it costs you nothing extra, I do get a bit of a benefit.  Which will keep my online awesome-ness going!!  HA....  

Shop now for faith-filled Easter basket goodies - up to 50% off.

 

I am looking forward to the weekend.  I will be finishing up my A Heat that Receives process video and it will probably go live Monday on YouTube.  Make sure you are over there and subscribe so you don't miss any fun videos!!  

Enjoy your weekend friends!!  


CH-Ch-Changes....

Well, today I am both excited and saddened to be sharing this post with you!   (And I waited til the 3rd, so  you know it's not an April Fool's joke.  Sheesh, that just dawned on me!!)

 

As you noticed, things have been quieter here.  

Things are changing for us, and we are making plans for the future to move into something new and exciting for our family.  With that decision made, I decided to step down from all of my card making responsibilities and design teams and originally planned to step down from everything online as well.  However, we have tweaked the original plan some when things changed for us.  We are still pursuing a form of Plan A, but it's probably going to take  longer than we planned. 

So I went back over and thought about what I really wanted to be doing. 

I've been thinking about the amount of time and effort I put into this blog and YouTube and even though I love it, it's a lot.  And it's not taking me in the direction that we want to go as a family as a whole.  It's very time consuming to keep up a blog and YouTube channel when you are just doing it for fun.  When I wasn't working, it was a great way to keep up with people and something to do.  And to be honest, I've loved it. 

In the midst of following our dream, I found a few new things to me.

First, I came across Chalky & Company, which is a fairly new company on the market.  The specialize in Chalky Paints and product kits that you can do right in your own home.  It was really something I wanted to do - hosting craft parties - but living in the middle of nowhere, gathering supplies and having them available is hard.  So this company took all of that work out of the picture and made it easier for me!  I am SO PUMPED to be with Chalky & Company. 

Second, I made a list of things I wanted to really focus on which is the vast variety of crafts.  And I pondered if I really even want to continue on with this online journey.  I do.  I really do, at least until we finalize plans of other things. 

However, I don't plan to continue things on the blog.  I will focus my work to YouTube and my Facebook page.  That seems to be where the action is, and I want to make more time for the craft themselves.

IF YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG - please head over the YouTube and subscribe to my channel.  THEN, head over to my Facebook page and make sure you like it and follow me there. 

Created by Katie  - https://www.facebook.com/createdbykatieskiff/

Also, follow me on my Chalky Page - https://www.facebook.com/chalkykatie/

Also, make sure you are following me on Instagram -  @katieskiff  

 

THE PLAN - I will be sharing A LOT of Bible Journaling videos on my YouTube, plus some fun projects I've had on my to do list with my Cricut.  And then I will be sharing my Chalky Stuff.  So please be sure to subscribe to me and to both my facebook pages so you don't miss anything!! 

 

 

Lastly, I want to thank everyone who had me on their Design Teams over the years.  Especially lately, Sandy and Tanya.  And to my team mates on the Scrapbook Blessings Club and Riley & Co and Prickley Pear.  As I told them all, it was so hard for me to actually step down from these positions.  

Much love ladies!! 

 

Thank you all so much for visiting my lil space of the 'net!!


Riley & Co Designer Highlight

I am very thankful to be here as the Designer Highlight this month for Riley & Co.  Sadly, this will be my last post with them as my family and I plan new adventures in life.  I am extremely thankful to Tanya and the team for letting be a part of such a great company. I will miss them all and I will miss sharing my love of stamping.  However, I am excited for new adventures!! 

 

My love of cards is great, but I am one with a love for Interactive cards.  Cards with just one more punch to them than a regular A2 sized card. 

 

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Today I wanted to share a double slider card with you and the secret to this card!!  It’s a plastic grocery bag. 

 

I created video you can WATCH HERE to see how I did this. 

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I used the stamps Riley Popping out of a Cake for the main image.  I colored with my Copics and did some paper piecing to the cake. 

The sentiment is called Now that I’m Old.  I love the funny bones line of stamps!!  

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I did intentionally leave the bottom blank to write a message on. 

Again, these type of cards are my most favorite to make and I love being able to share them with those who appreciate them.

 

Thank you all again for the fun time on the team and I look forward to following you all in the future!! 


HUGE DESTASH

Hey everyone -

I have a HUGE destashing going on over at my Etsy Store. 

I've tried a page here and I've tried YouTube, but I do not have the time right now to focus on keeping track and updating the list.  So this is the easiest way for me to do this. 

FOLLOW THIS LINK HERE to get to the Destash Page.  Feel free to check out my cards too!!  HA!!

 

Thanks for checking this out!!


Riley & Mushroom Lane

Hi guys!  I am up on the Riley & CO blog today, sharing a couple of fun cards.  

 

First up, is Riley from the Dress Up Riley set.  I choose this one, so I could cut it out with a die and play along with The Paper Players challenge for the week.  I ended up creating a shaker card as I wanted to use up those star sequins with this card.  

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With the busyness of this card, I choose my favorite Hula Hoop sentiment to go with it.  

 

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I think this card will be fun for it's recipient!  

 

Next up, I pulled out a Mushroom Lane image - Polka Dot House 2.  

I recently got some Spectrum Noir pencils so I wanted to try blending them out.  It actually was really fun, but I need more colors!!  lol....  What else is new right?  

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These images are big enough to stand alone on cards, but I did add some enamel dots and a cute lil gnome that Tanya had given me.  

 

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I think he works perfect on this cute lil house.  

 

Thanks for visiting today.  Make sure you check out the Riley Blog for more inspiration from the other ladies!!