New design

I found a cute new blog design on “The Cutest Blog on the Block”.  It was super easy to put in… So easy I may have to change it seasonally! πŸ™‚  Unfortunately, if you’re viewing the blog from the app, you won’t get to see how cute it is (you may just have to go to your computer!)….

Your photo for today is a cute Hello Kitty birthday card that I made for my niece….
I love Hello Kitty!  I used to love it as a kid & now I love to make cards with the Cricut Cartridge.  We also made a Hello Kitty Cupcake Cake.  It was very cute!
Hope you had a nice Halloween!


My first mobile post!
I forgot to make my card swap cards – boy birthday cards. I wanted to base it on a kids joke. “why did the elephant paint it’s toenails red?”. “So it could hide in the cherry tree!”. Not the funniest joke, but I got to use my zooballoo cartridge!! (lyrical letters, just because cards) and finally used the swirly cuttlebug cartridge. And, the best part – I was able to make 9 cards (2 extra) and didn’t have to buy anything!!! Woo Hoo! Using up my stash of paper!!!!!
PS, from my computer (not mobile) (ok, I had to intervene, since the picture didn’t come through)…
One thing I wanted to tell you all about, if you don’t know about it already is a great website called www.cricutsearch.com
I’ve been chatting with Shawn, the person behind Cricut Search.  She’s very nice, and has put a ton of time & effort into this great website.  When I made this card, I needed a cherry image…. but what cartridge has cherries?  I’ve been frustrated that the search on the gypsy is slow…. so I went to Cricut Search and looked for Cherries – surprisingly, on Lyrical Letters… I would’ve never thought to look there…. And found the perfect tree for it too…  It’s a great site… If you have a Cricut, go check it out.  They’re on Facebook too – let them know you found them through Crafty Card Gallery!!!  Thanks!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Stay safe this Halloween!


Status update

After seeing all the great cards in the Caring Hearts Blog Hop yesterday, I decided I would make some holiday cards….  Some will be for the Caring Hearts Card Drive & some will be for Operation Write Home (so no glitter, boooo).
I used my Cricut Christmas Card cartridge.  The snowman one was cute so I had to use it.  It wasn’t as easy & quick as I had hoped; I made 8 cards, and it took a few hours.
I also got the app update finished & submitted to Apple.  I am a little surprised since it says it will take 2-10 days (just like when it was new).  Based on how long it took me to update the app & how long Apple will take, I will have to figure out a schedule for future updates…  But I think I’ll take a day off of “app”ing… πŸ™‚
I’ve been working on my vacation scrapbook.  Hopefully I’ll get to spend some time on that this week!  It would be nice to get it done!


Update #1 coming SOON!!!!

I’m really excited by all the positive response I’ve gotten – people submitting cards, asking how they can be involved.  I’m happy to say that Update #1 is coming very soon (will submit Monday).  If you already own the app, you get all the new content FREE!!!  The gallery is triple the size it was in the original release!!!  Lots of new cards, lots of new designers…..
In order to get people excited about the release, I’m having a CONTEST!!!  Who doesn’t love contests???
Here are the details:

Winner will get a $20 gift card to either Amazon or Oh My Crafts!
Here’s what you need to do to get an entry to win:  (Winner will be chosen randomly on 11/26/2010)
  • Submit card(s) – you will get one entry per card submitted – to submit a card, email craftycardgallery@gmail.com
  • Refer a friend to our Facebook page (have them write on the wall and say that you referred them) – you will each get one submission for every friend referred, and they’ll get one too
  • Have a friend buy the app, and have them submit your name and their name via email with their device ID for proof of purchase. It’s easy to find your iPhone/iPod touch UDID, or device ID. In iTunes, choose the Summary tab on your device, then click on the text Serial Number to show your Identifier (UDID). Then simply βŒ˜β€“C (ctrl-C on Windows) to copy your UDID to the clipboard.  Paste it in an email  to craftycardgallery@gmail.com. You and your friend will both get an entry.
  • Comment on a Blog entry (limited to 2 entries total during the contest) and you will get an entry
  • Comment on a Facebook post (limited to 2 entries total during the contest) and you will get an entry
  • Participate in the +2 card swap to benefit Operation Write Home (must email that you are participating by 11/15 and cards will be due 12/15/10) see the blog for more information which will be posted soon 
  • If you have any questions on the contest, feel free to email   or comment below.  All questions will be answered here in the blog.

Good luck!!!!


Blog Hop

I’ve been a lurker for a long time, following designers blogs, but never actively commenting or looking for other people to follow (it was all new to me)…
So I’ve decided to do my first blog hop today Caring Hearts Blog Hop.  It’s pretty cool to go through the different designers and see their cards.  It’s for such a great cause.  I think I will be spending some time getting crafty today (after all that inspiration) and will hopefully have several cards to send off to the Caring Hearts Card Drive as well as some pictures to add to this blog!  I am amazed at how many great card makers there are out there and how many great blogs there  are….  Too much to follow!  How do you all do it?
Have a great Saturday!  It’s gloomy weather here, but that’s great for staying in & being creative!


Some great sites to check out…

Hi!  I’m not sure if anyone is reading this or not (I”ve mainly been doing updates on Facebook)…
But I know the Blog is in the app, so hopefully??? someone is reading it (would love to know!)
Here are a couple of things to check out:
Candace (Paper Crafts by Candace) who is a designer, and has some super cute cards, is doing a Referral Contest Time! Want to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card or a $20 OhMyCrafts Gift Card or a set of 20 HANDMADE CARDS (mix of bday, thank you, christmas, baby etc..)? Refer a friend to “Like” my page! For each friend you refer you get one entry into the drawing! Make sure those friends mention that you sent them! New fans are also put into a drawing for a set of 4 cards. Winner picks their prize announced Nov 1st!  It would be great if everyone would refer their friends to help out Candace!!!  Check out her facebook page – there are some great cards & crafts on there!  You can find the link to her facebook page under designers – Candace (she’s the 3rd one)….
Help Sandy out too!  Sandy, a designer, who has great cards, is looking for AnyHero Cards/Letters so she can send out boxes & boxes of cards to the troops.  Operation Write Home is a great cause!!!  Help her out!  You can go to the Operation Write Home site from Home – Causes – Operation Write Home.  I did 10 AnyHero cards on Saturday & sent them in…  There are even some helpful ideas of what to write if you’re stumped as to what to say.  It was my first time doing AnyHero cards & it was cool to be able to express my gratitude to our troops.  I hope that the card brightens someone’s day.
Last update… Is anyone interested in doing a +2 card swap?  If you haven’t done a card swap before, they’re very fun… Here’s how a +2 card swap works:  If for example, there are 6 of us, you would now make 8 identical cards (6+2). You would send the cards in to me. Then when the cards are divided up, you’ll get one of everyone’s card, and the +2 cards are now 12 cards (6*2) that we get to send to Operation Write Home. And, I’ll take pictures of your cards & post them in the app!  Obviously, you can always make extra cards for OWH if you want, and we’ll just send them when we send the large batch. There are a few rules (no glitter) but sounds like a fun way to do something good!!!  Anyone interested?
And is anyone reading this???  I’d love to hear some feedback!!!  Do you prefer updates on the blog?  Facebook?  I know there are a lot more apps installed than there are Facebook fans so I’m guessing not everyone is on Facebook!
Thanks!