Friday, December 19, 2014

Nov.-Dec. Cricut Mystery Box and a Giveaway!

I share what came in the Nov. and Dec. 
Cricut Mystery Box!
and a
Check out the video:)

U.S. only

Expressions By Elaine
P.O. Box 149
Milford, Oh 45150
*Please put Abbi in the bottom left corner of the envelope

If you would like to order a Cricut Mystery Box, get Free Shipping in December with code FREESHIPDEC 
here is a link if you would like to order one for yourself

 Dec. mystery box 29.99
NEW Christmas mystery box 39.99
*Description contains referral & affiliate links

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Miss Kate Cuttables DT Entry

Hello, today i am submitting
 this card for
If you have never been over to MKC
you have got to check it out.
Everyday she gives away a FREE cut!
That is 365 cuts a year!!

MKC Girl Reindeer

A2 Card 4.25" x 5.5"
Girl Reindeer- Miss Kate Cuttables
Cut at 3.98" on the Silhouette Cameo
Chalkboard labels- layered #62897 cut at 4.5"
Sentiment from Cardz TV Stamps "Very Merry" set
Ribbon, Tim Holtz- Tea Dye ink, DSP

Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck!

This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product using the link I may receive a commission. I only participate in affiliate programs for products that I use or can recommend. Thanks for supporting Expressions By Elaine!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cardz TV 3D Challenge #6

Welcome to the
Cardz TV 3D Challenge #6
"It's in the Bag"

Create a Christmas Gift Bag
(You may use a purchased bag)

Starts Dec. 12th 12am EST
Ends Dec. 25th Noon EST



I used a bag that i had on hand 
All cuts are from the Silhouette Store

Snowflake border # 70393
Christmas tree  # 50062
Penguin             # 70382
Merry Christmas # 4347
Sign and Tag are hand cut
Sentiments are from Cardz TV Stamps "Christmas Joy" set

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to Cardz TV 
to check out the fantastic gift bags the wonder DT
has made for your inspiration!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

   The December Mystery Box is here!


for any order even the mystery box!

Save $10 on Ultimate Disney Frozen™ Cricut Explore® Bundle with code: EXPLOREBFBLOG

Friday, November 28, 2014

Cardz TV 3D Challenge #5

Welcome to the 
Cardz TV 3D Challenge #5
"Tag...You're It"

Make 3 Small Christmas Gift Tags

Start Nov. 28th 12am EST
Ends Dec. 11th Noon EST

For my tags i used the Cricut Explore, I have included all Design 
Space item #'s for the tags and cuts.

Tags- Art Philosphy 
Frozen- Olaf 3" #m1bd88e, Tag 4.5" pg. 50 #m408b7 for some reason on this tag the search doesn't work. Go to the Art Philosphy page in Design Space and go all the way to the bottom, then count up to the 23rd row (or row 44 down from the top) and it is the blue one on the right.
Jolly Holidays- Ornament 2.9"  m3d38f, Tag 4.5" pg.60 or m449a8
Holly and Ivy- Stocking 3.01"  mabd05, Tag 4.7" pg. 70 or m42810
Wink of Stella Clear 
Tim Holtz Salty Ocean ink pad
Tim Holtz Tattered Rose ink pad
Tim Holtz Bundled Sage ink pad
Versafine Black Onyx ink pad
Sentiments from Cardz TV Stamps- Christmas Joy, Very Merry,
Home for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to Cardz TV
to see the beautiful tags the rest of the wonderful DT
has made for your inspiration!

And be sure to join in the fun and enter your tags, the winner will receive their choice of 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps from Mary!

Get the Cricut Explore for $194.99 HERE

Monday, November 24, 2014

Great price on Cricut Explore and Carts

I have found some great deals on 
the Cricut Explore and
supplies, so I thought i would share
them with you all.
(The affiliate links help support giveaways, hint hint)

I have a surprise coming soon, so
keep a look out for it!!

I do not know how long these prices will last
shippping is free with Prime

Cricut Explore  219.99
Cricut Explore Deep Cut Blade and Housing
                 save over 50% 14.54

Cricut Explore Wireless Bluetooth Adapter  24.12 save over 50%
Cricut Standard Grip Mat set of 2       12.12 
Cricut Metallic Pen Set 6.06   save over 50%
Cricut Merry and Bright cartridge 17.99
Cricut Boys Will be Boys 16.75
Cricut Garden Soup Card Making 16.59
Cricut Robotz 12.99

Cricut Creative Cards  16.94
Cricut Sweethearts   17.17
Cricut Birthday Bash   16.75
Cricut Outdoor Man Craft  17.83
Cricut Garden Soup Card Making   16.59
Cricut When I Was A Kid Cartridge   17.99
Cricut Baby Steps   17.99
Cuttlebug   58.46 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cricut Explore Layout

Here is my first Cricut Explore project,
I used one of the pre-made layouts
that is on the Cricut Design Space.
It took a little getting use to and some
time watching a few videos,
but i managed to do it :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cricut Mystery Box

I ordered the November Mystery box
from Cricut!
I can't wait to see what is inside, as soon as it arrives
i will post a video for you!

Until then if you want to order one or two
here is a link.
And with this code you will receive free shipping,
you can't beat that.
FREESHIPNOV (ends Nov. 30, 2014)

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Birthday Card

Today i have a Birthday card for you,
i made it using the Silhouette Cameo.

I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by!

item #58171 and #54082

item # 38103

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cardz TV Challenge #4 "Just For You"

Cardz TV Challenge # 4

"Just For You"
Make a Christmas Gift Card Holder

Starts Friday Nov. 14th Midnight EST
Ends Nov. 27th Noon EST

Gift card holder made using the
Silhouette file #525485
Sentiments from Cardz TV stamps 
          "Very Merry" and  "Home for Christmas"

Be sure to stop over at Cardz TV to see the projects 
that the rest of 
the Wonderful DT has made for your!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Catching Up

Hey there!

I am working on a couple of projects, that i will
be posting soon.

I am finally getting caught up on things
around the house, after having had
a fabulous summer spending
all my weekends at the lake.

So now i am trying to work on some projects,
other than my DT work.
Which i do love doing!

Here are a couple of wine glasses & ornaments
 i am working 
on for some gifts for friends.

I will be adding some vinyl to the glasses
and the ornaments as well.

I have also started a reviews blog, 
i would love for you to stop
over there and check it out. 

Would also love if you followed!
I have been contacted by a couple of companies
to review their products & one of them will be
supplying their product for a giveaway!!
I am so looking forward to that:)

So until next time
Thanks so much for stopping by, 
I really do appreciate it:)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cardz Tv 3D Challenge #3

Welcome to 
Cardz TV 3D Challenge #3

"All in Our Places"
Create place cards for you Thanksgiving Table

Starts: Friday Oct. 31st at Midnight EST
Ends: Thursday Nov. 13th at Noon EST

Place card size 4" x 3.5"
Silhouette store 
Thanksgiving Owl Boy #68889
Thanksgiving Owl Girl #68891 
cut at 2"
Sentiment from Cardz Tv Stamps "Thankful for you" set

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to visit Cardz TV to see the all the wonderful DT's projects!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cardz TV Challenge #2

Welcome to 
Cardz TV 3D Challenge #2

"Fun Folds"
Create a 3D card for Halloween,
 (Box Card, Easel, Stair Step, Side Step, Tri-Shutter, etc.)

Starts: Friday Oct. 17th at Midnight EST
Ends: Thursday Oct. 30th  at Noon EST

A2 Step card 
Silhouette Store cuts
Skull and Cross Bones #65748
Eyeball drink #47755
Scary pumpkin #49845
I cut my card by hand, but if you like you can get one at the Silhouette store
Step Card # 39773
Sentiments from CardzTV stamps- "Frankly Frightful" set

Be sure to visit Cardz TV to see 
the rest of the DT's fantastic projects.

Also visit Cardz TV Gallery for more great
Cardz TV Stamps projects.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Cardz Tv 3D Challenge #1

Welcome to 
Cardz TV 3D Challenge #1

"Sweets for the Sweet"
Create a candy wrapper or candy holder for
Halloween Treats

Starts: Oct. 3rd at Midnight EST
Ends: Oct. 16th at Noon EST

3D skull treat box from the Silhouette store #64970
DP- DCWV- Halloween and Fall stack
Sentiments from Cardz Tv Stamps
"Oct. 31st" and "More Spooky Sayings" stamp sets

Be sure to visit Cardz TV to see 
the rest of the DT's fantastic projects.

Also visit Cardz TV Gallery for more great
Cardz TV Stamps projects.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Silhouette vinyl project

I had a couple of free hours last night and decided to try using vinyl in my silhouette.
I have been putting it off because i thought it was going to be a pain in the butt, boy was i wrong!
I am so glad i finally gave it a try
(it did help that i actually had a specific project that i had in mind to make).

So here is what i came up with, i am so happy with how they turned out!

These are plastic wine glasses, that now have our
 boat name on them!
I absolutely love them and i can't wait to show them too
my husband and boat friends!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Still on summer break!

Hello my crafty friends!!

I am still on Summer Break and will be back in
a couple months!!
Here is what i have been doing:)

see you all soon!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ready Set Stamp's 5 year anniversary blog hop!!

Hi Everyone! 

Welcome to Readysetstamp’s 
5 year anniversary
 blog hop! 

I am so happy to be a part of Julies anniversary
hop along with all my other crafty friends!

We have so much fun in store for you today. 
The theme of our blog hop is
Anything Goes.

Here is my card



For my card I used the Stampin' Up Framelits - Square Collection
item #130921
The butterfly is from Stampin' Up - Papillion Potpourri 
item #123759
Order Stampin' Up here
Copics to color in the butterfly
The sentiments and hearts are from Cardz TV stamps sets
"Mothers Day", "Happy Days" and "Love in a Jar"

Here’s the lineup:

Elaine- **YOU ARE HERE***
Sheree- **HOP HERE NEXT**

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cardz TV "Anything Goes" Stamp Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cardz TV Stamps
New Release Blog Hop

April 27th 12 am EST to Midnight EST.

Mary will be giving 2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps
 to one commenter,
picked by, who is a follower of Cardz TV

A2 Card base 5.5" x 4.25"
Stampin Up cardstock
Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder
Boy Graduate from the Silhouette Store Id# 58310
Sentiment from Cardz TV Stamps "Congratulations" set

This is for my nephew who is graduating this year and his school colors are red and gray.

13. Elaine -  --------You Are Here


Friday, April 25, 2014

Cardz TV Challenge #6 "Spring"

Welcome to Cardz TV Card Challenge #5

Make a card for Spring

Starts April 25th at 12 am EST
Ends May 8th at Noon EST

The winner (must be a follower of CTV)
 will be chosen by and
will receive 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps
from Mary.

A2 card base and dsp, recollections cardstock
Other dsp from EP Springtime 6 x6 paper pad
Dragonfly from the Silhouette store ID #11788

Vellum wings cut settings speed 2 thickness 4 blade 1
buttons & grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!
Be sure to visit Cardz TV to see the rest of the DT's 
wonderful cards!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cardz TV Card Challenge #5 "Easter"

Welcome to Cardz TV Card Challenge #5

Make a card for Easter

Starts April 11 at 12 am EST
Ends April 24th at Noon EST

The winner (must be a follower of CTV)
 will be chosen by and
will receive 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps
from Mary.

A2 card 5.5" x 4.25"
Stampin' Up cardstock and DS cardstock
Bingo card and sentiment is from CTVS 
"Card and Games stamp set"and "Easter Punnies" stamp set.
Inside sentiment also from CTVS "Easter Punnies"
Embossed with Stampin' Up embossing powder.
Bunnies from a mini punch set from Fiskars
Grosgrain ribbon, buttons and floss

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to Cardz TV to see the rest of the wonderful DT's cards!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cardz TV "Count your blessings" blog hop

Welcome to the Cardz TV 
"Count Your Blessings"
Blog Hop!!

One day - April 5, 2014

Mary will be giving away 2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps
 to one commentor who is a follower of Cardz TV,
picked by

Here is my card 
using the Cardz TV Stamps
"Count Your Blessings" 
stamp set

A2 Card base 5.5" x 4.25"
Stampin' Up card stock
Stampin' Up "Backyard Basics" stamps and die set
Colored with Copic Markers
Glossy Accents & Gelly Roll glitter pen
EK Success Punch
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder 
The butterfly is popped up on 2 thicknesses of foam tape and the flower is on 1 thickness of foam tape
Sentiment from Cardz TV Stamps "Count Your Blessings" set

  1. Mary         cardztv
  2.Brenda      friendscraftinwithfriends
  3. Sheree     bootsandblingtime 
  4. Georgia    geritolgal2
  5. Elaine      expressionsbyelaine  ------You are Here
  6. Cindy       cindyvernon
  7. Debbie     craftinchaos
  8. Sharon     meemeescreations
  9. Barbara    spotofsanity
10. Jeri           bugnme
11. Melissa     melissa-moecreations
12. Gloria       girliascards