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About Tabe

Tabitha Carroll is a very busy single mom of two beautiful and energetic boys who are growing up too fast. She loves to take pictures of all the wonderful nature around us and also enjoys scrapbooking, stamping, crafting, sewing and decorating cakes. When not doing crafts at home, she is busy spending time with her boys, going to the gym or playing video games with them.

Washi Tape Card #1 – Along Came a Spider

Along Came A Spider

Happy Washi Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a fantastic day.

Rainbow Washi Tape CardToday marks the first card in my new washi tape card series.  I took a card I had made previously and put in my shop and revamped it for the upcoming Halloween holiday.  I used an image from the newest Cricut cartridge Potions and Spells for my greeting on the front of the card (love the images on that cartridge by the way).  I made my card base in Design Space also since I was cutting the image though you could skip this step and just cut it with a paper trimmer and fold it in half.  The green words were cut out in outdoor vinyl (Oracal 651) to make assembly easier and save the need to attach the letters separately.  I inked the edges of both the card and the rectangle in Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and stamped a Stampabilities spider web in the corner. The Halloween washi tape I chose were from Queen & Co.  (not sure if they are still available), the orange and purple were both from a Peachy Cheap offer and the white Beware tape is a dollar bin (Studio G?) tape from Joann’s. I finished it off with some tiny spiders from an older Close to My Heart set of woodblock stamps called Spinning Spider, a bling spider from Hobby Lobby and my favorite Wink of Stella pen.

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SURPRISE!! Artfully Sent w/FREE Stamps

Artfully Sent FREE stamp offerYAY!  The highly anticipated Cricut cartridge Artfully Sent is finally here!  While I haven’t had a chance to play with this one personally, this looks like it is going to be an amazing cartridge.  From now till midnight on Sunday, September 14, 2014 if you purchase the Artfully Sent cartridge from my Close to My Heart website, I will send you the two mini stamps below.  Combined retail value of both stamps is $6 and I will send them to you for FREE.

Free Stamps with Artfully Sent

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Sweet Stamp Shop

Elephant Hearts

The card I made for my application to the Fall 2014 Sweet Stamp Shop design team

Hello. Today I thought I’d share a card I made with you. I used the Elephant Hearts stamp set by Sweet Stamp Shop. If you haven’t bought any of their stamps, you really should give them a try. Their quality is amazing and the images are adorable. Nicole is always coming up with some of the cutest designs. In fact, check out their Facebook page and keep watching for the new September released stamps. There is a sneak peek there you don’t want to miss. Continue reading

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New YouTube Channel

Shutterscape Creations on YouTube

Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I have decided to join my love of crafting with YouTube finally. YAY! I will be showing my shopping hauls, card creations, scrapbooking, stamping, Cricut tutorials and pretty much anything crafty. I will be doing a small giveaway within the next couple of weeks so make sure you head on over and subscribe so you know when the video comes out. You can find me on YouTube at my Shutterscape Creations Channel.

I’ve posted my first haul video on there last night.  Just a small shopping trip that Rob and I took yesterday on our Labor Day off.  There will be more coming very soon.  I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think.

HAPPY CRAFTING!

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Thank You for Being a Friend

I want to take the time to give a shout out of thanks to some special people who have been very encouraging to me lately. You can find them online at the links below. If you don’t follow them already, go check them out. They are amazing crafters and have become very close friends of mine online. Continue reading

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Attention All Whovians

Blue Sci-Fi Time Box 5Calling all Doctor Who fans. . . I just got done creating this amazing card for my friend Ken Kindler over at Crafts By Two for his birthday.   I really wanted to make something special for him and I knew he was a fan of Doctor Who so when
I found this cut file at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons I knew it would be the perfect card for him.  I used my Cricut Explore to add some personal touches also.  It’s the little details on this card that make it so amazing.  I had a lot of fun with the inside also.  The card was a little late so wrote a belated birthday greeting to him Whovian Style and even included Happy Birthday in Gallifreyan.  Check out the photo gallery below to see more pictures of this fun project.  This card is also
 available for purchase in my shop. It is there you can also order the customized version of the card.  Remember, there is always free shipping on any order of $10 or more and free local delivery for any size order if you are in the Colorado Springs area.   Crafts By Two also featured the card on their YouTube channel in this Two’s Got Mail video from July 2014.  If you don’t follow their channel you really should.  They have amazing tutorials, hauls and crafting fun.  Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for following me. 

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Working with Fonts in Cricut Design Space

Hello!  Now that most of us have had our Cricut Explore for a little while, we have started venturing out beyond the basics.  Or maybe you are new to Cricut and are just learning.  First, congrats on your new machine if you are a newbie!  It is an amazing tool in our crafting world.  The Explore has MANY new things it can do and they are constantly adding more features.  One of the many awesome things the Cricut Explore can do is it has the ability to use fonts from your computer (system fonts).  If you have never downloaded a font before, this may be a mystery to you.  I will warn you though, once you start . . . it’s hard to stop.  You will find before too long you have hundreds of fonts on your computer to pick from.   Now, once it is downloaded, how do you use it in Design Space?

I have created a little video tutorial below that will decode the mystery of downloading a font onto your computer and using it in Design Space.  BUT, the possibilities don’t stop there.  Once you have that font installed it is available to use in ANY program on your computer that uses fonts.  Watch the video then like, share and comment and let me know what you think.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I’d be happy to help.

Have a wonderful day and HAPPY CRAFTING!!

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by | June 18, 2014 · 8:18 am

Save the Day with Doctor Who

The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who is coming very soon on November 23, 2013 on BBC One.  Come save the day with Doctor Who and put your name and picture in the opening credits also.

 

Save the Day with Doctor Who

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