Monday, February 27, 2012

A Very Sad Day For Our City And Schools...

Today is a very very sad day for our city. We live in Chardon, Ohio and today a student went in the high school with a gun and started shooting other students in the cafeteria. Tragically one of the students lost his life. He was only 16 years old. Chardon is such a safe city to live in and very safe to raise your kids. Things like this never happens here. Never did we or anyone who lives in Chardon would ever think that something like this could happen in our community. There were 5 victims in total and included in the 5 was a 16 year old student who passed away due to his injuries. I know that 2 are in critical condition, 1 is stable and one was very lucky because the bullet grazed his ear. The shooter lives on the same street as my inlaws. The shooter does not even go to Chardon schools so we don't know why he chose Chardon High. Things like this never happen here in Chardon. But never say never. Our family is very shaken up by the actions of the shooter and the loss of the 16 year old student and for the other 4 victims. The shooter turned himself in and is in a jail that is just about 2 or 3 miles from our house. My kids Casey and Hallie are safe...thank god for that. My niece goes to Chardon High and she was in the building when this happened this morning. Thank god she is ok as well. Hallie's best friends sister was in the cafeteria where the shootings took place and she is ok as well. Our community has been turned upside down due to this senseless and tragic event. Please keep all of the families and students who were shot in your prayers. As you can see I am in complete shock that this happened in our city. The schools were shut down today and will be closed tomorrow as well. Every 4th of July we go to the high school to watch fire works and we have been in the building many many times. We are completely in shock and so very upset that this happened today. Please keep the community of Chardon in your prayers especially for the victims and families of the shootings.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

$1,000 Dollar Giveaway Cash Event....

Moms with Voices Media is hosting the GRAND Event Cash Giveaway. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can be entered to win a Grand Prize amount of $1000! This giveaway runs from 12:01 AM 2/15/2012 – 11:59 PM 2/29/2012
Just click on the picture above or click HERE to get to the giveaway!!

Please let them know that Two Pink Peas sent you!
Good luck girls. How amazing would it be to win $1,000??!!
I entered and you cannot win if you don't enter.
So hop on over and enter for your chance to win $1,000!!

I will be listing a brand new giveaway be on the lookout for what it is.

Big Cricut Hugs!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Winner Announced For Custom Made Stamp Giveaway...


Before I annouce the winner of the Custom Made Stamp Giveaway by Skip The Stamp Man I want to apologize to all of my followers and blog readers for being late in posting this. This past week I was super sick and I just could not get online to post the winner. I had to postpone my surgery because I was so ill. So I really apologize for not posting this on time as promised.

The winner of the custom made stamp is....

Ellen ♥ of CardMonkey

Ellen became a follower of Two Pink Peas and her comment was...

"I shared your giveaway on Facebook. Hopefully, this will add to your comments/followers. Thank you for sharing!
 P.S. I'd like to win one! "

Congratulations Ellen and thank you for becoming a new follower of my blog and for letting your facebook fans know about my giveaway. I will be sending you an email in just a second. If you are interested in getting a custom made stamp from Skip The Stamp Man please visit him on Ebay at his store The-Worms-Pajamas . Skip, I wanted to thank you again for sponsoring another giveaway. I really appreciate everything you have done for me and Two Pink Peas.

Congratulations Ellen.. I hope you enjoy your new custom made stamp from Skip!! I would love to see a photo of it when you receive it from Skip.

Until next time.. Big Cricut Hugs!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Punches Is Hsn Today's Special...

Today is a GOOD day if you want to get some great goodies from Hsn. We R Memory Keepers is todays special. You get 2 of the lucky 8 punches for $49.95 plus $6.21 shipping. You can chose Auto Delivery where every few months you will get 2 more Lucky 8 Punches or you can just purchase just 1 set of 2. To purchase these amazing punches and to see a video of how these work go to HsnCom

I chose Auto Delivery starting with the Lace/Doily Lucky 8 Punches. I can't wait to get them and play with them.

In other news..I want to apologize for not posting the winner of the Custom Made Stamp Giveaway. I was supposed to have surgery today but I had to put it off. Right now I am in the process of going through each entry and will verify to make sure the winner followed the rules of the giveaway. I will announce the winner sometime today. Until then run to Hsn and grab your We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Punches..I have a $10 off coupon code on my blog here and on Two Pink Peas Facebook page and on my My Two Pink Peas Twitter page. I don't believe you can use it for today's special but if you purchase something else make sure to grab that coupon code and use it.

Big Cricut Hugs! ~Terri

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Free Download Of Xyron's Sticky Goodness Book & Free Quick Quotes Kit...

Xyron, the edge-to-edge adhesive you love, has collected their best projects and video demos from the past years and created this book of inspiration.

From layouts to cards to home decor and kid's crafts this little book has a little something for everyone! Go to ITunes to get your free copy. Get your free copy even if you do not have an IPad you can download it to your computer. 

Here is another great freebie for you today..

Go to Quick Quotes and get your FREE kit worth $30.00 and only pay shipping which is $8.99. Here is what you get..

Roll Paper Frame!
Includes Paper and Ribbon

Quick Quotes $30.00 Value Pack
Get all of this FREE just for visiting our website! No purchase necessary. All you pay is shipping and handling!
(7) Quote Strips
(2) 4.5x11" Quotes
(2) 8.5x11" Quotes
Roll Paper Frame
I will be announcing the winner of the Custom Made Stamp Giveaway later on today.
Big Cricut Hugs! ~Terri

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Signature Series Launch Party...

I got this off of the Cricut Blog today. Wanted to share with you all.

Signature Series Launch Party!

Our friends over at Northridge Publishing are celebrating the launch of their Signature Series publications. Join in on the Signature Series Facebook Launch Party on their facebook page for some HUGE giveaways! Head on over  and “Like” the new Signature Serioes Facebook Page  and be sure to bring your friends, too! Don’t miss your chance to win some of the Cricut machines & cartridges Teresa uses to create her over-the-top embellished projects!
We are even giving away 9 copies of the Teresa Collins Signature Series issue right here on the Cricut Blog! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your full name telling us which Teresa Collins cartridge or Cricut Craft Room Exclusives you like best! Comments will close at midnight, Wednesday, February 8th, 2012. We will announce the 9 winners here on the Cricut Blog on Thursday!

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's All In The Family...


My mom is EXTREMELY talented and has always been since I was a baby. I grew up with her always making so many different things. She even had a business selling her handmade items. She has made so many creative things. I wanted to share some of her handmade items with you that I have around my house. Starting first with this adorable bunny that always sits on the back of my couch. Isn't she adorable? My mom made every single part of this little bunny doll. Well, she is not exactly little. She is a good size bunny doll. I wish I had the other many dolls that my mom has made for me over the years. They are in storage while we are trying to sell our house.


My mom also makes these unbelievably beautiful wreaths.
 I have them all over my house. This one is in our master bedroom right above my bed. I LOVE it so much. This wreath also lights up and is beautiful at night when all the lights are off. It gives off such a soothing aura.

My mom can sew, she can create beautiful wreaths with dried flowers and she can also paint. She painted this for me as a gift back in 2000. She did such a beautiful job. She is like another Donna Dewberry. This is hanging in our dining room.. well our eat in kitchen rather.

This wreath lights up as well. This wreath is in Hallie's bedroom and she loves it. Isn't my mom so talented? I think so and I am her biggest fan. Every new piece I always wanted and had to have.

This is another beautiful wreath. It is hanging in our living room above our flat screen tv. This one lights up as well.


This is something my mom made along time ago but I still have it displayed. It is a rod iron heart shape and she put dried and silk flowers on it. I have a rod iron house that she put some of these same flowers but different colors and it is gorgeous. It is packed away. I love to have my mom's hand made items all over my house.

My mom made this for me and it is a little doll that hides  those plastic bags from the store. She has made so many of these and she made one for my daughter so that she could put her overnight items in when she stayed the night at a friends house. So you can use it for many different  ways. Isn't she so cute though? I love her piggy tails. She also painted her face. She is SO talented when it comes to drawing little faces. I only wish I could draw like my mom does. If she ever made cards they would be absolutely stunning. As you can see I am a huge fan of my mom's stuff.


This is another piece that was made along long time ago. It is a little glass jar filled with potpourri. Then my mom took the front of the jaw and used a magnolia scented envelope sachet and then added her trademark flowers, ribbon and greenery.


This is a beautiful swag that my mom made for me. It is in our living room above our windows. She has made so many of these swags and they are all so beautiful.

This is a little fruit wreath that my mom made for my kitchen. Every Christmas I always asked for homemade items from my mom because there is not one single item that she could have bought that would have meant more to me. Plus all of her items are so special, beautiful and very meaningful to me. I will keep every item she has ever made for me forever. Once we get into our new house I will show you a bunch of other amazing items my mom has made through out the years.
 I don't know how many of you have mother's who have passed on their creative talents to you or have encouraged you to be creative. But having my mom's handmade items all around my house always makes me feel like she is always around. She lives about 2 hours away from me. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the things that my mom has made for me and my daughter over the years. I have SO many other items that are stored away that I will have to show you one day. I hope that these items inspire you in one way or another. I know having her talented creativity all around me inspires me every day.

Big Cricut Hugs! ~Terri

Having Trouble Calibrating Your Cricut Imagine??

I was able to find the image that did not cut properly and this is it. You can clearly see that the image has way too much white all around the top and down the right side on top of the rocket. Then it cut off part of the rocket bottom. So I was able to fix this by calibrating it in a different way to compensate to make sure each image will cut out perfectly each time. I hope seeing this compared to the image below will help you see what I was talking about more clearly. If you would like to see a video of how to fix this just let me know and I will be happy to create one for you. I want each of you to have your images cut out perfectly so that we are not wasting ink and paper.

This image is after I adjusted the calibration and the image cut out much better. I can tweak it just a bit so that it is 100% perfect and I will work on that soon.

Are you having trouble when you cut out an image on your Imagine after you have calibrated it several times? I have a simple way to correct this problem. When I first got my Imagine every image that I cut out was not being cut out properly even though I chose the correct number and letter of the cut on each line after I calibrated my machine. On my images there was too much white from the white cardstock and my machine cut out too much of the image on the bottom.  If you look at the first image in this post you will see a tiny bit of white that should not be there. This was frustrating but I figured out how to fix this problem. When you first calibrate your machine you pick the number and letter that shows the cut that is perfectly on each line. Well this does not mean that your images will be cut out right. So this is how you can fix this problem. First cut out any does not matter what image it is. It just needs to show too much white and too much of the image being cut off. Next calibrate your machine. After you take out the calibrated sheet out of your Imagine you take your image and compare it to the number and letter lines along the top and right hand side of the sheet. Now, if your image has too much white on the top left then you would pick a number along the top that is either more to the left or right. What ever matches your image. You will have to guesstimate which line may correct this problem and put in the different letter and number in your Imagine. Next you will look at the part of your image that is being cut off too much. To do that compare the letters going down the right hand side. If your image is being cut off too much inside of your image then you select a letter that has a cut line below the letter. You may have to do this several times to get it just right. If you are still a little confused let me know and I would be happy to make a quick video showing you exactly how to correct this. Please let me know if you need any more help and I will do my best to help in any way I can.

I wanted to also let you know that the Custom Made Stamp Giveaway is ending on the 8th of Feb. So be sure to enter. My next sponsor is a really great one so you will not want to miss out on this. I am having surgery on the 9th of Feb and once I am recovered I will start that new givaway. I hope you all have an amazing day today and I hope this helps those of you who are having issues with your images not cutting out right. Big Cricut Hugs to you all! ~Terri

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Here is another great giveaway for you all. Just like the last giveaway I just listed if you could let her know that Two Pink Peas sent you that would be awesome. Once again I don't get any extra entries or any extra anything. To enter in this blog candy go to here.

Big Cricut Hugs.. ~Terri

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Check out this amazing blog candy!! Go to Crafty Carley blog for your chance to enter. Please let her know that Two Pink Peas sent you. I do not get any extra entries or credit for you letting her know that I sent you. I love to show blog love and it is nice to know where you found her site from.

If you have not entered in my blog candy giveaway make sure you enter. My giveaway will end on Feb 8th one day before my surgery. Good luck girls. I would love to know if any of you win!! Big Cricut Hugs!! ~Terri

Free 5 Ounce Challenge Tuscan Style Spreadable Butter!! Hurry!!

Hurry over to Challenge Dairy to get your FREE 7 ounce coupon for Tusan Style Butter.. the first 1000 people get a coupon for a free tub! Big Cricut Hugs! ~Terri

I Have A Secret Blog Crush On You....

In My Own Style is having their very 1st annual I have a secret blog crush on you link up party. What the idea is to talk about your favorite blog or a blog that inspires you. I am definitely going to get involved in this. What a great way to show some blogging love for others who do so much to show us all of their amazing creativity and how they inspire us. For all of your fellow bloggers you know that it takes time sometimes alot of time to share our creations for everyone to see. So I love this concept of showing love for our favorite blogs out there. It will be a difficult choice as I LOVE so many of the blogs out there. It will take alot of time for me to pick the blog that I love the most or the blog that inspires me the most. For more info please either click on the photo above or the link In My Own Style. I hope this inspires you to show some love for the blogs that you love and that inspires you. I am such a giver so this is right up my alley!! I love to show others how I feel and showing some blog love is such a great idea!! Sign me up!!

Today I am going to work on a brand new card from the Nursery Tails Cricut Imagine Cartridge. This is one of the cutest cartridges I have seen in a long time. The only thing I wish it had was an adorable font that goes with all of the cuuuuute images. I have SO many ideas for this cartridge. While you are here if you have not entered in my Custom Made Stamp Giveaway please do below. After this giveaway is over which will be in a few days I have another amazing sponsor that you will most definitely want to get in on.
Big Cricut Hugs! ~Terri

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hallie's Handmade Finger Scarf.. Cute!!

This is Hallie's finished scarf..Here is how to make it... 

First you tie the starting piece of yarn around your thumb. Then you take the yarn and weave it under and over each of your 4 fingers. Repeat this step 4 times.

This just shows you what it looks like weaving the yarn between each of your 4 fingers. This is where you can take the tied yarn off of your thumb.

With your palm facing you take the bottom piece of yarn and fold it over your finger. Repeat this for all 4 fingers.

After you take the bottom piece of yarn then you use your other hand and push the yarn down to make it closer together. After you push the yarn down then you start to weave new yarn between your fingers again and repeat each step over and over and over again until you get the desired length you want.

To finish your scarf you start with your index finger. You will have 1 loop on each finger. Take the only loop on your index finger and move it over to your middle finger. Then you take the loop on your middle finger and move it to your ring finger, then move the ring finger loop to your pinky, take the bottom loop on your pinky fold it over the top loop then just take it off and tuck the remaining yarn in the scarf somewhere where you won't see it. We left the end pieces untucked so you can see what it looks like. You can see it on the first photo above.

This is Hallie's finished scarf. It took her literally less then 15 minutes to make this whole thing from start to finish. She wore this to school today and her teacher asked her if Hallie could make her one in purple. Of course Hallie was so excited and I am going to buy Hallie purple yarn tomorrow so she can make one for her teacher. Hallie was so proud of herself and I am very proud of Hallie as well. This is such a great project for your daughter, granddaughter, niece or any little girl or boy to do.

Thanks for visiting Two Pink Peas. While you are here if you have not entered in my Custom Made Stamp Giveaway please enter as this giveaway will end in a few days. You will find it below on this page.

Big Cricut Hugs! ~Terri & Hallie