Thursday, July 30, 2009

Provo Craft Gypsy Party! CHA Orlando Summer

Hello Everyone:
Welcome to the Gypsy Party! Provo craft put 0n a very fun party with kewl food...
I gotta tell you a story, my friend who is a vegetarian wasn't eating anything, then Brad notice her not eating asked her why, she ten told him she is a vegetarian Within 10 mtes a waiter came in with a tray of all kinds of veggies for her, how kewl is that eh?
Did I mention that Brad was a Vice President at Provo Craft?

I just luv how they are so friendly and approachable..
Here are some pics from the party and also the goodies were amazing, free Gyspy for attending. Free carts etc..

Here's brad introducing Jim the CEO

The gypsy and the new font

Gyspy cake for Brad as well...

The buffet yum so much food...

It was a lot of fun being at the party and meeting people from the industry.
Have a great week,

Monday, July 20, 2009

Provo Craft Cricut Cartridge:Hello Kitty Cartridge

Hi Everyone,
I'm Maggie here with you on a simple project again using the Hello Kitty.
I gotta tell you at first I really didn't see a use for this cart since my daughter is 15 and she outgrew Hello Kitty!
After watching my friend Daphne use the cart to create some fun projects, I've had to review my stand on this cartridge..
Here's a simple folder I created with this cart for my daughter, for back to school. Daphne made the Hello kitty :)

Supply list:

Provo Craft Hello Kitty & pattern papers, file folders from walgreen, Ranger Stickle,
Cuttlebug machine, Victorian folder, Uhu Glue.

Have a great day,

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hello from CHA Summer Orlando!

Hello Everyone,
I have to tell you CHA was loads of fun but a lot of hard work..The first day there were no AC, we set up in the blistering heat of 82 degrees is that dedication or what?

This is how all the yummy stuff comes in in huge Crates..

I also had time to visit my friends from Tattered Angels, Michelle, Wendy, Liz etc.. they are such a sweet bunch.. The new products they have coming out is to die for.

This is the banner how kewl is that eh?

I gotta say this is a very elegant booth :)

Let me tell you they have 12 inches stamps, yep you heard it right 12 inch stamps coming out in November..

sorry for the blurry pics it was way too hot in there :)

I will keep you posted on when they will be in the stores.
Here are the new fall colours yum :)

Don't forget to visit Tattered Angels website here,
Have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Provo Craft from My kitchen Cartridge

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to our new venture where you will get reviews on products available on the market and future release.
We aim to provide you with industry news and great tutorials on using all your die cut machines from Provo Craft, Sizzix, Quickcutz, Making Memories, Digital files, cutting files and many more.

Today we are going to showcase a simple tutorial using the Kitchen cart from Provo Craft, this cart can be use on all the Cricut Machines.

It is never too early to start getting ready for Back to school.
My daughter has culinary Art this semester and decided to create a folder for her, using the Kitchen Cartridge.
This cartridge is loaded with everything you could possibly need to create a beautiful invitation.
If you are a business owner of a restaurant, this cart will come in handy..
Here's the simple folder I created, I brought this folder from Walgreen for .09 cents..
In less than 5 mtes I was able to alter it, using the Cricut and the Cuttlebug machine..

Let's begin!
1. Cut the image, and title of your choice, use the cuttlebug machine to add texture
2. Cut the paper 1/2 shorter than the folder to leave a small border of the folder.
3.Adhere the die cuts and add ink and stickles if desired, voila all done..

Supply list
Cricut Machine, My kitchen cart, Cuttlebug machine, Victoria embossing folders.
Ranger Stickle, Colorbok ink, Papers from Provo Craft, Uhu Glue.

Have fun, create your Art!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Cutting Above Tutorial Master List!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and helping us spread the word about the wonderful information you can find here. Below is a master list of all the amazing tutorials our Design Team has created to help inspire you on your creative journey.  We hope you find list list helpful in navigating way through the site.  :)

MASTER LIST: Tutorials 

Thank you,

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Welcome to our Blog!


I am so excited to have you stop by! I am an avid crafter, Fashionista. . .
I've been crafting since 1993 when My DD was born. I discovered mix media with my technical skills digital was a natural selection for me. At the time digital Scrapbooking and Scrapbooking wasn't what it is now..

I created the first Hybrid site, Dragonflaire studios, inspired others to incorporate digital into traditional crafting, coined the moniker digital fusion that was embraced later by Simple Magazine Digital.
My work have been published in several magazines,online publications, and software.
I am a Graphic Artist who specialized in heavily textured Art, my work spans a variety of medium from Digital to Mix Media.

I am an experience teacher and demonstrator that has educate others to explore their art that is meaningful to them.
2 years ago I founded BMD Consulting to help manufacturer brand their products and inspire consumers about their products.

My goal is to inspire you with fashion, craft, kewl recipes, trends and load of fun.
Freelance Artist available for licensing work, please contact me to help you promote your products and improve your presence online!

I am also the owner of the

 Imagine all this in one location. That is what Cutting Above is all about.

Are you ready to be inspired?



I encourage you to try the tutorials and leave a link of what you have created and let me know what you think of the tutorials?



Prizes you say?? Why yes! Many wonderful companies featured on here will be sponsoring various events from time to time. We will have fabulous prizes to give away from companies like Provo Craft,and many other industry leaders. To enter, simply become a follower if you aren't already and leave us a link to your projects, and comments. It's just that easy!



We all need help every now and then. I ncutting-above-blinkie-faneed your help to let others know about this blog. We have blinkies for you to put in your signatures and on your blog to make getting the word out easy. Also feel free to link any Cutting Above article on any forum, group or web site posting where appropriate.

I look forward to this wonderful adventure with you. Won't you take a ride with me???  I hope so!

See you soon!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Upcoming Events!

Welcome to the Cutting Above. This is your one stop center for news and upcoming events for Cutting Above.  Here you will find a concise list of all the upcoming events highlighted on here.  So come in, sit down and stay a while. 

ends: until further notice
Blinkie Patrol
Win Prizes for having our blinkie on your blog.  Oh so easy yet so much fun!  More info here.

September 1-15, 2010 I will be giving away a $10.00 GC to William Sonoma.
How to enter?

 1.Leave a comment  on your adventures in the kitchen?What spices would you try at William Sonoma?
2. follow the blog and tell your friends about it..
Leave comments on all the posts from today until September 15th.. winners will be announced on Sept 16th


Home decor  cartridge giveaway!

I am excited to giveaway this 2 cartridges to 2 blog followers.
Home Decor Cartridge!

 1.Leave comments on all the post from today till Sept 30th. 
 2. follow the blog and tell your friends about this giveaway.
     Winners will be announced on Oct 1st 2010

 Also Once upon a princess Cricut Cartridge (1) giving away!

Thank you,



Thank you so much for your support.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Contact Maggie!

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Well I love hearing from our loyal blog readers. I want to thank you for taking the time to contact me and share your ideas! My goal is to share ideas for fashion, makeup, crafting, trends, cooking and everythign in between.
I do design collaborations and web consulting. Contact me on how I can help you with your web presence and doing sponsorship working together.

Email me with any suggestions you might have. I would love to hear them! You can contact me by clicking here.
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Talk to you soon!