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Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Great Giveaway At Carson's Cricut Creations...

Since I have not been able to make cards lately I wanted to at least direct you to some great blog candy. Go to for your chance to win. If you could also please let her know that Terri of Two Pink Peas sent you that would be SO great!! Also, why you are here please enter into my giveaway for your own custom made stamp.

Thanks everyone, have a great night and I will talk to you sometime tomorrow!! Hugs to all of my blog readers! ~Terri

Friday, April 29, 2011

HSN & Cricut Expression 2...

Well shoot, I was going to post some good news for those who missed out on the HSN Today's Special Cricut Expression 2. I was going to let you all know that is was back in stock but I just went to double check and it is sold out again.  This new machine is HOT, HOT, HOT right now. But I would say that if you are trying and trying to get one just to keep checking HSN on a regular basis. Alot of times people order them and they then cancel the order soon after and more becomes available. That has happened to me many times in the past when I ordered things that I wanted. I will keep you updated as I keep checking on the status of the new machines.

While you are here and if you have not entered in my new giveaway, please do. This is a great prize for a custom made stamp. You can find the post on the front page of my blog. You can see the Two Pink Peas stamp that I had made for me. It is just beautiful and I would love for you to win one.

I am off to get 2 hours of sleep before my kids wake up for school this morning. Have a wonderful day!! ~Terri

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A New Two Pink Peas Giveaway Is Open To All...

This giveaway is sponsored by Skip "The Stamp Man" who made my Two Pink Peas stamp that is pictured above. One lucky winner will receive $10 for either a custom made stamp just like my Two Pink Peas stamp or you may choose another product that he offers.

He primarily sells his items on Ebay and you can shop his items here at . His store is called The Worms Pajamas. He also sells alot of teachers stamps so if you are a teacher and need special stamps or other items this would be a great place to look.

When I asked him to make my Two Pink Peas stamp, I wanted this exact font and he did not have the font that I needed but downloaded it just for me. Now, I call that service!! He did a beautiful job and I really really love my new stamp. I thought that his products would make a great item for a Two Pink Peas giveaway. I can tell you that I will for 100% certain will be getting more custom made stamps from him in the near future. They are that beautiful!!!

To enter in this giveaway just leave a comment on my blog. Please do not leave your comment here because it will not count. You do not have to be a follower of Two Pink Peas although I really would appreciate if you would become a follower of my blog.

I again want to thank Skip "The Stamp Man" at The Worms Pajamas on Ebay for this great giveaway. If you purchase something from him please let him know that Terri at Two Pink Peas sent you.

Thanks so much and this giveaway will remain open for one week. Good luck everybody!!! ~Terri

Brand New Giveaway That You Do Not Want To Miss...

Later on today I will be listing a brand new giveaway from an amazing sponsor who creates custom made stamps. He made one for me that says Two Pink Peas and it is just beautiful. When I list the details of the giveaway later today I will post a picture of my stamp. He did a really amazing job. Who ever wins this giveaway is one lucky person!!

Right now I am getting all of the details together and once I have everything in order I will let you all know about it and then you can enter. Have a great day everyone!! ~Terri

Blog Candy For You All...

Here is some great blog candy for you all to enter and try to win. The link is and I just entered. Good luck to you all and please let me know if you happen to win. That would be so awesome!!
See you tomorrow!! ~Terri

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

American Idol...Did You Vote Tonight??

Are you all American Idol fans?? I used to watch it all the time but then stopped watching it. This season I have watched and voted on each show and I am just blown away by all of the talent. My favorite is Lauren Alaina!! Each week I sit and text over 200 votes for Lauren... I know..that's a bit extreme.

I want her to win so bad. Lauren is just so sweet and very talented. No matter who wins they will all end up with a record deal so it's a win win! James Durban is amazing too..Jacob Lusk is also a favorite of mine too. I really really like Hailey though. Her voice is really so amazing! Out of all of them it is so hard to pick because they are all so good and talented!

Who is your favorite? Do you watch it every week and do you vote for your favorite singer?? Since it just ended I thought I would just post a quickie post about it. Talk to you all again soon! ~Terri

If You Missed Out On The Cricut Expression 2....

If you were just wondering..
No, I have not gone to bed I'm so tired that I am actually
But something just occurred to me. If you missed out on the Cricut Expression 2 on Hsn then this is what you can do. Hsn has another website and sometimes several days after an item has aired it may become the Today's Special again. Now, I cannot guarantee this but I would just be on the look out just in case. If I see it show up as a Today's Special on Hsn 2 then I promise that I will let you all know asap.

I was not surprised that it sold out as fast as it did. It is a great little (well, little is the wrong word but you know what I updated machine.

Just wanted to put that out there. Ok, now I am off to bed for real. I have to get up in less then 1 hour to get Casey and Hallie off to school. Good night/Good ~Terri

Action Wobble Springs...Go Grab Some Now...

Chances are that if you are a card maker, scrapbooker or crafter then you have heard about Action Wobble Springs. If you are brand new to them they attach to your card, provide a 2D image and allow movement and animation. These take your cards and crafts to a whole NEW level!! Just adorable!

Since I just purchased some I thought I would post a little information about them for you. Here is the link to their website.. and their Facebook Page is!/actionwobbles.

While you are at their facebook page please click "Like". I do not or will not receive anything in return for you doing this. It is just that I love to support products that I really love and believe in and these Action Wobble Springs are one product that takes your project and makes it extra special.

I bought a pack of 25 for $9.95 or a pack of 100 for $28.95.
What a GREAT deal. Their website says that the pack of 25 is only available for a limited time. So if you would like some I would run, run, run!! If you end up ordering could you please let them know that Terri M. of Two Pink Peas sent you?? That would be so great!

Eventually I will purchase the 100 pack. Just to break it down price wise.. if you buy the 25 pack they end up being $.39 cents a piece. If you go with the 100 pack then they would be $.28 cents a piece. Their website said that they offer a 50 pack on Amazon.Com but I had trouble getting that information.  Either pack you pick you cannot go wrong. They are worth every single penny and then some!

Oh, and I was NOT charged any shipping and handling. Now, you cannot beat that! You can also pay through paypal which I LOVE!

K.. now I am really off to ~Terri

How To Use The Cricut Decal Cartridge To Get Layers...

Lately there have been alot of visitors at Two Pink Peas   trying to figure out how to use the Car Decals Cricut Cartridge and how to get layers. The biggest question seems to be can you layer images and what do you have to do to layer the images together. Usually when I post a picture of my newest card I always try post the exact how to directions at the same time.  

 For these two cards I got so busy and forgot to do that.
I am really sorry about that!! I mean, what good is a picture if you don't know how to make it? So I am going to make up for that right now.

The Car Decals cartridge does not have a layers feature like the other cricut cartridges do. This is what you have to do to achieve the look of layers using this cartridge. Believe it or not, it is VERY simple and VERY easy. Basically just cut the same image as many times in the different patterned or plain paper that you need.

Before I go any further I want to explain one more thing. This is meant for the brand new Cricut users and not for the seasoned Cricut users. So if I seem to keep going on and on this is why. I want to make sure that everyone completely understands how to achieve this look. 
Ok, when you cut out the little girl (in the first card pictured above) in black cardstock, it will obviously all be outlined in black cardstock. When you cut the same image out in patterned paper, the whole outlined image will be cut out in that particular paper. I am sure you are probably thinking, duh That is only common sense. If you have never done this before I don't want you to think that you did something wrong. That is what it is supposed to look like for each individual cut.

 After you have finished cutting out all of the "layers" (as we will call them) that you need, the next step is to cut out each individual piece that you want so you can then layer them all together.

Actually, I am going to give you a better, more detailed 
example using the first card that I have pictured above. 
I believe that you all understand what I am saying, but I want to really make sure. And once again, this is really meant for those who are newer at card making or have never used this cartridge before.
This card is called "Just For You" and it is with the little girl and the cute little flower. This image happens to be on page 33 of the booklet. First, I cut the little girl out in the brown paper cardstock in the shadow feature. Although on this particular cartridge it is not called the shadow feature, I still call it that. Habits! They are hard to break. Just make sure that your Cricut says <Girl2-s> (if you are brand new to Cricut, the "s" stands for shift). I really want to make sure that you will get the correct cut of this image. So for this card I only cut that image out one time using the brown cardstock. I forget the size of the image but I can measure that at a later time.
My next cut was of the outline of the little girl and your
Cricut will say <Girl2>. 
This cut was first in black cardstock and that makes your basic outline.  Next I took the cute yellow flowered patterned paper and I cut out the same image again <Girl2> at the same size. This cut image will be the exact same outline (as the black) just all in the patterned paper. 
I knew that I wanted to use the same paper for the little dress, flower and little bows in her hair. Then I took my scissors and cut off the little flower, I snipped off her dress and the little bows off of her hair.
Layer those on top of the black outline, use your preferred adhesive and there you have your finished image.
It is really that simple!! My instructions may not seem that easy It is very late and I am so

You can repeat these same steps for any image in this cartridge to achieve this layered look.

I hope this helped those of you who were not sure how to achieve this look with this particular cartridge. I pay very close attention to my visitors and how they get to my site.
It really matters to me what you are searching for and I want to make sure that you can find the answers here at Two Pink Peas.
I can usually see how a visitor gets to my blog (generally speaking like using,, coming from other blogs, etc.) and what they were searching for. I just to clarify one thing, I CANNOT see any personal information like your name, address or anything like that so please do not worry. If you have a blog or website then you know what I am talking about. The information we get is very generic to say the least. We can see what city and state you are from and that is IT!! My blog is very important to me and I check the searches every day, several times a day actually. This helps me improve my blog by adding what you are searching for. Many bloggers pay very close attention to their visitors.
Anyway, if a search matches the topic or content of one of my blog posts then I can see that. This is a very helpful tool and it allows me to tailor my blog and content to what you are searching for.

How to layer using the Car Decal Cartridge has been one hot topic that many of you seem to be searching for and really want help on. I cannot even count the amount of new blog viewers coming to Two Pink Peas for this very reason.
This is the reason I am addressing this topic right now.

One of my main goals here at Two Pink Peas is to help and teach those who have questions about products, are looking for tips and tricks and want to know how to perfect techniques. 

I want you to feel comfortable enough that you too can make things you have never tried before. You can do it!!

My goal for the future of Two Pink Peas is to be one of the best card making blogs on the web.

The new and improved Two Pink Peas website that is currently being developed is going to have so many amazing features. For example Two Pink Peas will have a forum where you can share your projects, chat about anything cricut, cardmaking and scrapbooking. We are going to have tons of contests and giveaways. There is alot to look forward to. You will be the first to know when TwoPinkPeas.Com is ready to be launched.

 If you ever have any suggestions or questions for me, I would love to hear them.
 I personally read each and every comment that is left and will personally respond to them all in a very timely manner.
I will do my very best to help in any way that I can. Even if I don't know the answer I can at least direct you to someone who can.

Finally, things with our house are beginning to slow down some.  Soon I will have a little more time to make more cards, post more pictures and try new things.
The problem is that my craft furniture is all packed away so
today I went out and purchased 2 special folding craft tables. This way I will have a place to get back to making cards and other projects. Folding tables seemed like a perfect idea because when we need to show our house to a potential buyer, I will be able to easily put everything away in a hurry.

Plus, these tables will go in My Two Pink Peas Craft Room. This will also allow me to have alot more space to do many different projects at once and that is always a good thing. If you are like me and don't have the space to do your crafting, maybe consider getting a good folding craft table. They are not permanent and can be tucked away when not in use.

Well in closing, If you happen to make any cards using these techniques, I would LOVE to see your finished cards or projects. Feel free to leave me a comment and where I can view it. I would be so happy to drop on by and take a peek. Of course I would leave a comment for you when I visit. One thing I love to do is to see all of your amazing creativity.
Imagination is one of the greatest gifts we possess!
Let your imagination go crazy!
The sky is the limit!!
Thank you SO much for stopping by Two Pink Peas.
Until next time..~Terri

P.S. Sheesh, I think this was by far the longest post that I have ever made. Talk about major It is now almost 5 am and I am severely sleep deprived and I need to go to bed and get some much needed rest. Once I read this post again tomorrow I will probably be thinking to myself "what the heck was I talking about and why did I have to ramble on and on and on" lol....My goodness!! :o)
If you read this whole post, Thank You!! See you all tomorrow! :o)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Called Provo Craft Today & Asked Some Questions About The New CE2 & Imagine...

So this morning I wanted to call Provo Craft and ask them a few questions about the new CE2 versus the Imagine.

If you already have some of the Imagine cartridges I just wanted to let you know that some of the cartridges will NOT work in the new CE2. For instance, since the new E2 cannot print the Imagine paper cartridges will not work in the new E2. One of the questions that I had was will the Imagine be able to download some special cartridges like we can do with the Gypsy. I was told that they were working on that and in the future we might be able to do that. You already know that the new E2 comes preloaded with 4 cartridges. Those will never be available to us if we do not purchase this new machine. I asked her what machine she likes better and she told me she loved the Imagine hands down. She like the fact that you can print and cut with it and you cannot do that with the new E2. Also, for those who do not have the Imagine you can also just cut an image out and not print. So if you have patterned paper that you like you can use that to cut out any image on the Imagine. You all probably already know this but I wanted to post this for those who do not have either machine. It is hard because I like both machines so I am trying to see what machine does the most. I really like the fact that the Imagine can print and cut whereas the new CE2 only cuts. So if you have the new Imagine cartridges you cannot print on this new machine. It seems like the new CE2 is just a very very updated expression and that's it. You never know too, they may be working on another machine to launch next year. That seems to be a trend with Provo Craft.

Probably what I am going to do is just wait and see. Since we are moving and building our new house I am not going to be able to use it like I usually would so I am going to pass. Although it is very very tempting to get it right now. Especially since it will not be available anywhere else and it is a limited edition. Plus add on those ADORABLE cartridges that we will not be able to get any other way.
Well, I hope that this information is helpful to those who are still trying to make up your mind on which machine to purchase. Have a great day everyone and I will talk to you later!! ~Terri

Cricut Expression 2 Features Versus The Imagine....

While I am watching the presentation on HSN I am learning about all of the features. So I wanted to share those with you. I am not sure if all of you were aware that the CE2 does not print like the Imagine does. Before I make my decision if I am going to buy it today I would like to do some quick research. Even if it is after the HSN Today's Special and I have to pay more. It is just that I want to purchase the right machine for me.

For those of you who have the Imagine already I would love to hear any comments on how you like the features, how it prints, When you print an image does it look like a "fake" computer print out and the quality of the machine itself. Oh and I know there were alot of bugs when you first got it...were you able to work those out??

As far at the CE2, I really like the light by the blade housing so you can see when it's cutting. I like the touch screen and I really like how you can enlarge the image that you need to see better. I think if you had the choice to print with ink like the Imagine then it would be a slam dunk and I would get it right now. I also have an HSN credit card that makes life a bit easier.

Another feature is that this machine also does not use the keypad overlay. They will still sell the overlays with every cartridge for those who do not have the CE2 so you don't have to worry about that. The lcd is also in color which I really like. Oh, and you can see the mat on the touch screen so you will know where each image is going to be on your page. There will also be 4 new upgrades so when you get your machine at home you will need to upgrade it to get those upgrades. Another feature is the Rotate feature. This is a brand new feature. Then you can also change your image to cut in landscape, which I think is amazing!! You can also change the setting so if you only have a 6 x 6 piece of paper, the machine will not cut off of that size. I mean, it seems like they have thought of everything. I may just give in and get one  Ooh.. you know the green plastic parts that are on each end of the CE2? In the future you will be able to change those out and get different colors and patterns. HSN said that this machine will NEVER be available in any store, it is only available on HSN. Plus it is a limited edition too. So if you are thinking you might wait to buy it at Joanns or Michaels, you will not be able to get it anywhere else but HSN.

Through out today I will be updating more information as I learn it. I know I misssed a bunch of features but I was taking a bubble bath and missed it so I recorded it on my dvr. Right now I am watching it back and listing some of the key features for you all.

 I would love to hear any comments on the imagine for those of you who have it. Talk to you all later today!! Oh, and I will let you know if I end up getting one today. The price is much much better then I ever thought. Especially with the 4 preloaded cartridges. Oh what to do, what to do.. lol. ~Terri

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Cricut Expression 2 Costs This Much....

Unless HSN changes the price for the Today's Special the HSN.Com website lists the CE2 as

Sale Price: $344.95
 or 5 payments of $68.99
HSN Price: $379.95 | You Save: $35.00 (9%)
Retail Value: $489.97
With Free Shipping & Handling
This is what you get with the package...
  • Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition 
  • Cutting blade assembly
  • Stylus
  • 12"L x 12"W cutting mat
  • Just a Note cartridge (preloaded)
  • Decals cartridge (preloaded)
  • Alphabet cartridge (preloaded)
  • Essentials cartridge (preloaded)
  • 4 cartridge handbooks
  • 3 port covers
  • LCD screen protector
  • Power adapter
  • USB cable
  • User's manual
  • Quick-start guide
  • Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition certificate
  • Manufacturer's 90-day (labor and non-electronic components) and 1-year (electronic components) limited warranties
Make sure you tune in about 7 minutes...  ~Terri

WOW...Another GREAT Blog Candy Giveaway..Many Prizes...

Boy oh boy have I found some really great giveaways lately. This is another one that I thought you all might be interested in. Go to for your chance to enter. She has so many different prizes so that means you have many chances to win. There are 22 prizes for 22 different winners and she said maybe more prizes on top of that!!

This Blog Candy Giveaway ends at midnight on April the 30th!! So Hurry if you want a chance to win!! Good luck everyone!! ~Terri

Great Blog Candy Giveaway....

I found a great giveaway at Sherrie Scraps and wanted to pass it along to all of you. Just go to for the rules on how to enter. It is for the Campin Critters Cricut Cartridge and for some Cardstock Recollections Cardstock Paper~Spice Market, The Cuttlebug~Spots & Dots embossing folder and the Great Outdoors Premium Scrapbook kit.

What a great find. If you enter could you please let Sherrie know that you found this giveaway from Terri at Two Pink Peas?? I would really appreciate that so much.

Also, if you happen to win I would LOVE to hear that one of my followers won these amazing prizes. Have a great day everyone and talk to you real soon! ~Terri

Buy 3 Cricut Cartridges From Michaels Get 1 Free..

Can you even believe it?? Three blog posts in one day! This is something that I had to post and tell you all about. For a limited time if you purchase 3 Cricut Cartridges from Michaels you will receive 1 FREE Cricut Cartridge from Provo Craft.

Here are some of the details for you...

The following Rebate is intended for viewing in the United States (except Puerto Rico) and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not participate in the Rebate if you are not a resident of, and located, in the United States (except Puerto Rico) at the time of purchase, or if you do not agree to these Official Rules. Your participation in the Rebate will be deemed an acceptance of a contract between you and Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc., the terms of which are these Official Rules. Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc. is the Sponsor of the BUY THREE, GET ONE FREE REBATE PROMOTIONAL OFFER. The Sponsor may alter, or otherwise amend these rules at the sponsor’s sole discretion. The Sponsor is the final arbiter as to any conflict or dispute as to the meaning or purpose of these Rules.
To Participate in the "Buy Three, Get One" Free Rebate:
Purchase three full content Cricut® Cartridges at a participating Michaels® store between April 2, 2011 and May 31, 2011 to be eligible to participate in the “Buy Three, Get One” Rebate. Submission forms must be postmarked by June 29, 2011. The Rebate Form is located at Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Participants will be required to produce the Serial Number sticker (located at the top of the cartridge box) or the UPC code and a copy of your receipt. Follow the instructions on the website to submit the rebate form. The retail value of the free cartridge you receive is $89.99. Each participant is responsible for paying a $9.00 shipping and handling cost.

Once the rebate form has been received and approved, Provo Craft will ship the first available cartridge according to your choice selection. Please allow four (4) to six (6) weeks for delivery.
The recipient is responsible for any tax obligations that may arise through receipt of the Cricut Cartridge. The recipient should consult its tax professional for further information. The Rebate is subject to federal, state, and local laws and is void where prohibited.

Well right now it is after 6:30 am and I am still awake. Being sick with bronchitis does not help any. But I had to post this for you before I go to bed. I love anything free or even a good bargain or deal and this sounds like one that I might have to take advantage of the next time I go to Michaels.


Wanna Win A Cricut Expression 2???

WOW!! What a great prize to win.. the brand new Cricut Expression 2.. just go to for your chance to win. She has many many ways to enter and you can enter more then once. Good luck everyone. When you leave your comment please let them know that you heard about this giveaway from Two Pink Peas!!

I would LOVE to hear if any of you win this amazing prize!! ~Terri

T-Minus 24 Hours Until The Cricut Expression 2 Is Launched....

Since we are now 24 hours away from the world launch of the Cricut Expression 2, I wanted to give you the times of all of the shows on HSN so you can tune in to view the Cricut Expression 2.

Here we go:

April 26th at Midnight EST
1 am to 2 am
2 am to 3 am
6 am to 7 am
11 am to 12 pm
12 pm to 1 pm
3 pm to 4 pm
4 pm to 5 pm
7 pm to 8 pm
8 pm to 9 pm

If you want to shop online instead you can go to and you can look at all of the items from the shows on the website instead. Personally I have not 100% decided if I am going to get the Cricut Expression 2 on the 26th or if I am going to wait to see how everyone else likes it and what kinds of bugs needs to be ironed out after they start using it.
Since I knew that I was going to buy either the Imagine or the CE2 I have been buying Cricut Imagine Cartridges so I have several of them just no machine to use them on just But once I heard about the CE2 I knew that was the machine that I wanted to get.

For those of you who do not want to get the CE2 and do not have a Cricut or a Gypsy yet, HSN is having a sale right now for the Cricut Create and a Gypsy Bundle for $299.95 and you get all of this:

  • Cricut Creates machine
  • Don Juan full content cartridge
  • Gypsy personal design studio with 2 pre-loaded full content cartridges (Gypsy Wanderings and Gypsy Font)
  • Cricut Creates manufacturer's 90-day (labor and non-electronic components) and 1-year (electronic components) limited warranties
  • Gypsy manufacturer's 6-month limited warranty
For $39.95 you can add a 3 year electronics repair plan.

I'm sure that I will be posting more about the CE2 when it airs in less then 24 hours. Hope you all have a great night and I will see you soon! ~Terri

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter From Two Pink Peas...

I wanted to wish all of you a Happy Easter today. I hope you all get to spend Easter with your family and friends. Our family is doing just that! We are spending time with eachother. Can't get any better then that!!

This next week I should be back to making some new cards. Since my desk and all of my furniture is all packed away in storage I am buying a folding table that I can pull out when I need to use it. I came up with some really cute ideas and cannot wait to make these cards for you. So until then have a great Easter and I will talk to you all very very soon. ~Terri