Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Download Shop

Smart Buy Gal is pleased to announce the opening of our digital downloads shop! This is very much in the infancy stages with just a couple dozen designs as we open, but a few more designers are in the process of uploading their files...and we are always looking for more folks who would like to share their great designs! Click the button below to check us out, and visit often as new files will be uploaded frequently. It's kind of a "plain jane" site compared to others, but I think it will get us started and we can build from there. There is also a loyalty program in place so you can earn cash towards your future purchases.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What A Great Idea!

Check out this awesome soap dispenser created from a Mason jar! I found it while checking out some blogs this morning and you can get all the details along with directions at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs. Browse around while you are there for lots more great projects and recipes as well!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Price Increase

I received word today that Provo Craft is raising the prices on all the Cricut cartridges, including the older ones! I wasn't given an exact date or dollar amount for the increases, but I was told they would start this week, and some increases could be significant. I sure don't understand the reasoning, or timing, of raising prices.....but looks like they are doing it anyway. I'm sad to have to report this, but wanted to let everyone know as much ahead of time as I could. If you are thinking of purchasing some cartridges....I'd try to do it soon while the prices are still low.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Big Dog Is In The House...

and this time I'm not talking about my dog! A friend recently had a birthday, and his nickname is Big I made this double-walled acrylic tumbler for him. I got the tumbler through one of the shares we have done on Smart Buy Gal's message board, which was purchased at The design was a coloring book image cut using SCAL2.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

You'll Never Believe What This Is Made Of...

I have discovered one of THE most wonderful crafting blogs. It is everything crafty, not just paper crafts or vinyl.....and such awesome projects and ideas!

This gorgeous rose was created from plastic spoons....yes, plastic spoons! You can find complete directions at CAN'T STOP MAKING THINGS . Be sure to browse around while you are there....tons and tons of creativity!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Isn't this a very clever and creative project? I know it's last minute for Valentine's, but if you are still looking for something to give hubby, this would be perfect! Complete directions can be found at I'm a Mom not a Professional.

While you are there, be sure to check out the post on Valentine Sun Catchers also. Adding that to my list for next year! TONS of great stuff on this blog, along with some yummy sounding recipes.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Can You Dig This? is one more really cute Valentine idea I found while blog hopping! Isn't this an adorable idea?!!! You can find complete instructions at Jean's Crafty Corner.