Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tracking, tracking and more tracking …

I am sooo excited… I have 5 packages on the way that I’ve been tracking and 3 will be here THIS week!! 

I have LOTS of fun stuff comin from Peachy Keen Stamps, and Custom Crops, but the BIG package is my demonstrator stuff from Stampin Up!.  Yes, it’s official – I’ve become a Stampin Up! demonstrator.  I can’t say enough about the products they have, their paper is my favorite product and it’s AWESOME!!  They take a lot of the guesswork out of matching your colors together, which is a big problem for me. 

Oh well, back to tracking … it says “Out for Delivery” so I’m back to watching for UPS Smile

Monday, November 29, 2010

Scrapbook Group …

I have joined a scrapbook group at the local convalescent home that meets every Monday at 2pm for an hour and a half, they call themselves the “Golden Scrappers”.  It is usually five residents and 5 volunteer helpers, which is what I am.  I have a lot of fun with them, they’re pretty spunky Smile 

Yesterday we met for our cropping session and we are working on Christmas cards to give to the staff, about 50 of them.  Another volunteer named Rose and I cut out shapes from our cricuts to go on the front of their cards.  We had Christmas trees, presents, Christmas penguins, lots of stickers, and patterned paper.  They are doing A2 size post cards, where they decorate the front of the card and then they’ll sign the back.  I think they had fun working on them yesterday, I know I sure did!!  I’ll try and remember to take some pictures next week Smile

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday was a bust for me :(

I was on the road at 2am, and home about noon EXHAUSTED!!  I didn’t find deals for the Christmas gifts I had on my list for family but I did find some crafty deals for me Smile  Michael’s had their cricut cartridges on sale for $27.99 so I got Birthday Bash <yeah>, Joann’s had their punches on 40% off so I got a couple of EK Success punches <awesome>, and that’s it for me.  I really wanted the Jolly Holidays Lite Cartridge but I went to 5 different Walmart’s and they all said they didn’t get them in, and I can’t order it online cause it’s out of stock <total bummer> Sad smile 

Oh well – the Birthday Bash cartridge looks sooo cute so I’ll have to play with it a little tomorrow.  I actually went back to Joann’s today for a doorbuster they had but by the time I got there they were all gone Sad smile  Like I said, Black Friday was a bust for me Sad smile  I hope everyone else had better luck Smile

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Time to prepare for Christmas ….

Now that the Thanksgiving cards are in the mail it’s time to get down to business and get the Christmas cards done.  I think I’m gonna have to wait till Sunday to start on Christmas stuff so I have time to recover from Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping.  Have you seen the deals for Black Friday?? Joann’s, Michael’s and AC Moore have some pretty Cricut Cartridge deals, and I want to try and hit Walmart for the new Cricut Lite cartridges – I really want Jolly Holidays Smile 

Oh well – see y’all after the holidays and I’ll try and get more vigilant about posting. 

Thanksgiving Cards

Well I finally got them all in the mail, yes I know they’re late Sad smile  I only made 12 this year, since this was the first time I had ever made Thanksgiving cards I didn’t want to overwhelm myself Smile 

Out of the 12 I made I only got pictures of 2 of them, sorry, but I had already sealed the envelopes when I realized I didn’t take any pictures – I have got to remember to get my camera out!!

Here ya go, hope they provide some inspiration for someone.  The animals are cut from the Create A Critter cartridge and the paper is from the Imaginisce Apple Cider line.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eight NEW cartridges released!!!

Sorry, I counted wrong .. there are actually EIGHT that were released today..WOW!!!

Seven NEW cartridges released today, AWESOME!!

To see the seven new cartridges and get in on a good giveaway you should visit Joy at www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com

Good luck Smile

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving cards

Today I took the time to reorganize my scrap room and put some stuff away that I had ordered, sshhh don’t tell my hubby Winking smile  By doing this it got me back in the mood to scrap, so I started working on my Thanksgiving cards Smile  I know, it’s almost Thanksgiving but I only have a few to make and I’m thinking I can get them in the mail before the weekend and I’ll be ok. 

I am doing my cards out of paper from the Imaginisce Apple Cider line and it is soooo cute!!  Hopefully I’ll have some to post tomorrow, and I’ve got to get back into posting on my blog. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Little behind…

Ok! OK!  I know I haven’t posted in a LONG time but I’ve had some things going on, crafty things that is Smile 

First off – I went to my first scrapbooking retreat and had a TOTAL blast!!  I didn’t get as much accomplished as I had planned too when I left the house but I still had LOTS of fun.  I did 2 12 x 12 layouts and 4 completed Christmas Cards, 20 folded cards (Hey, the folding is hard too), and 1 birthday card.  I had fun and that’s really all that matters!!

Here are pictures of the Christmas cards I did. 

Snowflake Card (2)

The snowflakes are from the Joys of the Season cartridge and were drawn with my cricut markers.  First you draw your outline with the markers then put your blade back in and cut the snowflake out.  It makes it look like there is a shadowed layer when there really isn’t.  The stamp is from the “My Pink Stamper” line. 

Snowman Card (2)

The snowman is from the Snow Friends cartridge and cut at 3 1/2 inches.  The stamped face is from Peachy Keen Stamps “Everyday Face Parts” and the sentiment is from the “My Pink Stamper” line. 

I know I said I made 4 completed Christmas cards, which I did, but I made 3 snowman cards Smile

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Smiley Card Cartridge …

I have been really anxious to get this cartridge when I saw the cricut designers making cards with it, the images were sooo cute. 

I spent a half hour trying to cut one image out for a card (fish) and gave up.  This fish had so many layers and pieces it was crazy and I cut them out and couldn’t figure out how they were suppose to go on – and then I wasn’t sure if I even had all the pieces cut.  I went to the Cricut website to see if they had posted a manual for it… nope! 

Ya know, I love a good challenge but it would be really helpful if you knew what the end result was suppose to look like – how am I suppose to know a fish is gonna have EYELASHES !!! 

Needless to say, I’m a little bummed out right now so I’ve decided to work on something else.

Gypsy finally updated ….

It wasn’t easy, and it would have really helped if PC would have put out some directions on their website.  Luckily, I found some direction on their facebook page so I was able to finally get it to start.  Once it started it seemed to go real smooth, till the end.  When it told me it was finished I was pretty excited, I ran in to my scrap room, plugged it in to my Cricut and immediately went to the Smiley Card Cartridge (which I’ve been waiting for).  Well, my images were there but they were still showing in red instead of black as they should when they’re linked.  Bummed out, I went back to the computer and plugged it in.  I ran the sync again and it said my Gypsy was up to date, NOT!!  I called PC (LOL), and sat on hold for 72 minutes – I can’t complain cause I could tell from the message boards I wasn’t the only person having problems.  During the 72 minutes of hold time, I fiddled with the sync program and ended up reinstalling all my cartridges.  Just as PC answered my call my sync was finishing.  I told them to stay on the line with me while I checked, and that I thought maybe I wouldn’t need them after all – the guy actually sounded relieved – LOL!!  My free cartridges were there and in BLACK … WOO HOO !!!  I thanked PC (for letting me sit on hold so long) and hung up. 

I sure hope the future updates for the Gypsy go better than this one.