Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

15 years ago today I entered into the best phase of my life. I married my wonderful husband and we started our family. Time sure flies it seems like just yesterday I was getting ready for my big day. It was a New Years Eve party no one will soon forget. I am truly blessed with everything that has happened in my life for it has lead me to where I am today. I could not imagine a life any better than this one. Happy New Year Everyone!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year! & February Class Schedule

Class samples are up in the store but my camera card is not working so I have no pictures for you right now. Ugg computers. Anyway here are the dates for February 2011.

February 5, 2011 10-1 Sweetheart Favor Cake
February 5, 2011 2:30-5:30 Adv "Gypsy" photo mats
February 5, 2011 6:30-8:30 Gypsy Basics
February 19, 2011 10-1 From the kitchen book
February 19, 2011 2:30-5:30 Fabulous Layout
February 19, 2011 6:30-8:30 Gypsy Advanced Class
February 26, 2011 10-1 Inspire Tag Book
February 26, 2011 2:00-4:30 Gypsy Explosion Box

See store for class samples and availability

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays to You!!

I want to wish all of my blogging friends a very Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I am beyond excited at today's Hello Thursday release.

There were 9 new releases today. Anyone who knows me knows why this would be my all time favorite cricut cartridge. My kids nursery was all hand done in Bambi and my son is Peter Pan and always will be. I can not wait to get my hands on this one. I have so many pictures to scrap of him as Peter.
The other cartridges are all great they are:
Disney classics
Best of pixar
Nates ABC's
Pack Your Bags
Groovy Times
3 birds life is a party
and 3 new seasonal minis

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I LOVE! My Imagine

My little DD needed a plain sweatshirt for a winter show last weekend. I thought hmmmmm I want to spruce it up a bit since the show is over lets see what my Imagine and my snow friends cartridge can do. Little dd picked this out. I love how the Imagine printed and cut the iron on transfer paper. I also used my Irock for a little bling bling.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

January Class Schedule

January 15, 2011 10-1pm Snow Fun Layout
January 15, 2011 2:30-5:30 Pop up Layout
January 15, 2011 6-9 Intro to the "Imagine"
January 22, 2011 10-1pm Etched glass and Love Banner
January 22, 2011 6-8 pm Gypsy Advanced
January 29, 2011 10-1pm Birthday Bash Framed Layout
January 29, 2011 2:30-5:30 Winter Fun Layout

See store for project samples and class availability

Friday, November 26, 2010

Walmart was nuts but I got my Lites!

I was out all night starting at Walmart at 10 waiting for the lites to go on sale. I got them and Jolly Holidays and Twinkle Toes are cuter than I had expected. I talked lots of people in line into coming toACMoore to get their expression bundles and full carts and they did! I finished all of my shopping for the holidays so now I can just craft December away. I hope you all had as much success as I did.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cricut Imagine Demo December 5th 8-10pm

Hi there I will be demoing the Cricut Imagine machine at ACMoore in Frederick MD on December 5 from 8-10pm. We will be doing a make and take along with it. We will be making some simple gift tags from the Snow Angels cartridge. While I was making some tags I also thought hmmmm...... a gift box to put them in. I used the TBBM matchbox and colored it with the Snow Angels cart to make them match, a 3-d pointsettia on top and Viola! Quick, simple and practical from the Imagine.

See you there!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Black Friday at ACMoore

Hi I saw the ad yesterday and wanted to pass info on.

199 for the expression bundle includes 4 cartridges and 1 pack of 7 inks
34.99 for all regular cricut carts
19.99 for all the seasonal carts
9.99 for some selected spellbinders dies
and some special coupons for early birds

they open at 5am I know our store has many of these expressions, but hurry the price goes up at noon!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Here is the cards I have been wanting to make. All pieces were cut with the Imagine. This will go even better once the Gypsy can cut with color.
The baby frame I made made as a store display. We used a scrap piece of mat and it was great. I took the mat home and adjusted the color and paper pattern backround to work together. It came out pretty good I think.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I took the plunge and did the Gypsy and Imagine update.....

Ok if you have followed along when I first got my first Imagine machine I did the update and it blew my mother board. So they sent me a new one and I have been petrified to do the update on it. So Chris from provo announced this morning it was safe to go in the water. I did and I have to say YIPEEEEEEE! I finally get to make the card I have wanted to make since I got the machine. And now she is fully compatable with my Gypsy. Life is Great right now. I will be crafting all night to see just what this baby can do.

Monday, November 1, 2010

December Class Schedule

Wow its already closing in on the holidays. That really hit me when I was making holiday projects for December classes

December 11, 2010 9:30-12:30 3-d Star table top card *Just Added* December 18 6-9 pm
December 11, 2010 1:30-4:30 Holiday post it holders
December 11, 2010 6-8pm Gypsy Basics for all you new gypsy owners
December 18, 2010 9:30-12:30 Holiday Cards
December 18, 2010 1:30-4:30 Winter cards
December 18, 2010 6-8 Gypsy advanced class **Cancelled**

I do hope to squeeze in an Imagine class sometime in December. She is a very cool machine!

see store for project samples and class availability

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Playing with my Imagine! and Gypsy Update

Ok so I finally had some time to really play with my Imagine. I have to say I LOVE IT! I will find out on Monday if we are getting a demo unit in the store for me to teach on. Mean time I am working on getting some of my projects mounted and posted at the store for you to see.

Don't forget starting tomorrow connect your Gypsy ot the sync to get the 6 free cartridges one of my favorites TBBM is on the download.

I was excited to get my email the other day. Provo Craft gave me and only 99 other people the opportunity Thursday to sneak peek the download with smiley cards cart. That cart is adorable. It has emotioncons just like my phone and IM do. They are stinkin cute! I love some of the envelopes on there too. Absolutely another great card cart from cricut and its free if you already have your Gypsy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Winter Minis?

Check this out I was in Joann's yesterday and the cashier was putting these out. I wonder what the 3rd one is, since they usually come out in 3's.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cricut Gypsy Deal w/ 6 downloadable cartridges

This is an Amazing opportunity if you don't already have one. And for those who do....we get the down load too! I can't wait to see what the new Smiley Cards Cartridge looks like!

Buy and register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and receive 6 free cartridges downloaded to your Gypsy – including the exclusive, all-new “Smiley Cards” cartridge (and don’t forget about Gypsy Wanderings and Gypsy font cartridges that come pre-loaded on the machine). It’s a $419 value!Free cartridges include:Smiley Cards (new and exclusive to this promotion)Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (not available in retail)Christmas (not available in retail)Blackletter (not available in retail)Printing Press (not available in retail)Indie Art (not available in retail)All current Gypsy owners included! Simply register your Gypsy by October 31, 2010 and get access to all downloads. Register at
Downloads will be available through a special update to your Gypsy starting November 1st.New Gypsy cartridge downloads are easy! Just connect your Gypsy to your computer and you’ll automatically be prompted how to start. In just a few steps, you’ll be able to download all six cartridges containing thousands of images! And with Gypsy, you’ll have all the cartridge artwork and keypad overlays on your Gypsy screen, so there’s no actual cartridge, handbook, or packaging.You only have 9 days left.

This is for new AND current Gypsy Owners!

6 New Cricut Cartridges Announced Yesterday

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Classes Added

Due to the popularity of the 3-d ornament class and the cards with movement class I have added another time slot. See 2 posts below for additional times and samples

My New Imagine Arrived

I am thrilled my new machine got here safe and sound. Provo Craft has always been good to me and this time was no different. I sent it back on a Thursday...they called me on Friday to tell me I would see it on Monday and I did. She works perfectly. She still won't read some of the newer cartridges but hopefully that will be worked out soon.

There will be an update for the Imagine and the Gypsy on Oct. 18th Facebook said and below is what it will include.

1. Edge to Edge printing (Imagine only update)- Full bleed (may leave a small boarder on your paper depending on how well it is aligned)- Overspray: this will print just beyond the edge of the paper leaving a bit of ink on your mat which can easily be rinsed out with warm water – this assures a full bleed.PHASE 1 Gypsy/Imagine Compatibility1. Allows you to cut your classic Cricut Cartridges with Cricut Imagine using Gypsy (no printing using Gypsy, yet)2. Cricut Imagine and Gypsy bug fixes: this will be standard with most upgrades to ensure you have the best experience with your machines.3. No special Gypsy design features with Imagine content (like welding, stretching, etc.), just yet.More information will be released about future updates (release dates and update details) when appropriate.

I will not do the update right away. I will wait a bit and see if any unknown glitches occur.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Projects Posted at the store

Hi everyone. Well the next chapter in my Imagine saga is .....she got shipped back today and my replacement should be here Friday. Now before you gasp, I had to send back my first original baby bug way back when for a glitch in it's system. I am glad I stayed positive and kept an open mind. Can you imagine where my crafting would be if I gave up then? I did not give in then and I won't now. I love my bugs and my new projects will show you how much.

I as usual forgot to take pictures before taking them to the store to post so I will get them up soon. But here are the dates and class times.

November 13, 2010 10-1 & Just added 5:30-9 Cricut Holiday cards with movement
November 13, 2010 2:30-5:30 Cricut Thanksgiving Layout
November 20, 2010 10-1 & Just added 5:30-9 Cricut 3-d mini ornaments (the pictures don't do them justice)
November 20, 2010 2:30-5:30 Cricut Cards with Dimension

See store for availability. See you soon!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Imagine Update needed

I hope they do the update soon to the Imagine. I don't know what I was is like a Gypsy in a way. Since the new Holiday Limited Carts juat came out the Imagine does not read them yet. I was all excited for an idea I had with the new Christmas card cart and the Imagine more cart. I plugged both carts in the other day and boom. Nothing it says I need to update. So I am alittle bummed while I wait to try out my idea and the fact that new carts have to be added to the machine itself to I would not choose this as my only cricut. If you have another cricut don't let it go to just buy the Imagine. Right now their ae cartridge limitations. That being said I do love it and have no regrets buying it. I was just caught by surprise.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cricut "Imagine" Very cool indeed.

I am so excited! My new Cricut Imagine was delivered late Friday and I was working both Friday eve and all day Saturday so I had to wait to play. After getting home last night around 9, I decieded to crack open the box (thanks Stacey for helping to hold the box) and not wait until morning. I am so glad I did. What a cool machine!!! It took me about 20 minutes to set her up and get her updated, then I got to play. I just goofed around with a couple of quick little projects just to get the feel for it. It was pretty easy and they came out great. Love the touch screen. My Bazzill cs I ordeded will not be here til Monday but I had some CTMH 12x12 daisy white cs that worked beautifuly on my cuts.

This machine I tell you is huge and heavy. Not one you will bring with you to class. Too heavy to be portable. We will learn together on the store machine when it arrives for demoing.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Never Forget! 9/11/01

Sorry I scheduled the post for midnight on the wrong day on blogger. However it's never to late to remember.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!!

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. I truly appreciate you coming here to see my work. Congrats to Jan B. she is the winner of the blog candy. .......Jan B. said...
How fun! Great projects and now a great giveaway -- thanks! Jan email me and I will get your candy to you.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Blog Candy Time!!

Thank you so much for following my blog. I am so glad I can inspire your crafty side. I want to give away some goodies to you. A gypsy skin and stylus, 2 Stazon Ink pads olive green and jet black, A SU stamp set I mounted but never used called Brushstroke Hummingbird, and some unmounted TAC stamps. Just leave a comment on this post until midnight on 9-5-10 to be eligible to win. Again thank you so much for joining me on my crafty adventure.

Wow! I hit 100 followers. Yipee!

I am glad so many of you are enjoying the projects on my blog. I am thinking it will be time for some blog candy. I will look tonight and see what I have that you might want and get that posted soon. Thanks again everyone for joining me in my papercrafting addiction.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

October Class Schedule and Samples

Hi everyone, busy week here with the start of school. Here is the schedule for October classes.
October 9, 2010 Cricut Gypsy Mini Monster mini album 10-1

October 9, 2010 Cricut Halloween Post it note holders (bring your gypsy if you have one) 2:30- 5:30pm

October 16, 2010 Haunted House mini album 10-1

October 16, 2010 Fall is here layout 2:30-5:30

See store for details and availability. Thanks see you soon!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Run don't walk.....PINK ATG guns at my local M's

The store manager just called me and they have 1 in the store right now just ask the manager tell them I sent you. They have 10 more coming from the wharehouse also. Just go in and put you name on the list and they will call you and me(for you) when they come in. Just FYI for my peeps looking for 1

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A moment to reflect...then back to crafting

I always knew I wanted to be a mom someday. When that day finally came I had no idea what it would really feel like. 14 years ago my life changed forever. I realized what the definition of unconditional love meant. I was truly blessed by god, for he gave me the opportunity to become a mother to the BEST daughter anyone could ever ask for. My email signature reads "nothing is better than being a mom" and for me nothing is. I thank god for my children everyday. Happy Birthday honey, here's to another great year!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summers Over boo!

I can not believe summer is over already. We are getting ready to pack up those school supplies so we are ready for Monday :(

Sunday, August 1, 2010

September Class Schedule

Sweet Simple Mini Albums September 4th 9:30-12:30

Create a Critter Cards September 4th 1:30-4:30

"Just because cards" September 18th 9:30-12:30 (pictured)

Welded Create a Critter Cards with "Gypsy" September 18th 1:30-4:30

Also Just added another Spellbinders "Holiday Ornamnet" class September 18th 5:30-8:30 (pictured in Christmas in July post below)

See the store for class availability. See you soon!

Friday, July 30, 2010

I love the smell of baking

Getting ready for tomorrows Cricut Cake class. YUMM! I have cupcakes in the oven, there is a red velvet cake at the store waiting to be decorated and other goodies coming. Stop on in about 1:45 for a peek at what we created.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

As a Circle member I got this email today....What do you think?

The Next Big Thing From Provo Craft!
As a Cricut Circle member, we wanted to introduce you to the exciting new product being revealed and celebrated at CHA. Let’s hear a warm round of applause for Cricut Imagine, the world’s first tool that precisely prints and cuts with the touch of a button, requiring no computer or software.With print and cut together, now and you can add color and dimension to your creative projects, bringing them to life like never before. Cricut Imagine saves you time since you no longer have to use three different tools to get designs, print, and then cut projects. The new machine helps you add more personalization and creativity to projects with a new library of content including shapes, patterns, and color. In addition, Cricut Imagine is easy to use and is built upon award-winning cutting and printing technology from Provo Craft and HP. Cricut Imagine is currently on display at the Craft & Hobby Association Summer Convention and Tradeshow in Chicago.Cricut Imagine gives new life to all your original Cricut cartridges! Now you can add colors and patterns when pairing the original cartridges with NEW Cricut Imagine Colors and Patterns cartridges. “Cricut Imagine is not only unique to the crafting industry, but to the world of technology. There is not another device that incorporates printing and cutting the way this machine does,” said Jim Thornton, CEO of Provo Craft. “The pairing of print and cut technology could only be done by the leaders in each category—HP and Provo Craft. We’re eager to see what our customers can now do with a simple sheet of white paper and Cricut Imagine print and cut technology.”Cricut Imagine features include:
Cricut Imagine cartridges are enhanced by Cricut Pattern and Cricut Color cartridges to add dimension and layering
Cricut Imagine is fully compatible with all original Cricut cartridges.
Compatible with Gypsy by Cricut handheld design studio
Easy-to-use LCD touch-screen navigation so that all information is right at your fingertips
New detachable accents to be able to personalize your machine with colors and textures
Access to a vast new library of content and artwork: Over 150 original Cricut cartridges (with several new cartridges introduced each month), 12 new Cricut Imagine Art cartridges specifically for this new machine, plus 12 new Cricut Imagine Colors & Patterns cartridges
On-board color and pattern selector - choose your own colors, sizes, and much more
Works with paper sizes up to 12” x 12” and make cuts from .25” to 11.5”, making large-format print and cutting possible
Retractable paper tray
No computer necessary
Uses same blades and blade housing as current Cricut products
Uses a separate mat than original Cricut machines
Suggested retail for Cricut Imagine is $599.99. To learn more about this unique machine visit here. For more information on Provo Craft visit the Provo Craft Home Page or follow us on Twitter.—The Cricut Circle

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas in July............

These are just a couple of ornaments I have been making to start off my holiday gift giving season. Save those empty ribbon spools. Again no cricut if you can beleive it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Okay, Little freaked out here! Earthquake in MD

Something I never though I would feel and quite honestly don't want to feel again. We had a 3.6 magnitude earthquake in Maryland this morning. It felt like the ground was moving under our house. Everything shook and rumbled. No damage no injuries thankfully. I am just freaked and so is my son (lucky he felt it too, so I know I am not nuts). My hubby though I was crazy until I made him go check it out himself. Just wanted to share. Have a peaceful day everyone.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sweet Simple Mini Albums, SSPT July Challenge

I love summer! I have plenty of time to craft as well as play with my kids. This month the SSPT challenge was flowers and bling. I saw this Bobunny paper at the store and knew what I was making. The flowers were made from the Sizzix 3-d flower die. I used perals, and alot of the glimmer mist I got at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in June. I also used my new Cinch. It is so much easier to use than my blue BIA. I am glad I switched.

These mini albums will be a class I am adding at the store as I have had many requests for non cricut classes. This class will be September 4th 9:30-12:30 once I get the September schedule posted.

Christina did a video on how to use this die it was as easy as it looks.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I am so excited...

Pam from The Bug Bytes has invited me to be a guest designer on her blog. I am now a "Gyptian" click the link on my side bar to visit her blog and see the wonderful projects that the amazing designers have posted. My first posting date will be August 23rd. I can't wait!

Sneak Peek of Cricut August 2010 Cartridges

Check out these pictures that MarshaT posted on the Cricut MB the other day. Thank you Marsha, I love sneak peeks and figured my followers would too. New August release cartridges that have not been announced yet:....... Rock Princess, Winter Frolic, Country Life and Happy Hauntings. More must haves for me! I hope we get them in the store early August so I can still play during summer vacation. I have a class plan for the Winter Frolic cartridge.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Store Remodel, August Dates, Class projects not on display right now!

OK so our store is in disarray right now with the remodel going on. If you have not yet signed up for July and August classes you still can. The project samples for July and August have been taken down as for now they have no home......they will be back up next week after the classroom is finished. Sorry for the inconvience but here is a sneak peek for the August 28th am class.
August 7 9:30-12:30 lemonade layout
August 7 1:30-4:30 advance gypsy class
August 14 9:30-12:30 Spellbinders Dies Holiday Ornament
August 14 1:30-4:30 wild cards class
August 28 9:30-12:30 Summer Fun layout (above)
August 28 1:30-3:30 Gypsy Basics
See store for class availability. See you there!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

SSPT DT "Stiches" Challenge

For my Stiches challenge I was sew excited to finally use this House Mouse stamp I had gotten not too long ago. I had sew much fun coloring it this morning. I used Bobunny "Sophie" cardstock, PTI cardstock, Nestabilities and of course my Copics. My daughters had to color with me too. My older one did the Harry Hopper on the top left, my 6 year old did all the others. She insists on putting smiles on her Tildas. It has been a great crafting day so far, and it has only just begun.

Happy Fathers Day to all you wonderful dads out there.

Just taking a moment to appreciate the wonderful husband I have today. My son is taking my husband to the driving range later. He is trying to share in my husbands love for golf. Then tonight big BBQ time. He is the best dad, and for that I am thankful! Happy Fathers Day Hunny!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cricut Lite Carts Cupcake Wrappers

There is a new line of Cricut cartridges only available at your local Walmarts. I got the Cupcake Wrappers Cartridge shipped to me by a wonderful new friend Kristin from the Cricut MB. I love this cart. I whipped this up this morning for our dance teacher as a thank you for after acting recital today. I rolled a gift card inside the sock. (thanks "Greenbean" for the sock cupcake idea.) I hope you like this. They are super easy to make.