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!