Sunday, November 29, 2009

Black Friday... Ugh... But I feel like a winner!

Where to begin with my Black Friday Saga? I was so excited about Wal-Mart's advertised Cricut Expression for $188.00 and my cell phone company was going to run a major special where all phones (even SMARTPHONES) were FREE!!! So after working all night, and coming home and cooking all day I turned in for a "disco nap" so that I could be up and ready to shop at 3:30 AM. Wal-Mart was opening at 5 and US Cellualr at 7.  I only wanted 2 things and was confident that my plan was going to be a go!

Little did I know that all stores were opening early to cut down on the number of people standing out in the cold and to prevent a repeat of last years disaster where a poor man lost his life when opening the doors for shoppers and was trampled to death.  So, I head off and notice as I pull up that the doors to Wal-Mart are open.. OH NO..  When did they open?  I had a sinking feeling that all the Cricuts were going to be gone. I walked in and the first thing I saw was a woman with a black Cricut in her cart.. Oh no.. this is not good. I moved down the isle where the scrapbooking supplies are and Nope... nothing. Asked a clerk and was told that I walked past them, that they were ALL GONE.  I asked a manager and was told that there was no more, if weren't any there they were all gone. UGH.....

I was so disapointed that I just walked out of the store and didn't look back. I sat in my car and continplated what to do now. And then it came to me... Go to Brewer, its just over the bridge and if they don't have any there you can honestly say you tried.

So off I go to Brewer and pull into the lot and yes, this store is also open. I park and go in and ask where the Cricuts are. The clerk didn't even know what a Cricut was but directed me to someone that did. He took me to the display and there was  a complete display with only 1 Cricut missing. 

I was able to get the color I wanted and came home very happy!

Oh... as an aside... I just checked Ebay and the colored Cricuts are on there for 250.00 and up!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Just learned something new!

I was working on a page and really wanted to get a reverse image done on my Cricut.  Well, for those that have the Expression or Create this is not a problem. But,. those of us (and this includes me) who have the original Cricut this is not possible. 
So I sat and pondered this problem... Now... to most of you I know this is not going to be news but when the light bulb went off for me I was doing the happy dance!  

I put my pattern paper I was using FACE DOWN on the cutting mat and cut the image out!  When I peeled it off the mat there is was in reverse!  I felt so smart!  and I got just what I wanted!

See, both chairs are facing each other!  How cool is that!!!!

Welcome Back Me...

It's been a while since I have been able to post here and a lot has happened. I have finished 2 minis and started on a third!  The third mini is using the great papers and embellishments that came with the November kit from Magpie Kits. I really would like to get an album ready for the new year that would be ready for my newest interest ... Black and White pictures. The colors are muted and are really perfect for B&W photos.

The Theme of the album (I love a good theme!) is "Cherish these Moments" I got it from a tag that was one many in the kit. It was perfect and reflected how I feel about friends and family. We need to cherish every moment as we don't know how many more we will have.

 This is the beginning of the album, pages in a mini are never in the order that I create them but this is what I have so far. I am happy with them and can't wait to get some free time to work on it more.

Monday, November 2, 2009

I am so EXCITED! November Kit is here!!

I just woke up from a nap, before going to bed (I work overnights!) and checked the mail and there on the porch was a package from Magpie Club!  My November full kit is here! I opened it and looked though it and WOW is all I can say. This kit is LOADED!  I will post some pictures later, before I break into it and start working. I think this kit will end up as a mini album It has just the right amount of good stuff to do a really nice one!

Looking for Some Help!

I have been told by a few people that they are not able to post a comment here on my blog (insert pout here). If you are a visitor to my fledgling blog could you please leave a message to let me know that you were here and if you cannot get a comment to post please send me an email at This Address to let me know so that I can get in touch with Blogger and figure out what could be wrong... 

Thanks so much!  

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Day After Halloween!

I have been so busy with getting ready for Halloween that I didn't get a chance to post this layout. I made it for my dogs. Rocky and Chloe, a Boston Terrier and a Papillon  respectively. They are going to have a sitting with costumes soon and their pictures will go on this layout. I couldn't help myself. When I thought of the harvest moon, everything else just fell into place.

I used one of the great papers from Tara's kit as the base and yellow Bazzill cardstock for the moon, dog and tree. The grave stones were cut from AC Moore's paper in Lavender.(Yeah, I know Lavender for a gravestone is kind of strange, but I wanted to go over it with a few inks to get just the look I wanted.)

I used Green, Black, Gray, and a little blue from Stamping up, the exact colors I am not sure of because I am downstairs and the ink pads are upstairs. (I will post them later)

I cut everything from the Paper Pups cartridge. It is a really cute cartridge!