Sunday, October 4, 2009

Got to love new toys!

Well I decided that when HSN launched the new Gypsy I was not going to buy but was going to wait a little while then get it. I watched the first show just fine (which I recorded on my DVR) and watched it again around 2 am and decided I just could not take the chance of it selling out and me not getting it. So I ordered it!!! I am so glad I did, I love it. And I told myself "well I won't buy anything craft related until Christmas to make up for it" well that did not work. I went to M's that weekend before I ever received my Gypsy and came home with Cricut carts "From My Kitchen, Winter Woodland, Sweethearts and Everyday Paper Dolls and of course more stamps and stickers. Well my Gypsy arrived this past Tuesday which was earlier than expected. I finally got it registered and updated and then started linking the 83 cartridges I have to it.
In the last couple months to be honest I have not scrapped any! Well once I got my Gypsy that changed. I have been designing and scrapping my heart away. I am working on Halloween treats for my DDs classes now and also on some decorations for the house. I have used my carts more this week then I have probably since I bought them. LOL I will post pictures of my projects once I finish.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My First Crop...

Well I finally attended my first crop and I went alone. It was a 3 day event and I really enjoyed it. I was afraid I wasn't going to like it at all but I can't wait to attend another one. I even got to meet Lisa Bearnson and she was such a sweet and friendly lady along with her daughter, Brecken. They were our celebrity guest for the weekend. I was able to take 2 of her classes and loved them. Got plenty of pics with her and lots of things signed by her. I also took 2 classes using Tim Holtz alchol inks and Perfect Pearls. I am now hooked on using those 2 new techniques I learned. I even learned how to make my own mist using the Perfect Pearls so I will never have to pay $9 for a bottle of Glimmer Mist again.
I got 22 layouts done while at the crop which is huge for me. I think I have done maybe 6 layouts for the entire year of 2009 so doing 22 in a 3 day period was amazing! But I will try to do page kits before my next crop so I can hopefully get even more done. And I will also try to be better organized before I attend my next one. But I definitely will be attending another one really soon. I am not going to post all pics but here are a few.