Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'M Back From Provo Craft Training...whew!

The reason I have been MIA is that I was selected to be a Provo Craft Demonstrator at Michaels.  Woohooo!  They selected about 200 of us nationwide to kick off a campaign that starts this coming Sunday, May 2nd.  We are going to be demonstrating.....get this..........


I am so excited for this opportunity!  We get to demo the Cricut Cake the month of May every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5 pm.  Select Michaels nationwide were chosen to have demonstrators. 

Plus get this....we are getting paid to do this!  Can you imagine, getting to play with one of the newest Cricut machines on the market ?  I am one lucky lady for sure.

To top it all off, they flew all of us to Chicago for a three day training class...all expenses paid!  We were treated like Cricut Royalty :)  We are working for Campaigners which is part of ASM.  They are supporting this huge campaign for Provo Craft.  We had training sessions on many of the Provo Craft products such as the Cricut Expression, the Gypsy, the Yudo, and of course, the Cricut Cake.  I learned so much about each of their products. 

Here are a few pics from the weekend. I will post a few more later this week.

Training Room Full of 200 wild and crazy Cricut Lovers !!

Lots of New Friends Were Made During this Trip.
 Here are a few of us from all over Texas. We even named ourselves the Cricut Mafia !  LOL
After a long day in training we managed to have a little bit of fun !

32 of my new BFF...of course, we had to see a scrapbook store while in Chicago. 
We all piled into a stretch hummer limo and made it to Windy City Scrapbooking.
Thanks to their wonderful team that stayed open late just for us to come to their store. 
We had a blast getting to know each other and of course shopping !

Here is one of my new BFF,Michelle, getting out of our stretch hummer.

As you can see here, Windy City Scrapbooking is an amazing store!
And of course, everywhere I go, I always look for my 2 Peas Message Board Friends.
Here is part of our group that got together and did a swap.

As usual, the 2Peas group was full of creativity and wonderful swap items were given. 
Thanks ladies. I LOVE everything I received from you !

This post is getting too I am cutting myself off.  Check back tomorrow and I will share some info we received from Provo Craft during our training weekend.

I will be at the Michael's at Bissonnet and Weslayan here in Houston. Come by and see me if you are in the area on Sunday afternoon. Would love to see you and show you the Cricut Cake ! If you know anyone who might enjoy this fun new machine, tell them to come on by.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I am a Guest Blogger !

We had a great time taking our granddaughter Bianca to the Houston Zoo over spring break a few weeks ago.  Recently I was asked to be a Guest Blogger on the zoo blog and showcase our trip. The article was posted today...go to HOUSTON ZOO BLOG to read about our fun zoo adventure.  Please leave a comment on the blog post there....I have dreams of being a frequent blogger on the site since we really enjoy our outings there and also supporting the zoo.  The number of comments I receive might help give me another shot as a Guest Blogger...thanks! 

Stay tuned for a Zoo Mini Album I am already working on about our trip.  You will want to come back to see the album when I finish it since we captured Bianca and  some of the animals doing some interesting things that day !

Here is a taste of some of the fun we had...different pics are on the HOUSTON ZOO BLOG posting.





Wishing you all a wonderful and INSPIRING time this weekend.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lambs, Chocolate Bunnies and Easter Chicks...Oh My !

I am having so much fun with my new Cricut Easter 2010 cart...LOVE it!

We are having more people than originally planned for Easter Dinner so I don't have enough Easter napkin rings to go around (they were flower felt ones I made ages ago), I had the brainiac idea tonight to make new ones using shapes from the Easter cart. Lambs, Chocolate Bunnies and Easter Chicks, OH MY !

I hope my family loves the Easter Napkin Ring Holders as much as I do!

Directions for those that are INSPIRED to make this quick Easter project:

I cut the shapes at 5 inches and used a glazed pen to highlight their bows and a 2" X 6" green strip of cardstock rolled up to form a little tube, stapled using Tim's Tiny Attacher and then glue dotted on to the back of the die cut shapes.  Super, super easy and fast ! 

You could easily make these as place holder to depending on the placement of the paper ring.

HOPPY EASTER everyone !


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