Friday, March 25, 2011

Did you see this at Michael's?

I was in Michaels Craft Store yesterday and saw this new cabinet to hold your Expression machine. It matches all the other craft white modular furniture pieces they sell. It was $69.99 but with a 40% off coupon it might be worth getting if you are looking for something like this. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Pink Stamper Class Update

At the Stampede weekend, I finally got to take a class from My Pink Stamper, Robyn. I had met Robyn at CHA and of course, I follow her blog.  She was a real sweetie and she made a couple of cute projects for us to make with our cricut machines.  And her BFF/sidekick Karly was there supporting the class too. It was fun getting to hang out with them.

Here are the pictures from the class.
Robyn and Me...look how tan she looks? She said really enjoyed the recent Cricut Cruise.

This is the Texas Autograph Book Robyn had us make. We used a Star Cuttlebug folder to emboss
and all the cuts are from Out West cartridge. And I couldn't resist adding a little bling to my hat !
The other project was this cute stand up card with the cow. 
We used Birthday Bash Cart to make the cow and
used a polka dot embossing folder for the background.
I decided to use a different My Pink Stamper stamp set, Punnylicious for the sentiments.

Robyn had these adorable stamp sets made just for the Stampede Class.
We all received one in the class. Isn't that fun !

We also all received the Star Cuttlebug Folder. Thanks PC !

The class was a little unorganized but we were the first for the day at 8 am. Robyn did a great job keeping things rolling until we got everything worked out. 

Plus I was able to buy from the Stampede store three of her stamp sets I have been wanting so I was very happy about that.   

Monday, March 21, 2011

Dallas Circle Luncheon PART 2

There were so many great pictures of the Circle luncheon, I decided to post some more for everyone to enjoy.  Again, it was fun meeting all of you.  And Robin and Rina...enjoyed working with you on the event!

Mike loved his Cricut Sheriff badge I made him.

Was so glad the Janna B of PC Support could join us at lunch too !

Sandy looked so cute decked out in all her Texas gear

Jan was really super excited to win the coveted Pink Journey cartridge

Mike Wigton and me hamming it up 
Some of the special goodies that Circlets made to hand out.  So much talent !

The new collectible Circle State Flair Pins.
This is the Texas one that Mike handed out to everyone who attended

Cassandra made these adorable treat bags for everyone...where did she find the time to do all that?

Kelly Bienvenu made me this adorable canvas bag using the exclusive Cricut Everyday cartridge
Thanks Kelly! It came in handy collecting all those calling cards.

The bag I made for collecting calling cards for the door prize drawing.
Each shape is embossed using the Circle Heads embossing folder
Here is my name tag I wore at the luncheon

I received the new colorful Circle Scarf that I plan on hanging up in my craftroom

Rina and I at check in table

Mama C enjoying herself at the Meet Up

I will go back later and try and identify everyone in each photo.  I was so busy helping Mike at the luncheon, I didn't take most of the pictures myself with my camera but appreciated Alisa doing it for me. As you can see we were having lots of fun mingling and soaking up all the Circle fun !

I also have pictures of the class I took with Robyn of My Pink Stamper that I will post later today.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dallas Circle Luncheon and Meet Up

WOW !  Did we have the most fun ever at the Dallas Circle Luncheon and Meet UP on Friday, March 19th in Frisco, TX.  We had 97 people be able to make it to the luncheon. Lots of mingling, greeting, exchanging circle calling cards, swapping ribbons, eating delicious food, talking to Mike Wigton about Provo Craft and last but not least door prizes ! was  a packed 3 hours but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and the time just flew by. 

Since a Picture is worth a thousand words...
La Hacienda Ranch restaurant
Blue Porch Room where we met

Circle Lunch Hosts: (LtoR) Debbie, Rina Salazar, Robin Marshall Clark, Mike Wigton
Circlets mingling and exchanging calling cards

All of the cards were unbelievably cute!
Calling cards I collected. If you don't see yours here, contact me to exchange via mail !
So many luscious ribbons were exchanged too !

Mike Wigton of Provo Craft talking about upcoming Provo Craft things and answering our questions

Then the door prizes were given out ! 
 Lots of great items: circle scarves, cuttlebug folders, lots of  cartridges, Plush Cricuts in 2 sizes plus more.

Many Circlets also made goodies to hand out as well. Here are a few I fun !
Notice in the left corner is the Texas Circle Flair Pin Mike gave all of us. There will be one for each state.

Cassandra made these little gift bags with sweets in them for everyone at the luncheon. Too cute ~
And Kelly Bienvenu made this adorable canvas bag for me to collect calling cards in
 using our latest exclusive Cricut Everyday cartridge.  I love it !!!

I have lots more photos to post but I am exhausted after the weekend.  I will post more tomorrow.
And thank you to everyone who came to the lunch and made it so much fun and shared your talents with us.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's a Cricut Circle Stampede !

Watch out Frisco, Texas...The Cricut Circle Stampede is heading your way ! Provo Craft is hosting a big event this weekend in Frisco (in Dallas area) this weekend.  And guess what?!?!?!  I am going with some of my Circle crafty friends to have a boot stompin' good time.  The theme for the whole weekend is a western theme which is so appropriate this time of year with the rodeos in town.

I have been busy creating some fun items for the event. Circle members attending these events make "Calling Cards" to trade with each other.  They are little 3X3 pieces of artwork that match the theme of the event or your Message Board Name. We use our Cricut machines and other PC products to make these fun trading cards.  I made a 100 of these little gems to trade this weekend.

Since it is a cowboy theme, I combined my "Texas Background" with my "Princess Personality" for my Calling Card.
Each Texas shape is three different layers of cardstock. The Howdy is metallic paper. The Circle Head and Crown are cut on glitter fun and sparklie and I couldn't resist adding a little gem to the crown to finish it off.  The background is Kraft cardstock I made and embossed with a cuttlebug star folder and then faux stitched to look like leather. I used Cricut Old West cartridge and Once Upon a Princess to do all the cuts with my Cricut. And yes, I made 100+ of these cards.  On the back is my contact information.

And of course, I had to have a place to display and hand out my cards to other Circlets so I made myself this card holder.

It is made out of cardstock and acrylic using two cartridges, Old West for the westernt themed items and the Circle Exclusive EveryDay Cricut cartridge for the circle head, bug head and box shapes. I also embossed with cuttlebug folders the barn pieces and inked and sanded them too. I had fun making up my Cowboy Cricut on the front...he is so adorable !

Part of the fun for the weekend is that I am helping host the Cricut Circle Pre-Stampede Meet Up and Luncheon along with Robin Marshall Clark and Rina Salazar at La Hacineda Mexican Restauarant in Frisco on Friday.  Our special Guest will be Michael Wigton, VP at Provo Craft who is incharge of the Cricut Circle among other things. 

I decided to help Michael get in the spirit of the weekend by making him a special cowboy name badge.

I had so much fun making this for him.  The Silver Star is embossed with the exclusive Cricut Circle embossing folders and the outside faux leather edge is also embossed with star cuttlebug folder. I made this using the Old West Cartridge including the letters.  I sure hope he likes it ! 

Well, I better start packing and getting ready to go.  Will be back on Sunday to post pictures of the weekend fun !  

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Time for March Counterkeit Kit Challenge

It's time for the March Counterfeit Kit Challenge...YEAH !  This month's kit challenge is to replicate the March Kit of Studio Calico.

Here is Studio Calico Main Kit:
My Main Kit that I created with stuff from my own scrap stash:

I was inspired by the greens, orange, yellow and red and patterns in the Studio Calico kit.

And you know how I love my embellies so I pulled together these goodies to add more fun to my kit.

Stay tuned for some tutorials of things I made for my kit. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Look What I Found Tonight

Most of you know I am a Cricut fanatic !  Well tonight I think I found a few of their new items they are releasing at the Texas Stampede event and later on their own website.

I was checking out, which is an online store owned by Provo Craft, and saw this...

New Pink Cricut Tool Kit includes:  Scoop Tool, Knife Tool, Hook Tool, Spatula Tool, Bone Folder, Scissors and Clear Ruler all in a Tool Cup to sit on your desk.  The MSRP was $14.99. It has similiar tools to the Cricut Tool Binder but in a cup for your desk top.

Green & White Polka Dotted Cartridge Binder:  Holds 12 cartridges, overlays and handbooks
MSRP $19.99   These are so dang cute...Hmmm, I would have to order these in bulk though to hold all my cartridges :)   sorry the pic is fuzzy, when I enlarged the thumbnail it did this.

The Binder also seems to come in Black too...but alas, no polka dots which would have been great too!

Creativexpress sites says COMING SOON for all of these items.  I can't wait to see the binders and how they might help organize my carts. 


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