Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cricut Expressions on Sale at ACMoore.

If you've been thinking about getting the Cricut Expressions, ACMoore is going to have it on sale for $319. Including 4 cartridges and 7 color inks.
If you do the math, the 3 extra cartridges that you get with the bundle are at least a $150 value (assuming that you get them on sale for $50 each) and you get the bigger machine for $169.
Sale runs from Thrusday January 31st. to Wednesday, Feb. 6th.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Tree House

This is the last set of pages from my all day crop. We went to the Lookout Farms in MA and they have a big playground for the kids. There's a tree house, which is not really on a tree, it's more like a log house. Maybe I should change the title...

Apple picking pages

Last Saturday I went to an all day crop event. I didn't stay the whole 12 hours (I stayed 9 hours) and I was able to produce 6 pages from our apple picking day.. I don't think I'm going to impress anyone with just 6 pages because that's 1.5 hours per page; but I think they came out nice and I caught up with the latest gossip which is even more important! haha!

I bought a Decorative Trimmer from Creative Memories and I love it. I also have the Ultra ShapeXpress Starter Sets from Fiskars and there's no comparison, creative memories is much easier to use.
Here are my pages. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy Halloween

I made this layout using the following Cricut cartridges:
Letters - Zoobaloo
Tree, ghost, owl, cat, spider, bats, pumpkins - Paper Dolls
Circle - George
Green under the pumpkins is from Celebrations

Friday, January 4, 2008

Cricut Cartridge for your Summer pages

If you're looking for a Cricut Cartridge for your summer pages, this might help you:
There are two cartridges that cut "summer" shapes : Doodlecharms and Paper Dolls.

Doodlecharms can cut:
- Sand castle
- Palm tree
- Bus (back to school?)
- Sun
- Dragonfly
- Rubber Ducky
- Seahorse
- Watermelon
- Popsicles
- Ice Cream
- Backpack

For more images, see:

PaperDolls can cut:

- Clam shell (3 different)
- Coral
- Fruits
- Lolipop
- Wagon
- Suitcase (if you go on vacation)
- Grass (4 styles)
- Waves
- Bikini (for girls)
- Pants that look like swiming suit (for boys)
- Palm tree island
- Palm tree (two styles)
- Flower borders

Another great cartridge is "Stretch Your Imagination". with shapes for Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn. See below.

ACMoore Coupon 40% off Jan. 3rd. to Jan. 9th.

Cricut Cartridges $44.99 each at Michaels

Michaels specials for next week include the Cricut Cartridges @ $44.99. Sale goes from Jan. 6th to 11th.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Scrapbook Convention May 15 2008. Mark your calendar!

The Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention is coming to Manchester NH on May 15th 2008.

Last year I tried to sign up for the classes about 2 weeks before the event and the best ones were already booked, so I didn't go to the convention.
Some of my friends went and took some classes. They said that even without taking any of the classes there was a lot to learn (and buy!).

Here's a list of the classes:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

* Special Album in a Day class, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Preview Crop, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
* Evening classes, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
* Thursday Night Album Crop, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
* Note: Vendor Faire is closed on Thursday

Friday, May 16, 2008

* Daytime classes, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
* Vendor Faire, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
* Celebrity artist sightings, times vary
* Evening classes, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
* Fun-Filled Friday Night Crop, 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

* Daytime classes, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
* Vendor Faire, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* CK Page-Layout Contest entries due, 12 noon
* Simple Scrapbooks Page-Layout Contest entries due, 12 noon
* Paper Crafts Card Contest entries due, 12 noon
* Celebrity artist sightings, times vary
* Send-Off Saturday Night Crop, 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

For more details: