Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I'm Finally A Grandmom!

I'm finally a grandmom as of 9/24/12 at 8:30 pm, that's when Liam Alexander Wallace came into the world.  He came in at 8 lbs 3 oz and 20 1/2 inches long.  We are very proud grandparents and Sara and Adam are very proud parents.

This is Liam at 1 day old.  He has a head full of blond hair and blue eyes and oh so pinchable cheeks.

Taking a few days off of actual crafting.  Friday and Saturday I'm signed up for Copic certification classes, standard and intermediate.  Hoping I'll learn a lot and then take the advanced if it's offered in this area.  Was so happy when I saw Sacramento on the list of classes, but was hesitant to sign up since Liam's due date was around the same time.  I got lucky all over the place!  Liam came a little early and now we have a beautiful grandson.  How luck is that, now I don't have to worry about  not being able to make the class and losing my money.  I had to sign up quickly because they fill up fast and they couldn't just hold me a spot just in case.   May sound cold, but the class isn't cheap and we don't have a lot of extra money at this time (or ever usually).

So have a great rest of the week and weekend.  I'll probably be offline mostly until Sunday night .  Sunday we're going to go spend the day with Liam and going to be in grandparent heaven!  Also looking so forward to the Copic classes too!!

Talk to you soon!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Theme Day Thursday!

It's Theme Day Thursday and this Thursday's Theme is Pink and shoes!  If you know me, those are 2 of my favorite things.  I'm all about pink and who doesn't love shoes!

Since September is Breast Cancer Awareness Month this is the theme I'm using.  We all know someone that is either currently being treated for Breast Cancer or is a Breast Cancer survivor.  I am not either, but have had a mammogram where they found a lump and was a mess until I found out it wasn't cancer.  Yes, I do go every year to get a mammogram and believe every one of us should.

I didn't have really anything in scraproom that was Breast Cancer related, but I do have a Cricut t-shirt that supports Breast Cancer Awareness.  So yes, I did take a picture of it and used it in my layout.  Figured it's got it all, it's Cricut and it's pink and it supports Breast Cancer Awareness!!

So for the shoes.  I used the Summer in Paris Cricut Cartridge for my shoes.  I them ran the shoes through my Cuttlebug and embossed them.  I used little pearls to add that little something extra, then decided they needed  a little bit more, so I added glitter.

I finally took the time to play in the Cricut Craft Room and was very impressed.  The lettering I used is the Cricut Letters that are free in the Cricut Craft Room.  I do love the welding feature, it worked out great.  The lettering also needed a little something extra, so I glittered them also.  I wish I would have thought of it before I attached them to the layout, but it worked out okay.

So finally, here is the complete layout.  I added a few ribbons that I did myself from some pinkish ribbon that I got in a prize package from my Design Team Sister Heather Lynn.  It did come in handy and she was so sweet to send me a box full of lots of goodies!  I am very lucky and proud to  be part of such an awesome Design Team!!

Yes, I am still working on my photography skills, but I do think it's getting better each time!  lol  I need to spend more time taking pictures and editing them, but I'd rather play in my scraproom.

Thank you so much for stopping by and talk to you soon.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cricut Craft Room Help Guide!!

The Cricut Craft Room Help Guide is 78 pages and
you can download it by clicking this picture. .....

When you open Cricut Craft Room now there is a GREAT video that pops up and welcomes you to Craft Room. If you have ever been intimidated by the idea of Craft Room…. NOW is your chance. There is a 4 minute video that welcomes you to Craft Room and will help you get aquainted and NOT intimidated by Craft Room!

It really is great, no matter what your computer skill level is. Please take the first step and try Craft Room if you have not taken that step yet. I have done a few Ustream tutorials to help with Craft Room, but no one can do it better than Provo-Craft themselves!

This guide came from and was assembled by
Erica’s Craft Room™ My Cricut Craft Room™
and Affordable Crafting Concepts™ Copyright 2009-2012

Visit the My Cricut Craft Room blog for 6-10 Cricut made projects each weekday.

On Hello Thursday visit Erica’s blog for the projects made with the
newest cricut cartridges and the Cricut Craft Room files to go with them.
I will have a project made with them and all of the Cricut Craft Room files for them to make your crafting easier and less frustrating.

Never pay more than $34.99 for a Cricut Cartridge EVER again…..

ALL Cricut cartridges $34.99 or less the DAY of release from Provo-Craft.
Create a Critter 2 & Suburbia, Now shipping
$34.99 each or $65 for both (September Bundle)
AND $5 shipping all weekend!
12x12 set of Cricut mats (Also work for the Imagine) $8
12x24 set of Cutting mats $12.50
Set of Regular Blades $7.50
Set of Deep Cut Blades $9

Click HERE to download this help guide.
Any suggestions are ALWAYS welcome!

Lazy Sunday and Finally Help With The CCR!

It's a lazy kind of Sunday for us today, too long of a day yesterday.  We went to Sunnyvale yesterday for a Kaiser Electronics Reunion, it's about a 3 hour drive one way for us, but was worth it.  I worked for Kaiser Electronics for about 14 years, my first real job.  A lot of my family worked there through the years and so I've known most of the people since I was a toddler.   Some people are no longer with us, but will be in my heart forever.  Kaiser Electronics wasn't just a place to work, it was a family.  It was the best place to work and I loved every minute of it and was heart broken when they started having troubles and ended up selling to Rockwell International.   I'm glad I wasn't around to see that happen, it would have killed me.  When all the major layoffs started I went ahead and left on my own and started over.  When Silicon Valley started dying we left the area and lost track of so many wonderful people that I considered great friends and even family.  When they started having these reunions I wasn't able to attend, but will go from now on and hope more and more people will also attend every year!

Enough of that!  lol  Erica from My Cricut Craft Room has mad an awesome help guide for the Cricut Craft Room.  She has outdone herself with this help guide and I do encourage you to download it and put it to use.  If you've been to the Cricut Craft Room and found it to be overwhelming then this is exactly what you need.  So run, don't walk to My Cricut Craft Room and download this awesome help guide and then head on over to the Cricut Craft Room and explore the possibilities!!

Have a great Sunday!

Monday, September 10, 2012

It's My Imagine-ation Monday!

Well it's My Imagine-ation Monday and I made a simple card with my Cricut Imagine.

As everyone probably already knows I'm expecting my first grandchild the end of this month.  Don't know if it's a boy or a girl, they want to be surprised.  So I've been using a lot of yellows and greens for everything, including this card.

I used the Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails cartridge.  I print and cut both images and it's so awesome to be able to do both with one machine.  I do need to use this machine more, but still need some practice, so this card was good for a practice project.  I need to play with changing the colors and the papers, the possibilities are endless with the Imagine machine!

So here is the front of the card.  I even used my Cuttlebug and embossed the paper, haven't used it in ages!!

This is the inside of the card.  I used the same Nursery Tails cartridge for the bib and a Martha Stewart edge punch for the bottom.  The stamp is from Stampin' Up.

I bought an easel to try to see if it would help with my pictures and I think it does!  lol

Thank you so much for stopping by my all new blog and hope that you'll become a follower!!

Have a great week and talk to you soon!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Welcome To My New Blog!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my new blog!  Sarah Bryan did an awesome job and I hope you agree.  It's pink and all blingy, just what I wanted!   So please become a follower here, I'll be closing down my other blog eventually.

Thanks again for stopping by and be talking to you soon!