Friday, September 25, 2009

Scrapfest 2009

Left: American Crafts, Right: Doodle Bug

This past weekend was my first experience with Scrapfest 2009, and it was something I could have easily spent $500.00 doing, if not an easy grand on workshops, crops and supplies.

However, my friend and I bought the $15 pass to do up to 30+ Make and Takes in the busy aisles of Mall of America. It was a cross between the State Fair and sorority rush...talking to people and standing and waiting a lot.

I came away with some fun new ideas, and a new favorite blog to follow-American Crafts!

They are the maker of my favorite type of scrapbook-a 3 ring binder in 12x12!

The biggest bummer was wanting to make my own flowers, inspired by the sparkle Doodle Bug card, to find out that my Cricut's motherboard died. A $200 machine with 6 carts and the software, gone! The company said I could mail it back and they could charge me $120 for a refurbished one, but I think I was the first person to not be jumping up and down at this offer. The woman seemed shocked that I wanted to think about it and then hung up politely.

I'm going to wait until Black Friday. The small cutter usually goes on sale at half price for $99-$100, and there are bigger machines...who knows if something new might be out, too! Why pay for a refurbished one for that much when I am confident that I can aquire a new one with a little bit of patience?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Welcome Back Fall 2009 Door Dec

6x6 Pink Quatrefoil, Clear Stamp for 1852, Cricut for Phi Mu letters, Silver Gel Pen, Silver Permanent marker and Black Permanent Marker.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Little Vacations

Gray and Purple are my new favorite color combination!

Long Beach = Heaven. It is what I think about when I can't fall asleep-so beautiful and relaxing!

Jen's Bachelorette Party at Dave and Buster's

I like the purple flower and the rubber stamp in the corner the most! and, I love the swiss dot paper.

Birthday Cards

Used the Cricut quatrefoil shape, and lots of the clear rubber stamps! I am really enjoying them because I like how you can change/control the layout and color application. Love, love, cupcake stamp!!

Phi Mu-Door Decs for the girls :)