Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cricut Search Site

I was given this website address. You can search ALL the Cricut carts when you look for any particular images. Thought it was cool.

>>>Cricut Search<<<

Saturday, September 18, 2010


We, Sharon, Barb & I, had a wonderful day. Wow, what a day. We got up at o'dark:30, and left town by 6:15. Stopped once for a potty break and to stretch our legs, but arrived at the Mall of America by 9. Register at Archiver's, which is on the 3rd floor, but the make & takes were on the first floor in the east and south wings of the mall. Classes were held in the center rotunda on the first floor, and there was a voting contest for the best 7 Gypsies tray. We walked soooo much. Got to make 9 make & takes of the 30 available. Wait times were from 10-40 minutes for us, but some places wait time was up to 1 1/2 hours. I got to see Tim Holtz, Julianna Hudgins, and Heidi Swapp.

We wanted to take in Hero Arts, Prima and EK Success but the lines were long, and the time we had left was short.

If I were to do it again, I'd wear different shoes. Also, I'd take a bag to carried my make & takes in. And finally I'd find a place to sit, a bit more often.

All-in-all, it was great. I hope I can do it again in the future. Until then, I'll just keep plugging along with my friends.

Scrapfest - Reminsce

Sorry for the delay on this picture. We actually brought this project home in an unassembled condition. As you can see by the bottom of the picture that this is a gift box (from U-line, if you are interested). They gave us a 12 x 12" sheet of stickers called, "Gingerbread Lane", and we were to create a gingerbread house. I did decorate the other three sides, but they aren't as cute as the front.

Scrapfest - Bazzill

This is where we waited the longest - 40 minutes, but it was worth it. This page is gorgeous in real life. Embossed background paper, green pin-dot scalloped paper, embossed red paper, and I love their bling. LOL  May use this one for some family group pictures from the last couple Christmases. 12 x 12 page.

While we waited in line for this one, The Glue Girl from Glue Arts was giving away glue samples, but gave Barb a Glue Glider. How lucky. :)

Scrapfest - Sizzix

Sharon & Barb went over to the Basic Grey booth while I made this card at Sizzix. Julianna Hudgins was there, and very friendly. We used some of the new embossing folders, sanded the design, and added the embellishments.  We had a chance to use the Sizzix Texture Boutique. Cute machine, but some people had trouble making it work.

Scrapfest - Imaginese

Here we got the chance to try the i-top and the i-rock. First we made a brad with the the i-top. Has a learning curve to it, but was very easy to use, and gentle to the hands. Then we went to the i-rock, and made a ribbon with a "set" (see the "o" on the ribbon), and put it together into a flower. Didn't care for the i-rock, but I'm sure others did.

Scrapfest - Slice

We got to make this really cute pumkin card using the Slice. I'd never seen it used, or tried it, so this was a real treat. It was really easy to use. They had a wonderful display of all kinds of projects, both paper and cloth that could be done with the Slice. It's really quite heavy-duty.  Card is 4 1/4" square.

Scrapfest - Doodlebug

This was one of the most fun projects. It's just a small 3 x 3 card, but they were quick, and the booth staff was having so much fun with the crafters. They had a "Wheel of Fortune"-type wheel and each of us got a chance to spin. There were three spots to win. Sharon won a packet of 4 pumpkin bradlets. So cute.

Scrapfest - Bo Bunny

We got to make this really cute scrapbook page. It was quick to make, and the staff at the booth was wonderful. I'm thinking this one will be a great page for my grand-daughter's school days. 12 x 12 size.

Scrapfest - KI Memories

Here we got to make a pencil topper. We had a choice of paper toppers: butterfly, bird, flower, and more. Their papers and embellishments are gorgeous. It was a quick project so our wait time wasn't bad. They were using the Silouette to cut their shapes. It was fun to see a new (to me) machine work.

Scrapfest - Fiskars Project

Here we got to play with some of Fiskars new products, and some of the everyday standards. We got a chance to try their new stamping roller. It's similar to SU's 2" roller, but without a handle. It's self-inking with guide arrows so you can judge where you are stamping. They said there were a variety of rollers, and ink colors. We also got a chance to use their punch that an be placed anywhere on a page or card. It's magnetic, and very easy to use.