Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sesame Street is in the house!

Today I went to my mailbox and what did I see?

A new Sesame Street font cartridge waiting for me!!

Okay, so the truth of the matter is that I ordered it. But you'll never believe what I paid...$25!!! I wanted to tell you about this because not only is it a fantastic price, but the store owner is such a sweet person and she offers amazing customer service. Even with the craziness of CHA, my catridge was delivered in record time and in perfect condition.

I think letting others know about a positive experience is very important. So, today I wanted to share that info with you. I hope you'll check out her website for any of your Cricut needs.

Thanks so much, Julia!!

Stay tuned for some new Sesame Street creations...

Do something creative today!

I came across a wonderful article and would like to share it with you. I have heard so many people tell me that they are not creative (which is usually not the case at all!) So, this article comes with a little challenge. Create something today. It doesn't have to be anything to do with scrapbooking or card making. It's whatever you see as fun. God has given us all unique talents and the best way to discover yours is to try something new (or perhaps work with a talent you already know you have). In either case, enjoy the process. I wish you a fun day as you make a little time for yourself!!

Here is a link to what I think are some great words of wisdom:

And, as always, I would LOVE to see your creations! So, feel free to drop me a line!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Attention Cricut owners!

Cricut lovers, have I got a tip for you!!! I found this great idea in my online travels and wanted to share it with you today. I'm sorry that I don't know the person who originated the idea...but whoever it was, he or she is a creative genius!!

Cricut mats can be expensive if you have to replace them often. And with that money, you could be buying more fun catridges! So, this tip will help once your mat has lost it's stickiness.

First, you will need one two way glue pen (make sure it's the one with the jumbo tip). It's by EK Sucess Zig Memory System and looks like this:

This retails for (I believe) $5.99 so if you can use a coupon for this, you would save a little. (You can check for a coupon). Kendra is a sweetie who is always kind enough to post any coupons that may be available for any given week. It takes her alot of time and effort to do this, so if you do print one off, be sure to leave her a nice comment. I'm sure she'd really appreciate it.

Now for the instructions...

Clean your mat using soap and water. Allow it to dry. Because patience is not something I possess, I used a hair dryer (on a very low setting) to speed up the process. :o)

Once dry, you will want to tape off the outer portion of your mat where you do not want adhesive.

Starting at the top of your mat, run your glue pen across from one side to the other.

Do this over and over until your entire mat is covered in glue. If you find the glue starts to puddle on your mat, wait a few minutes and then lightly dab that portion with paper towel.

After about 20 minutes, your mat should be nice and sticky. However, if at all possible, it's best to leave it overnight (uncovered) to allow the glue to settle properly. Remove your tape. Then you can cover your mat with it's protective clear sheet again.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

One kit left!!

Today our Oscar the Grouch class was held. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves (myself included...all of the ladies are so nice!). We have one kit left over if anyone is interested and it will be on a first come, first served basis (706) 321-0202.