Friday, April 23, 2010

Don't 'cha LOVE new toys?

I know I do. I see a cool gadget and I just gotta have it. If it has anything to do with my crafting addiction, so much the better. So I was bouncing around in the MTC! forum and happened upon Amy Chomas' blog. What an incredible talent! And she has cool toys!! Naturally, I had to have them, or at least one of them. I pre-ordered the Cricut Embossing Tip Kit. It wasn't due to arrive until the end of the month but guess what my USPS man delivered today? You got it. Took me all of about 15 minutes to get it open, loaded into my bug and creating. It's nothing fancy but just a sample. I can't wait to try it on vellum and some nice card stock.

A Rose is a Rose
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Check out Amy's blog (see my Blog List in the right hand column) and see the things others are creating.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A new look

I'm getting a bit better at the posting thing. If you've been here before you can see I have a new background pattern (thanks to!) that fits much better with me than the standard templates available.

I've been asked about MTC! a lot lately and I have to say, I'm still lovin' it. The forum is a huge source of information, tutorials and dare I say it? Even a few new friends. Always a good thing, right? I've even chatted with Andy, the creator a few times in the new live chat room. I'm pleased to say he's just as nice as I'd been told he was. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!

It appears that the Easter sale price of 27% off is still available. I don't know how long it will last but it's the best price I've seen so for and I hope you take advantage of it!

Remember that if you purchase through my link, I will gladly give you an hour of my time to help get you started. If you're local, we can get together, if you're not, we'll do it over the phone. If you purchase, please email me when you want my help. Til then, Happy Scrappin!

Friday, April 16, 2010

I need a Retreat!

Yeah, okay. I'm an addict. From the first time I did it, I knew I'd do it again and again and again. I just couldn't resist! It makes me feel SO good. I feel relaxed, creative and happy. I laugh all the time and have sore ribs afterward. All my friends do it. Most of the time we do it together. In fact, I'm already planning to do it again in about 3 weeks and then later this summer, mid-August. No, I don't need an intervention. I won't check myself into rehab. I don't have a "problem", I LIKE my habit! Yeah, it can get expensive, but I manage to find the money somewhere. To date, I haven't had to resort to crime to afford it so what's the big deal? I'm not hurting anyone. Maybe you should try it too!

I'm talking about retreats. I love LOVE going to scrapbooking retreats with my girlfriends. It's always a different group but many times some of the same people are there. It's ALWAYS fun. Occasionally there's some drama but the drama queens usually fade away. We're low maintenance, high fun, giggle addicts who love to get together and crop.

For Mother's Day weekend I'm going away with my online SS girlfriends. We're headed back to Salado for the weekend. In August, I'll be headed to Temple with some of my old CM friends and a few of my online girls as well. My groups are starting to blend together. I'm thinking that May to August is just too long without a retreat so I may try to put something together in June too. Hmmm, off to check calendars.