Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Houston Circle Swarm

I had the most wonderful time Saturday at the Houston Circle Swarm.  It was great to finally meet in person so many of the people I have come to know on the message board.  A huge thanks to Debbie for putting this all together.  Our special guest was Michael from Provo Craft.  He did a fantastic job listening to us and answering as many questions as he could.  Thank you Michael and Debbie for all the great prizes.

Here is a short tour of our day.

Milli made the cutest bughead from cupcakes.

Esther and I helped with the check-in.  Thanks Esther for the great conversation.  I hope we can do it again.

Debbie made everyone a goodie bag and name tag.

Michael from Provo Craft and Debbie. 

Both Debbie and Michael shared some wonderful prizes.  Everything from rolls of vinyl to an Imagine.

Michael also received a gift -- Texas style.

Lunch was brought in from Central Market.  Not only was it delicious, but there was plenty to fill you up for an afternoon of visiting with other circlets.

Michael was so great about talking to all of us.  I don't think he actually made it out of the kitchen.

Even though I spent most of my time talking, there were some dedicated crafters who actually got some work done.

Well, there you have it, a day at a swarm. This swarm was absolutely the best.  I can't wait for the next one.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween decoration

I needed a decoration for outside of my classroom and I just love the shoe on Happy Hauntings.  No good witch would be complete without a proper hat and the most stylish shoes.  I put them together, added a Martha Stewart punch and this is what I came up with. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Great site

Ever needed a certain image for a project but didn't know what cartridges had that image.  Going through all the handbooks can be a real drag.  The gypsy and design studio sometimes are useless.  I heard about this great site on the message board and went to check it out.  I did a little comparing and discovered that it did a better job than both my gypsy and design studio. 

Here it is --- check it out for yourself.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cartridge storage

When I first got my cricut - the baby bug at that time - my husband built me a shelf right above it.  He made a joke about never being able to fill it up.  Since then he has had to build another shelf.  I showed him (haha).  Well, that shelf is full also.  I now have a new storage space for my cartridges.  I bought the table at a used furniture store.  It is one of those tables that sits behind a couch.  My sweet husband added the two shelves and wheels.  I wanted to be able to move it out of the way when necessary.  There are a few more cartridges on the other side.  It also makes a great place for my new Imagine.