Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Where have I been?

You are probably wondering where I have been? LOL

Well we were gone for a couple of weeks on vacation to the happiest place on earth...Disney World. Then of course throw Thanksgiving in there......well, you know how it goes. So here I am, finally posting on my very neglected blog!

I thought I would start by posting a couple of pictures from our vacation. I just love going to Disney! The first picture is right after our daughter got a make over in the Bippidy Boppidy Boo boutique.  We normally do something really special like a character meal.  This year we decided if she wanted to do the princess make over we would do that instead and she did. 

The second photo is from our day at Cocoa beach.  Warm and sunny and so relaxing.  Honestly I think I'd love to live by the Ocean, and when I say that I mean right on the Ocean!  I'm not a big swimmer, but I sure love to sit for hours and just look at the enormity of all that water.  Something so peaceful and calming to me. Anyway, my daughter wanted to be buried in the sand and her wish came true!

The third photo is from Universal Studios Island of Adventure and the new Harry Potter section.  Let me tell you that this is fantastic!  Very much how it looks in the movie.  Although I have to admit there wasn't a ton to do in this section.  We did the ride of course.  The wand shop was down do to technical difficulties and by the time it opened it was swamped.  The candy store had a line a mile long.  It was cool to see but they need to seriously add more attractions to this area to make it really cool.

Let me know if you have gone to the Orlando area and what your favorite thing is to do there.....


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Family Fun

Today I thought I would share some pictures of our family trip to the pumpkin patch. We go each year and try to do something a little different. There is a haunted house, hay ride, pumpkin launch, corn maze, hay bale maze, petting zoo, mock graveyard, etc. It is a lot of fun!


Friday, November 5, 2010


Ok, so like I said, the Cricut Imagine is cool. I talked in my previous post about how it can print and cut. I also shared how it can print and cut layers that you can build to create dimension.

Well to even make things more cool, did you know you can add different colors and patterns to your designs before you print and cut? That's right! In addition to the art cartridges there are also pattern cartridges with colors and patterns! Also if you know the RBG color of a particular paper and want to match it up, you can do that too!

Nope, don't know how to do all of that yet. Like I said I need some time to really sit down and learn my new machine. I will get time and then I will share more with you.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Girl......

Simply cannot get a new toy without getting some fun accessories, right? I mean really.....you have to get the bells and whistles too!

Above are a couple of art cartridges I have to go with my new Imagine. I was surprised at how many cartridges have already been released for the Imagine. Really cool stuff! I love how not only can you print and cut, but you can also print and cut layers and then build dimensional pieces. That is awesome because I love dimension!

So if you got the Imagine, what would you create first?


Monday, November 1, 2010

Newest Crafting Toy!

Hey there!

I thought today I would share my latest crafting toy with all of you! I was thrilled to received a brand new Cricut Imagine machine a couple of weeks ago from Provo Craft. I am really excited because I get to use my Imagine in my design work with the Cricut Circle. I have been playing with it a bit and so far I am really enjoying it.

This machine prints designs using HP inkjet technology. Once you have printed an item out the machine then cuts it around the edge. Very cool! I've done a few simple cuts and really need a good block of time to sit down and really learn to use the Imagine. Once I do, I will create something really cool to share with you here on the blog, so stay tuned for the coming in the near future!

So, is this on your christmas list?