This Sunday Michael's has the gyspy on sale for 129.99 that is the lowest price I have seen it for at Michael's. And if you buy it before nov 1 and register it by Nov 1st you get 6 free downloaded carts to your gypsy when you update it plus the two that is already preloaded with it. Some of the carts you will get for free are Smile, Bags tags boxes and more, Christmas solution cart, And cant think of the others but they have it listed at Cricut's site. So if you have been thinking about buying one this would be a great time to buy one. They also have there carts on sale as well as you can see form the ad...lol
This was not my idea by no mean but I made one after seeing her blog. Its a card sketch book for putting your ideas to paper. She even has the inside template in pdf form you can download and print. You don't have to draw the cards to sketch on its all in the template. All you have to do is make the outside with card stock and then assemble and decorate. Here is the link http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/?p=2135 She has a video, as well as the link to download the template. I will say do not get all fancy with it, you will need to be able to lay it flat to sketch on. Simple is best, No pop dots!...lol So here is mine I loved the idea so much I want to pass it on. The title box is blank till I am ready to use it. Hope you get inspired to make one, really not hard at all. And handy I had a mental block one day and looked at a card sketch I did and it saved me. Thanks for looking. Supplies used Unknown pattern card stock Studio G stamp (create and dragon fly) Stickels (diamond) Tim Holtz paper pack for border Glimmer mist
I have a new favorite thing that I wish I would have bought so long ago. I have seen many people use the ATG guns on scrap booking and card making. And have wanted one but the ATG 714 was to much for me to pay at 79.00 ordering it online. So a few months ago they come out with a new ATG gun its pink already a color us crafter's would like, and best part is they were selling for 34.00 not to bad. But you still had to order online. Last month I was at Michaels and had my 50 off coupon and was looking for anything I needed, and when I found this in store I just about screamed...lol I said oh my gosh I am so getting this. With my 50 off I got this for 20.00 it was 39.00. It has been the best money spent on a craft item. I was using mono tape which does normally work pretty good but if you have something with embossed paper I found it will come up after a few days. Found out the hard way had a card fall apart that was done with embossed papers. So after I got this I had to try it on the embossed papers, and wow does it work. You will never have to worry about your card falling apart ever with this tape. And you get 216 feet of tape inside with the gun. And the refills run 9.99 for another 216 feet. When you compare price wise this is the better deal. And when you buy this ATG Gun part of the money goes to Susan G Komen. It's Oct and Breast Cancer awareness month and you can help give a little and get something in return. I promise you will love this tape gun, I love mine. I find its to more earth friendly as well, you only throw a tiny bit of plastic away verses with mono tape a whole plastic insert. My michaels had them but not all michaels has them in stock. If yours dont you can order online at many online scrapbook sites.
For awhile I have been wanting to make some cards for those serving over seas. I seen this site OWH from another blogger and thought here is my chance. I always say I am going to do it and never find the time. So I emailed and ask for a stamp, you don't have to have the stamp but its make the cards get out faster if they are already stamped on back. My plans are to make Christmas cards this year to send to OWH. Even with the war coming to a close there is still a need for those still on active duty serving. If you cant make cards you can even just send a letter saying thank you. Now if you choose to make cards and email for a stamp beware it is a unmounted stamp. You will have to mount it. But with a xyron sticker maker and removable adhesive and some craft foam you could adapt the stamp to work with clear blocks, that is what I did. I can remove it after I am done and store in cd case. I will do something else later on but this was so I can use it for now. By the way if you would like to make Christmas cards the cut off date for them is Oct 30 they have to have them early cause of shipping over seas. To check it out go here http://operationwritehome.org/
For step by step on how I mounted the stamp check here http://picasaweb.google.com/mdwatts/MountingRubberStamp02#