Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gypsy Wonderings.............

So the first wave of purchased Gypsys have hit consumers all over the United States, and I have to say I am amused by all the issues that a lot of consumers are having. Normally this would not amuse me in the least. Normally I would scramble around and help these new owners and hold their hand and would be worried sick! However, Provo Craft has left a really bad taste in my mouth recently, so I am just going to kick back and enjoy the show. That said, I do hope that Provo Craft gets these issues resolved and fast. Unfortunately, they are not known for releasing anything without issues. Design Studio comes to mind. And they are not well known for good customer service. I do feel bad for all the new owners who are having problems and do wish each one of you the best of luck, as $300 is a lot to shell out for a craft toy.
Problems reported so far: Reward points are not correct and not working on the Cricut reward site. Cables are missing from the box. Cords do not fit the Gypsy. Gypsys are totaling missing the serial number, rendering the machine dead as a doornail. Gypsy is taking over 20 minutes to do updates or not doing them at all. Although the manual is available online, there is no mini start up guide included in the packaging for those who have no internet access.

~Kim

Friday, September 25, 2009

Shimmerz is at Cutters Creek!! Check this out!!





Cutters Creek has added a new product to the store! You need to see the latest Vee-dio! I can't wait to try out someone these tips and tricks, using Shimmerz!

~Kim

Sunday, September 20, 2009

ScrapCessories Has Taken Cutters Creek by Storm!!


This brand new product has been a hit! Daphne, the owner of ScrapCessories, is a true crafter like myself and is so much fun to talk to! When I first saw her product at CHA, I was intrigued. Then I thought maybe when the Gypsy comes out, this will not be a great seller. I am finding that there are so many people who will not be buying the Gypsy and that yes! This is a much wanted and loved product! I am so pleased that Cutters Creek took a leap of faith and decided this item is a must have product. And now, Cutters Creek is sold out!! Not to worry! I have already placed an order with Daphne and she expects her new shipment the end of Oct/early Nov and I have secured my spot for her next order for Cutters Creek. Pre Order now, as you will not be disappointed. And just you wait until those Bottle Caddys are released! I need a few for my stickle and alcohol ink collection, myself! I am very excited about this product!
~Kim

Friday, September 18, 2009

The eCraft by Craftwell............are you getting excited?!?!?!?

So, are you getting as excited as I am?!?!? I know we have a ways to go to wait to get these machines, but I am thinking about the eCraft by Craftwell more and more. I have been doing a lot of cutting lately and my mats are no longer sticky. I keep thinking I could be doing all these projects on the eCraft and not worry about stinking mats any more! I am so ready to put this new die cutting machine through the paces, I almost can't stand the wait.........lol! Alas, I still have a couple more months to wait, however I will be dreaming of it and about it until I can get my hot little hands on the newest gem (and maybe even the hottest) on the market! Don't forget, I have started a new Yahoo group dedicated to this machine, and so far there are three members (myself included) who will be Beta Testers, so you will be well informed.

~Kim

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

QVC...............the end of an era....................

So today's post on Anna Griffin's blog made it official. There are no more scrapbooking shows on QVC. It makes all the recent events of the last year make sense. Less shows, no new products, Lisa Bearson leaving. How very sad! I use to take days off from work and shop for 24 hours. I use to buy piles of unique and fun stuff! I am heart broken and sad. HSN, on the other hand, has been "ramping" up their shows and items. However, no one does it better than the Q! Their hosts and presentations were second to none and will be missed..............
Click HERE to see Anna's post.

~Kim

New Cartridges! Olde West, Sweet Treats, Pagoda, Dinosaur, & Paisley!!!

So here are the names of the newest Cricut Cartridges to be released, sometime...............when, who knows? Could these be on HSN on the 24th?? Are they full sized or Solutions?? Again who knows?? Why is there always so many darn secrets where Provo Craft is concerned???? Ideas??? I am hearing maybe in time for Christmas! Wow! Is Provo Craft cranking these out or what?!?!?!?

~Kim

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Have You Ever Hit A Wall and Lost Your MOJO??


So I pulled and cropped these photos when I was on a roll to get this album done. And BAM! I was lost! I thought is was because I had CHA on my mind. Then I came home and moved these pics back and fourth. Then I gave up and tried something else. I tore this page down twice (thank goodness for Un-Du)! I needed to move on with this album and after being home from CHA for a month and a half, it was time to sh*t or get off the pot! Am I happy with my creation?? Nope!!! Am I glad it is done?? Yep!! The sad part is that my DD and SIL will probably love it and I stressed for two plus months for nothing. This project means so much to me and will be in my family for many years, so I am striving for perfection, however I have learned a valuble lesson. If you keep staring and over thinking, it will never get done. So, although this is not my best page, I put a period and ended it! I used Anna Griffin flags, textured rub ons, MME journaling card, and perfect layers to mat. I am happy to say I am rolling on the next two pages and am glad I finally got through this hump!
~Kim

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering Those Heros of 911


September 11, 2001 was such a tragic day for our nation. We all stopped dead in our tracks in disbelief. We watched in horror as the twin towers came down before our very eyes. We watched as terrorists targeted our country and killed some of its citizens. I was at work that day and we turned on the TV, just as the second plane hit the second tower. It was so surreal. I was in shock! I live in the Metropolitan DC area, so when the plane hit the Pentagon, I was scared. The US became a kinder and gentler place as we tried to deal with this tragedy. We said we would NEVER forget. I have not forgotten. My thoughts and heart goes out to the victims of 911. And my hat's off to all those heroes who helped then and still help our country now.
~Kim




Wednesday, September 9, 2009

eCraft by Craftwell..........A New Group!

As the buzz picks up on this new die cutter, I have decided to start a new yahoo group for anyone who is beta testing, who buys this machine, or who has interest in the eCraft! It looks like these won't be out until December. I was hoping for November, however you never know. Click here to go to the group and ask for membership!
~Kim
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