Friday, August 27, 2010

Busy Bee Update

First, let me just say that Charlene has been a godsend this week! She showed up and helped me before the Scrapbook Buddies Crop (there is a link in the right sidebar to the Scrapbook Buddies Meetup group) and she drove back here today and spent the day helping me label things and pack them up for the Cutting Out Alzheimers Crop tomorrow!  I quite honestly could not have done it without her! Charlene, you are such a blessing, thanks!!!

The craftroom looked like this before the crop. 

You can see that I had it back in some sort of order and ready for friends to come and have fun and I must say that our Back to School Scrapbook Buddies crop was loads of fun!  We were only four, Charlene, Julie and Tina, but we laughed a lot and actually got lots done!  Tina and I also discovered that the Meet Up iPhone app is amazing!  We uploaded this picture to the meetup site in seconds!  Way to go Meet Up iPhone App developpers!!
From left to right: Charlene. Tina and Julie.

I have to get up really early tomorrow, like at 6am, drive 45 minutes and then unload all the stuff I'm bringing to sell at the crop and set it up!  I hope that people will buy lots as I would be most appreciative if my load were smaller and lighter on the way home!  My wallet having loads of extra cash would also make my day! I'm hoping that doing it this way for this time will work as I'm basing it on having only a couple of tables!  I was going to bring a couple of tables, but oups, the van is loaded and I forgot the tables! I guess I'll live, haha!

Oh, one more thing, I got an email a couple of days ago from Josh at asking if I would consider adding my blog to their website... you bet! They have a great listing of all sorts of giveaways in all sorts of categories! I know that I'm going back to look for places to go and win things!Linking is always good for everyone involved as it raises their online presence.  It's especially good for me right now since my latest blog giveaway for the Cricut Home Accents cartridge is coming up in just a few days!  Have you registered yet? For the details go to

Well night all!  Hope you have a great weekend and I'll be back posting on Sunday!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Coupons and This & That

I have a big week coming up!  Wednesday is the first Scrapbook Buddies meetup of the season and Saturday is the Alzheimers crop in Warsaw, KY at which I'm vendoring!  Then the following week is all about getting the final things ready for the CKC Convention  in Cincinnati.

As you can see from the mess below the kits for the CKC Convention are already being worked on and what a mess I've made...again! For some reason creativity and making a mess seem to go hand in hand for me!  But at least things are starting to all be in a place where they both belong and can be found!  Yeah for organization! More on that in a separate post!

If you know me you know I hate throwing out scraps.  All the circles and ovals are what was left between cuts of the other elements. Anything that could be saved as a strip was, as you can see below! So this is what one might call the marriage between the cricut, the old style punch and the regular cutter!

I do want to post the very few coupons I've gotten for the week! What is up with that anyway??? Since I do a search, I'm pretty sure that I haven't received anything from Michaels and as far as Archivers goes, they are still working on the coupons they sent out in the mail last month! Hopefully something else will come out soon as I've used my coupons already!  Whah! Whah!  I want more coupons, LOL!

Here is your AC Moore ad and the accompanying coupons are here!  You can choose to take 25% off your whole purchse today or 40% off any one regular priced item.  Of course exceptions are in place as usual. But the prices on the Cricut Cartridges look really good for those of you who are near an AC Moore store!

What only 20% off a regular item? Very strange! I wanted the treat and I'm feeling a little tricked! Click here to get the coupon and here to see all their weekly specials!

More later~~~