Monday, January 18, 2010

Crafting that I have my Cricut, I have been in the mood to do some crafts. I went surfing the web for some cute ideas and came upon this one. I have seen it many times on my favorite message board, but have never made one. I decided to give it a try for my friend, Doris, that wanted a zebra print notebook. See...she and I are going to coach the middle school cheerleaders next year and she wanted something "just right" to keep all of her notes in. I went a step further and decorated a little pocket calendar to keep up with all of the cheer dates. This one's for you Doris:

The only thing I used the Cricut for was to cut the circles and the D's. Oh was still fun.

Friday, January 15, 2010

I've Been Bitten By The Bug

I heard about the bug many years ago on my scrapbook message board. I elected to bypass the bug and go with a wish. A wishbladethat is. I thought I should go with the wishblade so that I didn't have to buy any more cartridges. ( I had already gone the Sizzix route and knew it could get pricey.) However, I never could catch on to the learning curve of the wishblade. On top of that, once Windows Vista came out, my wishblade wouldn't work with it. It has had very little use over the few years I have had it.

Fast forward to this year. There were several occasions when I really wanted the Cricut to cut some things for Rebecca's cheerleading squad. I finally bit the bullet after Christmas and purchased one off of EBay with my Christmas money.

I have gone on Ebay and purchased several of the cartridges at greatly reduced prices. The latest one came in just in time for me to make a birthday card for a c0-worker and my sister. After about an hour of meddling with the machine, I finally produced a card and an envelope. The frustrating only turned out to be the size of a credit card. I gave it to the co-worker anyway and told her it was made with love. I adjusted and did something a little different for my sister's card. It turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself.

I have a long way to go, but I'm very excited about the possibilities.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

As usual, we had a quite New Year's Eve. We are not big party people, so we usually just stay home. We have been know to have a house project that "had" to get done on New year's Eve. This year, we took down our Christmas decorations. It went pretty fast with all of us working together.

After putting it all in the attic, Eric grilled steaks for us. Each year his company gives the employees a $10 gift card to Bi-Lo. We used it to splurge on steaks. They were yummy!! Eric was able to use the new temperature fork he got for Christmas.

Rebecca had a friend over and they went outside to light the small fireworks we were allowed to shoot in the neighborhood. I think Eric had the most fun lighting firecrackers inside the house and throwing them outside to scare the girls.

2010 came in quietly. Eric woke up just as the ball dropped. The girls were outside and I did a small YIPEE.

Happy New Year everyone. May 2010 be prosperous for all.

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Family Fun at Christmas

We always enjoy spending time with family at Christmas time. Rebecca loves being with her cousins and the men enjoy bonding time.

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Christmas 2009

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