Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

"The children were nestled, all snug in their beds..."
Sweet dreams, little Gracie. You will be home soon!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Meet Sweet Gracie

She is my Christmas gift from my dear hubby. She is only 5 weeks old today, so we won't get to bring her home until next month. But at least we did get to visit and introduce ourselves. She is a sweetheart, and we are looking forward to bringing her home.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Card Swap Time--Female Birthday

I finally felt like doing some crafting again! Tonight is card swap, and this is my female birthday card submission. It is really a very simple card. Two layers that have been punched with border punches, one die cut and embossed butterfly, and a small framed sentiment. The sentiment was done with 2 SU punches. First I punched a 1" circle in the yellow cardstock, then I centered the label punch over it to make a window. The white stamped part is done with the label punch. Actually a super simple card, but I think it is a happy color scheme.

Slice review

I received my Slice machine a couple days ago and have had some time to play. I have to say that I do love it, and it is worth the money that I paid for it ($49.99 at Joanns). It works wonderfully right out of the box (except circles). The glass cutting mat is great too. I love the design cards that I have so far: Basics 1 (comes with the machine), Vintage Findings, & Faith. I have one more, Basics 2, coming soon. The designs are wonderful silhouette type designs, and are not overly cutesy.

However, the Slice will not replace my Cricuts. I love being able to cut larger sizes, large quantities, set up cutting files with my gypsy or DS, and grouping cuts.

Friday, December 17, 2010

New Toy Coming Soon!

I am excited about getting the Making Memories Slice machine on clearance from I hope to have it next week. I also ordered the Faith design card from I have been disappointed with the Christian cuts available to me with my Cricut, and I am hoping that these will be what I am looking for. I have thought of several other ways that I can use the Slice, and can't wait to try it out.

Now to get my crafting table cleared--again--to get ready for the new cutting tool. I think the cuts available will work very well with my Cricut cuts, and I am glad to be feeling excited about crafting again.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Missing Winnie

I have been absent from crafting as well as posting about it on my blog lately. My beloved Westie, Winnie, has been sick and has gone to doggy heaven. It is a sorrow that I am not likely to get over quickly. She would have been 15 in March, and came to live with us when she was 3 months old. Winnie has been my sidekick and faithful companion for all these years, and I miss her beyond words.