Monday, October 26, 2015

Expo, Wine and Winning!

We traveled to Ontario, CA for the last scrapbook trip of the year. We shopped and cropped at the expo, and ate dinner every night at the Ayres Hotel right next door, it is a wonderful hotel and we just love the people and accommodations.
At Expo, I got a Dave's Divas button and a Betty's Buddies button, you earn and collect buttons at each crop, Christy and Mary have lanyards full of them! I just wanted the two I got for my crop bag.

At the hotel restaurant I had the Fetzer Riesling wine, it was so good I found it here at home, Oh I can't wait until wine Wednesday when I can have it when I make shrimp alfredo for dinner!

The crop room was packed and there were waiting lists to get in to crop!
I would estimate about 125 tables at 4 per table for approximately 500 croppers!!

The winey scrappers!

Here are a couple pages I made:

Oh and for the winning part in the title of my post, Yep, I did it again! I won a raffle at the end of the night! I got the Spellbinder diecut embossing machine, a 200.00 prize that can cut and emboss 40 different types of materials! Whoo-hoo!!

Have a fun week! Talk to you soon....

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Man Cave, Youtube, and Rain.

The man cave is finished and we will be moving all the racecar stuff into it next month. The office will be moved to our spare bedroom so if you plan on visiting better get a hotel room!

I am watching tons of youtube videos to learn all I can about making cool things on the cricut, thanks to all the amazing people who share their knowledge so we can all learn to make neat things, here are a couple I really enjoy watching:

Molly at
her video was amazing and what a funny gal!
Video: Learning to write with fonts on cricut

Lorrie at: Lorrie's story
She is very informative and you learn so much!
Video: Print then cut on cricut

It has a rained a couple times here in LV, and it is time to put away the summer clothes and break out my sweaters, time to make a pot of chili and clean my closet!
How cute are these pups in their sweaters?
Hope you have a relaxing weekend....

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Workshops, Cricut Projects, and My Cats Halloween Costume!

The workshop is being built as I type, I am making really cool stuff with my Cricut and Sammy is the most adorable jester ever!!!
Building the workshop!
The first thing you do is name your cricut and add a graphic, this is soooo me!!

So flipping adorable! Made with vinyl cut on my cricut!

A die cut title for a scrapbook page layout! Yep, I made that!!

I had to make a folder for all my cricut notes...Yep, made all that too!!

Is he not the sweetest jester you ever saw??!!!
My faithful companion....Sammy

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Beads, Cricuts and Camera Straps!

Been busy over here, getting ready to put a workshop in the backyard for hubby to play in or sleep in if he is bad! The ultimate dog house! Will send pics when completed after October 13th.

I have been selling some items in my etsy store, a few camera straps and necklaces so I decided to break down and buy a Cricut Explore Air to help me with my scrapbooking needs. Having fun learning all the fun things I can make with it!

Also been beading, I never got the hang of beading even though I spent a fortune on classes, but when I dropped by Colleens house she had a bracelet there that I just loved the colors of. She said she made it on a loom and since she was not teaching it said I could take a picture of it.
Well, I ran straight to Joanns and bought a loom, cost a whole 5.00. Came home and did some researching online found this AWESOME video from taught me everything I needed to know and I did not need a loom!! Just a beading tray, already had one of those!
If you are interested check it out:

Here are three bracelets I have made so far!
This is the one I loved the colors on!

A nautical one for my cruises!