Monday, August 24, 2009
I GOT A BLOG AWARD!!!
My friend Gio' surprised me with this a few weeks ago and I was really taken by surprise and well, she just made me smile from ear to ear. It took me this long to post it here but nonetheless, I wanted to pass it along to a good friend of mine Serena.
I have built a very strong friendship with these two women even though I met them online and spoke to them on skype only so far...I feel as close to them as I would any other close friend here...they have made my life a little brighter!!!
On a side note, I just wanted to let you know that I have been on a shopping spree this summer and purchased a few goodies for my crafting.
The big purchase is this:
I had been researching various computerized die cut machines and I decided to get this one primarily because of all the great reviews and resources I have been able to find. I bought mine for $269 (free shipping/tax) and it included a 12x12 mat, two cartridges and a spatula at OhMyCrafts (if you can not see this deal there, they have an ebay store and that is where I got mine).
Here's the Cricut Cutting Guide for different materials:I also have found that the SCAL software will allow me to cut anything I want (any font and any image from my computer, yes even a mac)....you can go to youtube and check out this lady to get all the info and tutorials (she's absolutely amazing) and even though I have found this software for $7 less, I have decided to buy from her because she took the time to inform everyone about this program
My other awesome purchase which I am expecting to receive this week is this:
I will be cutting corners on my wood sheets from Stampin'Up as well as chipboard so I am super excited. I got mine for really cheap for $16.95 (free shipping/tax) HERE
Martha Stewart had come out with some great border/corner combination punches. I used my 40% coupon from Michael's to get this:
You can see a video of this punch in action as well as download a guide for it on this amazing BLOG
Etsy has been one of my favorite stores and even though I do not make many purchases from there, I could not hold back and order this:
I got this beauty from the NothingElegant store
Hope this info. and eye candy was useful for some of you....