Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gypsy is Back!!

Hey everybody!

Got my gypsy back! So excited. I received it with a new set of accessories. Charger, stylus, case, booklets, etc. It looks brand new. It has been de-synched, meaning I can put my carts back on without any problems. I hope to do that really soon.

I have been busy SPRING CLEANING. I have been cleaning out closets, cabinets drawers, and even will be starting to clean out my craft room. I need a name for it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I did do a short video on what it looks like now. I probably wont post it until I get it organized. Which hopefully will be soon.

I have a very busy weekend planned. We have our daughters first softball game saturday at 8. My boys dirt bike race is saturday starting at 9. Then our local scrapbooking group has it's 5th anniversary saturday. THEN, my middle son has PROM! I don't know how I'm gonna get all that in, but I will try my best!

Good news: Hazel purchased the new Expression 2 last night. She is so excited!! Me too! It should be in in about two weeks. Maybe another video on the grand opening of the E-2???? We'll see!.

Hope everyone has a great week.

The 2 Pink Ladies

Early Mother's Day Gift

A while back I mentioned to my husband about a new Cricut that was coming out soon.
He asked about it, and stated that if I wanted it, he would buy it for me for my Mother's Day gift from him. Of course, that was one gift I definitly would not refuse! I proceded to describe the infamous Cricut Expression 2, and also included words such as, "You really don't have to get it if you don't want to spend the money," while thinking all the time, "please, please get it for me." (LOL)
I can say that I do own the smaller Cricut as well as the Cricut Imagine. I like the Cricut Imagine, but have spent very little time using it. I have not purchased any new cartridges since I have owned it, too expensive. I have not seen any of the cartridges for the Imagine on sale like other cartridges. I am not totally thrilled with the ones that came with the Imagine.
Anyway, back to this story. As soon as the EXPRESSION 2 came on HSN at 12:05 eastern time (11:05 p.m., Texas time), I placed my order! My E2 will be here by May 6th. I am very excited about this. I like that it is like the first Expression, except more advanced. I don't own the first Expression, so I am very, imperatively excited about getting the EXPRESSION 2. Thanks, Honey, for such a wonderful gift! You did good!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sell Out!

Hey everyone,

Hazel (my mom)and I went to a scrapbook store that is closing. We went Wednesday afternoon. It's called Woven Heart. It is located in Lake Charles, LA, about an hour away from where we live. This store is closing it's doors due to the store owner deciding to spend more time with her new grandbaby.

Anyway, we went, and we were on a mission. :) I, personally, had my eye on some fixtures, particularly, some paper stands to hold all my paper in a more organized way. I also got a couple small displays for my glitter, stickels, and embossing powders. Also I got one for my new pens. I love it! My mom got a pen holder too and about 6 paper display shelves. She also purchased some ink, pens, paper, buttons, a few stamps, stickels, and I can't remember what else. It was fun looking at everything. All was 40% off. Not too bad. The lady who owns it is very sweet. I could tell she was definitely going to miss having her scrapbook shop.

Anyway, as soon as we get our craft rooms more organized with our new shelves and displays, maybe we will show you a video of what and how we organize it.

Have a great Easter

The 2 Pink Ladies

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Okay! I will try this again. For the 3rd time today, I have tried to post a new post. This computer would not post it.
So I will try to do it again.

I am currently working on the Yudu! Finally! I have been trying to find time to play with it. I purchased it a Michaels when they had it on a one day sale only for $99. Well, I have had to purchase emulsion remover, more ink, a few transparencies and who knows what else. Oh I do know it only comes with 2 emulsion sheets and one transparency. The screen is 15x12. Most tranparencies are 10 1/2 x 8. I did find some 19x14 (i think that was the size) at Office Depot.

I tried it once already to burn the image into the screen. Well, no luck. I guess the emulsion was bad or old because it did not stick to the screen completely when I finished burning the image into the screen. When I went to rinse the emulsion off to expose the image, most of the "black out" came off to. That will allow the ink to seep through where I don't want it to. So I have started over with the 2nd piece of emulsion and we will see how it turns out.

Wish me luck

The 2 Pink Ladies

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yudu! Yudu! Yudu!

I bought a Yudu today from Michaels. It was only $99. That's $200 off!! Can you believe that?? Wow! What a deal!
It was part of the recent one day sale they are having. If you want one, better go get it. I can't wait to get it out and start
playing with it. Some suggestions: Don't jump right into it thinking you know how it works. Read the directions carefully. Watch the instructional DVD that comes in the box. Doing these things will make it much easier to learn how to operate the Yudu. If you don't, you may end up getting frustrated with it because it's not doing what it is supposed to do.

Hopefully soon I will be able to get it out and learn then play with it. I will let you know of any pointers I come up with.

Stay tuned.

The 2 Pink Ladies

P.S. My mom and I went in on it together, because my husband doesn't know. :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

I'll be missing my Gypsy!

Hey everyone,

I talked with Provo Craft this morning and told them what happened to my gypsy and after giving them my serial number on the back of the gypsy, they said I could send it to them and it will take about 2 weeks to repair or send me back a new one. I LOVE THIS COMPANY!! They are so good to work with. So in a couple days I'll be sending my gypsy to them. It will be sorely missed but totally worth the wait of a new one.

So, I will be working without my gypsy for the next two weeks.

The 2 Pink Ladies


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Nellie's Cottage Retreat

Got back from Scrapbook retreat in Vidor Tx. It was a whole lotta good ole fun! Although, I was not having very good luck using my Gypsy. It just wouldn't recognize that is was plugged into the Expression. So I had to hold it in to make the connection to cut anything out. Well, that didnt last very long before the whole part in the Gypsy just fell inside the Gypsy. I don't have any idea how it just fell through, but I do know I'll be making a call to Provo Craft tomorrow. I'l be sad that I will have to send it off. It will be missed dearly.

Anyway, we had a great time this weekend. The food, company and scrappin' ideas where awesome!! Hope we can do this at least once a year. It is such a quiet place to work in. Except when all us ladies get to talking smack. There was a lot of giggling, laughing and silliness going on there.

Well, as soon as I find out what the plans are for my Gypsy, I will let you know.

Have a great week,

The 2 Pink Ladies

Below are a few pictures (courtesty of Susan G.)

Me Phyllis and Holley
Me with my favorite page of the weekend
Deanna. Sweet
Susan G. Christmas layout
Working hard

Friday, April 1, 2011

Scrapbooking Retreat

Hi guys,

I am (Kristine)going to a scrapbooking retreat this weekend. I should be packing now. It last all weekend and they provide all meals except todays lunch and sunday dinner. I went last October and it was really nice. It's at Nellie's Cottage in Vidor, TX. Very quiet, peaceful place. I'll try and take a few pictures and post them as soon as I can.

Here is the website for Nellie's Cottage...www.nelliescottageretreat.blogspot.com

Y'all have a great weekend.