Friday, January 30, 2009

I am in love with the new Prima...

I have been waiting to see Prima's sneak peeks for CHA 09 and let me tell you - I wasn't disappointed! The new stuff is just GORGEOUS. I wish I could see it all in person. Just look at this:

You can see the rest of the photos of some of their new products at I can't wait to get my hands on some of this...

There are LOTS of sneak peeks at You can see an index of all the company sneak peeks here.

The wait is always so hard! :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Slice Releases!

I almost missed them! (Thanks Lisa!) They were up on the Making Memories Blog all along... LOL

Here's a peek at what they look like:


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There are three more, but I don't have photos of those just yet:

Big Kids
Calendar (Just makes me giddy even thinking about this one... LOL)
Tag Maker (To be used with a new Tag Maker Making Memories is coming out with)

Can't wait to see what those look like! :)

There is also a new Embossing Tip for the Slice. You can see it in action below:

Holy cow - I am so excited for all these cool new releases. I am gonna be so broke. :)

New Cricut Cartridge: Stamping Solutions

This is a cool cartridge. Though you can use the cut outs traditionally like diecuts, they are specially designed to be used as acrylic stamps. You can buy the cartridge alone or in a kit so you can make stamps right out of the package (though I think you may obviously need to buy the deep cut blade and housing separately).

Here is a sample of the cartridge:

And here is the kit:


New Cricut Cartridge: Spongebob

Derek will freak out when he sees this. He will want a near life size Spongebob cut out for his room. Nuff said. LOL

New Cricut Cartridge: Kitchen and Bath Decor

I WANT THIS ONE. LOL I preordered this one right off the bat. I can see decorating my kitchen and making plaques with vinyl with this cartridge. I can't wait to see all the images on it.

New Cricut Cartridge: Hannah Montana

Holy cow... This one will be flying off the shelves. I don't have a daughter, so I probably won't be in the market for this one, but I know many friends who will be!

New Cricut Cartridge: European Decor

This one is definitely one I am going to preorder. It reminds me of antique wallpaper. I love it just for the peacock!

New Cricut Cartridge: Ashlyn's Alphabet

This is a really pretty one with European flair. This is great for those who use a foreign language in their scrapbook projects:

New Cricut Cartridge: A Child's Year

This is a really cute one. Perfect for all those milestones and the day to day events of a child:

New Cricut Releases - CHA 09

I finally got all the pictures for the new cartridges coming out... They are SO CUTE. But the wait will be agonizing. LOL They don't come out until sometime between April-June of this year...

Here's a list of what's coming out, with individual photos to come:

A Child's Year
Ashlyn's Alphabet
European Decor (Solutions)
Hannah Montana
Kitchen and Bath Decor (Solutions)
Spongebob (So going to have to get this for Derek)
Stamping Solutions (comes by itself or in a kit)

Posting the photos in separate posts here in a sec... :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Making Memories at CHA & GIVEAWAYS!

You guys have to check out the Making Memories Blog! They are doing Updates from CHA from Jan 25 - Jan 28th. They have some AWESOME giveaways every day too. Someone won a Slice yesterday - lucky gal! :)

Be sure to keep up with the blog as the giveaways are awesome and the new products are so cool! :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Weekend Plans & Fave Photo of the Week

I don't have anything at all planned this weekend. You know what that means? BLISS. And time to actually scrapbook. Oh I hope so! :)

The weekend after this one, me and some friends have a girls night out planned. I can't wait! We need a girl's night out like no one's business.

Project 365 is still going strong. I have been taking photos every day. This one is my fave this week. Shhh - don't tell Dave I am stealing photos of him while he naps:

So, hopefully I will have some new project to post at the end of this weekend... Hoping to have lots of time to create...

Friday, January 16, 2009

No More Simple Scrapbooks Magazine

Heard this bit of news today and I was so surprised... I really like Simple Scrapbooks Magazine. It looks like they will cease publishing it after the May/June 09 issue.

Here's the Official Announcement

I am so sad... I liked this magazine. They are supposed to fold more of its content into Creating Keepsakes Magazine, so we'll see how these changes affect that magazine...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Project 365: Days 13-15

I may rethink blogging all these photos and probably start posting only one favorite per week I think... So this may be the last daily update on my Project 365 progress. That being said, here are my photos for the last three days:

Day 13: My Font - I did my own free handwriting font at - this was the worksheet you had to scan...

Day 14: Countertop - Another scene from my kitchen:

Day 15: Simple Things - This is the book that Stacy Julian mentions in the Glimpses class at Big Picture Scrapbooking is based on. It is a beautiful read so far...

CHA 2009: Sneak Peeks

Want to see sneak peeks of the new stuff coming out at CHA this year?

Scrapbook Update has em!

My favorite so far? Everything Tattered Angels is coming out with - especially a great big PINK work mat for which part of the proceeds is going to breast cancer research. What could be better to Glimmer Mist on? This is on the top of my wish list for sure...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Project 365: Day 12

This one is for 2009 Challenge #2: Spirals...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Project 365: Day 11

Just a typical, lazy Sunday...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Project 365: Day 10

Hey guys! I almost forgot to post today's photo... This is the ceiling fan in my living room. Exciting stuff I know... LOL I thought it cast some neat shadows though so... :) I know - I am easily amused... :)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Project 365: Day 9

I am really enjoying taking my photos every day and sharing them. This was my photo for today:

This is another that came from my kitchen...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Project 365: Day 8

Ok... So I literally took DOZENS of photos of my morning coffee... LOL This one was my fave:

My hubby gave me the coffee mug for Christmas (you have to know me and coffee mugs to appreciate this mug as a gift... LOL) and I have used it every morning since! :) I am on a total red kick...

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Project 365: Day 7

Here is today's photo. It also meets the first Challenge for 2009: "What's Cooking".

Scrambled eggs for my little man Derek this AM... :)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Project 365: Day 6

Here is today's photo:

I have these grapes all over the kitchen. They remind me of Italy and the dream trip I want to take there one day... :)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Starting Project 365

Happy New Year Everyone!

What are your goals this year? I like everyone else want to lose weight. I also am committing myself to Project 365 this year. What's that? That is taking one photo a day every day this year. I know, I know... Crazy. I think I can do it though! :)

Here are mine so far:

Jan 1:

Jan 2:

Jan 3:

Jan 4:

Jan 5:

I am going to try and keep up and post my photo here every day... Now I am not SCRAPPING each of these photos mind you. I know better than to think I would keep up with that goal... :)

Wish me luck! I am going to need it. Especially for the losing weight thing. LOL