"There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."
-Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

So, I've decided that I want the Silhouette Cameo.  It's an electronic cutter that would allow me to do so much more with, not only my scrapbook page layouts, but also with other crafts.  I've gotten mixed reviews about the Cricut and haven't really heard much about other electronic cutters.  I've even only heard from a few people about the Cameo.  But the ones that I have heard from LOVE it!  Hopefully I can raise the money to obtain one.  It's $300 at regular price.


An AWESOME week of Firsts!

This past week has been an awesome craft week!  

I met one of my fellow SOC members for the first time.  It was so nice meeting her and I can't wait until she comes back to FL.  We're planning a crop so it will be great to get a group of the FL ladies together for the first time. I'm so excited!

We met at Piktails in South Orlando.  It's  an awesome scrapbook store that has lots of items that are unique compared to Michael's and JoAnn's.  They make they're own layouts and mini-book kits which are so beautiful!  Debbie was wonderful! She showed us a project she's working on that's very extensive.  But, she's doing an awesome job with it.  I'll definitely be back to participate in one of their crops.  If you want to check them out, go to Piktails.com.

I also created a new item.  I was looking for a dry erase board in the dollar store and couldn't find one.  Saw a few in other stores but thought they were just too expensive for what I needed.  So, I decided I could make my own for less than what it'd cost to buy one.  Here's what I did:

1) laminated color computer paper
2) edged it with printed duct tape (from JoAnn's)
3) rounded the corners
4) made 2 holes with hole punch
5) tied ribbon to the holes
6) added embellies (It's 2 sided, butterfly on side showing and 2 pink hearts on the other side)

And, here's the finished product:

Now I can stay organized with my projects.

Another first that has nothing to do with scrapping (except to create a page about it) was I took my son to his first NFL game.  We went to see my home team, Jacksonville Jaguars, play.  Unfortunately, they lost to NY Jets but it was nice being in that atmosphere, especially since he loves football so much.  We even sat next to Santa Claus at the game.

Then my cousin Kim told me of her great idea for us to create mini-books for Christmas.  I love it!  So, we started our first mini-books.  It was so much fun.  This is the first page I've created:

It's so much fun working on this project (and shopping for it).  I can't wait to complete it and start adding my photos.

Well, folks!  Thank you for taking time out to visit me today.  See you next time, same scrapper time, same scrapper channel.