Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

It really isn't my birthday yet but this weekend I bought myself an early present. A new Expression 2 Cricut. Oh I love it!!! Michael's had them on sale so I nabbed one. My sister in law was visiting me from out of town and gave me the "ins and outs" of the machine. I'm off and running with it. I had one of the first Cricut Personal Cutting machines when they came out and it has served its purpose well. It didn't have the required innards to be able to do the awesome functions the new Cricut Workshop has online though and was limited to what I could cut. Now I can make envelopes to match my cards. Well, there is a whole lot more I can do with the new one. Company is gone now and today I took the morning to play.

On another note, my PC is still out of commission and I am still unable to take pictures off my camera. I took some pictures of cards I made this weekend with my cell phone and sent them to my daughter to email them to me. It's a round about way but I am thinking that should work.  I'm beginning to think I am making my computers sick because the loaner PC my husband gave me is now having issues too.  I do have a virus checker so we're not sure what's going on.

The weather has been pretty hot here. It's been in the 90's and expected to be 102 degrees on Thursday. We (the people of the Pacific Northwest area) aren't used to anything warmer than the 80's, so it is causing some people distress. If it rains, we complain there is too much rain, then we get sun and complain because it is too hot. I love the sun...but it would be nice to have air conditioning.

Here are the cards from this weekend.

My sister in law found this cute little card on Pinterest. I don't know who to give credit to but would be more than happy to if someone wants to let me know.  The clouds were drawn with Cricut gel pens and the Cricut.  The rest of it was made with scraps that I had. I used the Owl punch from "Stampin Up."

Rounding the corners of a square gave this four square card a different look.  The paper is "Dotty for You", CTMH and the sentiment is also from CTMH.

The teddy bear paper is from Hot Off The Press and the bee stamp is CTMH.

The banner for my utility room didn't quite turn out as I would have liked.  It definately doesn't show up well in the picture.  I said I would post it though so here goes!

Everything was so white and plain so I decided to add a little color.

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