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Hey all, I was surfing around looking at new blogs and found a great giveaway on Creating from the Heart. It’s a sewing on paper projects giveaway, there’s even a Brother sewing machine in the prize package!!!

So go on over there and check it out:

http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/2011/02/candy-for-u.html

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So I was surfing around looking at new gadgets and I found this tool. I thought that some of you might want to know about it as well.

i bond cordless glue gun

 

I really like this product, I know one big thing I dislike about using a glue gun is the cord it’s always getting in the way, or it makes the thing tip over. I don’t use a glue gun very often though but maybe this would encourage me to.

Here’s the specs from the site:

– Cordless
– Uses 4 AA Batteries
– Lighted Nozzle for Easy Application
– Ergonomic Design
– Uses Standard Mini Glue Sticks
– Comes with 3 Glue Sticks

MSRP $15.99

I know I will be on the lookout for this, it says it shipped in December 2010 so it should be in many stores by now.

So my goal of posting more on here has recently blown right past me. Things got crazy around here about 4 weeks ago, and I just haven’t had the energy to even express my thoughts.

I am still having issues from my car accident, pain, can’t remember things, and can not focus on anything for very long. I want my attention span back please :P.

So a few months ago we woke up to a few of our chickens being gone, and a large black dog cowering near my neighbor’s house. He was obviously starving and very scared, so we fed him and somehow a few days later he was in my house being treated for tape worms and had a new name and a new dog collar and ID tag. We live in the country and it seems people like to dump animals they no longer wish to own or take care of, we have seen kittens that go missing before I can get them, goats you name it we’ve seen it. I actually witnessed or drove up on 2 men pushing 2 dogs out of their truck when they saw me they sped off. I called the sherif but nothing was done. It’s sad really especially since we live in a county that has an animal shelter with a no questions drop off, they will not prosecute or even pursue you if you drop of a dog on its death bed.

So anyway the dog we took in is actually a great dog, he is a large Great Dane mix, he was fully house broken, heck he poops in the woods so there is no cleanup at all. He goes in the woods with the kids and stays with them not on a leash and protects them (I have witnessed this first hand). He protects me even seriously ill recently my hubby went hunting and came home with his ski mask still on came in and the dog could barely stand up from being so sick yet he got up next to me and would not let me move he would push himself against me pinning me in the corner.

Well as I said he got really sick about 4 weeks ago, he was so sick I had to call the mobile vet that treats animals out here since we are so far out in the country. They came out and thought at first he had a fungal pneumonia from digging, but his lungs were clear so they figured he had a stomach infection probably from eating garbage or from eating bad food, or maybe from eating the chipmunks he loves to catch.

They gave him an antibiotic shot, an IV bag of fluids since he had stopped eating and drinking, and sent us on our way with antibiotics and anti-emetics. He did not do well though we had to force him to drink water from a syringe, and cook chicken and hand feed it to him. This was an every 2 hour task for 3 weeks, finally this week he is eating dog food again and drinking on his own. he is now going outside and running in the woods again on his own as well, we are so happy we really were so worried we were going to lose him.

How strange it is to have an animal show up and so quickly become a part of your family and your heart. We really do love Duke and could not think of life without him.

 So I leave you with a photo of our fatihful companion and loving friend Duke, this was taken about a week ago when he was starting to feel a little better.

Duke

So I have been thinking about this blog and my crafting life a lot lately. For one thing I hate that I don’t post on here very much anymore, I feel very intimidated by my own blog. Strange I know but see I started it as a way to get information out to the masses about my favorite company “Provocraft” and all their great new, old and up and coming products. Then somehow it turned into a blog only about products and not about crafting really at all.

I guess this is the biggest thing I dislike, I feel I have nothing to post if I have nothing new to announce or talk about, even if I wanted to post about a project or life or anything really.

So I sincerely hope all the people who do follow and visit my blog often will continue to visit as I am going to change things up a bit around here.

I love crafting!!!!! I like pretty much all aspects of it, I am an artist and a photographer as well, I also like to fool around with making photos look vintage and different. So I will be posting lots of different things from now on, I will post about knitting, scrapbooking, card making, embroidery, painting, photos and life in general.

See I read a ton of blogs and the ones I seem to gravitate to all the time are ones that post on a multitude of subjects relating to their lives and their hobbies so I want to express myself and write down my thoughts and show all the great stuff I make 🙂 I never get to show it to anyone but my family so it will be nice to hear some other people’s thoughts as well.

So if you like crafts and neat artsy stuff subscribe if you haven’t already and keep coming back I hope to post at least a few times a week this year.

Hey everyone I just got notice that Michael’s black friday ad was released and yes they will be open Thanksgiving night, and yes Cricut cartridges will be 27.99 and the newer ones will be 35.99 🙂

http://www.black-friday.net/michaels-ad-scan.html

I haven’t looked at Joann’s ad yet but here is the link to it:

http://www.black-friday.net/joann-ad-scan.html

Enjoy 🙂

Saturday October 3rd is World Cardmaking Day, if you have never made cards before this is a great time to try it out. join millions and billions of people making cards on the same day.

Make your Christmas cards early or at least get started, check out neat Blogs for inspiration, make cards to donate to a charity that sends cards out to sick people, get together with your kids, family, friends, or scrap buddies and make cards all day long, put them into a show box and deliver them to a local nursing home for the residents to be able to give each other.

My Scouts do this we make cards from donated materials, or from cards that were mistakes people send to me we fix them (most of the time what you think is a mistake we cannot find) and put them into categories divided in the box, birthday, anniversary, sympathy etc. we include envelopes when we can.

I then take the box to the local nursing home (the kind the residents cannot leave usually) and leave it with the nurses they then tell the residents they are there for them to have for free to give out to each other. We get such a great response from the residents they just light up when we come in there now. Most of them cannot get out to get cards of their own and this gives them the opportunity to feel more normal and give cards to each other, to cheer people up and just put a smile on someones face. We have been told that the moral there has improved 100% since we started doing this. I wish I had more money and supplies or knew how to get sponsors for it because we would love to do it for all of our nursing homes in this area.

Anyway back to the fun of Card Making day 🙂 here is a link to the official website:

http://www.worldcardmakingday.com/

There is a blog, there are a few bloggers doing a card a day countdown for inspiration and there is a ton of ideas on how to celebrate this festive day for crafters around the world.

I am running a little late on this one but thought I would post the pictures and info anyway in case any of my readers had not seen it yet. Things have been super busy here at my house lately the beginning of the week is scouts and that means I am just really busy.

I am in the middle of helping my son as well, he is a neat kid likes to play with the Cricut and makes things, I still cut a lot of it out but he puts it all together etc. Well he is making little people from the 2 paper doll carts for  apage about thier Troop Golf Merit Badge class and I have been helping him with making the shirts look like Boy Scout uniform Shirts, it should be a cute layout when he is done with it.

Ok onto the carts 🙂 the first one we have is a nice Asian cartridge, I like this one I am a sucker for little geisha’s and cut asian things I have to say though if these end up being the end cuts I love the Panda with his but in the air, I love panda bears and these are super cute, I also like the Koi Fish as well looks a lot like the Yudu Art Koi which is good means I could use these on my shirts instead of buying the small pre-made Yudu art:

Pagoda

Pagoda

 

Next we have a very nice Western Cowboy type Cartridge, I like this one for so many reasons but I can see the possibilities with this one, think of all the great Boy stuff I can make for my boys having 3 sons and many country cowboy men in my family this will go a long way:

Old West

Old West

 

And last we have a Dinosuar Cartridge, again really great for the little boys and big boys in my family and yours, envision the boy who is obsessed with dinos think of how you could decorate his room with this cartridge and a stack of bazzil cardstock:

Dinosaur Tracks

Dinosaur Tracks

 

Very nice, I am loving all the new stuff coming out soon, I need to get a second job just to keep myself from going bankrupt buying all of these great things 🙂

These are rumored to be full cartridges so this is only a smidge of what will be on the final cartridges, I am not sure of any release dates but if I hear of something I will update again, I forsee these being available somewhere though before the end of the year (don’t quote me on that though I am just guessing).

I am still waiting to get my hands on Designer’s Calendar I cannot wait to play with that one, they have a lot of new things out there waiting to be released I know we are all happy customers waiting to play 🙂

So I got an update from Provocraft that they are going to be releasing a few new small cartridges every season, starting with this Winter of Course 🙂 I have 3 pictures of some of the cuts that may be on these carts to share with you as well. Each one of these will be like a solutions cart however they have a great price point they are expected to be 19.99 each, and each one should have about 50 cuts on it.

This first one would be nice to make package tags, quick and easy.

Tags

Tags

 

This next one is a neat little snowflake one, would make some great window decorations.

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

 

Now lastly we have a nifty little snowmen one, super cute adorable would look great on any winter layouts or cards.

Snow Friends

Snow Friends

Hey everyone check out the great deal on HSN.com today or check it out on the live show if you want to see a demo of all the great features too.

http://www.hsn.com/todays-special_xh.aspx?ocm=todspc&cm_re=billboard1*ts*slide1

It’s a nice deal 299.95 with free SH and 5 flex pay payments of 59.95 as an option. This comes with the Gypsy loaded with the 2 carts it is supposed to come with, it also comes with the full cartridge of Don Jaun which is the hard cart not a digital version, the black and pink protective sleeve, a stylus, a black and pink carrying bag (this is a larger one which will hold all of the extras), AC adapter, a car charger, a USB Cord, Cartridge connect cord, and a fast start card.

Now in the stores you will only be getting for the same price, the gypsy with the 2 loaded carts, the pink and black sleeve, a stylus, AC adapter, USB cord, cartridge connect cord, and a fast start card.

The HSN deal will go quickly, the show will be on again at 4am, 8am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, and 9pm.

I would order early if you really want this with the payments because I don’t think it will last at this price and with all the great extra’s added in.

HSN Gypsy Bundle

HSN Gypsy Bundle

Well my cuttlebug experiment did not work so I won’t go into what I was trying to do it just tanked horribly 🙂 back to the drawing board.

I am still trying to get started on my cartridge highlights and projects though and will have DS files hopefully created with each one as well.