Saturday, July 31, 2010

Creative Memories and updates...

There are two new Cricut cartridges that are exclusive to Creative Memories.  You can see more information and the images on the site at these links
Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cartridge

Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cartridge

The handbooks are not yet posted in the Cartridge Library section of the Information tab.

These cartridges are available to order through a Creative Memories consultant.  I am a consultant and, if you do not currently have a consultant, I would be happy to help you with your order.  You can order directly from my Creative Memories site - here is a LINK to my site.

The new cartridges have been added to the site.  Here is a LINK for the Cheerful Seasons cartridge which coordinates with the Cheerful Seasons Power Palette.   Here is the LINK for the Reminisce Accents cartridge which coordinates with the Reminisce Power Palette.

Gypsy Update

There is an update for the Gypsy which adds the Martha Stewart Crafts Cake Cartridges.  Just connect your gypsy to the computer and turn it on. Open your Gypsy Sync program and follow the directions.  The update will take quite a while to complete - mine took a total of about 1/2 hour.  You can do other things on your computer and let the update run in the background.

The Cricut Lite Celebrate with a Flourish cartridge was not added in this update.  There was not an update for Design Studio listed yet.

Make and Takes from CHA

I did only a few make and takes at the show.  Several people asked to see photos so here they are...

This is from the Just-Rite Stampers booth.  Just-Rite has new clear blocks that work with their stamps.  Many of their stamps work perfectly with the Nestabilities dies.  I actually spent a while talking to the make and take demonstrator about Cricut and Design Studio and I think I convinced her that she needs Life is a Beach!

This card was from the EKSuccess booth.  They manufacture the Martha Stewart punches and we used the Round Lattice Punch Around the Page set for the decorative mat on the card.

This was the Papertrey Ink card - mine got a bit smudged but I really liked the large leaf stamp that we used.

I think my favorite make and take was this brooch which was also at the Papertrey Ink booth.  Their felt is fabulous and cuts very nicely with a die in the Cuttlebug.  I will definitely try making more variations of these pins - they will be great for gifts.

I enjoyed a slow lazy day with my sister and brother-in-law.  It was a lovely summer day here in Wisconsin.  I have a few photos I took around the bed and breakfast today to share.  We are doing a "crafty project" tomorrow so you'll be seeing a bit more then.

The porch has lots of random architectural elements as decorations.

This grasshopper (or maybe a cricket?) holds the guest book pages open.

Decanters in the dining room.

There is a lot of interesting art on the walls.

There is a baby grand piano in the front entry hall with an everchanging collection of objects.

This is an old photo of our mother and her three sisters on the piano.  She is the tallest one, second from the right.

We drove into Monroe for dinner tonight and ate at a Mexican restaurant called "Pancho and Lefty's" which was great!  The restaurant is on the town square and this is the old courthouse - a very impressive building.

I have one more day here and then I'll be headed back East.  It will be nice to get home to see mu husband and younger son who have been "holding the fort" while I am away.  I hope they haven't done any "cleaning up" in my craft room!

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  1. Great photos - glad you're having a good time away!
    CM exclusive Cricut cartridges...thanks for that info.
    I love that brooch you made - I was surprised that it was cut with the CB.
    Have a safe trip home!

  2. Some really gorgeous make and takes and wow what a beautiful place your sister and brother in law run.
    Kim xXx

  3. Mary - Biker GrannyAugust 1, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Awesome pictures; thanks for sharing! It sounds like you're having a wonderful time with your family!

  4. Diane -- I ALWAYS enjoy your blogging. I'd love to have the B&b info so we could perhaps visit there.

    Love the jewelry pin -- such a great idea for table favors for holiday parties!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your make and takes with us! I loved your projects, I especially like the Papertrey Ink card and broach. Wonderful pictures!

  6. Hi Diane -
    You are an amazing photographer! (Just Like Joy said!) You now have me totally interested in the Creative Memories software and I can hardly use my cricut yet!
    Thanks for all the great information.
    Your sister's B&B looks beautiful!
    Have a safe trip home!

  7. Great photos! The B & B looks gorgeous. I love the little felt brooch that you made. It is adorable!

  8. Hello Diane, thanks for posting your pictures and info... Just wanted to let you know that the links you posted for the CM cartridges seem to direct me to the mat and blade cutting system instead of the cartridges...

  9. Thanks for letting me know - I had tested the links but something seems to have gone wrong. They should all be correct now.

  10. Diane,
    What an absolutely gorgeous B&B. I am so jealous. Hope you had a wonderful time. Enjoyed the pic's.


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