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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It finally arrived!!

     I have been waiting (not so patiently) for the Once Upon A Princess Cricut cartridge to arrive. I pre-ordered it back in November. Well it arrived today! I think I'll cut out some crowns to take with me when we go to GA Thursday. We'll be watching Abi and Molly while our d-i-l chaperons a field trip with Emily. I've cut some Easter baskets from the Easter solutions cartridge and I'll take along some stuff to decorate the baskets. Now I can bring the crowns and they can decorate them also. Molly loves to do "arps and craps" as she calls it. I am looking forward to playing around with this cartridge later today and tomorrow.

Here is a card I made using the Straight From The Nest cartridge.
Here are a couple of layouts I did this past weekend. The second one features my paternal grandparents in photos taken almost 100 years ago. I scanned and printed the crocheted doily onto cardstock and then cut around each flower.


  1. You've been busy! Your card rocks, but your layout w/ crocheted circles on it is wicked cool. Did you crochet it or did you buy it at a store? I bet it was hard to use it. It's so pretty!

  2. I love these pictues of you and Eric. There is so much love in them! I wish my Mom had taken pictures like that.