Thursday, October 29, 2009

Competition for the Cricut?

I don't know, but it looks like my Cricut could have some competition come next year. In January at CHA, Craftwell will realease a new machine called the eCraft Personal cutting system. If you haven't seen this, then you should check out their website at Now I am a self proclaimed Cricut lover. I wouldn't have never thought of giving up my Cricut, but if the user reviews are good, I think that it will be sitting next to my E. Here are some of the details straight from their site:

Automatic Paper and Cutting Sensor (no manual adjustments needed)

Paper Tray / Feeder (no more messy cutting boards)

Unique Roller system handles paper up to 12” by ANY length (wow!)

Draws and cuts without changing from blade to a pen (really!)

Easy to use software and a big bright LCD display (looks great)

SD Fun Cards, with a wide assortment of themed fonts and shapes (cool!)

From what I understand, no software needed for those TT Fonts that we all love! No need for a mat because it can cut up to any length! You can buy images and fonts, but not at the 89.99 retail price you pay for a Cricut cart. And you add up all of the customer service nightmares from ProvoCraft and this is going to be competition for the Cricut. I was looking at buying the Gypsy, but with all the problems they are having, I am waiting. And now, maybe the eCraft will be what I save for! And I have to say that I am in no way affiliated with this company. I had never heard of them before this. But I will be waiting the see the reviews, and my Cricut is holding her breath! Happy crafting!

Monday, October 19, 2009

First Grade

Well, I am trying to get back into the swing of things, but lately I have had so many other projects to do, that scrapping has been last on the list. While I still have many of those things to do, I managed to get this layout finished today. I saw the challenge and design team call at Just Buggin Challenges and decided that it was time to dust off the ATG! I was glad to use another cartridge besides Mickey and Friends! (Still working on those projects!) And hubby is away on business, so me and the Cricut have a couple of date nights this week! We'll see how much I can get done! This is the second page of my son's school album. Very simple and it was a fast layout to finish. Both the title and apple are cut from Plantin Schoolbook. I also used some great stamps that I found at Michaels. The ABC stamp is from an acrylic set from Hampton Art, part of their Foot-long collection. There are six border stamps each one about 6 inches long. They are very cool and can be used on several different things. They were not very expensive either! Hope you like it! Now on to the next project! Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Back from Disney!

Wow! We just got back from our family vacation to Walt Disney World, and we had so much fun!! I can't wait to get all 400+ photos printed and in an album. Mason loved the autograph book that I made for him and we got lots of compliments on it. He met thirty characters, so some didn't have a page. I wasn't sure who he would want to meet, so I have some more pages to add. Lilo and Stitch, Red Power Ranger, and Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc are some that need to be added. And now I need to find another Disney album and get started on those pages! I will try to get some pictures uploaded soon. I have a ton of laundry to wash and put away! Until then, happy crafting!