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Day 1: Modern Day Road Trip

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Is it not the coolest thing ever that I can sit in my car while heading to Seattle and use my laptop? In the day when I was my kids’ age we were lucky if we had enough “paper” games to keep us busy and the alphabet game grew old by the second day. Nope, not our kids…they get to use a laptop (sorry no wifi here though…next generation), their game systems, iPods and mini-DVD players. We tried the alphabet game once, but that grew “lame” quickly. And as soon as dad started winning the kids were tired of playing.

For me sitting in a car 800+ miles means I get to catch up on my sleep a bit and do a little blogging from the back seat. One exciting part of our trip so far was my hubby letting our 15 year old drive part of the way. He has his learners permit, but he’s NEVER driven on a highway. But hey, my hubby must know what he’s doing, he drives for a living…. Scariest 30 minutes of my LIFE! Granted the jerking motion from the back seat is always WAY worse and the kind correcting from my h…

Gypsy Winner!!

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Thanks for all the awesome comments yesterday on the blog...and boy am I grateful for random.org to help me pick a winner!! 

Congrats to Colleen who I'll be shipping a Gypsy to later today!!

Awesome Gypsy Promotion (with BIG giveaway today only)!!!

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Some of you have heard me talk on my blog about the tool I LOVE the most when it comes to Scrapbooking and paper crafting...yep, it's my Gypsy. It's like a gameboy for Crafters. If you own a Cricut, then you'll wonder how you ever lived without this tool! But even better, they have an incredible promotion going on and it ends this week!! GYPSY PROMOTION!!!!

DETAILS: Buy and register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and receive 6 (SIX!) free cartridges downloaded to you Gypsy - including the exclusive, all-new "Smile Cards" cartridge (and don't forget about Gypsy Wanderings and Gypsy Font cartridges that come pre-loaded on the machine).  It's a $419 value!!

FREE CARTRIDGES INCLUDE:
~ Smiley Cards (new and exclusive to this promotion)
~ Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (not available in retail)
~ Christmas (not available in retail)
~ Blackletter (not available in retail)
~ Printing Press (not available in retail)
~ Indie Art (not available in retail)

All current Gyps…

Take 1: Northridge Media Video Shoot with Kristine McKay

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One of the highlights of my week was shooting some video spots for Northridge Media (publishers of Cards, Scrapbook Trends, Beads, Simply Handmade). The video shoot of course was for Imaginisce and we featured a couple of projects kits and the fun i-rock and i-top tools! I have to say I think the re-shoots were the best part...but only up to about 3 times...after that it was just a bother. But we still had fun.   Our lovely host and talent extrodinaire was Kristine McKay. You may have seen this awesome gal on Studio 5 and many other Northridge Trend videos. She made the entire experience fun, light and I cannot wait to return to shoot more videos.
 Here's some shots of them setting up the set before the video shoot.

The videos aren't quite ready to be posted, but I'll be sure to post them here when they are. If you haven't checked out the new Northridge Publishing Blog, be sure to go over there and subscribe to their feeds! Also, if you love crafty things you'll want …

Cricut Circle Blog Launched Today!!

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Cricut (Provo Craft) offers those people who love their products the opportunity to join an exclusive club, called the Cricut Circle. Memberships are only offered a few times a year, the site is secure and allows members to be a part of a smaller community. 


The Cricut Circle Blog will be a place that the Circle Blog design team and it's members share in their ideas, layouts, projects, home decor, food decorations and so much more. In addition, Cricut offers exclusive products, AMAZING giveaways from sponsors and themselves, and so much more. The blog will be sharing ideas with the Cuttlebug, Cricut, Cricut Imagine, Yudu, Cricut Cake, various and new cartridges, and so much more. 

Because we want to show off what an amazing place the Circle Blog will be, for only one week Cricut has allowed the blog to be open to everyone. You can click hereto jump over there.  

Cricut has also offered to open up membership to the Cricut Circle for a limited time. Membership will be open until Oct. 9