Friday, May 21, 2010

Cricut Cartridges

Have you seen the new releases????? OMG "Toy Story" is coming!!!! I'm so excited! Now I can make Mr. Potato Head and his angry eyes!! I love that. I'll tell the family that I have my "angry eyes in" and give them "the look." lol

There's also Cindy Loo, Freshly Picked, Wall Decor and More and Mini Monsters. Finally a Halloween cartridge that is cute and spooky too! Can you imagine the cute Trick-or-Treat bags you could make??? Or even a whole party? Wow. My brain is a hurricane thinking of everything.

Today I have to iron my black pants and pick up a couple of things for my YUDU demo in Minnesota tomorrow. I'm excited about it. I'll have my satchel with my things, fly in, demo then fly out. Kind of like Mary Poppins. But no umbrella.

I'll let you know how tomorrow goes!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Popsicle Toes

This past week I found a website called They have guest designers showing projects they have designed and made using their cricut and design studio, or gypsy, and cuttlebug. I have been blown away by the projects this week. Donna Mundinger was the guest designer and has to be one of the most creative people I've ever seen. I demo the cricut for Provo and get people excited about using their machine for the basics and they need to know where they could go. Donna's blog is THE place to go. I can't wit to see what she comes up with next. If I knew what I was doing I would add her link but I have to get my webby friend to do it for me. Here's the link to Donna's blog. (for my 50th birthday could i please have some of her talent?????) lol

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Excitement!! My friend Corinna Lyons-Revello has been published!! I'm so excited for her. I can't wait to have her autograph my copy of the book. It is 'Create: For the Home' put out by Scrapbook Trends. Her project is on page 18 and it's so pretty. It's a coffee mug with rub-ons that really pop. I'll have to try it!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Done with the run

Wow! A very busy 3 weeks. A show in Bloomingdale, Il, then Merrillville, IN, then Bedford Park, IL. I'm just a little bit tired to say the least. I do like doing shows at Costcos in my area because then I get to see people I haven't for a while and get to meet new people. And since I'm just soooo shy, it's hard for me to talk to people! Yeah, right. lol All the shows did well. I've trained new people who really got the hang of the machine and learned how to deal with different kinds of customers.

In fact, yesterday I had a guy who came by and really made me work for the sale. It's good because sometimes you get too comfortable with giving out information by rote that to be asked questions is a nice change of pace. Even if it's the last day of 3 weeks of shows, long days and very tired feet. But, I digress. He actually asked why he should by the Cricut and some accessories and I had to use all my skills and knowledge to show him why he had to have this in his life for his wife and kids. Good thing I had a pink castle made with the Once Upon a Castle Cartridge! He had a 6 year old princess at home! He asked me to give him a percentage of how sure I was that I would make the sale and I did say 95%. I know better than to say 100% because they can always walk away due to free will. But, in the end, not only my ability to prove the value of the Cricut but my charm and personality convinced him to buy not only the machine, but the accessory kit as well as a cartridge bundle. ( Though I do think he was going to buy it all along chance are he just had time to kill before heading home to a house full of Mothers for Mother's Day. shh) Yes, I threw in the castle, a couple of cards and he got the Cricut box with the pink bow and "MOM" take on it. Whatever it takes, right? (within reason, lol)

so, now to get my house organized, stop laughing, I can hear you ya know!