Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cricut Design Studio Update

Hi Ladies-I had a friend call this week and let me know she had trouble loading her CDS update to her computer.  She went thru alot of heartache to finally resolve the problem with Cricut.  I am posting some instructions here in the hopes that some of you will not have to spend hours trying to get your updates done.  Thank you Joyce for calling attention to this problem your struggles will help others avoid the same issue.

Cricut Design Studio Update

If your firmware update is not working do the following:

1. Go to start

2. My computer

3. C drive

4. Program files

5. Cricut Software folder

6. Cricut Design Studio

7. Firmware releases

8. Click on the file Cricut_v2_34.enc , then right click and add an a after the 34. So your file should read Cricut_v2_34a.enc.

9. Then click on the file Cricut_v2_34b.enc, then right click and just delete the b. So your file should read Cricut_v2_34.enc.

10. Go to your design studio and do your firmware update.

11. When your firmware update is done and you turn on your Cricut it should say version 2.34.

My thanks to Jennifer Boyd from the South Jordan Roberts for getting the instructions together in such a concise easy to understand format.  Hope this helps anyone having trouble with their Cricut Update.  Happy Cutting!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Free Halloween Template

Martha Stewart had a free template for a treat box I thought I would share with you.  You can get the small paper mache boxes at Roberts or any craft store.  You should be able to open the site with the link below.
Happy Halloween.

Date Night

With six kids its not often that my Husband and I get to go out on a Date Night.  This week one of my kids helped us have a Date Night to La Caille resteraunt.  My daughter is taking a Food and Nutrition class at the Junior High and was able to get discount dinner reservations to La Caille for the three of us.  This Etiquette Dinner is a fun way for the kids to practice all of the information they have been studying on table manners and table placement. I enjoyed getting dressed up for the occassion but I loved seeing my holey t-shirt wearing husband in a suit even better.  I think he cleans up rather nicely.  My daughter looked beautiful and much too grown up for my liking.  The food was spectacular of course, but even more then the fancy meal I just enjoyed time with two of my favorite people.  I also made some mental notes on a couple of home decor styles I want to try.  You think my husband will mind if I paint faux bricks on the dining room walls??? 

October 23-25 Retreat

Thank you Ladies for a wonderful Retreat.  I am going to have to dub this group the Worker Bees.  When we added up all of the pages there were a couple of you around 20 pages completed this Retreat-AMAZING!!  We also had our first digital scrapbooker attend-your pages were Fantastic Patty.  Along with the Sandra Bullock movie marathon(who doesn't love Hocus Pocus & The Proposal);  we had Jaime surprise us ALL with shall we say white fluffy stuff everywhere (no I don't mean SNOW).  The sunset was incredible-the rain & sleet made us glad we were inside and the Sunshine Sunday morning made us appreciate the beautiful surroundings.  We even enjoyed a very special visitor-the local deer population decided to trot right up to the road by the Inn.  I enjoyed laughin' and scrappin' with all of you:  Alease, Arnell, Barbara, Vicki, Patty, Grandma, Deanne, Colleen and Sara your amazing women and it was my pleasure to get to know you better. 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Congratulations Angie!!!!!!

Those of you that attended our October 9-11 Retreat will be happy to know that Angie had her baby.  She was kind enough to send some pictures so we can all see this Beautiful Angel.(Link Below)  She is adorable and healthy!!
Her name is Annie Marie Simmons and she is 10lbs 7 oz 22" long. Mom is doing well and we hope she will be back to her old self soon.  We shared the news & pictures with this weekends Retreaters and they all agree she is Beautiful.  We send our Congratulations to Angie and her family and can't wait for her to join us  again to scrapbook all of the adorable Baby Pictures we know she will have. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fright Night at Roberts

I want to be sure all of you know that Fright Night is this Saturday from 5-9pm at Roberts.  I will be off to another Retreat but we've been working hard to make sure there will be som FUN activities lined up for kids of all ages.  We will have Trick or Treating going on in the store-a pumpkin walk for prizes for the kids-Danielle from Media Team will be in our store to do a Make n Take for Adults and there will be Make n Takes designed just for kids.  So dress up your cuties and bring them to our Sandy Roberts for a good time.  There is a Costume Parade at 6pm and prizes every half hour.  I will be posting some pictures tomorrow so you can see the fun we have planned!  There will also be a Buy One Get One FREE sale on Solutions Cartridges that night.  I hope to hear from some of you about this event-so come and enjoy FRIGHT NIGHT.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mini Cartridges Coming

This is a screen shot of one of the new mini cartridges Cricut will offer this holiday season.  There are three total coming soon to a Roberts near you.  They will cost $19.99 and are solutions cartridges that will offer just 50 shapes (but boy are they cute!)The other two are called Snow Friends & When its Cold Outside.  Here is a list of other cartridge's soon to be released.

* Destinations

* Dinosaur Tracks

* Elmo Party

* Old West

* Pagoda Paradise
I can't wait!!!!!!
This is the page I created at the last Retreat.  I used Cricut Cartridges to cut the Title, Arrow and circles.  There is tons of room for pictures & journaling spots.  Hope you like this one its a real simple page that could work for a Birthday or any celebration.

Fall Fun at Four.....

My little four year old Kylee loved the Hay Maze & Pumpkin Patch done by Engh Gardens in Sandy.   She picked up a little pumpkin and as I grabbed my camera said "This one's little like me".   I  tell you this was definitely an "Awww" moment.  I just love this age-everything is so exciting & fun.  I love that at four years old she takes time to figure STUFF out and then explain it to me.  I rememer how excited she was this year to tell me that her Grandma was actually Dad's Mom.  What a discovery!  I'm so glad she clued me in.  What would I do without my little helper making life so clear?   I also love her enthusiasm for LIFE.  When she finally made it to the end of the hay maze she jumped for joy shouting I Did It!  Wouldn't life be so much easier if we could all share the things we have figured out with others???  Wouldn't it be a happier place if we could always share our Joys???  I can't wait to Scrapbook Kylee's Fall Fun!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Retreat Dates

Here is a current list of Dates & Seats Available:

October 23-25  I have 10 confirmed reservations I have room for 2 more ladies.
There will be a free card class for those interested: we will make a neverending card & a pop up card.
There are three mini classes available for $10.00 each  Acrylic Halloween Album, CD Desk Calendar, and Acrylic Block Class.  Limited amounts of each.

November 13-15  I have 11 confirmed reservations-This is a Private Group.
There will be a free card class for those interested: we will make a neverending card & a pop up card.
Mini Classes will be done by request for this private group.

Dec. 4-6 I have 7 confirmed reservations-This will be a Deanne & Cathie Birthday Party complete with games, cake, ice cream, and all things Twilight.

Jan. 15-17  Weather Permitting!!! I have 10 seats open.  The owner of the Bed & Breakfast has snow removal equipment and the Hwy & State Roads are all kept clean & sanded.
Free Post it Note holder class.
Mini Album Class will be the album in a box.  Cost $10  Pictures to follow in December. Similiar to Halloween One already pictured this month.

Price is $130.00 per person.  Deposit of $30.00 must be paid in advance to Reserve your Seat.  We will no longer accept payments the day of Retreat (Sorry ladies but it delays when I can pay Margaret).  Please have your balance paid in full a week prior to your Retreat Date.  Thank you for your understanding.

Your comments and questions are welcome.  Please let us know how we can make these Retreats Memorable.

Anyone wanting a T-Shirt please let us know ahead of time we are offering Tintic Goldminers Inn shirts, Don't Bug Me I'm Scrapbooking Shirts, and New Moon T-Shirts that are made with YuDu.  Cost is $15 sizes and colors uestions vary so please email requests early.

Halloween Projects

Here are some of the Halloween projects I've been working on.  The acrylic album is one that is offered as a kit at the October Retreats for just $10.00.  The album in a box will be an item I sell at the Mrs. Claus Boutique this December 3-5th at Jessup's Gym on Creek Road in Sandy.  More info to follow.  Hope you like them.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Never too old to TP!

Here's what happens if you're the first to go to sleep (or just take a nap in this case) at one of our Retreats.  Everyone decides your never too old to get TP'd.  This time honored tradition of messing up the home or in this case scrap table of the offendee is captured here in this wonderful picture. Ladies I think this is soooo much better than the other option of Bra Freezing!!!!  By far the best part is hearing everyone say "pass the toilet paper"whenever someone had a goopy mess to clean up-its so nice to share with friends (awww).  Who says you can't recycle gently used toilet paper???  So as you can see another fun trip to Eureka.  This weekends winner of our Acrylic Block Challenge Project was Angie-do you think she had some inside help from her little girl (Angie is 8 months along and was still willing to join us in some scrap fun). Thank you ladies for some Great Memories.  You make each Retreat special & FUN!!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

This is the Card I made this Month for my Card Club.  I used some watercolor pencils and a water brush to color in the stamped image.  Makes a fast and easy way to watercolor.  Inside the card it says:  Just Flying by with a Halloween Hi!  A simple card is always great when you have to make multiples.  I am off to another Retreat this weekend-I will post some of this weekends projects & pages tomorrow.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I keep hearing the statistics about Breast Cancer & I tell you I am just BLOWN AWAY.  The one most commonly heard is that every single person on the planet either has had breast cancer or knows someone that has had breast cancer.  Oh my Gosh-this is just too many women!!!!  So if YOU are a breast cancer Patient or Survivor my heart and prayers are with you.  At this moment in time I have a sister in law and an Aunt that were diagnosed with breast cancer.  My Sister in Law was only 36 and pregnant when she found out.  The doctors had to deliver her baby boy early so she could begin treatment and this amazing women went thru treatment, kept working and raising her two older girls and cared for her newborn baby.  My Aunt had a lumpectomy 10 years ago, and just this year during a routine mamography she found out the cancer was back & had to undergo a full mastectomy.  I am just at awe at what a women can go thru & just how strong she can be when she is determined.  My thoughts and prayers are with the hundrends & thousands of women out there trying to survive.  It is with these ladies in mind that I created a design for this years Ladies Night Out event I am including a picture for any out there that may want to duplicate this card for their loved one.  I know the lesson that I take away from these amazingly strong women battling this disease is HOPE.  We must HOPE for a positive outcome, we must HOPE for a cure, we must HOPE our challenges and struggles will educate the next generation.

Halloween Explosion Box

Halloween Explosion Box that also works as a nested set of boxes.  These fun boxes can be made for any holiday or special event and are so much fun to give as gifts.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ladies Night Out at Roberts in Sandy

Here is your Special Invitation-You are all invited to Ladies Night Out at the Sandy Roberts on October 3, 2009.  It will be Saturday from 5-8PM. There will be several cute Make N Take Projects, Demonstrations on Cricut Vinyl cutting and on the New Pink Slice (great Pink Journey card), a Chocolate Fountain & Music by Paula's Husband (he plays guitar).  An all around good time for all and PRIZES.  The best reason of all to attend is the Drawing held at 8PM for several great prizes.  A Pink Slice, A Bo-Bunny Bag with treats inside, a Grand prize Basket of great Roberts Products, and a  Large Crop in Style Scrapbooking Tote on Wheels.  Did I mention great incentives to buy a Cricut Expression & Fantastic prices on cartridges.  Hope to see many of you there. 

September 25-27th Pictures