Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It has been awhile.....

It has been a while since I have been in my scraproom. 

 We moved Kaela to far North Texas to live with her grand parents because they are closer to the university and moved my mother in to our house full time.  So I have had people coming and going all summer.   

As much as we hate it sometimes crafting takes a backseat to life.

BUT.... BUT....

Remember back in May when I bought a used typewriter from Ebay?  It worked great until I put a new ribbon on then it stopped working. I have fiddled with it for a bit but we all know how I am when it comes to fixing things (no talent there) so I am going to donate it to the second hand store with a note describing the problem and maybe someone will know how to fix it and love it again.  I only paid $25 for it on Ebay so I am content with this solution.

This does not leave be without a typewriter because...

(photo from Michaels website)

I found a vintage looking brand new typewriter from We R Memory Keepers and it is PINK! But that is not the only fun feature for me.

Vintage looking
Uses standard replacement ribbon
No plugs needed (Manual Machine)
Goes clank, clank when in use
It just makes me happy.....

Why do I need a typewriter? 
Besides the fact that I just missed having one in the house,  I love writing letters on a typewriter, use it in my planner, and making journalling cards in my scrapbooking and in a pinch if I hate my hand writing that day - addressing envelopes. 

I need some practice because I have not used a manual machine since I was little but that in itself can be fun too. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Computer CRASH!!!!

Yep it is dead!

We had a major storm on Friday with multiple electrical outages and it killed one of my hard drives on my Mac Desktop Pro.  I will be making an appointment with Apple as soon as Mike can go with me to the Apple store.  

Mike can replace the hard drive but he does not have the Apple OS that he needs to get it going and we just want to double check that it is the hard drive although it is acting like it did last time I had one die.  BTW why is it always my machine that dies? 

For those that are wondering ... YES this is my main computer that died that has all of my photos and CTMH business info on it.  I am not worried about loss of data because after this happened last time I signed up for Carbonite so all of BOTH my hard drives are backed up - I just have to wait a bit for the fix.  

Until then I will be working from my phone and my Mac Air so bear with me if things look a little weird.

I have been posting the photos of the heritage album on Facebook but did not get the photos blogged before the crash.  

You may have also heard that I now have a part time job again so things are a little busy around here again.  But Kaela is back at UNT for the year so life should slow down just a bit. 

Thank you for sticking with me for all of these years.  

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Stamp of the Month - Purr-fect Halloween

Purr-fect Halloween 

SET OF 17 $17.95 S1608
Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for that month only, for just $5!

 When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

 RECOMMENDED BLOCKS: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2"× 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 2" × 6½" (Y1010)

Cricut® Art Philosophy Cartridge

Basically the Best

Brand new scrapbooking papers are here, and you can get some FREE!*

 What could be better than treating yourself to brand new scrapbooking paper? 
How about getting even MORE paper for free! 

During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE

Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!

* With qualifying purchase. Offer valid August 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – August 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT) while supplies last. 
Shipping/handling rates are based on the full retail price of free items.
 Tax is not charged for free items.

2016 - 2017 CTMH Annual Inspirations goes LIVE today!

Annual Inspirations Idea Book

Item Number: WC1171
(found under tools)

It is that time of year again ladies.... Idea Book launch time!  

As you know, I no longer mail out the Idea Books because CTMH has made it so easy for you to have a copy shipped directly to your house.  

You can view a copy of the idea book online if you do not already have one in your hands then add a copy to your order.  

To view the catalog just hit the shopping tab here on my blog then the online version of the idea book is under Products along the top row. 

I know you are going to love what you see.