Monday, December 15, 2014

Crafting and Shopping!

Well I don't have any files to post, not that I haven't made any but I just can't post them because they are for gifts and that would ruin Christmas! I got a project done on Friday that I had planned to do a vinyl review on concerning the Explore and then I realized "DUH YOU CAN'T POST THAT BEFORE CHRISTMAS!". I will say that the Explore cut vinyl extremely well and the vinyl setting is really nice to have built in. I also cut some glitter vinyl which I found the setting in custom settings and it cut it perfect as well. I will still try to get a project to post and a full review done.

I had my company Christmas dinner Friday night and I took my friend Nancy with me. She has been sick for about 3 weeks  now and was finally feeling a little better. During dinner I looked at her and she didn't look too good and she said that all the sudden she felt sick so we left early. I really didn't mind, her health is much more important.

Saturday my friend Linda and I went to Oklahoma City to do some Christmas shopping. Neither of us bought much but I did get a few things that I was looking for and couldn't find somethings that I wanted. We at lunch at Ted's Escandido Cafe which is awesome! We hit Michaels and left with nothing. At Hobby Lobby I did get what I needed to make a gift and I also splurged on myself and bought a Santa since I hadn't gotten one this year. Usually my friend Karen gets me one but since I didn't have my party and she didn't come visit this December I had to buy my own LOL.

Yesterday I spent all day messing with a design for a gift and it literally took me all day! I kept changing how I wanted it and then when I did get it done I ended up ripping it off and starting over. I did like the end result and I will say it is a glass block with a light but I can't say of what because then the recipient will know what they are getting for Christmas. I think I might be too much of a perfectionist when it comes to designs and tracing images because I like nice clean lines and I spent hours cleaning up lines and such on that design.

I am hoping to get some sugar cookies baked this week so me and the girls can decorate them next weekend. I really had plans on doing some yesterday but like I said that project took me all damn day and that ain't no joke! I still haven't cut the Grinch file yet and I want to find a large picture frame to put it in. Guess I might go to Goodwill or Salvation Army and see what I can find there.

This is going to be a busy week since I have a doctor appointment, party at school and working on more Christmas items but hopefully sometime this week I can make design a file or two and post for download. I have no idea of what but most of the time I never do!


  1. Love reading your blog glad you're back. 😆

  2. You have been a busy girl! I'm anxious to see what you've made, but I will patiently wait! :)

  3. It is a busy time of year Shirley, I just hope you take the time to enjoy it. I am looking forward to seeing your "Christmas" gifts that you can't post right now. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too! Hugs, Brenda