Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bringing in 2010

Hi everyone. Well, my 2009 blogging days didn't go as planned. Life kinda has a way of getting busy. One of my New Years resolutions is to get this blog up and running. I guess my biggest problem is I never have much to say or put on here. I'm getting ready to change that. I will be posting at least weekly. So expect at least 52 post this year. Who knows I may go crazy after I really get going.

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year.

Oh and before I forget, the next big SWARM here in Houston is gonna be Feb. 20, 2010. I have a lot planned. If you were at the last one you know I'm pretty big on door prizes and stuff but who knows what I have in store this time. Come and find out!!!!

Happy 2010 my friends! May all of your dreams be realized in the New Year.

Lori

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cleaning my craft rooms

Well, I have found out that i just can't create anything to post because I can't get to anything. So, today I have been cleaning my scrap rooms. Yes I said rooms. I have scrap stuff in 3 rooms plus covering my office area and our breakfast nook table. I have found things I forgot I had. Found a ton of new mats. Woo hoo. Even found a box from Stampin Up that I hadn't even opened yet. Sad, I know.
My plan is to get it cleaned up and post pictures in the next day or two.
I will be creating this next week for sure. I've got to do some teaching so I kinda have to. LOL

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.

Lori

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rewards Cartridges Arrived

I just got 4 rewards cartridges today. I had ordered them using my cricut rewards on October, 14, 2009 they arrived today October 21, 2009 I paid $22.50 for shipping. Not to bad $5.63 each cartridge. I got 3 solutions cartridges and one Full cartridge. Baseball, Basketball and Christmas were the solutions cartridges and Printing Press was my full cartridge. i had all of the other full cartridges but this so it worked out great. Plus. I just opened them and got 150 more reward points from the solutions cartridges. Printing Press was to old to get any points. I'm going to link them to my Gypsy tonight and see if I can't get some more experience with my Gypsy.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
Lori

My First Flip Video

video

This is Lady Callaway (Callaway for short) I also call her Jinglebell. She is my baby. She is a 5 1/2 years old West Highland Terrier. She is adorable and loves me to pieces. She is my dog, she refuses to listen to anyone else and will do whatever to protect me as long as it doesn't involve a belly rub, then I'm toast. I appologize in advance for my baby talk and stuff. Yes, that is how i talk to her. Never talked to my kids like that. Go figure. I am just figuring out the flip video movie stuff.

I always wanted to take her doing this. It is a twice a day ritual and I can never catch her on video.

Hope it makes you laugh.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I'm back and ready to get started

Well, with Disney World now behind me and my trip to Mississippi over I'm ready to get back on here and get this blog going.

I am working on another SWARM. Still waiting on information. The clubhouse lady is on vacation again. I had alot of request to do one before Christmas. So I'm trying.

I have played with my Gypsy a little bit but sadly not much at all. mainly just updated her and loaded all my cartridges.

I am wanting to get some of the new cartridges soon. I won't do pre orders again so I'm gonna just keep watching.

Have you seen the new mini cartridges? I love the snowflakes.

Better get busy.

Oh yes, I did use my cricut the other night to make garage sale signs with some vinyl. Love the vinyl.

Have a great week.
Lori

Thursday, September 24, 2009

She's on the way

Well, my new little girl should be here soon. She's made it to Houston and is ready for delivery. You realize I'm talking about my Gypsy right? Stalking the UPS guy now. Last time I was expecting a package he arrived at 7:03 pm. I'm so excited. I'm planning on video taping the opening so who knows maybe I can get it posted. We'll see.
Have a great day.
Lori

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gypsy

Well, I did it. I went ahead and ordered the Gypsy. I should have it Friday. I got a new customer coupon so I saved almost $45.00. That pretty much covered 2 day shipping and tax. I just couldn't wait. I'll have it before my Disney trip next week. My husband will be happy I'm not gonna gripe when he watches football in the hotel room at night. I'll be playing with my Gyspy.
When I get back, I'll start working on Videos and stuff.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

27 Ladies SWARM the day away











We had a blast. Everyone was given their own 6 foot table. We demo'd everything from Vinyl, to Shrinky Dink material. Tons of door prizes and food. Already planning the next one. Everyone was very interested in a 3 day retreat as well as doing 3 or 4 of these a year. Guess I had better get busy. Sorry all of the ladies aren't in our group picture. I kinda got sidetracked and forgot about the picture till the end. Next time. Have a great evening.




Week 3 of Cricut Celebration

Again, here is the info on the Cricut Celebration.

Help us celebrate our 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, we reached 100 cartridges. As a thank you for our great Cricut community members we want you to celebrate with us. So, we’re giving away 100 cartridges over the next five weeks (20 per week). Here’s how it will work. Each week we will be posting a thread. When you respond to the thread you will be entered to win. You can enter once by replying and you can enter a second time by posting on your blog about the celebration and linking back to the cartridge product page. Here is the link to include in your blog. Once you’ve posted on your blog with the link back you can post again to this thread. http://www.cricut.com/shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?id=361&s=1&sc=2 Thanks for your continued support. Good luck.

Pictures.

Well, I know I promised pictures. Apparently I am not computer smart. Hopefully my son can show me tonight.
I'm working on them.
Lori

They're doing it again.

Cricut is giving away another cartridge.

Here is the info.

Help us celebrate our 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, we reached 100 cartridges. As a thank you for our great Cricut community members we want you to celebrate with us. So, we’re giving away 100 cartridges over the next five weeks (20 per week). Here’s how it will work. Each week we will be posting a thread. When you respond to the thread you will be entered to win. You can enter once by replying and you can enter a second time by posting on your blog about the celebration and linking back to the cartridge product page. Here is the link to include in your blog. Once you’ve posted on your blog with the link back you can post again to this thread. http://www.cricut.com/shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?id=361&s=1&sc=2 Thanks for your continued support. Good luck.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Our very own press release.

How cool is this. One of the ladies at the SWARM writes press releases and I jokingly told her I exprected one. Here is what I got. Pretty cool.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lori Brodnax
thecricutlady@gmail.com


Cricut© takes center stage at Houston swarm event
Dozens gather for demonstrations, camaraderie, capturing memories

HOUSTON (Sept. 12, 2009) – Twenty seven women from across two states came together today for a 12-hour scrapbooking retreat at the Westador Clubhouse in Houston. The event was hosted by the Cricut Lady Lori Brodnax, who provided demonstrations, food and fun for all while attendees shared best practices for page layouts, Cricut applications and card designs.
“Today’s Cricut swarm was so inspiring,” said Danielle Percy from Austin. “I learned several innovative techniques that are bringing a whole new level of creativity to my projects.”
Demonstrations included methods for using gel pins in the Cricut, application of heat bond on fabrics for making boxes and purse bags, shrinkie-dink jewelry creation and Design Studio tutorials for constructing advanced embellishments.
The relaxed atmosphere combined with plenty of pictures and paper to go around led all participants to agree that the event was a success worth repeating on an annual basis.
“I’d certainly attend this swarm again next year,” said Debbie Field, a new Cricut user. “I learned so much and can’t believe how many pages I was able to finish today!”
The Cricuit Lady is already planning her next event, which will likely be a two-day retreat in Round Top, Texas, in the spring.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The SWARM

Well, it was a blast. We had 27 people total. I of course got nothing done. I really had a blast though. Learned a couple great tips and tricks. Thank you to Tereas for the gel pen one. I'm shopping tomorrow. We did demos on stamp material, magnet material, vinyl, heat and bond, shinky dink(Teresa) and more. Learned a great card, got to see some great pages, projects and met some fantastic women. I have to tell you craftjunkietoo is awesome (not that everyone wasn't) but I was really excited about meeting her since I'm alwasy on her blog. Everyone won at least one door prize. Several people won multiples.
Anyway, it was great. Everyone is looking forward to the next one. Looking into planning a weekend retreat now. 3 days of Scrapping!!!!
Still haven't figured out the picture loading on here but i will.
Have a great night.
Lori

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cricut Celebrates 100 Cartridges

Creck out what Cricut is doing.

Help us celebrate our 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, we reached 100 cartridges. As a thank you for our great Cricut community members we want you to celebrate with us. So, we’re giving away 100 cartridges over the next five weeks (20 per week). Here’s how it will work. Each week we will be posting a thread. When you respond to the thread you will be entered to win. You can enter once by replying and you can enter a second time by posting on your blog about the celebration and linking back to the cartridge product page.
Here is the link to include in your blog. Once you’ve posted on your blog with the link back you can post again to this thread. this may be helpful :)
http://www.cricut.com/shopping/productdetails.aspx?id=361&s=1&sc=2

Hope you win,
Lori

Cricut Celebrates 100 cartridges

Did you see what Cricut is doing? Direct from their post. Check it out you could win.

Help us celebrate our 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, we reached 100 cartridges. As a thank you for our great Cricut community members we want you to celebrate with us. So, we’re giving away 100 cartridges over the next five weeks (20 per week).

Here’s how it will work. Each week we will be posting a thread. When you respond to the thread you will be entered to win. You can enter once by replying and you can enter a second time by posting on your blog about the celebration and linking back to the cartridge product page. Here is the link to include in your blog. Once you’ve posted on your blog with the link back you can post again to this thread. this may be helpful :)
http://www.cricut.com/shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?id=361&s=1&sc=2

Good luck.
Lori

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Well, I played with Vinyl yesterday. I got some great Metallic Vinyl on sale at Cricut Express. Orange (One of my favorite colors) Did a little decorating on my Expression. Gonna work on embossing folders today. I'm gonna video it and see if I can't get it on the blog. Wish me luck.
Have a fantastic day.
Lori

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Cricut Lady Blog

Hello everyone!! I'm so excited to get this blog off the ground and finally running. I will be posting some videos in the next couple days to show you some of the projects that I'm going to be doing at the Houston, TX SWARM this Weekend. I've even made it official and changed my Cricut.com name to The Cricut Lady. Since everyone already calls me that it was just easier. I was at Joanne's the other day and some lady was looking at some cartridges and I was able to help her and she asked "Are you like The Cricut Lady or something?" At CHA this year here in Houston I was helping Cricut Dan and a few of the ladies started calling me The Cricut Lady. So I figured what the heck, I'll go with it.
I'm also going to be teaching some Cricut classes soon, so stay tuned for details.
I'll try to post a video later.
Have a great day.
Lori

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Welcome

Hello, I created this Blog as a place to talk Cricut and show ideas and projects done witht the Cricut and other crafting tools. I will be posting classes, tips, tricks and eventually videos. I hope you enjoy this blog and visit often.
Lori