Tuesday

Tuesday almost passed me by...

Hello Crafty Friends!!!

I almost let Tour or Technique Tuesday pass me by again. So sorry. But I did make it. So this week, I'm trying to get caught up on a couple of things but it seems like every time I get started someone or something needs my attention.

Do you ever feel like you don't have time for yourself. It's always caring for everyone else... Family, pets, house. ugh. 

So on with the good stuff. I am so excited, this weekend I will be joining all the crafty friends from Lets Learn Cricut Explore Facebook page and more in the most awesome event I've attended online in years!

Croptoberfest is happening this weekend and I'm getting all my ducks in a row so I will be ready to go and work on challenges and try and win some prizes. Head over to their Facebook page to read more about it and sign up if you're able.

So for this Tuesday, since I almost let it pass, I'm going to do a quick tour of a couple spots in my room. Hopefully I will be getting things cleaned up a little more soon and do a full tour.


This is my machine rack! I just love it. This is just one of those wire racks that I had purchased at Walmart years ago when I very first started scrapping. So as of right now it is housing my brand new Cricut Explore!!! (SUPER BIG SMILEY FACE) 


On the top shelf is my Explore so I am able to play with it right at my desk, next is my Silhouette Cameo, and on the bottom is my Canon Pixma MG7120. I'm finding that this is an AWESOME set up for me right now. I'm able to print and then cut using either machine. I LOVE IT!!!


This is where it sets at the end of my desk. I have a couple of hooks on the ends for cords and mats. Works out great. The shelves are adjustable and I can add more should I end up purchasing more shelves.


I did the vinyl on top of my Cricut as one of my first projects with it. I think my vinyl may have been a little older though as I have a couple spots that just don't want to stay down.


Well that's all for me tonight. I have a lot of catching up to do. Hope you all have a great evening and I will see you tomorrow for WOYWW!.

Blessings


Mindy - The Determined Scrapper

Sunday

I Miss....

Hello Crafty Friends!!!


(My Ben watching YouTube with me)

I just wanted everyone to know that I miss you all! I know life happens and sometimes we have to step away from the computer for a little bit here and there but it makes me miss you all the more. 

I have been missing out on a lot of your crafty stuff as I have only been around Blogland here and there. Since the passing for my Father in Law, and two family friends things just seem to keep getting crazier.

 As always, during my fall crop,  I didn't get much done but I did find my mojo as I was packing up. I have now added more things to my " I MUST MAKE THIS LIST". 

I am really missing scrapping and have the itch to make some mini albums again. I am going to be working on pregnancy and baby one for my sons girlfriend.

But first I am working on Christmas gifts. My list is long and plenty and somehow it just keeps getting put off. I want to do things but then my body tells me its time to take a nap. 

I'm about 3/4 the way done with my daughters "Katwise inspired" sweater coat. I can't wait till it's done. It's not the best but this is my first one, of many many more. 


I of course don't have a full pic of it yet but this is just what the skirt of it was like at the very beginning. 

Tonight as I'm working on my post I have my embroidery machine stitching away. I have a lot of gifts this year that I would like to include awesome artwork on top of the gift itself. I can't wait to see the reaction of my Aunt and Uncle that receive these blankets.  Each year I put a fleece blanket in the family gift exchange and the first year they were the ones to receive it. This past year my uncle has had a rough go. Open heart surgery, stroke, another surgery to correct the growth of his chest.... Ever since he has been home this blanket has been his little security blanket. I'm telling you, he has been like Linus. He always has that blanket. So I thought it was time to give him a blanket that not only is big enough for him but is not blue and white polka dot and a little more personalized. 

I hope to get a tutorial together and up for this weeks Tour/Technique Tuesday. I really am working on my videos for my YouTube Channel

Since I seem to be rambling I will call it a post of tonight. I really am going to be working pretty hard at sharing what is going on here in regards to my crafty stuff. I hope everyone is well and I'll talk with you soon.

Blessings
Mindy - The Determined Scrapper

Welcome to October!!!

Hello Crafty Friends

I know it has been some times since I've been actively around and I truly miss everyone. 

The past 2 months have been very life changing and I'm just trying to dig myself back out. 

I was doing well mentally for awhile and then BAM... I was just TKO'd without warning. 

I lost my Father in Law, family friends Father, and that same friends live-in sister in law. Then after all of this I have been diagnosed with more medical issues. We'll go into that more later. 

I have just returned from my fall crop with all my favorite crafty friends that live near me. We had an extended weekend at Sauder Village. One of my FAVORITE places to crop. 





Prior to leaving I had finished up my second quilt. I was asked after completing my moms birthday gift. Her quilt was my very first project and I decided to go big or go home. I made a King size quilt for her bed all on my machine. Did all the patchwork, binding and quilting myself. 




If I would make a quilt for my cousins girlfriends sister in law, that just had her baby. It's hard to say now when it comes to babies. I made sure to let her know that I am not a professional but I will do my very best. 



It turned out very cute and I made it all with baby flannel. It was soooo soft. I embroidered his name on it and it made it much cuter. 

And last but not least for now..... I'm going to be a GRANDMA!!! I mean a Mimi. No Grannies here. I'm too young for that. My son and his girlfriend are due on my birthday May 2015.

  
So hopefully everyone has been well and taking care of business. I will be listing more items for sale that didn't make it to the garage sale that I also had in that time frame. I have the Regular Expression and the Expression 2 for sale. I need to update my list of cartridges as many of those did sell. 

I was lucky enough to purchase the Cricut Explore on HSN for a crazy cheap price for everything that comes with it ( I paid WAY less than listed). But I just went to see if they still had it and again they have sold out. 

Talk with you soon as I would really like to get back on track. I really miss crafting and there is a lot to get done before Christmas.

Blessings
Mindy


The Determined Scrapper

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