Can we say Snag it???? Yup I snagged it. What did I snag?
Welllllllllllllllllllll Anyone whose anyone KNOWS I am crafty. I just love to make stuff.
I sew, paint, make cards, you name I do it. One of the tools I use is a cricut. I was able to get a cricut last year on sale at a great deal. About the time I picked up my first cricut, provo craft came out with the cricut imagine. Its got all the bells and whistles on it, yup it can even cook your dinner. Okay so lets talk about the price here. It was OUT OF LINE, crazy sky high, over the top, out of my budget. It was selling for between 499.00-599.00. I put it out of my mind.
Fast forward. Black Friday. I had heard through the grapevine that the cricut imagine was going to be on sale on black Friday at wally world for an amazing 187.00. Hmmmmmmm that got me thinking. I could ask my three kids to chip in for me ( would that be crass? uncooth?) I decided to just go for it. Last year was a myriad of sweaters that did not fit and what nots left unused and unloved. I spoke up and told my kids what I wanted. BUT here was the catch someone had to go get it. No theres the rub. My kids said they would chip in but NONE of them would wait on line. Hubby SWEETLY volunteered to take me on Thanksgiving night to brave the cold cruel world. This was my first ever venture. I wasn't too sure what to expect, but I knew if ya want a deal the early bird catches the worm. So after Thanksgiving we headed out to Walmart about 8 pm. I kind of thought they might be gone. Everybody knew they were on sale and this was the big one. I meandered into walmart and trotted my butt back to the crafting/ sewing aisle. I saw HOARDS of people standing in line. The first voice I heard once I got back there was " Hey if you want a t.v you need to go to that line over there" in a rather rude tone. I politely told the walmart employee that I was there for the cricut imagine. I was fortunate, they had more than enough for me, ahahah! She loaded it in my cart for me and then the fun began. We paced around the store until about 8:45 and at that point the store was jam packed. I was getting a little panicky as the aisles were crowded and it was wall to wall people. Hubby and I decided to walk to the front of the store "just in case" you know the just in case. Just in case a stampede breaks out, or shotgun fires, or an explosion. Who knows what might happen in a crowd that large, hahahah. So I found a seat and started the 1 hour wait till the check outs opened at 10 pm. Since I enjoy watching the human race I figured this would be the perfect opportunity. Trust me it was NOT a pretty sight. The men behaved themselves. They waited their turns, played by the rules and were generally nice. The women on the other hand were just plain UGLY. Manners went out the door and decorum was no where to be had. When it came time to line up I got on the express line- under 20 items. As I get very close to the checkout a woman with a huge overstuffed wagon with at least 45 items steps right in front of me. I mean she tromps right ahead of me, practically pushing me out of the way. I turned around and said to hubby "what does she not understand about under 20 items?" Hubby being the level headed one out of us quickly shusshed me up and said lower your voice you don't want to incite a riot. I was red hot angry. Did she not know right from wrong, it was obvious she had no manners or integrity. About 5 minutes after this lady cuts me off, ANOTHER lady walks right up to the lady who originally cut me off with a GAZILLION items and starts trying to get through the crowd, yelling at the top of her lungs can I get through? can I get through?, my brother is waiting for me at the front. Everybody in line gives her a dirty look but she continues. Finally someone says No you cannot cut in line. She then drags her wagon around the other way and Slips right in, Right in FRONT of the original lady who cut me off!!!!!! Then my hubby started laughing and said "see she got hers!!!" Sometimes it just more fun to back off and wait to see how it all works out!!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Can we say Snag it???? Yup I snagged it. What did I snag?
Posted by Helen233 at 8:42 PM
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Thanksgiving is the time when family gathers around, spends time together, feasts and enjoys the day.
What matters most today? Is it the food? Certainly great food is a wonderful blessing and I am thankful for that. But its memories that matter most and Love.
Today what was the Most precious thing? I got a very special gift. Really I truly did.
Come take a look. Mimi's lil guy made this for her ( thats me) Yeah he had some help from his Mama ( My wonderful niece)
I will be putting this in my craft Room to remind me how precious life is, how fast they grow up, how you blink your eyes and they are grown. I guess I am getting sentimental. To think she took the time out of her busy schedule to sit and make this precious little turkey with his baby hands and feet. NOW this is PRECIOUS!!!!
Posted by Helen233 at 8:01 PM
Monday, November 21, 2011
I am shocked, sickened and saddened to hear about this.
Here is the Link to Leslie Loves veggies where she Discovered Some Heinous activity happening
This is what they had on their website, THIS IS NOT FUNNY
Monday, November 14, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
My Dear sweet Friend Sylvia at Christian homekeeping forums is encouraging us to Devote Thursday and make it a THankful Thursday.
I am so Thankful to God for so much. How can I begin to give him the Praise he deserves?
What I am doing to encourage Thankful thinking is praying and stating to the Lord all the many things I am grateful for.
Many times the things I am grateful for might seem silly to many.
running water, a home, a bed, a family, my dog, food, a job, friends, church,
my salvation, a fabulous husband, a car that runs, an indoor job!!!!!
Little things like that. God is so good, all the time. and He is faithful even when I am not.
My redeemer lives!!!!
Posted by Helen233 at 11:09 PM
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I made a cute little gingerbread Pin for the Holidays today.
It's adorable and really easy to do. Here is a list of supplies you will need.
Small crafting scissor
2 paper lunch bags, or brown wrapping paper
An image of a gingerbread man ( you can get this off the internet, as long as it is not copyrighted)
hot fix crystal setter
hot fix crystals
First find a colorful image of a gingerbread man, download it and print it off
cut the image out ( there is a picture of the gingerbread man I used)
take the image and cut 4 gingerbread men out of the paper bags
Take the glue stick and glue the four brown gingerbread men to the back of the colored image.
NOW THE FUN BEGINS,
take your gingerbread man to the sewing machine and sew the outline of the man with a coordinating thread, I used white to sew along the vest jacket of my lil man. You can use what goes with your lil man.
Then use your hot fix tool to attach crystals to the front of the gingerbread man.
Seal completely with Mod Podge- give several coats and coat the edges of the gingerbread man too.
When the gingerbread man is semi dry- and no longer tacky, place a book over the gingerbread man so that he flattens out. Give him a few coats
and once this little Guy ( or girl) is dried, apply your pin back to the back of the gingerbread man.
If you want to use this as an ornament you can also do that by attaching a small piece of ribbon to the back of it. You can also use this as gift tag.
Posted by Helen233 at 8:15 PM
I am looking for craft bloggers to join my tribe on Triberr.
This is an AWESOME way to get more exposure for your blog, meet other like minded bloggers.
Come on in and get your feet wet, Its easy!!
I look forward to hearing for ya'll
Posted by Helen233 at 2:40 PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I have some tricks up my sleeves for the holidays. I will be showing you how to create
easy, peasy gifts to give as gifts or to decorate your own home!!!
Stay tuned, I do my videos and tutorials over the weekends so be on the Lookout within the next few weeks.
"Helping YOU discover your crafting gene"
Posted by Helen233 at 10:07 PM