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The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'.
This month's theme is...
Those school days are just around the corner, and
we have made some wonderful projects to share with you this month to help get you ready for school.
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Robin will be giving one lucky winner a school themed scrapbooking kit that includes everything you need to complete a scrapbook as well as the scrapbook.
For your chance to win this complete scrapbook kit you must be a follower of each of the blogs in this hop as well as leave each of the ladies a little blog love by leaving them a comment to let them know how much you loved their projects.
So, sit back, grab yourself a Latte' and let us dare to amaze you with our projects.
My project is for my son when he starts school but it also has to do with "schooling" of my own. This project is one of the first I tried when I purchased my new Cricut Expression 2 back a few years ago. It was my first and only electronic die cutting machine. I got it in November, bought this great Sponge Bob cart at a bargain and since my niece has a fondness for Sponge Bob, I thought I would make her this project for a Christmas gift, it is a covered composition book. Well, it was a fiasco. I didn't understand the directions, I just could not make this darn machine work and after a week or so gave up! I must say I did manage to cut a few Christmas cards that year that were, well, barely acceptable. After that I didn't touch my new machine for months...a while later I took a class from a great lady I met at one of the Creative Memories crops in Ohio. I learned so much! Now I am pretty good at using my Cricut so I took another stab at this first project that discouraged me so much. It still was not easy. In general I don't like their directions and prefer to wing and see what I come up with. I must say there was a mistake in the directions of this project in the Cricut booklet that did not help the situation but since I am now "schooled" on my Cricut it was NOT a big deal this time around...
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