Friday, January 20, 2012

Grandma's lesson learned from her Grandaughter

My Grandaughter Hailey (13 years old, a teenager... sigh) came to craft with me over Holiday break.  I won a Cricut Expression from "My Craft Channel this last fall and she has never seen it before and yet she had NO fear of it... in fact, I have only used it a couple of times working with a DVD, a wonderfully kind blogger friend sent me, to help me learn how to use it!  It seemed quite complicated... I guess all I needed was Hailey!  She had out all my Cartridges and within minutes said okay this is the one I want to do... and she didn't stop for a couple of hours and many, many projects later!

 Hailey working on the Cricut Expression

The very first thing she did was an Owl card and envelope 
from the Wild Card Cartridge

Next she did a Chinese Carton from the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge
using the Forever Young and Slumber Party Cartridges for some of the images

Her next box was also from the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge
which she decorated with some Prima Flowers

She had so much fun just making some images to use on future layouts
and her boards using various Cartridges

Her last card is an adorable "Bandaid" card for her Sister's Boyfriend, having surgery
also using the Wild Card Cartridge... I love this one!

Hailey had to go back to school and the time went way to fast!  I guess she'll have to come back and show me how to use my new BigKick, and my new set of Sew Easy Stitch piercers and any one of my new Martha Stewart punches, not to mention my new set of Copic Markers... let's see her next time off of school isn't until Spring Break, I better call now and get on her schedule before it fills up!!

Tomorrow I am heading to my Sister's house for the weekend and our Cousin is coming on Saturday for a long awaited craft day.  We are cooking ahead of time and crock potting it all, can't waste any time cooking!  I have been packing for 2 days now and have about 5 boxes to go... I probably only left about 2 boxes worth in my craftroom, so that tells you how much is going!  My Cousin has never worked on a Cricut either, 
I hope I can reach Hailey on the phone...
Crafty Hugs,