Saturday, October 23, 2010

About 2 1/2 weeks old and weights 5 lbs 15 ozs now.  'Lil' man is growing! (nickname given by Daddy!)

Friday, October 22, 2010

If blogger continues to have me sign in each time I check my blog out, I will be moving all to wordpress!!  It's aggravating, for me, to click on my saved link and low and behold, need to sign in...every time.  Than there are times I can click on the link and it goes to blog w/out having to sign in...something's screwy here.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I worked on this file last night and to be quite honest, I don't know how it will work for you when uploading to your Inkscape it was slow getting around b/c of the size of the file, I believe.  This file can be a gate fold card with the two ends folding into the center, having the rose borders against each other.  Or you can use as a mat for a card or scrapbook page....

Rose tri-fold card or Mat

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I have decided that since I have a new laptop using Windows 7, that I will create svg files for those who are able to cut the files (I can't because of the new firmware installed thru Cricut Design Studio using Windows 7) and will set it up as Make the Cut files as well (since I can, with a little juggling) to cut the files.  I am going to convert my granddaughter's b-day card to MTC format.  At least I have saved some money by not purchasing a new would be the same problem I am having now.  Plus I will wait for Craftedge to update their version of SCAL2 so it can bypass the little 'problem' with the newest firmware (I believe intentional on the makers of Cricut!)  Onto creating a svg file to share with you all.

Monday, October 11, 2010

I haven't worked on any files as right now my Cricut Personal is not working for me.  I have downloaded the newest firmware from Cricut Design Studio, and done everything suggested on Craftedge with downloading and discussed thru e-mail with ( refuses to answer my e-mail or cry for help)....and to be quite honest, I don't even know if purchasing a brand Cricut would be the solution.  I almost afraid of investing the money and still have the problem.    I installed the drivers but it's in craftedge folder with SCAL and wondering if the drivers are in the wrong folder. When downloading the drivers software from SCAL/Craftedge it asked for place to install and I indicated the SCAL file folder.  Even purchased a new usb cable for the machine hoping that would be the solution, but NOT.  So I am at my wits end.  Wondering if any of you followers would have a solution to this problem.  I have my 10 yr old granddaughters b-day card in a file ready to cut out along with my step-daughter's b-day card for her 40th b-day but that is in Dec.  My granddaughter's b-day is in a couple weeks, b/4 my social security check comes into the bank.  Is there any other cutting machines on the market that cuts svg files besides Cricut.  The machine I have is about 4 yrs old and would purchasing a brand new one correct this problem.  I have problems with cutting from Cricut Design Studio...always requesting that I install the new firmware...which I have done six times now.  Anyhow, if anyone has a solution to this problem short of purchasing a brand new machine, I would appreciate hearing from you...I have all these svg files and do not want to change cutting machines.  Thank you

Friday, October 08, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Another card with a swirl using flowers and added butterflies...they're my favorite...:-)

Here is the link for the svg file:  Swirl with butterflies

Monday, October 04, 2010

On Saturday, October 2, 2010 my first great-grandson, Carson Joseph DiMarzio arrived at 4 lbs 15 ozs and 18 inches long.  And dr told happy parents, for his size, he is very healthy.  We're alllllllllll so happy even though I am green with jealousy because I could not be there for the happy event.  Facebook and phone calls keep me posted.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Baby Carson is taking his own sweet time arriving...nothin happening...they're hangin out at the hospital waiting...waiting...and more waiting. Inducing labor may be next unless something happens between now and this evening.
Baby hasn't arrived yet....but she is at hospital waiting ... hasn't dilated much... so a long wait.... this is their first child... Will post pics as soon as they post them....Hopefully by this evening there will be a little one.   Mama seems to be find....her sister not happy..she'd prefer to be at hospital but scheduled to work today and couldn't get anyone to fill in.  Grandpa...he's like his dad...a workaholic ... went into work at 3 a.m. this morning...I'll keep you posted.
Little over an hour ago my granddaughter text me to let me know she was on her way to the hospital as her water broke.  In a few hours I will be a first great-grandchild and ultrasound indicated a.... BOY.  So.... Carson Joseph is on his way to join mama and daddy sometime in the next few hours.  And great-grandma's sitting here waiting for that call letting me know he has arrived and all is well.  The Lord has answered a small prayer....Connie was starting to have some health issues that we was not sure if she would be able to deliver naturally.  Right now, I'm hoping all is going well, and she doesn't pass out in delivery with her heart stopping and restarting itself...God will be with her.  Can't wait for the first pics of the little one.  Wish I could be up north in Indiana for the delivery....

Friday, October 01, 2010

Today has been a pretty good day...pleasant with a breeze. I will be finishing the potholders for the potholder swap this coming Sunday and get them labeled, readying them for mailing to California. I will post pics b/4 I pkg them up so you all can see them. Going to work on a couple of b-day cards, and get my old laptop cleaned up preparing to mail to granddaughter for her b-day gift. She will be soooooooo surprised and excited. Well, I'm off to bed ... read for awhile and than go to sleep. TTYL