Friday, September 2, 2011

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Welcome! If you landed here then you've been following Erica's Craft Room Monthly Blog Hop you should have come over from
 Laura !
So glad you hopped on over to me! I'm a little sad to say that I only have one project posted. We were hit by hurricane Irene and my craft room flooded! Still assessing the damages! You can see by the pictures I have quite a mess to organize! But we are all okay, and in the grand scheme of things, we were very lucky!

So here's my project!  My daughter Jordan had a school project, called A Hero's Journey.  They watched the Wizard of Oz and had to write 12 different prompts about the story ranging from ,"The Ordinary World" " Call to Adventure", "Meeting the Mentor", and "The Resurrection", just to name a few.  They had to write examples from the movie and discuss in detail.  Keep in mind Jordan did this in June, in the 7th grade.  They also had to make a poster detailing the journey.  Here's what Jordan creating with some help from me!  (PS:  She got an A+ and the teacher used it as an example for the entire 7th grade!  So proud of my girl!  She even had it laminated!  Gotta love her!  Definitely the kid of a crafter!)

For the barn and silo we used Country Life and for the fence we used My Community.

This is Munchkin Land!  How cute!  We used the Paisley cartridge here.  Patterned paper can really mix things up!  Love it!

The Wicked Witch of the West!  No better cartridge for this than Happy Hauntings!
Glitter pens = SPARKLE!
One can never have too much SPARKLE!

The woods were cut using Zooballoo!  One of my first cartridges and still one of my favorites!

Swirly Yellow Brick Road, we used Accent Essentials.

The Corn Field we went back to Country Life.  Of course GLITTER!

And last but not least, my favorite font of all time!  Cuttin' Up!

I hope you enjoyed your visit!  I use my Cricut for so much more than cards and scrapbooking.  My kids love coming home and telling me they have a project due because they know that I'll help them, but I really think they enjoy creating fun stuff as much as I do!  Thanks again for stopping by!

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

An Earthquake, a Hurricane & the Flu....Oh My!

Talk about a crappy week!  Let's re-group, shall we.
I live in New Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia, PA.  The whole "Jersey Shore" thing is a bunch of crap, yes I know what grass looks like, and no, my family is not part of the mob (not that I know of, LOL!).  I live NO WHERE near a fault line, so explain to me how in the hell we got hit with an earthquake?!  I was sitting in my basement, watching TV (yes, I like Maury!), when I hear what I think are footsteps in my kitchen.  Albeit, my cat is a bit chubby but these were footsteps.  I started to panic.  Ya see, back in February, my neighbor walked in on a burglary in progress in his house, so I was a bit freaked out.  I started yelling and then full blown panic set in when I thought the footsteps went up the second story steps.  I grab the phone, call 911, and tell the dispatcher that someone is in my house and to hurry!  I run outside as directed and see my entire neighborhood outside.  Pretty strange for 2pm on a Tuesday afternoon in August.  They are pointing to my backyard, so I think the robber is running away, the poor dispatcher is trying to calm me down when I have my moment of clarity and hear,"OMG it's an earthquake!"  Huh?!  I tell the 911 guy to forget it, he has to send the police out anyway.  Two police cars pull up, they realize that this isn't the first call they're gonna get like this today.  Thank goodness I knew the cops, I live in the same town I grew up in and 90% of the cops I went to school with (that would of be handy when I was in high school!).  So an earthquake in NJ.  Freaky but interesting.

Shall we continue.......

Let's move onto the end of that week.  Hurricane Irene is heading up the east coast.  I live about 50-60 miles from the Jersey coast.  I can make it to beautiful, white sand beaches (LBI baby!) in under and hour and to the beautiful Pocono Mountains of PA in about 3 hours.  Hurricanes are not something we have alot of here.  Yes, it rains hard, we get winds and even hail at times but hurricanes, not really.  This was definitely front page news here.  The TV and newspaper and Internet had us all doomed.  Kinda scary I must say.  So I stocked up on the essentials, bottled water, chocolate, chips and cereal.  Hey, we gotta survive!  We hunkered down on Saturday and made preparations.  I lifted everything off the craft room floor, we secured porch furniture and all trash cans.  Well, that biotch Irene decided to hang out and take her sweet ol' time getting outta here.  It rained liked hell, and the winds whipped, but we suffered no major damage.  My craft room flooded :(  .  But in the grand scheme of things we were lucky, we never lost power and we still have a roof over our heads.  However just when Irene began to start churning, I began to feel like hell.

Stuffy, achy, fever, the whole thing. REALLY?! Come on! I think that the pressure from the storm is now in my head and ears. There is nothing the doctor can do, and I just wanna pop my ear drums and vacuum out my sinuses! This week has got to end soon! Here's a few pictures of the river down the street from us:

That fin is actually a "sculpture", there's about 5 of them.  Don't ask.

This picnic table is about 50-75 yards from the actual river.

That little patch  of grass is supposed to be about 25 yards away from the river's edge.

So when you are having a bad day, stop for a minute and think just how crappy my week was!
Wanna trade? :)