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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oh Man, I Shouldn't Have But...

I am SO glad I did! LOL Because I don't know when the cartridges will be on sale again and I simply couldn't wait. Provocraft came out with several new Cricut cartridges last week and the minute I laid eyes on the cover of one, I knew it was a must have for me. Joann's sale on the cartridges ends on Saturday, so I've been on the lookout for these new cartridges. Today I checked the Michaels in Brighton. Nope, they weren't out. Thought I was out of luck for sure. But a salesperson (I thought) walked passed me, said good morning and asked if I was finding what I was looking for. I said no, actually, and explained what I wanted. She said she had one (they only got the one in, and they ordered 10) in the back room. Then I asked if she'd honor Joann's sale price. She said she'd have to double-check with the other manager (ohhh, how lucky, a manager stopped me). I always have the latest ads tucked in my purse and when she asked to see it, I was able to whip that baby right out. So, yes, they did honor Joann's sale price! I was giddy!

Wanna see why I was so gosh darn happy? Here you go:




Squeeeeeeeeeeal! Sorry, I just couldn't help myself. Now you see why this is a must have for me (and there are other butterflies, flowers, medallions and lots of cool stuff). LOL These are from the new Florals Embellished cartridge. I had SO much fun cutting and putting these together. And they are big. These are cut at 3 inches but the wing span on that first one is around 5 inches. I didn't even get to the point of putting them onto a card, I just wanted so see what they looked like. For the most part, I followed the colors shown in the booklet with CTMH cardstock. Usually I try to ink the edges before I put them together. Today I was just too darn impatient for that step and I think they still look pretty good. Fun, fun, fun.

I noticed there was a silhouette function. Hmmmm...they looked cool in the booklet, so I cut each one to see what they looked like in real life. Sigh...love, love, love them!
I am a super happy camper!

So, Valentine's stuff got put on the back burner for the moment. Hope you forgive the delay. *Ü*
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12 comments:

Laurel said...

Wow, these are so pretty!

Alanna said...

WOW Jeanne, these are gorgeous. Just stunning. What a fabulous cartridge, one I haven't even heard of.

Want to hear something crazy? I've been working in Brighton for the past month and stopped in at the local Michael's late last week. Wouldn't that have been fabulous if we had run into each other?

Anyway, have fun with this wonderful cartridge. I know you're going to do fabulous things with it.

Sharli said...

I love it when you're happy!! Your "squeal" was so cute and I could just imagine it! LOL

These are wonderful - I can see why you are so delighted!
Hugs!

Jackie said...

the butterfly lady strikes again...love those dies

crochetwithtamara said...

Oh My Gosh Jeanne! I would be just like you when it comes to butterflies and flowers. I LOVE butterflies and flowers!!!! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Hugs,
Tamara

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, these are beautiful! I can see why you would want this cartridge. I am so happy for you.

Beth aka BR-T said...

What a gem for sure Jeanne! These butterflies are beuuutiful!

Sparkle said...

These are darling! Glad you were able to get what you wanted!

Carolyn said...

Love your Squeal!! :) Cool cartridge...what beautiful butterflies. love the black ones!
I still want to get that lace one you have.

Kathi C. said...

I, too, love your squeal! What a find - a Cricut cartridge with your name all over it! The butterflies are beautiful. I'm really loving the navy and white ones. Gorgeous!!

Jena said...

Wow, those are so cool! Love your Valentine decor as well!

Barb said...

Being a butterfly lover, I can really appreciate your excitement over these dies. I love what you have created here...they are just beautiful!