479-531-8518 (between the hours of 9am and 8pm Central
Croppin' Train; c/o Dora Poage; PO Box 982; Bentonville, AR 72712-0982

Imagine a weekend devoted exclusively to you and your favorite hobby... SCRAPBOOKING!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

CKC Tulsa

We have just returned from CKC in Tulsa where I took four Tattered Angels classes. They are the makers of Glimmer Mist. I am so full of new techniques for Glimmer Mist that my head is spinning. I am looking forward to sharing it all with you at the Fall retreat. I hope I can wait that long :) I just cannot express how excited I am. There are things that I have never thought about doing. I know this is such a tease - but you have to come to retreat to hear about all the things I learned. You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Scrapbooking in a Cabin

At the end of May, five of us rented a cabin for the weekend to scrapbook. It was so much fun. We all got a lot done and relaxed. The lake view was so nice (picture above). I love combining nature and scrapbooking. I felt no stress that weekend. We may have to make this an annual tradition (or maybe more often).

This is the cabin we stayed in. We cropped on the bottom floor to ease the unpacking from the vehicles. :) Yeah, I think we are going again. I wish I could buy it. My goal the next time is to work on the Navy scrapbook for my husband. I think he would really like that. (see the Something to Think About post)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Follow Us

Don't miss any announcements we make on this blog. Click "Follow Blog" at the top of this page.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wireless Internet

We WILL have wireless internet at the
Fall 2009 Retreat at Embassy.

We will have to set up your user login, etc before the retreat. If you are already registered for the retreat, please send us an email letting us know if you need access to the wireless internet. For those of you that will be registering soon, please make a note of this on the registration form.

If you want wireless internet in your sleeping room, that is an additional charge that you will arrange through the hotel.

Advanced Cricut Training

We are excited to announce that we will have a representative from Provo Craft at our Fall 2009 Retreat.

He will be here Friday night, November 13th, from 4:00pm until ?? to teach us some advanced features of the Cricut and of course, answer any of your questions.

He will talk about the Design Studio software, Deep Cut Blade with magnet, and many more topics that will be decided on closer to retreat. If you have any topic requests, please leave them in a comment here, we will try to get them all in. (Note: the Gypsy will not be shipping until November, so we may not have it in time for retreat. We can take preorders and we will try to have the best price around - see the Cricut Gypsy post)

This class is optional and FREE. We will have a area set up off to the side where you can come and go to listen and learn.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cricut Gypsy

For those of you interested in the Cricut Gypsy check out the following web site. This link will take you directly to the test drive but there is also other information on the web site.

One thing to keep in mind, once a cartridge is loaded onto the Gypsy, it cannot be loaded onto any other Gypsy. It does not affect using it in any Cricut machine. So you and your friends can still share cartridges for your cricut machines. And we will still have all of our cricut cartridges for you to use at retreat (just don't load them on your own Gypsy)

We will be able to sell the Gypsy to you for $225.00 plus any postage to mail it to you, if necessary. If you would like to preorder one, you can make payments on it until it is delivered which should be in November (hopefully in time for retreat).

Here are some questions I copied from another email I received:

1- Will the Gypsy Version include ALL the features of the current Design Studio,
or will features be reduced to facilitate operation on a handheld device, ie, a
Design Studio Lite?

Yes the Gypsy will have evrything the DS has and then some. The only thing is lacks now is individual select but that should come with an update soon

2- Have the bugs that have plagued Design Studio been corrected and/or reduced?
If so, which ones specifically?

Yes it is completely different from DS written from the ground up. DS issues have no bearing on the gypsy

3- Since Design Studio was introduced, users has asked (okay.... we have begged,
nagged, whined, and even cried) for the following options:
Group all/ Ungroup all
Select all/Deselect all
Weld all/ Unweld all

Yes it does group, select all, weld options and more.

4- Given that Windows 7 will be here shortly, ProvoCraft can you please confirm
that Design Studio and the Gypsy are both able to work with Windows 7?

Yes, we are prepared to update the gypsy with windows 7 when it comes out.

5- If carts can only be loaded once in the Gpysy, what happens if my Gypsy
breaks or the software malfunctions? What procedures/policies does PC have for
retrieving lost data and cartridges ~ both in and out of warranty?

First is that the carts you have do not get erased. Second if the Gypsy malfunctions while in warranty it will be replaced by PC with a Gypsy that has an identical serial # to the faulty one and you can then reload the carts again. If the Gypsy is lost, damaged, stolen, or out of warranty then you will need to purchase a new one also with the same serial # as the former one and then reload the carts.