Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sneak Peek #2 - HAPPY CAMPERS!

Hello! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! :)

Today I am sharing a project made with our new Scrappy Moms Stamps Happy Camper set...

The scene and tent are from Campin' Critters, the fire is from Create A Critter, and the stones around the campfire are the small hole punch on the Crop-o-Dial. Note: I had to "trim down" the river to make room for my tent and fire. I took off about 1/4 of the river on the left side - I just cut it to match the original shape.

Here is the photo of the full Happy Campers set -

On a sad/frustrating note my red Cricut Expression died right in the middle of this card! I've only had it 19 months and, BAM, out of service! I have had several friends in the blog world warn about the 18 month cut off so Tammy and decided last month to buy new ones that we found on special on-line. They were the same price as we paid for ours almost 2 years ago so we figured better safe than sorry. Boy, was I glad we did - I was able to get it out of the garage and continue working. :)

Here's what mine did, just as a heads up... it started not finishing the cut, literally! There would be a 1/4 inch or so section that just wasn't cut out. Then is started "making" the cut without the blade dropping down to the paper. It would go thought all the motions and there wasn't ANY contact between the blade and paper. I thought it might be my gypsy so I tried just the cartridge and overlay but it did the same thing. :(

I hope you have better luck this weekend with your crafting! LOL



great card!! I have never heard of the 18 month thing, hope mine doesn't do that I can't afford another one (actually saving up for the E2).

bonnie said...

Oh noooo I've had mine since late 2008 and mine has just started doing that this week!! It's ridiculous that it has a shelf life, who wants to pay that much money for 18 months...I've heard this happening so much lately and now I'm panicking! I love your card sweetie it's awesome and that sentiment is absolutely perfect! :) Hugs x

HappyPlaceJen said...

I LOVE this card, Mel! It reminds me of where I want to be right now . . . Colorado!! :) Great altering to fit in the camping scene.

So sorry about your Cricut machine! I can't believe you had one waiting in the wings, though. Now that's a prepared crafter - LOL!

Can't wait to get my Happy Camper set! ~Jen

joeygirl86 said...

Omg! I can't believe that happen with your circut! I just got the E2, but before that my reg cricut still worked, I had it for about 2 1/2 years and never a prob..good thing you had a backup! Love your card by the way! :)

Laurie said...

I really like all the detail on this card! I'm so sorry to hear about your Cricut, and good thing you and Tammy bought backups!! Now that's a good shopper!! lol Thinking ahead!!!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

That stinks! Lucky you had an extra, I would be out of luck! Adorable card, love the scene!

Janis said...

I love this & that stamp set is perfect for our family! :) Janis

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't know they had a shelf life! Smart thinking getting a back up. I absolutely love scene cards and this ones no exception! Very cute!
hugs, Jenn

scrappy critters said...

Soooo stinkin cute. I though of this with a deer or bear but the tent is PERFECT!!! Love it!


Card Creations by C said...

That is a bummer about your Cricut...but the card is super cute. I love those scenes from Campin' Critters. The new releases are awesome but I gotta wait till I get using the last few sets I ordered. I finally got some crafting done today and used a few sentiments for the first time :)

buglvr2010 said...

Beautiful card, Mel! I love this scene!

Live Love and Scrap said...

I have heard they stop working around three years...I have had my original E for 4 years and was starting to panic thats why I got the E2...fingers crossed on that one!!!

Love this sweet!!!


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