I haven't abandoned my blog nor have I been idle in the paper crafting department. However, there are other more pressing things at the moment... like learning this thing before we go on vacation next week. It's very similar to my "old" XSi but the whole point was to get the video making functionality, so there's a bit of learning to do there.
When my parents came back this year, my dad told me that he wanted to buy a DSLR. Well that was a no brainer! He should buy my 1.5 year old XSi and I shall upgrade to the one with video functionality! :)
I waited as long as I could and finally I bit the bullet and completed the transaction this past week, just in time for our upcoming trip. I found the manual for XSi on Canon China's website and told him to read it. So I guess you can say that he and I are learning together, at least I hope so. Don't let this post fool you into thinking that I enjoy reading manuals! Ov vey, au contraire! But when one invests boocou dollars into a thing, and a free manual happens to come along with it, why one must at least read the freebie manual carefully :)
That isn't the only thing I've been doing either...
I also won this on ebay in the very last 20 seconds with my heart beating out of my chest! It arrived just two days ago and a massive undertaking of "making animals" with my Second Child began yesterday.
When I first bought my Cricut, I really could take it or leave it. But in the last year and half, the cartridges have gotten out of control adorable :) I am enjoying using my Cricut more and more, and it doesn't have to be for layouts (where I typically feel justified spending money.) Second Child and I spent at least an hour assembling animals after dinner. DH asked her what she plans to do with her animals. She said that she will make a forest and her animals will all live there. This gave DH the idea that we should paint a forest on her wall, I suggested that we could perhaps start with a pin board :)
I have quickly turned my stash of animals into cards. They are gifts, oh heck if they see them here before they get them :) Please pretend to be surprised :) Here are three of them.
I feel like I'm typing at the speed of light. I should go and continue ploughing through stuff. Thank you so much for stopping by!