I successfully updated my Gypsy today for the first time in over a year. I had tried to update it last year to add the Imagine icon but it would not update. It took me over 3 hours to update but was worth it. I did get the bridge error once near the end but tried it again and it worked.

After I completed the update I linked my new AP cartridge and pulled out my Cricut Mini to try my hand at making a base card for my grand-daughters to decorate for their Mom for Mothers Day. You can find my inspiration here:

I used CTMH Colonial White card stock to cut out the base of the card and I designed the card based on the tutorials that Sheila from She's a Sassy Lady to flip and weld the word card base in Cricut Craft Room. I've only used it twice so I'm very pleased with how it turned out. One of my grands will be here tomorrow night so she can decorate it and I will take another photo for the after picture. I have some CTMH bling and embellishments for her to use.

The first photo is the un-embellished card standing up. The second photo is the card opened up and it says WOW MOM.
Happy Easter everyone. I hope you are all spending time with your family and friends

Here is another layout from Lotts to scrap about that I put together earlier the year.

I just got back from our vacation to San Antonio last night so I still haven't had a chance to play with my goodies from Close To My Heart. I did spend several hours of quiet time reviewing the Idea Book,today and boy there is a ton of stuff that I want to order myself. I hope to have time to make something with the Art Philosophy cart and CTMH product this weekend. I will be back to work tomorrow so it is going to be long days to get caught up but my vacation was worth it.

The layout below has adorable Popsicles on it and my grand kids love Popsicles of any kind. I can't wait to take photos of them eating them this summer!
This is a layout that I bought from Lots To Scrap About. They have great kits and are so reasonably priced. I bought several to take to a crop earlier this year and I used some new techniques on them to embellish them even further and make them my own.

I used embossing powder on the nail polish bottles and the lipstick to make them shiny and allow them to stand out a little more.

I received my CTMH kit before I left for vacation and as soon as I am back home I will be making something with all of the wonderful things I received in my kit. I'm so excited!