Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Birthday Gifts Revealed

 The time finally came and I opened my presents. After all the suspense I couldn't believe what happened when I opened the first one. There is a story...which goes back to our first Christmas married. My husband made a statement that he wanted a fire extinguisher for his truck, so I bought him one...I know...what was I thinking, but it was practical. Well, it was pay back time...

My husband said this Houdini Pro tool will help me escape from my jeep if I ever have an accident and end up in a reservoir. It will cut the seat belt and break the window. Oh, and it has a blinding flashlight too.
 I sure hope I NEVER have to use it!

Then to the second package...
It was a leather carrying case with handle for my Cricut Expression. My husband said now I will be prepared when I do all that traveling. I just wish I had somewhere to go!

The last package was...
 A Gypsy.

I definitely need help with this one! Anyone! Please give me some helpful tips on how to use this product or let me know what are the best sites to go to. I have so many questions now and would appreciate anyone's advice, tips, comments, etc.

FYI...Papercrafting Pro is having a wonderful sale and since I received a little money unexpectedly I had to see what there was. I am glad I did! Although you have to have a monthly memership, you can do a 2 day free trial. I used my son's email (since I already used mine) and found some great deals (12X12 mats for $6.00, 6X12  paper for $2.50, and Cuttlebug embossing folders for 99 cents). The only drawback is you have to pay for shipping, but they are quick!

I am so glad you joined me this past week to help celebrate my birthday. It was a great day! I had one student say I looked years younger than I am...I think he was looking for an A.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the announcment of the Cricut Cartridge winner.

Thank you again for all the Birthday Wishes!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana : )


  1. OMG What a wonderful birthday! Good job Hubby!

  2. I hope you never have to use the Houdini tool also! Yeah for the gypsy! I just got mine recently too and am still figuring it out!

  3. I hope you don't ever have to use the Houdini Tool either!!! As far as the rest of the presents - YEAH!!!!!!!! I got a Gypsy a little while ago and LOVE it! I think that Emma over at My Creative Time ( is the best when it comes to the Gypsy. She has a DVD out to help - I haven't purchased it yet, but it's on my list. I hope that helps!!! Again - Happy Birthday!!!! :)

  4. Wow... what awesome gifts! At first I thought your only gift was the Houdini and I felt kind of bad for you LOL!, but then i scrolled down and saw the rest. You are going to LOVE LOVE your Gypsy. I use mine 100% of the time, as a matter of fact I don't think I would know what to do with my E without it! Congrats on your new fun toys... Enjoy!

  5. Great presents - just your style! And you did deserve the Houdini tool! :-)

  6. Great job by your family! Love the practical gift! I bet you were a little worried after opening that one! LOL!!

  7. Oh I am so jealous!! The Gypsy is on my Christmas list... I wonder if I have been naughty or nice this year?!?

    I am so excited to see your Gypsy projects... I can't wait! :)

    Glad you had a great birthday! - Cheryl

  8. oh so jealous...mine would get me the houdini thingy and not even think of anything else, except maybe a flare gun...SO PRACTICAL!!!! did you manage to get such cool gifts? I might want to try it for Christmas!!!

  9. You are going to love your Gypsy. I am no expert at all, but I just kind of jumped in and started experimenting with mine and it is alot easier to use for me than design studio. If you have any specific questions let me know and I might be able to help you.

  10. Oh how wonderful Georgiana!!!!!
    I'm so happy for you. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

  11. Nice! That Cricut bag looks fantastic! You are going to LOVE your Gypsy!

  12. Great presents you lucky lady, I totally agree with Celeste's comment if looking for someone to teach you the gypsy then Emma over at My Creative Time is just the girl for the job, she is fantastic and even has a dvd available of all her tutorials too.
    Enjoy the rest of your birthday week.
    Kim xXx

  13. Lucky you!! Enjoy your gifts....except that Houdini tool..don't want to have to use that! You will LOVE your Gypsy...Emma has great does Tammy at Creative Critters...I rarely use my E without my Gypsy much fun!

  14. How exciting! I love Emma's blog. she does really great videos for the gypsy. :) Tfs and have a great day. :)

  15. Emma's blog is the best for using the gypsy. She has lots of video's. I won one of her video's, so waiting for it to show as I'm hoping it'll help me to use mine even more.

  16. WOOT! WOOT! what awesome gifts!!!! So happy for you!

  17. Yeah!!! very happy for you that you got such wonderful gifts:)


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