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Luggage Tags for Dorm Room Door Decorations

Luggage Tags for Dorm Room Door Decorations

With two daughters that will be Resident Assistants, me and both of  my Cricuts have been very, very busy. My Hero and I were camping at Meade State Lake and Hais joined us for a few days so that we could work on her dorm room door decs (slang for door decorations..haha). We had a great time and much was accomplished. The space was tight and we had to improvise, but all went well.

Luggage Tag Door Decorations

The theme to welcome the students on her floor is….

“Several Journeys….One Destination”

…so luggage tags seemed the perfect compliment. Using bright colors with neon animal and other prints, she layered the tag with a shadow and added the names individually. A black ribbon and a clear bling embellishment were the crowning touch.

And this is the mess that was created from our fun. I save the scraps, so that I can cut the useable parts for my saved scraps pile.

REduce, REuse, REcycle

Couldn’t finish the post without a photo of Hais and Blondie together. Hais had not seen Blondie since she suffered her stroke and both were ecstatic to see one another. They were inseperable the entire visit.

Dorm Room Door Decorations and Name Tags

Dorm Room Door Decorations and Name Tags

The Oklahoma City Comfort Suites on I40 proved to be the perfect location for JMorgan and I to meet for our “crafting” adventures this past weekend. JMorgan is going to be a Resident Assistant at her college this next semester  and she was wanted to create some very special door name tags to welcome each of her (105) students.

I arrived from Kansas midday and JMorgan arrived from Texas early evening. She had a slight bit of directional difficulty that resulted in a momentary bit of anxiety. With an armload of heavy items, seems she arrived at someone else’s room (in a different hotel). In her defense…the two hotels appear to share the same parking lot and do not look too architecturally different.

We have stayed at this Comfort Suites before, but never in a room with this configuration of  three queen sized beds (with the most comfortable mattresses ever) and ample room to set up a couple of tables to craft.





and you know I HAD to spend some time (and $$) at Michaels and Hobby Lobby while in OKC…right?

Both of my cricuts were working non-stop through a good portion of this adventure and the two small hotel trash cans just could not keep us with us. This pile of paper ultimately came home  with me so I could salvage some of the larger unused portions.

These 12 x 12 sheets of cardstock are  actually pink, teal and black, but you could never tell it by the distorted colors from my camera. In all fairness to my beloved Sony….the room was fairly dark and I didn’t use a flash. (*****Mental note to self…bring an extra Ott Light!)

This is what 120 college resident door tags like at 4:30 A.M.

 Packing up to go home….the first of four loads for MY car….

And the Mother ~ Daughter Scrap Retreat comes to an end…

If you figure in all of the expenses associated with these door tags, the per tag cost is probably around  $5 each….

Three Nights Hotel ~  $335

Travel from Kansas and Texas to Oklahoma City ~  $130

Meals ~ $165

Supplies ~ $who knows really?

Adventures with oldest daughter PRICELESS!


JMorgan on her way back to college…..



The Gypsy Has Returned!

The Gypsy Has Returned!

My darling new Gypsy has arrived and now has all 37 of my cartridges uploaded again. The plugs on this one seems to be a bit “tighter” , not having some of the wiggle room my original did. I had to use a tiny bit of force to get the upload cord into the slot. When I tried to sync it with my computer, the Gypsy kept shutting down and I thought… “Oh GREAT! THIS ONE has a problem too!”  Once I figured out that the cord was not attached all the way and that the tech difficulties were with a slow internet connection….all was good. There was a huge sigh of relief!

The few projects that I had stored are forever lost, but I have immediately begun an attempt to recreate some of them. At the end of the month, I will be attending eBayon Location in Dallas, Texas and I want to have a special gift for one of my online friends. The plan is to design her eBay user ID  to look similar to the eBay logo and then use my Cricut Expressions to cut the vinyl for etching onto a wine glass. I am so excited and can hardly wait to get started on this project.

Details Soon!

New Kid on the {Cricut} Mat

New Kid on the {Cricut} Mat

Though I am not new to blogging, I am a fledgling Cricut Commander. There is no better way to chronicle my {mis}adventures with my new Cricut Expressions,  than with a blog.
Not sure if this is the theme that I will stick with, but it is a far cry better than the plain jane WordPress basic themes offered when you first download your WordPress Blog.
I hope you will come along…not laugh at me too much…while I dream of perfectly scrapped pages, magnificent upcycled mini albums and lovely designed cards.
Thanks for stopping in….