Friday, November 20, 2009


























Yes we are giving away a Gypsy here at The Gypsy Spot. I want to thank Custom Crops for donating a brand new Gypsy (retail value 299.99)..wow. I cant say enough about everyone at Custom Crops. Everyone is always so supportive and helpful. If you have never shopped at their store, you really should give them a visit. Not only will you find everything you need for scrapbooking or card making, but also some wonderful articles for fantastic projects.  They also have a Youtube channel where you can enjoy some wonderful videos for awesome projects. There is even new video for husbands or loved ones to guide them with holiday shopping... what an awesome idea. Click on the links to visit : Custom Crops   and Custom Crops Videos.

Now for the giveaway. Please spread the word. This is a new blog so we are trying to get the word out so that more can come and participate in the challenges. We love to see everyones Gypsy creations.

The rules :



1) Become a follower of The Gypsy Spot. (If you are already a follower you met the first step).

2) Post a link  about this  contest on your blog. If you don't have a blog you can start one at blogspot.com. Its very easy and a great way to share your projects with family and friends.

3) Use Mr. Linky box to give us the link to your blog post.  (this becomes our entry list and the winner is chosen from here ) 


Random winner will be selected  December 1st. Good luck to everyone. ( changed to tomorrow)


********update...  due to my mistake  and not posting a deadline for entries... I will pick a winner  tomorrow December 2nd.... Deadline for all entries is today   9:00 pm pacific time.  






Link to your blog post please.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shapes

Thank you all for your get well wishes. I feel better moving around today. I hope that this is the end of my illness.

This week we are making shape cards. The last update for the Gypsy finally made it possible for us to weld flipped images. Make sure you have updated your Gypsy to have this feature.

Here are your Design Team creations. Enjoy.  Next week we will not have a post so that everyone enjoys their Holiday with family and friends. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.




Marci 





Michele 





Christina 






Jennifer 





Vicki



Jeannie


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Down and Out With the Flu

DH here. Sorry to pass on the bad news but Nilda is sick with the flu (no, not THAT flu but sick just the same) so this week's challenge will be delayed a day or so until she gets back on her feet. Be sure to check back soon for an update.

Thank you for visiting, and be sure to wash your hands!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weld It

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge. Amazing projects. I loved them all.  I can tell that we are going to have so much fun.  My husband looked at all the projects and has chosen  Kristin' waterfall card as the winner. Please send me an email to  nilda@msn.com to claim your gift card.
You can find Kristin card here. He was very impressed that you had a video to show the movement of the card. Now he wants me to make one or him. I have never tried a waterfall card so thanks for the inspiration.
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This week we are exploring the welding feature of our Gypsy. Please share with us your creations that include welded shapes or font. Thank you so much for visiting and playing along. I hope that you enjoy our creations.

Nilda



Margie


Jennifer





Jeannie


Michele




Susan




Marci




Christina



Vicki




Monday, November 2, 2009

Welcome to our first challenge : Wanderings

Thank you so much for wandering over to our blog. This is our first week and we are so very excited to share with you our creations. Here at The Gypsy Spot we will be sharing with you projects made with the Cricut Gypsy.  We hope that you visit often, but more importantly that you are inspired and learn with us. The Cricut Gypsy is a new product by Provo Craft intended to take your creativity to a new level. If you would like more information about this product please go here.   


The Gypsy comes with two digital cartridges preloaded; Gypsy Wanderings and Gypsy Font. We thought it would be a great start to explore these cartridges for our first challenge.  Please enter a project using a cut from either one of these two cartridges. You need to link us to your project by leaving a comment. We are working on getting Mr. Linky set up so for now just leave a comment with the link.

This week my wonderful husband has decided to sponsor our challenge. He will mail a $20.00 Michael's Store gift card to the person with the best project. He will chose not me. Deadline for entries is Saturday November 7th 9:00 pm (PST).  Winner will be announced Monday November 9th along with next week's challenge. Good luck and happy creating.

Our Gypsy Creations (please click on the picture to go to the Designer's blog for more information on the project )



Nilda




Vicki





Jeannie





Susan



Jennifer


Christina



Sara 






Michele


Margie



Marci



Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Amazing Design Team




Our blog would not be possible with out our talented Design Team .  Here is a little bit about them. Please click on their names and visit their blogs.





Margie



Five years ago, I decided to make the invitations for my daughter's bridal shower. Little did I know, a new obsession of mine was about to be born! I quickly discovered the world of scrapbooking and my Cricut Expression and Cuttlebug are now two of my closest friends, along with a gazillion other paper crafting items. I have four grown children and three beautiful grandchildren and I started a scrapbook for each of them. The scrapbook have been e a bit neglected these days because, I must say, card making is what I enjoy the most. I am always on the lookout for new techniques, tools and gadgets and I confess, I think I may have a serious addiction to craft "stuff"! When I am not crafting, I keep busy with my family and you will never find me without one of my cameras. I don't think I have one particular style... after a day or two of working with whatever it may be, I'll get bored and move on to other techniques or styles. Im thrilled to be part of the Gypsy Design Team and sharing my creations with this wonderful new toy. 






Susan


I am Susan Edwards, wife, mother, artist, and scrap booker.  I have been married to a wonderful man for 28 years and we have three adult/teenage children.  I have always found enjoyment and gratification in creating art, and for me scrapbooking is an archival form of art.  Scrapbooking allows me to chronicle the stories and events of our lives, capturing the memories in print and photos, while creating heirlooms of the future. 

I have enjoyed scrapping for the last dozen or so years, but the introduction of the Cricut turned a boarder-line scrap addiction into a full-fledged scrapping obsession!  I love my Cricut Expression and now it has been joined by the Gypsy!  The Expression machine combined with Gypsy allows such freedom and flexibility, I can create art anyplace.  I hope that you find inspiration and perhaps learn something new as I share my work with you.








Jeannie
Hi I am Jeannie, married 28 years to the love of my life Robby who thank goodness supports my card-making obsession. We have two wonderful kids Madison and John-Robert. Madison is 24 and married to Cory, they live in Memphis, TN. Madison has a Masters in Accounting and works as an accountant for International paper. Cory is working on his Masters Degree at Memphis State and works part-time. John-Robert, 22 is at Auburn working on his Secondary Ed degree in History and is an RA Camp Director in the summers.



I started doing paper crafts when Hobby Lobby came to my town 3 and a half years ago... then I got my Cricut!!...and paper crafting turned into card making which is my passion!







Sara

When I was 16 my mother went to a Creative Memories party and took me with
her. I had always been into paper and crafty stuff and I was instantly in
love with scrapbooking! I was intrigued by all the stickers, punches,
markers, paper and more!! I have been scrapbooking ever since! It is a
creative outlet for me and really lets me have some ME time! Well GIRLY time
for that matter.

I was 19 when I was married to Mike. We will be celebrating our 11 year
anniversary December 22! WOW. Time goes fast!! (and in that sentence I also
told you how old I am!! HA!!) We have 3 boys (which was why this site caught
my eye in the first place!). Derrik is 9 (we got pregnant on our
honeymoon!), Hayden is 7, and Tanner is 4. They keep us pretty busy!! We
live in Wasilla, Alaska. I teach scrapbooking classes at my Local Scrapbook
Store - "The Scraptique" and I am the Design Team Coordinator at
www.3scrappyboys.com. (most of the papers and fun goodies I use come from
the fab kits I get from this site!!)

A few fun facts about me: I LOVE to play with Toys! I mean kid toys! I am
100 percent addicted to Mr. Potato Head. I have a HUGE rubbermaid tote FULL
of parts and pieces that I have collected and over 25 bodies. The kids and I
will sit and play for hours!! It is a blast! AND I honestly could sit and
play with Tanners GeoTrax train for a while. There is just something about
putting the train tracks together that fascinates me!

I have FIVE sisters and one brother. I am the oldest and it is funny because
my 2 oldest children are OLDER than my brother. (Heck I am 23 years older
than he is!!) He will be 7 in January! My youngest sister will be 13 in
January. There is a big gap in ages. It's definitely fun when they all get
together!  My parents have been married for 31 years now!! They got married
when they were 17! That is awesome!







Vicki

My name is Vicki Purdham and I recently got married.  Together Todd and I have 5 children.  A daughter, Susan who is 20 and is a college student.  We have 4 boys, Jake-12, Brandon-11, Nick-10 and Luke-9. I have been making crafts most of life.  I love doing all kinds of crafts too.  I think I have tried just about every kind out there.  I have scrapbooked for years but only recently started making cards.  That is my true love.  When I first bought my "E" I thought it would be one of those things that I would love to start with and then tire of it and want to do something different.  But that is not what happened at all, instead with every card I make I want to make more and more.  It is almost like I am in competition with myself to make a better card each time.  I love love love making cards.  Then when Provocraft started advertising the Gypsy I just knew I had to have one.  I absolutely love my gypsy.  I am able to do things with cards that I never was able to do before.  If I have a card idea I can put it in my gypsy and then cut it out at a different time.  The versatility of being able to use my gypsy ANYWHERE is so amazing.  I just love it.  I am so excited to be a member of this design team and look forward to sharing all of my creations with out.  I am so excited to see what all Nilda finds for us to create. 


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Marci


My name is Marci and when I was little girl my nick name was Marci Pie. When I create and play I am that little girl again. I‘m married to a wonderful husband who appreciates my creative spirit! I have 3 teenagers and work outside the home in the Human Resources field. I love crafts and love a rubber stamp, scrapbook, sew, quilt, cook, and do anything creative.





Jennifer

I'm 28 years old and live in Utah.  I've been married to my incredible husband for over 8 years and we have 4 beautiful dogs.  I've been scrapbooking since I was a teenager but I only started doing other paper crafts after I got my Cricut in early 2008.  I love paper crafting, shopping, photography, videography, movies, music, board games, card games, video games and spending time with family & close friends.  Humor and laughter are as important in life to me as air and water.  I'm a people person and I love being social.  I have learned SO much from the online crafting community and look forward to learning even more!  




Michele

I've been scrapping since Sept 08 and was hooked almost immediately! I love exploring all scrappy styles but by far my favorite is to use my cricut and really embellish. I have a 3 year old son, a supportive husband, teach the Cricut at my LSS and have a full time job on top of it all (which is really just to finance my addiction to scrapping). Life is good!

This is going to be fun!
Michele