Thursday, December 2, 2010

From This to This #3

My friend, Susan, sent me a black diecut of Tim Holtz Halloween house. I wasn't sure what I'd do with it, but yesterday she sent me a pic of what could be done with this diecut for Christmas. See what you think of the idea below. (Susan has a wonderful blog, too. Click on her name to go there and check out her great ideas.)

Tim Holtz, has another idea on his blog. (Click on his name for another tag.)

I personally think this tag is adorable. I like Tim's, too. :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

From This to This #2

No pic on this one, you need to use your imagination! :)

Decorate Glue Dots for Instant Embellishments!
Apply embossing powder to Pop Up Glue Dots. Then use your embossing gun to set the powder for a cool three dimensional effect.
Create a polka dot pattern on any paper by applying glitter to Craft Glue Dots.

~ From Jeanette of Scrappin' Stars Yahoo Group

Saturday, October 16, 2010

3rd Crop!

I really think I'm addicted. LOL I went to my 3rd crop last night, another 12 hour version. Managed to make six 12 x 12 pages (including pictures), and 21 of 22 - 8 x 8 pages (excluding pictures). The smaller pages are for a puppy book I want to make of our two dogs, Buddy & Chelsey. I PROMISE to post lots of pictures real soon of what I've made in the 3 crops, before my next crop which is a two day crop. Starts at noon and goes until supper the next day. There are a group of us renting a conference room at a local hotel, and just cropping. So, by then I really need to have lots of stuff ready to go.

Friday, October 1, 2010

From This to This #1

I've decided to see how many examples I can come up with of using one item to create another. Maybe the pictures here will help!  I took Martha Stewart's Iron Fence punch (top: halloween inspired), and simply cut off the bats to make a year-round fence (bottom).

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cricut Search Site

I was given this website address. You can search ALL the Cricut carts when you look for any particular images. Thought it was cool.

>>>Cricut Search<<<

Saturday, September 18, 2010


We, Sharon, Barb & I, had a wonderful day. Wow, what a day. We got up at o'dark:30, and left town by 6:15. Stopped once for a potty break and to stretch our legs, but arrived at the Mall of America by 9. Register at Archiver's, which is on the 3rd floor, but the make & takes were on the first floor in the east and south wings of the mall. Classes were held in the center rotunda on the first floor, and there was a voting contest for the best 7 Gypsies tray. We walked soooo much. Got to make 9 make & takes of the 30 available. Wait times were from 10-40 minutes for us, but some places wait time was up to 1 1/2 hours. I got to see Tim Holtz, Julianna Hudgins, and Heidi Swapp.

We wanted to take in Hero Arts, Prima and EK Success but the lines were long, and the time we had left was short.

If I were to do it again, I'd wear different shoes. Also, I'd take a bag to carried my make & takes in. And finally I'd find a place to sit, a bit more often.

All-in-all, it was great. I hope I can do it again in the future. Until then, I'll just keep plugging along with my friends.

Scrapfest - Reminsce

Sorry for the delay on this picture. We actually brought this project home in an unassembled condition. As you can see by the bottom of the picture that this is a gift box (from U-line, if you are interested). They gave us a 12 x 12" sheet of stickers called, "Gingerbread Lane", and we were to create a gingerbread house. I did decorate the other three sides, but they aren't as cute as the front.

Scrapfest - Bazzill

This is where we waited the longest - 40 minutes, but it was worth it. This page is gorgeous in real life. Embossed background paper, green pin-dot scalloped paper, embossed red paper, and I love their bling. LOL  May use this one for some family group pictures from the last couple Christmases. 12 x 12 page.

While we waited in line for this one, The Glue Girl from Glue Arts was giving away glue samples, but gave Barb a Glue Glider. How lucky. :)

Scrapfest - Sizzix

Sharon & Barb went over to the Basic Grey booth while I made this card at Sizzix. Julianna Hudgins was there, and very friendly. We used some of the new embossing folders, sanded the design, and added the embellishments.  We had a chance to use the Sizzix Texture Boutique. Cute machine, but some people had trouble making it work.

Scrapfest - Imaginese

Here we got the chance to try the i-top and the i-rock. First we made a brad with the the i-top. Has a learning curve to it, but was very easy to use, and gentle to the hands. Then we went to the i-rock, and made a ribbon with a "set" (see the "o" on the ribbon), and put it together into a flower. Didn't care for the i-rock, but I'm sure others did.

Scrapfest - Slice

We got to make this really cute pumkin card using the Slice. I'd never seen it used, or tried it, so this was a real treat. It was really easy to use. They had a wonderful display of all kinds of projects, both paper and cloth that could be done with the Slice. It's really quite heavy-duty.  Card is 4 1/4" square.

Scrapfest - Doodlebug

This was one of the most fun projects. It's just a small 3 x 3 card, but they were quick, and the booth staff was having so much fun with the crafters. They had a "Wheel of Fortune"-type wheel and each of us got a chance to spin. There were three spots to win. Sharon won a packet of 4 pumpkin bradlets. So cute.

Scrapfest - Bo Bunny

We got to make this really cute scrapbook page. It was quick to make, and the staff at the booth was wonderful. I'm thinking this one will be a great page for my grand-daughter's school days. 12 x 12 size.

Scrapfest - KI Memories

Here we got to make a pencil topper. We had a choice of paper toppers: butterfly, bird, flower, and more. Their papers and embellishments are gorgeous. It was a quick project so our wait time wasn't bad. They were using the Silouette to cut their shapes. It was fun to see a new (to me) machine work.

Scrapfest - Fiskars Project

Here we got to play with some of Fiskars new products, and some of the everyday standards. We got a chance to try their new stamping roller. It's similar to SU's 2" roller, but without a handle. It's self-inking with guide arrows so you can judge where you are stamping. They said there were a variety of rollers, and ink colors. We also got a chance to use their punch that an be placed anywhere on a page or card. It's magnetic, and very easy to use.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cricut /CM carts (Reminisce)

Cricut /CM carts (Cheerful)

I got to see the new CM carts last night. At least in the catalog, and these pics are a really good showing of what's on the carts.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Alora's first day of preschool!

This layout is Alora's first day of preschool. Can't believe she was only 3 1/2 in these pictures. Oh, how she's grown. No Cricut on this one. Sorry

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Another Layout!

This layout will be the other part of the LO below. I hand cut the sun, used a punch for the eyes, and a parenthesis for the mouth. The type is "Jumbo" from Lyrical Letters. Cut at 1", only lowercase letters.

Crop has come and gone!

Had a wonderful time at the crop. I arrived just as Barb was getting there. We picked out tables for the three of us, and set up shop. Sharon arrived about 2:30. The food was great (potluck), and got to see what different women were making. There were 20 of us at this crop. One woman was working on vintage/heritage pages, one was working on pictures of her grandchildren and using Toy Story stickers. Sharon was working on Freedom Honor Flight pictures, and Barb was working on "1993" pictures. I managed to (mostly) make 9 pages. A couple of my pages didn't get completed because I was either missing embellishments, journaling, or a couple pics. I felt I did well, under the circumstances. I'll post those later.

The title comes from the Cricut Carousel cart, cut at 1". Use full pressure, but slow down the cut. Comes out better. Peanuts were made with a DS design from Okie, embossed with Cuttlebug Mini Mosiac embossing folder, and DTP with oregano ink.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The crop is getting closer!

Two days to go before my first crop. I'm pulling things together to work on, but not entirely confident I'm taking what I need for a 12 hour crop. How many pages do I plan for? One per hour? Well, I have another full day, and Friday morning to decide. Some of it is already waiting. Hmmmm....

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Going to my first crop!

Barb & Sharon & I are going to a crop in a couple weeks. Those girls have been to several before - not me, it will be my first. I'm asking everyone what to take, and what to make. I've got a good idea what I will work on, so will set up some page kits.  It will also be a potluck crop, so I need to take something food-wise.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Grand-daughter's 6th birthday!

My daughter Heather, reminded me at Valentine's Day that Alora's birthday was coming up, and she needed to take a treat to school (March 16th). Though I didn't have a lot of time, I came up with these. My kids took Anise suckers to school in May on the day their birthday would be in August. It became a tradition.  I wrapped each sucker in plastic wrap, and tied on the charm with pink ribbon.

Cart: George & Basic Shapes
Settings: # 6 shadow & charm, set at 3 1/2"; fill the sheet. Which made 18 and I only needed 16.
Paper: Pink flourish sheet of 12 x 12 paper from a Colorbok Punch Out Pack "Bright"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Baby Card!

I needed a baby card for a couple that just had a baby girl in December.

I scored the card with the ScorPal using 1/8" grooves. I used the Heritage cart, cutting the stroller at 2" in pale pink and the shadow in a hot pink. Added adhesive pearls to the wheel hubs and card. The sentiment is from Darice.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ribbon Storage!

I want to show you what my friend, Cin, did with her ribbon stash. I think it is adorable and so pretty. She said the base is a belt rack, and the hooks are shower curtain hooks. She said that she just slips the ribbon to one side when she wants to add more to the ring. Isn't this a great idea. >>Cin's Blog!<<

Friday, January 1, 2010

More 2009 Christmas Cards!

I made these quick cards and missed posting them with the other one.  Same size as the last one. Used the Cuttlebug ornaments embossing folder, and cut the ornaments from the Very Merry Tags cart.