Monday, October 25, 2010

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Quick Card and Gift

This card is made from a piece of Club Scrap's Be Still kit, in yellow, the paper is 6.5x5.25, folded in half for a card size of 5.25x3.25. The white matte is 3x5 from a pack of POPs that I oredered with the Pure and Simple kit. Ink is Lagoon Club Scrap Hybrin in. Stamp also from Club Scrap, Academy kit, greetings Xtra. Card border was printed and cut on Cricut Imagine with the Imagine More cart. Flowers and brad from my stash

This super cute magnetic board is a piece of 5x7 flashing that I ordered in a share on the Cricut message board. Frame was printed and cut on Cricut Imagine with the Imagine More cart. The corners of the metal are rounded with a Zutter round it all and holes for ribbon were punched with my Crop a dile II. Buttons and fiber from my stash. Ribbon from Offray. I used red line sticky tape to attach small magnets to the back of the buttons. Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Give Away at Obsessed with Scrapbooking

Joy over at is having a give away for 2 Cricut Christmas minis! Check out her post about todays Hello Thursday! Cricut Cartridge release. Joy has posted pics of all the new carts, plus beautiful samples of cards & boxes made with the new releases! Don't forget to leave a comment and subscribe to Joy's blog for a chance to win!

Here is a pic of my favorite from todays release: Ornamental Iron

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Club Scrap Retreat 2010

Wow! That about describes the 5 days I spent in Wisconsin at Club Scrap's 10th Annual Retreat. We are still on spoiler alert so I can't share the details but, we were truly "treated" to a wonderful event. Fabulous food, entertainment, workshops, shopping, gifts, field trip, & workshops to die for! This was my second Retreat and I swear as long as I can I will go every year. We already have a save the date for next year, Oct. 13-16 (there is one in August too). Here a few non-spoiler pics of some of the fun :)

That's me on the left with our fearless moderator LoriD, from the coffehouse forum.

Our pre-Retreat trip to Archiver's. Many of us don't have one nearby so we like to stop in while we are there. Left to Right, Jane, Catherine, Erin (that's me), Pam.

Check-in day chocolate party, hosted by the lovely Diane!

A view of waiting Retreaters from the top of the grand staircase at the hotel.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Strip-piece Pleated Skirt

I recently purchased a Jelly Roll (Contains 40 strips – Each strip is 2 ½ ” x 45”) of Moda Fabric in the Basic Grey Urban Couture patterns from . I had planned to make a quilt with the strips until I found a pattern called Strip-Piece Pleated Skirt on the Moda Bake Shop site. Here is my version of the skirt, I made it a larger size than needed and left extra elastic in the waist so it can grow with Elizabeth. Thanks for looking, as always Comments are welcome :)




Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cards for my Cousin

Making cards to send to my Cousin in Iraq, she is serving in the US Army and has asked for cards that she can send out. Here are some that I have made with my new Cricut Imagine and papers from Club Scrap August 2010 Arts n Crafts kit and Club Scrap September 2010 Adobe kit. The cards are all A2 size.

This first card is made with Adobe Sand paper (which if you are not familiar with Club Scrap paper, it is an 80lb Cardstock, the good stuff! ) The Imagine prints beautifully on this paper, the flower stamp is from the Arts n Crafts Jr. kit. Ink is Club Scrap Hybrid Ink in Earth. Prints are from Imagine more cartridge. Added Glossy Accents to the armadillo's shoes and hat. I didn't keep track of what size I cut all of these, but if I had it to do over, I would have made this cut much larger.

This next card and all of its elements are on Adobe Sand paper, prints and cuts from Imagine More.This card base is Arts n Crafts Tomato paper. Cuts from Home Decor and More, filler prints and border are from Imagine More.This Yellow card base and Green mat are made from Arts n Crafts, Turquoise 3x5 mat is from a pack of POPs from Adobe. Print and cuts are from Best Friends. Here we have another Arts n Crafts Tomato base and Jr. stamp with print and cut from Best Friends, and added Glossy Accents to the screen of the computer and phone.

I intentionally left all of these cards mostly flat so that they will go through the over seas mail easily. Thanks for looking and as always, comments are appreciated

Easter on Adobe, with Cricut

I put these pages together with inspiration from Cricut Message Board: LID Challenge and Club Scrap Jr. September, 2010 Adobe kit. All paper, printed images and stickers from Adobe. Cricut cuts from Alphalicious, Gypsy Wanderings, and I used a flower petal from Hello Kitty to make the eggs. I used my Gypsy to size them just right to fit in the 3.5x3.5 squares and to weld the numbers. I used my sewing machine to attach everything. Thanks for looking and please feel free to leave a message.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Club Scrap and the Cricut

Unfortunately, I have neglected this blog for way too long. I'm back today with some pages made from recent Club Scrap kits and my new Cricut Expression. Also, all of the layouts are from the Club Scrap Assembly Line Scrapbooking Idea Deck Volume 2. I have had the original Cricut since 2006 and after playing with the Expression at crops and job training, and following the blog I decided I could do great things with the larger machine. So here are some examples:

First 2 layouts are from Club Scrap Sonoma kit, March 2010.
2 Peas in a Pod cut from Cricut Freshly Picked and Birthday Cakes font.
ALSB Deck Layout 9 of Clubs, Curves Ahead Formula.
Cupcake on the left page is cut from Cake Basics. Stickers and Jounaling box are all from Club Scrap Sonoma Jr. kit.
ALSB Deck Layout J of Diamonds, Crookedly Cool Formula.

The next 3 layouts are from Club Scrap Gratitude kit, April 2010.

Artist lettering and scroll are cut from Cindy Loo and paint brushes are cut from Wall Decor and More. The paint brush image had more scrolls on the sides that I cut off with my Exacto knife, and I had to cut the image from 4 different colors of POPs. The red paper was cut with the character image and the other 3 colors with the shift/base image. I also used a white gel pen to trace inside the swirl on the paint brush holder cup. The Cindy Loo font does not have a shadow image so I traced around it with a red gel pen to make a "shadow".
ALSB Deck Layout Q of Diamonds, Tetris Formula.

This layout was made the City cut and font from Plantin Schoolbook. I used the shadow function for both cuts except the word Buildings, that one I just traced with a gel pen to make a shadow. After making the 2 city cuts I saved those papers to use the negative space on the following 2 layouts.
ALSB Deck Layout 10 of Hearts, Surefire Strategy Formula.

These 2 pages were made from the negative space left over from the previous 2 layouts. I just glued about a 3.5" strip of paper behind them (see next photo) to make the paper 12x12 again. Alpha and year stickers are from Gratitude Jr. Kit.
ALSB Deck Layout 8 of Clubs, Topsy Turvy Formula.
Thanks for taking a look, please leave comments and questions!