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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Simple Layout

This is a very simple layout. This was so long ago... I knew the when and what but not the where, etc. But I still wanted to document the pictures.

The point of me posting this layout is the font. I used the new Lyrical Letters cartridge for cricut. I just love this font.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cricut Rewards

Did you know that you can get Cricut Rewards for any cartridge that was released in 2008 and 2009? Well, you can (or if you don't want to, I can use your points, just let me know)

You can get shirts or cartridges. And the cartridges are ones that you can't buy from a store normally - they are ones that are released with the machines.

There is a listing of the cartridges that have points available. And on the FAQ page, they talk about what you do if you didn't get the certificate to redeem for points.

Check it out then post a comment here telling us what you think.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

not so spooky layout

For this layout I used Black Gold glimmer mist and the iron works glimmer screens. The title "not so spooky" is using Heidi Swapp's ghost alphabets. I took these pictures at an angle in hopes that you can see the ghost shapes better. I also used a glaze pen on the ghost shapes to make eyes.

We will have all of this available in our Boxcar Store at the fall retreat.
(note: my brother has issues with posting pictures of my nephew on the internet, so I smudged his face on the images to respect his wishes.)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Glimmer Mist and Cricut

Here are two pages I did recently - these are not left and right pages but more of page 3 and 6 of a series of pages.

I used Dreamsicle and Riptide Gimmer Mist. The "fabulous" came out of the 'Graphically Speaking' Cricut cartridge . I cut fabulous out of that cardstock that comes in your page protectors - I call that scrap cardstock. Then I laid it on my base page, which the leftover sticky from the cricut mat makes this handy. Then I spray the mist over it and pulled the cardstock mask up and there we go. I also sprayed some in the corner to balance the arrow a little.

For this page, I think the arrow came out of the Graphically Speaking cartridge. I laid it on my page just like the "fabulous" but when I got done, I really liked the arrow mask too. So I rotated it and stuck it down. Not my original plan - but I go with the flow. I also put the "mask" arrow on dimensionals. It points at the birthday girl on both ends.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Getting to know Pat

How long have you been scrapping?

Like most, I scrapbooked in an altogether different style in high school.  Scrapbooking by today’s terms … I made my first 8.5x11 pages in about 1997, and then switched to 12x12 in about 2000.

How did you start scrapbooking?

When my parents passed away in 1996, I decided it was up to me to keep track of our family history.  I had been stamping for a while, and thought scrapbooking would be a perfect evolution.

What is your favorite scrapbooking line?

In magazines, I’m always drawn to the Doodle Bug ads, but can never find a reason to actually use their paper.  I’ve always been a Karen Foster fan, and, more recently, have found a lot to like in the Kaiser Craft line.

What are your favorite subjects to scrapbook?

I am fortunate to have 4 of the most beautiful grandchildren in the world, so, of course, they are my most-used subjects.  I also enjoy doing heritage pages.  I am a collector of everything, so do have a lot of heritage photos, documents, etc.

What do you watch/listen to when you're creating?

I have music playing just about all the time … mostly country.

What do you snack on while scrapping?

You will seldom find me without a Pepsi by my side – no diet - full up – nothing left out!

Any paper crafting pet peeves?

I do not like 12x12 paper that has the name, upc code, etc. border on it – especially if I have to cut it off!

What do you love about scrapbooking?

Just about everything!  I love the creativity, the solitude or companionship (as I choose), the memories,  and, voila, the ability to share that past moment with someone else!

What is your favorite color combination to use on your projects?

That does really change, but I would have to say I’m really drawn to the earth tones / neutral colors.  I tend to look at the browns, blacks, grays a lot for base pages. 

Do you distress everything, not at all or somewhere in between?

Somewhere in between, but not very often.

What is your favorite tool?

My personal trimmer – simply cannot function without that!  And my 12” see-through ruler!  And my paper piercer – I think those little holes can add so much to a much project!

When creating a project, do you plan it out or go with the flow?

I think it’s based on the individual project.  Sometimes I’ll see another layout and will use that as my plan and other times I’ll look at my pictures and hope for some inspiration.

What type of adhesive do you use?

In the last year, I’ve started using the Glue Glider Pro by Glue Arts , and I just love it!  I still use a lot of SU! SNAIL adhesive for smaller projects.  If I’m doing something heavyweight, Beacon Hill adhesive is awesome!  And for those little tiny individual letters, you can’t beat the Xyron “X”.

What is your favorite kind of cardstock?

I use mostly smooth, so I’d have to go with Stampin’ Up!  If I do use a textured cardstock, American Crafts is great!

Do you enjoy stepping out of your zone when creating new projects?

I do – although I don’t do it very much!  I find I enjoy looking at those pages, so I do try to break out a bit more often.

When is the best time for you to scrap?

Anytime I can, but night-time is usually the best.