479-531-8518 (between the hours of 9am and 8pm Central
Croppin' Train; c/o Dora Poage; PO Box 982; Bentonville, AR 72712-0982

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Layout Kits for sale (8 out of 20)

We have been busy creating new layout kits for you. The first few we am posting here are from the last retreat but then we will post the many we created last month. We are so excited about these and hope to get some of our own pictures on them soon.

These kits include instructions (including measurements) and a color picture of the layout. We do not precut the cardstock and paper so that you can adjust it to your pictures, if needed.

These kits are $10 each and we have a deal for you, purchase 5 kits and get the 6th half off.

These are first come, first sold. There are limited numbers of kits available. I will mark them as sold out as soon as I can.

Paradise Layout Kit
Green, purple, turquoise, cream with diecuts and Wine colored rhinestones to embellish.

BackYard Fun Kit
Black, Red and White with cute bug diecuts.

Family Layout Kit
Green, brown and cream. Uses a glimmer mist technique for the ruffle (glimmer mist available at our events after purchasing this kit)

Princess Layout Kit
Pink, black and gray with embellishments and rhinestones.

Fun Fair Layout Kit
White background with greens, reds, turquoise, yellow, orange, well probably all colors. Room for two 4x6 and one 4x4 picture. Includes turquoise rhinestones to embellish.

Floral Frenzie Layout Kit
Yellow, Orange, Pink, Green with white mats. I bright layout.

Christmas Frost Layout Kit
Red, green and cream with wooden embellishments and fiber.

Class Kit from Spring 2010 retreat
Kiwi green and blues. The glimmer mist and screens will be avaiable at our events for those who purchase the kit)

You can pay by cash, check, paypal (we will email you an invoice) or credit card.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Life Is a Beach Birthday Card

Here's another birthday card I made recently. I used the Life is a Beach Cricut cartidge for the front of the card. The designer paper is SEI (Juliette) and the card base is SU! (Bravo Burgundy). I LOVE the little flower brads on the flip flops - those are from SU!, too. I cut the image twice - once with each paper, and then cut one apart to piece over the other. I really liked how it turned out. Can you guess what the gift was? :) Thanks for looking! Pat

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cricut - Lacy Labels

I just got one of the new Lite Cricut Cartridges - Lacy Labels; it has some really nice images on it! I used it last night to make a card. Here is the finished 6"x6" card front. I used SU! cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and Very Vanilla. I also used the Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug Embossing Folder on the Very Vanilla cardstock.

I used the Scallop label, and cut all three pieces at 3.5 inches.

Then I layered the Pink on top of the Chocolate.

Maybe it's just me, but I thought the pictures in the 'book' were a bit misleading. The 'words' are right, but I think the pictures make it look like (using my cuts as an example) the Pink piece (with the hole-punched scalloped edge)should be on the bottom, and the Chocolate on top of it. In the picture it looks like the holes in the scalloped edge are 'open', and not laying on top of another cardstock. If you see the picture in the book, what I'm saying might make more sense. :) At any rate, I think it's a cartridge I'll use often.


Football Layout

Well, it looks like Dora and I had the same thought today - we have been very remiss in posting ANYthing the last month. I'm posting a football layout with my grandson - this was their final game of the season. No special techniques on this layout. I used SU! cardstock - Summer Sun and Basic Black. I also stamped a football, with Summer Sun ink. Nothing earth-shattering, but I wanted to highlight Joseph in the pictures, so I used punches to make a 'circle highlight'. You can do this with any punches of graduated sizes. Always punch your smaller punch first, then eyeball line up the larger punch, and punch. You can really see it on the second page - the top picture on the left. Unfortunately, the light caught that picture, but it does show the circle highlight quite nicely. A pretty easy technique, but very useful!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Where is it....

Where does the time go to? OMG, we haven't posted since May and now it is mid-June. What happened. Everything is such a blur to me - so fast. Tomorrow I get to scrapbook and stamp all day, so I will have new things to post :)