Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I'm published again!

The newest issue of Cricut Magazine is out! And I'm in it!!!

I made this mailbox and submitted it for the "flowers" theme the magazine had a call for! And they asked me to write up a tutorial for it!
I got a 4 page spread!!! I did not take any of the pictures. I sent my project to them and they took all the pictures and followed my tutorial to make the flower example for the photos.

I'm so excited to be published!!!  But not only that, Northridge Publishing (the makers of this magazine and Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Handmade and others) also sends out a weekly email newsletter, and my project was the featured project for last weeks email! Here's the pic that was in the email!
It's so exciting to me! I'm lazy about submitting to magazines but I'm glad I did for this one!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sizzix March class - card

I thought I'd share one of the 3 projects I've created for the March Sizzix Die class at Scrapaganza!
Just a simple card using the circles die to cut pattern tissue for a flower. I found that using punches to cut the pattern tissue seemed to dull the punch rather quickly... not sure why! It just gets harder and harder to punch the tissue. However the sizzix die cuts through like buttah! ;)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sizzix March class - Party layout!

March is my turn to teach the Sizzix Die class at Scrapaganza!  Since many of our customers are newly Sizzix owners, I thought they might want to add a basics shape die to their stash, so I chose a circles die that has 3 different size circles. Rather than cutting paper with them, since most of us have circle punches that cut paper just fine, we are going to use the die to cut other materials for our Sizzix class projects. This layout is one of the projects the class attendees will make!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Ladybug Basket

Isn't this adorable! It's not my original idea, I found something similar on a blog (who's location I cannot find now) and I just took a few extra steps with it to make it the way I wanted.

This was the project for Scrappaganza's Day of Creativity! The lady bug is cut from the cricut cartridge Create a Critter. I made a little box inside and the handle was punched with the Bubbles punch-around-the-page punch. The flowers are felt and were cut on the Sizzix with the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Supply Organizer!

Have you ever gone to the store and bought some wonderful scrappy goodness only to get home and find out you already had it?
Well after doing that several times, I decided something had to be done! I'd actually had something in mind for an organzier for a long time. Then Scrapaganza, where I work got in a dozen of the Maya Road chipboard notebooks in just the right size for this project, so I created one and taught it as a class!

The paper I used is Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology, so that people could ink it up in the color scheme that best suited their style. We also used Maya Road rose ribbon, pins, Tim Holtz charms and Distress Inks, and I used my cricut gypsy and From My Kitchen cartridge to create sized to fit tabs for the book. We then put some paper between each tab so we could write down our stash.

This little book should fit nicely in my purse when I finally get it back from the store! lol

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Feb Scrappinista #5 - Use the scraps!

I am a HUGE fan of using up the scraps. When I get finished making layouts for the Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit, I always try to find a little time to use up some of the leftovers somehow.
This kit had some fabulous stickers on the sticker sheet. It was very easy to use them on a few cards!

Here I used some of my leftover border rub-ons and ribbon. I just rubbed the rub-on right onto the ribbon, it transfers like a dream!

Instead of adding scraps to your stash, USE THEM UP!

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Feb Scrappinista #4 - Love

Not a whiff of pink anywhere! :)
This is still the same Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit from Scrapaganza we got in February. I just didn't use any of the pink stuff. The white paper is actually a chunk that I cut out of the pink frame I used in my 1 year layout. I used my new Bubbles punch-around-the-page punch on it, then wove some black organza ribbon through the holes. Scraps left from the other pages were layered and then I added some stuff from my stash. There are 4 stickers from the kit that I covered with Glossy Accents and allowed to dry, which gives the stickers a whole new look. I really liked this page!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Feb Scrappinista #3 - Kevin

Yep, nothing wrong with pink in a boy layout!
More scrappy goodness from Scrapaganza's Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit from February. I used the paper in the Echo Park Be Mine line that says "so in love with you" in the corner. Instant title! Some simple paper layering, a little bit of rub-ons under some Tim Holtz fragments, a few stickers and I'm done. ;)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Feb Scrappinista #2 - 1 Year

That's me, at 1 year old! LOL... This is the second layout I created with the Scrapaganza Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit, Echo Park's Be Mine line. In addition to the papers, I also used rub-ons from Kaiser and one of Charlene's Button Box buttons.  It's a simple layout but I love what the rub-ons do for it.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Catching up! (Feb Scrappinista #1)

Wow friends! I just realized how long I've gone without posting. All I can say is that I had a lot of personal stuff going on in February and just did not feel like posting on my blog. But I want to make it up to you!

Here is the first layout I created for the February Scrapaganza's Scrappinista Scrapbook Club. Our SSC kit last month was Echo Park's Be Mine line. LOVED it! I'm not really a pink girl but the line of papers was sooo versatile, even though pink seemed a predominant color, it really didn't have to be, if you didn't want it to be.

So for my first layout I used primarily black, white and grey so that the pink was just an accent color. Included in the kit was a yard of wide pink ribbon and some Kaiser rub-ons. I used a strip punch from Martha Stewart and punched a paper "ribbon" and threaded the pink ribbon through that. embellishment stickers and a rub-on border complete the layout!

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