July 25, 2010

Cropped til I dropped!

Yesterday, Saturday I went to a Close to my Heart party at a friend's house. Afterward we stayed and scrapped. Now usually when I attend this sort of thing I do more talking than scrapping. Don't we all?? But yesterday, I found a groove and just stayed there for 12 hours!!! I scrapped from 11am to 11pm! I managed to get 5 pages done, 3 single pages and a double!!! This brings my total for the year to 60 personal layouts completed for the year! Last year I only had 75 total so I am closing in fast!!!

So ya wanna see what I got done? Well I'll show ya anyway!! :)

Rock On!
Paper and Titile are My Mind's Eye, Abbey Road
Stamps are Close to my Heart
Magic Memories
Paper is Cordenations and Sandylion
Felt Boarder is Queen and Co.
Santa Monica
Papers are Close to my Heart and Cosmo Cricket
Bubble back ground was cut from Graphically Speaking
'santa monica' was cut from Life's a Beach
This is Life
Papers are Close to my Heart and We are Memory Keepers
Flowers Unknown
Button Basic Grey
'This is Life' was cut from the Graphically Speaking
Hope to have some new cut files for you all shortly....it's been busy around here lately!

July 16, 2010

Another New-to-Me Technique

Ok, so I was Wal-mart earlier today and was browsing through the craft department. I found these:Aren't they cute!?!?

Well I remembered that when I was at CKC in February, I had picked up a kit that had some iron-ons in it. Mind gets to thinking and the next thing I know one of these little babies is in my cart.
Off to see Toy Story 3 and dinner with the family.....now it's me time. Time for a little paper crafting. I wanted to try out my new iron darn it! So I found a small image to give it a shot, and it works perfectly. I made this really cute card.The 'Best Friend' sentiment is the iron on. I also used my new embossing folder that I got from Oh My Crafts! It is the A2 Brackets from Quickutz. It worked perfectly with my Cuttlebug! A few more touches and this card was done! Easy Peasy!

July 15, 2010

Welcome Home!

Hi scrappers!! I just wanted to let you all know that we are having a Housewarming Crop over at Have Your Way With Paper this weekend to celebrate our brand new digs. Please come join us. There is sure to be something to challenge everyone! And there will be some prizes. Come on over and get to know the girls before the weekend starts. I am sure you will find this one of the best scrapbook communities on the web!! If you have visited before please make sure to change your browser to our new location: www.haveyourwaywithpaper.com

Hope to see you all there!!

July 14, 2010

Design Studio Tutorial #1-Basic Welding

Ok ladies, I am gonna give this a shot. Let me know ho
w everything looks, and if I need to change anything.

Welcome to Design Studio!! The most basic feature and one of the main reasons I love my DS is for the simple fact that I can weld any 2 or more objects together. Here is a very quick lesson on two ways to weld. I am working with the George Cartridge using shapes, but this tutorial can be applied to any cartridges that you own.

The first way to weld is to have your object in the same text box. In this case I chose two circles.

Then go over to the kerning box and enter a negative number. Try -.01 or -.02 to get started. The smaller the number, the closer the objects will be together. If you just have 2 objects, you can also use the nudge arrows, but we will get to those in another lesson

Preview, Preview, Preview. I can't say this enough. To preview your work and to see exactly how it will cut, open a second page, and click on the eyeball.

I noticed that the weld box was not checked while I was in my preview. When working with shapes all in the same text box, clicking the weld box will make everything in that text box welded.

Previewing your page again, you will see that the weld has been made and see exactly how your cut will look.

The second way to weld is using objects in separate text boxes. Here I chose a circle and a triangle.

For this type of welding the kerning will not work. You will have to 'grab' the objects with the handles to move them or use the directional keypad.

Since the images are independent of each other, you will need to click the weld box for each image that is to be welded together.

By previewing yet again, you will see that one of the shapes did not have the weld box checked.

After going back and checking the weld box and previewing again, we see the weld has been made and you are ready to cut.

I hope this tutorial helped those that needed it. Please let me know what else you want to learn. Now let's break out those Cricuts and Computers and get to welding. I would love to see a welded title on a layout!!

July 7, 2010

Sketch Mania @ UmWow Studios!

I have a new sketch site to share with you that just launched today. UmWow Studios presents: Sketch Mania!! The first sketch is awesome and has so many possibilities! I just had to get started as soon as I saw it. Inspiration just oozed from this sketch. I saw the circle and I immediately thought, Mickey's ears......Not sure why, but this is what I ended up with:

Thanks for stopping by.....stayed tuned for some more Design Studio freebies......

July 5, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Storage Solution

Ok, I know there are a million ways that we love to store our Cricut Cartridges, Handbooks, and Overlays. Let me make it one million and one!

Awhile back I was at the Dollar Tree and purchased an over-the-door shoe organizer. I had every intention of using this for my punches. But since my punch collection only sits at 2 right now, and my cartridge collection stands at 12 I decided to try it for them instead.I can easily fit one or two cartridges and their handbooks and overlays into each pocket. Then I labeled the pockets with the correct cartridge name. This has been so convenient. I love not having to dig for the book in a file or tote.

And another layout I got done yesterday:Thanks for stopping by!

July 4, 2010

Half Way

Last night I scrapped my 50th layout of the year. I am now half way to my goal of 100 layouts for the year. This is only personal layouts. I have completed more in client albums as well, but for my own albums this is great. Last year I completed 75 for the year, and I am hoping that with my vacation layouts that I will hit that within the next couple months. It has been a hard and stressful 6 months for me, and I have found it hard to get motivated to scrap.

I am having a great time reliving my vacation through scrapping the photos. Here are few from the past week:
Thanks for stopping by!


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