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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jack O' Lantern Treat Bag

Wow two posts in a week I'm on a roll! I just love Halloween, I won't be able to stop myself from making creepy crawly creations! As I mentioned in my previous post, this one's all about yummy treats! I made this super simple Jacko treat bag for my guests that are attending our small Halloween/Davian's birthday party, I still have a couple more to make!

Now, if you do not have a diecutting machine to cut your bag shape you can always look it up online, I found this great site with a nice variety of printable templates you can either print directly onto your cardstock or trace and then cut manually.

I'm trying to make these as simple as it gets given the number of guests I'll be having over, but you can always embellish to your hearts content! These cool mini alphabet stickers are all the rave these days, check 'em out over at the store they're from My Little Shoebox!

The evil looking pumpkin was a cut taken from my Quickutz library, and what I did was cut it twice first in black heavy weight cardstock from American Crafts and then again a second time with an orange sheet from their Earth Tones pack.

I then layered and then glued the whole piece onto my bag with pop dots. I finished it off by adding a shadowed-like effect to my diecut by coloring it in using various markers.

Hope you've enjoyed today's project, so fun and easy even the wee ones can do it! Until next time happy crafting!

Nini :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Christmas Papers For Everyday Photos

I love using holiday paper for my pictures that are from everyday moments! The new Basic Grey Collection Eskimo Kisses was a perfect fit for this picture of my niece Johanna!

I used 2 different patterned papers, Glazed Apple and Caroling. I cut the Caroling paper into two 1 1/2 in. X 2 1/2 pieces. I cut the Glazed Apple into one 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. piece. I used my fingernail to distress the edges of the patterned papers.

I also used the element stickers from the collection pack. I cut the long border strip stickers and placed them over my patterned papers and at the bottom of my picture.

For the title, I used the super cute American Crafts Tinsel Thickers. I also used Basic Grey's Lemonade Collection Alphabet Stickers.

I added some stitching and used my Sharpie pen to outline the patterned papers and the big flower.

Products used:

Bazzill Basics White Cardstock
Colorbok Epoxy Sticker (Heart)
Paper Studio Ribbon

I would love to see all of your creations using holiday paper with everyday photos! Come on over to the gallery!!!


Cricut Tuesdays with Michelle

Happy Tuesday to you!

Ever have those photos where it's not perfect... Not being centred, eyes closed, blurry image, etc... Well before I scrapbooked, I would have thought these types of photos were 'not good' enough to keep nevermind to scrapbook. But when I came across this photo with my Son, SIL and myself playing in the sand - I could not resist, not making a layout. This page was created weeks ago and relates perfectly to another DT's post about focusing on subject and placing emphasis on that subject (in this case, I used an expression - mind the pun). Here's the layout below.

My hope is to have inspired you to look at a different angles when you scrapbook that 'non-perfect' photo or have other people's memories to recall with photos; scrapbook them because those types of pages can be the best stories to tell.

Thanks for looking and until next week, happy crafting!


Monday, September 28, 2009

Indian Summer and Back to School

When I think of Indian Summer I remember those first few weeks back to school. I always wanted to wear my new fall clothes to start of a new year of school. The only problem was that in New York, we got a very warm indian summer during September. So the first day or two I would sweat in my new clothes LOL! before going back to summer clothes for a couple of weeks.

So when I saw Basic Grey's Indian Summer line I immediately thought--Back to School! My little girl has been in pre-school for the past 2 years, but this year she is starting Pre-K. She was very excited about her new classroom and starting to learn some skills to prepare her for kindergarten next year. So, I loved using these rich fall papers for this back to school layout to help symbolize this real start of her education.

Basic Grey's Indian Summer line contains many options. Gorgeous, rich patterned papers, cardstock letters and themed stickers as well as my new favorite-- Woolies! These layered felt embellishments are just amazing. Lots of sweet details and perfectly coordinating colors and a nice sticky pop dot to adhere it without fighting with your own adhesive!

This line would look great with lots of fall themed layouts--apple picking, pumpkin patches, playing in leaves etc, but for me, the memory was complete for my back to school theme! Thanks for joining me in this trip down memory lane!! Be sure to check out all the Basic Grey goodies in the Posh Designs Scrapbook Store. Happy Fall!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Trick or Treat Card

Hey everyone!

This weekend I got the oppurtunity to squeeze in some crafting time and made this super simple Halloweeney themed card. I used a couple of sheets from Basic Grey's awesome line of Designer Cardstock to be specific I used a mix of Crisp and Optimistic. They are so fun to work with and you gotta love its grungy look and double-sided goodness! The base sheet I used to make the card is from Fancy Pants The Daily Grind kit which I had just laying around.

Although' I would have loved to add more elements, like some extra embellies, but hubby said it would only make it look too cluttered *lol* :) Who knows he might be right, eh!

So stay tuned for more Halloween ideas! :) Next, I'm thinking... Treat Bags *wink, wink*...

Have a great start to the week! ~ Nini

Challenge Time!!!!!

For all of you sketch and challenge lovers....this is for you. Be sure to check out the Posh forum and get busy creating all of the FABULOUS sketches you will find there. For this layout I picked challenge #14.

My pictures are kind of dark which was just perfect for this bright, fun paper. I used Basic Grey's June Bug collection. All of the bright colors worked GREAT with this layout. I also used Kaiser fozz felt across the bottom. This was the first time i've ever used the felt.....LOVE IT!!!!

So your project for the week is to grab some scrappin' must haves over at the Posh Store, pick your challenge, put on your comfortable sweats, and get scrappin!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Feel Better Soon Card

Good day to you all! We are going to create a 'Feel Better Soon' type card.
First you'll need a 5 inch by 10 inch cardstock of choice. Fold in half and ink the edges. You will need a piece of patterned paper of choice as well, measuring 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches and ink its edges as well.

Second you will cut another patterned paper of your choice measuring out to be 1 1/4 inches by 4 3/4 inches. Using the Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch punch one edge and ink all edges. Place 1/2 inch from the fold of your card. Cut out a 3 inch circles and ink edge. Grab some bling of choice and place on the lower part of your circle like shown.

Third grab three different size flowers and layer them and attach with mini brad to the lower part of your circle. Stamp your sentiment of choice as well on the circle. Now you have a lovely looking card for that special someone in your life.

Supplies Used:

WorldWin DoubleMates-Glorious Green Cardstock
Basic Grey - Marrakech Collection Pack
Prima Flowers and Bling
Daisy Bucket Stamp-Feel Better Soon
Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot Ink
Paper Studio Mini Silver Brad
Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch

Happy Creating! Dawn

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Homemade "Glimmer Mist" Recipe

Hey everyone!

Don't you just love these little bottles of bling....

But hate the hefty price tag that comes with it! If you're a frugal scrapper like myself then keep on reading!

I started making these little vials of joy almost as soon as my supplier brought in Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist products. I was tempted to get some for myself but quickly changed my mind because I only wanted one bottle in 3 or 4 different colors to test them out instead of paying the minimum wholesale order amount per bottle, yes I'm a cheapy!

So, below is what you'll need to make you own homemade glimmer mist!


Ranger's Perfect Pearls
Ranger's Mini Misters
Heatgun (optional just for drying)

Take your Mini Mister and add some water (don't fill it all the way up!) keep at least an inch free of water, then add some Perfect Pearl Powder, depending on how light or dark you want your mist to be! (try mixing and matching your powders for awesome color combos). You can also add a tiny drop of Ranger Reinker to kick things up a notch.

I made mine using Perfect Copper Powder and just a splash of water!

As you can see, you get lots of shimmery goodness! A little powder goes a long way!

After trying and loving this glimmer mist recipe I had completely forgotten about the original ones! Kristen, has been using them on her fab projects here and on the gallery so I figured I'd share my frugal alternative with you!

Hope you'll try this at home! *hugs*


Pucker Up Buttercup!

I just LOVE Basic Grey's Lemonade Collection! I created this little card using one patterned paper and the element stickers from the pack. This was so simple and quick to put together!!!


1. Take a piece of cardstock (I used pink) and cut it to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in size. Take your Basic Grey patterned paper of choice and cut it to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in size. If you want, use a tool or your fingernail to distress the edges of the paper as I have. Take another piece of cardstock (white) and cut it to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in size.

2. Next, adhere your patterned paper to the pink cardstock and the white to your patterned paper. Before I glued down my patterned paper I used my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on my pink cardstock. I also tore the edge of the white cardstock.

3. After everything is adhered, take your element stickers and place them on your card as I have. I made the "fake" stitches using a black Sharpie ink pen. I also added the little black dots to the flower stem.

Supplies used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Sharpie Marker

If you are short on time this is a great little card to make!!!


Cricut Tuesdays with Michelle

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This week I am sharing a card project with two stories behind it. I am a novice stamper and discovered Alcohol Inks. Now to some of you these inks are not new but they were to me as I am sure to many others as well.

At first the pretty bottles and tools were unused for a couple of weeks after my purchase. In fact I asked another Community Member if we could swap because as time passed I thought I was in over my head!

I am a die-cutter, how on earth can I incorporate alcohol inks into my already established technique style?

What purpose did these tools serve me in my crafting world?

I have cardstock and patterned paper, some stamps, ink pads and markers... Isn't that enough?

Questions like those stirred in my head for days. Then my 'a-ha' moment arrived and this is what I created. And I thank that Community Member who did not swap with me; it was truly a blessing in disguise ;)

Something you may not know about me but will now is that I am a cardstock hoarder. I keep every possible inch that my smallest punch will fit in because you never know, right?

As for patterned paper, I let go of that more easily because it changes all the time. Anyhow before I digress any further, this is my experience with glossy cardstock. This was my 1st time using that type of cardstock and I wanted to use as little as possible yet get the shape & size I desired.

Needless to say after 4 tries, nothing worked. So I tried again for the 5th time and it still didn't work; my sizing was off! I even walked away from my scrap area to take a breather as I was getting so frustrated. Then it occurred to me to cut the shape in half and use the 'workable' half onto my card.

So as you can see that I was able to incorporate alcohol inks onto my project by creating a unique color palette to choose a die-cut shape from. Looking at a different angle of my die cut, I was able to create a custom die-cut within its own shape. Then mixing & matching cardstock with patterned paper; adding some ribbon and a sentiment... Voila c'est fini, my card creation.

Although my card design is simple, I was able to add interest, texture and color to create a homemade card like all other homemade cards to be unique and pretty!

I hope you enjoyed this week's post and until next time... Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 21, 2009

OH BOY!!!!

Ok, so on the forum I recently read a comment about someone having a hard time with boy layouts. I also have this problem....I have a daughter and I am use to ribbons, flowers, you know foo foo girly stuff!!! So I made this card for my nephews birthday (with no girly stuff on it).

I used the Cosmo Cricket Snorkel line, which you can grab over at the Posh Store, along with many other fabulous papers that work GREAT for boy layouts! The colors in this line of paper remind me of boy colors, and I used the submarines that were on one of the pattern paper to add some boy flare to it!!!

Hope this helps in the boy creativity! Don't forget to grab the other FABULOUS lines of paper over at the store and don't forget to upload your boy layouts to the gallery for us all to see!!

Good luck and HAPPY SCRAPPIN'!!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mixing Up Sassafras

The great thing about companies like Sassafras is the way their lines can cross over. In this layout I used papers from Monstrocity and Sweet Marmalade.

And I dug into my Sassafras stash and pulled out some letter stickers, flowers and die cuts. Since Sassafras tends to use bright colors in all their recent lines, all these pieces fit together.

I used a piece of patterned paper from Sweet Marmalade as my background, set down my photos and began working on my title.

I was having trouble making the "LIL" letters stand out enough to be readable so I layered two colors making the yellow look like a drop shadow. I left enough room between each letter to include three of the little Sassafras monster felties. I wanted to make them look like they were climbing on the letters. Don't you just love their little googly eyes? And the fact that they are preassembled so you aren't the one trying to glue down tiny little googly eyes LOL!

I cut out some monsters from another piece of patterned paper from the Monstrocity collection to border the photos. And I used a card for the journaling, accented with a flower.

Finally I used one of their die cut blossoms. I added the stitching and polka dot ribbon to add some extra dimension.

Sassafras has been one of my favorite manufacturers for a while now and these new lines do not dissapoint. They are super versatile in creating fun and playful layouts. There is plenty of Sassafras goodness on to order in store, so go check out Monstrosity and Sweet Marmalade for your next fun project!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursdays With Kim (great title ideas for your layouts)

Hi girls how are you?

Sorry to miss last week's post I was sick, yes again! I made a few layout in the last weeks but I'll show you one of my favorites! I made it for a challenge which was to use an expression as a title. I chose to write about this because some people do ask me;

How do I choose a title for my layout? So my answer is, you have lots of possibilities.

First, you can choose a simple title; the name of the person, the place, or even the color found on the picture. Simple, clean and really basic. Secondly, you can choose an expression, slogan or even lyrics of a song. You can even use an onomatopoeia, like wow, hummm or mmm! You can also use the first two or three words of your journaling to incite others to read the rest of your story.

So these are just a few of my ideas to make great titles! Who can tell me which technique I used to make my title for this layout?

Hugs and kisses


Organization is key!!!

This is for all of you who simply love to organize... I took a steno notebook from a local office supply store and altered it to fit my needs!!!

Since I made the Posh Design Team (and what a fabulous team it is) I thought what better way to keep track of everything! I made nifty little dividers for the side. One for every month. I tied ribbon across the top to hide the spiral binding and give it a little more flare!!!

My choice of paper is Sassafras!!! I simply love this paper. I used two different lines. I choose the Vintage Yummy and Anthem line. One of the wonderful things about this paper is you can mix and match styles and it works great together and looks FABULOUS!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Hey everyone! Hope you've had a wonderful day!

Today is my youngest brother's birthday! Frank and I, decided to get him the Wii Fit since he has always wanted one!!! I also made him a birthday card, which he really adored! I was so happy because it was my first "paper piecing" creation *lol* :)

I had been contemplating for a long time in wether I should or not get myself a Cricut. Instead, after much research and thinking I settled for Quickutz Silhouette SD machine!!! Which I am now totally in love with!!!

For this project I did things a little bit out of the norm *lol* I couldn't imagine myself cutting and re-cutting again and again the same shape while using 5 to 6 different colored cardstock and then piecing them up together it just seemed like an endless task for me! Unless, I'm getting it all wrong?! You would tell me right, as I'm still quite new to this... :)

Anyways, instead I went into my Quickutz library and selected the froggy images seen on my card and cut them only once on a sheet of white Prism cardstock. I then colored each piece using my Copic markers! I am quite pleased at the results especially since it almost looks like I colored in stamps instead! I found the whole coloring part a breeze especially for an impatient person like myself who doesn't own many solid colored cardstock *lol*...

I hope you have enjoyed today's card!!! Have a wonderful week everyone! Hugs,


Happy Birthday Card

I'm not sure about ya'all but I'm always in need of birthday cards and thought I would go towards that route for today's project so I hope you'll enjoy this little "How To" :)

1) Take a journaling sheet from your MM journaling book and trace it onto a folded sheet of cardstock. Be sure you have the fold at the top. Trim out. Ink the edges with black. Next take one sheet of your choice, cut a piece that measures about 1.5 inches by 7.5 inches. Use the threading water punch and punch out both sides and ink. Adhere it through the middle of your card. Trim the excess off so that it matches the shape of your card. Ink the edges.

2) Cut a 4.5 inch circle out and stamp your sentiment around the circle. Ink the edges of your circle. Next you will need a square in the size of 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Ink its edges. Adhere to the center of your card. Then adhere your circle sentiment like shown below. Place your swirls in the center of your circle.
3) Next, using another Birthday sentiment adhere it in the lower right hand corner like shown below. Be sure to ink the edges first. Using three random size circles cut by hand. Wad them up to distress them and then ink. Stitch them down using a cotton thread and needle, and Voila!

Supplies used:
Basic Grey Granola Papers (4)
Light Blue & White Cardstocks
Black Ink
Cotton thread
Prima Say it in Crystals Black Swirls
Fiskars Threading Water Punch
Making Memories Noteworthy Journaling Sheet

Happy Scrapping,


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another Cricut Tuesday Moment

Hi Again Everyone!

No it is not Tuesday of next week and yes you may have already read my recent post for this week. Though today I am really excited to share with you a card I created being inspired by the Joy Fold Card style and the Gift Explosion Box. Now if you know the name of this card style please let me know! Otherwise, I have dubbed it as my 5-sided card (not very creative, I know) or if you can think of a really cute label, please let me know!

Here are the photos below:

To create this card you will need:
  • 1- 12 x 12 piece of cardstock (preferably of at least 80lb weight)

  • 1 - 6 x 12 piece of cardstock in an alternate color to compliment the above cardstock color

  • 1 - 6 x 12 piece of cardstock in another alternate color to compliment the other 6 x 12 piece of cardstock

  • Embellishments and/or stamps as desired.

How to assemble:

  1. Score the 12 x12 cardstock @ the 4" increment then @ the 8" increment.

  2. Turn your cardstock 90 degrees and repeat the same score increments. You will now have 9 scored boxes equalling 4" squares each.

  3. Cut along each corner of the cardstock, removing only 1-3" square. As a result, you will have created a plus sign shape (see below).

  4. Fold in all your sides. Do not worry that the flaps do not lay flat as these will be trimmed and scored to allow the card to lay flat when completed.

  5. Determine your card front, that will be side 1. All other sides will be 2nd to your 4th with the 5th side being the actual interior of the card.

  6. For my sample I made my card open left to right then top to bottom (refer back to photos). There are no wrong ways to sequence your folds, in fact this is the fun part for the recipient to figure out (or maybe you if you are lucky to see their face).

  7. To ensure each side lays flat once the card has been completed you will need to trim off 1/8" off sides 2, 3 and 4.

  8. Once all sides have been trimmed, you will need to score the same above sides 1/8" in from the original score lines created in step #2. Once all those score lines are created, fold them in crisp. You will now find that your card will fold neatly and stay flat.

  9. Sides 1 through 4 will measure 3-3/4 x 4".

  10. Decorate and embellish your layering mats as desired leaving your card interior for your message.

  • Because I chose to border punch sides #1 and #3 my matting instructions are for below. If you choose not to border punch you can create your background/main mat @ 3-1/2" x 3-3/4" with your layering mat @ 3-1/4" x 3-1/2".

  • If you have chosen to use a border punch these are your matting instructions: With your 2-6 x 12 sheets of cardstock, create mats for your photos, images, journalling, etc... Each main or background mat will measure 3 x 3-3/4" and the layering mat @ 2-3/4 x 3-1/2".

  • Please note: If you choose to add thicker embellishments, you will need to increase your score lines from step #7 by 1/8" and alter your background and layering mats accordingly.

Thanks for looking and this time for real... Until next Tuesday, Happy Crafting!


Cricut Tuesdays with Michelle

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Where ever you are reading this post I hope you are having a great start to what appears to be a glorious Fall season. Personally I am a Fall kinda of gal... Love the crisp air, change in color of the leaves and especially the Indian Summers (my favorite)! In the upcoming editions of Cricut Tuesdays I will be showcasing some Fall related projects.

For this week's project; I created 2 Mini Albums for my girlfriends as a thank-you gift for coming to my home for a weekend visit a few weeks ago. They were camera happy between fishing, boating, swimming and warm nights around the fire pit; lights were going off like crazy. These albums were a first for me to create but certainly not the last; they were so much fun to do!

Check out the album covers below:

For the pages on each album, I used the Mini Monograms cartridge. To give weight to each of the pages and in-between them, I recycled cereal boxes! Additional pages can be found on my blog located via the community site.

You maybe a follower of this blog, and you may have noticed that my style is pretty simple! I am a die-cutter gal who adores her Cricut. I make no bones about that. Being only a scrapbooker for just a mere 18 months now and a busy SAHWM; I am finally breaking through my usual creative process and am including other techniques you see in other of the DT projects such as stamping, embossing, inking and of course layering.

To create these minis, I scraplifted some concept ideas from a vblog I follow on YouTube! So as you can see I take inspiration from every source I possibly can. As a result of all that inspiration and absorption; these Mini Albums I created are ones that I am really proud of!

To be honest... I really don't want to give them away (just kidding... sort of). Mel and Dawn be on the lookout; these are for you!

Thanks for stopping by and until next Tuesday, Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just a Peek.....

Giving gifts is so fun for me!!! What's even better is when you give a gift that keeps on giving!

We bought our daughter a new computer ( gift #1 ). She has a cat who just loves boxes....well she cut a hole in the box for the cat to go in and out of ( gift #2 cat toy!). Luis was over at our house this weekend and he decided to play in the box as well. He took in a pillow and just relaxed in there ( gift # 3 )!!!

I better put cardboard boxes on my christmas gift list for this year, I think....

So I ended up with an awesome picture of Luis in the box, off I went and checked out my stash of paper!!! I just loooove Cosmo Cricket's paper. Especially, the Snorkel line it's just FABULOUS!

It has a great variety of colors which makes it easy to use with and for anything you wish. Along with the pattern papers it has a great 12x12 sheet of elements. The elements allow you to cut them out and use them anywhere on your cards or layouts as extra embelishments. There is also a fun border page which you can do the same thing with. The border page has the best sayings on it. I used one at the bottom of my page. The saying was just tooooo cute!!!

Wether you use Cosmo Cricket's line as squares, circles, or stripes it just rocks!!! Make sure you stop by the Posh store and check out all of the Cosmo Crickets lines. While you're there don't forget to grab some ribbons and rub-ons to help accent it all!

Until next time... Happy Scrappin'.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Lovely Card for a Lovely Sister

Hi everyone,

my name is Dawn first I'd like to thank Nini for giving me the opportunity to work on her lovely Design Team, I will be specializing in cardmaking!

Now onto my first card, which I made for one of my sisters. I used a few sheets of lovely patterned papers from Basic Grey's Eva Collection which can be found right over at Posh Design Scrapbook Store. I love all things Basic Grey and these paper are extremely versatile, and easy peasy to work with because they are so pretty!

Supplies used:

Bling Bazzill 'Cream' Cardstock
2 Sheets from Basic Grey's 'Eva' Collection
Pink and Black Inks
Martha Stewart Doily and Leaf Punches
Prima Say it in Crystals Black Oval Frame
Prima Flowers
Mini White Brads
Chipboard Shape (heart)

1) Using a cardstock sheet cut out a piece that is 5 inches wide by 12 inches long. Fold in half making a 5 inch by 6 inch card base. Ink all the edges of the cardstock as you like. Cut a piece from a sheet of patterned papers of your choice, I used Basic Grey's Eva paper and that should be about 4 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide and punch the out the edge of one side. Ink the edges with your ink. Next, cut another piece of printed paper which should measures 2 inches by 2 1/2 inches and ink the edges.

Place your piece as shown below:

2) Place your bling frame slightly off and then adhere the chipboard heart shape with some pop dots.

3) Next embellish your card as you wish, I used a leaf punch but you can use just about anything, I added some flowers, brads and a sentiments!

I hope you have enjoyed today's card! Happy crafting and until next time,


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pre-Order Galore! Core'Dinations, Webster's Pages, Wr R MK and more...

Hey everyone!

We've got wonderful new items available to pre-order! First off, I'm so psyched that my supplier has decided to add Webster's Pages to they long list of vendors! We've added all 4 of their fabulous new lines: Postcards from Paris, Nature's Storybook, Winter's Wings and Home for the Holidays

If you liked We R Memory Keepers original Corner Chomper Tool then you will love the new ones they have in store for us! So far, they have released 3 more Chompers and each of these babies will give you 2 new corner options! Such as Stub/Deco, Angle/Photo and Scallop/Cloud cuts!

Click here to check 'em all out! Now you can easily add perfectly die-cut corners to paper, cardstock, leather, plastic, acrylic and more...

Oh and be sure to grab yourself the yummiest packs of cardstock! Core'Dinations will be releasing 3 new stacks: Ebony & Ivory, Sugar & Spice, and Jenni Bowlin Embossed Assortments!

Don't forget to click here for more new awesome products!!! Happy Scrappin' :)

Cricut Tuesdays with Michelle

Hi everyone and welcome to another fun edition of Cricut Tuesdays with me!

The summer season has been an erratic one to say the least in my part of the country. Between a wet July and a mediocre August; there has not been alot of the hot, hot weather with sunny skies and warm breezes. But that does not mean I did not get camera happy and recorded what is a simple task for most of us ~ lawn care. To be honest, it is a boring task and I do not care to think nor do much with our lawn but my Husband and Son; that's a different story and here it is captured on a recent scrapbooking page below:

When creating this layout I had the title already in mind but wanted a fresh look with the font. Don't get me wrong... I love all my Cricut font cartridges. In fact when I get a new cartridge home; I play and create something from that cartridge whether it be a layout or card. That was the case here with my new Hanna Montana cartridge. Now you may have heard of this cartridge and thought 'oh geez'. But in this case, you really can't judge a cartridge by it name or cover. The Hanna Montana cartridge is chock full of fun images and the fonts are really fantastic. I hope my scrapbook page has inspired you to take a closer look at the cartridge (and no, Provo Craft or Disney did not pay me to say all these things). Until next week, Happy Crafting!

Instructions will be posted in the Cricut Lounge located in the Interactive Community site.

Monday, September 7, 2009

It's A Monstrosity!!!

First of all, I just want to say a HUGE thanks to Nini for choosing me as a new Design Team Member!!! I'm so excited! Woohoo! Everyone is super sweet and I can't wait to work with all the lucky gals!

I just *love* the new Sassafras Lass Monstrosities collection! It is so funky - and that is right up my alley! Check out the collection kit that is available for preorder over at the Posh store!
This layout is about my husband's addiction to Animal Crossing. It is a video game for the Wii and let me tell you, it is quite addicting! I have found myself playing for hours upon hours! But Scott - he could go 24/7 playing it!

Directions on how to make this layout:

Start with a 12x12 piece of cardstock (I used Bazzill Basics White Textured) and grab 1 sheet of Super Stack and one sheet of Framed from your Sassafras kit.

Cut 2 different blocks from your Super Stack paper. One 4 1/2 x 2 inch piece and one 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece.

Take your Framed paper and cut the bottom (with the jagged edge) into 2 strips. 4 1/2 x 1/2 inch and 4 x 1/2 inch. I also used a Hambly Studio Screen Print.

I cut the overlay into a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 square. Next, I sprayed my Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist (Turquoise Blue) on the white cardstock.

I put the bottle quite a few inches away from the cardstock so it would just lightly mist it.

Glue all of your patterned papers down (including the screen print) just like I have in the picture.

Glue down your 4x6 picture on top of the screen print.

I used the Sweet Treats stickers to embellish my page.

I then added my title using Doodlebug & Jenni Bowlin letter stickers.

I also added a journaling spot sticker from American Crafts.

That's it! Hope you have as much fun using the Sass kit as I have :) Hope everyone has had a great weekend! See you on the Posh forum :)


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