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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Al Capone's Tunnel Tour layout


Hello! I have a summer road trip layout for you today from the summer of 2012. I have now finished that travel album!


There are no photos of the actual tunnel tour because cameras were not allowed. :( I loved the tour and hearing how Al Capone would secretly escape to Canada.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cricut Explore Print and Cut


Hi Everyone! I am on day 13 of owning a Cricut Explore. Yes, that means my free subscription ends tomorrow. :(

Last night, Cricut Explore had an update. They released the print and then cut feature. The first step is calibrating your machine in using this feature. Design Space explained every step along the way. This is my first printable cut ever! It's from the imagine cartridge Greeting Cards Inside Out.


So, then I tried a regular Cricut cartridge cut. This cut is from the Movie Night cartridge. The only step to remember is to hit "flatten" if you only want one layer printed and cut.


I am still very much a newbie, but so far, I am loving this machine. There are many youtube videos on explaining how to get set up to print and cut as well as the information on the Cricut.com website.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cricut Explore


Hiddy-ho there everyone!
Summer is over around here. It was a great one but seemed too short. The kids are back to school and I am getting back to scrapping. On the first day of school, I sent my kids off and drove straight to a scrappy store and bought a Cricut Explore. I opened the box last week and have been cutting like mad. The free subscription of cartridges is for only two weeks. Ack! I want to take full advantage of this! So far, it cuts beautifully. The pressure of all these wonderful cartridges disappearing in two weeks has kicked the scrapbooking into high gear. I will post many layouts soon.
I hope everyone is well! I will be in my scrapbook room.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer mini album


The hubs asked me to come to his school this week and do some scrapbooking with the junior high students. I quickly made up a mini album using solid color cardstock and cereal boxes. The girls were very polite, keen and seemed to enjoy making them.


Today is the last day of school for my children so now I can't wait to start making our summer memories!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Teacher gifts


So close to the end of the school year, yet so much to do in that time. Here are three teacher gifts I have prepped.


To make these gift card holders, I designed a long tag in the Cricut Craftroom and then folded it over to hold a giftcard. My children go to school in French, therefore the "Merci" cut from Create A Critter is perfect.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Travel mini-album 2014


Hello scrappy peeps! Earlier this Spring, I was fortunate enough to get to travel to Washington DC on a volunteer gig. We spent four days there touring museums, monuments and listening to human rights speakers. Love DC! On our way home, I did a four day stopover in Chicago. This album is for both cities. I tend to save/hoard travel memorabilia when I am away. This type of album is perfect for that because you can stick/smash it all in. In this album, I have boarding passes, maps, restaurant menus, tickets, programs a-n-d photos.









In DC, I can across a stationary store called Papyrus. They had a tiny little section of travel scrapooking items. I bought an journaling pack and a roll of washi tape. I figured these would be a great scrappy souvenir I could use to scrap my trip.
















The paper in this album is quite the mishmash of Crate Paper, My Minds Eye, DCWV and Recollections. Anyone else notice that Recollections has paper identical to My Minds Eye? I did not use alot of Cricut cuts in this album. I used 50 States, From My Kitchen and Just Because Cards.

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Father's Day 2014


Here is a clean and simple card for the hubs for Father's Day. He likes the color blue and therefore he has many, almost, identical blue dress shirts and ties. My son and I joke that his co-workers probably think he wears the same outfit every single day.