Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I loved travelling last month to Washington DC so much that as soon as I returned I started to work on this album. This is an accomplishment for me because I rarely appear in pictures or scrap myself. I am one of those Moms who always take the pictures but never appear in them.
I wanted to make a mini album that I could put all of my maps and souvenirs in. If I could smoosh it in, I did.
I cut up my lanyard to create a souvenir pocket. The plastic part works perfectly to hold all my maps and tickets. I left an open spot for a picture of my kids wearing their DC t-shirts that I brought back.
The only Cricut cartridges I used were Destinations, Going Places and Gypsy Wanderings for the page shapes. All of the paper is from the Great Vacation Stack by DCWV.
I love how it turned out!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
The hubs needed a new baby card this week. So I did a search on Pinterest to look for some inspiration. This is my Pinter-theft or maybe I should call it Pinter-lift?.
Since I was only going to have font on my card, I thought it would be easier to have my letters lined up if I used my Gypsy. That is one advantage to using the negative image of a word, no eyeballing for placing the letters. One disadvantage though is gluing the teeny, tiny center of the letter "e"s.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
I'm back from Washington, folks. What a great place to tour! I loved the museums, monuments, White House, Kennedy Center, Georgetown all of that fun stuff. My first order of business back in reality is to make some thank you cards. (well, maybe snuggling my family was the first order of business and a suitcase of dirty laundry was the second.)
I will need to be busy making "end of the school year thank you cards" for the teachers, bus driver, piano teacher etc. Anyone want to have a card making day? Maybe a virtual card making day?
I would also love to quickly make a "Washington trip" mini album to show off my pictures. Here it is so far...
Have a great day!
Friday, April 12, 2013
This "spring" is zooming by. Our family has been busy with the kids activities and a week of "spring" break in March. A friend sent me some pictures from her 40th birthday party. I was surprised to see that my card had it's picture taken. lol.
Have a wonderful day!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Do your kids say this? I wanted to scrap it so that 30 years from now I can remember some of their sayings.
I bought this tie-dye paper years ago at Micheals because the open stock paper was on sale. Originally I was going to place strips of paper below my cutouts to make a rainbow but then I remembered that I already had "rainbow-ish" paper. I have not made a layout with negative images in a long time so this was fun to create. I also glued down twine for the very first time and didn't make too much of a mess.
BTW - YOLO is an acronym for You only live once.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
All week I have been driving with a card to be mailed on the dash of my car. I wanted to pop by a post office to see if I needed extra postage due to it being a bit thick. I often run into this trouble with any embellishments I add, such as ribbon, pop dots, brads etc. The lovely lady at the post office has explained to me that the extra postage will ensure that my card does not get ripped in the sorting machine.
Last night, I realized I should make my own measuring slot based on the dimensions set by Canada Post.
This was such a quick project! I should have made one years ago. (I could have avoided my ribbon issue with the christmas cards of 2011. Lol.)
I used my Gypsy to create the slot but you could easily just use a paper trimmer. All prices and dimensions are on the Canada Post website and United States Postal Service website. Of course, while I was using the Gypsy, I figured it would be cute to recreate the Canada Post logo. The mailbox is from the Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge. I would use chipboard to make a slot or mat cardstock multiple times.
When I measured the card, it slid right through the slot. No extra postage needed!
Have a great day!