Sunday, March 29, 2009

Paper Pieced Oz

I did a two page spread yesterday of my dd's dance recital. The main story was Wizard of Oz. A while back I was browsing the messageboards at cricut.com and came across directions for the characters of Wizard of Oz. I printed them to save for when I eventually got to these pages. Well, I finally got to them. I only made three of the characters because I couldn't fit the others on the pages. The directions were very easy to follow once you found which key to use. The Paper Dolls cartidge has SO MUCH on it. I didn't have red glitter that I liked so I used SU dazzling diamond on Dorothy's shoes. I free handed Toto and since I didn't have a silver pen to define him I used my while gel pen and then lightly went over it with grey chalk. I think they all turned out so cute. Here is the link to the directions: http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=3525132&mpage=1&key=Wizard&#4102521)


Sunday, March 22, 2009

I've jumped!

I have recently jumped into the digital scrapbooking world. I've had software for a while but was never really interested in doing digital pages. I like to touch, cut, tear and put pages together with my own two hands. Well, in the last few months that I have been on SplitCoast Stampers, I have seen some great pages done digitally. I finally decided to take the plunge. Here is a two page spread I did this weekend. The layout came from sketch challenge #182 on SCS. I used Creative Memories' digital Pastel Power Palette for the paper. The stitched Xs and butterfly on pg 2 came from digital kits on Shabby Princess (Splendid kit and Promise kit).



Thursday, March 12, 2009

What a great weekend!

I had a fabulous weekend! It was my Spring Scrapbook Retreat that I organize along with two other CM consultants for our customers. This time we started it at noon on Friday so us consultants decided to get there Thursday night and set up. I love, love, love these retreats. I just think it is so much fun to get together with lots of other scrapbookers and, well, scrapbook. The pattern for these retreats seem to follow this: scrapbook, eat, scrapbook, eat, scrapbook, oh sleep a little, scrapbook, eat, well, you get the idea. Of course, we can't pass up the wonderful food that is cooked for us. Yummmm! Once I enter the gates of the camp where we have it, it becomes a "no makeup, no diet zone"! I always do the goody bags so there is something handmade each time either in them or on them. This time I made post-it note clipboards. They were so cute. I did not think of this idea myself. I surfed thru SCS gallery and came across several designs for them. These are the ones I came up with.


Supplies: drink coasters, binder clips, ribbon, card stock, pattern paper, corner rounder.

I found coasters at Dollar Tree in packs of 6. These were 4x4 in size. I cut the pattern paper for the front and a solid color cs for the back. I rounder the corners to match the coaster. I cut a small piece of paper to cover the front of the clip and tied 3-4 different ribbons/fibers to it. I used a half of post it note pad for each one. I also added a small sentiment. "happy day" at the bottom. Easy, Easy gift!