Thursday, July 28, 2011

What a Peach

The challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut was Melon Time. I really did not want to create something with a melon, so I was really glad to see that another fruit could be utilized. This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to use my brand new Preserves cartridge. I was so glad to see it on sale at Michael's this week.

The card is 9.25 x 4.0 and fits in a regular business-sized envelope. The peach, flower, and the word "peach" are all cut from the Preserves cartridge. "what a" is cut from the Gypsy Font. The faux stitching is done in brown and the flowers are inked in brown. This would make a great thank you card for someone.

Back to the Craft Room

Well, I finally returned to the Craft Room this week. I have been in there very little throughout the summer. I have done some rearranging and spent some time placing pictures on completed layouts (I have an entire storage crate full of layouts), but I just could not seem to get around to producing something original. Finally, I have determined my issue with crafting in my room. I sit down with my Gypsy and try to create cards, I get frustrated, and then I quit. While sitting in my room I feel like I need to be creating, so now I sit outside or in the living room to design my cards and then go to the Craft Room to begin putting them together. Hopefully this will help with my lack of production here lately.

My first card from a long hiatus is actually scraplifted from the Sweet Treats cartridge guide book. All of the directions for this card can be found on the opening pages of this booklet. My niece's 4th birthday is coming up, and I knew this was the perfect card for her. She is all about princesses and pink is her favorite color.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Please vote for my video on Follett $100K Challenge!

This is not at all scrapbook related, but I would really appreciate your help. I am a school Media Specialist and during a really tough budget year winning this contest would be great. Thanks so much for your support. Please vote for my video on Follett $100K Challenge! Please vote daily between now and Sept. 1st.