Sunday, August 26, 2012


Here's a layout I did yesterday. The photos are from toro park in 2011 when my little guy had his last school wide field trip of preschool. These are my two kiddos with their best friends. This paper goes so well with boys and girls. I used the new artiste cricut cartridge for a few things on these pages and also used the Zip strips that come with the new paper.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Halloween 2010

This layout is made with a set of promotional paper no longer available. Finally digging into it now that my craft space is a bit more functional.

This trip was Disneyland 2010 at Halloween AND of course my SF giants were in the world series. Love the way this one came out.

More SOTM August

Made this card with a really old paper pack, Wings. Wanted to make a little make and take for my gathering tonight using a cricut shape and the August stamp of the month.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Reapplying sticky to cricut mat

Covered the edges of my mat with masking tape. Hey now I know why it's called masking tape. Anyhow once the sides were covered I used a can of spray adhesive I bought ages ago at Michael's. You want to let it dry awhile for sure cause it's wet at first but then it's good to go!

Friday, August 10, 2012

New colors!!

My new colors are in!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

More Mayberry Cards

Using the workshop guide in the earlier post, I made these six cards tonight.
I used dimensional elements for my accents and the paper collection is Mayberry - a pack from last year.  

Using guides!

I love the guides you get from CTMH. You can use them over and over! Here's a card I made with scraps from my Mayberry packet. I recently used it to make a few garden layouts. The paper was so visually pleasing to me I wanted to spend some more time with it. I pulled out my guides until I found one that fit my mood. You can see the guide in the background and how I adapted it into a totally different feel just by using a different pack.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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