Friday, August 28, 2009


YES! I can finally share details about a new location that I am teaching at coming in September. The store is called Busy Scrappin' and it is located in Bellevue at 1025 Galvin Road. Bev Hill, the owner, puts a lot of time and energy into her store and I am delighted that she agreed to let me teach a beginner Cricut class there.
The class will be Sept. 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and here is the 2-page layout we are doing:

The cost is $19, including all supplies except adhesive. You can sign up for the class at

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Hi everyone! I had a class on Saturday that was designed for using the Cricut to make home decor items and images for clothing. Well, the ladies in that class were consumed with making custom t-shirts with the vinyl. So, here is what they did...

Cut with letters from Lyrical Letters and stars from George.

Lyrical Letters with a Roadrunner from 50 States.
Basically, you can use vinyl for all sorts of things. We used adhesive vinyl but also heat set the letters with a dry iron. I am waiting to hear back from them about how the shirts wash and wear.
I have another home decor Cricut class on Saturday at Precious Treausures in Fremont.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Projects for School

I am a big believer that God wants us to use our talents and treasuers to help others. And since my kids' school is very important to me, I have offered my talents with scrapbooking and my Cricut to the teachers there so they don't have to spend hours tending the Accu-Cut machine. Last year, most teachers didn't know what I was capable of, but they've figured it out this year and have already put me to work. And I love it because it gives me a chance to do stuff that I might not normally do.
Bullentin board that says "HG Students are Bananas Over School"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Hello, everyone! I am still here, I've just been very busy getting both my personal life and my business ready for fall! The kids start school on Monday, so I hopefully have some more free time soon -- at least a little!
As for I Teach Scrap, I am in the process of planning for the fall. If you have any requests for classes, this is the time to speak up! Here is what I have in mind for two new classes and workshops:
--Using your Cricut to make holiday gifts (using vinyl, glass etching, etc.)
--Cricut for cardmakers (we'll get a jump start on holiday cards)
I am still working on a class for the Design Studio, and perhaps the new Gypsy (basically a hand-held version of the Design Studio). I really want to get one of these so I won't have to use my computer, which is very aged and can't handle the software. Maybe Santa will bring me one!
Next, the first meeting of my Cricuteer Club is Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Papillion Hy-Vee. I have four ladies already planning on being there. We are going to explore the beauty of using chipboard on your Cricut. I am working on starting a similar club at the Precious Treasures store in Fremont. All Cricut users are invited to join us. The cost is just $5 to cover supplies and prizes.
Lastly, I have a new class at a new location in the works for late September. The project is a Halloween-themed 2-page layout featuring some very cool papers. I will post more details on this as soon as I get the project approved.

Welcome to the I Teach Scraps Blog!

Hello! I am excited to have my own blog site. This is way cool. I plan to use this site to promote my scrapbook instruction business, as well as pass on lots of scrapbooking tips and ideas to my family, friends and clients, both past and present. I'll also through a little of my personal life in for fun.Feel free to comment, ask questions, email me, ask me to post pictures of your projects, etc. Just let me know how I can help!