Monday, May 31, 2010


I am done with one prize drawing, and now it is time for another. The prize this time is your pick of of 5 Cricut die cuts, handmade by me, in any color, and size of your choice. Of course, the cuts are limited to the cartridges that I owe but I have quite a few and access to many more.
Just leave a comment after this post and the winner will be picked July 1.


It is finally June 1st and time to pick the winners of my $1 raffle drawing to win either a Cricut Jukebox, a Cricut Design Studio software package or a big set of various stamps.
The first winner gets their pick of the three prizes, the second winner gets to pick from the remaining two and the third winner gets the remaining item.

So, drumroll please...
1st winner -- Anne Atwood, Bellevue
2cd winner -- Dawn Dworak, Bellevue
3rd winner -- Shelly LiaBraaten, Omaha

I will contact the winners within the next day or two to arrange picking their prizes.
Also, the winner who gets the Design Studio will get a 1-hour private lesson from me on using the software.
Thanks to everyone who entered the raffle!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I haven't always been a Design Studio fan. I used to think it was hard to work with and not worth the time or money.

I WAS WRONG! And all because of one silly little feature: Hide Contour!
I did this title thingy with the Summer Vacation cartridge and my DS!

I was very easily able to cut different colors and save paper by using Hide Contour! Here is a screen shot of a similar title that I designed for this example. I welded the words with the suitcases so they will cut as one piece.

Then, I selected a portion of the image -- in this case, it was the suitcase handle. Then I right-clicked on my mouse and it brings up this little menu. On the bottom is Hide Contour.

The Hide Selected Contour tells the Cricut not to cut the parts that you hide. In the bottom example, the Cricut would just cut the bold pieces so you can easily make them different colors AND use your scraps to do it!

NOTE: The Gypsy currently DOES NOT have this feature. But I was told at my Provo Craft training that they are considering adding this feature in an upcoming Gypsy update.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Since summer is so busy for everyone, I went ahead and planned June, July and August dates for the monthly crop at the Hy-Vee store in Papillion.

Here they are:
Saturday, June 26 -- 10 a.m. to midnight
Saturday, July 10 -- 10 a.m. to midnight
Saturday, August 14 -- 10 a.m. to midnight

The last few crops have been very full lately, so please let me as soon as possible if you'd like to join us for the June crop. I limit it to 16 croppers at any one time, so please also tell me when you are planning to come and how long you plan to stay -- but there is no restrictions on either. It is just for my planning purposes.

Also, I have confirmed with Hy-Vee that you can print pictures for 10 cents a piece and pick them the same day, if you are cropping with us! That is a great deal. Just bring in your photo card, photo disc, thumbdrive, etc.

Friday, May 7, 2010


With my new job, plus my old one and my mommy stuff, I've had very little lately to do any scrapbooking at all. Tonight, I decided to leave the dust bunnies where they lay and play with my new Cricut cartridges!
I love the Limited Edition seasonal Cricut cartridges, so I splurged and bought two of them -- Summer Vacation and Independence Day.
Here is a page that I put together this afternoon and evening using the Summer Vacation cart and a little from Life's A Beach. Enjoy!

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!