Tuesday, September 28, 2010

VERY BUSY OCTOBER

Wow! October is always a busy month for me. Both my kids have birthdays in October, six days apart. Plus, there's Halloween and all the cool events and activities that go along with it. And this year, my brother is getting married, too.
And wouldn't you know it, there's been an increasing demand for my Cricut classes. I am NOT complaining at all. In fact, I am super excited. But what's that saying about pouring when it rains?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

PERSONALIZING WITH VINYL

When I was in 5th grade, I had to get glasses. It wasn't fun and I don't remember it fondly. Now, my daughter is in 5th grade and she needs glasses. It helped that the glasses available for kids are much, much cuter than 25 years ago, but I wanted my own way to make her feel special.
So, I turned to my Cricut and my scrap bag of vinyl...

I used the Rock Princess cartridge to personalize her glasses case. The front...

And the back...

And the happy recipient!

Her class was so impressed that all her eyeglass-wearing friends are bringing me their cases to personalize!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

LOOKING FOR A FUN SCRAPBOOK WEEKEND?

For many scrapbookers, the only way to get any scrapbooking done is to go away for a day or two and do nothing but crop and hang out with other croppers. If you are looking for a great scrapbooking weekend opportunity, I know of a great one coming up Oct. 1-3 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Scrapateers host retreats like this several times a year and this will be my third teaching Cricut classes for them. The retreat is held at the Guesthouse Inn & Suites, 5250 Cornhusker Highway, in Lincoln.
Patsy and her crew put on a great event and the cost is $75 from 12 p.m. Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday until 1 p.m. Single day reservations are also available. They have tons of prizes, games, and classes as well. I also have a whole slate of Cricut classes.
To register, visit www.scrapateers.com. I hope to see you there!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SURPRISE!

Sometimes when I am busy, I don't always pay as close attention to the little things as I should. Today was a perfect example.
This afternoon, I was cleaning out out my email inbox (I try to do it everyday so I don't miss something important) when I saw this week's Cricut Chirp newsletter. I had already opened the email and scanned it earlier in the day. But on the second glance I noticed the Message Board Highlights for this week. All of the sudden, I realized that one of the highlighted projects was mine!
Here is the link to the newsletter. Mine is the one that says "Teacher's Lunchbox and Note Cards."
http://www.cricut.com/newsletters/volume.aspx?ID=277

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!