Sunday, June 26, 2011


Have you heard about the Cricut 360 blog? Probably not, as it doesn't launch until July 1. But you can get a sneak peak and enter to win a Cricut cartridge if you visit now. Here's the link:
Cricut 360

Cricut 360ยบ is a challenge blog for crafty people all over the world who love using the Cricut die cut machine by Provo Craft to make cards and to scrapbook. Every week, starting July 1st, we will have challenges using the Cricut. Challenge will be posted every Friday, and you will have until Wednesday at midnight to add your creation.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I just posted my class and event schedule for July. 
I have reserved Wednesday nights to teach at the Bellevue Michaels store. But if no one signs up for the scheduled class, I will be available to teach other subjects. Just let me know what you'd like to learn. 
There are two classes that need a big of description, so here is more about the layout class and the card class at Michaels:

Wed., June 15 – Page Layout Class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bellevue Michaels, $25
Using a page sketch allows scrapbookers to create beautiful pages without the stress of designing it yourself. You don’t have to think – just count, measure and glue. The class project features a page layout and two complementary cards. We will have a new page sketch every 2 months. Cost is $25.

Wed., June 22 – Card Tricks, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bellevue Michaels, $25
Learn four stamping techniques, and make a set of five cards using just one stamp set. Cost is $25.

My advanced Cricut and advanced Gypsy classes aren't on the schedule right now, but just email me and we can set something up. 
I also am investigating how I can do long-distance Cricut classes over the Internet using my webcam. If you have any suggestions, please email me. 

Monday, June 20, 2011


I have opened my own Etsy shop to sell my paper crafts online. Here is the link to it:
I am doing this not to make lots of money, but because I love to tinker with my Cricut and I am collecting lots of great diecuts, titles and more that I have no use for. 
Please check out my store, and then check back in a week when I have more items posted!

Friday, June 17, 2011


TO CLARIFY -- You don't need to be a new follower to enter the giveaway. You will just need to wait for a winner until I reach 120 followers!
With all of the new cartridges announced over the past two weeks, I decided to go back an create a list of the cartridges that I really, really want. But in doing that, I noticed that my wish list is influenced greatly by the seasons, and the projects that I am working on.
So, this is the list as of June 17, 2011... (Clicking on each title will take you to see the cartridge on

1. Summer Celebrations -- I am getting geared up for July 4th right now, and I am excited about several of the images on this cartridge. I also like the more sophisicated cuts and it even has phrases. This is definitely tops on my list!
2. Ornamental Iron 2
3. Love Ya Latte 
4. Everyday Pop Cards
5. Baby Steps
6. All Sports
7. Boys Will Be Boys
8. Pack Your Bags
9. Best of Pixar
10. Lite Beep Beep
11. Old West

I want to hear what cartridges are on your wish list. And did you notice how close I am to 100 followers? So, here's the deal -- post your Top Five Cricut Wish List in the comment section. Be sure to post why you want each cartridge, as well as your name and email.
When I reach 120 followers, I will pick one poster to win a cartridge on their wish list -- but I get to pick the cartridge! 
And feel free to pass this great giveaway around! 


Last Thursday, Cricut announced four or five new cartridges. I assumed that was it for the month. But guess what? They announced five more yesterday!
I have so many cartridges on my wish list now, I don't know what to do. Here's the link to yesterday's announcement, if you didn't see it.
I only got to look at the sample image, but so far this is my favorite of the group released yesterday...

Now I am inspired to come up with a new cartridge wish list. Stay tuned! 

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I am so excited to announce that Michaels has introduced several new classes, including one that teaches scrapbookers how page sketches can make creating pages easier, faster and more creative. 
Below is a picture of the final result from the page sketch that Michaels supplied us. But I actually changed a few things on my own. That's the thing about page sketches, you can change elements to fit the paper you have on hand, the embellishments you have on hand and the theme of your photo.

Below is a sample of a page sketch, but not the one I used for the Michaels page. Sorry, but I can't find an electronic version of it yet. I just wanted you to see what a page sketch looks like. 

For the page sketch class at Michaels, there is a supply list that you will get before the class. But you are welcome to just bring any good coordinating paper pad and we can pick out other items before class. 
And the best part is that we will change the page sketch every two months, or sooner if I can help it. This is a good way to learn advanced scrapbooking techniques. 
I am teaching the Sketched Out class on Wednesday, June 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Michaels store in Bellevue, Nebraska. But if you live elsewhere, please check your Michaels store for dates and times. 

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!