Friday, October 28, 2011

NEW CRICUT MACHINE HITTING SHELVES SOON

Attention, Cricut machine fans! There is a new Cricut machine that will soon be available for purchase at retail stores, such as Michaels, and can already be purchased online.
This is the Cricut Expressions II machine.


You can read all about it on the Cricut.com website. But basically, the improvements include a touch screen with increased programability, the ability to also cut from Imagine cartridges, and WiFi capability -- which means you can use it wirelessly with the online Cricut Craft Room program.
These machines will definitely be a hot holiday item. If you want one, I suggest you watch the holiday sales.
I plan to offer classes on these machines in early 2012. Stay tuned!

HY-VEE CROPS

Just a reminder that the next crop at the Papillion Hy-Vee is next Saturday, November 5 from 3 p.m. to midnight (or later, if you can).
There won't be a crop in December, so I'd like to get as many of us together as we can to celebrate the holidays a little early. I will be taking donations to buy us some holiday treats, from Hy-Vee of course, for us to snack on while we crop the night away.
The next crop at Hy-Vee will be January 21, 2012. For those of you who were at the last crop, or who I spoke to recently, we seem to have resolved the issues with the store and we will continue to scrapbook there once a month into 2012.
Please email me as soon as possible if you'd like to join us next Saturday!

I CHALLENGE YOU TO MAKE HOLIDAY CARDS

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Guess what? We only have 56 days unti Christmas! Yes, I am daring to speak of Christmas before Halloween. But when you are a crafter, you have to think ahead, right?
If you are planning to make your own Christmas cards this year, you'd better get started!
I know everyone has mixed feelings about Christmas cards. Yes, they seem like a lot of work and money for something that many people will throw away. But honestly, I LOVE getting Christmas cards. I never get as many as I'd like to. I love seeing photos of my relatives, my friends and their families. I love hearing what happened to them this year, good and bad.
So, this holiday season, if you send holiday cards -- I challenge you make them.
And really, why not make your own cards? At the very least, all you need is some paper, pens and some stickers. You can make them fancier, of course, but they don't need to be. You could even sit down with your children, or grandchildren, give them pre-cut cards and let their imaginations run wild.
I used to make the photo card online, have them shipped to my house, then address them and send them out. That was until last year, when I did all of that and spent the money -- but never mailed them! They are still sitting in my desk.
If you are a crafter, then it is the process of making something with your hands that makes you tick.
This year, I think I am going to do something that I did a few years ago that was a big hit with my family. I made cards and inserted a piece of 8 1/2 by 11 inch basic copy paper where I had printed some of our year's best photos in a collage format. I got more comments on that simple piece of paper than I ever do on my photo cards.


Simple Shape Card


Circle Punch Card


Silver Flake Card
And feel free to send me one of your handmade cards. I will share the handmade cards that I get here on the blog.
My address is:
Veronica Rosman
6023 Orchard Ave.
Omaha, NE 68117

Monday, October 17, 2011

NOVEMBER HY-VEE CROP

Just a quick note that the November 5th Crop at the Papillion Hy-Vee will start at 3 p.m. and run until midnight.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CUSTOM VINYL WALL ART

Decorating the walls of a home with names, words, quotes and even Bible verses has been a major trend in home decor for several years. Several companies have based the majority of their business on making and selling this style of "wall art." 
But often, the phrases are very common, very expensive or very difficult to apply by yourself. Or, the wall art only comes in a certain size and ends up being much too big, or too small, or the space you have in mind. 
Two weeks ago, a former scrapbooking student of mine called and asked if I could help her make a wall art out of a favorite Irish prayer. She had all the materials, but needed the expertise to make it happen. 
Most of these wall art pieces are made with self-adhesive vinyl. I used my Cricut machine, and Gypsy device, to design, weld and cut the prayer out of vinyl. I then attached transfer tape so the woman could easily take it home and put it on the wall. 
It came out beautifully. I am open to other custom orders like this. Because the woman had all the supplies, I charged her $15. It was about 2 hours worth of work. 
If you want more information, you can email me at iteachscrap@cox.net


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!