Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Everyday, I am more and more impressed with my Silhouette Cameo. To me, it seems that the Cameo can do very tiny delicate things better than my Cricut can. 
Example, my son wanted to make his Pinewood Derby Car for Cub Scouts to look like an Wii Remote. Now, my son is kinda of a perfectionist (hmmm... wonder where he gets it?) and he wanted it as authentic as we could get. So, with my Cameo and some vinyl -- voila:

I sure hope Wii win!

The numbers 1 & 2 on this "remote" car are probably only a 1/4 of an inch tall and less than a 1/16 of an inch wide. And the it still cut fabulously! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Purr-fect Card

I love to scrapbook, but I am not one for making a lot of cards. While most people are intimidated by making full-size scrapbook pages, I am scared by all the options for making cards. 
Well, this weekend I decided to make a card for my mom. She's had a rough year and I haven't done my best to make her feel better. So, here is my mom's card:

Front of the card

The cat and the sentiment are from the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge. The paper, well, it was a GIANT pack of paper that my sister-in-law had for years and decided she wouldn't use it, so she gave it to me. I have used it for three or four pages now. 

Inside of the card

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Have you noticed that arrows and chevron patterns are really big in scrapbooking and papercrafting right now? Well, apparently I noticed, at least on a subconscious level. 
Here's my latest layout:

I am still working on 2009 -- yes, I have nearly 4 years behind, so what? -- and this layout is about my little girl finishing up third grade. That year was particularly tough on her. She had a tough teacher, her best friend left our school and a whole list of other things. But she pushed through and even made the honor roll. 
One of her earlier teachers had described her as "small but mighty", so that's where the title came from. 
With all the blue in the pictures, it seemed obvious that I would do a monochromatic color scheme. But I wasn't sure what other elements to use. Then I found some blue dotted paper from Bo Bunny that I had just bought a few weeks ago. It was a perfect match. 
Finding other elements was a little more difficult, until I saw this page on the Silhouette America blog: Arrow Page
I used my Silhouette to do the title and the arrows. I really am beginning to like using my own computer fonts with this machine. 
And just so you know... MLR are my daughter's initials. That space just needed something and all of the sudden, a letter M fell on the page and gave me the idea of her initals. 

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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!