Saturday, December 26, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
This video is on how I use my Cuttlebug to cut and emboss. Not only with the Cuttlebug folders but also with the Fiskers embossing plates, the Spellbinders Nestabilities, a homemade embossing plate, the Sizzix regular dies, the long Sizzlites and the regular Sizzlites.
Cuttlebug folders: A - B - folder with cardstock - B
Homemade folders: A - rubbermat - CS - embossing plate(face down) - shim - B
Fiskers Plate: A - rubber mat - embossing plate - CS - rubber mat - B
Cut: (cut before embossing) A - B - CS - Die (ridge side down) - C
Emboss: A - B - die (ridge side up) with CS still inplace - rubber mat - shims - B
Regular: B - B - CS - Die (face down)
Long Sizzlites: Sizzix Extended Spacer Platform - Decorative strip cutting pad - CS - Die - DSCP
Sizzlites: A - Sizzix cutting pad - Die - CS - SCP
Thanks I hope this helps.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I just finished making these two using Design Studio and my Cricut. In the penguin card the center penguins are popped out. This card my DS asked me to make for a friend that loves penguins. The snowman card has a free standing front. The snowman swings open. When I make this card again I will edit it by also attaching the front not only by the snow on the bottom but also up higher by a snow flake.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
This is simple layout the I made yesterday for my youngest sons first day of college. He is a Freshman at Youngstown State University studying Computer Information Systems. My oldest son is a Junior in the same field. I am so very proud of both of them. I'm working on my other sons new page for this year also. The Paper I used regular black and white cardstock, the freshman cardstock I purchased in a pack from Big Lots from "DCWV", it also had paper for junior that I'll be using for my other son. The Cricut cartridges used were Base Camp and Locker Talk. The books diecut I also purchased from Big Lots in a pack from "Remember When". I used pop dots to make the YSU and the diecuts stand out.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I was just looking through my children's old scrapbooks and wanted to share a then pic. This was Easter 1992. I used stencils, the original Sizzix, punches, a scrapbook computer program and deco-edged scissors. Its fun so look back. So pull out those old books and gather up some new ideas or just to look to see how your scrapbooking skills have grown.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
This is a 2 page 12 X 12 pop-up layout for Halloween. I wanted to mix the old (pop-up) with the new (Cricut). The sizes cut are: Wording-2", Castle-5", Tree-5 3/4", Spider Web-5", Bat-5", Ghosts-3 1/2", Spider-4", Children-4 1/2". I had such fun making this page. I think this would look great if you matched the children diecuts with your childrens outfits. You can find the videos on my youtube at: margaretscrafts. It is two parts.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
1-12x12 white cardstock (CS) 2-3 1/2x5 pink cardstock
1-12x12 floral print paper (trim down to 11 1/2x 11 1/12) 1-2x5 pink cardstock
1-1 1/2x4 1/2 white cardstock 1-2x2 pink cardstock
1-3x3 lt. purple cardstock 1- 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 med. purple CS
1-2x2 white CS 1-6x6 flesh tone CS
1-6x6 black CS 1-1 1/2 x 1 1/2 dark brown CS
1-4x5 black CS 1-4x5 silver cs
1-4x5 gold CS
Sunday, July 19, 2009
These are some of the pages that I have been working on lately. I have to play catchup. I have been working on cards and gifts, put my pages to the way side now that I and a break from doing all the other things I can now work on my pages. So back to work I go. LOL
Saturday, July 18, 2009
This is my small scrap place. It is located behind my sofa in our livingroom. So while I scrap our two dogs guard me from the sofa (have to keep it covered). My area may be small but I have everything that I need. I have a full sewing/quilting room the the third floor of our home. That use to be my haven before we got the new puppy and she does not like to be left alone, so we moved the scrapbook area to the livingroom. So no matter the size of your space make it work for you.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I am very happy to say that I have received two "Blog Awards". Thank you both soooooooo much for the encouragement that I have received from them.
The first one was from: http://tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com
and the second was from: http://suzyssunshinespot.blogspot.com
I also want to thank everyone who watch, and all who leave a comment.
For all those that I sent this award to here are the rules that apply if you want to accept:
Here are the rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. These are the 15 blogs that I am passing the award to.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
These are the mini mister bottles that I found at a local store. The Glimmer mist was made with water, a few drops of ink (add or subtract the amount of ink to get the color you want), then add your perfect pearls (only a small amount is needed). Have fun and give it a try.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
This is a video of how I made my homemade clip-it-up. The wire frames were from two old lampshades that I replaced for new ones ( you can look for at second hand stores or check online for these). The threaded rod, locknuts ( I used 10), and the 2-in-1 Canapy Kit were all purchased from Lowes, where the lamps are located for about $12.00. For the clips : I used 28mm Paper Clips ( from the dollar store) and the Mini Spring Clothpins (I found at a local craft store for $1.19 for 50).
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
These are two graduation cards that I completed today for my son and great niece who are both graduating high school this week. My son was homeschooled for the past nine years. My niece is graduating from Independence High School in Columbus, Ohio. I wish them both good luck as they both look to the future and will be starting college this fall. The papers used were Paper Pizazz - Graduation, The Paper Studio - Caps & Diplomas, and regular card stock. The carts used were Wild Card, Lyrical Letters, Hello Kitty Font, Locker Talk, and Paper Doll Dress Up. I used the crystal Stickles to accent my DN card.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Napkins: I found the wrapped napkin and cutlery sets in the colors needed and I made small caps and taped them to the napkin rings.
Card: I made the card by first printing the inside of the card then made the large cap and lettering for the outside of the card.
Treat Box: I made a square box and attached a square to the top, made a tassel using yarn that was attached with a black brad. Inside is a small sack of M&Ms.
Centerpiece: I still need to insert his pic, I engraved his name and 2009 to the plate using my cricut with the engraving needle.
Cartridges used: Lyrical Letters, Locker Talk, Tags, Bags, Boxes & More, Base Camp
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
This is my 2nd word book. These are so fun to make. I don't have the other embellishments or pics on it yet. I made one Friday for my DH to give to his mother for Mothers Day and forgot to take pics of it , it said MOM. She really loved it. I used the DS with the cricut. The carts are George & Basic Shapes and Storybook. The paper is by American Crafts and Paper Pizazz. I also used my new pink Zutter Bind-it-all.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
This is a card that I made for a very special little girl for Easter. She loves Elmo. I used my Cricut to cut the images and text. I hand adjusted the Elmo to hold the basket. The cartridges I used were Doodlebug Charms, Sesame Street Font and Animal Kingdom. I embossed the basket using my Cuttle Bug and a Fiskars embossing plate. I cut the eggs in white then sponged ink on the eggs so that they would not look solid. I also made this card in green for a special little boy who also loves Elmo.
Sunday, March 29, 2009