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Thanks and happy crafting.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Card Class #2

Here are the beautiful cards that the girls made during our second card class. This week I added some fun embellishments to our prize box. It's never too late to join us. Just jump over to the Pieces of Paper forum and sign up. Each class has it's own section, just scroll down until you see them. The directions are posted for each one.

By Kate

By Jenny

By Christina

By Morgansmom

By Rima

Father's Day Card

Here's a Father's Day card that I made for the card class that I'm teaching. I used scrap paper and I embossed foil for the background!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Velvet Frog

I can't share my layout yet but I wanted to share my frog. He is from Animal Kingdom. I cut him using velvet paper that I bought at CKC. It cut beautifully with the cricut! I can't wait to use some more.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I went away with my family for the long weekend. I hope everyone had a fun Memorial Day with their families.

Don't forget the card class tonight. Meet us here: http://piecesofpaper.lefora.com/user/gateway/?next=/ at 8pm est.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


My sister-in-law and myself went to CKC in Manchester, NH last Saturday. It was so much fun! We took two classes and did a ton of shopping. I mainly bought paper. It's a sickness I know.

Sketch: scrapsketch #54
paper: Fancy Papers - Daydreams
carts: george
fonts: baby kruffy

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Supply List for May 25th Class

1. cardstock - you need some for the card base, an accent color, white and any color scrap
2. aluminum foil
3. cuttlebug folder (if you don't own a cuttlebug it's ok just have a rolling pin handy)
4. adhesive
5. paper trimmer
6. ink
7. brads
8. embellishments (I will be providing a design studio and scal file to embellish the front but you can use whatever you want.)

Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Online card classes.

I just finished my first online card class! I think it went alright. I'm really excited to see what everyone made. Go here to check out the class.

Check out the beautiful cards the girls made:

By Jenny:

By Melissa:

By Christina:

By Kate:

By Laura:

By: Chevygirl


I made this for a challenge on the pieces of paper forum.

sketch #46 from scrapsketch
paper - Bo Bunny "U Bug Me" and "Pet Shop Sport"
carts - george basic shapes, animal kingdom and plantin

Card Class

Hi everyone. I'm going to start teaching a card class on Monday nights. The classes will be held here. You do need to register to be a member but it is a painless process I promise. Each week I will demonstrate how to make a new card. We will start out very simply for beginners adding new elements and skills each week. Classes will start at 8pm EST.

Prize: I am currently putting together a prize package for some lucky winners. To enter, participate in the class and email me (creationsbyk8@gmail.com) a picture of your finished card. I will add a new prize to the package every week for 8 weeks!

Good luck and I hope to see you there.


You go to the pieces of paper forum and sign up. Make sure you log on a little before 8pm est. The forum is divided into several sections. Steph has made a section just for these classes. Click on class #1 and join the discussion. Starting at 8pm, I will post a picture of a card and the items needed to make the card. Then slowly, I will post step by step directions of how to make the card. We can chat while we make the card. This also allows anyone who has questions to ask while I am currently online and able to answer. You can post your finished card in that thread when you are done. I am asking that everyone email me a picture of your card so I can add them to my blog also. Each week I will also post the picture of a goodie that I will be adding to the prize box. At the end of the 8 weeks, I will pick either one winner or a few winners. This will depend on how many people we have participating. The more people, the more winners there will be.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Scrapsketch layouts

Here are the layouts I've made as part of the Creative Team for scrapsketch. Why don't you jump over and check it out.

Sketch #66:

paper - studio k and dcwv garden party
carts - george basic shapes and tag bags and more
font - baby kruffy

Sketch #69:

paper - Happy Trails
carts - Minimonograms, george basic shapes, indie art and pooh and friends
fonts - ale and wenches, beach type and blackcastle mf

scalloped square scal file

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Celebration Card

Paper - misc from my stash
carts - accent essentials and stretch your imagination
stamps - scrappy cat

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dad word books

JenniferBerg1 on the cricut message board asked me to make her a dad word book cut file. I made two different ones. If you don't have either of these carts, please let me know and I can change it for you.

How to make the word book:

1. cut each page on either chip board (I use cereal boxes) or poster board
2. cut each page again with the patterned paper or cardstock of your choice. When doing the back of a page, remember to put your patterned paper right side down!
3. glue your pages to your chip board and decorate.
4. assemble your books using rings that can be found in the office supply department of WM (it has been noted that key rings don't work well)

Dad word book using george and doodletype

Dad word book using plantin and doodletype

Dad word book using george and keystone

Dad word book using plantin and keystone

Disclaimer - I don't own either of these font carts so I have not cut them. If you experience a problem, please let me know so I can correct it.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

May online crop

I participated in an online crop yesterday at the pieces of paper forum. It was so much fun. I know that some of you have joined on there as new members. Welcome! Please feel free to jump in on the conversations. We would love to have you there. (Don't forget to check out the welcome thread under "news". There may be a prize in it for you!)

All the sketches that I used came from scrapsketch. Please check them out. They are awesome!

I used K&Co. paper in all of my challenges unless otherwise noted.

Please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Challenge #1

Challenge #1: sketch challenge and put words on your photo

I wrote the date on my photo.

paper - classic k
carts - george basic shapes, indie art, storybook, zooballoo and stone script

Challenge #2

Challenge #2: Two challenge (2 pictures, 2 die cuts, 2 ribbons, 2 patterned papers and 2 colors on the title)

sketch - #56
paper - studio d (the first blush)
cart- george
font - sbc preschool

Challenge #3

Challenge #3: Make a card

stamp - house mouse #HMJR1077
paper - scraps

inside - make a wish

Challenge #4

Challenge #4: Use tags as mats for your photos.

sketch - #55
paper - sea glass
carts - life's a beach and george basic shapes
fonts - jill's place, sbc greetings and wacko

Challenge #5

Challenge #5: Make a bow using a fork.

stamp - house mouse stamp #HML1016
paper - basic grey misletoe and pear

Inside - "Season's greetings"

Challenge #6

Challenge #6: Alter a large paper clip and use it on your layout.

I added ribbon to my paper clip.

sketch - #36
paper - Happy Trails
carts - pooh font, cricut sampler, george basic shapes
font - plastic tomato

Challenge #7

Challenge #7: Make your own background paper.

I stamped my background paper with a toilet paper tube and then I embossed it. I also accented it with stickles.

sketch - Mother's Day sketch
paper - misc.
carts - opposites attract and cars

Challenge #8

Challenge #8: Use beads on your layout.
sketch - #44
paper - misc.
fonts - Whoa!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Online Crop today!

Pleas join us at http://piecesofpaper.lefora.com/user/gateway/?next=/ for an online crop. It will start at 12 noon eastern time and run for 8 hours. A new challenge will be posted every hour. There is no time frame to complete these and you don't have to do them all. It's about chatting, scrapping and fun. I hope to see you there.