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Monday, January 25, 2010

Online Crop

January 30th we will be having an online crop over at The Pieces of Paper forum. The crop will start at 2pm with a one hour card class. After that we will have four challenges starting at 3pm. Come and join us!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Gypsy Spot

Have you heard of the Gypsy Spot? It's a fun new challenge blog with lots of inspiration and a chance to win goodies. You don't need a gypsy to play along. Pop on over and check them out.

The Gypsy Spot


Thursday, January 14, 2010

What's For Dinner?

Are your kids always asking you what's for dinner? Mine ask me a couple of hundred times per day. It makes me crazy. I made this sign for my kitchen. It was really easy to do.

I bought a 10x13" frame at Walmart for $5.00.

I cut the vinyl and applied it to the inside of the glass. This means that I can write on the front with dry erase markers and then wipe it off when I'm done.

what's for dinner cut file for the gypsy/design studios

The file was made with Ashlyn's Alphabet

I did have to piece two pieces of paper for the background. I also stamped and embossed it to give it some zing.

I embellished the front with some prima flowers and skittles.


Sunday, January 10, 2010


Over the past couple of weeks, I have been organizing my cuttlebug folders. I started with a cut file form Okie on the cricut message board. Thanks Okie!! You can find her file here. I did color coordinate my folders. This was helpful to me. I labeled each folder and the cuttlebug folder. There is no way that I can memorize the name of each folder! lol

Okie embossed the front of her folders so she could see what they would look like. This didn't work for me. Sorry Okie. On "Holidays with the Cricut", Tammy made these really cute tags and put them on a ring. This way she can flip thru the tags quickly to find the cuttlebug folder she needs. I loved this idea. Thanks Tammy!

After the tags were cut and embossed, I laminated them with my Yourstory machine from Provocraft. I did cut the laminating material with the cricut first. This made it much easier.

Folders on the ring:

Closeup of one folder:

Gypsy cut file for tags and laminating pouches
(Did you know that you can open a gypsy file in design studio? You can. Simply download the file and open it as you would any other cut file.)

I have also updated my cricut cartridge organization. I am currently storing them in Plano Tackle Boxes. These work really well for me. I have a gypsy so I don't use my books and overlays often. I find that if you just put the cartridge into the slot, it will slide down and be hard to pull out. I put a cotton ball in first which keeps this from happening.

I put the carts in alphabetical order and then labeled them.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Lost? Hug a Tree.

Last Columbus Day weekend we took the kids to Hingham, MA for the long weekend. While we were walking downtown, the little boys decided to hug a tree. They looked so cute that I couldn't resist snapping a few pictures with my cell phone.

Paper - K and Co. "Happy Trails", SU "Really Rust and Always Artichoke"
Carts - Hanna Montanna, Zooballoo, Keystone, George, Wild Card and Gypsy Wandering
Cuttlebug Folders - D'vine swirl and Herringbone
Stickles - Holly and Rock Candy


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I'm a Scotty's Potty

I made this page for Zachary's abc book. He dressed up as a porta-potty for Halloween. The porta-potties around here are called "Scotty Potties". This is a family joke since his brother's name is Scott.

carts - campout, wild card, doodlecharms, gypsy font, hanna montana font and life's a beach
paper - My Mind's Eye "Fall In Love"
cuttlebug - spiderweb and skeleton scroll
embossing powder - clear
su ribbon originals and dimensionals


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tri-shutter Card

Over at the Pieces of Paper forum we had an online crop that started with a card class. Here is the card that I made. The paper is scraps from my stash, the stamp is Stampin Up and I cut the scallop circles with my nestabilities. I added prima flowers, used su markers and ribbon.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Online Crop

We will be having an online crop today over at the Pieces of Paper forum. The crop will start at 2pm est. The first hour will be a card class followed by 7 challenges. The challenges will be posted every 30 minutes starting at 3pm. Come on over and play with us.