Monday, August 23, 2010

Finger Prints & Smudges Fix

I just wanted to share with you my "trick" for getting rid of finger prints and smudges on my pictures. The cheapest and best solution I have found is just using a microfiber piece of cloth. I use the cloth piece that came with my glasses. I love using it just after I finish a page and am ready to put my cover page on.

Just a simple tip that I wanted to share!

Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pumpkin Carving - LO

Hello everyone! Just thought I would share with you a layout I did this evening. I am ALWAYS behind in my scrapbooking - so I'm just getting around to October '09. BUT! Since October is around the corner I thought this LO would be appropriate to post!

Here are more detailed photos, and I will try to explain the type of materials and sizes used.

I decided to go with an 'oldie but a goodie' with the font on this LO. I used George and Basic Shapes. "PUMPKIN" is cut at 1/2" and "CARVING" is at 1".

The spider is my personal fav! He is from Doodlecharms and is cut at 3/4. I cut him out on black out and just used a white gel pen for his eyes.

The spider web punch is a Martha Stewart punch. I had to do some research on how to use the punch-around-the-page MS punches. I didnt realize you had to use specific sizes... but now I do! I plan on adding a post that will explain how to use the MS punches and the sizes required for them. I will give you a link on this post when I do.
This black card stock is cut and punched with the spider web at 6 3/4 x 5. My purple journaling box is 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.

The tree and fence were put together in Design Studio. They are both from Paper Doll Dress Up. You can use my .cut file if you'd like; I have it on the top left hand side of my blog for easy access. You may also access it here.

The pumpkin embellishments are by Paper Bliss, I purchased them at my local Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for looking!

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Student Birthday Display

Here is a display I have in my classroom of my students birthdays.
The banner is from my local Dollar Tree - they have some GREAT things for the classroom.... sometimes its worth the hunt!

When I saw this birthday banner I knew I could use it in my classroom and add to it with the use of my Cricut! The balloons are from George and Basic Shapes @ 5 1/2 inches.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Photo Frame - Baby Gift

A friend of mine at work just celebrated the birth of her first grandchild and this is what I made for him. His nursery is Winnie the Pooh so I made a photo frame to match the decor!

I got the frame at my local HL 50% off. This is an 8x10 frame- I made a blue mat for a 4x6 photo. The blue piece of paper is cut at 4 1/4 x 6 1/4.

The name is cut from the Robotz cartridge @ 1 1/2.

Just a super easy and simple way to dress up a personal photo frame for a friend!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Monday, August 16, 2010

You Rock - Simple Card

Hey there! I just wanted to share a quick card with you I made this past weekend. This card is for my little brother who has a love for music! (I really wanted to do a drum-set but there aren't any great Cricut drum-sets that I could find. )
The card itself is actually a 5x7 card, the paper came from a paper pack my SIL found at Big Lots, and the guitar and "You Rock" are both from Stamping Solutions. I just added "manly bling" with some pewter brads.

Thanks for looking, and as always, Happy Crafting!