Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fun in the Sun

What does summertime mean for you and your family? Is it camping in the woods or swimming in the ocean? No matter your destination, the summertime-themed keys on the Artbooking cartridge will have the perfect cutouts to use in recording all those unforgettable memories.

Lollydoodle Workshop On The Go ...

I had my monthly stamp club this past Saturday. My ladies wanted to use the Lollydoodle WOTG but wasn't sold on the layouts or actually how small the pictures were, so I changed it a little bit.

I loved the big frame they used in the WOTG layout so I incorporated that into my layout. I cut it using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge but thought it looked a little naked, so I pen-stitched around the edges. I love the effect that gave it. The finished product uses 2 4x6 pictures and 1 4x4 picture. Of course, you can always add more pictures by simply using our Flip Flaps.

I still wanted to use the exclusive stamp set that came with the Workshop on the Go because I have tons of pictures of my girls with their best friends.

The second layout I didn't the exclusive stamp set because I wanted to use it for some Easter pictures.I saw a layout on Pinterest that used small squares and a large center circle.  Instead I used the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to cut out the title and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the large scalloped circle and the other circles. I used one of the "M' stamps called Colored Egg (only $2.95). You can color it in or do as I did and stamp it on patterned paper for instant decorative eggs.

Again, I tried to keep the pictures to 4x6 size with the exception of one that is 3x3.

I always forget to take pictures during our stamp clubs to show you but this time I finally remembered. Right now we are meeting at my friend Sandi's scrapbook room. Look at all her stuff! She used to own the Scrapbook Store here in town. She couldn't stay with us so she's not in the pictures.

Next month we will be using the Ariana Workshop on the Go kit. Let me know if you are interested in joining us.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Togetherness

Whether you’re celebrating romance, family, or friends in your papercrafting project, you’ll be head over heels for the together-themed cutouts on the Artbooking cartridge! With fancy frames, ornate edges, and faux flowers, you and your customers will be smitten with your finished products!

Artbooking Made Easy: Capturing Snapshots

Snapshots, circles, and fun inking techniques, oh my! Wondering what to do with all those snapshots you have lying around? The Artbooking cartridge’s snapshots keys are the perfect way to assemble those photos into one oh-so-memorable mini album, but with cutouts of cameras, dovetail pennants, and photo-strip frames, these keys are perfect to accent any project.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

What a wonderful weekend! I hope you were able to spend Easter with your family and/or friends. I know I've been MIA this month but I have been having problems with my gallbladder for a while and finally had it surgically removed last Friday on the 11th. I've been recovering since then. I had big plans to get lots of scrapbooking done but it didn't get done. LOL!

Yesterday, we had our annual Joyner Family Egg Hunt. The day started out dreary with lots of rain but it held off long enough for us to eat lunch and then hunt eggs. We had a great time!

Nana Weada made a special cake for all the great grandkids with "Peeps" added to it.

I thought this tree/bush was beautiful.

Waiting patiently while the adults are hiding the eggs. We had a smaller group this year since my cousin Jason and his family weren't able to come.

Chandler being silly, looking at his prize egg.

On Sunday, Cassidy was participating with the Youth group and put on a drama about the Crucifixion of Jesus. My oldest daughter and my grandsons traveled from Brunswick to join us along with my mother. It was a beautiful and touching service.

It has been a very blessed weekend indeed!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Floating Your Fancy

Get the most out of your Cricut® Artbooking cartridge with these fun home d├ęcor ideas. You will love these unique ideas to use Artbooking cutouts to create decorative floating frames and functional message boards for your home. These quick and easy projects are pretty and practical—the best kind of craft!

Artbooking Made Easy: Artbooking My Life

Take your no-hassle, ready-to-use Picture My Life™ scrapbooking to the next level by incorporating various cutouts from the Artbooking cartridge! You will be thrilled with the infinite possibilities available when pairing Artbooking shapes with the easy, ready-to-use cards from the Picture My Life scrapbooking programs. Check it out here, along with charming Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Project Inspiration: Hip Pics Album

Create a heartfelt gift for your mother using the My Creations™ Hip Pics album and the My Acrylix™ Mother’s Day stamp set. Decorate the pocket photo pages with sentimental photos, stylish embellishments, and memorable words of gratitude to show her how much she means to you.

New Heights Abound

Sometimes it’s the details of a page that makes it really shine. But adding some glitter paper, Shimmer Trim, and glitter gems doesn’t hurt, either! Learn how to make a sparkly bouquet of balloons by combining embellishments, Cricut® cutouts, and specialty paper. You and your customers will get carried away by these glitzy decorations.