Friday, September 3, 2010

Goofy/Pluto Class

For all of you who signed up for the Goofy/Pluto class, I apologize that we had to cancel. Unfortunately, there was a family emergency during that time. Your kits are now at the Shoppe and can be picked up starting tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 4th). I believe there is one extra...first come, first serve! (You might want to call Cheryl just to be sure it's still available 706-321-0202).
There are a couple of things I wanted to mention as well as provide some pictures for you all to go by.
1) The dimensions for cutting both the striped and dot paper are on the back of each sheet.
2) For the butterfly:

In your kit, you will find two green butterfly shapes as well as two orange wings. Adhere the orange wings to one of the green butterflies. Next, adhere (only the bodies) of the two green butterflies together. Then, bend the wings so you will have a fold on each side of it's body. The pop dots will go under each wing. And here is a bit of a visual for you...notice the fold lines on each side of the butterfly's body:

It was difficult to get a good picture from this angle, but hopefully you get the idea. Once you have your butterfly assembled, adhere it to your page...then add the rhinestones and eyes. (If you have one, I find the Aleene's Tacky Glue pen works best for this purpose).

3) Aleene's Paper Glaze was used to make both the buttons and the Goofy/Pluto shiny. I believe Cheryl has this in stock at the Shoppe. If not, I'm sure she would be happy to order some for you.

Thank you again for signing up and I hope you enjoy your pages! :o) If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A fun day!

On Saturday, I had the most wonderful experience that I just couldn't wait to share with all of you! Our local scrapbook store "The Scrapbook Shoppe" held a class taught by none other than the very talented Stephanie Howell!

There were many thoughts that immediately came to mind within the first few minutes of meeting her. First, what a warm, sweet person! Her friendly personality immediately made you feel at ease and the overall atmosphere to the class itself was so laid back. It felt like you were scrapbooking with a bunch of friends.

I was amazed at how perfectly our class kits were presented!! There were even very detailed directions to each project (along with pictures!). The enormous amount of work she put into this was very obvious. And the giveaways (along with the variety of product in our class kits) were awesome!! Each kit featured lots of goodies from wonderful companies such as Lily Bee, Jenni Bowlin, and Studio Calico.

So, today, I want to thank Stephanie, the Scrapbook Shoppe, and the generous companies who sponsored this fun class! Stephanie, I hope you felt welcome (because you very much were!) and I hope you'll come back again real soon!

If you'd like to check out Stephanie's blog for lots of wonderful inspiration (and awesome giveaways!), here is her link:

Monday, April 19, 2010

A quick tip!

How about a little helpful tip for today? I thought I'd share what kinds of inks I like to use in my scrapbooking and cardmaking.

For inking to add dimension to my layout, I prefer the Tim Holtz Distress Inks. But when it comes to stamping, I use something entirely different.

For a long time, stamping sentiments on cards or layouts was a problem for me. After trying many different ink pads, I became frustrated in that I could never get a clean, crisp image. Then, someone suggested I try the Versafine ink pad by Tsukinkeo...and I'm so glad I did!! It is amazing!!! Although it comes in a variety of colors, I chose the Onyx Black, because it's so versatile. I highly recommend this for your stamping needs!

Have a great day everybody!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hello? Is anyone out there?

I'm trying to determine if it's worth the time and effort in maintaining this blog anymore. So, if you're still reading, please post a comment. That way I'll know for sure one way or the other. Thanks everyone! :-)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Now at the Shoppe!

Awhile back, I posted about a great idea I found in my online travels, on how to fix your mats that had lost their stickiness. If you missed that post, here again, is the link to my previous entry. (Scroll down until you find the August 4, 2009 post)

The Shoppe now has these great 2 way glue pens in stock! However, unlike the one pictured in my older post, these come with a wider tip...which will be even more perfect in covering a large area (like your mats). Here is a picture of the new, improved version.

I believe she only has 5 in stock right now. So, if you want one, be sure to stop by before they're gone!

There is still space available for our Easter class on April 24th from 1-3 p.m. If you would like to sign up, please call or stop by the Shoppe to reserve your spot. (706-321-0202). If you are not able to make it that day, kits are available! (and I believe Cheryl will ship if you do not live locally).

Here, once again, is a picture of the class project:

Also, if you happen to go by the Shoppe, be sure to ask about our Deluxe Card Toppers that are now for sale. These cuties would not only be great as card toppers, but also as embellishments for your scrapbook pages. Use them as a tag or perhaps an adorable journaling box for that special layout you've been working on. Stop by soon for the best selection! The last time we offered these, they flew out the door! I'll give you a sneak peek of just one of the many designs we offer:

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A great new product coming to the Shoppe!!

I have always loved inking and chalking my diecuts. In fact, I even love inking the edges of my photo mats. I find this gives such a nice dimension to my pages, cards, and diecuts.

Awhile back, I came across this wonderful tool. Perhaps you've even heard me mention it. But in case not, let me tell you a little about it, and why I love it so much. It's called the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, and it looks like this:
Why do I love it so much? Well, the first reason is the handle. Finally, I can ink my projects without worrying about getting my hands covered!! The tool comes with two foam pads (the foam is attached to the tool with velcro). So, if you want to change the ink colors you are using when working on a project, just peel off one foam pad and add a new one!

Also, unlike some ink pads that seem to quickly fall apart, these foam pads hold up very well!

The only problem I have found is in trying to find the replacement foam pads. I have looked all over town and they are nowhere to be found. That is when I contacted Cheryl. (Isn't it great to have a local scrapbook store?!)

I told her about this amazing product and how I knew alot of you would probably love it. And I asked about the possiblity of ordering some for the store. Of course, Cheryl said yes!! YAY!!!! So, they're on their way and will hopefully be in on Monday (but feel free to call the Shoppe first, just to make sure they arrived).

As you know, I would never recommend a product to anyone that I did not use and love myself. I really think this is an item you all will fall in love with once you try it out. And from what I recall, the cost is very reasonable (I want to say about $5 for the tool. The refill pads are also (I believe) about $5 and have ten in each package).
Oh, one more thing! If you don't like the idea of having to change out your foam pads each time, there is a nifty spinner that will hold several tools at once. This is so cute and will keep everything right at your finger tips! (not to mention look adorable on your desk). Here is a picture:
Want to hear the best part? The spinner is only about $20!! (tools are extra. So, be sure if you decide to order the spinner to also order any additional tools you may be needing). Cheryl has told me that she will be taking pre-orders for this. So, if it's something you think you may like, give the Shoppe a call today! (706-321-0202)

I hope you all will check it out!!

**Please note: There is a tool that you willl find at some of the bigger chain stores that have replacement felt pads to go with it. It looks identical but it is NOT the same product. That particular item is used for Alcohol inks. What the Shoppe is getting will work with all the ink pads you currently have in your stash (such as your cat's eye chalk ink pads).**

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Easter Class!

Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted. Between the Cricut Cuteness blog and the CC Facebook page, I have been really busy! If you haven't stopped by the Cricut Cuteness Facebook page, be sure to check it out! There are lots of wonderful projects being posted, questions being answered, and helpful tips being shared.!/pages/Cricut-Cuteness/251942103723?ref=search&sid=685290391.3534946397..1

I thought I'd take a minute to post a picture of the new Easter Make & Take being held at the Shoppe next month. Registration is now open, if you'd like to sign up. (706) 321-0202.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Have you stopped by today?

Just a head's up: A new FREE project has been posted over at the Cricut Cuteness blog. If you're in the mood for Spring, stop on by to check it out!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A fantastic Disney project

This wonderfully sweet lady named Stephanie posted THE most ADORABLE Disney autograph album on the Cricut message board tonight. With her permission, I am posting this link, so you all can be inspired by her incredible talent.

Thank you so much, Stephanie for allowing me to post your link.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Classes are filling fast!

Just a quick update to let you know that space is now very limited for both the Pooh "Bee Mine" class as well as the online "My Heart Leaps 4 U" class. (see pictures below for both).

I believe there are only 2 spots available for "Bee Mine" and 3 spots remaining for the online class. Please don't wait if you are interested...these classes will not be repeated.

And also just a reminder: Classes are available to everyone, whether you live locally or not. For more information, please call 706-321-0202.

Hope you all are having a great day!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

For sale

One Storybook cartridge, $35 (cash only). The cartridge came as part of an Expression bundle, so it does not have the blister packaging. But it has not been used or linked to a Gypsy. It comes in it's original box with the booklet, overlay and the cartridge itself.

This cartridge has alot of elegant images such as swirls, flourishes, etc. It also has a beautiful font which would be perfect for your Valentine's Day pictures!!

If you would like this, please stop by the Shoppe.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New online class...

A new online class is now up at the Shoppe and ready for sign ups. You may remember last year I taught a class called "Toad-ally Loveable". Well, the response to it was so good that I decided to do a second version: "My Heart Leaps 4 U". If you liked the first, you will probably love this one as well. And if you missed out last time, now's your chance!

Kits will be available for pick up on Feb. 13th. For those not familiar with our online classes, in each kit you will receive the website address as well as a password to that particular class. There you will find pictures and directions to make this fun two page layout. Here is a picture of what the class project will be:

If you're interested, please don't wait to sign up. Seats are going very quickly for this one!

Hope you enjoy it! :o)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For all you Cricuteers out there...

I have some exciting news to share! I have decided to start a blog specifically for my Cricut creations. Most of these projects will be layouts, with a few exceptions. The directions will be there for you as well...all free of charge! The only thing I ask is the same I require for this blog: Any of my work found here or at "Cricut Cuteness" should only be used in your personal albums.

Once I learn the ins and outs of my video camera, I hope to put some video tutorials there as well. I plan to put a new project up fairly regularly, so if you'd like to follow, here is the link:

I should also mention that this blog will remain active as well. Whenever you're looking for any information on my classes, etc., you will only find it here. "Cricut Cuteness" is just something extra I've decided to hopefully provide some inspiration as well as keep me motivated in my own personal scrapbooking.

Have a great evening and hope to see you at my new spot! :o)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Over at Pooh Corner... will find this cute new layout! It's our class scheduled for the afternoon of Feb. 20th. It's hard to see from the picture but it includes a very touching quote:
"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so that I never have to live without you." ~ Winnie the Pooh

A couple of things to note:

First, the stickles that I used for the dripping honey will not be included with the class supplies. So, if you would like to do this, please either bring yours to class, or let Cheryl know you would like to order some. The color I used was "Crystal". Because this is a clear glitter glue, it is versatile enough to work with any colored cardstock. So, in addition to this class project, you're sure to get lots of other uses out of it.

Second, please bring your inks and/or chalks with you to class. The other tool I used and would like to recommend is this:I have found this tool to be worth it's weight in gold when it comes to inking! Because it has a handle, no more getting your hands covered with ink. And as much as I love the cat's eye ink pads, I find they can come apart in pieces when trying to apply ink to my page. These foam pads hold up remarkably well. When you're done, simply peel the foam pad from base (it's attached with velcro). Add another foam pad and you're ready for your next project! Super simple!! I absolutely love mine and highly recommend it.
The applicator itself retails for $4.99. And I believe it comes with two foam pads. Refill foam pads come 10 to a pack for $4.99. If you think you'd like to order one for yourself, call the Shoppe to order one today! (706) 321-0202.
And also, just a quick reminder of our round-about class on January 16th. The class fee is $45 for four two page layouts! The "You Melt My Heart" pages featured below is what you will be making at my booth. Hope to see you there!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas...and that your New Year is a very blessed one!