Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cricut Circle Use What You Have August 2010 Challenge Charm

I haven't gotten much response on the Circle forum for the August Use What You Have Challenge, so I'm upping the ante. Everyone who makes it through the challenge gets a new charm for their bracelet! It's a cute little circle tag with an A for August and a chunk of Peridot (August's birth stone). Mind you it's not high quality peridot, but it's cute and I think it's very appropriate. Good luck challengers!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Creative Escape Entry

Kinda bummed that I didn't win the Creative Escape contest, but really, when you don't enter the right member number on the entry, what can you expect? D'oh! I AM really proud of the card and happy that it's being donated to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society though. That's definitely a win win situation.

I used the Cricut to cut all of the paper elements, the Cuttlebug to emboss the lower left hand corner, Yudu paints for the red swirl behind the bird cage (stenciled with a stencil created with the Cricut) and all papers are Bazzill.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Current Desktop Mess

Current Desktop Mess
Originally uploaded by The Paper Doll
So it's that time again. Time to go through my studio, get rid of the stuff I'm not using and make use of the stuff I have. Recently I've gone on a crafty purchase binge. What can I say, Michael's had the cricut cartridges on sale at deeply discounted prices. Not to mention suddenly being able to get out of the house after a long and difficult pregnancy that kept me stuck in bed for most of the time. I was overdue for a craft binge. Now that I've been cut off, I'm gearing up to Use What I Have. That's right folks, I've signed up for the August 2010 Use What You Have Challenge. For the month of August I will buy no unnecessary craft supplies. I'm only allowing adhesive and replacement blades. I'll just have to make due with what I have, which is quite a lot. I doubt I'll be suffering.

Who's with me?

Check it out here:

Good Luck!

Friday, July 09, 2010

First Class!

For the Blog
Originally uploaded by The Paper Doll
YAY! For the first Clutter Studio scrapbook crop and class we'll be making photo album scrapbooks, which are super easy. They're a great project for beginners to cut their teeth on, and great for catching up on those photo occasions that you want to scrap but don't have much time for. I'm planning on sending a bunch of these out to my family who haven't had a chance to meet our newest addition.

If you're in Southwest VA and you want a chance to take this class or just get out of the house for an evening, come check us out.

Clutter Studio Group on Facebook

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

What's the Haps?

So perhaps I should update. Since the last post I conceived a child, had said child, made some stuff, and started renovations on the house. Supposedly the renovations are for my new studio space so I can actually have clients come over but all we've gotten done is the upstairs bathroom and even that's not finished. We DO have nifty stairs to the attic though. The attic being where my studio space is supposed to be. I say supposed because every time I turn around my husband is talking about more stuff that he plans on putting up there. Not. Cool.

There are many things that I've made since my last post, and I really need to post some catch up photos. As soon as I take said catch up photos. Until then I'll leave you with the news that I'll soon be teaching scrapbook technique classes as well as hosting crops at least once a month. YAY! I'm really excited about it. Other happy news (other than my new daughter, who has me wrapped around her tiny little finger), I am now a member of the Cricut Circle. Yay for the insider scoop! More details to follow as soon as I have them.

Now I'm off to fiddle around with the Gypsy, my 32nd birthday gift to myself. Ta!