Monday, February 28, 2011

Cutting Border Designs with the Cricut

Here's a hint on cutting a border to fit your 12 x 12 pages. Typically when you use Sure Cuts Alot or Design Studio, your design will be cut off at a width of 11.5 inches (.25 inch border on each side). SOOO annoying when you want a border to reach all the way across your page! When you open the border pattern in SCAL, rotate the design just slightly and stretch it back out to reach the borders of the cutting mat. This will allow you to cut a slightly wider border that will actually fit a 12x12 page.
My Scrap Chick . com has a totally cute doodle border this week - free download. [Click on the link and scroll to the bottom of the page.]

This file will work with SCAL on your Cricut.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

April 2nd crop - Just $25!

My sister in law is throwing a crop on April 2nd in Clinton Township MI - it includes lunch and the price is just $25. She is hoping to raise raffle funds to offset chemo expenses for a friend of hers. If anyone is interested, please see the flyer below. Thanks!

Registration Flyer

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ABC Baby Book (U-W)

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies”

J.M. Barrie - Peter Pan

Thursday, February 10, 2011

ABC Baby Book (R-T)

So I didn't have a chipboard R for this page, but I think you get the idea that R is for rainbow. I found this cute little Irish blessing at to include on the page. I rearranged it a little so that the first line included the word rainbow, but I think it's still a nice little quote, no matter what order it's said in. 

The shamrocks were made using a heart stamp - stamp four times then cut around the group. The pot of gold is actually a Cricut Doodlecharm shape - gumball machine - turned upside down! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

March 11-12 Crop in Troy MI

Anyone looking for a day crop on the East side next month? This should be a fun one in Troy - you can crop either Friday, Saturday or both days - see the flyer below for details!

March Crop Flyer

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Scrap Camp Results

We had an excellent time at scrap camp this weekend. I think I finished about 8 pages over 3 days - oh well!

To all of you campers - thank you all for joining me and for your generous donations and purchase of raffle tickets. We were able to raise $875 to donate to the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan this time around. Thank you so much!!!

If you are interested in learning more about the DSAWM or about Down Syndrome, please visit the association's website at

I'll get around to posting some of my page creations at some point. Right now it's time to prepare for 'Snowmageddon II' in Michigan.


In my ear: Nothing?! - that's a shocker 

In my glass: Caffeine Free Diet Coke - boring, I know