Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Post Card Album

I got this idea from a very talented lady on Scrapbook.com named Laurink. She collects postcards and did an album on her trip to Hawaii.
Mine is a little different. I made my postcards and 4x6 pics into pockets by gluing 3 sides and leaving the top open.
Then I did my journaling on both black and white tags.
Each tag got a ribbon stapled to the top.

Ticket stubs and receipts were also stapled to the tag.
Some pages have paint on them, this one has some doodling around the paint.
I did not include pics of each page as there are 25 pages in this album.

Rubons were used on this page. I didn't have enough postcards for all the pictures I wanted to include so I made additional pages by using black card stock

The arrow has been colored using colorbox ink and then sprayed with pearl glimmer mist. And yes, that's a shark!
I love this picture so I included a ghost heart, inked with stazon and then wrote on the heart with a Signo pen.

There was this pool where you could touch a sting ray. It took some nerve before I could stick my hand in there.

We went to M&M World. It was a lot of fun but we look a bit pooped! The temperature was high and being in the desert, well, we kind of look melted.

I do think that Green has style though!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gypsy Fun!!!

Yes, I was one of those people who was up at night when Provocraft and their World Launch on HSN.

Their offer was too good for me to pass up. Yes, yes, it was $299. and I know that's a lot of money ... but...my cricut was a gift and I have only ever bought 2 cartridges and one of those was on ebay and I spent $22 for it. The other cartridge I bought on sale at Michaels for $39. So my total cricut investment was pretty low. HSN was offering five $59 flex pays, an extra cartridge, a car charger and this lovely bag. No tax and free shipping.

Now do you understand my purchase??? Oh did I mention I got mine before they hit the stores? Oh, yeah!

There wasn't any instructions in the box so for those of you who aren't computer savvy, be prepared for a little frustration. I waited a day and then went on the message boards at www.cricut.com and got the low down. After reading a little, my set up was easy as pie!

I do not own the Cricut jukebox or the Design Studio software and the gypsy eliminates the need for both, although they are compatible.

So here is my first layout using my gypsy. I used the Home Decor, Base Camp and Don Juan cartridges. The adore was a one button on Home Decor. I and these were base camp and I welded all the words together. This means I smooshed the letters so they touch and when it's cut, it comes off the mat as one piece. Bright and eyes are from the same font but after I welded the words together I stretched bright to make it stand out more. The orange mat has the name welded making it one piece also.

When you look at the last pictures you can see the 6 x 12 piece of paper I cut from. Because you decide where on the mat you cut, I was able to only use a portion of the paper.

A little stickles to outline some words, eyelets around the Bazzill edged paper, inked edges and one of those big gromlets give a little more pizazz.

I really like being able to cut out whole words that are one piece. Saves time and frustration when gluing them down!

And I really do adore those bright eyes!!!