Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Organization by Beth

Something I LOVE is organizing, and finding pieces that are fashionable + timeless, efficient and portable, especially for my craft supplies.

I found a cosemetics valet at Target for $17.00, and thought the 3 zippered pockets with the clear were spacious enough for several cartridges, and they can also fit upwards to 10 keypads, too. The bottom, cubed pocket is holding 7 or 8 of my booklets and 13-14 of the keypads, and there is still extra space.

Can't wait to get all of those Cricut boxes out of my home-hooray for space saving!

Organized Diva!

Close Up

Square Pocket for Booklets and Keypads


All Rolled Up to Stash and Carry

Sneak Peak at my New Cartridge, Varsity

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Doodlebug Christmas

Here are my Doodlebug Christmas Cards--I got the paper at Scrapfest this past fall, and used basic design elements of some of the coordinating papers, some glittery foam trees from the craft store and cardstock.

As you can tell...I didn't make enough to send to my whole card list...but I am all ready for Christmas 2011! Just wait :)

Photo Tray

The "hot gift" to make from Archivers this past year has been a printer's tray, designed by 7 Gypsies. Erik's grandpa worked for the Burlington Northern, and during the summers, he would visit and stay in his boxcar. I used Picasa to work with the photos, went to thrift stores to aquire Scrabble tiles + adhered them with E500 glue + photos are adhered with adhesive squares.

Full tray, with 6-4x6's:

Close Ups

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Christmas Inspiration for 2010...Bachman's Idea House on left, my spin on it on the right. The best part was using stuff I already had in a new way :)

Click below to see Bachman's Idea House in Richfield, Minnesota
Bachman's Idea HOuse Christmas 2010


Christmas Inspiration for 2010...Bachman's Idea House on left, my spin on it on the right. The best part was using stuff I already had in a new way :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Easy Projects

Some of the projects I have been working on lately! Grand Finale project coming soon....

Customizable Christmas Gift Tags

This is fun-and I saw it in someone else's blog-I used my Cricut and the George Cartridge to cut some tag shapes, but you could design your own shape or trace. Then, I went to the garage to spray paint with Chalkboard Paint, let it dry, and then drew designs with chalk. The recipient could erase and use it again!

Every kitchen needs a kitty to watch over it...

Super Easy
Went to Marshall's for a $5.00 frame, and glued tiles on to customize!

Fun with Scrabble Tiles

Just a simple wooden dollar frame modge podged on, embellished with butterflies and Scrabble tiles. More ribbon and embellishments to come!

Merry Christmas from the cats :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Starting Scrapbooking: Basic Supplies

One of my girlfriends recently sent me a message about some supplies for starting scrapbooking, and these are my recommendations:

I would go to the craft store, and get a patterned stack of paper (everything will match in your book), pick a book, adhesives, and a Zig Pen.

Sign up to be on mailing lists for Archiver's, Michaels, JoAnn and then you will constantly be getting coupons for 30-60% off, or even more. JoAnn's usually has 10% off your whole purchase around major holidays.

My Favorite Book
-by American Crafts, can purchase at Michael's with 40% off coupon, or at Archiver's. I have a whole shelf of these. They look great, and are easy to fill.

Adhesives--I like the little square kind:

Lynn Prefers a quicker method:

Paper Cutter

Prepackaged Paper (Get at JoAnn's for 40-50% off)
All Dressed Up-I used this for my Destination Georgia Scrapbook for a Girl's Weekend.

-Pretty for a Wedding


Favorite Inspiration Magazine
, now available for download!

Going to a retreat or Scrapfest is a great way to try everyone's best tools before you go out and purchase something.

Hope this helps!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Modge Podge Letter T

Quick and easy project using modge podge, white paint and some new paper that premiered at Scrapfest from W R Memory Keepers. I am not sure how I will display it yet, but will post my new wall photos when I do!

Inspired by one of my favorite blogs to modge podge Letter T. Here are the directions:

Friday, October 1, 2010

Halloween Banner-Boo!

Halloween Banners, using 2 packs of paper for the dollar aisle at Target!


Close Up-I used my new tool, the i-rock, to set the silver bling:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Scrapfest 2010

Scrapfest 2010 at the Mall of America

All the Stuff I made! Thanks Kerri, Melanie and my mom and Kerri's mom for coming.

I LOVE Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist! Lucky me :) I got to dodge the 2 hour line.

Rainbow Sewing on Pages

More Cuteness

Cutie Patootie Paper Cupcakes

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Notebook Makeover

Step One-Sand it Down!

Step Two-Paint It!

Step Three-Use Modge Podge to Add Papers

Step Four-Embellish!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Halloween Garland

To make this Halloween Garland, I cut with my Cricut using "Pumpkin Carving" some black patterns, a zig pen to glue on the back, and pressed them on colored papers, then trimmed around. Then, I affixed them to a black ribbon. I intend to laminate them for the final product :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Halloween Kick Off!

My new Cricut Cartridge came in the mail--it is called Pumpkin Carving!

I thought it would be fun to try it out-here are some rough pieces. Some of them, I used my Zig glue pen and black glitter. To clean up, I used a new dryer sheet to get it off my fingers!

These will come together more over time. They will be variations banners for some gifts.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Photo Frame Collage

This is a fun gift that I have given several times, and is unique and easy to personalize. By using some paper scraps, making shapes and using my Making Memories alphabet, stamping the date and some fun stickers, everything came together. The bride and groom can change out all the pics, or just a few. Not too much pressure for an interactive memento from the wedding.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Easy Cards

Adding a circle, a scallop, a strip of sparkle paper and some stamps is a quick and easy way to decorate cards. These cuties are from the Target dollar aisle!! Making a personalized card doesn't require lots of effort, and is great for a busy gal.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Accessories are the Best!

Sometimes, it is all about focusing on something little, like our photo! My sister made us matching rings in metals class at UW-River Falls. We wanted to feature our specialness.

I love polka dots, and used this American Crafts halloween paper to make a belt/ribbon, and cricut cartridge for the buckles...I like because it goes with accessory theme.

The stamp is "For the Record" by Stampology. I like encompassing the details neatly in a small space.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Simple and Sweet

Sometimes, I like to blow up the group photos to see everyone's faces and outfits better. This was post Pink Carnation Tea, and I just accented the page with some sweet bars of paper, and a cute little tea pot I found at Archiver's in the card section. It is not too over board and just right.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

almost 8 is great to be greek!

It may not look like much...3 DVDs w/music, 2 8x8 scrapbooks, 3 mini photo albums, over 200 scrapbook layouts across 3 12x12 scrapbooks...and piles of birthday cards, thank you notes, wedding invitations, baby showers and stacks of pictures...but this is about what 8 years of being in a sorority looks like!

2 in college, 6 as an alumnae member...and it keeps getting better!

ps, 3 gigs of pics on my hard drive :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cheerful + Colorful Cards

Here are some cutie patootie cards, just for the right someone special!

All of the paper is American Crafts, and the stamps are random. Top left/bottom right stamps are Fiskars. Bottom left is Hero Arts. Polka Dotted alphabet--is something about cats?? Unsure of the bird in the upper right. The cute felt flowers were a quarter from Michael's.

Monday, July 26, 2010

"the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"

"the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
Eleanor Roosevelt

From my lovely godmother--I have it hanging in an open doorway. Piece of my home.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Quick Card

One of my extra circular activities is serving on advisory council for my sorority, and I am so proud of them! Over half the chapter was above a 3.0 for spring 2010, so to recognize those girls, they will receive a cute card/door decoration to recognize their hard studying and work.

The owl is from American Crafts from the Craft Fair line, and the apple sticker was from a border that I cut up...and can't remember the brand, but purchased at Micheal's. Polka Dotted stamps are from Achiever's. White shape is Cricut Design Studio.

Window Cats

Boba + Kaylee LOVE sitting in the window. They usually share nicely and watch patiently :p

I like stacking photos up and down, or left and right, to make a layout. The flower paper is Basic Grey, and I think it looks so sweet (just like my kitties!). I folded the paper border because there was a tear in the middle, and it seems like ruffles are in, the periwinkle bow is from cards from the infamous Target dollar aisle, so I have some found-object action going on. The 3 birds cut out add some bright colors and interest to the bottom edge, and that is the #1 reason the cats are in the window.