Monday, October 15, 2007

Halloween Cards

A friend of mine held a craft festival and asked me to make something to bring for sale. Among all the mini albums, pages and explosion boxes that I took, I made this set of 5 Halloween cards. I have to admit, that my love for creating Halloween cards rivals my love for making just about any kind of card! It's not even my favorite holiday, but there is just something so fun about Halloween crafting that takes me back to being 10 years old and having just a pair of scissors, markers, crayons, construction paper and Scotch tape! I just love it! °Ü°

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Thank You Cards

When I taught my scrapbook class this month, I decided to teach attaching metal embellishments and distressing with ink. I wanted the project to be small so that it wouldn't be overwhelming for those new to scrapbooking, so we made this card. Now, I have to be honest, I totally procrastinated this class. We were meeting at my house at 7 pm and I designed this card at 3:30 that afternoon. I used to say that I always did work best under pressure and I guess it is true because I thought it came out pretty cute and the girls absolutely loved it! They had a lot of fun making it and a few loved using the hammer and eyelet setter... something about it being a stress reliever! Ü
Everything on the card is distressed with chestnut brown ColorBox fluid chalk ink pad. (I LOVE this ink! It is the only brand I buy for distressing) I used Marcella by K Bungalow coordinating paper. 2 tags cut with my Cricut, one for the "Thank You" on the front and one for signing your name. ( I thought that was a little different, but cute and worked) One square cut for personalizing your note, 6 inches of ribbon, 3 brads, 5 eyelets and 2 jump rings for attaching the tag to the ribbon. That's all there was to it. Of course, cutting the papers to fit but that was really simple.
I really loved they way they turned out and plan to make lots more for sending after Christmas!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

It's Been A While...

Wow! It has been over a month since my last entry. I had to take a break from scrapbooking to help mom with some health issues, to get my home in order and to get kids back to school. I am hoping that by the end of September I have have lots of fun pages, albums and projects to post on Ebay for you. I am currently working on an album that I adore! I will let you know when I get it posted... until then! Ü

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

What a GREAT Week!

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I would just like to thank everyone who bid on stickers and Sizzix items this week on Ebay! I had put out a plea with my auctions to help me clear out un-needed or unwanted scrapbook supplies and everyone came through for me! ALL 26 items that I posted this week sold! Thank you so much and be sure there is more to come! I still have boxes of Sizzix dies- Red, Yellow and Green to get posted and a ton more stickers! THANKS AGAIN, EVERYONE!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

New Cricut Cartridges on the way!

In addition to, the already adorable, Disney Mickey & Friends and Mickey Font cartridges that Cricut put out earlier this year, they are adding to the Disney cartridge family with Happily Ever After and Dreams Do Come True. I can't wait for these to come out! There is no release date yet but official retailers are pre-selling both cartridges.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

This week on Ebay

Once again, I am cleaning out and re-oraganizing my scrapbook supplies. This week, I am only posting items that I am not going to be using and are taking up too much room in my scrapbooking area! All items are either brand new or in great used condition and all of them are looking for a new home! There are LOTS of stickers up for grabs, some Paperkins and the rest of my Sizzix collection. (It may take me a couple of days to get them all posted) I have so many ideas for projects that I would like to list this fall but need more room to get them going, so check it out by simply clicking the "The Avid Scrapper on Ebay" Link, to the right under helpful links, and it will take you directly to the items I am listing!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Making Some Noise With My Cricut

I love my Cricut Expressions machine! If you are on the fence about either machine, I am telling you- just do it! You will be so glad that you did. It is an amazing die cut machine and I love the possiblities is gives me in customizing pages and albums. Unlike store bought die cuts and stickers I use my own coordinating paper to create true One-Of-A-Kind scrapbook masterpieces. I don't know how I have ever managed with out! If you link to MEMORY MISER from my links you can check out the machines and cartridges available. She has an amazing online store with prices you can't beat anywhere on the internet or in stores. She got me my first package for about 45% less than I would have paid anywhere else. Tell her The Avid Scrapper sent ya!


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