Wednesday, November 24, 2010

From My Kitchen Recipe Album

Another great design by Kathy Files of Paper Phenomenon, she's "phenomenal". Kathy's designs are not only fantastic looking and functional, they are also much easier than they look.
The paper is DCWV Nana's Kitchen Stack and the Cricut cartridge for the cover is "From My Kitchen"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Storage

After trying various storage ideas (first I just had the boxes on a shelf, then I moved to the Plano Flip Up thingy, then to a binder with baseball card pages - that one was a really bad idea!) I think I have finally found something that works for me. (I have a Gypsy but I still use DS quite a bit, so I need easy access to my cartridges)

Here's a view from the side
and here it is from above

I bought a clear flat storage box @ The Container Store and made boxes for each of my cartridges.  I got the idea for the boxes from Okie's blog ( WOW that's a long blog name!)  I made a few adjustments so that the labels were visible from above. The box will hold up to 84 cartridges and it fits perfectly on the shelf above my Cricut.

these are the boxes for the cartridges

Monday, October 25, 2010

Exploding Envelope Box

This is my take on the Exploding Envelope Box inspired by Laura (Following the Paper Trail).

 I used her instructions for the "paper" version (not the envelope version).

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Finally Finished the Back Pack Mini

I had a really hard time when I was attaching the pages to the album cover. Finally I just added a couple more pages and it worked OK.

In the end I was pretty happy with how it turned out.  Kathy's classes are great!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Brad Setter??

When I first saw this tool it seemed a little I really need a tool to set a brad?
But, honestly, after I tried it, it really is very helpful.  I don't know how many times I've been poked under the fingernail trying to open a tiny brad, this tool does it for you.  Is seems simple, and it is.  It's made by We R Memory Keepers and sells for about $6.99, but I've seen it at most of the places that have coupons. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Since I think I'm having withdrawal from not having a PaperPhenomenon UStream class for a couple of weeks, I decided to look at some of Kathy's recorded classes from the past few months.  Here are some photos of my take on her Zen Garden Mini Album.  I used her Gypsy file for the cover and the paper is DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies Stack.

This next one is a Criss Cross card.
 And this last one is a gatefold card.
 There is also a Tri-fold, a top fold and a side fold that I have not included photos of.  This mini was great fun to make.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hooked on Minis

These are a few of the minis that I've been working on.  This first one is a Flutter Album that I found instructions for in a craft booklet called "Passion for Paper" by Catherine Mace.  I had photos from a trip to the Butterfly House that seemed perfect for this album.
The next two are Flip Albums (I found these instructions online by Scrapbook Eden).  They are addictive!!  And so easy.  The one trick I have found is to use lightweight cardstock or they won't fold together as well.
The really great thing about these Flip Albums is that they each hold at least 17 photos.
Hope you like.