Thursday, October 13, 2011

Never say never and more cards

I was never going to buy a Cricut.  At least that's what I declared on a regular basis.  Unfortunately hanging out at my local scrapbook store and seeing the creations of the instructors there......some very talented wormen......gave me second thoughts.

Once of the reasons I've been MIA here is I bought a Cricut......the new Expression 2.......and have been playing with it rather than composing blog messages.  So I think I'm ready to produce images for my cards now.  I've amassed 10 cartridges and 2 came preloaded on the machine.  I'm looking forward to spending some "quality" time using the Cricut and hope to be able to post some results soon.  Never say never.

I've also been making and scanning cards and I'm getting ready to ship another box to Operation Write Home.  They're primarily Christmas cards and I'm going to finish up the last batch I'm making in the next few days.  I'm including some of the Christmas cards in tonight's blog posting and there are also a couple of cards from the get together I attended with friends a few weeks ago and 3 from another class I took at Hearts N Crafts.  Oh, and I'm also posting the mini scrapbook I will be teaching at the next get together that will be held in March.  You'll see in that scan there are white index tabs attached to black tags that slide out of the "pages" of the scrapbook.  Each of the pages will have a tab but I only tabbed 3 of them for demonstration purposes.  The tags will be used for photos or journaling.

So, without further ado, my cards:

First, the mini scrapbook -

Some Christmas cards -

The cards I made at Hearts N Crafts.  We used patterned papers with coordinating printed card stock die cuts

My own cards -

The last of the cards made as part of the 10 minute projects at the get together in September =


    Business Gift Cards

    Hotel key Card

  2. Can't wait to see your Cricut creations, I also got one as a present but havent attempted to use it yet