Monday, March 26, 2012

Getting Over My Cricut Phobia :)

Thanks to my friend & downline, Debbie, that is.  I just started going back to crops last summer after meeting - or actually, I should say RE-meeting Debbie.  Long story short, our boys (her youngest, Jake, and my James) graduated high school together.  Debbie found my DBWS & signed up as my downline.  As we were emailing back & forth about Stampin' Up!, before we actually set up a day to meet, we realized we had actually already met at some point before, because of the boys.  Since then, she's taken me to several crops, including the AWESOME fall and spring four-days that our CM gal, Chip, puts together.

Anyway . . . Debbie is a HUGE scrapbooker, a total Cricut guru, and does some of the most amazing layouts I've ever seen.  As previously mentioned on my blog, my SIL Cheryl, from Wyoming, gifted me with her baby Cricut last spring.  I "sort of" figured it out with a quick lesson from Cheryl, and from time to time would take it out to experiment.  I decided I'd take it along this time and devote myself to using it for cutting out letters and embellishments.  Debbie & I got together about a month & a half ago, and she gave me a private Cricut lesson so I'd be ready to rock with all the other scrappers and their Cricuts at the spring crop!

Here's a little sample from a new cartridge I was playing with:

Stampin' Up's cardstock works beautifully with the Cricut, and of course with all the colors we have, you can just about match ANY photos or color schemes you have in mind.  Aren't these CUTE????

Here's one simple page I did, highlighting a photo of Rick's aunt with him & our kids back in 1994:

What do you think?!  I loved making my own little layered heart die-cuts.  The DSP was from the last Holiday Mini.  It was actually from two different suites, Holly Berry Bouquet and Frostwood Lodge, but again - note how well Stampin' Up's colors work together.  It just makes coordinating SO incredibly easy!

Gotta run - til next time, happy stampin'!


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