Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Spring Layout

My Cricut has been feeling neglected ever since the Eclips moved in so I thought I would work with it tonight.  But I'm thinking I should have photographed this LO instead of scanning, because it is much prettier IRL, but you get the idea...haha.  If I get a chance to take a pic in the daylight I will replace this photo.  In the mean time, here it is (dark shadows are caused by the scanner):
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ETA: Ok, and here is the photo - I'm not sure which is better...
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And a few close-ups...
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I just love these pictures of my parents with my boys (and me in the one with my Mom). I used the Cricut Easter Cartridge for all of the cuts on this layout (Spring title, Zig Zag borders and Flower element).  The paper is by Making Memories from the Flutter collection.  The lower left space is where I will add journaling.  Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!
Happy Scrapping,

Friday, May 21, 2010

All Cuts Great and Small, the Sizzix Eclips Makes Them All!

Here is my latest Eclips creation....from the big Road Sign, to the tiny Compass Arrow, the Eclips cuts it all.  The Road Sign and 'Are We There Yet' Title are from the Eclips Vacation Cartridge, and the Compass Arrow is from the Eclips Holiday Cartridge.  Do you recognize the Compass?  It is from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Gears Die!  Patterned papers, tickets and tags are October Afternoon and the kraft background is Basic Grey Basics.   [click to enlarge]
Don't forget to pre-order your Sizzix Eclips from Scrap-Mart!  Thanks for stopping by today!!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sizzix Eclips Holiday Cartridge Pinwheel Fun!

Another happy day with the Eclips machine.  Here is my take on an idea I found out on the blog:

And the finished products...

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Time for some Layouts, don't you think??

I cleaned up my Nook yesterday and came to the realization that I am a paper hoarder - Ok maybe I already knew that but the problem has now reached new highs (or lows depending on your perspective...hehe).  So I was determined to put some of my stash papers to use - have to make room for all the new stuff I have purchased lately!!  Anyway, here is the first of two layouts I completed yesterday......
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This is actually a layout I made for upcoming blog challenge - my day to issue the challenge is Friday so check the blog that day and join in.  I won't tell you the theme yet - you'll have to check it out on Friday!  For this layout I used some old Creative Memories papers, the new Sizzix Gears die by Tim Holtz, and the title was cut on the Sizzix Eclips using the Rockin' Janie alphabet that comes on the starter cartridge.  The Tim Holtz gears are fabulous!  I used a combination of Copic markers and fluid chalk to get the grunged out effect here then lifted them up a bit with pop dots...
I love the 'graffiti' look of the Rockin' Janie font... 
Next up is a clean and simple layout with lots of photos using Scenic Route Liberty papers and an old Ellison Thin Cuts font called 'Preppie' - my son requested that I use this particular font for the layout...
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Thanks so much for checking in today - I hope everyone had a great and crafty weekend!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sizzix Eclips Video #6

I fogot to post another Eclips video I made recently for Scrap-Mart.  I'm really addicted to this machine!  Just finished a layout tonight that I hope to photograph in the daylight tomorrow and post.  Enjoy!


Friday, May 14, 2010


Ok, I had enough supplies to pick 2 winners for the zip bags and pink cardstock!  Here they are:  R/Rhondah and Laurie/IdeaQueen!  Congrats!  I will be contacting you both shortly to get your mailing information!  Thanks for playing along everyone!  Oh, and if anyone wants the MS Word file I used to make the labels I would be happy to pass it along to you.  Just email me at diecutjunkie at gmail dot com and I will send it out!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Organization and Give-away!!

Thanks to HappyHappyJoyJoy and Greenbean on the Cricut Message Board for this fabulous Cricut Cartridge Storage Idea!!  I was one who never wanted to part with the boxes, but they were getting out of control in my Nook!  Ordered some 5x8 bags, a Clip-It-Up system, some pink cardstock and VOILA - my cartridges are organized!!    
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I LOVE this system - I can easily spin it around to see what carts I have.  The titles are labeled on both sides so I can see them whether I am spinning to the left or right.  If you like seeing the images on the back of the boxes, you can print them out from the Cricut site on 4x7 cardstock and stick it in each bag - I have most of them printed out in a 3-ring reference binder but may end up doing that eventually.

Ok, so here is the deal - I had to buy way too many bags and paper so I have lots left over.  These are thick 4mm bags so they won't rip.  Just become a follower of my blog and leave a comment below for a chance to win enough bags and pink cardstock to hold 100 cartridges (give away does not include the Clip-it-up system, just the bags and pink cardstock).  Thanks for playing along and happy crafting!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sizzix Eclips Video #5