Friday, May 29, 2009
For today’s post I did a Garden Layout using some of my favourite photos of my daughter Cheyenne when she was a baby. I spread the layout over 2 pages so that it did not look all crammed into one page. She was a real ‘outside’ girl and just loved the garden and all the messy dirt that went with it. A short time in the garden would solve any tears or grumpy days she had.
For this layout I have used the following dies & products:-
QUICKUTZ CHEMISTRY ALPHABET 4x8-CHEMISTR-MU
QUICKUTZ LIMITED EDITION EXOTIC ISLAND ALPHABET
TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INKS
QUICKUTZ BUTTERFLY REV-0088. I used vellum as the solid back piece of the butterfly to give it a smooth transparent look.
KAISERCRAFT PAPER FLOWERS
QUICKUTZ TREE BORDER CC-BDR-021
QUICKUTZ PINWHEEL QC-0010-S to make the leaves for the backs of the flowers on the trees and kept them in place with some silver brads. The flowers I used are the smallest size of the Kaisercraft flowers.
COTTAGECUTZ WHEELBARROW OF FLOWERS SC-CC4X4-030
QUICKUTZ CLOUDS BORDER CC-BDR-032
COTTAGECUTZ WATER FOUNTAIN SC-CC-4X4-029
QUICKUTZ SNAIL KS-0103
SIZZIX ORIGINALS FENCE
Thursday, May 28, 2009
So tomorrow is the big day! We will present the family with
their dream vacation tomorrow and we hope it exceeds
every dream that they have ever had about Disneyland!!
I was so excited to use another adorable CottageCutz die to
help make this book extra special! The Cup of Java, available ONLY at the
Scrapping Cottage, is the most adorable die and it looks expecially
cute with Mickey's touch. This die is one of a kind and can be used
in so many different ways for so many different things! They sell out
really fast so pick yours up today!Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and your prayers
for this beautiful family....I wish we could all be flies on the wall
to see the delight and joy that this magical trip will bring to them!
We received nine very cute card entries for our Card Sketch Contest. It was tough to choose just one. But after discussing this with the blog team we decided that our winner is................................................
Carrie Buss! Congratulations!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
One of the greatest advantages of the Quickutz Silhouette is its ability to cut any True Type Font you have loaded onto your computer. There are virtually 1000's of fonts available for free all over the internet. All you have to do is Google "Free Fonts" and you'll find tons of sites to get fun new fonts for your Silhouette. However, if you don't know how to download these fonts into your Fonts Folder, you will not be able to access them from your Silhouette software.
My tip for today is to show you how to create a shortcut on your Desktop for your Fonts Folder to make this downloading process much simpler!
In order to first locate your Fonts Folder, take the following steps:
Go to your Start Menu
Then click on the Control Panel (You must be in Classic View!!)
Now you'll see your Fonts Folder
Now that you have located your fonts folder, you'll want to create a shortcut on your desktop. Simply RIGHT CLICK on the Fonts Folder Icon and select "Create Shortcut".
Place the new shortcut onto your Desktop.
Now you can easily drag and drop new fonts into your new Fonts folder shortcut. Just make sure when you are downloading fonts, that you open all files until you get the True Type version. This is the one you want to drag and drop into your Fonts Folder. Then your computer will do the rest!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This is perfect for a Father's Day card or a manly birthday card.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
seemoreclearly - who was our second poster to the Contest Thread this month.
Congratulations!! Please contact The Scrapping Cottage to select your die (alpha not included).
Thanks to everyone who participated this month!!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Be sure to check out The NEW COTTAGECUTZ SUMMER RELEASE Dies. Pre-Order yours today and take advantage of the special introductory price.
These new Cottage dies are FANTASTIC and I'm sure they will sell quickly. Check them out at THE SCRAPPING COTTAGE and see what I'm talking about. Trust me - you'll be sorry if you miss out.
note:- Introductoty Price will expire on Wed, May 27th. Pre-Order your CottageCutz June Release now and enjoy great savings.
This week I did a single page layout of my Husband and his Brother using photos which I took of them just before his brother’s wedding. I found it very difficult to take a serious photo of them and maybe it was just their nerves, but I couldn’t help thinking that maybe the saying ‘boys never ever really grow up’ seemed so true at that moment and even though they look like men, they will always be boys at heart :-)
In my layout I used the adorable COTTAGECUTZ PENGUIN DIE SC-CC-009 because I always thought that the suits they were wearing reminded me of penguins. The COTTAGE CUTZ penguins are about 4”x2” when made up and are very easy to put together. They are a perfect size for scrapbooking layouts.
I also used:-
QUICKUTZ DISCO ALPHABET FONT 4X8-DISCO-M (ON SALE NOW - HAVE A LOOK IN STORE)
QUICKUTZ OLIVIA ALPHABET NUMBERS
QUICKUTZ SIGN RS-0265
QUICKUTZ CLOUDS BORDER DIE CC-BDR-032,
QUICKUTZ TREES BORDER DIE CC-BDR-018,
TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INKS (VINTAGE PHOTO & WALNUT STAIN)
I think I join with most of the world when I say, I love Disneyland!
Our family has been blessed this year as we have the incredible
privilege of being a part of sending a very special family to
Disneyland this summer. One of the precious teachers at our
children's school was diagnosed with cancer this year and the
entire school has joined together to make their Disney dreams
come true! We hope their vacation is half as wonderful as they are!
I am creating this book to present to them on the day our school
surprises them with this magical gift. I am not completely finished
yet but I wanted to share a little bit of the magic with you!
I was shuffling throught my CottageCutz dies to get some
inspiration and this adorable CottageCutz Tree with Hearts
and leaves jumped right out of the package and into my hand!
Walla....a Mickey Mouse tree was born! I may still add some leaves
and hearts to the tree but I wanted to show you how versatile
and ingenious this wonderful die is. It is one of my favorites!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I decided to surf the internet to see if I could come up with a catchy little phrase about pears. All of a sudden I saw a saying about gourds and it hit me...turn these little babies around, take of the stem, and with a little distressing, they look like those colorful Fall gourds and other odd shaped pumpkins you see every year. So I got out all of my other QK Pumpkin dies to make a fun little cluster of different shaped pumpkins. I also used the Supermarket 4x8 Alpha for my title (which I believe is my absolute favorite of the 4x8 alphas!!)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Then I started coloring in the pieces with my Ciao markers. This went really quick, the thing that takes the longest is deciding what colors you want.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
When you are placing your order, make sure to include your *FREE* Club Die for purchases over $50. These dies go so fast so you want to be sure not to miss it! Plus, check out the Cottage Cutz section to see if there aren't one or two of those dies you have been waiting to order that you could stick in with your new May Quickutz Dies.
And last but not least...did you think I forgot about our Monthly giveaway?! Just leave a comment on THIS POST telling us which Quickutz die from the new May release is your favorite and you will be entered into a drawing for a free die of your choice (alphabets not included). You have until midnight Saturday to post your comments! The winner will be announced on Sunday.
Monday, May 18, 2009
work with. I called this card "Secret" Cupcake because when you cut all the pieces and put
them together they form a "pocket." I immediately thought what a neat place this would be to
slip in some birthday money (or check). I used Stickles glitter glue and mini-marbles for
the icing and sprinkles on the cupcake. :) I also cut an extra cupcake liner and ran it through a paper crimper to make my cupcake seem like the real thing. :) Be sure to check out
all the great new June Sizzix releases at Scrapping Cottage.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This week I have not been feeling well and have started medication that makes me drowzy and feeling like I'm floating in the clouds :-) so I have had to settle with making a quick and simple card to share with you this week. I used the QUICKUTZ CLOUDS BORDER DIE CC-BDR-032, QUICKUTZ CLOUD AND RAINBOW DIE CC-SHAPE-2-022, and both the QUICKUTZ MUSHROOMS REV-0188-S and the QUICKUTZ 2X2 HOUSE DIE KS-0935 to make the mushroom Castle. I also used the TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INK to ink my die cuts before I placed onto my card. Hopefully I'll be up and about soon ready to start on next weeks post :-)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
You will see several other Quickutz products used throughout this book including the Chocolate Alpha, the Chick-a-dee (which I received for my birthday!), and even Chemistry on the very last page. The Revolution machine was created using the Quickutz Tools Club Die (you never want to miss out on the club dies!!) and some of the Quickutz Metal Sheets. I used my 2x2 Flourish Goosebumpz to add the design on the side of the machine to replicate the actual Revolution. On an earlier page, I also used this month's Club Die the Polka-Dot Arrow (how cute is that!)