Saturday, June 26, 2010

Page Kits and Travel Tips!

It's Saturday--the best day of the week!  So today I want to show two page kits from LaserCut Designs.  I saw these at the Great American Scrapbook Convention and had to have them!  
This first one was my favorite friend of the show.
The layout reminds me of the Incredibles! I have to say my nephew will love to see his pictures on these pages.  In the kit came all the paper, stickers and ribbon.  Of course I had to ink the edges--this time I used two colors: red and blue.  The effect is pretty cool!

This second kit was a lot of fun--I had to have it so I would remember that when you use a full die cut sheet, like the starts here, you can cut it apart and use it in a number of projects--since these tend to be a bit expensive I like making my dollar go far!

These kits were both under $10 and I think they were worth the money--they were quick, easy, and look great when finished.  The only thing I had to do was cut a few pieces down from larger sheets included in the kits--super easy!
Now on the my travel tips!
Tip 1:  Do not pack more than you can carry
Tip 2: Do not buy more than you can pack
One of these smaller rolling cases works well and limits the amount of stuff you can take.  I know we all like to have our whole scrap stash with us but your only going to be gone a short time--pack what you will need and than add 6 things to the case--that is all you need.  If you use everything you take--you my friend will be a master scrapper with an amazing ability to plan ahead!
Tip 3: Protect the paper at all costs!  These plastic scrap storage containers are great and you can fit two stacked on top of each other in a normal sized suitcase!  Trust me I know!  I also like these because if you are working on a book or collection of cards--you can keep all your supplies, embellishments, scraps, etc together.  You can also use the top as a work space--large flat and big enough to easy work on a 12X12 page!

Tip 4 Separate but equal.  
If you are taking multiple projects these great pocket folders are great.  Not only are they great for keeping all your bits and bobs together, but they keep you finished work nice, clean, and protected for the entire trip!
Tip 5  Share your passion.  
Where ever your travels take you make sure to look up, go to, and shop at the Local Scrapbook Stores.  Michael's and Joann's are great but the LSS are amazing place (big or small) and have owners that have a passion for this hobby--let's support them.  I also know from my more than fair share of travels that they love it when out of towners come in!  I recommend using GOOGLE and just time in scrapbook stores near (insert destination here).  You never know what treasure you may uncover!

Once you leave a comment here, head on over to Everyday Cricut and check out the fun Americana shaped cards I made for my Saturday over there--they are super easy and super quick!  

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Packable Page Pack

Friday is here and I am home--after an eventful trip I arrived home just before midnight!  Talk about long day!
Well I have a page kit to show you from Embellish It! They have an amazing site and have a ton of kits to choose from.  I love these kits because they are easy, basic, cute, and pack a punch with all of the embellishments they include.

Here I added some ribbon and inking to make it my own--I also played with the over all layout which is a great way to put your personal touch on a kit!
a littel faux stitching never hurt a layout!
These metal embellishments were included in the kit

Some other great places to find page kits are:

Two Scrappy Sisters
The Scrapbook Page
Laser Cut Designs
Scrapbook FUNaddicts

I have used kits from all of these places and they are pretty simple--all you will need is you favorite type of adhesive, a small paper cutter that will slice 12" long paper (some not all require a bit of cutting), ink for the edges (i recommend checking out Paper Trey Ink as they have two cubes that work on anything and they come as a set!)

Don't forget to leave those comments for blog candy and this Saturday is my weekend over at Everyday Cricut--make sure to stop over and check it out--I have some really cool cards to share!
Make it a great one!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Laser Die Cuts

Hey everyone--last day in NYC for this week back on Monday night but I have a great company to share with you today. LaserCut Designs is a company that dies just that, design laser cuts! Not only do they have a boat load to choose from they will also create custom laser die cuts for you.  Prices are reasonable and they almost always use some glitter paper in the cut which adds a big pop--you will see this in the video.
They also have very reasonable page kits that you can take on your vacation--I will be showing a couple of  those on Friday (these were some of the pictures that did not down load)

Sorry there was no time for editing! DON'T FORGET---for the most chances to win leave comments on each days post this week for the blog candy! There are some great prizes and I love reading what you all have to say!
Make it a great one-

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

FInished MIni ablum on the go

Happy Wednesday and Happy Birthday to ME!!!! That is correct--today is the day I entered this crazy world 33 years ago!

I have the completed album and I really like how it turned out--I have not been a big fan of kits but i like being able to add the extras and personalize it a bit more than just following the instructions.  I may give this to my sister who is taking my nieces to NYC this summer for the first time--what a great way to capture the memories of this summer vacation.

Hope you enjoy the video--I am super sorry about the lighting--not many options in a hotel room!!!

Don't forget to leave comments each day for the chance to win some of the blog candy--if you want to know what is up for grabs click here!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paper Crafting on the GO.........

It's Tuesday and I have a two part video to show you.  Today I cover the kit and Wednesday I will take you through the full project page by page.

Just because you have on vacation does not mean you have to leave your crafting behind.  Knitter, needle pointers, and quilters can take there hobbies with them---why can't we!  All you need it a kit--

Today's mini book kit is from SEI and has everything pre cut and ready to roll--

Hope you have a great day and don't forget to leave comments everyday this week for the chance to win some great blog candy!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010


OK--first let me say I had planned to have projects that were done and super cool for my scrapbook on the go theme--I took the photos, I uploaded them to photobucket, and than when I went to post them--they were not there--I must not have hit save---darn me!!!!  BLASTED!!!!
So that means I had to do some quick thinking and lucky for me I packed a back up plan just in case.  So since I found this out just a few hours ago-- I am going to share my NYC find and this weeks Blog Candy!!

If you are in the city and just have to buy some scrap supplies--try Portrait Bug!  It is located in the upper east side at 2466 Broadway between 91st and 92nd street.  There is not a huge selection of stuff--but if you are looking for embellishments about NYC this is your palce--I got just a couple sheets of paper (shocker) with silverwear on them--very cute, a mini album from Maya Road, and some clear acrylic accents that I can not wait to use.  I also got a 12x12 sheet of fabric--yes fabric!  It has sizing and they said it would cut in the cricut--I will have to test this one out--but I thought It was a cool idea.

So lets get to blog candy--I am not going to assign a day to each but rather every comments gets you a chance to win--it is also nice if you follow the blog!
One winner will get Anna Griffin Embellishments--perfect for any wedding album
One winner will get a scrap kit that is all about cats--so you can use that new Cricut Lite cartridge!
Two winners will get an assortment of Anna Griffin Cardstock and Text Weight paper from the Cecile Collection!
and one winner will win these two digital scrapbook CDs from Glitz!
Leave those comments, tell your friends, and check back each day--this week will be about scrapbooking on the go--what you can take with you on vacation and some great place to get them!
Have a great Monday
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