Archive for February, 2009

I’ve got my camera back!!

And boy have I been busy and I have lots to share.  I’ve added pictures to my previous post for the cutting template.  Here’s a layout I did today.  It’s very simple for me but I like how it turned out.

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Supplies: MME patterned paper, Stickablilties alphabet stickers by Paper Studio, and Say It In Style Crystals by Prima (love these!!)  Based on No. 001 sketch by Scrapbooks Etc.

Cherish 01

You must have the Cherish book by CTMH in order to be able to use this template because the book has your instructions.  If you do not have it yet, it is definately a great investment and I will be posting more templates for you to use.  You can purchase the book from me, through my website, or through your local consultant.

PDF file for template:  cherish01

Leave a comment if you like this and I will make and post more.  Below are some examples of the pages that can be made with this template.  The first one is using the Blossoms & Butterflies stack by DCWV.  The others are some wild papers that I had (brand unknown) and I made a couple extra pages with the scraps that were left over.  You can click on the photos for a larger view.

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Fiskars Rotary Cutter

From time to time I will be giving a review of different products.  This is my personal opinion based on my experience.

I am going to start with the Fiskars Rotary Cutter.  This was one of my very first cutters.  It is an investment because it does not come cheap but I bought mine at Michael’s with a 40% coupon.  Although I do not use it on a regular basis for my scrapbooking I do not want to give it up.  This cutter works great for chipboard, felt, and multiple papers.  I use it for girl scouts projects, to cut chipboard strips and squares, and for large projects when a lot of cutting is required.  It gives a clean cut but you need to be sure to line up the paper with the measurements and not flush with the top or bottom.  You can purchase a variety of decorative blades which are easy to switch and can be stored in compartments built into the cutter.  I have had problems with the blade compartments staying closed (maybe because I store it upright under my desk) therefore I am unable to use these compartments to hold extra blades.  The cutter is large (but not heavy) and takes up a lot of space if you plan to use it day to day.  It has a rotary blade which has proven to be long-lasting.  There is a cutting mat that will also need to be replaced over time but can be rotated four different ways so this also is long-lasting.

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