Sunday, March 17, 2013

Using the Silhouette

Since I am not teaching Cricut classes at the present time, I decided to sell one of my Cricut Machines on Craigslist.  I wasn't using that particular machine anyhow so once it was sold, I purchased a Silhouette Cameo.  I love it.  I created this layout using only the Silhouette.  The chevron borders were sized according to what I needed to create a complete border.  The "Cougars" title came with one shadow but I was able to create an additional shadow - so the title is three layers.  Last but not least - I try not to waste so the photo corners are the waste from the borders.  This machine has unlimited possibilities.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Single Picture Layouts

Sometimes you have that one random picture that is important to you (or just simply cute).  I find these random pictures challenging to scrap as I prefer to complete two page layouts for the scrapbook albums that I create.  My albums are organized by owner (child) and then by date.  So having single page layouts can become a problem as you may have some empty spots within your album.  I decided that is okay.  The albums never seem to be completely done anyhow.  Just when I think it is done, I find something else that should go in it.  Trust me, give it a try, step out of the box, create a single page layout.  You can do it.  Oh and the one thing to be aware of, it will take you just as long to create a single page layout as it does a double page layout.