Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Provo Craft is Loosing Another Customer

I think I have finally had it with Provo Craft.  I for one will no longer buy any of the cartridges and expensive add ons.  I made the mistake of buying the Gypsy last year and do not really use it.  I mean who needs what you already have on carts and can do in DS anyhow.  Besides, I like the SVG files I buy on-line 100 times better than I like the carts, and I can buy a lot of the patterns for a fraction of the price. (Hello PC...why don't you hire some of these awesome designers on the net to make you a cartridge?)  There are only so many swirls and geometrical shapes a person can own.

Now that they have settled with SCAL and did earlier with MTC I have decided that when my cricut dies or stops working with my SVG files, it will be trashed and not replaced with a Provo Craft item.  I am kind of leaning towards the Black Cat line, but need to do some research.  Besides, I will ride my expensive cutter until I can not use it anymore, but I will re-sticky my mats and not spend another cent on their items.

I understand that some think it is their right to sue these companies for using their product to cut the SVG's, but let me ask you this.  What would your cell phone be like if you did not have hundreds of apps to choose from and add.  What would your computer be like if you could only use Microsoft software on it and could not download design software if it was not by Microsoft?  I think PC has taken it to the extreme and now that my beloved SCAL is no longer going to be offered to link with the Cricut, I must say farewell PC.

What do you think?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

And the winner from is

True Random Number Generator 12

Mommy's Crafty Creations!

Congrats!  I will send you an e-mail to get your address. 

Thank you all for participating.  Look for a new page this week for the Historic Half Marine Corp. Marathon.  (My BF was in it, so I need to make a page for him!).

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just Bare IT!!!

Here it is!  Blog Hop time!  I hope you came from Christi's blog, but if not, please start here:

Here is my project for Just Bare It!

My paper piecing are made from designs by Treasure Box Designs (Monkey and Bear) and Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (used tiger pattern to make a leopard).

Add my blog to your follow list and you can win a Safari Bear just like the one pictured in this layout.  (To be entered click on the follow this blog link and post a comment about what you think of my work.)   I will draw a winner by Monday and will mail it out by Wednesday.

While you are here, check out some of my posts below.  I have 2 freebie downloads that are SVG's.  Let me know what you think and enjoy!

Here is the line-up:
Jennifer: (You are here)

Up next in the blog hop is Little Scaps of Heaven..enjoy!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Cut Out Design Site

I stumbled upon this site today.  They have some cute designs.  Check them out!  (And no, I am not getting paid/rewarded for promoting them, I just thought it was cool!)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Get Ready for Bare It!!!

   Bare-it Blog Hop

Here is the first page to get you ready for the May 14th blog hop called Bare It!  I used a design from Treasure Box Designs and combined it with a bear file.  Just because their pattern has a person doesn't mean you can not get creative and mix it up a bit! 

Bounce House

I posted this a while back, and finally found the time to upload to a free site.  I hope this works.

Selling Pages Can be Sad :(

I sell pages from time to time on ebay.  Today I sold my Easter Layout so I could by some more svg files. (A way to afford my scrapbook habbit.)  It was kind of sad to see that it sold because I loved the colors so much.  I know I still have the paper and can make a similar one for my scrapbook..but it is hard to part with some of the really cute ones.  When I think of the time that goes into a page, sometime I debate selling them at all.  (But I really like SVG files from Treasurebox and Little Scraps of I guess I need to get over it.)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just Bear It!

Okay, so I am getting ready for a blog hop, which means I need to put off my chores and responsibilities and get back to scrapbooking!  Who needs a clean house anyway :)   Maybe I should just tell my boss I will be out sick, for!

So now the debate on what page layout to do.  I will post a few pics as we get closer of some of my personal pages I have done.  I am thinking about choosing from the following:

1. Bears and baseball
2. Bears at a carnival/bounce house setting
3. Bears out boating
4. Princess Bears

The choices...agh!  I need time (and  Off to get some inspiration!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

SCAL working!!

So after my computer crashed last week, I finally got my SCAL program re-loaded.  Had to e-mail support as I had used my two licensing agreements.  They reset so I could reload and I am back in business!!  Got to working immediately on my tags for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs tag swap.  I will post pictures next week, but I don't want to ruin the surprise for those on my team!  All I can say is that they are cute :) 

One thing to your SVG files on a disk or hard drive.  I got lucky and the virus was not so bad that the computer tech could save my svgs...but I would have been in tears had he not been able to.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bounce House

Here is a new SVG I made for my son's bounce house pics.  Not very sophisticated, but it works.  If someone can help me figure out how to host it, I will post it for free to use.

I have not cut it yet, but I checked the outlines and it looks good to go, just need to figure out how to host the file..or whatever it is so people can download.

Here is the scooter I made for my son's page.  Once again, not pieced yet, but made.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My son's scrapbook :)

Here are some pics of my sons scrapbook I made :) TBD patterns!!

Valentines ....lots of work..for 2nd Graders.. :(

Not sure if any of them will appreciate this work.  31 of them...and they will prob. end up in the trash after the candy is eaten...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New site- Shabby/cute paper piecings

I found this site   They have some cute paper cuttings.  (Although they are not as "professional" looking as LSHD or TBD, but some of them are really cute!  I bought a few today to go in my son's book and I will let you know how they turn out.  Here is a sample of what they offer:

Looks like you may need to add a lot of pen and chalk detail.  Also appears like there may be a lot more smaller paper piecings than I am used to..but if the end result is good... :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Nicholas's Pages

Tonight I will post some pics of my son's scrapbook (it is adorable)!  I did our camping trip, fishing with papa, and used some pages I had premade for the Holidays.  I was scrapping like mad this weekend, and then the Superbowl hit and that meant no scrapping...only eating junk food.  Ugh, nothing like a full stomach the next morning to remind you of all the calories you consumed.

Tonight I am working on a summer pool theme and a puppy with kid theme.  Hope they turn out well.

Thinking about applying for the LSHD team.  Not sure if my work is good enough for it or if I want to dedicate myself to making 3 items a week, but I might give it a shot.  I just need to think on it for a while.  (This might actually make me finish my daughters!)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Got my paper Tuesday night.  I have two layouts almost done.  (A Brownie and a Junior Girl Scout page).  Just need to do the paper piecing, but it may have to wait a little while.  I need to finish up some pages for my son's book and I have a deadline fast approaching.  A little bummed as I was hoping to beat the ebay rush to this, but hey, life is life :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Still Waiting on Paper

Trying to be patient, but I ordered Gril Scout paper a week ago and am still waiting on it.  I am trying to get it in time for TBD's release for the scout stuff..  ugh.  Last night the mail lady didn't deliver until 6:30PM! What the heck was up with that??  I think they know I am stalking my mailbox and am avoiding me at all costs. 

Tonight my goal is to work on inkscape and get some designs done for the girl scout page. (Maybe the Daisy petals, the Brownie Insignia, ect...).  That way I can have all those SVG's ready to cut when I get my paper.  In the mean time I am going to do a snow dance and hope I get at least a 2 hour delay tomorrow off work. (I need more sleep!)  Yes, I should sleep instead of scrapbooking, but who wants to do that?

Monday, January 31, 2011


So I finished my newest page.  Easter was so much fun to scrapbook!  I love the adorable bunny and chick, and the bear dressed as a bunny is too cute.  I think all this dreary weather had me blue and these spring colors just brightned the day up.  The pictures are kind of dark, so I am going to retake tonight. 

Here it is!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Glue Dots

Now that I have ranted about my purchased "empty" box of glue dots..lets get onto the reason I was so mad.  I love these things! 

If you are new to scrapbooking, or have been doing it for years and are like me (hate to switch up products I have never tried..) then don't wait any longer to try these!  They are awesome!  Have embellishments?  Have ribbon or other items and not sure how you can guarantee a great stick?  These are the solution.  Buttons, tags, picture mats, ribbons, flowers, you name it, it sticks.  I used to fight with my ribbon and the glue, waiting for it to dry.  Now I take a glue dot, adhere it to my embellishment and pop it on.  BAM!  Stuck for good!.  (Note- be very careful about applying, once on they will peel up paper if you try to reposition.)

And one last thing..make sure you shake the box and verify that they are in it!  LOL!

Kiss Me, I'm Irish

This is up on ebay :)  I had so much fun creating an Irish Themed page!  I had to hunt everywhere for the paper..JoAnn's, Michaels, Hobby Lobby..with no luck.  The employee at Hobby Lobby mentioned a scrapbook store around the corner and sure enough, they had some.  (The best part was the lady said that they would be getting in a whole lot more in the next few weeks.)  More Irish, here we come!

Speaking of Hobby Lobby, I purchased a whole basket of items while I was there, two of which were glue dots.  Much to my surprise and dismay, upon returning home and going to use them, one box was empty!  Some jerk stole the glue dots and put the box back.  (Seems stupid to not realize it there, but anyone who uses glue dots knows they are rather light in general, so when your tossing into your cart you don't even notice.  So should I take it back to Hobby Lobby and explain?  I can only imagine them thinking I took them, but I paid $5 for an empty box!

Monday, January 24, 2011

SVG Files

I was thinking about sharing some of my files as I add to my collection.  (I will occasionally make my own svg files if I need something.)  No where near as talented as TBD or LSH....but it works.  They would be free and for personal use only..anyone interested if I did this once a week or so? (No true commitments as I work full time and have 2 kids...madness I tell you..madness!)

Anyhow..if interested..please post so I know I have some interest in it. (The reindeer was a file I made into an SVG..if you are looking for an example of what I am talking about.)

Paper one can have too much scrapbook paper..right?

So I am on the hunt for St. Patty day paper.  I found a few sites online, but I refuse to pay almost $2 a sheet.  I want quality, but that would add up to way more than the page would be valued at, considering the amount of paper I use on each layout.

I checked JoAnn's this weekend and they didn't even have Valentine scrap packs..I was floored.  I love the selection of individual paper they have, but no holiday themed section?  (I found a eternal love/twilight theme pack though, and had to get it.)  After JoAnn's I looked at Michael's.  At least they had a Valentine theme area with cute paper which I had to have...but no St. Patty stuff..not a single sheet! 

Do they think we don't celebrate the best beer drinking day of the year?  Who doesn't like a chance to brag about the 1/100th of Irish you have in you some where down the line from your great great great whatever..  And I still need a page to scrap my "some drunk idiot backed into my car at the bar" photo from a few years back.  (I did the smart thing, left my car and got a ride home, and how did I get paid back...a completely cracked bumper from some not so smart idiot.) 

So...onto the search for acceptable scrapbook paper!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I Love Ewe- listing on ebay

I made two versions.  One was featured on Treasure Box Designs page (that one was donated) and this similar one is being posted on ebay.  Normally I would change up the design and layout as it gets boring doing the same ones, but I thought this one was to cute to not go to a home that would appreciate it.  (Not saying that the person who wins the other one will not appreciate it, but a lot of people do not realize the time and effort that goes into each page.)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I Love EWE!

Here is a page I did for Seasan's dance raffle basket.  I also did a bucket of kisses with a panda in it..and did I remember a

Ran out to JoAnn's one last time.  Had to stock up on more paper. (I love how when it comes to scrapbooking it is a "have to"..not a want.)   I think I am a scrapaholic.  Do they have help groups for that?  :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

So Many little time

Trying to decide what patterns I want to do next.  I still need to finish up my Valentine Train from Treasure Box Designs collection for my daughter's Irish Dance Basket giveaway.  (She got grouped in the Valentine Day Theme what better item to give then a scrapbook page.)  I was really hoping for the St. Pat basket, because I am working on an Irish Dress SVG file.  As time is short though, I guess it is good that they went with a theme that I could use an already made file.

Tonight I will post pics of my "Love Train" page for her dance basket. 

Scrapbookingbyleann Designs: Blog Candy Giveaway!!!!!

Scrapbookingbyleann Designs: Blog Candy Giveaway!!!!!

Check out this great scrapbook blog for a chance to win $30 in Little Scraps of Heaven Design gift cards. (Who can't always use more svg files?) :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Panda Bears

Here are the pics of the Panda's that I made.

Some of my Previous Work

Here are a few pictures of some of my previous pages.  Sorry about the picture quality, this was with my old camera and I finally got a better one, so lets hope it improves in the future.  Sorry about the small pics too.  I have to figure out how to get them to resize without going all blurry.  I will try tonight to see if I can fix it.

Cat's Eye Chalk

So last night I really dove into my new Cat's Eye Chalks. (Thanks to Treasure Box Designs that had the tutorial with the chalk.)  I always used the multi chalk in a pad and applicators (the ones that look like eye shadow applicators.)  After one or two piecings they would be shreded and it took forever.

All I can say is I LOVE the cat's eyes. They do a better job and are much faster.  Last night I got 3 sets of pandas and part of my train done.  (I work full time so evenings inbetween family time is the only time I can work on my scrapbook items.) 

I will post pics of my work from last night later today. 

Here are links to my two ebay auctions going on right now.
Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer

Visit with Santa

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My New Scrapbooking Blog

I figured I would stop dragging my feet about e-bay and blogging, and just go for it.  So here is my blog about my hobby and true passion, scrapbooking.  I am also going to use this blog to start posting items I have for sale, along with any ideas or freebies I decide to create.  I hope you all enjoy the ride : )