Susie's Scrapblog

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suescraftstuff:- I try to put all sorts of things into order in a scrapbook. mainly family. I Started scrapbooking in 2009 and now am totally addicted. Just recently I started making a few cards, mainly for friends and family, I really enjoy doing this, but there is such a lot more to learn. currently I am learning to use promarkers, they're fantastic!!... I have a cricut cutting machine, but like to embellish with different mediums rather than just the cricut cutouts. I love lace and flowers, also distressing and embossing. This is just one of my many hobbies I've had over the years, a big part of it was woodcraft and painting.The woodcraft bit I got from my dad, him and my mum are my all time favourite people, my dad was so kind and clever, dad, I miss you, because of him I still dabble in the woodwork a bit too. But I am loving putting all my photo's into a scrapbook, and lately making cards, to keep and remember everone in a much more interesting way than a normal photo album .hopefully it will be passed on in later years.



Saturday, 12 June 2010

Experimenting with the Cricut

Today I have been experimenting with the cricut, i am trying all sorts of flourishes, I've found a few i really like. that little machine is amazing. I found the svg files and used them with 'surecuts a lot' program. you just load it up and off that little bug goes, whizzing around - and hey presto a beautiful swirly flourish. I'm always amazed how well it cuts. I am going to do another vintage lay out next, I'm really getting into  the distressed look, I bought some old paper flowers from a flower stall in my town, they were in a bargain bucket, 3 bunches for £1.  not bad eh? so I bough a variety and stashed them away for future use.  I am now looking around for a suitable subject for this LO.  I think it might have to be my daughter or daughter-in-law, they are both pretty photogenic. and ladies do look better in a vintage layout, unless I can find another photo like the one of my Dad and his family in the music pic. that was a gem and led itself so well on the vintage page. 

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