In our Weight Watchers meeting we talk a lot about how to survive the weekend since we are thrown off of our weekly routines. And it got me thinking to realize that we actually have a weekend routine as well. On Saturday I have my regular lunch, Gemma has left over pizza, and then heads off to Ballet for the afternoon. Meanwhile, I am usually home either working on Scrap Time projects or filming. We pick her up at 5:30pm and go out for dinner, usually at 1 of our regular restaurants where I will order the meal I always order at that restaurant. Saturday night we watch tv or a movie and depending how full I am from dinner, we may or may not have some microwave popcorn.
Sunday, once again I have my usual lunch. Usually working more on Scrap Time. Lately, Gemma has been going to friend’s houses for the afternoon. And then we have Taco’s for dinner.
Of course, sometimes we go and visit my Mom, and in the summer we will go on an outing, but typically we do more or less the same thing every weekend. And I think this has helped me to lose the weight and keep the weight off.
Last week I had gained some weight, but didn’t think it was an actual gain. I was correct, because this week I lost 1.8lbs! Which makes me feel great since we are headed to Disney and I know I will be partaking in some yummy food!
Today I am showing you how I made these cards using my Brother Scan n Cut!!
I have used many of the Digital Cutters on the market, but none of them really worked for me. I don’t like to create digitally – I don’t use photoshop, I don’t like to do digital scrapbooking and I have no idea how to use Illustrator. I also don’t like to hook up a digital cutter to a computer. So I abandoned my digital cutters and stuck with my dies. But the Scan n Cut intrigued me. I can draw an image on a piece of printer paper, scan it in, and it will cut it for me! No computer needed!! I loved that a whole new world opened up to me, and I didn’t have to learn any computer programs!
I have the Scan n Cut CM550DX! First off, the Scan n Cut is relatively light. I found it quick and easy to plug in and go! In the video I show you how to scan your image. Once it is scanned you can save it to the machine. Now you can cut these images out! I also show you how to select multiple images to cut at once! This was a perfect opportunity for me to use that pile of paper that I had Gelli Printed! I was able to cut unique flowers that I designed! I also love that you can scan in your paper, so you can perfectly line up all of your cuts, without needing a computer!!! If you don’t want to draw your own images, there are already 100s of images built into the machine!
So I became addicted, and I cut piles of flowers out to use on all of my projects! I now have them stored in clear plastic CD sleeves, that I can easily grab to use on a project!
In the video, I also show you how to make this card using the flowers I cut out!
But this is just the beginning! I have more videos in the next few weeks showing you how to cut out stamped images, make your own stencil/masks and cut out designs to add texture to your projects! The Brother Scan n Cut offers you so many possibilities!!
If you are interested in purchasing the Brother Scan n Cut, you can find retailers on the Brother Canada and Brother USA sites!
On the next episode I am showing you the My Mind’s Eye Record It Journaling Cards!
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I am very excited to announce my latest iBook: Artsy Cards – Mixed Media for Card Makers! This book features 10 artsy techniques to try out on your cards!! I know some card makers are afraid of mixed media because it is messy. So, I put together some ways to get creative with less mess! The book is available through iTunes and can be viewed on an iPad or an updated MAC Computer through the iBooks app. There is a sample of the book that you can download for free to check it out!!
So you don’t have an iPad or a MAC computer – no worries! Artsy Cards is also an online class!! It is set up just like Scrap Time, but is password protected!! You can view it on any computer! You can buy it right here, through Pay Pal! And within 24 hours I will send you all of your passwords! The classes are there indefinitely and you have unlimited access to them!! Lots of time to watch and re-watch all of the videos! The class is $15 USD!!! An amazing bargain for 10 videos!!
So, if you want to buy Artsy Cards – Mixed Media for Card Makers the iBook – buy it through iTunes. If you want to buy the online class, buy it here through Pay Pal!!
Thanks for supporting me and I hope you enjoy the class!!
Mokuba is an amazing store filled with Japanese Ribbons! Rows and rows of beautiful ribbon in all sizes, colours and fabrics! They are located at 575 Queen St. W., between Spadina and Bathurst! If you are visiting Toronto you have to stop in at Mokuba!!
I have always loved banner dies. They make things so much easier. Loving these new pocket dies!!!
Thanks to all of you for entering!!
Today I am showing you Wendy Vecchi’s Crackle Texture Paste! Above I used the paste randomly on my Art Journal page. I then applied Distress Inks over top of the entire page! You will want to seal the the Crackle Texture Paste with Multi-Medium, otherwise, some of the cracks may peel off.
I did the same technique on this card.
On this card I used the Crackle Texture Paste through a stencil.
Finally, here is a close up of the sample I made in the video!
The links in this post take you to Simon Says Stamp! When you shop at Simon Says Stamp using our links Scrap Time receives a percentage of the sale and we appreciate your support!!
On the next episode I am featuring the Scan n Cut!!
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After enjoying a couple days of warmth, 4C, and getting out to walk, we got hit with the cold once again!! But I still got bundled up to attend my meeting yesterday, even with wind chills that hit -21C!!! I was up a bit this week. Be it the extra layers of warmth I was wearing, or the extra chocolate I ate, I don’t want to see my weight rise so close to going on a trip. I can’t wait to leave in 10 days, to go to Florida, where I can enjoy the warmth and walk and walk and walk!! I just want this Winter to be over with so I can start exercising and get out and enjoy the city!!