Who Needs Labels

make it monday blog hopHello there and welcome to our Make it Monday blog hop I hope you enjoyed Alice’s post on how to use artwork on your layouts. My post is all about my aha moment. I am in way to many Facebook groups but that is a story for another post. Any who I always see people asking about labels and where can they get labels for their project life. I was wondering this to and then the light bulb went on!

I figured out how to make my own because who who wants to spend anywhere from $3 to $5 dollars a pop for some labels, not me. Lucky for me I have a Cricut and the awesome Art Philosophy cartridge from Close To My Heart! I also have the Cricut Craft Room Basics, which everyone that uses Cricut Craft Room has. So I figured that I could create my own labels in the Craft Room and get them cut out. Not only could I create my own labels but I could also cut them out in different colors. All I need is cardstock, my Cricut and a little bit of time!

I sat down with my computer and a one track mind of getting some labels created I spent some time in the craft room and made some labels. It was not very time consuming and before I knew it I had a ton of labels cut out and just waiting for me to get scrappy. I cut all my labels out in white but this doesn’t mean that my labels have to stay white!

I went all the way back to last year to get a layout done so that I could show you the labels that I have created. Now I created labels that can be used for 12×12 layouts or traditiaonal layouts as well as for pocket scrapbooking. I just happened to come across these pictures that I took of my daughter learning how to to tie her shoes all by herself and felt that these photos deserved a 12×12 layout.


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My favorite part about these labels is that I can make them whatever color I need them to be! Now for the good news I have already gone through all the trouble of creating the cut files for these labels so I am passing them on to you! Click HERE to download the cricut craft room files so that you can create your own lables. If you need to purchase the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge you can do so by clicking HERE and don’t forget if you buy any Cricut cartridge from me this month I will send you a free pack of paper of your choice. This offer is only available through me, once you place your order I will contact you so that I can get your pack of paper sent out to you!

Next up on the blog is Melissa from Digital Scrapbooking HQ where she is going to share with you how to create digital project life layout without a template! How exciting is that? Click HERE to get to Melissa’s awesome tutorial.


Waterfall Fun

A while back someone had posted this amazing mini album in one of my Facebook groups and I thought to myself now that’s just amazing! Before I knew it I was introduced to a YouTube channel called my sisters scrapper and this has become my little slice of heaven.

I love all the tutorials that are available on her channel and I have tried two of them so far. The first one was a mini pocket page album and the second one was the waterfall folio.

Of course with Halloween being right around the corner and the new challenge up on Take Heart Ideas, I just knew that this was what I was going to make.

Here is my take on the waterfall folio tutorial. The only difference is that instead of using card stock to create my waterfall I used the amazing Close To My Heart flips flaps! These things are awesome and I thought that they would work perfectly. Not only did they work perfectly but I was able to get 8 of them in the folio.

The other thing that I did differently was using Close To My Heart’s bonding memories glue to adhere the chipboard and the paper together.

This is the first wet glue that I have worked with that not only has a permanent seal but it doesn’t wrinkle the paper when wet and when it dries you can’t even tell that you used a wet glue.

I also used the bonding memories glue and my Xyron maker to put


my Cricut image together. I seriously will never know how I used to live without my Xyron.

Now I put together a little walk through video of my folio but of course you can hear my kids in the background some!

Be sure to enter the Take Heat Ideas Challenge for your chance to win a great prize! Click HERE to see October’s challenge.






Winner Winner

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A winner has been randomly chosen by Random.org for this great prize and the winner is Mindy Gail Mammen! Thank you all for participating! Normally I would have a much longer post but between playing with my awesome new iPhone 6 and trying to get a few other tutorials and projects done this is it for now!

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