Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Cricut Catalog

I've not added to this blog for awhile because I haven't been sure about how to proceed, until now. If you haven't had a chance to visit my  website ( then take a few minutes and see what we're up to. It's still far from finished, but it's along well enough to grasp our concept. I'm posting most of my "finished" projects on my blog. I double posted for awhile, but I didn't think that was the best use of this particular resource.

Today, two days after Thanksgiving 2012, I got an idea that speaks more into the notion of "our scrapping life" that what I'm doing on scrappigators.blogsport. com. It has to do with the process of life that we as scrapbookers and cardmakers experience as we seek to express our art on paper. More specifically, it has to do with the nuts and bolts issues like organization, storage, product and project management.

Now, I really like my Cricut, a lot . . . but it is a pretty expensive toy just for lettering. As a Paper Ed instructor at Michaels in Dover and Rehoboth, I'm pretty much expected to teach Cricut classes in our ever-growing classroom menu. That said, I'm pretty much ready to take my Cricut usage to the next level. Now that holiday sales are ramping up, I'm desparately trying to resist temptation by rquiring myself to use what I have before I add another new "thing" to my Cricut cartridge collection (I have close to 50 cartridges which translates to maybe 2,000 images or more). The real shame is that I haven't done anything with most of my collection. That's where the proiect part comes in.

To familiarize myself with the Cricut process, I started creating a "catalog" of machine-generated images to adhere to a page that I will punch and attach into a Rollabind  notebook, Those that I turn into actual projects will be listed on But each image that I use in a project will also find its way into my "Cricut catalog" along with future reference images for up and coming projects.

My first included image is "Frosty" (see  below) which is found page 28 in the Winter Frolic handbook. I also downloaded the electronic version of the handbook onto my server as well as the overlay. If I add three or four images a month, I'll be doing well. Ideally I would finish one cartridge before starting another, but this is far from an ideal world. I will keep you posted via this blog.

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