Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cricut Mat Re Sticky

I have been wanting to include a tip section to my blog. Mainly scrapbooking or paper crafts tips, but tips for any craft is good as well. If you have ideas, comment here.
Cricut mats are super sticky for a few uses then...nothing. I was using spray repostionaly adhesive but by the time I masked off the mat, went outside to spray, let it dry...well it was a long, messy process. Then it was so sticky my paper would tear but the stickyness wore off quickly.
Someone on a Cricut board recommended Zig 2 Way Glue Pens


They are about $7 at Jo Anne (use 40% off coupon!) and come in 4 different tips. I got the widest one since I will be using it almost exclusively for my Cricut mat. It goes on blue so you can see where it is and dries clear. If you use it when it's blue it's permenant, let dry and it's repositionable.
It works wonderfully! I think it might even be better than a brand new mat! I've had my bug for 6 months and I use it a LOT and I'm only on my 2nd mat. My first mat could have lasted longer if I'd have known how to care for it.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Halloween Die Cuts

Cute spiders, jack o lanterns, haunted houses, and ghosts are now available in my Etsy store. I'm selling them in multiples of 6 but you can request larger amounts. Prices available upon request.



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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Two New Cards

Just general cards for any occassion. Nice to keep on hand to send out pictures of the kids or send some warm fuzzies to someone you haven't seen in a while.

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Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day Sale

It's the red white OR blue sale! If it's red, white OR blue it's BOGO50%off.
http://kotibeth.etsy.com
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Please Vote!

I'm entering a nature photo contest and I can't decide which, if any, look good enough to enter. I can enter two but I want to try to get some more shots first. Please vote in the poll for your fave. Photobucket cropped them funny, click on them to get the full photo.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

I got a Treasury!

By pure luck I happened to be browsing the treasuries when 10 needed to expire so I waited until about 2 AM and got one! My theme was handmade toys. This is my view signed in so it shows my alternates. Click to make larger.


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Silk Flowers for Scrapbooking and Card Making

These cute flowers are now available in my Etsy store. They are great for scrapbooking and card making.



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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Premade Wedding Scrapbook

I had an interesting order this month. A couple is getting married and wants a scrapbook to have the guests fill out with themed pages and then they can fill in photos later. They chose Amy Butler and it worked out beautifully. I don't want to post more pictures due to their names and wedding date being on them, but you can see the papers and cardstock choices here.


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House Shaped Cards

I got these as a custom order for a real estate agent. I loved how they turned out! She picked Amy Butler paper and I think the whimsical shape and the serious paper really worked here.


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