Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hey there, blog readers! I've been trying to get this post done since Saturday, but it just hasn't happened until now.

I mentioned last post that I was busy packing. No need for any more of that nonsense, because the house we were hoping to buy (closing was going to be on March 15) was taken off the market by the seller, who recently became seriously ill. So, back to the drawing board. The house was incredible, though! I am still licking my wounds.

Lots to share today. I completed a layout (woohoo!) about Anna's closing mass at St. Edward School last May. Some of you might recognize her teacher, Susan Bourgeois, in one of the photos. She is a big-time scrapbooker, too, and has a blog of her own that you can find at memoriestolastalifetime.com. Anyway, the page is very simple and grid-based. It was so easy to trim my photographs to the perfect size with my new Genesis paper trimmer! For those of you who are not familiar, this trimmer was originally designed for architects. Due to its straight-line cutting ability, it's also a great tool for scrapbookers. I was on a waiting list for the last couple of years because the company was under new ownership and apparently had lots of back orders to fill. But it's here now, and I am loving it! I got the optional edge light, and I'm really glad that I did. It illuminates the exact cutting edge so you won't have any surprises when you cut. I also included the sketch that I worked from. It's a super-versatile sketch and can be used for any occasion. I might use it for a Christmas layout next!

Recently got my hands on the magnet kit for the I-Topper. It's the tool that makes custom brads, and now magnets. I made a set for my fridge with each of my children's pictures. The photo paper is kind of thick, but I like the way they turned out. Fun!

Hope everyone has a great week! :)


Susan said...

Love that layout about third grade closing and I think I need a copy of the picture of Anna and I! I finally look decent in a pic!!! I am liking the looks of that trimmer. Just might have to check that out a little more closely. I have issues with trimming straight. Sorry about the house mess---I was looking forward to visiting the pool area. Oh yeah, got my printer and new Mac to communicate finally.

Tina said...

I'm jealous...you got a super-duper cutter!

Kristin said...

I Love your layouts! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

Heather Bares said...

love the magnets you made!!! I love my I-topper tool