Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 20 (round 3): Die Cuts Part 1

This week is another Vintage Week at Tuesday Trio! Here is Sketch #50 (designed by fellow DT-Michal Shoval) and my Design Team entry. Just so you know, Fabulous Spouse performed an intervention and has taken my Kaisercraft pearls away. So, no more swirls until the Inner Hoarder can sneak them back… he thinks that Creative Me has become addicted. So, cross my heart, no pearls for the next two entries…pinky swear! (However, shhhhh... we do still have buttons).
This week is Die Cuts week. Die cuts have evolved SO much since we walked into our first LSS and bought a pre printed pop out title. Anyone remember using those cuticle scissors to try and cut those die cuts down to the black outlines? (back to that kindergarten thing again…white is the enemy). We have been lucky. I have several of those layouts from the 1990s in my finished scrapbooks, but due to budget issues, I never acquired a large cache of these. (The POW says that is because we were introduced to stamps at the same time, and stamps were reusable, so the Inner Hoarder got LOTS of those instead). However, if your Inner Hoarder did not get too sidetracked, this may be something that you need to tackle.

The Inner Hoarder also never got a Sizzix, the next generation of diecuts- make your own! (again, it was a budget thing)... however those Spellbinders dies are SO COOL. By the time that POW was finally convinced that make your own diecuts were worth the investment by the begging and pleading of both Creative Me and the Inner Hoarder, the Cricut had come on the scene! We Love our Cricut with it’s tiny Atari cartridges full of potential. So, since March 2007, whenever Cricut cartridges have gone on sale, the Inner Hoarder has been on the hunt! This is the area that OCD Me really need to organize a little more, so that Creative Me can use them to their full potential!  (currently they are just chucked into a cabinet and Creative Me needs to pull half of them out to find the one she wants.)

Just to inspire you with your die cuts and die cut storage, here are a couple of layouts that Creative Me has been putting together this weekend (during a Two Peas Virtual Crop) for Fabulous Spouse from his Iraq Deployment in 2007… yes, PA Me has just gotten this project to Creative Me. It only took 3.5 years. Three words: bright shiny objects. Actually, three kids who keep doing stuff and the fact that the POW has not figured out how to stop time and catch up on past projects. These still need a bunch of journaling, but you get the idea!
Flight to Kuwait 2007
Cars Cricut Cartridge-Totally loving the Guido that Creative me pieced together!

Camp Virginia, Kuwait
Plantin School Book cartridge-yellow title

Kuwaiti Sunset
Stand & Salute-United We Stand phrase
Plantin School Book-Brackets & orange title

So, off to sort those cartridges and get back to scrapping!  See you later in the week!

13 comments:

Becky said...

Aaaahhh Cricut carts. To leave them in the box or not to? Great layouts! Makes me want to use my carts more :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great job! love all the layouts

Jingle said...

That card is gorgeous! Good luck!

Diana said...

That card is gorgeous. I love all the LOs.

Mel H. said...

All of your layouts and that card are fantastic!! WTG on getting so much done.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic pages! And card too!

Jan

Tammy said...

great layouts! love the clean design of each of them!

Tammy said...

Love your pages. Hope you got your carts all sorted out. :)

Sharla said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I love the layouts too...I also need to break out my cricut and start using it to it's potential!! I love the flashback to the 90's diecuts, wow that brought back some memories of some now funky layouts! And thank you for your sweet comments about my engagement/wedding!!! :D

Tracy said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love it.
Your layouts are lovely :)

Steph said...

Great layouts!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Great layouts and storage tips. If a girl's gotta swirl, swiping the pearls won't stop her!

ScrappnBee said...

Sue-Shhh... LOL! I know that *wink* Thanks for visiting!