Friday, September 10, 2010

Automated Message - I'm Having Too Much Fun

Poor Generational doesn't get much attention lately, and I feel like I should have one of those "I'm away from my desk right now" messages on this blog!

It all started last month when I attended the 3rd Annual Scrapbooking Luau put on by the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at one of the local churches. IT. WAS. A. BLAST.  I even got something accomplished - a heritage book - and am now thoroughly bitten by the scrapbook bug. Years ago, like when I was 13 or 14, I attempted to scrapbook, and what ended up was a bunch of stuff glued into a scrapbook. I still have it. Things have more or less come unglued from it.
My Cricut Personal Cutter

I will admit, I am jealous of people with their beautiful layouts and die-cut letters and phrases. Then I found out I could have that too. So now I do. It came today. The good thing about it is it will cut just about anything. The bad thing about it, is it requires these little cartridges. Or so I thought ...

Sure Cuts A Lot 2 by Craft Edge
Then I discovered Sure Cuts A Lot 2. And thanks to some wonderful videos courtesy of Michelle at, I found out I only needed the cartridge that came with the cutter (because a cartridge needs to be inserted in order for it to work) and a USB cord. I am in scrapbook heaven. My first project is already complete and the subject was ... the Scrapbooking Luau that I attended. Again, thanks to Michelle at ScrappingTable, I was able to figure out some ins and outs and produce my first layout. It sort of reminds me of being on yearbook staff senior year in high school. Only more fun and no deadlines!

Copyright 2010, ACK, for Generational


  1. I foresee a Christmas gift for me! I have the Cricut Expressions, the big one. Next time you are in town, pop on over.

  2. Why wait until Christmas? It allows you to weld the letters together and print in a line or stack words on top of each other, too. No more relying on cartridges. All you need is one. You can use any True-Type font already loaded on your computer or download new ones. You can take any shape, scan it and import it and trace it making your own svg file or scut file or whatever and cutting it out.