Sunday, October 26, 2008

Scrap the Day Away

Saturday was full of laughs, relaxation and scrapping. The walls of Scrapping Away were bursting with the happy sounds of ladies relaxing and reminiscing. I'm not sure how much scrapping got achieved but it was a lot of fun. I know I only managed 3 pages in the 12 hours Cool. Two of mine were for the November Scrapaholics club meet.

Pretty sure the award for achieving the most goes to Nicky, I do remember at one stage early on in the evening hearing her say she'd completed 9 pages.I do know we all wished we could spend 'just a little longer', but don't you always? There never seems to be enough time to scrapbook. Luckily at Scrapping Away there is always a table to scrap on and a bed to sleep in. We'd love to have you join us at the next class, All Day Scrap or Retreat.

Til then, scrap whenever you can



Card Making with SCAL

I have been having so much fun lately learning how to use Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL). I love my Cricut cartridges, don't get me wrong! I wish I owned Graphically Speaking and Wild Card. But SCAL opens up a whole new world of fonts, dingbats and image files. In this economic climate SCAL gives you more bang for your buck. Here are a couple of cards I have made in the last few weeks using SCAL.

Thanks to Linda for the use of the card pattern shown here

So far I have only used SCAL for titles in my scrapbooks. Can't see me needing to buy many more chipboard alphabets in the future.

I have found SCAL to involve a fair bit of practise in order to use it properly. One site in particular has been invaluable in my learning is This lady is absolutely amazing and anyone purchasing Design Studio or SCAL would be wise to bookmark her blog.


Sandie said...

Hey Ruth, your background to your blog loos fantastic!!!!!!!!
I tried to go to the blog site that you suggested, but I can't get to it, do you have any other address for her site?
Your scrapping days sounds heavenly!!!!!! Miss scrapping with you guys.

Ruth said...

Sorry Sandie there was an extra space in the url. All fixed now :-)

jillshum said...

I would love to have the tinkerbell card is it something someone was sharring? If so I would love the link. I came over to look at your purse boxes that dan made and they are so cute. I got carried away looking at the rest of your stuff.
Jill from surecutsalotusers group.