Welcome to The Cut Shoppe-Getting To Know You Blog Hop! The term for the new design team started this month so we are taking a little time to introduce ourselves. If you’ve been hopping along in order you would have come from Zinia’s Blog. If you’ve started here you’ll still be able to make it all the way around because I have a full list of the hoppers below! Be sure to check it out so you don’t miss out on anyone’s projects! Each blog is offering a GIVEAWAY to The Cut Shoppe so be sure to read through my entire post to see how you can be entered to win!
First things first, let me introduce myself! My name is Kelly Janes and I’m so glad that you are hopping along with us! Ashley has come up with fun questions for each team member to answer so you can get to know us better, but before I jump into the questions I want to show you a project I created using the cut & fold Sassy Circles Cut File.
I typically scrapbook photos are that 4×6 or smaller so this large 8×10 photo felt a little dooming. That is why it’s been sitting in my craft room since 2010! By using the photo to back the cut file I was able to hide the dark, empty areas on the photo. I used multiple products including patterned paper from the CTMH Magical Collection as my base. I love both sides of this paper-the subtle triangle pattern on the front & the yellow with the small white polka dot print. By using the cut & fold cut file I’m able to see both patterns on my layout! I also added embellishments from Simple Stories Say Cheese I & II, and other odds and ends from my stash.
I also created a process video so you can see how it all comes together & it includes a tutorial showing you how I customized the cut file by moving the heart from the center of the circle to the bottom to better fit my photo.
UPDATED DISCLAIMER: It is mentioned in this YouTube Process Video that I am not an affiliate with Cricut. Since the publication of this video I have become an affiliate with Cricut. I will, as always, give my honest opinions and only recommend products I love to use.
Now here’s a little info so you can get to know me better!!
1. How many times in a week do you work on something scrapbook related?
I need to be able to dedicate at least a few hours when I walk into my craft room so I typically only scrapbook on the weekends. I work full time outside the home so it can be a little tricky to find time during the work week. I wish I could scrapbook for 15-20 minutes and then walk away but I like to be able to fully invest myself in the project. I do work on blog posts, social media, editing videos, etc throughout the week.
2. What’s your favorite subject to scrapbook?
This one is easy…My family! I love documenting our everyday moments and our adventures while on family vacations!
3. What is your favorite color to use on your layouts/projects? What is your least favorite color?
I have two favorite colors….yellow & teal! My least favorite color? I’d have to say purple, mainly because I do not use that color very often.
4. Why do you like using cut files on your layouts/projects?
Cut files completely transformed the way I scrapbook! I love how versatile they are! They are like an embellishment and a feature design element wrapped in one!
#5. If you watched my process video or have been following my blog then this isn’t a surprise, but I’m a Cricut user! Stay tuned for more process videos showing how I use cut files in Cricut Design Space.