Thursday, September 24, 2009

Where's my gadget gals at?

Two new releases this week:

Xyron Creatopia
- Kind of a silly name if you ask me, but this is like the Swiss Army knife of the scrap world, seriously.
Cricut Gypsy - Holds all of your Cricut cartridge data and is a portable design studio.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Spreading the Good Scrap News...

Awesome fun scrappy news, I've just been hired as the Boston Scrapbook Examiner at! Examiner is a website that provides a local focus on a wide variety of topics, and has Examiners all over the country that create content.

So, I'll be sharing information on local stores, crops, conventions and events, as well as letting my readers know about new product releases, tips and techniques, and links to all sorts of resources.

There's not much there yet, but please visit the Boston Scrapbook Examiner page and subscribe to my feed if you want to be notified when I post new information.

If you're in the New England area, and you have something you'd like to promote, like a store, an event, or a service related to scrapbooking, please contact me and I'll post about it on Examiner!

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Cricut Gypsy

I don't own a Cricut, so this device would be totally useless to me, but the gadget gal in me likes the concept. A portable device that stores all of your Cricut cartridges, and allows you to lay out your cutting plans on the screen so you can best conserve your paper.

Check out my summary article at Suite101: What is the Cricut Gypsy?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Etsy Fun!

I've started an Etsy store to sell some of my paper crafts. I'm starting by adding some of the items I was selling at the craft fair this past spring, but I'll add other items along the way. Check it out!

Cygnus Artworks at Etsy

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I've been writing articles at Suite101 for a couple of years now, and while I generally focus on Engineering topics, I do write some crafting articles when I need a change of pace. Here are the links to my craft-related articles. Most are how-tos and easy projects!

How to Create a Decorative Canvas
Choosing a Paper Trimmer
Altered and Decorated Frames
Altered Notepad Holder
Creating an Altered Clipboard
Handmade Teacher Gifts (This has been one of my most popular articles!)
Altering Chipboard with Paper
5 Essential Cutting Tools
10 Essential Scrapbooking Tools (Great for someone just starting to scrap!)
Chipboard 101
Custom Envelopes for Gift Cards
Recycling Holiday Cards

Thursday, September 10, 2009

You want what???

I was going through my blog stats for one of my blogs, and over the last month, I've had six different searches (coming from different locations, countries) for "engineer christmas cards" or some close variation.

Christmas cards with an engineering theme?

Hrm. I like a challenge....

Thursday, September 03, 2009


I made these two little canvases, and they were so much fun! I'm going to find some more in different sizes, I want to make a few for my kitchen.