Monday, August 31, 2009

Cudos to the Design Team!

Who has the best design team?? Why, that would be Cut Your Way!!!

Is anyone else inspired to go home and create tonight???

Thanks again, team, for sticking with me, and for creating such great works of ART. Stay tuned for more on the site... one vinyl/two looks.... sneak peeks into just never know what we will come up with next!

Take Care,
Laura Lee

Saturday, August 29, 2009

*NEW Design Team Introductions

Meet Design Team member #3
Jill Hildebrand
Jill tries to bring her contagious personality and high energy to any Scrapbooking Convention that she attends & teaches at. Jill has been a design team member for several years for Smalltown Scrappers, a published scrapbook artist in numerous Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine issues and one of Crop and Cruise's Featured Instructors & team members. Best known in her area for colourful, layered layouts & projects, Jill encourages scrappers to go a little CRAZY and become excited about the products in front of them. She believe there are “No Mistakes – Only Unexpected Creations” in the Life Art we are creating.
Jill lives on a grain farm with her husband and three children. She has a Bachelor of Education, however currently is a SAHM & working as a substitute teacher. In any spare time, Jill enjoys home decorating, travelling & watching NBA games with her family.

You can peek into Jill's life at:

Here are Jill's Creations:
{Using Dandelions - hot pink; whimsical bird - black}
{Using Neutrons - teal, green, orange, blue, hot pink, yellow}

{Using Flourish - black}

{Using Large Flourish - white; "GROW" title - white}

{Using Chandelier - signal yellow}

{Using Butterfly - black}

Check back soon to see more layouts & projects created by this fabulous Design Team.
We will be featuring Wooden Decorative Designs projects & some funky layout designs using the latest & greatest vinyl.
** Coming soon: "One Vinyl -- Three Looks"

Monday, August 24, 2009

*NEW Design Team Member #2

* WARNING - this blog has been momentarily kidnapped by DT member Jill Hildebrand.

Introducing the newest Design Team member:
Lisa Hildebrand

Lisa writes:

"Most of what I create is inspired by what others create – their creativity rubs off a bit on me. The desire to scrapbook began after we started our family. Documenting memories and being able to remember moments through pictures is fun. My style is quite simple. I usually just rummage through my stash, pull out a few items, and let the pieces fall as they may. Letting the picture tell the story is what is important to me. I am married to the love of my life, Jeremy, and we have 2 beautiful children, Colin and Erica. I teach part-time, but love my role as wife and mother. My other interests include gardening, cooking and playing with my family."

Here are Lisa's creations:

{flourish - signal yellow; butterfly - green; title - white}

{branch & birdie - blue; title - signal yellow}

{brackets - red; title - signal yellow}

Check back soon to see what I've been creating with Laura Lee's "Cut Your Way" vinyl.

- jill

Friday, August 21, 2009

When the cat's away.....

.... the mice will play. And play they did!!! Way to go Daria, I LOVE what you have done with my vinyl. Love to see you getting creative (it must be genetic!!).

I can't wait to see what the other Design Team members are going to do with vinyl..... stay tuned.

**A big shout-out to the ladies from the weekend crop in Killarney last weekend. It was a fundraiser for a fabulous gal, Teresa Riglin, who is battling cancer right now. I had so much fun! Dallas Lees (age 7) cut her hair on the Saturday for "wigs for kids" - I am so proud of you Dal! All together, I think over $1300 was raised for the family. I love how we can get together to have fun enjoying our hobby, and yet make a difference for someone else... thanks for thinking of others!

Have a great weekend.
(DT - get cracking!)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

*NEW Design Team Introductions

WARNING*: this blog has been kidnapped by new DT member "jill hildebrand".

So..........every GREAT company or business in this scrapbooking industry needs a fabulous crew of designers that can showcase the companies fantastic products and give the customers endless ideas.

That is just what the NEW Cut Your Way Design Team members are here to do -- show you what WE have done with these awesome vinyl rub-ons.

Introducing DT member #1: Daria Hildebrand

Daria has been crafting for 10 years -- since the day she could hold a crayon. However, since then she has taken after her mom {jill hildebrand} and come to love scrapbooking for the past 3 years. Daria is incredibly creative and loves the fact that she "can do whatever she wants on her pages -- she can't mess up".

Daria is going into grade 6. In her spare time, she loves swimming, reading & walking with her gigantic St. Bernard, Kayna.

Here are Daria's creations:
{Cut Your Way vinyl will be listed before each layout}

"perfect" title, white flower motive, black butterfly

Corner flourish (teal), brackets (hot pink)

"one of a kind" title, dandelions (hot pink)

"you and me" title, photo flourish (signal yellow), butterfly (blue)

Check back to see what *NEW DT members, Lisa Hildebrand & Jill Hildebrand have created with Cut Your Way vinyl rub-ons.


Friday, August 7, 2009

I know it's been a while since I last updated... summer has flow by too fast for my liking. This will be a quick post to let you know what's coming up:

August 14 and 15 I will be in Killarney at a fundraising crop for a fabulous gal named Teresa Riglin. (if you are in the area - check it out!) For info on registration, go to

November 6,7,8 will be the annual Scrappin' at the Camp. This is the 4th year for this fun-filled weekend out at Camp Koinonia - just south of Boissevain, close to the Peace Gardens/US border. For your registration fee of $100, you get meals, lodging and a whole bunch of ME TIME.. from Friday 7pm until Sunday 2pm. I am so excited to be spending that weekend again with my bestest friends, new friends, and my mom and aunt (they are involved in the quilter-aspect of the weekend). If you are interested in joining us, let me know.

And last of all, I want to send a big YAHOO!!! out there to my favorite CTMH consultant, and best friend, Brandy Lees. She just got back from her leadership convention in California. At the awards night, she was presented with the #1 consultant in sales in Canada in 2008/09. Way to go!! (I told Kevin all those scrapbooking supplies I bought would come in handy sometime.)

So, that's where I'm at these days.
Take care, and do something for YOU today.