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School Days

School is just getting in to swing for most of us. Perhaps you had excellent intentions to get all of your scrapbooking done this summer but life just got in the way! Or you hoped to have more free time once the kids were in school but between packing lunches, helping with homework, and driving to a thousand after school events, you begin to realize that was just wishful thinking. Either way, you could use some help getting your school pictures scrapbooked (This years, last years, or ten years ago it doesn't matter!). So here is my gift to all of you busy scrapbooking mothers out there who could use a hand.


Heading to San Marcos, Texas

Pazzles is on the road again. I'm looking so forward to seeing everyone at the show. I hope to see you on September 17-18, 2010. If you are one of the first 10 people to come up to the booth and say, "I LOVE MY PAZZLES", I will have a FREE gift for you. I would LOVE to see some of your projects that you have created with your Pazzles, so be sure and bring those along too.


Dimensional Flowers

These Flowers are 3 D but you don’t need any special glasses to see the 3rd dimension. If you are a scrapbooker you might find yourself stuck in two dimension, limited by the need to keep the page flat. The fabulous flowers shown in this tutorial may entice you to expand your projects to include home décor, gifts and card making. Packages of petals to make similar flowers are available in craft stores and on-line sites. But if you are like me, the Inspiration for an idea doesn’t happen in advance. I hate waiting to get what I need and I certainly don’t need to waste time and money on a fruitless search.



Winners in Utah

Last weekend I was in Sandy, Utah at the Scrapbook USA Expo. Pazzles gave away a Pazzles Inspiration in the Dance Contest. Our winner was Lynn Millis from Bountiful.... Congratulations Lynn on your new wonderful machine, now if your two daughters let you have it, you are going to be having the time of your life creating with your Inspiration. It was so much fun to get to talk to you, LOVE THAT INFECTIOUS SMILE....don't ever stop.


Thank you for the AWESOME ...

Wow, I'm gone for the weekend at the Scrapbook USA Expo in Utah (more on that later) and come back to an amazing welcome. Thank you. I feel like I should make some type of acceptance speech..."I'd like to thank the Academy..." But really, I have been a member of the Pazzles family for many years and I cannot tell you how much I love these people. Now since Pazzles is my family and 'little sister' Amanda shared such a 'lovely' photo of me last week, I felt that I should share one of her also. (you know what they say about paybacks) This is what she looks like as she sits at her desk and answers all the questions and does her amazing creations. *VERY BIG GRIN*


Welcome Klo!

The entire Pazzles Craft Room team is so excited to welcome our newest addition, Klo Oxford! For years Klo has been known in the crafting community as a Pazzles expert, always willing to share her extensive knowledge of the Pazzles Inspiration and software. Klo travels the US and even the globe teaching and selling as a Pazzles representative. Klo's vibrant personality and eagerness to help has earned her friends all across the United States. In the little spare time that is left she contributes to the Pazzles community even more through forums, classes, blogs and more. We are so excited to have Klo onboard at the Craft Room. Keep an eye out for exciting new goodies brought to you by the Pazzles Craft Room's newest staff member, Klo!



Ever Feel Like You Need ...

I think each and every one of us deserves a chance to take a break and revamp our day. I know that as we are busy creating our latest projects, it’s easy to forget all the work the Inspiration is doing too. When you take a break from crafting, remember that the Inspiration could use a break too. The best thing to do is just shut everything down when it’s not in use. That way when you’re ready to start working on your project, the Inspiration will be too!


Utah Here We Come

Pazzles is on the road again. We will be at the Scrapbook USA Expo in Sandy, Utah September 10th and 11th. It is being held at the South Towne Expo Center. Since this is my first 'official' post, I get to offer a free gift to the FIRST 10 people EACH day that come to the booth and tell me (Klo), "I love my Pazzles Inspiration". So be sure and come see us right away. Plus, we will have some show specials going and that you don't want to miss out on. Also, bring some projects or pages you have done using your Pazzles machine and who knows, you may be featured here with your project.


Zig Zag Stitch Card

While perusing the different Scrapbook and Cardmaking magazines, I noticed that using a sewing machine to stitch around paper is really popular. In my past life, aka Before Pazzles, I did a lot of sewing, so I love this look. However, I don’t have room to keep my sewing machine up and I hate hauling it out for a little project. I have already been using the fabulous Pazzles Pen Tool for stitched or dashed lines on my projects. But I wondered; could I make my project look like zig zag stiching that is joining 2 pieces of paper together?



This Card is ‘Sew’ Perfect!

I loved the card that Farmor made using a simple silhouette of an antique sewing machine. Some people just have an eye for putting things together and ‘sewing’ it up in to a perfect package. This card certainly did that! The scallop around the frame gives a vintage feel to the card, and the scissors are held perfectly by a cute little bow, just for good ‘measure’. I thought this card was ‘sew’ beautiful; it just had to be this week’s Fabulous Find!


Starting and Stopping in the ...

If you’re like me, regardless of what’s ahead of you, you like a challenge. It’s an opportunity to learn something new and exceed your expectations of yourself. When I mastered using my Creative Cutter I felt the exact same way. It’s a feeling of accomplishment because there are so many new and exciting things to learn. There can also be challenges, but they are easy to overcome with a little practice and determination. Here are some suggestions when you are cutting paper and the start and stop points are not matching up correctly.


Simple Gifts

Recently my daughter had pictures taken of her 3 month old baby boy, Dustin. I was along, of course, as I like to help pay for the photos. Little Dustin was so cooperative and it seemed like every picture was a “keeper”. As usual, I went a little overboard choosing pictures. Once the pictures were distributed to all the relatives we still had a bunch of wallet photos left. I turned to my Inspiration to come up with a way to use those cute little wallet photos.



Pazzles Inspiration Studio Pro Software ...

Our long anticipated Inspiration Studio Pro 2010 software is finally revealed! We have spent almost a year developing and refining our new software release and we are so proud to finally be able to show you! The Inspiration Studio Pro software includes amazing new features like Rhinestone creation, Lattice creation, Paper texture fills, two brand new welding tools and so much more! But don't take our word for it, see for yourself in our Inspiration Studio Pro tour!


First Projects

Do you remember your first project on your cutter? Perhaps that is not so far back to remember or perhaps, like me, that is now years ago. The first project is always a bit of a challenge - everything is new and unfamiliar and it can make you a little unsure. However the feeling you get when you finish that project and realize you have triumphed is truly a wonderful experience.


When to Press the Right ...

Have you ever wondered what the arrow buttons are for on the top of your Inspiration? These buttons make it easier for you to align the starting position of your blade over the top of your desired starting position on your paper.



The Little Things

Our lives are full of big things and little things. The big things take all our time, the little things hold all the meaning. A school supplies note, we have all had one in our hands at one time or another. Just another errand to run; another item on our to-do list. But these little things are the things memories are made of. This is what scrapbooking is all about, the little memories. This is also what makes the Pazzles Inspiration so suited to my scrapbooking, it is the one tool that makes my memories what they truly are; unique.


Paper Purses

Does it ever get a whole lot better than purses? They are the very definition of fashion and function wrapped up in to one package. Aside from the fact that they can be mildly addicting (and spendy) they are probably one of the best things on earth! Well....ok maybe not on all of earth, but they are pretty great! So here is a great way you can take your favorite accessory and make it out of paper.


Party Glass

I loved this Martini glass that Angie made. It shows how easy it is to customize a gift for that special friend. These are great party favors for a get together with your best girlfriends. How exciting to have a glass customized with your name! I love how easy it is to take a piece of vinyl and add that little touch, and dress up something so simple like this glass and make it a one of a kind. Thanks for a great idea for my next party with friends and family Angie!



Feathered Paper

Have you started cutting your most recent project and found that your cuts aren’t as clean as you remember them being in the past? It’s certainly easy to forget how long you’ve been using the same blade. Here are some ways to help you determine if you need to change out your blade.


See Things from a Different ...

The Inspiration Studio Software has so many amazing tools that we often lose track of some of the smaller but no less useful features. The Italic tool is one such feature. We are all familiar with the term Italic, but perhaps familiarity makes us unable to see the potential hidden there. You may ask, “What is she talking about? Italic is for fonts, right?” Let me help you look at this tool from a different angle. (Pun intended. :))


See You In St. Charles

Pazzles is on its way to St. Charles, IL for the Scrapbook Expo on August 20th and 21st! We will be at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, which is located about 40 miles west of Chicago. You can learn more about this Scrapbook Expo show by clicking here. You can also learn about the great city of St. Charles by clicking here and learn about all the other great things you can do in the area while you are there here. As always we would love to see you, answer your questions, or help you get stocked up on supplies and images. Hope to see you there!



In the Garden

There are so many things to love about this page that I am not sure where to start. I love how the creator, Toni, incorporated so many fun little images. The vegetables sticking out of the dirt next to the fence are just so cute! I also love the moment she captured in her photograph. We always think to grab the camera when we go on a trip, have a get together, or when we get all dressed up but what about just out in the backyard watering the garden? Thank you Toni for sharing such a simple but special moment with us!


Pazzles is in the Queen ...

Pazzles will be in Charlotte, NC August 13th and 14th. As always, we'll be there to answer your questions, stock you up on supplies, and give you a great deal on Pazzles images. Whether you are a Pazzles customer or are thinking about becoming one we would love to see you! You can learn more about the beautiful city of Charlotte, NC by clicking here and check out all the other great things you can do in the area while you are there by clicking here. The scrapbook expo is hosted by CKC and will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center. You can learn more about the show and register by clicking here.


Installing the Inspiration Updates

As an Inspiration user you always have access to the latest updates for the Inspiration. These updates provide you with not just fixes but also upgraded features to make your Inspiration the best it can possibly be all for absolutely free. If only the same principle applied to all our purchases! I would love to have someone give me free upgrades to my house, my car, or even just my vacuum!



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