Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Let's Hang Out!

Hi all ... Taking a break from all the Halloween happenings and was thinking of a friend that I haven't seen in a while and thought I would send a card to set up a date to get together. This is a standard A2 size card and the little monkey was cut from the Create A Critter Cartridge. He is double sided, so when making him I cut one base, 2 layer 1's and 2 layer 2's. His is "hanging" from a thread that is strung through a 1/16" hole that is on the fold 1/4" from the cut edge. The cut out space for the monkey is 2" x 2 3/4" I didn't do it with this card, but if, ok.. when I make it again I will repeat the pattern paper on the back of the card, to complete the look of a window.

The Let's Hang Out! was written by me. I like to hand write on my cards when possible. It adds just a extra touch of me to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cricut Cake Mini Demonstration

Cricut has done it again... They are introducing a new machine. The Cricut Cake Mini! Its a Cricut Cake the same size as the Create with all the "advanced" features on the create. Amazing!

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's in the SIGN

Sometimes I just step back and look at my scrap room and think 1-I really need to reorganize things to be able to find things easier and 2- I have so much stuff that I really need to reconsider the next time I think to buy paper or embellies. 3- I need something for the walls!.... Well 2 out of 3 ain't bad!

So I have decided to sort out a few drawers and to make things a bit easier for me.  And then I sat down after running across a few things that I forgot I had and decided to make a sign.  I love the "Live, Love, Laugh" signs that I see in stores and on cards... and decided to make something for my wall.  (somewhere in between all of this I did go to AC Moore, they were having a 40% off sale on paper!)

I used Pagoda for the symbols and MTC to make the words. I really thought this was nice but knew it needed something more.  I used a black gel pen to outline everything, and some Prima flowers and some trim with jewels on it.  I punched holes using my Crop a Dile and strung orange and black ribbon to hang it with. All very nice!

Ahhh... so nice, and now I have something inspirational for my scrap room wall.

I am a member of SOC - there is a badge on the right, if you would like to check it out... Anyway, I am hosting the October Cricut Challenges and my first challenge to the group is to create a tag.  Now I am not talking about your ordinary tag. I challenged folks to use their Cricuts to cut out the tag and use the FIT TO PAGE option! The tag has to be a fall theme and have the word FALL or AUTUMN on it.  So, as the hostess of the challenge I posted the following tag.

I used the window from the Christmas Noel cartridge with the fit to page feature and for "glass" I used acetate I got from a package.  My tree, and lamp post are from Graphically Speaking, and the pumpkins and leaves are from Doodlecharms. The small branches are from a Martha Stewart punch, and the sign on the lamp post are 2 circles layered with leaves and branches.  I plan on making one of these window tags for each season!