Saturday, July 31, 2010

Stamp of the Month - August - Something Splendid

We are on another blog hop!
August's Stamp is Something Splendid.
If you hopped from Michelle Loncar's blog you are on the right track, otherwise, keep hopping and you will do a full circle.

I used a square Clear Card for the base and I stamped the "sunflowers" (that's what they look like to me) onto the front with Stazon Brown Ink. Then I stamped the same image onto the Sunny Yellow cardstock using Bamboo Ink so it doesn't show up too much, but does make the brown darker. I stamped the leaves onto white cardstock. The leaves are Sweet leaf ink with a little rocking onto the Garden Green Ink pad to get the edges darker. I stamped the vain in Garden Green and went over the white vine (where it didn't line up - the vain was for a different leaf).
Love the Paper Butterfly!

I stamped "Enjoy Life" using our White Ink and put another butterfly in the bottom corner - sorry it's not focusing well. In person, the card is dramatic with the black behind the yellow.
Thanks for looking.
Now hop to Dawn Ross' Blog to see more great artwork with this stamp set!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another Hands On Class for the Cricut

How about a layout - go buy the Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge (or borrow one) and sign up for the class - I'll be posting dates on my calendar by the end of this weekend!

Thanks for looking!

Hey, what cartridges do you have that you would like to see a project made with? Let me know.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cricut Hands On Classes

They've asked and I'm trying to acheive it!
I'll be doing some hands on classes this fall (starting in August) where you will bring your machine to the classroom at Hobby Lobby and create a project from start to finish.
The photo is just a teaser of what one of the 3D projects will be. Right now I have 3 different projects in mind (one's done, one's started, ones still a very good thought.)

Until I find a better place to put my calendar, head over to myCTMH site for locations and dates. (If you get a little red shield, don't worry, it's because the system doesn't like that I put a "." between my first and last name - click the bottom link to go to the site. Corp. is working on that glitch.)
Thanks for looking and any feedback would greatly be appreicated!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pendant Baby Banner

The O'Leary Baby Shower needed a banner so I started my Design Studio and found my Pendant Flag on the Celebrations Cartridge. The great thing about this is that there is a Shadow feature key that creates the shadow in green around the hot pink flag. First I laid out the pink flags and then using the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, I dropped the letters into each flag. The Umbrella and the baby feet are from the New Arrival Cartridge.
The flags are 5 inches high.

See the feet!

So the pink sit on top of the green and the letters are cut out of the pink letting the green show thru. I have to glue the center of letters inside, like the center of the O and A and the R & B, but that was easy!

I tied them together with white ribbon and made large loops on the end to hang.
I started reaching for my Jukebox, when I thought - GYPSY!
I have all the cartridges loaded - why not!!!
I saved the file as a gypsy file and sync'd with the gypsy and there is was!
Here is what the screens look like when you open it up.
I don't know if you can see the tabs on the top of the screen - that's how
many pages I had use to make the banner (around 6 pages)
Here is a close up of the screen. You can see the other pages in the background.
Good thing I did decide to use my Gypsy because my
New Arrival Cartridge is at my friend's house!
I connected it to the Cricut and cut everything super easy.
I even did a few changes right on the screen
and didn't have to go back to Design Studio! I'm loving this!
Leave a comment and tell me what you think!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Festival July 17th

Another Banner! My friend Patti's siblings are having a Festival at their new restaurant and asked me to make another banner! The man in the photo is my production manager - Gary my hubby!
We lay out all the letters to make sure our math was correct and we didn't cut them too big.

You have to cut all the large letters individually, but the bottom letters I was able to do in sections. We then go around and with a pencil and ruler mark where each section or large letter will sit. It's hard to guess when you are hold 2ft of vinyl in the air and eyeing up where to placing.

Here's the finished banner! If you are in the Waukesha area and are hungry on the 17th - stop in - I"ll be there!


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