Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Generally I use my Gypsy to design projects, but this cut didn't want to upload to my Gypsy for some reason. One thing I really love about Cricut Craft Room is the function to put in the type of paper you are using and it will tell you exactly what settings are best to come out with the perfect cut. CCR also controls the spead that your Cricut cuts, so it did go much slower on this intricate cut than my Gypsy would have. That was a good thing because the cut came out much better. I also enjoy going through Cricut's digital content at www.cricut.com to see what new single images they have that are CCR exclusives. It's a cheaper way to get new content when you can't aford to go out and buy a new cartridge right away.
Stop by www.mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com for more inspiration on your Cricut projects.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Meghan and I love the Disney Junior show "Doc McStuffins." I made her a play doctor kit so we could treat her stuffed toys. Using real bandaids on stuffed toys is a pain because they are hard to get off. As a fun alternative, I cut out bandaids from fun foam. I ran the fun foam through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I used a Copic marker to draw squares on the bandaids. I had scraps of red and pink vinyl that I punched hearts out of to stick on the bandaids.
I used the Forever Young cartridge to make this chic book mark for the CardzTV challenge. I used one of my fabric buttons as an embellishment on it. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs. I think I'll make some more of these book marks for some friends at work.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I was excited to learn that Provocraft finally set it up where you can link your Gypsy cartridges to the online Cricut Craft Room. This has been a long time coming. I made sure to update my versions of Cricut Craft Room and Cricut Sync before updating my Gypsy. I am happy to announce that all of my cartridge content is now in both Cricut Craft Room and my Gypsy. I have to admit that this update kind of freaked me out because I really didn't want anything bad to happen to my Gypsy. I did get a $20 credit to use on digital content from Cricut.com just for updating my Gypsy though. I am really glad that I did it. Now if anything horrible ever did happen to my Gyspy, God forbid, then all of my cartridge content is still on Cricut Craft Room.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
This is the first side step card that I've ever made. The Paper Playtime Challenge for this week was to do a different type of folded card. I'm glad that I got to step out of my comfort zone a little bit.
The sentiment comes from Mary at CardzTV.
I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for the fence and the Freshly Picked cartridge for the garden gnome. I used my grass punch, circle punch and scallop circle punch.
For today's project, I made two different vinyl wall decor cuts for my 3 year old daughter's princess themed room. I used Cricut brand lavender vinyl from my stash. I used the Wall Decor and More and Princess Party cartridges. Both images were cut at 5" with a blade depth of 4 and 3 on both speed and pressure. I used a multi cut of 2 as well.
I ran out of Cricut brand transfer tape, so I used my Glad Press n' Seal to transfer my vinyl to the wall. First I removed the excess vinyl. If you can't do it with your fingers you can use an exacto knife to remove the smaller bits inside the letters.
Now you'll want to carefully go over each letter again with the same tool that you used above (Popsicle stick, credit card etc.) to ensure the vinyl adheres to the wall. Next, carefully pull off the transfer material starting and one corer and going across slowly to make sure each letter is attatched. At this point I go over the letters again and rub them against the wall to make doubly sure that they are secured well. I find some brands of vinyl are much stickier than others, so it's good to go over your vinyl again.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
After the week I've had I was in some serious need of some craft therapy. We got home late from the wedding rehearsal and dinner for my brother in law's wedding, but I still managed to get this sweet tea cup pin cushion done. I saw a number of people do these on YouTube for craft swaps and I thought they would make excellent mother's day gifts. This one is for me though. I plan to also glue a strand of pearls onto the plate as soon as I figure out where Meghan hid them. The plate is glued to the cup with E6000 and hot glue. I glued the pin cushion inside with just the E6000. I love my new pin cushion SO much! I'm going to put it up on a shelf in my craft room.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
This has been an emotionally and physically exhausting week. Had a stomach bug. Got things ready for my brother in law's wedding. Then yesterday one of my favorite cousins passed away from a heart attack very unexpectedly. She was 41, just 10 years older than me. I always looked up to her when we would take the long drives to Minnesota to visit. I won't be able to make the drive there from Ohio for the funeral though I'd like to. At least my mom and dad will get to be there. Praying happier times are coming our way soon.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I am so glad I am done with these vases. My future sis in law wanted these for their wedding table this weekend. Guess they are putting their flowers in them. I made one for my brother in law for Christmas. The fruits of the spirit are on them with vinyl, which I know is hard to tell from the picture. I was having a heck of a time with my vinyl cutting right. Thinking that I need to replace my blade, but I FINALLY got them done. I used Birthday Bash.....and quite a few more cartridges. Normally I am much better at remembering which ones. I'm just happy I didn't throw the darn things against the wall and bust them. The humid weather today also made vinyl application a bad idea. :::sigh::::
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
I listed more than a dozen sets of stick pins for sale on Ebay. Each set includes 10 stick pins, 5 2" and 5 4". Here is the link to one.
Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=330904507101
You can view my other items through this link too.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The challenge this week on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog was to use the color yellow and a triangle. I needed to make a Harvest For Hunger collection container for work. I cut the barn using the County Fair Cricut cartridge. I used punches for everything but the letters which were cut using the Birthday Bash cartridge.
So I used yellow on my sunshine and there are triangles on my barn door. The container is an empty oatmeal holder.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
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Saturday, April 6, 2013
The challenge was to use one of your favorite quotes on a card. I used a quote from Cinderella, "Even miracles take a little time." I used the K Andrew Designs "Of Mice and Little Men" stamp set for the sentiment on the cloud. This Disney Princess cartridge is one of the only digital cartridges that I purchased from Cricut.com as it is so difficult to find now.
Friday, April 5, 2013
You can find more info on how I made this card on todays post on www.gettingcricky.com
I am entering this card in the CardzTV challenge to use three different patterned papers. I used my DCWV Citris paper pack. I definitely don't use enough patterned paper on die cuts.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I went back to work Monday after an extended medical leave. After organizing my desk I realized that I really needed something functional and cute to keep my tacks in for my cubicle walls. I used a baby food jar and added a cute pin cushion top. I glued some mulberry paper roses on that I found on ebay. The coffee cup stamp is from Mary at CardzTV. I filled the jar with clear pins for my cubicle and stuck a couple of my decorative stick pins in the pins cushion.