Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Ok...here's another one! I created him from a free font file. I took him into Inkscape and seperated the pieces so that I could cut all the colors at the same time. I think he turned out wonderful! There is still so much to learn in Inkscape, but I'm at least getting some of it so that I can create a couple of files. It's fun.
This is why I love SCAL. See that penquin, I created him from a picture that I found and then cut him on my cricut. I also created the snow file and LOVE that they are all connected so that I can cut the word and the shadow in one piece. Quick and easy. I hate cutting each indivual letter and then gluing each to it's shadow and then again gluing them to the page. This way, quick and easy...I also LOVE this font...now if I could just remember which one it was......
Anyway, this lattice card is from http://susanbluerobot.blogspot.com/. If you haven't been to her site, you are in for an amazing treat. She has tons of beautiful ideas and they are all amazing! I've been wanting to use one of her cards for the last few months and never have so today was the lucky day! I LOVE it and I think Grandma will too! Thanks Susan! The flowers were actually cut from leftovers from a scrapbooking page that I just had laying around so voila...scraps go to good use.
I'd hit a slump so I was surfing the net looking at premade pages on ebay, when I noticed that a lot of adorable pages were being done with tear bears. I've never done tear bears, but it started me on a quest to find a bear with movable parts. Of course I couldn't find one and so this started me on a mission to learn Inkscape so I could make these using SCAL. Well, I finally created a pattern, but each piece was individual. Denise, a gal on the message board I belong too, gave me the idea of making these more of one piece so that they weren't so time consuming to assemble. I must say, these little buggers took me around 12 hours...no joke....to create, but it was a really good learning experience in Inkscape. Now I have them saved and can use them anytime. I also have a face and hands that I can use to look over photos, one with a bear standing, and I even created one shooting a basketball at a hoop. I couldn't find any fun young kid basket ball images, and so I did my son's pages using bears like this in a basketball theme. They turned out cute. All in all, those pages with these bears too me FOREVER to do, but as Denise says....it doesn't matter how long it takes, just that I finally got them to turn out. I think they turned out way cute and thanks to some who gave me the basketball image and the hoop image, I was able to get the pages done. If I had to create all those files, I'm afraid I'd still be at it. Hopefully, it will get easier with time! LOL.
If you want to see some of Denise's amazing work....she's a pro at Inkscape and SCAL...here is the link to her blog...be prepared to spend hours and hours! She's done amazing things.... http://dscrapbookingroom.blogspot.com/
Friday, May 8, 2009
This year for family and friends, I scraplifted this idea from someone...sorry...now that I'm new to blogging, I can't remember where....but it says "You've been naughty, so here's the scoop. You're getting nothin" but snowman poop." I put these hot chocolate packets in the pouch and filled a mug with marshmellows and a candy cane and gave them to our neighbors and friends. My daughter's piano teacher LOVED it and said it was the most creative gift she'd received in a long time....I'm glad she had a sense of humor!
I scraplifted this idea from here: http://svgcuts.com/blog/?p=1258 They have the most amazing files. Mine didn't line up just right as I'm sure hers did, but I think it turned out great. They have some amazing files on this site and they are very reasonably priced. I have my mind on a few sets when I get a little extra money. Love her files and her ideas. I'm new to SCAL and so this took me forever to create....I think I'll get the original file from her so that it lines up right because I'd like to use it again...what a wonderful card to give to someone in the hospital, especially those that won't let just about anything through the door! On my file---you can't see here because I trimmed the overlap off, but if I turned it over, you'd be able to see where I goofed...hopefully Mom won't notice or care.....LOL.
Anyway, here is the card I made for Mother's Day. I made one for my Mom and one for my Mother-in-Law.... I think they turned out adorable.