Friday, November 27, 2009
Here is another one...I haven't figured out "how" to post multiple images on one post but......I don't really like the font on this one so I'm going to try another one and do it in red for Christmas colors too so we'll see how that one turns out.
Ok....so here is one of the projects that I just had to try with all my new found vinyl. I found this file free somewhere a while ago and just loved it. Doesn't it look amazing! I did this one in burgandy to match my living room, but I did another two in red to give as a gift. They turned out amazing and were super easy. The secret is to cut small chunks off your vinyl as you weed so that what you have weeded doesn't stick to what you are trying to keep. After messing up on the first one, the next 3 of these were a piece of cake. My husband said he really liked them and wanted to know if I'd make him some to give to his Home Teaching families. See...even husbands can eventually see "why" a stack of vinyl in their family room is a good thing!
I am so excited. I've been wanting to try vinyl for a long time now, but the cost (9.99 for 4 feet) at my local scrapbook store scared me off. On the SCALHints forumn, one gal suggested that I contact a local sign company to see if they would sell me any scraps. When I called and told him I was looking for small scraps from 3 inches to probably around 12 inches, the man said he had a couple of boxes of scraps and to come in and take a peak. Well, his idea of scraps and mine were TOTALLY different. What he considered scraps is what I considered roll ends. I got 52 rolls most of them 15 inches wide in a variety of colors and some marked as long as 10 feet for a whopping total of $30.00. I was THRILLED! That's less than .60 a roll and some are as long as 10 feet but none less than 1 to 2 feet. Most are around 5 feet or so. I told my husband it was like Christmas morning and he just laughed trying to figure out why I was so excited about all this stuff and then promptly asked me if I intended to leave it in the middle of the floor! LOL....so anyway, do check with your local sign company. This one was awesome. I must admit though, that the first company I called said they would sell me vinyl but it would be 2 to 3 dollars a foot - even their scrap vinyl. I can buy it cheaper than that at my local scrapbook store. The guy I got this from says they always keep it to use, but they never do so he wanted to just get it out of there because for him most of it wasn't long enough (under 10 feet) for him to use. Woo hoo! Anyway, just wanted to share!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Here is the latest cut files from Teddy Bear Treasures. Aren't they cute!!! These are copyrighted images so if you want them, please go to the link below to purchase them! They will be available shortly. Enjoy! I LOVE the turtle and giraffe in this set! Cute cute cute. Hmmmm....maybe I should clean my work area BEFORE taking pictures. Looks kinda messy there.....creative chaos right! LOL.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I love the look of this. I don't have any idea how to make it work on a layout, but I'm about to find out. This is one of the many reasons I love SCAL. At Roberts, detailed cut outs like this are at least 1.00 a sheet. Here it is cut out of a black 5 cent piece of cardstock! Gotta love that! It did take a little while to cut, but I just walked away and checked on it later. Go check out this blog, the designs on it are amazing but this one cut flawlessly. Perfection the first try! Gotta love that!
Here is the link to the download for this file. Look under lattice patterns. This one was lattice 6.
Make sure you have a while to browse her site. Seriously, her patterns are some of the most beautiful and intricate cuts I've seen. I LOVE them. Some of them look too intricate but this one cut beautifully. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Anyway, go check it out at this link:
Good luck to all of us! :-)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Aren't these cute! I've never been a "skeleton or skull" fan which is so popular with the kids today, but yesterday I was blog hopping and landed at Rowena's blog. She had these really cute skeleton animals that she used on her treat bags and she provided a link to where she found the images. So out of curiosity, I followed the link to these little skeletons. I've never seen them before nor would I buy my child a stuffed skeleton animal, but I thought these guys would be great on Halloween pages so I decided to create a few. I used SCAL 2 for the actual tracing on all but 1 of the animals. I used Inkscape on the spider and he actually turned out better because it traced the design of the heart too. But really simple to create and cut and they will look great on all my Halloween pages! The links for Rowena's blog and the link to the animals are listed below! Enjoy! SVG's Here. Please leave a comment if you like them! I'd love to know you stopped by!
I decided to share a picture of my daughter's birthday cake. Her favorite colors are red, white and black and I don't like any of those colors for frosting! LOL. That's ok because she asked for a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. So...how do you incorporate red, white and black.....why the cricut of course! The balloons were made from some old wrapping paper I kept because it had the neatest designs. A little red marker and voila...red, white and black. I used stickles on the happy birthday but it made the paper curl so my handy dandy cuttlebug fixed that problem. One time through and it was "flat" again. Sometimes you just gotta love your toys! She thought it was great and asked if she could put the balloons on her door. Success.....