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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Spring Phone Case

Well, in between my classes today I made myself a new insert for my phone.  I wanted a new look for spring.  I was able to write CTMH with my Cricut Explore.  I used the flowery paper from the Ariana Paper Pack.
I love being able to change it whenever I feel like it.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cricut Explore contour tips and tricks #1

You can tell I have not made a video in a long long time.  I made this to be able to answer some of the questions about how to cut out or write just some of the words in Word Collage.  I was in the CDS and using my new Cricut Explore.  So here you go, it is a lot easier than it looks.  Hope I covered it all.


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Now go and create.

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Heights Abound

Watch this video to see how the make a cute design and layout.



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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Trailblazing Travel Albums

This video uses the key from page 38 and 39 of the Artbooking cartridge.  This show you a Travel Album and a regular album.  It show you a card too.  You will see different ways you can use some of the layout backgrounds.  I love that you can do so many things with each one.  Give it a try and see what you think.



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Let me know if you have any questions.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Pure Joy of Washi Tape

Take a look and see what you can do with our Washi Tape.  You will have so much fun you just pull it off the roll and tear it.  You can attach it where ever you want.  That's it.  So Coooool!  You are going to love it.

We now have UV coated paper too.  It is in our fundamentals pack check it out and see.



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Monday, March 10, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fab Frames

Here is a video on The How To  of the Fab Frames.  They are so cute and so easy to make with the Artbooking cartridge.



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You can order yours here!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Phone Case for St. Patrick's Day

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Can you tell I have been having fun with my new Cricut Explore.  Today I made a new artwork for my phone case.  With my Cricut Explore that I bought on HSN came with a 3 month subscription to the Design Space so I am trying to get my use out of it and see if it is something that I will continue with.
I wanted to make a new display for my Galaxy Note II.  I love that I got a clear case when I bought it at Costco.  I try to put something new in when I can.  You can see them all here.  Oops I guess I haven't kept up on all the ones I have made.  I change mine out every month.
I used the cell phone canvas in the CDS and when you open it up there is a drop down box that gives you choices of different ones.  It does have my Galaxy Note II.  I used the circle and an ovals in Art Philosophy.  I attached them together and put it over the picture on my mat.  Then I welded them to the ribbon and abracadabra it was a cutout.  Love it! Love it!
I must say that my Explore is AWESOME!!!  It cut perfectly and so small every time.   I just can't say enough about the way it works and how easy it is to use.  My only problem is that it can cut smaller than I can see.  LOL!  Guess I need to get some doctors glasses that have the little microscopes on each eye.  Won't that be cute.  But hey then I will be able to see the little dots and dashes that I have been cutting out.  I can not believe that it can do what it does.  I am still getting the hang of the svg files but it will come.
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Leave me a comment if you have any questions.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cricut Explore Meets Mickey and Friends and Artiste


Here is a Birthday card I made for my Grand Nephew.  He is also turning 3 he and my Granddaughter are 10 days apart.  How fun is that!  I wanted to cut small and intricate shapes to really give my new Cricut Explore a test drive and find out what I could really do and how small it would go.  I had just done the Hello Kitty at 1" with no problem now for Mickey.
While I am doing this I am going to make 12 more for my Kard Klub Swap just to show the ladies what the Cricut Explore can do.  Our theme this month is Disney.
So here we go!
Mickey was so easy you just select the one you want.  I chose the one where he is lying down.  He is also 1" tall and about 2 3/4" wide.  When he come onto the mat from the Cricut Design Space he is all in one piece with all the layers you need.  No more guessing what you need and what size.  You just size it all at one time then when you hit go it puts each piece in a different layers on a different mat.  You can also select how many total you want.  I put in 13 so it cut 13 of each piece.   So really all you do is put the paper on the mat that you want for that layer and hit cut.  Simple as that.  REALLY!!!  It shows me that it will take 18 mats to do this project.
You can see where it is going to cut so you just place you scrap there or put a 12x12 on the mat.
This is his tongue and it is less than 1/16" and they are cut perfectly.  I just used a scrap that was about a 1/2" larger that what I needed.

Yes that was the new mat that came with my Explore.  I have cut none stop since I have gotten it.  But I guess you can tell that from all the marks on my mat.  So many project so little time!
Here are the Mickey's all put together and the hands' border that I welded 2 together after ungrouping and then put the back together.  I did sponge his face with Taffy and Blush to give it some life too.  I did this while it was still on the cutting mat and before I took off the surrounding sheet.  That way no ink go on the mat.

So here it is!  I love how it turned out!

What do you think?
The card is a cut from the Artiste cartridge it is one of the folders.  I have wanted to use this one for a long time I cut it out of Sweet Leaf.
Oh Yes one last thing did you notice the CIRCLE in the back it is perfect.  Yes the Cricut Explore will cut perfect circles now!!!!!!


All the products used are Close To My Heart.
Kraft
Honey
Gypsy
Buttercup
Daisy White
Black
Ruby
Sky
Pear
Pacifica
Sweet Leaf
The 2 papers I used are discontined but I am using up my stach
The Stamp set is an old one too it is C1366 Fringed Phrases

If you have any questions just let me know.  Leave me a comment and I will get back to you.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Cricut Explore and Hello Kitty Pop Up Card Box

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I got my new Cricut Explore on Friday at noon Yeah!  We were sitting in the kitchen and my husband says "don't fall out of your chair, but it is here"!  I was so excited I have felt like a kid waiting for Christmas.  It is finally here!!!!

I could not get it open fast enough.  I got my Cricut box out of the shipping box and just ran my hands over the box.  I was thinking what am I going to cut first.  No really what was I going to cut!  I had already downloaded the Cricut Design Space and uplinked all my cartridges.  I had also started to design my Grand daughters Birthday card in The Design Space



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Well I decided to make some of the cutouts from Hello Kitty because my Granddaughter loves Hello Kitty.  This is her 3rd Birthday and she all excited about it.  Or at least she acts like she is.

Here is the little cut out all put together
Here is the popup card box that I made her

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Preserving Your Legacy

Preserving your legacy is very important.  This video will show all about our products and the options to cater to your individual memory keeping preferences.  You will see the changes that have been made to our already ultra-durable Memory Protectors page protectors, like the new side-load pages, new designs that will coordinate with our Picture My Life scrapbooking programs, and a limited time strap-hinge Memory Protector.



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You can check them out and order your here!  Be sure to join my online Gathering for March.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Studio Savings for March 2014

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Don't miss out on this one.  All month of March from the 1st to the 31st all Studio J layouts are only $5.00.  That is only $2.50 a page.  Well let me tell you that you can not make them your self for only $2.50 a page.  Watch this video and see what else you can do in Studio J.  Then go check it out yourself  here.  It's FREE you don't have to download anything you only pay for what you want to purchase.  What could be better than that.



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Well what did you think of that!  Pretty cool, right.