Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Birds

Hi. Just got home from the bird store. Fred, Barney and Little Guy need nails, and flight wings trimmed. Fred need a beak trim too. Now they are back home in clean cages and a new toy. They are Happy Happy.

  This is Little Guy  (Conure)

  This is Fred (on the right, he's an Orange Wing) and Barney(he's on the left, he's a Blue Front)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Some new things

    Well, I purchased a Yudu machine on clearance, along with additional inks and such.  Oh my this actually works and is entirely too cool.  I have plans on doing more than just this sample shirt. 

Then, I went to Joann's and took advantage of their open stock cardstock sale and picked up a lot of paper at 5 sheets for $1.  My supply was woefully thin, now I have plenty.  There was also a nice selection of  Tim Holtz signature distress colors, very nice.  All paper is the Coredinations line, and I bought a mixture of smooth, canvas and textured cardstock, I was shopping by color, not by type.

Just so you know, 260 sheets, stacked on top of each other, measure 3-1/4" tall. 

All these colors are now sorted by color, and filed away so I can start using them this afternoon.  Have a creative day.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cricut Class Samples

   I've been busy the past few days making samples for my "How to use the buttons on your Cricut Class" 
I do have a sample board of the different buttons like fit to page, fit to length, etc.  I thought some samples of what this machine can do besides cut letters would be helpful. 

This is the same basic box from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  Done in 3 sizes, fit to page using a 12x24 mat, a 12x12 mat and a 6x12 mat

Heart Closure Box from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, cut as big as I could fit on the mat, 8.29 inches

Again, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, cut on a 6x12 mat. 

This open box is from Cindy Loo, and the letters are from Lyrical Letters, this was cut at 7", slanted to fit on the mat

This is a pillow box, cut as big as I could fit on the mat, I stamped a pattern on the cardstock before cutting.  I used the Easter 2010 cartridge and my gypsy to omit the rabbit cut out.  Several cartridges have a pillow box cut.

I used the Gingerbread cartridge for this cut.  The point of this is to show a cookie, an ornament, bookmark, package decoration feature.  One simple cut can be used so many ways.

A basic card from A Child's Year, I just let the Cricut cut out the card and the flowers, I put pearlized paper behind the cut outs, and it will make a great all occasion card.

This card and matching envelope are from Damask Decor.  The sentiment is from Beyond Birthdays

Recipe Card made used From My Kitchen and the cherries from Preserves

All cuts were from Freshly Picked.  This would be a great gift card holder for a gardener.

I used the Nifty Fifties cartridge and vinyl to decorate this water bottle.

This is a cupcake holder from the Cricut Lite Cupcake Wrapper Cartridge, the wrapper was cut at 3" as was the daisy to go on top of the cupcake.  I sponged some pink on the bottom ruffle edge, although it didn't come out as nice in the photo as in real life.  I used some self adhesive rhinestones for the center of the flowers.

These are pokes, I used them in a sucker bouquet for last year's Father's Day barbecue, these I borrowed from my husband to show.  Sports Mania for the football and helmet, Beyond Birthdays for the sentiment

This is my first banner, ever, I made it using Mini Monograms, about a 6" circle, layered light pink under dark pink.  I used the 5 petal flower from this same cartridge, cut 5 times at decreasing sizes, and lightly rolled the petals

This is our cat Rex, she was tired from helping me make all these cuts, so she took a nap in the sunshine.