Thursday, September 18, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More -Whooo Loves Fall?

Hello! Hope everyone is having an awesome week!! I am sharing today over at Exploring Cricut and More today. Diane has chosen a fall challenge this week for you to participate in. She has done some wonderful projects showcasing svg cuts with her Cricut Explore. They are so cute!

I decided to share a fall layout with you all. I created a 2 page 12 x 12 using my Cameo.  I really like how this page came together using some cute images from MissKateCuttables. 

The owl was actually an Easter owl that I ungrouped so I could take the Easter ears off. I chose this one because I really liked the eyes:)  The branch came from another MissKateCuttables. I really like to be able to mix and match my images for maximum use don't you?


12 x 12 pages 
Papers - American Craft and Scraps
Sentiment - Ravie font 1.5"
Owl - MissKateCuttables Easter Owl 3" 
Branch -Bird Love 2.45"
Half Circle - Silhouette software 9"

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More- Seek the Heights

Hello! Hope your day is off to a great start! I am sharing at Exploring Cricut and More today and have a fun project that my oldest wanted to make for her sorority little. 

This was super easy to make and the reason was contact paper. Now you can use vinyl too, but let's face it contact paper is more reasonable when you are just using it for a mask to paint.

I created this balloon using an image and AR Cena font from my computer. I wanted the sentiment to curve around the balloon and wasn't sure how to do this. I found this video on and it was perfect.

I separated the image pieces for the balloon so that I would have masks for each part. Acrylic paint was used on the canvas and dried very quickly. The contact paper worked great. It didn't pull the paint up between colors and it definitely gave nice crisp lines. Just make sure you get all the bubbles out and it lays down flat before beginning to paint over it.

This was a 12 x 12 canvas and the image was almost 9.5" tall with the letters measuring a little over 1" tall. I did add a little more space between the letters. Under Text Style, at the bottom, is a slider bar that says character spacing. You can choose how close or far apart you would like your letters.

Remember to join in our challenge this week! 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Happy Birthday Challenge

Happy Monday! Well school is underway and everyone seems to be off to a great start. With that past me, I need to start thnking about fall birthdays and what better way than to have a birthday challenge to get some great ideas. The challenge this week is to create a card, craft or layout using a birthday theme. The catch is to make sure you have some sparkle or glitter on your project.

I created this birthday card to share with you today using glitter paper and of course, Stickles for my cupcake. My Cricut Expression along with Doodlecharms and Create a Critter were the images I used to make this.

This is a A2 size card and the pattern papers are from DCWV Citrus, one of my favorite stacks. The swiss dot white paper is from Bo Bunny with some great red, yellow and orange Stickles. Gold Stickles was used for the flame on the candle. I used some black ink on the red borders.

Don't forget to check out my DT Sisters for some more fantastic projects. Hope to see what you all create to for the challenge!!

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