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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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Little Lady!

Hello!  I have another layout to share of my sweet puppy, Olivia. I am really trying to get my pictures cleaned up, but boy does time not always permit that.  She will be 2 in December and if feels like we just got her. These pics were ages 1-3 months.

I used both my Expression and Cameo to create these cute pages. It is so nice to be able to do that. I really feel like I'm getting the best of both worlds. 

2 page 12 x 12 layout
Title - Fonts from computer
scallop Border - Silhouette Online Store #17064
Pennants - Silhouette Online Store #29292
Top Note - Storybook

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More Back to School Challenge

Hi! Ready for a challenge! At Exploring Cricut and More the challenge is "Back To School". Any card, layout or project with a school theme. 

I cut everything by hand except for my title and dates. The Silhouette makes it so easy to choose any font and create a title from your computer. There are also a lot of freebie fonts to check out if you can't find one you like on your computer already. I use, or

My oldest was sweet and sent me a pic from her 1st day of classes at college last year and I'm hoping she does the same for me this year too. 

Hope to see many of you enter the challenge! We can all use great inspiration and my DT sisters have some awesome ideas to share as well.

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