Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fresh From Our Garden scrap page

Papers and embellishments are Cosmo Cricut.  I don't usually purchase kits but this one was so cute and I'm sure with my big new garden, I will have lots of chances to use it.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 27, 2011

First Grade Scrap Page

  The boys are now out for the summer, yeah!  Notice that Carsten wore the exact same thing on the first and the last day of school, guess what his favorite shirt is?  Todays scrap page is for the Sketchy Thursday LO challenge.  The paper I bought last time I was in Oregon, it is by Cosmo Cricut (pencils/notebook lines), and Rusty Pickle (blackboard).  Cardstock is SU and just LOOK how great my silhouette cut the red cardstock.  The star is from George Basic Shapes at 1.25 inch.  Thanks for looking and for your comments :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cobra vinyl t-shirt

Today I  had 45 minutes between finishing chores and time to pick up kids so I thought I would take advantage of it by doing a bit of crafting with my new silhouette.  I downloaded a free clip art cobra and cut it on heat press vinyl (silver).  It was a bit of a pain to weed, but the whole process was still done by the time I had to leave.  The silver looks really cool in person on the black and the silhouette did a great job of cutting every little detail.  My son just got home and he loves it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cutting little words with a wonderful new toy

I have some projects I want to do that will require some smaller words cut.  I have not had the best luck with doing small words with my  cricut.  To solve this, and to avoid the whole scal/cricut thing, I got a silhouette sd.  I still love my cricut and will continue to use it with carts, but for little words and fine detail/svgs I'll use the Silhouette.  It came yesterday and I just tried it out....oh my!  I can't believe the difference in the cut of words.  Right out of the package there was no tearing of paper, no skipped spots, no lop-sided scallops.  I haven't done the projects yet, but I had to post this one little word I cut with my silhouette at 1 inch (font is standard cursive, welded, 1 inch for both).  I tried cutting the same with my cricut, but with the same paper, I just got a mess.  I tried it a second time with paper that I can trust to always cut best on a cricut (you know the kind), and just look at the difference!  I still couldn't even get the cricut one off the mat, but you can see from the lines how uneven the letter width is.   I can't wait to use it for some vinyl.   FYI, my understanding is that you only have until the end of the month to get the free upgrade to scal 3.  It loads as a separate file, so you can have scal 2 and scal 3 on your computer.  I'm still waiting for them to send me my new code for scal 3, but I hear good things about it so I'm eager to test it out.  Its surely got to be easier than this Silhouette software.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Enjoy your summer / thank you popcicle card

The school year is finally coming to an end here, yeah!  I couldn't miss the chance to make a Popsicle card, so here is a thank you card for the teachers.  The Popsicle was done in inkscape, the border punch is Martha, the paper is Stampin Up.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paper Lace Congradulations Graduation card and free digital stamp

It's that time of year again.  My boys are counting down the days of school (as are their teachers, no doubt).  I made this for my friends son who will be graduating in a few short days.  I used paper lace and DS (you can email me if you need the cut file for Design studio), final size of the card is 4.5x4.5.  The circle "stamp" was made in inkscape and is available as a png file below.  Just open in your favorite editing software or word and print the size you need, it is in outline so you can color in the hat for your school color.  I printed mine to fit a 1 1/4 inch circle punch and tied them on with SU ribbons/cord.  I used a pop dot under them to keep the tag in the orientation I wanted.

Free Class of 2011 digital stamp (png)

On another note....I've started another blog to track our new home, please stop by and visit that too!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Birthday Roadtrip Scrappage 1

I rarely do two page layouts but this one covered a weekend so it need 6 photos.  This is the first page. For the second page,  I can't decide if I should put grandmas house at the end of the road (the one from zoobaloo) or a cake (which I had to make myself because in all my carts I only have one with a cake and I used it on another LO).  The road is also an svg I made in inkscape.  Cake or house? or maybe cake and presents?
I went with a house and to Party arrow.....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lacy Labels bird thinking of you card

This is cut with Lacy Labels at 3.75 inch, mounted on a A2 base.  The stamp is from stampin up, paper is SU(speckled white), Coordination(blue), and DCWV (tan sparkly).  Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pirate-y Piggy bank block

I went to Oregon last week, and as usual I stopped and my two favorite crafting places: Craft Warehouse and Ikea.  The glass blocks were half off  (on sale for $4) so I pick up two, one for each son.  They are pre-drilled  with a two inch hole on the top, so that is what I'm using to put money in and out (this is for saving, so mostly in).  For the front I used black vinyl, then white for words and skull.  I used Pieces of Eight font - my favorite for pirate-y type things.  I wanted to write Carstens treasure, but then the letters were just too small.  One the back I just used a square of chalkboard vinyl so he can either keep track of what is inside, or write what he's saving it for.  Tomorrow I need to make one with a snake for my other son.  Thanks for looking!

This I just had to take a picture of at ikea - it made me laugh that they had to put "not acutal size"