Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When Life Gives you Lemons

Hi everyone! Now that I am done with my week over at the Ladybug Blog I can post the projects on my blog.  I had so much fun making these "Lemononade'" scrapbook pages!  I used  the Just Because Cards cartridge, Ranger Inks and DCWV cardstock. I absolutely love the Just Because Cards cartridge for scrapbook pages!  The titles are so fun and the embellishments that go with it are perfect for scrapbooking, even though it was made for cards.  LOL!

Here is a video showing how I made these pages:

Have a great day!!

Pucker up card

 This project was so easy to do! I used some of the same embellishments and the scraps from my Lemonade Scrapbook layout. 

I used my Gypsy, my Cricut Expression, and the Just Because Cards cartridges. I also used Ranger Inks and DCWV cardstock.

When I have a scrapbook page that I love, I almost always make a card while I have the supplies out!

Here is a video showing how I made this card:

A little bird told me

Hi everyone! I made this card using the Just Because Cards and Create a Critter Cricut cartridges, Coredinations cardstock, ribbon from my stash and a little piece of sandpaper.  :-)

Here is a video showing how I made this card:

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tips for making detailed cuts with your Cricut:

Sometimes it is frustrating to cut out detailed or intricate cuts (words, flourishes, etc.) really small.  Here are some helpful tips:

1.  Use the multi-cut feature - Using the multi-cut has never failed me yet!  :-)

2.  Try changing your blade - As soon as the detailed cuts start ripping or not cutting all of the way through, I know I need a new blade!

3.  Use quality paper - White or black cardstock from Walmart is fine for large cuts, but does not do so well on flourishes and small words.  I was using it for Dinosaur teeth and had tried all of the other tips on this post.  Finally I got out my Provo Craft white cardstock and it cut like a dream!

4.  Use the correct settings - Thick cardstock like Bazzill can be hard to cut intricate cuts on.  I recommend downloading a chart from Joy at obsessedwithscrapbooking.com. (Cutting Guide under the 'Cricut Basics' tab at the top of the website).    It has all of the recommended settings for vinyl, thick cardstock, regular cardstock, etc.  I keep mine right by my machine.  I think Joy's is taped to the inside of her cricut lid. She also has a video '7 tips for great cuts'.

Hope this is helpful!

Feeling Sick? Milk it!

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!! I made this fun card using the Create a Critter and Just Because Cards cartridges.

Here's a video about how I made this card:

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Little Bird Told Me

Hi everyone! This is my last project this week over at the Hallmark Ladybug Blog.  Head on over to see more pictures and a video showing how I made this card!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pucker up!

Hi everyone! I made this card with leftover paper and embellishments from my Lemonade Scrapbook layout.
When I have a scrapbook page that I love, I almost always make a card while I have the supplies out!  Head on over to the Ladybug blog to see a video and more pics!

Have a great day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

When life gives you lemons . . .

Hi everyone! I had so much fun making this layout.  I love using the Just Because Cartridge for scrapbook pages! This is the layout I have posted as the guest designer over at the Hallmark Ladybugs blog.  There are more pictures and a video, so head on over to the Ladybug blog!:

Have a great day!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Applying vinyl in a few easy steps!!

I am so excited to be sharing another project over at the Sassy Lady Blog!  Be sure to check out her blog for more fun projects!

I made this vinyl lettering for a fun reminder in my kids bathroom:

Vinyl letter is so fun and easy to do with the cricut!  The Lyrical Letters cartridge is my favorite for vinyl lettering  (Easy to weed!).  Here is a video showing how I cut and 'weeded the vinyl'.  I also show you how to put it on the wall. :-)

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

An uplifting message for the Sabbath day:

I usually don't post on Sunday, but thought I would share this uplifting story.  Hope you enjoy it!: