3.25.2010

Easter Baskets

You know the little cartons that you drank milk from as a kid-well that is the inspiration for this cool Easter Basket. I know you want to ask why they are crooked?? The bottom of each container has not been sealed. They are waiting for me to decide what kind of delicious candy to hold. Cute-huh?

3.02.2010

George and Basic Shapes

The George and Basic Shapes cartridge comes with almost all cri-cut cutters to get you started.

The following 2 signs were almost completely made with this cartridge. In this first sign I was able to select the slider feature for the letters that "slide" onto the ribbon. I selected the sign post feature for the date and to signify that nursery would be available. Each number was cut at the 5" setting with no special feature selected. The grass was not made using the cri-cut but instead was created by crimping a 1"strip and cutting small blades of grass. Cute-huh?

On this sign each letter or number was cut using NO special setting. Each letter or number was then cut again using the "shadow" feature. The shamrocks were made by using the heart cut-outs. Easy-peasy.

2.27.2010

Crikey Creations

" I have no desire or need for a cricut.." That's what I would say to myself or others every year. My thought and words were mostly to convince myself that it was a major WANT and not a NEED. I would think things like i have a sizzix and that's good enough or i'll just use my friends'. I love that friends are so willing to share, but at the same time you have to wonder what projects could be finished right NOW!! I mean do you know how much planning is involved? You can't just simply have 1 or 2 things cut-Lets make the most of our time by finishing mmultiple projects. Have you ever gotten that guilty feeling because you think you friends are just being nice to you when in fact you've interrupted their day? Yeah, I always wonder and therefore my mind never quits worrying. Rationalization is something that gets me through wanting ALL craft aides that I think I need. So, needless to say -I was ECSTATIC when I get this lovely little machine for Christmas. The wheels are already turning and plans are developing. But what first?? Feburary is the first month I have time to use it-VOILA!!
here is the WELCOME sign that has graced the front door for weeks. I was able to use this miracle machine and cut different size hearts for the background. Do you know how great it is to get the SAME heart in different sizes?? Layer the hearts togather, add the w-e-l-c-o-m-e letters, some ribbon with a white rub-on, and done-yeah this baby took all of 3 hours to finish. NOW- THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' BOUT.