Friday, January 29, 2010

Door Signs

Challenge from

I created Door Signs for my upstairs using my Cricut Expression.
BATH & GUEST were created with Plantin SchoolBook
EVAN (my cool son) was created with Plantin SchoolBook and Indie Art {guitar1}
All have the colors black and red with various patterned paper for the letters.
Looks very cool on the doors!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Just thinkin'....

I am trying to find my craftin' voice and not sure which direction I should go...
"A Craft a Week"?
"A medium a Month"?
"My views of the best craft sites"?

For now I will dabble in several areas and write what I am "Just thinkin'..."

Today I am just thinkin' about "Make the Cut!"...
It really is a amazing addition to my card making tools. I was able to download free fonts from the web to use and this is the best site I found:  Very cool fonts to use!
As far as using "Make the Cut!" I wasn't really sure how to get the really intricate fonts to cut out but then I discovered... 

Once you type your text, highlight then select Shape Magic =>; Layering. After you do that you can click and separate the two sections (the bottom and the top). Cut the two layers in separate color very much like Cricut Layers. Very easy... Very cool!! I also discovered that not only text but webdings can be done this way and it really opens up what you can now cut with your Cricut.

Happy Craftin' 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tis the Season... to breathe...

Ok, where did the time go?? It was just yesterday that I was trying to decide when to START my Christmas cards and here we are in January already... Geeze!

Now on to some really exciting news... I just discovered "Make the Cut!" ( and LOVE IT!! I know there are some out there that prefer SCAL but I have really held off purchasing it due to the fact that it just seemed complicated. Life is complicated, my crafting should be easy!

If you are looking for a less expensive way to use all the fonts you want... trust me, it was worth the price. Now don't get me wrong, I still love my Cricut cartridges and will probably continue to purchase the Cricut Solution Cartridges, but this is just another option to add to my Cricut OBSESSION!!

If you are interested in "Make the Cut!", you can download a copy to try out but beware, it cuts a watermark when you cut it out. Still, I was so happy, I make the purchase within an hour of playing. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Happy 2010!