Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Little Spooky Decoration!!!

Happy October 1!!!  As I told you, a few of my crafty friends are joining me this week for the Halloween challenge.  Today Michelle N from www.justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com is sharing this fabulous Spooky Tree that she cut using files from SVG Cuts Spooky Soiree set.  I did a couple things from the set on Monday and when she sent me this, I just loved it!!!  Look how fabulous you can decorate using this tree.  She is going to give you all the details so head over to her blog.  Be sure to enter our challenge this week because you might be picked to win the Autumn Celebrations cartridge.  Just create a Halloween project with a die cut machine and link on Monday's post.  See you tomorrow when another of my crafty friends share another super project.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Halloween t-shirt!!!!

Time for another Halloween project this week. Today I am sharing a cute t-shirt I made with my Silhouette Cameo and files from the Silhouette Store.  I loved this saying and found this cute witch that looked perfect with it.  The file for the saying is #66817 and the witch is #48874.  I used glitter HTV for the purple part.  I love having a heat press and making t-shirts is so much fun.  Don't forget we are having a challenge this week so join in with your best Halloween creation!!! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Another Week of Fun Projects and a Challenge!

Happy Monday! Can you believe that this month is almost over!!! Well this week a few of my crafty friends and I will be sharing lots of great projects with you.  Starting today we are having a Halloween challenge.  You can make any Halloween themed project with any die cutting machine.  Be sure to post what machine you are using in your directions.  Link your project by Saturday, Oct. 4 10 pm eastern time.  A winner will be picked by random.org and you can link no more than 2 projects per person and no backlinking please.  We will be giving Cricut Autumn Celebrations cartridge to the winner and we hope to see your wonderful creations.  Today I am sharing a couple projects I created using the Cricut Explore and svg files from SVG Cuts Spooky Soiree collection.  The first is the Jack-O-Lantern bucket.  I love this and the lid comes off and you can add some LED candles.  No real ones please or you will catch on fire!!!!  My second project is the jointed Skeleton.  He was so easy and quick to make and will be a perfect Halloween decoration.  Everyday this week we will have fun and creative projects to share!!!


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Saturday, September 27, 2014

New Cricut Explore Print then Cut feature

Hello and Happy Saturday all! This week Cricut released the new Print then Cut feature in the Cricut Explore. Even though this is a feature I might not use a lot, but glad to know it is here.  I have the Silhouette Cameo which has this feature and I really have had no luck getting it to work properly and have watch numerous videos.  I have to say that this feature on the Cricut Explore is so easy to use.  First you will need to update and calibrate your machine and it will guide you through the process.  Now when you go to upload your images, you will find a tab in the filter that says printables.  I just scanned it a little bit and found this thank you tag from a set called Chalkboard Tags.  I placed three on the mat as shown in the first picture.
Once I size and hit go it brought up the mat like in this picture and it started printing in my printer.
This is how the sheet looked like when it came out of my printer and I just have a cheap HP that came with my laptop I got last December, but does a great job for me and the ink is reasonable.
I put it on my mat and it cut these out so perfect and they are great to use on some little thank you gifts.  If you are on the fence about purchasing this machine, I have to say that I was like that because I felt so disappointed with Cricut.  The new CEO is making sure that the customers needs are being addressed and listening to what we have to say.  After seeing and reading many things, I decided to get this machine and I have to say, it is amazing.  The cut is so good and I think it is the new blade.  I have no complaints on the machine at all.  Right now I am still waiting for them to fix the problem with uploading my Gypsy to CCR so I can use the 300 plus cartridges, but I call and they are still working and have extended the membership.  I love that I can use SVGs from any company.  I applaud Cricut for going in the positive direction and listening to the customer.  Be sure to join me and a few of my friends for a very special week starting Monday....

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy Thursday. Today I am sharing a layout I created using the Cricut Explore .  The title By the Sea is from Miss Kate Cuttables and the other elements are from SVG Attic Cape Cod set.  I used some CTMH paper and cardstock.  This was a easy layout to create for pictures of the beach house.  Thanks for stopping by and join me Saturday for another project.