Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Having Fun With My Cricut Imagine

If you know me personally, you know I've just received my new Cricut Imagine. I've talked of nothing else in the last two weeks. Well it is here, it is big!!! and it is worth all the scrapbooking surface it is using!

I haven't been participating to very many challenges lately and I wanted to get right back at it. I also wanted to play with the Cricut Imagine so I did both with the Mojo Monday Challenge 201. I am really pleased and impressed with the result. This machine is going to be fun! 

Here is this weeks Sketch challenge with Mojo Monday. I decided to do the circle card. So using the Yummy Art Cartridge and the preloaded shapes on the Cricut I made this card.

First I selected the Scallop circle from the preloaded shapes and sized it to 4.5 inches, I copies it so that I would have two. I also selected the Popsicle on the layered setting at 2.5 inches. I added the border and changed the colour to a teal blue and sized it to 1.5 inches. I selected the Celebrate tag and left it on the assembled image and set it to 1 inch. I picked out of the pendant that had a circle  designed to it and set it to the layered image. I changed the colour of the circle to the chocolate with writing background. I then removed all the other pendant layers and sized the circle to Actual 4 inches. I also changed my setting so that there would not be a coloured border along the edges of my images. When it came to print and cut, it needed to be on two pages to accommodate the sizes I selected.

I trimmed the border to remove the top part and shorten it to fit my circle. And of course I inked my edges in chocolate ink.

I matched the scalloped circle and scored a little bit of the edge on the back piece to create my card.

And then I assembled the card. Using some pop dots on one of the  Popsicle and the tag. Here is the final result.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scrapbook in a box.

Well I sure haven’t blogged for a while, or participated to many challenges. Cross that I really mean ANY challenges. But really it’s not because I haven’t been scrapbooking. I just organized a scrapbooking weekend. I’ve been making my samples and hosting my monthly workshop. I’ve also been busy drooling over the new CTMH Idea Book. And we have been haying at the farm. I’m using the term WE quite loosely here. I’ve been on kids duty mostly.

Also there was two wedding showers this week. My mother’s, and for one of my new step sister. So I thought I would share with you what I made for them. This project was shared at our last CTMH consultant meeting, one of my second downline showed me how to make these. Thanks Lauren! So here is my version.

I made my mom’s first. Keep in mind this was my first take and that my camera was MIA and I took these pictures with my phone.

I got really excited about putting this project together that I forgot to ink my edges until after it was all put together. But it turned out okay. This is a surprisingly very easy project to make.

I made this one on Saturday evening. Lately while I scrapbook I've been doing it with my laptop in front of me watching scrapbooking videos on youtube. Well while doing this box I learned how to make rolled paper flowers. So I decided to try them for the next box.

These have turned out better then I would have thought and they get together so well. I did one in cardstock with the one sides stamped with some flourishes. The other two are with sweatheart B&T Duos. I used some Olive Twist Smooch pearlized accent ink on the edges of my flowers and glued the whole thing together with liquid glass. Love it!! And very solid.

So here is how this scrapbook in a box ended.

I am very pleased at how these turn out and I hope my mom and sister like them as well. I will definetly make this into a workshop. So stay tuned.

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Sad Sale

In order to add to my scrapbooking supply, I am required to sale one "item" for fund and space. I'm sad to see my Slice Elite go, it as worked out great for me. I love to portability and the little amount of space it requires.

Here is a list and pictures (sorry about the poor picture quality, my camera is currently missing so I used my husband iPod) of all the accessories I have for my Slice.

4 x Drawing Tips in Black, Primary, Neutrals, and  Brights
2 x Replacement Blade Tools (with 6 new blades)
1 x Set of Embossing Tips
1 x Slice lifting spatula (not shown in pictures)
1 x Design Card Storage
(21 Slice Cartridges ~ 7 MS + and 14 regular)
  Basics 1
  Basics 2
  Basics 3
  Animal Crackers
  Fall/Back To School
  Fa La La
  Just Chillin' Teen
  Big Kids
  Farm Life (MS+)
  Word & Expressions Holiday (MS+)
  Basics 1 (MS+)
  Under The Sea (MS+)
  Think Pink (MS+)
  Jungle (MS+)
  Paws & Claws (MS+)
1 x 12" x 12" Hands Free Magnetic Cutting/Embossing Mat
1 x 5" x 5" Embossing Mat
1 x 5" x 5" Glass Cutting Mat
1 x Quick Start Guide & User Manual
1 x Power Cord
1 x Slice Elite Cordless Design Cutter
1 x Dust Protective Case
1 x Slice Inspirations Box (With over 40 project cards)
1 x Slice Apron (not shown)

The lot retails at over $1200. I am asking for $900 or best offer.

To view the image of each cartridge or to find out more about the use of a Slice, please visit