Thursday, November 10, 2011

Birthday card made with Cricut Craft Room and Yes... my Imagine!

Well, I have been in a funk, a craft funk and a LIFE funk.  I can't seem to get control of anything - eating, weight, house cleaning, job, and parents!  I never mentioned kids - they are the least of my worries right now. (thank god) Plus I am working part time - which really isn't helping me gain control of anything.

       Any way I am going to a scrapbook weekend and I haven't touched my scrapbooks in about 2 years.  I came into my scrap room to try and gather things to work on for 2 days when I decided to try Cricut Craft Room.  I needed to make a card for a friend of mine - we share the same birthday (I'm older)  I figured i would try CCR with my 3rd Imagine to see if either would work.  Just got my 3rd replacement I and really haven't had a chance to play with it and make sure it works.  Well after watching a few youtube videos on how to use CCR I decided to give it a try with a simple birthday card. Designing in CCR was really nice.  I did keep it simple no welding even though that looks really easy to do.  I did take full advantage of the mat layers and was very surprised when I could print and cut all the layers on one mat.  Here is what it looked like when I was ready to cut.

I was very excited when my CCR recognized my Imagine.  It recognized all the cartridges I used.  I had to stop and insert each cartridge into my Imagine. And then I waited (with my fingers crossed)  And I waited...  It thought for a long time. Then it said to follow the instructions on the Imagine - and my Imagine screen looked like the menu.  It didn't work - I almost panicked but then I just canceled the cut and tried again.  This time it worked.
I think I am really going to like CCR and I am keeping my fingers crossed my Imagine keeps working.  Next time I will try to weld and use my own papers and mix it up a little.  Here is the final product.  Im not a big fan of the big blue background - I tried to jazz it up a little.


Cartridges use:  Just Because Cards - for the card base and background shape
Sweet Treats - for the cupcake
Imagine Yummy - for the background paper and colors
The sentiment is a cling rubber stamp from Stampendous - which I like the saying but it has lost it's cling.  
Martha Stewart birthday ribbon and some stickles

Still havent gotten anything to work on while Im at my scrapbook weekend.  Off to organize and get creative.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

anyone with an Imagine - can you help

So I neglected my Imagine for the summer.  When I went to update it tonight all it did was power on but then nothing.  No noise no menu nothing.  The sync won't recognize it.  I have tried  unplugging it and turning it off and on many times.  I would appreciate any suggestions.  Thanks 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Things have been crazy...

Hey everyone- Summer craziness has taken over my life.  Who would have thought that having college kids home would make my life crazy.  Kitchen is non stop.  Well, it took me a little longer to get back on my feet, I finally have my scrap room cleaned and organized, and now Im ready to scrap.  I have made a promise to my self to get back on scrapbooking.  Look for a post soon.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Guest Designer for Birthday Week at Inking It Up Crazy

Kassidy from Inking It Up Crazy thought it would be fun to spend a whole week celebrating Birthdays. Kassidy and her friends have done a fantastic job. If you haven't checked it out here is what has been happening.
On Monday, she featured Invitations, Tuesday was Decorations, Wednesday was party favors and yesterday was wrapping/packaging.  Be sure to check out her blog and see all the great projects.  I have gotten so many great ideas.
Today's topic is Birthday Cards   I am so super excited to join Kassidy and her friends.  This is my first guest designer appearance.  I was also glad that I got picked for cards- coming off surgery, it was nice to have cards.
This was a first for me on many levels.  I made (attempted to make - envision was better than execution)  my first easel card,  I got to use the cricut Imagine Yummy cartridge for the first time and I had a new stamp I wanted to try.

I wanted to try the envelope on the Yummy cartridge and cut it on Fit to Page.  It was an odd size to me and I had trouble matching the card size.  I struggle with the Imagine and sizing and really hope that the cricut craft room will help with that.The background paper is DCWV sweet stack.  I would have used the paper from Yummy if I didn't struggle so with sizing.  I popped the cake up and used stickles.  The stamp is cling rubber by stampendous.  The saying is really cute but the stamp is a rubber stamp on a piece of cling vinyl (verdict is still out)

here is the other card i made.  I used kraft paper for the base and cut the cake from simply charmed.  the paper squares are from yummy and they actually say happy birthday.  The sentiment is cut from birthday bash cartridge.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my cards and my first time as a guest designer.  Thanks Kassidy for giving me this great opportunity.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Moving slow- layout completed!

Hi Everyone
Well the energy I had right after surgery has faded- maybe I over did it??? So now Im moving slow..
Here is a layout I finished a bit ago but never posted.  Scrapbooking is my first love and I have about 8 books that need to be finished!!!! So my new years goal was to work more on my scrapbooks- somehow I have only done 1 layout.  Hmmmmm  1 is better than none.  Im just a slow scrapper...

For this layout I used a combination of my expression and Imagine.Of course I used Peachy Keen face stamps on the kids.  Just love those.  I usually do 2 page layouts so my books tell a story. I can't say enough how much I am looking forward to the cricut craft room! I am a visual scrapper and have to "see" everything.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Im back in my scrap room

Okay after 1 week of recovery Im back in my scrap room!  Im feeling pretty good, which is making me nervous - like Im waiting for the other shoe to drop.  Which is crazy.  So Im very excited to be back scrapping.  I have a lot waiting to be worked on.  Hoping to get it done and posted very soon.  I am going to be a guest designer at the end of next week for Kassidy at Inkingitupcrazy.blogspot,com  She is celebrating Birthday week.  I am soooo very excited for that.
She will be hosting a full week of Birthday Fun.  Off to start my project.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Got Followers - Momo!

Hey everyone- Momo had this great idea that if you have under 200 followers (that's me) she put up a link so you can share your blog and get more followers and if you have more than 200 she is offering a prize for those who comment.  Thanks Momo! Please go to her site and check out all of us who need followers.

I will be away for a while going in tomorrow for a hysterectomy.  Hopefully when I get back on my computer I will  have lot's of new followers.  Definitely  something to look forward too,  Anyone who wants to leave suggestions on how to deal with surgical menopause I would love to hear from you.

Im getting my craft room well organized so I can do lots of crafting while recovering.

Thanks for being my new follower. See you all in a few days.