Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Ornament made w/Cricut Vinyl




A few more pictures.

More Personalized Ornaments made w/Cricut Vinyl






Here are some more pictures.

Personalized Christmas Ornaments made with Cricut Vinyl






I made these personalized Christmas ornaments for my sister & her family.
ENJOY!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Handmade Embroidered Fall Table Runner from my sister Jeanne


I have to share the handmade Embroidered Fall Table Runner that my sister Jeanne made for my husband & I. You can see more of Jeanne's handmade items on Etsy http://anotherrealm.etsy.com/ & visit her blog
http://chaosofthecreativekind.blogspot.com/

I love comments!!!

New snowflake etched vinyl Christmas Ornament

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Kitty "Shadow"was caught in the Cookie Jar/Candy

This was so funny when I saw Shadow trying to get a mint from the candy bowl. He loves anything that is minty or hot. If I put bengay on he goes nuts and wants to lick it off.(LOL) Boy he is a silly little guy. I had to post this video. I am thinking of sending it in to the Americas Funniest Video's in fact I am going to check now I heard you can download & submit your video to there web site. The candy bowl is one of the handmade gifts that my husband & I received from my dear sister Jeanne. Jeanne makes the most beautiful gifts you can check her out on Etsy http://anotherrealm.etsy.com/ & visit her blog
http://chaosofthecreativekind.blogspot.com/
video

Your Story Provo Rebate if purchased at Wal-Mart or A.C.Moore

This rebate is great it's like you get the machine free after all the goodies. They give you a free download with templates,2 free books & $100.00 which they will put in your Cricut account. This is the time to get this if you are interested. It must be purchased by Dec.31,2008 and is only available to the first 15,000 participants. There is a $5.95 processing fee. Here is the link to the rebate. Thank you to Dani for the information!!!
https://www.tellsomeoneyourstory.com/promotions/ys_rebate.aspx?CRInfo=7536QmV2ZXJseXxNZWxsb3J8MzA

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Disney Cars McQueen & Sally Birthday Card Skittles For Eyes


Okay I finally finished my Nephew's 6th birthday card. The cuts are from the new Disney Cars Cricut Cartridge that was released in Oct./Nov. My nephew loves McQueen & Sally he says they love each other. So cute!! If you can see the eyes on them both I used Blue mini Skittles. Thank you for visting my blog!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Bit To Drill Hole For Glass Block/Blok Lites


Hello... I have had a few questions on the bit I purchase for the Glass Block/Blok Lites to drill your own hole in the bottom. I am using the light that you use for ceramic Holiday Houses it is one bulb it's great because it fits in nice & you can use different colored bulbs. The 1-3/8" works great the smaller ones are to small. I am posting a picture of the package. Take note where it says glass on the left side & at the bottom is the item no.#12116 this was purchased at Loews. Price is approx. $41.00.

The one I bought is over in the tools section. If you go by the drills and the bits ask a ****ociate where the "Lenox Diamond Hole Saw 1-3/8" bits are.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

White Laced Vinyl Purse


Vinyl Purse

White Laced Vinyl was used and Cricut Cartridge Tags,Bags,Boxes & More.

The white laced vinyl does not have a adhesive back. I used a favorite glue called "Perfect Paper Adhesive" The scores where folded and glued.

These make great goodies bags!

Using Vinyl On Your Car Windows


Wanted a good way to advertise!

The Moose & Tracks where cut with the Camp Out Cricut cartridge. Mike's web address was cut with ZooBallo Font. The Vinyl is a white glossy permanate addhesive.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cutting Vinyl using Cricut & Cricut Expression Die Cutting SystemVinyl Instructions

Cutting Vinyl using Cricut & Cricut Expression Die Cutting SystemVinyl Instructions using Transfer Tape

1) Place vinyl sheet on Cricut cutting mat. Load mat into machine and confirmthat machine is set to the correct cutting mat size.2) Make cutting selection and set size as if you where cutting paper,and then press cut.Peel images off cutting mat.PREPARATION1) Place vinyl sheet on Cricut cutting mat. Load mat into machine and confirmthat machine is set to the correct cutting mat size.2) Make cutting selection and set size. For best results, set blade depth to 6 and pressure to 2.These settings will result in a "KISS CUT" or a cut that only goes throughthe vinyl leaving the backing liner uncut.3) Take ends of transfer tape in each hand with adhesive side facing down.Gently lay transfer tape over vinyl (be sure to lay it straight)image starting in the center and moving out toward the ends.4) Once tape is in place,use applicator stick to burnish*the tape on to the vinyl.Start in the center and use overlapping strokes.

APPLICATION
1)Completely clean and dry wall (or other surface) area where vinyl image is to be placed.For best results do not use a cleaner that will leave a residue.2) Lightly place image on wall using level to ensure correct placement.3) Once image is in place, use applicator stick to burnish* vinyl on to wall.For best results use overlapping strokes when burnishing*4) Gently peel back transfer tape at 45-degree angle.If vinyl starts to come off with transfer tape,lay area back down and burnish* again.

Cricut Vinyl Instructions Without Transfer Tape

PREPARATION
1) Place vinyl sheet on Cricut cutting mat. Load mat into machine and confirmthat machine is set to the correct cutting mat size.2) Make cutting selection and set size. For best results, set blade depth to 6 and preasure to 2.These settings will result in a "KISS CUT" or a cut that only goes through the vinyl leaving the backing liner uncut.

APPLICATION
1) Completely clean and dry wall (or other surface) area where vinyl image is to be placed.For best results do not use a cleaner that will leave a residue.2) Use level and pencil to draw a faint line on wall to aid in placement.3) Carefully remove the vinyl images one at a time form the backing liner and applyto the wall using the pencil line as a guide. Gently smooth down the vinyl using your fingers.4) Once all image are placed on the wall, place backing liner overthe vinyl and gently burnish* with application stick provided.5) When complete,carefully wash off or erase pencil lines.

CRICUT MACHINE TIPS & TRICKS

CRICUT MACHINE TIPS & TRICKS

Use Deep Cut Blade
Magnet0.035"/0.80mm thick
Speed 3 Med.
Pressure 5 Max.
Blade depth 6
Multi Cut 4

Use Deep Cut Blade
Chipboard 0.059"/l.50mm thick
Speed 3 Med.
Pressure 4 High
Blade depth 6
Multi Cut 5
Notes: A fresh mat is needed to hold material. Small pieces of chip-board may require tape to stay in place.

Use Standard Blade
Iron-on Fabric0.023"/0.58mm thick
Speed 3 Med.
Pressure 4 High
Blade depth 5
Multi Cut 1
Notes: Use a normal household iron at its highest temperature setting. Apply direct heat and pressure to flocking for approximately 30seconds. Peel protective liner when cool. Wash and dry garmentinside out.

Use Standard Blade
Emboss0.0160"/0.41mm thick
Speed 3 Med.
Pressure 5 Max.
Blade depth 6
Multi Cut 2

Use Deep Cut Blade
Stamp0.0415"/1.05mm thick
Speed 3 Med.
Pressure 4 High
Blade depth 4
Multi Cut 1

Your Story Book Binder/Laminating Machine


I purchased a "Your Story" today while shopping. I bought it at Wal-Mart. I have been looking for this for months online & everyone had them as a preorder & would not be in until November sometime. I could not believe it I am so excited to try it out. I have put a photo up so you can see what it looks like.
Create personalized books, albums, and journals with ease! YourStory™ is a thermal book binder with unmatched versatility-it is perfect for creating unique gifts, memory books, and a host of paper crafting projects. The themed kits for special events and holidays make YourStory™ the perfect choice for first time crafters and veterans alike. Here is a great thermal book binding web site so your not limited to only using Provo Your Story products to make your thermal books you can. Thermal Binding Glue Strips - Create Your Own Covers http://www.mybinding.com

Friday, October 24, 2008

Glow In The Dark Vinyl Halloween Card





I have finished my "Glow In The Dark Vinyl Halloween Card" for my nephew Nathan. He is going to love this card. I am so intrigued of how it looks. I can see him now going into the bathroom with the lights out. I thought I would blog the instructions for you to copy if you'd like.



I used the Paper Doll Cricut Cartridge to cut the ghost costume,the body & the spider. They where cut with chipboard for the body I cut two & glued them together to give it more dimension. I layered the body in grey vinyl,the ghost in glow in the dark vinyl, the spider in Glow In The Dark Vinyl & Purple Glossy Vinyl. I cut the sayings in Glow In The Dark Vinyl using the font from the Opposites Attract Cricut Cartridge & Design Studio. The black background was embossed using the new cuttlebug spider web embossing folder. The base of my card is a Martha Stewart collection.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cutting Chip Board w/Deep Cut Blade

I have been playing around w/ the deep cut blade & chip board since I received my housing & blade. I was very disappointed in the out come. It did not cut all the way through. I even used the setting on the "Tips & Tricks" (posted on my blog on the side bar). I then though maybe I should buy some thinner chip board. I did & love it I bought it from a great site www.createforless.com . I bought the lightweight Chipboard. It cut great with the settings from the Tips & Tricks. I made two of what I was cutting,glued & layered them. I will post what I have made when I am done..

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Making our Christmas Holiday gifts

I have been working on some Christmas Holiday gifts for the last month. I am busy with my store so there is little time for play. I fit it in when I can. I love working with Vinyl for Cricut & Cricut Expression. I love making the ornament there quick easy and wonderful gifts. The block lights are another wonderful gift to give. It is never to late to start your Christmas/Holiday projects. I am running a great Fall Sale at www.vinylforcricut.com
Stop in & shop around my shipping is a flat $6.95.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Etched Glass Frosted Baby Blue vinyl Christmas Ornament



Making this ornament was very easy. I shredded my own paper to go inside. It was a Christmas/Winter Blue Paper. I welded Let It Snow on the DS using white vinyl & Jasmine Font Cricut Cartridge, the snow flakes are cut in different sizes using Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge. Using white glossy vinyl & Baby Blue Frosted Etched Vinyl. If you are interested in the Etched Vinyl's vist http://www.vinylforcricut.com/

Thank you for visting my blog. Feel free to join or leave your comments.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Glass Block Lite made with Blue Frosted Etched Vinyl Used Cricut Storybook Cart.


Glass Block Lite
I used Blue Frosted Etched Vinyl & Frosted Etched Vinyl with a sparkling effect. I cut my font & images from the Cricut Storybook Cartridge.

I covered the back with a frosted sparkly etched vinyl . I used brown matte vinyl for the shadow of the hibiscous,pink & yellow matte vinyl for the layered top of the hibiscous. The font & other images are made with a baby blue etched vinyl. On the inside of the block I put a robin in the left corner & a butterfly with the ribbon in the middle.
I made this for my sister for Christmas 2008.
If you like the etched glass look this is the product to use because your not using all those chemicals that other techniques use.
If your interested in the Etched Glass Vinyl and don't want to pay a high price you can go to http://www.vinylforcricut.com/ where etched vinyl is offered at a low,low price.

Thank you for looking at my first Glass Block Lite!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

UpDate on Cricut Housing

I did not hear back from Provo as they said they would call me tonight. They had to get some chip board to test the blade. If they had the same problem they would compensate me for my cost. I will call them tomorrow & see what they have come up with.

Glow in the dark vinyl to use with Cricut Expression

I am so excited. I received my GLOW IN THE DARK VINYL today and it is really nice. I will be posting my Halloween card I have made with the glow in the dark vinyl. Check it out www.vinylforcricut.com mention my blog and received a free gift.

UpDate on Cricut Housing

Hello.. I have contacted Provo about the performace of the new Deep Cut Blade & Housing.
They said they would test it today. (test it I thought they do this before they put things on the market?) She said they just got it in last week. I was told I am the first to have complained they said it wasn't supposed to be released till next week. I will let you know what they say.

When I was cutting chip board it was not cutting all the way through. I used the deepest dept my Cricut Expression started making a grinding noise. I changed the dept and the same thing.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

WHOA!! Cricut Deep Blade Housing today!!


I received my Housing for the Deep Cut Blade by Provo Cricut today. I can't wait to use it to cut chipboard. It can be used to cut vinyl to. I buy deep cut blades for 10 for $22.99 from Ebay Slice thicker material with ease! Shorter housing provides greater clearance for heavier materials, allowing you to cut material up to 1.5 mm thick. Use it for chipboard, wood veneer, magnet sheets, vinyl, and much more! It comes with a FREE blade. It has 5 additional blade depts.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Piglet and His Teddy Bear



Piglet and His Teddy Bear

Black Matte Vinyl was used for the base layering with Soft Pink, Pink, & Beige Matte.

A good way to advertise your business

A good way to advertise your business
My Husband wanted a good way to advertise his business.
The Moose & Tracks where cut with the Camp Out Cricut cartridge. His web address was cut with ZooBallo Font. The Vinyl is a white glossy.

Sleeping Winnie The Pooh


Sleeping Pooh was created using
Cricut Expression,Pooh & Friends Provo Craft Cricut Cartridge &
Black Matte Vinyl was used for the base layering Yellow & Pink Matte for Pooh & his shirt.

Pooh and His Honey Pot



Winnie The Pooh and His Honey Pot

Black Matte Vinyl was used for the base layering with Yellow, Pink, Genitian & Dark Red Matte.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Moose Christmas Ornament

This Ornament was made with Cricut Craft vinyl. The cartridge used was "Camp Out"& "Jasmine font"vinyl colors are "Brown & Green" add a ribbon and you have a great gift. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Bug


My bug was one of the first vinyl projects I did. I used my Cricut Expression & the "Store Front"cartridge. First I cut a shadow image of the bug in white vinyl then the out line in yellow green vinyl. I had a hard time layering him because I didn"t use transfer tape so I messed up on 4 of them. I bought some clear transfer tape and it made it much easier.