Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Look

Sorry, no cut files today. I've been busy this weekend working on my new background and title. Since becoming interested in blogging, I've really wanted to create my own background. I finally found the information I needed and have accomplished that goal. Ta da!

My cheetah theme is in honor of the Ferncliff Divas. The Divas are a great group of friends that I scrap with twice a year at a long weekend crop at Ferncliff Camp near Little Rock. Of course, several of us can be found at other times of the year just about anywhere there's a nearby crop. We try to never miss a chance for fun. Anyway, that's where I got DIVAInPink.

Over the years, we've had crop t-shirts, demin shirts, etc. Then several of us decided last fall that we needed something different--crop jammies. So most of us made our own pajama bottoms (or had them made) and ordered a t-shirt to match (Scrapbooking Girls Gone Wild). Some of us also made other items to match--pillowcases, flip flops, Cricut covers, etc. (Yes, my husband thinks we're crazy.) The base of this background is the pants material that I scanned. I tried to scan the ric rac but ended up finding digital files for it and the crown.

The photo above is everyone who attended the crop in November--Virginia, Angie, Kay, EA, Elizabeth, Christy, Elisha, Liz, Linda, Mickey, Rose Mary, Jill, Angie, Alicia and Dawn. The photo to the left is of my roomies and me--Mickey, Jill, Angie, Kay and Rose Mary. Both photos were taken by our friend Dawn.

I hope you like the new look. I think it's here to stay a while.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

I've Been Tagged & Kreativ Blogger Award

Two posts in one day? Something must be wrong! Ha. Actually, I'm just trying to get some things taken care of that I should have already done.

Amanda tagged me a couple of weeks ago. If you haven't already done so, go visit her great blog--Cricut Creations by amkscrap. In this tag, I'm supposed to go to my photos and pick the 6th folder and then the 6th picture in that folder. I then post it and explain what it is all about.

Well, as I use my laptop for blogging, that's the files that I am using for this. The 6th folder is Matt Senior. Hmmm, wonder what's in there. Yep, you guessed it, some of my son's senior pictures. I think that's pretty self-explanatory. Here's the 6th file:

What a handsome guy if I say so myself. Yes, it's been a few years. He'll be 26 on Friday. Happy Birthday, Matt!

And I'm supposed to Tag 6 other blogs that I visit and see what is in their 6th of their 6th. Now I remember why it's taken me so long to do this. There's so many great blogs out there! Here goes with a mixture of family, friends and craft blogs: Virginia, Dawn, Kim, Shirley, Jerri Ann & Tammy and Robyn.

And continuing right along--Tammy of Serendipity Sisters (another great blog) honored me with the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thanks, Tammy! However, since I've recently done this one, I'm going to refer back to my post from that time--here.

Thanks to Amanda and Tammy for these fun adventures and to all of you for reading my blog.

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend and the coming week is good to you. Yea for those of you on holiday tomorrow. Have fun! And sorry that doesn't include me--off to work we go.


Thanks, Capadia!

Diane has come to our rescue once again. She found a work around for the Hide Contour problem that I have been having. See her post here for explanation.

She was kind enough to fix the Class of 2009 Mesh, and I was able to fix the Baby Bottle Gift Card files. I have replaced all of the file links with the new ones here and in the previous posts.

Class of 2009 Mesh
Baby Bottle Gift Card
Baby Bottle Gift Card w/ George
Baby Bottle Gift Card w/ Plantin

Thanks, Diane!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Class of 2009

Grrrr! I really wish I knew why my hidden contours sometimes save and sometimes don't. Anyone else having that problem or know the answer?

I'm so excited over this mesh. And I'm sure you'll note that my example is Class of 2002; but I promise that the cut file is 2009. My son graduated in 2002 and I thought maybe it was time to start on his graduation photos. (hiding face in shame-where are those smiley faces when I need them?)

Cut-Shadow is the base page. I cut mine in black.

Cut-Vines. After cutting mine, I revised and welded the touching vines together. I've also moved them as close together as I felt was safe. Be careful removing the cuts from the paper as these are delicate. I would also advise against using white cored paper.

Cut-Caps, Tassels, Words. If your caps and tassels are the same color, place your caps color on the top of your mat, words color on the bottom and cut. If your caps and tassels are different colors, I would delete the tassels from this page before cutting and use the next page to cut them.

Cut if Tassel different-hide button/tassel. Here's where my issue comes. If your tassel is a different color from your cap, there's no reason to cut all of that twice. That's why I set up this page. However, I've tried everything I know to get the file to save with the Hide Selected Contour items hidden, and it's just not happening. So you'll have to work a little and hide them once again yourself. At the top of the page, the buttons need to be hidden; at the bottom, it's the tassels that need to be hidden. If you need help with this feature, please visit Narelle's blog.

I made a few cuts on the end of the tassels with my scissors and bent them slightly for a little dimension. It may not make a difference by the time it's in a page protector, but I tried.

With all of these thin pieces, I mainly used my Sakura Pinpoint roller Quickie Glue to adhere.

My son's school colors were maroon and gold. I look forward to seeing what you do in other colors.

(Note 2/15/09--Hide Contour problem has been resolved and file should be problem free. See next post.)

Class of 2009 Mesh


Saturday, February 7, 2009

2009 Card

Thanks for all of the great comments. I hope everyone is enjoying my blog and the files I manage to design.

I created this as a graduation card, but I guess it would be good for any event this year. There are two files: one using Base Camp with George and Basic Shapes and the second with Base Camp and Plantin Schoolbook.

You do have to be careful where you place your message on this one. Otherwise, it will show through when the card is closed. Except, of course, if that doesn't matter to you.

The card base is what you see in black--the back and shadowed numbers. On 2009, the 2-0 and the 0-9 are each welded together and cut to trim off any excess created from welding the shadow numbers to the back. Depending on the color you select for the base, you may need to cut an inside piece. I think it really made the numbers pop when closed on this one. You don't need to cut the numbers on the Preview page. That page is just to make the preview look pretty. :o)

Have fun and good luck to all of the graduates out there.

Cut files:
2009 Card w/ George and Basic Shapes
2009 Card w/ Plantin Schoolbook