Monday, June 28, 2010


Kay and Angie came to my house a few weeks ago for a weekend of cropping. Virginia joined us on Saturday for a while too. It was rather a crazy weekend as I was hostess for our CTMH group and we ended up having it at my house instead of the school where we usually meet. And then I had to leave for a little while for a hair appointment I couldn't change because it was the last day my hairdresser was working before his 3 week vacation. See, I told you June was busy.

Anyway, Kay was working on the portraits from Aidan's first birthday. Can't believe he'll be 2 this week. I told Kay that I thought she needed a One mesh. She loves the mesh pages, and that's the main reason she wanted an Expression. However, she hasn't played with Design Studio enough to want to tackle making one, so guess who got volunteered.

I grabbed my Gypsy on the way out the door for my hair appointment in case I had a few minutes to wait. I started a page with a bunch of 1's, but then I stumbled across the design on Graphically Speaking where they have already made a mesh of 1's and one's. By taking 4 of these and doing some welding, stretching and scrunching, I made a great full page mesh. Sure made it much easier.

I didn't get pictures of her layout, but she used one of these on the left page and just one strip of it on her right page. Too cute!

Wish I had time to learn the cartridges. A couple of years ago I could pretty much tell you what was on what cartridge. I don't even know what all is available these days. Thank goodness for Linda's cheat sheets and our keyword search ability on DS and Gypsy.

One Mesh

If you use this, I highly recommend cutting it twice in order to get a cleaner cut with all of the corners and stuff.



Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [29 Jun 01:06pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Word Art(s), Word Book(s) post on Jun. 29, 2010. Thanks again.