Sunday, June 13, 2010

Basic Grey ~ My very first time!

I've been working with Basic Grey Kits from Lil' Lamb's Boutique for the very first time and am having a blast.  The first layout is from the Max & Whiskers line.  I was a bit stumped at first as to what I was going to do with the dog papers, as we don't have a dog!  Then I remembered my son's first Halloween and voila - a layout is born!

I use the left over bits and made a couple of adorable cards.  The dog is cut from my favorite cartridge "Create a Critter".  So Cute.

The next layout if from the Nook & Pantry line.  I love this line because of its food/kitchen theme and it is so easy to be "punny" with food. 

I used the Preserves cartridge to cut the pears and Plantin School Book for the title.  To see this layout in closer detail visit the Blog at Lil' Lamb's Boutique.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

ReStick Your Cricut Mats - Super Easy!

I jsut found these two remarkable products at Custom and I jsut gotta share them with you all.  Stick Away and Stick & Spray are so simple to use! You can use your mats over and over and over again.  Watch this quick video to see how super simple it is!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Hub's Birthday Gift - With the Cuttlebug!

A couple of month's back I posted a Harley Davidson card I made for friends birthday!   I used silver metalic paper and the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate embossing folder.  When my husband saw it he thought it was actually metal!  He said it would be really cool to have a wall hanging like that so that is what he is getting for his birthday!  Here is how it turned out!

I just know he is going to love it!  Happy Birthday Honey!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Take me out...

It is high baseball season at out house.  I've got two boys, who are each on two teams (league and an all stars traveling teams).  Because they are a year  apart, they are on different teams.  It's pretty much baseball 24/7!  So when my office bought a chair for an auction benifiting a local Retirement Home Foundation - I knew it had to be baseball themed!  The chairs are clear pine when we get them and we have free reign to decorate them however we want.  Here is what I came up with!

After I painted it,  I used the Gypsy font & Pooh font for the "lil' Slugger in white vinyl. 

I used brown and white vinyl for the diamond which I cut from the Baseball cartridge. I did alter the diamond a bit on my gypsy.  I used the new "hide contours" feature, because the original cut had base lines and I didn't want them to show. I had to cut the vinyl (in between the slats) after I put it on the chair.  A bit tricky but it worked perfectly.

The decals on the back are actually images I found on the internet, which I printed (mirror image) on to tranparencies.  I then just "rubbed" them on to the wood and clear coated the to make them stay put. 

I am quite pleased with how this turned out. I am going to hang a little tiny glove on the arm of the chair and a tiny little baseball cap on the top. I hope it gets lots of bids and makes lots of money for the foundation! 

Oh and I also cut out vinyl base balls with my boys names and numbers for the back of my van.  Gotta be representin', right?  My daughter is in choir and band, so I gotta show her  some love too!  I did all of these with my gypsy.  The balls are from the Sports Mania cartridge and the font is the Pooh font. Sarahs is from the Hannah Montana cartridge.  Man, I love my cricut!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cricut Episode 1 ~ Create a Critter Layout

Wow ~ my very first video!  Please forgive my mistakes and stumbling narrative, I promise to get better!

Here's a super quick and easy layout using SEI's Zoo Pals paper and my new fav cartridge Create a Critter.  The video was getting too long so I did not show the title cut which I welded on my Gypsy using the Hannah Montana cartridge.  I gotta get a better editing program so I can speed through the tedious parts!

Here is the finished layout ~ I did add some prima leaves!