Friday, February 26, 2010


I receieved this blog award from a Cricut Messageboard friend, Pink E and  I want to thank her immensely and also thank all of my followers and random visitors to my blog.  This is my first blog and in a few short months, it has become a success as far as I'm concerned!

Along with receiving the award comes the rule to pass it along to six other people whom have inspired you and whose work you admire.  Those blogs are:

Pam aka P-Kay Sunshine


Carolyn Deline

The Ladies of Platinum Scraps

Jeannie Phillips

Andy Pearson

Please visit them and browse their amazing work!  Become inspired as I did.  Once again, thanks Pink E and thanks to my followers!

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Couple of Challenge Cards

Here are a couple cards I did for challenges in the Cricut Forum.  I thought I'd share them here also!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Yudu T-Shirts

It occured to me over the weekend that I haven't posted any Yudu creations.  So, here are a couple of t-shirts I did.

This one is a guilty pleasure, because I must admit, I'm a huge fan of the Twilight Series.  I used vinyl and a Cricut SVG rather than emulsion to create this one.

I added a little "fang stitching" over the T just to make it a little deconstructed (I obviously forgot to trim my threads before taking the pic!).

I used freezer paper and the Indie Art cart to make this one.  I'm sure you recognize that image and the cart is PERFECT for t-shirts!  The freezer paper can be easily ironed directly to the Yudu screen without harming it ( by using a pressing cloth) and holds up for a few prints. 

Both of these techniques (vinyl & freezer paper) are best used when you only need to print the image a few times at most.  It saves your emulsion and you can reclaim the screen without any emulsion remover or hot water soaking.  This only works, however, for images that don't have a great amount of detail.  It's definitely not a replacement for emulsion, just an alternative for those quick projects!

Chocolate Roses

I saw this done last week on a talk show, but only caught the tail end of the segment.  After doing a little digging online, I knew I had to try it!  These are chocolate roses I made for Valentine's Day to display on the coffee table.  I thought it would be a little more unique than typical roses.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Faux Wooden Boards Vidette

This vidette gives a simple technique for creating the look of wooden boards or planks on paper. I used this techique for the family layout in an earlier post.

Flip/Pop-Up Card Video

I received requests from the Cricut message board for how to make this card.  So, here's the video to tell you, in a nutshell, the basics of constructing it.  Enjoy!

This vidette accompanies the Flip/Pop-Up card video and gives instructions for creating that card in any size.

Here are the 2 files to use in SCAL to create this card (2 12 x 12 mats).  For my DS users, create your own using the vidette and the George cart (really simple)!

SCAL File 2

SCAL File1

New Feature: VIDETTES


Videttes are a new feature for my blog and I hope you enjoy them.  They are under 5 minute videos that show a simple technique, a tip or give more information on a particular project.

Look out for them popping up as I continue my blog and share with you what I come up with!