Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ultimate Crafter's Companion

Good morning...  it has been a few days since I have posted.  I have been busy with work and school.  In addition, I got yet another new toy.  I now have the Ultimate Crafter's Companion... (which will soon be available on my blog)...  it is great.  you can make envelopes, 3d envelopes, boxes, cards, dry emboss, make perfect bows and much more...  I have been having a blasting practixing the tutorials on cheap cardstock for now until I havve the techniques down pat.

Here's Pics so that you know what I am talking about....

Monday, September 14, 2009

Freebie SVG File.. RIP Tombstone

I have created this svg file of a tombstone with RIP on it.  It is in several layers.  Follow the picture for colors or choose colors of your choice.  Each color is on its own layer.  Just turn off the layers that you are not cutting at the time. 

This is my first real svg file.  I did make one of a pillow box last week...  but this is my first attempt at taking a piece of clip art and converting it into an svg file.  Below is a picture of the file.  Then below the picture is the link to download it.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Challenge Card

Here is my latest.  I am still very new at making cards and working with paper cafts in general.  This was a challenge posted in the Cuttlebug Inspirations Yahoo Group.  We were challenged to make a card that had red, yellow, black and white colors.  It isn't fancy, but below is what I came up with.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tutorial: Break Apart Image In Inkscape

Hey everyone.  In one of the yahoo groups this morning I was reading a post that had this great tutorial.  It is for breaking apart an image in inkscape.  Enjoy!


Monday, September 7, 2009

My First SVG File .. Pillow Box

I was searching the internet for a pillow box file for my Cricut and could not find one.  I had a jpg of one and pulled it into inkscape and traced it.  I used Penny Duncan's video tutorial on doing score lines.  It seem to come out pretty good.  I cut one on practice card stock and it worked like a charm.  The score lines came out perfect.  I am offering it on my blog to download.


Download Pillow Box Here

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My First Card

Ok Folks...  I took the plunge and finally did my first card.  It isn't
perfect.  I made many mistakes.  First the frame, I didn't align it
correctly, so I used a gold leaf pen to go around the border to hide the
white paper underneath.  The next thing, I do not feel the colors contrasted
enough.  But I tried to fix it up the best I could.
I used a patterned paper and covered the card stock..  It was a pattern of
white roses.  Then I used my Cricut Expressions and cut out a frame that I
got from Penny Duncan's web site / blog.  I used gold leaf pen to outline
the card and outline the words Happy Birthday.  I then took some of the left
over rose paper and use my flower paper punch and cut 3 flowers and glued
them onto the frame.  I used my gold leaf pen to do the flower centers.  I
then took brown water color blendable marker and outlined the entire frame
to try to make it stand out a tad and create some contrast.  I quilled 3
scroll hearts and 6 leaves to add detail.
Oh well..  Not great but not too too bad I guess for my first attempt at a
greeting card.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Welcome To My New Blog...

It is official.  I am addicted to paper crafts.  I went on a spending spree and purchased the Cuddle Bug and Cricut Expressions Die Cutter.  I love these machines.  I also dug through the many totes and boxes of stuff given to me by my mother's friend.  You see, Ester is the queen of pack rats and she works in a JoAnn Fabrics store.  She crafts quite often and when she gets bored I normally get her stuff.....  if it is something that I am interested in.  She had given me bunches of rubber stamps and card stock a while back.  Now I am going to make use of the supplies.  I also purchased markers and embossing powders...  among other things.  I look forward to doing this blogging thing.

I have had a couple other blogs but never stuck to anything.  Time restraints seem to get in the way.  But I do plan on keeping up with this one.  I am in school plus work full time and take care of a family.  The plan is to post a couple times a week at least.