Friday, December 19, 2014

Print & Cut

Merry Christmas everyone.  6 days till Christmas.  Yikes I still have a lot to do.  But that is the way it is at Christmas. Lots to do and you wonder if you will get done and then Christmas day comes and you thing WOW  I got everything done.

Things have been hectic for me this past few months starting with my SIL.  Doctors and Tests, But Thank God that she doesn't have cancer.  There is some problems, but nothing that can't be fixed.  Then my son-n-law almost died when he quit breathing and they couldn't incubate him.  He now has a trake, but he doesn't mind.  He has already gone back to work and does what he can. So I have so much to be Thankful for and so Blessed.  Everyone else is doing great.  My oldest Granddaughter
got married yesterday and also is going to be giving me a 2nd great-grandson due April 22, 2015.

Enough of the bad and the good news.  I have the Explorer and have been trying to learn how to use it. I've watched sooooo  many videos on how to's its not funny. Any way yesterday I decided to use the Print & Cut feature after watching a video from Mary from CARDSTV
 I love all her cards that she makes. Any way she made this card using a penquin that she had used the print and cut feature.  I wanted to do the Christmas Owl from CAC2 cart.
I had to calibrate my explorer at least 5 times before I got it right.  Below is the first two cuts that I did.  As you can see in the pictures that it was off.

The next two photos I changed the size and they came out perfect. Now I need to figure out how to make the colors  more pronounce.

Today I hope to make my Owl bigger for a card.
After the new year, I'm going to try using vinlyn and see if I can figure out How to do it.

Thanks for looking and all  comments will be very helpful.

Merry Christmas everyone

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Good evening fellow bloggers.  Hope everyone had a great weekend  and an even better Sunday.   It was nice here in Western Ky. We had a frost this morning but it was sunny and around 55 this afternoon.

I'm still playing around with my Explorer.  Its worth every penny and then some.  I'm still working on Halloween pages and will probably be doing this all week, to finish up..  Then it will be thanksgiving before I know it and time for thanksgiving pages.  Never ending, but lots and lots of fun.

Over on the Lasting Memories  Challenge blog they are starting  new challenges for the month.  This week's challenge is to use just one photo.  I did this page for my great-niece's daughter.  She is 2 months old here in this one.
I'm also entering this in the FCCB  "ANYTHING GOES"  Check out there challenge for this week.

Halloween was cut in CDS and welded.  I made a shadow for the back.  2014 is from Cricut Alphabet font. the background paper that I used was in my stash and I don't remember the name of it. 

thanks for stopping by and hope to see ya again.  Have a great Monday and remember check out Lasting Memories blog challenge for this week and come join in the fun.

Friday, October 31, 2014


Here is the second LO for Jaxson's first Halloween. The paper is from DCWV Freshly Picked.  The pumpkins are from Simply Charmed.   Halloween is from the CTMH Artiste cart.   I wanted to layer Halloween since it didn't have a layer.  I cut it out twice, one in orange and one in black.  I like the way it turned out.
This is the completed LO.  I didn't do any journaling, because I'm going to let Jaxson's mom write it herself.

I used yellow Liquid pearl on the eyes and on the one stem of the pumpkins to give them some pop.

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween and your kids or grandkids got lots of candy.  Have a great weekend and I'll post some more LO's tomorrow of my great-niece. I've added this to the challenge for this week.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look .

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jaxson's first Halloween

Wow three days in a row for posting. I guess that's a good thing.  I was playing around with my explorer and decided I wanted to make a scrap book of my great-nephew Jaxson.  Now mind you he is only  2 weeks old today and this was taken a few days ago. 
All or most of the cuts are from Happy Hauntings cart. The spider web is from Chic and Scarey cart.
The back ground paper is from DCWV  the "FRESHLY PICKED" paper stack. The font for Jaxson is cricut alphabet. I used the CDS and my Explorer to design how I wanted to do the LO.

For those of you that haven't checked out the Explorer videos I would highly recommend you to do so.  This machine is amazing.  I still have a lot to learn, but it was really fun doing my LO.  Thanks for looking and have a great and fun and safe Halloween and a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Hope everyone had a great Wednesday.   It was a cool fall day here in Western Ky but pretty with the sun shining.  I'm still learning my Explorer.  Today I inserted images and sized them for a card.  I used the Chic and Scarey cart to cut the spider web out.  I loved the way it cut. Here is my card.

 Happy Halloween is on the inside. I typed in Happy Halloween in Cricut Design Space and different ones came up and I don't remember which cart this was from. I ungrouped it so I could cut the pumpkin by itself to have one for the front of the card.  The black cat is from some stickers that I got had M's.

This is the front of the card. I love the way the spider cuts with the explorer,  Cut it beautiful and no tares. The Halloween is from letters that I cut out and used this part instead of the letters.  I wanted to weld but for some reason it wouldn't let me.  This is one of the things I will have to learn to do.  So back to watching videos on how to do it.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card.  Happy Halloween everyone.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Its been awhile since I posted anything on my blog. I haven't been crafting lately because I've been too busy watching videos on the EXPLORER which I purchased on the last launch form HSN. I've had it now for about three weeks and I finally did my first cut with it.  I did the Thank you card that was Make it for everyone to make sure that their Explorer was working.  Which is was.  I also cut this from Simply Scare Crows.  Here is what I did.
I have a lot to learn but at least now I know that the EXPLORER isn't going to bite me.  I was a little overwhelm at first.  I see different people using vinyal  to make ornaments right now, but I'm not nearly as ready to do that YET.  More videos to watch.

I also  Made these Frankie Box  that ANGIE   from had made.  She does the 12 days of Halloween and she also does Frankie and tries to change him every year.  I love making him. Thank you Angie for the video on how to make him.
Isn't  he cute  I made a total of 9 of these.

I also made a Halloween card and got the inspiration from a person on u-tube. Her u-tube name is Babytweetums.  I really enjoyed watching her videos on making this card. 

Thanks for looking and comments are appreciated.  Have a great week and have a safe and fun Halloween.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Screen Divider Card.

Its been awhile since I posted any thing.  It was back in July that I posted.  Wow  not good.  I really haven't been doing much.  My crafting mojo went south.  I think everyone of us has had that happen.  I see things that I want to do and I have the material to do it, its just the idea of doing it.  I did do one project for a baby shower that I will be going to Sept 20th.

Now to get back to what I'm going to post.  I have been seeing these screen divider cards that everyone is making now.   Brenda (Friendscraftingwithfriends)  had made this type of card and she gave me a link to watch a video on making this.  I didn't have the SU punch for making the legs so I used a MS punch instead.  I think it came out pretty good.  what do you think?

The front is a pstter piece that I cut out with a scallop punch from SU.  The monkey is from CAC cart. The font is from Cricut fond and basics from the CCR  I wanted to cut out Samantha instead of Sam but it didn't work, even trying to make it smaller.  Everyone calls her Sam anyway so I thought this would work.

Thanks again Brenda for the inspiration on making this card.   TY  HUGSSSS  my friend.