Sunday, October 25, 2015

Great News! I'm a Stampin'Up! demonstrator.

Hey everyone,
I just want to share with you my good news. Yes, I have joined up as a Stampin'Up! demonstrator.  And the fun part is that I will get to work with some really fun crafters on My Pink Stamper's team. 
I already have my own Stampin'Up! website where you can see and order all the fun things available for crafting. Just click on the link below.
My Stampin'Up! Website 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cricut Design Space - Homemade Halloween Project Life Cards

Hi everyone, it's been ages. I recently received my new Cricut Explore machine from HSN. I was lucky enough to get the Wild Orchid (purple) one. They sold out the first day. Shocker!.. :-o  Anyway, I took the opportunity to play around with the Design Space software before purchasing the Explore just to see what it could do and honestly I wasn't interested in getting one until Provo Craft announced the update to allow "print then cut". One thing I realized while using the new print feature in Design Space is that I could print images and use them for Project Life Cards without even having an Explore machine.
I used the flatten feature to create a printable image. At first the software would let me print two images on the same page but I found it was just as easy to print one image then turn the Matte Photo paper around and re-insert it into the printer. I had to remember to change the bleed setting before printing or I would have a messy image instead of a crisp one.

Step one:  Create your Image using the flatten feature. Click  (Go) and when the print preview mat comes up go to the upper right hand corner to settings, uncheck bleed and then click OK on the warning message about the bleed and then click continue/ print.

Step two:  Cut out the images into a 3 x 4 inch card. I used a Project Life Stampin-up die that I purchased from a friend. But you can use your paper trimmer and a corner rounder. I found it easier to center the image on the card using the die. I also used my Sizzix Magnetic Platform which helped the die stay in place.

Step Three:  The finished project.







I plan on doing a video in the future to show how to combine the images, but for now I can tell you to play around with it like I did until you figure it out. One thing to know is that the flatten feature also acts as a grouping feature. If you highlight all the separate parts of your combined images and click flatten it will keep them together until you unflatten them. 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Anything Goes Challenge

This is the last challenge of the  Krafty Girls blog for the summer. I have really been motivated by participating in these challenges and have enjoyed working with the other design team members. I am on vacation this week so I won't be making a video to go along with this blog post.

I chose to share a paper owl corsage with ribbons that I made for my daughter-in-law Kristin's baby shower. I got the idea from a similar one on Pinterest Click to View.  I started with a 4 inch owl, cut from the Cricut Create-a-critter cartridge. I intended for it to be worn by Kristin at the shower but once I added the ribbons it was a little too big to be worn as a corsage, so we ended up using it to decorate the diaper cake that my daughter Hannah made from disposable diapers and receiving blankets.

The Owl corsage.

Here is a picture of the diaper cake. 

There is a cute stuffed owl at the top. Hannah used a pre-decorated hat box from Hobby Lobby as the base for the cake. She watched some YouTube videos to learn how to put it together.

I also made a banner for the shower using the Cricut Create-a-Critter cartridge for the owls and the Birthday Bash cartridge for the the banner pennants and Font. I attached the owls to the string by attaching small clothes pins to the back using my ATG gun.

The light source was coming from above and it made it difficult to get a strait on shot, so this is an angled shot. Hope you can still make it out. Check out my Pinterest Board to see all the Pins that inspired me. Thanks for all your support. Carol

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Krafty Girls Blog Challenge - Put a Pun in your Project !!!

This weeks challenge on the Krafty Girls blog is to make a project using a pun.
This was a fun challenge for me. I used one of the little lambs I had leftover from a project I did for the children in our church. Lamb is cut @ 4" from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge page 71.

You can watch the video below to see how I put it all together.

The dimensions for the layers is as follows:
Card Base is a 5"x 7",  A7 size card
1st layer is gray paper with a faint stripe, 4 11/16ths x 6 11/16ths inches.
2nd layer is a pale pink cardstock, 4 7/16ths x 6 7/16ths inches.
3rd layer is black cardstock, 4 5/16ths x 6 5/16ths inches.
4th layer is a black, gray and white stripe paper, 4" x 6".