Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I am at my first CHA and having a blast! My first workshop was with Tim Holtz this morning and I had so much fun "Distressing for the Holidays"! And yep, that is me and Tim Holtz! I am ready for some more fun today. I attached a photo of the front of the book we made today. Boy did we use a lot of products and I loved them all. I am loving the new Rock Candy & Crackle paint. I see some new prosducts coming to Cutters Creek very soon!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
What's New (Windows only):
New ways to manipulate and organize objects including Select All, Group and Ungrouping
Add multiple pages
Use layers to organize objects within a page
Modify text more easily
Auto tracing feature to automatically convert images
Show rulers using inches or centimeters
Mac version is expected to be released later this year.
Works with the Cricut Personal, Cricut Expression & Cricut Create MachinesTM
Works with your installed True Type fonts
Works with thousands of free True Type fonts
Works with hundreds of free True Type Dingbat fonts
Import SVG files to allow you to use your own custom artwork
Weld overlapping letters and shapes together
Select styles, including Shadow and Blackout, to change the look of your letters and shapes
No special cartridges required
Cut additional shapes from the "Sure Cuts A Lot" Library.
WYSIWYG Interface - What you see is what you cut
Available for Windows and Macintosh OSX
Save your design layouts, so you can save your work to allow you to make changes over time
All 1.x updates are free
Monday, July 20, 2009
This may be a little hard to see, however in person the contrasts are gorgeous! The paper is foiled and I used a foil type paper (silver) in my double mount using perfect layers. I whipped out my Cricut and designed the lettering in SCAL also using the foil like paper to do the shadow blackout for the title. I also used my Copic Spica glitter pen and a glitter brad to attach the tag. I am really pleased how pretty this turned out. The photos just don't do it justice!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
More pages done!! Yeah me! I have already went back and added a bit more to these, as they were lacking something. I am on a bit of a roll right now, and as like everything else in my life, it is either feast or famine. I can't wait to post the next two pages I have almost finished. I think they are looking pretty awesome! So on these pages I used textured rub ons that I got from one of my favorite gal pals, Kelly who owns Flowers to Flourishes (who by the way is having an awesome PRIVATE sale this weekend!). I also used a grand adhesion, prima flowers, rhinestones (I am such a bling, bling girl!), rhinestone letters, lace doily punch by Martha Stewart, a My Minds Eye journaling card, my Stardust glitter pen on the MME journaling card, and my personal favorite............perfect layers!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
From My Kitchen
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Two Sided Laminate
6 Border Patternz:
5 blade styles:
Postage and Deckle
Accepts existing brands of cutting and embossing dies, including:
Cuttlebug and Cuttlekids
Friday, July 10, 2009
•Size – 8” x 3” x 1.5”
•Weight – 11 ounces
•Screen Size - 4.7”, 16:9, 480 x 272
•Stylus Length – 3.75”
•Storage – ~4000 Cartridges, 10000+ Designs
•Battery Life – 4 hrs cont. 18 hrs int.
•Compatible with all Cricut Machines and Cartridges •Weld, size, slant, rotate, stretch, preview
•2 Full content cartridges preloaded
•No computer required
•All CDS functionality on-the-go with no PC
•Interfaces with CDS when connected to a PC
•Stores All Content
•Stores All Overlays
•Stores All Manuals
•Stores CDS Projects
All your cartridge info can be stored on this device. However, when you store it, the information is actually removed from your cartridges and installed onto the device, rendering the cartridges EMPTY. Therefore, you still only retain one copy of your cartridges. It has ample storage on it and pricing will be approx $300. I hear it will be loaded with two cartridges worth of images that will NOT BE AVAILABLE for purchase any other way than getting the machine. So all you collectors out there, this has your name all over it!
AND more info: the Gypsy is an electronic version of Design Studio that comes with 2 cartridges already installed. It has a stylus and the top flips open to reveal the virtual keypad and mat for designing on the go. And appears that possibly two of the new cartridges released in the DS font pack this week will be on the Gypsy and that's the only way you'll be able to get those cartridges, much like buying a Cricut machine with its dedicated cartridge(s), so if you are a collector of everything Cricut, this has your name all over it!!!!
My thoughts: with Provo Craft's customer service, or the lack of,............I am not so sure I am willing to gamble my entire Cricut cartridge library on this new item. I also get the feeling that everyone out there that does not register their Cricut cartridges, better do so ASAP, if you intend on buying this item, as that may become key. And finally, I hope this is better thought out than Design Studio, as this product still needs a lot of work and maybe The Gypsy is why that has gone by the way side, however I have a lot of doubts in my own head. What do you think?
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
This is what I have been up to, dying skittles. I have 20 lbs of these babies and wow!! what a task! I am still dying, as we speak! Any of you blog followers of mine, that would like a bag, I would be happy to sell you one. I am selling a 3X5 bag of mixed or clear skittles for $5.99 plus actual shipping of $2.26. Also, if you want more than one, I will adjust the shipping down appropriately for your purchase. Just leave me a comment with your email address and I will paypal you and ship ASAP. I am a store owner (Cutters Creek) and an Ebayer with 100% feedback. So you are 100% guaranteed your purchase will arrive safely. I'm off to dye some more and experiment with some new colors!