Saturday, June 28, 2014

My latest purchase :)

I am soooo happy to say I was finally able to get the Cricut Explore!!! :)
Cricut has REALLY outdone themselves with this is so much more advanced than the others and I am thrilled with it so far! It's as if they took the best features of all of their machines and the gypsy linked cartridges and combined them into one and then added much, much more! It has been so easy to walks you through each and every step of making one of their predesigned projects and makes it simple to link your gypsy cartridges and other Cricut cartridges to the Design space. I made my first card and it was amazing to watch how the machine works. It scores, cuts, and writes so easily and precisely without having to stop and change them because it has TWO holders! You can even cut out your own handwriting which is comparable to the Brother Scan 'N Cut!!!
The machine is also very quiet which is a plus if you are a late night crafter with a sleeping baby like I am! haha! :) The only downside that I have found is that is only connects to Design Space with Wifi. I go to many crops that have no internet access available so that would make it impossible to use at those places.
Hope this helps any of you who are on the fence about
 buying one decide whether or not it is right for you!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Cardz TV Challenge #3 - 3-D Fourth of July

HELLO EVERYONE!!! Welcome to our 3rd challenge from Mary at CardzTV!
"Create a 3-D 4th of July project!"

When I think of the 4th of July, I think of patriotism and...picnics! :) LOL Unfortunately I have recently moved a few states away from my hometown and many of my arts and crafts are still lost in boxes in storage so I am limited on paper and other supplies, but this is what I came up with:

SVG cutting files 3-D BBQ grill treat box
Cardz TV "You're the Man" stamp set (below)

 Please stop by Cardztv and join in on this challenge
 for a chance to win a CardzTV stamp set!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day 3-D Challenge on Cardztv!

I made this 3D golf cart for my fiancé's father Jack who is an avid golfer! Hope he likes it! It
stands 4" high. On the front of the cart I used Mary's "Happy Father's Day" sentiment and for
the "license plate" I used her "Men at Work" sentiment from the same stamp set! LOL!
Her stamp sets are so versatile! :)

Fore the Golfer template ~ Creations by AR
Queen & Co. Classy Red Pearls
Sentiments ~  stamp set "You're the Man"

Please stop by and see Mary at Cardztv and check out the
fantastic projects from the rest of the DT members!!! :)
Thanks for stopping by!