Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Being crafty today!

Working on a banner for New Years and a small recipe gift. Don't know if I'll get either completed by the end of the day, but happy I had some time to work on some crafty projects. Taking a break to shovel all the snow now. Long over due and been putting it off, but it's actually pretty warm out. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thanks A Latte Card (Imagine More Cards & Cricut Imagine)

Here's a quick card I whipped up today. I used the Cricut Imagine with the Imagine More Cards art cart. This was beyond easy to put together, and came out super quick. I cut the image layers out at 4 1/2 inches (relative size) and the patterned paper at 5 inches (filling the square shape on the Imagine with one of the patterns on the cart). Then I used a 5x5 sized card at the base. All I did was adhere and added some dimensional adhesive. Here are some more pics.

The dimensional adhesive make it look so much better

Upclose of the cup

Another pic of the card

So another example of how quick and easy a project can get put together using the Imagine. It took me about 10-15 min to have the card complete, almost a record I think, lol.

Thanks for stopping by. Next projects I'm working on are a New Years Banner for a party we are having on Friday and a recipe book using Kate's Kitchen. Hope to complete one for tomorrow so I can get another post in this week.

Till next time.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Kate's Kitchen Cabinet Makeover (Cricut Imagine, Printable Vinyl, & Kate's Kitchen)

So I was finally able to complete a project today!

When I first got the Cricut Imagine I was so intrigued by using printable vinyl. Before the Imagine came out I never heard of it before, though I am sure it was out there. And once I saw the artwork for the Kate's Kitchen cart I knew I wanted to print and apply some of these images to my kitchen cabinets. This was such an easy way to decorate and add a personal touch to our apartment.

The images on this cart are beyond cute. Reminds me of the 50's, and I love the retro look. I cut these various images anywhere between 6 - 6 1/2 inches on the Imagine. I worried that they may bleed if they got wet, always a concern in the kitchen. So I used SuperSeal Spray from Creative Imaginations. It worked well and did not smudge the printed design. The bottle states it is inkjet safe. I got a little sloppy with the spraying because I was working in a small indoor space, so there are some little bubbles on some of the prints. I have used this spray before and works well when you can spray outside, but with the blizzard we got in the city over the last day I can barely open my door and step outside, lol.

Here are a bunch of pics of the project.

First Cabinet

Upclose of utensils

Upclose of spices

Second cabinet

Upclose of toaster

Upclose of salt and pepper

Third cabinet with upclose of coffee and mug

View to the right

View to the left

I really love how this came out and so glad I got a project done that I have been meaning to do for awhile. It took me awhile to find the Kate's Kitchen cart and find time to do the project all at once. But one good thing about a blizzard you can stay home and get some stuff done, lol.

Thanks for stopping by and please comment and become a follower if you like. Till next time!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wow, it's been awhile! And found some New Cricut Carts

Hello All! Wow, I haven't posted in a long while. Seems like life got in the way of my blogging, lol. I ended up having a crazy last 6 weeks, with work, school, and family. And sad to say life also got in the way of crafting. I haven't worked on a project in awhile. But things seems to be clearing up nicely now, and I am off for the next three days and hope to get my crafting mojo back in full swing, along with blog posting!

I have a bunch of new Cricut Carts to play with. 3 Imagine carts, and about 5 regular carts! I also got my guy a Cricut Cake Mini for Xmas (he loves baking), so we have another Cricut machine in our arsenal to play with, lol.

SO I am doing a quick post today to get back in the habit, but also to share some info. I was looking around Joanns site (which I probably do about once a day) and I found three Cricut carts I never heard of or seen anything about. Here are the pics from Joanns.

Anyone have any info on these? I wonder if they are exclusive to Joanns? The Formal Occasion looks like a great carts, and would love to see the handbooks for all three. Here are the links to the Joanns site.

Hopefully we can get some more info soon because the carts are onsale right now for $44.99.

Thanks for stopping by and plan to keep my little blog a little more updated as the New Year begins!