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This Months Top Treats

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cricut Easter cartridge

I picked up the idea for these cards from someone else. I made these for Anysoldier.com Spring/Easter Card swap.

Here are the cards I received from the swap:


Monday, February 8, 2010

Cricut Tags, Bags.. & Wedding Cartridge

I made this card for a friend. She hasn't received it yet so I hope she likes it!

Cricut Wedding Carttridge

I copied this idea from a card at the cricut web site. I love how it turned out! I sent one like this to a couple who recently were married; as well as one to another couple for an Anniversary card!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cricut made Valentines for the Soldiers!

 I joined my 2nd card swap at Anysoldier.com! This time it was the Valentines Swap. I really had no idea at first what I was going to put together. After doing a lot of research over the internet and getting some ideas the cards above are what I came up with. I was really having a lot of fun making valentines. I made my cards blank inside so that the soldiers can use the cards to write letters home to tell the ones they love & miss a Happy Valentines Day. The photo and miniature letter in the middle are what I inserted in each of my blank cards.

Cricut Joys of the Season Cartridge

The first projects & cards I made from my Cricut Create machine. I chose to create 20 of these Polar Bear snow globe cards to send to the ladies of the Anysoldier.com Christmas card swap, the Sympathy card was sent with a quilt square I made for one of Anysoldier's Quilting Bee Quilts. The rest of the cards were sent to friends and family!

Below are the pictures I received in return for the 2009 Christmas Card Swap.

Here is a card I received for giving support to the soldiers!

Thank You

At Christmas we received a surprise Christmas gift package in the mail from a family member we hadn't heard from in over a year. In appreciation for their thoughtfulness during the holidays I made them a card with a Christmas themed Thank You and Cricut Storybook  & Home Accents Cartridge

Friday, February 5, 2010

My first day at blogging!

I downloaded the trial version of SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) last night to be able to have limitless access to shapes, fonts and stuff. Unfortunately, I did not know that it would place cuts through everything till I purchase the full version. I plan on purchasing SCAL in the future, oh the money I can save on cartridges!

I received my first Cricut Create machine this past October after my husband seen the infomercial on TV. My husband thought I would be able to do graphics for his truck with the Create. Ha Ha! I didn't research the product. But I new I could use help with making some hand made cards to send for a card swap I joined on anysoldier.com's web site. The Cricut machine looked perfect for me! By Christmas my husband discovered a deal on the Expression and the deal is that I have to design and cut some vinyl graphics for his truck since his business is buying the machine.

But of course I agreed to the deal! The create is rather small and extremely to small for vinyl lettering. So now I have the little Create and the Expression. Why both? Sometimes you just want something small and why get out the expression when you can use the Create. I don't know we'll see if I still use both or not.