Sunday, October 25, 2009

cancelled my gypsy!

I still would love to have one some day and I love the carts that come preloaded on it, but after reading reviews and then reading more and more reviews I came to the realization that this product has great possibilities but was released a smidge too soon. It has a lot of flaws, some in the programming and some with the actual construction (some people were missing things as basic as the USB port)

So someday when the bugs are worked out and the price drops I will get it, but until then hubby has decided it makes more sense to get a netbook and load my Cricut Design Studio on there. I like this plan because a netbook can do other things too :D

So now I am waiting on him to find the perfect one of these. Darn thing will probably be black, not an awesome pink or grrrn, but I'll deal.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Early Christmas AKA I'm such a sucker....

Cricut just released a new little toy called the Gypsy. I ordered it yesterday, I am trying not to think about what I spent, but what I saved (That's how my mom taught to me to look at sales :D )I used a coupon and got it for about 200 off (Or at least according to HSN's MSRP. Not that I'd ever pay that).
But it wont be here for a while, it has "extended shipping" but until then I will look forward to it!
The gypsy can hold your whole cart library, meaning I won't have to worry about lugging them to crops and you can create designs on the little screen by welding together shapes and letters.

It also comes with two carts already loaded, they are exclusive to the Gypsy and you can't get them anywhere else.

It also came with a new cart called, DESTINATIONS, I have no clue what's on it, I might love it, but if I dont I will try and get rid of it on Ebay and make a little of my money back :D

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Goodie Gobblers

My Aunt is renting a table at a craft fair the first weekend of November and she wanted me to create a few things to add to her booth.

I have a few things that I have already whipped up and wanted to share one of my creations.

You'll be shocked that not everything uses the cricut, however this project does :D
After creating these I have decided that I am going to make more for Lindsay's class. It'll be a nice little treat to take home after our Thanksgiving Feast, plus they are soooooo freakin' cute!
Here are my Goodie Gobblers!
If you're interested in how I made these tough! I'm not sharing....
totally kidding!
I cut out each turkey from the My Community Cart at 5 inches, then I cut out the blackout version as well. Next his tail feathers in brown. I inked each piece and traced around the shape fo his head. I colored his wattle, beak and feet and then stickled his wattle and beak for a little extra pizazz.

After everything was dry I punched 2 holes in each tail feather and laced a mini-tootsie pop through. You need the black out version to help keep the turkey stable and to keep his paper from buckling.
I think these would make adorable placecards as well, if you attached a small strip of paper with the person's name! Sooo cute!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Lindsay's fall T-shrit (made with cricut)

So after I made Lydia's witch's feet shirt Lindsay really wanted her own shrit. After I started making this one she told me she wanted a Halloween one not a fall one, well at this point she will get what she gets and not throw a fit. The Halloween one will be coming along sometime soon.

My friend Sara,, did this bulletin board for her son's teacher's classroom. Isn't it adorable.

She was inspired by this ad for Shaw Flooring,, so then I was inspired by her inspiration to create this shirt for Lindsay.

This is a one of a kind creation because sewing on all those leaves was very time consuming, plus I had to change the thread 5 times.

I think the shirt was worth it and hopefully Lindsay likes it!

I used George Oval 2 at size 1 1/4 to 2 inches and the tree is from Paper Doll at 10.5 inches Real Dial Size and the owl is 1 1/4 inches on shadow from one of the princess carts.


First I have another project to post later, my friend Sara is going to laugh at it :D (in a good way).

But I wanted to tell you that the Teacher's Lounge gift I posted here won the contest I entered it in and I got a free digital kit and another cartridge. I am unsure if I get to pick the cart, I hope I do, I dont want a duplicate.

But I had to share the news as I was super excited!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

A treat for the teachers... Cricut of Course :D

I wanted to make a little treat for the teachers at Lindsay's school, so of course I turned to my cricut and my favorite cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up. I hardly ever use that cart for the dolls, alhtough they are cute! It has so much stuff on it and I dont think I can sing it's praises enough!

I also used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, I have had it awhile and it is a great cart for little bags and boxes but I dont use it much so I was happy to dust it off.

I cut everything in the bag on Real Dial Size, which like the witch's shoes for the shirt, is super important becuase if you dont use RDS you item will be something itty bitty!!

It is important to note that the owl, love that owl, is from Storybook, as is the font on the front! I honestly bought that darn cart for the owl, don't tell my husband that.

I used a lot of stickles and ink to give everything more depth.

After I cut out everything and gussied it up I attached them to wood skewers that I had painted black, then I poked them in a floral brick in the bag. Tucked in some tissue paper and loads of candy for the teachers.

I am going to pop it in the teacher's lounge and they can take a piece of candy if they dare!

Here are some close up pics!

I think this Jack-o-lantern is freakin' adorable!

I layered 2 witch's pots, one cut in purple and one in black. I stickled the purple for frothing bubble effect and added the cut little frog!

That mummy, he is hidden paper doll and he really should be front and center! You can also see my owl, oh how I love him!

Just another all over glance!

This skeleton is hidden in PDDU as well and I think he rocks, I tucked him in a Dracula coffin!

I hope the teacher's like it!!
I couldn't have done this without my trusty cricut, which Lindsay now wants to use, can't say that I am onboard for that :D
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