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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Pack of Penguins

I had no idea how very much I would enjoy using my new Cricut Explore!  Every day I'm learning some new skill or trick of what this nifty machine can do.

I created these cute little penguin belly boxes as a wintery treat for my co-workers after seeing a post from a fellow crafter.  

A great way to use up some of my stash!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Be A Blessing

I thought I would share all three cards the New Life Paper Salutations small group is making for the skilled nursing facility where my Mom is right now.

I see lots of folks there with no one visiting and so we are hoping to share some love with them.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cricut Explore and CTMH

I should confess that I went five years barely using my Cricut.  I had lots of cartridges that I fully intended to use, but I always felt sort of overwhelmed.  That is, until CTMH partnered with Provocraft and began selling it's own branded cartridges.  Now I use my Cricut in almost every project I make!  

I had been thinking about getting a die cut machine that can cut SVG and digital files, but again, felt overwhelmed.  So, I decided to investigate, watch a ton of YouTube videos and finally decided to jump in and bought the Cricut Explore. WOW WOW WOW!

I've been using it to design three cards the Paper Salutations Small Group will be making to deliver to a nearby skilled nursing facility, and I'm amazed at every new thing I learn!  

I hope you enjoy this picture of my very first creation, Nativity Moon.  I wish I could have captured how beautifully the circle sparkle paper shimmers - 
it looks like stars!

Cricut: Explore
Cartridge:  Artfully Sent (I welded the nativity images together as I liked them)
Paper: Black, Creme Brulee, Colonial White, Slate, Circle Sparkle Paper (Michaels)
Ink: Black