Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cricut Class #2 in Cornville

Yesterday was a beautiful day for the class and I want to thank all who attended.  We covered cutting stencil material, use of the Cricut pens, cutting Grungeboard and chipboard but we had the most fun cutting the vinyl.  We must remember to change to the deep-cutting blade before cutting the Tim Holtz's Grungeboard!!  16 cuts was abit much for Julie before we realized we forgot to change the blade!!  Called learning the hard way!!!

Stampendous Sketch Challenge 30

Here is my entry for the Stampenduous Sketch Challenge.  I used 2 digi stamps from the Thanksgiving Digi-stamp collection. I colored the cornocopia using Copic markers, of course, but too numerous to list.  The word Harvest (also from the Thanksgiving collection) has been altered using GIMP downloaded program to match the backround to the Provo-craft paper from the Earthtones Collection.  The checkered paper is from SU and the ribbon is from Trim-Trmeree Vintage #33 collection. The solid paper was run throught the Cuttlebug embossing folder, Foral Fantasy.
This was a fun challlenge was sent to me by Jennifer from Just4funcrafts, I really appreciated the heads up because it gave me Sunday to work on this project.
Happy Halloween everybody.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2 Copies of Pumpkin Boy digi by Dove

I colored the image on the left with Prismacolor Pencils and the one on the right with Copic markers.
I was curious to see how the two images compare.  Let me know what you think! The one on the right appears to have less exposure from the camera, hence it is slightly darker.

contest card for the Magnolia-Licious highlights contest

The card needed to include a Magnolia stamp image (which was easy because I love the products), and a food element.  I used the Tilda stamp and my cricut to furnish the cupcake (Birthday Cake Cart). 
I colored the images with Copic markers from  The cupcake is sprinkled with glitter from the Art Institute made in Cottonwood, Airzona. 
The paper is from Michaels and the punches from SU.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


I just placed my request in for the free markers. I went for the 6 Cia since they do the same things the Sketch markers do except they don't come in the vast array of colors that the Sketch do.  I then orderd some additional Sketch markers and totally messed up by ordering two that I already had.  I hope they can fix that for me, I sent Gordy an email asking to exchange a couple of colors for a couple different ones.  They are so user friendly but I know it messes up the system to have to make changes.
It is a cloudy day in San Diego but Ray tells me it is 75 and sunny at home in Arizona. I am glad for them because today is the Grand Opening Picnic in the Park for our new local Cornville Food Bank.  I hope they do real well with the raffle.  I am sorry to be missing the party bcause I plan on volunteering there when I get back in town.  I actually did make up the flyers for them to distribute before I left.  That was the least I could do for such a good cause.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Entry for the Copicmarkerscrapbooking Sentiment contest

I used my Magnolia cowgirl stamp.  I love these stamps, they are made in Sweden and are kindof pricey but they are so much fun to color.   I then colored the image with Copic markers and distressed the Sentiment Image with SU ink.

The inside card was made with my Cricut and the Cricut Cake Cartridge.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Hi Everyone,  I took Gail Gross's class on Saturday and have been practicing all weekend.  Our next class will cover cutting other materials beside paper.
You will learn how to cut vinyl, grundgeboard, chipboard and stencil material on your Cricut machine.
Gail does a fantastic job of covering the basic operation of the machine in her class and I am now ready to pass it all on to you.
There is still room available for the Oct class so let me know if you are interested.