Monday, February 23, 2015

Cricut Explore Using Bluetooth with Print & Cut

Hi everyone,
I am so excited to share with you a couple of cards I created using my Cricut Explore machine! I now have Bluetooth capability. It took me a while to get it all configured. I even had to call Cricut support to get mine set up but it is all working now and I am so ecstatic!

Cricut just launched a new machine called Cricut Explore Air. It is set up for those who want strictly Bluetooth capability and if you have an Ipad you can use it without your computer. I don't have an Ipad (at least yet), but I do have the original Explore and I love it!!!! With the Explore machine you can get a Bluetooth plug-in and you are off and running.

My first project that I created using Bluetooth was so much fun! I wanted to try the Print and Cut feature using the Cricut Imagine cartridge Better Together. I must say I am so please with how this feature works and the way my image turned out! I can see myself using this a lot more. I ended up making two of these and created two cards. I used Pink By Design for my sentiments on these cards. I can see my crafting going to another level with this feature alone. I am anxious to try some of the other features that my Explore machine and Cricut offers! Let me know what you think.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Valentine Day Cards

Hi everyone. Just a short post to show you some Valentine cards I created. Yes, I know it's past that day but I have been too busy to post. I am going to school and working full time so it is hard to squeeze in any extra craft time. Hope you like these.

And, here are a couple more....

Saturday, December 27, 2014

January Birthdays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! I haven not posted in like ages!!!! Life has been very busy for me between work and going back to school. I am enjoying everything going on however, my crafting has slowed down a bit. Hubby got a boat this past summer and we have been enjoying being on the water as much as we can. So, when I have down time you can find me outside.

Today, I managed to take some time to create a couple of birthday cards for two very special people. My daughter and her hubby now live in Santa Barbara and being they are so far away I wanted to make them feel special. Both love animals so, I decided to make these two simple but fun cards for their birthdays. Their birth dates are only a couple weeks apart in January. I think they will enjoy these. I had a lot of fun pulling out my Silhouette cutting machine to create these cards. I realized how much I miss my crafting time.

My son-in-law's card was created using a bear image from Silhouette, Papertrey Ink cardstock, and Close To My Heart background paper. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

This card was created using Papertrey Ink cardstock,a husky image from Silhouette, and a sentiment from Pink By Design. My daughter will love this card as she is an avid dog lover and one of her pups is a Husky!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Fun Bird Card

I cannot believe I am finally posting on my blog! I have been busy and went on vacation. Too many things going on in my world.

Today, I took some time to make a few cards. I created this card using Copics. The sentiment was stamped on the inside of the card. I just love this bird image!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Get Well Cards

I created these get well cards for a couple of special gals at work. I used several bits and pieces of Stampin Up embellishments and Papertrey Ink papers to create these cards. For the top card I embossed the flower using my Ebosser by Teresa Collins. These were super fast and easy to make. I love the simplicity of these cards.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Celebrate Nurse's Aides

This past week at work we celebrated our nursing aides with a lot of fun activities, prizes, and a BBQ luncheon. It was an awesome way to show how much we appreciate the hard work that they do for our residents.

I created the following banner that we hung on the wall at our community. I used my Cricut Explore to cut the banner and then embellished it with flowers I had on hand. I also used the Explore to cut the nifty tags that we placed on goodie bags. These were a lot of fun to make. I used the Explore's pen function to write on each tag. It made cutting these tags so fast and easy! I am loving that machine!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Masculine Birthdays

Boy, has this year flown! I can hardly believe we are celebrating summertime already! Hubby and I have been very busy working our regular jobs and then working outside planting flowers and sprucing up our yard. Now the rainy season is upon us and it is nice to watch our plants and flowers grow.

With summer also comes birthdays. I have two masculine birthdays this week that are only a few days apart. My dear son is turning 30 this year! That is just unbelievable to me! He plans to travel with his girlfriend for his birthday to California. I hope they have a fabulous time!

The second birthday is my brother-in-law's. He lives out of state but loves receiving my handmade cards.

It has taken a lot for me to make myself sit down and craft this year. I think with my new position at work I don't have as much time as I used too. However, that is okay and I know one day I will have plenty of time to craft. Anyway, I took the opportunity to create these two masculine cards for the birthday men. Tell me what you think....

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Doctorate Graduation

A few weeks ago my daughter, Erica Gallen graduated from University of Florida with a Doctorate in Nursing. She can officially be called Dr. Erica and I am so very proud of her! Not only did she graduate with her doctorate, she graduated with honors. After her ceremony we celebrated the remaining weekend at Disney. This was her choice and we had a wonderful time! She plans to head to California in June where she will be practicing as an ARNP. I wish her much success.

Below you will see a couple of cards I created for her and of course used blue and orange for Gator colors.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Feel Better

I created this get well card for a resident at my assisted living community who is recovering from surgery. The image is from Unity Stamp Co and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I colored it using Copics.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Cards Cut from Cricut Explore

I created a few Easter cards using Cricut Design Space. I embossed one of the chick cards using one of Anna Griffin embossing folders. I left the other plain as I wanted to see the difference. I added some embellishments to make the card pop! I also created the Easter Blessings card using the Explore. I forgot to change my dial from vinyl to cardstock and I noticed that the cardstock kind of cut too hard making some areas look a little rough. I have to remember to watch this when I change cutting media. Overall, I just love using the Explore!

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