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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cricut Imagine- Love You Card

Wow...I can't say I'm going through scrapping withdrawals

I made this card for a very close family member currently undergoing chemo for breast let her know how much we love and admire her and she's always in our prayers.  I was also able to enter it in a few challenges:  Emma and Sarah Imagine Nation Monday (Polka Dot), My Pink Stamper (Think Pink Project) and Cricut Cardz (card for Breast Cancer Awareness).

Cartridges used:  Cricut Imagine Best Friends- pattern papers, Love You (popped up) and Nursery Tails- squirrel, butterfly and mushroom.  Cuttlebug for embossing- Seeing Spots Folder.  Stickles on the butterfly, drew drops and rhinestones for added embellishments.  Hope you like...would love your feedback!

Throwback Thursday Challenge with Emma- Sports Theme

It feels like forever since I've had time to just scrap...I think I was going through

Since this challenge was a sports theme; I just had to do it.  Our nephew not only plays but is addicted to basketball.  He loves the Lakers especially Kobe hence the colors, so this gave me an excuse to make him another card.

Cartridges used:  Sports Mania- background with stars, All Star and Trophy (popped up).  Martha Stewart:  glitter-  trophy followed by Glossy accents and Screw Punch- hole punched All Star & background.  I went over the entire stars background with chalk ink.

I challenged myself to go outside of my norm for this card.  For example I don't think I've ever inked the whole background on a project.  The MS Screw Punch I thought it was something I would never use and even planned on returning...but found I really liked the look it gave my project and how easy and simple the tool was to use. 

So basically I've said all of that to say don't be afraid to try new things you might be pleasantly surprised what you end up with!  Hope you like...would love your feedback!

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PS...there's still time to enter to win the Cricut Imagine; Don't miss out click here!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Imagine Nation Monday with Sarah and Emma Challenge

Hello and welcome to my new followers.

This card was created for 2 purposes; 1st to congratulate my dad on his retirement and then for Sarah and Emma Imagine Nation Monday Challenge.  This is my first time entering one of their challenges and I'm looking forward to participating in more. I have to say I am having so much fun with my Imagine and this card did not take long to make.  I did keep it very simple since it was for a male.

Cartridge used:  Imagine More- scroll (popped up birds), sail boat (popped up), both scallop circles (filled in color) and pattern paper.  Embossing Cuttlebug- D'vine Swirl folder and stamped congratulations.

Hope you like....would love to hear your feedback! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cricut Imagine- Baby Boy Card

Wow...I can't believe it's been this long since my last post.  It's amazing how fast time flies!

This is my very first project with my Imagine.  It's a very simple card using one of  the test cuts from my previous post (waste not want not).

Cartridges used:  Wall Decor and More- sentiment & Imagine- Nursery Tails- front image.  Cuttlebug for embossing- swiss dotts folder, goggle eyes to enhance frog (front).  Martha Stewart Punch on corners, stamped baby rattles (inside).  Supper simple card...hope you like.  It was fun experimenting with the Imagine.  I have found a new best friend. 

Would love your feedback.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cricut Imagine Print Mode Overview

Hello and welcome to my first post as a Scrap’n Tote guest blogger. I’m so excited!!!

It’s only fitting that my first post is about the Cricut Imagine….since Scrap’n Tote is giving away…yes you read correctly GIVING AWAY an Imagine. Be sure to register to win before it’s too late! Click here

I have to admit I heard a lot of stories both good and bad about the Imagine, but I have to say my experience has been nothing but wonderful! My Imagine arrived in good condition, calibrated with ease and the mats worked flawlessly. I had no problems getting right to business.

Here is a quick overview of the Imagine print modes:

The Imagine can print in two modes draft and best quality. I did a test using an image from the Nursery Tails Cartridge to compare the differences and see if it was feasible to use draft mode for my projects and save on ink.

Draft Mode

Best Quality

As you can see from the pictures draft mode is very faint and has draft lines running through the image. Not great for my projects but definitely saves on ink and very useful for a test print (to get an idea of size and color when needed). The image with best quality was very rich and vibrant; I was not disappointed. Best quality will definitely be the choice for my projects.

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