Saturday, March 28, 2009

Football season and more party items

What? I hear you say. Well in Aust. this is the first weekend of the true football season and to celebrate I have a football title. Now don't get me wrong, I have no interest in football, in fact I honestly couldn't care that it is football season. Truth be told a friend asked me to make her an Auskick title and I thought there may be a few people out there who could use it. I say a few as I know my Aussie audience is small :-)

I have also converted a few more party items, if you would like these svgs leave me a message and I can email them to you. It is Earth Hour in a very short time and that means the computer is going off so I don't have time to load them onto Media Fire. Will get back to that soon.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Party svg

I must have parties on the mind at the moment. I woke up at about 3 this morning thinking of making a party hat svg. I guess we do have 2 birthdays this week and a few of my friends have kid's birthdays this week too. In a spirit of birthdays and giving I am giving the svg away for free. If you want the SCUT or don't know how to seperate this svg in Inkscape just drop me an email. If you don't know about SCAL and Inkscape and how they make your Cricut so much better, have a read through the blog and if you still are unsure just email me and I will happily give you the low down.

Click here for the free file

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


It's nearly my birthday and I am having a scrapbooking cocktail party! Should you drink and scrap? Oh well, we will start with the scrapping and the drinking will come later. The perfect thing is that we are having it at my retreat house and so we can either scrap all night or have a sleep when it all gets too much! How good is that!

On the menu we have strawberry daiquiris, lime margaritas and Mexican food. I made up invites in the shape of a margarita glass and I have also made a word book for the party pics. Now just to catch everyone in the next week to hand out the invites.

The picture isn't the best sorry. If you'd like the file it is here. You will need Inkscape though as I havn't seperated it all out.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Kaisercraft K-Bots

I had the chance to play with a sample from the Kaisercraft K-Bots range on the weekend. I haven't any robot related photos to do a scrapbooking layout so I used it to make a card. I wish I had robot pics as this paper is delicious. The robot images look fabulous cut out and mounted with foam mount on boy cards. the colours are a mix of muted blues and some more vibrant yellows and oranges. I can't wait to see the fantastic layouts that are sure to appear in galleries all over the net in the next month.

I also used my Sure Cuts A Lot program to cut an aperture thank you card. The aperture was designed in Inkscape and cut on the Cricut using SCAL. Lucy is one this month and she has received a fair few presents (Fisher Price has been doing a roaring trade!)so I made up a set of thank you cards. While they all have this aperture cut from blue Bazzill each one is slightly different.

If you'd like the aperture cut I have loaded into my Media Fire account and will be available for download for the next week.

If you are in Australia and are interested in buying SCAL drop me an email as I am a distributor. I provide hints and tips to get you started, can walk you through the set up process and am available if you have any questions.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Where does time go?

Since returning to teaching this year the days seem to simply fly by. I promised some medical images and I did work on these and I even cut them but haven't had two minutes to myself to do any creating and as such I haven't made any cards yet. I have put them on Media fire so you can cut them yourself and maybe one of you will show me what you make with them! Have fun creating. I had foot surgery today and so I could do with a card myself! I will be off my feet for the next couple of days but don't know that I will get much achieved as my two youngsters will be home with me and no doubt demanding of my time.

If you have SCAL and a Cricut you are set to make some fabulous get well cards or sickness/hospital visit scrapbooking layouts with these files

Click on the links here if you'd like a stethoscope, bandage/bandaid and get well soon title

I have a house word book that I have been working on lately that I hope to be able to share soon, all I need is the time to make my sample

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sometimes life is a blur

What a week it has been, I feel like I went missing in action! What with working 3 days teaching and then having a class Fri night at Rutherglen and a day crop at Wagga I didn't really have time for creating.

I did manage to get this layout completed at Wagga, good thing too because it is one of the 3 I will teach on friday in Albury. I love the versatility of the KI Memories Lace cardstock. I have used it with the following techniques: painting, glittering, chalking, and glimmermisting. I have cut it in strips, cut the odd flower off the sheet, and also used it as a block. It can be used as a frame, a photo mat, a page border, a page accent or a strip. If you have a Cricut and Graphically Speaking cartridge there are a heap of lace options on there, there is also one on Wild Card. If you have SCAL the sky is the limit as you can make as many these as you like. Or if you are seriously lacking in toys there are plenty of companies making selling them ready made.

I am working on some get well cards so stay posted for some medical type svg files in the next week.