Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Make The Cut


Make The Cut! : $79.95 (USD)
Make The Cut! allows users to cut virtually any shape you can imagine including TrueType Fonts using your Cricut™ machine without needing to purchase cartridges. With its easy-to-learn interface, you can unleash the true power of your Cricut™!

I have both MTC and Surecutsalot 2 and I love them both….I must say that I was impressed with the MTC software. I like some of the features with this software, and yet I also still love my SCAL2 program…but either way you are a winner, because both of these programs open up your possibilities to cut more with your Cricut! Freeing you from buying expensive cartridges. You be the judge, both softwares allow for a free trial download click here for MTC or here for SCAL2. Give them a try and then you can choose. Just think the cost for this software, it will replace purchasing 2 cartridges or one new release. If you have any questions, you can always email me at and I will do my best to help you decide which program is best for you…Let me add this one thing, Make the Cut, or otherwise know as MTC has just updated their software to backup your Cricut cartridges…now how cool is this, you can now back up a cartridge and maybe sell or rent it out and recoup your purchase price for this software….hmmm just a thought.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Circus/Zoo Layout

So I got very carried away this week with my Cricut…I love these little animals that I got from Lisa (I own just about all of her designs)…they are so CUTE! So I cut 4 little jungle animals and now I’ve changed my mind and will probably be adding about 3 more animals to my page…and then I cut a circus clown with his canon, and a circus tent…we will be adding more to this because we have decided to make it a  4 page layout due to the colors are brighter for the clown and tent and other featured paper piecings. We were going to add some colorful Shrinky Dinks to the layouts giving it more of a 3D appearance, but I no longer can find the kind that you can put in your printer and then shrink them! So, as I was looking at this layout that I’m working on for the clown and tent page, I realized that there needs to be elephants!!! You can’t go to a circus without seeing the Elephants! So here is the picture of the first two pages that I’ve started…it is not complete yet, but we will finish it next week at class…I hope you like it so far, I love the colors that I chose and am very pleased with how it turned out.

Mat size: CS (2) 6 1/4 x 4 1/4

                  (5)  3 1/4 x 3 1/4

               PP (2) 6 x4 and (5) 3 x 3

Pattern Paper used for the strip was Ashville Strip1, this has 8 strip pieces on the 12x12 that can be used, plus it is double sided, the orange paper is also by Ashville, and is called Orange Street, I also used Stampin Up cardstock Bashful blue and Really Rust, and Caramel. What I did to make this page, was I was trying to show the ladies how you can still use your left over pieces and actually make a cute page…I took a 12x12 and set it down behind so I had my size, and then put my strip on the top of the bashful blue, it was about 5 inches, I then added about 3 inches of really rust at the bottom, and then added a 3 inch piece of caramel that I tore and then I used dk brown colorbox chalk. Chalk I used on the animals were dk brown, amber clay, and burnt sienna. Enjoy!


Friday, March 5, 2010

I Found a really nice blogsite thought I’d share

So this morning, I was doing my searching for some new ideas and I came across this really nicely done blog and thought I’d share it with you. Jennifer makes some beautiful cards, using different techniques such as embossing, inking, prisma color pencils, gamsol and many other techniques. Check it out here. Be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

At the beach layout

Though we were small in number, we had a great time and everyone’s layouts turned out so nice! I would like to say a welcome to Coreen, it was nice having you attend our class!

This was a rather easy page to do, with little paper piecing, mat sizes were the standard 6 1/4 x 4 1/4, with pp 6x4, and then 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 with pp at 3x3.  CS representing sand was cut at 6” and then torn to give the rough edge implying the water coming on shore. Choices were for a little girl or little beach boy. After coming home and looking at my picture, I realized that I put the boys arm in the wrong  place, but no one else would know! Oops, I just blew that, :)

Enjoy our layouts and be sure to leave comments.  Kits are available by emailing me at

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