From My Mother-In-Law

I mentioned how wonderful my Mother-In-Law is, and here is one of the small reasons why:

She made us a cover for Sewing Machine, Cricut, and Cuttlebug (All at different times of the year).  Also my wife is wonderful too because she bought us Stickles from Oriental Trading.  You didn’t know they had that stuff?  Well, here are the links for the Stickles:

STICKLES RAINBOW SET

STICKLES METALLIC SET

Mother-In-Law’s Birthday Card

I made this card for my Mother-In-Law.  Did I mention what a wonderful lady she is?

On the outside of the card:

  • Front embossed with Happy Birthday A2 Cuttlebug Folder
  • Sunflower cut from Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge at 4 1/2 inches, also added a popdots to make it pop off card
  • Stickles were used to embellish the sunflower and stem

On the inside of the card:

  • Stampin Up Stamps (Don’t remember the set names, sorry!)
  • Stampin Up Water Color Pencils to color flower and ladybug

A couple Birthday cards…in progress

I’ll be putting up a couple Birthday Cards this week.  Stay tuned for pics/details.

Valentine’s Day Cards

I joined some folks in the 1 hour challeng tonight on the Cricut Message Boards and designed these cards in that hour.

  • Heart was cut using the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge at 3 Inches for both Heart and Shadow Heart.  I also used pop dots under the heart to make it pop out.
  • Background paper with pattern was cut at 5 1/4 X 3 1/2
  • Inside of card was cut at 5 X 3 1/4 and used Marth Stewart Punch Around Punches
  • Ribbon was added using the “cheater” method that My Pink Stamper talks about.
  • Card is normal A2 Size (5 1/2 X 4 1/4)

How to for Picasa/Photobucket.com and Cricut.com

Here are pictures to show you what to do to get your picture from your PC to Photobucket, and then Cricut.com message boards. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have. Please share this with anyone that needs this tutorial. Also for a great free tool for PC or MAC for picture editing, etc, check out my post: http://kirkhamcards.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/picasa-tutorial-videos-from-youtube/

If you want to use this on your blog, please feel free to use it.  All I ask is that you give me credit so people realize where the orginal source came from.  Also do not alter any of the images when using them.

ONE OTHER THING TO NOTE:  Even though I have always had good luck with ONLINE tools, I recommend you watch out for online links, make sure to watch out for ADS, etc.  Do not click on them.  You run the risk of getting a virus on your machine.  Always make sure your virus scan is up to date.

Picasa Tutorial Video’s From Youtube

OK..So I know a lot of folks on the Cricut boards have questions on Pictures, and what software to use for editing/fixing/etc. I decided to put a post here on my blog to help you all out. Picasa, can be used on PC or Mac. The software is free from Google.
Click HERE for the PC version
Click HERE for the MAC version

I use this software all the time for my images. It’s simple to use, but if you are stuck, watch these videos below. They are very imformative.

I’ll also have a post today on how to get your pictures on the Cricut boards from Picasa.

VIDEO 1- ORGANIZING

VIDEO 2 – BASIC FIXES & MORE

VIDEO 3 – TUNING AND SPECIAL EFFECTS

I then use Photobucket.com which is also FREE to upload my photos and then post them on the cricut boards. (Video coming soon!)

Another Blog Candy Giveaway!

You can find another Blog Candy giveaway HERE.  Thanks Scrap -N- Dance for this awesome giveaway!