Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cricut Explore Beginner Class Coming March 18th to a PC Near You!

Good Afternoon Friends!

I am a proud owner of the new Cricut Explore. It's a great machine for those that want to just "get it done" and cut but not for those that like to design their own creations. Even though it sounds and looks easy to use, there is a learning curve to this beauty.  It does not follow any previous Cricut "protocol". The fabulous Cricut expert and teacher, Cara Miller, has a class that is for all of us new to the Cricut Explore. The Class, ""Let's Learn Cricut Explore and Design Space", will be offered for $25. One must be connected to the Internet to be able to use this machine, and that includes whether or not you are using cartridges. Using the Design Space online software, you will learn to insert images, modify and design two projects, create a welded font title and import and cut an SVG file as well. SVG's , may be new to some Cricut fans, so this is a new an very much needed addition; your designs are now limitless!

In this class, Cara will share tips and tricks that allow you to create and design using Design Space and cut the projects learned in class using your new Explore. Cara will be using several Cricut cartridges in the class, but will also show you how you can created these projects with the cartridges you have. Class will begin on Monday, March 18 and you can get it here for $25. The class is self-paced and will have a live Q&A session to answer any question/s you may have.  Click here for information and to register.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Stamp Release Wednesday from A Creative Journey with Melissa

Good Morning Friends,

It's another Wednesday and that means a new stamp set release from A Creative Journey with Melissa!  I made two cards using her new stamp release "Design Elements." The first card was made with the assistance of my Silhouette Cameo as asked Melissa to create a bee and bee hive for my card.  She gladly created both for me and I was able to do a print and cut for both.

For the second card I used bright, primary colors and used the elements to make a banner with the words, "Hurray". I didn't put any type of sentiment as it can be used for birthday or congratulations card. The card is pretty much self-explanatory. For more information on the stamp set used in these cards, please go to A Creative Journey with Melissa. You can even pick up the cut file for the bee and beehive while you're there!

You can very easily stamp a sentiment on the bottom right for a personalized celebratory card. Enjoy!