Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Saturday with an exploding box!!


Hi everyone!! Well I am back this past week was wonderful! We had a great time in Webb Alabama seeing one of our favorite speakers!! If you have followed me for any length of time you know that my husband and I have been trying to conceive and God really spoke to us this past week and we are excited about the future. We believe that God is getting ready to bless us with a little one!! I will keep you posted on that!!
Now onto the last post. I had put up a blog p
oll for the E2 and the winning thing was question and answer but then I only got one question and here it is......
phillychick said...

I just tried to cut a card from gypsy to E2 and it would not weld. Is it
possible to weld from gypsy to E2?

Thanks,

Dian Dabek

Dian, I personally do not have a gypsy so I am not the expert on this question for the E2 however I searched around for you and found if you go over to Creations by Christina that she has a video series on connecting the gypsy to the E2!! Thanks Christina and Thanks Dian for your question!.
Lastly I wanted to share with you all my first exploding box!! This was lots of fun to make and really pretty easy. I created this for a few design team calls and I am really hoping to get chosen for the teams!! I will let you know next week about one of them at least. I have not done any design teams yet but would really like too!!!



I am new to stamping but I have to say that I am absolutely loving it!! Normally I would use a die cut phrase for my sentiment but I am finding that Stamping Sentiments is so much fun and very versatile and I have to tell you quicker and easier!! I am excited for the world of stamping and h
ow it will add to my projects!!
So this is just a cheap stamp set from Walmart that I had in my drawer and I really liked what it said and thought it would go perfect with this project!!





I had so much fun making this!! I used a compilation of Worldwin papers along with colorbok papers. Plus I used my cricut with the CTMH Art philosophy cartridge for the flower on the inside of the box. Being that it is Saturday my time is cut short today but next week I will have a tutorial up for this box. So come back and check it out!!
I will let you all know if I get chosen for a design team!!!

Thanks again and Happy Saturday!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Here are the results of the Poll!!!

Good Morning everyone!!!! Ok so I put a poll up on the blog that was asking what you all would like to see about the E2 and the most requested thing was just having a question and answer about the E2.
So that is what we are going to do today!!!!!!!!!!!

What Questions do you have about the Expression 2? All you have to do is leave your questions in the comment section. I will leave this post up until tomorrow evening and then I will go through and answer all of the questions on the next post!!

I am sure a few videos will come out of this! LOL!!

One more thing, I will be out of town after Sat for several days so there will not be a new post after Saturday until late next week!!! We are going to see Kris Vallotton!!! yey we are so exciting he is the associate pastor out of Bethel Church in Redding CA. This church is doing amazing things in the Kingdom of God and he is doing the work that God has commissioned us to do!!!! I will tell you all about it when I get back!

Thanks everyone!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

E2 video: Using scraps of paper for layering!

Hey guys! Today’s tutorial is about using scraps of paper for making a layered image and putting the paper where is needs to be on the mat so that you can cut it all out at once. I hope you like it!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Video 3 of the E2 series: Image Placement!!

Hey Everyone here is another video. Todays video teaches you how to place your image any where on your mat!!  I use a piece of scrap paper and am able to put the blade exactly where I want it to cut.

I wanted to cut this white decorative frame from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge for my butterfly to sit in the middle of.

I had a scrap of paper from a mess up that I did and I wanted to use it for these frames!! After pressing a few buttons my E2 cut exactly where I wanted it to. Here is another Butterfly!!

One of the things I didn’t mention in the video is that you can get even more precise by changing your setting to one quarter inch instead of one half an inch. I may post another quick video on that !! Enjoy and let me know how it works for you!!

One of the things I didn’t mention in the video is that you can get even more precise by changing your setting to one quarter inch instead of one half an inch. I may post another quick video on that !! Enjoy and let me know how it works for you!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another E2 Video!!

Hey Everyone here is another Cricut Expression 2 video. Today's video is about the picking your image and then resizing it!! It is very simple! It is slightly longer than I would like it but there was no way for me to shorten it!!
I would love your response or opinion on what types of things you would like to see on the expression!! Just leave a comment!!

First E2 video!!!!!!

Hey Ya’ll here is my first E2 video!!! So excited! Todays is short is sweet and about the physical features of the E2. Tomorrow I will have a video showing how to pick your images and resize them on your mat!!

I would also like to know if there is anything in particular that you all would like to see on the E2 in the form of a tutorial. Please let me know and I will then have a tutorial on that specific thing!! Thanks and have a great day!!!

Basic Features of the E2. It is a little bumpy but my next ones will be better!!! Thanks for watching!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Layout using CTMH Art Philosophy!

Good Morning Bloggers!!!! It has been alittle while since I have posted! I have been enjoying my brother and his family lately. They recently just moved down from Upstate New York.  Moving from there to Easter Tennessee is a big move. It has been great spending time with them and it is also funny to see them experience the south! 
Well here is a quick layout that I did using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge. One of the things that attracted me to this cartridge is the differents backgrounds and borders that this cart has and of course the flowers!!! 
I used some scrap papers that I had and then coordinated some bazzill cardstock to go with it!!. I inked everything of course. I glimmer misted my flowers!! Then I tried my hand at some rubber stamps that I received from CTMH. Now I am new at stamping and I didn't do the greatest job but I was ok with the turn out!! It is hard to see here but I also used some stickles on the stamps and flowers!!
Is there anything that you would like to see made with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge? 
Or possibly a tutorial that you would like to see? Please leave me a comment letting me know what you would like to see here on the blog!!!!