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Friday, August 19, 2016

How durable is vinyl cut with your Cricut?

A friend asked me recently if she thought she could use vinyl on her speed boat. "Would it last in the water?" She wanted to cut out the boat's registration number because they must be displayed in Canada.

This is a photo of an oval cut in Scotchcal 220 vinyl three years ago. This oval, cut in non-permanent vinyl, is on my POOL! The pool used to have plastic covers but eventually they all broke. The vinyl has lasted longer. Keep in mind, I also live in "Winter-peg", Canada. The vinyl has withstood the elements of nature as well as the "element" of my children splashing in the pool.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Puppy Pictures

I haven't been crafting for awhile but I have a wonderful excuse! Our family has adopted a puppy! She is 11 weeks old and her breed is mixed. We named her Chloe and our family is completely smitten. Her mother was brought in to a local rescue in labour. Her puppies, including Chloe, were born later that day. My craftroom is gathering dust this week as I am busy with her training.

Here are some shameless puppy pics.

The other thing I have realised this week is that I need puppy themed scrapbooking supplies and lots of them as we have been snapping photos like crazy!

My son thinks we have upped our game when it comes to family photos with this adorable new addition.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Christmas in July - Pokémon GO inspired card

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Every year, I try and make at least one Christmas card design that is based on current trends. I love how easy this is to do with my Cricut Explore. Pokémon GO is definitely all the rage right now! I keep seeing teenagers (and adults) walking around playing in our subdivision and the app just launched in Canada today.

I created my pokeball using circles (add shape feature on Design Space) and just played with Cricut fonts for my words rather than downloading the actual Pokémon font. (Yes, there is an actual font out there.) The word "GO" is from Cricut Keystone and the word "SANTA" is from Zoo Day. The Santa is from the Simply Charmed cartridge. I chose him because I thought he looked the most cartoon-y.

Does this get you thinking of Christmas projects? Don't forget that Cricut is having their Christmas in July sale until Tuesday. It's like Black Friday in the summer! Thankfully, without the snow or cold.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pineapple images in Design Space

Yesterday, I read an article in Scrapbook and Cards Today about the scrapbooking trend of pineapples.

Here is Vicki Boutin's article.

After I read the article, I was folding laundry and came across my daughter's brand new pineapple print shirt. Hmmm. Pineapples are all the rage and now I keep noticing them.

Sooo, I made a card.

Here are the pineapple images in my current Design Space Cricut Access Subscription. There are many options for layouts, decor, cards and even three dimensional cards.

So cute! Now I just need one of these.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day 2016!

Happy Canada Day!

Isn't this a great cut from the Word Collage Cricut cartridge? I used the negative image thinking it might be easier to adhere in a straight line.

Did you guys hear the good news? I was thrilled when Cricut announced flat rate shipping of $14.99 to Canada with a minimum purchase of $75 in May. But.... even better, they lowered the minimum purchase to $50!!! This is amazing! In the past, I have put Cuttlebug folders (just Cuttlebug folders) in my shopping cart at Cricut.com and my potential shipping charges were $38. So glad those days are over. I feel Cricut is making a genuine effort to accommodate Canadian customers and I like it.

Get Flat Rate Shipping to Canada on Cricut Orders $50+

Monday, June 27, 2016

Canada Day Printables

I love this printable! It's perfect to scrap your pictures celebrating July the 1st.

It is available free for personal use at Rhonda Steed's website.

I also found this great, free printable.

You can download the file at We 3 blog.

I searched high and low for "Canada" scrap supplies this year. There really is not much out there. Please leave me a comment if you know of any paper lines. In the meantime, I will happily scrap with these awesome 3X4 cards!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Graduation card using Create a Friend

My daughter and I love the Paperdoll Dress Up cartridge. I am sure we have cut out every character multiple times over the years. I was so excited to get the second Paperdolls cartridge and we have had fun with that one as well. Today, my favourite Cricut cartridge is Create a Friend. I made this graduation card for a family friend and I wanted to mimic her cap and gown photo. Easy Peasy with this fun cartridge!

I used the attach and hide contour features to write on her diploma so it could be personalized. I love how it resembles her!

The Create a Friend cartridge is included in the Access Design Space Subscription.

Cricut Access