Friday, April 6, 2012

Life Gets in the Way!

Well can you imagine being too busy to blog?  Glad to be back and I'll try to keep up to date. 

So maybe you'd like to know what I've been up to?  Since I last posted I've started doing craft shows again - 3 last fall and did ok considering the economy.   I mostly do jewerly with a few other items thrown in just so I don't get in a rut. 

I've quit working and joined the West Branch Creative Arts Society and have placed several items in the Gift Shop so stop on in sometime to check things out!  They are located across from City Hall on North Fourth Street.

And, I joined the Red Hat Society!!! A great group of women who just want to have fun!  What kind of fun?  We go to lunch, of course, and go to plays and shopping and travel - whatever our hearts delight!!!  Mostly we enjoy the company of each other.  And, this gives me another outlet for gifting some of my crafty items - a girl can only have so many things in the craft and then the room overflows!!

Check back soon and we'll chat!

Friday, February 4, 2011

February Is Here

Hard to believe that we are already into February of 2011!  I'm finally settling into the new year and getting into my cardmaking for Valentines!   Lots of pretty cards to make and mail - hope you enjoy some of these that I've posted. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

All Things Cricut * - Hints and Design Pointers

HINTS AND DESIGN POINTERS - Just get started!  For those of us that are craft challenged knowing where to start can be a big problem - personally, I begin the design process by identifying what or who I'm making the card (or gift) for and then identify the color(s) I want to use.  Sometimes a particular piece of paper will get me started on the design.  Either way, don't worry it will come together.

This month I'll be posting the design process for a Valentine's card for my husband - ever make a masculine Valentine card?   Plans are to utilize my Cricut for a majority of the card design - check back to see how it comes together.

*For those not familiar with Cricut, Cricut is a die-cutting machine that cuts shapes and designs from paper, fabric, thin sheets of metal and other media.   Basically, it utilizes various cartridges which have fonts and shapes - you select the ones you want to use and it cuts them for you.

Design Studio (DS) is software which allows you to create and save designs and cut at your leasure.  Personally, I have DS loaded on my laptop and I design while watching TV from my big comfy recliner!  Then, when I'm ready to cut and put my cards together I just take my laptop to the craft room, plug it in and go!  Ah, life is good:o)