Monday, September 1, 2014

Graduation Black & White

It was so hard for me but I did a graduation card only using black and white.  I will be selling these cards at a local craft fair and wanted to keep them neutral so that they can be used for any high school or college graduation this year.

 I am so glad that I decided to make this card because it was good practice for when I make Kaela's Graduation Announcements.  I needed to get Mike's help when making the numbers because I have never used the Cricut Craft Room and we had to set up the download of software and such then get the measurements right.  

The one item I do not like in Craft Room is that you can not tell it to just cut the image say 10 times like you can with the cricut machine.  You have the place the image in each spot on the virtual mat for it to cut it on the paper.   I think I have the process all figured out but if for some reason I forget I know that Mike will come to the rescue.  

I am very happy with the way they turned out and it only took a couple of hours to make a batch once we figured out the Craft Room software.

September Stamp of the Month

Available only September 1–30, 2014 

Family Is Forever SET OF 7
$17.95 USD

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National Stamping Month - September

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is 
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 When you spend $30 on any 
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September Workshop: Confetti Wishes

September 18, 2014
7pm to 9pm
1504 High Country Lane
Allen, Texas 75002
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Products To Pre-Order:
Workshops on the Go: Confetti Wishes
G1086  $29.95

Confetti Wishes Compliments
X7189C  $4.95

Other supplies that are needed:
Basic Kit (your personal supplies)
Paper Trimmer
3-D foam tape
My Acrylix Blocks (if you have them)
Piercing Tool

I need to get my birthday layouts done and with as much ease as possible. Come join me! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Planning Graduation Annoucements

Is it too early to start planning the design for Graduation Announcements?

I hope not because that is where my brain was last night.

About 4 years ago I was asked by my sister in law to make her daughters graduation announcements.  
Talk about being scared out of my mind!  

I had no idea what I was getting into or what I was doing but we learned, had a blast doing it and I earned a large bag of twizzlers as payment.  Cassandra had custom made announcements and her mom did not have to pay an arm and a leg - it also sparked my card making adventures. 

 I think I only needed to buy the embossing powder and card bases for Cassandra - all of the other supplies were on hand. Cass is very interested in music and wanted the details on the inside.

During the process of researching how in the world to do this for Kaela I found a card a couple of years back and pinned it.

I love this card!

I pinned it and I printed it and stuck it the the drawer that we have for 12th grade for safe keeping.  I think this card woke me up at 3am this morning to do some thinking.  It would be very easy to mass produce with the cricut and for the most part light weight.  Kaela has already told me that I am making her announcements so there is not chance to chicken out.  

I am going to slip her senior photos in with the card so I think I might use photos corners to hold the photo.  My brain is in overdrive but I can not get started because we do not know where or what day graduation is this year.

Where is my planner & list when I need it?