Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Slice machine warranty

I just purchased my Slice machine in December 2010, and it was giving me really wonky cuts recently.  I contacted Making Memories customer service by email and was given instructions how/where to properly return it, as it is still under warranty.  They received the Slice and were going to see if they could repair it or not.  Apparently, it has issues, because they have shipped a new one to me today!  I think that is excellent customer service.  I will let you know how the new one works out.  I hope all will be well with the new one, as I really do love that little machine and the design cards that I have for it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Fun with Gracie

 At first, she was just very curious about it.  But then we discovered that Gracie likes to get a drink right from the hose nozzle.  Too cute for her own good, isn't she?

I think this will make a wonderful LO for her scrapbook.  Now, to just find the time to do it!

Monday, June 27, 2011

June Card Swap

This is the final card swap for the season until we begin again in the late summer or early fall. The background is from a K & Co stack from a couple years ago. The stamped image is an Inkadinkado stamp called Botanical Script. It was stamped, crumpled, tea dyed, and smoothed out again, and the edges were distressed.

The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch, and the hello tag is from the SU tiny tag stamp and punch set.

I like the card, but the stamped and distressed part is time intensive--especially when you are making about 16 of a kind!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gracie--Watch Me Grow

Finally! I was able to get my LO for Gracie's growth "chart" done! Isn't she the cutest puppy ever? Anyway, the title was cut with my Cricut Nursery Rhymes cartridge.

The fire hydrant was a journaling shape printed from my Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Designer software--journaling font is Catholic School Girl which came with the software. The chart and small 'measurement by date' were printed using the Beach Condensed font. EK Success punches were used to cut the shapes after they were printed.
The yellow measuring tape was a very old tape from my grandmother's sewing supplies. I matted the pics with the same soft yellow that the title was cut from, and then I scattered a few pastel prima flowers around for embellishment. On the second page there is also a small zip bag of her baby teeth that she spit out as she was getting her adult teeth.
The background paper is DCWV Pocket full of Posies stack.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Easel Card

I have a dear friend who works a stressful job. Occasionally I have to remind her to "breathe" so that she will destress herself. So, I made this 4.5" square card for her to keep handy and to remind her when I am not nearby.

The Tilda with lamb was stamped on white paper, then I used my new circle cutter to cut around the image (3.25"). Also used the new circle cutter for the green mat (3.5"). I softened the edges of both circles with the Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink pad. "Breathe" was designed using my gypsy and the Cricut Printing Press font. The matted circle and sentiment were both pop dotted. I used 3 dew drops on the left side of the white circle, and 3 on the base to keep the card in place.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Circle cutter

Not that anyone asked, but I have to give my opinion of this circle cutter. This is the EK Success Circle Scissor Pro, and I am in love! It cuts from 1"-6" circles with cuts every 1/16". It is fantastic. I have a couple circle punches, but it would be impossible to store (and afford) all the circle punches it would take to replace this circle cutter. So glad I bought it before investing any more $$ in circle punches.