Memorial Day Tributes
Yesterday, many people traveled to cemeteries and pay respects to those who came before them. Flowers and gifts will adorn final resting places, and family plots alike. It's a day of remembrance and celebration. A day to pay tribute to the lives of loved ones who lived, loved, and worked so diligently to build and provide the lifestyle and blessing we enjoy today and fallen heroes who have paid the ultimate price to preserve liberties and freedoms.
There is a saying that comes to mind, "Scrap it or lose it...in an old shoebox gathering dust in your closet." What about those old photos of family picnics with family members and friends gone by? Craft a tribute to their legacy. It's never too late to arrange them in a proper display. Your Cricut pal will be happy to help you in this task. Worried that you won't know quite how to go about scrapping your old photos? No problem! With the plethora of shapes and fonts available on our Cricut Cartridges, an unlimited array of ideas and possibilities are available right at the touch of a button. It's all at your fingertips. Ideas will come flowing and pretty soon you'll have those special memories preserved in a keepsake scrapbook with your own very special touch of class.
Happy Cricuting :-)
Lonna Joy Smoot- Editor, Cricut CHIRP!
We had a great time at our Denton Swarm--we ended up staying until after 3:00am! (Here in Texas we do things in a BIG way!) Kimberly, Amy and I worked on our family scrapbooks and Michelle worked on a heritage album.
At first, I was the only one who had a Cricut machine. I had returned from a weekend-long scrap retreat and someone there introduced me to the wonders of the Cricut. I "had to have it"! So I brought it to our scrap night that next month and shared it with everyone. Within 6 months, both Kimberly and Amy got their own machines (for Christmas!) and now, each month, we share cartidges and ideas! We can't imagine scrapping without our Cricut!
PROJECT CORNER AND SPOTLIGHT
|Wife of 12 yrs, mother of 2 boys, crafter of anything. I enjoy scrap-booking, card making, sewing projects and cake decorating. I love finding new ways to use my Cricut for them all!|
Kristi's Project: Baby Shower Cake
|This chocolate expecting mommy for this Baby Shower cake was made with a foam stencil. First cut craft foam using the 'mommy' on the New Arrival cartridge. Remove the center cut-out and use the outside piece for chocolate stencil. (I did not use the purse on the cut-out this for chocolate piece) Lay the craft foam on a piece of parchment paper. (I placed a little adhesive tape on the back out stencil to keep from moving off the parchment paper). Lay paper on a plate or flat cutting board. Then melt white chocolate chips in a small zipper bag for 30 seconds, then 15 seconds at a time, massaging the bag in between intervals to test that the chocolate is melted through. Snip a small corner off the bag and carefully pipe around outer edges of stencil first, then fill center completely. Gently tap the plate or cutting board on counter to settle all chocolate inside stencil. Let chocolate set and harden through, or place in fridge to chill a bit. Carefully remove chocolate piece from foam. You may use a knife and scrape edged if they need to be trimmed up any. If bigger corrections are needed, heat knife over stove top element or flame, then carefully smooth or trim edges. Use to decorate cake as you like, birthdays, wedding, Christmas... the possibilities are endless!|
This week's highlighted threads are:
TIPS TREASURE CHEST - Cutting Little Letters
Today's tip comes from message board member AuntieKLE. Thanks for sharing your tip Kathy!
Hello. I am looking for a cartrige that has a bowling pin, or does anyone have an idea on how to put images and from which cartriges, together to make a bowling pin? A.
The clown on Paper Doll Dress Up
has a pin. It's upside down in the book.
CARTRIDGE EXPLORATION -
Crafty Kimber is off this time, but she'll be back next week!
TECH SUPPORT NOOK - Q: My cuts are coming out smaller than my dial size indicates (i.e. a lower case "a" cuts at about 1" even though the dial indicates 2").
A: By default, your Cricut will cut letters proportionate to each other. In other words, the uppercase letters willcut out at 2", but the lowercase letters will cut out smaller. However, if you want to "break" this proportion and get any letter to cut the literal dial size, use the Real Dial Size button. For instance, normally with a dial size of "2" selected, a lower case "a" will actually cut about approximately 1" to fit proportionately with any other cut letter. With Real Dial Size selected, that same "a" would cut at a full 2".
QUOTE OF THE DAY
|"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." |
~ Erin Majors