Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Up a creek without a paddle???

Sorry couldn't resist about the title. ;)
I got a call last night asking if I could cut some letters to go on a canoe paddle as a goodbye gift for a good friend of mines boss.
Usually easy peasy but of course he wanted to put it on a sanded paddle and then varnish over it a few coats so it would stand up to regular use... Oh and needed it totally finished to give to his boss on Wednesday which meant he dropped it off on his way to work and needed to pick it up on the way home. I also was already committed with a meeting with my CTMH upline from 930-11am and did I mention I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 7 week old as well. Lol
Still not really a problem until I realized the logistics of putting paper letters on it (since I already knew I was out of vinyl). I do this all the time but normally I just cut it "flipped" weed out what I don't want leaving my words backwards on the cutting mat, apply glue and lay my project over it and press it on.
Well... Can't really do that with a canoe paddle because I wanted absolute perfect letter placement and you can't "trim" a paddle to square it up again. Lol

Luck for me I found some left over chalkboard vinyl from a previous project. EXACTLY enough to do it.... No pressure but only one chance to cut it right!!! Lol
Good thing this friend of mine is awesome!!! He has done so much for me, especially when my DH was away on trips (he's in the navy). Him and his wife have become our closest friends over the last few years.
Anyways, in the end it turned out fantastic!!! The company logo is a sticker he had that he gave me a couple of when he dropped off the paddle. It cut just the right size the very first time and picked up and laid down perfect... Phew!!!! It's now sitting by the front door awaiting him for when he gets off work. :)
I will post more pictures after he varnishes it too. :)
What do you think?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Birthday card for my mom

So my moms birthday was in March... So I'm really late posting this and honestly hadn't realized I didn't yet until a coworker of mine who I had shown the pictures of it went looking for it here to see it again, couldn't find it and asked me to see it again. Oops.
I promise to get better at this whole posting thing... Really!!! Lol
I bought this cut file but I won't tell you where as I wasn't impressed... This end result is only after countless hours tweaking the file!!! The round part was jagged at first and the doors didn't match up perfectly and the part that goes between the front and back to give it dimension well... After cutting 5 or 6 then manually cutting them amd gluing sections of them and UGH now I remember why I didn't post this... By the time I finished it I just had no desire to look at it any more to write the post!

Well, in the end after all my fixing I was very happy with the result!!

Best cricut cartridge ever!!!!!

I just wanted to let you all know about the new Art Philosophy cartridge bundle by Close To My Heart for the cricut.
I am in love!!! So much so that I was sure that others would be too and signed up as a consultant so that when people ask in my "how to use the cricut" classes where they could get it my answer could be really simple... "from me!!"

This cartridge has it all!! 2 fonts, tons of shapes (including label shapes similar to the spellbinder ones we all love), tags, cards (beautiful shaped ones as well as ones with great cut outs in them great for revealing your stamped sentiment on the inside of the card), boxes, borders, paper lace and my favourite..... Rolled roses!!!!
Included with the cartridge are 3 yup 3!!! Stamp sets that coordinate with the shapes (there are more coordinating stamp sets available but these 3 come with it).
It also comes with some chipboard shapes that also coordinate so you can dimensionalize your project.

What?? You want to SEE the images??? I knew you would... So I'm putting the pictures at the end of this post!!

To order this great bundle you can order it directly from my site https://darlah.myctmh.com (just click shop online and then cricut collection) or send me an email!

Want to order more than just the bundle (like some of the other coordinating stamps)? Don't order online!!! Contact me about your order and let me place it for you as you will most likely qualify for some more free product!!! You can even host a gathering (and it can be online only if you want or we can have a real get together and have some crafty fun in person) and send invites to your crafty friends and if they order anything then you'll qualify for even more great stuff.... If they order enough then you might even be able to get you cricut bundle 50% off!!!
Just figured I'd throw it out there so you'd know as I wouldn't want anyone to miss that opportunity if it was available.

I also make cheat sheets that are just awesome if I do say so myself for the coordinating stamps just for my customer!!!! See my other post here > http://stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/2011/10/art-philosophy-coordinating-stamps.html

Anyways, enough babble and onto what you've been waiting for... The pictures!!!!

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