Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sorry I have been gone

I have been studying like crazy for my classes. The computer class is easy, but the medical terminology isn't so easy. We do three new chapters a week and for each chapter we have to learn 75 new terms. So that is a total of about 225 to learn each week! Once you get the prefixes and suffixes down, it isn't so bad. What get tough is when you have more than one for the same thing. It gets confusing on the spelling.

The over kill on the studying I have been doing this last week has paid off! I got a 100% on my last terminology test! Plus five extra credit points to go towards my overall grade for getting the extra credit questions right!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Too Precious!

My daughter just came up to me and said. “Momma if you are really worried about losing weight there is this excursing thing on T.V. “Now just wait there is more!!! “A few seconds late she says to me. “You are talking about how you don’t like that way look in pictures. I don’t know why, everyone is beautiful in their own way.”

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Let Your Creativity Shine!

I just learned about this awesome software called “Sure Cuts a Lot” that allows you do to so much more your Cricut! You can now cut any font that is installed on your computer, use SVG files located all over the net to cut even more shapes! You can even turn your paper piecing patterns into SVG files and cut them from your Cricut! How exciting is that! I tried it out at friends out and I can’t wait for my copy to arrive in the mail!

FREE! Tear Bear Tutorial

Who dosen't love free stuff? I know I do! That is why I am offering you my Tear Bear Tutorial for free!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Extend the Life of Your Cricut Mat

We all love our Cricut machine and wouldn’t trade it for live, but there is one down fall. The life of our cutting mats! Replacing the cutting mats can become an expansive chore, but here are some helpful tips on extending the life your mats.

  1. Rotate:
    Rotate your mat every time you cut. Reposition your cutting. This way you are not constantly using one portion of the mat while leaving perfectly good sticky on the rest of the mat. You can either flip it the opposite direction or use the arrows on the machine to start cutting in a completely different area of the mat. If you are a sure cuts a lot user or a cricut design software user this is pretty easy because you can visual position your cuts anywhere on the mat.

    (Get two mats and rotate between the two is also a very helpful tip.)
  2. Cover:
    Keep your mat covered. If you don't all the particles floating in the air can land on your mat and and prevent it from being sticky. Use the clear plastic or store your mats face to face to prevent dust and debris from landing on your mat.
  3. Clean:
    Clean off extra paper from your mat every time you use it. When you are done with the your cricut mat for the day wipe them down with a damp cloth or use baby wipes. Baby wipes are just part of my scrapbook supplies. They keep your hands clean, surfaces clean, they wipe up craft mats after using ink techniques. Wipe your mats with baby wipes. They will feel less tacky but as they dry the sticky will return. Another handy tool is a lint roller. It can be helpful to pick up dust off your cricut mat as well as getting those tiny little pieces of paper off.
  4. You can also use arousal adhesive such as Wacky Tac. A word of precaution if you have a warranty on your machine and you are worried about voiding the warranty don't use this. Place your mat on wax paper. (Or something large enough to catch any extra adhesive.) Cover along margins so that you don’t get any of the sticky on your rollers.

Using this method I have been able to extend the life of my Cricut mats for nearly 6 months.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Just a few of my punch art creations

Well as promised I am uploading some of the punch art I did yesterday. These are very time consuming to make, but yet very run! I hope you have enjoyed this creation!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Well this last week has been a very busy one. This week I have been working on my website for the business I am starting and also getting things ready for me to start school. So things have been pretty hectic.

Today I was able to do things the things that relieve stresses in my life. Scrapbooking!!! I got things ready for to make some mass punch art and paper piecing items, which I plan to sell on eBay. Once they are done I will upload them here for you all to see!

As I was taking a nap today I Geoff called me to ask me if I wanted some Irises. His friends mom was cleaning out her garden and no loner wanted them in her garden. When I awoke from my nap to find that dinner was just about done and the my plants were outside. I go outside to find two big Iris plants and the bottom of the bag was filled with Iris bulbs. My first thought is where in the world am I going to put all of them and he his bringing more in a few days! (We just cleaned out all of the weeds from the garden so my daughter can have a dirt/sand box.) I do not have green thumb at all. I can actually kill a cactus! So I have no clue on how long the bulbs will store or even how to keep them until next year. Well I guess I know how my Sunday afternoon, Googling on to take care of Irises!