Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Debut Layout Kit - Oceans of Fun

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The kits are $24.95 each and $5.50 Priority Mail shipping to the lower 48 states.  Will be happy to ship anywhere, just contact me for a shipping quote.   I will combine shipping with any other kits I have.  Contact me for a combine shipping quote.

I've actually had several of you ask if I ever sold kits or finished projects.  Since I don't have the patience to recreate the same project multiple times... finished projects are not for me, LOL.  However, I have really enjoyed putting this kit together and think you will have just as much fun making it.  Since this is my first time selling a kit I wanted to start small and see how it went which means I only have 5 kits available for sale so don't delay or they might be gone.  Edit...1 kit still available.    

Let me tell you  little bit about this kit...When designing it I tried to keep the beginning crafter in mind.  What does that mean for you...It is Super Simple to make...the cuts are nice and big so they are quick and easy to cut and assemble.  Although this layout will be easy to put together it is still detailed enough for even the most advanced crafter.  I think in part because of all the wonderful papers I had to work with...they add so much dimension.  All patterned paper /cardstock is by imaginisce and it is wonderful!  Most of the little ocean creatures and words are raised and glossy which really make them stand out.  All solid color cardstock is  from Papertrey Ink, with the exception of the white CS for behind the eyes of the die cuts, the tan "sand" and the gray for the anchor.  If you've ever used PTI you know it is very sturdy, cuts easy on the Cricut and is wonderful for die cuts.  The colors in the kit are fabulous and coordinate so well together.  

Are you ready for even more good news?  The only Cricut cartridge needed for this layout is Life is a Beach...that's it.  If you have a Cricut, even the baby bug and the LAB cartridge you can make this kit.  The kit will include all the paper and cardstock for the base pages, photo mats, die cuts, the jute rope for the anchor, all the gems and bling for the treasure chest and even the "bubbles" coming from the fish and turtles mouth.  You will get a written tutorial that includes all the sizes and information for your Cricut cuts and a color picture of the completed layout.

Note...the two photo mats (1 on each page) that have a horizantal beach design will vary.  They are all cute and have glossy sea creatures and designs, but I can't guarantee which design will be on yours.  I will make sure you get two different ones. 

What you will need to complete the kit... a Cricut machine and the Life is a beach cartridge, adhesive, brown ink, pens or markers in white, black and brown for the eyes and doodle dots.  Glossy accents if you want the creatures eyes to shine.  Swiss dots embossing folder if you choose to emboss the crabs legs as I did.

I will begin shipping the kits on Tuesday July 6th.  If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to ask.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cricut Lite B is for Boy is Not Just for a Boy...

As many of you already know Monique aka MonkeyDoodle Cricut was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  As with many of you I wanted to send her a card...I wanted it to be a card that would make her smile.  Something made me think of the sock monkey on the new B is for Boy Cricut lite cartridge of which I just happened to have.  I thought if I dressed it up in pink and replaced the heart on it's chest with a breast cancer awareness ribbon it would be perfect.  I just had to post here for all of you even though I just mailed it.  I don't think she will be stopping by so I'm pretty sure it's safe to go ahead and post.  Hopefully it will make her smile.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Life During Harvest Slideshow - No Crafting

This is not craft related.  It is a personal slideshow of my family during wheat harvest.  I thought some might enjoy a glimpse of harvest and farm life.  It's a crazy ride, filled with ups and downs.  At times it's down right exhausting, yet it is so rewarding.  It's special to me because we do it as a family.  I'm not sure what we would do without Brent in the field and Kara helping with meals and errands.  It truly takes the entire family and then some.  Kara's BF Jordan has been a big help, too.    Hope you enjoy a glimpse of my simple life.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer Fun Wordbook

This is my first "real" project on the Gypsy!  Are you surprised? ; )  I am telling you, since the latest update...I Love my Gypsy.  I am thinking there will be lot's more Gypsy designs to come.  For those wondering...you can now convert Design Studio .cutfiles to .gypsy.  The latest update makes this process very simple.  I plan to do a video tutorial to show how this is done.  However, there are already many videos on  youtube so you don't have to wait on me. : )

Now for the wordbook...Cricut cartridges used...George & Basic Shapes, Base Camp and Life is a Beach.  Solid cardstock is from papertreyinc.com and patterned cardstock is from DCWV.  I will post the .gypsy file under free files.