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The Greek Alphabet Tutorial

The Greek Alphabet Tutorial

Sometimes we all have to make do with what we have. I had hoped by now that Provocraft would have introduced a new “College” cartridge that would include all things college related….Sports, Student Government, Diplomas, Sorority, Fraternity, Dorm stuff….not to mention a GREEK ALPHABET. I can keep hoping that one will appear soon, but until then I do the best I can with my Gypsy and Cricut.
Since starting this blog, I have posted at least one item that is sorority related and I received requests on how I made my letters.

I only needed an Alpha, Gamma and a Delta for my youngest daughter, so I have not tried to design any of the other letters of the Greek Alphabet. Thinking it might be easier to explain by the spoken word, rather write out some directions, I decided to make a video tutorial on these three little letters.

Please let me know what you think…..

Cricut Cartridges: Storybook, George and Basic Shapes

Bashful Bunny Blog Hop

Bashful Bunny Blog Hop

We have a winner….Kathy Jo…who said….

“Love the projects! I really love the idea of having a tree up all year and changing the decorations.”

Congratulations KathyJo…please send me your mailing address so that I can get your prize out to you. Thank you to everyone who participated and joined us on our blog hop and thank you for all your kind comments.

Welcome to the last jump of the Bashful Bunny Blog Hop. We are a group of ladies that are participating in the Bashful Bunny Hop Swap on the Cricut Message Board and many of us are beginning bloggers. All of us enjoy our crafting and revel in sharing with our fellow CMB members. You should have arrived here from Paper Crafter’s Anonymous.
The beginning location for the Bashful Bunny Blog Hop is …My Little Corner. Some of the Bashful Bunnies will be offering some awesome BLOG CANDY! Be sure to see the very creative projects they each have on display and follow the instructions on each individual blog to enter their drawings.

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…My Little Corner

Skrappindiva’s Musings

Dreaming of Paradise 82

Planlady19

Cuttin-Up

Cuttle Fairies Express

My Little Craftin Corner

Divine Scrapper

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Cove of Creativity

Scrap Occurs

My Lazy Crafternoon

Two Hands Creating

Paper Crafter’s Anonymous

~ Simply My Crafts ~—You are HERE!

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Since we are empty nesters now, we do not decorate for Easter as we did when Hais and JMorgan were li’l darlins. So in following our new tradition of decorating the tree that is still up in our family room, I added little bunnies for a festive touch. At Valentine’s the tree was covered in kraft and dark red hearts and for St. Patrick’s it was shamrocks with faux stitching around the outer edges. Everything was cut with my Cricut Expressions.

Hais was home for a short weekend visit, so I decided to make some sorority door decorations for her dorm room at the house. The following Cricut Cartridges were used to complete this project:
A Child’s Year
Cherry Limeade
Designer’s Calendar
Easter 2010

Of course, it only seemed fitting to make matching door decs for Hais’ sorority sisters, as well.

Now for the BLOG CANDY! WooHoo! Follow Simply My Crafts and leave a comment on this post for an opportunity to win some ??????


Making Memories Just Chillin’ Set of (17) Clear Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping in for a visit!
Several of the ladies in the Blog Hop are offering drawings, so be sure to stop by all of the blogs for chances to win! And if you want to start all over again? Hop back over to My Little Corner.

Artist Trading Cards ATC and Twinchies Swap

Artist Trading Cards ATC and Twinchies Swap

Yes, you guessed it…another swap……

The Spring Handmade Swap on the Cricut Message Board

My first attempt at Artist Trading Cards ( ATC ) …..

I purchased some precut ATC cards from Hobby Lobby to make this first go around easier. I really liked how these cards felt…..they were similar to grungeboard. I stamped the words with white ink then stamped the background and embossed with clear Zing. The Eiffel towers were cut from the Cricut French Manor cartridge and also stamped with the same background as the card, but embossed with hematite colored embossing powder. Twinchies are similar to ATC cards, but measure 2 x 2 inches.

Not too bad for a first try.

Another category that I chose in this swap was the Twinchies group. Never even heard of twinchies, inchies, or thrinchies before the CMB.

I used my Cricut Gypsy and the George and Basic Shapes cartridge to place a square inside a square to build the frame and to cut the base. The base was inked around all edges and then stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp and a brown ink. Ranger Distessing inks were used for distressing the edges. The tree was cut from the Wall Decor and More catridge.

The tree trunk was adhered with Zig 2Way glue, leaving the branches free from the paper. My hope was for it to have some dimension on its own, by not laying completely flat against the base card. The frame was also inked slightly then adhered using very tiny pop-dots. To me, it looks like a miniature wall hanging as for a doll house.

Altered Paper Clip Swap

Altered Paper Clip Swap

Still trying new things here. Have seen several other scrafters creating adorable altered paper clips, so I thought I would try my hand at it. To help me stay on task and complete a project, I joined another swap on the Cricut Message Board. (CMB) On this particular swap, I could choose from several different themes. The first example here was for the Come and Get It Group. This adorable hand mixer was cut using the Cricut From My Kitchen Cartridge and the circle was cut from the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge.

My next choice was also cut from the Cricut From My Kitchen cartridge, George and Basic Shapes and the Celebrate with Flourish. It was difficult to get his little parts on glued together, but I think he is adorable and was perfect for the Anything Goes category.

The last category that I chose was In the Wild. Originally, I wanted to create a little zebra with some new zebra paper that I purchased, but the cuts were too small for the cartridge designs I had. We love owls here, so this little guy was my second choice. He was cut using the Gyspsy Wanderings and the George and Basic Shapes cartridges.

Gypsy Vacation

Gypsy Vacation

How in the world did my Cricut Expressions and I ever get along without our Gypsy? I actually just recently found out. A few days before my glass etching class at Hobby Lobby, my darling little Gypsy crashed…yes CRASHED! It would not boot up…the blue light flashed but no one was home. It shut itself off again and again….which earned it a trip to Spanish Fork, Utah.

When Provocraft shared the devastating news that it would take about three weeks for us to be rejoined with our Gypsy, panic set in. The projects for my class were all stored on my precious little Gypsy and the thought of teaching my very first class with my trusty friend at my side frightened me to no end.

I have to mention that I rarely give up when I receive news that is not what I want to hear. Later in the day, I decided to call back to plead for a faster turn around….offering several of my own suggestions for how I could be reunited with Gypsy much sooner than the 3 weeks. After finding a sympathetic ear and paying $28 in shipping, I might be seeing Gypsy within a week.  I can hope!