Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New changes, new ways of thinking.

I hope you enjoyed last week’s summer Mason jar project.   I will be posting at least once a week on a Tuesday with either a SVG cut out that you can cut on your Cricut Explore, a review of some sort of crafting tool or crafting line, a tip or a project that you can either make yourself, or purchase on my Etsy shop, which is a finished project or a pattern to build from.  It may not happen all at once, but these are my plans at the moment.  Please make a comment on anything that you have tried, liked, hated (be gentle, but I won’t bite J if you think it is the worst project you ever seen), or think I should try.  I am relearning.   I have lots of habits to break, such as consistency of blog posts (taking a lesson from being away for so long).  I have learned a lot from a couple of classes and reading articles on the etiquette of social media.  So I am taking it slowly, and building back my momentum, by first posting once a week, and writing a schedule.
Soon, Blogger will be going away from me slowly, and this blog will be going to a mostly WordPress platform.  I keep saying this, but the true of the matter is I am scared, and I am scared on so many levels right now.  I am scared that in the mist of this move, Google will decide that my blog is no longer good enough for them, and they take it down.  I am scared that while I trying to re-build this blog (and I have 4 others that I have been typing in more than this one), some random hacker(s) will come to steal the very content that I have been writing on this platform since 2009.  But you know what?  I am not worried, because I know someone who is bigger than the universe, and who will protect my integrity, and knows that I will produce good works, and that is God.  I am going to stop right there, because I know I have just offended someone, but I do not care.  This blog was founded on my belief system, and I love doing what I am doing, and believing in who I believe in, because I am a survivor, and I am not going to give up, as the old Destiny’s Child song rings out.
Sorry, I went a little off-topic.
I have been playing with my Cricut Explore, especially the Design Studio, and learned that I can share what I create.  Last week was a preview of what I can do.   This week, it is shipping labels.   We all need them, at least I do.  This one is a little fancy, but Postal ready.   If you are having problems opening this or last week’s file, please let me know.
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·        Mailing label

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer share-time: Mason Jar Cutout

It’s August, and it is almost time for going back to school, getting to know your teachers….that sort of thing.   Well, just because there are lot to do during the day, that does not mean you can be lazy at night.  I am talking about putting down the electronics, go outside (especially if you live in the country or out in the suburbs), grab a mason jar, and fill it full of fireflies.
Of course, before attempting these things, the following has to be done:
·         Dinner
·         Homework
·         And of course, get ready for bed.
Moms (and a few helpful fathers) can use this free for personal use Mason jar cutout, if they have a Cricut Explore to cut out a sign, so that each child can know whose batch of fireflies is whose. 
Not into fireflies?   No problem.  You can use this cutout to make a layout, labels, or even a mini book. The possibilities are endless.
·         Mason Jar cutout