Mumbles … Creative

I am kind of nervous and excited at the same time.  I get to be creative this month.  I think I have mentioned before my daughter is engaged and the wedding is next year in January.  So, this is about the time to send out the Save The Date cards.  She asked if I would make them on my Cricut machine.

For those of you unfamiliar with Cricut machines, they are a cutting machine that can do tens of thousands of different fonts and images (or maybe they are up in the hundred of thousands of designs now)  You can make just about anything with them, even Save The Date cards.

Last night I spent about two and a half hours going through videos to find some basic info (a refresher course if you will) and specifics about designs available.  And there are so many to chose from!  I did find a couple of projects that had free cuts with them.  Although I am not opposed to signing up for a month of access to the full library of images for this.  I could cut to my heart’s content for the month and have lots of images saved in my desk drawer to use for cards throughout the year.

I did find one I really like that looks like doves against a lattice type background, very intricate cuts.  And the print and cut option lets me import an image, print it on my printer, then take it to my Cricut and cut the silhouette out.  There are so many choices… but next week will be one year until the wedding so I have to get something going soon.

So, I will stop babbling about being creative and go do it!  Fun, fun, fun!


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – creative

Day 95 – 100 Days of Happiness

Today did not go at all the way I had planned but it worked out great still.  I set out to make my Christmas cards today and had my planned wording and image saved, but when I went to cut it out, my Cricut machine did not want to work.  I fought design features and changing what I wanted to print for about an hour before I finally decided it just was not meant to be this year.  So I dug up my inking supplies and stamped a very basic card about 25 times then pulled out some cards in reserve to finish off my card list and in one afternoon I had addressed and made all my Christmas cards.  Now I have ten letters to write to go with them… I should have these done and MAYBE arriving on time this year.  A pretty good day in spite of the change of plans! 🙂