Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Cake!

I made this cake last week for my grandson's 4th birthday. I used the Wilton sugar sheets again. I absolutely love the way these cut with my Cricut Cake. I used Duff's fondant to cover the cake. I used a product that I purchased called The Mat for rolling out and draping the fondant on the cake. It made rolling and draping a breeze. To see The Mat in action click here video. For more information on The Mat, click here I used Batman the Brave and the Bold to cut out the bat signal and bats. The signal was cut at 7 inches. Using the real size button, the bats were cut at 1.5 inches and 1 inches. The circles were cut at .5, .75, and 1 inch using Plantin Schoolbook.

My State Fair Entries

I picked up my entries from the State Fair so I thought I would share.

We celebrated our 30th anniversary last year at Disney World so I decided we should have some pictures taken. We had them taken at the Grand Floridian Hotel.

I'm making layouts of all the autographs I collected on our trip so I decided to enter Mickey and Minnie. It is a very simple layout.

I also entered this chipboard book I made for my grandpa's 100th Birthday. I made it for a sign in book for his party. Later I added pictures from the party. Below are some of the inside pages.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

State Fair

Very short post today.I decided to check out my enteries at the State Fair. I won a 1st, 2nd and 6th place. I will take pictures and post them as soon asI get them back next week.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's been awhile since...

I've posted on my blog. I have been getting things ready to enter into the State Fair. I was in such a hurry to get them done, I forgot to take pictures to post so I will have to do that after the fair.

I just finished making another book bag. This one is for my grandson DJ. He started pre school and is a Cars fan. This time I used inkjet printable heat set vinyl. I found it is different from regular heat set vinyl. You print and cut it and then remove the backing. The vinyl is a lot thinner. I also found out the hard way that in order to layer, ie. Speed I am Speed, the first layer needs to be cooled. If the layer is hot, the next one will automatically fuse to it and if it's not lined up, you will have to start all over. .

I used the Disney Cars cartridge. McQueen it cut at 6" and the saying 2". Since the last 2 Cricut Craft Room updates,you are no longer able to cut and print an image all at once.I found I had an older version on my old hard drive and it worked! All the colors used with the exception of the tongue are preloaded colors on the Imagine. The tongue color came from Best Friends. This vinyl cuts very nice. To iron on, I used the parchment paper that came with it and had my iron on the hottest setting. It is ironed for 2 minutes. I have never used this before so I'm not sure how it holds up to washing but will post when I do.

Tomorrow I'm off to our local Scrapbook Expo. I hope to get a few layouts done.