Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Many firsts...

Today was the first for many things crafting.  I made a card with my cricut machine!  I used the cuttlebug to add embossing and I entered my first two challenges! (mypinkstamper birthday challenge and  peachykeen challenge emboss it)  How fun!  But can I tell you just how slow I am at this?  What would be a quick card for most turned into a day long project. Trying to pick out paper was harder than I thought.  Every blog I view makes it looks so easy.  I now have an even bigger respect for all you crafters.  There are many tricks I still need to learn.  If I did the card over I'd cut the top of the cupcake slightly larger so there is no gap between cake and wrapper.  I would like to learn how to save paper by cutting only the image I need from each paper.  Anyway, lots to learn but there are also lots of talented people I can continue to stalk!
Here is my DD LOVING the cuttlebug.  She wanted to emboss ever piece of paper we had.  I finally had to put it away.  She made a get well card for her grandmother.
She did this herself.  I helped with measuring
and cutting.  The rest is all her!  So proud!

10 comments:

  1. How cute is she! My son also loves the cuttlebug! lol. Your card is very pretty, good luck :0). Have a blessed day!
    Hugs, Carol L.

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  2. To cut only the image you need on a piece of paper you need to have the Design Studio or a Gypsy to hide what you don't want to cut. Cute card and it's nice to see your daughter having fun crafting with you.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh how CUTE!!! It's just adorable {and so is your daughter!} Thanks so much for playing along with us at PeachyKeen!!! Good luck!

    ♥ Nikki ♥

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  4. Super cute!!! I'm now following you :)

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  5. You have set a higher standard with people learning from you, especially DD!! So many crafts, so little time....love you

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  6. Grandmother's going to love that card :)

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  7. Don't be so hard on yourself Audra!! Both you and your daughter are doing brilliantly!
    I'm clueless with the Cricut! *sigh*!
    Thanks for joining us at Peachy Keen. Good luck! Viv xx

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  8. I am proud of you for doing so many firsts! I am a newbie with the cricut as well. It will get easier the more we practice. Your daughter did a nice job and so did you! Thanks for joining the challenge at PKS!

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  9. Your card is really cute and so is your daughter. I do the same thing spend lots of time trying to decide on color of paper images etc. I have scrapebook Layouts that take me forever to complete becaudse I fiss over them. It does get easier the more you do it and the blog world is a gtrat resource for ideas. techniques and inspiration. your doing great!

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