Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning! I am so giddy with excitement to share with you today!! I don't remember if I shared that hubby, well the kids, gave me a Slice for Christmas. I decided I didn't like it very much, so I sent it back. What I got to replace it was SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software. My Mom bought a Cricut years ago when it was first introduced. But we didn't learn a whole lot about it. Made a few basic things, collected a few cartridges - but it pretty much just sat around and collected dust.

Well, I've been seeing these cool things on Lindsay's blog and Tamara's blog called SVG cuts. So I asked if I could get this software that will let you cut from your computer to your Cricut. I finally got it, set it up and did all the other little things to get this going and after only one failed attempt, I got it to work. It was a good thing no one was around because I'm sure if there had been, I would've been committed. My dog doesn't care, she's too happy to stay wrapped up in her blanket. So here's the first card I made:


My first shaped card ever!! Lindsay told me about a site (here) that has TrueType fonts for free and to grab this particular one because it's dingbats for all these super shapes. It's just a little smaller than a standard size card and eventually I will get the proper measurements figured out. The images are from Lindsay's newest set called Love Grows Here.

Lindsay also offers these really cool SVG's to use with your Cricut and SCAL. Not to worry if you don't have these things, because she also sends a template for printing so you can cut them out. So she has a new mailbox SVG that I just had to try.


Adorable, right?! What a super idea for little packaging for a gift to give to a loved one, friend, teacher - whoever! Love this kind of happy mail!

Don't forget to visit Lindsay and the rest of the team. I'm certain everyone will have wonderful eye-candy for you. Oh and today is the last day for a challenge Lindsay is having. Here's what she says about it:

***Just a Reminder that you have until Thursday to enter our Recycled Challenge: make a card with a digital stamp and a recycled item then post a link to your card on my blog or in the What’s digital Stamping yahoogroup. I will put everyone’s name in a hat and pick a winner to get a stamp set of their choice form Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff! Please join the fun!***

Thanks for stopping by!


16 Encouraging Thoughts:

Micki said...

I was sooooo envious, lol...... so I worked at my craft room yesterday and at least made room for a permanent (out in the open) spot for my Expression :-). Love your shaped card and that mailbox is adorable.

Leanne said...

Your card and mailbox is adorable!! I love my cricut. I'm glad you've got yours out and enjoying it! I have SCAL also but sure can't get the hang of it! I wish there was classes here that I could take to learn! Thank heavens there are people like Tamara and Lindsay that I can get SVG files from!!

Angela said...

Cute; love that shape! I, too, have a Cricut and it just sits there unused. You make the SCAL sound so tempting; however I am not too techic....

Kristen said...

I love your shaped card! Cool shape! And that mailbox looks like it was tons of fun to make! I also love your blog background, really cute!!!

thefrugalcrafter said...

oh girl, get ready to be addicted to this wonderful software, I love it! Great projects too!
Lindsay

Cheryl said...

Great projects! The shaped card is sooo cute! I think I need to get SCAL too.

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Way to go Melissa! I LOVE the shaped card - and all of your chatter in the DT group made me give creating in SCAL a try too! Thanks - now my mom may not get her Cricut back! LOL

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous projects Mel!! You have me too wanting to pull mine out from the corner!! DH brought home the cable last night and now I just need to plug it in & download!! Thanks for the enable!! :D

Martha said...

oh man I have a cricut, need to learn how to do this.

Margie said...

I love your projects, the card is amazing! I don't have as many as Lindsay or Tamara, but I do have a few free svgs on my blog as well.Enjoy your new software-I don't know what I would do without mine!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome projects, Mel!!

~*Joni said...

Oh adorable!!! Sounds like an awesome Christmas present Mel, something that you'll use often!!! Adorable mailbox, perfect for any type of happy mail. :D

Cindi said...

awesome awesome awesome!! some day i may have to break down and do this too
:)

Cindy Coutts said...

Super cute card and that mailbox is outstanding!

ljurecek said...

You are now an SCAL master! There's really nothing more to it! That shaped card is fabulous!

Mrs. Fence said...

I just LOVE the mailboxes this week! Very nice projects, Mel. You go, girl!

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