Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cricut Family Adventure Layout

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Cricut Family Adventure

Cricut Family Adventure

Yup!  Here is another FREE cut from the Cricut Craft Room.  There are only four cuts so I don’t think this is a cartridge. ( 1. family 2. adventure 3. tag 4. hexagon )

I layered the words onto the tag. I then layered the hexagons to get the frame which will have a picture in them when I complete the page.

Cricut layout

Cricut layout

You can use the black words on another page that are left from the cut.  You will have to put in the tiny middles into the a, l, d, and r.

Cricut layout

Cricut layout

Cricut layout

Cricut layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I  cut the hexagons, I put the map on the right hand side where the solid hexagon was located.  The other solid hexagons were from the middle of the frames.

Don’t forget to check the Cricut Craft Room often to take advantage of the FREE cuts.  Happy scrapping!!

School House Wall hanging – UFO #62

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School House Quilt

School House quilt

I am on a steady, but slow pace of completing some of my UFO’s.  This one is from WAY back…let’s say early 90’s.  I have lived in my current house for 21 years and I believe I started this wall-hanging for my finished basement in my old house.  When I pulled it out of a drawer, the center blocks were finished and the fabric to complete it was in the zip-lock bag.  I added the boarder and quilted it.  I think I will donate it to our guild’s auction. (think anyone will bid??)  I am sure I was wearing one of those long jumpers when I worked on this and had a perm…lol!!

Summer Vacation…FREE Cricut Cuts

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Cricut Summer Vacation

Cricut Summer Vacation

 

Well, I am so excited about the FREE cuts in the Cricut Craft Room this week.  Summer Vacation!!  I only did one page, but I made tons of cuts to use in future pages.  I am never sure how long the cuts will be available, so I try to get everything cut as soon at I find a FREE cut.  I have a VW Bug, so I really loved this Bug with the surfboard on the top.  There are no layers to this cut, so I thought I would show you how to make the cut with different paper to give it a layered look.

Summer Vacation Cricut

Summer Vacation Cricut

First open the Cricut Craft Room (this is a FREE download from www.cricut.com) .  Now choose your image and make it the size your would like for your page.

Cricut Summer Vacation

Cricut Summer Vacation

I choose a printed paper with a “mod” look for my VW’s first cut.

Cricut Summer Vacation

Cricut Summer Vacation

Next I lined up paper for the surf board and the wheels.  Cut again and you are done with your VW Bug.

Cricut Summer Vacation

Cricut Summer Vacation

Cricut Summer Vacation

Cricut Summer Vacation

So now I thought, I should cut out as many images as I could with a single sheet of paper. I just choose the images and fit them all on the page …how cool is that!!  So I just kept cutting!!

Cricut Summer Vacation

Cricut Summer Vacation

On these cuts, you can save the “scraps” and use them.  The word “ticket”…The center from the camera and the center from the compass. I always try to use all the “scraps”.

Cricut Summer Vacation

Cricut Summer Vacation

Cricut Summer Vacation

Cricut Summer Vacation

 

Make sure you make your cuts as soon as possible and enjoy that “Summer Vacation!”

 

 

 

 

 

Count on It – July Quilt

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Count on it July

Count on it July

Happy 4th of July!  I was hoping to have one of my July wool projects finished for my post today, but that just didn’t seem to be in the cards.  This is my 12 inch banner for July.  It is from “Art To Heart” book “Count On It”,  I loved the peace sign buttons on my pair of flip-flops.  Short, Sweet and I hear the fireworks…. check back on Friday…

Independence Day … Cricut Cuts

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Independence Day Cricut Cut

Independence Day Cricut Cut

The FREE cut in the Cricut Craft Room this week is Independence Day.   I did a two page lay-out using my cuts.

Cricut Independence Day

Cricut Independence Day

 

This is the second page of my lay-out.

Independence Day Cricut

Independence Day Cricut

I did three layers for these Cricut Craft Room cuts.  The first layer was Orange and I cut it out Red.  The second layer was Gold and I cut it out White.  My final layer was shown in Blue and cut in Blue.  Don’t forget to check the Cricut Craft Room often to take advantage of the FREE cuts.  Some FREE cut last only a few days and some will last longer….Happy 4th of July!!  Download the Cricut Craft Room today!

 

 

Farmer’s Wife Quilt Week 6 – Blocks #9 and #10

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Farmer's Wife Block #9 Box

Farmer’s Wife Block #9 Box

Once again, I find myself behind in my posts.  Week 6 blocks are the Box and Bowtie.  I used Triangles on a roll to make the Box block.

triangles on a roll

triangles on a roll

The instructions for the triangles are printed on the paper. Use the ones that finish to a 2 1/2″ square. Put right sides together and sew on the dotted lines.

triangles on a roll

triangles on a roll

You will need to make 8 triangle units (as shown above) and cut one 2 1/2 inch center square.

sew sub-units

sew sub-units

Sew the sub units together pressing the top and bottom section seams to the outside and the center sections seams toward the solid center square.

Farmer's Wife Block #10 Bowtie

Farmer’s Wife Block #10 Bowtie

I paper pieced my Bowtie block.  I fell in love with this Kiwi color and adore the birds on a wire fabric.  This was an easy block and I forgot to take any pictures while sewing.  The paper-pieced patterns can be found on the Farmer’s Wife Yahoo Group.  You have to requests entry to the group and it takes a while to get approved.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

I was so in love with the Kiwi color that I found this comfy chair at a local furniture store and “hubby” bought it for me for my Birthday!!  Did I mention how much I love the color Kiwi…yea, I thought so…

12 down…99 to go!!