Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Change

Once again, I've changed the look of my blog. I've got to decorate for the seasons, you know? I also changed my photo. I was feeling a little guilty about using a younger, thinner version of I am usually the one behind the camera, so I don't have too many photos, but this one is just a few weeks old, so it's current (I'm a little older, a little...well, you know). Not sure why I feel the need to explain that, but alas...I'll stop now.

So now that I've decorated for Fall, I'm actually starting to make Christmas projects. How quickly I move Actually, I just needed an excuse to bust out my newest stamp set, Stocking Prints from Papertrey Ink:

Can I just say how much fun this set is? I felt like a little elf in Santa's workshop as I stamped, cut, mixed and matched, making my little stockings. And I like how the curved rectangle die works with the three stockings. I notched out the sides with a circle punch so that I could fit my buttons right into the space it created. I like this slightly homespun look.

So, I have a question for you all reading my blog. I'd like to know if you have a digital craft cutter. I'm toying with the idea, but I have no idea where to start. If you own one, I'd love to hear what you think and which one you have. I need to hear the pros and cons on this one. Thanks for your help!

Stamps: Stocking Prints, Fancy Flourishes (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Vintage Chai & Chamomile (PTI)
Cardstock: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Tools: circle punch (EK Success), curved rectangles Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)
Other: Ripe Avocado vintage buttons (PTI), embroidery thread, foam mounting tape (3M)


Claire Brennan said...

This card is a treat - love those wee stockings!!! and the blog looks fab!!!I'll be checking out he answers to this as well as I've been wondering about these gadgets too!

Anne said...

I have a Slice, which I enjoy when I think to take it out. I had the opportunity to buy an inexpensive Cricut Expression, but decided that I wouldn't use it enough to justify the expense.

Kelly Jo said...

Love the new layout and I love your brutal honesty about your photo.

I don't have any electroic cutting systems. I'm too cheap. I'm usually slightly behind the times and I figure by the time I purchase something, the next "best thing" will be out. However, the Slice really does tempt me.

Precious Scraps by Beverly said...

Hey Jennifer - Love the new look -- both the blog and photo. You still look great so no need for hesitation. I have the Quickutz Silhouette. I researched all of them before purchasing mine. To me it came down to what I needed it for..mine was more for titles and such than for images. I hated the idea of buying cartridges for 5 images out of 25 that I really wanted. Instead I can download free fonts to use and images are only $1.99 ea and you only pay for the ones you want. And...the customer service for Quickutz is awesome. Hope this helps.....

Gail S. said...

I got a cricut (the smaller one) when they first came out because everyone else was getting one and I felt I needed one - so I splurged and I rarely use it :( I like my big shot and use it quite a bit - way more than the cricut. I made 150 wedding favors using the big shot for my daughters wedding and made all of her thank you cards using the big shot so it paid buying it but I did a LOT of cranking!!

lynn said...

love the new blog look, jennifer.

i've had a cricut expression for about 3 years, and i love it! i've used it on 99% of the stuff that's on my blog.

it cuts cards, letters, bags, tags, magnets, vinyl, boxes, envelopes, material, metal, wood, and there's stamp material that you can cut your own stamps, and you can make your own embossing folders and, ...well, you get the picture.

Melissa said...

Love those stockings---they were very close to making the cut on release night, but didn't--now I'm regretting! Your card is beautiful as is your new photo! I don't have anything except a cuttlebug although the digital ones look super cool!

Karen said...

Love the Fall look of the blog. Cute stocking card. I have the original Cricut. Bought it when they first came out with it. I do not use it very often. I feel that it doesn't make small enough images for the cards I make. I do use it occasionally for scrapbooking. I don't have the digital design program, that may be worthwhile. I would not recommend it if you are only into making cards.

kim's kreations said...

Love the look of your blog and your picture is great too!! You always make the cutest cards...wish I was that talented. I have the cricut expression and love it. I got a VERY good deal on ebay (or I probably wouldn't have one)! I a;so have the cuttlebug and I really like that for embossing.


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