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Friday, October 4, 2013

Erica's Cricut Craft Room Blog Hop

WELCOME! My name is Tracey. Today I am one of the stops in...

October's My Cricut Craft Room's Blog Hop 

You should have started at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ if not please start at the beginning

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's October's Blog Hop 
Collectively the design team and guest designers have made some amazing and special projects to share with you... over 60 projects are on this hop, but it is in less than 20 stops. .  

All of the stops along the hop are featuring at least two projects made with Cricut machines. I love using my Cricut along with my Gypsy or the Cricut Craft Room to manipulate images. My favourite thing is making logos or just changing the cuts to suit my photos.

I started this layout by googling images of Mary Poppins. I was hoping to cut her silhouette flying in the sky with her umbrella but then I came across a movie poster and the font looked easy to duplicate.

I used Cricut Craft Room Basics to create this title. The cityscape is from Plantin Schoolbook. The umbrella is a cut from Paperdoll Dress Up.

For this layout, a created the game spinner by cutting out the coloured circles and hand cutting them into pie shapes. I then found an arrow shape and added a brad. I wanted to cut out something that represented our favourite games. I did a Google image search and realized that Skip-Bo cards would be easy to design. I used Cricut Craft Room Basics and Cuttin' Up to create the playing cards. I am very new to using the Cricut Craft Room and am enjoying how easy it is to view all of your layered designs at once and how you can change the color.

I love how they turned out!

Erica invited all of the bloggers involved to also post two older projects. I chose two creations that represent the type of things I love to design. If you would like more info on them you can check out my post with the label "minion" and the post with the label "Core'dinations creative frenzy".

Your next stop on the hop is

Oh Kissa

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up

1. Start http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
2.  Vivi J http://www.vivijdesigns.blogspot.com
3.  Cindy M http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/
4. Shawn Mosch - http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/
5. Liliana Umpierre - http://www.likidesigns.com/blog
6. Leslie Wrege McGrath - http://scrapnlifeaway.blogspot.com/
7. Roberta Swisher - http://queenbeepapercrafts.blogspot.com/
8.  April Nourse www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
9. Brenda Knapik -  http://www.disneygirlcrafts.com/
10. Lourdes - http://creativecraftsniche.blogspot.com/
11. Vicki Glenn - http://www.vickiscraftroom.blogspot.com/
12. Erica http://EricasProjects.blogspot.com
13. Connie Walsh - http://www.ConnieCreates2.blogspot.com
14. Tracey  http://www.thecroppingcanuck.blogspot.com
15. Oh Kissa http://www.ohkissa.com/thought-bubble.html
16. Sandy- http://www.aworkingmomsjoy.blogspot.com
17. Kris Dietz -- http://http://kreationsbykrisdietz.blogspot.com/
18. Mayra- http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
19. Cheryl www.Cricutobessed.blogspot.com
20. Crafting Blog Events http://craftingblogevents.blogspot.com</

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Linking up to Cricut Craft Room

I guess I had procrastinated linking my Gypsy to the Cricut Craft Room. I was worried that something would happen to my Gypsy, my linked cartridges or my project files. I have spent much time creating logos and other projects on my Gypsy and I was worried they could be deleted.

How to link your Gypsy to the Cricut Craft Room

Did it all go smoothly? No, my Gypsy would not work and had the blue screen. *ack* I then referred to this

Why do I get a Security Breach Error when updating my Gypsy?

I followed all of these steps and they worked! I turned on my now working Gypsy, my cartridges were there but NONE of my project files remained. *ack* If you read the last line of the steps it says your files will be deleted.

Here is how I retrieved mine. I turned everything off and then started from the beginning. I began an update on my Gypsy. One of the options for the update is "project files". This opened up the folder with all of my projects. I manually clicked on all the files I wanted to put back on my Gypsy. The files were saved on my computer when I initially linked to the Cricut Craft Room. Once I was done, I "checked for updates" again and they all were copied onto my Gypsy.


I hope this post helps someone else who may be having trouble with this process.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gypsy linking to Cricut Craft Room

I did it! I linked my Gypsy to the Cricut Craft Room. I did this mainly for two reasons.

Reason number 1 - though I LOVE my Gypsy, it doesn't always update well. I have had issues such as a "security breach", the "blue screen of death", a cartridge that refuses to link and the occasional scrambling of a welded item. I figured it would be best to link all of my cartridges to the Craft Room just in case my Gypsy no longer works. I admit that I haven't really been purchasing new cartridges for the fear that they will be lost.

Reason number 2 - free cut files and free cartridges offered weekly in the Cricut Craft Room. I just couldn't resist the Halloween cuts!

This week the free cartridges are Teresa Collins Chic and Scary and A Frightful Affair. All of the cuts on this layout are from Teresa Collins Chic and Scary other than the "2012" which is from Blackletter.

I will talk a bit more about my linking experience in a post tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween 2012

Yay! The Halloween season is here! It's my favorite holiday. Here is a layout of my kids and their Halloween shirts from last year.

I love this white, orange and black twine I bought at my LSS. I will have to use it on some Halloween cards.