Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I'm in the process of moving so here is my "desk"...but I do have my new Imagine machine set up on the dining room table along with other of my scrapbook goodies and tools so I have basically taken over the table...I have done a lot of downsizing this last year preparing for this move...I went from a 4 bedroom house to a 1 bedroom ( empty nest time)....When people heard I was moving and I would not have a "scrap room" they said what are you going to do with your scrap stuff...haha nothing with it but I sure did a lot of downsizing of my other basically it took all of 5 minutes to move my "stuff" and 5 days to pack and move my scraproom! NO kidding there! So read on down a bit to see my creations with my new Imagine....

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"I want Candy" Better to Imagine

After running errands today and getting house chores done I was finally able to sit again a play with my New Imagine...more getting to know this the card took longer than if I had just cut from colored card stock but most of the time was learning about RGB numbers and looking on the Internet at charts to pick the "right" colors....I see I need to find me a RGB color chart....the second learning curve was understanding the difference between what true and relative size...IMHO the manual is confusing and did not explain it "right" but then again it could be how I interpreted it....The manual reads in Relative mode, which sizes images to the key height character in your text and True mode, which sizes images independent of any other image. So I wanted to cut out a paper doll and I thought that like on the other machines if your set the true size at the size that your doll is then it will be the same.....not so!!!! If your paper doll is 4 inches then both numbers will read 4 inches....but then you have to set each piece so the relative number reads 4 as an example the pumpkin outfit I cut out read 1.5 True and 4.0 Relative.......then dummy me FORGETS to write down the RGB numbers of the "skin" color, etc before I turned off the machine!!!!....I see I need to get a notebook just for RGB favorite colors....OH and one last thing...I forgot to take out my carts before I turned off my machine  so they were still in when I turned it back on....when I went to edit my pumpkin outfit it would go back through the setting up I guess it is important to turn on the machine without any carts in it and then install  the Imagine cart first then the old cricut cart....b/c once I turned it back off took out the carts and did it "right" then it worked fine.....Hope my learning "errors" help you enjoy your new machine...or maybe this post is making me look DUMB! :{

Here is my card.....


Front and Inside...This is an Easel Card

The Girl, Hair Pumpkin outfit, Shoes, Tights, and Trick or Treat Bag were all from white paper that I "colored" with the Imagine.... so just 1 mat....and 1 piece of paper....the cuts are very "smooth" too...(no white core "boogers") The background paper is from a pack I bought today at Target in the $1 section, 8 halloween sheets for $1. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Can't "Imagine" Any More Fun Than This!!!

Okay so here's the deal.....I've been really good this year working on getting my debt paid stay on track I have had to GREATLY reduce my scrapbook budget...GOOD THING! Because when Provo Craft had their HSN debut of the new Imagine machine I knew I had to have that machine...I watched and watched each demo....called a few friends...enabled them to buy it then finally took to plunge and ordered it.....:) ...It came this last Monday..I got to play for about an hour and got frustrated because I knew I needed more time to study the the rest of the week was busy and tonight was the first chance I got to REALLY play with it and I can say.....I'm SOoooo GLAD I BOUGHT IT!!!!!......When I was coming up with reasons to convince myself why I needed it...being able to add coordinating print to my letters and words was one reason that sold me on it...but on the other hand I told myself I could just the letters out on printed paper....well after playing with it I am so convinced I did the right thing...because it adjust the size of the print to fit the size you are cutting will see what I mean in this card I made...the background print the flowers, cats and dogs are bigger then look at the cupcakes and you will see the print adjusted...if I had cut out cupcakes that small on my printed paper the design would not have shown up like this did.....

Back of Card

Front of Card

"Inside" This is an Easel Card

The Cat and "prints" are from the Imagine Best Friends Cart....The Word "Celebrate" and the cupcakes are from The Celebrations cart and I added the print from Imagine Best Friends... the "It's Your Day" is also from Celebrations with the Print from Imagine Best Friends added but I used the Print Only feature then cut it out in a rectangle myself (I see a gypsy in my future)....