Tuesday, March 15, 2011

lily bee, sketchy thursdays and how cricut hates me


I made this layout with the sketchy thursdays sketch and also for the lily bee - make paper embellishments challenge. I know the lily bee challenge had more like flowers in mind - which I love and make all the time, but this layout just called for clouds. So I decided to hit up my cricut. OH BOY! Die cut machines HATE me! I had a wishblade, it hated me. I got a slice, it hated me - sent it back to be fixed twice and finally gave up. Got a cricut because EVERYONE has one, and can use it. (and it was on clearance at walmart) well, apparently everyone except me can use the cricut. I wanted to cut these clouds and it took me like 2 hours! My blade was brand new. (but not the first time I used it, probably like the 5th) my mat was old, so I switched it out for a new one, still didn't work! first I had tearing, then I had not cutting all the way through, then tearing again. argh! anyway, I finally got the clouds, and they were just what I was picturing, except they were a little flat. So I used some crackle accents on them.

13 comments:

Ashley Horton said...

Very cute lo!! I LOVE the clouds and they were def worth the effort. I have the same problem with my Cricut. Something that should take less than 5 minutes ends up taking me over 45!! So take heart...you are not alone! :)

Lisa Harrolle said...

You did an awesome job on this sketch! Love the clouds!!!

Heather said...

Great photos. Looks like all the hard work and determination paid off with your layout though.

ScrapGoo said...

You may think it hates you but I think the clouds are soooo cool!

lisa said...

This I LOVE!!!! You've completely rocked this sketch. Totally love it!!!
: )

lisa said...

This I LOVE!!!! You've completely rocked this sketch. Totally love it!!!
: )

Cindy said...

bummer about the die-cut machines gave you problems...love your project. thanks for playing :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Bummer you had issues with the cricut :( I loveeeee how this turned out though! i love love love love the photos, the colors and the clouds you made!! Thanks sooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

cj said...

i love this! great colors! it is really a wow for me! and die cut machines hate me too.

Keshet said...

This is beautiful--love the title and the clouds! Thanks for joining the fun at Sketchy Thursdays this week! As for diecut machines, they seem to have it out for me;)

Sarah said...

Those clouds are amazing! I love the crackle accents on them, it totally adds dimension to them! It sounds like you might need to try a manual die cutting machine! lol Glad it finally worked out for you though because your LO is fantastic!

Mandi said...

Well, it turned out awesome anyway, Meg! I've had my Cricut for 3 years now and I'm pretty familiar with it. Shoot me a PM anytime you need some help!

Sandy Ang said...

I think clouds are way more cool than flower embellishments. had to laugh as I read about your adventures with die-cut machines. Now I'm convinced never to get one.