Friday, February 26, 2016

How to make your own embossing templates!!

This technique is so much easier than the one I use.  I never thought of using the rubber pad.  Must try this her results look amazing.  I'm thinking the Edge to Edge cartridge will be perfect for this.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Costco and my Cricut Imagine

A few weeks ago I was working on a scrapbooking project where I was using my cricut imagine to print some paper.  It was a double layout, and the first page of paper printed well, but the second had streaks and lines in it.  I did a cleaning of the print heads via the machine and that did not help.  I figured I needed new ink.  I have been pricing the ink at Staples, Walmart etc and found the best price of $65.00 for a colour cartridge.  While playing online one day I found that Costco refills original ink cartridges, and it does so for between $9 and $12 dollars, I checked to make sure my ink could be refilled, and it could.  Well today my husband had to go to Costco so I asked him to take my cartridge and have it refilled.  The clerk told my husband to just clean the print heads with a clorox wipe and clean the resevoir.  He said that my cartridge had over 70% ink still.  Well, I came home and did just that, I am so happy with the results.  I wanted to share because this has saved me a ton of $$.
After cleaning.
This is what came off the cartridge and the resevoir.
I hope this post saves people some money.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Rachel and Anas birthday cards

Ana and Rachel celebrated birthdays today.  Chris and Ana went out to dinner with her family, and my friend Rachel who is alone came to my house for a bbq.  I made the same card for each of them.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

V-day treat boxes

Here are some of the treat boxes I made for my family, friends and co-workers.  I made 24.  The boxes are cut from tags bags boxes and more, the valentine borders are cut from Holiday Cakes.

Monday, February 8, 2016

ATG tape and the Canadian Dollar

Well I'm running low on ATG tape, 1/4 and 1/2 inch.  While I can always get the 1/4 at Michaels with a 40 or 50 % off coupon, I can't do the same for the 1/2 inch.  Today I was looking on ebay to see what I can get the tape for.  I found a fairly decent price for 6 but the shipping is additional $16.00 and then there is the exchange.  so 6 rolls of ATG tape will cost me about $60.00 CAD.  If anyone's Michaels still carries the 1/2 inch please let me know, I need to pick some up.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Just Believe Birthday card

Here is a quick card I made this morning for a co-worker.  I used the Just Believe stampset from Stampin Up, the sentiment was from a birthday stampset from CTMH.  I used tombow markers to colour the image and then misted it with water.  There was a similar card on Pinterest with a torn edge.  I'm not great with paper tearing so I just left it alone.
Real Red cardstock from Stampin Up for the card base, pink layer is from Michaels cardstock, and white cardstock from staples.  Ribbon from the dollar store, button from Walmart.