Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fixed the Diaper Cake

Okay, I think I fixed it, I like it much better now.
So here it is before:
And after:
Tell me what you think....


I also decide to do a wordbook for the baby shower. His name is Carter (great name!). The spacing isn't quite right, but this is my first real project that I did with SCAL and inkscape. I also did not make it on the sturdiest of cardstock... I would definitely have done that differently, it's not nearly as sturdy as I would have liked, but I'm still going to give it to her, hopefully it holds up.

I just love this picture, what a cutie!

This image is the first real attempt I made with SCAL and inkscape. I really like how it turned out, except I didn't secure down the brown peice of paper for the hair very well and it moved, so no hair because I didn't want to recut it all. I also decided to just draw in the faces instead of cutting them. I got the image from a coloring book. What an amazing program SCAL is!

Diaper cake

Tonight I am helping with a shower for Clinton's cousin who had a baby boy in February. On Monday I decided I would do a diaper cake and so here it is! Obviously, I had to just use what I had on hand, so this is what I came up with. If I were to plan it, I would 1) make it bigger and 2) use lots of baby items instead of just paper, like toys, washclothes, spoons etc. But I do think she will like it!

I had intended to make a banner with his name for the top, but I'm just not feeling like it today so I decided to put the toy as a topper. The colors don't match all that well, but I'm just going to stick with it!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

First Design Studio attempt

So, a few weeks ago, I decided I would take the plunge and get the SCAL program. I had never had any interest in the Cricut Design Studio, I had heard too many negetive things, but people were raving about SCAL. So, I convinced my husband that I needed this program (to save money on buying cartridges) and also that a laptop would be great to go along with it! So, I got the laptop at the end of January, knowing that I would have to wait awhile to get the program. I have really enjoyed the laptop, I must admit. So last week it was time for me to finally buy the SCAL program, while I was waiting on it to arrive, I decided to ready my cricut machine. Well, wouldn't you know it, I couldn't get it to work on my laptop! It worked great on the desktop, but no go on the laptop! Long story a bit shorter (LOL) I ended up buying the dreaded Cricut Design STudio software, thinking I might be able to get it to work if I had the disc. It still didn't work! It took me 4 phone calls to Provo Craft one to HP (they couldn't help, but tried really hard), more than 4 1/2 hours on the phone (nearly 3 on hold) and I finally am able to use the SCAL program! Phew! I played with that a bit yesterday and am working on a project, but today I decided to mess with the CDS and make this little notebook for Khorey, one of my little daycare girlies. Today is her 5th birthday and she is all about writing things. So this is for her! I used George, Plantin and Storybook. I must admit it was pretty easy, turned out pretty close to what I was invisioning (I was thinking the scallops would be smaller) and I really like it! Best of all, I used only scraps and items I have had for a long time, some I had to have, but haven't hardly used (skittles). Sorry for the long post, here's the notebook!