Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scrap-N-Share Group

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is doing well on this lovely Saturday! I am, in fact, I am doing so well because my son and I are heading, by train, to Orlando Florida to visit good ole Mickey Mouse! So I am super double duper excited today. This will be our first train ride!

Anyways, on to the topic at hand. I have joined a few yahoo groups, and I'm never one to share or comment much there, but I love reading others posts, learning new tricks from these groups, and what I love most of all, is the sharing of creations that others have accomplished! Now some groups have their rules, and your not allowed to post your blogs, creations, and you have to stay strictly to the topic, and I was reading from one of my groups only to find that there was an issue with people posting their creations, blogs, and sharing files, etc. and it dawned on me that if these wonderful people can't share their creations, then where can we get our inspiration? What good is arts and crafts if you can't share them with others? So I started a group, and its called Scrap-N-Share, and its exactly for those who want to share their creations, ideas, files, blogs, etc.! If it has to do with crafts, its all good! And it could be any crafts, any art, anything creative! Scrap-N-Share is a place to share ideas, get ideas, learn, help others, and have all around the board fun with all types of arts and crafts! So if you feel like this would be something you would be interested in joining, feel free to head on over and join! Just remeber, this is a place to share creations, blogs, files, ideas, and to have just have all out fun! No frowns allowed!! We look forward to seeing you there!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Playing With My eCraft!!

Hi All!! Sorry I haven't been around for awhile, as all of you know by now, the eCraft has finally come out, and is available here at Cre-8-tive Instincts! I have been palying with mine now for a few weeks, just trying to get the hang of it, considering that it is a totally different machine than we are used to, as it uses no cutting mat. Craftwell is still trying to work out a few of the kinks in the software, but all in all, once you get passed the scary part of a new machine, its actually a pretty fun machine, with a lot to offer! Here are a few cuts I have just recently made through testing differnt papers and cardstocks! As you can see, this machine also draws, and then cuts your design out around the drawing! I love it! (Also uses colored pens, so your not just limited to black)

I have also cut fabric with this machine, and have totally mastered that part!! I love how perfectly it cuts the fabric, its awesome!! I will be uploading a video this coming week, maybe Sunday, but if not, definitely Monday! I also want to thank all of those who have helped me work through the kinks and issues I was facing, especially  a wonderful customer, who I now call a friend, Phyllis, who has walked me through some things, by sharing emails and photos of "how to do's" with me!! Thank you so much, I wouldn't have figured it out any time soon without your help, and for that, I am truly thankful!!!

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