This is my first post in 2011 here at the Midnight Rooster blog, so I want to wish everyone a very happy new year!
Now I'm not much of a new year resolutions type of person, but since it's my week to put up a challenge, I will share one that I threw down at myself a couple of months ago: use my Cricut!
I bought my Cricut Expression two years ago around Thanksgiving. I went to Walmart and stood there waiting like a complete fool for an hour for the salesperson to check the back for more Black Friday deals. Never mind that, apparently shopping at Walmart at 6 a.m. on Black Friday is just too late for the really good deals! lol.
In the last year, the cartridges that appeal to me are coming in great abundance! I have added to my collection considerably. So I challenged myself to incorporate Cricut cuts into my projects more. And I did just that with two layouts using the just released January kit, Farmer's Daughter.
Here I have a 2-pager about strawberry picking, a frequently scrapped subject in my books :) I used the Country Life cartridge (bought it at $20, what a deal!) to cut the bucket load of strawberries you see in the close-up.
All right, next up is a layout about my DD and her love for puzzles a couple of years ago. I used the My Community cartridge to cut the puzzle pieces. This cartridge I got for free with my purchase of Cricut and I really haven't used anything from it at all, until now...
So yes, I am using my Cricut more and more, in fact, I think there will be at least two projects next month using my Cricut cuts again ;) I think what held me back for so long was actually the vast library of potential cuts available to me through a single cartridge! No more being afraid for me. After all, didn't Confucius say, 'the journey of a thousand Cricut use begin with a single cut?" Well, did he?
So here's my challenge to you... Do you have a Cricut, a Big Shot, or some kind of die cut machine? If you do, create a project using your machine, and post it to the Midnight Rooster's Facebook site. Who knows... there might even be a prize? :)