Some Basic Information About My Site and My Files:

First a note about my files:

All my files are for personal use. I do not charge for any files I create. I share them here for others to use for personal use only. Please do not use them to submit for contests, etc. without getting my permission first. Please give credit where credit is due. I will try to do the same. This means I will try to identify where I got an item or a project if I didn't create it myself and there is an identifable source. Sometimes however I use basic clipart or coloring pages. You may however share these files with others for their personal use (you may not charge for them - you may pass them on for free) or you may point them here to my blog to get the files themselves. If a download file is available, it will appear at the bottom of the post and will be in a different color text.

PLEASE NOTE: I reside in the USA where we use the MM/DD/YYYY date format on computers (and in everything else we do!) If you are outside the USA where they use the DD/MM/YYYY date format on computers, you MAY experience an "Unhandled exception" error when you try to open one of my Cricut DS files. It is an error related to the date format. An easy fix is available at SusanBlueRobot's Blog. Susan has a simple HexEdit program and directions which will allow you to alter the date so you can use the files. Note: This is only an issue if the save date of the file is after the 12th of the month! It is also only an issue with DS files. I have never seen this issue with MTC or SCAL.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yudu Machine - Screen Printing and my Cricut

Okay, so I wasn't going to purchase this machine. I really wasn't. However, I did! LOL. I have created a few items with it. Have other ideas to do with it. Just haven't gotten there yet! The machine is fairly large as shown in the pictures here. I have used my Expression machine in the pictures to give you some perspective on its size. We have created some items with the emolsion on the screens. I would reserve that option for when I had "several" of something that I wanted to create. I have also created an item using a "paper stencil" taped to the screen. I would recommend this method if you want to create a "one of a kind" item. I will post more "info." as I can in relation to this machine. The first project I am posting used my Yudu and supplies as well as my Cricut machine, Design Studio, Wedding, Paper Pups and Storybook cartridges. I created my design in DS with the 3 cartridges. I then cut it out on black paper and "copied" it on my all-in-one copier onto a Yudu transparency. I then followed the Yudu instructions for "burning" the image onto a screen that has been prepared ahead of time with the emolsion sheet following the Yudu directions. I called this Design the "Paper Pups Queen". I did it for my good friend from the Message Board, Dazycutr (Rheba), who is known as the Queen of Paper Pups because she loves to use the Paper Pups cartridge in her card designs! I then put the design on a t-shirt, a bag, and a print for framing as a gift for Rheba.