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.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Mother's Day Cards - No .cut files

Well, when I went to download a project from my camera I discovered that I had taken pictures of the mother's day cards I had made for my Mom and my Mother-in-law. (I usually forget to take the pictures because I'm usually making cards at the last minute!) So, I thought I would share them. The purple one was given to my Mom. It has a House Mouse Stamp I had colored with Prisma Colored Pencils using Gamosol and then put it on the card back around Valentine's day I think! Then it just set there waiting for me to figure out "who" / "what" it was for! Found the Happy Mother's Day on the Wild Card cartridge and used it to "finish" off my card! Anyone else ever do that? Make part of something and then it has to "sit" until your mind figures out the rest! The other card for my mother-in-law was similar. It had to "jell" a little while before it was used. I used a .cut file from Laurinda on the Cricut Messageboard to cut the card base with the lace look and the slits to run the ribbon through. Then I left it sitting again for weeks trying to decide what to make it into. I originally thought I would use it to make a sympathy card (which I still haven't gotten done) but thought different once I had the pink inner lining paper. Then I thought it would make a cute baby card but didn't have a need for that so it laid on my table for weeks. Then, I finally put it together for Mother's Day. My mother-in-law loves flowers thus the flower on the card. Anyway, they turned out pretty good I think. Now, if I can just remember to ink/chalk my cutouts BEFORE I PASTE them down on a card!!! LOL Thanks for looking.