Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Cricut Came Out

The other day I found myself without internet.  Hubby had to demo some gear and needed a piece of our home network.  Somehow before he left the router went down and we were left with no Internets!  I remained calm and knew we would survive.  I didn't realize how productive I would end up being without my computer distracting me.  My Cricut came out and I actually made time to get crafty.  Getting crafty while Clover is awake can be tricky but if I wait until the end of the day after she goes to bed I'm usually to tapped to work on anything.  It felt good to get to some of the projects I had on my list to finish.

A while ago I had seen some art on website that I was interested in.  They where silhouettes of the Disney Princesses on canvas.  They were simple but pretty and twenty bucks a pop plus shipping.  If I wanted all four I would have shelled out about a hundred bucks for art to put on my daughter's wall.  So I told myself I could do the same thing but cheaper.  On one of our craft store trips I found some canvas on sale.  Since it wasn't on top of my craft list they sat in the corner for awhile.  I wanted to finish them in time for Chlover's birthday but that didn't happen.  Since the internet was out I didn't have any excuse not to work on them.  I borrowed my friend's princess cartridges to cut out the princesses.  The original plan for the canvases kind of morphed over time.  They went from silhouette boards to quote boards.

I paraphrased this one a bit so it would fit on the board.  
I love that scene from the movie!

"I want adventure in the great wide somewhere"

"Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through"
The longest part of this project was glueing all the words done.  Letters done with the Plantin School cartridge.  The fourth board I painted with the same pink as the Tiana board but I used it as a picture board.  I put some of our character pictures from Disneyland on it.  Or at least the ones that the printer would let me print before it started eating all of my paper.

I also was able to whip up a dance bag for our Dino loving pal!

The dinos are from my Create a Critter cartridge.  I cut the letters and shapes out on contact paper and then use that as a stencil.  Next time I will pick another color than black.  Even though I used white as a base first I still had a hard time trying to get the colors to pop out.

The Cricut has since been put back in it's special spot but I did find another cartridge I liked so it may be coming back out from hiding.  


  1. That is very creative Judy and its awesome that your getting time for crafting as well. :Thumbs up: