Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Winner and A Storybook Easter Banner

Thank you all so much for entering the Sewing Box giveaway.  I wish that every single person who signed up could win, but alas I could only pick one.  Using Random.org and a spread sheet where I entered each entry into the database which applied a number to each entry (with multiple entries for those who used entered multiple ways) I was able to feed the numbers into random.org and the winner was selected. 

And the winner is:
Congratulations to JORDANBEV5!  You will be receiving this fabulous cutting mat from The Original Scrapbox.  AND you will be in the drawing with nine others for the grand prize of a Sewing Box!  Best of luck to to you.  But remember, in order to claim your prize and move on in the competition I need you to contact me at spartansus@gforcecable.com by tomorrow, Wednesday April 20th at 2pm (MST) or I will have to draw a new winner. I will need your full name, address, and phone number.

Now on the banner:   Happy Easter Week! The date may fall a bit late this year, but I have been enjoying the Easter decor for over month now. I love the soft spring colors that we associate with Easter. Last fall I created a fall banner for BBTB2 and I liked the banner so much that I had to have an Easter banner also. This Easter banner was created using the Cricut Craft Room!!!

The cut file is nine pages long because of the size of the letters.  I used the Storybook cartridge to create the letters.  Included in the cut file are the icon cuts, decorative top cuts and the shadow cuts.   And I have posted this as my first Craft Room cut file to download!!!

When selecting paper for this project I literally sat in the floor surrounded by cardstock.  I began by selecting six spring colored prints for the decorative cuts.  I followed that by selecting two solids to to cooridinate with each of the prints.  And finally I went through my canisters of large flowers and selected flowers to match each of the letters.

I do want to share with you a couple of the features that I like best about the Cricut Craft Room.  I love that you can place items on the mat and then group and move some or all of items at will.  I also like that when cuttting the program automatically advances to the next page.  You do not have to select the next page as you do with Design Studio or the Gypsy.  Also when cutting, when you load the mat and then cut, the mat automatically unloads. 

When I design in DS I tend to look at the entire mat.  The zoom out and zoom in features allows me to do that with the Cricut Craft Room.  And you will never forget to weld again!  The program asked you each time you add a new image if you want to weld or not!

Hopefully the Craft Room will be open to all of you soon.  If you use the Gypsy or Design Studio you will catch right on to using the Craft Room.  It truly is very easy to operate!  Aren't you excited????

I will be back tomorrow with another project to share!

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