Saturday, December 22, 2012

Reset Process for Cricut machines

Reset Process for CricutTM machines

If your machine freezes, experiences power problems, cutting issues, or anything out of the realm of normal Cricut behavior, this reset procedure is a good place to start the troubleshooting process. This will usually resolve the issue.
  • First, turn your machine on with no cartridge loaded. Then you are going to roll all your gray dials (the two on the left and the one on the right) down to their lowest setting.
  • Then you will want to grasp the green/gold cylinder blade assembly and use it to pull the entire gray carriage car unit (the one with the Cricut bug on it) along its track to the other side of the machine. Back in the area where the gray carriage car usually sits there is a red button. Press that button and hold it down for about three seconds. Let go and then move the gray carriage car back into place.
  •    Now you're going to roll all your dials all the way up and all the way down three times--three times for each dial.
  • Then you are going to hit the "Cut" button and turn the machine off. Let the machine sit for a few minutes (15-20), load a cartridge, turn it on, and try a practice cut.
 * Information provided was gathered from other sources and is provided "as is".
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I am a very lucky girl, Not only did I get a blog award on Sonday (Not A Typo) but now another one on Thursday, I am having a very crafty week. Thank you Vanessa!

I am so grateful to be recognized by  Vanessa  !
I was given some rules to follow in accepting this award. So with a grateful attitude I am passing this honor on. Here we go:
Rule #1: Link back to the person who gave you the award (see above).
Rule #2: Share seven random things about yourself. Here goes:

I  scrapbook to leave a legacy for my four adorable grandchildren of which I am truely blessed.
I make cards to give a message from my heart to those special people in my life.
I love to travel especially with friends.
I am a Girl Scout leader to six special young ladies.
I like to bake, but do not as much because I also like to eat what I bake.
I like Facebook and keeping in touch with old friends.
I love to have a lot of flower gardens.

Rule #3: Award seven recently discovered bloggers with this award:

Brigit @    
Mary Jean @
Jen @
Lori @
Nilda @     
Sandy @

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Liebster Award

Happy Sonday everyone! (Not A Typo)

I have been award with another Liebster Award from the wonderful Jenn over at Craftyful Garden! Please take the time to hop on over and check out her lovely blog! Thank you so much Jenn! :)

I've just finished hopping through some amazing blog hops today and in doing so I have found some more talented bloggers! Show some them some well deserved love!

The Liebster Blog award is given to bring new blogs to light. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:

1. Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks

2. Let them know you chose them

3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog

4. Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded

5. Have fun!

I present to you, my 3-5 choices who will bring awareness to other wonderful blogs!

1. Shutterbuggin
2. LorraineB
3. Dana      

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Welcome to the Fabulous 50 Blog Hop

Welcome to a Fabulous 50's Blog Hop to celebrate with my Cricut Demo Army Sister.
 Happy Birthday Angie!

I hope you enjoy your visit. I 'd love it if you choose to follow my blog. Thanks for visiting.

Normea -

Fabulous 50 Blog Hop

Nifty Fifty made and shadowed with Make The Cut in a matter of seconds. It's just way too easy. The cocktail was cut from Cricut Pack Your Bags. It was inked to add the drink color and coated with Glossy Accents to look realistic. The umbrella painted with Copic markers. The  flower was inked with Chalk Ink and accented with Stickles.

Metal Accented Birthday Card

Friday, February 25, 2011

Disney Altered Mailbox

Target Mailbox cover with scrapbook paper and hot glue. Take Five Mickey was Printed and Cut with Make The Cut. Mickey and Friends for mouse head back to back. Mickey metal tag on flag.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Snapware Cartridge Storage

The containers are Snapware Ribbon Holders MS or JA use coupon if not on sale) about $11
The plastic is cut with is Plastic Canvas (Walmart or MS or JA)$2
cut directions for the canvas

7 strips of 59x10(#of holes)

Cut 5 holes deep at 12, 24, 36, 48

 4 strips of 39x10 (# of holes)

Cut 6 deep @ 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35

You should see 59 rows by 10 rows

So cut 60 and 11 and 39 and 10

I made my file dividers for books out of large file cards. I use sharpie to put the Abreviation to top and I file in alphabetical order. I keep books and overlays in alphabetical order but separate by shapes and fonts.
They will snap together so you can keep expanding.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Precious Moments Image Link

I have had several requests on where I got the Precious Moments images to do Print n Cut with.
Here is the link.

Print n Cut

My Print n Cut Directions for Make The Cut and the  Expression

This is what works for me. Leave me a comment with your e-mail address if you need yours tweeked.

Print n Cut with the Expression


1. Save your image.

2. Print your Image on White Cardstock (I use the 8x10 packs from Walmart)

3. Go to settings button . It is to the right of the LCD display, bottom row , first button on the left.

4. Use the arrow (+) (-) under LCD to make your selections.

5. Press OK to select.

6. Select Inches-1/10ths.

7. Press settings button to save and exit.

8. Set Expression on Portrait mode.

Print n Cut

1.Open MTC and set to Portrait, Uncheck Outline Shapes, set mat to Contrast Click View at top go to Printer Options and click Set Print Lines.

2. Use Pixel Trace to bring in image, press Set Image as Texture, set threshold to get a solid outline, Click Import

3.Click on the graphic to select it then press blackout at the bottom or through Edit >Shapemagic

4.Use Shapemagic to add a shadow, change the color close to your graphic color.

5. Click on Image to select the graphic and put the 1st gray dotted line on the corner of the 1inch square. Selection Properties Box at the top right should read X 1.0and Y 1.0

6. Line up paper exactly on mat edge

7. Load mat close to blade side along that extra line on Expression to be consistent.

8. Close the eye of the shadow layer and press the Scissors on MTC.

This should be very close and may cut some of your shadow but that should blend in. If you are off e-mail me and I will send you directions for adjusting. If you do not have Make The Cut click in the link on my sidebar and download it for free and try it out. So many free options will be opened up for you to create.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Print n Cut

                   I just learned Print n Cut with
 Make The Cut...
                   This technique is awesome!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Ornaments and Coasters

Pledge Future Shine floor polish/MS glitter/Vinyl w/MTC
                                 Gymnast Cricut Wall Decor and More cut w vinyl

      Printed Tissue Paper photos put on w/Modpodge/Top one framed w MTC snowflake frame
              Alcohol Ink w/ compressed air / GS heads w MTC one vinyl and one glass etched

Tiles same printed tissue method using several  coats outdoor Modpodge then spayed w/ Krylon Clear Acrylic Spay for extra waterproofing. Felt pads on back so they do not scratch.

Heartsdelight font (free) cut with Make The Cut

Monday, October 25, 2010

Setting Chart Notes

*All Blade settings are for the Standard blade unless DC is noted for the Deep Cut blade. MC is for the number of multi cuts.You may need to make slight adjusts for your Cricut. I cut these out and tape them directly on my machine.Just right click on the chart and save target as...then print.