Jenns Paper Obsession

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cricut Circle

YAY!! More hints as to what Cricut Circle is. I honestly think it's a special club where you have to pay, and you get to purchase special cartridges etc. I love the French Manor cartridge preview. Very pretty. It says it's coming in June! I hope early June, but knowing Cricut, it will be mid-end June. urg! I can't wait to find out how much it is. I wonder if it's a one time fee, or if it's a monthly fee. I hope it's not too pricey. I would only pay for the club if I got stuff. Like free cartridges, or free images or whatever. I REALLY hope that Cricut gets involved in image downloads. Like pazzles, silhouette etc has. That would be nice.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blog Make Over

So, I bought a kit from http://sweetshoppedesigns.com/ I really like my blog now :) I just can't figure out how to do the background :( I will have to email them or something. It was really easy (but time consuming) to put together. I can't wait to start really using my blog!! I am SO excited. My goal is to start posting tutorials on June 1st :) So excited :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Yep! New gypsy update is AWESOME!!

I've played with the new update for about 30 minutes to an hour. I LOVE the new options!! :) I took some pictures for the people who are at work and can't do there updates. :)

This is the new main screen. My gypsy starts up SO much faster now. I love it. The new middle icon is the picture option.

New picture function. You can upload pictures and save them to your Gypsy. These are the ones that were pre loaded onto your Gypsy. I think this would be wonderful for people to put there pictures on here that they want to scrap. Then they can just flip through them and use them for inspiration for a LO while they are waiting for kids to get out of football practice, or whatever. I also like that I can upload cards I want to scraplift so I can make the cuts for them while I am just sitting around. It's a really neat function. I really like it.

The colors on the pictures are awesome!! My camera doesn't do it justice. I love that you can blow up the picture all the way. It's nice.

Here is the new mat area. It seems to me like the mat is smaller, which I was hoping didn't happen, but all of the new functions make up for it! I love the ruler on the top, the different layering options. Also using the resizing slide on the bottom rightish works a lot faster too. It's easier to go from really small to a full size image. All of the buttons seem to be bigger to, and the screen is more responsive then it was before. I used to have to push a button 5 times before it would register. It registers it on the first push. It's SUPER nice. Oh yea, this picture is the "advanced" option. the new button is the hide contour button (which is great)

This is the "basic" option. nothing here really changed. The buttons seem to be bigger, and they are more responsive. I LOOOOOVE it!!

Here is the hide contour option. You can select parts of the inside of the image (like I did in red) and you can hide it. So if you wanted a more bold image, then you could get rid of some of the cuts. I love the new possibilities with this.

Here I am playing with the new layer button. They said you can name your layers, but I haven't figured it out. It's a lot more easier to see which layers you have, and it's easier to pick the layer you want to use. I love it that I can still see the different layers in grey. I loved matching different images (size wise) on different layers. That was one of my favorite options.

Do you see the little eyeball there (on layer1) This turns off the "grey" image on each layer. I LOVE this!! you can match up the different sizes (like.. a card on one layer, then an envelope on another layer) then turn off the back layer and mess with the new layer. It was so frustrating sometimes to have so many lines and images mixing together. It's wonderful.

I turned off the eyeball here. See how the butterfly went bye bye?? Now I can add stuff to layer 2 w/o being distracted by the butterfly on layer 1.

My last wonderful function!! I am sure there is more, but this is what I have found so far. I always used to get so frustrated because I could never remember which purple button was which. Now they have labels to say "shadow" "layer" etc. It's so much easier to use! Also searching for images is faster now too. :)

THANK YOU PROVOCRAFT!! It's like christmas :)

New gypsy update=AWESOME!!

I am doing my gypsy update right now. And from what I've heard, it's going to be awesome!!! I am really excited!! I got the following information from www.cricutcritters.com

The new Gypsy upgrade includes specifically:

New Features:
• The much-anticipated Photo App is now available for Gypsy by Cricut users.
• The ability to hide-contours enabling users even greater ability to customize and create new designs, hide any part of an existing shape for greater customization Hidden contours will save when the design is saved.
• Rulers for the mat screen so users can more readily see the actual size of the shapes they cut.

• Feature keys now show descriptive text and icons to help users make better use of their cartridges without the use of the printed manual.
• Gypsy can now be restored at home if required.
• Gypsy now displays “Busy Syncing…” while connected to GypsySync through your computer to inform users that it is not available for use while it is in Syncing mode.
• Cartridges can now be added to Gypsy faster and more reliably than before.


New Cricut Cartridges Viewable with the Update:
• Wall D├ęcor and More
• Freshly Picked
• Cindy Loo
• Mini Monsters
• Disney/Pixar – Toy Story


Enhancements:
• Tabs have been added to the layers making it easier to navigate a design with multiple layers.
• The ability to hide layers making it easier to design.
• The ability to name your layers and improve organization.
• The ability to reorder layers making it easier to design
• Gypsy now “powers on” in less than half the time it did before.


Bug Fixes:
• Minor cosmetic improvements and bug fixes.



I am so so excited about this update. It's going to fix a lot of issues that I've been having with my baby G. I can already tell you that my G powers up a lot faster :) That is all I know so far. hehe. I have nothing planned today except for making a ton of wedding phone calls and exploring the new stuff on my G. So I will update tomorrow with that I think :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tutorial Question?

Hello everyone! I am just taking a break from my week long scrapfest. I've been working on cards for Matt, and decorations for our Holidaypalooza. While Matt was gone, he missed a lot of Holidays, so we are celebrating all of them in the first week he comes home! haha. I've been doing tutorials for everything I've been making, but sadly, I can't post them until he comes home. So while I am waiting for him to come home, I am working on stuff to fill up my blog until he comes home. So, my question is...

What kind of tutorials would you all like to see?? Or what kind of stuff would you like me to show on a video or on a written tutorial. (no, I wont dance, or sing or do anything goofy haha!)

Also,  I forgot to mention that provocraft came out with a toy story cartridge. I must have it! adorable.... :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New cricut carts today :)

HELLLOOOOOO Thursday :)

Today Cricut announced 4 new cartridges. Freshly picked, Mini Monsters, Wall Decor and more, and Cindy Loo.

Cricut shopping

I have to admit, I am kind of upset, because the "hello thursday" advertising was wrong. I don't see a single image that was on the "hello thursday" advertising that is on any of the cartridges announced today. No Cat cartridge, no "man" cartridge, no food with the little faces. I feel like a child on christmas that I didn't get what I wanted!! Don't get me wrong, the new cartridges are super cute (expecially the mini monsters one) but I had my hopes up for the cat, man, and food carts. The Hello Thursday advertising is still up though, so maybe those carts will be coming out next month... who knows. All I know, is that the 4 new carts are up at cricut.com! :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Cricut...Thingy??

If anyone has been to cricut.com lately, there is this weird black symbol in the upper right(ish). Then when you click on it, it says Cricut Circle... surround yourself. I wonder what all of that could be about!!

I think it's a new community type thing. Like a forum of some sort, but I haven't heard anything about it. That is my opinion, that is what I think it is. Someone has said it's going to be cricut's version of the slice, someone else said it's a personal trimmer (why would cricut be so excited about a trimmer though?). I personally think it's like some type of club or something, since they put the icon up there on the menu bar. Someone said there will be down loadable designs... here is what one lady said (on the cricut forum)

"Actually, DukeFan, you might be closer to right than you think. When we had dinner with Jim Colby at CHA, we were asking him about digital download files for the Cricut. His response was "Yeah, and wouldn't it be nice if we had a device to download the designs to? Oh wait, we already do, it's called the Gypsy". So maybe they are moving towards the digital download thing now. That's probably a pretty good guess!!"

I think it would be awesome if we could download just 1 image at a time, for like a dollar or whatever. I like some cartridges for only 1 image. There is talk about it being a membership club, where you pay a little extra each month and you get exclusive carts, coupons etc. Sadly, I am thinking that they are going to wait until CHA summer 2010 to let us know what it is.... them teases!!


ETA: Wait, it's not going to be a smaller machine... yay!! because I for sure don't need another machine! haha

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Getting ready for new blog debut :)

I just wanted to let you guys know that I am planning a blog debut, and I am looking for a new blog background. So, I am playing around with stuff, so I may mess up my background/font etc. Please just ignore it and come back later after I get it fixed! I have already tried out some stuff, but it obviously didn't work!! (black background, black font... not good!) haha. So please just ignore it!

Friday, May 14, 2010

MPS Challenge

Hey guys!! I have 30 followers now! woohoo! :)

I just wanted to let you know that there is a challenge over at mypinkstamper.com. The challenge is to use brown, green and yellow on a card or LO. She usually has really awesome giveaways. Usually cricut cartridges :)  I am going to make a card later today for the challenge.

This weekend is going to be very very busy! Every year we have "wichita riverfest" and I am going to that tomorrow. I've never been there, but I am really excited to see what the fuss is about!

I hope everyone heads over to my pink stamper and does her challenge! Have fun :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

NEW BASIC GREY!!

YES! The day has finally come for new basic grey paper! I am REALLY excited about these 2 new lines coming out! Oliver and Olivia. They would be PERFECT for baby girl and baby boy pages. I am sure they would work with anything though, but that is the first thing I thought of when I saw it!

Kelly Goree's Gallery There is a link to Kelly Goree's gallery. She is a very talented scrapbooker who works for basic grey (I believe) she has done a LO for both the oliver and the olivia line. I love them!

Basic Grey Shopping And here is where you can see all of the papers that will be coming out for those lines.

YUMMY!! and we should be finding out next Thursday what the cricut cartridges will be! I am soooo happy! :) YAY!

I have been working on tutorials for my blog. I have 3 done so far, but I want to be a few weeks ahead. I don't know when Matt will be coming home, and I hope to be able to post a new tutorial every day (or close to it) and I don't want to be caught off guard when he comes home. We have about a month left until our 6 months is up, but of course, we never know when he will be coming home until he starts packing. so I have to be prepared! :) I can't wait to show all of my new stuff! :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm back! For good!

I started slacking again on the blog. I have big plans for my blog starting here soon. I don't want to spill the beans on any plans yet, since I am still in the beginning stages of planning. It is going to be great though! I really hope my blog just takes off here soon! I will be posting more videos, sketches, layouts, challenges etc. I am not messing around with scrapbook.com anymore after this month, so I will have much time and energy for my blog! I can't wait!