Monday, February 10, 2014

Somewhere Sunny Layout

Can you believe I have a two page layout to share today? It's been so long since I've actually scrapbooked anything. I really missed it and even though my scraproom is still a mess I had to get a layout done.
I also took the opportunity to try out the Cricut Craftroom because I needed to link my cartridges. I am a die hard Gypsy user so I've never used the Craftroom to cut anything. Linking my cartridges from the Gypsy went exceptionally well and only took a minute. I was surprised at how easy it was, which was one of the reasons I decided to go forward with my experimenting.

Everything was going just fine and dandy until I needed to resize my letters. From what I could tell there are maybe three different places you can size things on the Craftroom. 1.) at the top of the screen. 2.) on the bottom where the default size is located and 3.) on the left hand side either under text or image. This is where I lost all hope. I somehow figured out how to resize my first word. It seemed to work fine. Then I needed to resize the second word to match. I went to the top and tried it. When I put 2" in the box it changed the size, but it was not the same as the first word. I went to the side and tried it. I couldn't do anything under the text tab, so tried the image tab. Again I put in 2" and my two words were different sizes.  I knew the bottom default wouldn't work for existing text. At this point I deleted the words, selected 2" for the default size and retyped my text. That seemed to work. I was even able to figure out how to squeeze the letters closer together and weld them.

I'm sure it's just me and the fact that I don't know what I'm doing with this program, but I have to say I still LOVE my GYPSY! I really hope the new Design Space works more like a Gypsy than the Craftroom.

And here is the finished project (a few gray hairs later).

We had rain all weekend so I really wanted to work on pictures with a warmer feeling. These pictures did the trick because they were taken on a day that the temperature was over 100 degrees and we were wishing it was somewhere around 75 degrees.

I added the little dog to the bottom right corner because we were at a petapalooza that day and saw a lot of different breeds of dogs. The dog is from the Create a Critter cartridge. The font for the title was cut using Quarter Note and welded together.


1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love this layout!! I don't know if it's the colors or just the subject : ) , but together, they're perfect!! And, yes, somewhere around 75 feels like Heaven to me too!


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