Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Summer time Summer time!!

Okay got some more files to share today!! WOOHOO!! *okie does the file sharing dance, which you DO NOT want to see! HA HA HA* Just in time for the Good Ol' Summer Time! HA HA HA

First I have a BICYCLE. This was the first cut and I wasn't satisfied because there were no spokes! SERIOUSLY HOW WOULD THE TIRES STAY ON!! SO I made spokes.....but I forgot to take a picture...*silly okie, always take pictures* It is made with George. When I cut it with the spokes I used some metallic paper from a mat stack, worked great! I used the bicycle from another cart as my pattern but this one is done with George. We all know my love for George! There are 6 mats, but a few only have one simple cut on them such as the seat and handle bars. To put it together do the base layer, then center the spokes in the tires, add the frame next and then the seat and handles. I used a Sharpie Silver metallic pen for the pedal and spoke hubs. Sure wish I had a picture of the ones I did, they turned out a lot better! *gives herself a V-8 smack on the head* The mats are labeled for easy identification.

Next I have a PICNIC TABLE. I used the one off the Camping solutions cart as my pattern for this one. There are 3 mats for the cut on this one (the first is just a preview mat). You will start with the base, then layer the back bench seat and then the top of the table and front bench seat. I used a black zig pen to draw on the details of the wood grain. I think it sure added to it by doing this!! Remember you can click on the pictures to make them bigger if you want to see more detail.

Okay this next one might be confusing but I tried to post in the picture what is included in the KISS THE COOK file. But just to clarify...the apron, the words, the hat, mitt and utensils are included in the file. All but the words are done with George. You can easily change the words to your preference. The bowls and hamburger I posted earlier and have their own files. I used ribbon for the apron ties and neck tie. Oh and also the loop on the mitt. I did add stitches on the apron with a zig pen.

This one is FIRE UP THE GRILL. The words are Cuttin Up but the GRILL is George. I have included the complete FUTG file and also just the seperate grill file in case you don't want to use the title or don't have the CU cartridge. I used stickles to add to the coals to make it look like they were glowing *aaahhh stickles.......okie's eyes glazing over*. The utensils are from the Kiss the Cook file mentioned above and the steak was posted previously.

This one is ANTS NOT WELCOME. The lettering is All Mixed Up but the ANTS are made with George. Again I have the complete title file, or just the Ant file that you can download. The soda can and picnic table have there own files and can be found in other posts. The tree I made with Paper Pups and then narrowed it.

The ONE IN A MELON I did with Alphalicous and Doodlecharms. The photo corners on the mats are with Jasmine, and I don't have a cut file for the mats as I didn't use a cut file for them, just cut them myself. AGAIN WITH THE STICKLES!! WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED *lookin around to see if anyone would have guessed*. I just dotted Black Diamond Stickles on the letters and then I did the seeds with Stickles. I inked the light green with some cat eye ink to add some definition to the watermelon rind.

Okay I think that is all of the files I did for the BBQ swap. I will look again to make sure. I will be posting the paper bag album I made here in a little bit. No cut files off of it but just want to show it off!! HA HA HA


  1. You are soooooooo stinkin' cute! I always LOVE your files!!!

  2. Your bicycle cut will be the perfect thing for a card I'm making for a coworker of mine. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do and for sharing your designs. I really appreciate it.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your files! I am going to use the grill cut for a "Bubble Grill" page for my 3 year old. It is perfect!

    Thanks again!

  4. Thank you. The Chef Hat is terrific.

  5. Hi,

    I found your blog through the Cricut message board. Luv all your creations. Thx for sharing! Are the untensils George also? I look forward to following your fab blog.


  6. Found your link on a message board, and I must say-- Thanks for doing the motivational challenges, that is exactly what I need to make pages and to continue making cards. Thanks for all the hard work you put forth !

  7. Thanks for the great summer time cut files. I was looking for a grill and found so much more! Thank you for sharing!
    Mary101, Cricut forum

  8. Thank you so much for the great ants! Perfect for my summer cards.

  9. Awesome job on these, I love those ants, I just used them in one of my wordbooks, tfs