|Today's Trivia Question|
Which Cricut cartridge displays an
image of a stork carrying a new baby?
A. A Child's
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|Quote of the Day|
|"Freedom is never free."
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| C - Nursery Rhyme is laden with the
lovely images of children's stories... even that curious story of how they got
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|Happy Memorial Day|
A Time to Celebrate, A Time to Remember
Every year, on the last Monday in May, people of the United States
commemorate the men and women who died while in military service to their
country. It began as Decoration Day, to honor those who gave their life during
the Civil War. In the late 1800s, the name shifted to Memorial Day and
gradually took on national significance. Our Canadian neighbors to the north
celebrate Victoria Day in late May, as a similar tribute.
It's an emotional holiday; one that brings tears, lump in the
throat sentiment and appreciation for the strength it takes to defend our
country when called on. Ceremonies and parades
with drums stir our thoughts; we salute the flag as a slight gesture, so slight compared
to the great deed of those who were lost. Thank you to all families who gave a
loved one for our continued freedoms.
The Best Glitter Glue is Here|
We are Now Carrying Stickles
Some highly skilled artists paint the tiniest miniatures, using an
eyelash for a brush. Flecks of color are added between heartbeats with a steady
hand. You may not be that detailed in your work, but when it's time to add
glitter to your designs, smudges and globs are just as disappointing. Don't
take any chances; you want an intricate applicator for pinpointing the sparkle.
You want acid free glue, color that's true, and easy clean up. Stickles were developed
with those smooth qualities.
Like any glitter glue, you might have to needle
the opening to dislodge a sparkle. Adding
glitter to ribbons, grommets, or cuts should be the last dainty touch of a project.
After application, make sure to give it enough time to dry. The thicker it is,
the more time it will take, but your patience will pay off with shades from
Black Diamond to Cotton Candy.
Ideas for a Military Tribute|
Honoring Those Who Serve
From the Stand and Salute Cartridge, "My Hero" was cut with a 3"x5" dimension. And using the
blue Cricut Sophisticated Inks, an outline of the letters were drawn.
Stars of various sizes were also added from the Stand and Salute cartridge.
The "My Dad" message
came out of the welding option in Design Studio and cut at 2.5" from the
George Cartridge. A blue marker was used for this phrase, too. The page turned
into a lasting remembrance from a wonderful day of return.
|Crafting Tip of the Day |
Saving you money
One way to use up paper scraps while saving
money on embellishments is to cut the perimeter off of the large sheet that's
left after it hosted smaller cuts. Do this through the use of pinking shears, a
straight edge or a designer border cut. Then stretch and glue the strips as a frame
for a new scrapbook page. Or take several paper strips, mix colors and patterns,
and weave them together for an out of the ordinary plaid background.
Operation Write home|
As of this newsletter release, they have sent over 400,000
greeting cards to our military personnel. This is a volunteer organization with
simple guidelines for making cards and an efficient process for getting those
handmade cards out in time for Father's Day, Christmas, Easter... or for any day
in between that a deployed individual may want to send a personal greeting
Below are samples of Renee's cards that she sends on. For crafters
who have a flair for design, extra materials on hand, or who want an outlet for
their creations, this is a special way to make use of your talents and give
something back to our military.
If you're interested in supporting Operation Write Home or would
just like to learn more about them, click on the following link. www.operationwritehome.org/