I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mother's Day is Coming Up Soon

I'm trying to keep ahead of the game by knowing what I need to get done for upcoming holidays and special events.  The next big event is Mother's Day.  Since I've not done any etching in a while, I decided to do a Mother's Day plate for my mom.  Although she's considered legally blind, she appreciates things like this that she can show to her friends when they come over.  You know how mom's need to do a bit of bragging.

Today, I pulled out the vinyl and the etching cream and went to work.  After playing around in design studio, I found a border that I liked well enough to etch.  I used the Cricut Joys of the Season Cartridge for the border, the Mother's Day Seasonal Cartridge  for the words and Cricut Calligraphy Collection Cartridge for the date.  I think it came out quite well.

So it started off with the vinyl looking like this:

To adding the etching cream and looking like this:

And turning it into this:

Etching Cream
Cricut Cartridge - Joys of the Season
Cricut Cartridge - Calligraphy Collection
Cricut Cartridge - Mother's Day Seasonal


  1. Helen that plate is beautiful!!! Nice work!

  2. Helen, it came out beautiful!!! I even like it just wearing the vinyl!

  3. That plate is really gorgeous. I have chosen you to receive a blog award. Go to my blog and copy and paste the award and then send to 12 other friends that desire it.


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