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Craft Events & Education / Cricut Class 201 - Double Value!
« Last post by Verla Kay on Today at 08:56 PM »
Verla Kay is teaching Cricut classes at her local Michael's store. :cheerleader  She had classes scheduled on how to use Cricut's infusible inks and just a few days before the classes Michael's cancelled them. :oops  The store needed their classroom for Black Friday week storage.

A new class was already scheduled  - Cricut 301 Uncovering the Mysteries of Design Space® - Use Your Own Images with Your Cricut. So anyone attending this Cricut 201 class is getting the equivalent of two classes for the price of one!  :stars  More advanced Design Space®  AND infusible inks.

[size=78%]In this $25 comprehensive 3 hour long class you will upload an image of your own into Design Space®, then learn how to prepare It so you can use it with your Cricut.You will learn the basics of how to use your own ideas and designs so you can cut them using your Cricut. We will also uncover the mysteries of Group, Attach, Slice, Weld and Contour.


The same class will be taught twice as the classes are being kept quite small to ensure that everyone gets plenty of individual instruction and attention.  :writing Classes are being held from noon to 3:00pm on Sunday, December 15th and Monday, December 16th at the Spokane Broadway Michael's store (in their classroom at the back of the store across from the Ladies bathroom).


Spokane Valley Plaza, 15521 E Broadway Ave, Veradale, WA


Sign up via Michael's website (they don't allow signups in the store).


https://www.michaels.com/classes-and-events/classroom#id=cricut-design-space-201-use-your-own-images-with-your-cricut-federal-way


Come to the class with your laptop or mobile device with Design Space® installed. You will make an infusible ink project during class using your new skills. Cost of materials is included in the class price. A Cricut Maker, mats, etc. will be provided for you to use to make your project.[/size]
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Craft Events & Education / Cricut 101 Class
« Last post by Verla Kay on Today at 08:24 PM »
Verla Kay is teaching how to use a Cricut machine and Design Space® to crafters at her local Michael's craft store.  :wow


[/size]Should you attend one of her Cricut 101 Classes?  :shrug Are you the brand-new owner of a Cricut? Have you bought one and it’s still in the box because you’re intimidated? :new  Or maybe you are thinking about buying one, but you’re not sure what it does? [/color][/size][/color] :muscles Then this $20 Cricut 101 class is for you – the Cricut newbie! In this class, you will tackle the mystery of Cricut Design Space® and learn how to cut your first project with the correct blade and mat. This class will help you decide which Cricut machine is right for you.  :eyeballs Join us and learn how to choose a design and cut your first project.[/size][/color][/size][/color]In this two hour long class we will also discuss the ins and outs of Cricut machines, and work with Design Space®. You will leave this class ready to explore the world of Cricut on your own. :woo [/size][/color][/size][/color]The same class will be taught twice as the classes are being kept quite small to ensure that everyone gets plenty of individual instruction and attention. Classes are being held from 10:00 am to noon on Friday, January 3rd and noon to 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 5th at the Spokane Broadway Michael's store (in their classroom at the back of the store across from the Ladies bathroom). [/size][/color][/size][/color]Spokane Valley Plaza, 15521 E Broadway Ave, Veradale, WA [/size][/color][/size][/color] :love2 Sign up via Michael's website (they don't allow signups in the store). If you can't find the Cricut 101 class on line try changing your store to zip code 99037 and then refresh. If that doesn't work, try using a computer instead of a mobile device.[/size][/color][/size][/color]https://www.michaels.com/classes [/size][/color](Scroll down and click on Learn from Local Makers).[/size][/color][/size][/color]Come to the class with your laptop or mobile device with Design Space installed.  :typing   You will make a project during class that uses your new skills. All materials and a Cricut machine will be available for you to use at the store to make your project.[/size][/color][/size][/color][/size]
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Everything Else / Re: Craft ideas for kids?
« Last post by Verla Kay on October 06, 2019, 10:07 AM »
A project we (my great grandkids and I) found fun was to buy packages of clear plastic ornaments at our local Dollar Tree store and then drizzle (thinned with water) colored acrylic paints inside, swirl the paint around a little and then let them dry. Glitter, feathers, wiggly eyes, etc. can be glued on to further decorate them. They are so original and could be a fun project for your girls. Also, they might paint funny faces on rocks to use for paperweights. (Or if they are small and flat enough, glue magnets to the backs of them to use on refrigerators.)

Have fun!
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Recipes / Re: Whipped Cream Frosting
« Last post by Verla Kay on October 06, 2019, 09:53 AM »
Thanks, Christine. You should try this whipped cream frosting. It tastes SO good!
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Recipes / Re: Whipped Cream Frosting
« Last post by ChristineLA on October 02, 2019, 05:45 PM »
Verla, that is amazing! I know this is a few months old, but just wanted to say that she is so lucky to have a Grandma to make such special cakes. What wonderful memory making.
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Everything Else / Craft ideas for kids?
« Last post by ChristineLA on October 01, 2019, 11:34 PM »
My daughters who are almost six want to have a baked goods and crafts fair to raise money for shelter animals. I’m trying to come up with some crafts they can do (with my help) that people would want to purchase (for $1 or $2). They are basing their idea off of a Facebook page where kids sell kid-made soap, jewelry etc. They usually sell it for less than $5. Most of the kids on that site are a bit older. I’ve thought my girls could make holiday-themes beaded necklaces and friendship bracelets for other kids. Maybe holiday ornaments? Would love to hear your ideas of crafts for kids! Thank you!!
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Cricut Machines / New Cricut Maker Tools
« Last post by Verla Kay on July 16, 2019, 08:31 AM »
Cricut just announced some new tools are available for the Cricut Maker — perforation, debossing, engraving and wavy tips that can be used with the scoring housing. BUT they are only available through Home Shopping Network — beginning today. So I got up this morning at 5:00 am (I'm on the west coast) and they were already sold out of all the tips! What a bummer. The only way to get them was to buy them with the housing (the holder), and even then, the perforation tip (the one I wanted the most) was sold out even with the housing! BUMMER! But at least I did order the other three tips. It will be exciting to see what I can make with them!
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Recipes / Re: Whipped Cream Frosting
« Last post by Verla Kay on July 12, 2019, 07:00 PM »
Wait...you made THAT cake for a 4-yr-old's birthday? Holey schamoley! :faint I think my kid got little plastic Power Rangers on his cake for his 4th.


I won't be making the lovely roses any time soon, but I will try this frosting recipe! Maybe even this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Yes, I did make that cake. ;D The recipe for the roses was my buttercream decorating frosting. It was extra challenging because my granddaughter won't allow her kids to eat food colorings...so I had to make my own food colorings from red cabbage (blue and purple — a pinch of baking soda turned 1/2 the purple to blue), crushed dehydrated strawberry powder (pink) and spinach (green).

Buttercream Decorating Frosting

Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk (w/1/2 tsp vanilla in the milk)

Directions:

Cream at high speed for 5 minutes
Color using paste food coloring (not liquid)
Wonderfully tasty and easy to use for piping decorations and borders on cakes
Place flowers made with this icing in the freezer on wax paper squares on cookie sheets
Once frozen the flowers become easy to handle and put onto cakes
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Recipes / Re: Whipped Cream Frosting
« Last post by Vonna on July 12, 2019, 04:47 PM »
Wait...you made THAT cake for a 4-yr-old's birthday? Holey schamoley! :faint I think my kid got little plastic Power Rangers on his cake for his 4th.


I won't be making the lovely roses any time soon, but I will try this frosting recipe! Maybe even this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
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Photography / Sun Shining Through Trees
« Last post by Verla Kay on July 11, 2019, 08:21 AM »
My favorite photo. What's yours?
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