Sunday, April 08, 2012

SSiC – Make it Joyful: Something Celebratory

Good morning and Happy Easter to you all!! 

Today’s challenge at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ is to make a joyful card: something celebratory!!  Traci is our lovely hostess this week and she shares this verse:

Hebrews 12:2-3 "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."

Christians all over the world are celebrating the most joyous event in history… the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  The message never gets old, it is the key foundation of my faith and I am looking forward to going to church today and hearing it once again.  I’ve never had the pleasure of hearing Billy Graham preach, however Traci shares a snippet from one of his Easter messages on our challenge blog, so be sure to pop over if you’d like… and also check out what the other DT made!
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So my printer finally went kaput on me.  I cringed at the thought, but I did decide to buy a new one online yesterday for $59.99 (Epson Stylus 230) at the advice of a friend and am hoping it will have a good long run!  :) 

In the meantime, I’ve been using my Cricut more…. and I have TWO ‘Joyful’ projects to share for this challenge! Both of my cards today also fit the "Cooking With Cricut" challenge which is EASTER!  And the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is to Use an Egg!

This first one I used my Create-a-Critter cartridge and my SCAL software to cut out a shaped card and these cute li’l “Easter animals”! 

I drew some faces and doodling on them based on some I had seen online. 


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And for my next card…  I really surprised myself!  I Googled how to make an SVG file and I downloaded the free program, watched a video and then went to work with McMahon Five Designs’ beautiful Everlasting Flower digi… converting it into an svg file.  I cut it with my Cricut.  Still needs a bit of re-working, but not too shabby for my first time creating an svg huh??

Here is the digi from M5D:
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and here’s my card with the SVG I made…

Hope you’re having a blessed Easter Sunday today with your families!! 
We are going to church after I throw a ham in the roaster and “party potatoes” in the crockpot, and of course deviled eggs and salad!  Yep, I’m doing it all and taking it my MIL’s for the day.  Should be fun!  Hope y’all have a great one!!

26 comments:

Jerusha said...

Happy Easter! This is so joyful - love them both. Hope you and your family have a wonderful day. He is Risen!

Candace said...

Squeal!! The word card is soooo CUTE!!! Those faces you drew are adorable. The cross card is just elegant and GORGEOUS!! Happy Easter!!!

Laurie said...

Happy Easter, Kris. I hope you & your family are well. Just had to take the time to check out the SSIC blog this week - i dont get to do that too often. What a wonderful devotional today. What a lovely reminder of why we can have a 'happy' anything! Your samples for today are truly joyful. Blessings, Laurie

Becky said...

Happy Easter Kris..What fabulous cards this morning. Love the faces.

Lorie said...

You are so amazingly talented! Love both your projects and your SVG...fantastic! Happy Easter Kris!

Traci M said...

What cute and beautiful projects today, Kris~!! Your faces are adorable on your Easter card (table decoration...) You make this sound easy, but I am amazed. Your second card is full of beautiful colors and significance.
I am with you, today is the most joyous day for believers~! Enjoy it with your family and Happy Easter!

Peggysuez said...

Such gorgeous colors! Love what you did with both cards and thanks to Traci's question earlier now I know what an svg is too! :) Both are so pretty and joyful! Hope your service today was uplifting and encouraging!

Jovan said...

OMG...both cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love everything!

Miesje said...

WOW - these are amazing! Love the cross card and the fun cards are wonderful. I need to dust off my Cricut one of these days. Great cards today Kris!

Melissa said...

Both your projects are great! I love your faces on the little critters!!! :) Great job on them!!! Thanks for participating at Fantabulous Cricut’s Monday Challenge.
Melissa
FCCB DT
scrappymacdesigns.blogspot.com

Tammy E. said...

Fabulous projects. So well done!

MariLynn said...

Kris, these are both awesome projects. I love the faces you doodled on the little animals. So adorable. I've never done an svg file, so I don't know how hard they are to do, but I am proud of you for figuring it out. Way to go girl !!! I hope you have a wonderful blessed week.

Mad Crafter said...

The more I see your site, the more I love:) Awesome job this week. You ROCK!!! TFS and thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.
~Madison CWC DT Funkycards.blogspot.com

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome projects, love the cute faces you gave your critters. Love the Easter card, so nice for this time of year!

MaxineD said...

Christ is risen indeed - lovely cards and aren't you so clever!!
Blessings
Maxine

Kathy W. said...

Gorgeous Kris! I love the EASTER shaped card and so cute..also love the cross card..great job on making an SVG.

~Miss Sandra~ said...

Wow, I am so impressed. I do have a question though. When you checked out *how to make an svg file*, which program did you download and how did you get it to work with your cricut? I have tried to download SCAL but it comes up with imfo about it not being allowable now, but people who downloaded it before provocraft stopped it. I really, want to be able to use svg files with my Cricut expression so am really, sweet please with cherries on top, want to learn exactly how to do this :-)
Sandra

Cindy said...

OMG your Easter project is GORGEOUS!BEAUTIFUL job with all the great details,Thank you for joining us over at FCCB!:)

Jen said...

Both of these cards are wonderful, Kris! The faces on your Easter critters are fantastic! Thanks for linking up this week at Cooking With Cricut.

~ Jen

Diane said...

Kris...both projects are wonderful. Love the cutesie word art project and those adorable little critters. But I'm totally fascinated with your SVG discussion. I'd love to see a tutorial too on how you did it. I have the Cricut and software, but don't really know how it all works, but I've wanted to know for a long time. You did GREAT for your first one! A beautiful card!!

Jacilynn said...

these are so cute! I could look at the details forever on your cricut card. soo beautiful

Seleise said...

Great projects! love the colors and DP and how you pulled it all together! Awesome job!

Grace said...

My goodness kris.... you are one talented lady in so many ways!!! Love both projects... and I can't even begin to imagine creating an svg file! AWESOME!!!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!!!
hugs,
Grace

Helen said...

Love these cards! That little lambie is sooo cute! He's my fave today. :) Your card with the cross is beautiful! Both just perfect for Easter.
~H

Debbie said...

Both are wonderful cards!! You drew the faces??? WOW!!
Great job on the SVG!! I need to find out how to do that and then do it in MTC.
The cross card is really gorgeous!!

Kelly L said...

Oh my goodness, that animal Easter card is a-DOR-able!! How did I miss that this week? It's been a busy week with work and hubby home. I am sorry, but WOW I just love it and the card with the cross is terrific too! Lovely job, Kris. :) Hugs, Kel