Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lemon Head!

Alright... by now you all know that I'm a Lemon Head! Every year I complete (or attempt to complete) The Master Cleanse also known as the Lemonade Diet. So when Pam over at TheBugBytes invited me to be a guest on her blog to feature a project from one of the new Cricut Cartridges... OF COURSE the lemon-themed images on the Just Because Cards cartridge JUMPED out at me (JBC is the featured cartridge of the month)!!!
Now, for the record, I haven't officially completed 40 days yet. The longest I've survived The Master Cleanse was 25 days. I'm hoping that by completing this scrapbook page, I'll be inspired to finish the cleanse with ACTUAL before and after pics. Pray for me people... hahahahahhahaha! I completed this whole project on my Gypsy. You can get the free cut file HERE.
I shared a couple of tips over at TheBugBytes, that I wanted to share with all my readers here. First, for all of you who may not know what a cleanse is, here is a GREAT link... suffice it to say that it's SOOOO good for you to cleanse (in my opinion). Second, the background on the glass of lemonade was originally white, but because the polka dots are also white, it didn't work. So instead of cutting a whole new background, I simply colored the white in with a black marker. And finally, my Gypsy tip.

EVERY project I design on my Cricut Gypsy is done by placing ALL the components for the design on my virtual mat GROUPED TOGETHER. I then size everything BEFORE ungrouping so that all my pieces stay proportionate to one another and I don't have to go back in and resize any of the pieces individually... they all just fit. This saves A TON of time!!! Example is the lemon from the Just Because Cards cartridge (layer 1 + layer 2 + layer 3). Ungrouping is where I usually get into trouble. So I typically don't "ungroup" anything until right before I'm ready to cut. The pieces and layers of an image will fit one another perfectly if sized together. You Gypsy owners will see what I mean when you upload the Gyspy cut file and see the 5 layers of virtual mats attached to the file.
Welp, that's all for today. I'd like to send out a special thanx to my Cricut friend Pam for letting me guest post on her blog... as always Pam, it's loads of fun! Be sure to send a little love to Pam over at TheBugBytes. Have a great one gang... I hope you all have fun with this one. You can find all of my Gypsy cut files in the top of the right margin of my blog marked "New Gypsy Cut Files"; this cut file is called "Lemon Head".
**** Again, here is my all time favorite Master Cleanse resource: http://mycleanseblog.blogspot.com/
You can also check out The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs: HERE or you can purchase the book through Whole Foods Supermarket or Amazon.com.

4 comments:

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

We all need cleanse.. ha ha.
Love this especially the little details like highlight

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

We all need cleanse.. ha ha.
Love this especially the little details like highlight

Cheryl B said...

Cute LO, but I couldn't find the link to the info on the cleanese. would you mind emailing it to me?

cjbarclay at gmail dot com

Thanks

FitterTwit said...

Absolutely Cheryl!!! I will email the link to you now. I will make sure to attach the link to the post too.... so sorry I missed it!