Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Final Installment of holiday Town

This is the last of the Holiday Town creation. This time things went so fast as I converted it in to WPC's. What?! Something finally went my way! lol

Again, my Robo is not cutting and my hubby thinks he might have an idea. I am working off of a laptop but he is wondering if he hooks up my old computer with Windows XP, things might work. This way I would only create on my old computer. It's worth a shot! :)

I also bought a Cricut Express but Im not sure Im going to keep it. I have not opened the box so there will be no problems. I dont know if I have buyers remorse or what but I feel I am more advanced than just pressing a button and the thing cuts a shape. There is a software, I can buy for $60, that will make you do all my Robo does but I dont think I can share the files with you. I am still looking into it. :)

Well it's almost time for a new year and I hope you all have a wonderful one!

Hugs, Lisa
Holiday Town 4

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!!

I would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday and as a gift to me, I didn't even bother to try and cut the file! lol

Are you all going to be busy this weekend? I am all 3 days starting tomorrow. I am lucky to goto everybody's house this year so just think of the gas I am going to spend! lol If I didn't have a dog, I think I would have gotten a hotel room. lol

Hope you all enjoy part 3 and are looking forward to the last installment next week.

Again, have a save and happy holiday!!!!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Part 2


Can you tell I am still having problems! We are now on to a NEW, yes NEW, problem. Well really 2. I found out why, in Funtime, that it's only cutting 1/2 way through the paper. Thank you for all your help everyone. Now I can't get Funtime to cut/print at all. All I get is that the software is "not responding." No matter what I try to cut/print. I'm also having a different Robo machine problem. The darn thing won't shut off by the on/off button. I have to unplug everything. HUN?!?! Any ideas from my friends?!?!

I just read through the comments you posted and I have un-installed the Robo and Funtime software at least 6 times and nothing gets better. So I need ideas that do not include un-installing and installing the softwares. Thanks though.

I also noticed that either no one has cut Home Town or there are no problems cutting. If you did cut the first part with no problem, please leave a comment and let me know. I would like to know I am doing something right!!!!!!!!! lol

Here is part 2 of 4. I have 2 more weeks until the end of the month. I'm wondering if I should do one part a week or send them out to you by X-mas. Let me know.

Again, Im sorry and I just don't know what's happening.
Holiday Town 2

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I have had enough!!!

So I tried to cut the file yesterday. When I wanted to cut it in the Robo software it tells me that it is busy and that the printer, cutter, is printing. HUN?!?! So then I tried it in Funtime. It worked but then I had another problem. Even though I had the blade on the deepest setting it cut about 1/2 way through the paper. I was able to cut the black background with my Xacto blade but Im not going to cut every little piece like that. As you can tell I got mad and left it for today.

Now today......the same thing happened!!! WHAT?!?! My Robo software is still saying that a document is still printing, well cutting. Thats a mighty long cut.

I know I have to get this file out and it is the death of me. If I can not fix this dumb machine by the end of the month, I am going to stop doing this. I feel like I am letting you guys down and I am getting fed up. I hope you understand. If you guys are fine with me not cutting the file out, I'll keep going.

So hang in there and I will try too. There are 3 more piceces to this file so come back next week.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another snag....

OK, still not sure if the darn thing is going to cut yet. My new problem is putting the files into the Funtime software. See I need crisp edges and when I "vector" the image, it make the edges curved. I have asked for Melinda, AKA lovemyzombie, for help/email address. Lets see what I can do from there. If not they might just be Robo files this time. :(

Hang in there......

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I am here

I am here all my friends and i am working on December's files. Your gonna love it. I have never seen it done before, Im sure someone else has thought of it. lol

Anyways, I think I got my machine to work. If not we are just going to have to do what we did in October. No one complained so I guess you were able to cut with no troubles.

I have one more X-mas show to sell cards on which is the 4th of December. Then I should be free to complete my creations for you.

So hang in there and I will be back in a few....


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween All!!!!

I hope you all have dressed up in your favorite outfits and are ready to Trick n' Treat. Me, I am in my jammies and I am going as a lazy candy giver! lol How about that one.

I have gotten lots of comments on my pumpkin carving, and story telling, that I have decided to do it again this year. :)

Harold and Montgomery

Harold (top) Montgomery (bottom)

Here we are, just 2 normal pumpkins. Oh wait what are those things sticking out of our heads! Knives? What is she planing on doing to us? Not sure if you can see but while the one is getting knifed, the other one is watching. They tried to talk to each other for comfort. I think I even hear a silly little joke Montgomery said to Harold to easy the pain. "What did one Jack-o-lantern say to the other?" Cut it Out! As you can tell, Harold was not impressed.

After several hours of this going on, I finally finished to what I have been waiting all years for. The bountiful of what Harold and Montgomery gave me......thanks guys!

As you can tell Harold and Montgomery are happy after all and wishing you a Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


As you can tell, I have had enough of this machine. I STILL can not get it to cut. The "cut" symbol, in my Robo software, is not highlighted/colored. When the button is highlighted/colored I can click on it and my machine will cut.

BiBi wrote me, last post, telling me Im missing the "control" file that helped be a bit but it's still not working. Im probably doing it wrong and this is where I need someones help. I un-installed ALL versions of the Robo. Then I re-installed version 1.20 that came with my CC-100-20 machine (blue one) It mentioned nothing about the control file in the manual or how to get this file. What do I do now? I have left it like this waiting for help. Oh I only go up one more version to 2.40. Is this where I get the Control file?

Bibi, or anyone, could you please email me at risaleneecreations@gmail.com if you can help.

Since I can not wait any longer for you to get my files, I am sending them along. I hope they all cut but I can not guarantee 100%. I have added a picture that is in JPEG form from Microsoft Print. Hope you can get some idea on how these files look. I can not get the Haunted House file in Funtime (WPC) form either. It did not vectorized it correctly. This means I could not clean it up. If someone else fixes it, please send it along so I can add it to the file.

As you can see, nothing is working over here in Michigan! lol Me or my machine.

Hugs, Lisa

Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Im here!!!!

I am here! About 3 weeks ago I got very sick from my rheumatoid arthritis. Something happened in my left hip and the bone cracked/popped. After blood work, X-rays and even an MRI, they found no break or fracture. The pain was so bad that I was antsy and could not get comfortable. I had to use crutches to walk around it and my hubby had to take days off so he could dress and bathe me. What would I have done with out him?

I had time to create. All I was doing was sleeping and sitting. Now that I am feeling better, I came to the craft area to cut and then post but wouldn't you know the dumb Robo isn't cutting. In my software there are symbols that you click on and the "cut" icon is grey not colored like I need it to be. My computer handy man, my hubby, told me to try and fix it. I have tried and asked what to do with no luck. So now we must wait. What I am thinking is just giving you all 3 files at one time.

So for now I have nothing to give. :( I am very sorry. Hopefully I can get the darn machine working again......just in time for X-mas. lol

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just tired..........

My computer blew up! Well it didn't actually. I don't know what happened to it. Mike and I have a back -up service and they do not have all my my files. I had several GSD's done and they are gone. So Halloween might be slow this year. :( Plus I am busy making X-mas cards for my shows.
I thought I would share some of my creations with you. I am also going to be joining a blog hop in the next few weeks so I would like to get some in. :)
It's going to be a record setting weather day today and i am hoping to get some work done with all the windows open.....before man and dog stink kick in!!!!! lol

Enjoy my cards

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Summer is almost gone. There is only a few weekends left and I ask again.......Who wants to adopt a 38 year old woman? lol Remember you MUST live where the weather is warm all year long. Sorry Florida friends.....your "No-See-Um's" see me!! :)

Here's a little something I did for Curves. My friend had a normal size poster board and got some water and sand paper from Michael's or JoAnn's. The sand paper was an island and the water, well was the water!!! lol She put the inner tubes around in the water. It's really cute.

I want to let you guys know that my hubby is making me us PeaZip to zip all the files. If you can not open this zip, let me know by email an I will personally email it back to you. Let me know if you want GSD or Funtime. If for so odd reason you would like to have PeaZip, it's free and from a reliable source my hubby said, here is the link.......http://peazip.sourceforge.net/

See you guys next month! :)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last Week!

So I forgot! lol I guess my last file is better last than never and technically it's still July!!! haha

Another year's over another July. Soon I will be complaining about the snow and how I hate it. For now I will just keep wearing oranges and yellows making my little tan look better. :)

Thanks for sharing my July with me. I have another file coming up that has to do with Summer and another file I am working on all by my self. I mean no tracing. Well there's some, but it's all my original idea. I know you will love it!!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your July. All 14.5 hours left of it.

Hugs, Lisa
Santa Frame

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Week 4

Morning all!

Hope your July is treating you well. This Summer is sooooo much better than last. We are warm this year though we are getting more storms than normal. Sever weather is happening almost every week. There has been 3 tornado's very close to my house. I mean 10 minutes away these cities are. Tonight through Saturday we are scheduled to get more bad weather.

This weeks free file is Snowy the Snowflake. He is very cute but DON"T pick my colors of paper. Im not happy with the flake it's self. I should have made him white with the dark blue background like I have. There's nothing I can do now. The glue has stuck! lol

I hope your enjoying Christmas in July. If you have any ideas for December, let me know.

Hugs, Lisa
Snowy Flake

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Week 3

What about an ornament? Adding a couple of snowflakes and don't forget the sediment and you have yourself a card. Not sure if you can tell by the picture but I glued the ornament normally with my liquid glue. Then I put two layers of foam tap under the snowflakes. To top it all off, I added little tiny rhinestones on the snowflakes and of course Merry Christmas which are stickers.

Just to let you know Funtime software only liked one of the three snowflakes. So instead of having three different ones, you only have one. :( If you have some snowflakes, of your own, you may place them in there instead of mine!

Have a good week!
X-mas Ornament

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Santa Stamp

How are we all doing today? It's hotter than heck here and the humidity/dew point is killing us. It has been getting to 90 degrees before noon! I guess it is time to think of Christmas to cool us down. lol

I made this stamp into a card and I use foam tape to raise it up. I also used some "shimmer" paper because the red stamp is kinda bland. Then used scrap green paper, with design, behind the stamp and shimmer. I though it needed so design because the other colors were solid. I plan to use the reindeer for another card...hey why not! :)

So happy week two and I'll see you next week!

Hugs, Lisa
Santa Stamp

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Merry Christmas in July!!!!!!

For my followers you know I get crazy around this time. I love Christmas!! Soon I will be creating my Christmas cards for the 3 shows I have lined up so far. I can start adding them for you to get ideas for your cards. Every file I created this year, I am making a card out of. I hope they sell.

This is week one. Again, same as last year, I thought there was only 4 weeks, typical month, but I found out there were 5. So now I have to make another file when I thought I was done. lol Just my luck!

I found this clip art when a friend asked me to make Christmas lights. I thought this was different. Kinda old fashioned or Thomas Edison looking. Maybe you might have some "old time" paper that you could add.

I used my typical 5"x6.5" pre-made cards. I needed something to look like a cord. I found some ribbon which is black. I can't find the size but it's that small stuff that comes in a spool for about .33 cents on sale. I didn't have a dark green but that might look better. Here in America, the cords are green. I used the small, brass, one to keep the ribbon in place and two it just kinda looks neat. lol

One thing I need to warn you is they cut funny! Two or three would cut good out of five. So be careful and cut several. :)

Merry Christmas in July to all my friends!!!!
Hugs, Lisa
Christmas Lights 2
P.S. Sit back and listen to the music. I went a little "silly" this time! lol

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Same Dog....New Idea

I have a craft table that is a mess. I am trying to create cards with the things left on my desk. I came across this dog and I have maybe 8 more of him. So I decided to play with him and this is what I did.

I glued the dog pieces and flipped him over. Then cut a 1/2" green strip as long as your card. I have these sliders from JoAnn Fabric's that are made of thick card stock that you see I used. Glue it to the dog.

Here the dog is flipped so you can see what he looks like. Make sure he slides before you glue it to your card.

Now I like the liquid glue but I dont think it will hold the green strip. So I do have double sided tape for special occasions. As you can see he is now on the card. This card is 5" high by 6.5" wide. They are pre-made, from Michael's, in a pack with envelops.

This is the final piece. I cut a 1 1/2" piece of different color green paper/strip. Cut slits in it so it looks like grass and bend, not crease, the grass so it looks ruffled. Since he is looking up, add anything you want to the sky. I used a sun rubber stamp and I used my Surka, clear, Stardust Gelly Roll to give the sun a sparkle. Then I rubber stamped, on a spare piece of paper, the bee and I colored it. Then I and attached it with 2 layers of foam tape to give depth.

I am attaching the original file from May 8th, 2009. There is text that says I Love You which you can use or not.

Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Class of........

Do you know some one who is graduating? Do you make cards like I do and sell them? Then your going to need my Class of 2010.

These words are welded together but the 2010 is separated so you can use the text on other years.

In the picture, I cut the text with black paper and I colored it with my silver Sharpie. The "celebrate" part was done with my Cuttle Bug and sanded down so you can see the text.

Have a wonderful 'time Graduates....

Class Of

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Birthday ME!!!!!!

This is me on my 1st birthday! You gotta love the 70's kitchen we had! lol

Yup today's the big day. Number 38! Remember when you were a kid and you looked forward to the presents and the cake.... Well now I'm getting to the age where I look forward to menopause and I think I might be getting there!!! lol YEAH I am sweating like there is no tomorrow and people, of the streets and Curves, have been asking. Heck my dentist is even asking. I guess dry mouth is a sign. Of course my mouth is dry! My head took all the water and let it out! lol

Well as promised I finished my card and I'm sending it on to you. What I was thinking, and did, is put some acetate on the back of the card. Then I want to put "puffy paint", w/ glitter, to make it look like snow. So why would the windows open but the "glass" stays?! I guess you could call it a little Boo Boo. :) What I might do, for the next cuts, is NOT cut the window to open. I wanted to let you know my idea encase you liked it and I will let you "alter" my file. If you don't like the snow idea, then just leave the window like it is. Your choice.

I need to tell you about the Farmers Market. My first day was last Tuesday, May 4th, and boy did I do good! It was a windy day so I really could not display anything. But about an hour in I decided to put one of my holders out and put my Mother's Day cards out. I sold them ALL!! WOW. We paid $110 dollars for the 10'x10' spot and I made $38 dollars on Tuesday. I made $13 on the "unofficial" opening at the Senior Center. So I have mad $51 dollars so far and this market goes until October. Pretty cool! I need to make some Father's Day cards. I still have a few weeks for that.

I think I might be going now. I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Hugs and Kisses

Window Card

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mother's Day

I got excepted to work st the Farmers Market in downtown Ypsilanti. Im so excited. Last Tuesday was the kick off at the Senior Center. I didn't take pictures but I thought you might like to see some Mother's Day cards I have been doing.

These are some Easel Cards I have made. No I did not make the pattern but if you would like it, here is the link.....http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/easelcard/
I have also made these for other types of cards too. The blue one is made of letters I cut with the Robo. The dark blue strip I used these cool border punches from Fiskas. The butterflies are stickers from Hallmark and the flowers are made by Flora Doodles. The orange one has a yellow strip that I embossed through my Cuttle Bug adding glitter glue to the flowers. Flowers come in a cute bottle from Prima. Don't forget the brads.

These are called Step Cards. Here's the link......http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/stairstepfold
Both are made with the same text die cut with the Robo. The pink one has flowers that I got from the Novi Mega Meet years ago but the BIG yellow one I got from Hobby Lobby. They are huge plastic confetti! The big brads would have secured it on the paper but those little flowers shimmer. Now for the little girl. She is a rubber stamp from Hero Arts # CL381. http://www.stampintreasures.com/Hero_Arts_2010_Clear-Sweet_Wonderful_You_4x6_Poly_CLEAR.html
I stamp them on white cardstock and color them while I get my IV drip or up on the coffee table.

I did others too but I thought you would like to see the neat ones with tutorials. :)

I know this seems far off but I am working on card that has a window where you can see the rubber stamped image through it. I have this X-mas tree and kids in jammies that I thought I could color and it would be so cute. As soon as I cut this card I will send it along.

Hope you send your Mom a beautiful card in Easel or Step form. :)


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Almost March

WOW am I happy that February is over!!!! Now I know I live no where near the East Coast but I too got slammed with snow. You know they NEVER talk about Michigan on the non local news. This place is so bad that they don't even want to talk about it.

Anywho this means that Summer is knocking on the door. Yes when you have 4 seasons this is what you do! :)

This weekend I have been doing something called an E-crop. I cropped with gals from all over. Heck I don't even know where 1/2 of them are from. So there are challenges and prizes. The prizes look like books. If I win, I bet I will win one of those stupid "how to" books for your Cricut. I don't even own one. What the heck am I going to do? Maybe I'll give it to the gal down the street.

So this was one of my challenges. Creat a card using buttons. So this is what I did. Do you like? So I whipped up a gumball machine really quick and I thought you might like it. You could use buttons or just punch out circles for the gumballs.

Now I still am NOT using Roland but I tried a program with Microsoft Paint and Vectoring to make the WPC file. Please let me know if the WPC DOES NOT work. Im dying to know.

Enough for now,
Gumball Machine

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Where have I been?

Alright, I've been gone, lost, out of it.....what ever you would like to call it. :) I have been busy creating cards and just plain living. I am on Facebook and I have been finding friends I have not seen since I was 12 and younger.

I have created a Valentines GSD for you. Now I say GSD because Santa bought me a laptop with Windows 7 64bit and nobody knows how to convert GSD's into WPC's like we did before. :( What am I going to do? If anybody has ANY idea, I would love to hear it. I used to use Roland to convert and now Roland is not compatible with Windows 7 64bit. :( Very sad news.

So I am very sad and sorry to all of you that used my WPC files. Hopefully we will find a way....soon.

Hugs, Lisa

As of Feb.11th, I have good news. My good Friend, Mima, was creating the same file I was and I beat her to the punch on posting it first. haha Sorry Mima! :) So she was nice to give me her WPC file and I am allowed to post it. Thanks Mima. Please, don't forget to go to her blog too!


Love you Mima and here is her WPC file........
Mima's WPC