Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snowflakes in Circles - again

Last year I made a lot of files where I put snowflakes in circles - I got started and just couldn't stop!  They look like snowballs with the added interest of the snowflake shapes.  I really am fascinated by snowflakes - when I checked the labels I found that there are 16 posts about snowflakes.  Here is a LINK to see all of the posts.  The first few are quite recent but you can keep scrolling down to see some of the older designs.

I made the snowflakes in circles files as "adjustable" files so they can be easily cut in various sizes.  I did a words and pictures tutorial showing the step-by-step directions for these.  You can do some "grouping" in Design Studio - you just run into trouble if you want to turn things at an angle or flip, stretch or skew a shape.  Of course, if you have a Gypsy, you can do the grouping there and then create the sizes you want and cut from the Gypsy or bring the file back into Design Studio for further editing (such as using "hide selected contour").  It will be great when both programs do all of the same things!

Here is a LINK to the tutorial on making adjustable circled snowflakes.  I had planned to do a quick video for those of you who prefer videos and post it today, but I spent the day driving to New Jersey (to get ahead of the snowstorm) and I think I will have to wait until tomorrow to do the video.  Making a screen capture video when you are tired is a bad idea.  I am here for my son's music composition concert at his college tomorrow night - a quick trip and then home and back again next week to bring him home for winter break.

If I get a second wind tonight, I think I will try doing a few more files using some of the newer snowflakes and use one of these to make the video.  I brought my baby bug along so I could have some creative time with my sister while I am here.  It sure is nice to have a sister living close to our son's college - I hope I don't wear out my welcome before he graduates next year.

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  1. Diane,
    Thank you for your great ideas and files for snowflakes! As I read your post, I felt bad I didn't buy this cart (I was like you and only bought one -the snowman one for me), but reading through your older posts, I downloaded your file for AE! Now I can try playing with snowflakes too!

    I love to read your blog everyday at lunch and dream about playing with my carts and DS (which I don't get to do very often).

    Thanks again for sharing your talent.
    BugHappy from cmb

  2. Very cute snowflakes Diane! Thanks for all your great ideas. You are so talented!

  3. Beautiful Diane. I am fascinated by snowflakes as well. I grew up in N. TX where we rarely see the white stuff and when we do get it it is usually very wet or just plain slush or ice. When I was in my late 20's we moved to WY for 2 years and my first winter there was the very first time in my life that I actually saw individual flakes and realized that they really were all different and they really were in beautiful patterns. I will never forget that very first moment of realization and wonder!

  4. I am still waiting for this cart. But you sure do inspire me. I am still trying to figure out the gypsy and if I ever get some real down time, Im sure I will catch on. Thanks again for your cut files and inspiration.


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