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Monday, June 9, 2014

Kids and Sprinklers for Summer Fun

About a decade ago I was looking for something to do and saw a lawn sprinkler at a craft show made of copper tubing.  "I can do that" I said and I did, with a little help from a neighbor who did a small bit of soldering for me as me and a soldering iron is not good combination.  I bent the pipe into the shape of the butterflies.


Here's the sprinkler now, all black from age but still works just fine.  My grandkids loved playing in it.


Needing something else to do this week I recreated the sprinkler in Inkscape, added some children (silhouettes) and viola a nice design for scrapbooks, or summer party invites.

Just one example of how I use it.


I am providing an svg file with just the sprinkler, water, and the children so you can be creative and DIY.   
I'm also adding this photo if you are the "just print it" kind....like me these days.

Download from Media Fire
Butterfly SprinklerPS png

My System
Mac w/ Mt. Lion
eClips w/ eCAL
Inkscape 0.48





Monday, June 2, 2014

Take a Bike Ride Card

I needed 3 cards for my "boys" for Fathers Day.  I had an idea and many, many iterations later I came up with this.  Assembled from bits and pieces of free images,  drawing in Inkscape and some  "filter" I got a print and cut design.

I cut the frame and the bike with my eclips and printed the rest in Adobe PhotoShop Elements after exporting from Inkscape.


 This is the suggested layout for eCAL/SCAL3. to set up print and cut. Whether you choose to "draw" the text or cut out the grass and path depends on you but all the layers are there.

Download
Take a Ride  - svg


My System
  • Mac w/ Mt Lion
  • Inkscape 48
  • ecal 1.501
Thank you and remember to Take a Ride on Fathers Day, or any day!  It is good for the soul and the brain.