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An engineer's creative corner studio.


Cricut Maker Unboxing

Unboxing, Cricut, Reviews, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi there everyone! I am back with a review and unboxing of the Cricut Maker.  What can I say? I absolutely love it and I have not even had as much time to use it as I would like.  However, I was able to get one a day or two after launch, but due to a packed schedule, I was not able to get this video done until just recently.  In this video I am doing the unboxing, but I am also showing an overview of the Maker and cutting some cotton fabric.  This is a simple but in-depth review, check it out below.

I hope the video offers some clarity on the product and helps anyone who might be on the fence. I forgot to mention it in the video, but I did not use the USB cable because my internet at home is wireless and my computer I used for this is a laptop, so for anyone wondering, it does have a USB port and cord.  That's all for today, but my next few videos will cover the Brightpad and the Easy Press because I was fortunate enough to get them all and I wanted to share any info with you all.  Until next time, happy crafting!



Sizzix eclips 2 Review and Unboxing

Tools, Sizzix, Die Cutting, Paper crafting, Reviews, Unboxing, Crafts, eclips 2, DiyGabriela SimsComment

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back with a video that I recorded a few months ago (I know!) to review and unbox the Sizzix eclips2! I am super excited about this and I cannot wait to do more projects with this machine.  I am especially excited about learning the ECAL software because I think it will allow me to make some cut files that I have been thinking about for a while, without having to go through Illustrator.  Anyway, check out the video below for the full review.

Overall I really like it and I'm excited to see what else it can do as well as what else is available in the Sizzix store.  One thing I mentioned in the video is that it is larger that my Cricut Explore, it is also bigger than the Scan n' Cut 2, just wanted to share that.  Ok, that's all for now, but I will be back into the regular swing of things pretty soon, I have some more reviews to share, including one on the We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy. Happy crafting!


Lifeprint is Giving Me Life

Color, Coloring, Crafts, Diy, Drawing, Graphic design, Photography, Tutorial, UnboxingGabriela SimsComment

I had to do a quick post on this AMAZING new tool I got this past week, it's called Lifeprint and you can buy one here or here.  The whole premise is so cool and fun, the printer uses augmented reality to print a code into a photo that looks normal but when scanned with their app reveals a video clip, it's like Harry Potter.  I did a short unboxing and tried it out on a stop motion that I did a while back and the result was so cool.  Check out the video below.

Can you even imagine how much neat stuff you can do for scrapping and card making with this?  You can have a card with you personally wishing someone happy birthday! The only thing they have to do is download the app, and that's free! I am so excited to use this for cards and artwork. I hope you enjoyed the video and you get a chance to try one of these, happy crafting! 

Gab about Watercolors

Supplies, Tools, Reviews, Drawing, Cards, Crafts, Unboxing, Shopping, Diy, Coloring, ColorGabriela SimsComment

I love watercolors and I use them in various states, pencils, crayons, markers, and traditional cakes.  I have 2 travel sets, one is Cotman and the other is Koi.  They are both wonderful, but my only complaint is that you get 6-12 colors and you have to "make" the rest yourself.  This is common, but time consuming...and then I found the Kuretake GansaibTambib sets! They are everything!! I chose the largest set, 36 colors, and I could not be more satisfied. The colors are vibrant and smooth plus the box they come in is beautiful.


Before the unboxing. 

Before the unboxing. 

Then when you open them there is a color chart on the interior of the lid. 


A handy surprise. 

A handy surprise. 

It took a few minutes to get all of the colors done, but the chart makes me even happier because of how the colors look, and this is on ordinary paper! 


Completed chart! 

Completed chart! 

The set includes 33 "traditional" colors including white, and 3 metallic colors.  Each cake has the corresponding chart number on the bottom, so that if you ever mix them up, you can reorganize them with ease. I have to say I am very impressed with the set and cannot wait to make some cards with these, happy crafting!