Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sympathy Card

Sympathy Card

Finished size 6x6
Base Cardstock Dark Brown- DCWV Mi Casa
Patterned Papers (lavender and floral ) DCWV Latte 8x8 stack
script stamped on parchment -stamp Hero Arts- Old French Writing
Ink  K & Company Sera Fera copper
"Thinking of You" - Hero Arts clear  black Memento Ink
Die cut custom designed using Sure Cuts A Lot software - (inspired by Spellbinder)
oval cut with Spellbinder small oval die cut using Sizzix Big Kick 
misc lavender ribbon - Michaels Basics
adhesive   ATG by Scotch 

inside sentiment   Someone Remembers
                           Someone Cares
                           Your Name is Whispered
                            In Someone's Prayers

font Amperzand   printed on ecru parchment paper  scored using Martha Stewart Score Board 

envelope made by cutting a 10 x 10 square    scoring and folding pattern to interior
notching at 5 " points    directions found on SplitCoast Stampers forum 
inside of card

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine Projects

SVGcuts Valentine Box collection

Watch the video as Mary shows you how easy these go together.  I love the little box. I think it would be cute as a magnetized frame for the refrigerator.  Kids love to see their photos displayed around the house.

    I should be receiving my new Silhouette Cameo next week and am anxious to play with some of my SVGs, comparing them to the cuts from my Expression.  I have enjoyed my Expression, and would have stayed with it if not for the PC lawsuit against Sure Cuts A Lot software.  I am always afraid I will do an upgrade or something and lose my ability to cut with SCAL2.  My Expression was recently upgraded to version 2.43, so I could play with Cricut Craft Room (not impressed). And I am running SCAL2 version 2.044 and also use  Make the Cut version 4.0.4. I really like using MTC when using the Lettering Delights library. They are so easy to view!

Make the Cut 4.0.4 partial work space snip showing Lettering Delights Library

Keep in mind there are trial versions of both software programs available from their sites.  They are no longer compatible with Cricut cutters due to Provo Craft actions, unless purchased prior to PC lawsuits last year.  Many are still operating these programs because they have the previous versions which contained the necessary drivers.  More information can be obtained from the forums at  Make the Cut or Craftedge for Sure Cuts a Lot. My links are located on the right sidebar under affiliates.

Staying Organized !

I thought I had lost this image.  It used to be the screen saver on my monitor...2 computers ago.  This looks just like my Sugar.  Is it real or digitized ? I don't know but it is too stinking cute.  I think I found it when Google-ing Bichon images, but can't seem to find it again.  I thought it interesting that it was taken on the one year anniversary of 9/11. A room full of Bichons would be therapeutic.

                               So, how many puppies can you find. ?

There is a lesson here.  Organize your digital files.

I have my photos filed like this

Digital Photos


My SVG collection is somewhat disorganized. I started filing by object

     Valentines Day
Words or Phrases

Then I started filing by source

Penny Duncan
Lettering Delights

So this will be reorganized right after I redo my pantry, organize my sock drawer, organize under the kitchen sink,  oh yeah and write a paper for my Community Nursing class. (due this weekend).
Better go !


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Which Vinyl Do I Use ?

Some time back Clever Someday posted a great schematic to help a crafter determine which vinyl is appropriate for their specific application.  I have referred to this often and find it quite helpful.  This is not my work but a reposting from Clever Someday's blog where you will find a lot of valuable information.

click to check out...


awesome software for your Silhouette or other die cutting machine, no longer supports Cricut products

Goodbye from Sugar !

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