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Thursday, March 31, 2011

First post for FileKutz, by LisaJane

This is my first official post for the FileKutz Creative Team...You can find the BLOG and the STORE on the links..
 I used the Sweet Baby Boy/Girl cutting file...These files come in a variety of formats allowing you the freedom to cut with most popular cutters on the market today...So stop by and check out LisaJane's amazing store, you too will soon become a fan of her wonderful work.
This is a lyout of my sweet new Grandson, Chase, who was born 1/11/2011....

I also used Martha Stewart for the border punch....Embellishing it further with stickles from Ranger/Tim Holtz...The flowers are Prima, and the paper is from DCWV's Kids stack.

The cutting files are so easy to cut, and go together so perfectly, All of the hard work is done for you, you just cut, embellish, and adhere to your project. Be sure to check out the blogs of the other Creative Team members...You will not be disappointed in the talent these ladies are sharing with all of us...Have a craft happy day everyone..
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends Design Team

 Hello Crafty Ones, I hope you are all having a great day. Today is my first official post for the Scrapbook and Friends DT...We were given some amazing files to work with in the form of Digi STamps, and back ground papers. Well being not to smart on how to digi scrap I decided to stamp the stamps and turn them into cut files.. The digi set was designed by Revidevi from My graphico..HERE
My project this time was another altered canvas, this one is a Birthday gift...
Anyway, I turned the digi stamps into cut files and used them as die cuts on my canvas...
You can find out more about the canvas and instructions  HERE I hope you give them a look...

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy to be part of the File Kutz

Hey everyone, hope you are doing well....I have been anxiously awaiting the time when I can say...""" I am honored to be chosen to be a part of LisaJane's File Ktz Creative Team...I am so very pleased to be working with such a remarkable group of talented ladies....And will soon have ready for you my first project created with File Kutz...You can find our blog  HERE and HERE you will find the File Kutz store...SO stop on by and check them out...
Have a great day...

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Big News, Happy News.....

 Hello crafty ones, hope you are having a great week...It has been a bit crazy here..As it started to rain, then went to freezing drizzle, then turned to snow on Tuesday night, and has just stopped about 1AM this morning, and we again have almost 2 feet of new snow. Just last week we had 50 degrees, seen green grass and 98% of our winter had been melted away. So back to a deep freeze with again temps in the teens. But even that can not dampen my excitement.
We all are very dedicated in what we do, and we all have an end goal. We also take great pride in the things we do, we are willing to help when needed, and share what we have learned. And I am proud to be a part of a community or group of people like this. Be it a scrapbooking forum, a blogging group, or just a new friend we have made.
I love being a part of Melin's group and being on her D.T. with such amazing ladies. And hope to continue here for a long time any way I can.
But I am also going to be joining the  Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends Design Team...You can find them here... It is going to be quite a challenge for me, as they work very little with cut files, but more so with digi stamps and digi kits of papers and things. SO I have proudly taken on that challenge. And am now a part of their team. I am looking forward to learning and creating with another scrapbooking tool. SO I hope you digi scrappers give em a look...Have a great day

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CWC Challenge 22 Lions and Lambs

 Good Morning Crafty ones.....Hope you are having a great week. Today's challenge over at CWC is Lions and Lambs... SO I have used Melin's Lion file which you can find HERE. There are so many adorable files, as well as Digi Stamps, lots of lower tutorials, I am sure you will find something new and exciting..
SO for this weeks challenge I did a Layout using my adorable Granddaughter, Adrianna, peeking out of the shower door. So make sure you stop by the CWC Blog and see what the other amazing design team members have come up with.....
The Paper is from, the Debbie Mum kids stack, and has some wonderful jungle themed paper in it. The Lion file is from Melin over at PCW...Make sure to visit the CWC blog and join in on the challenge. Cartridges used in this layout was, Doodle Charms....
Have a great day
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Monday, March 21, 2011

.New cutter in my very near future

I absolutely, adore Melin, her amazing artistic talents, beautiful files, and stunning layouts, I am so very pleased to be a part of her Team of designers on CWC.  And am looking forward to possibly being even a small part of her PCW blog. I love the ability to use the svg files and digi stamps in my own scrapbooking adventures. And am forever grateful to all the blogs and stores that give away and sell their time consuming hard work in making these files. It again allows me to spread my wings, and create things I never thought were possible. SO a big thank you to all the blogs, and stores that allow us the ability to express ourselves. Thank you.. I am going to compile a list of my favorite spots to get these files. So check back soon....
Happy Crafting
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cricut Made hall of shame for copyright and trademark abusers

To see the actual page, email me for link...or do a search on it

 It really is a sad sad thing, that this is happening, to those of you who have emailed me, I have answered each to the best of my ability, I do love my machine, and it is not the machine's fault, I am just choosing to go with a machine and a company who support the fact I may have my oen creative process and want to explore that outside of the PC family. Makers of other machines embrace these 3rd party softwares and it makes good business to all involved. I will continur to use my machine untill I am able to purchase a new machine.... If you still would like my files I will gladly pass them on, just be aware there are not going to be new ones. Still there are over 300 so plenty of them to go around. I just want the ability to make my own decisions as to what I can and can not do with the products I have purchased.
MTC or SCAL users do not have the ability to cut cartridge based images, there are no steeling of any images, and as the rest of you we do not have the ability to cut from a cartridge that we do not own even with 1 of these programs, so whoever is telling you this is in fact a liar. The link I have included is pretty interesting reading regarding Trademark and Copyright abusers and whats allowed and not allowed. And just how PC themselves are breaking the rules to benefit them. So I understand your concern and sympathize with you, I just choose to use a machine I purchase the way I want to...I really am sorry for those PC users that are not taking the time to really find out what these 3rd party software makers have given us the ability to do. And as I stated before, my purchases have not stopped with PC I have still continued to buy cartridges, mats, blades and was going to buy the E2. But thats has changed, it is still my right to what I please and spend my money how I want to. I am in fact very sad that PC has not embraced these companies like every other maker of desk top cutters have done. Since this has happened they can't keep machines in stock.  Sad really PC will not take the time to listen to their customers and what they want. So if you are again coming here to bash me, go ahead, I can take it, I am just really sad that no ones really bothered to ask before the beat down...This is hopfully my last post on this...It is time to move on in whatever direction each of has chosen. If you want to stay loyal, that is your choice, I hold it against no one. We all have to decide for ourselves. With that said I hope everyone has a great weekend and goes back to creating....
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Announcement from Andy and Ann, MTC creators

 Announcement From Andy and Ann......
As you may be aware, Provocraft, the makers of the Cricut brand cutting machines, had a lawsuit against Andy, the man who developed the Make the Cut! Software. The lawsuit was recently settled, and Andy has now posted this statement:

"Effective immediately Make The Cut! will no longer be compatible with the Cricut"

Now that I have said that...

We will continue to support:
Anything that has nothing to do with Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc.

This includes, but is not limited to:

* Black Cat Cougar and Lynx
* Boss Kut Gazelle
* USCutters MH/LaserPoint Series
* Craftwell eCraft
* Any cutter machines that support HPGL printing (Craft ROBO, Silhouette, etc)
* And many more to come in the near future :)

Thank you all for all your support in these times of absolute uncertainty.

Sincerely with much respect,
Ann, Andy and family

If you use Make the Cut with your Cricut and you wish to continue to do so, it is very important that you do not update your Make the Cut! software. Any updates that are done now will be without the Cricut drivers. If you do not update, you will still be able to use your current version of Make the Cut with your Cricut. It is unfortunate, however Make the Cut! is such a great program already you're still ahead of the game.

If you own one of the other cutters listed, you are in luck as other companies have been working with Andy to make sure Make the Cut! is compatible.
There is a list of compatible cutters HERE
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cricut VS. Crafters

Wow, I am sure like myself many of you have been following this law suit with Cricut and SCAL and MTC. Or perhaps you have heard about it on another board or blog. Cricut and MTC have settled and effective immediately, Cricut has again taken away options from the consumer.
I personally have enjoyed my C***** products, but I have to say PC has put myself and alot of others in a bind, taking away my rights as a consumer. Since my purchase of MTC I have personally not stopped my cartridge purchases, and have even increased my mat and blade purchases, and since I loved and used my DS all the time I was able to increase what I can achieve as a crafter. but PC does not want that. They want us all to stay with them exclusive, threaten voided warranties, and such, I wonder if the cuttlebug warranty voids if we use sizzix, or spellbinders? or the new Darice emboss folders they are promoting on the C message boards...You can't have your cake and eat it to. I will be using my PC product untill my new machine arrives. I have so many mixed feelings about this, like so many of us do. I am including some links for you all and one of them is pretty interesting reading regarding copyrights and trademarks, and it seems a lot of big companies use that to scare us little crafters, I am sure you all will love this article.
For those of you with the CriCrap machine, if you do not update your firmware, or MTC program everything will remain the same for you at this time anyway, the new MTC is not going to support the cricrap, butif you check the MTC message board there is a list of machines there.
There are a select few over on that message board that are the choosen, they are the ones being lavished with the products, and you can bet as long as the payout holds out so will their loyality.
I am choosing to not give them anymore of my hard earned money, and you all have to make your decisions. I am not saying dump everything at a loss, it is not the machines fault, but I wont purchase anything else with their name, cartridges, nothing...And when my machine dies a new cougar will gladly take its place. You may vice your opinions concerns, or comments, but if you are in support of cricrap do not come here..This is my opinion, and my right. I will also continue to give help and support where needed. SO untill my machine takes a dive I will love the machine but hate the company and what it stands for.
here are the links you all as crafters should read
and if you want to join us HERE
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FileKutz by LisaJane

I am happy to announce FileKutz, by LisaJane....And that I have been chosen to be a part of the Creative Team. I look forward to working with LisaJane and the rest of the gals over there. So stop on by to see everyone.
If you would like to sign up for a chance to win some free files, and participate in the fun here and here is your link

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge

 For this weeks CWC challenge Going Green, I decided to keep it simple...With all the patterns and such...I have used the Cricut and the New Arrival cartridge, for the cute  pea pod and the title...SO make sure you hop on over to the other team members and see what each of them have created.. And Don't forget to stop by Melin and check out all that's going on over at Cooking with Cricut, and her new site PCW Paper Crafting World.... And sign up to win the files Melin is giving away... They are too cute...
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Cricut and paper piecings

Hello Crafty Ones, this is a little project I made using my cricut, the New Arrival cartridge my Silhouette, a paper piecing pattern for the Bear. little bit of ink and chalking, a few sprinkles of stickles. So fast so easy, 123 and you have a card front or an element for a scrapbook page...Hope this helps lynne....
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Altered 8x8 Scrapbook album

Another 8x8 scrapbook I re-did, all they have to do is add there own scrapped pages... I really like making these albums, there are so many possibilities when doing these, it is hard to stay focused on just one at a time...And the perfect size for beginners, not to big and overwhelming, or perfect when there are not alot of photos.... 
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Just a thought, and a challenge.....

 Hello crafty ones, this is shaping up to be quite a week...A week of ups and downs....
First of all I had a friend or mine come to buy a few Sizzix dies, and I was actually impressed because way back when I started out I would see a new product and think, boy i want that, look at what it can do. So I bought the product, and then others followed, and it continued into a snowball of a quite massive size. I think we all buy things with good intentions of using them. But some where some become more of Die or stamp or paper or whatever collectors, and less of actually using the product. I am so guilty of that.
I started out with Sizzix, and it fast became where I wanted it all even if I did not use it. I had to have the whole sets, of everything, and then it just accumulated. I have literally thousands upon thousands of dies, probally 75 font sets the embossing folders, I have a lot of stuff!.. I still use my dies, and love my dies, do use them as much as I! Some I have never used. What impressed me the most was Elizabeth said to me, wow, this is a lot, but I want to get dies that I will use more than once, and that work with the other's I have. She is so far ahead of most beginner crafters.
I really do have a lot of product I will never use, and the dies I will never part with, well the doubles I will part with..
So here's a challenge to all of you who know exactly what I am talking about...
Take a set of dies, or stamps, or a cartridge, and use the same images in a minimum of 2 different projects...The winner will receive a special gift from me...
So I am choosing to use my Sizzix dies...
the Train and the wagon as my base pieces....And as you see I made a 3x12" Easter border for a scrapbook page..

So check back later to see what else can be made with these 2 dies.... and add your link....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cooking With Cricut, Challenge

Hello Crafty ones, I apologize for posting a bit late.. this week's challenge was to do a project representing Spring forward, and to use a time piece of some this is a plain old 8x8 scrapbook from the craft store that I altered the front and back and cover.  Cartridges used is Base camp, Graphically Speaking, Home Decor.... Added some lace, some stamping, inchies, embossing, and it looks not like a store bought album.  The possibilities are endless...Have a great day everyone, we again are in the grip of a snow storm and I am not sure how long the power is going to stay on....
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Here come's trouble, Luke

Just a quick little project, this is a 8x8 album you buy from H.L. they come with plain old red or green covers, so being a person who can never leave well enough alone I just did a bit of tweaking. The Craft Shows are starting soon, and I sell tons of these, I usually go buy everything they have, and do them all with different themes. This one is for my friend and her Son, who is to say the least a HANDFUL! Sorry Mindy, but when you look up the definition of trouble, there is a picture of your, Have a great day crafty ones

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

A tribute to Bogie

I feel like the saddest person around today. I was informed by my Friend and her husnabd that this day was the day their beloved yellow Lab, Bogie had to be put to sleep. He(Bogie) had been ill for awhile,  but would get better, and go back and forth like that, but today was the day the good Lord choose to have him come home.
Know Bogie, was a local celebrity ha was on planets funniest animals, and the star at the golf course my friends own. He was always entertaining the golfers, their kids, and himself.  If things slowed down a bit he would go catch himself a huge fish from the river that runs parallel to the golf course, nuzzled the kids, played catch. He was the Icon at the Golf Course.
When we choose to love animals, and let them into our lives, we are setting our self up for heart ache, as we know they do not live as long as we do. And yet we take that chance and open our hearts to their love. I am thankful that we do. What would life be like without our beloved pets?  Mine would personally be empty.
This is going to be very hard for my friend and her husband, as Bogie was with them 24/7 literally. As hard as it is to go on, we each find a way. So Dan, Sandy, you know I love you both, and Bogie was like my own. I hope you can find peace knowing he is safe, and pain free, playing on the bridge. I made this memorial for you to hang where ever you like. It is from my heart to yours....
This is a canvas I made for hanging on the wall...
1....Start with a canvas whatever size you wish to use, now you can prime it with Gesso, or you may leave it as it is, most them are primed and ready for paint.
2....Gather acrylic paints to match the photos.
3....Assorted brushes
4....Files for flowers, and the title
6....Cricut, 50 states cartridge, Home Accents cartridge, Home Decor Cartridge
7....MTC files for title, and rolled roses, (small)
8....Strong adhesives
9....Embellishments and whatever else you may want to use...
Start by painting the canvas, once you have it the way you want it, let it dry....While this is drying you may start cutting and making flowers, titles, and other embellishments.
Once you have everything the way you like it, make your master piece however you like. If you would the cut files please leave a comment and an email so I know where to send them.
And Dan and Sandy, my thoughts and prayers are with you....
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Just a thought .....Free Files

 Hello everyone, I have been receiving emails from a few different bloggers and followers. All asking about free cutting files. The only way for me to get you all the files you wish to have is to make a list...So in the comment field, leave your name, email, and what types of files you are looking for, and the file type. The files I have available to you are...GSD/SVG/MTC/DESIGN STUDIO/GYPSY... Most cutters can import SVG's so that may be the most popular. I am also compiling a list of the files I have on hand and that I am able to share, also making a list of other places where you can get files.  So please be patient, and in the comment section leave me your lists.
And for those of you with the cricut, if you do not design studio, you can still download the software, and have every feature available to you as the paid version, except it will not cut. But you can see images from every cartridge, and remember to think outside the box when creating your own files. Here is a great link to some amazing flower tuts that are easy-peasy to make and a lot of fun I might add, as well as addicting. HERE FLOWER TUTS 
For those of you with the Gypsy, well know how amazing the design features are on there. So make your lists and leave em in the comment field...
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Cooking with cricut challenge Double Take.

Good Morning crafty ones, so today is the CWC challenge day. And the challenge was to use 2 pattern papers and 2 embellishments. So with the challenge being all about 2's I thought why not...
Seeing I love and adore my 2 yellow labs, and there are 2 of them, and challenge is about 2's..How could I resist in showing off the 2 biggest babies in the world. Both studs, both around 80+ pounds, and both full brothers. They are the sweetest, kindest, most gentle dogs. And always give that look. They do everything together, and always have to be touching..SO my layout this week for the challenge is of my pampered pooches, Ryder, and Rookie

The papers are from the DCWV pet stack, the paws, and dots. As you can see the embellishments are water/food bowls as flower centers, and even fire hydrants.. More hand made flowers. I think I have a sick obsession  for flower making. Just added their names and 2 little paper piecings.
Don't forget to check out the other Design Team member's blog's.
Cooking with Cricut Blog HERE
And the CWC store where you can find all of Melin's cutting files and Digi stamps  HERE And if you would like tons of Tutorials for beautiful flowers and other projects, check out more of Melin's hard work HERE
And finally, The newest site open for us from Melin is PCW, Paper Craft World....Check it out, you may even find a call for a DT member..HERE
I believe that's it..

Is that not cute. The Boy's even have their own sofa to lay on. Not spoiled at all are they
Have a great day everyone....
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