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My Cutting Files

Hello Everyone...after much thought I have decided once again to share my cutting files with you all....If you are interested there is a link at the top of my blog underneath the header which will take you to my download site for the files.....Please be aware...while browsing through my previous blogposts... when you find a file you like.....the link for that image is broken...you will need to go to the link at the top of my blog to do a search for the file to download....as it is too time consuming to go through each and every post and correct the links for the files. I trust you will all understand this.
I too, will again offer the entire collection for purchase on DVD if anyone would be interested...you will find the option for that in my store....As I create new files they will be complied on a DVD in the future for those who prefer to combine that way.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Some new Cut Files & Creations

Hey Everyone….WOW Can you believe it’s SATURDAY already!!!  This has been such a wonderful Vacation week for me…..I’ve had the BEST time in my ARTHaven all week…..not over yet of course….still have the rest of the day and all day tomorrow…..
I’ve gotten several things done and created that I thought I would go ahead and share in case any of you might be interested in them……So here we go…..
The first item is for a request for a wedding card and a complimentary hat box……..the couple’s colors are Red & White and she loves girly girly….so here’s what I came up with…..
The hat box is from the cut file I shared earlier in the week……I did cut one more circle piece for the bottom of the hat and double stuck to the bottom of the hat so the base of the hat would have a bit more substance to it…….




The card has ALOT of techniques used on it….the frame you see started out as just good ole’ white cardstock…….I had ALOT of fun coming up with something unique…..which included but not limited to drawing the black swirlies on the frame with my Cri-Kit Gel Pens……once they finished drawing then I colored the inside wide spot with a glitter red gel pen……then I coated the entire frame (that I had used one of my previous shared designs and did a cut out center of one of my Nesties I had previously shared)…….in Perfect Medium and then coated with clear embossing powder and heat embossed……
Then I ran through my cuttlebug to give the raised texture used a couple of different inkpads then coated again with Perfect Medium only this time I coated with UTEE in the clear and then heat embossed…gives the frame a glass look….SO gorgeous in person…..so all that was just to just the frame alone…..I again used more of my Shaplies on the center part……and embossed my Nestie with my Cuttlebug…






If you have any further questions about how I created this card you’re more than welcome to email me and I’ll be happy to share how I did whatever it is you inquire about…….I REALLY like the way it turned out…would love to hear what you think???
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This next piece I’m going to share with you is for an Altered Tin Swap in my ARTHaven Creations & Friendships group……This started out as a plain blue metal tin………I tried to make it girlie for it’s receipient….whom should be receiving in the mail probably today…..







I coated the tin with 2 coats of White Gesso…..once dried I took a bit of tube acrylic blue paint and thinned out with Tacky glue and water…….mixed throughly and coated tin with 3 layers of the blue…..once all was dry I then put on a layer of the Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence……it crackled SO well I think……
Once all that was done I started adding all my bling I created….and had on hand…..So, what do you think about this one???????
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Ok…..Now I’m going to share with you some NEW SHAPLIE files…….I created these three the other day and I think they’ll work up SO pretty!!! 



Okie Dokie….I “think” that catches me up with everything I’ve been doing the last couple of days…..I SO hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve shared…..Now remember if you would like to have the CUT FILES all you need to do is click on the image file and they will take you to the pages on my website where you may download them for free………
I can’t tell you how much I TRULY am touched when you take time to come by and then the icing on the cake when you leave a message……I hope you all have a VERY blessed weekend and I do hope you will come by again and visit with me….Until ext time…..

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Good Evening…or is it Morning….

Hey Everyone…I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Wednesday…I certainly did..was a very productive day for me…I was able to completed an Altered Tin for a swap I’m in and have it all packaged to be mailed tomorrow…..Unfortunately I’m not able to show it yet….but in a few days I can…..I think you might like it…..And I certainly hope the recipient does!!!
BUT…..I also worked on an ATC swap for my ARTHaven Creations & Friendships group…….So I decided to try and use my Cri-Kit pens to create the entire  image…..so I took one of the digital images I have on my computer and brought into Inkscape and converted to an SVG……then I sized it to the ATC size I needed……have it on one layer….then I added another layer for the size of the ATC I want to cut……..then I added a third layer to add the text I wanted because I wanted to draw it in a different color…..So then I selected all items did Path > Object to Path and saved the file…..
I brought into SCAL2 and used my Layer’s Pallet to manipulate the layers as I was ready to draw then cut…….I think it did a WONDERFUL job drawing……After I had it all drawn I then cut the ATC out……..and then I colored the image with my watercolor pencils…you’ll notice the paper I drew on was thick Water Color Paper…the kind that is too thick to go through the printer…so this is an AWESOME option to be able to do…….



I am absolutely LOVING my Cri-Kits and know I will be using these ALL the time….You can see for yourself how much drawing was done on these….I did three of them…….and I didn’t really use all that much ink…..so I think they are so worth the money……..
I’ve decided to start sharing also any images I convert to svg’s for drawing….SO, if you’re interested in this file you can click the image below and it will take you to the page on my website where you can download the file…….I REALLY REALLY REALLY am loving my Cri-Kits….I think I mentioned that already!! ;) 


Ok…..Guess I need to get some beauty sleep….I hope you all like my creation and I do hope you will come again…THANK YOU for taking time from your day to visit with me!!! I hope you all have a very blessed Thursday!!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Hat Box….

Hey Everyone….ME again!!! Remember I mentioned I had been working on a new file???? Wellllll, I finally got it tweeked to the point I’m very happy with it….What is it you ask??? Well, it’s a Hat Box….I had a request to see if I could come up with a cut file for this so I took the challenge……
So here’s the mock up of what I came up with…….






If you like this you may have the cut file I created below…just click on the image……and it will take you to the page on my website where you can download it….

The top rectangle with the notches out of it……is the round base of the bottom….you form into a circle…the bottom pieces get folded so they will sit on top of the large round circle..and glue or double stick it to the circle base……….the six sided piece will then get glued to the inside bottom of the base…..
Then I took the other rectangle piece and wrapped it around the base of the box bottom to decide how snug to make the top piece……glue the top piece….slide it off the bottom base….set on the counter then I took the remaining circle piece (decorative side down) and push through the opening of the top base you just glued until it touched the table…..then run a bead of glue all along the inside edge and allow to sit until dry………once it’s dried you now have your top piece of the hat….you can add ribbon or embellies to hide the seam if you like…..as you can see with my pics above…you don’t really see it……
I then added my own choice of embellishments to finish off the hat……So, I would love to hear what you think about it……for a simple file I really love the impact of the cute box!!!
Ok, off I go to see what else I can play with….I hope you are all having a very blessed day and I do hope you’ll come again!!! Until next time….
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Lovin’ My Cri-Kit Pens….

Happy Tuesday Everyone…….I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!!! I am totally enjoying my vacation…very low key and perfect!!!  Spent the entire day yesterday in my ARTHaven…..didn’t complete a whole lot LOL but I still enjoyed it….and guess where I am today!!! Yeppers….you got it!! ;)
I DID get the chance to try out my new Cri-Kit Pens…..OMG  LOVE THEM!!!!   They are amazing…very very smooth….wonderful job and worked perfectly!!!!!  On the card I made yesterday I used the Metallic Pen in the Blue……then I used some of my Blick Alcohol markers in the open spaces of the font then took an embossing pen…went over the colored parts and then coated in clear embossing powder and embossed….the ink DID NOT smear at all……worked perfect with the alcohol markers and I LOVE it!!!



I also took my Fluer De Lei frame I shared the other day and modified it to make a rectangle frame….I’m sharing that file below if you’re interested in it…….
I used one of my Shaplies…….the “Forever Friends” was put on thick watercolor paper……then I cut two smaller layers of the next size down of the same in watercolor paper and used them taped together to do my embossing around the edge of the layer….then hit the edges with some of my VersaMagic chalk inks…….
I took one of my cream colored flowers…..and made up my own spritzer to color the flower blue with some hairspray…couple snips of Perfect Pearls…a touch of water and several drips of Alcohol Ink in a Mini Mister then sprayed the flower….dried with my heat gun….then I covered with Perfect Medium and took some blue Perfect Pearls and painted the flower to give more of a deeper color…..then I put glue on the edges of the petals and coated with a smoke glitter…….then layered several layers I had done the same technique too and fastened with a pretty brad as the center of the flower….
The small flowers I took some flowers coated in the Perfect Pearls coated with clear embossing powder and heat embossed…LOVE the affect then used a pearl dot in the center of the flowers…….and you KNOW I love ribbon….So this is my card….Would LOVE to hear your comments on what you think of it…..It felt SO good to be creative again!!!!!
Ok…..so If anyone is interested here’s the frame below AND I had a request to create a template into a cut file of a Travel Tissue box…below is what I came up with….As always…if you would like these just click on the images below and they will take you to the pages on my website where you may download them….



Okie Doke…..I’m off to play some more…..still working on a file I’ve had a request for…..still have to test cut to see if my vision is working….IF it does I’ll be sharing it soon….AS ALWAYS…THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me….I pray you all have a very blessed day!!! I do hope you will come by again…until then….

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A couple of Frames…

Hey Everyone…..I hope you’ve all had a FANTASTIC weekend!!! It has been absolutely perfect weather here…….LOVE IT……Hubby did his smoker today on some amazing meat and the family loved it!!!! YUMO!!! ;)
I had a couple of requests  for a few frames today so I worked them up and thought I would share them with you in case anyone is interested!!!!!



So now I begin my week vacation!!! Wahooooooooooooooooo and I’m excited……Hoping to get my creative mojo going……..will be doing some blog hopping I believe….Now remember…if you would like to have these frames all you need to do is click on the image above and they will take you to the page on my website where you may download the svg files…..
As always…THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me!!! I pray you all have a FANTASTIC week yourself!!!!  Please come by again…until next time….
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Friday, April 16, 2010

A Few More Cut Files…..It’s FRIDAY!!!

Hey everyone and HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I’m really excited about this being Friday because I’m on VACATION ALL NEXT WEEK!!!!  I’m thrilled and you know what I’m going to do…spend ALL of it in my ARTHaven…that is MY idea of a PERFECT vacation!!! ;)
Ok, now that I’ve rubbed that in enough I thought I would share with you a couple of files I created last night for some requests I had….they’re nothing fancy but I thought perhaps some might find them useful….

 


Okie dokie…that’s it for me for now……I hope you all have a very blessed weekend and I hope you’ll come by again to visit with me!!!!! I also want to THANK YOU for stopping by to visit!!!!  Until next time…..
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Another File & A New Card….

Hey Everyone…me again….it’s been a few days since I’ve posted…….I do appreciate you being patient with me…. ;)
So, I had a request for a cut file for a microphone…..so I accepted the challenge and came up with what you see below….what do you think????


So you know the routine if you would like to have this file….Just click the image above and it will take you to the page on my website where you may download it……I hope some of you might find it useful!! ;)
Then I wanted to create a card for someone special……..I was glad I was able to get it created and in the mail by this morning…..
I had a lot of fun creating this…as I used one of my butterfly files I shared the other day…..  You can file the BUTTERFLY FILES HERE…. And then I tried sewing on my card….LOVE IT!!! I know I will DEFINATELY be doing a lot more of this!!!!! 




I know the butterfly is a bit bold…at first I wasn’t going to use it…but the more I looked at it the more it grew on me and I fell in love with it…. ;)  The background of the card started out as plain white cardstock which I ran through my cuttlebug and embossed with the leaves…then colored with several different colors of my Versa Magic chalk inks….then I sewed the border with my sewing machine then rubber stamped the phrase and added my flowers I made and the butterfly I made and the dots…..It’s a big impact I think…..I also made an complementary envie to go with it….
I really like the way it turned out….I sure hope you do and I REALLY hope the person it’s on it’s way to enjoys it too…….
Ok, that catches me up for now…..Now I’m off to see what I can mess with before time to wake hubby up to get ready for work!!  I hope you all have a very blessed evening…As always, THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me and I do hope you will come by again….Until next time….

Sunday, April 4, 2010

I’ve Had some FUN creating….

Hey All……Can you believe a long weekend is already passed!!! WOW back to work I go tomorrow!!! BUT, I did have some fun creating some new cut files over the weekend….I just hope there some that some of you will enjoy….so HERE goes!!!!!






















Please remember….IF you would like to have any of these you may click the images above and they will take you to the pages on my website where you may download them…..I really hope you find something you might like….
Ok, so now it’s time for me to go nite nite and refresh myself for morning…. LOL…As always….THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me…..I pray you all have a very blessed Monday….and I do hope you will come by to visit again……..until next time…