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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A couple of Reviews AND Giveaways…Along with Guest Designer Spot for ME…..

Hey Everyone…….I hope you are all having a WONDERFUL week so far!!!  Can you believe just how FAST the month is going by!!! WOWZERS….before we know it the year will be gone!!!
So…I am SO EXCITED to share some FUN FUN news with you today…….First I’ll start with the fact I was asked by Liz with Cricut Personal Die Cutter to be a Guest Designer for their forum….Now keeping in mind they asked me  earlier this year when I still owned my Cricut…..I had asked her if she wanted me to step down from the Guest Designer position due to the fact I no longer own a Cricut and she advised she did not…..she felt it would be a great idea for me to share a project that I had created with my Lynx to show the members of the forum just what I can do with my machine….I was MOST happy to do that…….Also… the makers of My Memories Suite Scrapbooking software to review their program and share with you my thoughts on the program…and in the process I actually get to give away  the software to one lucky winner!!! How COOL is that!!! I’m excited……
Now as many of you may or may not know….I don’t scrapbook…….just never something I’ve really gotten in to…But I do create cards and other mixed media ART……and I really love using digital images and graphics…….I also LOVE using my Black Cat Cutter Lynx…..named “Sable”…..so I wanted to some how utilize the My Memories Suite Software and Inkscape/Signcut with my Lynx “Sable”……..
So…having watched some of the tutorials they’ve created for the software I realized the program will allow me to utilize SVG files…What?????  Well….how COOL is that!!!!  I LOVE my SVG files…..as you all know!!   So I knew I wanted to use the SVG files along with a digital stamp…..so I needed to think of an idea….I decided I wanted to take a decorative frame image and make a “frame around the frame” kind of thing…here’s the image I started with…..


I’m not sure where I found this image on the internet….but I fell in love with it……So I created a shadow layer and an inside layer and then created a “frame” for it in an SVG format……..I then brought this “frame” SVG file into the My Memories Suite software….by copying and pasting the SVG file into the proper file in the directory of the program……to learn how to do that you really should watch this tutorial they have created…..
So….After I imported in my SVG “frame” file I had created I decided to fill in with scrapbook paper……….

Isn’t that COOL!!!!!!  So then once I created what I wanted I then printed the creation as a PDF…and saved it…..I then imported the PDF into Inkscape and continued the Print and Cut procedure and it worked like a CHARM!!!!!  It’s so FUN cause it opens up so many new possibilites……as I am wanting to get away from purchasing scrapbook papers and simply printing my own as I want them for a project…allowing me to personalize my creations even more……..
So…..Once I had printed and cut that out in which I had also added a few more digital stamps for the center of the piece….


I hope you’ll notice the coloring on the center part and the swirly part of the frame……..I had been asked by Letraset Markers to demo their product to see what I thought about them……..You may or may not remember that I had recently sold all of the Copic Markers I had because I just didn’t really enjoy using them….especially for the cost of the markers…and I had a very large supply of them……I use Sharpies and Bics and the Blicks alcohol markers in my ART……so I was most happy to take the challenge of using the Letraset Markers…….They sent me a set of the markers….here’s what I got…..

You’ll also notice the AMAZING print and cut I did with the image I imported into Inkscape from the My Memories Suite Software….The Letraset ProMarker set they sent me was Set 1…..a very nice variety of colors and definitely in my color pallet……..so the only markers I used on this project were these…..I colored the swirly on the frame with the brown and I colored the leaves and flowers with the other colors of the markers…and I colored the rhinestones with the markers…I will say the ink flows SO WONDERFULLY from these markers…they include a blending pen in the set and it does a wonderful job of lifting color where you need it too…the ink doesn’t bleed out….it is every bit the same quality of product as the Copics…I would HIGHLY recommend these markers to anyone….I do not think you would be  disappointed in them in the least…..










I’m totally thrilled with the way the card ended up……between using the My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software and the Letraset Pro Markers……along with my Lynx Cutter “Sable” I was able to create the perfect card…..So I thought I would share the file with you….but I will share that I am unable to share the phrase as it is not my creation…it’s a file I downloaded from another wonderful blogger who has shared this……..And if any of you know which blog it is…I’ll HAPPILY share the link to the blog here!!!!  But I did want to share the remainder of the file with you……if you’re interested in it you may find it here….
So…..What did you think of the creation….and even the reviews……Are you now ready to have an opportunity to win some goodies??????  Of course there’s some rules I have to ask that you adhere to be be eligible to win……so here’s the scoop on each……
 My Memories digital scrapbooking kits and scrapbook software
Please  visit their site www.MyMemories.com. In order to enter the giveaway go to their site and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then comment here…on my blog… telling me which ones you chose.
-If you’d like to link to their Facebook, Twitter or blog, that would be great as well! For each one you follow…leave a comment on this post and you’ll get an extra entry to the contest.
Blog- http://blog.mymemories.com/
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/MyMemories/140359372717593
Twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/mymemoriessuite
And remember….If you want to purchase it for yourself or for someone else….you can save $10.00 by clicking on the link above and using Coupon Code…..
STMMMS53029
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They do have free US shipping on their website www.letraset.com
So….you probably want to know…..where else can I buy the markers…I recommend the following websites:
http://www.7kidscollegefund.com/category_s/802.htm
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/the-Letraset-Promarkers/Categories
I bet now you want to know…just how you might WIN a SET of these?????  Well it’s super easy…….
Checkout their Website www.letraset.com
Like them on Facebook…. LETRASET ON FACEBOOK
Once you’ve checked out both of these….leave me a comment for each and you’ll be entered into the drawing for a chance to win…….
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So…..when’s the deadline to sign up for the chance to win one of these AWESOME items????????
I’m giving you til the day after Thanksgiving 11/25/2011 to enter then I will draw randomly one name for each item as the winner……I’m REALLY excited about these and I know whichever someone wins will be TOTALLY thrilled with them!!!!!!
So………………Have you made it to the bottom????? Bet you were wondering….is she EVER going to be done!!! LOL….Sorry…I just couldn’t help myself…I get carried away…what can I say…..I do want to THANK YOU for making it this far if you did and wish you all the BEST of LUCK!!!!
I also want to THANK Liz with Cricut Personal Die Cutter for the opportunity to be a Guest Designer and also to My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software and Letraset ProMarkers for the chance to demo and promote their products…they are AWESOME!!!!
Ok…….so who wants to enter???  I would like to wish you all a VERY BLESSED WEEK!!!!  As always….THANK YOU for stopping by… and I hope you’ll come by again….Until next time….















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