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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 ETSY 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 30, 2011

MTC BLOG HOP Starts…..TODAY!!!

Good Morning Everyone….I’m SO SO SO EXCITED about today!!! It’s the FIRST DAY of a month long blog hop were ARTists help to promote MTC (Make The Cut!) and the AMAZING program that it is!!!!!  I’m TOTALLY honored and THRILLED to have the opportunity of being the FIRST Hopper!!!! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh ME!!
The purpose of this month long blog hop is to bring attention to the AMAZING program out there you can use with a HUGE variety of cutting machines….the program is…. Make The Cut! (MTC)…..
This is a FANTASTIC program that is SO VERY user friendly!!!! Check out the list of cutters it works with…….and they are ALWAYS willing to add new cutters to the program if the cutter companies are supportive of it!!!!
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Black Cat Cougar and Lynx
  • Boss Kut Gazelle
  • USCutters MH/LaserPoint Series
  • Craftwell eCraft
  • Wishblade
  • Craft Robo
  • Silhouette
  • Roland SX15, and GX500
  • Pazzles
  • PCUT
  • KNK Maxx
  • CutOk
  • Any cutter that uses HPGL printer drivers
So…….Wanna see what I created using my Black Cat LYNX Cutter AND Make The Cut! (MTC)???????


















I know I’m sharing A LOT of pictures for this book….but I wanted to be sure and show as much as I can for this project I made……It was SO MUCH FUN creating this…..I used SEVERAL techniques and between my LYNX and MTC it was SO EASY to create it!!!!!
I knew I wanted to create a word book…..I had recently gotten some AMAZING AMAZING supplies from Tyler at AllThatJazzSupplies.com and knew I wanted to incorporate as many of them into my project as I could…….so I thought I would try to explain the items I used from his store…..
On the first page I used some Engraving Metal from Tyler’s store……and to engrave it I used my Engraving tip/holder from thatsscrapinc.com  It is SUCH A COOL tool!!!!!  Once I engraved it I then used some gold rub n’ buff to bring out the engraving a bit more….Didn’t it do an AWESOME job!!!!!
I of course used decorative paper but for the base of the book and the layer of the letters I used some AMAZING .022 Chipboard which I also got from Tyler’s Store…..It TRULY cuts like butter……..for the base of the book I cut 2 layers of the chipboard and used YES paste to glue them together…it worked WONDERFULLY!!!!!!  I cut one layer thick for the letters….cause I wanted to raise them up off the book and wanted them to have durability….worked perfectly!!!! 
Of course I used my Lynx and MTC to cut out my PDC Rose file to create my roses that I added to this project…….Notice the dragonflys…aren’t they CUTE….Well I just have to share with you my very very good friend Celeste Lombas did a tutorial the other day sharing how she creates them……You can find her tutorial on her blog here….. Touched By A Butterfly I fell in love with this idea so had to make some for this project!!!!
On the R Page of the book you’ll notice some Copper Metal…..this is such a fun item to use…this is a very thin metal that has a glue back that you can use an iron to glue the sheet to your project to adhere it…I actually used foam squares to attach this but I could have ironed it on if I would have wanted to….But I also got this metal from AllThatJazzSupplies.com….I used my Embossing Tip/Holder with my Lynx and it did an AWESOME AWESOME  job!!!
Also I wanted to mention….you’ll notice the frame that I etched onto the metal on the A page and the frame I embossed on the Copper ….were frames I downloaded from Monica’s website she so lovingly shares….This is a VERY talented ARTist…I LOVE using her creations!!!!
 Welcome to Monica's Creative Room
Then on the last page I used some VINYL!!! It was SO MUCH FUN cutting this design to use as a border!!!!  The vinyl I also got from AllThatJazzSupplies.com also and it’s GREAT quality vinyl……..I LOVE using vinyl in my ART…….I’m envisioning using lots and lots more vinyl in the future….just think….you know those vinyl stickers that you buy from the scrapbook stores….well, we can make our own with our cutters and MTC and personalize them for whatever need we have…….Once I adhered my vinyl border on my page I then used my heat set rhinestones to it and used my multi purpose heat tool to set them…worked PERFECTLY!!!!
I REALLY had a lot of fun creating this project……And it was SO easy using my best friend…”Sable”…(My Black Cat Lynx Cutter) and Make The Cut! (MTC)….I Thought I would go ahead and share with you the poem I wrote and the ART book file below in case any of you might be interested in it…….

Ok….Now for my Blog Give-A-Way………I hope some of you might find it interesting…..remember the  piece I created for myself the other day?????? Here’s a reminder…..






If you would like the opportunity to possibly win a One of a Kind creation by myself….Penny Duncan…having  a personalized framed piece done for YOUR ARTHaven…….If it’s something you think you “might” be interested in????  Then please just do this simple thing…..leave me some blog love and consider following my blog………At the end of May…when the blog hop ends….I’ll select 1 lucky winner to create a One of a Kind piece of ART for which will be personalized to your favorite colors and name…….I PRAY you all don’t think I’m tooting my own horn…..I just have received such AWESOME feedback from it I thought perhaps someone might enjoy receiving a piece of ART for THEIR ARTHaven….
So….IF you’ve stuck with me through this VERY LONG POST….LOL…THANK YOU!!!!  Don’t forget the purpose for this blog hop!!!! To PROMOTE MTC (Make The Cut!)…………
This is a FANTASTIC program that is SO VERY user friendly!!!! Check out the list of cutters it works with…….and they are ALWAYS willing to add new cutters to the program if the cutter companies are supportive of it!!!!
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Black Cat Cougar and Lynx
  • Boss Kut Gazelle
  • USCutters MH/LaserPoint Series
  • Craftwell eCraft
  • Wishblade
  • Craft Robo
  • Silhouette
  • Roland SX15, and GX500
  • Pazzles
  • PCUT
  • KNK Maxx
  • CutOk
  • Any cutter that uses HPGL printer drivers
Now….to find out who’s NEXT on the list…….Please be sure to go HERE…..
As always….THANK YOU so very much for stopping by to visit with me!!!! It REALLY means a lot!!!! I pray you are all having a VERY BLESSED DAY!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A nice interview……

Happy Saturday Everyone…..I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!!! I just wanted to share some EXCITING news!!!!  I’ve just enjoyed the honor of being involved with a PodCast with Leo at SVGCUTS.com sharing information about the Black Cat Lynx Cutter….”Sable”……I would be thrilled if you would check it out…….

PAZZLE INSPIRATION, BLACK CAT LYNX AND INTERVIEW WITH PENNY DUNCAN

It was an honor to chat with Leo and share my experience on my AMAZING machine….hopefully it will help some who are trying to decide on which cutting machine is best for their needs and desires…..

Okie dokie…that’s it for me now……Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll take a listen to Leo’s podcast!!! I pray you are all having a very blessed weekend and I hope you’ll  come by again…Until next time…

Friday, April 22, 2011

A little something for ME!!! ;)

Hey Everyone….Happy REAL Friday!!!  I’m enjoying my morning at home in my ARTHaven!!!!  I have been wanting to play around with the Engraving tool for my Lynx…”Sable”…….Remember the sample I showed you that Tyler had done a couple weeks ago….I showed in in the tutorial in  a previous post……Well I decided for my first project with the Engraving tool….which if you’re interested…you can purchase from ThatsScrapInc.com  I wanted to make something that I can keep and display in my ARTHaven……so here’s what I came up with!!
The reason I’m showing you so many different views of it is because of all the things I did to this piece!!!! I’ll explain all I did below……














Did that turn out cool…..I just gotta say…the Engraving tool is A M A Z I N G!!!!  Super super cool!!!!! Opens the doors for so many possibilites of creation!!!  Now after I engraved my design into the metal I had purchased from AllThatJazzSupplies.com I decided I wanted to bring some color into it so I used my Copic Markers to color it…..L O V E IT!!!  Has a REALLY cool affect….and when I went outside the engraving lines all I had to do was use the blending tool to remove the “oopppsss”… Then I used some alcohol ink reinkers and a paper towel and dabbed around the parameter of the etching……..
The frame started out as a yucky brown frame that I I’ve had for years and years….I painted…then put a layer of crackle medium then put a coat of light yellow waiting til it dried then distressed a bit more with a couple of colors of alcohol inks and papertowel then used a sanding block on some edges to distress them a bit more…..
The background behind the engraved piece is wallpaper…..I added the decorative ribbon…..and then all the flowers I created started out as regular white cardstock……and the leaves regular green thin cardstock……added a bit more bling and there you go……..I’m super pleased with this piece that will now sit in my ARTHaven…I hope you like it!!!  And you KNOW I LOVE LOVE LOVE flowers!!!
So…now I’m off to work on a dual piece….which will be used for two different purposes….one of them being an upcoming blog hop that a collaboration of ARTists are joining in on using their different cutters and helping to open the eyes of many who’ve not used Make The Cut!  what a wonderful thing!!!!  I’m HONORED to be able to join in on this upcoming blog hop which will be taking place the first of the month!!!!  So I hope you’ll come back and check it out whenever I figure out what I’m going to do!!!  
I would like to wish you all a VERY VERY blessed Easter holiday….I pray you are all safe and do not get harmed in any of the storms this weekend!!!!  As always…THANK YOU so much for stopping by!!! I hope you will come by again!!!! Until then….

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy “Friday” to ME…..Yes I know it’s Thursday!!!!

But to me it’s MY FRIDAY at work!!! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ME!!! I get an extra day to play in my ARTHaven!!!!!
I just wanted to drop in this morning and spread the EXCITING news with you all!!!!  Make The Cut! is NOW able to cut with your Pazzels Machines!!!! How COOL is that!!!! GO ANDY GO!!!!  So If you own a Pazzels machine or are contemplating purchasing one……NOW you can use this AWESOME program too!!!!  You should check it out here……..I KNOW you won’t be disappointed!!!!

Just as a refresher…Check out all the cutter lines Make The Cut! WILL cut with!!!!
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Black Cat Cougar and Lynx
  • Boss Kut Gazelle
  • USCutters MH/LaserPoint Series
  • Craftwell eCraft
  • Wishblade
  • Craft Robo
  • Silhouette
  • Roland SX15, and GX500
  • Pazzles
  • PCUT
  • KNK Maxx
  • CutOk
  • Any cutter that uses HPGL printer drivers
Then I thought I would share with you that I finally finished a project I needed to complete way back before I got rid of my Expressions…….The person who was interested in this was more than happy to be patient and wait for me to get my new Lynx “Sable”……..Bless her heart……
I know you’ve all seen the others I’ve done…but I thought I would go ahead and share this one with you  as I cut everything and embossed the metal with my Lynx “Sable”…..



You can see the amazing job it did on the embossing…and I really didn’t have my force up extremely high to make the awesome impression on the metal!!!!!  Now keep in mind…I did NOT cut the thick metal with my Lynx….as it’s too thick…..The flower pieces cut very very smooth!!!!  LOVE my Sable!!!
Ok…off I go to work…..I wish you all a very blessed day!!! As always…THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me!!!!  I do hope you will come by again!!!! Until next time!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A few thoughts to share……on My Lynx….

Hey Everyone…..Happy Sunday to you all!!! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend….Can’t believe it’s Sunday already!!!
So last night and today I spent some time playing with Sable and my accessories  I have and some different mediums…
A reminder of the link for Tyler’stutorial on setting up your mat to work with MTC and the WYSIWYG setting……..you can see it here…
If you missed the links I shared for the locations to see more about the Lynx and the Black Cat Line of cutters…..I’m listing them for you here:
If you missed the link I shared to Tyler Thomas’s website for mediums you can use with your cutters….(please note…..they will work with ANY cutter….) They specifically guarantee their products will work with The Black Cat Line of cutters……..Check out the store here……
I’m looking forward to this being a short work week!!!  Lots of time for me to PLAY I hope!!   As always…THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me……I hope you all have a very blessed week ahead and will stop by to visit with me again….until then…