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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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Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Happy Monday!!!

Good Morning to you all!!! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend....we had a rather rainy yucky weekend....BUT it was a weekend so I'm ok with that!!! ;) 

So my youngest son will be going to his girlfriend's Senior Prom this weekend!!!!  Their colors are Black and Silver...they asked if I would make the corsage and buttonier.....welllllllllllll.....OF COURSE I will right!!!! LOL  That's like a no brainer!! ;)  Hehehehe....so I thought I would show you that I DID work on something this weekend.......

I started with gray cardstock and used my large format HP printer which does a BEAUTIFUL job of print borderless prints.......decided what I wanted the design to be and then printed off the papers....then used my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter to cut out My Grungy Rose file and leaves to create these......coated with some Chandelier Glami and then created my roses.......I love the way these turned out....don't you??????  Dylan's girlfriend seems to absolutely love them!!!!








Now....something else I want to show you.....Wellllllllllllllll...actually I want to BRAG ABOUT!!!!  My oldest son...Billy....the one who does AMAZING drawings......he is truly truly gifted.......he is the one that is getting married next month...and also the one that has a baby on the way........Well.....they are preparing the baby's room and Billy has taken on the task of painting the room AND doing a mural all over the walls....I am SO PROUD of him and just wanted to show you what he's done so far...........




How ADORABLE are these!!!!!!  We made him the owl and flower stencils to help guide him along....I created the stencils and cut them out with my Silver Bullet Professional cutter....BUT...HE drew freehand the swirly tree.....isn't it so so cute!!!! I'm not a proud mama at all am I!!!!! ;)  Just wanted to show you that!!!!!

Okie Dokie....OH YEAH!!!! I also wanted to say...I am THRILLED we have A BUNCH of new members that have joined me around our ARTHaven Kitchen Table.....Ladies we are TRULY thrilled you all are there!!!!!  I would like to wish EVERYONE a VERY blessed day today!!!!!  I truly appreciate you stopping by...and I so hope you will come by again!!!! Until then...

Friday, April 26, 2013

Wahoooooooooooo....It'sFriday!!!

Hey Everyone.....Hope you are all doing wonderful this week!!!!  I'm so ready for FRIDAY...aren't you!!! ;)

So...I'm trying to nudge my mojo to come back home.....Why oh WHY does it have to be SO stubborn!!! ;)  This weekend I did actually create a SMALL something......LOL  My oldest son is getting married in just under a month...they are choosing to have a very small ceremony now and in a couple of years have the wedding they really want when they renew their vows........I'm so thrilled they are choosing to get married before my 2nd grandchild arrives!!! ;)  His fiancé is a beautiful girl inside and out who loves my son so much...she's already given me one beautiful granddaughter....what more could a mama want!!!!! Right!!??  I asked her if I could make her just a very small bouquet to carry that day and perhaps keep for a keepsake of their special day...as she was not planning on having one at all......they gave me permission....but my son only wanted there to be 4 roses....one for each of them.....Him, Stephanie, my granddaughter who is here now and the one that will join us in September.......how very special I think......

Instead of doing the Unity Candle they've decided to do the colored sand......I love this idea......and for each of the girls they chose 2 shades of green......so they asked that I incorporate 2 shades of green into the bouquet....so I did my best........just wanted to show you how it turned out......





You KNOW I love making roses......so this was FUN for me to do!!!!!!  I hope you think it's as pretty as I do.......You'll notice there's writing on the rose petals....what I did was went into Corel Draw and typed out Billy & Steph's name and their wedding date and copied and pasted over and over to spread them out in 45° to fill the page....then printed it off so the petals have their names and wedding date incorporated into the  rose.........they were really thrilled with that ide...made mama smile!!! ;)

Then I decided to actually try out the new very popular technique of Zentangle......to me it's just doodling which I've always done while on the phone chatting...LOL haven't you all!!! ;)  But anyway...I decided to give a whirl a bit to see if it was something I would even enjoy....the jury is still out on it...but thought I would just show you some of my "Zentangiling"...LOL

Kinda laughable don't ya think!!!??? ;)  We'll see if I do any more.....LOL
Okie Dokie Artichokie!!!!!  That's it for me today!!!! I AS ALWAYS...want to THANK YOU for stopping by  to visit with me for a few minutes!!!!!!  I also want to wish you all a VERY BLESSED WEEKEND!!!!  I hope it's WONDERFUL for you all...and I do so hope you will stop by and visit with me again.....until then....

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hello Hello.....

Hey Everyone....Happy Thursday to you all!!! I hope this post finds you all doing wonderful!!!!  We're almost through another work week...My how the days just fly by!!!!

So.....I just wanted to share with you a piece I created over the weekend for a friend of mine.....I was hosting a Ticket Swap in my ARTHaven Group and I'm guilty of being a weeeeee bit late getting them to her as I was supposed to....Oooooppppp...Thank goodnes my sweet friend Rita forgave me......but I decided I wanted to try and make use of the tickets in maybe a special way for her......so I decided to make her something with them.....

Here's the file I created.......


And here's what I created with it......










  
I really had alot of fun making this!!!!  I printed off the design with my printer and did the print and cut technique with my Silver Bullet Professional cutter and SCAL3 Pro.......Just LOVE this  combination.....and SCAL3 Pro makes things SO easy!!!!!

Once I completed the Print and Cut Technique (cutting them twice) I sandwiched a piece of matboard that I also cut out with the ticket shape between the two layers to give the tickets sturdiness......... then I colored them using some of the Re-Nu Sheets that Sherri sells on her website at That's Scrap Inc. so I could do the inside a different color then the border.......and I love how that turned out because it allows the words to stand out a bit more......

I then added lots of my handmade flowers to the piece and ribbon.....I'm excited to say all the flowers on this are flowers I created myself....as well as the ivy........it was fun to use those...as well as the butterfly.........So I was THRILLED when Rita received it an loved it!!!!  made my day!!!!!

So that's my fun for the day!!!! I sure hope you like it......and I as always....want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me!!!! You always make me smile!!!  I do hope you will come by again......Until next time....

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A COOL & FUN Technique.....

Good Morning Everyone......I hope you are all having a wonderful week thus far!!!  I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I was working on something FUN and couldn't wait to share it with you.....well I have enough started that I can now share with you and you can see how COOL it is too......

Some of the pieces are so hard to get good pictures from.....but it's still a work in progress on getting the best angle......so bear with me!! ;)

So you all know I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Sherri Jensen...the Owner of That's Scrap Inc. and the Co-Creator of my FAVORITE cutting machine...the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter ......Well....not only does she create an AMAZING machine....she ALSO never stops trying to come up with tools that we can use with our machine that are TOP OF THE LINE best quality on the market...

Now for the pieces I'm going to show you I used the Engraving Tool ........and my very good friend Lisa Howell at Mind over Matter Creations has used the Etching Tool with some of the pieces she's worked up.......and she will be sharing them soon on her blog.......

So.....here are a few pieces  I created..........using the Engraving Tool....



One thing I want to mention is that Sherri has put ALOT of blood sweat and tears into the quality of these tools......she had worked VERY CLOSELY with the Toolers who manufactured these for her...to HER specifications......these three are ALL made in the USA and she is VERY proud to share that.....They are made to be used with the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter and the Black Cat Cutters!!

Don't you think those are FUN and AWESOME!!!!  Well Lisa and I are both taking up the challenge from Sherri to create files that you can use these tools with to create special pieces.........

I hope you might like some of these.......they are really SO ADDICTING to play with once you get started...and just think of all the customized special pieces you can create for keepsakes for loved ones in your life!!!  So if you have the ability to draw with your machine you can also use your pens/markers to draw out these designs as well.....onto your paper medium and they will not be "outlined" when completed...they will actually be completely filled in as you see in the pics above...if perhaps your machine doesn't have the ability to Engrave, Emboss or Distress......but does have the abiltiy to draw.......Or maybe you have a Foil Master and Foil and you want to print these out with your laser printer and foil them....that's an option too.....the possibilities are truly endless......

Or perhaps even....do you have a design in your head that you would like to have created for you????  Into an Engraving File???? I would be happy to work with you if you like....you're always welcome to email me at pennyduncan@att.net  .......

Okie dokie....that's it from me for now!!! Would sure love to hear what you think????  Isn't this COOL!!!!  Off I go to create more files......I as always...want to say THANK YOU so very much for stopping by to visit with me.......it always always means so much more then you realize.......I would like to wish you all a very blessed week....I do hope you will come by again....Until then....