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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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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hello Hello.....

Hope you're all doing wonderful this Thursday evening....I'm SO ready for it to be Friday!!! I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful day....it's been a cooooollll day here...and supposed to be a rainy weekend....but that's ok because I'll be spending it in my ARTHaven!!!
I thought I would stop in and say "Hey" and share some new stencils I've designed and listed in my ETSY Store.....






I'm really enjoying creating stencils....Hey if any of you have a particular design you're looking for and would like me to create something for you....feel free to drop me an email...would love to hear from you....

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me again.....I would like to wish you all a very blessed weekend....and I hope you'll come by and visit with me again soon.... Until next time!!!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Good Morning....Happy Tuesday....

Good Morning Everyone....Hope you are all doing well on this crisp Tuesday morning....WOWZERS can you believe we are already half way through November....it's so hard to believe Christmas will be here in no time.....However I am really looking forward to a 3 day work week next week.....

Not a whole lot going on for me this morning...but I just wanted to stop in and say hello...and thought I would share with you a few more projects I had created over the months between my postings earlier in the year......I wasn't completely idol!! ;) First I'll show you a couple pieces I've designed for my ETSY Store....the first one is customizable for the particular person/family in your life....


And this one is a piece I wrote the poem and created the piece.....I love how it turned out.....it has a floating frame affect with a calming hillside view in the background.


You can see more details about each of them by clicking on the images above.

The next few pics I'll show is just some of the vinyl work I've done for family.....and I'm so truly enjoying this!!!!













OK OK...LOL...I won't bombard you with any more!!! I just wanted to show you just some of the things I've created for our kiddos..and ME ;)....I've been having SO MUCH FUN!!! And I just can't shout loud enough how much I am LOVING the Silhouette software AND my Cameo 3.....This paring is AMAZZZZZING!!!! ;)

Alright...I won't torture you any longer!!! But I DO want to THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me!!! I truly hope you like the goodies I've been creating....I would like to wish you all a very blessed week...and I so hope you'll come by again to visit me soon!!! Until next time...

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Happy Sunday!!

Good Morning and Happy day after Veteran's day to all of those who have served and are serving!! What a great debt of gratitude to you we all owe!!!  My hubby, son and grandfather and dad were all veterans.....couldn't be more proud of them all!!! It's because of you all we have the freedoms we enjoy!!
I just wanted to share something with you that I was gifted yesterday from my Sister in Law...she moved back to our hometown from Minnesota and had a piece of furniture she no longer wanted....I was HONORED to receive it as it is a piece that hubby and her father had made many years ago.....it's a desk and it is STUNNING!!!  I added it to my ARTHaven yesterday and am absolutely IN LOVE...the quality of this desk is phenominal...mean to last a lifetime for sure and the memories it holds is so special....my Father in Law is an amazing man and has such a sweet and gentle heart!!!




See...didn't I tell you it was GORGEOUS!!! I'm SO excited it's MINE now.....it will be treated with love for sure!!!
THEN....PawPaw and Nana (aka Hubby and me) were blessed to have our Tator Tot (aka youngest granddaughter Taylor) spend the night....what a sweetheart our 4 year old granddaughter is...she had such a big time playing all night til time for bed.....I snapped this picture that just melts my heart....see the love a granddaughter has for her PawPaw just makes my heart burst!!!!
Isn't that SO SWEET!!!
Today we're having all the family over so we can celebrate Thanksgiving with all our kids because one of them will be celebrating with their other side of the family on Thanksgiving day.....so we just go with it and make due!!! It's whatcha gotta do...right??? ;) Should be a fun afternoon...
Ok....Just one last thing...thought I would share with you another stencil I created for a special request....it cuts beautifully and has awesome detail!!!

Some See Weed a Some See a Wish 3 Dandelion Stencil 10"x8 3/4"


Okie Dokie....this catches me up for the morning!!!  Off I go to prepare for our dinner...I want to THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me and I wish you all a very blessed day....I hope you will stop by again!!! Until next time...

Friday, November 10, 2017

Happy Friday Happy Friday!!!

Well I don't know about you all....But I surely know I'm HAPPY it's FRIDAY!! :)  Even  though it's chilly outside I'm looking forward to my weekend!!! 
My Tator Tot aka youngest granddaughter is spending the night with us...aka Nana and PawPaw on Saturday night...that should be FUN....she's 4 now...can you all believe that??? for all those who might remember when she was born...Just can't believe she's 4 already and in PreK....she sure loves her Nana and PawPaw and we SURE love her so much!!! ;)  Not sure how much I'll get to play in my ARTHaven on Saturday....LOL and Sunday we're having the family over for dinner since one of our sons won't be with us for Thanksgiving day..... ;(  But I AM planning on spending my evening tonight playing in my ARTHaven!!!
I want to tell you all THANK YOU so much for the loving comments I received on my last post...I was so surprised and touched....made me smile from ear to hear!!!
Some of the things I've been creating when I have been quiet is scrapbooking pages...WOWZERS can you believe I'm saying that...I always swore after I made a scrapbook for my boss YEARS ago that I never wanted to do another one again...but lately I've been thinking alot about that....What happens when I go home to stay with the Lord....will my kids even mess with all my digital images....what happens if we lose power .....the scenerios can go on and on......just the what ifs won't stop....I remember as a child how my enjoyment I got from flipping through albums and pictures....That's what finally clicked with me....Thoughts I'm sure so many of you have had eons ago.....but if finally all resonated with me....
So I have begun scrapbooking my family....I have so much to do....but you have to start somewhere right!?? Since taking the jump and just starting I'm finding I'm getting alot of enjoyment doing it this time...perhaps it's because I'm doing them for my family.....but if that's what it is I'll take it...cause fact is...I'm loving it....thought I would share a few of the pages I've done so far.....










So...LOL Obviously you can see I chose to start with my precious granddaughters!!! LOL  Why not..they're gorgeous right!! ;)  planning on doing their lives and the boys and then mine and hubby's so they'll remember all about us when we've gone to be with the Lord.....
Deciding to take this venture in creating I've come to realize is so important and is actually bringing me alot of enjoyment!!!! ;) I hope you like these!!!!
I'll share more projects I've done in the recent past with you in other posts...don't want to bombard you with gazillions of pics in one post..LOL....
But I will share with you a pic of another stencil I've recently designed and listed in my ETSY Store.....I think it turned out adorable and is a very detailed and beautiful stencil.....

Isn't that pretty!!! Would love for you to check it out...you can click on the link or the image above!!!
Okie Dokie....this comes the end to another post for the day....lunch time is over...back to work I go!! :)  I want to Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me!!! I do hope you enjoyed your stay...and I hope you'll come by again soon....Would love to hear from you....Wishing you all a very blessed week....Until next time!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Long Time No Post....

Hello Everyone....I hope all is well in your world.....I know I'm enjoying the Fall weather we have in my little town in Kentucky....our leaves are pretty but they're surely building up in the yard!!
I've been creating in my ARTHaven but just haven't gotten around to posting....Thought maybe it's time to drop in and say HEY.....
I recently made some big changes in my ARTHaven after some soul searching as to what I'm really enjoying and what I'm not....Made the big realization that I do NOT enjoy embroidery or sewing...so I took the plunge and sold my embroidery machines.....and jumped into the Heat Press world and absolutely LOVING it...as are all my children and grandchildren...seems they always have projects they want me to create...
Created several projects for me and I have to say this one is my favorite so far.....
So I'm beyond thrilled with that decision!!!
Then another BIG decision I made for me was the type of cutter I'm now using.....some may or may not remember...or even care...LOL that for years I used a Silver Bullet cutting machine...which was and still is a fantastic machine....but my eyes had other things to say about it and it was becoming harder and harder for me to see to align the laser for the print and cut I enjoy doing so much....So I had to start thinking of a different solution....
I did research on the Brother Scan n Cut machine and loved the idea of the scanner built into it....and thought the screen on it was nice.....I was still able to utilize the SCAL software and export the file as an SVG to then import into Brother's Canvas website.....but I found after about a year of using it....that I was struggling just the same with seeing the small screen on the machine and I was not overly impressed with their Canvas designing page.....so onto more researching for me.....
I started looking at the Silhouette software and their Cameo 3.......the thought of being able to do EVERYTHING in 1 program and then actually send the file to the machine from the software was so impressive to me.....I watched tons of videos....did alot of reading and alot of playing with the software and decided to take the plunge....
Well....I have to tell you....It was the BEST DECISION for me!!!! First off...this machine is FABULOUS!!! I love every single thing about this machine!!!  And the software.....WOWZERS!!! I was always so used to having to create in Inkscape and then send to SCAL....NOT anymore!!!!  I no longer use Inkscape or SCAL....I solely am using the Silhouette software from creation to cutting....it is a very powerful program and the ability to have a blade and a drawing tool in the machine at the same time....AWESOME....I find myself using this software and my cutter every single day....I am back to the passion I had for creating that I enjoyed so many years back and I can honestly say a huge part of it is because of these recent decisions I've made. How about that!!! ;)
So those are the big changes in my ARTHaven......I'm a happy happy girl!!! ;)  
I'm also starting to put more focus back into my ETSY store....I created 2 new stencils tonight and have them listed.....I think they turned out so beautiful....



You can see how beautifully they cut by clicking on the images above.......they are perfect to use in your bible journaling, mixed media creations...you name it....would love for you to check them out!!

Lastly  I thought I would share with you pics of my ARTHaven...it's been sometime since I've shared pics of the place I truly love creating in.....hope you like the tour....



















Okie Dokie.....that pretty much catches me up for the night!!!! I want to thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me!!!  It makes me smile when I hear from you.....so if you feel like leaving a comment I'll definitely see it!!!  I would like to wish you all a very bless week and invite you to return when you can!! Until then....