Just a reminder....if you are reading any of my older posts and you click on a link for a cutting file that is no longer valid..PLEASE REMEMBER you can go to the top of my blog page and click on the "My Cutting Files" Tab and it will take you to my dropbox account where you can do a search for that file name and download the file directly from there.
Thank you so much!!
Penny Duncan

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

It’s a THURSDAY!!!!

Hey Everyone…..I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!!! I’m happy to say this was my Friday for the week and I get to spend the next 4 days in my ARTHaven!! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh ME!!
So…..I had something I’ve been working on this week and wanted to share it with you as I think it turned out rather nice…..In the process of creating this I also decided to go ahead and work up a tutorial on creating my PDC Grungy Long Stem Roses…….I've had several ask how I make them and since I've added a few steps I thought it best to maybe work up a new tutorial…..
Now keep in mind this all started out as white and green cardstock, some metal and wire………..I love it and I hope you will as well…….

Notice the tag…..this was actually some copper metal I had purchased from Tyler at  I used my Lynx “Sable” to engrave the poem onto it then distressed with some alcohol inks and then did a mat layer for it in watercolor paper making it into a tag also printed the poem on the inside in case some had problems reading the small print and then leaving a place for someone to write a personal message……I REALLY REALLY REALLY….did I say REALLY LOVE the engraving……as I’ve started using a new program (to ME) to cut out all my files with my Lynx….it’s called Signcut…it works in conjunction with Inkscape (which I LOVE) so I can just create and then send directly to cut without having to send to another program……..AND it allows me to do as much detail in the engraving as I care to…….I’ve come to realize that MTC (thought it’s a great program) can’t handle the amount of detail in an engraving file when I fill in the fonts to engrave fully…..

I’m showing several pictures of this bouquet so you can see that I tweeked my roses all different and even created some into rose buds to give the bouquet a bit more of a realistic look…….

Of course I had to add some of my dragonflies and butterflies to the piece!!!!
So in creating this piece I did work up a couple of files…..thought I would share them here and also a link to the PDC Grungy Rose File incase anyone wanted it that didn’t already get it….

Then I had a request earlier in the week for a briefcase gift card holder so I worked one up for the person……..she loved it so I thought I would share it with you here in case anyone else is interested in it……
I’ve had several people email me asking me what I think about my Lynx……I LOVE sharing with everyone exactly what I think about my machine….there are not enough postive words in the English Dictionary to describe it fully….the more I use this machine the more I love it more and more every single day!!!!!

Soooooooooooooooooo…I “think” this FINALLY catches me up………I hope you enjoyed your visit……and I REALLY REALLY hope you will come back by tomorrow as I’m participating in a June Mini Crop with members of our Black Cat USA Forum……

Don't forget the June Mini Crop.  It begins Friday night at 5 p.m. Central time!!!!!!!!!  We have five amazing challenges to help you prepare for Spring and Father's Day along with some great prizes!!!!!
I will have a new tutorial and flower design to offer up for the challenge.…So I hope you’ll come back by!!!!!
I would like to THANK YOU if you made it this far and I would like to wish you all a VERY BLESSED WEEKEND!!!!  Until next time….

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