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Just a reminder....if you are reading any of my older posts and you click on a link for a cutting file that is no longer valid..PLEASE REMEMBER you can go to the top of my blog page and click on the "My Cutting Files" Tab and it will take you to my dropbox account where you can do a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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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....
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