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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monster deals at LD!

Make your own bundle and save in the process! Check out the latest deal at Lettering Delights.
No code needed - just pick and choose your graphics (no bundles) and you'll see the savings. The more you buy, the more you save!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Simple Apple Craft for kids....thankfullness

It's been a while since I have blogged due to several reasons, out-of-town, internet down, school starting, etc. I am sure you have experienced some of these additional tasks as well. But I am back to crafting and hope to be blogging more again.

Since I help out at my church school with crafts, I am always on the look-out for crafts that the kids can do. Being in the fall mood, I saw this idea at Lettering Delights and knew I could use it to make a simple craft for them.
I didn't make nearly the amount of apple slices as they did but the idea is the same. I plan to use a loop of green yarn (or brown) for the stem, so that is yet to be added. But these will be simple to assemble and the child can complete each slice with an expression of thanks at home with their parents - a great way to foster thankfulness.
I printed mine on heavy white copy paper in B&W. This will allow the child to personalize the color as they desire before assembly. I debated whether or not they should cut them out, but these are younger children (and we have a limited time for crafts) so I went with the pre-cut version. We will just color, glue, and be done.
I used the apples from the Apple Barrel Set (which is on sale right now for just $2)for the apple shape, and made an inner shadow in MTC that I colored black. Then another thin inner shadow of the black shape to make the outline(filled with white). I added the words with Ariel Rounded font and wrapped to the black inner shadow. The layout looks like this.
I did a Print-n-Cut of the shapes and they were ready for crafting!

I am always on the look-out for fun and easy crafts (especially paper crafting), so drop me a line if you find any that you have tried that were easy for kids. I work with the 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades, so it has to be rather simple for them. And this year I have almost all boys (9 boys, 2 girls)- which makes it tougher for me since I gravitate toward more girl-oriented crafts.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Y'all Dollar sale at LD

It's the sale that we've been waiting for  - the Dollar sale! Cut-its are $2 but many other files are just $1!  And there is an additional code for additional savings - what a great time to stock up on some of those items in your wish list.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Freebie - BACK items

Lots of new things, and some freebies.
This Funky Backwards alphabet is free, but also sevarl other items...
...like these backs graphics!  (scroll down to find them.)  While there, check out the other items, like back packs and more, many on sale.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Internet problems....

I think that it is the power supply, it's acting all flaky. So I have ordered a new one, hope to be up and active soon!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Friday Freebie - door hangers

Great for your kids - head over to Lettering Delights to get them for free!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday Freebie,,,bacj ti Schook kabels

(Sorry, I have not been around for the last few weeks, out of town for work,)

This week, LD has these cute labels for free!

You may also want to check out the matching sets

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Freebie - Back to School at LD

Celebrate the start of school with the Party Back to School printables. More than 70 items that you can use for banners, toppers, and so much more!

While you are there check out some of the newest additions, including the Vim and Vigor sets

and the Olympic graphics (only available at checkout)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Free SVG file: label 02

Remember these labels?  I used them for my kitchen containers.
I also used them for organizing my craft room stuff, like this:
...and this:
Some of these are used with the Bistro Chalk markers (I lurve those things! - see the big container I have for them?) and some are cut into the label. I like that you can use it both ways. Most of these are Dollar Tree containers - I have about half of the lids painted black to match my decor (with Fusion Plastic Spray Paint). I picked up the boxes and tins (tins at 60% off) at Micheal's. The glass containers are from Hobby Lobby.

They were originally available only as MTC files but I have them available free as an SVG file for a short time (like the next few days) with this link. Enjoy! And I would love to see what you do with them!

Linking back to Penny Pinching Party!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Freebie Alert - Popcorn box at LD

Free Cut-It until Friday! How is it that it was missed? I never saw it on FB.

Crafty Bird specials

For those who don't have FB, you can catch the latest specials here.
The Graphic Collection contains the graphic set, matching papers and an alphabet all for $2.
Or get the Cut-It set for the same price. Both on sale until next Monday.

Monday, July 23, 2012

My Family DB font available today....

..as part of the Family Tree bundle at Lettering Delights.
You can't get this DB font individually, it is only available as part of a bundle.
To see what it looks like, use the "Try Me Now" feature (in the upper right corner of the listing) to check out some of the images.
If you like it, gt it while you can as a part of this bundle.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Another freebie at LD

I stumbled upon this freebie as well, I have not seen it on FB yet.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

More freebies

Something to celebrate at LD - a new member of the family!
And in celebration, they have 2 freebies for you!
And they have also released a new graphic set Itsy Bitsy. Wouldn't it be great to use for a new baby card or a congratulations card?
And it's only $1 for the graphic set, $2 for the Cut-It set. Definitely head over to LD for the freebies and check out the other sets as well.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Never look a freebie in the mouth....

I know all about Christmas in July but Halloween? Oh well, it is a freebie, so pick it up here.
And while you are there, you may want to check out the Doggone Good deals that are on sale.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Another freebie (with Wild Wednesday)

(The secret to more freebies like this freebie is getting more FB fans. So if you have not liked them yet, now is the time to do it.)
The Holiday Hop is still going on - they've added a new collection, Reindeer Games.  And it's on sale too!

Monday, July 9, 2012

A freebie for you.

Manic Monday deal and a freebie!

 The Vita Bella collection is on sale for reduced price for today (until Tuesday at midnight MST).  When you check them out, the first graphic set you see will be the freebie - labels that coordinate with the Vita Bella Collection! They even come in 4 different colors.
 (I am pretty sure the Vita Bella collection was retired last year and they are making it available for a time now at a special price. If you like it - it has a bit of an Italian flair to it - get it while you can at this low price!) 

Free purse file (MTC file)

I made this file some time ago and have not taken the time to share it yet. I did make some of the purses but I do not have them currently - so sorry - no photo of that. I designed the square card in the upper right to be used inside the purse if needed. The flowers are of my making (from this post).

You can download the file free for the next few days from here. Enjoy! If you make one I would love to feature it on my blog.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friday Freebie: Cracker Favor box

Hop on over to LD and grab this cute freebie favor box, just right for small treats!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Christmas in July (Dollar days!)

Christmas sets are on sale for $1 ($2 for svg sets) at Lettering Delights! Check out all the goodies
See this? Let's just say friends don't let friends use this code! Why? Because you get an even better code with your email receipt (25% off) and no need to buy $20. So just hop over and grab a freebie and use that code. Or if you are too lazy to do that then go ahead and use the code!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

$2 Tuesday July 4th fonts

For those who do not use FB, here is the latest special from LD.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Label 05 and variations - free MTC file

OK, I think this is the last one for a little bit. Lots of variations n this one, so try a layered label or a shadowed one.
You can download the free MTC file here for the next few weeks.

I guess there was some confusion bout the end date for the Stringbeans collection at LD - so they have extended it! Last day to purchase is today, at midnight MST.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Label 04 and variations (free MTC file)

Are you tired of labels yet? I hope not since I am still working on some, so there is a t least one more (#05) yet to come.
Quite a few variations here, you can even make a layered label, or nested labels. Like the previous labels these can be used with chalkboard vinyl or black contact paper with the Bistro markers.  Or just as labels in either vinyl or paper. Enjoy! You can download the MTC file for free for the next few weeks from here.

Did you see that SVG cuts is giving away $10 gift cards? Click here to check it out (through FB).

Friday, June 29, 2012

Circle lattice designs

I designed these several weeks ago, I had originally intended to use them as mats. But I think they would also work as candle wraps or paper napkin rings.
The design is simple - just connected circles but it took me a while to get the pattern even. I used the duplicate feature to help with the spacing. It is almost a circle lattice.
The design started out this with a circle in the middle. It would be a nice vinyl stencil for etching but of course the circles fall out with paper.  BTW, this is a pain in the patootie to get all those little pieces of leftover paper off you mat!
Her is what the candle wrap looks like.

You can download the lattice patterns here (free for the next few weeks).

You can download the candle wrap here (free for the next few weeks).

Did you see the latest Chillin' releases at Lettering Delights? They are only available on check-out, so grab a freebie and see if you like them (use the try it now to see all the designs in the set).