Friday, December 31, 2010

A Start on Valentines Day

Here are a few files to start off on your valentine's projects.  Download the scrolly hearts here.
Download the lips here.
If it is storming outside where you are (like it is in northwest Minnesota)  stay warm and safe.

Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Soccer Mom

Here is an SVG for you.  Font is Hobo Becker.  Soccer Ball is from a free sports dingbat, don't recall which one, I pulled it off another file.  You can find the SVG here if you like it.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A freebie from Lettering Delights

Lettering Delights has a free bundle now through December 31, 2010.  (a $24 value)  Three graphics sets and three alphabet sets, with a holiday theme.  Check it out here. 

One More Completed Project

Here is a floating frame I completed.  It will be a Christmas gift from a friend to her parents.  I really like the saying she picked out!!  Don't mind the fingerprints!!  If you like the layout, this post has links to the SVGs and the details.. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Last Minute Holiday File

It is probably too late for this file this year, but it is a cool little tree that you can save for next year.  You can download the SVG here.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Something for the Wall

I made this file tonight to go in a floating frame cut out of vinyl.  I think it would look great cut in two colors for the wall.  Anyway, I hope you can use it.  Family is Rockwell font and God's Greatest Blessing is in Aquarelle font.  I did some tweaking on the fonts to space/weld them properly.  Find Family here in SVG format.  Find the rest here in SVG format.  Thanks for looking!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

These Shopping Bags Rock!!

These shopping bags are awesome.  They are super heavy and huge and PERFECT for a little vinyl!!  I slapped this pink vinyl on the black bag for a fun look.  The font is Aquarelle.  Thanks for looking!!

Soaps, Soaps and More Soaps!

I made 14 of these as a special order for holiday gifts.  I just love the soaps so fun, and so easy!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Free SVG Alphabet and Image Set

Lettering Delights (love their fonts, especially the doodlebats!!)   is now selling SVGs, not sure how they cut, haven't tried them yet.  But they are giving away a free SVG alphabet and set of svg images so you can try them out for yourself.  Giveaway ends 12/31/10.  Click  here if you want to scoop them up.

Also, someone on the Smart Buy Gal message board (If you haven't already, check it out, it is AWESOME)linked up to a Chrsitmas Silhouette font (free one) that looks like it has some great images.  You can find it here.  Images include some nativity files, some wise men, angels and oh yeah, the scribble tree!!

For free, what have you got to lose??

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I Wordled!!

If you want to know what a wordle is or how to make your own, check out this post.  I put this together as an office holiday decoration.  The names are all my coworkers.  I used a double rectangle forthe border and the bow from this post. The snowflakes are from the shapes library in SCAL and the font for Believe is Inspiration.  The font for all the names is built into Wordle, not sure which one. Go to and play a little!!  Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Winner, Winner!!

The winners of the blog candy are, chosen randomly, number 7 for the scrapbook giveaway, yeah Tami and number 3 for the reusable bags just waiting for bling, yippee Flamenco!!  If you each send your name and snail mail address to, I will make sure they get out to you!!  Thanks for following and thanks so much for stopping by!!

An Ornate Frame

Here is a fancy frame.  I am going to cut this in vinyl and use it as a border around a tile to put a monogram and family name inside.  I hope you find something fun to do with it too.  You can download the file here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

YEAH, Blog Candy!!

I promised some blog candy last week to celebrate hitting 100 followers.  I have three blog candy give aways.  One for my vinyl friends, one for my scrap booking friends, and one for one of my current followers who has already been chosen.  Read on, we'll get to that at the end of this post.  You can enter either one or both of these giveaways!!

To win either the scrap booking collection or the other giveaway, you must be a follower!!  I love followers, I love comments and I love checking out all of your blogs and seeing your projects.  Thank you so much for the inspiration you provide everyday, your kind words, and just stopping by!!

First Giveaway is for my scrap booking friends.  See this post to be eligible.

Second Giveaway is for my vinyl friends.  See this post to be eligible.

The final giveaway is going to my follower that has posted the most comments on my blog to date.  Yes, I actually tallied them!!  Drum roll please. . . . . Trisha!!  Yippee for you.  You win two reusable bags by Mixed Bag Designs, nice sturdy big bags!!  These are great bags, just waiting to be personalized or blinged up with a little vinyl or used just the way they are.
Trisha e-mail me your address to and I will ship them out right away!!  You may have to answer a mystery question, so no imposters!!  :-)

Check out my other two posts for the other two giveaways and THANK YOU!!

Giveaway Number One: Scrapbooking Friends

Here is some blog candy for my scrap booking friends.  This giveaway is for one scrapbook, 12 page protectors from creative memories, and a scrap booking template (circles, ovals and rectangles) from Provo craft.  All New in the original wrapping.  I believe the scrapbook is also creative memories, but it could be from Michaels. It is for 12x12 sheets.  Here is a close up of the cover.
To be eligible to win leave a comment on this post and be a follower.  That is it!!  This giveaway will close on Sunday 12/5 at 6:00 p.m. Central time.  I will chose a random winner after the giveaway closes.


Giveaway Number Two: Ready to Bling Up

Here is some blog candy for my vinyl friends. This giveaway is for two Mixed Bag Design reusable bags, all ready to be personalized or blinged up with some vinyl or used just the way they are.  One pink swirl and one black and white damask.  I ordered a bunch of these awhile back after being introduced to them by a message board friend.  They make great gifts, people LOVE them!!  I am clearing out my stash to make way for some similiar bags I am ordering from Home Essentials.  If you are interested in buying some of the Home Essentials Bags, see this post on the Smart Buy Gal forum.  Oh yeah, back to the give away . . .

To be eligible to win leave a comment on this post and be a follower. That is it!! This giveaway will close on Sunday 12/5 at 6:00 p.m. central time. I will chose a random winner after the giveaway closes.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dove and Holly Leaves

Here are a few more holiday files for you.  If you like the dove, you can download it here in SVG format.  You can find the holly leaves here.  Happy holiday creating!!

Jingle Bells

I hope you can find some use for these jingle bells on your Holiday projects.  If you like the file, you can download the SVG here. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, Woo Hoo 100 Followers, BLOG CANDY COMING UP & Wall Frames

Happy Thanksgiving!!  WOW, my blog has hit 100 followers!!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I love all the comments and seeing the beautiful things you create with some of the files I post.  Thanks for the inspiration!  Next week, watch for my first blog candy give away to celebrate all the things I am thankful for, including 100 followers.

I love this file.  I got the idea from this etsy posting and made my own version.  My tack is part of the file itself.  I think the Etsy listing provides the tack separate.  Anyway, this would make a great wall diplay with several frames, a nice heading on top and some photos attached with two-sided tape.  You can dowload the file here.  Have a great Thankgiving!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

I am making a whole set of these with all my family members names.  So far so good.  Thanks to debodel for the idea.  See her ornaments here.
Thanks for looking!!

Ornament Set

Here is a set of ornaments I made today.  They are all built around one of the two base ornaments that are the third from the left on both the top and bottom.  You can make your own starting with either base and inserting whatever you would like in the middle, including text.  It is just that easy!!
If you like the file you can find the full set here.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Candy Cane

Here is a great holiday file.  There are so many things you can do with this one.  Here is an example of how I personalized it with my daughter's name. I may make some of these with countdown numbers out of removable vinyl and make a Christmas countdown, removing one every day.   

If you would like the generic file, you can download it here.  

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Little Caffeine Anyone??

I LOVE this file. If you like it too you can download it here!
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Let It Snow (somewhere else)

Here is a fun SVG.  I used "beefed up" Inspiration for Let it Snow and "beefed up" Georgia for Somewhere Else. 
The larger snowflakes on the far left and the far right are Heather's.  She has some great files.  You can grab the snowflakes here and here.  You can download my file below, less Heather's snowflakes.  The smaller snowflakes are from the SCAL shapes library!!

Download the file here if you like it!!

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Let It Snow!

Here is an SVG for you.  Block font is called Haettenschweiler.  The word Snow is "beefed up" Inspiration.  The snowflakes are from the SCAL shapes library.  If you like it you can download the SVG here.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lets Wordle!!

Here is super cool web site for you.  I first learned of it from Leslie.  She has the greatest ideas and shares them all so willingly.  Find her blog here. 

Here is her post about Wordle.  I saw the awesome cards she made and played with Wordle a bit and loved it.  However, I am neither a cardmaker nor a papercrafter so I was at a loss as to what I could do with this cool site.  I figured it out.  I made an SVG to cut in vinyl for my office.  Now that I figured it out, I will be making many more Wordles to cut from vinyl.  It's not exactly rocket science, but since I am so pleased with myself *wink* let me try to tell you how I did it. 
1.  Go to Click on Create your own. 
2.  Follow the directions to make your own super cool word collage.  Type all your words in with a hard return after each word.  You can type in up to 150 words.  (Although if you are going to cut them I would keep it below 30 words so they do not get too small.)  If you want a word(s) bigger than the others, type it in twice!!  Once you type them all in hit GO.  Arrange them however you would like under the layout menu.  Choose a "chunky" font from the font menu.  Under color choose black and white. 
3.  Once you have completed your Wordle and laid it out the way you like it, hit the print screen button on your computer.  Open up a photo editing software or Microsoft Paint.  Hit control V (paste).  This will paste your screen shot in your window.  Crop the pasted screen image so you only have your Wordle left.  Save it as a jpg file. 
4.  Open up the jpg SCAL, choose trace image from the file menu.  Select the browse button and select the jpg of your saved Wordle.  If you made it black and white a brightness setting of 50 should do a good job of tracing it.  Hit Ok.  This is what my traced Wordle looked like in preview mode of scal.  Pretty cool huh??
5.  Then I added a double rectangle around it and put the bow on top from this blog post.  I am going to cut it as a wall vinyl to add to the holiday decor in my office.  (These are the names of my coworkers.)  I plan on adding snowflakes to the open areas, cutting the names in silver and gold with silver and gold snowflakes, a black box and a red bow.  It will be on a dark plum colored wall.  I'll likely cut the bow on a seperate mat and layer it on top so I can make it bigger.  I'll take a picture when I cut it.  But for now, I just had to show you my use for Wordle!! 
Thanks for looking.  Happy Wordling!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Top it Off With A Bow!!

Here is a fun Christmas file.  If you like it, you can download the SVG here. Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Plastic Buckets for Wine, Ice or Cookies

I love these buckets. Three quart plastic buckets with lids. I can see them keeping a bottle of wine cold, chilling a dip, or keeping a batch of yummy treats fresh on a shelf in your pantry with their snap on lid!! They are pretty cute too. I like these for filling with holiday treats!!

The font on the Blue and Orange ones is Mr. Giggles, Jester for the words "Seasoned with Love" and the text next to the kiss is Art brush. The kiss is from Penny Duncan's website, find that file here (the svg is the third file down) and all of her other amazing creations. The martini file on the blue one can be downloaded here.

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cookies for Santa

I made several plates tonight with this design. I added some polka dots in addition to the snowflakes. I'll post pics later. If you like it, you can find the SVG here. The font is Mr. Giggles. I cut the letters and snowflakes separate. Break apart the svg and cut the snowflakes in different colors if you like. You don't want to cut the two snowflakes on the lower left smaller than 1".
EDITED: 11/9/10 to add phot of project.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Swirl Monogram Frame

Here is a SVG of the frame in this picture. I think it will be nice on a tile or a floating frame. The font on the L in the picture is Bickley Script and the name is Bookman. If you like it find the SVG here.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I got my first blog award today!! It is even an award with attitude!! Doing the happy dance. Thanks so much to Kim over at Creative Bling for giving me this award!! I so appreciate her creativity and willingness to share her talent!! Check out her blog here. She has some great projects, inspiration, tips and files to share. If you haven't been there, you are missing out!!

In order to accept the award I have to tell you three things that make me and/or my blog different from others and then nominate 5 other blogs to receive this 'tude filled award.

There are so many great bloggers out there with 'tude, I want to pick them all. But I am all about following rules, so stay tuned, the dirty details are coming tomorrow when I edit this post to ID my top 5 and reveal my three things!!

11/5/10 edit

So the five bloggers I am passing this award on to are, in no particular Order:

1.)Yolie over at Just Yolie, Just Create She is so giving of her talent and inspiring to many.
2.)Carrie over at Dittle Dattle. She is always coming up with something new and the next idea is more amazing than the one before!
3. )Denise over at Denises Scrapbooking Room. She is so giving of her files and talent. She has the greatest files and shares them willingly; and she seems like alot of Fun!!
4.)Papa Sue over at My Adventures with Cricut, SCAL and Inkscape. She is she willing to help and to teach and as she says on her blog "teach you to fish."
5.) Aymee over at A Southernbelle's SVG's. Aymee has made some of my very favorite files in the whole world!!
Thank you all for your inspiration and willingness to share your talent.

The last thing, the things different about me and/or my blog are:
1.) I like seeing what others make with my files as much or more than I like making my own creations, I love the feedback from comments left on my blog and get so much out of reading each one of them, so THANK YOU for that!!
2.) I try to include links to files and font types in every single posting so replication is easier. (Imitation is the highest form of flattery after all) LOL!!
3.) I am so blessed and so thankful for the best family and friends in the world. Not sure how I got so lucky, but I am gonna just go with it!!

Thanks again Kim, you rock


Hubby's windshield is complete!! Here is the final product. He is happy! Turned out pretty good!!

If you want to know even more details (and can handle 2 minutes and 13 seconds of rap music) he posted a video here that showed all the steps we took!!

Now all he needs is snow!!

Thanks for looking!!

A Card for Bradley

There is a very brave three year-old boy fighting a brain tumor in Indiana. Stacy at Love that Bug is asking you creative folks to make him a card or drop him a note so he and his family know they are not alone. You can get all the details, including Bradley's address by seeing Stacy's blog posting here. But beware, his story will break your heart!!

I am going to do it, and I am terrible at making cards!! Anyway, if I can do it, so can you.
It is a good time of year to remember we need to count our blessings and be thankful for the health and happiness of those we love.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Hubby Meets Vinyl!!

My husband decided he wanted something a little different for his snowmobile. He found a file online that he really liked and asked if I could cut it in vinyl. Well I traced it in SCAL, tweaked it a bit, cut it, weeded it and this is what we ended up with.

Then we applied it to the inside of his windshield.
He taped it up and will spraypaint a layer or two of blue on the inside of the windshield and finish up with a layer of silver to give it a nice clean look.
I will post a picture of the final product when he is done. I figure it will take a few days to get the paint on and let it dry throughly.

We practiced on a clear acrylic circle blank with the Yamaha logo. I guess you could say we made a Yamaha Christmas decoration!! We flipped the design and put it on the back of the clear circle. The hubby painted two layers of blue and finished it off with a layer of silver. Looks pretty good, huh??
Here is what the back looks like.
Check back in a few days to see the finished windshield!!
Thanks for looking!!


Here are a few SVG's I created. I think these will look nice in an entryway or the smaller files on a front door; maybe even a floating frame.
I hope you find a use for them.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Custom Coasters

I make these custom coasters in sets of four. The font on Lawson is Inspiration and the bottom is Jester. I have been using both alot lately! The swirl on the bottom is from My Vinyl Designer, I love their flourish collection. A must have!!
I like to back my custom coasters with cork. I buy it at Menards and glue it in place. Last week I saw some adhesive backed cork at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I may have to pick some up and try that next time. Also, I seal all my tiles that will be used as coasters. I use the sealant pictured at the bottom of this post.
As always, thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some Holiday Chargers

Here are a few Holiday Chargers I made this weekend. I LOVE the black ones with the silver vinyl! Sorry, the picture quality isn't the best; I took these with my cell phone . Do you think I have a single charged AA battery in the house??

The Black Believe Magic charger is made with the font Inspiration and a tree file I found in clip art and traced in SCAL. I can't find the clip art file that I traced, but Kathy posted it here on the Smart Buy Gal forum. Thanks Kathy!! The Merry Christmas tree file came from the smart buy gal forum. Thanks to Kenzie for this beautiful file!! You can find the file here.

The nativity scene on the black charger came from the Sure Cuts Alot forum. The file is here.
Not sure who to give credit for the file to but it is a stunning file!! Thank you to its creator!! The snowflakes are all from the SCAL shapes library. Where else can you get snow flakes and palm trees!!

Thanks for looking.