Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Halloween Free Files

OK how about a few Halloween/Fall themed files?

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

Once again, I hope you find use of any of the files I have provided and if you would care to share pictures of your creations I would love to see the.

More Free Files

As promised here are more free files that have been sitting here waiting for me to upload for you.

I hope you enjoy them and have a fabulous day!

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

 This is the shilloutte I used for my tumbler! I love Wizard of Oz!

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

I participated in an Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap a while back and had to make a card with some type of reflection on the year I was born - 1963. There were many things of significance that happened that year but there were also several people in the swap that were born that same year. So I decided to do something a little different than most would think of and did the cost of gasoline LOL.

On the back I also included these little pieces of information:

Average cost of a loaf of bread - 22 cents
Average cost of a new home - $12,650
Average cost of a new car - $3,233

So here is the gas pump file I used for my ATC.

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

I had a need for moustaches recently for a joke present for a friend so now I have plenty to choose from -- and so do you! :)

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

So I hope you found some things you can use and please drop me a note to show off your creations that you make with any of the files.

WOW - Lots of Freebies to Share!

Well I have been completely ignoring my blog and my free files folder is proof of that. So tonight I am sharing several new free MTC and SVG files. I have more to share over the coming days as well.

Before we get to the free files I wanted to share a few things I have been making lately -

First is this play board I made for the little man in my life (Aiden). The files are from Papyrus Jungle - RJ Ogren is the artist and Suzan Summers then does the daunting work of turning his works of art into cutting files. They have the most amazing files!

Castle Mates:
I took a piece of sheet metal and painted a back ground on it

Then we attached the castle/hills/pond file permanently to the board

Then came time to attach it to his bedroom wall and put all the characters on. Each character/item was laminated to protect them and then I attached magnets to the back of the characters/items.

There are two dragons, two knights on horseback, two jesters, a princess and a swan along with three tents that are all able to be moved around the board.

And here is Aiden having fun with the play board
Next we will be creating Jungle Mates - a jungle themed play board

Now, before this I created this shadow box for two very dear friends of mine.
I actually changed the text box inside before I gave it to them and forgot to take a new picture
The cross I used is from Papyrus Jungle
The grungy roses are from Penny Duncan's free files
And this is the reason for the shadow box gift. See John and Michele, my dear friends, helped me to find the greatest gift known to man, and that is the gift of Salvation through the grace of our Lord. The day I gave this to them was the day of my baptism in the Boise River on a hot August day!

So those are two big projects I have been working on. And now on to the free files :) :)

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

Get the Bee MTC file HERE

Get the Bee SVG file HERE

Get the Hive MTC file HERE
Get the Hive SVG file HERE

Get the MTC file HERE

Get the SVG file HERE

Thanks for stopping by, check back again soon, as I have about 15 more files to post on here.

Have a great weekend and God bless.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Night Lights

I have spent this beautiful (and very HOT) Sunday making two nightlights (one for my son and one for my great niece Jeanne). Below the pictures is a free file of the lady bug that I created for Jeanne's light. Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!

I made Aiden's two sided and he picked out the files he wanted on each side. I picked out the verbiage LOL

My hopes that he always loves live!

Jeanne's mom calls her Buggy and has lots of lady bug things for her so it was perfect for her nightlight. 
Get the Lady Bug MTC file here
Get the Lady Bug SVG file here

Friday, July 29, 2011

It's been a while :)

It has been a while since I have posted anything new on here and for that I apologize. It has been a crazy summer with me undergoing two hand surgeries two weeks apart to fix the carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. I am still in the healing stage as one was done two weeks ago and the other a month ago. They are healing up nicely and I can craft a little bit more now without having to take long breaks in between! Thank you Lord for an amazing doctor and physical therapist!!

As most of you who visit my blog know I am a big fan of SVG Cuts . They have recently started an affiliates program to which I am a member. So if you like some of the projects you see here, a fan of theirs too, or are looking for fantastic svg files at great prices then please check them out by using the banner link at the top of my blog.

The Christmas in July Crop was a huge success over at Black Cat USA, if you haven't checked out this new forum please do so. It is not just for Black Cat cutter owners, it is open to everyone and every machine! We have a lot of fun and there are many more fun crops, challenges and blog hops planned over the next months!

Also, Rob over at Scrappy Dew has some FABULOUS new files and some great tutorials for the new Make-the-Cut software. I believe the new version is still in Beta version but from what I have used of it so far I am LOVING it! So make sure and check out Rob's new stuff - including the awesome digi stamps!

Now, this is a long post, and I apologize, I have some recent projects to show you.

This first one is a shape book I made using the Fire Trucks, Fire Fighter Kidz and Fire Supplies sets from Scrappy Dew Imagination sets . My little boy is going to get this as well as one of a Police Car and an Ambulance for Christmas this year. I will fill each book in with pictures of him at various trips he has made to the fire station, my work (there are lots of police cars around there) and the ambulance bays. I will also journal in them about these excursions.  Shape books are so much fun to make, just find a file that you think would make a good book shape, layer all the pieces together and then increase the size to how big you want the book. I like to use cereal boxes to cut the front and back covers and then cover them with cardstock. This just gives a little more stability to the covers of the book. You could also do a double layer of cardstock if you don't have any chipboard or cereal box weight cardboard.

This project was done using the free file  "Baby's First Christmas" file set from SVG Cuts Baby's First Christmas file
I simply removed the word "Baby" from my virtual mat and replaced it with my grandson Joey's name. He was born this past May, so we will have fun this little book to capture precious moments from his first Christmas this year.

The "Christmas Memories" title is a free file that you can grab here at SVG Cuts Christmas Memories file and the "JOY" is available for free here at SVG Cuts - Joy Baubles  (I kind of messed up when I was putting this file together so they are not the baubles in my book LOL)

Thanks for taking a look at my two new shape books, I hope they can give you some ideas of things to create!

I'll be posting some more projects and few new free files this weekend so check back.

Monday, May 23, 2011


I got in on a share for purchasing cases of tumblers and my first package arrived just the other day. Here are a few of the ones I have already made for customers. Nothing real elaborate, but I hope to do some vinyl layering soon. I just ordered 25 feet of 12" vinyl (5 colors, each in 5 foot rolls).

Believe In Yourself

Live Laugh Love (staggered around the cup)

The Jewelry Lady in 3 different colors
And this is mine! Flying monkey carrying Toto
I'll get you my pretty.....

Saturday, May 7, 2011

SVG Cuts Gift Card Winner Announced!

Using the winner of the $10 SVG Cuts gift card is...................Zenita!

Zenita Smith said...

    Great tribute to your mother and I can't wait to see the one you do for your father!!! Now to tell you one thing that I love about MTC...hmmm...I don't think I can just tell you one thing. The main thing is the support from everyone from the creator to the forum members!! It's fantastic!!! So many cutters are able to use MTC with the full permission of the companies that own the cutters (they know a good thing when they see it!!!)
    Zenita aka scrappinwithz

SVG Cuts will be in touch with you for your gift card Z!
Thank you all for the wonderful comments on the blog hop post. I hope everyone is enjoying the hop each day! I am amazed every day at the talent I see on the hop..not to mention the forum, blogs, yahoo groups and so forth :)

MTC is the BEST!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MTC Blog Hop - Day 3!!!!!

Welcome, welcome, welcome to my little corner of the web and the 3rd day of the MTC Blog Hop! I am super excited about this hop as it is the first one I have ever been a participant in AND it is for my favorite software....Make-the-Cut!!!!!!  I hope you are having a great time seeing the projects being displayed each day. If you have not seen the first two days please click on the link below to see who has already showcased their work using the INCREDIBLE software - Make-the-Cut!!!!
MTC Blog Hop - Home Page

The purpose of this month long blog hop is to bring attention to the AMAZING program that can be used with a wide variety of cutting machines! The program is MAKE-THE-CUT  (more lovingly referred to as MTC). If you haven't checked out this software yet...what are you waiting for??? :) Click on the link below to go the Make-the-Cut website.
Make-the-Cut Official Website

MTC works with so many cutting machines and Andy (the creator of MTC) has made it so user friendly it is simply amazing!! To see some of the machines this software works with click on the link for the MTC Blog Hop above.

I wanted to focus for a moment on some of the incredible things you can do with MTC and a compatible cutting machine. So here we go.............

  • Full WYSIWYG Printer Support for Print-and-Cut! (WYSIWYG =What You See Is What You Get)
    • Check out the first Print-and-Cut I did with my Black Cat Cougar "Clawdine"  a few posts down from this one :)
  • WYSIWYG Interface
  • Preview/Import Any SVG, TTF, OTF, PDF or SCUT File
    • Export shapes in PDF, SVG, EPS, AI and PNG formats
    • Integrated SVG Gallery with over 2000 files and growing!
      • Work on Multiple Projects at a Time
      • Choose From 3 Standard Mat Size
        • Use Any Installed Font or Import TTF/OTF Files
        • Convert Raster (PNG, GIF, JPG, etc.) Images to Cuttable
          • Easily Create Lattices
          • Break/Split/Layer Shapes and Edit Them (my favorite at this point - so easy to take coloring pages and turn them into cutting files!)
            • Weld/Join Shapes Together
            • Place text and/or objects on Bezier paths (I think of this as "warping")
              • Create custom background shadows from any shape
              • Cut, Copy and Paste Shapes with Inkscape and Illustrator!
                • And  SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!

                OK so before we get to my project a little bit about my life with MTC and my cutter...........I purchased Make-the-Cut to enhance my cutting abilities and to maybe learn a little on designing my own files. I fell in love with the software but my two cutting machines did not like the detailed cuts I was trying to do and couldn't cut a circle to save my life!!! So in March of this year I purchased an 18" Black Cat Cougar (Clawdine is her name) and I LOVE IT! I can use the Make-the-Cut software with Clawdine with no worries and oh my goodness the things it does!! From simple things -- like cutting true circles -- all the way up to engraving metal, embossing, drawing with a variety of pens and oh yeah...fabulous Print and Cuts. Clawdine and MTC are like a pair made in heaven!

                I am not much of a creative genius when it comes to creating from scratch my own files, so I shop a little (OK more than a little) for great SVG and MTC files. Many I find for free but I also purchase files as well. One of  my favorite places to purchase files is at SVG Cuts . They have FABULOUS files at fantastic prices.

                OK on to my projects.................

                Mother's Day is fast approaching and when I saw these great files in the Lunch with Mom file set at SVG Cuts I fell in love with them (as I do so many of their files!). My mother passed away three years ago and a few years prior to that my father passed away. So Mother's Day and Father's Day have not been a real big item on my calendar for a while now. For Mother's Day this year I created this memorial to my mother............. Barbara J. Stinnett

                This now proudly hangs in my living room. Next will be to create a tribute to my father.
                Here you can see the swirls a bit better. They cut so beautifully on Clawdine!

                These 3D flowers are cut small enough that they are 3D but still fit fine inside the glass of the picture frame

                The other 3D flower.

                I used the 3D flowers and the swirls found in the Lunch with Mom file set, painted the frame pink and used a font from my computer to do the text. Another great feature in MTC is the ability to use any font on your computer (already installed) or other fonts you have stored on your computer. MTC allows you to shadow the lettering to create a two dimensional affect and also allows you to weld the letters together if you like. What an AMAZING program!! I LOVE my MTC!!!

                I also created this ever so cute strawberry teapot bag that Mary at SVG Cuts designed. It can be found in the Lunch with Mom set as well!

                This is so cute! It is all ready to put a gift inside it and give to someone.............
                or keep for myself as it looks so darn cute sitting on top of my computer desk!

                Instead of making a different colored handle for the teapot I put glossy accents on the handle portion. 

                Leo and Mary at SVG Cuts have generously donated a $10 gift card to their site for me to give away on this Blog Hop. To enter for a chance to win there is just one requirement ......................................leave me a comment on this post telling me what you L O V E about Make-the-Cut and a way to contact you.  I will pick one winner on Saturday, May 7th!

                Now don't forget to click the link under the MTC Blog Hop icon at the top of this post to check back tomorrow to see the next great project by another proud MTC user!

                Have a great time hopping through the other blogs on this fantastic MTC Blog Hop for the Month of May and if you haven't been to my site before please feel free to look around and grab some free MTC or SVG files I have on here.  HAPPY CRAFTING!!

                God Bless,