Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I am now a .com!

I finally got my blog address changed to a .com.  I've been wanting to do this for a while now, but didn't know how.  I was afraid to try, because I didn't want to mess up my blog.  So far so good!

Another Cake in a Box

My daughter has a slumber party to go to tonight.  I asked her what kind of money holder she wanted, and of course she picked one that required the most effort!  That's ok, it's one of my favorites too. 
Unfortunately I forgot to photograph most of the Christmas gifts I made, that's why I haven't posted much lately.  Hopefully now the holidays are winding down I will have more time to play!
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! - (for me, anyway!!!)

I was selected to the new design team for Glue, Scissors, Paper.  I am very excited, and a little nervous.  This is completely new to me-I have never been on a design team before.  I'm looking forward to the new experience, and am very grateful for the opportunity. 


Saturday, December 19, 2009

SVG Files opening too large-here's the fix!!!!!

I didn't know why some of the svg files I open were so large.  Some of them were so large I couldn't work with them until I sized them down.  Open scal, go to edit, preferences, then make sure svg dpi is set to inkscape.  Then inkscape files will open at the same size they were created in.  Maybe you already knew this, but I sure didn't!!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Another box!

Nothing new here, just another twist top box.  I can make these in my sleep now!  I love how this one looks-simple and elegant.  Looks like I need to clean my camera lens!!!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Glitter Ornaments

I really love this project.  They are so simple and turn out so beautiful.  I think I will probably do some every year.  These are for my neices and nephews, and the kids I babysit.
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More twist-top boxes

These are the boxes I made for the glitter ornaments-what was I thinking?!!!!!! I'm glad they are done.  


Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Car Vinyl

I put this on my husband's back window-I'm not sure he appreciated it!!!!!!!!!  I got the file from


Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Tile

I got this file from  It's a 12 x 12 tile.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Twist Top Box-Video & file

I've added more files to the twist top box I posted a while ago.  There are now 2 flat bottom boxes.  The short box holds an ornament perfectly.  I'm going to use this box to give my glitter ornaments in (yet to be made!!!)

ds file download

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Video-applying vinyl to glass & tile

Here is the video I promised.


Monogram Tiles

These are 6 x 6 tiles made with a alphabet file.  The vinyl is a dark burgandy, two of the tiles are white, another is off-white.   


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Glass Etch Vinyl

This new pupit was dedicated at our church this morning.  It was purchased in memory of our Pastor's mom who passed away this summer.  Her husband was our pastor for 41 years.  They wanted to personalize it and asked me if I could do the vinyl.  I was honored to do it.  Sorry for the crazy background-the picture was taken while the pupit was still in the pastor's office and it's busy wallpaper!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Church Bulletin Board-Christmas

Here is a simple bulletin board I did for the church foyer.  The letters are vinyl, the ornaments and bottom border are wallpaper.  It was a roll of heavy gold wallpaper on clearance at lowes for $1-it cuts beautifully!  There is a lot of blank space because the congregation hangs Christmas cards on it. The church is decorated in a victorian theme this year.  Sorry for the poor lighting, it was dark outside when I took the picture!  I should have turned on more lights! 



Thursday, December 3, 2009

Monogram Frame

I scraplifted this from IGOTTHECRICUTBUG from the cricut message board.  I saw her frames and just had to try it.  The monogram is from  The monogram is sandwiched between 2 pieces of glass. I love how it turned out!  I will be making more.  The frame is from walmart, and my local hardware store cut me another piece of glass.  Then my husband ran a bead of silicone glue around the back edge to hold the glass in the frame.  Sorry I don't have more pictures.  I forgot to take any, so my sil kindly took one before she packed for the trip home! 


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More Tiles

I did more of this tile.  I love the 6 x 6,  but it was a pain to weed!!!  I posted these because I wanted to show how I finished them.  I cut thin strips of vinyl to wrap the edges, applied adhesive cork to the backs, and used shank buttons to string the ribbon.  Click for closer view

The download is no longer available from me.  I didn't know it was a copyrighted file.  It is available from simply said llc.