Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Freebie + LD $1 GRAPHICS Sale!


Happy Weekend! It's FRIDAY!!

LD's Friday Freebie for the day is the Bo Ho Ho Tags Printables. If you have the Silhouette Cameo (or Silhouette SD), you can use the included PNG file to print-and-cut these out. Just do a trace of the images first. If you have never used print-and-cut with your Silhouette Studio software before, click HERE to see my tutorial.


To get your freebie, just click HERE to go to the LD site, add the file to your cart and check out. You pay $0!


A new month begins tomorrow and LD has new "Sneak Peeks" products. You will find these only while you are on your way to checkout. They are "hidden" and you cannot find them anywhere else on the LD site. "Sneak Peeks" are available at a good discount throughout the month so don't forget to add these to your cart when you see the offer.


Also, LD has a new promotion going on. For a limited time, all LD GRAPHICS are available for only $1 per set. If you use the HoDown coupon, it will take 40% off a $20 min purchase so that you pay only $0.60 for each SET! 60 cents!!


The HoDown code is not limited for use with graphics. You can use it to take 40% off any purchase of $20 or more. If you would rather just use it on the Graphics sale, make sure that you add at least 20 graphic sets to your cart for the code to work.

Below are some samples of what's on sale. Click HERE to get your deal.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

LAST DAY for $1.20 LD Cut Its + Silhouette Sale


It's the last day for the Lettering Delights Cut It sale. All Cut Its and SVGs are currently priced at $2 per set and if you add 10 sets, you will pay only $1.20 each by using the coupon HoDown. The code takes 40% off any purchase of $20 or more. You can also use the coupon on any other LD products besides the cutting files.

The sale will end tonight at midnight MST. Click HERE to get your LD Cut Its.



LD has been releasing new files on their site every day. Click HERE to see the new Seasons Tweetings Christmas Countdown, Christmas Photo Props and Stashing Thru the Snow.


For those of you with the Silhouette machines, the 40% off coupon (BLACK) for the Silhouette Store will expire tomorrow. The 1/2 price sale for shapes over at the Silhouette Online store has been extended to Monday. If you had purchased any shapes during the sale and notice that they did not download, try this:

In your Silhouette Studio program, select File>Download Pending Orders and enter your log in information for the Silhouette Online Store. Click on Check for Downloads. This should resume the download that did not complete at the time of your order.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jin's Favorite Lettering Delights CUT ITS for 2012

It's been a while since I've done a Top Ten Personal Favorites list. This one is especially for those of you who are new to Lettering Delights and who are still unsure of what to buy during their fabulous Cut Its sale.

Baby Got Backpack Cut It
There are so many cuttable files on the LD site and to be honest, I had a lot of trouble trimming down my list to only 10. I love them all! Seriously. I have been using LD's cutting files since their very first SVG and I've seen how they have improved their files so that they cut and layer more easily. LD had previously designed many cartridges for the Cricut and I love how they have used their experience to create even better cuttable products.

Happily Ever After Cut It
I am listing here some of my favorite Cut Its for 2012. The list will include only Cut Its that were released by LD in 2012. When selecting the files for this list, besides the "cute factor", I also took into consideration the ease of use. Knowing that many of us do not have the time to play with the teeny tiny bits of layers, I took into account how easily the designs cut and layer. While most of LD's cuttables are easy to use, there are some that have quite a few layers and will take more time to put together. I am a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids under 10 years old plus 1 messy husband so I try to use files that are easy to cut and assemble.

Rootin Tootin Cowboy didn't make the Top Ten but I really do like it a lot.

And so with that if you're ready, here we go:

Jin's Favorite Cut Its 2012:
(listed in no particular order of preference)

1. Season's Tweetings
2. Little Ho-Ho-Ho-ligans Accents (Great for labels and tags. Think print-and-cut!)
3. Create-A-Face (too fun!)
4. Baby Got Backpack
5. Happily Ever After
6. Slumber Party
7. Bleu Basil (great for vinyl)
8. Peep Squeakers
9. Nancy's Party/Nancy's Buddies
10. Bugaboo Projects
 
I know, I know, there are technically 11 sets in the list but how can you pick Nancy's Party over Nancy's Buddies and vice versa? They were designed by Nancy Kubo! Yes, the same Nancy who designed the Create-A-Critter (CAC1 and CAC2) cartridges. In fact, I highly recommend all her cutting files and graphics. I *heart* everything that she makes! You can find her designs HERE.


You may have noticed that I didn't include any of the 2012 Simple Shapes or the Stringbeans. That's because there are so many of them that if I had added them, they would have taken up all the ten spots and then some. Besides, they are a better deal when you get them in their bundle. With the Cut It Sale, the Simple Shapes Super Plus Bundle is only $41.40 for the 50-set bundle or less than 83 cents per set while the Stringbeans are $33 (with coupon) for the 38-set bundle or less than 87cents a set!



For those of you who have never bought a LD Cut It before, here are a few more that are pretty much must-haves in my book. I love these and I seem to want to use them all the time. Please note that some of the files listed below include only the SVG format. This is because when LD first started selling cutting files, they only offered the SVG format. The Cut Its (include AI, EPS, DXF, GSD, SVG, PDF) were only introduced later on.

Weather Girl SVG
Jin's Favorite Cut Its (for files released in 2011, 2010):
(listed in no particular order of preference)

1. Simple Shapes 2011 (less than 83 cents a set if you buy the 50-set bundle and use the HoDown coupon!)
2. Nancy Happy Holiday
3. Christmas Express
4. Peppermint Holiday Expressions
5. Food Fun Pop Up Cards
6. Feels Like Autumn
7. Goldilocks Finger Puppets
8. Red Riding Hood Finger Puppets
9. Three Pigs Finger Puppets
10. Chicken Fat Alley Cat (fun and quirky)
11. Something Fishy SVG
12. Bento Box SVG
13. Any of the Photobooth SVGs (Lip Smackers, Mustache Mania, Funny Face, Spectator Specs, Hats off to You, Holiday Hats)
14. Oishii SVG
15. Sweet Nothings SVG
16. Animal Boxes and Bags SVG
17. Weather Girl SVG
18. Dear Tooth Fairy (a must-have if you have little ones with loose teeth. *wink* )
19. Any or all of the boxes 
20. Merci Bear Coup (love the Eiffel Tower, the telephone, the bears, everything!)

Something Fishy SVG
I hope this list helps. To see what Cut Its the other LD fans recommend, just click here to join us on my Facebook Page. I am giving away a $5 LD gift certificate over at Facebook and if you add a comment to tell us what is your favorite Cut It or SVG, you will be entered in the giveaway. Please only post in the Facebook giveaway thread dated today, Nov 27.

Click HERE to go there now.


Monday, November 26, 2012

SALE! $1.20 SVG (Cut Its) plus new Season's Tweetings sets



 There are new files on the LD site and they are adorable!


Get the new Season's Tweetings Cut Its for only $2 a set. If you buy 10 or more Cut It files during the LD Cut Its Sale, use the coupon HoDown (takes 40% off $20 or more purchase) and you'll pay only $1.20 per set! Cut Its are usually $4-$5 a set so this is a really REALLY good deal! In fact, I've never seen them priced so low.


If you are new to LD, you may be wondering what are Cut Its. They are basically cutting files that are designed to work with your electronic cutter (e.g. Silhouette Cameo, KNK Zing, etc.). Each Cut It set includes several formats like AI, EPS, DXF, GSD, and SVG. To find out what are the differences between a Cut It set and a Graphic set, click here to see my comparison chart.


The LD Cut Its sale ends on Thursday, Nov 29. Hurry and take advantage of it before its over. Just CLICK HERE to get your Cut Its.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Q&A: What is the difference between an LD Cut It set and a Graphic Set?


I have received several questions about the LD's Cut Its recently. In particular, many of you wanted to know the difference between a Cut It set and a Graphic set. In a nutshell, Cut Its come with cutting lines while a graphic does not. You have to trace the graphic in order to get the cutting lines so that you can cut it out with your electronic cutter.

I have previously written a detailed article about the different LD products and how you can use them with your cutting software and electronic cutter. You can find my post HERE. To simplify my explanation, I have prepared a chart below that further clarifies the differences between a LD Cut It set and a LD Graphic Set. I hope this will answer your questions.

Click HERE to check out all the LD Cut Its and HERE to see their Graphics.


Friday, November 23, 2012

LD Friday Freebie: Little Ho-ho-ho-ligans Melted Snowman Wraps.


It's Friday Freebie time over at LD! Click HERE or the image below to get your Melted Snowman Wraps. Just add to your cart and check out. You pay $0!


LD's sister site, scrapNfonts is also giving away a great freebie. Click HERE to get your free DB Funky House.


There is an awesome sale going on over at Lettering Delights. If you are new to LD, this is a GREAT time to try out their Cut Its. Regularly priced at $4-$5 a set, they are now on sale for only $2 each. To sweeten the deal, use the code HoDown to take 40% off a purchase of $20 or more. In other words, if you buy 10 or more Cut Its, you get them for only $1.20 each!! That's INSANE! I've never seen LD priced their Cut Its this low.


The Sale ends on Nov 29. Click HERE to get your Cut Its now.


LD SALE!! $2 Cut Its plus 40% off coupon!


All Cut Its are $2 at the LD site!! Use the code HoDown for an additional 40% off a purchase of $20 or more!


Also check out the new Digital Photo Frame graphics. I love the look of this set! Use it for your scrapbook or even Holiday cards.



In case you need any Christmas inspirations, my LD Gallery is open 24 hours a day! *wink* Here are some ideas to start you with. Click HERE to see more of my LD cards and projects.



The LD Cut Its Sale ends on Nov 29. Click HERE to start shopping now!
 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


It's Turkey Day! 

As I spend today with my family, I want to thank you all for stopping by. 

Thank you for reading and following my blog. You encourage me to be a better writer.

Thank you for all your comments and words of support. You inspire me to become a better crafter.

Most of all, thank you for helping me learn. Your questions drive me to look for answers and in the process, I learn how I can be even better at what I do.

Thank you everyone so very much! 

On this Thanksgiving Day, I wish you all an abundance of all good things and I hope that you have a wonderful time with the people you love.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey from LD's Gobble Gratitude
LD Files used:
Turkey: Gobble Gratitude Cut It Project
Banner: Thanksgiving Harvest Cut It Set
People:  Pilgrims and Indians Graphic Set

Monday, November 19, 2012

LD Monday Bundle Offer

screenshot from LD's Facebook page

For Monday's Facebook offer, LD has put together 5 bundles and priced them really cheaply. These prices are good for 1 day only and will expire on Tuesday night (midnight MST). Click HERE or the images below to get your deal.




Black Friday 2012: Silhouette America 40% off plus 1/2 priced shapes!

Heads up, Silhouette peeps! Nearly everything will be 40%* off at the Silhouette America store on Black Friday. Just use the code BLACK at checkout.

All shapes over at the Silhouette Online Store will also be 50% off. There are no exclusions—if it's in the Silhouette Online Store, it's half price.

*Sale start November 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) and end November 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). 40% discount valid only at silhouetteamerica.com. Excludes Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait™, downloads, download cards, subscriptions, and gift cards. Rain checks not available.

See picture below for full details.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

LD FREEBIE: Eat Lots Printable


Have you downloaded your free LD printable? Get your Eat Lots poster by clicking HERE or the image below. Just add it to your cart and check out. You pay $0!

 



While you're at the LD site, don't forget to check out their new Good Vibrations Collection and the Gobble Gratitude Cut It Project.

 
 

LD's sister site, scrapsNfonts, also has a new freebie to give away. To  get your free I'm Thankful Cards, just click HERE.
 



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Amanda's Thoughtful Project Thursdays



Since the elections, pot. *cough cough** CHOCOLATE brownies have been on my mind. When my friend, Amanda of Amanda's Crafts and More asked me to guest post for her Thoughtful Project Thursdays, it was inevitable that I had to feature a a project that involves a chocolate brownie. Oh, and that I had just bought a 6-batch box (7.5lb!) of Ghiradelli Brownie Mix from Costco. Only $9.99! Goodbye diet!

I've long wanted to make something with LD's Merci Bear Coup but I always thought I'd use it to decorate a bag of macarons. Since I only have chocolate brownies on hand, I guess brownies will have to do. :-)


And so today's Thoughtful Project is a chocolate brownie in an LD treat box. I used the 4th file in the Treat Box SVG set and if you think that it looks familiar, you'd probably have seen it in my LD Boxes post HERE. I really love how easy it is to put this box together. Come to think of it, there isn't much to assemble at all. Just cut out the template and "wrap" the brownie in it. No glue, no tape, no fuss. My favorite kind of box. :D



The treat box looks unfinished without a tag so I made one quickly using the LD Buttercream font and the bear from the Merci Bear Coup graphics set. Add two ovals and a print-and-cut later and my tags are done! I attached them to the boxes and I am ready to give these treats away.


I hope that you've enjoyed my treat box for Amanda's Thoughtful Project Thursday.  My thanks go out to Amanda for inviting me to participate. This has a been fun distraction for me as I have been so busy with my home. Thanks, Amanda! :-)


LD Files used: