Friday, April 26, 2013

Freebies 1, 2, 3!

Have you seen the new LD Playtime? SO CUTE! Do you know what's even better? That we get to have one of the images from the collection for FREE this weekend! Woohoo!


Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site, add both files (Cut Its and Graphics) to your cart and check out. You pay $0!


While you're there, don't forget to shop their graphics and alphabet clearance.  Each clearanced set is only 50cents! To sweeten the deal, use the code BounceOnOver to take an additional 25% off $10 or more.


Here are some of the clearanced sets. Be sure to click HERE to see the rest.


 

The LD $1 SVG clearance is ending soon on May 6. Click HERE to shop that sale.

ends on May 6!

scrapNfonts is a sister site of LD and they are giving away a free dingbat today. Click HERE to get yours.


Silhouette users, don't forget to pick up your free shape from the Silhouette Online (Shapes) Store. They are giving away a free shape everyday until May 2. Here's today's shape:


Enjoy your freebies and have a great weekend, everyone!






Thursday, April 25, 2013

Free Daily Shape for Silhouette users plus 50% off shapes


Just a quick post to let you know that there is a sale going on in the Silhouette Online (Shapes) Store. From April 24-May 2, all the designs are 50% off. They are also giving away a free shape everyday. This is the first free shape


and here are the details of the sale:


Monday, April 22, 2013

1 Day Only! All Around the World Bundle $3 (reg. $14)

To those of you who had written to me recently, thank you for your notes. Did you hear me go, "Awww...." everytime I read another "Jin, I missed you!" message? You're all too sweet! I really appreciate that you took the time to let me know that you're thinking of me. You make me feel all fluffy and loved inside. Thank you!  :-)

If you missed me, I have good news for you. I'm baaaack! Well, sort of. The kids went back to school today so I'm in after-vacation-clean-up mode but once I'm done, the blog will be back to regular programming. In the meantime, I'll continue to let you know of all the latest LD offers just so that you don't miss out on any of the good deals. See? Am I good to you or what? LOL!

Now, speaking of good deals, there's one here but it's for one day only and will expire on Tuesday night:

Get the All Around the World Bundle for only $3! It includes 2 graphic sets, an alphabet and a paper pack. These cost $14 when bought separately.


There are no Cut Its in the Around the World collection/line and so this bundle does not include any cutting files. Still, the images are great for print-and-cut. For those of you who are die-hard die-cutters (heheh...how fast can you say that? Die-Hard Die-Cutters!), it is possible to make cut files out of the Around the World Sites graphic set. I did this framed piece back in 2010 when I figured out how to trace the images with Make-the-Cut and made my own cutting file from it.


It's been a while since I made that wall art but it's still one of my favorite projects. If you would like to see more pictures, you can find them in THIS POST.

To get your All Around the World Bundle, just click HERE.



Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Freebies!


Hey Everyone,
I'm on vacation and has been offline but I'm taking a couple minutes to share today's freebies with y'all:


Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Spring Break Frames to your cart and check out. You pay $0!

While you're at the LD site, don't forget to see the new collections that were released today:




scrapNfonts is LD's sister site and they too have a cute freebie for us:


Click HERE or the image above to go to their Fontaholic blog to get the free Fruity Expressions Tags.


Silhouette users, don't forget to pick up your free weekly shape from the Silhouette Online (Shapes) Store.

That's all for now. I'm headed back to my Spring Break.

See you when I get back!  :)
 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Video Tutorial for Beginners: How to cut an LD SVG with Silhouette Studio Designer Edition


If you are new to LD and Silhouette Studio, today's tutorial is for you! I made this specifically for those of you who have not used an LD SVG with your Silhouette machine before. You will need the Designer Edition Upgrade for your Silhouette Studio program in order to follow today's tutorial because the free Silhouette Studio program that came with your Silhouette machine cannot import SVGs.

For today's demonstration, I will be using my Silhouette Cameo with the LD Slumber Party Cut It set. All of LD's Cut Its include the image in several formats (.ai, .dxf, .eps, .gsd, .svg) and I will be using the .svg file.

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/slumber-party-cs-p10521c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

In Silhouette Studio (Designer Edition), you can bring the image onto the virtual mat by using the File>Open commands but I like to drag and drop the file onto the mat.


Before you can separate the layers, you need to Ungroup the image. Just right-click, Ungroup or you can use CTRL+U.


Next, drag the layers out to separate them.


Before sending them to the Cameo to cut, make sure that the cutting lines are turned on. Just select all the layers by using CTRL+A, open the Cut Style Window and select Cut.



Now click on the Send to Silhouette button.


Place your papers onto the cutting mat and make sure that the LCD screen on the machine shows that Load Cutting Mat is selected. Press the Enter button on the machine to load the mat into the cutter.



From your Silhouette Studio program, choose the appropriate settings (Speed, Thickness) for the type of paper that you are cutting and click CUT. The Silhouette Cameo will begin cutting.


Once the Cameo has finished cutting, unload the mat by pressing the Enter button on the machine.


Carefully remove the cutouts from the mat.





Adhere the layers together with the adhesive of your choice.


You can use your finished piece for your crafty projects. I used mine to make this:


I hope that you find today's tutorial useful. Here's the video tutorial for those of you who prefer watching the demo in action:

http://youtu.be/eaxH3dqk6Bs




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Files used:
LD Slumber Party Cut Its
Peacocks and Pinwheels Cut Its
Slumber Party Paper Pack
LD This and That font

Saturday, April 13, 2013

This and that {plus freebie from scrapNfonts}

Butterfly from LD's Butterflies and Blossoms


It's Spring Break! The weather is wet and icky but I am hoping for drier days. I want to go outside to play!



I can't believe that there are less than 40 days of school left. It feels like it was only yesterday that I was whining about being alone at home and I even made a card for the occasion! (Click here to see the card). How is it possible that the school year is almost over? Looking back, we have done quite a bit this year and the girls have learned so much! Besides the usual curriculum, they have been excited to participate in many after-school programs. The twins also recently participated in the Science Fair. Twin A did an experiment with melting crayons while Twin B grew rock candy. 



Twin A's project was inspired by the popular melted crayons art and while Twin B didn't actually send in a report for the fair, she had a blast doing her candy experiment and watching the crystal grow. If you have not made rock candy before, just click HERE for the instructions.

Well, that's enough chatter about the kiddies for now. Let's talk LD, shall we?

The offer on the 100-set SVG bundle may be over but there are a few days left to shop the $1 SVG clearance sale. For those of you who are new to LD, you may be wondering what the difference is between the SVG-branded sets and the Cut Its:


Both the SVGs and the CUT ITs are cutting files that were made for the use with electronic cutters. The LD files that are branded as SVGs come with the cutting files only in the .svg format. You will need a software that can import SVGs to read these files.

On the other hand, the Cut Its were made for use with any cutting machine that can read any or all the following formats: .ai, .svg, .dxf, .gsd, .eps. Each Cut It file is very big because it includes the cutting files in all of these formats. That's why on the LD site, you will not have a Cut Its AND a SVG-branded version in the same collection because, the .svg format is already included in the Cut Its. 

For more information about the different LD products and how to use them with your electronic cutters, please click HERE.

If you use SVG files with your cutting software and electronic cutter, be sure to shop the $1 sale before it ends on Tuesday, April 16. You can even use a coupon on top of it to bring the price down to as low as 75 cents a set! If you do not have a coupon, just get the current Friday Freebie and you'll find one in your email:



Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the item to your cart and checkout. You pay $0! Upon completion of your "purchase", check your email confirmation. It should include a 25% off coupon that you can use for your next LD purchase. Use it to shop the $1 SVG sale and you will pay only $0.75 a set!

Click HERE to get your free Monsieur Paper pack.
Click HERE to shop the $1 SVG sale.

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scrapNfonts is the sister site of LD and they also have a freebie for everyone. Click HERE to go to their Fontaholic blog to get the  Tribal Journal Printable.

image from scrapsNfonts


Silhouette Studio users, don't forget to get your free shape from the Silhouette Online (Shapes) store.



Have a great weekend everyone!


Friday, April 12, 2013

Last day to get the 100-set SVG for less than 42cents each! Plus Friday Freebie

Today is the last day to buy the 100-set SVG that LD is clearancing out. The price of the bundle is $55 (original $360!) but if you use a 25% coupon, the price will go down to only $41.25! If you don't have a coupon, just get today's Friday Freebie and you'll find one in your email:



Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the item to your cart and checkout. You pay $0! Upon completion of your "purchase", check your email confirmation. It should include a 25% off coupon that you can use for your next LD purchase. Use it to get the 100-set SVG bundle for only $41.25! That's less than 42cents a set!


Click HERE to get your free Monsieur Paper pack.
Click HERE to get your 100-set SVG bundle.