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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shadow Puppets!

It's the 10th Day of Summer but it might as well have been Fall. Just look at the weather here in WA:

So much for hanging out at the beach.  :-(

I walked into the den, and flipped open my laptop. As it started up, I turned around and saw my kids.

"Why are my children laying on the stairs?! I thought they were playing. Are they really *that* bored?"


"This is terrible!" I thought to myself. I need to get the kids something to do! I logged onto the Lettering Delights website and clicked on the "It's-So-Freaking-Awesome-You-Must-Buy-It" Super Bundle (Fine, so it's really called the Simple Shapes Super Bundle. I just refuse to call it that.).

"There's got to be something in here that I can use to entertain the kids with!"

I scrolled down the page to glance at the 50-set bundle and decided to download 6 images from the Asia SVG set. I started up Make-the-Cut, and turned on the Silhouette. I grabbed some loose sheets of cardstock.

15 mins later...
Hello, Shadow!
Once upon a time, there were two Kokeshi Dolls....

At the temple, they saw a butterfly.....
The giant butterfly stole their magic fan!'s the attack of the giant butterfly!

"Hooray! That was awesome, girls. Let's do it again!" :-)

Edit: Because we had even more fun tonight when it was dark, I'm adding in more pictures. These shadow puppets worked even better without a curtain! Bedtime stories will never be the same again.

Hello! I'm a Kokeshi Shadow. :-)

Look! There's a giant butterfly!

I'm a Butterfly Rider!

Me too!

WINNER: Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Thanks everyone, for attending the Summer SVG ShinDig Blog Hop and entering in my giveaway. There were 154 entries and has picked the winner for the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.

Congratulations, bluecrayons! I will be emailing you shortly.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

WINNERS: Banner Ad LD Gift Cert Giveaway

Hey Everyone! I hope y'all had fun counting the number of sets that I used for my banner ad. When I was building it, I didn't plan on adding so many frames. The more that I looked at the LD Cut It Super Bundle, the more images I wanted to show in the ad. Most of you counted 7 sets while some mentioned 50. I may have lost count of the number of sets that I used but I do know that I didn't show all 50 sets of the bundle. LOL. Shall we count together and find out how many I actually used? Let's go!


Set 4: Seamstress

Set 5: Southwest

Set 6: Asia

Set 7: Rockstar

Set 8 and 9: Outer Space, Talk

So I used 9 sets, and 22 images from the LD Cut Its Super Bundle! Also, I used the font LD Kracken.

So did you guess right? Luckily it doesn't matter if the guess was right or not because it was all for fun! Now let's see who won the $5 LD Gift Certificates:
The winner from the Facebook giveaway is:

The winner from the blog giveaway is:

Congratulations, Becky and Britney! You have each won a $5 Lettering Delights Gift Certificate. I will be emailing both of you shortly to confirm your email addresses.

Thanks for playing, everyone. Don't forget to check back later when I announce the winner of the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lettering Delights SUPER CLEARANCE SALE!

WoW! Lettering Delights is retiring A LOT of images but they are having a Super Clearance Sale before these sets are gone forever. There are hundreds of graphics, fonts, paper packs, cliparts, and alphabets all on sale at a ridiculous price of $10 a bundle (or $20 for the 50 Nifty U.S. bundle). There are 42-100 SETS (not individual images!) in each bundle. If you would rather not buy the whole bundle, you can even just purchase the individual sets for FIFTY CENTS each! As if these prices are not insane enough, LD is even giving out a coupon code to bring the price even lower! Just use the code "SparkleSavings" to take $25 off a purchase of $60 or more. (Note: Coupon is not valid for the new Cut It Simple Shapes bundle). 

Click here or the image below to shop the Lettering Delights Super Clearance Sale now!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

LD Two-for-Tuesday: 2010 Top Ten Bundles, 12 sets $5 ONLY! (reg. $44)

Whoa...check out today's Lettering Delights Two-for-Tuesday offer! You can get last year's Top Ten Graphics or Font/Doodlebat Bundles for only $5 each! There are 12 sets in each bundle and the regular price of the bundle is $44. That's a savings of $39 right there. Graphic sets are great for print-and-cut projects, and at $5 a bundle, that's quite the killer deal. These offers will expire on next Monday. Click here or the image below to grab your 2010 Top Ten Bundles now.

"What I Found In My Craft Room" Giveaway Winner plus NEW Giveaway

I've received quite a few emails asking to buy my Cricut cartridges after I posted my Tower of Shame in this post. Thanks for all the interest! Some of them have been spoken for and if you have contacted me about a specific cart, I will email you if it is available.

By the way, here is the winner for the "What I Found in My Craft Room" Giveaway (blog):

The winner for the same prize from the Facebook giveaway is Indira Perez.

Indira and Jody, I have emailed you both. Please respond with your mailing address so that I may put your Martha Stewart Puppet Kit in the mail for you.



For those of you who did not win, here is a chance for you to win a $5 Lettering Delights Gift Certificate. Check out my new banner ad and tell me how many of the Cut Its sets did I use to make it?

Just post your answer in the Comments section below and I will pick a winner with later. By the way, I am also having the same giveaway on Facebook and you are welcome to enter in that giveaway as well. Just make sure that you post your comment in the correct thread. The Facebook giveaway will end tonight and you can go to my Facebook Page by clicking here.

The Lettering Delights Summer Sale is coming to an end. All Summer-themed sets are 50% off and if you have not shopped this sale, don't wait because the sale will end on Thursday. Click here to start shopping.

Also, if you have not purchased the new Lettering Delights Cut Its Super Bundle, you might want to grab it now before the offer expires. Currently you can get the 50-sets Super Bundle for $49. That's an awesome price considering that you are getting 50 sets, 7 file formats, and over 750 designs. The price of the bundle will go back to $150 after the offer expires. Click here to get your 50-set Super Bundle now.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fun with Cut Its Simple Shapes

Monsters, cut with Make-the-Cut and the Silhouette SD.

I really think that it is wrong to call the new Lettering Delights' 50-set Cut It Super Bundle "Simple Shapes". To many people, "simple shapes" mean circles and rectangles, which doesn't sound very exciting, does it? But that's how LD is, they are so modest that they would rather downplay the true awesome-ness of these sets than to call it the Lettering Delights' So-Fricking-AWESOME-You-Must-Have-It 50-Set Bundle

Single-Layer? Yes. Simple shapes? No way!

Have you seen the images that are in the Cut It bundle? If not, click here to take a look and you will see what I mean about the not-so-simple shapes. There are dolls and butterflies and buildings and animals and monsters and aliens and musical instruments and.....need I go on?

Coffee or Tea SVG
There are so many uses for these sets it's ridiculous. Sure, multiple layers are nice and sophisticated but don't discount the value of these single-layers. I love how easy it is to use these "simple shapes" for home decor projects. Especially those that involves vinyl like glass-etching, t-shirt decorating with heat transfer vinyl, and even wall decor. Whether the vinyl is used to decorate tiles or for stenciling, these single-layer cuts are perfect. 

Circular text made with Make-the-Cut

I love to make cards but with the kids being on summer break and demanding constant attention, I thought that I'll have to forget about crafting until they go back to school. Most SVGs have multi-layers and take time to cut and assemble. Unless the hubby is watching the kids, it's going to be tough to find time to play. I couldn't have been more thankful with the timing of this release. The single-layered files make card-making a breeze. I can make a card with these Simple Shapes in mere minutes! My kids love to watch How It's Made on the Science Channel. I could be done with a card before an episode ends!

Cut with Make-the-Cut and the Silhouette SD
The 50-set Cut It Simple Shapes bundle includes over 750 images in 50 themes. I am amazed that the people at LD has covered so many themes in a single bundle. From Art to Music to Sewing to Easter and Halloween and Christmas, the bundle covers them all. It is even more amazing that they are offering it at a crazy low price of $49. That's less than a dollar a set or around 6 cents an image! If you have a coupon from a previous purchase (check your email confirmation), that'll bring the price even lower!! If you do not have a coupon, no worries. Just click here to go to the LD site and make a small purchase. You will get a coupon in your email confirmation. Once you have your coupon, click here to grab your not-so-simple Cut It Simple Shapes Super Bundle. This offer will end in 2 weeks so hurry and grab it now.

UPDATE: Even though the $49 offer has expired, you can still get the SVG-only bundle for the same price. It will not include the other formats that are included in the Cut Its version. Click HERE to get it.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Freebie: Pizza Man SVG!

Click here for your free Pizza Man SVG and Graphic Set
Click here for your Best Sized Pizza Calculator (Android App)
and here for your Best Sized Pizza Calculatoe (I phone App)

After you get your freebie, go and grab the 50 set SUPER BUNDLE here. Don't forget to use your coupon from the confirmation email for the freebie!