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Friday, May 27, 2016

FREE: "Remember" graphic set { plus 75% off select bundles }

The LD 7-Day Memorial Sale is ON!

For 1 week only,  LD has cut the prices of several bundles by 75%! You can even use a coupon to sweeten the deal. Use the code Remember to take an additional 33% off, with a cart minimum of $15.


Here is your freebie:

To get the Remember graphic set, CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the set to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Jin's Easy Die-Cut Cards { Jin's 15mins cards}

After reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, I was inspired to do some cleaning up of my own. My success in decluttering my wardrobe gave me the confidence to go on and organize the other parts of my house. When I finished tidying up my collection of purses and realized that I could Goodwill several of them without shedding a tear, I decided that it was time to declutter the craft room. Dun Dun Dun!

It started off well - I finished sorting my cardstock and paper scraps quickly. I even managed to give away the lot of patterned papers and miscellaneous embellishments that did not "spark joy", and I would never use. I was pleased that the craft room re-organizing exercise was going along pretty well.

And then I found my Sizzix Big Shot.

I *heart* my Big Shot! It's Hello Kitty pink! How not to love?! Once I took it out of the dark corner, I knew it would be futile to resist it. I. Must. Turn. That. Roller.


Well, that was a few weeks ago. To cut a long story short, let's just say that since then, I had turned that handle quite a few times. It is so fun to get reacquainted with my Hello Kitty Big Shot! For some reason, my craft room looks even more cluttered now but hey, I have a new stack of handmade cards to add to my stash so I'd say, the re-org exercise is a success. Sort of.



Here are the cards that I recently made with my Hello Kitty Big Shot. Each took about 15 minutes or less to make. I will not go into the details since these are so easy to make but I have listed the source of the supplies under each photo. You can also use the card ideas with SVGs. There are similar shapes in the LD store. For example, you can find SVGs for speech bubbles HERE.

If you have any questions, just post it as a comment below.

I am not affiliated with Kodomo no Kao, Mama Elephant, Lawn Fawn, or My Favorite Things.
I started collecting the Kodomo no Kao stamps several years ago. Most were bought from Kinokuniya- Seattle, or Japan Town, San Francisco. One of the panda stamps in my collection was given to me by my friend, Ivy. You can also find Kodomo no Kao stamps on Etsy.

This card was made with a image that I had previously colored and cut out. Both the speech bubble metal die and the "Hello" stamp are by Mama Elephant.

The stitched rectangle die and the panda stamp are by Mama Elephant.

Panda: Kodomo no Kao
Boutique Window metal die: My Favorite Things

Penguin: Kodomo no Kao
Balloon metal die: My Favorite Things

The birthday greeting was hand typed on my manual typewriter

Penguin: Kodomo no Kao
"hello": Lawn Fawn


Saturday, May 21, 2016

FREE: Tiffanys Printable

was what the voice in my head yelled out when I first saw the latest LD release. No, of course I wasn't thinking about what to eat this morning. I was just really excited about a (Breakfast at) Tiffany's cut set. :)

How classy is this collection? I LOVE IT!

If you are into LD's Tiffanys, I recommend that you get the Big Bundle. It includes everything in the graphics and cut bundles plus 2 additional fonts for less than $3 more than the graphics bundle! You can even get the Ob La Di collection for FREE with this purchase! CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW.

This is also the last week to shop the LD 75% off sale. CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE SALE BEFORE IT'S OVER.

Here is your freebie:

To get the free Tiffanys Printables, CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the set to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Coming Soon: Silhouette Cameo 3

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In case you haven't heard, Silhouette Cameo 3 is coming! The features of the new cutting machine includes the following:

- Improved Touchscreen (and also that Load Media and Load Cut Mat replaced by a single Load button!)
- Dual Carriage
- Self-Adjusting Depth Blade
- 2mm Deep Cut
- Bluetooth Wireless
- More storage room
- Movable rollers

Besides a new cutting machine, Silhouette will also be introducing some other new cutting materials like Printable Vinyl, Printable Window Cling (Clear & White), Wood Paper Sheets, Shrink Plastic Sheets (White & Clear), Metallic Vinyl, and Sticker Sample Packs (for planner addicts!!).

Oh, one more thing.....Silhouette Studio 4 is coming. *shudder*

 p.s. I am not affiliated with

Saturday, May 14, 2016

**HOT** Heidi Swapp 12" Minc Foil Applicator Starter Kit for $89.99!!

Hurry! The Heidi Swapp 12" Minc Foil Applicator is sale for only $89.99 right now on Amazon. That's 40% off their List Price and comes with free shipping for Prime members.

Amazon has frequent price changes and I don't know how long this offer will last. If you want this, get it now before the deal is gone.


Click here to see what I made with my Minc.

Friday, May 13, 2016

FREE: Ob La Di - Banana - graphic and cut sets.

There is a new Earn-It-Free promotion on the LD site.


LD has also added their Teacher products to the 75% off sale. Below are some examples of what's on sale. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST.

Here are your freebies:

To get the free Ob La Di - Banana graphic set and cut set, click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add both sets to your cart and checkout. {NOTE: Both prices will change to $0.00 after the files are added to the cart.}

Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

To all you amazing Moms out there,
Happy Mother's Day!!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

♥ ♥ ♥

Saturday, May 7, 2016

FREE: Cupcake Wrap

It's Mother's Day weekend and this is your last chance to shop the LD Mother's Day sale before it's over.

For a limited time, LD has cut the prices of 459 Mother's Day-related products on their website by 75%! Bundles are excluded from the sale but there are a lot of good deals to be had!


By the way, the Old Woman's Shoe Cut Set is a late addition to the sale and it is not listed in the Sale section. You can CLICK HERE to get it at the sale price.

LD has also marked down the price of their Great Gift Giving Bundle. For a limited time, you can get the 569-file bundle for only $28. The regular price of this bundle is $170! That's a pretty huge discount!


Don't forget to use your coupon when shopping on the LD site! The code MommyDearest will take 20% off when you have a cart minimum of $10. The code even works on the sale items! You may notice that LD has not been giving out many coupons lately. If you have any files on your wishlist, hurry up and get it/them before the coupon expires on May 12, 2016 (Thurs).

One more thing... LD has also released a new collection on Friday. Their Hats Off to Mom is not included in the Mother's Day sale but you can use the MommyDearest coupon to take 20% off. off to mom&tracking=d0754212611c22b8

Here are your freebies:

To get the free Hats Off To Mom Cupcake Wrap printable and cut set, just CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. The files will show up at full price but if you add them to your cart, they will change to $0.00.

Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.