Wednesday, August 27, 2008

So Sorry

I've let you all down, and I'm so sorry, life has gotten in the way of my posting the free file on Monday, I'll work on it and post it today. I'm doing stuff for the kids and helping out a friend this week, so I completely forgot about the free file, I'll work on it and post it today. I've also started selling The Angel Company Stamps, I only did it because my friends wanted a consultant to buy from and they already sell CTMH, STampin up and Memory Works, so it was my turn. Now the Angel Company has sucked me in and I want to buy more of their stamps and papers and really go to town having parties. I'm pretty gulliable anyway, and when I do something I do it with all my being, I just can't help it. I'll probably incorporate some of the stamps with my Diana's Designs that I do. Look for the file by 4:00 cst today. I'm also wanting to write some tutorials on how to's for scrapbooking or card making, please, please let me know what you want me to start with, I'd rather post something you need, than something I think you need.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cutting Overlays with a 12" Klick-n-kut

I've gotten several e-mails in the past 2 weeks asking about Overlays. These questions are about cutting overlays with a 12" KNK machine, so that is what this post pertains to. If you have trouble with skewing go to my friend Sandy's blog and scroll down, on the right side you'll see where you can search topics by post, go the the one marked Skewing and go through her check list.
1. When you cut overlays you need to make certain your mat is very straight, first I put the rollers at about 1/2 from the edge of the cardstock, then I put the front edge of the cardstock on the edge of the rollers and make sure the same amount of paper is in front of each one.
2. When I put my blade on my start of origin, I get down very close, eye level to make sure I'm right on the point I need to start. This makes sure you have the same amount of border all the way around your paper.
3. I always make sure my mat is good and sticky and my blade is sharp, when I put the cardstock on the paper, I use a brayer to make sure it is stuck on the mat well.
4. The first time you get ready to cut a overlay, go ahead and do a practice run, open your KNK software, and put a 11.5" square in the middle of your 12" square, to make sure it is in the correct spot, turn on your Snap to Grid and make sure it is 1/2" from each edge of paper. When you get done cutting this, measure each side with a ruler, if your 1/2" border is there on each side, then your good to go for cutting overlays. If not, e-mail me and we'll figure out what to do.

Here is Monday's Free file, it is a overlay you can try. If you finish any layouts or cards with any of my files, feel free to send them to me, I may even post them on my blog.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Wonderful weekend

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, I know I did. Had to send several free files from the sale at paperthreads, thanks for your business. Got to go out to eat 2 nights in a row at nice resteraunts, and have leftovers for lunch today :) I'm busy working on my last auto-ship, it will have well over 50 files in it. I did want to thank all my loyal customers that purchased the auto-ship from me, and this does not mean I'm going to quit making files, I just want to let off the pressure of a monthly deadline. Hope you enjoy today's free file, it's simple, but can be used for manly pages/cards.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sale at Paperthreads on my files

Tomorrow is 8/8/08 and Saturday is my 28th Anniversary and my oldest son's 1st Anniversary, so to celebrate I'm having a 2 day 50% off sale on ALL my files, also if you send me your order # from a order placed where you purchased my files during the sale I'll send you a free file. The free file is only being announced on my blog, so if you want to pass the word, feel free.


Monday, August 4, 2008

USA States Overlays

I'm working on the 50 states overlays this week. I'll sell them individually for $2.49 through (I'll get them loaded sometime this week) or I'll sell them in sets for $10.00 each set will have 5 states in alphabetic order, to the left is a sample of the first set, it will included Alabama, Arizona, Alaska, Arkansas and California, and I'll go ahead and put the USA overlay in each set also, they should be posted sometime today.

Have a great week!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Heritage Collection

I just finished my Heritage collection, it was available only in .gsd format, and I've converted to all formats, I did delete a few of the files, but added more than I had before, I've got a total of 43 files in this collection, look to the left you'll see a finished page using some of the files, it is also linked to my webpage if you'd like to purchase the collection.