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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Communication from Craft Edge

I received this email this morning addressed to all affiliates explaining what has transpired (I used to have the SCAL2 sales link on my blog):

Dear Craft Edge Affiliate,

This is to provide notice that, as of May 13, 2011, Craft Edge Inc.
has agreed to stop selling, offering to sell or distributing its
software product, Sure Cuts A Lot™ major versions 1.0 and 2.0, in
accordance with the terms of a confidential settlement agreement
entered into with Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc. The litigation between
Provo Craft and Craft Edge will be terminated with all claims
dismissed. To ensure compliance with this settlement, Craft Edge
requests that all our distributors, partners and affiliates completely
stop selling, offering for sale or distributing these versions by no
later than May 27, 2011

Craft Edge greatly appreciates and values its relationship with you
and desires to work together now to close one chapter of that
relationship and open a new one. We will continue to provide quality
software for our shared customers in Sure Cuts A Lot™ version 3.0
and beyond.

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and
you will not receive a response. If you have any questions, please
email us at affiliates@craftedge.biz


Craft Edge Inc.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just an FYI.....SCAL2......

......is no longer available from craftedge.com. The only download available is for SCAL3 which DOES NOT SUPPORT the Cricut.

If you or anyone you know has not purchased SCAL2 and still would like to do so, I've heard that there are a limited number of copies still available at Pumpkin Cart Crafts

Friday, May 13, 2011

In Lieu of a Blog Hop.....

Yes, today was supposed to be the Squash the Bug blog hop. I'm not sure exactly what happened - Ronnie, the person who was organizing the hop, seems to be MIA. Several hop participants have tried to reach her without success. I hope that she is well and we will hear from her soon.

The plan for that blog hop was for us to use files donated by various designer's who sell their svg files online. Since that didn't come about, I thought I would share a few details of the wedding album that I finished a while back - the pages include a mix of my own designs and those of my all time favorite designer, Mary Rudakas of svgcuts.com. (I've included links to all of Mary's files that are still available.)

For the wedding gifts, I used the gift border from the Birthday Elements SVG Collection:

The flutes, bells, and wedding cake are all from the My Big DayCollection:

The cake knife and server are my own design - cut from metallic cardstock, embossed the handles with my CB and added ribbons and pink rhinestone trim.

The title is my design using MTC and the Adine-Kirnberg script font. The beautiful bride silhouette is a retired free design from svgcuts.com.

The shoes are a free file from svgcuts.com:

The tux front, mens shoes and bow tie are files I created in MTC.

The makeup elements are files I created a couple of years ago in Inkscape. All the girls title is from the FREE My Mom's Attic collection at svgcuts.com:

So, if are reading this and haven't checked out the awesome files at svgcuts.com - what are you waiting for? The files are well designed, cut beautifully - and are very reasonably priced.

Have a great week-end everyone!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another NSD challenge Card

I actually made this on Saturday but forgot to post - it's the first card I've ever made like this and it didn't turn out too bad I suppose. I haven't added a greeting or sentiment yet - will wait until I have a use for the card to decide since this could work for many occasions.

Outside View of Card

View of inside insert

I used the Cherry Blossom Mini Collection from svgcuts.com to embellish this card (except for the cherries which I created in MTC). Click on the photo below to purchase the Cherry Blossom Collection:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Tent card made for NSD challenge on the MTC forum - Card front and lacey edge are my original designs made in MTC. The Hummingbird and Daffodil swirly files are free files from SVGCUTS.com Click the images below to go to the download pages:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Candleligt Vigil Cut File

NOTICE: Please go to the SVG tab at the top of my blog for important information regarding SVG downloads.

Test cut the files today and other than the fact that my E just doesn't like a couple brands of paper, they cut quite well. I've set both of these up as MTC files - I ran into problems trying to cut with SCAL today and since I'm still kind of under the weather, I didn't feel like messing around trying to troubleshoot. And, also, I'm rather quickly coming to prefer MTC because of the speed at which it cuts!!!!

Candlelight Vigil

Tornado & Alabama stuff

Here's a few random pics I took of damage that occurred in our area:

And, don't feel too bad for us being without power for 5 days - we still ate pretty good as you can see from this pic of breakfast on the grill:

Friday, May 6, 2011

My Home is in Alabama.......

.....and our community has been forever changed by the tornado outbreak that swept the south last Wednesday, April 27. I'm not in Tuscaloosa or Birmingham, but rather on the outskirts of Huntsville near Harvest Alabama and the Anderson Hills area. Almost a million people in the Tennessee Valley were without power for 4 or more days - there are still a few people without power tonight.

Every where you drive you see the storm's destruction and while I feel blessed to have survived with only some minor fence and car damage, I've experienced some really strange feelings - I couldn't put it in words until I read an article today in the local paper and someone described it as "survivor's guilt." I was planning to go out Sunday to volunteer but I developed a pretty bad upper respiratory infection and figured that I wouldn't be doing anyone a service to get out there like that and spread my germs around. I have just felt kind of helpless. Today, our local TV station held a telethon to raise money for the American Red Cross for the victims - they had media personalities at various community locations accepting donations so I was able to give a monetary donation. The telethon was simulcast on 14 sister stations around the country tonight so you may even have seen it on one of your local channels. This evening, they were holding televised candlelight vigils at several locations.

I've been thinking all week that I would like to create some type of cut file to use when documenting the storms and honoring the victims of this tragedy. I played around with Alabama themed things, made a decent looking tornado file but nothing was exactly what I wanted to do. When I read about the candlelight vigils, I realized that would make a cut file that could be used on tribute pages for all different types of circumstances.

I've completed the file but will have to wait until morning to do a test cut before I will make the svg available. Here's an image to give you an idea of what I hope it will look like:

And, if anyone might be interested, I will also be testing and making available the Alabama things I've been playing around with, as well as the tornado ... here's a preview of those:

That's about it for this evening - it's time to take my cold meds and hit the bed.