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Support Jennifer's Fundraising Efforts for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital!

Support Jennifer's Fundraising Efforts for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital!
Click on Jennifer's picture to visit her fundraising page!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Don't Miss Out on this Deal!

It's no secret - I'm a HUGE fan of SVGCUTS.com!  I just have to share with all of you - their last 25% off sale for this year started today.  That's right - you can buy as many files as you want, and save 25% off.  You can even shop multiple times and reuse the coupon code.  The coupon code is good until Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.

I have to grab my notebook and go through the store to see what I want to get this time around.

If you want to join me in saving 25% off of your purchase, just click on the coupon image below and it will take you to the store!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Announcing: Notes from the Scrapbooklady Challenge #1

Earlier this morning, I posted my 9/11 memorial file that I created to make a window cling for my car.  9/11 is a date that I am sure is forever in all our hearts and minds.  This year will mark 10 years since that horrific day.  What are you, your family or your community doing to mark this date?

My challenge is this: share some type of paper craft memory or tribute to 9/11 - a card, scrapbook page, window decoration, etc. (and, NO, you do not have to use the memorial file).  It does not even have to be a new project - if you created something 10 years ago, feel free to enter that as well. Please - ONLY ONE project per person.  1-3 projects will be selected to prominently feature on my blog as a memorial tribute on 9/11/11. 

To enter your project, please email the following:

photo of your memorial paper craft project
a short personal reflection on 9/11 (will be published below your project if selected for the 9/11 post)
source credit for any digital or .svg files used
your name and blog address (if applicable)


In order to be considered for my 9/11 blog tribute, entries must be received NLT midnight CDT 09/09/11.

I will upload all entries to a Photobucket album as they are received and you will be able to see them in the slideshow that I have set up below:

I look forward to seeing all of your touching tributes.

New SVGs

Here are the latest svgs that I have created - all have been uploaded to my mediafire account and are available for free download - you can click on the picture to download a particular file or go to the SVG tab of my blog to access all available files..  Comments are greatly appreciated - and remember, if you use any of the svgs that I have shared, I'd love to see your work and feature it on my blog!

The silhouettes and Happy Birthday files below are the add-ons I used to make the birthday train card for my grandson - I used these in conjunction with the Santa Train from svgcuts.com.

And the files below are to create the runner cards that I am doing for my daughter - I don't know how many of you might have a use for these - but sharing just in case.  (ETA: the "are better off in" and "st. louis 10.23.11" are text and will not cut - these are meant to be printed onto the cardstock.  I normally print it onto a piece of white paper and then position the cut piece over top using temporary adhesive and run it through the printer again.  I haven't gotten brave enough to try calibrating my Lynx for PNC yet.)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Supporting Epilepsy Research

About a month ago, I was contacted by my husband's step-mom to help her nieces.  They were working to launch a store that they will stock with handmade "think purple" items with all proceeds going to benefit Epilepsy Research.  Becky's son Eli has epilepsy and they want to do what they can to help raise money for research.  The girls had a design idea and asked me to execute it in the form of a svg file that they could use to create products and also as a digital image for their store logo.

They have launched their website and are beginning to stock their store - currently they have handmade soaps but I know that there are many other products in the works and they will be added soon.

If you would like to check it out and support this very worthwhile cause, please visit them at:  ThinkPurplE

Are you Ready for some Football?

Mary over at svgcuts.com has created the cutest football/cheerleader collection - if only I had something to use these for.  My girls are grown and the grandkids aren't old enough yet.  We are big football fans though so may have to buy this one just to have on hand.

Remember, it's a free gift this week if you purchase $9.98 or more in other kits (and I never have a problem finding collections to purchase at svgcuts.com).  Click the picture below to purchase:

I am off work today and plan to try to do some crafting - let's see if I can get anything done!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pondering the future of this blog......

Not sure what to do with my blog at this point - as much as I enjoy creating new files, etc.....the internet is full of such sites, many much more established than mine.  Notes from the Scrapbooklady is just a little fish in a great big ocean.  I don't have any corporate connections or sponsors so I can't offer great giveaways like some other blogs are able to do.

So, with these thoughts in my head, I am wondering what, if anything, I should add or change.  I am turning to the people who matter most in this matter - you, the reader.  Please leave me comments if you have any thoughts on the matter - positive and/or constructive comments are most appreciated.



Friday, August 19, 2011

I got my free gift!

I stayed up late last night and was still awake when Leo posted this sneak preview of the new kit at svgcuts.com:

I absolutely LOVE this and bought it as soon as I got up this morning - I have so many ideas on ways to use the elements in this kit. I wish I didn't have to work today so I could get started - but better go work so I can afford to buy some more paper - I'm burning through a lot of paper since I got my new Black Cat Lynx!

If you watched the video and would like to own this wonderful kit - click on the picture below! The kit is a bargain at $6.99 - but if you spend $9.98 on other kits you can get this kit free!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A special project.....

.....I'm working on creating several different cards that are suitable for ...... runners.  As I've mentioned, my daughter has taken up running and I believe is seriously addicted.  She was mentioning that she would like to get some cards to give to her runner friends before races - a good luck, support type of thing.

The crafter in me decided I could probably come up with something.  I did some browsing on sites with runner's gear just to get ideas for slogans and such and today I started playing.  I've made a couple of different designs so far and have ideas for several more.

I wish the glitter cardstock photographed better because I really LOVE how the card on the right turned out.  The rust colored one is not bad - but I realized I should have made the printed text a little larger/bolder.

The next two are the same except for the distance plaque in the middle - I did one for half-marathons and one for marathons.

It's almost Friday - hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

ETA:  One more for the night - had some ink on my fingers that transferred to the cardstock around the word "running" but other than that, I really like this one too!  The ink is platinum dew drops even though it looks almost white in this picture.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Birthday Train

I mentioned a week or so ago about making my grandson a birthday train for his party - well, I made it last Thursday night after work so that my husband could deliver it on Friday when he went north to visit his family.  I didn't take any pictures as it was after midnight when I finished it.

I decided I also wanted to make him a train themed card.  I played around with a few different files and ended up going back to the Santa's Train svg kit from svgcuts.com.  I made some modifications to the file to create a tri-fold card.  I also changed the wheels so that they were just circular instead of the peppermint candy shapes.  I did profile cuts of kids for the window inserts - I even included a profile of my granddaughter with her pigtails.  And, of course, Daniel is the engineer in his cap!  As this card is for a 2 year old, I used only one 3D embellishment - a button.  I also created the Happy Birthday cut to fit on the engine. The one thing you can't see very well in this picture is how dimensional it is - all of the wheels are raised, some of the trim pieces, and all of the train components themselves are raised from the background - lots of Zots and foam strips used on this.

Not sure yet if I will do any type of greeting or just sign the back and call it good.

What do you think? 

This card is just another example of how versatile the kits from svgcuts are. You can click on the Santa's Train image below to get your own kit from svgcuts.com:

Before I go, just want to let everyone know that there is a family medical situation that could result in my absence for a while - I will try to post and let everyone know but if you don't see or hear from me, please keep my family in your prayers. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

First Day of School Card

My granddaughter starts preschool in a couple of weeks and I thought this card would be perfect for her:

I made this using the School Days Kit from svgcuts.com - click on the picture below to buy yours!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Revised File

I've been playing around with the 9-11 cut file that I created yesterday and I finally was able to get the bottom text right side up - no time to cut it right now as I have to get ready for work - but here is the image from Inkscape:

Looks better, don't you think?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

We Will Never Forget

We have a window decal at work for the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. I liked the basic idea of it, but I did not like that they made all of this merchandise as 9.11.11 - seems to me that it should still read 9.11.01 - that is the date we need to remember.  So, I took the idea and changed it up to make a file I can cut as a window cling. I don't have any white vinyl so I did a test cut on paper and it cut beautifully. 

What do you think?  Would you be interested in this file?

Have a great weekend everyone!


As you may know, my daughter, Jennifer, has been on an incredible weight loss journey.  She started running after Christmas last year and is now training to run her first half-marathon next month.  Today she did something a little different - "just for fun" - the Warrior Dash.  Here's her before and after pics:

The Warrior Dash is a 5K trail run complete with several military style obstacles. I'm not sure this would be my idea of fun but when she called she sounded like she really had fun with it! 

Congratulations Jennifer - you are an inspiration to us all!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bakers Twine......

I know baker's twine is currently all the rage among paper crafters - but I'm kinda cheap when it comes to things like that.  So, I did some google searches trying to find some for a good price. How does "free" sound?  You can use things you probably have in your craft stash to make a reasonable substitute.  Just think - you don't have to buy  a bunch of yardage of any one color and you can make colors to match your projects.

To make your own "baker's twine" you will need crochet cotton, permanent markers, and something to wrap the string around.  Here's the video slide show I found on youtube with instructions.

I made a couple of yards of six different colors and it only took a few minutes.  I love saving $$$ this way!  Here's a picture of four of the colors I made:

 I'm off work today and the hubby is gone to visit his family in northern Michigan - so I am playing in my craft room.  I am getting ready to start on a project using Mary's newest kit from svgcuts.com - the School Days SVG Kit!  Click the photo below to buy yours!   This is the free gift this week with a purchase of $9.98 or more.

Please share what type of crafty fun you have planned for today or this weekend!   

Any Alabama Fans out there?

I may live in Alabama, but I was not born and raised here. I consider myself a native Michigander (even though I was actually born in WA) but I've lived the nomadic lifestyle of a military family member. I support Michigan football - but after living in AL for 5 years, I think I've caught the spirit of the Crimson Tide!

I've been wanting to cut houndstooth for awhile but didn't have the patience to even try with my E - it just wasn't precise enough. This morning, me and the Lynx had a chance to play and I've been able to successfully cut this:

 I cut the houndstooth at 4.75" and it cut beautifully - you just have to be VERY careful when removing it from the mat so that you don't break any of the connections.  (WooHoo-found some black cardstock so I cut the file and posted the resulting cut instead of the .png file from Inkscape.)

I've also been working on a collection of hardware type components off and on for a couple of months - I finally took the time to finish and compile everything so that I can share these files:

If you are interested in any of these files, you can download them from my mediafire account - see the SVGs tab of my blog. (Edited: I apologize, I uploaded the files to the wrong folder on mediafire and they were not showing as available-OOPS!  I've fixed it now!)

Thanks for stopping by.  Wishing you all a safe and crafty weekend!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Next batch of svgs added

Most of these are files I made when I was creating a wedding album - and the music notes and guitar are from my Garth Brooks concert layout.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SVGs added

The following six files have been added to my mediafire account and are available for free download. As I upload files, I will post a notice here on the main page.

SVG Page Updated

Hope everyone is having a good morning/day so far!  I have been up and busy since 5:30 - trying to get a few things done before I have to get ready for work.  I had grand plans yesterday to get everything done but I got sucked in by the television - I turned it on to watch the news and then just kept watching.  Obviously I didn't get the train finished last night - have the engine done but still have to do the passenger car and caboose.

However, I did manage to set up a new avenue for sharing svg files.  I tried repeatedly to get the embed folder option to work with 4shared and no matter what I did with the security settings, unless I personally logged into my account, nothing was visible. I established a new account at MediaFire and the security settings are much simpler. Unfortunately, unless I upgrade to a pro account, I am unable to embed the folder into my blog.  Instead,  I added the link on the SVG tab of my blog - if you click on the link it will take you to my public folder on MediaFire and you will be able to download any files that I share there.  No password needed.

Obviously, it is going to take me sometime to review and edit all of my svg files but I will try to add a few more each day.  If anyone needs something specific, let me know and if I have it, I will make it a priority to get it reviewed and uploaded.

Going to get off of here now and see if I can at least get the pieces of the train cut out before I have to get ready for work.

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stormy Weather

(picture from whnt.com)

The last couple of days/nights have been stormy here in northern Alabama.   While we definitely needed rain, it does make getting out and doing things rather unpleasant - and sleep is hard to come by.

Seems to be a lull in the storms for the moment so I will be headed out soon to do my errands.  Off work today so when I get home, I need to do some picking up around the house, start some laundry - and then I am going to hang out here in my crafty space.  I am working on making a train for my grandson's 2nd birthday at the end of the month - putting my new Lynx to the test!  It's definitely more complicated than using my old "E" but once you get the settings mastered - it is an awesome machine!

I've been working on my blog and have added page tabs at the top.  I've got slideshows of my scrapbook and card projects and my svgs.  Once I am finished, you will be able to visit the SVG tab and follow a link to my 4shared account for downloading any of my free files.  Obviously, it's a work in progress but I hope the end result will be user-friendly for those wishing to browse for ideas and/or download files.

OK - it's really time to stop procrastinating - need to get the body in motion and go run the errands.  I'll post pics of the train project when I have it finished - hopefully later this evening.

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Create your own Pumpkin Patch

Had to take a crafting break and look at this cute little pumpkin I made this morning:

I used American Craft Cardstock, patterned paper from GCD Studios Autumn Afternoon Collection, and a few scraps. I embossed with my Cuttlebug (divine swirls and argyle), used a little ink and added some black micro beads to the center of the flower (all I had was white core brown cardstock and it didn't look very nice for the flower centers). And, of course I used the AWESOME Pick a Pumpkin SVG set from svgcuts.com. In addition to the little pumpkin, there is a larger pumpkin, a pumpkin shaped box, and 3 cards with corresponding envelopes. Mary makes these kits so everything assembles so easily and there is even a step by step assembly video to help you out!

Clicking on the picture below will take you to svgcuts.com to purchase this set!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Important Announcement

Notes from the Scrapbooklady is "Undergoing Renovation" and all 4shared download links are currently not working.

I apologize for the inconvenience - please bear with me while I make some changes.