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Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday cash burning a hole in your pocket?

Hope your Christmas (or other special holiday) was wonderful! And I hope Santa was good to you. If he stuffed your stocking with some cash, moolah, dough, or dinero, then head straight to the MemoryWorks Trend Essentials and check out all the new stuff! I especially love all the Valentine's stuff.

For instance My Mind's Eye Beloved Line

And Pink Paislee's line Cupid

And as I stare out out the window at the snow covered ground, it is quite cheerful to see some Spring products also making an appearance in the form of Basic Grey's Origin line.

With every new release, Basic Grey seems to add more and more coordinating accessories. They now have journaling blocks and canvas tags. In addition to their now standard, buttons, "woolies", and "pops" (oh my!).

There's sure to be something new that will strike your fancy. And you can find it all from the comfort of your nearest computer. So no need to face the cold or the after Christmas shopping crowds. Just click your way to angi.memory-works.com.

It's Here! A sneak Peak of the New Memory Works- Life Documented Kit

WIN Simple Stories Prizes! 
We are so excited to start 2010 off right with our new SIMPLE STORIES system and we want to help you to get your year started off right too! We're ringing in the new year with a cool Simple Stories reveal all week long - plus a chance to win 3 Simple Stories prizes!
  • 1st & 2nd Prize
Beginning today (December 28, 2009) through the first of the new year (January 4, 2010) any ANY order placed for ANY dollar amount will be eligible for a drawing to win one of three fabulous Simple Stories prize packages. The 1st and 2nd Prize include our 180 piece Simple Stories Life Documented kit with a retail value of $16.99.   
  • Grand Prize
We will also be giving away a 3rd grand prize that includes the complete Simple Stories system. (Simple Stories Life Documented Kit, 12x12 We R Memory Keepers Album and a multi-pack bundle of We R Memory Keepers page protectors) to one lucky winner! The grand prize winner will recieve this gift with a retail value of almost $60.00!
So start your year off right and become a new scrapbooking you. Place an order today; you might just be one of our lucky winners! 

Todays Featured blogger: Renee Thompson

Renee's blog is new to me, but her work is just darling! Take a look at some of her projects below. As usual, be sure to drop by and give her blog some love!

A Must have for cricut users! Make-the Cut

Make the cut, a new software program similar to Sure Cuts a lot is now available and, from this scrappers humble opinion, it's better! What is the difference you ask, well Make the cut, combines the raster tracing power from inkscape or other software and the cutting power of sure cuts a lot also known as SCAL, and the Cricut design Studio and puts them together into one, very simple to use software program!

Take a look at the software features:

* WYSIWYG Interface [image]
* Works with the Cricut™ Expression™, Create™ and Personal™
* Automated Cricut™ Driver Installation [image]
* Preview/Use Any SVG [image]
* Integrated SVG Gallery (Coming Soon!)
* Shadowing (Coming Soon!)
* Work on Multiple Projects at a Time
* Choose From 3 Standard Mat Sizes [image]
* Use Any Installed Font or Import TTF Files [image]
* Convert Raster Images to SVG Format [example]
* Break/Split/Layer Shapes and Edit Them [image]
* Weld/Join Shapes Together [image]
* Export Shapes to SVG Format or Personal Library
* Cut, Copy and Paste Shapes Between Projects
* And Much, Much More!

What I am really excited about is that you can now cut any true type font and trace any raster image with your cricut using this software.

This software is really easy to use and works super well, there is also a forum for users where you can request future features.

I have always loved sure cuts a lot but, this is way better in my opinion, I tried it last night and I am thrilled with the results. I cant show you what I cut yet, because I am using the layouts for a design team application, but trust me when I say, this is really fabulous software!

You don't have to take my word for it though, you can try it out for yourself here.
If you are ready to purchase it, try it here.
Learn more about this fabulous software here

If Santa brought you a Cricut for Christmas, you have got to get this software! Like most other users of SCAL who have recently tried out MTC, I have to say, MTC is superior software and much more user-friendly!

Wanna see what other scrapbookers are saying about it?

Linda, from Just a Scrappin, has this to say
Kay, from Clever Someday has done up a nifty comparison chart here
Gracie, from Imagine that, has this to say and some great screen shots to see here
scrapbooking grandma has put a few videos together for you here (do a search for make the cut)

This software is selling for 40% off with an additonal 10% off with the code below. Thats 50% OFF The Price!
There is a coupon code to get an extra 10% off the purchase of this New Software - FRUM-7C6P

Sure Cuts a Lot
Cricut 29-0500 Designstudio Software
Cricut Design Studio & Jukebox Combo
Cricut Expression Limited Edition Huge LOT + Jukebox + Design Studio + More
Cricut Expression 24-Inch Personal Electronic Cutting Machine
Cricut 29-0817 Expression 24-Inch Personal Electronic Cutter with 3 Cartridges
35,489 Fonts, Dingbats and SVGs for Sure Cuts A Lot
Ready To Cut Graphics for Sure Cuts A Lot software on your Cricut

Free chrarachter SVG

Another freebie by Stacy

Project 365

Have you been contemplating one of the project 365 projects? Does the whole idea of taking a photo every single day and scrapbooking it seem daunting to you? How about  trying one of these templates by Cathy Zieskle. You can find them here to purchase

I think anyone of these templates would be a great way to get an entire week of photos onto one page, not so difficult when you look at it that way.