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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Free chrarachter SVG

Pluto, by Stacy

Todays Featured Blog: Creative Chaos

This blog is new to me, but, again, everything on it is BEAUTIFUL! Be sure to drop by and give Jeanne Wynhoff some love, cuz her work is FABO!!!

The Cricut Design Studio : A simple way to learn about the cricut and Design Studio software

Did you get a new cricut for Christmas? Visit lots of blogs and wonder how these ladies create all those great projects and you are just trying to figure out how to turn yours on?

Now, the Cricut brand has made the machine even more exciting and creative with the Cricut Design Studio Software. This software takes the Cricut machine to soaring levels of creativity. The software allows you to hook your Cricut to your home computer and create countless new designs and shapes for the machine to cut.

The software includes a searchable database of every letter, shape and number in the whole Cricut Cartridge library, putting thousands of designs at your fingertips. And, Cricut offers online updates to continually add to the library collection. Also, with the tools included, you can have total control over your Cricut, allowing you to meld (called welding) letters into one word, as well as to format and shape items on a virtual cutting mat before your machine even begins its work.

A few things to remember about the Cricut Design Studio Software:

1. Though the software allows you to view and design with any cartridge out there, you can only use the machine with the cartridges you actually have. The good thing is that designing different items on the computer will give you a better idea of what cartridges you would like to purchase next. And, you can save your designs for later use.

2. Having a off day creativity-wise? Need some new inspiration? Check out the Cricut message boards or search the internet to view and download the cool and creative files that other Cricut Design Studio users have created. This is a neat way to add different styles to your own designs, but to also get new and fresh inspiration.

3. You can create a design using more than one cartridge; you will just need to have all the cartridges available when you are ready to cut.

4. You can still create different layers for your designs, like shadows and other elements. The key is to create each element on another layer in the design studio software so that your Cricut machine will know to cut these layers separately and on the paper of your choice.

The Cricut Design Studio Software is a great tool but has a major downside: It Doesn't Come With A Comprehensive Manual.

Many cricut design studio fans have had a long learning curve trying to understand the software. Luckily, you don't have to go through the same hardship. A handy guide to Design Studio is now available online, it's called "Taming The Green Bug". Taming The Green Bug is a step-by-step manual that covers how to use all the features of design studio. Using it will unleash all of your creative ideas and expand the Cricut's abilities to whole new levels.

New Years Eve SVG Freebie

Another New Years Freebie for you, just click on the image to download

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Top 10 goals of 2010

I am back home from my mini-vacation at the boyfriend's place, of course it wasnt as much fun without him there ;) He is still stuck out of the country, on a military mission ( He left on Christmas Eve) Anyway, I had started this layout before I left, but never finished it and now my printer is out of ink. I wanted to finish the layout, so I did it without any pictures. I like to scrapbook my Top 10 goals for the year. I usually don't end up keeping most of them and sometimes, it says the same stuff every year, but... it's nice to wish! This will be the front page of a scrapbook or some sort of art journal, where I will track my goals over the year, or atleast that is the plan. Some of these I know I will keep, some of them, I really have to work at, but I hope to keep them all. I did use MTC to cut my letters. I used basic grey sugar coated scraps for this project, I love the colors, I have all the papers from the collection sitting on my scrap desk so I can play with them some more. I still have to finish two gift scrapbooks, but since the kids are out of town and the boyfriend is out of the country, and I am still recoving from my surgery, I have lots of time to play~

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Join Memory-Works now at a LOW PRICE!

**If you tell them angi sent you, I will get some free merchandise, but there is absolutely NO Tier program at memory works!! Get all your favorite products at a great discount!

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Join the MemoryWorks family...become a consultant!

From the top name-brand products in the industry, to the low-pressure consultant program – MemoryWorks is like no other company of its kind! Whether you’re looking to build a full-time business, enjoy a part-time career, earn extra income for your family, or simply want to explore your scrapbook passion as a hobbyist— you’ll love the flexibility and benefits that the MemoryWorks consultant opportunity offers. Here are just a few of the great rewards you’ll enjoy as a MemoryWorks consultant:

20% Consultant Discount | As a consultant you’ll receive a 20% discount on name brand scrapbook supplies from your favorite companies in the industry. You get the best of both worlds as you’re 20% consultant discount applies to the new exclusive MemoryWorks Simple Stories products, plus also top-notch companies like BasicGrey, Fancy Pants Designs, Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny Press, American Crafts, Pink Paislee, My Mind’s Eye, Jenni Bowlin, Maya Road and so much more.  Click to view the entire MemoryWorks product line…

Commission | You’ll also earn a 20% commission on all retail sales, including the exclusive MemoryWorks Simple Stories system. MemoryWorks offers a retained commission compensation plan, so there’s no complicated paper work or waiting for commission checks, you instantly keep a percentage of profits generated at your party, event or consultant website!

Top-Notch Products | MemoryWorks offers consultants an unprecedented business opportunity to earn extra cash and share your scrapbooking passion all while selling the name-brand products that you love, use and enjoy in your own scrapbooking! Don’t be limited to one exclusive product line—the MemoryWorks program lets you have it all!

Low Minimum Requirements | There are absolutely no monthly minimums or quarterly sales quotas to meet - just a minimal $75 annual sales requirement. Really.  See at MemoryWorks we believe in keeping it simple and we know you want flexibility. As a consultant for MemoryWorks, you will have the flexibility to earn as much or as little as you would like— it’s up to you! Whether you’re interested in running your own profitable scrapbook business or simply want to enjoy the benefits of a scrapbook hobbyist and purchase products at a discount —MemoryWorks give you what you want.

Consultant Service | We’re proud to offer unmatched customer and consultant support. MemoryWorks exceeds all levels of customer service with personalized service and a friendly, family-like atmosphere, plus boasts the fastest shipping in the industry! Our consultants are our number one priority and are considered the core of our MemoryWorks program.

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Consultant Support | Enjoy many of our consultant programs geared to help our consultants be successful, to our outstanding business tools like our personalized consultant websites, class kits, party plan guides, monthly hostess incentives, MemoryWorks Express monthly kit club, bonus buys, customized marketing tools and consultant newsletters and—MemoryWorks offers support every step of the way! 

Connections | Stay connected with MemoryWorks exclusive social networking site, the MW Studio, just for MemoryWorks consultants.  Be inspired by our talented and motivational TeamWorks team.  Get involved with our monthly challenges, chats and contests. Get ideas and inspiration for your business, scrapbooking and projects. MemoryWorks offers a fun and interactive way to stay connected!

Visit our MemoryWorks website for more information about the consultant business opportunity or to register to become a consultant today!

*The Basis Consultant Level is best for those scrapbookers who are interested in the MemoryWorks opportunity at an affordable fee.  Please be aware that when signing up as a Basic Consultant with MemoryWorks you DO NOT receive the New Consultant Kit or any business supplies and materials with your registration. Your Basic Consultant registration simply allows you access to the MemoryWorks system and receive the benefits of the 20% discount (for personal purchases) and the 20% commission (when selling products to customers.)  If you are interested in taking your business to the next level, we encourage you to register to become a Premium Consultant, which includes the complete business kit,  for only $39.99 + $10 S&H.  As a Basic Consultant you will not be required to purchase/sell a minimum quantity each year, however you will be charged an annual fee of $20 in order to maintain the Basic Consultant benefits each year.

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Simple Stories by Memory Works Reveal #3

Here it is...Reveal #3

Hopefully you enjoyed yesterdays reveal - not quite as exciting as the fun kit elements but we had a ton of questions about the page protectors and albums and we wanted to get the info out - in a nut shell the system consists of the Life Documented kit, divided page protectors and the 3 ring album.  Next week we'll be showing a fun cardstock pack and basic embellishments that will also be for sale to coordinate with the kit and album!
Okay - now that you've got the basics of the system I'm dying to show you 2 new cool element pieces that are included in the kit.  Of course I love the entire kit and system, but these elements really some of my favorite - something that really makes the system and kit unique, so fun, so versatile and functional!

4x12 Title 2x12 border copy
The 2x12 strips are perfect for adding a decorative element to the 2x12/4x6 page protectors and the 4x12 title strip can be added to the 4x12/4x6 page protectors as a title...how cool is that!

6x12 Page Elements copy
I LOVE these 6x12 page elements - they're the perfect size for adding long journaling, photos, photo collages, titles, etc.  Notice the blue 6x12 - guess what? We sized that so you could nestle a 5x7 vertical photo or a matted 4x6 photo - how cool is that.  These fit in the 6x12/4x6 page protectors can can be displayed with vertically or horizontally!
Stay tuned for our reveal tommorrow where we'll highlight our next set of elements...think fun, cute and 4x4!

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I need to vent

So.... I had decided last month not to sell Stampin Up anymore, there were several reasons and I decided it was the best decision for me and my family. I also decided, that I would keep my demonstratorship open, so that I could continue to purchase SU at a discount. I still like some of their products and I wanted to continue shopping with them, I just figured I could keep my minimum purchases by buying myself (really what I did anyway, i never really sold that much to begin with) So, several of my blog followers wanted me to keep the SU projects coming, even though I had decided not to sell it anymore. I went to log on to my demo site last night to get some of the pictures for the projects that are upcoming, and wa la... my demonstratorship has been suspended!!! Why, you ask? Because I shared coupons for craft stores on my blog, considered to be competitor coupons, so I have been suspended for not removing them.... What if the coupons were for clay or picture frames or whatever, SU doesnt sell those. On top of that, I have a suspiscion that a blog follower turned me in to SU... SO I have decided that I WILL NOT BUY ANYTHING FROIM STAMPIN UP AGAIN!

I still dont feel better, but I am really pissed!

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Another Free New Year SVG

Another free svg, from SVG cuts

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Todays Featured Video: make the cut Video #2

Scrapbooking grandma created a series of videos about Make-the-cut software. Rather than re-invent the wheel, here is a link to the video:

You don't have to take my word for it, 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 

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 
Hurry, this coupon code will expire January 1st!