Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SVG explorer viewer

I know many of you are looking for a program that will allow you to browse your SVG files on your computer.
I found this program and thought I would pass it along to you. http://code.google.com/p/svg-explorer-extension/
It is totally free software.
So far it has worked great for me.
Enjoy your day :)


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Industrial hemp

Industrial hemp makes 1,000's of sustainable products and can help farmers, our health, the economy, and the environment. But why can't we grow it in the U.S.? Now raising money to complete production, "Bringing It Home" (www.bringingithomemovie.com) explores the story of hemp: past, present and future and the expanding global industry that is putting money in the pockets of business leaders and farmers all over the globe. Hemp is a non-psychoactive plant that can help solve problems such as global warming, nutrition, deforestation, unemployment, toxic clean-ups and improve indoor air quality in buildings.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Does the Product Work? - Top Products with 100% Positive Ratings

Top Products with 100% Positive Ratings

When multiple people all agree that a product really lives up to its claims, you probably have a real winner. These are the top products on Does-the-Product-Work.com that have only positive reviews so far:

* Make the Cut! & Sure Cuts A Lot - Software that enables craft cutters to cut all sorts of elaborate designs.
* Black Cat Cougar - Die cutting machine for the hobbyist crafter or scrapbooker.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dew-soaked bugs: Ondrej Pakan's photos of insects covered in drops of water


Bic Alcohol Markers

For those of us who cant afford the more expensive alcohol markers I wanted to show you some videos from Gina K's Stamp TV.

Alcohol Markers on a Budget Part 1

Alcohol Markers on a Budget Part 2

Later Ill be showing you how you can use Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution and Fantastix coloring tool brush point to highlight just like Gina K does with the Copic marker.

Have a great day!!
Kathy H

Friday, March 2, 2012

Lettering Delights : 6 days and 221 fans to go to reach 20,000 fans!

6 days and 221 fans to go to reach 20,000 fans!  We promised this would be our biggest celebration yet, with oodles of freebies and also a chance to win some amazing prizes! Here's the deal. If we get to 20,000 fans in just 6 more days, we will not only celebrate with freebies for everyone, but we will also hold a sweepstakes free to enter by all fans. 20 winners will receive $20 gift certificates while one lucky customer will win a year subscription to Lettering Delights with access to all of our online product.  So the countdown to 20,000 fans is on its way. Do your part to help us get there in 6 days! And check out this freebie sneak while your at it!

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lettering Delights -Day 7: Thursday's Tip--Tea Time Friend Gift


Making this 'Sweet' little gift for a friend is sure to bring a smile and some tummy filled enjoyment too! Our new Tea Time Party Cut It Set makes a gift like this super easy.

Begin by sizing down and cutting out two of the paper teacups. You will want the tea cup just big enough to hold a single tea bag. Make sure you flip one over before cutting if your paper is printed. Glue around the handle and 3 sides of the tea cup. This will leave a little pocket to slip a tea bag into.

Add the embellishments, and cut out the 'sweet' tag from the set to add a little note to the tea bag tag.

Add extra support to your cookie tray by cutting out two sets and gluing them together!

Make some little cupcakes and treats, because what girl doesn't like a little something sweet with her tea, not to mention, who can resist these darling cupcake wraps?!

7 More days and just 220 fans to go! Come on...we can do this!!!!



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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lettering Delights -Day 8: Happy Leap Day!

It's leap day and we are celebrating by putting all of our Frog Graphics and Cut Its on sale for one day only! So if you didn't get a chance to stock up during the bundle sale, you can purchase any of the graphic sets or alphabet for just $1 each or get the Cut It sets for just $2 each! Offer ends tomorrow at midnight, MST. Happy Leap Day!

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BasicGrey : Free Blinkies

This one was made by Simply Tiffany

BG Blinkies are great for message board signatures, blogs, and anywhere else you can show your BG love.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Garden Showers Collection will definitely get you in the mood to pack away winter mittens and go in search of your gardening gloves. Enjoy the flowers and frames, as well as the umbrellas and galoshes...after all, our May flowers need the April (or February) showers! Each image makes an adorable embellishment for your cheery springtime creations. For today's Wild Wednesday deal we have bundled up our Garden Showers Graphic Set, Garden Flowers Graphic Set and Garden Letters Alphabet for one low price of just $3, or if you're a fan of our cuttable product, get both the Garden Showers SVG's and the Garden Flowers SVG's for just $4. Hurry offer ends Friday, February 24th at midnight MST.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lettering Delights 2 Dollar Tuesday

Happy Fat $2 Tuesday! As is, or with added embellishments, these Masquerade Masks are a fun addition to your storehouse of cuttables and perfect for Mardi Gras! Add these to your paper projects or create a party around them, letting your guests decorate their own...FUN!! Hurry and get our Maskerade Mask SVG's for just $2. Offer ends Monday, February 27th at midnight, MST.

LD is also giving away a freebie today go to the LD's Facebook page and get the download directly from there.

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Lettering Delights Manic Monday

It's President's Day and we have a great Manic Monday special for you! We've bundled up all of our US Presidents Clip Art Sets and Doodlebat to create one low price bundle for just $4! That's not all...get our LD Old America Bundle with five patriotic fonts + our Golden Era Doodlebat also for just $4. Offer ends tomorrow at midnight MST.

Did you hear??? Only 17 more days and we are less than 1000 fans away from 20,000 fans! We promised this would be our biggest celebration yet, with oodles of freebies and also a chance to win some amazing prizes! So if we can reach our goal of 20,000 fans now in 17 more days, we will not only celebrate with freebies for everyone, but we will also hold a sweepstakes free to enter by all fans. 20 winners will receive $20 gift certificates while one lucky customer will win a year subscription to Lettering Delights with access to all of our online product. So help us out...just 17 more days!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Blitzy- Love this site!!

Get $10 by sharing Blitsy with a link, social media, or email.
Any new member you send an e-mail invite to, or who signs up via your personal link, will earn you a $10 credit when your referral makes his or her first purchase.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lettering Delights Friday Freebie

Yea Im a little late posting this. Was sick for a couple of days but still wanted you to see this.
Stuck for affirmations? Get Inspired! Whether you're a positive thinker or a negative catastrophizer, this printable is for you! Just print, cut on the dotted lines, then hang up in the office, home, or wherever you feel the benefit of positive thinking is required! Pull off one positive affirmation as needed. Good karma will soon come your way. Get your FREEBIE now! Offer ends Sunday at midnight, MST.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

If you have had....

ANY problems with Provo Craft or there products and have not gotten a good response from them please file a complaint with the FTC https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
Its about time they got a dose of there own medicine.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I am more than just mad!!

This is from a friends site and wanted to pass it along. Please support Andy & Ann in the fight!!!

ProvoCraft (Cricut) is Sue Happy Once Again
I actually have my blog posts done through Friday, but I decided to switch things up so that I could post this.

I am a member of the Boycott ProvoCraft group, and I believe that we are making a difference. We are putting our money where our mouths are & not supporting a company who fails us again and again and again. Their actions lately have made them look like they actually are starting to feel the pressure financially. Click here if you would like to read my own personal experience and reasons for boycotting ProvoCraft.

You can join the boycott and make your voices heard too (Click here). I feel a deep personal motive to help my fellow crafters avoid wasting literally thousands of dollars with this company like I did. I feel that my blog is the best platform I have to bring awareness to other crafty consumers so that is why I am writing this now.

If I had it to do over again, I would have NEVER purchased a single item from ProvoCraft. Their actions again and again tell me they don't care about their customers. That is BAD BUSINESS. I pretty much try to do the exact opposite in my own business and I only support and work with companies that have a conscience & that have quality products & quality customer service. I am thankful beyond belief that I never actually worked with ProvoCraft (and I never in a million years imagined I would ever say those words because I wanted to design for them sooooo bad!!)

Here's the latest disturbing actions of ProvoCraft, the company that makes the Cricut:

1. They FIRED their entire marketing department. . . possibly including Jinger Adams, their spokesperson (the lovely blonde lady who is promoting the Cricut in their shopping channel segments & who can be seen on their videos). --To me that seems like they are putting all the blame for their companies lack of sales (which why else would you let lots of people go? This is their THIRD round of layoffs within the past year, that we know about!) on bad marketing? I DON'T THINK SO!! Their bad sales are due to the fact that they sell crappy products (i.e. products that don't work as advertized, products that stop working, product that can potentially catch on fire, half-a** upgrades that fry the machines, etc etc the list of quality control complaints could seriously fill up an entire novel!!). In fact, I would go so far as to say the ONLY THING keeping them going right now IS their top notch marketing. Their marketing is the only thing that is keeping them alive. People believe what those ads say, and run out being their crappy machines that don't actually do as advertized. It's only later that the consumer realizes their mistake, but Cricut has already been paid and is on to its next new victim *cough cough*, I mean customer.

2. They will not fully address the fire issues with their Cricut Imagine Cords. There are at least 22 documented cases of Imagine Cords that have smoked, crackled, or otherwise had the potential to cause fire. Here is the thread on PC's very own messageboard (in the even that the thread is pulled, I have made a copy of it so I will post that here). This is inexcusable!! They should be contacting their thousands of consumers and bringing this serious safety issue to everyone's attention and/or staging a massive recall!!

3. And the icing on the cake is AGAIN they are suing Make The Cut!!! Over supposed "Copyright Violations". MTC is run by a husband and wife team, just like SP and Company is run by ME and my husband. I feel a close personal connection to them in that way. Provocraft's "evidence" is screen shots of the MTC forum and Facebook pages!! So not only are they suing (which is completely asinine in my opinion), but they are paying their employes to patrol OTHER messageboards or websites, when they don't even freaking monitor their own messageboard!!!! You can donate to MTC and help support their fight in this suit by going here! From the words of one of the owners, "Thank you. We'll be talking to our lawyer soon and coming up with a response. We will be keeping everyone updated as everything happens this time around. If there is anything you guys can do to help us we will let you know! Last time we kept quiet, we gave them everything they asked for. Well apparently that didn't pan out too well. This time I plan on doing things differently"

4. ProvoCraft OWNS CricutMachine, ProudParents2005 (an ebay seller), and PaperCraftingPro websites. . . , which means they undercut their own wholesalers!!!! Not just by a tiny bit, but by huge percentages. So ProvoCraft sells their products to stores that want to sell PC products for MORE THAN what PC themselves sell their products for! It is unbelievable! I have heard small business owners state that they could purchase cartridges as a regular customer through one of the abovementioned websites (and even others) for cheaper than they could purchase them wholesale from ProvoCraft. So PC not only totally rips of their customers like you and I, they rip of the very people trying to actually SELL their products. And I have heard so many complaints about all the businesses no longer carrying Cricut products, well this my friends, is why!!

Combine the above and you have just more reasons to lose even more respect for this company! Just when I think PC cannot do anything else to make themselves look worse, THEY DO SOMETHING WORSE THAN BEFORE!!!

Here is another well-spoken blog post on these issues as well. Click here!

Join the conversation, leave me a comment below or post your thoughts on the FB boycott!! Be polite, but FIRM & demand better!!

And if you have no clue about Cricuts, or are new to the Cricut, read this!!

If you want to ditch your Cricut, then here is a handy comparison chart of other cutters you should check out!! http://thatsscrapinc.com/ComparisonChartWithBlackCat.htm

(And ProvoCraft, if you are reading this, I bet the other die cutting companies are laughing their a**es off alllllll the way to the bank, because you are making them filthy rich!)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Connor Hotel - Joplin, Mo.

2 of my Uncles worked at the Connor Hotel in Joplin, Mo. when they were in the 20's.
After one of them passed away I found this key at his home. Iam a history geek and love all sorts of antiques so this key became one of my favorite pieces. Unfortunately the Connor was to be torn down in the late 70's but the day before it was to be imploded it fell with 3 men inside it. One of the men died. We have lost so much of our history because of the idea of modernization in the 70's. I hope you enjoy this piece.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

LD Solutions: Exclusive Blog Freebie!

LD Solutions: Exclusive Blog Freebie!: Remember our fun babysitting kit ?! Well, the book we made up is now free, and exclusively for our blog followers! Thank you for being follo...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday afternoon

Sitting here eating Jif peanut butter out of the jar wondering what to do. Been sorting pictures on my computer with Picasa
Nice sunny day outside may take the dog Princess to the park. Hope you are having a great day.

Kathy :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Moment of Transparency:

When I am feeling frustrated, hurt, or find I am abdicating my peace, power, and productivity to insecurities and worry, it is solely because I am not being accountable for what I am CHOOSING to experience. When my focus slips from what I am CREATING to what I am GETTING, it is time for Emergency Re-Calibration...time to Seek a little more truth, connect a little deeper to Source, and Serve a little more.

Absolutely loving this program!

You should really check this out. Both Kathy & Melody are just so sweet and helpful.
Brave Girls Club

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cameo Features and Specs

Cameo Features and Specs

The all new Cameo connects to your PC or Mac via a USB cable making it work much like a printer. However rather than printing it utilizes a small blade to cut various materials up to 12 inches wide and 120 inches long and just about everywhere in between. The Cameo also has the ability to register and cut printed materials. This is all accomplished through the Silhouette Studio software, your home printer, and the Cameo.
What Comes With The Cameo

Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting tool
Silhouette Studio software for Window XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X 10.5.8 and higher.
51 Exclusive Cuttable Designs
Power Cable, USB Cable
12"cutting mat
$10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
basic instruction guide