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Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Okay so here is another book. I have a few files I am working on to mix and match in between the books. Thank you for all the great requests. I have lots of them in the works.
This files come with a barrel racer cut out. you can put on the front or on the inside or not use. This book has the mat for the word attached to the front page and you have to cut out the letters and attach them to get this look. Included is an area on the front for a journaling strip (box included) that you can put the name of the rodeo, the date, or the contestant. Also, is the setup for the blank pages you can use to make your rodeo book as thick or as thin as you'd like it to be. I constantly get requests for horse files. So I hope someone likes this. This files is for personal use! Please do not share, alter or claim as your own. This download is no longer available, but is available for purchase at Paperthreads HERE.
A few other things.....
Many people request fonts names. Honestly, I have so many fonts and so many that I use. I use a font viewer. Flip through them to see if there is one I like and then put it into Illustrator and create outlines. Then it isn't even a font anymore. I am usually about 5 files ahead of what I am offering (other then test cutting) and can never remember what the font is. My apologies. This may drive some people crazy, but if I kept all my fonts on my computer it was would be the slowest machine ever! Sometimes I can remember which font it is but don't know which version or style. And some I have altered so much it would be hard to say yes this is font because I work with it as an image and tweak and tweak and sometimes stenciling 'til I get it where I want. Again my apologies.
The weekend is almost here woohoo! It will be a busy one. Baby Shower for my sister. Seeing long distance relatives and visiting friends who live up the road from us. I look forward to it, but am ready for a slight slow down. I am not sure that will happen. Insomnia last night so I worked on a lot of files which is good for you guys, but not great for my concentration today. Craziness. Tonight we see my inlaws and are going to hear a live band at their club, eat dinner and dance a little. The hubby and I love to dance! In fact we met on the dance floor. Our son loves to dance to. He is always bouncing around when he hears a beat.
If you have made it this far, I am going to have change my passwords around a bit. So keep an eye on it. So this one changed today before you click the link and head over and get it.
Well I better get a move on.
password is enjoylife
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I was wondering through the gallery over at Paperthreads looking at everyone's great work and came across this. I know I have seen it before, but I didn't know if I shared it here or not. I like the bright pink and white colors of it. (see I have nothing against pink). But it is a super cute word book created. It is by KMBURK and it is Caitlyn's Name Book. Here is the link to kmburk's gallery. I just wanted to share..
Okay I better run.. The horses need feeding as well as my son as he sits here patiently waiting for me to post so he can have breakfast when I am done.
And yes there was a new password yesterday. I think many must have realized that because there were lots of downloads.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
So this is what I came up with for an easier book to cut then your typical word book. And I have quite a few more that I have created. I am working on lots of my own holiday gifts and will share them here in case anyone else can use them and this is one of them.
So this is the word Mexico in a rectangular book. The word Mexico cuts on all the first page and I included a blank page for the rest of the box. you can cut as many or as few extra pages as you'd like. Also, their is a journaling block included on the bottom for adding your own personal note. I will take comments for any other places you would like me to make. Preferrably one word and not to many letters and I will try to get them done and posted for those who would like to create them for the holidays gift season. This style of book is a little easier to do and I notice has alot more room for pictures and journaling on them. I hope everyone likes them. This file is for your own individual personal use! Please do not gift it to anyone, save it for anyone or claim it as your own. This download is no longer available, but is available at Paperthreads here. This download is set up a little differently. It will open to a folder and you can download the files you need. There are two for each set. One has the front page of the book and the other has the blank page, Jalapeno and the journaling square. Make sure you get them both.
This layout was sent to me by Karen. A quick turnaround of one of my download files. I love it!! Thank you for sharing Karen. Seeing my files cut and in layout form just really adds to my day!
Create N Cut... So I have been sent a few emails about offering FS files for the Create N Cut Software. I currently do not own it. If I get to the point where I can purchase it and start offering those files also. I will do so. But for now. This is what I have to offer. But I have been reading into it lots lately and trying to figure if I should set up my Mac Station for Create N Cut
Okay so this is a compilation of two requests. One I found on the Paperhtreads forum for a dancing hippo and the other was for this cute little monkey that originally had all been hand cut. I thought they would fit together perfectly. and thank you to both the requestee. This was a fun fun project to working on.
Thinking you could add a piece of lace to the hippo for a tutu.
I have to run to gymnastics with my son and then we will be back to upload all the links for the download. Just wanted to show you what was in store for today. THIS FILE LINK IS HERE. PLEASE READ FURTHER DOWN.
Something awesome... I have 98 files in the store!! Woohoo I have almost hit the 100 mark. So by the end of the month I should be there. Since I started this in the middle of February, I am shocked and amazed that it is going so well and my download numbers and web visits are still going so well.
These are for your personal use only. Please do not share or alter or claim as your own. This file is no longer available for download, but is available at the Paperthreads store HERE. Well more later my son is doing tumbles in the living room waiting to head out.
pw is laketrip
Monday, July 23, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
This file is for personal use only! Please do not share or alter and claim as your own.
(I will upload the links in the morning. I had a chance so I thought I would post and then tomorrow add the links when I have a few more minutes. As for now I am feeling very sleepy.) (It is morning now and I got the links up!! WOohooo!!) This file is no longer available for free download, but may be purchased at Papertreads.. HERE.
To request a file you can post in the comments section of any of my blog. I moderate the posts so they hit my personal email box and then I can read them and add them to the list and add them to the blog. So if your comment doesn't post right away.. it's coming I just get to read it first.
These file numbers
This file is no longer available as a freebie, but will be available at Paperthreads soon.
Okay and so here is the winning layout for Joni and the link to get to it!! Check it out. She used my Monkeyin Around file and won! Joni wrote: " We were all given exactly the same kit, 2 sheets of paper, 2 buttons, little piece of ribbon, 1 eyelet and 1 tag and had to make whatever theme we wanted. When I saw the stripes I thought of monkey's and remembered your title. "
Thanks Joni for sharing I love to see the layouts that are made with my files and even better when they win!! Congratulations.
same pw as last post
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Now for life... so today was my son's first swim lesson for this year. We have been to busy previously. He loved it and jumped right in the pool. He had the same teacher as last year and she remembered him. He was excited because he remembers her .... We have a yearly scrapbook and in the pictures of swim class she is right there forever mortalized as someone who made it into the Durnan life in 2006. So now she will be in 2007 also. haha.
So... Joni sent me a picture of the file Monkeyin' Around that she won a contest with.. Soon as she says it is okay I will post the link to her lss and her winning moment!! Woohoo!!
So I have been so intermitent over the last few weeks because I was changing all my files at Paperthreads. So now all of them will include the KNK and the WPC version of my files. So that is exciting to me! Alot of hard work, but glad that I only have a few files left to convert. As soon as Michelle, the owner of Paperthreads, gets a chance they will all be reloaded with the new zip files.
Also, a bunch of my more recent files will be uploaded to the store. I had a hard time coming up with verbage for them while we were spending time at the hospital just couldnt get my head clear enough to do it. So there will be lots of files coming to the store at Paperthreads in the next couple weeks.
Word Comparison chart.................Okay now for my terminology project... In Illustrator the term for linking letters together to cut as one piece is Merge and it can be found in the Pathfinder Window. What is the term in the other programs?? Please post the program and the term used for this function under the comments here. thank you to everyone participating.So everyone have a wonderful evening! Sorry so late in the day, but I made it in just barely.
pw is grandpa
Saturday, July 14, 2007
********** The Word Comparison Project *********
Okay.... so lets start with a simple one for my "word" comparison chart for the different programs. Please post to the comments here and what the word is and maybe the location of it in the program... lets start with an easy one...
I am looking for the word for a dashed line sometimes used for cutting little cuts in a project for a fold. ... so in the following programs it is ..
Adobe Illustrator.... Dashed Line (found in the Stroke Pallette)
KNK Studio ... Pounce (found?)
Create & Cute
Any others anyone wants to add? that they use??
Thanks for everyones help in getting this organized.
Friday, July 13, 2007
For those looking.. I am trying to get a freebie out later today! but for now.. here are my ramblings...
So I was flipping through some pictures on the camera getting ready to upload some to the Ceiva at my Dad's house in Wisconsin. Love that thing! Keeps us feeling a little closer when we can add pictures to it right away. My Dad is not a computer user. Has one sitting at his house. But not in use at all. So we got him a Ceiva picture frame last year for christmas. Me and my siblings and we split the costs and we each have our own set number of images we can trade out and keep up on it. I use it probably once a week if not more. Then my Dad calls and talks to my son about what is happening in the pictures. It is wonderful!
Okay so while looking through pics I pulled these off the camera. I took them other night when we were rushing to get the waterers full because the well was working for a short amount of time. These are our horses. Hope you like.
The first one is our youngest two and the troublemakers of the bunch. The one on the left is licking her lips. The water was coming from the buttom of the pump so these two were getting cold water. So they were sinking there noses in the water and swishing it around and then pulling there heads out and blowing water out their noses. I couldn't get them in action, but I did get the Bay sticking her tongue out. Little trivia tip. Did you know that horses can't breathe out of their mouths like we would if our noses were plugged. The paint horse on the right got bit by a rattlesnake right in the middle of the nose a few summers ago and we had to cram cut up garden hose up his nose so he could breathe 'til the vet got here and could reduce some of the swelling. Vet said we were quick to act or he wouldn't have made it because his whole head swelled. Pretty stressful situation, but after many shots he made it. And is definitely our biggest troublemaker.
The second picture is our resident ex-race horse. Zapatro. I affectionately call Zip. My son loves to hang out with the horses and Zip loves to be rubbed on the face. He has a stifle problem so he was pulled off the track and converted to a riding horse. He is our friends horse, but while they live here they are part of our family and our son tells everyone that he is his. This is a long way down for this horse to reach for a pet. he is tall. I can't see over his back without getting up on my toes.
I'll share some more later. My son is ready to take on the day this morning so I better get to it. Friends of ours stopped by last night and I opened my mouth and invited everyone over for a poker game. This would be great lots of fun. Except I am the only one who doesn't know how to play poker. And I told them we weren't playing for money just M&Ms. So we'll see how many I lose or eat whatever the moment may call for. So now I have to think .. what makes good poker food? Just quick munchies not dinner style. Anyone have any input let me know. I have to run to the store later today to get something.
PS in working with the new knk software I have talked to quite a few people. I think there needs to be an excel file of words and what they mean in all the functioning programs. I am wondering if I can work on it through my blog. Through out a word a day in one program and see what we can come up with as the same word in other programs.. For instance... Pounce in KNK is a dashed line in Illustrator is a "kiss cut"(I think) in wpc and I can't remember off the top of my head what it is in Craft Robo and have no idea what it is in the C&C software or inkscape. this being the case I am thinking about accumulating these words and offering an excel file to anyone who wants it for help in traipsing back and forth between programs. These are just thoughts...
Thursday, July 12, 2007
So for today I will try my darndest to get a new file uploaded! Thank you to everone for their support.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Here it is later.. pw is grandpa . And how exciting here is my first KNK freebie file download!! Wooohooo I am excited... Now for my moment to Rant a little. I hate to do this because I like this to be a happy blog.. so let me say my apologies first to those who this doesn't apply to.
These files are for your personal use. They are not for sharing.. some people don't get this... In fact I had someone email me my file saying someone else had sent it to them and they wanted to ask me a question about it. .. hmm that would be sharing. If you missed a file, please consider purchasing it. I offer every single one of my files that I sell for free for a limited time. I think it is fair that if you missed one and really want it. Consider purchasing it from me at Paperthreads. Am I whining?? I might be?? because I recently found one of my files posted on a board with my information deleted from the file. I won't go into who what when where and why, but please realize that if you download a file. It means your are in acceptance of my terms and that is to not share or claim as your own and/or alter and claim as your own. It is for your own individual personal use. This file is no longer available, but will be available for purchase at Paperthreads. that's it for me. hope everyone enjoys the file and on to great great great times with the new KNK downloaders hopefully coming on board to visit my blog.
On to happier thoughts.... thank you for the many happy comments regarding my squirtgun party pics. we rented the super slide. it was not as much fun as the previous years Slide. But it was fun and the kids seemed to enjoy it. Yes that is my hubby. Love him love him love him. The little boy running down the slide is my little one and the other kids are a friend of mines. My son had hives during the day, but nothing could hold him down. And as for the water trough with water. We have more kids and adults in that thing during the party. I think it is a novelty and they all love it. I am hearing great protest that there wont be a squirtgun party next year!
Well I am super excited about the new KNK files and am half way through all my files at Paperthreads and adding the KNK version to the file download. 'tis a ton of work. So I will be glad when I get it under control. Also, in doing the cleanup I am also going to add .wpc files to any of the downloads that don't have them for those .wpc downloaders. My numbers don't show there are many of them, but as long as their are .wpc downloads I will offer them.
Well my son wants to play Cars again. Okay so a little unknown fact about me...I could recite the movie cars because I think I have heard it/seen it about 72 times and that isn't an exaggeration. "Crazy Hotrodders"
Okay so I wanna know how many of my downloaders are winning over at the bingo game at Paperthreads. I am just curious. I think the winning pot is huge for one game. So I am hoping someone that visits here regularly wins it.
Okay I better run.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
MY KNK is here. Sitting on the dining room table. I am converting files over so all of my files at the store at Paperthreads will have the KNK file included. Through this conversion process I was wondering if I could get two people who could open up a couple of my converted files and cut them some time over the weekend and make sure they are working right. It just seems so easy to convert I have to be missing something! So I will take the first two I can get who own a KNK and can open up the file in the KNK software and cut it. Send me an email with KNK in the heading and when I am back online later or tomorrow a.m. I will send you some KNK files to cut. I am looking for the steps that have to be taken after you get them to get them to cut. I just want to do whatever I can to make my files easy to cut for the new and current KNK owners. The files can be cut out of scrap junk paper. I just want to know there aren't any major problems with the files from other users. If I can get this handled by Sunday evening and feel confident about the files then next week I should be able to offer freebie KNK files. (I can't hook up my machine yet. I made a deal with myself to convert half my files over before I play with the machine. Once I hook it up I will want to just play play play instead of work work work.) Criteria: You have to have the KNK studio software and a KNK to cut the files. And after your done I'd like the general steps you used to get it cut. (It doesnt have to be manual or text book language, just commands) Thanking everyone in advance for any time they put into this to help me out. Also, I am not opposed to letting you pick out the files you'd like to test cut from my collection. If that helps. Email me please not comments. Some experience with your KNK is probably a good thing as I am looking for help.
My previous download is still up. Just wanted to post this morning. My MIL is supposed to be home today. We are gonna have a party at her house. Swim etc. while she sleeps in bed. Love that family feeling! love it.
Friday, July 6, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Okay so still working on file, but wanted to stop in real quick in case I have to run to the hospital and drop a note.
First, MIL is having lots of complications and is going in again for an angiogram. Short story is parts of the heart are not moving, the blood pressure is hard to control and she is having racing of the heart. So with that said, I may or may not get a file in today for download. I am on call to get family members here and there and everywhere. And also get up to the hospital myself.
Okay so the challenge is on at Paperthreads. Alot of the designers jumped on board with me to up the ante for the winners and some of the designers even offered files to every person who signed up for the game. So check it out by clicking HERE. and sign up. Today is the last day you can do so. Always nice to have friendly competition especially when it benefits the crafters in the world. So I donated a few files to the prize and I, also, offered a 10 gift certificate to the store at Paperthreads for anyones files. So good luck to those who sign up. I wish I could there are some fantabulous files up for grabs there.
OKAY I got a quick list of the prizes for the BINGO game from Shirley at Paperthreads.
Wow! I guess I got the ball rolling! Hope everyone can sign up today.
The first name is the designers name donating the item to the prize
and free for all means everyone who signs up will get it.
Carrie - Flourishes and Christmas Ornaments
Michelle - Burning Candle, free to all
Jen - Christmas Light Border
Jenette - Santa with presents
Jules - Christmas Star Print and Cut - free to all
Luanne - Two Print and cut Files - Ho Ho Holidays CUTS and Santa CUTS
Barb - Merry Christmas Title and candy cane
Lori - No pic yet
Chris - Fiesta Card and $10 gift certificate
Shirley - Christmas Fun Collection
The good news is... my KNK is on it's way!! The bad news is.... It isn't here yet. This being the case. If you are a KNK owner and purchase any of my files in the month of July I will convert them for free and send them to you in KNK format. All you have to do is send me your confirmation of purchase from KNK showing the file numbers you purchased. I will convert those first and email you the KNK files to go with your download from Paperthreads. I am hoping I will also have all of my files converted by the end of July and they will be up in the store by the first of August hopefully. It may take me a few days to get them together and converted, but once my KNK is here and I have it loaded I will start converting after the 12th. I will convert the first files sent to me in the order they come through with receipts from Paperthreads. On that note I have a few for sale on Paperthreads this month. Here are three of them.
Okay I have gotten lots of emails about why my July sale files are not up in the store. They are up now. I listed them previously.. but here they are...
If I can get a file up, I will update the post time at the top and put it at the bottom here.
Thanks or stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Monday, July 2, 2007
So sorry for missing a few days. I gotta lots of files created at the hospital while sitting there, but didnt think they would take to me to kindly setting up shop and testing cutting these files in their waiting room.
Well I have to run off to catch up on things at the office and other things.
My MIL is stable right now but there are some complications. So we are saying our prayers and counting every blessing. My internet is going up and down. so I am going to shorten this note and give more later.