Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Trolling for Educators!

I am absolutely hooked on Lettering Delights products! It is time for you to get hooked too! Welcome to an UNLIMITED teachers-only access to thousands of fonts, colorful alphabets, graphics and clipart sets, printable tags and candy-bar wrappers, plus cut-it files for cutting machines at LetteringDelights.com all for just $130 for a whole year.

Hurry! This pilot beta program is available for a limited time and is reserved for a select number of professional teachers only**. Those eligible are teachers or student teachers of public, private, or charter institutions, or those who can provide proof of homeschooling their children. Please note, subscription will not be activated until proof has been received and approved.

Pay your annual membership fee to access the images you love in our easy-to-use online library. You can also download files directly to your computer to tackle all kinds of creative projects!

Build beautiful bulletin boards. Create darling student journals and scrapbooks. Personalize newsletters and notes. Design clever gifts and art. Customize practice pages and worksheets. Add colorful clipart and images to reports and assignments. And more!
Our teachers-only subscription allows you access to thousands of products in our current online gallery and dozens more added each month. This pilot program, available exclusively for teachers, will give you unlimited access for one full year to the following products:
  • Over 600 fonts valued at close to $2000
  • Over 700 colorful alphabet images valued at $2800
  • Close to 300 dingbat fonts valued at almost $900
  • Over 500 color graphic image sets (15 coordinating images per set) valued at $2100
  • 1200 pieces of clipart (in both black-and-white and color) valued at $300
  • Over 4000 cuttable files compatible with most electronic cutting machines valued at over $6000
Occasionally we will have licensed artists whose product will not be available via subscription.
**All sign-ups must provide proof of status as a professional teacher before online access will be granted. Burden of proof is on the teacher, we will accept proof of employment by written letter (submitted on letterhead), a copy of a teacher badge, paystub, teacher contract, etc.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Imagine...Monday! Sophie meet the Imagine


I introduced my Sophie Cartridge to my Imagine....guess what? They are new BFFs!  

PC Imagine Paper Cutter
Imagine cartridge: Best Friends
Cricut Circle Cartridge: Sophie
I-Rock tool and gems
Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue
4" paper doily
Scotch brand repositionable glue stick

  1. Select card and shapes from Sophie cartridge. Load in Imagine.
  2. Choose colors and flood fill from the Best Friends Cartridge.
  3. Print and cut shapes. Clear content.
  4. Add glue stick to back of Doily; position 3/4" from all edges of white paper. Load paper on Imagine mat, aligning to upper left corner. Be sure doily is secure (I ran my flat breyer over the area.
  5. On the Imagine choose the Imagine square shape, size to 5.5". Fill with color from BF cartridge. Change Imagine settings to "Print only". Send to Imagine. 
  6. Stickle it up!
  7. Complete with I-rock bling. 
Don't you agree, Sophie and the Imagine are really new BFFs!
Until next time, keep generating!

Friday, September 23, 2011



The little spider and I are excited to be a featured on Bug Bytes blog today! Don't you just love the black cat card? I thought it was the cutest little cat---just like my own Gus! Well, I'll give you the ingredients for the card, but the technique is creating the spider stickpin. I hope you enjoy! Jump on over to Bug Bytes for the video and recipe!

Check it out and keep generating the gems!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Welcome! So glad you could join me today. I just have to share this project, it was so much fun and so very easy!

My poor Imagine looked neglected without some color. I found this product and knew exactly what I could do with it. (Click on the picture if you want to check it out, too!)
Square 1 Fabric Vinyl
Imagine Cartridge: All Wrapped Up
Stickles (of course!)
Cricut Craft Room

Grab some coffee or tea and I'll show you how...

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you really soon. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Warm Wishes to All!

The weather here turned cool, so my thoughts went to Christmas! And for my designs I went straight to Lettering Delights. This hat is from the Nordic Christmas collection and it is just too cute! If you are curious, check out LD by clicking on the link to the left (I get the credit for sending you!) You won't be disappointed!

  • Silhouette SD (cutter that interfaces with software)
  • Software to import SVG files (Silhouette Studio Designer, MTC or SCAL)
  • Nordic Christmas Collection: stocking cap and holly
  • Assortment of papers: deep red, lighter red, deep green
  • Yarn (I found mine at Wal-Mart!)
  • Souffle pens
  • Distress ink: Antique Linen
  • I-top and brads (size to fit hat)
  • I-rock and 2 metallic gems
  • Assorted glues.

1. Open the hat in your software. Size accordingly. Create a blackout shadow layer of the hat base.
2. Omit the hat's solid band and the pom-pom layer. Omit holly berry from holly.
3. Cut according to colors: deep red hat layer, lighter red bands (2), Green shadow and holly leaves.
4. Ink all edges.
5. Weave yarn through the hat band. Glue to back at short ends. Let dry and trim. Glue to red hat layer.
6. Using a square of paper to match band and your I-top stencil, cut and cover a brad. Cut a small hole in one side of the red hat and insert the brad.
7. Glue deep red hat layer to green Shadow.
8. Draw stitching lines with Souffle pens.
9. Add holly leaves.
10. Add I-rock metallic brads to accent holly and pom-pom.
11. Stamp with desired sentiment. (Pink by Design has a set of stamps that include, " Warm holiday wishes for a COZY holiday!" )

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you have a wonderful week and find yourself relaxing and scrapping soon!

Until next time,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Imagine Monday: Quick Birthday Greetings

School starts in one week and lots of faculty birthday greetings needed. I really enjoy sending postcard size cards and everyone seems to really enjoy them. Using the Imagine really makes these cards quick and fun!


Cricut Lite Botanicals:
  • one motif and shadow cut at Relative size 2.5
Imagine Audrey:
  • Fill and cut with a print paper Imagine rectangle 5:7 at actual size 1.2
  • Fill and cut with solid (or white) Imagine rectangle 5:7 at actual size 1.4
Pink By Design Stamp (cannot remember set)
  • Use the Stickles to outline only!

I hope that you have learned something new today! Stop by again soon!
Until next time,

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I am so excited to be a guest designer at Sassy Lady's blog today! She gave me the idea for the card, but did you notice the ghosts in the background? They are read to haunt any Halloween project and directions for them can be found by selecting:

Thanks for stopping in. Until next time.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Silhouette Sunday on Saturday!

I couldn't wait until tomorrow to share this cute card! It is actually created for the Paper Craft Weekend Challenge (if you haven't met this blog, you must!) 

  • Silhouette SD
  • Letter Delights Graphics and Papers: Scaredy Cat, Halloween
  • Stampendous embossing powder: Crystal, Kaleidescope
  • Glaze pens
  • Action spring
  • Assorted glues
  • Ribbon
  • A2 Card 
  1. Bring all images into Silhouette Studio Software. Trace for cutting: two lettering, two cats. 
  2. Arrange letters. Create shadow. Fill with digital paper of choice (black dot).
  3. Duplicate cauldron. Fill with digital paper of choice (orange). Arrange filled image behind black cauldron; group. 
  4. Create a rectangle 4.2 x 5.4". Fill with digital paper of choice (green)
  5. Send to home printer.
  6. Cut with Silhouette.
  7. Glue and stack letters and cat for stability. 
  8. Emboss letters with crystal powder. Add to shadow to create sentiment.
  9. Add ribbon to background; glue to A2 card.
  10. Emboss stick of cauldron with kaleidescope powder. Glue to background.
  11. Glaze cat's feature with pens. Add spring to back of cat; position on cauldron.
  12. Position pop dots on back of sentiment. Add to card.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend. 

Until next time,