August 27, 2009

and the party ain't stoppin'!

my buddies.

my pals.

my kum-by-yahs.

We all appear to be cut from the same *ehem* chocolate cake?

You guys just totally make me laugh! I got such a kick out of the comments yesterday. Here were a few of my favorites:
  • wowza, another great giveaway with a bonus diet ruiner. I'm off to the grocery store now..... hmmm, which chocolate treat shall I get from the bakery?
  • Great ideas!!! And if I win can you throw in the chocolate cake? ;)
  • Great projects & giveaways! I'll have a balanced diet today - chocolate in both hands! :-)
  • How can anyone not be inspired by chocolate cake??? Love it!
  • Love those giveaways and I tell hubby all the time that diet dr pepper cancels out sweets lol
  • I am so in love with those cards. How cool are they? I need to play some tonight. Is it okay to send the kids to bed early to play with my scrap toys? ...The answer to that is "Heck ya!"
  • now that I no longer work for QK I think I qualify ;) ...Ahhhh, Laura! Miss you already! :)
  • Quickuts and American Crafts. Sort of like cookies and milk.
  • Choc. cake has been ordered...from Magelby's! ...This is THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH! If you live in Utah and you've never had it, don't walk . . . RUN to get some! It is di-vine!

I can see we are all kindred spirits. :) Make sure you check out the rest of the kindred spirits over there on the American Crafts blog too!

So what do we have going on today? Well, there's a new release of Silhouette images by QuicKutz today. Yahoo! It's a sort of "Essentials" release. There's these photo mats, which are not only great for pages, but great for a photo frame (note: as in Christmas gifts). Really cool to decorate up. Here's a few examples:


There are photo word corners:

Photo word frames:



And my favorite, word circles!


Just a whole bunch of essential items to make your page. It's like the basic white tee. :)

So, wanna see a couple projects using those photo frames? Here's one from Nichol Magouirk.


As you can see, you don't have to include a photo in every square. Use them for embellishments, journaling, whatever. One other really great tip? Nichol removed the large photo square on the right page and replaced it with the inside cut line of the "THIS WAY" word frame (out today) so it would all cut as one piece. How cool is that? It's that whole mixing and matching your shapes again. LOVE it!

Supplies:
American Crafts Supplies: Neutrals 12x12 AC Cardstock, Primaries 12x12 AC Cardstock, Neutrals JFK Remarks Stickers, Purkey White MiniMarks Rub-ons, Clear Stamps Thanks Large, Thank You Dots Wood Mounted Stamp, 3x3 Sentiment Grid Wood Mounted Stamp, Zing! Rouge Embossing Powder, Zing! Clear Embossing Powder, Zing! Silver Embossing Powder

Silhouette Supplies: photomat_2060, photomat_2069, heart_1439, frame_2087

Now here's a little ol' one from moi. It's simple, basic--just like that white tee. But that's just me these days....except I'm more of a black tee. ;)


I used two different photo mats, just like Nichol did, to make a two-page spread. These photos mats give you perfect placement of your photos every time, not to mention it gives you a whole different look than just putting them on top of the cardstock.

One other idea to note. I used an AC rub-on star and dotted circle on that accent in the upper left corner. I didn't have a circle punch that big--I know, *gasp*--but wait, it gets better. I measured the rub-on and created a circle slightly larger in the Robo Master software and cut it using my Silhouette. Now that makes up for not having an assortment of circle punches, right? One can cut a bizillion sizes of circles without all the bulk of a punch. Sounds good to me. :)

Here's what I did to cut my page:
  • Open the rectangle photomat in the Robo Master software.
  • With the image selected, right click, choose Position Settings, click Hold Aspect Ratio, and change the Width/Height to 8.5 x 11. Changing one will automatically change the other when you choose Hold Aspect Ratio.
  • Now, when I did mine, I aligned the top and right edges with the top of the RM "page" so that it looked something like this:
I also adjusted it 1/2" down on my cutting mat. It's just what worked for me.
  • Since I was making an 8 1/2 x 11" page, I Ungrouped the mat and removed the outer cut line.
  • Now, if you notice in the list of shapes to get, this mat does not come with circles. This again is mixing and matching your shapes. I grabbed that set of circles from one of the mats that did have them, got rid of the excess circles, and aligned them into what I was cutting. I didn't remember, however, to do this until after I'd cut the squares, but it was before I'd removed the cardsock from the mat. So I put the circles where I needed to, removed all the other squares, and cut it again. I was a dingbat though and centered them rather than align them with the right edge of the large photo square. So on my page, you'll notice they are a smidgen to the left. It'll probably bug me 'til kingdom come.

Here's some really great tips on using these babies.
  • Try cutting a piece of paper first before using your cardstock.
  • If you are creating an 8 1/2 x 11 page, trim a 12x12 piece of cardstock to 9x12 and run that through the Silhouette. This will give you some "fudging" room to play with--making sure things are centered and such. You'll just trim it up to size after the cut.
  • You can remove any square, resize it, rotate it, whatever. Makes the photo mat totally customizable to your needs.
  • Replace any square with an edge like a scallop...or the word phrase like Nichol did.
  • Bring your photos into the software so you can arrange on the spot!
  • Right click on any square to get the dimension and know what size your photo needs to be. Idea to note: After arranging my photos to print, I scaled up my printing document to 102% to enlarge them just a bit so that the photo would extend just slightly outside the frame area...no white lines or blank space. I also cut them up leaving that excess white area so I'd have something to adhere to the back with. Just a thought. ;)
  • And I recently posted on my blog on customizing these photo mats so you could use them as a double, layered photo mat. You can read about that here.
  • Use the square photo mats in an 8x8 album! You can also use them as an accent photo mat on any larger sized scrapbook page.

And here's just and AWESOME tip in general . . . I LOOOOVE American Crafts cardstock! I use it to cut my Silhouette shapes whenever possible. I always use it to test-cut my shapes too. It is THE best stuff ev-er! And I know Nichol totally agrees! We are diehard AC Cardstock fans!

Since Halloween is just around the corner, let's take a look at a page from Jen Gallacher!


Love it! Love the diamond background and the 360 shape. I love seeing all these shapes come to life! And with the AC product? Wow!

Supplies:
Cardstock, pattern paper, letter stickers, buttons, jewel brads, stamps: American Crafts
Die Cuts and embossing folder: Quickutz
Twine: Craft supply
Stamping ink: Inque Boutique, Michael’s
Corner Rounder Punch: Fiskars
1.5” Circle punch: Fiskars
Gray photo corner: Heidi Swapp
Font: Century Gothic (MS Word)

Instructions:
  1. Cut the distressed diamond background from black cardstock and mount several dark orange diamond behind the background.
  2. Mount on lighter orange cardstock and machine stitch to black cardstock.
  3. Cut bats from gray cardstock and mount on diamond background.
  4. Add letter stickers for title.
  5. Use black stamping ink to stamp “thanks again” on a tan piece of cardstock and mount beneath title.Add a photo to the layout with a gray photo corner.
  6. Use the circle embossing template to emboss teal cardstock and machine stitch to layout.
  7. Add two jewel brads to two of the circle centers.
  8. Cut the 360 degree shape from black cardstock and mount on teal square.
  9. Slip a 1.5” circle punch of light orange behind the title.
  10. Cut a star die cut from purple and mount behind 360 degree shape as well.
  11. Create a text box in Microsoft Word and fill with black ink and white text.
  12. Print and add to teal square.
  13. Add a strip of black dot pattern paper beneath the title rectangle.
  14. Add a strip of orange cardstock and punch a hole in each end.
  15. Thread craft colored twine through the holes several times and tie a large purple button in lace with a bow.
  16. Add two other purple buttons to the layout.
  17. Use a corner rounder punch to round the corners of the skull pattern paper and machine stitch to the layout.

Wow, this has been a rather long post! Maybe we'd best get to the winners of yesterday's goodies!

For the AC package, the winner is:
Anne said...

The dinomite page is awesome! I love all that you do here! And your giveaways are spectacular... I am loving this week!

And the winner of the QK package is:
Stefanie said...

More fun ideas! Thanks for sharing! :)


Congratulations! E-mail us at customerservice@quickutz.com with your address and we'll get that out to you!

Now for today's goodies! Can you believe we're on Thursday already???

Ready for Christmas? How 'bout a little jolly package like this from AC?



How 'bout these babies from QK. Did you notice something familiar? You Silhouette fans should notice the flower patterns...there are images that match them. Now you can emboss with them. Sooooo coool!
Just leave us a comment and you'll be entered to win! I'll draw the names tomorrow morning!

[this contest is closed]

165 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oh yes I noticed the matching shapes! I am so loving the new info on the blog! American craft paper is just to adorable!! Congrats to yesterdays winners!!

T'Neal Cooper said...

YAY!!! I've just seen the new digital designs. Must admit I wasn't too sure about them, but these fantastic layouts have got my creative juices flowing (not to mention all the talk of cake!). Once again - thank you for an amazing blog! Who need's the next episode of Desperate Housewives when we have this?!??

Lynne said...

Oh, love those new releases!! Beautiful pages and thanks so much for the step by step instructions!!

aswann said...

PLEASE pick me today!! =D =D =D

Bridget said...

Love the new releases! I haven't used my machine in 2 weeks and I think it's time to give it it's work out ;). Great photo mats!

Sarah said...

WoW! Another awesome giveaway! I love all the amazing projects with week - QK and AC go so well together!

Kaylyn said...

OMG..these projects are amazing. The Halloween one is uber cute!

Naptime Scrapper said...

I had no idea what the Silhouette could do! I'm pumped! It is officially added to the ol' Christmas list!

McCulleys said...

Everything is so amazing! I love the Silhouette demonstrations...it is very helpful!

Tracey said...

So much yumminess in this post! I am loving the new Silouette shapes and the layouts are gorgeous!! This week is awesome! Keep the goodness coming folks!!

patty w said...

These are so cool! I'm lovin' the Christmas Spirit I've been seeing around!

Beautiful projects everyone !

Sue said...

Oh my gosh!! The projects are getting better and better each day!!! It's like going from milk chocolate to DARK CHOCOLATE!! What are you going to do tomorrow, add the caramel? I'm drooling!!

connie said...

Great projects and thanks for the ditial tips!

Jingle said...

I love all the text cut-work! It is so neat! And these prizes are divine! But...I have to say...I'm not much of a chocolate girl, so I'll be looking for the ice cream and cupcakes tomorrow!

Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

I love those photo word frames. And I'm so excited for Christmas stuff! Between Halloween and Christmas, I've got enough for the next 10 years but I can't help buying more every year.

Shelley said...

Yummy post, I think I'll go and satisfy my chocolate craving, too! Awesome work. Thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

Super great information! And the giveaway today is fantastic.

QTKMST said...

Fresh new ideas. The photo word frames are so nice.

Pamk said...

love those xmas goodies. Have lots of pics from that time of the year left to scrap

Jennifer B. said...

Well done once again! God stuff happening here! Great giveawys I would love to win!

Amber said...

Love the pages...verrry cute! =)

Etta said...

Lovely stuff!

Lara said...

More images to play with!! I have a lot of catching up to do with my Sil :) Love the photo mats, and the way the words were connected to them is super cool!

kipandmindy said...

Love all the ideas...if I can just talk my 9 month old into a nap I might be able to try one out!!

Susan McRae said...

I love the photo word corners, so cool!

AlteredByMe said...

Great give away! Love the xmas prize pack. Would love to make some holiday cards and tags!

Arlene

stampinwithmel said...

I can not wait to use some of today's releases! Going to have to check out American Crafts card stock too!

Lynn Brown said...

I'm drooling over all of these ideas and products!

Karen Whitt said...

Wow, I really love the new release. These are certainly essentials that I would use all the time. Great ideas.

Anonymous said...

I just love all things Christmas! Would love to add this collection to my stash! Perfect for my Remember December journal this year!

Kim

A Bumble World said...

Love all the new releases! That X-mas paper is gorgeous, I don't have a die-cut system but love my Silhouette! Off to find out how to bring photos into the layout page!

Melanie said...

I do love AC - I keep a pack of the textured white AT ALL TIMES. Oh to win some goodies!

Charisse said...

I LOVE that there are "how to's" for the Silhoutte on here now...gets my brain off of the same old same old...Thanks!! And if I win a prize to boot, good times all around! Thanks for the fun! :)

sew_crafty_girl said...

Love those Halloween LO colours!

Valerie said...

Lookin' like Christmas! I'm inspired to start making cards and sing Jingle Bells. Thanks for all the fun.

blueviolet said...

I love that NYC layout. These peeks at products are the best!

scrapping4twins said...

Love Nichole's layout! Those are such fun designs especially the circle word ones!

Emily said...

Love those word photo frames! Hmmm...I think I need them!

cslockhorn said...

Great layouts today! And what a fabulous prize package from AC - I'm ready for Christmas already! And I love that QK flower embossing strip- really pretty and versatile. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa McClary said...

That little boys face is priceless ha! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies.

marlis said...

inspiring ideas today!! can't wait to get home to see the new silhouette releases.. another great prize package.. is quickutz considered a sickness (means i can go home from work??)

Anonymous said...

I need to take some time off to learn my SIL so many things you can do. Love the pages. Barb L.

KayLyn said...

Thanks, so much for holding our hands through some of these new techiques on the sihouette. I finally feel like I'm getting the most out of my toy. Thanks. KayLyn

gwenyth said...

I'm loving the new photo frames... so many possibilities. And I love all the projects - such eye candy!

Anna-Carin said...

Supernice layouts!

Candace said...

WOWzas! That is some serious eye Candy! Thanks for the chance to win such yummy treats!

lorraine said...

Such great tips and I must try AC cardstock for on my silhouette with such great recommenations!
I am soooo looking forward to using the photo mats on some older type albums i have - it will be sooo quick to get done! thanks a bunch!

bll3cu89 said...

Love all of the ideas. I just got my Silhouette - I think I feel a cold coming on so I can scraplift tomorrow. :-)

Susan said...

I'm in LOVE with those word boxes!!!!

Fay said...

Cool...can't wait to get home to download the new photo mats! :D Great way for me to start scrapbooking!!

Joli said...

Photo mats!!!! I love this idea!!!

Avital said...

Thanks for the wonderful (and continuous) giveaways :)

I love the word art design, it's beautiful!

Amy :) said...

awesome digital designs. :)
even awesome-er layouts!

lrimerman said...

Oh, I love those embossing QK designs!! They are awesome.

I want to win!

Lisa Imerman

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

You are such a tease!! I saw my comment in this post and thought I won. Boo hoo. But the week's not over.
I am blown away by these photo frames. Super cool.

Stefanie said...

Thanks for the directions on how to use the silhouette. And for pulling my name yesterday!! I was surprised!! :)

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Thanks so much for the "how-to" info. These are great!

Stacey said...

Holy Cow! I love those word corners and word frames. I am going to be in so much trouble. Why do you all keep doing this to me?

Cindy said...

You way out did yourself today!! Thanks for all the great silhouette images. I'm going to see if I can find them right now! See Ya.

Heather said...

The word frame dies are just so cute! I must have all of them so I can do pages like Nichol!!!

Thanks again for the chance to win!

Cheryl said...

OMG! Great layouts and ideas!!!

Kim said...

I am so loving those word circles and word clusters! So stinkin cute! Let me at em!

DJRP said...

Just loving all the new Holiday stuff Quickutz has, I have downloaded all the new designs, and getting ready to buy all the supplies I will be needing this weekend at the Expo in Somerset NJ.

I am sure Quickutz will have a booth there? Or one of their dealers at the least!!?

Happy Holiday scrapping all.
Donna

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! Could totally use those embossing dies!Cari

peggy w said...

Christmas already. I am so excited. Thanks for the great ideas with the new downloads and the great giveaway. Love it.

Anonymous said...

love christmas
thanks for the chance

alexandra

isabel said...

great project
thanks for the inspiration

Samantha T. said...

I am in LOVE with the new Silhouette images that were just released. You guys just keep getting better and better!

guillauma said...

very beautiful, i'm gonna try too
thanks for the chance to win

the mustik said...

love the embossing
thanks for this great giveaway

carpediem said...

The projects and new releases are awesome!
!!! laura j

Anonymous said...

love the layouts... fantastic project
kisses
vitoria

Anonymous said...

Love the layouts today! Thanks for the chance to win!
krolski (kathy)

Linda Barber said...

Aww, thanks for all the love for the chocolate cake project. I must confess it was pretty dang yummy. Not my recipe though, so I can't take credit. I'm loving all the projects here on the QK blog! And these clean, graphic-y pages using a Silhouette are the BEST! Now, I must to go GET a Silhouette. :)

~kelly marie~ said...

Wow! Awesome projects!!!

Deepa said...

Love those projects, and the new silhouette shapes? I'm off to download them now!!

Novalen said...

It's such a great idea! I have to use those frames!!!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is that I am so glad that I kept putting off buying the Cricut! When I came across the Silhouette SD I was amazed by how much I could do with it. I quickly purchased one and signed up for the one year unlimited subscription, it has been so worth it! I am floored every time I see all the new images that are posted, I love them all! Thank you for creating such an amazing product and for being so generous with your give aways and constant inspiration!

Stacy McLain

Anne-Liesse said...

Loving the pages and the ideas!
Anne-Liesse

Sandra said...

this has been fun! Thanks for all the instructions!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love quickutz and Ac and you too...
Thanks so much for all the info and goodies...

Luluuk said...

I'm lovin this inspiration!
Lulu UK

Helen said...

wow wow wow loving the AC and the layouts

Patti said...

Love the embossing for backgrounds for cards!

Angie said...

Thanks for all the inspiration!!! Love the embossing folders...they are fab!

Rhadonda said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! you inspire and depress me. Inspire is good, Depressed i need to get busy scrapbooking!!! Thanks so much.

JKButler said...

All this new stuff makes my head spin!!! Such great ideas are afoot. Thanks for the goodies.

ArlaMo said...

Inspiration overload! Thanks for the chance to win!

Frank said...

LOVING the new releases... :) Those are some fun layouts you've posted...can't wait to see what else y'all come up with...
Thanks for the chance to win!

ames said...

Love what Nichol has done withe word frames - looks awesome!

nina said...

Funny comments! I really like these new embossing folders, & thanks for the silhouette tips - I just got one so it's fun to see what you can do with it.

ChattieKathy said...

All of these ideas and new techniques are so great! Thanks for giving us a chance to win stuff too!

Rachel said...

total droolage!!!

DeniseB said...

I love that embossing folder, and all the AC goodies! What great giveaways! Thanks for a chance to win.
DeniseB

Stephanie Baxter said...

Wow, this week just keeps getting better and better over here!

wdl1228 said...

Awesome prize! This is so much fun!

Cassi said...

i don't want this week to end!!!

amyloliquefaqueinz said...

Oh wow! I'm drooling over the new images!

Sue said...

Can't wait to get started, thanks for the hints and tips, greatly appreciated!

Sue
x

julieann said...

Such great lo's and I love the AC holiday line!!

Brooke said...

Aww, I love NYC too!!

Genny said...

Wow! Looks like i could jumpstart Christmas (last year) with that prize pack!!

anne said...

Love the ideas on the blog. Thanks for helping keep the creative juices flowing.

anne

Anonymous said...

love the christmas goodies and of course QK goodness!!

Misty C

Brenda said...

Great layouts. I love the frames. Great week of idea!

Stacy Milford said...

what an awesome post today! would LOVE to win!!!

Sarah said...

there's so many cool things to play with on the Silhouette! I just wish I wasn't in the process of moving! aaahh!! I'll just have to have a huge sil sesh when I'm unpacked!

Lulu said...

Right On!!! you never cease to amaze.

Lou said...

Really wishing that I had the Silhouette!

Cynthia B. said...

I love those photo word frames and corners - seriously cool is RIGHT! Thanks for the chance to win these fab AC and QK products!

Krystal said...

Oh WOW such AMAZING talent here!! I'm glad I finally found this blog!! Bookmarking it now! Thanks!

Beckabear3213 said...

no...the week can't end yet!! boy oh boy, i need the silhouette.

Candice said...

How cool are those photo mats for the Silhouette!! Love them! I really like the American Crafts Halloween stuff too :)

Linda E said...

Looking at all this beautiful eye candy this week makes it feel like Christmas in August! Thanks for the giveaway

SaraG said...

What awesome stuff as usual - you guys continue to blow me away w/ the creativity ... so many things I hadn't even thought of! Makes me want to go use my Silhouette every day now! :) Now if I can only get the dog to stop barking and running in circles every time the machine turns on ....

Tracy said...

ooooooh...these are some amazing layouts! How could I resist leaving a comment to get that SUPER YUMMY prize pack?!

Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Oooh I LuV these!!! We're already planning our Qk Club holiday projects- this would be perfect!!!
lilmssunydayz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win some stuff. Pick me, Pick me. PLEASE!!!

Tamra B

Melissa said...

I love the word photo frames. SUPER CUTE! I'm on vacation and am somehow wishing I was at home scrapbooking....

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh everything is so wonderful! I love those papers, and those thickers, too!

Erika M. said...

Loving it all - would love to win!

Tiffany Heilman said...

So cute love all of those goodies!

Cathy said...

It's beginning to look alot Christmas, how cool those papers look! Silhouette designs are great. (Circle words are tops!) Being a quickutz fan is so easy with so many toys to play with.
Cat

Yaritza said...

Thanks for posting dirrections as to how to use the new photo mats. Like always another great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kim M said...

I love how your directions our so detailed and what a great giveaway, such great products! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jaime said...

I love the tutorials with each LO. Now I just have to get a silouhette!!!

beth said...

Only 120 days til Christmas, i'd better get hopping. Love the window projects.

chene said...

I love the Christmas stuff. That holiday is my scrappy weakness. I will certainly download some of the new Silhouette releases.

Carla G. said...

Awesome giveaway! I just found your blog and I would love to win!

Renee said...

wow...more great inspiration.

Thanks!

Wunderkrafts said...

I LOVE the NY Layout - I just came back and now I have a great layout for all my pictures!!

I was just introduced to this site and so glad that I was - this is going to be a total FAVORITE!!! Love all the ideas!!!

Lizzy Simpson said...

There are soooooo many cool things the Silhouette can do, and so many wonderful things you can do on layouts. Thanks for sharing these cool techniques and ideas!

Lizzy

Jennifer Priest said...

WOw! I am so inspired I wanna scrap right now! Hope to win the prize pack ;)

Sara said...

Wow, have had QK for years, but just tonight found this GREAT blog!

Tami said...

Love the new designs and all the inspiration this blog provides!

Heather said...

Loving everything I see!!!! Fabulous!!!!

Robin said...

Great tips & layouts. Love the frames :)

barnscrapper said...

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas.I would love an early gift!

JPScraps said...

Love all the inspiration!

amy said...

Christmas, isn't that far away...eeeek! I better get a scrapping on all of those projects that everyone seems to expect every year! Love the combo of quickutz and AC! Two of my favorites for card making!

Melissa said...

Christmas stuff already??? I'm not ready to be in that frame of mind but this package could help me get in the mood!

queenbeerowe48 said...

I loooooooooooovvvvvvve Christmas......my favorite time of year!! Bring on that AC Christmas line. I'd love to win that stash. Thanks for the fun!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Super cute layouts and I love those frames! I'm hoping to be the lucky winner since I've been a very good girl this year! Thanks for the chance to win!
-Cher

Shanon AKA BayouCropper said...

I love this idea!! I LOVE QUICKUTZ!! And come ooonnnnnnnn... help a QK addict out here, and PICK ME!!! Prrreeettttyyy pleeeaassse!! I am not afraid to beg!! LOL ;)

Anonymous said...

I have just purchased an Epic 6 and am trying to learn how to use it. This is my first experience with Quickutz, I am excited about the possibilities. Really glad I found this web site.

Shawn Wenrich said...

Great post, thanks for sharing this tutorial with us. Per Nichol I have stocked up majorly on AC cardstock for all of my Silhouette cutting. Luv it!

Jules(theurbanzoo@wyan.org) said...

this has been a fun week! cant wait to see tomorrow! what a great combo QKs and AC! Great giveaways....i hope i win!

interactthis said...

Great stuff - thanks for the chance and the fun ideas!

Connie M said...

I love what you've done with the photo mats!

Anthonette said...

When I read "Bring your photos into the software"...I didn't know we could do that! Thank for teaching me something today. I look forward to trying out those new photo mats.

Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

Kristin said...

Umm, yes please! Bring on "the most wonderful time of the year!" If I start working now, maybe I will actually have enouch Christmas cards to send this year. :)

Anonymous said...

I love AC Cardstock too. Thanks for sharing more fab designs. What a great week and we still have one more day!-JRR

ruth said...

christmas already?! oooooo & ahhhhhhs...i wanna try the photo mats. you can add pictures in there, too? sweet!

Elaine said...

I could use a pick me up - this was a long week and I was dead tired driving home today....these would cheer me up! ;-)

Deneen said...

Thanks for all the great ideas love them!

Linda w said...

I have learned so much about the silhouette. Makes me think that perhaps I need one.

thanks much

Marilyn said...

You know, I wasn't a big fan of the frames at first, but now that I see them in action, I love them! Now, if I could only upgrade my windows, I can download the software update and download them!

marilyn said...

Love those frames--can't wait to try them out!!! Awesome tips!

lorena b. said...

I seriously need to get a Silhouette SD already! Love to see the new releases!

Jen said...

Those photo mats and word frames are fantastic!

Blair Moch said...

I am already obsessed with Xmas stuff!! Love this, would love to win! Thanks!

Jenny McGee said...

Those photo mats look so fun. Great prizes and thanks for a chance to win.

Charlie said...

Xmas my favourite time of year - and THANKS for reminding me of the 40 xmas cards I still have to make. Would love to win and get inspired by new stuff. =0)

merideth said...

i cannot beLIEVE how versatile these things are! i'd better win a bunch of them b/c i've already told hubs what i want for Christmas! :)

stephanne2 said...

Thanks for all of the inspiration! This has been a GREAT blog week! Yay for Quickutz and American Crafts!!