Monday, August 25, 2014

It's a Color Challenge With a Theme

Your Scrapbook Place Blogspot Challenge starting 8/15/14.

It's the 15th of August and Your Scrapbook Place has another challenge for you. This month its a Color challenge, that's easy to do. The challenge is to make a project reflecting something similar to a "Get Well" theme but using only Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Bermuda Bay.

Your project can be a scrapbook page reflecting someone's illness and recovery, create a small album of cheer up sentiments for a friend using these colors, well you get the idea, go for it ladies.

Use any brand of paper, just try to match the colors as closely as possible.

I created a scrapbook page - my grandson was recovering from a major allergic reaction and his little sister was reading the cards he received.

The challenge is being sponsored by Stamping Boutique, and they have some really cute digital stamps. They are also offering three free digital stamps to the winner of a random drawing of the entries into the challenge.

Hope you join us at the challenge!

Judy
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

My old Files and links

I sold my old website, and my free files were stored there. I am working on slowly moving them to my new website, so until them, all my free files will be gone

Going forward, other than files created from cartoons, special logos, etc, my free files will only be free for a limited time, then they will be listed on my website for sale.

Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

Judy
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Christmas In July Sale!

Hey, Hot Stuff,

Despite the heat, my mind is on Dasher, Dancer, and all the rest... because it's CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

Here's the gift for you – Lain Ehmann just launched a new online store at Layout Day.com/store. You've been asking for years for a one-stop spot where you can see all her classes, sortable by instructor, event, and topic. And now you can do it! How's that for a little midsummer magic?

Lain is offering 25% off virtually everything* in the store. All you need to do is go to Layout a Day.com/store, add your selected items to your shopping cart, and then use code HOHOHO through tomorrow, July 25!

Now's the perfect time to stock up on past True Scrap events (True Scrap Pocket Pages - yup!), or any of the other delightful and devastatingly educational classes we offer. You can use the scrolling menus at the top of the page to search out new finds by instructor, topic, or event. Easy-peasy!

Oh, and since this is a new interface for us, you may find a few glitches. If you do, please let us know. We did our darnedest to cross all the Ts and dot all the Is, but a few may have escaped our eagle eyes. :)

Now, go shop!

*Because of the structure of how some of her classes and products are delivered, the coupon code does not apply to a few of her products, including Scrap Your Story, Fast Scrapbooking, and Define Your Style. It is also not applicable to previous purchases, nor can it be combined with other coupon codes.

Judy
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Update on My Life

Life threw my husband a curve ball in April. What started as his right shoulder hurting again, within a week turned in his back & shoulder hurting. He went to his chiropractor to have her work on it. Within another week, he started having cramps in his legs that made driving 25 miles to work very difficult.

About 10 days later, he wasn't able to drive anywhere - it was so bad, even the short 1 mile drive to our favorite restaurant was too much. So he started working from home, but he was getting worse & worse. I had to help him get up from the chair, and getting out of bed was almost impossible - good thing I am fairly strong, otherwise he would have been stuck in bed.

Finally, I wrote to his doctor and told him everything that has going on with my hubby. He neglected telling the doctor ALL his symptoms because he didn't think they were related. As soon as the doctor got my e-mail, he told hubby to come it the office. The doctor feared it was the start of Parkinson's. Luckly, after more teats and a visit to the rheumatologist, the suspect he has Polymyalgia rheumatica (sometimes referred to as PMR). PMR is a common cause of widespread aching and stiffness in older adults. Because PMR does not often cause swollen joints, it is hard to recognize.

We won't know if it is truly PMR or another related disease until he has lowered his dose of Prednisone to under 10mg.

So, I have been dealing with his medical problems for the last 8 weeks and FINALLY am able to get back to making cut files, scrapbooking and all the other things I do around the house - including training our dogs.

I have decided that rather that post a bunch of cut files at one time around special days/holidays, I will start to post at least 2 cut-files a week - probably on Mondays & Fridays - Starting on Friday June 20th. If you subscribe to my blog, you won't miss getting the announcements of new files.


Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

See you soon!
Judy
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Saturday, March 1, 2014

How to Download Files

To get the files, just click on the picture, and you will be able to download the zip file


Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

See you soon!
Judy
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Cricut Software and Cut Files

So you wanted to know about using your Cricut with cut files you have found on the internet or on websites that provide cut files that work with their stamps. Well, good news and bad news - good news is yes you can BUT the bad news is that you need special software to do it. Sadly, that software is not available anymore - unless you can find an older version of the software.

Short story is that Provocraft sued both the companies that created & sold the software and they had to make the software not work with the Cricut anymore. So, unless you can find an older version of Make the Cut or Sure Cuts a Lot you won't be able to use cut files with your Cricut.

Details on Sure Cuts a Lot - Version 1 and 2 of Sure Cuts A Lot are compatible with the Cricut Personal, Cricut Expression, Cricut Create and Cricut Cake machines provided you have a compatible fimrware version on the Cricut machine.

Details on Make the Cut - The last version that will work with the Cricut is 3.2.1, BUT it had to be downloaded before March 16.


Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

See you soon!
Judy
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Friday, January 11, 2013

The Cost on Scrapbook Classes, Crops & Events

I am saddened to see the price of the various online scrapbooking classes & events have prices that exclude a lot of us scrappers. The $30, $40, $50 that people charge for classes & events eliminates most of us scrap folks.

For a lot of us, we don’t have that amount of money to spend on online events, let alone on crops at people hold in their homes. I think that more & more of us are being pushed out of scrapbooking in groups due to the cost involved, and we wind up scrapbooking alone. Scrapbooking supplies are costly enough, but to pay a large amount to join on events & crops in is beyond our budgets.

Part of the reason I have enjoyed scrapbooking beyond the fun of creating pages & sharing memories is the social aspect of it. Getting out of the house and having time to spend visiting & sharing was I special “me time”.

I remember when classes & events ran $20-$25, now the price has doubled, and I don’t see where the additional cost goes to. Gosh, it is online, other than the time to create the scrip for the event, where does the high cost come from? With say 50 people joining in, the teachers or event makes quite the profit – just 50 people sign up at $50 a person the resulting profit would be in the range of $2500. Quite a bit of $$ and a lot of the teachers hold the class many times, and after the first time they don’t have to spend the time creating the class – they just use what the created in the first place.

Some events/classes have short term “deals” that go on. Why not just lower the price rather than the cost beyond what most of us can spend? Personally, I have to budget to spend even $25 and by the time I save it up; the “special” price has gone away.

I will get off my soap box now. I just wanted to vent and get out in the public the feelings of at least one scrapper that used to really enjoy online classes & live crops. They made me sit down and create pages & have the ability to share memories with my family, friends and fellow scrapbookers.

Comments are requested - I would like to know what other scrappers feel about this


Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

See you soon!
Judy
Website

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Converting my files #2

There are two websites that tell you how to convert from one format to another. Some conversions are fairly easy while others take a bit of time but are still fairly easy.

Check out Ducky's Designs and Digital Designs by Stephanie for instructions.

Hope this helps!


Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

See you soon!
Judy
Website

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Converting my files #1

I have been asked about converting my files. Currently my files only are available in JPG, MTC and SVG formats. I am considering making them in more formats, but at that point, I will have to limit the lenght of time that the files are free - after the free period, they will be available for sale.

I am thinking that I will make the files available in:

AI
This is an illustrator file. KNK Studio can open this file type. Inkscape can open Illustrator files that are saved with PDF compatibility.

GSD
This is a file type that works with the Robo Master program.

WPC
This file type works with the WinPC/SignLab programs. WPC 14 in order to make them accessible to the most users with Funtime or Scrap Savvy Funtime etc.

PDF
If you would like to use them for a paper piecing and do not own a digital cutter yet.

And they will still be available in JPG, MTC and SVG.

Since this is a time intensive project, I don't expect all the files to be converted until after the first of next year.


Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

See you soon!
Judy
Website

Friday, August 10, 2012

Results #3 - Arthroscopic Surgery on my Knee

I went to the doctor today for a post-op check-up on my knee. I think I surprised him with how much flexibility I have in the knee. He had me straighten my knee out and then asked me to bend it as far as I could without pain.

I twisted a bit to the side of the table and then bent my operated knee as far back as my other leg goes. He said, “That is impressive, how long has it been since your surgery?” When I told him it was 3 weeks, he said “you are doing very well”.

I still have to do the stairs one step at a time, but I am able to go up & down the stairs a couple of times a day. I still need to use my cane when we go out so I don’t over use the knee, and I have to try not to make sudden fast moves; I am doing great.

In fact, we are going to Reno next month for a Poker Tournament, and I think we will be able to take the motorcycle there.



Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

See you soon!
Judy
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