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09:00 AM - 05/25/2013

The topic: And the Mother’s Day card


Another pattern from SVG Cuts. This was pretty fun to make. I didn't get as many flowers on mine as the original, but it was still nice. Brian said better than anything store bought.

Of course the thing was when I originally purchased this template with the idea I'd make the card and he'd write the poem. He had plenty of time and came up with nothing. Here was my first idea:

Roses are red

Violets are blue,

I told your son to write a poem for you.

He didn't.


Anyway, I did some searching of cards online and just lifted sentiments from one of those. My bad, but geez, I was so tired....



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The kit also comes with an envelope template. I used a couple of Jolee's Dimensional Daisy embellishments. One on the inside of the card and one to hold the envelope closed. It was pretty cute.

Oh, hey, for this weekend, SVG Cuts is having a 25% discount with the code "memorial2013".  No freebie this weekend, they're having a party, so they're putting a discount out there. Pretty cool!

svgcuts    mother's day    craftstuff    card   

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08:23 AM - 05/25/2013

The topic: One of my first SVG Cuts


I've kind of been saving up the kits because that spend ten dollars and get one free thing has me hooked (a new kit/set every Friday). Well, the first one I ever tried was from the High Skies kit (the link isn't going to the page like it's supposed to, so just do a search for "high skies").

I fell in love with the hot air balloon.



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Yep, that's made with paper. Cardstock, actually, a little heavier than paper.

I used some beading cord/thread for the tassles and for the basket, I used my Sizzix Big Shot embossing machine (it's not electric, just a hand crank) and one of the folders that has a checkered pattern.

I took the photo with the balloon hanging down from the swing, then cropped it and removed the string from the picture. Looks pretty real, huh?

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07:58 AM - 05/25/2013
I'm watching nothing
The current weather is cloudy
I'm hopeful

The topic: Today. Today I will craft


For Mother's Day, I wanted to make the roses from the Mom's Garden Gifts SVG Kit for my MIL, but I ran out of time. I'd even hit Michael's craft store the week before to get special paper, soft, like rose petals and I found some nice textured green for the leaves.

But I had too many problems with that video and ran out of time. Since I got the floors and windows cleaned this past week (well, still need to the the bedroom window, but hey, it's behind the bed, there's a big pillow there for the cats, which usually has three to five cats on it during the day, I have to stand on the bed to clean it and I just don't feel like it yet), the sofa and loveseat covers washed, I can sit at my little crafting table and play without guilt.

Last night I cut out ten 12 x 12 pages of roses (two roses to a page). Unfortunately, because of the way the software is, it would have been too much work to make the cut lines in the Silhouette Design Software (which is an add-on to the software that comes with the machine), so I used eCal's Sure Cuts A Lot v3. I haven't used that a lot and I should have paid more attention to what I was doing because the blade didn't go all the way through the first eight pages. Oh, there's the problem, I never reset the blade on the machine itself.  *sigh* Last two pages and all the leaves came out nicely. *lol* Oh, well, I can put on some old television series I never watched on the Roku and sit there with my cutting pad and blade and finish cutting those first sixteen rose patterns by hand.

I already have my dowels for the stems, but I also got some pipe cleaners. I'm thinking wrapping three pipe cleaners with the florist tape might be better because the "stems" will bend.

I follow SVG Cuts on FaceBook and people share their versions of the patterns, and oh, my gosh, some of them are beyond creative. I've seen some roses that look so darned realistic, you'd think she just picked them from her garden. Of course, I don't think mine will ever be that good, but it's sure going to be fun to try.

I just wish I didn't suck at gluing.

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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