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So Happy to Be Back! September 18, 2009

Filed under: Free SCAL .scut files — homegrownart @ 11:05 AM
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Wow! I have totally been neglecting my blog. It so happens that I have had to take care of my number one priority- my boys! The summer holidays had me pretty occupied with playdates, swim lessons, beach days, just plain ‘feeling like a bum’ days, outings to visit the Lisbon Oceanarium, the Estoril Arts and Craft shows, Barbeques, the list goes on, not to mention the normal day to day activities to run a home. The saying is true: “Time flies when you are having fun!” I sure enjoy having fun, but do not like so much when the time flies.

Enough of that! I have a bunch of new crafting projects that I worked on in between the busy activities. I will be putting these up to share, shortly. For now though, I just wanted to stop in and make a note that I am still alive and doing well.

Next week, I plan to upload some new SCAL.scut files, that you should find useful.

Take care and catch you later.

 

Free Curvy Frame .scut file April 23, 2009

Hi Crafters, here is curvy frame.scut file I created that will make a fabulous frame for your cards, or that you can use on your scrapbook pages. I know that it would be a great idea for me to post a project where I used the file also. Anyhow, that is why there are backlinks. If you use this frame, send me a jpeg of it. Alternatively, you can send a link of the page on your blog, and I will gladly backlink it here on this post. Send Mail

Have fun creating!!

 

13 Free FREE cute Fonts you can snag at SNF April 15, 2009

Hello Readers,

Here I go again with my font obsession.  ScrapNFonts is giving away 13 free fonts.  I particularly adore the LD Vanilla font.  Here is the link that will take you to the page.   SNF Free Fonts This offer won’t last so snag ’em while you can.

Installing fonts is quite easy and SNF has an excellent tutorial on how to do it.  You can cut any of these true type fonts with the Cricut machine using the SCAL program.  Also, by adding these fonts to your collection, you will make more unique titles and journaling for your scrapbook pages, card sentiments, and give a different look to documents and presentations.  Let me know if  you have any questions. 

What are you waiting for? Go get them!  🙂 Enjoy!!

 

Spring has sprung .scut files April 2, 2009

Hi Crafters,  You can use this .scut file to cut out a welded  HB.  This can be used on cards to say Happy Birthday, or if you have initials that are HB.  Also posted today is a Springy flower file that you can use to decorate whatever your heart desires.  This may be a tip or not: use pattern paper instead of plain card stock, or you can layer using a combination of both.

Hope you are enjoying the Spring.  I sure am, and also looking forward to celebrating Easter.  Thanks for stopping by. 

http://www.4shared.com/file/96409474/84d95bfa/HB_online.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/96409473/1abdce59/springy_flower.html

 

Download Free scallop circle .scut file March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty’s Day.  Yes, its time I shared another .scut file with you.  It is not exactly a clover leaf, but close enough.  🙂  I have sized this image at 1.75″ x 1.75″ to cut a similar size as the SU Scallop circle.  Hope you find it useful and fun.

Please use this link to download: http://www.4shared.com/file/93373188/9e9cea9e/Scallop_Circle_175x175.html

 

Free Swirly Border .scut file February 16, 2009

Hello Crafters,

I discovered several nights ago a way for  you to access my .scut files.  First I had to make a decision on which photo sharing account to open,  I chose www.4shared.com.  After troubleshooting, I think that the settings are correct.  Now, let’s see if you will be able to retrieve the file I have uploaded.

These types of files are for use with the Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) program, designed to work with the Cricut machine. 

Available for download is a border I put together.  I am calling it Swirly border 11.804×2.5.scut. 

These are the measurements I saved it in.  I plan to use it for a 12×12 layout (LO), I am working on.  I think it looks quite pretty.  You can fiddle with the size some more, of course, but the smaller size might be a bit too intricate and might tear if care is not taken when removing from the cutting mat. Also, please note, I find that cutting the blackout style is better than cutting it in normal style.  Wait a second, a vivid image of a vinyl wall décor just came to mind.  Hmmmnnn!!  Tapping finger…need to find me some vinyl.

I would love to see what you come up with.  If interested, here is the link: http://www.4shared.com/file/87857013/7ecef211/Swirly_Border_11804x25.html Enjoy!              

Disclaimer:  For personal use only.  Use file at your own risk, I will not be liable for any damages or negative results that come about while using this file.  Please give credit to www.homegrownart.wordpress.com

 

This file is no longer available for downloading.  Please see my other free .scut files.  Thanks.

 

Elegant Valentine’s Day Card February 13, 2009

Hi Crafters,

Just wanted to share this beautiful V-day card with you.  I custom made it for a dear friend, who also happens to be my best customer.  He is going to give his lovely wife.  This card was CASEd (here to mean: Copy and Selectively Edit) from a SCS member, at the following link: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1075352

I really admired the uniqueness of this card when I saw it.  Hope you like my rendition of it.

Valentine's Day Card Front View

Valentine's Day Card Front View

Here are the measurements and materials I used.

All paper used are from DCWV. Forever tag is from The Happy Hammer; silver brads from Making Memories; embossing, hearts, key, corners done with  the Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine; sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! (SU)Elegant Greetings set; Cranberry Crisp Ink pad from SU; Corners punched with my SU  1/4″  circle punch (I don’t have a ticket corner punch, so I use the V mark that is seen right  when the paper is inserted.)Rhinestones (Joann’s); glue dots and dimensionals also used. Silver string was salvaged from a gift set.

Measurements in inches:

Light Pink Cardstock (CS): 6×12 scored at 6 and 9; 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 (you will need to vary this depending on the size of sentiment you are using)

Burgundy CS: 5 14/16 x 5 14/16; 2 14/16 x 5 14/16

Designer Paper (DP): 5 12/16 x 5 12/16; 2 12/16 x 5 12/16

White CS: 2 x 3

If you need further clarifications please post a comment.  Great,  now you have a go at it!

Valentine's Day Card Angled View

Valentine's Day Card Angled View