Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Provo Craft is Loosing Another Customer

I think I have finally had it with Provo Craft.  I for one will no longer buy any of the cartridges and expensive add ons.  I made the mistake of buying the Gypsy last year and do not really use it.  I mean who needs what you already have on carts and can do in DS anyhow.  Besides, I like the SVG files I buy on-line 100 times better than I like the carts, and I can buy a lot of the patterns for a fraction of the price. (Hello PC...why don't you hire some of these awesome designers on the net to make you a cartridge?)  There are only so many swirls and geometrical shapes a person can own.

Now that they have settled with SCAL and did earlier with MTC I have decided that when my cricut dies or stops working with my SVG files, it will be trashed and not replaced with a Provo Craft item.  I am kind of leaning towards the Black Cat line, but need to do some research.  Besides, I will ride my expensive cutter until I can not use it anymore, but I will re-sticky my mats and not spend another cent on their items.

I understand that some think it is their right to sue these companies for using their product to cut the SVG's, but let me ask you this.  What would your cell phone be like if you did not have hundreds of apps to choose from and add.  What would your computer be like if you could only use Microsoft software on it and could not download design software if it was not by Microsoft?  I think PC has taken it to the extreme and now that my beloved SCAL is no longer going to be offered to link with the Cricut, I must say farewell PC.

What do you think?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

And the winner from is

True Random Number Generator 12

Mommy's Crafty Creations!

Congrats!  I will send you an e-mail to get your address. 

Thank you all for participating.  Look for a new page this week for the Historic Half Marine Corp. Marathon.  (My BF was in it, so I need to make a page for him!).

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just Bare IT!!!

Here it is!  Blog Hop time!  I hope you came from Christi's blog, but if not, please start here:

Here is my project for Just Bare It!

My paper piecing are made from designs by Treasure Box Designs (Monkey and Bear) and Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (used tiger pattern to make a leopard).

Add my blog to your follow list and you can win a Safari Bear just like the one pictured in this layout.  (To be entered click on the follow this blog link and post a comment about what you think of my work.)   I will draw a winner by Monday and will mail it out by Wednesday.

While you are here, check out some of my posts below.  I have 2 freebie downloads that are SVG's.  Let me know what you think and enjoy!

Here is the line-up:
Jennifer: (You are here)

Up next in the blog hop is Little Scaps of Heaven..enjoy!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Cut Out Design Site

I stumbled upon this site today.  They have some cute designs.  Check them out!  (And no, I am not getting paid/rewarded for promoting them, I just thought it was cool!)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Get Ready for Bare It!!!

   Bare-it Blog Hop

Here is the first page to get you ready for the May 14th blog hop called Bare It!  I used a design from Treasure Box Designs and combined it with a bear file.  Just because their pattern has a person doesn't mean you can not get creative and mix it up a bit! 

Bounce House

I posted this a while back, and finally found the time to upload to a free site.  I hope this works.

Selling Pages Can be Sad :(

I sell pages from time to time on ebay.  Today I sold my Easter Layout so I could by some more svg files. (A way to afford my scrapbook habbit.)  It was kind of sad to see that it sold because I loved the colors so much.  I know I still have the paper and can make a similar one for my scrapbook..but it is hard to part with some of the really cute ones.  When I think of the time that goes into a page, sometime I debate selling them at all.  (But I really like SVG files from Treasurebox and Little Scraps of I guess I need to get over it.)