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I hope you find inspiration and lots of creative ideas when you visit my blog. Smokey is my sweet lil cat who LOVES to get into my scrap room and play with all my stuff!

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Sharon (and Smokey too!)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lace Up Stocking Free File (AI, KNK, GSD, SVG, WPC and MTC)

Is every one ready for Christmas.  Only a few days left to get all those home made gifts made.  Check out my post below this one for some last minute Christmas gifts that are easy to make.

I have had one busy week.  I wasn't planing to bake this year as we decided not to put up the Christmas tree or decorate the house and yard.  Its been a rough year for us and with my daughter getting married and moving out.  Im not feeling to Christmasy.  But I was willing to make my husband home made Chocolate Chip Cookies. But he said "Honey, I would rather have Chocolate Covered Peanut butter ball"  So that turned in to. Several days of baking this week with my friend Jill. (Usually its me and my daughter but not this year).

I ended up making, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Almond bark covered pretzels. Dipped pretzel logs, Butter Toffee bars, White and Semi sweet Chocolate Covered Peanut butter balls, Chocolate fudge and Peanut butter fudge.  Some of these were new for me to make, so I have some new recipes to add to my Christmas recipe book.

I ran a box of goodies over to my Daughter and her husband in there new house.  And ran some over to some of the kids friends. And when I got there,  They gave a a box of fresh picked strawberries. From their strawberry farm,  Yum!  So good when fresh picked.  That was so sweet of them.

So with that out of the way, Im ready to play with my new software MTC.  (Make The Cut!)  which is really awesome.  I got a Cricut expression and gypsy for Christmas and needed some thing to cut to it.  So I bought MTC,  and then this week, I won a copy of SCAL2.  Oh My!  Which do I use now.  Hmmm!.

I have to tell you,  Im in love with how well the Expression cuts.  I swear,  You just click cut and let it go and it cuts like butter,  And just pulls off the mat so clean, meaning no need to use a blade knife to trim up chads and stuff.  Maybe now I will get more done.

So I needed some thing to put some gift cards in,  So I made this stocking and thought it would be cool to make it lace up for a different look.  I also love the Vintage Christmas look.  So that was easy to do with the right paper.

You can resize this file to what ever side you need, just select both and resize at the same time.  I cut 2 stockings and 2 tops.   (One is flipped in the file)  so you can cut both and just match wrong sides together.

You can use Ribbon to lace up the sides.  I started at the top left and laced around to the Right, and tied in a bow.  Then attached the top. 

This file is free for Download for one week,  I will take it down. Dec 26th.  And this file is available in (AIv8, GSD 2.4, KNK, SVG, WPCv14 and MTC 2.3.2) Free Download RM00129      Password : iagreetou

This is my first file im offering in MTC format.  So let me know if there is any thing I need to change with this file as Im learning this software. 

How about a Smokey Kitten update.  I swear I have never known a cat that likes water, I think I told you about how she plays in the water bowl, she jumps in the shower as soon as you open the door and she rolls all over and gets soaked,  When you turn on the water to brush your teeth,  She jumps in the sink and puts her head under the tunning water.

Now, lately she has been ambushing the other cats and little Chi Bandi at the water bowl.  I told my husband the other day we were in the kitchen,  and Bandit was at the water bowl. We have one of those 3 gallon water things for pets.  Well, Bandit was drinking water and Smokey snuck up behind him and pushed his head in the water,  A few minutes later,  she did the same thing to Rusty cat.

Then, I had a glass of soda on the table where I keep my laptop.  And Smokey jumped up there and decided she wanted a drink.
Then you know what came next.  Yep,  Trying to get the ice cubes out of the glass.
Oh lord, then the next day, She got in a heap of a mess.  We have 55 gallon fish tank and she usually sits on the back of the recliner and just watches the fish.  Well, My husband lifted the lid to put more water in the tank, And I guess she was watching because the next day,  She got on top of the fish tank and lifted the lid and stuck her head in and pulled her head out and lifted the whole lid light and all and it fell in the tank, my husband was yelling.  "She is going to electrocute my fish"   So we hurry up and unplugged the light and got the light and lid out of the tank and now have to keep some thing heavy on there.  Yesterday, Smokey learned how to open the top on the Q-tip container.  Lord this is like having a 2 year old running around the house.

Always some thing new with Smokey around.

Well, hope you enjoy my free file.  And have a wonderful weekend finishing up your holiday stuff.

Season's Greetings,
Thanks for stopping by!


K Andrew said...

Cute file, as always! Sharon Smokey is ADORABLE! OMG I want her if you ever grow tired of her!

Sharon said...

I think you would have to fight my son for her, He said he wants to take her if he moves out.

Thanks for the comment.

Anna said...

Thank you Sharon for the freebie and for sharing Smokey. She is adorable!!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [19 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Sharon...thanks so much for the free file. I think I might make it for next Christmas. So much I wanted to cut yet, but, I am "burned out" for lack of a better word. I enjoyed reading about the ventures of Smokey. I am not a "cat person" but he is GORGEOUS!!! Love the markings on him. Now, if he barked...I would be in love. Hugs, Rockin Robin C

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa post on Dec. 21, 2010. Thanks again.

HappyCrafter said...

hee hee, cute cat! Thanks for sharing the pics :-)