Welcome to my Creative Blog. I'm now a "Retired" file designer.

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!

I only ask that you do not trace my pictures or files. All content of this blog is protected by myfreecopyright.


Thanks for stopping by
Sharon (and Smokey too!)


Friday, September 30, 2011

"SSSD" Design Team Call 10/1 - 10/30

"Scrappin With Sharon and Smokey Diecuts"  
Design Team Call

With the opening of my new store.  I am looking to add several crafty members to my Creative team. Why do I call it a Creative Team. Well,  I Design the files you Create with them. LOL!

If your addicted to your cutter machine (All machines and software accepted)  and love to use cutter files. To make Cards, layout and other projects.  Then you should apply!  Also, I have my first grandchild so I'm making baby and kids files  for the first time.  So if you have little ones to scrap. Please apply! This Gramma  could use some ideas for files.LOL! 

I am SO very happy to Announce that Michelle with MichelleMyBell Creations is returning. Yay! I am so happy about this. I just love her work. She is so creative and thinks out side the box and always makes me say " I never would of thought to use my file that way". 


About My Store!(Click here)

I create Digital Cutter Files that you can cut with your machines.  I create in KNK and MTC and offer these file types:  AIv8, GSD2.4, KNK, MTC 3.2.1, SVG & WPCv14 (these versions will open and work with all machines).  

I strive to make cutter files that cut like butter by removing as many nodes as possible. So my files can be cut small and still get great cuts. I make simple to detailed paper piecings.  I just opened my store on 09/28 so will be uploading more files every day.  I have over 150 files to load as soon as I change my packaging to match my blog and I'm working on new files as well.  I have have several new never seen files to get converted. 


DT Requirements!

1.  Design team term is from 10/31/11 - 4/30/12 (that's 6 months)  Make sure you can commit to 6 months. (If you would like to apply for 3 months. Please do so and let me know your apply for 3 months)

2.  Create 2 finished creations a month using my cutter files.  I ask for only 2 as I know life gets in the way and family comes first.  But if you would like to do more. I will allow you up to 4 files a month

3.  POSTING:  Post your creations with Store name, File number's and link to item in store in a blog post on: 


Your Blog:   ( You must have a blog ) 

Creative team blog.  (Copy your blog post and past it on CT blog -You will be given access if selected)

 Fan Page :  Copy the CT Blog post link and add it on Fan page wall with link. (CT Blog does not auto post so you need to add it. I can do this for you if you need help)


At least 2 or more other places  forums, Yahoo groups or Online Gallery's like: 2peas, Scarpbook.com , etc. (Using posting etiquette so you don't step on toes)  I can help you with this. 

Email me pictures of your finished creations and links where you posted ("SSSD" has the right to post your picture in store as example with you name watermarked on the picture so you get the credit. So make sure you have your water mark name and blog on it so you get credit) I can add this if you don't know how. 

4. Host one challenge  on your blog during your term on your blog with one of my files or gift code as the prize. (There will be a sign up for months so you can plan ahead)

5. Place other "SSSD" DT members , My store, CT blog and Fan page links on your blog side bar (this will help others find links easy and help you get to the store and other links easy.)  I will be posting all these on my blog as well so others have access to your blogs. 


I think that is about it for my requirements. Just create 2 or more items a month and do some posting and email me pictures and links.  Others can tell you.  I'm pretty easy to work for. Family comes first. So if you need time off, Just say so. I'm more then happy to give you the time you need. 


To Apply!

Email me the following at rsmobley85@gmail.com with: "SSSD DT Call" in the subject line.

Copy and Paste this in your email so its easy to fill out and you don't forget any thing. 

Your Name:

What you go by or ID: 

Your Blog address Link:

What cutter machines you have and prefer to cut with:

What file type you use:

What software do you cut with: (Make the cut, Scal, KNK, Other)

What do you call your scrapping style: (looking for all types)

Where do you post: (yahoo groups, Forums, Gallery's, other) Links if possible!

What do you make the most: (Layouts, Cards, Other projects)

DT Experience (Past and Current Links) But not required every one has to start some where!

A little about you and how long you have been scrapping , crafting experience and so forth. ( If selected you will need to provide a little info about you (No Picture) for the new DT announcement I will post). 

Email me 3 of your current favorite creations that show case the things you like to make. Must include some kind of cutter files.(Does NOT have to be mine, anyone's file is fine)  So I can see how you take a standard cutting file and decorate it and use it in your creations. 

(UPDATE: Call date extended as Scrapbook calls posted this late)
"SSSD" DT Call Ends 10/30 
"Scrappin with Sharon and Smokey Diecuts"

If you are selected you will be notified by email for conformation of joining team. 

 New Team will be announces on 10/31/11


I can't wait to see your submissions!  And if you have any questions for me.  Please ask.  

Thanks taking the time to read and apply!
Sharon and Smokey
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

My New Store is Up!


                                      My Store!

As you all know, I had taken some time off.  To see if I could get my love of crafting back.  Well, its still a struggle finding time. I haven't scrapped any thing yet. But did design 2 new files.  One is up for a give away. Last day to enter is tomorrow on that one.   The other will be up next week.  Maybe with a challenge posted.  I miss doing my Monthly challenges.  So think they just might show up here on my blog. What do y'all think about that.  Are you ready for some challenges?


After some long thinking and trying to decided what to do.  I have put my "Cutter File" store back up with a little pushing from my hubby to help bring a little income in to our house since his hours have been cut again.  After all, I have over 150 files sitting here.  And I still have people asking how to get them.  So I reopened or actually had to set up a new store yesterday.  I accidentally deleted my store so spent yesterday setting up a new one.

I only have 20 files loaded since last night.  And will be adding more every day.  But you will also find other things in my store.  Like, Handmade creations,  My Cards, Layouts, Projects,  Scrapping supplies, Cut vinyl decals.  All kinds of things.  You will be able to find them all in one place.  

You can get to my new store a few ways.  You can see a small ad window on the left Side bar, Just click on a pictures and it will take you to my store.   Or you can click on the link in the top of the home page. Just above the post, It will always be there so its easy to find.  Or you can click on the "My Store!" tab at the top. There is a link there to take you to the store.  Or, Just go here. LOL!

Creative Team Call!  I will be posting for a new Creative Team Call in the next week or so.  So be thinking about that.  If you like my files and think you would like to apply for my team.  Be watching for a new post.  You can check out my CT blog here and see some of the creations my past team has made using my files.

Well, I think I better get my thinking cap on. And get some files cut and prepages made. Since I won a free Scrap and Stamp retreat just a month away.  I need to get some things ready to make while I'm there. I'm really excited about this.  I have never been to a retreat before.  And this on is only an hour away. So that's even better.   Check out the one in Orlando, Florida here.   And Check out the North Carolina one here. 


Im off to take care of my little grandson, I hear him waking up from his morning nap.  

Thanks for stopping by!  
Sharon 


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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Great Store for "Trims"

You all know, I love to post about great things I find and love.  Here is the newest one!

I was blog hopping today and seen this place for "Trims"  and wow, are her prices awesome!  The name of her Etsy store is: Frog Feathers



 Notice how much you get for such a low price.  Most are 3 yards.  That's 9 whole feet for just a few dollars.  And shipping is great to.  I know this is where I will be getting my trims from when I can.

So head on over and take a look. She has some really beautiful Flower trim and some beautiful laces. Even some Flowers for your layouts.

Reminder:  Check post below this one.  You have till Friday to enter to win my newest cutter file.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon


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Friday, September 23, 2011

Newest File "Precious Sleeping Baby" Giveaway!

 I designed my first file in at least 2 months, but I think its been longer then that. But any way, it was a little hard getting going, but it was a breeze after that.  Thanks to good old KNK studios.  I have been trying to learn MTC because of all the awesome new features.  But my comfort is KNK so its the easiest for me to design in for now.  But I do all my cutting from MTC.  My KNK and Cricut just cut so much better cutting from MTC.  Crazy Huh!  But its really awesome!

Any way.  My Newest file.  I designed for a super cute picture of my grandson.  He is sleeping on his belly and only a few months old. (Sorry, cant post picture per my daughter)  But I needed a cute paper piecing file to make my layout adorable. (I will be working on that this weekend).   So of course, I had to make one, LOL!    Here it is.

RM00156  "Precious Sleeping Baby!  (Not in store yet!)


This file has 3 layered title, 5 stars, 3 clouds, Happy Moon, and 3 layered frame. No small pieces.

I'm offering you all a chance to win this file before it hits the store.  You will get 2 chance to win this file. Which is available in File Types: AI, GSD, KNK, MTC 3.2.1, SVG and WPC. 


 You have from today 09/23/11 to 09/30/11 to enter.  Winner will be selected 10/01/11.  You will have one week to claim your file by 10/08/11.  Leave me a way to contact you or make sure you check back to see if you won. 

All you have to do is: Leave a comment for each thing below. Super easy. No jumping though hoops here. LOL! 

1.  Follow my blog (On the Right) .  Leave me a comment in this post saying your a new follower or old follower. 


2.  Like my Face book Fan page here.  Leave a comment in this post letting me know you did for your 2nd entry. 




That's it.  Really easy.  Good luck everyone!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon 

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What A Week!

So, What have you all been up to this week?

I have been busy watching my grandson.  He is now 7 1/2 months old.  And Rolling all over. And learning to feed him self finger food.  I get to watch him Monday through Thursday.  From 6 to 4, then make dinner, do the dishes. And I then relax, read some email, check face book, and blog surf a little.

 I have been working on a few brand new files this week.  One I posted on my Facebook fan page. Have you see it.  It's a really cute Baby file.  I will be working on a layout with this file hopefully Friday.  And then I will be posting it on my blog.  And you all will have a chance to win it.  And tonight, I made a bunch of cute Halloween titles.  I will post in a few days.  When I finish my next Project.

I am having lunch with my friend tomorrow and going to Joann's for the first time in several months. I really need some Halloween paper. So I think a trip is called for.  Don't you. LOL!

So, Its Officially Fall. I'm really happy about that.  I love Fall.  For the colors although we don't get many here in Florida, I still love fall colors.  I love Halloween and Thanksgiving, Love Halloween Candy,  Love the weather change.  And love the new TV Season shows that return. LOL.   The only thing I don't like is.  All those scary movies they come out with in the Fall.  No Way!  I can do with out those. LOL!

Well,  Short post tonight. Im headed to bed so I can be ready to scrap tomorrow. So make sure you check back, in a day or two for a chance to win my newest file.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Go Check out "American Crafts Blog Hop"

So what are y'all doing today?  I'm doing the American Crafts Blog hop.

It runs for a few more days (Sept 21) so you all have time to get in on the fun.  So run over and check it out.
http://americancrafts.typepad.com/studio/2011/09/american-crafts-blog-hop.html

They are showcasing these 5 beautiful lines.  I just love them all.  The winner of the hop gets to pick 2 of these.

Amy Tangerine  ( I love this one for the muted colors, perfect for boy pages)
Amytangerine

Day Dreams ( Oh, the little owls are so cute. My friend Kristal "KAndrew" would love this one for the Owls)

Daydreams


Garden Cafe  (This is another favorite of mine. These would work great for my garden pictures)

Gardencafe

HollyDay ( This one is really cute as well for Christmas)

Hollyday

Night Fall  ( I think this is my absolute favorite. I just love all the Halloween and Fall colors)

Nightfall


I love the all but I think my favorites are Amy Tangerine for the muted colors perfect for boy pages and Night Fall because you can never have enough Halloween scrap supplies. I love Halloween. LOL!

No affiliation just posting about products I love. And giving others a chance to win some great products.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

Saturday, September 10, 2011

MTC new Beta Version 4.0 with Node Editing!

Okay,  Sorry about 2nd blog post today.  But this has to be posted.

OMG!  MTC just posted the latest beta version MTC 4.0 with Node Edit and lots of other things fixed to make it run faster.

I just downloaded it and cant wait to try it out.  I'm so excited about this, I have been waiting for node edit.  As a File designer, I always remove as many nodes as possible so you get the best, fastest cuts.

Go to the MTC forum and you can down load the new 4.0 version there.  Make sure to thank Andy and Brian for all their hard work.

If you don't have MTC yet,  You can go to the MTC image on the left side of my blog and purchase it for only $58.36.  And I will send you 5 free files ( Your Choice) from my Picasa Web Album. And then do the upgrade.

 Remember,  All MTC upgrades are totally free from now on.  And MTC works with all kinds of machine.  Currently KNK, Pazzels, Gazelles, Black Cat Cougar and Lynx, USCutters MH/ laser point series, Craftwells Ecraft, Silhouette SD Includes Print and Cut, Craft Robo, Wishblade and others.   So Check it out.    

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon and Smokey

Back From My Break!

I'm Back from my break!  Did y'all miss me? LOL!

Hubby went back to work this week from his 2 weeks off.  So I have been cleaning house and cleaning out a few cabinets this week.  We didn't do much on hubbys "StayCation" as he calls them because we cant afford to go on vacation and waste the gas.  But we did go check out a couple of nice walking parks by the river near us we have never been to.  It was really nice. I have some pictures but need to upload them. And we did drive up to his Sisters house in Eustis, Fl  to see his other sister from New York that was down for a visit. That was nice.

We worked in the yard, put down some more mulch to try and help with the weeds that just seem to come back every week.  And we got the Fall garden planted in our raised beds.  And its been raining every day so its getting a good start for germination.  We should start seeking things popping though the soil in a few days as we planted seeds last sunday I think it was.

So, I finally went in the craft room yesterday (Its been 2 months with the door shut) and started cleaning up every thing I left out I was working on and just left.  It was like, one of those crime scenes where some one just disappears in the middle of something. LOL!  Every thing was laying where I left it. My layout is half done, tools on the counter top.   So I started putting things away and cleaning off the counter tops and it felt so good to be back in there.  And I was getting a lot done.  Then hubby walks in from work at 1:00.  With news, they are cutting his hours again.  Jeez!  Next thing you know he wont have a job at all.  So many are in the same situation its just nuts.

But any way,  My month away is up tomorrow.   And let me tell you,  Im ready to get some crafting done.  I even purchased a super cute Halloween house from SVG Cuts yesterday and so excited to get working on it (Monday when hubby goes back to work) I cant get much done when he is home on the weekends you know.

Also, got some really great news. I will be watching my grandson a few days a week.  Im so overly excited about that.  He is getting so big and so cute.  He is now 7 months old and rolling every where and just got his first tooth this week.  I wish I could post pictures but you know my daughter wont allow that.

So any way,  I'm Back!  And hope to post something crafty next week.

See ya soon!
Sharon and Smokey.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Great Sale on Cutter files at Scrapbook Cutters

I seen this posted on one of the Yahoo groups this morning.  And thought I would pass it along.

You get 425 cutter files for only $17. 99 on sale now.  Normally $24.99   Click link below to see all the cute files included with this set.

This is the "I want them all set"  


These files come in AI, GSD, WPC & SVG.

I'm am not affiliated with this store, just wanted to pass on a great sale with some really cute files. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Look at this Super Cool Tool I won!

This may be a strange post for my scrapping blog. LOL!  But I will put it on my Camping and gardening blog as well.  Those that visit that blog know I love working on other things and rebuilding things.

I am so excited.  I had seen this on Gail's blog a few weeks ago.  And then she had a chance to win this.  I entered and won it.  Gail's blog is the only blog I read every single day. I swear I'm not stalking it. I just love her projects. Reminds me so much of my past life.  And bringing back my love of wood working.  You can check out Gail's Blog here.  My Repurposed Life

I won the Dremel Trio 






This is so flipping cool.  It does 3 different things.  Cut, Sand and Rout.   Why am I so excited about this?

Because you that really know me personally know I have been in wood working for over 30 years.  And only been in scrapping the past 6.  I have my own work shop with lots of power tools.  And I fell in love with this tool because its 3 things in one.  I have a roto zip and that thing drives me nuts.  This replaces that.  I also have a mouse sander and its great but don't get in tiny places.  This replaces that.  And also I have a B&D router that don't work, so this will replace that as well.

I just cant tell you how excited I am about this.  And have to start planing my first project with it.  I have a ton of scroll saw templates.  My Scroll saw tool a dive a few years ago and never got it fixed so never had a chance to play with them. Looks like I'm picking up my old hobby again.

Thanks again Gail and Dremel.

Sharon