Silhouette + Minc = Gold Debossed

2017-05-09T21:23:57+00:00May 26th, 2016|tips and tricks|

I have been seeing so many gold embossed/debossed pretty things lately that I decided I needed make my own debossed card! It's super simple with a craft cutter, like Cricut or Silhouette and your Minc machine. [...]


New Kit: Finger Tabs

2017-05-18T18:40:58+00:00February 14th, 2015|printables, silhouette, tips and tricks|

I've been on a little 'accent' kick of late. I think that happens when you have an end goal in sight of something you're wanting to do. (All will be revealed in good time. :) ) [...]


All That Glitters Is Golden

2017-05-20T08:26:46+00:00September 3rd, 2014|tips and tricks|

Gold is the rage right now. Have you noticed? It seems that everywhere you turn, there's some sort of twinkle in the yellow-colored genre. In my house, I've had the MME Market Street paper pack staring [...]


Baby, I Got Your Number

2017-06-05T10:53:26+00:00August 25th, 2014|tips and tricks|

I love numbers (and letters). It's one of my most very favorite items to use as accents on a page. It's simple--almost seems like a no-brainer--but it adds so much. It might explain why so much [...]


Scale Tool? Workin’ Cool.

2017-05-29T19:57:11+00:00May 16th, 2014|silhouette, tips and tricks|

There was one thing that really bothered me about the Scale tool in the previous Studio software. It didn't work right.  If you were to rotate a square 45 degrees and change the width, rather than [...]


printing + color profiles

2017-05-29T20:05:27+00:00May 13th, 2014|printing, tips and tricks|

First and foremost, let me start off by saying I am in no way an expert when it comes to all things Photoshop/Elements and printing. :) But for some time my photos were printing on the [...]


magical photos

2017-10-17T15:33:31+00:00April 23rd, 2014|tips and tricks|

It's funny how things work out. I love the word serendipity for that very reason. A fortunate accident. Something that happens just out of a mere accidental moment. That's what happened to me last night when [...]


send me a postcard

2017-02-07T18:27:00+00:00March 27th, 2014|photography, tips and tricks|

Postcards are great to pick up while on a trip. You can often find a great slice of life where you are without actually having to go to the same vantage point. I love picking them [...]


thickening the handwritten words

2017-10-18T15:07:35+00:00August 13th, 2013|silhouette, tips and tricks|

While the handwritten words work pretty darn well because Silhouette cuts so beautifully, occasionally you may want to cut them smaller or on something more paper-like where it will require them to be thicker. Did you [...]

and so it begins

2017-09-19T18:49:52+00:00August 20th, 2012|laura vegas, pages, tips and tricks, Uncategorized|

So true. This is it. Jordan has started her senior year.(it officially starts tomorrow, but she had to go for sophomore day today)She's having a bit of anxiety over it. She's a high school lover.I'm sure [...]


nsd week-long celebration!

2017-09-27T16:09:57+00:00April 30th, 2012|tips and tricks, video tutorials|

That's right ba-by! National Scrapbook Day is this coming Saturday and I want to help you get ready for it! BIG things happening on the site this week! Can you say sale? How's about giveaways? Uh [...]

silhouette | getting cleaner cuts

2017-02-07T18:28:19+00:00December 29th, 2011|silhouette, tips and tricks|

One question I get asked a-plenty is "How do you get such clean cuts?" Some of those smaller, more detailed cuts with This+That can be tricky. Here are my answers to the questions in the order [...]

items of a delicate nature

2017-09-21T18:05:46+00:00November 1st, 2011|tips and tricks|

Okay, so it's not what you think, but it got your attention, yes? :) I often get questions about how to cut the more delicate shapes. What is the trick? And just the other day, one [...]