December 21, 2012

This is something I made two years ago, but I wanted to revisit it - and share the file with all of you. This is my Christmas gift to my readers.

A Thrill Of Hope Vinyl Christmas Sign

I saw this sign a few Christmases ago and it got my mind going. I had a crooked board I bought to use for a sign and then never returned. It worked out just right for this project.

It was easy to quickly paint this sign and then, once it was dry cut the vinyl on my Silhouette. After weeding the vinyl, I carefully applied it to the board.

A Thrill Of Hope Silhouette File

Are you having difficulty cutting larger Vinyl sheets on your Silhouette? Check out my suggestions here.


FREE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY - By downloading this file you agree to the following terms: This file is for use in your own creative projects; not for commercial use. Please do not sell or offer these downloads as your own creations. Please do not distribute these files to others, but refer others here to download for themselves instead -- these files are given freely for download from my site only. Thanks for your understanding! Your own designs created with these files may be submitted to magazines, contests and Internet galleries, with proper credit given to Maggie Muggins Designs. If you have questions about the use of a file please contact me through email.



Enjoy the file. If you use it please send me a photo or share the photo in my Flickr Group here.

December 20, 2012

Why is it that painting one single room takes so much effort? I'm exhausted this morning because I stayed up late last week to get the first coat painted in their bedroom while my little ones slept. There's no painting with the littlest one awake!

Benjamin Moore Woodland Hills Green

First I had to choose colors. Of course, I have a VERY independent little boy who HAD to help choose the colors, so there was a little bit of guidance involved. His first choice for green was a very dark Evergreen. Little brother would have had the entire room done in purple if he could but I have my limits.

Then we had to dig through the garage for all our paint supplies. Did I mention we moved just 4 weeks ago? After purchasing the paint it's not just an easy start. We of course had to tape, remove every outlet cover, take down the blinds, and prep the room. Then, finally, I got the first coat of the bottom color on. That two weeks ago. I ran out of paint at the very end of that wall.

Last week I was finally started on the upper wall. So, while many of you are scrambling to finish Christmas shopping and making beautiful home made gifts - I'm just hoping that this bedroom gets finished as fast as possible. I wanted this done a month ago. Before we moved in. That obviously didn't happen.

Now a week has passed and I still haven't had a chance to finish the next coats.

Here are the paint colors we chose from my favorite paint: Benjamin Moore's Aura in Eggshell.

Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

I really could get away with a few touch ups here and there on the walls because this paint coats so well, but I'm going for the second coat. This is going to be a little boys bedroom after all. I'm sure I will have to wash the walls plenty!

While other bloggers are showing off their stunning "Before and Afters" here is the truth: In between there is a whole lot of work! Someday - not in the near future I will show you my after - but until then - this is my reality.

Benjamin Moore Skyscraper

November 12, 2012

I often get comments or emails from people who are struggling with importing DXF files to Silhouette Studio. This post goes over cutting from Adobe Illustrator on your Silhouette SD or older models. At the bottom it contains some directions for exporting a .DXF file from Adobe Illustrator and importing it to Silhouette Studio. I'm going to review that in this post and add a few more details in hopes that I will answer many of those questions.

Export a .DXF file for Silhouette Studio

  1. If you have TEXT make sure it is path. (Type->Create Outlines, then do steps 2 and 3 OR Check the box "Outline Text" in the dialog box when you do the export.)
  2. Completely UNGROUP all parts of the image.
  3. Release all COMPOUND PATHS.
  4. If you have multiple layers in your file you can export them all at once. Just make sure Steps 1-3 are completed on each layer.
  5. Do not bother with fills and line colors in Illustrator. None of this is imported from the .dxf file.
  6. Export the file from Illustrator as an AutoCAD Interchange File (*.dxf).

Import a .DXF file for Silhouette Studio

  1. Go to "Open" a file.
  2. Change "Files of type:" to AutoCAD Interchange File (*.dxf)
  3. Find the .dxf file and select it.
  4. Press OK.
If the .DXF file doesn't OPEN in Silhoeutte Studio

If the file did not open at all go back through all steps of exporting a .DXF file or try different export settings.

If the .DXF file opens and NOTHING SHOW UP in Silhouette Studio

One of two things has occured:
  1. The file was imported in miniature. Press Ctrl+A or go to Edit->Select All. If the file was imported as a small version a small square will get selected. Enlarge it and your objects should be all there.
  2. Another way around this is to change your import settings in File->Preferences. Then go to "Import Options" and change the setting under "When Importing DXF" to "Fit to Page".
  3. Another problem is if your lines are white in the .dxf file they may just not be showing as black lines in Silhouette. Go to File->Preferences. Then go to "Import Options" and under "When Importing DXF" check the box for Make White Lines Black.
Silhouette DXF Import Settings

If none of these steps helped go back the instructions for exporting and make sure you didn't miss anything.

If the .DXF file opens and PART OF IT IS MISSING in Silhouette Studio
  1. The most likely issue is that the part not showing is an item that was left grouped or had a compound path still. Go back to your Adobe Illustrator file and ungroup the item, then release the compound path.
  2. If only text is missing refer to the Step 1 in the export instructions. You have most likely not turned it into a path.
I think that about covers things. It really isn't a difficult process. Remember - color doesn't import into Silhouette Studio - just the lines. I have tested all sorts of settings to get it to work without success - but if you do find a way of importing please let me know!

November 8, 2012

My Grandfather would look at our world today and be amazed by the many amazing things he sees. I remember his amazement when he learned about the internet, email, cell phones, and many other things. It was like magic to him. He was amazed by progress. My memories of him are many. Fishing, camping at his place, or on his back patio, going to the river, the beach and the golf course with him, his smell, his smile, and his absolute love for his grandchildren rank right up there along with many other memories. But there is one, that now as I look back saddens me. As he grew older he and Grandma watched the news together frequently. It was their thing that they did together. (As long as a good Hockey game wasn't going.) That was when he would start going off about how terrible things were. He'd bring up the good times from his past and wonder how things could have changed so much. Occasionally I was there when he told a war story. I really don't remember much of them, but I remember his pride in having fought for his country. Now I look back on those moments and remember a time when the world was even safer than it is now, and I wonder, what would he think now? I have not forgotten him, but a lot of things that he and his fellow country men fought for have been long forgotten.

The poppy is a flower that Canadians wear as part of the celebration of Remembrance Day. The words "Lest We Forget" are a reminder to us that we should not forget where our freedom and liberties came from. Lest means "for fear that". I never want to see a day when we have forgotten the past, the people that fought for our freedom, or the terrible wars that have rocked the nations of this world. I sincerely hope that remembering and honoring veterans each year on Veteran's Day or Remembrance Day will help us remember to protect our homes, families and countries in order to keep safe the wonderful freedoms that we now enjoy.

Lest We Forget Silhouette Sketch File

The above image is a Silhouette Sketch File of the poppy. It is about 5x7" in size for you to use on a card, frame, on a scrapbook page, or however you would like.

FREE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY - By downloading this file you agree to the following terms: This file is for use in your own creative projects; not for commercial use. Please do not sell or offer these downloads as your own creations. Please do not distribute these files to others, but refer others here to download for themselves instead -- these files are given freely for download from my site only. Thanks for your understanding! Your own designs created with these files may be submitted to magazines, contests and Internet galleries, with proper credit given to Maggie Muggins Designs. If you have questions about the use of a file please contact me through email.



Don't forget to take the time to teach your children about members of their families who deserve to be honored for their sacrifices.

November 5, 2012

A while back I had the pleasure of taking photos for my friend of her adorable little baby boy. He's so cute I sometimes want to sneak home with him. I know she wouldn't let me but I still consider it, briefly.

We had fun with a few different outfits and props - he really wanted to go play with the other kids running around in the backyard - but we got in some really fun shots. These are all post editing. I played around with some fun colors and textures in Photoshop.

Close Up Baby Photo

Black and White Baby Photo


Eating the Football Baby Photo

Radio Flyer Baby Photo

Barn Background Baby Photo

Ready to Roll Radio Flyer Baby Photo

Adorable Baby Photo

November 1, 2012

Over the last 6 months we have been in the process (a very long and drawn-out one) of buying a new house. Yesterday the deed was recorded with our names on it! I can't begin to explain to you how excited we are to move out of our townhouse into a home with a FENCED BACK YARD! That was the number one thing we were looking for in our next house. Packing is already half done and there is lots to do to get ready.

The house is older but in pristine condition. We purchased from the original owners and she has probably the cleanest house I've ever seen. Regardless of that, this house still needs our own personal touches. Our first change will be the boy's bedroom. I'm so excited about this room that I have to show you some of my plans already. I'll keep some of it a surprise for later when I show you before and afters.

This is the board I made on Polyvore with my son helping me out. He's had 70% say in the design process. He wants a traffic themed bedroom still (he has one now) so we're using a lot of the stuff we have now.

Traffic Themed Bedroom

Traffic Themed Bedroom by maggiemuggins on Polyvore

We'll be tearing out the carpet and putting in a new floor. The type of floor is still undecided but I want it to be a similar color to above. The paint colors will be green, blue and grey and I am going to be having some fun on those walls. Some photography as well as traffic signs and other items will be awesome decorations. I also have plans for the bedding which I will show you soon. I'm so excited about it. The closet doors and bedroom door will probably be replaced as well. I can't wait to show you the completed room - but first we have to do all the work.

October 29, 2012

Last year for Halloween I made family costumes based on Jake and the Never Land Pirates. I often get questions about the vests. How I made them, what pattern I recommend, etc. So I decided to make the vest pattern and share it with my readers. This pattern is available for FREE. You can also find Jake's Headband Pattern here. Here it is, just in time for a last minute Halloween costume.

Easy Pirate Vest Pattern

FREE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY - By downloading this file you agree to the following terms: This pattern is for use in your own projects; not for commercial use. Please do not distribute these files to others, but refer others here to download for themselves instead -- these files are given freely for download from my site only. Thanks for your understanding! Your own designs created with these files may be submitted to magazines, contests and Internet galleries, with proper credit given to Maggie Muggins Designs. If you have questions about the use of a file please contact me through email.

Here is the Pirate Vest Pattern. This pattern includes directions for lining the vest. It isn't necessary depending on the material you make the vest with (ie: felt) but lining makes vests look more professionally made and helps them last longer! Trim it up with gold and add buttons and it can be a Jake Vest. Leave the trim off and it's a Cubby Vest. Round the front corners off and you can use it to make a Cowboy Vest!


*If you find mistakes or have problems please leave comments or send me an email. Please share photos of completed projects in my flickr group here.

October 5, 2012

You've seen the shirts and onesie I made. Guess what? I've decided to share the Silhouette cut file with all of you as well. The font I used for this is Funky Olive it's a free download on dafont.com.

Cousins Camp Logo


FREE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY - By downloading this file you agree to the following terms: This file is for use in your own creative projects; not for commercial use. Please do not sell or offer these downloads as your own creations. Please do not distribute these files to others, but refer others here to download for themselves instead -- these files are given freely for download from my site only. Thanks for your understanding! Your own designs created with these files may be submitted to magazines, contests and Internet galleries, with proper credit given to Maggie Muggins Designs. If you have questions about the use of a file please contact me through email.


*Note: Remember to flip this if you are cutting it out in heat transfer vinyl or on other products that would have to be cut in reverse.


October 4, 2012


The one down-fall of ordering our Family Reunion Shirts from Custom Ink is that the shirt style I chose did not come in infant sizes. So I had to make one shirt for the new baby in the family.

My first attempt after getting the file ready was to cut it in Freezer Paper. Unfortunately the small detail inside some of the letters was too much for Freezer Paper this time. The pieces ripped, tore off, curled up, drove me nearly mad. So I looked into my other options.

I got a roll of Silhouette Stencil Vinyl to try. I didn't wash the shirt first and I used fabric paint instead of the ink so maybe those two things contributed to it leaking at the edges. I have to confess - while it looks cute I was disappointed.

Any one else out there tried this vinyl and have suggestions for me?

SILHOUETTE STENCIL VINYL
Cousins Camp Onesie

Baby Onesie Detail

October 3, 2012

Hello everyone! I had a wonderful summer and enjoyed several great weekend trips. Somehow that extended all the way into October. Why? Summer has just kept on going here in the Seattle area! We've had such great weather and so little rain. Watching my kids play and enjoy the sunshine was way more important than getting a post up here.

So what crafts and things have I been making in my absence? I have tons to share. To begin let me show you the T-Shirts I made for Cousin's Camp this year!

My brother wore a funny T-Shirt last year that said "If you knew my family you would understand." We all joked that it would be the perfect shirt for a Family Reunion. So when we planned the reunion this year with the theme of "We Are Family" those shirts were just right.

I designed the logo and love how it turned out.

Cousins Camp Logo

Instead of spending hours searching for plain tees to fit everyone and then making them - I found a reasonably priced printer to order them through.

Custom Ink was wonderful to work with. The upload of my design was easy and my absolute FAVORITE part was their "Sign-up Sheet". You email everyone on the list and they have the link to go order. They also can see how the shirt will fit on different sizes and get a really good fit. Their measurements were very accurate and everyone got a shirt that fits great! Getting the order ready was a breeze and it was fabulous.

The company had the sample images sent quickly and even called me about the size of the logo right away. I had it a little too large for the smaller hirts and they wanted me to have the choice of re-sizing the logo just for the small shirts (an extra charge) or just re-sizing it for all shirts (no extra charge). I re-sized it for all of them and it still looked fabulous!

Custom Ink Sample

When the shirts arrived I was so impressed by them. Okay - it was more like I squealed in delight! These are silk-screened not just printed so the quality is amazing. I will for sure be using Custom Ink again!

CUSTOM INK!
Family Reunion T-Shirts

Logo Silk Screen onto Shirts

Close up of Family T-Shirt Details

July 5, 2012

Hi All! I have been slacking off on my blog posts lately. Mostly because the sun is shining, the garden is calling, and the kids and I want to be outside way more than inside. So I just thought I'd let you know this blog is taking a Summer Break! I'll be back at the end of summer with lots to share! Hope you all have a great one. Check out this Summer Schedule that I'm using to keep my kids sane this summer!

June 21, 2012

I was at the post office recently. I had two packages in one arm, and a toddler in my other hand. He was struggling to escape, but he was locked in. The people around me were nice and when I got to the counter the gentleman that helped me was polite. I wasn't even frustrated when he gently reminded me that my son couldn't sit on the counter. I had entered, put together one of the packages and addressed it, and left without a scream from the toddler. I considered it success.

On the other hand, the lady ahead of me had an open package and set it in front of her when she went up to the counter. She didn't say anything, so the postal employee picked up the package and asked her if she had tape. Her immediate loud and upset reaction startled us all: "No, I don't!" It wasn't just that she suddenly became loud, but that she was angry. Calmly the employee informed her that he didn't have tape to close the package, if she wanted to do that, she would have to buy tape. Escalating in anger she said something like "What? I don't need tape. I want a stamp." He calmly asked her how many stamps she needed. At that point she became infuriated: "I just want one stamp to put on the paper her in the package." She was practically yelling at him. He pulled out one stamp, peeled it off and went to stick it on the paper for her. "What are you doing?" She was livid at this point - ripped the package from his hands and said: "I don't want the stamp on there. Why did you take the backing off?" He became very quiet, put it back on the backing, rang the stamp through and handed it to her. She stormed off with the biggest harrumph I think I've ever heard.
After she left there was a collective gasp/sigh of relief from the people around me. We were all so startled by her insanity. She went outside, put the stamp on her package, closed it and mailed it herself. WHAT?!


I left the post office that day, thinking how different that moment could have been. Thankfully, my toddler had behaved. What if he hadn't? Would she have been enraged with me and my misbehaving child? I know many other mothers out there know exactly what I mean. Some people just can't tolerate active children.

What if she had not put the package down, or just not brought it in with her? The employee would not have picked it up and made the general assumption that any person in his situation would have made: that she wanted to mail it.

What if she had recognized his desire to be helpful and had kindly clarified the situation? Instead I am sure she saw it as he was an incapable employee and then complained to many people about what had happened.

What was her side of the story?

I am sure she was having a bad day already. I can' judge her too harshly. We've all been there. She misunderstood the situation and didn't communicate properly - but many of us do that don't we? Maybe not with a postal employee, but perhaps with our kids, our spouses, or other people we interact with. They don't know what we're thinking, planning, and hoping to accomplish. They don't know if we're in a hurry, if we're tired or grumpy. I'm certain that few people say anything with the purpose of offending me, yet occasionally it happens. Being there, watching this lady get so angry so quickly made me realize just how careful I need to be. In situations where I might feel offended I need to step back and look at the bigger picture!

June 11, 2012

Big Sister

Over two years ago now, I took baby photos for an adorable little girl. She melted my heart and still does. She  just welcomed a baby sister into her home. It was so fun to edit these photos and see how similar these two girls are. Even at only days old, you can tell they are sisters. These are just a few of my favorites.

Parents with Baby

Gift from God

Baby Yawning

Baby & Koala

Baby Sister

Baby Sister

Family with Baby

June 7, 2012

Did you check out the projects posted in last month's party? They were ALL inspirational. I want to try each and every one of them. The US Map shape is really cute in this travel album. I like how the states they've visited are in color and the other ones are white.


Silhouette Free Shape Link Party!

MAY'S SHAPES:

Silhouette's Free Shapes in May
Silhouette Shapes:
(Click on the shapes to link to them in the Silhouette Online Store.)


WHEN?

At 3pm on the first Thursday of every month I will put up a link party for projects made from Silhouette's Free Shapes of the previous month. The link party will be open for links for one week from the date it is posted. (Giving you an extra week to work on your projects!)

THE RULES:

1. You may link up ONLY one item per free shape from the previous month. (Meaning 4-5 different projects may be linked depending on the month).
2. The free shape must be incorporated in the project but does not have to be the main shape, or only shape in the project.
3.The project you enter must be your own project and something you have made. (It can be inspired by someone else's project, but must be your work!)
4. All Silhouette shapes used must be listed within your post or on the SAME page as the photo linked. (Sources for other shapes not from Silhouette would also be appreciated, that way we can all easily recreate your project.)
5. The party will be open for one week to link up. It will close the Thursday after it opens.
6. You must specifically link back to my site within your blog post or on the SAME page as the photo you link up. There are two button sizes and a banner with their links for you to choose from.
7. I will reserve the right to remove any links (be it inappropriate, marketing, or otherwise).
8. If you link up please check out the other projects linked up and comment on them.

When possible (remember, I am a MOM first and foremost) I will do reviews on my favorite projects. 

ADVERTISING:

If you are interested in promoting your business (Silhouette related) by sponsoring rewards for the SFS Link Party or by having your business highlighted in the link party post, please feel free to contact me.

GRAB A BUTTON HERE


Start Linking up those projects. Of course, you have a week to get things done, so take some time this weekend and make something new!

May 29, 2012

Just about two months ago I discovered Oscar's Oasis on Netflix. My boys LOVE the cartoon. My friend says the little lizard reminds her of the squirrel on Ice Age. To me the show seems like an updated version of the Road Runner. The graphics are fantastic, Oscar is stinking adorable, and it's actually fun to watch with my kids. Their laughter makes it all that much better. You can watch the first episode HERE.

Oscar's Oasis was produced by TeamTO and Tuba Entertainment in association with Cake Entertainment and originally aired on Disney Channel Asia.

The show is based in a desert (not any specific one) and a road that runs through it is the source of a lot of garbage that the characters are frequently exploring - usually in hunt of food or water.

With a birthday coming up for my son, ideas for an Oscar's Oasis party started coming as I watched the show.

I'm so excited to share the party with all of you but I must confess, there are far fewer photos than I had hoped. I sat down to look at the photos and was surprised by how few I took!

Oscar's Oasis Birthday Party
I hope those of you who need to can resist the urge to reach into the photo and straighten my frames. Ha.

THE INVITATION

Instead of spending way too much time on a birthday card I went for the online print and fill-in version. Way easier and still really cute! Oscar's Oasis Birthday Party Invitation.


THE GAMES & ACTIVITIES

Lizard Tail Popping
Oscar often has his tail pulled off in the show. We blindfolded each kid and taped a balloon to a photo Oscar. The kids were given a pin and had to pop it. Pretty simple and hilarious to watch!

Fly Catching
Oscar loves to eat flies so of course the kids would. For this one we strung up a bunch of flies. I grabbed an image from the internet and they were easy to print and cut on the Silhouette, then I laminated them and cut them out by hand. The kids used Sticky Lizards to "catch" their flies. They got to keep the flies as a reward. This would have worked even better in-doors with the flies on the floor (they stick better that way) but it seemed more realistic to have to catch hanging flies.

Oscar's Oasis Party Game

Egg Racing
Oscar is often stealing eggs from the Chickens in the show and then running for his life to keep it. We had the kids hold hard-boiled eggs (less mess) in their hands and run a few races. We didn't tell them they were hard boiled though. They were more focused on the eggs and not dropping them than winning so this turned out great! Of course, for a slightly older group you could go with the traditional Egg-on-Spoon race.

Water Scavanger Hunt
When he's not hunting for food Oscar is looking for water. A lot of the episodes begin with an innocent search for water. So a scavenger hunt for water was on the menu. Of course, we completely forgot about the water hiding until long after the party! Oops.

Lizard Pinata
I searched for some time for a Pinata that would work for the party. I found a cactus and ALMOST bought it but I really wanted something a little less expensive. Then I found an Alligator online, but I didn't really want to pay for shipping. When I found this Lizard Pinata on Amazon.com I was so excited! Adorable and $12.99 with Free Prime Shipping! Love! I don't know how I missed taking a picture of this part (of course, I was busy hosting a party) so you get the product image instead.


Lizard Blower
This was an idea I had but didn't use. I could have made these, or had the kids make their own. You can see the idea here: Lizard Blower Craft found on Super Mom Moments.


THE GOODIE BAGS

We put a cute Lizard in each goodie bag and used them to hold the other things collected over the course of the party as well (Sticky Lizards, Flies, Candy, Etc.) The Cactus stickers were Print & Cuts that I made from the Cactus Set from Silhouette. Printed on Packing Labels and cut with the Silhouette. Easy!

Oscar's Oasis Party Favors

DECORATIONS

Jarritos Sodas (I got the idea here), Fiesta Fans from Party City and an Inflatable Cactus gave the party a Desert/Fiesta feel. Some old tin cans decorated with Cactus Stickers (Silhouette Print & Cut) served to hold the fruit Push-Up-Pops. Of course, there was also a picture of Oscar found here. Some desert sand looking fabric served as the base and the cake and food took up the rest of the space.   I really only decorated the buffet, which was completely enough for me!

Oscar's Oasis Birthday Party

 THE FOOD

We had the party in the afternoon so after playing hard we stopped for some snacks. Mini Corn Dogs, Veggies, Fruit Push-up-Pops and Chips were the options with bottled water and the Jarritos Sodas which the kids all loved trying!

Oscar's Oasis Party

Oscar's Oasis Party

Oscar's Oasis Party

THE CAKE

With the help of a wonderful friend of mine and with this cake as my inspiration I made Marshmallow Fondant for the first time ever and created my own toppers for the cake. Of course, patiently waiting for it to dry was hard, but I think it turned out great for the first time and I had so much fun making it! Of course, I was so grateful to my friend for helping me. I wouldn't have learned half as well from a tutorial online! My boys, much thanks to dad, were away at gymnastics and I was able to get it finished without interruption.

Oscar's Oasis Cake

Oscar's Oasis Cake Details

I frosted the layered chocolate cake with store-bought frosting. Then after letting it sit I used a brush and dusted it lightly with pink pearl dust to create the sunset look. I used gold glitter crystals for the sand but raw sugar would work too (that is cheaper if you already have it on hand, otherwise the crystals are probably cheaper.) Each cactus is held up with a toothpick.

Oscar's Oasis Cake Details

Oscar's Oasis Cake

The kids had a BLAST and my son loved all his friends gifts. He was so happy to see so many of them there! I have to say this party was a lot easier than the Jake and the Never Land Pirates party last year even though both were SO MUCH FUN!

Linking up to Get Your Craft On on Today's Creative Blog.

May 3, 2012

I've been busy preparing for a Serger Technique class that I am teaching tonight at my church. I'm kind of nervous to teach as I feel completely unqualified compared to some of the other seamstresses that will be attending. They have way more years of experience compared to me!

Did you check out the projects posted last month? There were some really cute ones! I have to confess the story that goes along with this cute card made me laugh - I love that Rachel of Holy Craft saw it through though and figured out how to print text. I love the printed the wave background on her cards. Click on the photo to go to her post.



Silhouette Free Shape Link Party!

APRIL'S SHAPES:
April Shapes

Silhouette Shapes:
Easter Egg Stitched Candy Pouch
Peacock Feather Background
Pie Charts
USA Map
(Click on the shapes to link to them in the Silhouette Online Store.)

WHEN?

At 3pm on the first Thursday of every month I will put up a link party for projects made from Silhouette's Free Shapes of the previous month. The link party will be open for links for one week from the date it is posted. (Giving you an extra week to work on your projects!)

THE RULES:

1. You may link up ONLY one item per free shape from the previous month. (Meaning 4-5 different projects may be linked depending on the month).
2. The free shape must be incorporated in the project but does not have to be the main shape, or only shape in the project.
3.The project you enter must be your own project and something you have made. (It can be inspired by someone else's project, but must be your work!)
4. All Silhouette shapes used must be listed within your post or on the SAME page as the photo linked. (Sources for other shapes not from Silhouette would also be appreciated, that way we can all easily recreate your project.)
5. The party will be open for one week to link up. It will close the Thursday after it opens.
6. You must specifically link back to my site within your blog post or on the SAME page as the photo you link up. There are two button sizes and a banner with their links for you to choose from.
7. I will reserve the right to remove any links (be it inappropriate, marketing, or otherwise).
8. If you link up please check out the other projects linked up and comment on them.

When possible (remember, I am a MOM first and foremost) I will do reviews on my favorite projects. 

ADVERTISING:

If you are interested in promoting your business (Silhouette related) by sponsoring rewards for the SFS Link Party or by having your business highlighted in the link party post, please feel free to contact me.

GRAB A BUTTON HERE

Start Linking up those projects. Of course, you have a week to get things done, so take some time this weekend and make something new!