Monday, July 30, 2007

My daughter's first birthday party

So I had to share this pic of my layout for my DD first birthday...it is actually the first page that I completed for her album! )Please excuse the privacy "blurring" on some items. Lots of work ahead I am afraid...will I ever catch up with them?

I've gotta say though it is FUN scrapping with pink, and flowers, and butterflies!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Freebie! to share

So just to thank you for all the purchases at Jen Adkins Designs and Paperthreads...I wanted to share this freebie cutter file with you! I created it for the state swap earlier this year so check your computer you may already have it.

We lived in Alaska for the last 4 years as many of you know and absolutely loved it! The scenery was gorgeous and hey..., there was salmon!

I have some new Alaskan files coming soon to the store and hope there are many of you who have had the privilege of seeing Alaska (through the military as we did, or on a cruise or wildlife trip) who could use these. I've got a great one for wildlife...see "On the lookout for eagles" here, or a great diecut of Alaska with details of its flag and a separate title.

Just click the link here: (GSD) or (Adobe Illustrator) version to download the file.

Friday, July 27, 2007

So tell me what you want...what you really, really want!


So what "custom" figures would you choose? I am always looking for what you REALLY want. Just post a comment here and I will start making up the ideas and adding individual figures to my files at Paperthreads as they are completed.


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Stick figures on my car

Okay so I just had to share this pic... ...I wanted to make sure to test cut the figures on decal material too before they sold...my actual automobile/outdoor vinyl is on order but I did test cut these in white contact/shelf paper with the blue cap and default setting for pressure (there is a drop down media type of window cling film on the WB). Before attaching them to the car window make sure to clean well with window cleaner and/or rubbing alcohol then let dry! Oh yeah, one other tip! DO use some sort of transfer tape...I thought I'd try it without for the first figure but the others went on so much easier with it. I have links to vinyl supplies and a tutorial for weeding vinyl decals and applying them in my favorite places.

Friday, July 20, 2007

New stuff coming to Paperthreads - stick figures!

Watch for my newest file - stick figures suitable for cutting in vinyl and mounting on your car windows...see a few of my favorite places in my links for vinyl supplies and a "tutorial" for weeding and application.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

On the Lookout for Eagles! (and bears, moose, caribou, whales, salmon, and dall sheep!)

So I've got a great collection of titles coming up for all your wildlife pics. So watch out you Alaskan cruisers, you're gonna want some of these! I am finally sitting down and starting to scrap some of my own pictures from our four years in Eagle River, Alaska with the Air Force. And of course...what did we have in Eagle River??? Eagles, of course. Take a look at this sample page I did.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

New file to watch for next week

I've got a new file waiting to be uploaded into the store at Paperthreads this week. I can't wait to use it on my pages with my DS and DD. My boy is VERY much into spiders right now, but my girl would rather chase butterflies! They would be perfect on two facing 12 by 12 pages.

Monday, July 2, 2007

New file soon at Paperthreads!

I just couldn't wait to share this paper piecing title and diecut I've got coming soon at Paperthreads. I have shown it as "All American Boy" but I also have the file "All American Girl" available.

Of course I also wanted to share a little tip for constructing the piecing - Jules tuned me in to a great product - Quickie Glue - by Sakura. I love it! It writes just like a pen on the delicate pieces and doesn't destroy the paper, leave glue boogers, or drip all over! I certainly recommend anyone buying this file also get the glue pen ( I found mine at Michael's crafts but you can buy them online at the link too.)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Summer time!

I have a great new title (paper piecing) soon to be uploaded in the Paperthreads store! Celebrate all the joys of summer...