Wednesday, March 3, 2010

TODAY ONLY 3-3-10 TIL 3AM EST 3-4-10

Once again, is giving some very useful software away today only. It must be installed before the giveaway ends, too! I have no control over this, it's simply the way their site works.

The name of the program is Magic Collage and you can read more about it here. If you go to the Giveawayoftheday page and read the first review, by Ashraf, you can find out much more about it. He gives wonderful reviews of the giveaways there, as well as naming other similar free programs, in case you don't like GAOTD's offering! Hope this program is useful for some of you! Now, go cut something! :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Big Lots Update

I've been so busy lately that I haven't even thought of updating my blog - so sorry! But I have been doing one of my favorite pastimes in the meantime, namely looking for craft items in unusual one of my favorite places for this, Big Lots.

They've gotten a couple of new items in stock that I feel will work nicely with the Cricut. One is a textured faux cork material that comes on a roll, like wallpaper. It's a little thicker than vinyl or contact paper, but I think it will cut wonderfully on the Cricut. I just haven't had a chance to pull out the Cricut and try it! It says its self adhesive and repositionable, not to mention water-resistant!

The other item I found is sold as shelf liner, but is a beautiful, rich furry self-adhesive brown faux suede! I love it and I'm positive it will cut nicely...and having adhesive backing built in is a huge plus! It also says its water-resistant, and since its original purpose is shelf liner, I'm sure it is....but it IS a fabric.

You can see the pictures of both rolls below, complete with the Big Lot price tags. The textured cork roll is 18" x four FEET. The suede look-alike is 12" by 5 feet....quite a bargain for each, in my opinion! The picture is a little light - they are both a lot darker in person.

Other than that, I've been trying to get my organization going but I've been working so hard that I haven't had a chance to do much. But when I do, I'll post it here! Thanks for reading and for checking back! I'm not going to say anything yet, but I'll have some new info VERY soon!

Friday, January 29, 2010

More About Storage

I've been thinking about the massive storage on GoogleDocs. Dan was kind enough to comment on my last post about this and informed me that they give you about a gig of space for your files. Very generous, and yet not enough for the amount of files we all collect for SCAL! Still, if you are a designer like Dan, this is a wonderful solution to host the files you're donating!

Maybe this would be a good storage solution: Gmail gives you 7 gigs of space, give or take (I now have over 13000 group emails that I refuse to delete because they're more than likely full of svgs! yet Gmail says I'm only using 21% of my storage). But Yahoo's email is UNLIMITED. So why not email yourself the files you collect at one of those addresses? You can set up an account specifically to store files in...Yahoo does allow more than one email acct per person, and has more domains than just And with Gmail's filters and search tools, you can even sort them into categories, kind of...or find the file you're looking for. And if you fill up the Gmail account, why couldn't you just start an additional one???

Additionally, if you email them to yourself, you can make notes about the designer's name, the blog address and anything else you might want to remember about the file...

Just another one of my crazy ideas! :) Now, go cut something!