Thursday, March 30, 2017

Convert Silhouette (files ending in .Studio) into SVG

Have you ever created an amazing cut file in Silhouette's software and want to share it with your friends who use Cricut? allows you to convert 10 Sihouette files a day without any additional charges..... It isn't perfect but so far my results have been pretty good....

Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

God's Blessings

It has been awhile since I have posted on my personal BLOG but thought today I would share with you how God has blessed my life and how I almost lost seeing the big picture.

I have owned my store now almost 2 years and I finally feel like I am in a good place. It has been an amazing journey filled with so many friends helping but I look back and see the daily struggles and looking forward looked the same.   I just kept asking GOD to show me how to remain successful and PLEASE don't let me lose my DREAM.

In the past two weeks my life has changed...Here's how.
I KNOW having a social network is important but where do I find the time? I am not good at posting, getting people excited about product.  One day I met this woman, Leticia, who was just beautiful on the inside and out.  We began talking and I hired her on as a teacher not realizing her talents lie in SOCIAL NETWORKING.... GOD IS GOOD

THEN my sister Lisa has posted on Facebook that she was worried about losing hours at her job that she had been at for 6 years. I knew I wanted to help her and put it in my mind to figure it out.  One morning it HIT ME - Hire to your weakness.... What am I NOT good at???? Merchandising and Lisa has 6 years at it trained by one of the best.

I told all my employees that I would be hiring my sister come April first. There was one employee I was really worried about because my store was her major source of income and I knew that I didn't have the hours she needed.

The next day she called to say she had an interview and would be late into work. HIRED ON the spot at another Scrapbook Store that is in need of her talents. Giving her more hours than she had with me.  GOD IS GOOD

Thursday was a rough day. It was Mayra's last day and I was overwhelmed with trying to figure out how I was going to training my sister, rearrange everyone's hours and fill in the gaps of staff for the next month.  To make the day even more stressful - My coffee got knocked over in the morning on my phone (thankfully, my phone is fine).  Then again later in the afternoon on my computer. At that point I had a total meltdown - walked out of the store leaving the mess behind.

I walked over to my NEW friends who own the business next to me. I was so thankful that I didn't have to melt down alone.

I was trying to decide if I could take the rest of the day off when I asked my staff for the sales for the day.... 666  - WHAT? oh no!

Friday my day went by in a blur - I pouted, was grumpy and couldn't wait to get home.

Saturday morning I didn't want to get out of bed. I knew I had a 12 hour day ahead of me and just wanted to cover my head and hide......

I got to the store and EVERYTHING CHANGED. I met these two woman (sister in laws) that lifted my spirits. She came in giving me compliment after compliment on how wonderful my store was. They even did a video for their YouTube to feature my STORE.   To make things even more amazing, I saw they were USING many of my dies in my DIY center and the projects were CUTE..

We began talking and before I knew it I had offered them positions on my Design Team and to teach at my store - HIRE TO MY WEAKNESS....

I woke up this morning feeling amazing and seeing the blessing GOD has sent my way. I almost got so caught up with how BAD Thursday was to see GOD's hand in my store ....Thank you LORD!!


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mother's day Tulips

HI All, I didn't think I would get this project done - I would pick it up and put it down a dozen times over the last few days.  It has been super busy in my world...

The file is from The Cutting Cafe called "Tulip Shaped Card". A must have and the best part is it is only 1.75, wait what? Yup, you heard me... one buck and seventy five cents.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sweet 16 - The Cutting Cafe

This week we got to play with Numbered Window Cards at the Cutting Cafe. I was in need of a Sweet 16 card so I changed it up a bit.... I so love how it turned out - in pink, black and white of course.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cutting Cafe Post - been a bit MIA

I have been MIA for the last couple of weeks trying to get over this ugly flu.... It really had me under the weather - after finally getting better I adopted a 3 week old puppy who didn't have a Mom (she was stolen). It is amazing how much work a little 8oz baby is.  

Oh right, you came to see my cute project for this week not see my adorable lovable stinkin cute baby girl, Priscilla....

So, my file for this week is the Easter Bunny Shaped Card 2. It was super easy to make and looks so much better in person..... I used the Paper Pen for her nose and eye... One of my favorite embellishments.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A bit of Irish this week - The Cutting Cafe Post

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!! This week we were ask to do anything green and since I have a tiny bit of Irish in me I decided to do make a card with just a tiny bit of green...

Well, that's not totally the truth.... I walked around my store and came across this new Bo Bunny Paper, Little Monsters and saw lots of green, picked a paper out, finished my project then said OH  DEAR, not so much green on my project, so not what I intended but love the outcome....

Files used are:  Overall Shaped Card & A Bunch of Monsters

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Baseball and Bat Card Set - The Cutting Cafe

I had so much fun working with the Baseball and Bat Card Set from the Cutting Cafe... I decided to make a banner for the wall at my Scrapbook Store instead of a card. This is hanging over the papers related to Baseball...I now need to make up the other sports, in pinks of course.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Paper Flowers from The Cutting Cafe

I love making flowers and the Paper Flower file from The Cutting File. This file is amazing and so easy to make into a gorgeous rose...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love is in the air....... The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

This week at The Cutting Cafe we got to play with Valentine Window Card Tops.  It was hard to choose which top to use so I let my paper choice inspire me...... The paper is a scrap left over from a Halloween paper (the other side is orange, shh don't tell anyone).  I cut the top on my cameo then used my pearl pen to add pearls to each intersection.

Here is my card

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hogs n Kisses - The Cutting Cafe

Whoa - this week has come by way to fast. I had all this grand plans on my project using the Hershey Kiss Treat box but when it came down to it - they all fizzed out. In the end - this is what I came up with....... Hogs n Kisses.

I found the Hogs online, printed them then cut around them. Not what I had in mind but it did turn out cute. More hogs than kisses though - which should of been the focal point *shrug* what's a girl to do?

Anyhow, how you like my project this week.
Until next time

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Valentine Gumball Machine from The Cutting Cafe

Hi Everyone and happy Sunday to you. I am back with another project made using the amazing files from The Cutting Cafe.  This week I decided to make a Bubblegum Machine by taking a printable stamp and turning it into a cut file. 


Here is the sample of the printable stamp

Here is what I came up with.... 

I wanted my gumball machine to stand on it's own so I cut the back (black piece) three times, folded two in half and made a stand.

Hope you like my project.
Until Next Time

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Over the Rainbow.................

This week I got to play with The Rainbow Shaped Card  from The Cutting Cafe. I brought all the SVG files into the Silhouette Design Studio to cut.

I cut many of the files out multiple times and layered them with pop dots... I then used the Sketch pens and printed the saying on the cloud... so super easy!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 Desk Calendar

I am so super excited to be back on the design team for The Cutting Cafe.   My first project was to make ANYTHING I wanted. HA! I spent hours looking at files and trying to figure out what I should do then one day I was sitting at my craft table, grabbed my phone to see what the date was then it hit me - I should make a desk calendar! 

I used the 2014 Calendar printable set and the Calendar Holder. (click on the links to get a set for yourself)

I used some leftover papers and stickers from Kaisercraft. I love how simple this project is to make but comes out looking amazing...

Until next time

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Cutting Cafe - Celebrates 5 years with a HUGE Giveaway

Regina at The Cutting Cafe is celebrating 5 years of creating amazing files! To celebrate is having a drawing and the winner will receive every, yes you read correctly, every new file that she creates for 4 months for FREE.... OMGness, can you imagine? Click "HERE" and leave a comment on her post for your chance.

5 year celebration

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Where as the time gone???

As you can see it has been a very long time since I have blogged. Life as been hectic since I bought a Scrapbook store back in July but it has been very rewarding - I get to spend everyday doing what I love to do most, craft.

You may not know but I am not a traditional scrapbooker, seldom do layouts or cards. I love 3D objects and my customers have noticed this as well and have mentioned that there are few layouts in the store to inspire them........... So, I scrapped.  Here are the two layouts I did.

In this layout I used the new Violet Crush from Kaiser Craft then made a white peony using my cameo and a file created by Lori Whitlock.  I then dusted the flower with some chalk just on the edges. The pink and purples in this line are beautiful, this picture doesn't do the colors justice.

On this layout I used Art of Life collection. I love the antique colors and how easy this layout came together. I printed three wallet sized pictures in sepia and put them behind an acrylic set of frames.

Here are a couple of cards I did using the same paper line.

Until next time

Thursday, May 30, 2013

White on White Blog Hop Winner...............

Congrats Miriam, Please email me at to claim your prize.


Monday, May 27, 2013

View Finder Reel project - Trip to Disneyland

I am sooo very excited to share my project for The Cutting Cafe this week. I used the View Finder Reel and a Film Strip to make this using pictures of two of my beautiful nieces at Disneyland. This project was so much fun to make - takes a bit of time to assemble but so worth it.

Below is a video that will walk you through some of the steps of making this. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ken and Barbie Graduate

Hi Everyone, I made these for a friend and thought I would share..... Click "here" for MTC and "here" for SVG - Please leave me a comment below if you use the file. I would love to see what you do with it.


Friday, May 24, 2013

Baby Shower Banner

TGIF!! This has been one long week but my work week ended with a bang yesterday..... Let me explain.

Last week we got a call asking if we could help make a banner for a Baby Shower based on a banner he (yes, I said he) saw on Etsy (you can see it "here"). I told him over the phone that I could.

After I saw the banner on Etsy I asked him if I could take some creative direction with his banner.  I knew it was for a baby shower and the theme was butterflies - elegant with a rose pink, sage green and cream. I asked his budget and we agreed on about $25 dollars (he provided the rose paper from another store).

BIGGEST compliment - He loved it so much that instead of paying the $25 he paid $30 - MADE my day!
PLUS, I had the banner on the craft table at the store and got TWO other customers hire me to do banners for them as well....

I love it when a customer puts their trust in me.... What's sad is these pictures do NOT show how elegant and beautiful this banner is in person.... (Yes, I am beep beeping own horn honk honk).

Cricut Cartridges used:
Birthday Bash for Scallop, Circle and Lettering
Indie Art for Butterfly
Flower Shoppe for Roses

Banner was cut at 8", Letters cut at 6" and butterflies were 2" & 1", Flowers were cut at 2" and leaves at 3"

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

White on White

This month Lorby's World of Hops has challenged this talented crafters by asking them to create something that is white on white with a touch of color. I know you will be as pleasantly surprised to see what they have come up with. There is so much talent here that I know they have risen to the occasion and have some wonderful projects to share.

So please begin at Lorby's World since she is our hostess and has a give away going on with this hop. She has all the details on her blog.

I (Tee) am a guest hostess and am offering a give away from The Cutting Cafe who is our sponsor this month to one lucky person who leaves a comment below.  

Please visit The Cutting Cafe to see all their beautiful printable and cutting files.

Now let's begin this hop.

For my project I embossed two pieces of white paper. I fuzzy cut some of the embossed pieces and used pop dots to give it a POP. I placed is a very thin pink border (for my splash of color), added a white ribbon, a soft pink flower and a little bit of glitter on the candles. 

Thank you for stopping by today and now your next blog to visit is Jamie

Here is the complete lineup in the event you get lost along the way. 

Jearise -
(Co-Hostess) Tee -
Jamie -
Deborah ~
Edwina -
Lynne ~
Mayra -
Camille -
Miriam -
Janet -
Anita -