Monday, August 22, 2011


Congratulations CeCe!  You are the winner for my blog hop prize.  Watch for a PM from me.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Sorry about the late post for today!  I had hoped to make a new creation, but didn't get to it.  I decided instead to share a file I created for the Relay for Life event that our local high school had in June.  This was the first year for the event, but definitely won't be the last!   I can't remember the exact total raised, but it was upwards of $50,000.

I've attached the cutting files that you can use if you wish.

MTC file
SVG file

Don't forget to be a follower and to leave a comment for a chance to win a goodie pack.  I'll be drawing a winner tomorrow.  Everyone who has commented by noon EST will be included.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


I hope everyone is enjoying all the great projects being shared!  I know I'm enjoying seeing what everyone has come up with.

Today I wanted to share a gift idea for a teacher.

I purchased a whiteboard from the dollar store and added some vinyl to it.  Although this could be done on a tile, I liked the idea of a whiteboard since it is more of a teaching tool.  A small blackboard would also work well for this project

I found a quote that I really liked and using MTC, shifted it around until it was balanced in the frame.  I then found the logo for our school board and using the trace feature, brought it into MTC to cut.  This was a simple project, but unique for the recipient.

Don't forget if you want to be included in my draw for blog candy, make sure to become a follower if you aren't one yet and to leave a comment on the blog hop posts.  You can get up to three chances in the draw if you comment on each day of the blog hop.

I hope you enjoyed today's post.      Jeannette
The next stop on your hop, is Zenita's blog at

Friday, August 19, 2011


Welcome to my blog.  If you are following the Back to School Blog Hop, you should be coming from Suzan's blog.  If you aren't yet following, click on the link at the side and join in on the fun!

As I thought about what I wanted to share, it started me thinking about how quickly the years pass.  This year marks a milestone, as both my children will be in high school!   The last few days of school left me torn as I realised I too was 'graduating' from 12 years of involvement with the elementary school.  It was bittersweet leaving that last day.  Being the procrastinator that I am, I was finishing up some tumblers to give to my son's teachers.  I dropped by the school with them and had the chance to say goodbye.  Tumblers made a nice personalized gift for the teachers, unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of them, so I can't share.

When I got my cutter, I had no idea how often it would come into play for school things.  From school projects, to teachers gifts, to school council displays, to relay for life decals, to posters for the play, to decorations for graduation, having a cutter has, and will continue to be a great tool for school.

My first school related project I want to share is a large project (for me, lol) I undertook for graduation.  I wanted to create a banner that would serve the school for many years to come.  Using the graduation graphics that Dana shared,  and Greenstar vinyl, I tackled a 3' x 6' banner.  The school colours are green, black and white.  In addition to those, I also used some silver to give a little extra contrast.

 I volunteered to help with graduations decorating, and somehow ended up the one in charge!  Yikes!  Thankfully, I had four other moms who really gave their all to help pull it all together.   In addition to the banner, if you look around the wall of the stage area, you can see the many silver stars and grades that I cut out of vinyl.

My son looked quite handsome all dressed up!  The tuxedo jacket is his father's from our wedding day back in 1993!  Although it's a bit roomy, our son is quickly filling his dad's shoes and is now looking me eye to eye. 

School doesn't resume here until the Tuesday after Labour day.  It should be an interesting year with brother and sister back together again!

I'm putting together a package of goodies for one lucky blog follower.  To qualify, you must be a follower of my blog. Each day I will be posting a new school related project.  A comment on the posts will give you a chance at the draw.  If you comment all three days, you will get three chances. 
I hope you enjoyed my post.    Jeannette
The next stop on your hop, is Zenita's blog at

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to school blog hop

The blog hop is happening this weekend!  Check back on Friday to see lots of great ideas for school projects!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Conical warp feature

With the new release of MTC, a lot of questions have surfaced about the new tumbler feature.  Specifically, the need for designing in multiple colours has come up several times.  I've created a word document tutorial that shows how easy this is to accomplish.  I've also included some other design information to help make the new feature easier to use.

Black Cat forum - Christmas in July Crop

What a great time!  Over two weeks of crop time resulted in lots of fun and an amazing number of  fantastic projects! 
With a family gathering at our place half way through the crop, I wasn't able to complete as many as I would have liked, but did manage to get 14 done. 

Here's a sampling of some of what I created.

If you would like to see many more projects, check out the challenges that were posted.