Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 11 MTC Blog Hop
Welcome to my day for the MTC Blog Hop!  I'm excited to be participating in my first blog hop as a Hostess!

I've been incredibly busy lately, so I didn't have a chance to create anything new, but I hope you enjoy what I have to share.

My creations were all created with my Gazelle and MTC as well as some purchased SVG files from My Vinyl Designer.  I love the flexibility MTC has given to my creativity.  I never would have imagined 18 months ago when I purchased my first cutter how things would evolve in such a short time. 
With the inspiration from my friends on the MTC forum, I have tried many new techniques and know I have barely scratched the surface of what we can do with these tools.

What I would like to share today is some vinyl I cut for my mother and adhered to her walls.  The vinyl is the Greenstar brand and was purchased from US Cutter.


  All three files I used are files that I purchased from My Vinyl Designer.  They all cut great from MTC on the Gazelle!

The first image is the file exactly as it came from
My Vinyl Designer.

In this second image, I wanted the saying, but the entire saying was too long for the space I was working with.  I decided that the three lines of the full verse would work nicely alongside the crucifix.

In this final one, the original file came with stars to separate the lines.  I prefered the idea of hearts, so with the tools in MTC, it was very quick and easy to switch out the stars for the hearts.

The next couple pictures are some paper piecing that I created from some free colouring pages. 
Once you get the hang of tracing colouring pages into MTC, it can really become addictive!  I don't have a tutorial on doing this, but I know that there are several out there as well as information given on how to do this on multiple MTC webinars that are posted on the forum.  If you are looking for more information on doing this, check out the MTC forum.

I've attached the MTC files for the images below.  I hope you enjoy using them.

As I mentioned, I've been really busy lately.  One of the main reasons is that I've decided that I want to add a Black Cat Cougar to my craftroom.   The Gazelle has done some great things for me, but I want the added functionality that I know the Cougar can deliver.  To reach my goal, has meant a lot of supply teaching.  This is something I've done for 6 years now and quite enjoy.  I take pride in what I do and enjoy working with both the staff and students at the schools that I get called to. 
Last night, I was busy attending our annual general meeting for our local teacher's union where I was honoured to be recognized for my efforts with an award for daily occasional teacher!  When I'm pulling my hair out on some of those challenging days, it's nice to know that my efforts are appreciated.

Last but not least, some blog candy!  I will be awarding one person a gift certificate to My Vinyl Designer.  To qualify, please
   1.  become a follower of my blog if you are not one already
   2.  leave me a comment on this post
Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you.  I will draw for a winner at the end of the month.

I hope you enjoyed sharing with me on my blog. 
To learn more about MTC and the many cutters that work with it, make sure to check out the information in the link that follows.

There is still lots happening for the entire month of May.  The link provided will allow you to visit everyone who is participating in this blog.
Special thanks to Christy for organizing this blog!


  1. Great Vinyl ,Thanks for the files Jeannette Following you. I can always use more MVD files :) Maxine

  2. Hi Jeannette, I became a follower! I really loved your vinyl projects. What a blessing it would be to do that in my home too. The bam-bam and peeples file is adorable.
    eileen g
    efghaus on the MTC forum

  3. Hi Jeannette - Great post! I love your wall vinyl. Congrats on your award. Elizabeth (EliEli46 on MTC forum)

  4. Yes you are a busy person, and you so need the cat, then you won't be able to stop and we'll see you more often on the forum.And thank you for the coloring pages.

  5. Love the second image! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

  6. Great files Jeannette! I became a follower. Hasn't this blog hop been lots of fun. I'm CeCeCreates on the mtc forum.

  7. New follower! Great projects you've done, and thanks for the files!

    StephP on the MTC forum :)

  8. Loved your projects! Thank you so much for sharing the coloring pages files with us!! I followed your blog :-)

    Jody_M (mtc forum)
    aerynx at gmail dot com

  9. What awesome projects. They are so cute. Thank you for sharing with us. I now follow your blog.

  10. Love your vinyl on the walls!

  11. Hey Jeannette I love your posting! The vinyl art projects are fabulous! I love doing the coloring page to cut file process. It was the first thing I learned how to do in MTC and LOVE it!

    Kathybessey on the MTC forum

  12. Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I really enjoyed doing the walls for my mom. It's actually pretty quick to do. Now, I need to do some for myself!

  13. You have give me so much inspiration with your projects. I have only been using MTC for a little while and need to experiment with so much more. TFS and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  14. Congratulations on your award/ honor!! It is always nice to be remembered for the work that we/you do! way to go!!

  15. Beautiful Vinyl jobs Jeannette!!!! I just signed up for your blog... not sure why I wasn't a follower before?? Thanks for the wonderful Ideas you gave me!

    Dana from MTC Forum

  16. Great Job Jeannette!! I would love to try vinyl someday...looks terrific!
    TFS :)

  17. Jeannette, I want to start decorating my walls with vinyl and you have inspired me to get going. I am a follower now and look forward to coming here many more times.

    Thanks for the chance to win the gift certificate for myvinyl designer.

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

  18. The walls look beautiful! Love the subtle changes you made, and how great that we can do that with MTC!! The Pebbles and BamBam is tooo cute. One of my favorite cartoons growing up! Thanks for all of your hard work!

  19. Wow those are great projects! I too am addicted to the coloring pages! It is so fun to do! I have a few freebies on my blog if you are interested!! TFS and the chance to win blog candy! I am a new follower!
    Denise in WA
    ddhud4 at comcast dot net