Archive for August, 2014

I’m a reader.  I would rather be reading a book than doing almost anything else.  So, when I saw these fabulous magnetic bookmarks over at the Silhouette blog, my heart raced a little bit with joy.  Then to know she used all of my shapes to make her project happen – well, that’s the best thing ever!

Here’s a print + cut version using my Teeny Tiny Card Kits (love this!) then adding a printed quote to each card to make a magnetic bookmark.  Whether you need a bookmark or not, it’s helpful to see how she used the print + cut feature to color in the quotes – it’s great for cardmaking because my quotes can often be difficult to cut small enough for a card.  You’ll see that filling in the words and phrases like this is why each of my quote files have a totally merged version (for easy one-color creating) as well as an unmerged version so you can add fill color any way you choose.  These results are fabulous and they really show how great the multi-colored quotes can look.


Check out the Silhouette tutorial and find links to each file here.  This will work for any of my quote files.  (Remember that this is for Silhouette users! Find my files over at Lori Whitlock’s svg shop if you are using a different cutting machine).

Then, if you want to use a variety of colors on your vinyl projects and how to manipulate the placement of words, check out this tutorial for one way to make that happen or this tutorial from Lisa over at greylustergirl.



We’re headed into project season – use both of these tutorials to make all of your Halloween, Thanksgiving and Holiday projects!

Looking for a book to use your new bookmarks in?  

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

Violets of March by Sarah Jio

Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano

House of Tyneford: A Novel by Natasha Solomons

The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel by Richard C. Morais

Belong to Me: A Novel by Maria de los Santos (last in a series of 3 – start with Love Walked In then Falling Together )

The Orchid House by Lucina Riley





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 Want to know how to work with my layered phrases over at the Silhouette shop?  Here you go.  Lisa has a great tutorial for creating projects in vinyl using my quote files – they come with a merged version and un-grouped version and Lisa shows how to use both here.


This is the best tutorial for basic use of my layered quote files – it works for any of them found in the Silhouette shop or in Lori Whitlock’s svg shop.  Doesn’t that layered vinyl look fabulous?  That is the exact reason I create the files to be layered – so you can get a great result like this one.



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