New: KG Counting Stars Font

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Free Christmas Gift Tag Cut Files (SVG, PNG, MTC, STUDIO formats)

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Click the image to download the file.  This link will take you to Dropbox to download the file.  If you don’t use Dropbox already, it is a GREAT way to share files!

I designed this to be used with my Silhouette Cameo, but will also work with other programs.  Digital scrapbookers can use just the PNG file and the MTC and SVG files should allow must other digital cutting machines to use the files.

This is offered in Silhouette STUDIO format, SVG format, PNG format, and MTC format.  I much prefer the Make the Cut software if you’re not familiar with it!

**Terms of Use for my free downloads are included in the download.  Please read them and email if you have any questions!

FREE Peace & Joy Bible Verse Word Art, Silhouette Cut File, SVG

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This easy project requires just a few things:

  1.  6″x12″ block of wood– I bought this at Hobby Lobby for $1.99
  2. Mod Podge- I use matte.
  3. Scrapbook Paper- I used a half-sheet of something I already had.  It matches my living room colors.
  4. Silhouette Cameo or Portrait– OR alternatively you can print the PNG directly onto the cardstock.
  5. If using the vinyl with the Silhouette, you need vinyl.
  6. Optional white craft paint and paintbrush
  7. The Silhouette Cut File –> download here

Start by painting the wood– this is optional but I don’t like the wood color on the side of the finished piece.  I did a light layer of white to whitewash the wood.

Then Mod Podge the paper to the board.  I applied the Mod Podge to the board and stuck the paper down and smoothed it out.  I did NOT use Mod Podge on top of the paper at this point because I wanted the letters to stick and I wasn’t sure if they stick to a Mod Podged surface.

While that was drying, I cut the letters on my Silhouette and prepped it for transfer.  I don’t have any tutorials on that whole process but there are loads on YouTube if you don’t know how to do that.  I use wide masking tape for small transfers like this.

When the paper is dry, apply the letters to the paper– carefully.

After applying the letters, put a top layer of Mod Podge to seal the paper.

I went back and sanded the edges of the paper/board joins just to make it nicer, but you don’t have to do that.

Total time?  1 hour.  I used my blow dryer to speed the drying process.

 

New: KG By the Grace of God Font

This font was inspired by old peeling paint on signs in one of our favorite places on earth- Siesta Key, Florida.   I love old beach wood signs with natural aging by the salt, sea, and sun.

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Click the image to download this font from Dafont.

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Sunshine Photo Actions

 

I took my daughters’ photos for our family Christmas card.  My poor DSLR has been shelved for the last several months.  I use my iPhone5′s camera almost everywhere we go– photos of food, family, friends, and fun.

But I have this really nice camera with lots of lenses.  Just sitting there.

So I pulled it out and used it again.  I used to be a photography teacher at one point!  I owe it to myself to at least use it once a month!

I ended up begging my friend Charla (a local friend and fellow homeschooling mom) at CharmBox Studios for help.  All of my backlit photos had grey skintones.  My girls are pale, but not grey!

This is the original photo, straight out of the camera (SOOC).

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I had edited it (levels, curves, unsharp mask, and hue/sat) and was really unhappy with the results.  Charla recommended I try her Sunshine actions.  I used Evening Sun.

If you’ve never used an action before, it is SUPER simple!  Just unzip the action and load it up in your Photoshop Actions palette.  (there are LOADS of tutorials on YouTube if you need help with that!)

Click a button.  Adjust the layers if desired or leave it as-is.  PERFECTION.

If you are looking for a great action, I am now in love with these Sunshine actions!

I used Kissed by the Sun on this photo of my younger daughter:

I actually think this one is my favorite of the actions!  It adds a great Florida glow to that photo!

 

And Evening Sun again on this pic of my girls together:

If you’d like to try an action of Charla’s for free, she has one you can try here–> Our Life Action.

Note: I’m just a happy fan of Charla’s and a proud mom who loves to show off her babies.  I wasn’t paid to share Charla’s work. I just like it a lot! :)

FREE Oh Holy Night Christmas Word Art Silhouette Cut File

So I’m slightly Silhouette obsessed.  Everything is getting decorated.  Nothing is safe in this house!  The kids have Minecraft on the walls, owls on a guitar case, seashells on a bathroom wall, and everything is getting personalized with their name in vinyl.

I’ve been thinking CHRISTMAS a lot lately.  This might be because it is hovering in the 80′s still and it is late October and I’m fairly sick of the Florida heat and ready for something a bit cooler!

This is a one-piece cut which is really fun when cutting from cardstock to not have little pieces to keep track of.  :)

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Click the image to download the file.  This link will take you to Dropbox to download the file.  If you don’t use Dropbox already, it is a GREAT way to share files!

I designed this to be used with my Silhouette Cameo, but will also work with other programs.  Digital scrapbookers can use just the PNG file and the MTC and SVG files should allow must other digital cutting machines to use the files.

This is offered in Silhouette STUDIO format, SVG format, PNG format, and MTC format.  I much prefer the Make the Cut software if you’re not familiar with it!

**Terms of Use for my free downloads are included in the download.  Please read them and email if you have any questions!

FREE Birthday Word Art for Silhouette Cameo

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Click the image to download the file.  This link will take you to Dropbox to download the file.  If you don’t use Dropbox already, it is a GREAT way to share files!

I designed this to be used with my Silhouette Cameo, but will also work with other programs.  Digital scrapbookers can use just the PNG file and the MTC and SVG files should allow must other digital cutting machines to use the files.

This is offered in Silhouette STUDIO format, SVG format, PNG format, and MTC format.  I much prefer the Make the Cut software if you’re not familiar with it!

**Terms of Use for my free downloads are included in the download.  Please read them and email if you have any questions!

FREE Christmas Tree Word Art for Silhouette Studio

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Click the image to download the file.  This link will take you to Dropbox to download the file.  If you don’t use Dropbox already, it is a GREAT way to share files!

I haven’t even received my Silhouette Cameo in the mail yet and I’m already planning projects.  I am obsessed!

This tree word art was created using my KG Seven Sixteen font which is based on the handwriting of this talented lady.  I’ve seen this stacked lettering all over the place for several years (with those exact words) and I have always loved the look.  I hope you like my version of this project!

This is offered in Silhouette STUDIO format, SVG format, PNG format, and MTC format.  I much prefer the Make the Cut software if you’re not familiar with it!

**Terms of Use for my free downloads are included in the download.  Please read them and email if you have any questions!

Repurposed Birchboxes and Thanksgiving Wreaths

I’m always looking for crafts my kids can do fairly independently.  They are 9 and almost-11 and they are fairly crafty and can hold their own with basic tasks like cutting cardstock to certain dimensions and using adhesives properly.

Friday, I had a Craft Day with my daughters and we spent time working on some holiday crafts.  It was our version of a fall break from homeschooling.

I’m not good at following recipes to the letter- and the same goes for craft projects.   I start with an idea and it evolves into something different.

We started with some Pinspiration:

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This pin was an unsourced image- I haven’t found the original location of it.  It was quickly altered into a new idea.

I have loads of Birchbox boxes- both tops and bottoms- that are just sitting here taking up space.  They are fantastic boxes and I knew they had a purpose!

I had the girls cut strips of paper in varying widths (each piece was 1 cm taller than the layer below it).  They modpodged paper onto the boxes (the lids are just a tinch bigger than 5×7 and the bottoms are 5×7) and then modpodged the trees on.  LOVE the results!

Birchbox Trees

After we finished this, the girls wanted to do something with the bottoms of those boxes.

They took a 5×7 sheet of cardstock and modpodged strips of paper to the sheet.  When they were finished, we cut out a pumpkin shape and a pumpkin stem, an apple shape and an apple stem and leaf and modpodged those onto the lid bottoms.

I think they both turned out really cute!  The girls loved that they could do these crafts independently with minimal help.

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The wreath in the background of that image, we made using strips of fabric tied in bows around a wreath base.

I was really really wanting to do a wreath like this pin I had seen on Pinterest (click the image to visit the tutorial on the original blog):

Pinterest Ribbon Wreath

Unfortunately we did not have any ribbon like that.

So we made do with what we already had on hand and used some old Stampin’ Up! fabric.  We made a snip every inch and a half along the short side of the fat quarter and tore the fabric vertically into long strips.  We tied the fabric onto a wood wreath base (flat wood).

I think it turned out pretty cute!

Thanksgiving Wreath

I still need a wreath holder, as my daughter’s hand is just a temporary fix ;) .

I’ve just ordered this!!


Silhouette Cameo!!

And I can’t wait to get going with that.  I intend to share some of my creations and the correlating Silhouette Studio files for all of you here!

 

NEW: KG Melonheadz Font

This darling kid-friendly option is whimsical and fun!  I created it in collaboration with Nikki at Melonheadz Illustrating.  She is very talented and I hope you will check her out at her Etsy Store where she sells her adorable clip art.

 

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Click the image to download this font from Fontspace.

Have a great day!

Please pay for commercial use.

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For licensing options, you can pay directly via my website. I also offer licensing via Fontspring or MyFonts or Etsy. Teachers can also license for their teaching products at Teachers Pay Teachers.