Adventures in Silhouette

As poetic as that title sounds, I really am talking about using my Silhouette electronic die cutter.  (Is it really a die cutter if there aren’t any dies?)

I have been playing in Silhouette Studio and I think I am going to attempt start a series where I will upload a free cut file twice a month.  (You know my track record, I’m distracted easily… But I will try my best to keep this up.

Today’s is the word “amazeballs” that I created with two different fonts and then I edited a few letters to look more aesthetically pleasing to my own eye.  It is going to be a title to one of my pages of a picture of my husband and myself before we were married.



I am also going to work on uploading tutorials and other videos to youtube, I’ve been trolling long enough.  Keep an eye on my channel.  Right now I think all that is viewable is a video the birds and me talking to them.


Tag Tastic

So I may or may not be going tag crazy… =)

Over the next week or so I will be adding a lot of die cut tags.  There are already a few available, and if you feel you would like a different size or color, or even a shape I don’t offer yet, please let me know through etsy’s message system.  (You can get with me many, many other ways, but that will be the easiest to keep track of)




I also got my glittery little hands on some discounted washi tape that I wanted to pass along!  Right now you can purchase a set of two washi tapes for $5 and free shipping!  Pick from 4 designs…

Do you Scrapbook or Make Cards?

I’m getting the holiday season started with my Close To My Heart business, and having an online gathering.  If you’d like to look around or order, go to and at some point it will ask you if you are ordering from a gathering.  There is only the one open right now. =)

I’m going to try and get it closed up Saturday or Sunday.  Below is the Stamp of the Month for October.  With the stamp of the month program, you spend $50 and get the stamp of the month for just $5.  ($17.95 regular price, and only available Oct. 1-31)

Mother’s Day Card Workshop

Saturday, April 28, 2012 7p.m.

I’m hosting a Mother’s Day Card workshop at my humble home.  Since I live in a condo, space will be limited to 10 people.  If there is enough interest, I will be doing a second workshop either on Sunday, or the following week.

The event itself will be free.  If you place an order during the workshop weekend, you’ll receive 10% off your order.  Also,  the Dotty For You promotion will still be going on! (spend $35 and get the DFY paperpack for $5)

If you’d like to purchase a tombow adhesive runner/refills, I have some on hand. Runners are $3 and refills are $2, cuz I don’t believe in paying full price. =)

For more details/directions, e-mail me. kurtzcrafts(at)gmail(dot)com