Well, I can't sleep again. Here it is 4am and I'm wide awake. I think I've been going into menopause for about 2 years now. My body just isn't acting the same way anymore and I don't like it one bit. This getting old thing really isn't my cup of tea. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if I would get my fat ass out of this computer chair and do some exercise. I usually didn't have a problem getting to sleep at night the last say 15 years, but these last couple years, I could stay awake all night. Mind you I would sleep until noon the next day. Like today. I was up until 5 this morning and got up at 11:30. You would think I'd be tired. But I'm not. And my husband is sawing logs, so I know he'll just keep me awake if I try to go to bed.
Anyway, this leads me to why I'm here. To pass the time, I was playing around in the Silhouette Studio software testing out some of the upgraded features in the Designer Edition. Oh yeah, did I tell you I won a copy of the designer edition software. I did! From the Bargain Shopper Mom! I made up a couple things I want to share with you. They're not much really, but I thought they were kind of cute.
First, here is a digi stamp I made with the software of, what else, but a cat. :) I'll do up a tutorial after the New Year on how to create digi stamps with your Silhouette software (I have a new video capture software I want to try out courtesy of a recommendation from Bird on her new forum). Here she is (just click on the picture to make it bigger and then save the image to your computer):
Second, I made a cutting file of some lamps. I know its nothing spectacular, but I have a card in mind and didn't want to go hunting for a file on the internet. I also want to become more self-sufficient and make more of my own stuff so I don't have to worry about credits and where I got stuff from, and whether I can use it to make stuff to sell or not, and so on. So here is a picture of the lamp shapes:
They are .rar files and will open with winzip or you can download a trial version of winrar (it never expires, but just keeps popping up a reminder to purchase a full license version). I've included the .studio file as well as an .svg file. Please read my TOU that I've included too. These are for personal use only and may not be shared. If you think someone might like to have the file, please send them to my blog to get it. Here's the link: CatScrapFever Lamp cutting files I should also mention that they are blank shapes. I only filled in the shapes so I could show you what they would look like using patterend paper and cardstock.
I'm using MediaFire now for my downloads. I don't have that many files that I've been giving out, but I want to change that in the new year. I want to try to get back into designing and offering some free digi scrap stuff and digi stamps here and there as well as the occasional cutting file. I'd also like to see how many times the files are being downloaded. I wasn't able to do that with the other methods of delivery I was using, so I think this will be the way to go.
Well, I think I should try to get to bed now. Its getting on towards 5am and I don't want to waste the day tomorrow sleeping. Hubby is on his days off, so I want to spend a little time with him and get some baking done.
Let me know if you use the files and I would really love to see anything you create with them. Just drop me a line using the contact form in the right sidebar.
Talk to you later...