Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thank You!

I just want to tell everyone THANK YOU and I appreciated all, well most, of the comments you guys left when I posted about possibly not posting projects anymore. After I posted the analogy of cooking a dinner then it seemed those who didn't understand before suddenly understood where I was coming from in my original post.

I actually don't think I could ever completely stop coming here and letting my fingers do their dance across the keyboard allowing words appear on the screen, but I was seriously contemplating not posting projects anymore due to the time it takes, etc...but you guys already know that. I have come to the conclusion that my blog is a big part of me now and it is an outlet for me to put my thoughts, feelings and experiences I have in life to share with others. I do tend to get more comments on my "commentary" posts than my projects and that actually just cracks me up. I told Linda one time "I can spend hours doing a project and then posting it and get like two comments but let me post about how I bought some Scott butt wipes and I get like 60 freakin comments!", at which we both laughed. I have received feedback from many readers saying "I feel like I know you" and probably if you met me you would kinda know me because I pretty much write the way I talk *okie thinks she does reduce the bad words more in her writing than when she is talking*.

After this past week I find myself wanting to continue with the posting of projects, not only because so many people understood where I was coming from but also because now that I am using Make The Cut and being able to share files once more that people can use. I haven't been this excited about posting projects in a few years *okie looks at that and feels it was a long drawn out sentence but decides she has no desire to break out her knowledge of correct grammar and such from her English major days during her early college years*. I was in and out of the Make The Cut forum the last few days getting help on how to convert my MTC files to SVG so people who have other progams could use the files. I can't even begin to tell you how awesome those folks are in that forum! I think I did finally figure it out and it might be a pain on a few and if it is I might not convert the file...it will depend on my time and mood.

How to express my excitement and love for this MTC program is beyond my ability right now. I am learning something new every day and it is just getting better and better! I did have to go in and download the newer version to be able to properly convert MTC files to SVG files but the folks in the forum were wonderful in providing me with the information to do so and I am still able to have the version that uses my Cricut to cut.

Oh and another thing I will share with you today before I leave to do other things *okie grimaces at the idea of having to finish her progress notes but smiles slightly at the reminder that she can play around with some designs when she gets done*....I am getting a Pazzles! I know many of you know from my Facebook posts but thought I would share with those who aren't on Facebook. The great thing is that I have my newer version of MTC ready to cut with the Pazzles once it gets here.

24 comments:

  1. What's different in the newer version of MTC regarding converting files into SVG? I do that in the 4.1.0 version all the time. Does it have something to do with the layers?

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    1. From what was explained to me...yes! There are some other features in the newer version that makes it work, or something. You know I don't like discussing all that technical chit!

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  2. SO glad you are sticking around. You are one of a kind!

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  3. Oh dear Shirley,...I don't know if i want to continue to see your posts on your projects done with Pazzles. Reason why?...well, I know myself. I will see all your wonderful projects and then I will want a Pazzle too. However, right now, I am flat broke..very flatly broke. Well, I will comment on how wonderful they are, but I will have to be strong and not "break the strict budget" that I am on now. Regards,

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  4. Glad to hear you are going to keep up your blog. You would have been sorely missed!!

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  5. I read with interest your post a while back regarding certain cutting devices. And I will say you said out loud what I was thinking. Well woohoo I got an "SC" for Christmas. Congrats on you Pazzle. And thanks for converting your files to SVG. Not that I know how to use them yet, but one can only hope. Also glad that you are planning to stick around. And keep up the good work. You are appreciated by oh so many people. Thanks again.

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  6. I'm very glad you're going to continue your blog! :) Even though I rarely post a comments, I always read your blog. You've inspired me to create & at the same time made it fun! Thank you!

    Ivette

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  7. One question, what in the heck is a pazzles? 😄

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  8. Very happy to hear you will continue your bloggin'. You have soooo many awesome ideas and projects. I work at a middle school and in the special education department so some of your posts are especailly inspiring for me. You are truly ONE OF A KIND!!! :)

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  9. Glad you have found a good place to get help and I look forward to the project your create with the Pazzles. I looked into the before I got my Cameo

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  10. oooh okie I can't wait to see how your pazzles is.I am wishingto the lottery god in the sky each week so I can get a silhouette....dang wishes are de-functional at the minute though so I need to try harder!!lol!
    hugs Lou xxx

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  11. Glad your sticking around.I would have missed your posts. You keep it real and I admire that. I agree that the MTC forum has the best, friendliest and helpful bunch of people. You will love your Pazzle.

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  12. Glad that you are not going to quit posting on your blog.
    I need to find my MTC software. I have the pre law suit one somewhere that I put it to be safe...Oh no......That means it could be anywhere. Exceptthat I have looked everywhere for it!!

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  13. ok have; no idea what MTC is but will learn. So so glad
    you are staying I do really enjoy your blog

    fergie

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  14. I'm glad you decided to stick with your blog. Which Pazzle machine did you get and how did you make that decision?

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  15. I don't post here a lot but I do enjoy reading your post. Don't have a Pazzle but I have a Cricut. So some of projects and techniques

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  16. Pazzles...hmm It will be interesting to see how it works. I don't think I've heard anything about how this one works. It's always the Cameo. I just have a cricut. The less I have to depend on the computer, the better I like it. I'm not very computer savvy.

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  17. Glad you are sticking around to post. I knew you couldn't quit, you are much to good of a writer/story teller to stop, besides you need somewhere to tell those stories, LOL I love love MTC but really have not taken the time to really really learn all it can do, I guess I have just been lazy and go back to what I know best. I bought MTC way back so I can use it with my Cricuts, but I also got a Cameo over the summer. Can I ask what made you decide on a Pazzles over the many other cutters? Just curious.

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  18. So glad you are going to stay around. Thanks!

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  19. hi! i am new to your blog, and have truly enjoyed your stories and love the few projects that i have seen. but... how and where can i get the MTC software that works with the cricut? and what does MTC do?? I have so many questions lol!! Thanks keeping up the posts!

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    1. You can no longer get the MTC (Make the Cut) or any other software (but PC's online Craftroom) that works with the Cricut machines. Make the Cut is a 3rd party software that works with a large variety of other electronic cutter machines and allows you to create ANYTHING you can imagine with ease! Can't wait to see what Okie does with it. I knew if we could ever get her to really give it a go she would love it!

      You can find out more about MTC and download a free trial at their home page, make-the-cut.com. It's an awesome program with a help as Okie has mentioned. I highly recommend everyone give it a look!

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  20. Well I don't think I have heard about the Pazzles. It will be intersting following you now even more. I have the cricut and the cameo and I'm in love with the cameo. Please keep us posted with how this one works. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Have enjoyed following your blog.

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