Friday, April 24, 2015

CutterPillar Pro V3 - Yes or No?

In February 2013 I ordered the CutterPillar Pro V3.  I was advised the company had stopped production and was upgrading-redesigning the product to make it even better so it make take a few weeks.  I wanted this cutter bad!  Like most of you probably, I have a craft room filled with cutters that just didn't work!  This one seemed different!  I watched their videos, read customer reviews etc. and I was going to hang on until I got one so I ended up getting it 9 Month Later!  October 28 or 29th 2013!

I was over the moon!  Never met a cutter like this before!  Accurate, easy to use, safe and dependable!  I told every person I could that this was the be all to end all of tools that everyone needed!  I teach scrapbooking, card making and many of those ladies now own CutterPillars because I told them to buy without worry as it was worth $100+ dollars if you never had to buy another one right?!?!

I made good use of it until March 2014 when I had a routine surgery that turned into a nightmare.  I was in an out of hospital, many, many surgeries and to this very day I'm waiting to have more hospital time & surgery time in the next few months to finally be healed.  That prevented me from using my CutterPillar for many months.

I began to notice a few spots where the ruler rid was wearing off!  I kept a watch on it but I was getting really nervous towards the end of October 2014 as it was really starting to deteriorate.  October 18th, 2014 I wrote the company about my awesome cutter having a problem and because this was a well made, expensive product I knew that this was probably an anomaly or perhaps one of the first ones off the line once it was upgraded so I decided to let the company know what I was experiencing and I was sure they would make things right.

Watch this video and see how it all ended up....







CutterPillar Timeline:

February 2013 - Ordered CutterPillar V3 from Oh My Crafts
October 28 or 29th 2013 - Received CutterPillar
March 2014 - Many surgeries, many weeks in the hospital and currently awaiting more surgery May 2015
October 18, 2014 - Wrote CutterPillar about the measurement grid starting to wear away after minimal use
October 22, 2014 - Told Arianne had no option but to offer to sell me a new one
October 22, 2014 - Replied to Arianne asking if a supervisor or manger might have more options available to them to         them to replace these FEW defective CutterPillars.
October 29, 2014 - Rude response and told to get a sharpie and a ruler out and draw the lines on
   
Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta



Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Just sharing some cards I made at Christmastime using the leftovers from CTMH Yuletide Carol WOTG Kit, after making the (2) double page layouts!  Yes you get a ton of leftovers for more scapbook pages or many, many cards!  Definitely worth the value for the kit.  This kit not only has a vintage feel with birds and early 1900's images but they work with some 'updated' designs like my cute reindeer with lights in his antlers from PPBN Designs Rudolph with lights .svg file!

I also used several images from the Silhouette Store including print and cut designs.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spooky Hallowe'en Cards

Hi Everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards centered around Hallowe'en!   I used my Cricut Explore and the Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge Artfully Sent!  There is a ton of Martha Stewart Glitter & Distress Inks in Wild honey, Spiced marmalade, Seedless Preserves & Chipped Sapphire!  The stamp sentiments are from Close To My Heart: D1442 Thriller & S1108 Wicked.  Cardstock is from CTMH: Autumn Terracotta, Colonial White, Black & Pear as well as miscellaneous pattern paper for the front panel and envelope.  I made my own pearlized water to flick onto the card insert when it was finished.  I used the We R Envelope Punch Board & a 'good one side' piece of patterned paper to make envelopes for my cards.  My husband sells Close To My Heart so if you wish to purchase any of these items simply click them and you will be taken directly to his CTMH Site!









Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta



Friday, September 5, 2014

Threads


Hi everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!

I'm sharing a layout that I just finished today!  It is my second one of recent, regarding our daughter Courtenay's sewing adventures...she loves to sew and she so loves to sew for other people, even her brother!

The papers are from Close To My Heart Florentine WOTG Kit, the following Silhouette Studio Files: angel folk art quilt appliqué block, thread spool card for journaling inside, life is sew good title block, stitching flourishes & stitching squares to mount title onto.  Font Backhand Brush then simply offset for shadow.  I used my Silhouette Cameo but these files could easily have been cut with the Portrait machine as well.  I used some embroidery floss for stitching the geometric squares under the title as well as in the buttons.  I didn't have the right colour for threading on the spool so I simply slid white cotton under my Distress Ink Marker in Rusty Hinge (let it dry for a while as I was impatient and ended up marking the colonial white cardstock underneath :()  I used the print & cut feature of the Silhouette Studio to print out the Life is sew good block for the second page of my layout.  The flags on the second page were included in the Close To My Heart Florentine WOTG.  The buttons, dew drops etc. were misc. stuff in my stash.  I added one wooden button close to the spool to hold the journaling card closed when not being read.



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come by again soon!

Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta



Friday, August 15, 2014

Z fold flip box card designed in Silhouette Software DE


Hi Everyone!

I designed this card in the Silhouette Studio Software Designer Edition!  It was very easy to do and I love how it turned out! I will be teaching this card in a local group but wanted to share with you too!  I got the idea from a SplitCoastStamper tutorial and then tweaked it to make it my own! The card in folded position is 5x7" and in open position is 7x9".  I wanted to design a 'summer' themed card and there are so many weddings during the summer that I thought this fit!  I used the CTMH Stamp Sets: D1539 The Happy Couple! & D1464 Card Chatter - Love.  The latter stamp set is no longer available however I only used the double hearts & heart flourish seen on top & bottom squares in the open position photo, so they could be substituted with many other stamps.




I'm posting this to a challenge at Simon Says Stamp Blog
Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta



Friday, May 9, 2014

At the seashore

Hi everyone!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I wanted to share a layout about a cruise to St. Lucia, in which I used some great Miss Kate Cuttables files!


I love the .svg files that Miss Kate Cuttables creates!  I used the 'At the seashore' set of .svg files which you can purchase for the very reasonable & very low price of $0.50!  These .svg files can be used with both Cricut Explore & the Design Space program or with the Silhouette die-cutting machines & the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition program.  They are easily downloaded and installed into either of these programs. Her site has so many files to choose from and I'm betting you could find a file for any occasion you are scrapbooking or cardmaking for!  Please check her out, you will be so glad you did!


Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta



Monday, May 5, 2014

If you like Digi stamps then you're gonna love these blogs and doodle store!

I took some time today to do a blog hop and I was so impressed by all the blogs, the talented people writing the blogs and the fabulous PolkaDoodle Store!  Check out the blog hop for yourself!

Kath's Blog
Lulu Card Making Blog
Going Buggy - Enfys
Tip Top Toppers Things
Polka Doodle & Me
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

Then check out this store!
Polkadoodles - Cardmaking, Papercrafts & Inspiration!

Don't forget, digi images are downloaded so you don't have to worry about 'across the pond' shipping :)

Have a SCRAPtastic day!

Blessings,
Melitta