Hello Newsletter Subscribers,

Well, it has been a busy week around here for me….and probably for you as well because Christmas is fast approaching.  Where in the world did 2011 go?!  I ask this question every year…and every year seems to be shorter than the year before.  Is it possible that there is a dimension that we are unaware of that is accelerating time unbeknownst to us?!  I know that that is really reaching far…but it sure feels that way.

As you should know by now, I have been doing the 12 days of Christmas which started on December 1 and will continue until the 12th.  I hope that each and every one of you will find something that you can use.  In order to get to these files, you need to visit  To the left, you will see FILES…click on it and then click on the 12 Days of Christmas.  You will find the files there.  And because of this endeavor, our group is continuing to grow. 

I have received notice that there are a few people who are disappointed that I don’t offer svg or mtc files.  I will take a moment to explain here for those of you who are new why I don’t offer these files.  At first, I was offering these files and as a result, I wasn’t getting as many files made.  Believe it or not, it takes less time for me to make the designs sometimes than it takes for me to upload them to the site.  The site, though I like it, can be temperamental at times.  I have to save ongoing because of past experiences.  I have uploaded 12+ files only to have the site shut down…and nothing that I uploaded was saved on the page…and I had to start all over again.  Needless to say, I was outraged.  On top of that, I had 5 files to upload per design…pdf, wpc, svg, mtc, & jpg.  I had to use each of the programs necessary to do this…and it was time consuming.  Well, when I figured out that all of the programs except the earlier addition of Pazzles, took pdf files….I opted to save them all that way so that I now only have 3 files to upload per file: pdf, wpc, and jpg.  That is it.  I don’t have to open any other programs…I can do all of this right from my Pazzles Inspiration Studio.  So, it is much easier for me…and you get more files that way. 

I know that you probably don’t download every file that I put there each week…so your odds of finding at least one that you like is better if I can produce more.  Some weeks are easier to do than others.  Some weeks, I can get really creative and do a lot of drawing….other weeks…..I struggle through the process…but it keeps me going.  So, I hope that that clears the air as to WHY I don’t post svg or mtc files.  I know that others do…and God bless them…but I just don’t have that much time.  So, if this is a good fit for you…welcome.  If this is not what you want….you still have my blessings…I understand.  We are all looking for different things in life.  If I am not mistaken, for the Sure Cuts A lot, you just have to open the PDF in the program and it will save as a svg when you go to close out the file.  If you are using Make the Cut, go to file: import: and then open the file.  You can then save it in whatever format you want.  So, I hope that this helps.

So, that being said…..enjoy this weeks files…and there will be more 12 Days of Christmas to follow!

The files were miscellaneous this week.    If your interests are not being represented, then write to me at and voice your opinion.


My Prayer Life:  Nothing new this week.

If  you have prayer requests, please send them to this address: 

In the subject area, type PRAYER REQUEST.  Do not send last names.  Only first names and brief descriptions of the situation.  God knows what is going on! :-)  I will add them to my prayer list!  I also ask that if the prayer is answered that you let me know so that we can give Him Praise!

ORDERS for WPC , PDF, SVG, and MTC files:  This feature is for those of you who need a special file.  I charge for these kinds of files.  The price would be determined by the complexity of the file. 

Also, from here on in, I am listing all free files as pdf and wpc.  If you want an svg or mtc, let me know....but I will be charging $1/file.  Most programs accept pdfs.  If I list all file formats on my website, it takes way too long and takes away from the quantity and quality of the designs that I want to post in the future.  This will encourage you to learn how to import pdf if you don't already know how.  One person said that she didn't know how to use pdf for svg.....well....I made a tutorial on how to do this and it is listed on the site under VIDEOS.

Videos:  Believe it or not, I am still working on the timing issue.  The voice gets away from the video.  Once I can get it together, I will start making more tutorials to post.

Gallery:  nothing new this week

I would like to see some of your work that you have made using the files listed in the IzzaBoutChu! Site.  Please share!

Some of you shared your photos at the Izzaboutchu! Yahoo Group site!  It warmed my heart!  Thank you for sharing your projects!  Please continue to do so. 

These are the FREE files that I added last week:


New Files:

Animals:  Nothing new this week

Aquariums/Ocean life/Beaches  nothing new this week.

Audition Layouts:  nothing new this week

Bugs and Critters  Bugs:  butterfly in flight


Cards & Envelopes:  Holy Star Christmas Card booklet & gatefold, Xmas pocket card (place family newsletter inside of the pocket)


Christian or Jewish:  nothing new this week


Country/Rodeo:  Nothing new this week


Decorations, Swirls, & Such:  lacy emblem, words & emblem, yin yang

Dinosaurs:  Nothing new this week

Fantasy:  Nothing new this week

Flowers nothing new this week

Food:  nothing new this week


            Christmas:  bells, Christmas has gone to the birds, Christmas Bear 2011, garland, holly butterfly, holly butterfly2, Holy Star, pine & candle, pine sprig, pine tree, presents, reindeer posing, Santa Bear, stocking, The Light of the World.

         Valentine’s Day:  Hollow Heart, Heart Tree.

Lace, Borders, & Corners:  Border

Paper and files:  nothing new this week.

Party Things:  Nothing new this week.


Mats & Overlays:  Crochet loops, Crosses, Overlay2, Rosebud Lattice.

People & Their Belongings:  nothing new this week

Sports:  nothing new this week

Steampunk/Antique/Vintage:  toy top

Things Around the House:  nothing new this week.

Transportation:  nothing new this week

Vacation/Travel: nothing new this week.

Weather:  nothing new this week

Weddings & Proms:  nothing new this week

3-D:  nothing new this week

Teacher Tools:  nothing new this week

If you have any ideas for files, please let me know!  I love to design and your suggestions let me know that I am not doing this in vain.  If you have an idea, just send an email with IDEA in the subject area.
Please send ALL correspondence to the  email address.  My Opal777 email address is a personal one.  I have an elderly mother who ails from time to time...and I need that one kept open for personal communication.  Thank you for understanding in advance.  :-)

HAPPY SCRAPPING!!  See you next week!