Friday, February 12, 2010

Olympic Rings revisited

When the August 2008 update to the Design Studio software was released it was so exciting to finally be able to weld inside the frames on the cartridges, overlap silhouetted shapes and have them weld correctly and to be able to create "grouped" or "adjustable" designs by keeping all design elements in the same selection box.  The only major functional update to the software since the 08-08 update was the addition of "hide selected contour" in December 2008 (which was equally exciting in the new options it gives for customizing designs).

I made the Olympic rings as an example of the new possibilities offered by the software at that time.  The Beijing Summer Olympics were just ending.  With the Winter Olympics opening today I thought I'd share the information on making the rings again.  I have moved the file to 4shared for downloading.

Here is a LINK to my original post with the full explanation and the file.  I used the George cartridge for the silhouetted circle - if you don't have George you can substitute another silhouetted circle from a cartridge you own.

Thank you for your patience this week - I know that I am behind on answering emails and comments.  I will be mailing the Blogoversary gifts tomorrow.  I have spent nearly all my time this week helping our neighbors who lost their home to a fire last Sunday.  If you would like to send cards to the family I know they would be greatly appreciated.  Here is a LINK to the post with the details for sending cards (scroll to the end of the post).  Thank you for your support.


  1. Wow, first comment. Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work,the videos and tips.

  2. I remember when you made the olympic circles. Love them. I'm so very, very sorry about your neighbor's home. How sad! My heart goes out to them. I will be sending a card out Tuesday.


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