September 2013 Update

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If you've been wondering why things have been a bit quiet around here, it's because Mary and I are now 16 days away from getting married! Starting September 12th, we're going to take a break from work and focus on making sure that our special day is perfect, but we're spending a little extra time preparing some spooktacular things to keep you busy while we're away! ;) Here's what to expect!

  • 9/5/2013 -  New Fall-Themed kit released
  • 9/11/2013 - We're aiming to release our second Halloween-Themed kit
  • 9/12/2013 - This is the last day we'll be working on new kits until after the wedding. We'll need this time to rehearse, tie up lose ends, spend time with family and of course PARTY!
  • 9/13/2013 - Voting for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards ends and they choose the finalists from each category! Hope we win! Don't forget to vote! 
  • 9/16/2013 - Our first annual SVGCuts Halloween Party starts! It'll include about 13 design team projects, a Halloween Challenge, prizes and a CAMEO giveaway. More details as we get closer to the 16th!
  • 9/20/2013 - Our Wedding!
  • 9/23/2013 - Back to Work!

I'm sure many of you have had the pleasure of planning and/or participating in a wedding (getting married) and you know how much is involved, so we'll be a little quieter than usual, but we'll still be around!

Our Halloween party is going to keep you busy and we'll be popping in and out from time to time to see all of the amazing things you guys are making! Plus, Halloween is our favorite holiday so of course we'll be glued to Facebook and trying to get involved as much as possible! But know that we are fine and we're still alive! (Thanks Helle, for your concern, this post is a result of you worrying about us! LOL)

Corri, Brigit, Amy, Kathy, Thienly and Tamara will keep you guys busy with amazing Halloween-inspired design team projects, so technically you'll be seeing more content while we're gone! Go figure! Big THANK YOU to our Design Team Coordinator, Tamara Tripodi (Happy Life Crafty Wife) for putting together an amazing calendar of Halloween projects and THANK YOU to the most amazing and loyal design team in the biz! We love and appreciate everything you guys do for us!

Oh and let's not forget our crafty friends, yeah, I'm talking about you! The one reading this! THANK YOU for making us your favorite place for off-the-page paper projects! SVGCuts doesn't exist without you and we're forever grateful for your continued support, inspiration and friendship! (yes, if Mary and I hitchhiked across the USA, we'd have a place to stay in all of the 50 states and then some. We've been adopted by and have built amazing friendships with many of you! :)

That's all for now!! Love you guys!! Happy Crafting ;)







99 Responses to “September 2013 Update”

  1. K Hallacy September 4, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Hope you have a great wedding and have a wonderful life together.

  2. Lori Ballasch September 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    September certainly sounds amazing!
    Congrats to you two and have a most WONDERFUL wedding! <3

  3. Andrea September 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Yay! Huge congratulations to you two! May your love and friendship only continue to grow beyond what you ever thought possible :) I hope you’ll share some pictures later on, I’m sure your wedding will be spectacular just like you guys!

  4. inga klaus September 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    May this time be joyous and ” somewhat ” relaxing. Leo remember to be the first to call Mary , Mrs.. Kudos!

  5. Liz Swenson September 4, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Don’t worry about us. We’ll be busy crafting away….and sending our very, very best wishes on your special day. :) You guys are amazing. Big Hugs from Liz

  6. Christine Muehlbauet September 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    I wish you the best of the best. You two are each beautiful people who will make one amazing couple. God Bless you. P.S….. hope we get to see some pics.

  7. Joyce Gonda September 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! How exciting! I wish you all the best. :)

  8. C. Larin Celebrations September 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Yeah!!!! Congratulations in advance! And heck, you should be taking more time off than that! You deserve it! So dedicated! :)

  9. Rochelle September 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Congratulations you are such a wonderful couple and soooooooooo talented and giving…I have missed working with all of my svg files that I purchased from you guys…

    I am working really hard to build a new business so I can buy more svg files, I love all all of the holiday ones.

    I love how versatile your files are they are great for gifts and to use as decorations. I plan to make some of the boxes that I will fill with some goodies to use as give aways at my home shoes for my mialisia gals. I know they will be thrilled to receive a lovely gift box with some chocolates.

    Thank you for all you do and God Bless you on your up coming marriage you both have a special place in my heart because your creations have not only brought joy to me but to my family, as well as friends.


  10. Roberta September 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Sweeeeet! Makes me want to cut wedding files. Enjoy the preparations, the day and your happily ever after!

  11. Beth Sparozic September 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Wishing you two the best of everything. Congrats on your upcoming nuptials!

  12. Annette Walker September 4, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    I am SO happy for you guys. I know I don’t always get involved with a lot of the challenges and contests and things, but just know that I think the world of you two, and have since you two first started! I’ve watched you grow and grow and that in itself has been AMAZING! You two are so cute together and congratulations if I haven’t told you already!! ;)

  13. Angie A September 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    Congrats! I had no idea you weren’t already married! LOL Also you both look so young, that’s a good thing! :) Hope you have a beautiful wedding day! xoxoxo

  14. Allie September 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Awww. Congrats! You guys are THE best!
    I can’t wait for the Halloween Party! How fun.
    And a wedding, WOW. I wish you love and laughter each day of your happily ever after!

  15. Robyn September 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    It’s so exciting how soon you will be married! I am so happy for you both. I have already been missing you guys because it HAS been quiet, but I knew you were busy with the big day so close. I hope it’s a spectacular day and I wish you both all the best. <3

  16. Joanne Jay September 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    And you would likely have a place to stay across Canada too!
    Hope you will get a honeymoon in someday soon too. Congratulations to both of you amazing people…..

  17. linda September 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Congrats to you both. Have a wonderful wedding!!!

  18. Nancy September 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    You two are the cutest couple! Congratulations! Woo Hoo!!!

  19. Carmen Lucero September 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    Everyone deserves some time off – especially for a wedding! You guys work so hard always, so don’t worry about us. We’ll be here when you get back. Congratulations!!


    Carmen L

  20. Mandy Wardle September 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    Thanks for the update……Have a great Wedding month and concentrate on whats really important….yourselves

  21. Linda September 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    I wish you a lovely wedding day
    hugs Linda

  22. Bernadette September 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    So excited for you guys! Thank you for everything you do and Congratulations!!


  23. Bea September 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Thats wonderful news and if my working out is correct your special day will be 28th Sept.Well my hubby and I celebrate our Sapphire (45 years) Wedding Anniversary on that date.I wish you both a long and happy marriage Hugs Bea x

  24. Tracey Farr September 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    You guys would have a place to stay in Melbourne Australia too if you ever want to come ‘down under’ – all the best for memorable wedding day!

  25. Sue Orchard September 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Wow, such a busy time leading up to and just after a wedding! Take some time to enjoy your very special day to the full. Wishing you both lots and lots of happiness. x

  26. Kathleen September 4, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    Hope you two have the best wedding you ever dreamed possible!

  27. Louise de Jong September 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    Many congratulations on your wonderful news!! I wish you good luck with all the preparations and I hope your weddingday will be awesome!


  28. Thorunn September 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    I hope you have a wonderful wedding!! Congratulation ;)

  29. Karen Hunt September 4, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    Ha! I knew it! That is awesome. I am so happy for you. Have a wonderful day. All the best from down under!

  30. Marilyn September 4, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    Best wishes on your upcoming wedding!

  31. Linda B September 4, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.

  32. Carol Kurian September 5, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    Hi you guys. Well I wish you all the very best for your wedding. I hope you have the most wonderful day and I wish you every happiness in your future together. You are already a match made in heaven anyway – we can see that by the way you work so well together. Thank you for bringing us all those wonderful projects. Your talents are such a gift and it’s great that you are willing to share them with us all. I shall think about you on 20th September. Hope you will post some photos of your special day. Love Carol x

  33. Glenda September 5, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    Enjoy your time before the wedding! Mine was 23 years ago, seems like yesterday! Good Luck and God Bless you both, many happy years of togetherness!

  34. Theresa Trentham September 5, 2013 at 12:47 am #

    so excited for you two. Can’t wait to see all the wedding pics. :)

  35. Martha Barnes September 5, 2013 at 1:43 am #

    Congratulations! Wishing you all the best for for Future together. AND, if you are ever in Newfoundland Canada you will have a place to stay too. Enjoy your time away.

  36. Pamela September 5, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    Enjoy your life together.

  37. Elise Tribke September 5, 2013 at 2:41 am #

    Thank you Leo and Mary. Have the most spectacular wedding! Take your time. Congratulations!

  38. Ellen P September 5, 2013 at 2:41 am #

    Wishing you guys a beautiful Wedding Day and a Wonderful Life together! Enjoy your special time *Ü*

  39. Kim Thompson September 5, 2013 at 2:46 am #

    Wow what a wonderful time you have ahead of you both. Bring on the party and let the rest wait!! Have a wonderful time and don’t forget to share the photo’s and love.
    Kim xXx

  40. ELLEN BAKER September 5, 2013 at 2:58 am #

    thank you to you both for all the hard work you do for us guys.i hope you have a super wedding(our anniversary is the same week,17th September.we will have been married for 47 years).I love you both ♥.xx

  41. lois paulo September 5, 2013 at 3:17 am #

    Happy Wedding Day, make it special, you two are so cute together, wishing you much bliss in your lifetime.
    I am sure it will be a beautiful day, hope to see some photos of you two on the special day!

  42. Laurinda September 5, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    Relax and enjoy! We’ll all be here when you get back….waiting for photos, of course!

  43. cathy wirt September 5, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    I pray your wedding goes off without any problems! Blessings on your marriage and business. Y’all are the best!

  44. Sheri Corwin September 5, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    Whoa, busy, busy, busy!
    Hope your wedding goes off without a hitch.
    Enjoy the day and make wonderful memories.
    Thanks for all you do.

  45. Michelle B. September 5, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    What only 3 days for the wedding and a Honeymoon! Shame on you both, you deserve more time. You know we will be here waiting patiently and hoping you have the best wedding! Life is precious enjoy every moment, and I wish you both all the love of a happy life together.

  46. Pam September 5, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    Congratulations!!! Praying for a wonderful wedding day and blessed married life!! Cheers!

  47. Tünde Trencsényi September 5, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    Hope September brings you not only personal joy but the well-deserved professional recognition too! All the best from Hungary/Greece!
    Love, Tunde

  48. Shelly Beth Grappe September 5, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    Wishing you love, luck and laughter.

  49. Kerie September 5, 2013 at 4:50 am #

    Congrats – have a fabulous wedding and the most amazing life together! Cheers

  50. colleen Brown September 5, 2013 at 4:57 am #

    AAAWWW How sweet, im so happy for both of you… You are awesome and I hope you will be happy together for the rest o your lives.. I know you will be. any happy thoughts for you for your big day and it would be so awesome to see lots of pics of the wedding Love to you both your long time friend Colleen

  51. Patty September 5, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful wedding and even better marriage!

  52. Wendy September 5, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! We’ll let you have some time off for your wedding, as long as you promise to come back to us die cutters!! Gotta have our svgcuts! :-)
    You guys rock!

  53. Marion Dornan September 5, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    Have a great day! I’m so happy for the both of you. Don’t worry, we’ll survive. ;-)

  54. .: Katrin :. September 5, 2013 at 5:15 am #

    I wish you a wonderful wedding.. ♥

  55. Laurie Payton September 5, 2013 at 5:16 am #

    Congratulations!!! Wishing you both the best !!

  56. Christina Wilson September 5, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    Congratulations! You two are adorable together & are great at what you do. Have a wonderful wedding : )

  57. Patricia Greco September 5, 2013 at 5:32 am #

    Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

  58. Cassie September 5, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    Congrats and everything will be perfect on your special day

  59. Terry Doriot September 5, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    You guys are the cutest couple ever! Congrats!

  60. Jennyfer September 5, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Congrats to you both!!! Hope you have a fun, happy married life and looking forward to your creations! You guys rock!

  61. Stacey September 5, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Congrats on your wedding!! I hope your day is beautiful and that you have many wonderful love filled years together!!

  62. Ava September 5, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    Congrats to you! Wishing you many years of creative happiness together!
    Ava (Yankee Candle in Geneva)

  63. Fonda September 5, 2013 at 6:35 am #

    Congrats you guys.. Hope you have a beautiful wedding.. Mary will make a beautiful bride. and Leo a handsome groom.. But no honeymoon?? We want to see picture…

  64. Denise Chavez September 5, 2013 at 6:43 am #

    That’s a great idea. After the wedding, or maybe next year, you should have a contest where we can win a weekend with you and Mary coming to visit us at our crafting homes! That would be awesome!

    Marriage is a partnership that should last a lifetime. The two of you are already off to a great start. I know you’ll have a great life together.

  65. Beth September 5, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    Congrats! I’m sure it’ll be a great wedding…enjoy your special day!

  66. Wanda September 5, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    Hey Mary and Leo you will be sharing a wedding anniversary with me! I hope that you enjoy every moment. Thank you for all you do. What happened to the honeymoon?

  67. Marcy Bennett September 5, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    I totally agree with the 3 day comment – take more time – we can wait. Don’t be ruled by the business! Take at least a week. We have more than enough ideas, and patterns, and glue to keep us going! Congrats on the wedding – but PLEASE take time to enjoy the honeymoon. Remember that is a once in a lifetime thing – don’t squeeze it into 2 days.

  68. Joy September 5, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    Congratulations to you both and best wishes!!!

  69. Linda M September 5, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Wishing you all the best!!

  70. Ursel September 5, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    Unfortunately I can not so good English, but would like to not miss to wish them on their upcoming wedding all the best.
    Congratulations on a long and fulfilling married life.

    I am thrilled every time and again over the beautiful SVG files.
    Can no longer even without.

  71. Jeannie September 5, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Congratulations Leo & Mary on the soon to be wedding! You two need a longer honeymoon- us fans aren’t going anywhere!! Take more time off, enjoy each others company and have some FUN!!! You can dazzle us with your creativity when you come back ;)

  72. Laura K September 5, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Oh congratulations! We are actually heading out to California tomorrow from Utah to attend my sister in laws wedding on the 14th! I guess it is just wedding season around here. I hope your day is just perfect!

  73. September September 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Congratulations to the both of you on your upcoming nuptials. I hope the day is as special as the two of you!

  74. Tamara T September 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Aww.. You’re very welcome! I’m more than happy to ‘help’ you guys as the DT coordinator! :) can’t wait to start posting all these amazing projects!!

  75. Kathy September 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I so hope that you two have the most beautiful day ever! and enjoy it. After all of the planning and preparing, it will be over in the blink of an eye! But the memories will be forever.

    3 pieces of advice that the pastor gave my husband and I on our wedding day 15 years ago…

    #1 Tell eachother ” I love 7 times a day”
    #2 Never go to bed angry
    #3 Always say I’m sorry

    they work for us!!!
    Congrats and Best Wishes
    faithful customer

  76. Barb September 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Congratulations and all the best for your wedding and your life together.

  77. ConnSue September 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Soooo happy for both of you!
    It will be the best wedding time!
    Love you!

  78. Teresa September 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I wish you all the best life can bring to you both on your forth coming Wedding.

  79. Teresa September 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Just realized your wedding day is on my Daughters Birthday, So I shall not forget in a hurry.

  80. Cindy September 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    I hope you guys have a very enjoyable wedding day…STRESS FREE!!! AND, many, many happy years together. Congratulations!!!

  81. Sally-Anne September 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Congrats to the pair of you. I wish you both the very best for your wedding day and for forever after. You bring your customers such joy and know that we all wish the very same for the two of you. And if you come to Australia add Adelaide to your list of places to visit and I for one would love to have you stay with me

  82. Cricut couple September 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Huge congrats!! Are y’all going to let us mail you cards? You know we can rock some awesome wedding cards! Hee hee

  83. Sharon Mobley September 6, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    Congrats! And wishing you both many years of happiness. Thanks for all you do to keep us scrapping.

  84. Lynne Stott September 6, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    Congratulations to you both. I hope everything runs smoothly on your big day and you have fun and lots of special memories. God bless you and I pray your marriage will bring the love and happiness you both deserve. As for your crafting friends, I am sure we all agree you have given us so much time and effort, so now you deserve some time for each other. Precious time spent together is the foundation of a successful marriage.
    PS. Can’t wait to see your pictures!

  85. Beanie September 6, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    Congrats! and take time to be with each other we will all be here when you get back. Remember happy wife happy life! LOL

  86. Dawn Schmidt September 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Wishing you both a wonderful Wedding Day and a Happy Healthy Life together. Mary, you will make a beautiful bride… and don`t forget, we will want to see photos :-)

    Enjoy your special day xxxxxxxxxxxx

  87. Lisa September 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you guys!!!

  88. Claudette September 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    Enjoy every moment! You guys are the best!

  89. Pat September 7, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I remember the very first time I talked to you, Leo…about some cutting issues I was having with the software I HAD been using. That day you introduced my to SCAL!!! (and changed my life!!!) ;o) I had seen some of the videos of Mary showing the kits, and asked you if you were a “couple”…to which you so lovingly said she was your fiance…So, I’m sooo happy that you finally “took the time” to get married!!! LOL

    My only concern is that you’re only gonna be off THREE DAYS “AFTER” the wedding???!!! Really, we could make it a FEW more days without you…;o)

    From someone who was married at the young age of 16, and still HAPPILY married at 52…works out to THIRTY SIX YEARS!!! LOL I wish for blessings and much joy and happiness together…and for those times when “things get tough”, and believe me, they will!!! … I pray that you will remember how you feel today, and just know that it IS worth it to stay together for the long haul!!

  90. Debbie Zlab September 8, 2013 at 2:38 am #

    Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. Enjoy your time together and make the most of your family and friends. I’m fairly new here so I’m looking forward to the upcoming Halloween fun! Love your kits I have quite a few of them already!

  91. Teesa September 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Congratulations!! on your wedding don’t worry about us we will miss you two but we understand and wish we could be here. Enjoy the fun and hope you have a long and wonderful live together.
    God Bless

  92. carmen leal September 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    all the best and your new life , congratulation!!!!!!

  93. Christine Simmonds September 10, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Leo & Mary!

    Hope your wedding goes without a hitch, I will be thinking of you guys as you tie the knot as its my son Ryan’s 9th Birthday the same day.

    Wishing you both a long and lasting life together.

    Christine xx

  94. Suzy Gray September 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    wishing you all the best on your special day & as you embark on your life journey together

  95. Mariec September 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    I wish you a perfect day and years and years of happyness!

  96. Keasha September 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Congratulations! I wish the two of you nothing but the best. I hope you win the Martha Stewart Award. I love your unique creations. I don’t know what I would do without your designs. Enjoy your honeymoon!

  97. Diana September 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Me acabo de enterar de las buenas noticias!!!!! So happy for you guys
    So happy that I feel like writing a post which is the most unusual thing for me to do but that shows how happy I am for you 2
    The best of luck in this new stage of life!!!!

    • Diana Avendaño September 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      FELICITACIONES!!! Congratulations on your wedding!!! I feel the same as Diana, I don`t like to post anything, not even on my personal facebook page, but I feel a really good vibe from you Leo and Mary, so I would love to wish you both the best for all your life as a couple and keep doing this really nice job that is so amazing.

      Lots of hugs from Colombia and you both are welcome to come to South America whenever you like!

      Diana A. : )

  98. Jennifer Partridge September 13, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! :) That’s exciting! Cant wait to see pictures (of the adorable couple, your decorations, party favors, etc.)!!! ;)