Thursday, August 17, 2017

All Hail A Birthday Boy!


Today is my Design Team day and I have a Birthday card to share using a new card sketch from the August bundle. 

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The August bundle is craft themed, but again, I took the elements from the card sketch 59 file and made it a card fit for a knight!

I added some white dots in the center of the paper sequins using the Nuvo Crystals. I just discovered these recently and oh my-- they are awesome!

Here's a complete list of items I used today....

Friday, August 11, 2017

Hoppy Day - Bunny lollipop set

It's my design day over at SVG Cutting Files and

This week at SVG Cutting Files we have been feature themed gift sets which includes a lollipop holder, gift tag and card.

The set I selected to share with you today is the bunny set.


Have a crafty day!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Food-Fare Recipe Page- Yum!

Today is my Design Team day  over at SVG Cut Club and I have a page layout using a new page sketch from the August bundle. 

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Yup- another recipe page. I can't  resist!
This is a favorite recipe from a church cookbook. I have several cookbooks and always forget which one this recipe is in. Now I have it in my scrapped book so it will be easy for me to find anytime i want to make it.

I started the page by  using the August page sketch 35. I added  handles and bottoms to the circles in the layout to mimic the lantern the Geisha girl is  holding.

Here's a complete list of items I used today....

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas in July!

Hey there! Today is my Design Team day for SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 

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Today I used a card sketch layout from the July bundle for my Christmas themed card.
It's never too early to start those Christmas cards.
I know the Gnome girl isn't an elf, but she looks like an elf you might find at the north pole.
I replaced one of the elements in the card sketch file with the die cut of a snowflake.

That's what makes the card sketches so great as they provide a strong foundation for the card design on which to build upon by adding or changing elements, changing the orientation, etc.

Here's a complete list of items I used today....

Friday, July 14, 2017

Food Fare Friday- Apple Strudel!

It's my design day over at SVG Cutting Files and
I am still going strong with scrapping my recipes this summer.

Today I am using a new file in the SVG cutting Files store today called the Owl baker. It is one of many new owl themed files released today.

For all the Owl lovers out there... you are going to love these new files!


This recipe is so simple and easy to do if you need a quick dessert.
The new owl file is so darn cute on this page.

The apples, potholders, rolling pin, bowl and title are also from SVG Cutting Files. 

Here's the list of files  I used today....


Have a crafty day!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Food Fare on a roll!

Hey there! Today is my Design Team day for SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 

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I am using files from the July bundle release- page layout sketch 32, and yes, it is another recipe page. 

I am finding using the sketch layouts perfect for resizing to my 8x8 recipe book and getting caught up with the many recipes I need to scrap. 

This reprice is an all time favorite and great for a quick dinner. 
Love the little chef with his cute stache.

Here's a complete list of items I used today....
Have a crafty day!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

I've been working on some last minute holiday cards to celebrate
the U.S. Independence day. 

I see that watercolor backgrounds are all the rage in card making these days.

 Therefore, I have been playing around with water and inks to see what technique I like best or gets the  results that actually are usable vs those where the color all runs together to look like I rubbed mud on the paper. 

I don't have watercolor paint or pencils so limited to my Tim Holz inks and color burst powder in my stash.

I got three 4x6 pieces of red and blue color backgrounds that I felt were usable. One I used watercolor paper and the other two just plain white card stock

 I sliced and diced these pieces into to smaller pieces to use it all up to make 6 cards. Actually,  I still have a few tiny snippets left that I am challenging myself to see if I can get one more card done.


The uncle Sam stamp is one from Stampendous that I purchased at Michael's a few years go for only $2. one of my favs in my stash. 


Here's a list of what I used....

Stampendous Patriotic Pair stamp set
Tim Holz Barn Door and Faded Jeans Distress inks



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Proud to be an American!

Hey there! Today is my Design Team day for SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 

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Today I used a card sketch layout from the June bundle.

I replaced the circles on the sketch with stars and added the ever so cute Uncle Sam

Here's a complete list of items I used today....

SVG Cutting Files Page sketch 53
SVG Cutting Files Chibi Uncle Sam
My creative time My Little Firecracker stamp set

Have a crafty day!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wishing you Sunshiny days!

It's my design day over at SVG Cutting Files
I am sharing a new file being released this week all related to summer and the pool. I am using the new chibi snorkel boy. 

The base of the card is also from SVG cutting files. Love all those card sketches for easy card designs. 

Here's the list of files and stamps I used on these cuties.....


Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Father's Day card.


Stopping by quickly today to share a Father's Day card I finished this week. 
This is officially my first shaker card. 

Don't forget to recognize all those Dad's out there...it's Sunday!

I was inspired by this card that Jennifer did as well as many others on Pinterest using this fun Fisherman stamp set. 
I discovered this new to me Stamp Company, Your Next Stamp. 
They have some really fun stuff.

There is a stamped fish within all those sequins in the lake. 
I think I need to pop him up with more foam tape next time so the sequins don't sit in front of him. Right now he is barely peaking through the mass of blue-Lol!

Thanks again to Jennifer for the great inspiration. 

Cool stuff used to make this card...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Food Fare Recipe Page

Hey there! Today is my Design Team day for SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 

Not a Cut Club Member? Find out how to become a member here.

Today I used a page layout from  new June bundle to make my recipe page.

The recipe is for French onion dip so I thought a little French flare would be in order so I added the Eiffel tower and the poodle.
Once I had the page designed in the Silhouette design studio,
I grouped it all and then resized it to 8x8.

The great thing about the page layouts is though they are designed for 12x12 they are easy to size for those 8x8 books as well.

Here's a complete list of items I used today....
Have a crafty day!


Friday, May 26, 2017

Scrap Your Memories Blog Hop returns!

Scrap those memories!

Welcome to our THIRD Scrap your memories blog hop!
This hop will included page layouts to help you scrap your memories!

 This hop is ONLY for 24 hours and will end  PROMPTLY at 11:59 PST TONIGHT!
Hop along to find three freebie files!

For my two-page layout today, I am doing a running theme. I know many of you out there know runners and are runners yourselves participating in 5K's, 10K's Half marathons and marathons, etc. 

SVG Cutting Files has designed a page layout with this in mind. 
I spread the elements from the Love to Run file set across two pages since I have so many photos. 
I embellished my page with stars made using the Jaded Blossom Banner Dies and Jaded Blossom Star Dies. 

Next up is Annie

But before you go please be sure to read the hop guidelines below. 

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This hop is set up DIFFERENTLY then ones in the past, so please read accordingly.

HOP GUIDELINES
1- Make sure to be a FOLLOWER on each stop along this hop.  There are 11 in total. 
Learn more about HOW TO FOLLOW A BLOG by clicking HERE
2- Leave a comment on each blog to show some love for the inspiration you have just seen! Remember 11 stops, so that means 11 comments in total! 
Learn more how to LEAVE A COMMENT by clicking HERE

THERE IS NO REQUEST FILES form on this hop.
Each project contains the link to the store with the files used on their projects. SOME files are FREE for today ONLY....  There are 3 free files during this hop, with the others being DEEPLY discounted for TODAY ONLY!  (prices will return to normal at end of hop) This will be the new platform for our hops moving forward. *********************************************
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Humming Happy Birthday!

It's my design day over at SVG Cutting files Cut Club.

I am using card sketch from the June '16 bundle for today's Birthday card.
My mom loves birds and when we lived in the country we had many hummingbirds at the feeder all the time. 


I used a card sketch from SVG Cutting Files for the base of my card. All I had to do is add a sentiment and an image and i had a pretty Birthday card ready for the mail.

The sketch file comes with a heart shape for the corner which I replaced with the flower from the hummingbird file set. 
I added a bit of color to the hummingbirds throat with a very light pink copic marker.

Here's a complete list of items I used today....
Have a crafty day!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Shaker Tags- Happy Birthday!

It's my design day over at SVG Cutting Files
I am sharing some new tag files being released this week. They're called the Peeker/Shaker tags.
They are little tags that have a window flap on the front to open and reveal whats inside.


The hardest part of this project was determining the papers and the stamps. 

I decided to make these tags as shaker tags. You can also put these together without the shaker items and just have the flap reveal a message. 

To make the base of the shaker card, I cut the flap part 8 times, cut the flap off, and then glued them all together on top of each other. I then glued the stack to the back portion of the tag. 

This created the little walls of the tag to hold the sequins and glitter. I then added a  piece of acetate  followed by the top of the card.  

Here's the list of files and stamps I used on these cuties.....


Have a crafty day!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mothers'd Day to all the mom's out there. Hope you all have a terrific day.



Files used are SVG Cutting Files Bracket Card Base and Potted Flowers.

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

For the Bride and Groom

Hey there! Today is my Design Team day for SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 

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I am using files from the May bundle release- Wedding/Anniversary

I recently saw a tutorial from Jennifer McGuire where she used tulle to make a background for a floating die cut on her card. I had to try it. 

I used the New Card sketch 51 file from the May bundle for this sweet wedding card. 

Here's a complete list of items I used today....

SVG Cutting Files Chibi Wedding Backside
SVG Cutting files Sketch 51
Jaded Blossom The Perfect Match

Have a crafty day!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sweet Birthday

A quick post to show a birthday card I did recently using some new stamps and dies in my stash.

I found a card here that Helmy Goyer did.  I couldn't help but try to replicate it.
 It is so pretty. Thank you  Helmy Goyer for the great design.

Here is my version.  
I used  the Best Birds stamps and dies along with other stamps and tools I had in my stash and finally adding some bling in the corner.

Have a crafty Day!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May the 4th be with you!

Happy May the 4th!

Yes, for all those Star Wars fans out there, May the 4th is a fun play on words and a day to celebrate. 
So, I decided to do some fun treat bags. 
I even dusted off my cricut for this project. 


The treat bag is from the Cricut Artiste cartridge. 
The die cuts are from a SVG Cutting Files hop a few years ago..sorry, they're no longer available.


I added a hanging charm and sentiment using the Jaded Blossom Candy War stamps and Candy Charms and Banner dies .

  Next I filled them all with chocolate of course and tied them up with matching ribbon. 

Have a crafty day!!


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Birthday Cake Layout

Hey there! Today is my Design Team day for SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 

Not a Cut Club Member? Find out how to become a member here.

Today I used several files from the April - Birthday bundle to make this cute Birthday page.

I started with the page layout template form the bundle, then added the title and several coordinating elements. I added a space at the bottom to journal what is happening on my photos that I still need to drop in. This is going to be perfect for my sons first birthday photos.

Here's a complete list of items I used today....

SVG Cutting Files Eating my cake and wearing it too title
SVG Cutting files Page Sketch 30
SVG Cutting files Simple Boy with Cake
SVG Cutting files Simple Party Balloons

Have a crafty day!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mom's Day card

It's my design day over at SVG Cutting Files
I am sharing a new card base being released this week. It's called the New Bracket Card.

I did a mash up of svg files and stamps in my stash to add a little extra something to the pretty flowers and leaves I cut from the Potted Flowers svg file.

Any stamps in your stash will do. It could be just a couple dots like mine, swirls or anything to enhance your pretty svg die cuts.

The title was made by die cutting the word "Happy" 5 times and then stacking ans gluing them altogether. This strick works nicely for thin lettering vs trying to cut tiny pieces of foam tape.
Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New water color techniques.

I've been playing with some new stamps and trying some new techniques. One of those is using a water brush with my Tim Holtz inks to color in stamped images. I've watched many YouTube videos and have read several blogs so I thank all of you for the inspiration and tutorials. 

Here is what I ended up with after several tries. I still have to practice a bunch. 



Details:
Stampin' Up Best Bird stamps and dies
My Creative Time Script Type backgrounds
My Pink Stamper Sympathy and Comfort


Thursday, April 13, 2017

What's the Buzz?

Hey there! Today is my Design Team day for SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 

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I am using files from the April bundle release- Honey Do List. 


I am always amazed at the different card bases included each month. 
It's like having my own sketch file to select from and all the pieces are ready to cute--no measuring!
The cute bee is the March mini bundle. 

Here's a complete list of items I used today....

SVG Cutting Files Bee Optimistic
SVG Cutting files Sketch 49
My Pink Stamper Buggy Punnies

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bunny Treats

Hey there! Today is my Design Team day for SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 

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I made a treat topper for my bunny chocolates using some March and February cut club files. 

For the base of the topper I used the Scallop section from the card Sketch 46. I also used the flag portion turned on its side for a tag for my sentiment. 
The Simple Bunny Head is from the February bundle and works nicely for my Easter treat.

Here's a complete list of items I used today....

SVG Cutting Files Simple Bunny Head
SVG Cutting files Sketch 46
Jaded Blossom Easter Treats 2

Have a crafty day!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Believe in the Bunny!


It's my design day over at SVG Cutting Files. I am so excited about the spring files released this week. All are just so darn cute!

You can find them all inthe store now including the one I used on my treat basket today called Bunny Girl 1. Yes, that means there is also a Bunny Girl 2!


The basket is also from SVG Cutting Files called Scallop Trapezoid handle bag

I did some print and cut today on this project. All the papers in the project other than the blue for the basket base were printed on my printer. I even tried the new digital faces from Peachy Keen.

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jumping in Puddles!

Hey there! Today is my Design Team day for SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 

Not a Cut Club Member? Find out how to become a member here.

My card today features a couple files found in the March bundle, the little Girl in Raincoat and the simple umbrella. 


Here's a complete list of items I used today....
Jaded Blossom Card Mat Dies
Jaded Blossom Circle Dies
Jades Blossom Flag Dies
SVG Cutting Files Simple umbrella.
SVG Cutting files Girl in Raincoat
My Creative Time I'm here for you rain or shine stamps

Have a crafty day!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I know, it s a few days early, but its never too early to send a little luck someones way with a green card. 


I used a card layout from SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 
You can find it here. Its one my my favorites and a go to now for a quick card.
I used some water color paper and my color burst inks for the background mixing the green with yellow. It's like magic, just spray with water and watch the colorful background come to life.

I added the Leprechaun from the Wee Bit Irish cut file set from SVG Cutting files to the front along with the sentiment from My Creative Time. 

Wishing you all crafty and lucky days.



Friday, March 10, 2017

Pot of Gold Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Pot of Gold Blog Hop!
This blog hop is all things gold and St. Patrick's day themed.

You will find wonderful inspiration and projects, along with stamps and svg files that co-ordinate!

For my project I have a little treat package filled with lucky chocolates. 

This little treat is quick and easy. I added a piece of card stock inside a treat bag. I then wrapped the chocolates with some fun paper using the JB candy wrap dies and stamped some St. Patrick's day images from the JB Lucky Treats stamp set on the top. 

Next I did a tag using the JB Treat Tag die.
The main attraction is this super cute Leprechaun from SVG Cutting Files.
I added a shamrock for good luck using the JB St. Patrick's Day Die Set
I tied the treat bag up with a bow and it's ready to bring some luck to someone special.


HOP GUIDELINES

1- Make sure to be a FOLLOWER on each stop along this hop.  There are 15 in total. 
Learn more about HOW TO FOLLOW A BLOG by clicking HERE
2- Leave a comment on each blog to show some love for the inspiration you have just seen! Remember 15 stops, so that means 15 comments in total! 
Learn more how to LEAVE A COMMENT by clicking HERE

THERE IS NO REQUEST FILES form on this hop.

Each project contains the link to the store with the files used on their projects. SOME files are FREE for today ONLY....  There are 3 free files during this hop, with the others being DEEPLY discounted for TODAY ONLY!  (prices will return to normal at end of hop) This will be the new platform for our hops moving forward.



 This hop is ONLY for 24 hours and will end  PROMPTLY at 11:59 PST TONIGHT!
This hop is set up DIFFERENTLY then ones in the past, so please read accordingly.

*********************************************
**Kindly remember that all our hop files abide by our TERMS OF USE
You can read all about our BLOG HOPS and how to participate HERE
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Let's Salsa

Get your Salsa on because I am sharing a  peek at some of the 
fantastic files in the March Cut Club bundle.

It contains page payouts, card layouts, titles and more. 
Not a Cut Club Member? Find out how to become a member here.

I continue to work on my quest to have all my favorite recipes scrapped and in my 8x8 recipe binders.


My project today is an 8x8 recipe page that I did using one of the page layouts form the March bundle. I just sized it to the 8x8 page and then added a few more cut files from the SVG Cutting Files store.


Here's a list of items I used today....

Have a crafty day!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Go Green

Happy Friday!

We're going green over at the SVG Cutting Files store this week.
New files in the store this week are all about St. Patrick's Day.

My treat holder today showcases the Puppy Shamrock balloons file.

My base is one of my all time favorite files, the tube holder. 
I adhered my paper pieced puppy to the front and added a mini tag tied around the tube.

The tag and sentiment are from My Creative time.

Remember to stop by the store and seed all the lucky and green inspired files released today!

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Got Beads?

Hey there! Today is my Design Team day for SVG Cutting Files Cut Club. 
SVG Cutting Files Cut Club is has released their February bundle of files as well as a mini bundle containing some fun Mardi Gras inspired files. 

Not a Cut Club Member? Find out how to become a member here.

For my card today I dressed up this cute little gal in her Mardi Gras attire ready to celebrate, beads and all. 

I started with a card base file. Next I selected a cute girl file which I modified slightly. 
Then I sized the hat and mask to fit the little girl. These files can be used to accent scrapbook layouts or like I did,  used them to enhance a fun greeting card. 


Here's a list of items I used today....
Have a crafty day!