Saturday, January 17, 2015

Monogram Shadowbox

Hey Everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend. 
Today I have a shadowbox to share with you. 
This particular bride had lace and burlap for her outdoor rustic wedding. 
She also liked clean and simple.


For the monogram I cut the letters out of vinyl and applied it to the burlap.
I then used white acrylic ink and sponged onto the burlap.
After it dried I removed the vinyl.




Thanks for stopping by today - enjoy the rest of your weekend!





Sunday, January 11, 2015

Let It Snow Banner

Today I'm very excited to share my first Miss Kate Cuttables design team project! 
I'm honored to the join the awesome designers and can't wait to share projects with Miss Kate Cuttables wonderful files.

I always get bummed when I take down all the Christmas decorations so I made a Let It Snow Banner to dress up my home.

Here is a look at the banner: (click to enlarge)



I started out by importing the Tags and Backgrounds svg into the Designer Edition software. 
I ungrouped and deleted the other images and released compound path and deleted the hole of the tag. 
I enlarged to 4.5" wide and cut from Carta Bella - All Bundled Up patterned paper.
Next I cut the snowflake with the swirl for the top of each banner. It is from the Snowflake Set file.
I also cut out the snowflakes from the same set. I added 3.5" circle behind each to make them pop against the chevron paper.
I used silver glitter paper (cut 2X with the cameo) and also inked papers with silver to create a cohesive look.
I wanted to feature the Let It Snow Title on the center banner.
The ends of the banner feature the Cute Mittens File. I cut the image down the middle and applied to the banner.

 Tips: 
I added gems to accent, finished off with grommets, added ribbon to connect and also to accent, used foam tape throughout to add dimension, kept the design symmetric.

Here's a close up look at each panel of the banner.






Stop by the MKC Blog to follow and make sure you get the Freebie of the Day!

Thanks for stopping by and if you decide to make a winter banner to dress up your home please share on the Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria on Facebook.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year & Some Exciting News!

Hi Everyone - Hope had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too! 

I have some very exciting news to share with you. I'm on the Miss Kate Cuttables Design Team!


I have been using MKC files for quite some time and love the cuts for scrapbook layouts, signs, treats and so much more!

Here is my official write up:


So you don't miss a thing:

1) Stop over on the Miss Kate Cuttables Blog and check out all the DT members. 
Don't forget to follow. 
(a freebie SVG is offered everyday and you don't want to miss them)

2) Like their Facebook Page.

3) Here is a FB Page where you can share all your MKC (Miss Kate Cuttables) creations.

4) And last but not least here are is a link to the store.

I look forward to sharing my creations. I already have my 1st project ready and I'll be posting next Sunday 1/10.



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry & Bright



Here is my finished Merry & Bright Canvas. I used the Christmas Phrases from Miss Kate Cuttables and the Fair Isle Background. 
I added a shadow to the phrase and cut in the white vinyl to give it some pop.

Stop on over to the Miss Kate Cuttables store to check out their sale.




I decided to play along with the SVG Cuts Christmas Challenge.

I made these super cute gift card holders. 


The houses are from the Cotton Tail Village SVG Kit. I used the decorations from the Christmas Cheer SVG Kit.
The small box at the bottom is the free ATC Box and I reduced the height slightly.


Have you picked up this free kit from SVG Cuts? Head on over to their site!
They also have a 12 days of Christmas Giveaway.


Have a great week! Amy

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside

Hey there! I have a 2 page Scrapbook Layout to share with you today. 
I just love using Miss Kate Cuttables for layouts. 
The titles are absolutely amazing and the paper piecing is so fun. 
Here's a look at the Baby It's Cold Outside Title:


I popped off the title with some foam tape. 
The journaling was done using the Cameo Pen Tool. I love journaling with this tool.


I used the recent freebie from 12/12/14 called Fair Isle Background to create borders for both layouts.


Here is a look at the file. I just took a section of the file by ungrouping and cutting on my Cameo.


It does leave quite a few pieces and parts on the mat when you cut. 
I have a tip - I pull out my Pampered Chef scraper to clean up the mat. Works like a charm!


I also used the Fair Isle Background to create a canvas sign. The patterns work perfect for vinyl.
I first painted the sign with acrylic and plan to apply the vinyl as border. 
The Merry & Bright is a title from Miss Kate Cuttables - Christmas Phrases.
Here is a sneak peek - stop by in  a few days and I'll share my final creation.


Thanks for stopping by today! 
Amy

Sunday, December 7, 2014

There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays

It's beginning to look alot like Christimas at my home. 
I made this super cute sign using a chalkboard sign. 
I cut the pattern from SVG Cuts Christmas Gifts Vinyl SVG Collection from vinyl. 
I placed the vinyl on the chalkboard and painted it white with a foam brush. 
I also painted the frame and added some twine around the border.




I used this kit for another project.

 I recently took a cookie class hosted my brilliantly creative cousin Janet.
Visit her Roll Your Own Cookie Facebook Page here.
She had all the cookies baked and ready to decorate. I learned so many techniques and it was a fun day. 

I decided to take along a few stencils which I cut on my Cameo.
I just used acetate from the art store. 
I used the same kit called Christmas Gifts Vinyl SVG Collection.


Here is the pattern on a beautiful tin from the kit.


Here are some of the other cookies I made during my class. 

The top left is an embroidery style, and the top right, bottom left were
hand painted. I used a food safe pen to creative the bottom right.


These Thanksgiving theme cookies were fun to create too!
I especially like the marble technique on the leaves.



Hope your Christimas preparations are coming together nicely.
Thanks for stopping by.

Amy

Monday, November 10, 2014

Penguin Shadowbox

Hope you had a great weekend. I went on a scrapping weekend called Crop Around the Clock and had a great time.

I have a cute Penguin Shadowbox to share with you today. I have done so many of these over the past 5 years. I usually match the color scheme and theme of the bedroom.


This little girl has a penguin themed room.
The cute SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables worked perfect.



The font for this one is called SNF Classy Charm - I picked it up in the Silhouette Store - ID #8752



I did three offsets of the font to get the layered effect. I used foam tape in between the purple and white layer to add dimension.  I featured three photos of the little girl who was turning one.


Hope you liked my project - if you are new to my blog and you'd like to see more shadowboxes (there are alot!) Just use the search feature to the right---------->

Thanks for stopping by today, Amy